Kinship foster care; barrier crimes. (HB453)

Introduced By

Del. Katrina Callsen (D-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Del. Anne Ferrell Tata (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Kinship foster care; barrier crimes. Allows local boards of social services or child-placing agencies to approve kinship foster care parent applicants who have been convicted of certain felony drug offenses if five years have elapsed since the date of the conviction, where under current law 10 years must have elapsed in order to be eligible for approval as a kinship foster care parent. The bill also adds exceptions for certain misdemeanor assault and battery convictions not involving a minor if five years have elapsed since the date of the conviction. The bill directs the State Board of Social Services to adopt regulations to implement the provisions of the bill to be effective no later than September 1, 2024. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, this legislation is expected to have no fiscal impact.

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Bill Has Passed


01/08/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104807D
01/08/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
01/16/2024Assigned sub: Social Services
01/16/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB453)
01/17/2024Assigned sub: Social Services
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/06/2024Reported from Health and Human Services (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Read first time
02/09/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/12/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/23/2024Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (11-Y 1-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Read third time
02/27/2024Reading of amendments waived
02/27/2024Committee amendments agreed to
02/27/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/27/2024Passed Senate with amendments (34-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Senate amendments agreed to by House (97-Y 2-N)
02/29/2024VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB453ER)
03/06/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB453ER)
03/06/2024Signed by Speaker
03/07/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/05/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 529 (effective 7/1/24)

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