VA HB1758 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on December 21 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-05 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Adoption by stepparent; background check. Removes, effective July 1, 2019, the ability of a prospective adoptive parent, who is a spouse of a birth parent or parent by adoption and who has filed a petition for adoption, to request the Department of State Police to conduct a national criminal background check of such prospective adoptive parent. Under current law, this provision is set to expire July 1, 2020. The bill also removes the condition that a prospective adoptive parent provide the court with a national background check of such person, but continues to require a court to consider such report.

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Adoption by stepparent; background checks.


Roll Calls

2019-01-23 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 0-N) (Y: 5 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-02-05HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2019-01-23HouseSubcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 0-N)
2019-01-10HouseAssigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
2018-12-21HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2018-12-21HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102197D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
192392.02(n/a)See Bill Text
6321242(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments