VA SB178 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on December 28 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-01-22 - Continued to 2019 in Courts of Justice (11-Y 2-N)
Pending: Senate Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Temporary delegation of parental or legal custodial powers; child-placing agency. Allows a parent or legal custodian of a minor to delegate to another person by a properly executed power of attorney any powers regarding care, custody, or property of the minor for a period not exceeding one year. The bill provides that a parent or legal custodian who is a service member, as defined in the bill, may delegate such powers for a period of longer than a year while on active duty service, but specifies that such a period is not to exceed such active duty service plus 30 days. The bill also exempts from the requirement to obtain a license as a child-placing agency a private, nonprofit organization that does not accept public funds and that assists parents with the process of delegating parental or legal custodial powers of their children, including assistance with identifying appropriate placements for their children, or that provides services and resources to support parents and legal guardians to whom custody has been transferred pursuant to a temporary delegation of parental or legal custodial powers.

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Parental or legal custodial powers, temporary delegation of; child-placing agency.


Roll Calls

2018-01-22 - Senate - Senate: Continued to 2019 in Courts of Justice (11-Y 2-N) (Y: 11 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-01-12 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-01-22SenateContinued to 2019 in Courts of Justice (11-Y 2-N)
2018-01-12SenateRereferred to Courts of Justice
2018-01-12SenateReported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
2017-12-28SenateReferred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
2017-12-28SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103062D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
632100(n/a)See Bill Text
6321715(n/a)See Bill Text

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