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VAHB2749VetoTemporary Assistance for Needy Families; restrictions on use of cash assistance; report. Directs the Department of Social Services to report annually by December 1 to the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services and the ...
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2019-04-03
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1730PassFoster care; security freeze on credit report. Requires local departments of social services to request the placement of a security freeze on the credit report or record of any child who has been in foster care for at least six months in order to pre...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0677)
VASB1253PassFoster care; security freeze on credit report. Requires local departments of social services to request the placement of a security freeze on the credit report or record of any child who has been in foster care for at least six months in order to pre...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0676)
VASB1679PassFamily First Prevention Services Act; statutory alignment. Aligns the Code of Virginia with the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018.
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0688)
VASB1661PassChild abuse and neglect report or complaint; victims of sex trafficking; taking child victim into custody. Requires a local department of social services to conduct a sex trafficking assessment upon receiving a complaint of suspected child abuse that...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0687)
VAHB2756PassChild day programs; licensure exemption. Exempts from licensure any child day program in which child-minding services are offered on the premises of a business for no more than four children under the age of 13 at any given time and for no more than ...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0667)
VAHB1815PassAssisted living facilities; emergency electrical power source; disclosure to prospective residents. Directs the State Board of Social Services to adopt regulations that require assisted living facilities to disclose to each prospective resident, or h...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0602)
VAHB2258PassChild day programs; staff training requirements; exemption for cooperative preschools. Exempts parents and other persons who participate in a cooperative preschool center on behalf of a child attending such cooperative preschool center, including suc...
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2019-03-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0604)
VAHB1622PassOut-of-court and recorded statements made by a child; abuse or neglect of a child. Provides that, in any civil proceeding involving the alleged abuse or neglect of a child, an out-of-court statement made by a child 14 years of age or younger at the t...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0413)
VAHB1659PassChild abuse and neglect; mandatory reporters. Adds to the list of persons who are required to report suspected child abuse or neglect ministers, priests, rabbis, imams, and duly accredited practitioners of any religious organization or denomination u...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0414)
VAHB1987PassFinancial exploitation of aged or incapacitated adults; authority to refuse transactions or disbursements. Authorizes financial institution staff to refuse to execute a transaction, to delay a transaction, or to refuse to disburse funds, regardless o...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0420)
VASB1339PassFoster care omnibus. Makes numerous changes to the laws governing the provision of foster care services in the Commonwealth. Among other things, the bill (i) allows the Commissioner of Social Services to develop and implement a corrective action plan...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0446)
VASB1409PassAssisted living facilities; requirement for licensed administrator. Increases from one to two the number of times a licensed assisted living facility may operate under the supervision of an acting administrator during any two-year period.
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0448)
VASB1407PassChild day programs; fingerprint background checks. Allows local law-enforcement agencies to process and submit requests for national fingerprint background checks for employees and volunteers of child day programs operated by a local government. The ...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0447)
VASB1435PassChild welfare agencies and assisted living facilities; summary suspension. Allows the Commissioner of Social Services to issue an order of summary suspension of the license of any child welfare agency when conditions or practices exist that pose an i...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0449)
VASB1490PassFinancial exploitation of aged or incapacitated adults; authority to refuse transactions or disbursements. Authorizes financial institution staff to refuse to execute a transaction, to delay a transaction, or to refuse to disburse funds, regardless o...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0421)
VASB1720PassKinship foster care; notice. Requires local boards of social services, when identifying foster care placement options, to take all reasonable steps to (i) determine whether the child has any relatives who may be eligible to become a kinship foster pa...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0438)
VAHB2743PassChild protective services; investigations and family assessments; contact information. Requires any individual who is the subject of a child abuse or neglect investigation or family assessment to notify the local department of social services prior t...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0436)
VAHB2758PassKinship foster care; notice. Requires local boards of social services, when identifying foster care placement options, to take all reasonable steps to (i) determine whether the child has any relatives who may be eligible to become a kinship foster pa...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0437)
VAHB2005PassTemporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); eligibility. Makes eligible for TANF any person who is between the ages of 18 and 19 years old and a full-time student in a secondary school or in the equivalent level of career and technical education....
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0376)
VAHB2208PassAdoption by relative. Expands the applicability of adoption procedures for a child's close relatives to all of the child's adult relatives, including stepparents, stepbrothers or stepsisters, and all other adult relatives of the child by marriage or ...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0377)
VAHB2597PassChild abuse and neglect report or complaint; victims of sex trafficking; taking child victim into custody. Requires a local department of social services to conduct a sex trafficking assessment upon receiving a complaint of suspected child abuse that...
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2019-03-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0381)
VAHB2108PassFoster care agreements; rights of foster parent; dispute resolution. Directs the Department of Social Services to promulgate emergency regulations to ensure collaboration, communication, access, and transparency between the local boards and licensed ...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0336)
VAHB2225PassFinancial institutions; reporting by financial institution staff; supporting information and records. Provides that any financial institution staff who suspects that an adult has been financially exploited may provide supporting information and recor...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0339)
VAHB1627PassDepartment of Social Services; child welfare agencies; prioritization of inspections. Requires the Commissioner of Social Services to prioritize inspections of child welfare agencies in the following order: (i) inspections conducted in response to a ...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0273)
VAHB1671PassChild abuse and neglect; investigations by local boards of social services. Requires local boards of social services, when investigating an individual who is the subject of child abuse or neglect allegations or the subject of a family assessment, to ...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0276)
VASB1257PassChild abuse and neglect; mandatory reporters. Adds to the list of persons who are required to report suspected child abuse or neglect ministers, priests, rabbis, imams, and duly accredited practitioners of any religious organization or denomination u...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0295)
VAHB2014PassFamily First Prevention Services Act; statutory alignment. Aligns the Code of Virginia with the federal Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018. The bill contains an emergency clause for provisions of the bill relating to background checks for e...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0282)
VASB1416PassAppeals from founded complaints of child abuse or neglect; concurrent criminal investigations. Provides that whenever an appeal of a finding by a local department of social services is made and a criminal investigation is also commenced against the a...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0296)
VAHB2542PassTemporary 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 ...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0297)
VAHB1746PassVirginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare; name change. Changes the name of the Virginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare to the Virginia Initiative for Education and Work.
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0210)
VASB1145PassVirginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare (VIEW); transitional child care. Allows VIEW participants whose Temporary Assistance for Needy Families financial assistance is terminated to receive child care assistance for up to 12 months after termi...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0218)
VAHB1819PassChild support enforcement; fees. Raises from $25 to $35 the fee charged by the State Board of Social Services to individuals who authorize the Department of Social Services to enforce child support obligations but who have never received assistance p...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0165)
VAHB1871PassVirginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare (VIEW); transitional child care. Allows VIEW participants whose Temporary Assistance for Needy Families financial assistance is terminated to receive child care assistance for up to 12 months after termi...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0166)
VAHB2560PassProtective services; adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation; multidisciplinary teams. Authorizes local departments of social services to foster, when practicable, the creation, maintenance, and coordination of hospital and community-based multidiscip...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0170)
VASB1539EngrossWithholding of income for child support; independent contractors. Clarifies that income earned by an independent contractor may be withheld by court order for payment of child support obligations.
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2019-02-24
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1728PassPost-adoption contact and communication agreements. Provides that a local board of social services or child welfare agency required to file a petition for a permanency planning hearing may inform the birth parents and shall inform the adoptive parent...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0084)
VASB1077PassAssisted living facility; temporary emergency electrical power source. Requires the State Board of Social Services to amend its regulations governing emergency preparedness and response plans and temporary emergency electrical power sources of assist...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0091)
VASB1436PassMandatory reporters of child abuse or neglect; prenatal substance exposure. Requires any licensed hospital, whenever a health care provider in such hospital reports suspected child abuse or neglect resulting from prenatal substance exposure, to requi...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0098)
VASB1678PassFamily First Prevention Services Act; statutory alignment. Aligns the Code of Virginia with the federal Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 regarding background check requirements for employees of, volunteers at, and contractors providing se...
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2019-02-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0100)
VASB1095EngrossSuperintendent of Public Instruction and Commissioner of Social Services; early childhood care and education. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Commissioner of Social Services to (i) convene a stakeholder group to consider the...
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2019-02-19
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB1139PassPost-adoption contact and communication agreements. Provides that a local board of social services or child welfare agency required to file a petition for a permanency planning hearing may inform the birth parents and shall inform the adoptive parent...
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2019-02-19
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0065)
VASB1129EngrossEligibility for food stamps and TANF; drug-related felonies. Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive food stamp benefits or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families shall not be denied such assistance solely because he has been con...
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2019-02-19
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB1321EngrossLicensed family day homes; storage of firearms. Requires that firearms and ammunition in a licensed family day home be stored in a locked closet, cabinet, or container during the family day home's hours of operation. The bill requires that the key or...
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2019-02-19
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
VASB1622EngrossChild day programs; potable water; lead testing. Requires licensed child day programs and certain other programs that serve preschool-age children to develop and implement a plan to test potable water from sources identified by the U.S. Environmental...
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2019-02-19
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB2280EngrossChild day programs; exemptions from licensure. Adds to the list of programs that are not considered child day programs and are not subject to licensure (i) programs of recreational activities offered by a local government, staffed by local government...
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2019-02-18
Failed to report (defeated) in Finance (7-Y 9-N)
VAHB1953PassAppeals from founded complaints of child abuse or neglect; concurrent criminal investigations. Provides that whenever an appeal of a finding by a local department of social services is made and a criminal investigation is also commenced against the a...
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2019-02-13
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0012)
VAHB1721IntroChild abuse and neglect; mandatory reporters. Adds to the list of persons who are required to report suspected child abuse or neglect ministers, priests, rabbis, imams, and duly accredited practitioners of any religious organization or denomination u...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1701IntroGender-neutral terms; assisted conception; prohibitions on Gender-neutral terms; assisted conception; prohibitions on same-sex marriage and civil unions; certain gender-specific crimes; penalty. Replaces the terms "husband" and "wife" as well as rela...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1758IntroAdoption 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 S...
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2019-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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