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VAHB349Engross
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Foster care; housing support for persons between ages 18 and 21. Directs local departments of social services (local department) to provide housing support to any person who (i) is 18 years of age or older but less than 21 years of age, (ii) was in f...
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2022-06-17
Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
VAHB653Engross
50%
Foster care; local boards of social services; collaborative placement program. Directs the Department of Social Services to establish and implement a collaborative local board placement program to increase kinship placements and the number of locally...
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2022-06-17
Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
VAHB717PassUnaccompanied homeless youths; services; consent. Provides that an unaccompanied homeless youth shall be deemed an adult for the purpose of consenting to housing, including emergency shelter, and establishes requirements for providers of housing, inc...
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2022-05-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0801)
VASB40PassAssisted living facilities; involuntary discharge. Requires that regulations of the Board of Social Services regarding involuntary discharges of residents from assisted living facilities provide certain safeguards for residents, including a descripti...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0706)
VAHB751PassMandated reporters of suspected abuse. Adds practitioners of behavior analysis to the list of individuals required to report suspected adult or child abuse or neglect.
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0766)
VAHB1270VetoSNAP benefits program; inmates of state or local correctional facilities. Directs the Department of Social Services (the Department) to convene a work group to analyze and develop a proposal to request a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
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2022-04-27
House sustained Governor's veto
VASB307PassKinship foster care; notice and appeal. Requires local boards of social services (local boards), upon receiving a request from a child's relative to become a kinship foster parent, to provide the relative with any forms and materials that must be sub...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0562)
VAHB484PassVirginia Initiative for Education and Work; exemption for postsecondary students. Exempts from mandatory participation in the Virginia Initiative for Education and Work recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families who are enrolled full time ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0298)
VASB348PassSupport orders; retroactivity; arrearages; party's incarceration. Makes various changes to provisions of law related to child and spousal support orders, including (i) providing that in cases in which jurisdiction over child support or spousal suppor...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0527)
VAHB716PassKinship foster care; notice and appeal. Requires local boards of social services (local boards), upon receiving a request from a child's relative to become a kinship foster parent, to provide the relative with any forms and materials that must be sub...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0561)
VAHB869PassAdoption. Allows a circuit court, upon consideration of a petition for adoption, to immediately enter an interlocutory order referring the case to a child-placing agency to conduct a visitation instead of entering an order of reference referring the ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0377)
VAHB1334PassChild abuse and neglect; valid complaint. Amends the definition of "abused or neglected child" to include a child who is sexually exploited or abused by an intimate partner of the child's parent or caretaker and allows a complaint of child abuse or n...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0366)
VASB689PassFoster care; barrier crimes. Directs the Department of Social Services (the Department), together with relevant stakeholders, to develop recommendations regarding changes to provisions governing criminal history background checks and barrier crimes f...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0432)
VASB479PassHealth services; obsolete provisions. Removes the requirement that the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services develop and biennially update a six-year Comprehensive State Plan for Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the ...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0264)
VAHB50PassSafe haven protections; hotline to provide information about infant relinquishment laws and options. Directs the Department of Social Services to establish a toll-free, 24-hour hotline to make information about the Commonwealth's safe haven laws that...
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2022-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0174)
VAHB16PassSafe haven protections; newborn safety device. Provides an affirmative defense in certain criminal prosecutions and civil proceedings regarding child abuse or neglect to a parent who safely delivers his child within the first 30 days of the child's l...
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2022-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0081)
VASB63PassSafe haven protections; newborn safety device. Provides an affirmative defense in certain criminal prosecutions and civil proceedings regarding child abuse or neglect to a parent who safely delivers his child within the first 30 days of the child's l...
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2022-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0080)
VASB316PassJuvenile records; identification of children receiving coordinated services. Provides that, for the purpose of disclosing records, information, and statistical registries of the Department of Social Services, local departments of social services, and...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0063)
VAHB733PassJuvenile records; identification of children receiving coordinated services. Provides that, for the purpose of disclosing records, information, and statistical registries of the Department of Social Services, local departments of social services, and...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0064)
VAHB349Engross

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Foster care; housing support for persons between ages 18 and 21. Directs local departments of social services (local department) to provide housing support to any person who (i) is 18 years of age or older but less than 21 years of age, (ii) was in f...
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2022-03-12
Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
VAHB653Engross

Sine Die
Foster care; local boards of social services; collaborative placement program. Directs the Department of Social Services to establish and implement a collaborative local board placement program to increase kinship placements and the number of locally...
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2022-03-12
Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
VASB56Engross

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Foster Care Prevention program. Establishes the Foster Care Prevention program to facilitate placements with relatives and ensure that such relatives are provided with the resources necessary to provide care for the child. The bill provides that a ch...
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2022-03-08
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB425Engross

Sine Die
Barrier crimes. Eliminates certain crimes from the definition of "barrier crime" and requires the State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Board of Education, the State Board of Health, and the State Board of Social Services t...
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2022-03-08
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB343Intro

Sine Die
Refundable income tax credit for low-income taxpayers. Allows low-income individuals and married persons to claim either (i) a nonrefundable income tax credit equal to $300 for each individual, his spouse, and any dependents or (ii) a refundable inco...
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2022-02-16
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB27Intro

Sine Die
COVID-19 vaccination status; mandatory COVID-19 vaccination prohibited; discrimination prohibited. Prohibits the State Health Commissioner and the Board of Health, the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department of Health Pr...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB343Intro

Sine Die
Barrier crimes; removing offenses involving possession, use, manufacturing, etc., of controlled substances. Removes nonviolent offenses involving the possession, use, manufacturing, distributing, selling, etc., of controlled substances from the list ...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB572Intro

Sine Die
Child support obligations; party's incarceration not deemed voluntary unemployment or underemployment. Provides that a party's incarceration for 180 or more consecutive days shall not be deemed voluntary unemployment or underemployment for the purpos...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB512Intro

Sine Die
COVID-19 immunization; prohibition on requirement; discrimination prohibited. Prohibits the State Health Commissioner and the Board of Health, the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department of Health Professions and any reg...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB755Intro

Sine Die
Anti-Human Trafficking and Survivor Trust Fund. Creates the Anti-Human Trafficking and Survivor Trust Fund, which shall be administered by a Board of Trustees and used for the support and development of services for the prevention of human traffickin...
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2022-02-15
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB618Intro

Sine Die
Possession of controlled substances; barrier crimes. Removes from the definition of barrier crime a felony violation of possession of a controlled substance.
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB877Intro

Sine Die
Public benefits; eligibility of certain aliens. Repeals provisions prohibiting persons other than United States citizens or persons who are legally present in the United States from receiving certain public benefits.
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1106Intro

Sine Die
Produce Rx Program established; report. Directs the Department of Social Services to establish a Produce Rx Program as a three-year pilot program to incentivize consumption of qualifying fruits and vegetables by eligible individuals for whom increase...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB864Intro

Sine Die
Professions and occupations; proof of identity. Replaces the requirement for proof of citizenship to obtain a license, certificate, registration, or other authorization issued by the Commonwealth to engage in a business, trade, profession, or occupat...
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2022-02-15
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB690Intro

Sine Die
Assisted living facilities; involuntary discharge of a resident. Provides that an assisted living facility shall not involuntary discharge a patient except (i) in cases in which the resident's condition presents an immediate and serious risk to the h...
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2022-02-15
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB1058Intro

Sine Die
Interest on child support arrearages. Provides that no interest shall accrue on arrearages for child support obligations when the order for such support was entered on or after July 1, 2022.
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1158Intro

Sine Die
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; Virginia Initiative for Education and Work; sanctions. Lowers from the full amount of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) grant to a maximum of six percent of the TANF grant the amount a local d...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1312Intro

Sine Die
Refundable income tax credit for low-income taxpayers. Allows low-income individuals and married persons to claim either (i) a nonrefundable income tax credit equal to $300 for each individual, his spouse, and any dependents or (ii) a refundable inco...
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2022-02-15
To House Finance Committee
VAHB805Intro

Sine Die
Barrier crimes. Eliminates Barrier crimes. Eliminates certain crimes from the definition of "barrier crime" and requires the State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Board of Education, the State Board of Health, and the State...
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2022-02-15
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1213Intro

Sine Die
Minor victims of sex trafficking; arrest and prosecution; services. Provides that no minor shall be subject to arrest, delinquency charges, or prosecution for (i) a status offense, (ii) an act that would be a misdemeanor if committed by an adult, or ...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1343Intro

Sine Die
Taxation in the Commonwealth. Makes numerous changes to Taxation in the Commonwealth. Makes numerous changes to the Commonwealth's tax structure. The bill provides that the standard deduction for individual income taxes shall be set permanently at $4...
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2022-02-15
To House Finance Committee
VAHB359Intro

Sine Die
Termination of parental rights of person who committed sexual assault; clear and convincing evidence standard. Provides that the parental rights of a person who has been found by a clear and convincing evidence standard to have committed rape, carnal...
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2022-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1116Intro

Sine Die
Child abuse and neglect; valid complaint. Removes from the elements of a valid complaint or report of child abuse or neglect the requirement that the alleged abuser be the alleged victim child's parent or caretaker. The bill requires a local departme...
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2022-02-10
Stricken from docket by Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
VASB601Intro

Sine Die
COVID-19 immunization; prohibition on requirement; discrimination prohibited. Prohibits the State Health Commissioner and the Board of Health, the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department of Health Professions and any reg...
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2022-02-10
Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 5-N)
VASB411Engross

Sine Die
Possession of controlled substances; penalties. Reduces the penalty for possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance from a Class 5 felony to a Class 1 misdemeanor and the penalty for possession of a Schedule IV or V controlled substance fro...
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2022-02-10
Read third time and defeated by Senate (19-Y 21-N)
VASB412Intro

Sine Die
Termination of parental rights; murder of child. Requires the court to terminate the parental rights of a parent upon finding, based upon clear and convincing evidence, that termination of parental rights is in the best interests of the child and tha...
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2022-02-09
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB98Intro

Sine Die
Adult protective services; central registry. Creates a central registry of substantiated complaints of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation to be maintained by the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. The bill establishes (i) investiga...
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2022-02-08
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VASB515Intro

Sine Die
Refundable income tax credit for low-income taxpayers. Allows low-income individuals and married persons to claim either (i) a nonrefundable income tax credit equal to $300 for each individual, his spouse, and any dependents or (ii) a refundable inco...
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2022-02-08
Incorporated by Finance and Appropriations
VAHB856Intro

Sine Die
Child custody, visitation, and placement; best interests of the child. Requires consideration of a child's attachment to a parent or guardian when determining the best interests of the child. The bill defines "attachment" as an aspect of the child's ...
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2022-02-07
Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N)
VASB728Intro

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Criminal history background checks; children's residential facilities. Provides that a person may be hired for and may begin compensated employment at a children's residential facility prior to receipt of the results of the criminal history backgroun...
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2022-01-28
Incorporated by Rehabilitation and Social Services
VAHB1086Intro

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Death of joint petitioner prior to entry of final order of adoption. Provides that in cases in which married persons, or persons who were previously married and who are permitted to adopt a child, have jointly petitioned to adopt a child and one of t...
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2022-01-25
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
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