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“A Place of My Own” Program; Department of Social Services to develop. Adding  63.2-914. (Patron-Ward, HB 2500 (Chapter 678))
Adoption of a child; amends statutes governing. Amending 63.2-1201, 63.2-1202, 63.2-1203, 63.2-1204, 63.2-1209, 63.2-1212, 63.2-1221, 63.2-1222, 63.2-1225, 63.2-1230, 63.2-1233, and 63.2-1250. (Patron-Toscano, HB 2159 (Chapter 805))
Adoption records; records of all shall be open and shall be available to birth parents, adopted parents, and adopted persons upon a showing of good cause. Amending  63.2-1247. (Patron-Ingram, HB 1937 (F))
Adult abuse; financial institution employees to report suspected financial abuse of elder or dependent persons. Amending 63.2-1606. (Patron-Edwards, SB 738 (CD); Edwards, SB 1413 (F))
Adult abuse, suspected; requires local departments to take photographs, video recordings, or appropriate medical imaging thereof, agent may be appointed under advance medical directive. Amending  63.2-1605. (Patron-Athey, HB 2328 (Chapter 673))
Adult neglect; religious treatment exemption. Amending  63.2-100. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1028 (Chapter 705))
Application for social or health services; for purposes of qualifying for any program shall not include any income or resources of a person whose relationship to applicant is not recognized by laws of State. Amending  32.1-12 and 63.2-217. (Patron-Englin, HB 2375 (F))
Child day programs; exemption from licensure. Amending  63.2-1715. (Patron-Gear, HB 2048 (F))
Child Protection Accountability System; established. Adding 63.2-1530. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 1904 (Chapter 445); Puller, SB 1068 (F))
Child protective services differential response system report; repealed. Repealing  63.2-1529. (Patron-Amundson, HB 2340 (Chapter 32))
Child support; administrative fees. Amending  63.2-1904. (Patron-Deeds, SB 36 (CD))
Child support; amends guidelines related to provision of health insurance or health care costs to bring into compliance with federal requirements. Amending  20-60.3, 20-103, 20-107.2, 20-108.1, 20-108.2, 20-124.2, 63.2-1900, 63.2-1902, 63.2-1903, 63.2-1916, and 63.2-1924.1; adding  63.2-1954.1. (Patron-Barker, SB 1237 (Chapter 713))
Child support; court shall recalculate obligation of an obligor who is incarcerated during support period being retroactive to date of incarceration. Amending  20-108.1, 20-108.2, 53.1-41, 63.2-1921, 63.2-1952, and 63.2-1960; adding  20-108.3 and 63.2-1961. (Patron-BaCote, HB 1913 (F))
Child support; responsibility of incarcerated obligor. Amending 20-108.1, 20-108.2, 53.1-41, 63.2-1921, 63.2-1952, and 63.2-1960; adding  63.2-1961. (Patron-BaCote, HB 700 (CD))
Child support enforcement orders; eliminates requirement that an obligor and obligee must have maintained a marital domicile in State in order for Department of Social Services to establish an administrative support order on an out-of-state obligor. Amending  63.2-1903 and 63.2-1931. (Patron-Edwards, SB 1015 (Chapter 125))
Child support orders; revises requirements for court and administrative. Amending  20-60.3 and 63.2-1916. (Patron-Quayle, SB 1059 (Chapter 706))
Children in Need of Supervision or Services; created. Amending 15.2-926, 16.1-248.1 through 16.1-249, 16.1-250, 16.1-254, 16.1-256, 16.1-260, 16.1-274, 16.1-278.6, 16.1-281, 16.1-286, 16.1-291, 16.1-292, 16.1-298, 20-49, 22.1-265, 63.2-100, 63.2-906, and 66-13; adding  16.1-245.2 through 16.1-245.6; repealing  16.1-278.4 and 16.1-278.5. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1392 (F))
Children of persons at criminal proceedings; court shall obtain and submit to Department of Social Services names, social security numbers, etc., of defendants’ children. Amending  19.2-120, 19.2-152.4:3, 19.2-254, 19.2-303, and 63.2-1902. (Patron-Stuart, SB 915 (F))
Diversionary cash assistance; revises limitation on receipt of one-time assistance to one payment per 12-month period, report. Amending  63.2-617. (Patron-Tyler, HB 1714 (Chapter 61); Miller, Y.B., SB 1045 (Chapter 547))
Elder abuse; staff members of financial institutions to report. Amending  63.2-1606. (Patron-Tata, HB 2514 (F))
Elder or dependent adult abuse; requiring emergency services personnel to report suspected abuse, neglect, etc. Amending 63.2-1606. (Patron-McDougle, SB 898 (Chapter 538))
Foster care; deletes certain Code references, guidelines for continuation thereof. Amending  16.1-281 and 16.1-282. (Patron-BaCote, HB 1914 (Chapter 80))
Foster care; placement of a child pursuant to an agreement between parents and local board of social services. Amending  63.2-906 and 63.2-910. (Patron-Edwards, SB 1012 (Chapter 124))
Foster care; transition plan for children 16 years of age or older. Amending  16.1-228, 16.1-281 through 16.1-282.2, 63.2-100, 63.2-904, 63.2-905, 63.2-905.1, and 63.2-1819. (Patron-Toscano, HB 1321 (CD))
Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; exempts from public assistance fraud investigations conducted by Department of Social Services. Amending  2.2-3802. (Patron-Hurt, SB 1305 (Chapter 573))
Grant program; modifies eligibility thereof for certain foster care and special needs adoption students. Amending  23-7.4:5. (Patron-Whipple, SB 1049 (Chapter 603))
Guardian ad litem; mandatory reporting of child abuse or neglect, exception. Amending  63.2-1509. (Patron-Martin, SB 387 (CD))
Home Energy Assistance Program; report on effectiveness of low-income energy assistance programs in meeting needs of low-income Virginians biennially. Amending  63.2-805. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1201 (Chapter 127))
Immigrant Assistance, Office of; created. Adding  63.2-209.1. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1174 (CD))
Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit; changes administration of and eligibility for an allocation of tax credits. Amending 58.1-439.18, 58.1-439.20, 58.1-439.21, 58.1-439.22, and 58.1-439.24; repealing  63.2-2002. (Patron-Stosch, SB 1325 (Chapter 851))
Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit; makes localities’ health care programs eligible to receive and can be transferred to professionals donating their services. Amending  58.1-439.18. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1597 (F))
Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credits; adds veterinarians to list of professionals eligible until 2011. Amending  58.1-439.18 and 58.1-439.20. (Patron-Hull, HB 1790 (Chapter 10))
Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credits; credits to landlords participating in housing choice voucher programs. Amending 36-55.63, 58.1-435, 58.1-439.18, 58.1-439.19, 58.1-439.20, and 63.2-2002; adding  58.1-439.25. (Patron-McClellan, HB 2106 (F); McEachin, SB 1019 (F))
Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credits; extends sunset date to July 1, 2011. Amending  58.1-439.20. (Patron-Stosch, SB 904 (Chapter 502))
Post-adoption contact and communication; establishes procedures governing agreements between birth parents and adoptive parents. Amending  16.1-277.01, 16.1-277.02, and 16.1-278.3; adding 16.1-283.1, 63.2-1228.1, and 63.2-1228.2. (Patron-Toscano, HB 2160 (Chapter 98); Miller, J.C., SB 1011 (Chapter 260))
Poverty; joint subcommittee to study methods of reducing. (Patron-Hall, HJR 742 (F))
Pressure sores; requires nursing homes, certified nursing facilities, etc., to report data on occurrence thereof among patients. Amending  32.1-127 and 63.2-1732. (Patron-Bell, HB 2395 (F))
Sexual abuse; history thereof considered a factor determining best interests of a child for custody or visitation. Amending 20-124.3. (Patron-Quayle, SB 1000 (Chapter 684))
Substance abuse screening and assessment for VIEW; participant shall be ineligible to receive TANF payments if using illegal drugs. Adding  63.2-608.1. (Patron-Stuart, SB 914 (F))
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); eligibility for food stamps when convicted of drug-related felonies. Amending 63.2-505.2. (Patron-Ticer, SB 872 (F))
Unlicensed child day centers; permitted to reduce number of staff per child during designated rest or sleep periods for children ages 24 months to six years. Amending  63.2-1716. (Patron-Blevins, SB 969 (Chapter 258))
Voluntary registration of family day homes; Board to adopt regulations therefor. Amending  63.2-1704. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 2265 (Chapter 29))
2009 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 06/03/09