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Adoptee access; grants adult adoptees by-right access to their original birth certificate. Amending  32.1-261 and 63.2-1246. (Patron-Ticer, SB 567 (C))
Adoption; amends eligibility and application process requirements for assistance. Amending  63.2-1300 through 63.2-1303. (Patron-Toscano, HB 443 (Chapter 271))
Adoption; birth parents and adoptive parents may enter into post-adoption contact and communication agreements. Amending 16.1-277.01, 16.1-277.02, 16.1-278.3, and 16.1-283.1; adding 63.2-1220.2, 63.2-1220.3, and 63.2-1220.4; repealing 63.2-1228.1 and 63.2-1228.2. (Patron-Toscano, HB 750 (Chapter 331))
Adoptions; prior to placement of a child, agency must provide an explanation of adoption process to birth parents. Amending 63.2-1224. (Patron-Keam, HB 1133 (Chapter 855))
Adult abuse; mandatory reporting by person employed in emergency department of any private or state-operated hospital. Amending 63.2-1606. (Patron-Athey, HB 1069 (C))
Adult facilities; interviews with residents or participants of programs licensed or seeking licensure by Department of Social Services. Amending  63.2-1706 and 63.2-1728. (Patron-Hanger, SB 339 (Chapter 603))
Adults and children with disabilities; Department of Social Services encouraged to identify and work together with public and private partners to conduct comprehensive public awareness and education program on identification, etc., of abuse, neglect, and exploitation thereof. (Patron-Puller, SJR 45 (P))
Alcoholic beverages; license exemption for any dining areas or private rooms of residents in licensed assisted living facility. Amending  4.1-315. (Patron-Greason, HB 753 (Chapter 114))
Assisted living facility; considered residential occupancy by single family if no more than eight aged, infirm, or disabled persons reside. Amending  15.2-2291. (Patron-Hanger, SB 338 (Chapter 796))
Assisted living facility and group home; no more than eight aged, infirmed, or disabled persons shall reside. Amending 15.2-2291. (Patron-Peace, HB 967 (Chapter 847))
Barrier crimes; limits assault-related crimes to felony assault crimes only. Amending  63.2-1719. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 175 (F))
Child Protection Accountability System; Department of State Police and circuit courts added to list of entities required to report information for inclusion therein. Amending  63.2-1530. (Patron-Albo, HB 736 (Chapter 726); Quayle, SB 284 (Chapter 664))
Child support; court may order continuation for child over age 18 who is attending college. Amending  16.1-278.15, 20-60.3, 20-124.2, and 63.2-1916. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 146 (F); Ruff, SB 319 (F))
Child support orders; eliminates ability of Department of Social Services to order 2.5 percent cash medical support payments from noncustodial parent when child is a recipient of Medicaid or Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan. Amending 20-108.2 and 63.2-1900; repealing  63.2-1954.1. (Patron-Quayle, SB 728 (Chapter 243))
Child welfare; placement of children. Amending  63.2-319 and 63.2-900. (Patron-Marsden, SB 702 (C))
Children; Governor and Department of Social Services to develop and implement plan to reduce number in foster care. (Patron-Peace, HB 718 (Chapter 192))
Children; joint subcommittee to study feasibility of establishing statewide minimum standards for oversight of supervised visitation. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HJR 122 (F))
Foster care; requires local departments to provide independent living services to any person between 18 and 21 years of age who is transitioning from foster care to self-sufficiency. Amending  63.2-905.1. (Patron-Vogel, SB 415 (Chapter 257))
Home and Community-Based Services State Plan Option; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study cost and benefits of implementing. (Patron-Brink, HJR 83 (F))
Homeless persons; added to categories of persons who may seek injunctive relief or file an action for damages for harassment, etc., based on their status. Amending  8.01-42.1, 8.01-49.1, 18.2-57, 18.2-121, and 52-8.5. (Patron-Hope, HB 844 (F))
Indigent defendants; right to ex parte hearing for appointment of experts in capital cases. Adding  19.2-264.3:1.3 and 19.2-264.3:4. (Patron-Watkins, SB 248 (Chapter 789))
Medicaid; State to withdraw therefrom upon passage of federal health reform. Amending  2.2-213.1, 2.2-511, 2.2-617, 2.2-2648, 2.2-2649, 2.2-3705.6, 2.2-4002, 2.2-4025, 2.2-4345, 19.2-389, 20-49.8, 20-88.02, 20-108.2, 22.1-274.02, 23-38.93, 23-50.16, 23-77.3, 24.2-411.2, 26-17.4, 32.1-27.1, 32.1-111.2, 32.1-111.6:1, 32.1-122.07, 32.1-123, 32.1-127, 32.1-127.01, 32.1-132, 32.1-137, 32.1-138, 32.1-138.2, 32.1-138.3, 32.1-162.8, 32.1-276.4, 32.1-276.5:1, 32.1-323.1, 32.1-325 through 32.1-325.2, 32.1-326.1 through 32.1-327, 32.1-330.1, 32.1-330.3, 32.1-331.12, 32.1-331.13, 32.1-346, 32.1-347, 32.1-351, 32.1-353.2, 32.1-353.3, 32.1-366, 32.1-367, 32.1-369, 37.2-837, 37.2-1024, 38.2-226.2, 38.2-508.3, 38.2-1318, 38.2-2201, 38.2-3405.1, 38.2-3407.12, 38.2-3407.15, 38.2-3408, 38.2-3430.2, 38.2-3431, 38.2-3541, 38.2-4300, 38.2-4306, 38.2-4319, 38.2-4320, 38.2-4320.1, 38.2-5009, 38.2-5509, 38.2-5803, 38.2-5804, 38.2-6007, 54.1-2523, 54.1-2709.2, 54.1-2910.1, 54.1-3411.1, 55-19.5, 58.1-609.10, 63.2-608, 63.2-616, 63.2-1606, 63.2-1805, 63.2-1900, 63.2-1905, 63.2-1954.1, 63.2-2200, 63.2-2201, and 65.2-101; repealing 32.1-323.2. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 345 (F))
Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit; health clinic of locality providing free medical services using volunteer health practitioners eligible to receive. Amending  58.1-439.18. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1224 (F))
Neighborhood assistance tax credits; changes definition of impoverished people for educational proposals. Amending 58.1-439.18. (Patron-Stosch, SB 633 (Chapter 164))
Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, etc.; licensure required to submit emergency plans. Amending  32.1-129, 44-146.19, and 63.2-1701. (Patron-Bulova, HB 698 (C))
Parental placement adoption; birth parent shall receive legal counsel for waiver of consent for out-of-state placement. Amending  63.2-1232. (Patron-Toscano, HB 749 (Chapter 276))
Retention of records; all records related to child sexual abuse involving injuries of Board of Social Services shall be retained for at least 25 years. Amending  63.2-1514. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 921 (Chapter 334))
Shaken baby syndrome; Department of Social Services to develop information, its effects, and resources for help and support for caretakers in a printable format and make available on its website. Amending  63.2-900, 63.2-1231, 63.2-1700, and 63.2-1737; adding  63.2-214.2. (Patron-Oder, HB 411 (Chapter 551))
Social services, local board of; board of county supervisors may choose board consisting of five qualified citizens. Amending 15.2-412. (Patron-Puckett, SB 370 (Chapter 349))
Social services, local board of; counties that have adopted county board form of government to appoint. Amending  15.2-412. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1188 (Chapter 436))
Social services, local board of; removes membership limit for certain counties. Amending  15.2-412. (Patron-Morefield, HB 847 (F))
Statewide Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program Funding Pool; created. Adding  63.2-601.1. (Patron-Englin, HB 80 (F))
Stepparent and close relative adoption; appointment of guardian ad litem not required. Amending  63.2-1241, 63.2-1242.2, and 63.2-1242.3. (Patron-Toscano, HB 747 (Chapter 306))
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); allows applicants to retain pre-existing support. Amending  63.2-602. (Patron-Quayle, SB 277 (Chapter 250))
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); eligibility of assistance when convicted of drug-related felonies. Adding 63.2-607.1. (Patron-Watts, HB 226 (C))
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study costs and benefits of drug testing recipients of cash assistance in order to reduce costs associated with substance abuse. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HJR 87 (F))
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); person eligible to receive benefits not be denied due to previous conviction of felony drug offense. Amending  63.2-505.2. (Patron-Ticer, SB 576 (F))
Virginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare Program; screening and assessment for use of illegal substances. Adding 63.2-608.1. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 925 (C); Martin, SB 59 (F))
2010 Session 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 06/16/10