HB 9 Protection and Advocacy, Office for; created.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Persons with mental retardation, developmental disabilities, or mental illness. Revises the external human rights system for persons with mental retardation, developmental disabilities, or mental illness. The Department for Rights of Virginians with Disabilities is removed from the executive branch and becomes an independent state agency renamed the Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy. The bill creates a governing board for the Office, consisting of 11 members who are appointed by the Governor and the General Assembly for staggered terms. No such appointments shall be members of the General Assembly. This board shall hire the agency director, who shall be an attorney in good standing licensed to practice in Virginia. The Office is given the authority to access facilities and programs, receive notification of deaths in state facilities and to protect the confidentiality of records. The bill establishes an ombudsman program, within the new office, to become effective July 1, 2004, and creates the Protection and Advocacy Fund.

Full text:
01/09/02  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 11/13/01 022506760  pdf | impact statement
02/09/02  House: Printed as engrossed 022506760-E  pdf | impact statement
03/09/02  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB9ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/08/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0572)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

Status:
01/09/02  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 11/13/01 022506760
01/09/02  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/29/02  House: Reported from H. W. I. w/amendments (22-Y 0-N)
01/29/02  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/02  House: Reported from Appropriations with amds (23-Y 2-N)
02/08/02  House: Read first time
02/09/02  House: Read second time
02/09/02  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/09/02  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/09/02  House: Printed as engrossed 022506760-E
02/11/02  House: Read third time and passed House (94-Y 6-N)
02/11/02  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 6-N)
02/11/02  House: Communicated to Senate
02/12/02  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/02  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/28/02  Senate: Reported from Ed. & H. with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
03/01/02  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (39-Y 0-N)
03/01/02  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
03/04/02  Senate: Read third time
03/04/02  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
03/04/02  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
03/04/02  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/04/02  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N)
03/04/02  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (39-Y 0-N)
03/04/02  Senate: Rec. of Sen. passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/02  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER R (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/02  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/02  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/02  House: Placed on Calendar
03/06/02  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (94-Y 3-N)
03/06/02  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 3-N)
03/09/02  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB9ER)
03/18/02  House: Enrolled
03/18/02  House: Signed by Speaker
03/18/02  Senate: Signed by President
04/06/02  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 572 (effective - see bill)
04/08/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0572)