HJ 152 Children; disputes involving residential placement of.
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Encouraging exhaustion of administrative remedies in resolving certain disputes. Urges the exhaustion of administrative remedies to resolve disputes involving the residential placement of certain children. The Comprehensive Services Act for At-Risk Youth and Families provides for the appointment of family assessment and planning teams (FAPT) to identify and determine the services required to meet the needs of certain troubled youths. In Fauquier County Dept. Soc. Serv. v. Robinson, 20 Va. App. 142 (1995), the Virginia Court of Appeals ruled that the Act grants courts authority to review the recommendations of the FAPT, and that, following a FAPT recommendation and a proper request for services, parents need not exhaust administrative remedies but may instead petition directly for judicial review of the FAPT recommendation. The resolution notes that the costs of litigation and residential placements may be unduly burdensome, and the parties involved may be able to resolve disputes regarding recommendations for services in a less costly and more efficient manner.

Full text:
01/22/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 963452176  pdf
04/09/96  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ152ER)  pdf

Senate amendments

01/22/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 963452176
01/22/96  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/06/96  House: Reported from Rules (10-Y 0-N)
02/08/96  House: Engrossed by House
02/08/96  House: Agreed to by House (Block Vote) (100-Y 0-N)
02/08/96  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/08/96  House: Communicated to Senate
02/09/96  Senate: Read first time
02/09/96  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
03/04/96  Senate: Reported from Rules with amendments
03/05/96  Senate: Reading waived (39-Y 0-N)
03/05/96  Senate: VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/06/96  Senate: Read third time
03/06/96  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
03/06/96  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
03/06/96  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/06/96  Senate: Agreed to by Senate with amendments by voice vote
03/07/96  House: Placed on Calendar
03/07/96  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/96  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/96  Senate: Title replaced
04/09/96  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ152ER)