Adult Social Services

Bills CommitteeLast actionDate
HB 17 - Carroll Foy - Driver's license; suspension for nonpayment of fines or costs. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB1196-Lopez)01/31/20
notes: Repeals the requirement that the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or costs be suspended. The bill also removes a provision allowing the court to require a defendant to present a summary prepared by the Department of Motor Vehicles of the other courts in which the defendant also owes fines and costs. The bill requires the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to return or reinstate any person's driver's license that was suspended prior to July 1, 2020, solely for nonpayment of fines or costs. Such person does not have to pay a reinstatement fee.
HB 78 - Kory - Firearms; purchase, possession, and transporting following certain convictions. (H) Committee on Public Safety(H) Left in Public Safety02/11/20
notes: Prohibits a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor violation of assault and battery of a family or household member from possessing or transporting a firearm. A person who violates this provision is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill provides for a process by which a person convicted of such crime may petition the circuit court for a reinstatement of his right to possess or transport a firearm.
HB 81 - Cole, M.L. - Motor Vehicles, Department of; examination of driver fitness. (H) Committee on Transportation(H) Left in Transportation02/11/20
notes: Prohibits the Department of Motor Vehicles from reexamining a driver who has already submitted to a driver fitness examination and been deemed fit to drive, unless there is good cause to believe that the driver's condition has deteriorated.
HB 261 - Lopez - Drivers' license; suspension for nonpayment of fines or costs. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Left in Courts of Justice02/11/20
notes: Removes the requirement that a court suspend the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or costs. The bill allows a court, after 90 days of nonpayment where the court finds the nonpayment was not an intentional refusal to obey the sentence of the court, to provide additional time for payment, reduce the amount of each payment installment, assign community service in lieu of payment, or waive the unpaid portion in whole or in part. Upon a finding that the nonpayment was an intentional refusal to obey the sentence of the court, a court may suspend the defendant's driver's license until payment in full or until the defendant enters into a payment plan.
HB 287 - Gooditis - Central registry; retention of records. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0038)03/02/20
notes: Extends from one year to three years the period of time for which the Department of Social Services must retain records of unfounded investigations of child abuse or neglect before purging.
HB 298 - Tran - Misdemeanor sexual offenses; increases statute of limitations, where the victim is a minor. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1122)04/10/20
notes: Increases the statute of limitations for prosecuting misdemeanor violations where the victim is a minor from one year after the victim reaches the age of majority to seven years after the victim reaches the age of majority for the following misdemeanor violations: carnal knowledge of offender by employee of bail bond company, sexual battery, attempted sexual battery, infected sexual battery, sexual abuse of a child age 13 or 14 by an adult, and tongue penetration by adult of mouth of child under age 13 with lascivious intent.
HB 304 - Hope - Guardianship and conservatorship petitions; identifying characteristics of the respondent. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(S) Continued to 2021 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)02/19/20
notes: Adds certain identifying characteristics of the respondent to the content requirements of a petition for the appointment of a guardian, a conservator, or both. The bill further requires that such identifying characteristics be included in the information sent to the Criminal Records Exchange by the clerk.
HB 341 - Roem - Taxation, Department of; sharing information with the Department of Social Services. (H) Committee on Finance

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0325)03/12/20
notes: Authorizes the Department of Taxation to share tax information related to the federal earned income tax credit and the Virginia income tax credit for low-income taxpayers with the Department of Social Services as necessary to administer outreach and enrollment related to such credits.
HB 368 - Carroll Foy - Public schools; enrollment, certain children placed in foster care. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0474)03/25/20
notes: Specifies, for the purpose of several provisions of law relating to the public school enrollment of children placed in foster care, that a child or student placed in foster care includes a pupil who was in foster care when he reached age 18 but such pupil has not yet reached age 22.
HB 391 - Scott - Food stamps; eligibility, drug-related felonies. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions(H) Incorporated by Health, Welfare and Institutions (HB566-Guzman)01/28/20
notes: Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive food stamp benefits shall not be denied such assistance solely because he has been convicted of a drug-related felony. Under current law, a person otherwise eligible to receive food stamp benefits shall not be denied food stamp benefits based on a felony conviction of possession of a controlled substance in violation of 18.2-250, provided that such person is complying with, or has already complied with, all obligations imposed by the criminal court, is actively engaged in or has completed a substance abuse treatment program, participates in periodic drug screenings, and fulfills any other obligations as determined by the Department of Social Services.
HB 400 - Keam - Fostering Futures program; established. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0095)03/03/20
notes: Establishes the Fostering Futures program to provide services and support to individuals between the ages of 18 and 21 who were in foster care as a minor and are transitioning to full adulthood and self-sufficiency.
HB 412 - Delaney - Family or household member; adds to existing definition. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice02/07/20
notes: Adds to the existing definition of "family or household member" any individual who is in or who, within the previous 12 months, has been in a dating relationship with the person. The definition is used for purposes of statutes related to assault and battery against a family or household member, stalking a family or household member, protective orders, and the recruitment of persons for criminal street gangs.
HB 455 - Murphy - TANF Scholarship Pilot Program; VCCS to establish & administer. (H) Committee on Appropriations(H) Left in Appropriations02/11/20
notes: Directs the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) to establish and administer a two-year Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Scholarship Pilot Program, beginning in 2020, for the purpose of providing access to postsecondary educational opportunities to students living in poverty. The Program would provide scholarships to select comprehensive community colleges in the maximum amount of $4,000 per year to 200 selected students who meet TANF eligibility requirements. The Program would be funded by the unexpended balance in federal TANF block grant funds. The bill directs VCCS to report to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than December 1 of each year of the Program regarding the effectiveness of and other information about the Program.
HB 470 - Mullin - Protective orders; petitioning court on behalf of incapacitated persons. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Left in Courts of Justice02/11/20
notes: Allows an employee of a local department of social services (local department) to petition a court on behalf of an incapacitated person for a preliminary protective order in cases of family abuse or non-family abuse. If the court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that the person is an incapacitated person and lacks the capacity to file such petition for himself, the court shall grant a guardian ad litem to represent the interests of the incapacitated person and may issue an order granting the preliminary protective order if other conditions required for the issuance of a preliminary protective order are met. The bill allows the employee of a local department who filed the petition to testify on behalf of the incapacitated person at any hearing for the preliminary protective order and at the full hearing on the petition. At the full hearing on the petition, the court may issue a protective order for a specified period of time, up to a maximum of two years, if the court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that the employee of a local department who filed the petition has proven the allegation of abuse or that the incapacitated person has been subjected to an act of violence, force, or threat.
HB 498 - Hope - Hope Card Program; permanent protective orders. (H) Committee on Appropriations(H) Left in Appropriations02/11/20
notes: Requires the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia to develop and implement a Hope Card Program (the Program) for the issuance of a Hope Card to any person who has been issued a permanent protective order by any general district court, juvenile and domestic relations court, or circuit court. The bill states that a Hope Card issued pursuant to the Program shall be a durable, plastic, wallet-sized card containing essential information about the protective order, such as the identifying information and characteristics of the person subject to the protective order, the issuance and expiration date of the protective order, the terms of the protective order, and the names of any other persons protected by the protective order.
HB 683 - LaRock - Family life education programs; student participation. (H) Committee on Education(H) Left in Education02/11/20
notes: Prohibits any public elementary or secondary school student from participating in any family life education program without the prior written consent of his parent.
HB 785 - Watts - Localities; authority to levy taxes. (H) Committee on Finance

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1214)04/22/20
notes: Equalizes city taxing authority and county taxing authority by granting a county the same authority to impose taxes on cigarettes, admissions, transient room rentals, meals, and travel campgrounds without limitation on the rate that may be imposed.

The bill authorizes all counties to impose an admissions tax with no restriction on the rate. Under current law, only certain counties may impose an admissions tax, and the rate generally is capped at 10 percent. Under current law, all cities may impose the tax with no restriction on the rate.

The bill authorizes all counties to impose a transient occupancy tax with no limitation on the rate that may be imposed. Under current law, counties generally are limited to a maximum rate of two percent, although certain counties may impose the tax at higher rates. The bill provides that, unless otherwise provided by law prior to January 1, 2020, the revenue from a tax rate above two percent up to five percent is restricted to tourism purposes and tax rates above five percent may be used as general revenue.

The bill authorizes all counties to impose a cigarette tax with no restriction on the rate. Under current law, only Arlington County and Fairfax County may impose a cigarette tax, and the rate is limited to 30 cents per pack. Under current law, all cities may impose the tax with no restriction on the rate.

The bill eliminates the limit of four percent on a county food and beverage tax (commonly referred to as the meals tax). Under current law, such limit applies to counties but not cities. The bill also removes the requirement that a county hold a referendum before imposing a meals tax. Under current law, such requirement applies to counties but not ci
HB 786 - Bagby - Food stamps; eligibility, drug-related felonies. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions(H) Incorporated by Health, Welfare and Institutions (HB566-Guzman)01/28/20
notes: Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive food stamp benefits shall not be denied such assistance solely because he has been convicted of a drug-related felony. Under current law, a person otherwise eligible to receive food stamp benefits shall not be denied food stamp benefits based on a felony conviction of possession of a controlled substance in violation of 18.2-250, provided that such person is complying with, or has already complied with, all obligations imposed by the criminal court, is actively engaged in or has completed a substance abuse treatment program, participates in periodic drug screenings, and fulfills any other obligations as determined by the Department of Social Services.
HB 867 - Freitas - Victims of domestic violence; shelters may be established. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Left in Courts of Justice02/11/20
HB 902 - Sickles - Long-term care services and supports; preadmission screenings. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0365)03/18/20
HB 1166 - Wampler - Accounts filed by fiduciaries and reports filed by guardians; civil penalty. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0372)03/18/20
HB 1196 - Lopez - Driver's license; suspension for nonpayment of fines or costs, reinstatement of privilege to drive. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0964)04/09/20
HB 1286 - Murphy - Group homes and children's residential facilities; limit on number of license applications. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions(H) Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions02/11/20
notes: Prohibits applicants for licensure as a group home or children's residential facility from reapplying for a license for a period of two years after such applicant has been refused a license three times.
HB 1301 - Hurst - Children's Ombudsman, Office of the; established. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1090)04/10/20
notes: Establishes the Office of the Children's Ombusdman as a means of effecting changes in policy, procedure, and legislation; educating the public; investigating and reviewing actions of the State Department of Social Services, local departments of social services, child-placing agencies, or child-caring institutions; and monitoring and ensuring compliance with relevant statutes, rules, and policies pertaining to children's protective services and the placement, supervision, treatment, and improvement of delivery of care to children in foster care and adoptive homes. The Office of the Children's Ombudsman is headed by the Children's Ombudsman, who is appointed for a term of four years by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the General Assembly.
HB 1321 - Kory - Guardianship; supported decision making. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions(H) Continued to 2021 in Health, Welfare and Institutions02/04/20
notes: Guardianship; supported decision making. Creates the Supported Decision-Making Act, which allows an adult with an intellectual or developmental disability to enter into an agreement with another person, called a "supporter," for the purposes of having the supporter assist the adult in making decisions to manage his affairs, giving adults who need assistance a less restrictive means of receiving such assistance than being appointed a guardian or conservator by a court.

The bill further requires a guardian ad litem in a proceeding for the appointment of a guardian or conservator to consider whether a less restrictive alternative, including the use of an advance directive or durable power of attorney, is available to provide assistance to the respondent, and it requires the guardian ad litem to include in his report to the court information as to whether a supported decision-making agreement is a viable option in lieu of guardianship or conservatorship.

The bill also provides that if the respondent to a guardianship or conservatorship petition is between 17 and a half and 21 years of age and has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), the guardian ad litem appointed to represent the respondent shall review the IEP and ...

PLEASE refer to the bill for its other provisions.
HB 1371 - Bourne - TANF; diversionary cash assistance. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1159)04/11/20
notes: Imposes a minimum threshold of $1,500 on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) diversionary cash assistance. The bill provides that any person who receives TANF diversionary cash assistance waives his eligibility for TANF for the number of days for which assistance is granted multiplied by 1.33.
HB 1380 - Leftwich - Uniform Directed Trust Act; codifies Act. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0768)04/07/20
notes: Codifies the Uniform Directed Trust Act, which expressly validates terms of a trust that provide for a trust director, a term that is defined in the Act, and prescribes a set of rules for directed trusts, including allocation of fiduciary duties.
HB 1475 - McGuire - Assault and battery against a family or household member; prior conviction, mandatory minimum term. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Left in Courts of Justice02/11/20
notes: Provides that upon a conviction for assault and battery against a family or household member where it is alleged in the warrant, petition, information, or indictment on which a person is convicted that such person has been previously convicted of an offense that occurred within a period of 10 years of the instant offense against a family or household member of (i) assault and battery against a family or household member, (ii) malicious wounding or unlawful wounding, (iii) aggravated malicious wounding, (iv) malicious bodily injury by means of a substance, (v) strangulation, or (vi) an offense under the law of any other jurisdiction that has the same elements of any of the offenses, such person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor and the sentence of such person shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement of 60 days.
HB 1477 - LaRock - Application for public assistance; eligibility, review of records. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions(H) Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions02/11/20
notes: Requires entities processing applications for medical assistance and other public assistance to conduct a review of death records and records relating to the applicant's incarceration status, employment status, and income to determine whether the applicant is eligible for assistance.
HB 1483 - Bagby - Percentage of Income Payment Program; created. (H) Committee on Appropriations(H) Left in Appropriations02/11/20
notes: Creates the Percentage of Income Payment Program (PIPP), which caps the monthly electric utility payment of low-income participants at six percent, or, if the participant's home uses electric heat, 10 percent, of the participant's household income. The bill sets forth eligibility criteria for participation in PIPP, establishes the PIPP Fund to pay electric utility providers the balance of low-income participants' accounts and to fund energy efficiency and weatherization initiatives, and provides directives to the Department of Housing and Community Development regarding the administration of PIPP. The bill repeals the energy assistance and weatherization pilot program operated by all Phase I and II Utilities for low income, elderly, and disabled individuals.
HB 1658 - Head - Adult protective services; creates central registry. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions(H) Continued to 2021 in Health, Welfare and Institutions02/04/20
notes: Creates a central registry of founded complaints of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation to be maintained by the Department of Social Services. The bill establishes (i) investigation requirements for local departments of social services related to complaints of adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation; (ii) record retention and disclosure requirements for the Department and local departments; (iii) notice requirements related to findings by local departments and central registry entries; and (iv) an appeals process to contest the findings of a local department related to founded reports of adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
HB 1687 - Rasoul - Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund and Grant Program; established. (H) Committee on Finance(H) Continued to 2021 in Finance02/05/20
notes: Establishes the Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund (the Fund), to be administered by the Department of Criminal Justice Services (the Department), to distribute grants to localities and organizations for the purpose of improving public health and safety by supporting effective violence reduction initiatives in communities that are disproportionately impacted by violence, particularly homicides, shootings, and aggravated assaults. Funds may also be used to finance the hiring of counselors in public elementary and secondary schools and research initiatives that have the objective of reducing gun violence.

The bill provides that the Department shall issue grants on a competitive basis. As a condition of receiving a grant, a locality or organization must commit a cash or in-kind contribution equivalent to the amount of the grant, with waivers allowed for good cause, and report on its progress toward achieving the grant's objectives. The bill requires the Department to provide public access to such reports.

The bill imposes a 15 percent tax on the sale of any firearm or ammunition, with all revenue from the tax accruing to the Fund. Sales to state or local agencies or law-enforcement officers are exempt from the tax.
HJ 43 - Sullivan - Firearms; DCJS, study enforcemt. of law prohibiting individual subject to certain protective orders. (H) Committee on Rules(H) Left in Rules02/11/20
notes: Directs the Department of Criminal Justice Services to study the enforcement of the law prohibiting individuals subject to permanent protective orders for family abuse from possessing firearms while such order is in effect.
HJ 109 - Campbell, R.R. - Individuals with intellectual disabilities; JLARC to study cost-effective care. (H) Committee on Rules(H) Left in Rules02/11/20
notes: Directing the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study costs of care for individuals with intellectual disabilities. In conducting its study, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission shall analyze the Commonwealth's per capita costs of care for individuals with intellectual disabilities and per capita costs of care and cost-effective methods used by other states to provide care for individuals with intellectual disabilities and shall make recommendations regarding how the Commonwealth can reduce such costs or make more efficient use of the services provided for individuals with intellectual disabilities to increase its efficiency in the provision of such care and services.
SB 1 - Stanley - Driver's license; suspension for nonpayment of fines or costs, reinstatement of privilege to drive. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0965)04/09/20
notes: Repeals the requirement that the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or costs be suspended. The bill also removes a provision allowing the court to require a defendant to present a summary prepared by the Department of Motor Vehicles of the other courts in which the defendant also owes fines and costs. The bill requires the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to return or reinstate any person's driver's license that was suspended prior to July 1, 2020, solely for nonpayment of fines or costs. Such person does not have to pay a reinstatement fee.
SB 7 - Saslaw - Minimum wage; increases to $9.50 per hour effective May 1, 2021. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1242)04/22/20
notes: Increases the minimum wage from its current federally mandated level of $7.25 per hour to $10 per hour, effective July 1, 2020; to $11 per hour, effective July 1, 2021; to $12 per hour, effective July 1, 2022; to $13 per hour, effective July 1, 2023; to $14 per hour, effective July 1, 2024; and to $15 per hour, effective July 1, 2025, unless a higher minimum wage is required by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). For July 1, 2026, and thereafter, the annual minimum wage shall be adjusted to reflect increases in the consumer price index. The measure also provides that the Virginia minimum wage applies to persons whose employment is covered by the FLSA.
SB 10 - Ebbin - Driver's license; suspension for nonpayment of fines or costs. (S) Committee on the Judiciary(S) Incorporated by Judiciary (SB1-Stanley) (14-Y 0-N)01/15/20
notes: Repeals the requirement that the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or costs be suspended. The bill also removes a provision allowing the court to require a defendant to present a summary prepared by the Department of Motor Vehicles of the other courts in which the defendant also owes fines and costs. The bill requires the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to return or reinstate any person's driver's license that was suspended prior to July 1, 2020, solely for nonpayment of fines or costs. Such person does not have to pay a reinstatement fee.
SB 52 - Stanley - Opioid addiction treatment pilot program; DBHDS, et al., to establish in Planning Dist. 12, clause. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(H) Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)02/18/20
notes: Requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department), in partnership with community services boards, a hospital licensed in the Commonwealth, and telemedicine networks, to establish a two-year pilot program in Planning District 12 designed to provide comprehensive treatment and recovery services to uninsured or underinsured individuals suffering from opioid addiction or opioid-related disorders. The bill requires the Department and its partners to collaborate with a work group established by the Department of interested stakeholders to develop the pilot program.
SB 55 - Cosgrove - Sex offenders in emergency shelters; notification, penalty. (S) Committee on the Judiciary(S) Stricken at the request of Patron in Judiciary (13-Y 0-N)01/13/20
notes: Provides that a registered sex offender who enters an emergency shelter designated by the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof and operated in response to a declared state or local emergency shall, as soon as practicable after entry, notify a member of the shelter's staff who is responsible for providing security of such person's status as a registered sex offender. The bill provides that any person who fails to notify the shelter's staff of his status as a registered sex offender is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. This bill provides that no person shall be denied entry solely on the basis of his status as a sex offender unless such entry is otherwise prohibited by law, but emergency shelter staff may deny entry of a person on such registry who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense for a period of time necessary to ensure the safety of other individuals admitted to the emergency shelter.
SB 154 - Stuart - Restricted licenses; allowable purposes. (S) Committee on the Judiciary(S) Incorporated by Judiciary (SB439-Surovell) (13-Y 0-N)01/29/20
notes: Adds travel to and from the offices of the Virginia Employment Commission for the purpose of seeking employment to the list of purposes for which a court may issue a restricted driver's license.
SB 155 - Favola - TANF; eligibility for drug-related felonies. (S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services(S) Incorporated by Rehabilitation and Social Services (SB124-Locke) (15-Y 0-N)01/10/20
notes: Provides that a person who is otherwise eligible to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) shall not be denied such assistance solely because he has been convicted of a felony offense of possession of a controlled substance in violation of 18.2-250, provided that such person is complying with, or has already complied with, all obligations imposed by the criminal court, is actively engaged in or has completed a substance abuse treatment program, participates in periodic drug screenings, and meets any other obligations as determined by the Department of Social Services.
SB 185 - Dunnavant - Nursing homes, hospices, etc.; possession and administration of cannabidiol or THC-A. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0846)04/07/20
notes: Allows nursing home and assisted living facility staff members who are authorized to possess, distribute, or administer medications to residents to store, dispense, or administer cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil to a resident who has been issued a valid written certification for such medication.
SB 261 - Chafin - Accounts filed by fiduciaries and reports filed by guardians; civil penalty. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on the Judiciary
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0190)03/06/20
notes: Provides that any account filed by a fiduciary with the commissioner of accounts and annual report filed by a guardian with the local department of social services shall be signed under oath and that the punishment for making a false statement or entry in such a filing is a Class 1 misdemeanor.
SB 275 - Barker - Public schools; enrollment, certain children placed in foster care. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0475)03/25/20
notes: Provides for the immediate enrollment of any student who was in foster care upon reaching 18 years of age but who has not yet reached 22 years of age for whom the local department of social services or child-placing agency is unable to produce documents normally required for enrollment. Under current law, an exception to the requirement for such documentation is provided only to students currently in foster care.
SB 391 - McPike - Adult abuse; financial exploitation, required report by financial institution. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0931)04/09/20
notes: Requires financial institution staff to report suspected financial exploitation of an adult client or customer to the local department of social services or the adult protective services hotline. Under current law, such reporting is permissible, but not mandatory.
SB 724 - McClellan - Misdemeanor sexual offenses; increases statute of limitations, where the victim is a minor. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0277)03/11/20
notes: Increases the statute of limitations for prosecuting misdemeanor violations where the victim is a minor from one year after the victim reaches the age of majority to five years after the victim reaches the age of majority for the following misdemeanor violations: carnal knowledge of offender by employee of bail bond company, sexual battery, attempted sexual battery, infected sexual battery, sexual abuse of a child age 13 or 14 by an adult, and tongue penetration by adult of mouth of child under age 13 with lascivious intent.
SB 902 - Barker - Long-term care services and supports; preadmission screenings. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0304)03/11/20
notes: Provides that every individual who applies for community or institutional long-term care services and supports as defined in the state plan for medical assistance services may choose to receive services in a community or institutional setting and may choose the setting and provider of long-term care services and supports from a list of approved providers. The bill also clarifies requirements related to the performance of such long-term care services and supports screenings.
SB 937 - Surovell - TANF Scholarship Pilot Program; VCCS to establish and administer, effective clause. (H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations
(H) Left in Appropriations03/03/20
notes: Directs the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) to establish and administer a two-year Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Scholarship Pilot Program, beginning in 2020, for the purpose of providing access to postsecondary educational opportunities to students living in poverty. The Program would provide scholarships to select comprehensive community colleges in the maximum amount of $4,000 per year to 200 selected students who meet TANF eligibility requirements. The Program would be funded by the unexpended balance in federal TANF block grant funds. The bill directs VCCS to report to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than December 1 of each year of the Program regarding the effectiveness of and other information about the Program.