In utero exposure to a controlled substance; departments of social services to collect information. (SB1086)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


In utero exposure to a controlled substance. Requires local departments of social services to collect information during a family assessment to determine whether the mother of a child who was exposed in utero to a controlled substance sought substance abuse counseling or treatment prior to the child's birth. The bill requires mandated reporters of suspected child abuse or neglect to make a report if they have reason to believe that a child was exposed in utero to a controlled substance or affected by such exposure. Under current law, mandated reporters are required to report such suspicions only if the controlled substance was not prescribed to the mother by a physician. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101353D
01/06/2017Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/19/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1086)
01/27/2017Committee substitute printed 17104725D-S1
01/27/2017Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Rereferred to Finance
01/31/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1086S1)
02/01/2017Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Read second time
02/03/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104725D-S1
02/03/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1086S1
02/03/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Placed on Calendar
02/08/2017Read first time
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/09/2017Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/13/2017Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017Read second time
02/15/2017Read third time
02/15/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/15/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1086ER)
02/17/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1086ER)
02/17/2017Signed by Speaker
02/20/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 428 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0428)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1786.


Stephanie Sterner writes:

Does the bill and the identical one (SB1086) provide funding for the mother who was accused of substance abuse,to honor these bills requirements to seek substance abuse counseling or treatment? Or does it put all the cost burden on the mother,and does the child go to the state if she loses custody-due to being poor?