Kinship Guardianship Assistance program; established. (SB44)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Kinship Guardianship Assistance program. Creates the Kinship Guardianship Assistance program (the program) to facilitate child placements with relatives and ensure permanency for children for whom adoption or being returned home are not appropriate permanency options. The bill sets forth eligibility criteria for the program, payment allowances to kinship guardians, and requirements for kinship guardianship assistance agreements. The bill also requires the Board of Social Services to promulgate regulations for the program. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/21/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100496D
11/21/2017Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/10/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB44)
01/12/2018Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/12/2018Rereferred to Finance
01/24/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB44)
01/31/2018Reported from Finance with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Read second time
02/02/2018Reading of amendments waived
02/02/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB44E
02/02/2018Printed as engrossed 18100496D-E
02/05/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB44E)
02/08/2018Placed on Calendar
02/08/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/21/2018Reported from Appropriations with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Read second time
02/26/2018Passed by for the day
02/27/2018Passed by for the day
02/28/2018Passed by for the day
03/01/2018Passed by for the day
03/02/2018Passed by for the day
03/05/2018Passed by for the day
03/06/2018Passed by for the day
03/07/2018Passed by for the day
03/08/2018Passed by for the day
03/10/2018Failed to pass in Senate
03/10/2018No further action taken
03/10/2018Failed to pass

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB106 and HB1333.