Post-adoption contact & communication agreements; authority to enter into agreements. (HB1728)

Introduced By

Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun) with support from co-patron Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Post-adoption contact and communication agreements. Provides that a local board of social services or child welfare agency required to file a petition for a permanency planning hearing may inform the birth parents and shall inform the adoptive parents that they may enter into enter into a post-adoption contact and communication agreement. The bill further provides that such local board of social services or child welfare agency shall inform the child if he is 14 years of age or older that he may consent to such an agreement. This bill is identical to SB 1139. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/19/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103547D
12/19/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/07/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1728)
01/21/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
01/25/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Committee substitute printed 19105385D-H1
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1728H1)
01/29/2019Read first time
01/30/2019Read second time
01/30/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105385D-H1
01/30/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1728H1
01/31/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1728ER)
02/13/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1728ER)
02/13/2019Signed by Speaker
02/14/2019Signed by President
02/15/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 15, 2019
02/15/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2019
02/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 84 (effective 7/1/19)
02/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0084)