Foster care; security freeze on credit report. (HB1730)

Introduced By

Sen. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk) with support from co-patron Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Foster care; security freeze on credit report. Requires local departments of social services to request the placement of a security freeze on the credit report or record of any child who has been in foster care for at least six months in order to prevent cases of identity theft and misuse of personal identifying information. The bill directs a local department to request the removal of such security freezes (i) upon the child's removal from foster care, (ii) upon the child's request if the child is at least 16 years of age, or (iii) upon a determination that doing so would be in the best interest of the child. The bill requires the local department to conduct annual credit checks on all such children between the ages of 14 and 18. This bill is identical to SB 1253. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/19/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101193D
12/19/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2019Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB1730)
01/17/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1730)
01/22/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2019Committee substitute printed 19105173D-H1
01/22/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2019Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/28/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/30/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1730H1)
01/30/2019Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105173D-H1
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1730H1
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/11/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Rereferred to Finance
02/13/2019Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Read third time
02/15/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/15/2019Amendment by Senator Reeves agreed to
02/15/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/15/2019Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Placed on Calendar
02/19/2019Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 95-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2019House acceded to request
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2019Delegates: Brewer, Hugo, Heretick
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Reeves, Mason, DeSteph
02/21/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/21/2019Conference substitute printed 19107289D-H2
02/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1730H2)
02/22/2019Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/22/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1730ER)
03/07/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1730ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 677 (effective 7/1/19)
03/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0677)