Child abuse or neglect; appeals from founded complaints, concurrent criminal investigations. (HB1953)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion) with support from co-patron Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Appeals from founded complaints of child abuse or neglect; concurrent criminal investigations. Provides that whenever an appeal of a finding by a local department of social services is made and a criminal investigation is also commenced against the appellant for the same conduct involving the same victim as investigated by the local department, the appeal process shall automatically be stayed until the criminal investigation is closed or, in the case of a criminal investigation that is not completed within 180 days of the appellant's request for an appeal, for 180 days. This bill is identical to SB 1416. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103324D
01/06/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/11/2019Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/15/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/16/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1953)
01/17/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Read first time
01/22/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
01/23/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/01/2019Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Read second time
02/05/2019Read third time
02/05/2019Passed by temporarily
02/05/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1953ER)
02/06/2019Signed by Speaker
02/06/2019Signed by President
02/07/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1953ER)
02/07/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 7, 2019
02/07/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 14, 2019
02/13/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 12 (effective 7/1/19)
02/13/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0012)