Post-adoption contact & communication agreements; authority to enter into agreements. (SB1139)

Introduced By

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


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 HB 1728. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/30/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103550D
12/30/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1139)
01/21/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Committee substitute printed 19105184D-S1
01/22/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1139S1)
01/23/2019Read second time
01/23/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/23/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105184D-S1
01/23/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1139S1
01/24/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Placed on Calendar
01/29/2019Read first time
01/29/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Read second time
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1139ER)
02/12/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1139ER)
02/12/2019Signed by Speaker
02/13/2019Signed by President
02/14/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 14, 2019
02/14/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 21, 2019
02/19/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 65 (effective 7/1/19)
02/19/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0065)