Foster care; security freeze on credit report. (SB1253)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patrons Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), and Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)


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 HB 1730. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101851D
01/05/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1253)
01/25/2019Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Committee substitute printed 19104900D-S1
01/25/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/29/2019Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1253S1)
01/30/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Passed by for the day
02/01/2019Read second time
02/01/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19104900D-S1
02/01/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/01/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/01/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1253ES1
02/01/2019Printed as engrossed 19104900D-ES1
02/04/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1253ES1)
02/04/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/06/2019Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2019Reported from Appropriations with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/13/2019Engrossed by House as amended
02/13/2019Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019House amendment rejected by Senate (0-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019House insisted on amendment
02/18/2019House requested conference committee
02/19/2019Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/19/2019Senators: Reeves, Mason, DeSteph
02/20/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/20/2019Delegates: Brewer, Hugo, Heretick
02/21/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/21/2019Conference substitute printed 19107291D-S2
02/21/2019Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/21/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1253S2)
02/22/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1253ER)
03/07/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1253ER)
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 676 (effective 7/1/19)
03/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0676)