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SB 349 - Authorizing Private Adoption Agencies to Refuse Certain Placements - Key Vote

Virginia Key Votes

Janet Howell voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (71-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizing Private Adoption Agencies to Refuse Certain Placements

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes private child-placing agencies to not place a child in a certain home due to religious objections.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a private child-placing agency to refuse to participate in the placement of a child in foster care or adoption if that placement would violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits state and local government entities from denying a child-placing agency participation in a government program due to the agency’s objection to participating in the placement of a child against its written religious or moral convictions or policies (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits claims for damages against a private child-placing agency due to the agency’s objection to participating in the placement of a child against its written religious or moral convictions or policies (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-18) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizing Private Adoption Agencies to Refuse Certain Placements

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes private child-placing agencies to not place a child in a certain home due to religious objections.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a private child-placing agency to refuse to participate in the placement of a child in foster care or adoption if that placement would violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits state and local government entities from denying a child-placing agency participation in a government program due to the agency’s objection to participating in the placement of a child against its written religious or moral convictions or policies (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits claims for damages against a private child-placing agency due to the agency’s objection to participating in the placement of a child against its written religious or moral convictions or policies (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizing Private Adoption Agencies to Refuse Certain Placements

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