2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Request)

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Chief Patron: Surovell
Prohibit Discrimination in Foster Care & Adoptions (language only)

Item 339 #4h

Item 339 #4h

Health and Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 289, after line 38, insert:
"L. As a condition of appropriation in this item, no state agency, instrumentality of the Commonwealth, or child placing agency receiving funds for foster care or adoption services, shall discriminate against any Virginia resident based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or status as a special disabled veteran or other veteran covered by the Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended."

(This amendment conditions the appropriation of funds for child welfare services.)