FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 4, 2018
Contact: Hannah Cannon
Newport News, VA, – Following Monday's deadline to request drafts for pre-filing legislation, Delegate Mullin has submitted Heaven's Law, HB 1671, to the Clerk for introduction during the upcoming 2019 Legislative Session.
"I am proud and honored to patron Heaven's Law, in memory of Heaven Watkins who was taken from us too soon this past May," said Delegate Mullin. If passed, Heaven's Law would require Child Protective Services to check with other states for charges of child abuse or neglect before placing a child with the prospective parent. "I don't want what happened to Heaven to happen to any other child in the Commonwealth. With Heaven's Law, we can prevent Virginia's children from being placed in the homes of abusers," said Mullin.
To view a list of all bills that have been submitted for the 2019 Legislative Session so far, visit Virginia Legislative Information Systems.