HB 1604 Foster care; definitions, reasonable efforts to prevent removal of child.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Foster care; reasonable efforts to prevent removal of child. Allows a local board of social services to take a child into immediate custody pursuant to an emergency removal order in cases in which the child is alleged to have been abused or neglected and allows a court to issue certain orders in such cases, without requiring that reasonable efforts be made to prevent removal of the child from his home if (i) the parental residual rights of the child's parent over a sibling were involuntarily terminated; (ii) the parent was convicted of murder or voluntary manslaughter, or a felony attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit any such offense, if the victim was a child of or resided with the parent or was the other parent of the child; (iii) the parent was convicted of felony assault resulting in serious bodily injury or felony bodily wounding resulting in serious bodily injury or felony sexual assault, if the victim was a child of or resided with the parent; or (iv) on the basis of clear and convincing evidence, the parent has subjected any child to aggravated circumstances or abandoned a child under circumstances that would justify the termination of residual parental rights. The bill provides that, in each permanency planning hearing and in any hearing regarding the transition of the child from foster care to independent living, the court shall consult with the child, unless the court finds that such consultation is not in the best interests of the child. The bill makes other changes related to foster care to comply with federal requirements.

Full text:
01/03/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101355D  pdf | impact statement
01/20/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104379D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/16/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1604ER)  pdf | impact statement
02/23/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0190)  pdf

Status:
01/03/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101355D
01/03/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/17  House: Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/16/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
01/20/17  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N)
01/20/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104379D-H1
01/24/17  House: Read first time
01/25/17  House: Read second time
01/25/17  House: Committee substitute agreed to 17104379D-H1
01/25/17  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1604H1
01/26/17  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/26/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
01/27/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/17  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/17  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N)
02/10/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/17  Senate: Read third time
02/13/17  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/14/17  Senate: Read third time
02/14/17  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  House: Enrolled
02/16/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1604ER)
02/16/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/17/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/17/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/23/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 190 (effective 7/1/17)
02/23/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0190)