00RS HB165


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HB 165/FN (BR 951) - T. Burch, H. Anderson

     AN ACT relating to kinship care for children.
     Amend KRS 605.120 to permit financial assistance to relative custodians in lieu of placement of a child in foster care; require administrative regulations to include eligibility requirements, payment rates, reimbursement of legal costs, and services to the caregiver and the child; amend KRS 610.010(6) to permit District Court to make awards of custody for kinship care.


     SCS/FN - Retain original provisions except delete language relating to financial assistance to relative caregivers; add that placement with relative may occur due to abuse, neglect, or death of both parents.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s) indicated with a recommendation for passage by the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare)

     Jan 4-introduced in House; to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 10-posting waived
     Jan 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 12-2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 13-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, January 14, 2000
     Jan 14-3rd reading, passed 73-24
     Jan 18-received in Senate
     Jan 20-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Feb 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 18-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 22-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 25, 2000
     Feb 25-3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 28-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute
     Mar 21-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 92-3
     Mar 23-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 4-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 306)

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