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HB 527 (BR 1849) - S. Riley, J. Carney, M. Prunty, B. Reed
AN ACT relating to the educational stability of children in out-of-home placements.
Create a new section of KRS 199.800 to 199.805 to provide that the Department for Community Based Services shall place a foster child within the school district where the child was enrolled immediately prior to placement if practicable; require the department to make the determination on whether a foster child shall remain enrolled in the school of origin based upon a determination of the best interest of the child; provide that the cost of transportation shall not be a factor in the determination of the best interest of the child; require reasonable transportation to be offered if the department determines it is in the best interest of the child to remain enrolled in the school of origin after placement in a new school district; establish procedures for enrolling a foster child if changing the child's school of enrollment is in the best interest of the child; require the district in which the foster child is enrolled upon successful completion of high school graduation requirements to issue a diploma to the child.
HCS1 - Establish new language related to the reimbursement for transportation costs when reasonable transportation is to be offered if the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services determines it is in the best interest of the child to remain enrolled in the school of origin after placement in a new school district and make the potential reimbursement available to child-placing agencies and child-caring facilities in addition to a school district and a foster parent.
Feb 26, 2018 - introduced in House
Feb 28, 2018 - to Health and Family Services (H)
Mar 06, 2018 - posted in committee
Mar 08, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 09, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 13, 2018 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Mar 14, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute
Mar 15, 2018 - received in Senate
Mar 16, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)
Mar 21, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Mar 22, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 27, 2018 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 29, 2018
Mar 29, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 37-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 147)