House Bill 158

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Last Action posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Title AN ACT relating to child welfare.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 953
Sponsors D. Meade , L. Bechler, J. Graviss, J. Jenkins, C. Massey, M. Prunty, L. Willner
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 199 to require national and state background checks of staff members of child-caring facilities and child-placing agencies in Kentucky as newly required by federal law; amend KRS 199.011 to update the definition of "voluntary and informed consent" as it relates to adoption; amend KRS 199.505 to establish a beginning timeframe related to searches of the Kentucky putative father registry that corresponds to the date on which the statute became effective following its enactment in 2018; create a new section of KRS Chapter 620 to establish a foster child bill of rights; amend KRS 620.020 to establish definitions for "position of authority" and "position of special trust"; amend KRS 620.030, relating to reports of abuse or neglect of a child that may or may not involve fictive kin, persons in a position of authority, or persons in a position of special trust; amend KRS 620.040, relating to reports of abuse or neglect of a child that may or may not involve fictive kin, persons in a position of authority, or persons in a position of special trust; amend KRS 620.180 to require case reviews for court approval 60 days after a child has been placed in a qualified residential facility to ensure the Commonwealth is in compliance with federal law.
Index Headings of Original Version Guardians - Child abuse, neglect, and depenency reporting, requiring
Health and Medical Services - Child abuse, neglect, and depenency reporting, requiring
Parental Rights - Child abuse, neglect, and depenency reporting, requiring
Parental Rights - Putative father registry search, requiring
Public Safety - Child abuse, neglect, and depenency reporting, requiring
Children and Minors - Background check, child-caring facility and child-placing agency staff, requiring
Children and Minors - Child abuse, neglect, and depenency reporting, requiring
Children and Minors - Putative father registry search, requiring
Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Committee Amendment 1

Actions

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01/11/19
  • introduced in House
02/05/19
  • to Health and Family Services (H)
02/12/19
  • posted in committee
02/14/19
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
02/15/19
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; amend language related to requiring national and state background checks of staff members of child-caring facilities and child-placing agencies in Kentucky to specify that those facilities and agencies are responsible for any fees related to the background checks and not the employees; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings Guardians - Child abuse, neglect, and depenency reporting, requiring
Health and Medical Services - Child abuse, neglect, and depenency reporting, requiring
Parental Rights - Child abuse, neglect, and depenency reporting, requiring
Parental Rights - Putative father registry search, requiring
Public Safety - Child abuse, neglect, and depenency reporting, requiring
Children and Minors - Background check, child-caring facility and child-placing agency staff, requiring
Children and Minors - Child abuse, neglect, and depenency reporting, requiring
Children and Minors - Putative father registry search, requiring

Amendment House Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor K. Moser
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Guardians - Child abuse, neglect, and depenency reporting, requiring
Health and Medical Services - Child abuse, neglect, and depenency reporting, requiring
Parental Rights - Child abuse, neglect, and depenency reporting, requiring
Parental Rights - Putative father registry search, requiring
Public Safety - Child abuse, neglect, and depenency reporting, requiring
Children and Minors - Background check, child-caring facility and child-placing agency staff, requiring
Children and Minors - Child abuse, neglect, and depenency reporting, requiring
Children and Minors - Putative father registry search, requiring

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