House Bill 158

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/19/19: signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 033)
Title AN ACT relating to child welfare and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 953
Sponsors D. Meade , L. Bechler, D. Graham, J. Graviss, R. Huff, J. Jenkins, C. Massey, K. Moser, D. Osborne, 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
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Committee Amendment 1
Senate Committee Substitute 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History

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
02/20/19
  • taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day
  • 3rd reading, passed 99-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
02/21/19
  • received in Senate
02/25/19
  • to Health & Welfare (S)
02/27/19
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
02/28/19
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/01/19
  • floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
03/06/19
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • 3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendments (1) and (2)
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • posted for concurrence
  • House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendments (1) and (2)
  • passed 94-1
03/07/19
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
03/19/19
  • signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 033)

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 dependency reporting, requiring
Health and Medical Services - Child abuse, neglect, and dependency reporting, requiring
Parental Rights - Child abuse, neglect, and dependency reporting, requiring
Parental Rights - Putative father registry search, requiring
Public Safety - Child abuse, neglect, and dependency reporting, requiring
Children and Minors - Background check, child-caring facility and child-placing agency staff, requiring
Children and Minors - Child abuse, neglect, and dependency reporting, requiring
Children and Minors - Putative father registry search, requiring
Effective Dates, Emergency - Background check, child-caring facility and child-placing agency staff, requiring

Amendment House Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor K. Moser
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 158

Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; amend KRS 199.011 to establish that a person's voluntary and informed consent to place a child for adoption is final and irrevocable 72 hours after it is signed; amend KRS 199.480 to establish that a father has 21 days to register on the putative father registry after the birth of a child; amend KRS 199.500 to establish that a person's voluntary and informed consent to place a child for adoption is final and irrevocable 72 hours after it is signed; amend KRS 625.065 to establish that a father has 21 days to register on the putative father registry after the birth of a child.
Index Headings Parental Rights - Putative father registry search, requiring
Parental Rights - Adoption consent and information, allow for
Children and Minors - Putative father registry search, requiring
Children and Minors - Adoption consent and information, allow for
Courts - Adoption consent and information, allow for
Men - Adoption consent and information, allow for
Women - Adoption consent and information, allow for

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor D. Carroll
Summary Make technical changes to KRS 620.030 to clarify who an individual reports to when suspected of abuse or neglect of a child.
Index Headings Courts - Child abuse or neglect, reporting of
Public Safety - Child abuse or neglect, reporting of
Children and Minors - Child abuse or neglect, reporting of

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor W. Westerfield
Summary Amend language related to requiring national and state background checks to delete new requirements for staff members of child-placing agencies in Kentucky.
Index Headings Public Safety - Background check, child-caring facility and child-placing agency staff, requiring
Children and Minors - Background check, child-caring facility and child-placing agency staff, requiring

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