House Bill 446

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Last Action 03/26/19: signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 132)
Title AN ACT relating to child welfare.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1556
Sponsors D. Meade , J. Jenkins, M. Prunty
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 620.140 to require a list to be provided to the cabinet by a biological or legal parent of potential persons to be considered as a relative or fictive kin placement; amend KRS 620.290 to add new requirements for local citizen foster care review boards to consider when making recommendations and remove requirements related to case reviews of when a foster child is moved more than three times; amend KRS 620.320 to change the duties of the State Citizen Foster Care Review Board; amend KRS 620.360 to establish that foster parent certification shall be effective for a minimum of three years; amend KRS 625.060 to establish that a foster parent shall be a party in an action for involuntary termination of parental rights; amend 625.090 to establish a new consideration by a court in cases of involuntary termination of parental rights that if a child is found to have been diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome at the time of birth and the child's birth mother has had a child previously diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome at the time of birth; establish a new consideration by a court in termination of parental rights cases that if a child has been removed from the biological or legal parents more than 2 times by the cabinet or a court.
Index Headings of Original Version Courts - Foster care review boards, reporting requirement changes, allowing for
Courts - Foster parent, rights to a foster child's case. allowing for
Health and Medical Services - Neonatal abstinence syndrome, reason for termination of parental rights, allowing for
Parental Rights - Foster parent, rights to a foster child's case. allowing for
Parental Rights - Neonatal abstinence syndrome, reason for termination of parental rights, allowing for
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, list of relative or fictive kin, requiring
Children and Minors - Foster parent, rights to a foster child's case. allowing for
Children and Minors - Neonatal abstinence syndrome, reason for termination of parental rights, allowing for
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
Votes Vote History

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02/19/19
  • introduced in House
02/20/19
  • to Health and Family Services (H)
02/25/19
  • taken from Health and Family Services (H)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Health and Family Services (H)
02/26/19
  • posted in committee
02/28/19
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1) as consent bill
03/01/19
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 4, 2019
03/04/19
  • 3rd reading, passed 99-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
03/05/19
  • received in Senate
03/06/19
  • taken from Committee on Committees (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Health & Welfare (S)
03/12/19
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a consent bill
03/13/19
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  • 3rd reading, passed 37-0
  • received in House
03/14/19
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
03/26/19
  • signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 132)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; add clarifying language to KRS 620.360 to make a technical change to this section to clarify that foster parents are “approved” and “reevaluated” and not certified and recertified; add clarifying language to KRS 625.060 to make it clear that if a judge determines that a foster parent gaining standing is inappropriate, then it will not happen; delete language in KRS 625.090 related to the diagnosis of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome being found in a child whose mother has previously had a child diagnosed NAS as a grounds for termination of parental rights; add new language to KRS 625.090 to specify that the new consideration by a court in termination of parental rights cases will look at if a child has been removed from the biological or legal parents more than two times in a 24-month period by the cabinet or a court.
Index Headings Courts - Foster care review boards, reporting requirement changes, allowing for
Courts - Foster parent, rights to a foster child's case, allowing for
Health and Medical Services - Neonatal abstinence syndrome, reason for termination of parental rights, allowing for
Parental Rights - Foster parent, rights to a foster child's case, allowing for
Parental Rights - Neonatal abstinence syndrome, reason for termination of parental rights, allowing for
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, list of relative or fictive kin, requiring
Children and Minors - Foster parent, rights to a foster child's case, allowing for
Children and Minors - Neonatal abstinence syndrome, reason for termination of parental rights, allowing for

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