House Bill 628

Last Action 03/26/20: returned to Health & Welfare (S)
Title AN ACT relating to child welfare.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Bill Request Number 1303
Sponsors D. Meade , S. Heavrin, D. Lewis, M. Prunty
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 620.100 to establish a requirement that ensures that separate counsel is available to advise a cabinet employee in court anytime that the cabinet employee is required to be in court; amend KRS 620.142 to establish custodial, permanency, and service options available to a relative or fictive kin caregiver; amend KRS 620.360 to clarify that all components of a foster parent’s approval are effective for three years and that when reevaluation is required after that three years that all courses be offered online and in-person and allow the foster parent to choose the format they want for reevaluation; amend KRS 620.365 to establish requirements related to when a child has been in the same foster family home for a period of nine months.
Index Headings of Original Version Courts - Foster parents, requirements for
Parental Rights - Children in out-of-home care, requirements for
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, children in out-of-home care, requirements for
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, foster parents, requirements for
Children and Minors - Children in out-of-home care, requirements for
Votes Vote History


  • introduced in House
  • to Health and Family Services (H)
  • posted in committee
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • 3rd reading, passed 83-1
  • received in Senate
  • taken from Committee on Committees (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Health & Welfare (S)
  • taken from Health & Welfare (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Health & Welfare (S)

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