98RS HB449


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HB 449/FN (BR 1263) - J. Lee, B. Colter, E. Jordan

     AN ACT relating to children in placement.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to establish a standard educational passport form so that educational information about state agency children can be transferred in a timely manner when a child changes schools; create a new section of KRS Chapter 600 to define a child in need of extraordinary services and a child in need of protection of the court, and to require courts to designate the reason for a commitment; create a new section of KRS Chapter 605 to require the transfer of relevant information among individuals and entities providing care for children in placement; amend KRS 605.110 to establish an educational passport; amend KRS 605.090 to require the provision of relevant information about a child placed with an individual or entity at the time of placement; amend KRS 620.145 to require a copy of the assessment be provided to a foster parent or other agency or entity providing care to a committed child; amend KRS 610.120 to allow the Department of Juvenile Justice to petition the court to terminate an order of commitment, and to establish a procedure for the termination of commitment when a child attains the age of 18; amend KRS 605.120 to encourage the establishment of a reimbursement system for foster parents that comes as close as possible to meeting the costs of raising a child, to require biennial review of rates paid to foster parents, and to encourage the development of foster care pilot projects; amend KRS 610.125 to require dispositional reviews every 12 months rather than the first in 18 months and subsequent reviews annually, and to require notice to the CASA volunteer and the attorneys for the child and parent; amend KRS 620.290 to require additional notice and reporting requirements for foster are review boards; amend KRS 620.320 to require the State Foster Care Review Board to publish an annual report with specific requirements.


     HCS/FN - Retain original provisions except include the requirement that educational information be shared among appropriate agencies; delete requirement that all treatment plans be shared with appropriate agencies.
     HCA (1, J. Lee) - Make technical corrections.

     Jan 29-introduced in House
     Feb 2-to Education (H)
     Feb 3-reassigned to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 18-posted in committee
     Feb 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 25-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 2-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H); posted in committee
     Mar 6-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Susbstitute and Committee Amendment (1); posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 9, 1998
     Mar 10-3rd reading, passed 93-0 with Committee Substitute and committee amendment (1)
     Mar 11-received in Senate
     Mar 12-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Mar 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 20-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 23-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 25, 1998
     Mar 25-3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Mar 26-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
     Mar 27-delivered to Governor
     Apr 7-signed by Governor

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