HB 358 (BR 841) - J. Gray, K. Hall, K. Bratcher, H. Collins, R. Crimm, C. Embry Jr, J. Fischer, M. Harmon, M. Harper, S. Lee, R. Mobley, R. Nelson, M. Rader, D. Sims, T. Turner
AN ACT relating to child welfare.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 199, relating to adoption and protective services for children, to declare a public policy preference for adoptive homes with married parents, create a rebuttable presumption that it is not in the best interest of the child to be placed in a home where two unmarried persons cohabit or are otherwise engaging in sexual relations; prohibit the cabinet from placing children for adoption in homes where the petitioner or other person acting as a parent in the home is homosexual, bisexual, or transgendered, or in a home where more than two persons are cohabiting or otherwise engaging in sexual relations with one another; amend KRS 600.020, the definitions section for the Kentucky Unified Juvenile Code, to add language to the definition of "foster family home" which excludes those homes where a parent is homosexual, bisexual, or transgendered, or where more than two persons are cohabiting or otherwise engaging in sexual relations with one another; make technical corrections thereto; make technical amendments to KRS 199.011, 199.467, 199.470, 199.471, 199.472, 199.473, and 199.990.
Jan 22-introduced in House
Jan 23-to Health and Welfare (H)