06RS HB159


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HB 159 (BR 218) - T. Burch, Dw. Butler, R. Palumbo, S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to foster parents.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 620 to specify rights and responsibilities of foster parents who contract directly with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; require the cabinet to train a designated foster parent in child abuse or neglect investigations in a foster home; permit a trained person to be present when a foster parent is present during an investigation; require confidentiality; require the cabinet to appoint an investigator from another county or region to conduct an investigation in a foster home; specify that requirements shall not obstruct, delay, or hamper an investigation in a foster home.


     HCS - Retain original provisions and add references to relevant statutes; delete references to foster parent responsibilities regarding transportation and respite care.

     HFA (1, T. Burch) - Retain original provisions; make technical corrections.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 3-introduced in House; to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 10-posted in committee
     Feb 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 3-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 6-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 7, 2006; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 22-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Feb 23-received in Senate
     Feb 27-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Mar 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 9-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 14-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 15, 2006
     Mar 15-3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Mar 16-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 24-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 45)

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