SB 115 (BR 1138) - A. Kerr
AN ACT relating to child welfare.
Amend KRS 610.125 to establish the right of a child's parents, foster parents, preadoptive parents, or relatives providing care to the child to he heard in court; amend KRS 610.127 to establish that reasonable efforts to keep a child in a home shall not be made when the court determines a parent has sexually abused the child or is required to register on a sex offender registry; repeal and reenact KRS 615.030 to replace the existing interstate compact relating to the placement of children with the new interstate compact for the placement of children; amend KRS 615.040 to conform; amend KRS 621.100 to establish that court appointed counsel for a child shall have documented training on the role of counsel that includes training in early childhood, child, and adolescent development and establish the right of a child's parents, foster parents, preadoptive parents, or relatives providing care to the child to he heard in court; amend KRS 202B.210 to conform; Sections 3 and 4 related to the new interstate compact for the placement of children shall be effective when the 35th state ratifies the compact.
Feb 7-introduced in Senate
Feb 11-to Judiciary (S)
Feb 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Mar 1-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 5-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 5, 2013; 3rd reading, passed 35-1; received in House
Mar 6-to Judiciary (H); taken from Judiciary (H); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (H)
Mar 7-taken from Judiciary (H); returned to Judiciary (H); 2nd reading