Senate Bill 203: Improving Parents' Access to Counsel

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Last Updated: May 7, 2014
Senate Bill 203: Improving Parents' Access to Counsel
Sponsors:
Senator Lambert, Senator Newell, Representative May, Representative Gardner
Summary:

The bill creates the office of the respondent parents' counsel in the state judicial department, effective July 1, 2015, in order to provide high-quality legal representation to parents involved in dependency and neglect proceedings and who lack the finances to obtain legal representation.

HSLDA's Position:
Support.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:
4/16/2014 (Senate) Introduced and Referred to Judiciary Committee
4/23/2014 (Senate) Judiciary Committee Refers Amended to Appropriations
4/25/2014 (Senate) Judiciary Committee Refers Unamended to the Senate Committee of the Whole
4/29/2014 (Senate) Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
4/30/2014 (Senate) Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
4/30/2014 (House) Introduced to House - Assigned to Judiciary
5/1/2014 (House) Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended to Appropriations
5/2/2014 (House) Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
5/2/2014 (House) Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
5/5/2014 (House) Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

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