Senate Bill 694: Changes Conditions of Court Jurisdiction Over Child to Include Potential Cases of Abuse and Neglect

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Senate Bill 694: Changes Conditions of Court Jurisdiction Over Child to Include Potential Cases of Abuse and Neglect
Sponsors:
Senators Thomas Casperson, John Pappageorge, David Robertson, John Proos, Michael Green, Jack Brandenburg, Tory Rocca, Mike Nofs, Rick Jones, Howard Walker
Summary:

Senate Bill 694 changed the definitions of when a court may take jurisdiction over a child to include conditions that are “anticipatory” allegations of abuse or neglect. This meant that instead of determining an instance of abuse or neglect on actual, current conditions, judges and social workers could have determined abuse or neglect based on what they interpreted to be a "potential" case of abuse or neglect.

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

09/27/2011     (Senate)     Introduced by Senator Casperson
09/27/2011     (Senate)     Referred to Committee on Judiciary
09/27/2011     (Senate)     Reported favortably by the Committee on Judiciary
09/27/2011     (Senate)     Referred to Committee of the Whole
10/17/2011     (Senate)     Reported favorably by Committee of the Whole
11/08/2011     (Senate)     Passed Roll Call Vote No. 730, 34-3
11/08/2011     (House)     Received by House and referred to Committee on Judiciary

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