House Bill 237: Child Welfare Amendments

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Last Updated: March 5, 2012
House Bill 237: Child Welfare Amendments
Sponsors:
Representative Wayne Harper
Summary:

This bill amends Title 62A, Utah Human Services Code, Title 78A, Judiciary and Judicial Administration, and Title 78B, Judicial Code, relating to child welfare.

Specifically, one of the provisions prohibits taking a child into protective custody solely on the basis of educational neglect, truancy, or failure to comply with a court order to attend school.

HSLDA's Position:
Support.

If enacted, House Bill 237 would ensure that children cannot be removed from a Utah family's house for charges of truancy or educational neglect. This language is important to protect the rights homeschool families who may be wrongly charged with truancy or educational neglect to retain custody of their children.

Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

01/31/2012     (House)     Introduced
02/03/2012     (House)     Referred to the Standing Committee
02/07/2012     (House)     Bill substituted
02/16/2012     (House)     Bill substituted for the second time
02/16/2012     (House)     Bill read and passed
02/17/2012     (Senate)     Introduced in the Senate
02/21/2012     (Senate)     Referred to the Standing Committee
02/29/2012     (Senate)     Passed second reading
03/01/2012     (Senate)     Passed third reading
03/02/2012     (Senate)     Sent to House with amendments
03/05/2012     (Senate)     House concurs with Senate; Bill signed by Senate President and House Speaker; Sent for enrolling

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Bill as Introduced