Senate Bill 167: Burden of Proof in Parental Rights Termination

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Last Updated: November 15, 2017
Senate Bill 167: Burden of Proof in Parental Rights Termination
Sponsors:
Senators Lasky, Birdsell, Fuller Clark, Gannon, Hennessey, Kahn, McGilvray, Soucy, Watters; Representative Wall
Summary:

This bill would establish that the burden of proof in termination of parental rights shall be proof beyond a reasonable doubt, rather than the current standard of clear and convincing evidence.

HSLDA's Position:
Support.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:
1/19/2017 (Senate) Introduced and Referred to Judiciary
1/25/2017 (Senate) Hearing: 01/31/2017, Room 100, SH, 10:00 am
2/15/2017 (Senate) Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/23/2017; Vote 5-0
2/23/2017 (Senate) Ought to Pass: MA, VV
3/07/2017 (House) Introduced and referred to Children and Family Law
3/15/2017 (House) Public Hearing: 03/21/2017 11:00 AM LOB 206
4/04/2017 (House) Executive Session: 04/11/2017 11:00 AM LOB 206
4/12/2017 (House) Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 12-0; CC)
4/20/2017 (House) Ought to Pass: MA VV
6/02/2017 (Senate) Signed by the Governor; Chapter 0085; Effective 06/02/2017

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