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Children Services Legislation

(SB440 / HB445) Removes right of revocation of the surrender of a child for adoption. / ACTIVELY OPPOSESen. Ferrell Haile / Rep. Jeremy Faison

This bill removes right of revocation of the surrender of a child for adoption.Removes person's right to revoke surrender of a child for adoption. Allows judge to revoke or invalidate surrender by court order if judge determines by clear and convincing evidence that the surrender involved duress, fraud, or intentional misrepresentation or if revocation is in child's best interests. Makes various technical revisions to reflect removal of person's right to revoke surrender. Specifies that at the time of surrender the judge must inform person that there is no right to revoke surrender. Requires surrender form provided filled out by surrendering parent to state that the surrender cannot be revoked.

Senate Status 03/03/2015 - Senate Judiciary Committee recommended. Sent to Senate Calendar Committee.

House Status 03/05/2015 - Set for House Civil Justice Committee 03/10/15

 

(SB795 / HB865) Allows minor victims of prostitution to be transported to a shelter / MONITOR / Sen. Brian K. Kelsey / Rep. Jason Powell

This bill allows law enforcement officers to transport minor victims of prostitution to a shelter care facility designated by the juvenile court judge to facilitate the release of the minor to the custody of a parent or legal guardian.

Senate Status 03/03/2015 - Senate Judiciary Committee deferred to 03/17/15.

House Status 03/05/2015 - Set for House Civil Justice Subcommittee 03/11/15

 

(SB100 / HB89) Background check on substitute employee at licensed child care agency. / MONITORSen. Mark S. Norris / Rep. Gerald McCormick

Specifies that staffing agencies placing substitute employees at child care agencies are responsible for obtaining and submitting the fingerprint sample, the disclosure form, and any information necessary to process the fingerprint-based background reviews to the TBI. Part of Administration Package.

Senate Status 03/02/2015 - Senate passed.

House Status 03/05/2015 - Set for House Civil Justice Committee 03/10/15.