2015 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Chief Sponsors:||Senator Olsen, Shields|
|Regular Sponsors:||Senator Gelser, Johnson, Monnes Anderson, Representative Olson, Stark, Williamson|
|Bill Title:||Relating to placement of children; and declaring an emergency.|
Directs Department of Human Services to adopt administrative rules for home studies and placement reports in adoption proceedings that require that equal consideration be given to relatives and current caretakers as prospective adoptive parents, and that greater consideration be given to relatives and current caretakers as compared to other persons who are not relatives or current caretakers.
Limits court's discretion to direct department to place or maintain child or ward where effect would be to remove child or ward from adoptive parent. Requires public or private agency with guardianship or legal custody of child or ward to file report with juvenile court when agency has removed or plans to remove child or ward from foster home for purpose of placing child or ward in different substitute care placement with certain exceptions. Becomes operative September 1, 2015, and January 1, 2016. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Fiscal Impact:||Fiscal Impact Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||Secretary of States Office - Chapter Number Assignment|