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2014 Senate Bill 974: Expand court authority in child welfare cases
  1. Introduced by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on June 10, 2014, to give a court with jurisdiction over a juvenile's care and supervision the authority to issue orders affecting a “party” if these are considered “necessary,” with “parties” defined as the petitioner and the juvenile in a delinquency proceeding; and in a child protective proceeding, the petitioner, child, respondent, parent or guardian, and a child caring institution or child placing agency under contract with the state.
    • Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on June 10, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 1, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.