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2014 Senate Bill 994: Establish process to reinstate terminated parental rights
Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on June 12, 2014 To allow the reinstatement of terminated parental rights if a court has determined that adoption or guardianship is no longer the child's “permanency goal The bill would require that at least three years or more have passed from when parental rights were terminated; and that the child be at least 14 years of age, or the younger sibling of a 14 year old for whom this is sought. Among other things the parents would have to demonstrate whether they are fit and have remedied the grounds that supported termination of parental rights.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on June 12, 2014
Reported in the Senate on October 1, 2014 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 35 to 1 in the Senate on December 4, 2014 To allow the reinstatement of terminated parental rights if a court has determined that adoption or guardianship is no longer the child's “permanency goal." The bill would require that at least three years or more have passed from when parental rights were terminated; and that the child be at least 14 years of age, or the younger sibling of a 14 year old for whom this is sought. Among other things the parents would have to demonstrate whether they are fit and have remedied the grounds that supported termination of parental rights.
Received in the House on December 4, 2014
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on December 4, 2014

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