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2014 Senate Bill 995: Require “reasonable efforts” to keep siblings together in foster care
Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on June 12, 2014 To require child welfare authorities to make “reasonable efforts” to keep siblings together in foster care placements, and if this can’t be done, to provide for frequent sibling visitation, unless these things would be contrary to the safety or well-being of any of the siblings.   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.
Amendment offered in the Senate on December 3, 2014
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 3, 2014
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on December 4, 2014 (same description)
To require child welfare authorities to make “reasonable efforts” to keep siblings together in foster care placements, and if this can’t be done, to provide for frequent sibling visitation, unless these things would be contrary to the safety or well-being of any of the siblings.
Received in the House on December 4, 2014
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on December 4, 2014

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