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2014 Senate Bill 996: Require “reasonable efforts” to keep siblings together in foster care
  1. 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.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on December 4, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on December 4, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on December 4, 2014.

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