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2014 Senate Bill 997: Define “frequent parenting time” for foster children
  1. Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on June 12, 2014, to require children in foster care to have “parenting time” at least once a week, unless a court determines that even supervised time with the child’s parent may be harmful to the child’s life, physical health, or mental well-being. Current law requires “frequent” parenting time but does not define this.
    • 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.

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