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2014 Senate Bill 997: Define “frequent parenting time” for foster children
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.   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 2 in the Senate on December 4, 2014 (same description)
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.
Received in the House on December 4, 2014
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on December 4, 2014

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