2014 Senate Bill 997

Define “frequent parenting time” for foster children

Introduced in the Senate

June 12, 2014

Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R-24)

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 Committee on Families, Seniors, and Human Services

Oct. 1, 2014

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Dec. 4, 2014

Passed in the Senate 35 to 2 (details)

Received in the House

Dec. 4, 2014

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary