2017 Senate Bill 488

Establish foster care alternative

Introduced in the Senate

June 22, 2017

Introduced by Sen. Peter MacGregor (R-28)

To establish a potential alternative for court-ordered foster care that would allow a parent or guardian to sign a “safe families” power of attorney form delegating to another person the care, custody, or property of a minor child for up to 180 days with no intimation of “abandonment,” subject to rules prescribed by the bill including background checks, home inspections and more. Unlike foster home providers, the delegated caretaker would not get per diem payments from the state.

Referred to the Committee on Oversight