2021 Legislative Session Digest

This is the final installment of the Legislative Update for the 2021 legislative session. This installment contains summaries of select bills of interest or portions of bills that were signed into law in the 2021 legislative session. Civil Civil immunity related … [Read more...]

Parents with disabilities

S.E.A. 259, P.L. 146 Effective: July 1, 2021 Specifies that it is the policy of the state to recognize the parenting rights of a parent regardless of whether the parent has a disability. Provides that the right of a person with a disability to parent the person's … [Read more...]

Safe haven 911

H.E.A. 1230, P.L. 105 Effective: July 1, 2021 Provides that due to extenuating circumstances, if a child's parent or a person is unable to give up custody of a child under the procedure set forth in Indiana's safe haven law, the child's parent or the person may … [Read more...]

Adoption

H.E.A. 1448, P.L. 203 Effective: July 1, 2021 Permits an individual who seeks to adopt a child less than 18 years of age to file a petition for adoption in any county in Indiana if either of the following is filed with the petition: (1) A written consent to the … [Read more...]

Adoption

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1448 sponsored by Sen. Liz Brown, Sen. Koch, and Sen. Busch regarding adoption. The bill removes certain residency requirements for individuals seeking to adopt a child.  The bill also allows a petition for adoption to be filed … [Read more...]

Parents with disabilities

The House Family, Children, and Human Committee heard SB 259, parents with disabilities, sponsored by Rep. DeVon and Rep. Vermillion. This bill specifies that it is the policy of the State to recognize the importance of family and children, including the parenting … [Read more...]

Mid-Session: Family Law

The following family law bills passed out of their originating house:  SB 259 Parents with disabilities Previous blog post: http://indianacourts.us/legislative/?p=3313 House Sponsor: Clere Read the current bill: … [Read more...]

Parents with disabilities

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 259 authored by Sen. Niezgodski on parents with disabilities. This bill: Specifies that it is the policy of the state to recognize the importance of family and children, including the parenting rights of a … [Read more...]