Department of Child Service reporting

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 364, concerning Department of Child Service Reporting, authored by Sen. Broden and Sen. Grooms.  The chair presented the bill, which amends the definition of “near fatality” for confidential records purposes … [Read more...]

Psychiatric crisis intervention

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 485 concerning psychiatric crisis intervention authored by Sens. Crider and Becker. The bill amends the date for FSSA to report on comprehensive psychiatric crisis intervention services and requires DMHA to … [Read more...]

Waiting period for dissolution of marriage

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard Sen. Zakas’ SB 564 concerning the waiting period for dissolution of marriage. The bill extends the waiting period to 180 days for a final hearing if there are children of the marriage that are less than 17 years … [Read more...]

Various child support matters

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 324, authored by Sens. Head and L. Brown, on various child support matters. This bill makes various changes to family and juvenile law concerning: (1) parties entitled to file a paternity action, (2) petitions for child support, … [Read more...]

Missing children and trafficked children

The House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee heard Rep. Truitt’s HB 1216 concerning missing children and trafficked children. The legislation requires the Indiana State Police to prepare an informational pamphlet for distribution to every law enforcement … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services

The House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee heard Rep. Mahan’s HB 1434 making various juvenile law changes which affect the Department of Child Services and juvenile courts.  Representative Mahan introduced the bill, which has five portions: requires the … [Read more...]

Identifying information for adoptions

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 352 pertaining to identifying information for adoptions authored by Sen. Steele and Sen. Delph. Sen. Steele stated that the bill authorizes adoptees adopted between 1941 and 1993 to access their own adoption information to the … [Read more...]