2018 Legislative Session Digest

Civil  Administration of overdose intervention drugs (S.E.A. 13, P.L. 4) Civil forfeiture (S.E.A. 99, P.L. 47) Scleral tattooing (S.E.A. 158, P.L. 50) Uniform business organizations (S.E.A. 180, P.L. 52) Emotional support animals (S.E.A. 240, P.L. … [Read more...]

Operating while intoxicated

S.E.A. 404, P.L. 63 Effective: July 1, 2018 Removes the minimum age requirement for a person to be convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death, and specifies that the defense to certain operating while intoxicated offenses involving the use of a … [Read more...]

Child support

S.E.A. 179, P.L. 94 Effective: July 1, 2018 Provides that incarceration of a parent may not be considered to be voluntary unemployment in determining an amount to be ordered for support of a child. Provides that a court may modify the child support order, or approve … [Read more...]

Foster parent bill of rights

S.E.A. 233, P.L. 13 Effective: July 1, 2018 Requires the Department of Child Services (department), in collaboration with: (1) current foster parents; (2) child placing agencies; and (3) other individuals and organizations with expertise in foster care services; to … [Read more...]

Children in need of services

S.E.A. 381, P.L. 71 Effective: July 1, 2018 Provides that a child who is: (1) a victim of certain offenses; and (2) unlikely to receive necessary care, treatment, or rehabilitation without the intervention of the court; is a child in need of services. Provides that … [Read more...]

Juvenile reports

S.E.A. 402, P.L. 62 Effective: July 1, 2018 Requires CHINS pre-dispositional reports, reports prepared by the state for the juvenile court’s review of the court’s dispositional decree or use at a CHINS periodic case review be provided at least 48 hours before a … [Read more...]