Department of Child Services

The Senate Family & Children Services Committee heard SB 1 authored by Sen. Houchin on the Department of Child Services (DCS). The bill would make several changes: All decisions made by DCS or the courts shall be made in consideration of the best interests of … [Read more...]

Substance abuse prevention grant programs

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 111 authored by Sen. Koch on substance abuse prevention grant programs. The bill creates a $100,000 grant program for community and faith-based substance abuse prevention programs as well as a $50,000 grant … [Read more...]

Court appointed youth advocate pilot program

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 423 authored by Sen. Bohacek on a court appointed youth advocate pilot program. The proposed program would give the court the ability to appoint a court appointed youth advocate for a child in a delinquency case … [Read more...]

Child victim of human or sexual trafficking

The House Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs heard Rep. Engleman’s HB 1075 regarding child victims of human or sexual trafficking.  This bill as filed would eliminate the requirement that the child admit or deny being a victim of human or sexual trafficking … [Read more...]

Waiver to adult court for attempted murder

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Houchin’s SB 279 allowing the waiver to adult court for attempted murder.  This bill provides that the juvenile court shall waive jurisdiction if it finds that the child is charged with an act that would be … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services

The House Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs heard HB 1006 authored by Rep. Steuerwald on the Department of Child Services (DCS).  The bill: provides older youth who received foster care are eligible to receive collaborative care services until 21years … [Read more...]

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...]