Homeless children and youth

S.E.A. 464, P.L. 155 Effective July 1, 2019 Amends Ind. Code § 9-24-3-1 to permit certain representatives of a homeless youth to access, on behalf of the youth, the youth's birth certificate, photo identification, and driver's license without charge or consent of a … [Read more...]

Child support modification

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 206 on child support modification, sponsored by Rep. Steuerwald. The bill defines, for purposes of child support modification, an order with respect to child support. The bill passed 9-0. Read the bill at … [Read more...]

Parenting time

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 323 on parenting time, sponsored by Rep. Cherry.  The bill authorizes a court to require a parent to submit to drug testing as a condition of exercising parenting time rights if the court finds that: (1) the parent has a history of … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services

For amend and vote only, the Senate Appropriations Committee heard HB 1006 on the Department of Child Services (DCS) sponsored by Sen. Houchin. This bill: provides that an older youth who received foster care is eligible to receive collaborative care services until … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services matters

For amend and vote only, the Senate Family and Children Committee heard HB 1198, sponsored by Sen. Grooms, on Department of Child Services (DCS) matters, which generally provides for implementation of requirements from the federal Families First Prevention and Services … [Read more...]

Department of Child Services

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard HB 1006, sponsored by Sen. Houchin, about changes to the Indiana Department of Child Services.  This legislation, based on the Child Welfare Group (CWG) report: Creates a new third category of caseload for a … [Read more...]

Sex offenders and child care services

The House Committee on Family, Children & Human Affairs heard SB 258, sponsored by Rep. Manning, on sexually violent predators. The current law prohibits a sexually violent predator or an offender against children from working for compensation or as a volunteer on … [Read more...]