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...]

Notice and hearing on child relocation

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Head’s SB 292 on notice and hearings on child relocation.  The bill provides the following: Changes certain procedures governing the relocation of a child in cases in which custody orders are issued following a determination … [Read more...]

Parental incarceration

The House Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs heard HB 1432 authored by Rep. Macer on parental incarceration.  The bill as introduced: Provides that a parent who is incarcerated must be allowed to participate in person in child in need of services … [Read more...]

Child support modification

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 206 authored by Sen. M. Young on child support modification. The bill defines, for purposes of child support modification, an order with respect to child support and the appropriate timing for such requests. The 12-month period … [Read more...]