Maximum number of foster children

The House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee heard SB 184 sponsored by Rep. Sullivan and Rep Judy on the maximum number of foster children. The bill increases the number of children who may be supervised in a foster family home from five to six. A … [Read more...]

Children in need of services.

The Senate Family and Children Services Committee heard SB 381 authored by Sen. Messmer on children in need of services (CHINS). The author explained that when one child in the home is sexually abused, all children in the home are removed; however, if one child is … [Read more...]

Termination of parental rights

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 402 on termination of parental rights authored by Sen. Becker.  The bill provides the following: requires the Department of Child Services (Department) to file a petition for termination of parental rights if a child's parent, … [Read more...]

Required DCS notification for schools

The Senate Committee on Family and Children Services heard SB 135 authored by Sens. Bohacek and Zay on required DCS notification for schools. The bill (1) requires a law enforcement agency that participates in a child abuse or neglect assessment (assessment) involving a … [Read more...]

Maximum number of foster children

The Senate Committee on Family and Children Services heard SB 184 authored by Sens. Zay and Ford on the maximum number of foster children. The bill increases from five to six the number of children who may be supervised in a foster family home. Sen. Zay explained that … [Read more...]

Child in need of services

H.E.A. 1342, P.L. 249 Effective: July 1, 2017 Removes a rebuttable presumption that a child is a child in need of services if a child is born with: (1) fetal alcohol syndrome; (2) neonatal abstinence syndrome; or (3) any amount of a controlled substance or legend … [Read more...]