SB 134
Outlines the parental rights of individuals with disabilities in termination of parental rights cases
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Last Action:
2/14/2011 - Hearing Cancelled S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2011

Current Bill Summary

SB 134 - This act modifies provisions relating to termination of parental rights as it relates to parents with disabilities. The act specifies that the disability of a parent shall not constitute a basis for a determination that a child is in need of care, for the removal of custody of a child from the parent, or for the termination of parental rights without a specific showing that there is a causal relation between the disability and harm to the child. In such cases involving termination of parental rights, the court shall consider the availability and use of accommodations for the disability of the parent, including assistive technology and support services.