SB 1008
Modifies provisions of law relating to termination of parental rights
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Last Action:
3/28/2018 - Voted Do Pass S Seniors, Families and Children Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2018

Current Bill Summary

SB 1008 - Under current law, a juvenile officer or the Children's Division may file a petition for involuntary termination of the parental rights of a child's parent when the parent has been found guilty of or pled guilty to certain felonies involving sexual offenses when the child or any child in the family was a victim. This act makes filing a petition in such instances mandatory and adds felony pleas or convictions of child pornography and genital mutilation to the list of mandatory conditions for filing a petition.

This act is identical to a provision in the truly agreed to and finally passed CCS/SB 819 (2018) and SS/SCS/SB 890 (2018).