SB 1011 Modifies provisions of law relating to efforts by the Children's Division to locate a child's biological parents
Sponsor: Crawford
LR Number: 6457S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Seniors, Families and Children
Last Action: 2/22/2018 - Second Read and Referred S Seniors, Families and Children Committee Journal Page: S396
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Effective Date: August 28, 2018

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Current Bill Summary

SB 1011 - This act requires the Children's Division to conduct a search for a child's biological parents within the first 60 days of receiving custody of that child, after which the Division shall be excused from further search efforts if the court finds the Division utilized all reasonable and effective means available to conduct a diligent search and has been unable to identify or locate the biological parent(s).

In certain juvenile court proceedings involving a child in the custody of the state, the court shall determine if legal paternity of the child has been established within 60 days of the child's placement with the state. If it has not been established, the court may order the initiation of proceedings to establish paternity.

This act is substantially similar to HB 2027 (2018).