SB 454
Modifies provisions relating to child protection
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LR Number:
2192S.01I
Last Action:
3/24/2021 - Voted Do Pass S Seniors, Families, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 454 - Under this act, the Children's Division shall make available to the State Registrar the identifying information of certain individuals whose parental rights have been terminated due to child abuse or neglect, individuals who pled or were found guilty of murder or manslaughter when the victim was a child, and individuals who pled guilty or were found guilty of certain sexual offenses against a child. The State Registrar shall provide to the Division the birth record information of children born to such individuals. The Division shall verify the identity of the parent and if that identity is verified, the Division shall provide the appropriate local office with information regarding the birth of the child. Appropriate local Division personnel shall initiate contact with the family, or make a good faith effort to do so, to determine if the parent or family has a need for services and provide such voluntary and time-limited services as appropriate. The Division shall document the results of such contact and services provided, if any, in the Division's information system. Identifying information and records created and exchanged under this act shall be closed records and shall only be used as specified in the act.

This act is similar to HB 2329 (2020), provisions in HB 2216 (2020), and SB 503 (2019).

SARAH HASKINS

Amendments

No Amendments Found.