DE SB56 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on August 17 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-08-17 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


This bill implements a portion of the federal requirements in the bipartisan Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act to promote greater normalcy for youth in foster care. Specifically, it provides a limitation from liability provision for foster parents who exercise the reasonable and prudent parent standard for those youth in their care to allow their participation in age appropriate activities. Section 2523(b) provides certain criteria to determine whether a decision is reasonable and prudent, including: the wishes of the child; the wishes of the childs parent; best interests of the child; the childs age, maturity, and any potential risk factors to the child or others; and the appropriateness of the activity and experience for extracurricular, cultural, or social enrichment.

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An Act To Amend Title 13 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Children In Dscyf Custody.


Roll Calls

2017-06-30 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 37 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2017-05-17 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 17 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]


2017-08-17 Signed by Governor
2017-06-30 Passed By House. Votes: 37 YES 4 ABSENT
2017-06-21 Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 8 On Its Merits
2017-05-18 Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House
2017-05-17 Passed By Senate. Votes: 17 YES 4 ABSENT
2017-05-17 Amendment SA 1 to SB 56 - Passed By Senate. Votes: 18 YES 3 ABSENT
2017-05-04 Amendment SA 1 to SB 56 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2017-04-26 Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
2017-04-04 Introduced and Assigned to Judicial & Community Affairs Committee in Senate

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Bill Comments