Comments: IN HB1198 | 2019 | Regular Session

Bill Title: Department of child services matters. Defines "child", for purposes of provisions regarding the filing of a petition to terminate a parent-child relationship involving a delinquent child or a child in need of services, as an individual who is: (1) less than 18 years of age; and (2) a delinquent child or a child in need of services. Provides that a criminal history check for certain family law and juvenile law provisions includes a check of local criminal records (rather than local law enforcement records under current law). Amends the list of offenses that disqualify an individual from acting as an adoptive parent or accepting placement of a child ("nonwaivable offenses") to: (1) add additional nonwaivable offenses; and (2) provide for additional offenses that are nonwaivable only if the conviction for the offense occurred within the past five years. Changes the threshold amount of child support payments that must be collected by a Title IV-D agency to require that the agency collect a fee. Requires a criminal history check to be conducted for an employee, volunteer, or contractor of an applicant for various licenses, regardless of whether the individual has direct contact with children. Provides for denial or revocation of various licenses for employees, volunteers, or contractors, regardless of whether the individual has direct contact with children. Requires that a child in need of services or a delinquent child be provided with a foster care verification form when the child leaves foster care or has been in foster care for at least six months. Adds department of child services employees to the list of individuals who may request that a county, municipality, or township restrict access to the individual's home address on a public property data base operated by the county, municipality, or township.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2019-05-05 - Public Law 243 [HB1198 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]

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