KY HB527 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)
Status: Passed on April 10 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-04-10 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 147)
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #2) [PDF]


Create a new section of KRS 199.800 to 199.805 to provide that the Department for Community Based Services shall place a foster child within the school district where the child was enrolled immediately prior to placement if practicable; require the department to make the determination on whether a foster child shall remain enrolled in the school of origin based upon a determination of the best interest of the child; provide that the cost of transportation shall not be a factor in the determination of the best interest of the child; require reasonable transportation to be offered if the department determines it is in the best interest of the child to remain enrolled in the school of origin after placement in a new school district; establish procedures for enrolling a foster child if changing the child's school of enrollment is in the best interest of the child; require the district in which the foster child is enrolled upon successful completion of high school graduation requirements to issue a diploma to the child.

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AN ACT relating to the educational stability of children in out-of-home placements.


Roll Calls

2018-03-29 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RSN# 686 (Y: 37 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2018-03-14 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 304 (Y: 95 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]


2018-04-10Housesigned by Governor (Acts, ch. 147)
2018-03-29Housedelivered to Governor
2018-03-29Houseenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2018-03-29Houseenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2018-03-29Housereceived in House
2018-03-29Senate3rd reading, passed 37-0
2018-03-27Senateposted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 29, 2018
2018-03-22Senate2nd reading, to Rules
2018-03-21Senatereported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
2018-03-16Senateto Health & Welfare (S)
2018-03-15Senatereceived in Senate
2018-03-14House3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute
2018-03-13Houseposted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 14, 2018
2018-03-09House2nd reading, to Rules
2018-03-08Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
2018-03-06Houseposted in committee
2018-02-28Houseto Health and Family Services (H)
2018-02-26Houseintroduced in House

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