MD SB24 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (? 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on January 31 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-02-01 - First Reading Judiciary
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Authorizing a local department of social services to place a child for a certain initial placement with a kinship caregiver as an alternative to foster care under certain circumstances; authorizing a local department to place a child with a kinship caregiver if a kinship caregiver is located subsequent to the placement of the child in a foster care setting; specifying that a kinship caregiver may not be under 21 years of age; authorizing a local department to approve an individual as a kinship caregiver under certain circumstances; etc.

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Family Law - Kinship Caregivers



2019-02-01HouseFirst Reading Judiciary
2019-01-31SenateThird Reading Passed (47-0)
2019-01-29SenateSecond Reading Passed
2019-01-29SenateFavorable Report Adopted
2019-01-25SenateFavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings
2019-01-09SenateHearing 1/22 at 1:00 p.m.
2019-01-09SenateFirst Reading Judicial Proceedings


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