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2007-2008 Regular Session - SB 293
Deprived Juveniles; consideration of in-state/out-of-state placements for children; permanency plan hearings; procedural safeguards
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Part 6 of Article 1 of Chapter 11 of Title 15 of the O.C.G.A., relating to deprived juveniles, so as to provide specifically for the consideration of in-state and out-of-state placements for children at permanency plan hearings; to provide for procedural safeguards to assure that in a permanency hearing there is consultation with the child, in an age appropriate manner, regarding the proposed permanency and transition plan for the child; to require that foster parents, preadoptive parents, and relative caregivers are given notice of their right to be heard at certain hearings and proceedings; to amend Article 2 of Chapter 11 of Title 15 of the O.C.G.A., relating to termination of parental rights, to provide that foster parents, preadoptive parents and relative caregivers must be provided notice of their right to be heard at all court proceedings held pursuant to such Article; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jan/14/2008 - Senate Recommitted
Mar/20/2007 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/19/2007 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported
Mar/01/2007 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/01/2007 - Senate Hopper