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2015-2016 Regular Session - HB 887
Courts; parental rights; prioritize placement of a child with an adult or fictive kin qualified to care for such child
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Articles 3 and 4 of Chapter 11 of Title 15 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to dependency proceedings and termination of parental rights, respectively, so as to prioritize the placement of a child with a relative who is an adult or fictive kin when such individual is qualified to care for such child and it is in the best interests of the child; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2016 - Effective Date
Apr/26/2016 - Act 337
Apr/26/2016 - House Date Signed by Governor
Apr/05/2016 - House Sent to Governor
Mar/24/2016 - Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub
Mar/22/2016 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub As Amended
Mar/14/2016 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/14/2016 - Senate Third Read
Mar/10/2016 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/08/2016 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/29/2016 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/26/2016 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/26/2016 - House Third Readers
Feb/23/2016 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/04/2016 - House Second Readers
Feb/03/2016 - House First Readers
Feb/02/2016 - House Hopper
02/26/2016 Modified Structured Rule; 03/22/2016 House agreed to Senate Substitute as House amended; 3/24/2016 Senate Agreed to House Amendment to Senate Substitute
Mar/24/2016 - Senate Vote #754Yea(45)Nay(0)NV(8)
Mar/22/2016 - House Vote #822Yea(122)Nay(44)NV(6)
Mar/22/2016 - House Vote #821Yea(125)Nay(36)NV(11)
Mar/14/2016 - Senate Vote #592Yea(54)Nay(0)NV(1)
Feb/26/2016 - House Vote #636Yea(160)Nay(0)NV(6)
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