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Full Text of HB2626  100th General Assembly


Rep. Laura Fine

Filed: 4/5/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2626 on page 3, by
3replacing lines 13 through 26 with the following:
4    "(d) The Department of Children and Family Services shall
5develop and implement procedures that ensure and provide equal
6access to child welfare services, programs, and activities in a
7nondiscriminatory manner. Services, programs, and activities
8include, but are not limited to, investigations, assessments,
9provision of in-home services, out-of-home placements, case
10planning and service planning, visitation, guardianship,
11adoption, foster care, and reunification services. Such
12services, programs, and activities may also extend to
13proceedings under the Juvenile Court Act and proceedings to
14terminate parental rights. The Department of Children and
15Family Services shall provide training to child welfare
16investigators and caseworkers on these procedures.
17    (e) If the court determines that the right of a person with



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1blindness to the allocation of parental responsibilities,
2parenting time, foster care, guardianship, or adoption should
3be denied or limited in any manner, the court shall make
4specific written findings stating the basis for such a
5determination and why supportive parenting services cannot
6prevent the denial or limitation."; and
7by deleting page 4.