Status Summary

Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Mental Health & Housing on Jan 30th at 1:30 PM, but never came up for a vote. This bill did not move out of its committee before the Policy Committee Cutoff date. (See Companion Bill: HB 1251)

Legislative Session






SB 5365 would amend current statute to state that it is a right of a dependent child to be represented by counsel or have counsel appointed to them by the court.  The bill then requires the court to appoint an attorney to a dependent child prior to the shelter care hearing.  Additionally, this bill would change language to include the child and child’s counsel in the court process. 

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