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Reasonable Independence For Children

Concerning allowing a child reasonable independence to engage in activities without finding that the child is abused or neglected.
2022 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Bill Summary

Under current law, a child is neglected or dependent if the child's environment is injurious to the child's health or welfare. The act clarifies that a child is not neglected when allowed to participate in certain independent activities that a reasonable and prudent parent, guardian, or legal custodian would consider safe given the child's maturity, condition, and abilities.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    03/30/2022 Signed Act PDF
    03/25/2022 Final Act PDF
    03/15/2022 Rerevised PDF
    03/14/2022 Revised PDF
    02/18/2022 Reengrossed PDF
    02/17/2022 Engrossed PDF
    01/20/2022 Introduced PDF

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