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Child Welfare And Juvenile Court Jurisdiction

Concerning changes to child welfare proceedings.
2023 Regular Session
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

The act provides juvenile courts jurisdiction to enter permanent allocations of parental responsibilities, without requiring a full court determination of a child as dependent or neglected as to each parent, in certain circumstances.

Juvenile courts are granted concurrent jurisdiction to district and county courts to order name changes for children or youth who appear in dependency and neglect and foster youth in transition cases. The requirement to give public notice of name changes through publication for a child or youth determined by the court to be dependent or neglected or subject to a continued dependency or neglect case is eliminated.

APPROVED by Governor April 12, 2023

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2023

NOTE: This act was passed without a safety clause and takes effect 90 days after sine die.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    04/12/2023 Signed Act PDF
    04/03/2023 Final Act PDF
    03/17/2023 Rerevised PDF
    03/16/2023 Revised PDF
    02/28/2023 Reengrossed PDF
    02/27/2023 Engrossed PDF
    02/06/2023 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details