Bill Status of HB5496 95th General Assembly
Short Description: JUV CT-MINOR-REMOVAL FROM HOME
Rep. Constance A. Howard
| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Provides that if any minor is determined to need care away from home in foster care, shelter care, or detention, the court shall order, consistent with the health, safety, and best interests of the minor, the removal of the minor from his or her home because the minor's home cannot provide the quality of care and level of support and supervision the minor needs at the time. Provides that removal from the home is in the minor's and community's best interest for any of the following reasons: (i) the minor is without the care necessary for the minor's well being through no fault or lack of concern by a parent, guardian, custodian, or other person, (ii) the minor has no parent, guardian, custodian, or other person able to return the minor to the court when required, or (iii) for the protection of the minor. Provides that the court shall further find that reasonable efforts have been made or that, consistent with the health, safety, and best interests of the minor, no efforts reasonably can be made to prevent or eliminate the necessity of removal of the minor from his or her home. Provides that once the court finds that it is a matter of immediate and urgent necessity for the protection of the minor that the minor be placed in a shelter care facility, detention center, or foster care, the minor shall not be returned to the parent, custodian, or guardian until the court finds that such placement is no longer necessary for the protection of the minor. Effective immediately.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/14/2008||House||Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Constance A. Howard|| 2/14/2008||House||First Reading|| 2/14/2008||House||Referred to Rules Committee|| 3/3/2008||House||Assigned to Juvenile Justice Reform Committee|| 3/12/2008||House||Do Pass / Short Debate Juvenile Justice Reform Committee; 010-000-000|| 3/13/2008||House||Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate|| 4/18/2008||House||Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 9, 2008|| 5/9/2008||House||Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 23, 2008|| 5/23/2008||House||Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) May 31, 2008|| 5/29/2008||House||Second Reading - Short Debate|| 5/29/2008||House||Held on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate|| 5/31/2008||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|| 1/13/2009||House||Session Sine Die|