Citations Affected: IC 12-17.4.

Synopsis: Notification to foster parents. Conference committee report for EHB 1298. Provides that a foster home must notify the division of family and children if: (1) a foster child less than 16 years of age, while living in a foster home, engages in or is the victim of sexual contact; (2) a foster child, while living in a foster home, is charged with, convicted of, or is the victim of certain sex crimes or is charged with or adjudicated as a juvenile for having committed certain acts that would be sex crimes if committed by an adult; or (3) the foster home learns the foster child, before placement in the foster home, had engaged in or been the victim of sexual contact or certain other sex crimes. Specifies what information must be provided to the division. Requires the division to share certain information with former and prospective licensees. (This conference committee report limits the type of information the division must provide to a previous or prospective licensee to: (1) the name; (2) the date a prohibited sex act occurred; (3) a description of a prohibited sex act; and (4) the responding law enforcement agency, if any.)

Effective: July 1, 2002.

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Adopted Rejected




    Your Conference Committee appointed to confer with a like committee from the Senate upon Engrossed Senate Amendments to Engrossed House Bill No. 1298 respectfully reports that said two committees have conferred and agreed as follows to wit:

    that the House recede from its dissent from all Senate amendments and that the House now concur in all Senate amendments to the bill and that the bill be further amended as follows:

SOURCE: Page 2, line 11; (02)CC129801.2. -->     Page 2, line 11, delete "(b)," and insert " (b)(1) through b(4),".
    Page 2, line 14, after "child" insert " with that licensee".
    Page 2, line 19, after "(as defined in IC 25-1-9-3.5 )" insert " if the foster child is less than sixteen (16) years of age".
    (Reference is to EHB 1298 as printed February 22, 2002.)

Conference Committee Report


Engrossed House Bill 1298

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igned by:

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    Representative Smith V Senator Long

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    Representative Dillon Senator Lanane

    House Conferees    Senate Conferees

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