SB 465-1_ Filed 04/11/2011, 11:26 Riecken

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    I move that Engrossed Senate Bill 465 be amended to read as follows:

SOURCE: Page 67, line 4; (11)MO046502.67. -->     Page 67, after line 4, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: ; (11)MO046502.60. -->     "SECTION 60. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011] (a) The general assembly urges the legislative council to assign the following topics to a study committee for study:
         (1) Requiring the department of child services to:
            (A) develop and implement an intensive family preservation program to:
                (i) help preserve families by keeping children with their parents; and
                (ii) provide families needed resources to stay together;

             (B) develop and implement clear guidelines for the removal of a child from the child's home;
             (C) annually report to the Indiana child custody and support advisory committee on the department of child service's progress and implementation of the guidelines described under clause (B); and
            (D) develop and implement the method of differential response in handling reports of child abuse and neglect.
        (2) Ensuring that the laws in Indiana concerning foster care are in compliance with the federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-351).
        (3) Requesting a waiver from the United States Department of Health and Human Services that would allow the state to provide payments to a relative who is providing care and

supervision to a child who would be or has been in foster care.
        (4) Requesting a waiver from the United States Department of Health and Human Services that would allow caseworkers to focus on:
            (A) finding permanent homes for older children by establishing specialized youth permanency units; and
            (B) employing differential response programs.

     (b) If the topics listed in subsection (a) are assigned to a study committee under subsection (a), the study committee shall issue a final report to the legislative council containing the study committee's findings and recommendations, including any recommended legislation concerning the topics, not later than November 1, 2011.
    (c) This SECTION expires July 1, 2012.
    (Reference is to ESB 465 as printed April 8, 2011.)


Representative Riecken

MO046502/DI 110     2011