SB 286-4_ Filed 01/19/2012, 09:52 Lawson C

SENATE MOTION


MADAM PRESIDENT:

    I move
that Senate Bill 286 be amended to read as follows:

SOURCE: Page 12, line 24; (12)MO028605.12. -->     Page 12, between lines 24 and 25, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 31-9-2-28; (12)MO028605.7. -->     "SECTION 7. IC 31-9-2-28, AS AMENDED BY P.L.133-2008, SECTION 5, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 28. (a) "Court appointed special advocate", for purposes of IC 31-15-6, IC 31-17-6, IC 31-19-16, IC 31-19-16.5, IC 31-28-5, and the juvenile law, means a community volunteer who:
        (1) has completed a training program approved by the court;
        (2) has been appointed by a court to represent and protect the best interests of a child; and
        (3) may research, examine, advocate, facilitate, and monitor a child's situation.
     (b) "Court appointed special advocate", for purposes of IC 31-33, IC 31-34, IC 31-35, and IC 31-37, means a community volunteer who:
        (1) has completed a training program approved by the court that includes training in:
            (A) the identification and treatment of child abuse and neglect; and
            (B) early childhood, child, and adolescent development;
        as required by 42 U.S.C. 5106a(b)(2)(B)(xiii);
        (2) has been appointed by a court to represent and protect the best interests of a child; and
        (3) may research, examine, advocate, facilitate, and monitor a child's situation.
".
SOURCE: Page 13, line 32; (12)MO028605.13. -->     Page 13, between lines 32 and 33, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 31-9-2-50; (12)MO028605.11. -->     "SECTION 11. IC 31-9-2-50, AS AMENDED BY P.L.1-2010, SECTION 115, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012]: Sec. 50. (a) "Guardian ad litem", for purposes of IC 31-15-6, IC 31-19-16, IC 31-19-16.5, IC 31-28-5, and the juvenile law, means an attorney, a volunteer, or an employee of a

county program designated under IC 33-24-6-4 who is appointed by a court to:
        (1) represent and protect the best interests of a child; and
        (2) provide the child with services requested by the court, including:
            (A) researching;
            (B) examining;
            (C) advocating;
            (D) facilitating; and
            (E) monitoring;
        the child's situation.
A guardian ad litem who is not an attorney must complete the same court approved training program that is required for a court appointed special advocate under section 28 of this chapter.
     (b) "Guardian ad litem", for purposes of IC 31-33, IC 31-34, IC 31-35 and IC 31-37, means an attorney, a volunteer, or an employee of a county program designated under IC 33-24-6-4 who:
        (1) is appointed by a court to represent and protect the best interests of a child;
        (2) is appointed by a court to provide the child with services requested by the court, including:
            (A) researching;
            (B) examining;
            (C) advocating;
            (D) facilitating; and
            (E) monitoring;
        the child's situation; and
        (3) has completed training appropriate for the person's role, including training in:
            (A) the identification and treatment of child abuse and neglect; and
            (B) early childhood, child, and adolescent development;
        as required by 42 U.S.C. 5106a(b)(2)(B)(xiii).
A guardian ad litem who is not an attorney must complete the same court approved training program that is required for a court appointed special advocate under section 28 of this chapter.
".

SOURCE: Page 23, line 20; (12)MO028605.23. -->     Page 23, line 20, delete "lease" and insert " least".
    Page 27, delete lines 37 through 42.

    Page 28, delete lines 1 through 4.
    Page 30, line 29, after "is" insert " the".
    Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
    (Reference is to SB 286 as printed January 13, 2012.)

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Senator LAWSON C


MO028605/DI 107
2012