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HB 1040 - Juvenile courts; deprived child; permanent guardian; grant jurisdiction

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: Lindsey,Edward 54th
Last Action: 5/14/2008 - House Date Signed by Governor
House Committee: Judy
Senate Committee: JUDY
Assigned To:
05. Superior CourtsNext Bill
07. Juvenile CourtsNext Bill
08. Probate CourtsNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This bill grants juvenile courts with the jurisdiction to appoint a permanent guardian for a child whose custody is a subject of controversy before the court as a result of adjudication that the child is deemed deprived. The Juvenile court may enter an order of support on behalf of the minor child against the parents of the child. Orders shall remain in effect until the child reaches the age of majority (18). The court shall retain jurisdiction over guardianship for the sole purpose of entering an order following the filling of a petition to modify, vacate, or revoke the guardianship and to appoint a new guardian. The superior courts shall have concurrent jurisdiction for enforcement or modification of any child support order entered.

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