2015 Session

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Chief Patron: Marsden
SB 1028: Court-Appointed Counsel for Parents in Child Welfare Cases

Item 34 #1s

Item 34 #1s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Judicial Department
Supreme Court FY2015 $0 FY2016 $3,380,546 GF

Page 24, line 3, strike "$12,492,787" and insert "$15,873,333".

(This amendment provides $3,380,546 the second year from the general fund for additional compensation to court-appointed counsel for parents in child welfare cases, including cases involving child abuse and neglect, relief of custody, entrustment agreements, foster care review, permanency planning, children at risk of abuse or neglect, and termination of parental rights. This is a companion budget amendment to Senate Bill 1028, which provides for only one waiver, not to exceed $120 in district court or $158 in circuit court. This amendment is contingent upon passage of Senate Bill 1028.)