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SB 232

AN ACT concerning children and minors; establishing the office of the child advocate as an independent state agency and prescribing certain powers, duties and functions therefor; authorizing access to certain records; relating to children in need of care; making orders granting custody for adoption subject to the federal Indian child welfare act; directing the secretary for children and families to consider foster parents as prospective adoptive parents under certain circumstances; requiring the secretary to report certain data on adoptions; authorizing the appeal of any order of placement of a child; providing for retroactivity; amending K.S.A. 38-2203, 38-2213, 38-2270, 38-2273, 38-2309 and 38-2310 and K.S.A. 2022 Supp. 38-2211 and 38-2212 and repealing the existing sections.

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Senate - Emergency Final Action - Substitute passed; - 02/23/2023

On roll call the vote was:

Yea - (39):

Alley, Baumgardner, Blasi, Bowers, Claeys, Corson, Dietrich, Doll, Erickson, Fagg, Faust-Goudeau, Francisco, Gossage, Haley, Holland, Holscher, Kerschen, Kloos, Longbine, Masterson, McGinn, O'Shea, Olson, Peck, Petersen, Pettey, Pittman, Pyle, Reddi, Ryckman, Shallenburger, Steffen, Straub, Sykes, Thompson, Tyson, Ware, Warren, Wilborn,

Nay - (0):

Present and Passing - (0):

Absent and Not Voting - (1):

Billinger,

Not Voting - (0):