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HB 2536

AN ACT concerning children and minors; relating to the revised Kansas code for care of children; establishing SOUL family legal permanency as a permanency option for children in need of care who are 16 years of age or older; allowing courts to establish SOUL family legal permanency; defining SOUL family legal permanency; reconciling definition of behavioral health crisis in the revised Kansas code for care of children; amending K.S.A. 38-2234, 38-2263, 38-2264, 38-2266 and 38-2268 and K.S.A. 2023 Supp. 38-2202, 38-2203 and 38-2255 and repealing the existing sections; also repealing K.S.A. 2023 Supp. 38-2202a.

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House - Final Action - Passed as amended; - 02/22/2024

On roll call the vote was:

Yea - (112):

Alcala, Amyx, Anderson, Ballard, Barth, Bergkamp, Bergquist, Blew, Blex, Bloom, Borjon, Bryce, Buehler, Butler, Carlin, Carmichael, B. Carpenter, W. Carpenter, Carr, Clifford, Collins, Concannon, Corbet, Croft, Curtis, Delperdang, Dodson, Droge, Ellis, Eplee, Essex, Featherston, Francis, Gardner, Goddard, Goetz, Haskins, Haswood, Hawkins, Helgerson, Hill, Hoffman, Hoheisel, Hougland, Howe, Howell, Howerton, Hoye, Humphries, Johnson, Kessler, Lewis, Martinez, Mason, Maughan, McDonald, McNorton, Melton, Meyer, D. Miller, S. Miller, V. Miller, Minnix, Moser, Murphy, Neelly, Neighbor, Ohaebosim, Oropeza, Osman, Ousley, Owens, Penn, Pickert, Poskin, Probst, Proctor, Rahjes, Resman, Roth, L. Ruiz, S. Ruiz, Sanders, Sawyer, Sawyer Clayton, Schlingensiepen, Schmoe, Schreiber, Seiwert, A. Smith, C. Smith, E. Smith, Stogsdill, Sutton, Tarwater, Thomas, Titus, Turk, Turner, Underhill, Vaughn, Waggoner, Wasinger, Waymaster, Weigel, White, K. Williams, L. Williams, Winn, Woodard, Xu, Younger,

Nay - (8):

Awerkamp, Estes, Fairchild, Garber, Jacobs, Landwehr, Poetter Parshall, Rhiley,

Present but not Voting - (0):

Absent and Not Voting - (5):

Donohoe, Highberger, Houser, Robinson, Thompson,

Not Voting - (0):