Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Answer To Question On Alexis Stuth Bill

A reader asked in the comments if the Alexis Stuth Bill which would grant standing to relatives in certain cases would be retroactive. No. It would not be retroactive. There is a lot of work to be done. There will be a piecemeal approach to change unless the department directs employees to take another approach. Discipline to the existing law would correct most of the problems.

A question was asked: If passed into law how soon will it take affect?
If signed by the end of session (March 12th) It would take affect 60 days later.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Senator Roach for answering my queston as I know that you are a very busy person. Do you have any idea how long it will take it to get the Alexis Stuth bill through as we do not even have a court date set yet for a trial. Thank you again for all that you do to help with these matters for families and most of all the children that suffer from this. Our little granddaughter right now has a court appointed attorney and also CASA and all seem to be very biased and with the department. This court appointed attorney has only spoken with us one time and has not even contacted us or anyone on the list of people that we gave her and the ones that did call theirselves and set an appointment with her and gone in to talk with her have been told that she just does not talk to this many people. Now it seems to me that if we are talking about the best interest of the child, that wouldn't you talk to as many people as necessary? What kind of people do this to children?
Thank you,
Grandma in Vanc.