During session my blog time will be short. I will have bill numbers by Thursday morning and can post in the evening when I get home.
Thanks goes to Senator Jim Hargrove, Chair of the Human Services and Corrections Committee. He has signed on as the second signature to both bills I have introduced to help families. And, he has scheduled both bills for a hearing. This is great news!
The first bill will give relatives standing in dependency cases and the other will create a presumption that family should have the child if there has been an emergency taking by the department.
A very special note of appreciation goes to my legislative aide, Brian Lohr. Without his very special expertise on the subject matter we would not be this far. Great work, Brian!
Readers...now it is your turn. We need you at the hearing. If you can not make it then please hotline or email your own legislators to ask for their support. No long stories...time is short for them. Ask for fairness and for the sake of families...etc. Check this blog for the bill numbers and titles. Set the date aside. More information will follow.