Name of Bill
Child-placing agencies; conscience clause; repeal. – HB 1932 (Levine) Repeals provisions that allowed child-placing agencies to refuse to perform, assist with, counsel, recommend, consent to, refer, or participate in any child placements when the proposed placement would violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies. EV SUPPORTS
HB 1932 Status: House: passed (53-Y 43-N) Senate: Left in Rehabilitation and Social Services
Confirmatory adoption. – SB 1321 (Boysko) Expands the stepparent adoption provisions to allow a person who is not the child’s stepparent but has a legitimate interest in the child to file a joint petition for adoption with the child’s birth parent or parent by adoption. EV SUPPORTS
SB 1321 Status: Signed into law by Governor (effective 7/1/21).