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Amendment

 

January Session, 2011

LCO No. 6060

   
 

*SB0119906060SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 1199

File No. 465

Cal. No. 280

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsection (c) of section 45a-727 of the general statutes is amended by adding subdivision (5) as follows (Effective October 1, 2011):

(NEW) (5) (A) In any proceeding under this section involving the adoption placement of a child or youth in another state where the provisions of section 17a-175 are applicable, the Court of Probate shall, before ordering or approving such placement, state for the record the court's finding concerning compliance with the provisions of section 17a-175. The court's statement shall include, but not be limited to: (A) A finding that the state has received notice in writing from the receiving state, in accordance with subsection (d) of Article III of section 17a-175, indicating that the proposed placement does not appear contrary to the interests of the child, (B) the court has reviewed such notice, (C) whether or not an interstate compact study or other home study has been completed by the receiving state, and (D) if such a study has been completed, whether the conclusions reached by the receiving state as a result of such study support the placement.

Sec. 502. Subsection (q) of section 46b-129 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2011):

(q) The provisions of section 17a-152, regarding placement of a child from another state, and section 17a-175, regarding the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, shall apply to placements pursuant to this section. In any proceeding under this section involving the placement of a child or youth in another state where the provisions of section 17a-175 are applicable, the court shall, before ordering or approving such placement, state for the record the court's finding concerning compliance with the provisions of section 17a-175. The court's statement shall include, but not be limited to: (1) A finding that the state has received notice in writing from the receiving state, in accordance with subsection (d) of Article III of section 17a-175, indicating that the proposed placement does not appear contrary to the interests of the child, (2) the court has reviewed such notice, (3) whether or not an interstate compact study or other home study has been completed by the receiving state, and (4) if such a study has been completed, whether the conclusions reached by the receiving state as a result of such study support the placement."