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Amendment 149bc AMENDMENT FOR SENATE ENGROSSED BILL

149bc

___________________ moved that SB 149 be amended as follows:


    On page 3, line 6 of the Senate engrossed bill, after "agency" insert "that shall be contained in a written policy, statement of faith, or other document adhered to by a child-placement agency".

    On page 3, between lines 6 and 7, insert:
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    If a child-placement agency declines to provide any services, the child-placement agency shall provide in writing information advising the applicant of the Department of Social Services website and a list of licensed child-placement agencies with contact information.".

    On page 3, line 11, delete "a" and insert "the agency's written".

    On page 4, line 1, after "agency's" insert "written".

    On page 6, after line 3, insert:

"    Section 15. That chapter 26-6 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:

    If a child-placement agency declines to provide any services under section 3 of this Act, the child-placement agency's decision does not limit the ability of another child-placement agency to provide those services and shall not be a factor in determining whether a placement in connection with the service is in the best interest of the child.".

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