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Bill: HB 2013, Act 1311; Status: Enacted
Summary: Requires the Department of Human Services to identify and provide notice to all adult grandparents and other adult relatives within 30 days of a juvenile transferred to the custody of the department. Requires court reports to include information and recommendations concerning placement and visitation with a grandparent or other adult relative.
Sponsored by Representative M. Burris
Bill: SB 351, Act 325; Status: Enacted
Summary: Amends Arkansas' relative guardianship subsidy program to add those children who are eligible for Title IV-E foster care maintenance payments and who have been in the care of a relative for at least six months to the list of eligible children under the state's program.
Sponsored by Senator J. Key, Representative J. Dickinson
There is no pending Kinship/Guardianship legislation for Arkansas.