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Rights Of Persons Office Respondent Parents' Counsel

Concerning the rights of persons represented by an attorney through the office of the respondent parents' counsel.
2019 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

Respondent parents' counsel - access to judicial department information - representation in reinstatement petition. The act adds to the list of agencies and attorneys authorized to have statewide read-only access to the name index and register of actions for the judiciary department those attorneys who are either under contract with or authorized by the office of the respondent parents' counsel.

The act clarifies that a parent whose rights in a parent-child relationship have been terminated and who has filed a petition to reinstate the rights of a parent-child relationship is entitled to appointed counsel through the office of the respondent parents' counsel, if income eligibility criteria are satisfied.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    03/07/2019 Signed Act PDF
    02/27/2019 Final Act PDF
    02/20/2019 Rerevised PDF
    02/19/2019 Revised PDF
    01/31/2019 Reengrossed PDF
    01/30/2019 Engrossed PDF
    01/14/2019 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details