Representation of qualified foster children.

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Representation of qualified foster children. Provides that a child in a child in need of services (CHINS) proceeding who meets certain requirements is entitled to be represented by counsel. Requires a juvenile court in certain circumstances to appoint counsel. Requires the attorney appointed to represent the child to continue representing the child throughout the entire duration of the CHINS case. Allows the county to apply for reimbursement under the public defense fund.


Authored by Representative OlthoffCoauthored by Representative Harris

Fiscal Outlook

Title Description Date View
Fiscal NoteFiscal Note #1: Introduced2024-01-04 Click To View


Date Chamber Action
2024-01-16HouseRepresentative Goss-Reaves added as coauthor
2024-01-08HouseFirst reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary
2024-01-08HouseAuthored by Representative Olthoff
2024-01-08HouseCoauthored by Representative Harris