Preliminary removal order hearings; court not to accept waiver by parent unless ascertain voluntary. (SB98)

Introduced By

Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Preliminary removal order hearings.  Provides that a court shall not accept any waiver by a parent, guardian, legal custodian, or other person standing in loco parentis of a child alleged to have been abused or neglected of his right to participate in a full evidentiary hearing or an adjudicatory hearing unless the court first ascertains, by oral examination, that such waiver is voluntary and intelligently made. If the court makes such ascertainment, it shall provide such parent, guardian, legal custodian, or other person with a statement to be executed by him in court and under oath to document his waiver. The statement shall be in a form designed and provided by the Supreme Court. Read the Bill »


01/12/2010: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee


01/06/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101407D
01/06/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/18/2010Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)