Parental rights; procedure for restoring to parent whose rights to his child have been terminated. (SB1076)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Restoration of parental rights. Creates a procedure for restoring parental rights to a parent whose rights to his child have previously been terminated when the child is at least 14 years of age and the child has not achieved his permanency goal. The bill also provides that the juvenile and domestic relations court may appoint a special advocate to provide services to a child who is the subject of judicial proceedings for the restoration of parental rights. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102809D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1076)
01/18/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2013Read second time
01/21/2013Passed by for the day
01/22/2013Read second time
01/22/2013Reading of amendment waived
01/22/2013Committee amendment agreed to
01/22/2013Reading of amendments waived
01/22/2013Amendments by Senator Barker agreed to
01/22/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1076E
01/22/2013Printed as engrossed 13102809D-E
01/23/2013Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Placed on Calendar
01/25/2013Read first time
01/25/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/28/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1076E)
02/06/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2013Read second time
02/11/2013Read third time
02/11/2013Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1076ER)
02/13/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1076ER)
02/13/2013Signed by President
02/13/2013Signed by Speaker
03/21/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 685 (effective 7/1/13)
03/21/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0685)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.