SB 259

  • Indiana Senate Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate
  • Passed Senate Feb 22, 2021
  • Passed House Apr 12, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Apr 29, 2021

Parents with disabilities.

Abstract

Specifies that it is the policy of the state to recognize the parenting rights of a parent regardless of whether the parent has a disability. Provides that the right of a person with a disability to parent the person's child may not be denied or restricted solely because the person has a disability. Provides that: (1) a court, in: (A) considering the appointment of a person as a guardian; (B) hearing an action to modify custody or an action to determine or modify parenting time; or (C) determining whether to grant a petition for adoption; and (2) the department of child services, in determining whether to grant a person a license to operate a foster family home; may not discriminate against, and shall take into consideration the provision of reasonable accommodations to, a person with a disability.

Bill Sponsors (17)

Votes


No votes to display

Actions


Apr 29, 2021

Senate

Public Law 146

Office of the Governor

Signed by the Governor

Apr 28, 2021

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

House

Signed by the Speaker

Apr 23, 2021

Senate

Signed by the President Pro Tempore

Apr 19, 2021

Senate

Senate concurred in House amendments; Roll Call 452: yeas 48, nays 0

Apr 15, 2021

Senate

Motion to concur filed

Apr 13, 2021

House

Returned to the Senate with amendments

Apr 12, 2021

House

Representative Vermilion A added as cosponsor

House

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 404: yeas 89, nays 0

Apr 08, 2021

House

Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed

House

Amendment #2 (Clere) prevailed; voice vote

Mar 25, 2021

House

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Mar 04, 2021

House

First reading: referred to Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
family, children and human affairs

Feb 24, 2021

Senate

Referred to the House

Feb 23, 2021

Senate

Senator Randolph added as coauthor

Feb 22, 2021

Senate

Senator Rogers added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Qaddoura added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Houchin added as coauthor

Senate

Senator Alting added as coauthor

Senate

Cosponsors: Representatives Porter and Andrade M

Senate

Third reading: passed; Roll Call 154: yeas 49, nays 0

Senate

House sponsor: Representative Clere

Feb 18, 2021

Senate

Second reading: ordered engrossed

Feb 16, 2021

Senate

Senators Bohacek, Crane, Ford J.D., Koch, Grooms added as coauthors

Feb 15, 2021

Senate

Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Senate

Senator Yoder added as coauthor

Jan 25, 2021

Senate

Senator Ford Jon added as second author

Jan 11, 2021

Senate

First reading: referred to Committee on Family and Children Services

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
family and children services

Senate

Authored by Senator Niezgodski

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (S) PDF
Senate Bill (H) PDF
Engrossed Senate Bill (H) PDF
Enrolled Senate Bill (S) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: SB0259.05.ENRH.FN001 PDF

Sources

Data on Open States is updated periodically throughout the day from the official website of the Indiana General Assembly.

If you notice any inconsistencies with these official sources, feel free to file an issue.