Parental Rights Discussed at State Capitol

By |2018-03-09T14:04:27-06:00March 9, 2018 2:04 pm|State Headlines|0 Comments

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KDKZ-TV) Missouri senators discuss parental rights.

First-round approval has been given to Senate Bill 800.

Sponsor, Sen. Doug Libla of Poplar Bluff, tells his colleagues his proposal would modify provisions relating to termination of parental rights and consent to adopt petitions in juvenile courts.

“Currently, there are sometimes a lag between when the termination of parental rights is filed, and when the adoption petition is filed,” says Libla.

During floor discussion, Sen. Scott Sifton of Affton and Sen. Andrew Koenig of Manchester talk about Sen. Koenig’s amendment to the bill.

“You [Koenig] contemplate a scenario where the rapist’s parental rights are terminated, but still on the hook for support,” asks Sifton.

Sen. Koenig responded with correct.

The amendment passed.

Senate Bill 800 still needs another positive vote before it could move to the Missouri House of Representatives for its consideration.

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