View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 3308 The Judiciary Committee proposes the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3308 (COUNCIL\NBD\11664AC11):

Reference is to the bill as introduced.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by deleting SECTION 2 of the bill and inserting:

/SECTION      2.      Section 63-7-1680(D) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 160 of 2010, is further amended to read:

     "(D)      The third section of the plan shall set forth rights and obligations of the parents or guardian while the child is in custody including, but not limited to:
           (1)      the responsibility of the parents or guardian for financial support of the child during the placement; and
           (2)      the visitation rights and obligations of the parents or guardian during the placement.
     The department may move before the family court for termination or suspension of visits between the parent or guardian and the child. The family court may order termination or suspension of the visits if ongoing contact between the parent or guardian and the child would be contrary to the best interests of the child. This section of the plan must include a notice to the parents or guardian that failure to support or visit the child as provided in the plan may result in termination of parental rights."/

Amend the bill further, by deleting Section 63-7-1940(A)(1) and inserting:

/            (1)      must shall order, without possibility of waiver by the department, that a person's name be entered in the Central Registry of Child Abuse and Neglect if the court finds that there is a preponderance of evidence that the person:
           (a)      physically or sexually abused or wilfully or recklessly neglected the child. Placement on the Central Registry cannot be waived by any party or by the court. abused the child; however, if the only form of physical abuse that is found by the court is excessive corporal punishment, the court only may order that the person's name be entered in the Central Registry if item (2) applies;
           (b)      sexually abused the child;
           (c)      wilfully or recklessly neglected the child; or
           (d)      gave birth to the child and the child tested positive for the presence of any amount of controlled substance, prescription drugs, metabolite of a controlled substance, or alcohol or the child has a medical diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome, unless the presence of the substance or metabolite is the result of medical treatment administered to the mother of the child or the child;/

Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.