HB 661/FN (BR 1863) - M. Harmon
AN ACT relating to child welfare.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 199, relating to adoption and protective services for children, to declare a public policy preference for adoptive homes with married parents, create a rebuttable presumption that it is not in the best interest of the child to be placed in a home where two unmarried persons cohabit or are otherwise engaging in sexual relations; prohibit the cabinet from placing children for adoption in homes where the petitioner or other person acting as a parent in the home is homosexual, bisexual, or transgendered, or in a home where more than two persons are cohabiting or otherwise engaging in sexual relations with one another; amend KRS 600.020, the definitions section for the Kentucky Unified Juvenile Code, to add language to the definition of "foster family home" which excludes those homes where a parent is homosexual, bisexual, or transgendered, or where more than two persons are cohabiting or otherwise engaging in sexual relations with one another; make technical corrections thereto; make technical amendments to KRS 199.011, 199.467, 199.470, 199.471, 199.472, 199.473, and 199.990.
Mar 1-introduced in House
Mar 2-to Health and Welfare (H)