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HB 189: "An Act relating to the identification, location, and notification of specified family members of a child who is in state custody."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 189                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to the identification, location, and notification of specified family                                  
02 members of a child who is in state custody."                                                                            
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
04    * Section 1. AS 47.10 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                  
05 Sec. 47.10.035. Notice to noncustodial parent or adult family member; due                                             
06 diligence. (a) Within 30 days after removal of a child from the child's home and                                      
07 placement of the child in out-of-home care under this chapter, the department shall                                     
08 exercise due diligence to identify, locate, and notify of the removal noncustodial                                      
09 parents and adult family members of the child. If circumstances prevent the                                             
10       department from completing this due diligence search in 30 days, the department shall                             
11       complete the search as soon as possible.                                                                          
12            (b)  A supervisor of the division of the department with jurisdiction over                                   
13       children in need of aid shall verify in writing, in a timely manner, the due diligence of                         
14       the department exercised under (a) of this section.                                                               
01    * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
02 read:                                                                                                                   
03       APPLICABILITY. Section 1 of this Act applies to a child in the custody or under the                               
04 supervision of the Department of Health and Social Services under AS 47.10 on or after the                              
05 effective date of sec. 1 of this Act.                                                                                   
06    * Sec. 3. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to                          
07 read:                                                                                                                   
08       TRANSITION: REGULATIONS. The Department of Health and Social Services may                                         
09 adopt regulations necessary to implement the changes made by this Act. The regulations take                             
10 effect under AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act), but not before the effective date of the                          
11 law implemented by the regulation.