Establishing Grandfamilies - HB 629

Establishing Grandfamilies - HB 629

This bill establishes a preference for the appointment of a child's grandparent as guardian of the minor in certain cases.

New Futures supports HB 629, as it provides support for children in crisis and families suffering from the opioid epidemic, encouraging healthy early childhood development.

Click here for the bill text.

Bill sponsors: Rep. M. MacKay, Hills. 30; Rep. LeBrun, Hills. 32; Rep. J. MacKay, Merr. 14; Rep. Cote, Hills. 31; Rep. Rosenwald, Hills. 30; Rep. Notter, Hills. 21; Rep. Walz, Merr. 23; Rep. M. McCarthy, Hills. 29; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock. 5; Rep. Seidel, Hills. 28; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Lasky, Dist 13; Sen. Avard, Dist 12

the full house voted this bill "ought to pass" on 3/8/17.

Bill Status
  • Committee
  • Public Hearing
  • Executive Session
  • Full Body Vote
  • Committee
  • Public Hearing
  • Executive Session
  • Full Body Vote