Bill Summary for H 407 (2015-2016)

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Apr 15 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 407 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 31, 2015
AN ACT TO ALLOW MUNICIPALITIES TO TRANSFER THE POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY TO A REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENT.
Intro. by Stevens.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition. 

Amends GS 131D-10.2A to add that the Department of Health and Human Services must use the reasonable and prudent parenting standard. Makes clarifying changes. Expands and clarifies the entities that will not be held liable for an act or omission of the child or for injuries to the child while acting in accordance with the reasonable and prudent parenting standard. Imposes liability for any action or inaction of gross negligence, willful and wanton conduct, or intentional wrongdoing (was, willful or reckless misconduct) resulting in injury.

Amends GS 58-36-43 to no longer require the policy form or endorsement to provide coverage for acts or omission of a child who is placed in a licensed family foster home or therapeutic foster home while the child is in the foster parent's care. Provides that the statute does not require that the policy or endorsement cover an act or omission resulting from any action or inaction of gross negligence, willful and wanton conduct, or intentional wrongdoing that results in injury to the child.

Deletes proposed changes to GS 58-37-35(g). 

Makes Part 2 of the act, concerning the reasonable and prudent parenting standard in foster care, effective October 1, 2015 (was, when the act became law).

Amends the act's long title. 

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