Legislative Update: Increased Attorney Fees For Guardians Ad Litem

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Senate Bill 141 (State pays for counsel in certain custody case) : dead. What a pity. The legislative history is below the fold.

Introduced by Sen. Julie Denton on February 8, 2007, to require separate counsel for an indigent parent who does not exercise custodial control of the child in a proceeding for adoption without parental consent .
Referred to the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on February 12, 2007.
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 14, 2007, to require the Court of Justice to establish administrative procedures relating to juvenile court cases; delete language requiring judges to explain procedures to parents.
Reported in the Senate on February 14, 2007, favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar.
Amendment offered by Sen. Ernesto Scorsone on February 16, 2007, to require counsel fees to be set by the court.

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