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SB 959 - Adoption and Foster Care Restrictions - Key Vote

Arkansas Key Votes

Robert Thompson III Did Not Vote on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Adoption and Foster Care Restrictions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill limiting the adoption and foster care of children to married couples, unmarried persons who are not cohabitating, and relatives of the child.

Highlights:
- Prohibits adoption of children by “a person eligible to adopt, if that person is a homosexual [Sec. 1(b)].” - Prohibits unmarried adults, who are cohabitating but not legally married from becoming foster parents, with an exception for relatives of the child [Sec. 2(b)]. - Defines that “a person eligible to be a foster parent may not be a foster parent if that person is a homosexual [Sec. 2(d)].” - Emergency Clause: Takes effect immediately upon passage [Sec. 3].
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Adoption and Foster Care Restrictions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill limiting the adoption and foster care of children to married couples, unmarried persons who are not cohabitating, and relatives of the child.

Highlights:
- Prohibits adoption of children by “a person eligible to adopt, if that person is a homosexual [Sec. 1(b)].” - Prohibits unmarried adults, who are cohabitating but not legally married from becoming foster parents, with an exception for relatives of the child [Sec. 2(b)]. - Defines that “a person eligible to be a foster parent may not be a foster parent if that person is a homosexual [Sec. 2(d)].” - Emergency Clause: Takes effect immediately upon passage [Sec. 3].

Sponsors

  • Shawn A. Womack (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
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