March 16, 2006(Key vote)
Title: Children, Child Protective Services
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that increases the amount of evidence that must be presented in court proving abuse and neglect from clear and convincing to beyond a reasonable doubt before a parent-child relationship can be terminated. The bill also requires Child Protective Services to notify the parents of the charges against them before removing a child from their home and establishes the Family Advocacy Council and Family Advocacy Office.