--H.R.5403--

H.R.5403

One Hundred Ninth Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the third day of January, two thousand and six

An Act

To improve protections for children and to hold States accountable for the safe and timely placement of children across State lines, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. SENSE OF THE CONGRESS.

SEC. 3. ORDERLY AND TIMELY PROCESS FOR INTERSTATE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN.

SEC. 4. HOME STUDIES.

`SEC. 473B. TIMELY INTERSTATE HOME STUDY INCENTIVE PAYMENTS.

SEC. 5. SENSE OF THE CONGRESS.

SEC. 6. CASEWORKER VISITS.

SEC. 7. HEALTH AND EDUCATION RECORDS.

SEC. 8. RIGHT TO BE HEARD IN FOSTER CARE PROCEEDINGS.

SEC. 9. COURT IMPROVEMENT.

SEC. 10. REASONABLE EFFORTS.

SEC. 11. CASE PLANS.

SEC. 12. CASE REVIEW SYSTEM.

SEC. 13. USE OF INTERJURISDICTIONAL RESOURCES.

SEC. 14. EFFECTIVE DATE.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.

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