130th Ohio General Assembly
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S. B. No. 163  As Introduced
As Introduced

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
2011-2012
S. B. No. 163


Senator Kearney 

Cosponsors: Senators Turner, Cates, Lehner 



A BILL
To enact section 2151.411 of the Revised Code to require generally that siblings in the custody of a public children services agency be placed together.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 2151.411 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 2151.411. Whenever a child comes into the custody of a public children services agency, either as part of a sibling group or subsequent to the previous placement of a sibling, the agency shall make reasonable efforts to place the siblings together, unless it would be contrary to the siblings' best interest or well-being. If siblings are not placed together, the agency shall make reasonable efforts to ensure the siblings' interaction, unless it would be contrary to the siblings' placement or well-being.
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