H.R.1389 - Safe Home Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] (Introduced 02/27/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/27/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1389 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/27/2019)
Safe Home Act of 2019
This bill makes unregulated custody transfers a form of child abuse and neglect under federal child-welfare law. Specifically, an unregulated custody transfer occurs when a child is placed with a non-relative or otherwise unfamiliar adult, with the intention of severing the parental or guardian relationship with the child, without reasonably ensuring the child's safety, and without legally transferring parental or guardian rights.
The bill also requires the Department of Health and Human Services to (1) report on the causes, effects, and prevalence of unregulated custody transfers; (2) develop policy recommendations for preventing such transfers; and (3) issue guidance to the states.