HB2503 SFAT #1 Trump 3-6

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Senator Trump moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. Com. Sub. for House Bill 2503 A Bill to amend and reenact 49-4-601 and 49-4-722 of the Code of West Virginia, 193, as amended, all relating to court actions in abuse and neglect proceedings; counsel appointment procedures in child neglect or abuse cases; requiring a petition to include the names of all parents, guardians, custodians, or other persons standing in loco parentis with the child and an express statement as to whether each parent, guardian, custodian, or person standing in loco parentis is alleged to have neglected or abused the child; requiring the court to appoint counsel for the child, parents, guardians, custodians, and persons standing in loco parentis prior to the initial hearing; clarifying when a court may and may not appoint counsel; requiring a court to appoint counsel to an unrepresented person if necessary to satisfy the requirements of fundamental fairness; directing notice to various courts in actions involving certain adults held in juvenile custody when charged or convicted of adult crimes; requiring the Bureau of Juvenile Services to provide written notification to court as to such defendants during various stages of the criminal process in cases of adults in the juvenile jurisdiction of the circuit court; requiring notice generally; requiring that notice to be given by courts that a hearing required by subsection (a) of this section has been held; and authorizing the Commissioner of Corrections and Rehabilitation to establish one or more facilities to house adult offenders who remain under the juvenile jurisdiction of the circuit court to comply with federal sight and sound restrictions.