Senate passes foster children reporting bill


The Kansas Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill seeking to better hold the state's foster care contractors accountable for missing children.

The Senate passed legislation requiring foster care contractors to inform the state of a missing foster child in no more than 24 hours.

The bill calls for assessing a $500 fine against a contractor for each day it fails to report a missing child. It also requires contractors to explain any occasion when a child spent a night in their facility.

The bill comes as . . .


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