Minor guardianship bill passes House

February 14, 2014; Laura Krantz; VTDigger

House members Thursday afternoon passed a bill that overhauls the legal process for transferring guardianship of a minor to someone other than the parents.

H.581 now goes to the Senate, where family advocates say they will once again fight for changes that didn’t make it into the House version.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Sandy Haas, P/D-Rochester, establishes clearer processes for situations in which someone other than the state, such as a grandparent, assumes responsibility for a child.

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