House Bill No. 203

Introduced By r. johnson

A Bill for an Act entitled: "An Act generally revising child abuse and neglect laws; defining best interests of the child; providing for a petition for long-term legal custody; providing for a permanency plan hearing; amending sections 40-8-111, 41-3-102, 41-3-202, 41-3-204, 41-3-303, 41-3-401, 41-3-402, 41-3-403, 41-3-404, 41-3-406, 41-3-607, 41-3-609, 41-4-102, and 41-5-530, MCA; repealing sections 41-3-410 and 41-3-603, MCA; and providing effective dates and a termination AN APPLICABILITY date."

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Montana: