Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 332

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 31-10-2-2.

Synopsis: Parental rights. Provides that the liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their child is a fundamental right. Provides that Indiana law shall be administered, implemented, and interpreted consistently with this right. Provides that an Indiana governmental entity may not burden this right unless the governmental entity demonstrates that application of the burden to the person: (1) furthers a compelling governmental interest; and (2) is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.

Effective: July 1, 2013.





Kruse




    January 8, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.







Introduced

First Regular Session 118th General Assembly (2013)


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SENATE BILL No. 332



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning family law and juvenile law.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 31-10-2-2; (13)IN0332.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 31-10-2-2 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013]: Sec. 2. (a) As used in this section, "governmental entity" refers to any of the following:
        (1) The state.
        (2) An agency of the state.
        (3) A political subdivision (as defined in IC 36-1-2-13).
        (4) An agency of a political subdivision.
    (b) Indiana law shall be administered, implemented, and interpreted consistently with this section.
    (c) The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their child is a fundamental right.
    (d) A governmental entity may not burden a person's right described in subsection (c) unless the governmental entity demonstrates that application of the burden to the person:
        (1) furthers a compelling governmental interest; and
        (2) is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling

governmental interest.