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Related Wyoming State Statutes

The cites to the Wyoming Statutes for the corresponding proceedings/issues are listed below. You can find the current state statutes on the Wyoming Legislature's Website.

Child Protection Act (abuse/neglect), Title 14, Chapter 3


Child In Need of Supervision (CHINS), Title 14, Chapter 6, Article 4


Delinquency, Title 14, Chapter 6, Article 2


Termination of Parental Rights, Title 14, Chapter 2, Article 3


Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights, Wyoming Statute §14-2-309


More Wyoming State Statutes:

The cites to the Wyoming Statutes for the corresponding proceedings/issues are listed below. You can find the current state statutes on the Wyoming Legislature's Website.

Parent-Child Relationship, Title 14, Chapter 2, Article 5


Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity, Title 14, Chapter 2, Article 6


Genetic Testing, Title 14, Chapter 2, Article 7


Proceeding to Adjudicate Parentage, Title 14, Chapter 2, Article 8


Guardianships, Title 3, Chapters 1 and 2


Temporary Guardian for Educational, Medical Care, & Dental Care Purposes, Wyoming Statute § 3-2-302


Conservatorships, Title 3, Chapter 3


Adoption, Title 1, Chapter 22


Grounds for Adoption Without Consent, Wyoming Statute § 1-22-110


Child Support, Title 20, Chapter 2, Article 3


Child Support Guidelines, Wyoming Statute § 20-2-304


Child Support Enforcement, Title 20, Article 6


Child Custody & UCCJEA,
 Title 20, Chapter 5







Grandparent Visitation Rights,
 Wyoming Statute § 20-7-101







Children in Juvenile Court,
 Wyoming Statutes §§ 14-3-402, 14-3-423, 14-3-424






Children in Juvenile Court,
 
Juv. Ct. Rule 2 








Related Federal Statutes:

The cites to the Wyoming Statutes for the corresponding proceedings/issues are listed below. You can find the current state statutes on the Wyoming Legislature's Website.

Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006












Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980


Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (ASFA)


Adoption Promotion Act of 2003


Child Abuse Prevention and Enforcement Act of 2000


Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)


CAPTA Act of 1974,
As Amended, 1996
Legislative History of CAPTA
Reauthorization of 2010


Child and Family Services Improvement Act of 2006


College Cost Reduction and Access Act
Defined "independent student" as a child in foster care at age 13 or older, so parental income did not have to be included in eligibility for financial aid.

Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
This act provided for court improvement grants, among other things.

Fair Access Foster Care Act of 2005


Foster Care Independence Act of 1999


Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (Fostering Connections)


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)


Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)


Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)


Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003


Multiethnic Placement Act (MEPA)


Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act


Promoting Safe and Stable Families Amendments of 2001


Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to End the Exploitation of Children Today Act of 2003 (PROTECT Act)


Safe and Timely Interstate Placement of Foster Children Act of 2006


Social Security Act, Titles IV-B and IV-E


Strengthening Abuse and Neglect Courts Act of 2000


Tax Relief and Healthcare Act of 2006
This act exempted children in foster care from the requirement of proving their nationality in order to receive Medicaid.

Wyoming Session Summaries:

These documents are offered as a summary of legislative activity. It is not legal advice and is the sole opinion of the author, and not the legislators or sponsors of the bills.

2011 GAL Program Post-Session Summary

This summary includes six bills that passed both houses and were signed into law by the Governor. Highlights include a summary of a bill that required certain juveniles to register as sex offenders, a bill that eliminates the opportunity for a respondent in a child protection proceeding to admit or deny allegations at the shelter care hearing, a bill that authorizes a change in placement for the respondent child in a CHINS case without a court hearing, a bill that requires rules and policies for seclusion and restraint in schools, a bill adding Spice, a synthetic cannabinoid, to a list of controlled substances, and lastly a bill that amends the first ground for termination of parental rights to specify the effect of custody and support orders. 



2010 GAL Program Post-Session Summary

This summary includes nine bills that passed both houses and were signed into law by the Governor. Highlights include a bill requiring the custodian of an alleged delinquent to ensure that a juvenile detention risk assessment is performed, a bill creating and expanding offenses for persons under the age of 21 who attempt to purchase and/or consume alcohol, a bill regulating the use of tanning salons by minors, a bill amending the penalties for the sexual abuse of a minor , a bill regarding the termination of the parent-child relationship, a bill amending the Wyoming compulsory school attendance requirements, a bill enhancing the sentence for homicide of a pregnant woman, a bill amending the requirements for medical support of dependent children, and lastly a bill that requires the development and implementation of uniform standards for juvenile detention facilities.


2009 GAL Program Post-Session Summary

This summary includes twelve bills that passed both houses and were signed into law by the Governor. Highlights include a bill regarding the types of cases where a minor’s taped deposition can be used, a bill that limits adult adoptions, a bill that changes the law on suspending a driver’s license of someone who owes child support, a bill that amends the MDT statutes, a bill that requiring at least one full-day kindergarten class, a bill that changes the requirements of the Office of Administrative Hearings in child protection substantiations, a bill regarding the release of minor victim’s information in a sexual offense case, a bill that allows a youth to consent to health care for tobacco cessation, a bill that makes amendments to Title 14, a bill that replaces the drug court statutes as Court Supervised Treatment Programs and also changes their requirements, a bill that makes amendments to the juvenile delinquency statutes, and lastly a bill that changes the penalties for child abuse.