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Unanimous support in state House for unsupervised visitations measure championed by Ortiz-Self | News Brief


Last updated 3/17/2021 at 1:36pm

Lillian Ortiz-Self

The state House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 1194, aimed at strengthening parent-child visitation during child welfare proceedings, on Thursday, Feb. 25.

"This bill is about ensuring that bonding takes place between children and their parents during visitations, so really, it is about reuniting families," said Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo), who prime-sponsored the legislation.

HB 1194 will ensure that families are provided with the visitation and contact necessary to build their relationship and lessens the effects of parent-child separation. By requiring the f...

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