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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Civil immunity for child advocates. Provides that any guardian ad litem (GAL) or court appointed special advocate (CASA) appointed for a child in a juvenile court proceeding is immune from civil liability resulting from the child being placed on a waiting list due to unavailability of a GAL or CASA. (Under current law, this immunity applies only to a volunteer GAL or CASA appointed from, and funded by, the supreme court office of administration's office of guardian ad litem and court appointed special advocate services.) Civil immunity for child advocates. Provides that any guardian ad litem (GAL) or court appointed special advocate (CASA) appointed for a child in a juvenile court proceeding is immune from civil liability resulting from the child being placed on a waiting list due to unavailability of a GAL or CASA. (Under current law, this immunity applies only to a volunteer GAL or CASA appointed from, and funded by, the supreme court office of administration's office of guardian ad litem and court appointed special advocate services.)