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  • Acts
  • 1998
  • Chapter 14 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


SECTION 1. Clause (4) of the second paragraph of section 26 of chapter 119 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1996 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- The entry of such order shall have the effect of terminating the rights of a person named therein to receive notice of or to consent to any legal proceeding affecting the custody, guardianship, adoption or other disposition of the child named therein.

SECTION 2. The first paragraph of paragraph (b) of section 3 of chapter 210 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the fourth sentence the following sentence:- The entry of such decree shall have the effect of terminating the rights of a person named therein to receive notice of or to consent to any legal proceeding affecting the custody, guardianship, adoption or other disposition of the child named therein.

SECTION 3. The third paragraph of said paragraph (b) of said section 3 of said chapter 210, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following sentence:- The entry of such decree shall have the effect of terminating the rights of a person named therein to receive notice of or to consent to any legal proceeding affecting the custody, guardianship, adoption or other disposition of the child named therein.

Approved January 23, 1998.