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This bill would affirm the principle of limited government. A proper role of government is providing for an efficient court system to ensure that cases are dealt with as quickly as possible. This is all the more true when the case involves a child in the state's foster care system. By tightening up the process for transferring jurisdiction this legislation would ensure a speedier adjudication and ensure that the case does not get lost in the transfer which could result in children being unintentionally returned to potentially dangerous homes before a court can decide the matter.
While the best environment for children to be raised is generally with their own family, there are extreme situations that necessitate state intervention. So long as the state has determined that an intervention is necessary it is important that the utmost care be taken to ensure that the case is handled correctly in order to minimize disruption, confusion, and uncertainty for the children involved. For these reasons we support this legislation on the principle of limited government.