Tribal State Legislation, Regulations, ACLs & ACINs

State Legislation

  • Assembly Bill No. 3176
    AB 3176, Chapter 833, Statutes of 2018 Waldron. Existing federal law, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA), governs the proceedings for determining the placement of an Indian child when that child is removed from the custody of his or her parent or guardian.
  • Assembly Bill No. 1325
    AB 1325, Chapter 287, Statutes of 2009-2010 Cook. Tribal customary adoption. Existing federal law, the Indian Child Welfare Act, and state law govern the placement of children who are or who may be Indian children, as specified.
  • Assembly Bill No. 2417
    AB 2417, Cook. Tribal customary adoption.
    Existing law provides for tribal customary adoption as one placement option for Indian children. Existing law requires that, in all cases prior to final approval of the tribal customary adoptive placement, a state and federal criminal background check through the Department of Justice shall be conducted on the prospective tribal customary adoptive parents and on persons over 18 years of age residing in their household.
  • Assembly Bill No. 3047
    AB 3047, Daly. Court fees: waiver: Indian Child Welfare Act. This bill would waive the fee and renewal fee for filing pro hac vice when the applicant is an attorney representing a tribe in a child welfare matter under the federal Indian Child Welfare Act.
  • AB 2418, Chapter 468, Statutes of 2010
    Fostering Connections to Success Act
  • AB 1325, Chapter 287, Statutes of 2009
    Indian Children
  • AB 770, Chapter 124, Statutes of 2009
    Tribal Customary Adoption
  • SB 703, Chapter 583, Statutes of 2007
    Negotiation of Title IV-E Agreements with Tribes
  • SB 678, Chapter 838, Statutes of 2006
    Placement of Children

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ACLs

  • ACL 14-15 (February 14, 2014)
    Federal Requirements for the Transfer of Indian Children to a Tribal Title IV-E Agency or an Indian Tribe with a Title IV-E Agreement
  • ACL 14-10 (January 31, 2014)
    Instructions for Completion of the Relative Assessment/Approval SOC Forms for a Tribally Approved Home
  • ACL 13-91 (November 1, 2013)
    After 18 Program (AB 12 Extended Foster Care) and Indian Non-Minor Dependents (NMDs) Covered by the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
  • ACL 13-91 (November 1, 2013)
    After 18 Program (AB 12 Extended Foster Care) and Indian Non-Minor Dependents (NMDs) Covered by the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
  • ACL 10-47
    Implementation of Tribal Customary Adoption Assembly Bill 1325 (Chapter 287, Statutes of 2009)
  • ACL 10-17 (March 24, 2010)
    Assembly Bill 1325, Chapter 287, Statutes of 2009, Tribal Customary Adoption
  • ACL 09-28 (June 4, 2009)
    Indian Child Welfare Act and Adoptions Forms, Processes and Standards
  • ACL 08-02 (January 28, 2008)
    Senate Bill (SB) 678, Chapter 838, Statutes of 2006, Indian Child Welfare Changes in State Law

ACINs

Contact Us

Office of Tribal Affairs
744 P Street, MS 8-17-35
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-6160 Main Line
TribalAffairs@dss.ca.gov
Heather Hostler, OTA Director