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Re-Entry Rule For Foster Kids Could Change Under Mo. Senate Bill

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The Missouri Senate has passed a measure that would limit more state officials to eight years in office. The motion now goes to the state House.

Children leaving the foster care system after their 18th birthday would be able to return to state custody under a bill passed by the Missouri Senate.
 
Current law allows children to remain in the foster care system until they are 21, but prevents re-entry if they leave after turning 18.
 
The measure sponsored by Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jolie Justus of Kansas City would allow those who leave the system to re-enter until they turn 21.
 
 Justus says it allows children to come back home if they have a hard time in the "real world."
 
 The Senate sent the measure to the House Thursday with a 34-0 vote.

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