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      CHC 1616     


Art. 1616.  Enactment and withdrawal

NOTE:  Art. 1616 repealed by Acts 2010, No. 893, §2, eff. when the 35th state enacts the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children.

A.  This compact shall be open to joinder by any state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and, with the consent of congress, the government of Canada or any province thereof.  It shall become effective with respect to any such jurisdiction when such jurisdiction has enacted the same into law.

B.  Withdrawal from this compact shall be by the enactment of a statute repealing the same, but shall not take effect until two years after the effective date of such statute and until written notice of the withdrawal has been given by the withdrawing state to the governor of each other party jurisdiction.

C.  Withdrawal of a party state shall not affect the rights, duties, and obligations under this compact of any sending agency herein with respect to a placement made prior to the effective date of withdrawal.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §16, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 2010, No. 893, §2.

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