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23-37,315.Role of prosecutor. (UCCJEA 315). (a) In a case arising under this act or involving the Hague Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction, the prosecutor may take any lawful action, including resort to a proceeding under K.S.A. 2014 Supp. 23-37,301 through 23-37,317, and amendments thereto, or any other available civil proceeding to locate a child, obtain the return of a child, or enforce a child-custody determination if there is:

(1) An existing child-custody determination;

(2) a request to do so from a court in a pending child-custody proceeding;

(3) a reasonable belief that a criminal statute has been violated; or

(4) a reasonable belief that the child has been wrongfully removed or retained in violation of the Hague Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction.

(b) A prosecutor acting under this section acts on behalf of the court and may not represent any party.

History: L. 2000, ch. 171, § 67; July 1.



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