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       A RESOLUTION calling upon the Office of Child Protective Services within the

Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services and the courts of the State of

Texas to reunite the children of Kathy and Doug Harless with their loving parents.

       WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Harless are the loving parents of five children, ages six,

seven, nine, fifteen, and eighteen; and

       WHEREAS, the Harless family has maintained Kentucky as their residence all of

their lives; and

       WHEREAS, the Harless family traveled to Texas for family business purposes; and
       WHEREAS, the family has experienced several tragedies, including severe injuries

suffered by Mrs. Harless when a log truck struck her vehicle, resulting in her

hospitalization for major surgical procedures; and

       WHEREAS, the family faced its greatest tragedy when the Office of Child

Protective Services within the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services

took Mr. and Mrs. Harless's children into custody, allegedly for a dirty travel trailer, while

the family was on business in Texas; and

       WHEREAS, for over two years the children have been separated from their parents

and from one another; and

       WHEREAS, Mrs. Harless has recovered from the accident and both parents are

fully capable of taking care of their children; and

       WHEREAS, neither Mr. or Mrs. Harless uses alcohol, drugs, or tobacco products;

and

       WHEREAS, the Harless family has suffered undue grief and has been fighting to

get their children back; and

       WHEREAS, the sanctity of the family unit should be protected;

       NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of

Kentucky:

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       Section 1.   The Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Service and the

courts of Texas should respect the sanctity of the family unit and consider immediate

actions to reunite Mr. and Mrs. Harless with their five children.

       Section 2.   The Clerk of the Senate shall forward a copy of this resolution to the

Office of Child Protective Services within the Texas Department of Protective and

Regulatory Services, the Attorney General of the State of Texas, the District Judge in

Tarrant County, and the Governor of the State of Texas.




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