ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan says he plans to sign a measure aimed at doing more to prevent foster care children from being returned to abusive biological parents.

Hogan said Monday it sounds like a common-sense measure he will have no trouble supporting.

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It provides social service agencies the ability to keep children in foster care, if there is severe abuse by biological parents, or parents do not protect their children from serious mistreatment.

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The bill is known as Anayah’s Law, after a 21-month-old Frederick girl who was allegedly beaten to death by her father. Anayah had been returned to her parents several weeks earlier under a federal law that generally requires state social services agencies to try to reunite families.

The Maryland Senate unanimously sent the bill to Hogan on Friday.

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