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CS/SB 860 — Foster Families

by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee and Senator Detert

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Children, Families, and Elder Affairs Committee (CF)

The bill designates the second week of February of each year as “Foster Family Appreciation Week,” to recognize the enduring and invaluable contributions that foster parents provide to the children in their care and to the future of the state.

The bill encourages the Department of Children and Families, local governments, and other entities to sponsor events to promote awareness of the contributions made by foster

families to the vitality of the state.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect upon becoming law.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 118-1