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SB 434: Independent Living

GENERAL BILL by Rich ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Lynn ; Gibson ; Dockery ; Storms ; Bullard

Independent Living; Requiring the court to retain jurisdiction over a child until the child is 21 years of age if the child elects to receive Foundations First Program services; providing the Department of Children and Family Services shall be the guardian of the person of a child placed in the department’s custody by the court; requiring assurance in a child’s case plan that efforts were made to avoid a change in the child’s school; requiring the Department of Children and Family Services or the community-based provider to provide reimbursement for the costs of transportation provided for a child in care; providing penalties for caregivers who refuse or fail to ensure that the child attends school regularly; requiring that a child be provided with information relating to the Road-to-Independence Program; providing for adoption assistance to be paid for a young adult until the age of 21 if the young adult meets specified conditions, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 House - Died in Messages
Location: In messages from Senate
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/5/2011 Senate • Filed
11/2/2011 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs -SJ 39
11/22/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 12/07/11, 2:00 pm, 401 Senate Office Building
12/7/2011 Senate • Favorable by- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 111
12/8/2011 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 111
1/9/2012 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/10/12
1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 39
• Read 2nd time -SJ 8
• Amendment(s) adopted (191652, 465118, 565926, 641580, 651436, 743638, 878336, 965684) -SJ 8
• Read 3rd time -SJ 10
• Passed as amended; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 10
• Immediately certified -SJ 10
1/11/2012 House • In Messages
3/9/2012 House • Died in Messages