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CS/HB 215: Dependent Children

GENERAL BILL by Healthy Families Subcommittee ; Albritton ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Berman ; Broxson ; Campbell ; Cruz ; Cummings ; Dudley ; Fasano ; Harrell ; Hooper ; McGhee ; Metz ; Nunez ; O'Toole ; Pafford ; Peters ; Rader ; Rangel ; Rodrigues, R. ; Rooney ; Spano ; Zimmermann

Dependent Children; Provides legislative findings & intent; provides for participation in age-appropriate extracurricular, enrichment, & social activities by children in out-of-home care; provides for use of reasonable & prudent parent standard for decisionmaking about such activities; clarifies standard for reunification & for changing custody; provides for use of reasonable & prudent parent standard in certain decisionmaking; requires submission of plan for judicial review; provides definition for reasonable & prudent parent standard; provides rulemaking authority.

Effective Date: 7/1/2013
Last Action: 4/11/2013 - Chapter No. 2013-21
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/17/2013 House • Filed
1/30/2013 House • Referred to Healthy Families Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 35
2/6/2013 House • On Committee agenda-- Healthy Families Subcommittee, 02/13/13, 2:00 pm, 12 HOB
2/13/2013 House • CS by Healthy Families Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 154
2/18/2013 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
2/19/2013 House • Original reference(s) removed: Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 151
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 151
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 35
• On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 03/07/13, 4:00 pm, Morris Hall
• CS by Healthy Families Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 146
3/7/2013 House • Favorable by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -HJ 203
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 203
3/8/2013 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/12/13
3/12/2013 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 218
• Amendment(s) failed (952157) -HJ 218
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/13/2013 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 234
• CS passed; YEAS 116 NAYS 0 -HJ 234
3/21/2013 Senate • In Messages
3/22/2013 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary -SJ 256
3/25/2013 Senate • Received -SJ 256
3/27/2013 Senate • Withdrawn from Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary -SJ 260
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 260
• Substituted for CS/SB 164 -SJ 260
• Read 2nd time -SJ 260
• Read 3rd time -SJ 260
• CS passed; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 260
4/4/2013 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 427
4/5/2013 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor -HJ 446
4/11/2013 • Approved by Governor -HJ 667
• Chapter No. 2013-21