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CS/CS/CS/SB 972: Attorneys for Dependent Children with Special Needs

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Judiciary ; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs ; Galvano ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Bradley ; Gibson

Attorneys for Dependent Children with Special Needs; Requiring appointment of an attorney to represent a dependent child who meets one or more specified criteria; requiring that, if one is available, an attorney who is willing to represent a child without additional compensation be appointed; requiring that the appointment be in writing; requiring that an attorney not acting in a pro bono capacity be adequately compensated for his or her services and have access to funding for certain costs; requiring the Department of Children and Families to develop procedures to identify dependent children who qualify for an attorney, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 4/29/2014 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 561 (Ch. 2014-227) -SJ 799
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/10/2014 Senate • Filed
2/18/2014 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 79
3/4/2014 Senate • Introduced -SJ 79
3/13/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 03/18/14, 8:00 am, 37 Senate Office Building
3/18/2014 Senate • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 305
3/19/2014 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/20/2014 Senate • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs read 1st time -SJ 307
3/24/2014 Senate • Now in Judiciary -SJ 305
3/27/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 04/01/14, 9:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
4/1/2014 Senate • CS/CS by Judiciary; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 442
4/2/2014 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
4/3/2014 Senate • CS/CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 447
4/7/2014 Senate • Now in Appropriations -SJ 442
4/17/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/22/14, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building --Not Considered
4/23/2014 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/24/14, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
4/24/2014 Senate • CS/CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -SJ 698
4/25/2014 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 698
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/14
• CS/CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 699
4/29/2014 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 798
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 561 -SJ 799
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 561 (Ch. 2014-227) -SJ 799