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CS/CS/HB 437: Guardians for Dependent Children who are Developmentally Disabled or Incapacitated

GENERAL BILL by Civil Justice Subcommittee ; Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee ; Adkins ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Albritton ; Artiles ; Cortes, B. ; Rooney ; Van Zant

Guardians for Dependent Children who are Developmentally Disabled or Incapacitated; Citing this act as "The Regis Little Act to Protect Children with Special Needs"; requiring an updated case plan developed in a face-to-face conference with the child, if appropriate, and other specified persons; providing that the guardianship court has jurisdiction over proceedings for appointment of a guardian advocate if petitions are filed for certain minors who are subject to chapter 39, F.S., proceedings if such minors have attained a specified age, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 6/11/2015 - Chapter No. 2015-112
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/20/2015 House • Filed
1/28/2015 House • Referred to Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Civil Justice Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 38
2/10/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee, 02/17/15, 9:00 am, 12 HOB
2/17/2015 House • CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 136
2/24/2015 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
2/25/2015 House • Now in Civil Justice Subcommittee -HJ 131
3/2/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 03/04/15, 12:30 pm, Sumner Hall
3/3/2015 House • Introduced -HJ 38
• CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 129
3/4/2015 House • CS/CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 195
3/6/2015 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
3/9/2015 House • Original reference(s) removed: Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 190
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 190
• CS/CS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 188
3/17/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 03/19/15, 9:00 am, Morris Hall
3/19/2015 House • Favorable by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 276
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 277
4/13/2015 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/15/15
4/15/2015 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 529
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/16/2015 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 557
• CS passed; YEAS 114 NAYS 0 -HJ 557
4/21/2015 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 446
• Received -SJ 446
4/22/2015 Senate • Withdrawn from Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary; Appropriations -SJ 496
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 496
• Substituted for CS/CS/CS/SB 496 -SJ 496
• Read 2nd time -SJ 496
• Amendment(s) adopted (517794) -SJ 496
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/23/2015 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 586
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 586
4/23/2015 House • In returning messages
4/24/2015 House • Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (517794) -HJ 774
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 115 NAYS 0 -HJ 775
• Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -HJ 775
5/26/2015 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/10/2015 • Approved by Governor
6/11/2015 • Chapter No. 2015-112