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CS/HB 7111: Conscience Protection for Actions of Private Child-Placing Agencies

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary Committee ; Health and Human Services Committee ; Brodeur ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Ahern ; Albritton ; Baxley ; Broxson ; Drake ; Porter

Conscience Protection for Actions of Private Child-Placing Agencies; Prohibits specified actions from being taken against private child-placing agency that refuses to place child or be involved in placement of child or facilitate licensure of foster home which would violate agency's written religious or moral convictions or policies; provides that such refusal does not provide basis for claim for injunctive relief or compensatory or punitive damages.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 5/1/2015 Senate - Died in Rules
Location: In committee/council (RC)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    3/23/2015 House • Filed
    • Introduced -HJ 287
    3/24/2015 House • Referred to Judiciary Committee -HJ 295
    3/31/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 04/02/15, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
    4/2/2015 House • CS by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 11 NAYS 4 -HJ 437
    • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
    4/3/2015 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 437
    • CS by Judiciary Committee read 1st time -HJ 436
    4/6/2015 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/08/15
    4/8/2015 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 447
    • Amendment(s) failed (083021, 090567, 294133, 617233, 766405, 921733, 983441) -HJ 447
    • Amendment(s) adopted (009553, 046369, 252099, 253157, 264559, 347691, 379433, 396539, 529619, 604563) -HJ 448
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    4/9/2015 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 489
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 75 NAYS 38 -HJ 490
    4/15/2015 Senate • In Messages
    • Referred to Rules -SJ 454
    • On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/20/15, 1:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
    4/21/2015 Senate • Received -SJ 454
    5/1/2015 Senate • Died in Rules

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  • CS/HB 7111, Engrossed 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 4/8/2015 at 7:34 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Rules (Pre-Meeting) 4/17/2015 (pdf)

    Committee Amendments (5)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    216086 - Amendment
    Delete lines 53 - 58 and insert:
    Rules
    (Soto)
    4/17/2015
    11:06 AM
    Web Page
    PDF
    197050 - Amendment
    Delete line 72 and insert:
    Rules
    (Gibson)
    4/20/2015
    10:19 AM
    (Late Filed)
    Web Page
    PDF
    658136 - Amendment
    Delete line 72 and insert:
    Rules
    (Gibson)
    4/20/2015
    10:19 AM
    (Late Filed)
    Web Page
    PDF
    864054 - Amendment
    Delete line 72 and insert:
    Rules
    (Gibson)
    4/20/2015
    10:19 AM
    (Late Filed)
    Web Page
    PDF
    713894 - Amendment
    Between lines 78 and 79 insert:
    Rules
    (Soto)
    4/17/2015
    11:06 AM
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    4/20/2015 1:00 PM Rules View Vote Record

    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    4/9/2015 3:05 PM House 75 Yeas - 38 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    409.175 Licensure of family foster homes, residential child-caring agencies, and child-placing agencies; public records exemption. Page 2 (pdf)

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  • CS/HB 7111, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 4/2/2015 at 5:54 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Floor Amendments (26)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    617233 - Amendment
    Remove lines 50-55 and insert:
    Richardson 4/7/2015
    1:47 PM
    House: Failed
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    654223 - Amendment
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Fullwood 4/7/2015
    12:42 PM
    House: Superseded by Substitute
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    hierarchy 347691 - Substitute Amendment (654223)
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Brodeur 4/7/2015
    4:49 PM
    House: Adopted
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    647443 - Amendment
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Cruz 4/7/2015
    12:54 PM
    House: Superseded by Substitute
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    hierarchy 009553 - Substitute Amendment (647443)
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Brodeur 4/7/2015
    4:49 PM
    House: Adopted
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    590375 - Amendment
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Cruz 4/7/2015
    12:55 PM
    House: Superseded by Substitute
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    hierarchy 379433 - Substitute Amendment (590375)
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Brodeur 4/7/2015
    4:49 PM
    House: Adopted
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    844647 - Amendment
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Murphy 4/7/2015
    1:01 PM
    House: Superseded by Substitute
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    hierarchy 046369 - Substitute Amendment (844647)
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Brodeur 4/7/2015
    4:49 PM
    House: Adopted
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    368513 - Amendment
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Rouson 4/7/2015
    1:12 PM
    House: Superseded by Substitute
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    hierarchy 264559 - Substitute Amendment (368513)
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Brodeur 4/7/2015
    4:49 PM
    House: Adopted
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    294133 - Amendment
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Rodriguez, J. 4/7/2015
    1:17 PM
    House: Failed
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    983441 - Amendment
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Rader 4/7/2015
    1:20 PM
    House: Failed
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    669441 - Amendment
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Torres 4/7/2015
    1:21 PM
    House: Superseded by Substitute
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    hierarchy 396539 - Substitute Amendment (669441)
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Brodeur 4/7/2015
    4:49 PM
    House: Adopted
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    766405 - Amendment
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Jenne 4/7/2015
    1:24 PM
    House: Failed
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    156489 - Amendment
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Stark 4/7/2015
    1:27 PM
    House: Superseded by Substitute
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    hierarchy 252099 - Substitute Amendment (156489)
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Brodeur 4/7/2015
    4:49 PM
    House: Adopted
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    083021 - Amendment
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Pafford 4/7/2015
    1:39 PM
    House: Failed
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    090567 - Amendment
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Richardson 4/7/2015
    1:47 PM
    House: Failed
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    921733 - Amendment
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Richardson 4/7/2015
    1:48 PM
    House: Failed
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    669199 - Amendment
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Berman 4/7/2015
    1:51 PM
    House: Superseded by Substitute
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    hierarchy 529619 - Substitute Amendment (669199)
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Brodeur 4/7/2015
    4:48 PM
    House: Adopted
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    010799 - Amendment
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Torres 4/7/2015
    1:53 PM
    House: Superseded by Substitute
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    hierarchy 604563 - Substitute Amendment (010799)
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Brodeur 4/7/2015
    4:48 PM
    House: Adopted
    4/8/2015
    PDF
    253157 - Amendment
    Between lines 66 and 67, insert:
    Brodeur 4/7/2015
    1:56 PM
    House: Adopted
    4/8/2015
    PDF

    Floor Votes (19)

    Date Chamber Result
    4/8/2015 2:42 PM House - Amendment 617233 111 Yeas - 0 Nays
    4/8/2015 2:44 PM House - Amendment 617233 38 Yeas - 78 Nays
    4/8/2015 3:01 PM House - Amendment 347691 80 Yeas - 38 Nays
    4/8/2015 3:09 PM House - Amendment 009553 81 Yeas - 37 Nays
    4/8/2015 3:25 PM House - Amendment 379433 81 Yeas - 37 Nays
    4/8/2015 3:30 PM House - Amendment 046369 81 Yeas - 35 Nays
    4/8/2015 3:37 PM House - Amendment 264559 81 Yeas - 35 Nays
    4/8/2015 3:44 PM House - Amendment 294133 35 Yeas - 80 Nays
    4/8/2015 3:47 PM House - Amendment 983441 37 Yeas - 77 Nays
    4/8/2015 3:53 PM House - Amendment 396539 81 Yeas - 34 Nays
    4/8/2015 3:58 PM House - Amendment 766405 30 Yeas - 82 Nays
    4/8/2015 4:01 PM House - Amendment 156489 110 Yeas - 0 Nays
    4/8/2015 4:13 PM House - Amendment 252099 81 Yeas - 35 Nays
    4/8/2015 4:17 PM House - Amendment 083021 29 Yeas - 84 Nays
    4/8/2015 4:20 PM House - Amendment 090567 33 Yeas - 81 Nays
    4/8/2015 4:26 PM House - Amendment 921733 35 Yeas - 79 Nays
    4/8/2015 4:29 PM House - Amendment 529619 81 Yeas - 35 Nays
    4/8/2015 4:32 PM House - Amendment 604563 79 Yeas - 37 Nays
    4/8/2015 4:36 PM House - Amendment 253157 80 Yeas - 34 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    409.175 Licensure of family foster homes, residential child-caring agencies, and child-placing agencies; public records exemption. Page 2 (pdf)

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  • HB 7111, Original Filed Version Posted 3/23/2015 at 9:09 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Judiciary Committee (Post-Meeting) 4/2/2015 (pdf)

    Committee Amendments (3)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    163827 - Strike All Amendment
    Remove everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Brodeur 4/1/2015
    5:41 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    4/2/2015
    PDF
    hierarchy 162063 - Amendment to Amendment (163827)
    Between lines 43 and 44 of the amendment, insert:
    Kerner 4/1/2015
    7:01 PM
    Failed to Adopt
    4/2/2015
    PDF
    hierarchy 163811 - Amendment to Amendment (163827)
    Between lines 43 and 44 of the amendment, insert:
    Rodriguez, J. 4/1/2015
    10:08 PM
    Failed to Adopt
    4/2/2015
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    409.175 Licensure of family foster homes, residential child-caring agencies, and child-placing agencies; public records exemption. Page 1 (pdf)

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