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SB 496: Child Welfare

GENERAL BILL by Book ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Rodriguez ; Braynon ; Rader

Child Welfare; Specifying the rights of children and young adults in out-of-home care; requiring the Florida Children’s Ombudsman to serve as an autonomous entity within the department for certain purposes; requiring that a case plan be developed in a face-to-face conference with a caregiver of a child under certain circumstances; requiring a caseworker to provide specified information relating to subsidies that early learning coalitions provide to caregivers of certain children, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2020
Last Action: 1/14/2020 Senate - Introduced -SJ 38
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/11/2019 Senate • Filed
11/1/2019 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 39
11/5/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 11/12/19, 1:30 pm, 301 Senate Building
11/12/2019 Senate • Favorable by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 131
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 38