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CS/SB 590: Child Welfare

GENERAL BILL by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs ; Garcia ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Campbell

Child Welfare; Requiring the Department of Children and Families, in collaboration with sheriffs’ offices that conduct child protective investigations and community-based care lead agencies, to develop a statewide family-finding program; requiring the court to request that parents consent to providing access to additional records; requiring the department to provide financial assistance to kinship caregivers who meet certain requirements; providing requirements and procedures for referring certain children to the Early Steps Program, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2018
Last Action: 12/6/2017 Senate - Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/23/2017 Senate • Filed
11/2/2017 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations
11/27/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 12/04/17, 4:00 pm, 401 Senate Office Building
12/4/2017 Senate • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 5 NAYS 0
12/6/2017 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)