HB 139: Early Childhood Courts
GENERAL BILL by Payne
Early Childhood Courts; Authorizes circuit courts to create early childhood court programs; provides program requirements; provides requirements & guidelines for Office of State Courts Administrator when hiring certain positions; authorizes office to provide funding to circuit courts to establish coordination system; requires office to contract with certain university-based centers; requires university-based centers to hire clinical director; requires Florida Institute for Child Welfare to submit certain status reports to Governor & Legislature by specified dates; requires institute to conduct evaluation of court programs' impact; requires evaluation to include analysis of certain data & recommendations; requires institute to submit results of its evaluation to Governor & Legislature by specified date.
Last Action: 5/3/2019 House - Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 32
• Introduced -HJ 32
• Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
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