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HB 1045: Child Welfare

GENERAL BILL by Gottlieb ; Diamond ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Ausley ; Casello ; Driskell ; Eskamani ; Geller ; Good ; Hart ; Hogan Johnson ; Jenne ; Jones ; Slosberg ; Smith, C. ; Williams

Child Welfare; Specifies rights of children in out-of-home care; provides roles & responsibilities for certain persons & entities; requires that case plan be developed in face-to-face conference with caregiver of child; provides additional requirements for content & distribution of case plan; requires caseworker to provide specified information relating to certain subsidies to caregivers of certain children; provides requirements for social study reports, caregivers, licensure & operation of family foster homes, residential child-caring facilities, & child-placing agencies; requires lead agency, rather than department, to provide caregivers with contact when caseworker is unavailable; requires lead agencies to recruit & retain foster homes.

Effective Date: 10/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 House - Died in Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/30/2019 House • Filed
1/7/2020 House • Referred to Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 91
1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 91
3/14/2020 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee