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CS/CS/SB 122: Child Welfare

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs ; Rouson ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Berman ; Hooper ; Book ; Rader

Child Welfare; Citing this act as “Jordan’s Law”; expanding the list of entities with access to certain records that relate to child abandonment, abuse, or neglect held by the Department of Children and Families; authorizing the parent or legal guardian of a child to request a second medical evaluation of a child under certain circumstances; revising the definition of the terms “guardian ad litem” and “guardian advocate”; requiring a lead agency to ensure that certain individuals receive specified training relating to head trauma and brain injuries in children younger than a specified age, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/5/2020 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 43 (Ch. 2020-40) -SJ 421
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/12/2019 Senate • Filed
9/3/2019 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 13
12/2/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 12/10/19, 2:00 pm, 301 Senate Building --Temporarily Postponed
1/14/2020 Senate • Introduced -SJ 13
1/16/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 01/21/20, 12:00 pm, 301 Senate Building
1/21/2020 Senate • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 155
1/22/2020 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
1/23/2020 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
1/27/2020 Senate • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs read 1st time -SJ 192
2/20/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, 02/25/20, 1:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/25/2020 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS/CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -SJ 347
• Now in Appropriations
2/26/2020 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/27/20, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2/27/2020 Senate • CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 19 NAYS 0 -SJ 357
3/2/2020 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 358
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
3/3/2020 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/05/20 -SJ 461
3/5/2020 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 420
• Substituted CS/HB 43 -SJ 421
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 43 (Ch. 2020-40) -SJ 421