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HB 449: Early Childhood Courts

GENERAL BILL by Mariano ; Andrade

Early Childhood Courts; Authorizes circuit courts to create early childhood court programs; requires early childhood court programs have certain components; provides requirements & guidelines for OSCA when hiring community coordinators & statewide training specialist; authorizes Trial Court Budget Commission to provide funding to circuit courts that choose to establish coordination system in lieu of creating community coordinator position; requires DCF to contract with certain university-based centers; requires university-based centers to hire clinical director.

Effective Date: 1/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 House - Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/24/2019 House • Filed
10/30/2019 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 38
1/14/2020 House • Introduced -HJ 38
3/14/2020 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee