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CS/SB 1920: Child Welfare

GENERAL BILL by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs ; Book

Child Welfare; Specifying circumstances under which a court is required, on or after a specified date, to appoint a guardian ad litem; renaming the Guardian Ad Litem Qualifications Committee as the Child Well-Being Qualifications Committee; specifying that the executive director of the Statewide Guardian Ad Litem Office may be reappointed; creating the Statewide Office of Child Representation within the Justice Administration Commission; specifying when the court is authorized or required to appoint an attorney for the child; requiring the court to appoint the Statewide Office of Child Representation, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/30/2021 Senate - Died in Appropriations
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    3/1/2021 Senate • Filed
    3/4/2021 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 213
    3/10/2021 Senate • Introduced -SJ 213
    3/11/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 03/16/21, 12:30 pm, 37 Senate Building --Amendment(s) Adopted - Temporarily Postponed
    3/18/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 03/23/21, 12:30 pm, 37 Senate Building
    3/23/2021 Senate • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 312
    3/25/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice
    • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs read 1st time -SJ 322
    4/5/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, 04/08/21, 11:30 am, 37 Senate Building
    4/8/2021 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS/CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 465
    4/12/2021 Senate • Now in Appropriations
    4/19/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/19/21, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building --Temporarily Postponed
    4/30/2021 Senate • Died in Appropriations

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  • CS/SB 1920, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/25/2021 at 1:15 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (Pre-Meeting) 4/7/2021 (pdf)
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (Post-Meeting) 4/12/2021 (pdf)
    Appropriations (Pre-Meeting) 4/16/2021 (pdf)
    Appropriations PCS 771334 (Pre-Meeting) 4/16/2021 (pdf)

    Proposed Committee Substitutes (1)

    PCS and Amendments Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    771334 - Proposed Committee Substitute Appropriations 4/12/2021
    11:26 AM

    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 879448 - Amendment (771334)
    Delete lines 450 - 631 and insert:
    Appropriations
    (Book)
    4/16/2021
    10:24 AM
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    833736 - Amendment
    Delete lines 104 - 570 and insert:
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice
    (Book)
    4/7/2021
    11:00 AM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    4/8/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 381004 - Amendment to Amendment (833736)
    Delete line 470 and insert:
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice
    (Book)
    4/8/2021
    11:17 AM
    (Late Filed)
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    4/8/2021
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    4/8/2021 11:30 AM Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice 7 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (39)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    28.345 State access to records; exemption from court-related fees and charges. Page 21 (pdf)
    39.001 Purposes and intent; personnel standards and screening. Page 4 (pdf), Page 22 (pdf)
    39.00145 Records concerning children. Page 23 (pdf)
    39.01 Definitions. Page 4 (pdf)
    39.013 Procedures and jurisdiction; right to counsel. Page 5 (pdf)
    39.01305 Appointment of an attorney for a dependent child with certain special needs. Page 5 (pdf)
    39.0132 Oaths, records, and confidential information. Page 25 (pdf)
    39.0139 Visitation or other contact; restrictions. Page 27 (pdf)
    39.202 Confidentiality of reports and records in cases of child abuse or neglect. Page 28 (pdf)
    39.302 Protective investigations of institutional child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Page 29 (pdf)
    39.402 Placement in a shelter. Page 30 (pdf)
    39.407 Medical, psychiatric, and psychological examination and treatment of child; physical, mental, or substance abuse examination of person with or requesting child custody. Page 32 (pdf)
    39.4085 Legislative findings and declaration of intent for goals for dependent children. Page 38 (pdf)
    39.502 Notice, process, and service. Page 39 (pdf)
    39.521 Disposition hearings; powers of disposition. Page 41 (pdf)
    39.523 Placement in out-of-home care. Page 45 (pdf)
    39.6011 Case plan development. Page 46 (pdf)
    39.6012 Case plan tasks; services. Page 47 (pdf)
    39.6251 Continuing care for young adults. Page 47 (pdf)
    39.701 Judicial review. Page 48 (pdf)
    39.702 Citizen review panels. Page 49 (pdf)
    39.801 Procedures and jurisdiction; notice; service of process. Page 50 (pdf)
    39.802 Petition for termination of parental rights; filing; elements. Page 52 (pdf)
    39.808 Advisory hearing; pretrial status conference. Page 52 (pdf)
    39.810 Manifest best interests of the child. Page 53 (pdf)
    39.811 Powers of disposition; order of disposition. Page 53 (pdf)
    39.812 Postdisposition relief; petition for adoption. Page 54 (pdf)
    39.820 Definitions. Page 6 (pdf)
    39.822 Appointment of guardian ad litem for abused, abandoned, or neglected child. Page 6 (pdf)
    39.8296 Statewide Guardian Ad Litem Office; legislative findings and intent; creation; appointment of executive director; duties of office. Page 9 (pdf)
    39.83 Page 14 (pdf)
    39.831 Page 18 (pdf)
    43.16 Justice Administrative Commission; membership, powers and duties. Page 54 (pdf)
    63.085 Disclosure by adoption entity. Page 56 (pdf)
    322.09 Application of minors; responsibility for negligence or misconduct of minor. Page 58 (pdf)
    394.495 Child and adolescent mental health system of care; programs and services. Page 58 (pdf)
    627.746 Coverage for minors who have a learner’s driver license; additional premium prohibited. Page 59 (pdf)
    934.255 Subpoenas in investigations of sexual offenses. Page 59 (pdf)
    960.065 Eligibility for awards. Page 59 (pdf)

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  • SB 1920, Original Filed Version Posted 3/1/2021 at 10:48 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Pre-Meeting) 3/15/2021 (pdf)
    Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (Post-Meeting) 3/25/2021 (pdf)

    Committee Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    163466 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
    (Book)
    3/15/2021
    12:28 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/24/2021
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 134864 - Amendment to Amendment (163466)
    Delete lines 93 - 444 and insert:
    Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
    (Book)
    3/22/2021
    12:20 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    3/23/2021
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    3/23/2021 12:30 PM Children, Families, and Elder Affairs 8 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (40)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    28.345 State access to records; exemption from court-related fees and charges. Page 18 (pdf)
    39.001 Purposes and intent; personnel standards and screening. Page 4 (pdf), Page 19 (pdf)
    39.00145 Records concerning children. Page 20 (pdf)
    39.01 Definitions. Page 4 (pdf)
    39.013 Procedures and jurisdiction; right to counsel. Page 4 (pdf)
    39.0132 Oaths, records, and confidential information. Page 22 (pdf)
    39.0139 Visitation or other contact; restrictions. Page 24 (pdf)
    39.202 Confidentiality of reports and records in cases of child abuse or neglect. Page 25 (pdf)
    39.302 Protective investigations of institutional child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Page 26 (pdf)
    39.402 Placement in a shelter. Page 27 (pdf)
    39.407 Medical, psychiatric, and psychological examination and treatment of child; physical, mental, or substance abuse examination of person with or requesting child custody. Page 29 (pdf)
    39.4085 Legislative findings and declaration of intent for goals for dependent children. Page 35 (pdf)
    39.502 Notice, process, and service. Page 36 (pdf)
    39.521 Disposition hearings; powers of disposition. Page 38 (pdf)
    39.523 Placement in out-of-home care. Page 42 (pdf)
    39.6011 Case plan development. Page 43 (pdf)
    39.6012 Case plan tasks; services. Page 44 (pdf)
    39.6251 Continuing care for young adults. Page 44 (pdf)
    39.701 Judicial review. Page 45 (pdf)
    39.702 Citizen review panels. Page 47 (pdf)
    39.801 Procedures and jurisdiction; notice; service of process. Page 47 (pdf)
    39.802 Petition for termination of parental rights; filing; elements. Page 49 (pdf)
    39.808 Advisory hearing; pretrial status conference. Page 50 (pdf)
    39.810 Manifest best interests of the child. Page 50 (pdf)
    39.811 Powers of disposition; order of disposition. Page 50 (pdf)
    39.812 Postdisposition relief; petition for adoption. Page 51 (pdf)
    39.815 Appeal. Page 52 (pdf)
    39.820 Definitions. Page 5 (pdf)
    39.822 Appointment of guardian ad litem for abused, abandoned, or neglected child. Page 5 (pdf)
    39.8296 Statewide Guardian Ad Litem Office; legislative findings and intent; creation; appointment of executive director; duties of office. Page 8 (pdf)
    39.83 Page 12 (pdf)
    39.831 Page 16 (pdf)
    43.16 Justice Administrative Commission; membership, powers and duties. Page 52 (pdf)
    63.082 Execution of consent to adoption or affidavit of nonpaternity; family social and medical history; revocation of consent. Page 54 (pdf)
    63.085 Disclosure by adoption entity. Page 54 (pdf)
    322.09 Application of minors; responsibility for negligence or misconduct of minor. Page 60 (pdf)
    394.495 Child and adolescent mental health system of care; programs and services. Page 60 (pdf)
    627.746 Coverage for minors who have a learner’s driver license; additional premium prohibited. Page 61 (pdf)
    934.255 Subpoenas in investigations of sexual offenses. Page 61 (pdf)
    960.065 Eligibility for awards. Page 61 (pdf)

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