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HB 7065: Child Welfare

GENERAL BILL by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee ; Altman ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Avila ; Barnaby ; Bell ; Buchanan ; Byrd ; Casello ; Chaney ; Fetterhoff ; Fine ; Gregory ; Harding ; Hart ; Hawkins ; Hunschofsky ; Massullo ; McFarland ; Morales ; Plakon ; Rizo ; Roth ; Sirois ; Tomkow ; Trabulsy ; Truenow ; Valdés

Child Welfare; Requiring the Department of Children and Families and Department of Juvenile Justice to identify and meet the needs of dually-involved children within a specified timeframe; revising information that must be included in a transition plan; requiring prenatal and infant health care delivery programs to include certain father engagement activities; requiring the Department of Children and Families to contract for the development and implementation of the Responsible Fatherhood Initiative and to provide grants to community-based not-for-profit organizations to offer certain mentorship programs; designating the month of June as "Responsible Fatherhood Month", etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 4/11/2022 - Chapter No. 2022-67
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/7/2022 House • Filed
2/8/2022 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
• 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
• Added to Second Reading Calendar
2/10/2022 House • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (2/15/2022)
2/15/2022 House • Read 2nd time
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Added to Third Reading Calendar
2/16/2022 House • Read 3rd time
• Amendment 638065 Failed
• Amendment 063139 adopted
• Passed as amended; YEAS 117, NAYS 0
2/17/2022 House • Immediately certified
2/17/2022 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Appropriations -SJ 432
• On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/21/22, 1:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
• Received -SJ 432
2/21/2022 Senate • Favorable by- Appropriations; YEAS 18 NAYS 0 -SJ 433
2/22/2022 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
3/1/2022 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/03/22 -SJ 591
3/3/2022 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 582
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/4/2022 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 687
• Passed; YEAS 38 NAYS 0 -SJ 687
3/4/2022 House • In Messages
• Ordered enrolled
4/11/2022 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
• Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2022-67