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CS/SB 2044: Child Protection

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Lynn

Child Protection; Revising the definitions of the term “abandoned” or “abandonment,” “institutional child abuse or neglect,” and “abandons the child within the context of harm”; revising provisions relating to criminal history records check on persons being considered for placement of a child; requiring that a protective investigation must include an interview with the child’s parent or legal guardian; requiring a home study report if a child has been removed from the home and will be remaining with a parent, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/8/2012 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 803 (Ch. 2012-178) -SJ 1044
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/20/2012 Senate SPB 7166 submitted as a committee bill (SB 2044) by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
• Filed
1/23/2012 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Judiciary; Budget -SJ 265
• On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 01/25/12, 3:30 pm, 401 Senate Office Building
1/24/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 265
1/25/2012 Senate • Favorable by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 279
1/26/2012 Senate • Now in Judiciary -SJ 279
2/6/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 02/09/12, 1:15 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
2/9/2012 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 500
2/13/2012 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 508
2/14/2012 Senate • Now in Budget -SJ 500
2/22/2012 Senate • Subreferred to Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations -SJ 674
• Now in Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations
2/23/2012 Senate • Recalled from Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations -SJ 674
• Now in Budget
• On Committee agenda-- Budget, 02/28/12, 4:30 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/28/2012 Senate • Favorable by- Budget; YEAS 21 NAYS 0 -SJ 722
2/29/2012 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 722
3/6/2012 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/08/12
3/8/2012 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 1044
• Amendment(s) adopted (295072, 431992) -SJ 1044
• Substituted CS/CS/HB 803 -SJ 1044
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 803 (Ch. 2012-178) -SJ 1044