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CS/HB 7065: Child Welfare

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee ; Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee ; Harrell

Child Welfare; Requires DCF to adopt rules & procedures for exempting household members with disabilities from being fingerprinted before child is placed in home; authorizes court to make certain determinations regarding placement of child with guardian; authorizes department to recover financial assistance provided to nonrelative caregivers under certain circumstances; terminates Relative Caregiver Program on specified date & transfers certain responsibilities to Guardianship Assistance Program; requires department to establish & operate Guardianship Assistance Program to provide guardianship assistance payments to certain guardians beginning on specified date & provides eligibility requirements.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1079 (Ch. 2018-103), HB 5003 (Ch. 2018-10)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/30/2018 House • Filed
1/31/2018 House • Referred to Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 464
• Introduced -HJ 464
2/2/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/06/18, 9:30 am, Sumner Hall
2/6/2018 House • Favorable by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 535
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 535
2/13/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 02/15/18, 8:30 am, Morris Hall
2/15/2018 House • CS by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 18 NAYS 0 -HJ 607
2/16/2018 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Health and Human Services Committee read 1st time -HJ 606
2/19/2018 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 614
2/27/2018 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/02/18
3/2/2018 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 782
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/5/2018 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 847
• CS passed; YEAS 109 NAYS 0 -HJ 847
3/5/2018 Senate • In Messages
3/6/2018 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 778
• Received -SJ 778
3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1079 (Ch. 2018-103), HB 5003 (Ch. 2018-10)