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CS/CS/HB 899: Child Welfare

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

Child Welfare; Provides factors court must consider when determining whether child should remain in his or her current placement or be placed in out-of-home care; provides requirements for case plans & permanency determinations; requires disclosure & determination of ineffective communication by parents & caregivers; provides for agency & caregiver recommendations for change in visitation; provides factors court must consider when determining whether child should be returned to custody of his or her parents; authorizes lead agency to provide more than 35 percent of all child welfare services under certain conditions.

Effective Date: 10/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  2. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/18/2019 House • Filed
2/28/2019 House • Referred to Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 92
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 92
3/11/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee, 03/13/19, 8:30 am, 12 HOB
3/13/2019 House • CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 0 -HJ 442
3/14/2019 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
3/15/2019 House • CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 440
• Now in Appropriations Committee -HJ 445
3/29/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 04/02/19, 3:30 pm, Webster Hall
4/2/2019 House • Favorable by Appropriations Committee; YEAS 29 NAYS 0 -HJ 567
4/3/2019 House • Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 567
4/12/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 04/16/19, 2:00 pm, Morris Hall
4/16/2019 House • CS/CS by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -HJ 745
4/17/2019 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
4/17/2019 House • CS/CS by Health and Human Services Committee read 1st time -HJ 738
4/18/2019 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 757
4/18/2019 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/24/19
4/24/2019 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 807
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/25/2019 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 855
• CS passed; YEAS 109 NAYS 0 -HJ 856
4/25/2019 Senate • In Messages
4/25/2019 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations -SJ 505
• Received -SJ 505
5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs