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CS/SB 646: Child Welfare

GENERAL BILL by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs ; Book ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Rader

Child Welfare; Specifying the rights of children and young adults in out-of-home care; requiring the Florida Children’s Ombudsman to serve as an autonomous entity within the department for certain purposes; requiring that a case plan be developed in a face-to-face conference with a caregiver of a child under certain circumstances; requiring a caseworker to provide information about subsidies provided by early learning coalitions to caregivers of certain children; providing additional requirements for the licensure and operation of family foster homes, residential child-caring agencies, and child-placing agencies, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/31/2019 Senate • Filed
2/15/2019 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 79
2/25/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 03/04/19, 3:30 pm, 301 Senate Building
3/4/2019 Senate • CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 159
3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 79
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/7/2019 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
• CS by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs read 1st time -SJ 192
4/4/2019 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, 04/04/19, 12:30 pm, 412 Knott Building --Not Considered
5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services