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CS/HB 7075: Child Welfare

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee ; Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee ; Harrell ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Albritton ; Gruters ; Payne

Child Welfare; Extending court jurisdiction to age 22 for young adults with disabilities in foster care; providing an exception to the requirement that a county's governing body submit a general election ballot question on whether to retain a children's services district with voter-approved taxing authority; requiring a court to consider maltreatment allegations against a parent in an evidentiary hearing relating to a dependency petition; revising circumstances under which grounds for the termination of parental rights may be established, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 Senate - Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1121 (Ch. 2017-151)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  2. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/14/2017 House • Filed
3/15/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 364
3/17/2017 House • Referred to Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 389
3/24/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, 03/28/17, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
3/28/2017 House • Favorable by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 466
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 466
4/6/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 04/06/17, 8:00 am, Morris Hall --Temporarily Postponed
4/18/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 04/20/17, 9:00 am, Morris Hall
4/20/2017 House • CS by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 806
4/21/2017 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
4/24/2017 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 805
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/27/17
• CS by Health and Human Services Committee read 1st time -HJ 805
4/27/2017 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 948
• Amendment(s) adopted (771645) -HJ 949
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/28/2017 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 981
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 118 NAYS 0 -HJ 981
4/28/2017 Senate • In Messages
4/30/2017 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Rules -SJ 613
5/1/2017 Senate • Received -SJ 613
5/5/2017 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1121 (Ch. 2017-151)