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HB 139: Early Childhood Courts


Early Childhood Courts; Authorizes circuit courts to create early childhood court programs; provides program requirements; provides requirements & guidelines for Office of State Courts Administrator when hiring certain positions; authorizes office to provide funding to circuit courts to establish coordination system; requires office to contract with certain university-based centers; requires university-based centers to hire clinical director; requires Florida Institute for Child Welfare to submit certain status reports to Governor & Legislature by specified dates; requires institute to conduct evaluation of court programs' impact; requires evaluation to include analysis of certain data & recommendations; requires institute to submit results of its evaluation to Governor & Legislature by specified date.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 House - Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/27/2018 House • Filed
1/9/2019 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 32
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 32
5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee