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SB 96: Child Welfare

GENERAL BILL by Book

Child Welfare; Transferring existing provisions relating to the central abuse hotline of the Department of Children and Families; providing criminal, civil, and administrative immunity to child protective investigators who report known or suspected animal cruelty; authorizing offices of criminal conflict and civil regional counsel to establish a multidisciplinary legal representation model program to serve parents of children in the dependency system; requiring the department to make available specified training for caregivers on the life skills necessary for children in out-of-home care; revising prohibitions relating to sexual conduct and sexual contact with an animal, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, and except for this section, which shall take effect upon this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect October 1, 2021
Last Action: 2/25/2021 Senate - On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 03/02/21, 4:00 pm, 37 Senate Building
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  2. Appropriations (AP)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/23/2021 Senate • Filed
2/24/2021 Senate • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations; Rules
2/25/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 03/02/21, 4:00 pm, 37 Senate Building