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HB 1549: Child Representation


Child Representation; Creates the Statewide Office of Child Representation within JAC; provides for appointment & duties of office; provides requirements for office, DCF, & community-based care lead agencies; revises provisions of law relating to guardians ad litem & attorney representation of a child.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 3/14/2022 House - Died in Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/11/2022 House • Filed
    • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
    1/16/2022 House • Referred to Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
    • Referred to Judiciary Committee
    • Referred to Appropriations Committee
    • Referred to Health & Human Services Committee
    • Now in Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
    3/12/2022 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    3/14/2022 House • Died in Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee

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  • HB 1549, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/11/2022 at 8:02 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 948 Child Welfare Book Identical Last Action: 3/14/2022 S Died in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice

    Citations - Statutes (39)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    28.345 State access to records; exemption from court-related fees and charges. Page 26 (pdf)
    29.007 Court-appointed counsel. Page 27 (pdf)
    39.001 Purposes and intent; personnel standards and screening. Page 5 (pdf), Page 29 (pdf)
    39.00145 Records concerning children. Page 31 (pdf)
    39.01 Definitions. Page 5 (pdf)
    39.013 Procedures and jurisdiction; right to counsel. Page 6 (pdf)
    39.01305 Appointment of an attorney for a dependent child with certain special needs. Page 6 (pdf)
    39.0132 Oaths, records, and confidential information. Page 33 (pdf)
    39.0139 Visitation or other contact; restrictions. Page 35 (pdf)
    39.202 Confidentiality of reports and records in cases of child abuse or neglect; exception. Page 36 (pdf)
    39.302 Protective investigations of institutional child abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Page 37 (pdf)
    39.402 Placement in a shelter. Page 39 (pdf)
    39.407 Medical, psychiatric, and psychological examination and treatment of child; physical, mental, or substance abuse examination of person with or requesting child custody. Page 41 (pdf)
    39.4085 Goals for dependent children; responsibilities; education. Page 48 (pdf)
    39.502 Notice, process, and service. Page 50 (pdf)
    39.521 Disposition hearings; powers of disposition. Page 51 (pdf)
    39.6011 Case plan development. Page 56 (pdf)
    39.6012 Case plan tasks; services. Page 57 (pdf)
    39.6251 Continuing care for young adults. Page 58 (pdf)
    39.701 Judicial review. Page 58 (pdf)
    39.702 Citizen review panels. Page 60 (pdf)
    39.801 Procedures and jurisdiction; notice; service of process. Page 61 (pdf)
    39.802 Petition for termination of parental rights; filing; elements. Page 63 (pdf)
    39.808 Advisory hearing; pretrial status conference. Page 64 (pdf)
    39.810 Manifest best interests of the child. Page 64 (pdf)
    39.811 Powers of disposition; order of disposition. Page 65 (pdf)
    39.812 Postdisposition relief; petition for adoption. Page 65 (pdf)
    39.822 Appointment of guardian ad litem for abused, abandoned, or neglected child. Page 7 (pdf)
    39.8296 Statewide Guardian Ad Litem Office; legislative findings and intent; creation; appointment of executive director; duties of office. Page 10 (pdf)
    39.83 Page 16 (pdf)
    39.831 Page 21 (pdf)
    43.16 Justice Administrative Commission; membership, powers and duties. Page 66 (pdf)
    63.085 Disclosure by adoption entity. Page 68 (pdf)
    322.09 Application of minors; responsibility for negligence or misconduct of minor. Page 70 (pdf)
    394.495 Child and adolescent mental health system of care; programs and services. Page 71 (pdf)
    627.746 Coverage for minors who have a learner’s driver license; additional premium prohibited. Page 71 (pdf)
    768.28 Waiver of sovereign immunity in tort actions; recovery limits; civil liability for damages caused during a riot; limitation on attorney fees; statute of limitations; exclusions; indemnification; risk management programs. Page 72 (pdf)
    934.255 Subpoenas in investigations of sexual offenses. Page 72 (pdf)
    960.065 Eligibility for awards. Page 73 (pdf)

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