2019 Regular Session
|At the request of:|
|Bill Title:||Relating to child welfare; declaring an emergency.|
Directs Department of Human Services to study and develop two-year and five-year plans for department to provide comprehensive funding for child welfare services, ensure adequate in-state services for children's therapeutic care and request sufficient funding for high level staff.
Requires department to submit draft plans by September 15, 2019, and final plans by September 15, 2020, to interim committee of Legislative Assembly. Directs department to study state law relating to investigations of abuse of children in care and make recommendations for legislation necessary to permit department to adopt, by rule, certain child in care abuse investigation framework. Directs department, beginning January 1, 2020, to provide investigation assistance to child abuse investigators. Directs department to report annually to Legislative Assembly on implementation of investigation assistance and recommendations to further minimize trauma to child victims and child abuse investigators. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
|Fiscal Impact:||Fiscal Impact Issued|
|Revenue Impact:||No Revenue Impact|
|Measure Analysis:||Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements|
|Current Location:||In House Committee|
|Current Committee:||Joint Committee On Ways and Means|
|Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations:||Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents|