Status Summary

First reading, referred to Human Services & Early Learning on 1.15.2020. Public hearing scheduled in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 1.24.2020 at 8:00 a.m. Executive session scheduled in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 1.29.2020 at 1:30 p.m. Executive session in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 1.29.2020;. Substitute bill introduced and accepted. Passed out of committee unanimously. Referred to on Appropriations on 2.3.2020. Public hearing and executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.8.2020; passed 1st substitute bill proposed by Human Services & Early Learning. Referred to Rules 2 Review on 2.11.2020. Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 2.12.2020. 1st substitute heard and passed unanimously by the House on 2.13.2020. IN THE SENATE: First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2.17.2020. Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation at on 2.20.2020; majority pass and refer to Ways & Means. Referred to Ways & Means on 2.24.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.27.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.28.2020; majority pass. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 3.2.2020. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 3.4.2020. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 3.4.2020. IN THE HOUSE: Speaker signed on 3.6.2020. IN THE SENATE: President signed on 3.7.2020. OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION. Delivered to Governor on 3.9.2020. (updated 3.13.2020) 

Legislative Session

2020

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Rep Callan

Beginning September 1, 2020, the department shall implement and operate the Family Connections Program (FCP), which facilitates interaction between birth parents and caregivers. 

The FCP facilitates the support of a parent ally (for the birth parent), and a caregiver mentor (for the foster parent or kinship care provider). Further roles of the FCP are outlined and described. After one year, the department shall submit a report to the legislature that includes relevant data, outcomes of families who engaged, and the department’s plan for state-wide expansion. Previous language is updated to include the title of “parent ally”.

Amendments:

1st substitute:

Adds language stating that any funding for the family connections program must supplement not supplant funding for represented caseworkers.

 

Companion Bill