Status Summary

First reading, referred to Human Services & Early Learning on 1.20.2020.Public hearing in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 1.29.2020. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 1.29.2020; 1st substitute bill passed. Referred to Appropriations on 2.5.2020.Executive action taken in Appropriations on 2.10.2020; second substitute bill passed. Referred to Rules 2 Review on 2.11.2020. Placed on the 2nd reading calendar 2.13.2020. 2nd substitute bill substituted. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 2.14.2020. 2nd substitute bill heard in the House and passed unanimously. IN THE SENATE: First reading, referred to Health & Long Term Care. Referred to Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 2.18.2020. Public hearing scheduled in the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 2.21.2020 at 1:30 p.m. Executive session scheduled in the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care on 2.27.2020 at 8:00 a.m. (updated 2.21.2020) 

Legislative Session

2020

Status

Passed

Sponsor

Rep. Callan

HB2737SB6588 revises the name, term, membership, and duties of the Children's Mental Health Workgroup.  It renames it the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Workgroup, with the duties of 1.) identifying barriers to and opportunities for accessing behavioral health services for children, prenatal until age 25 and their families, and 2.) advising the legislature on statewide behavioral health services for this population.

Membership requirements are outlined. The scope of the group is expanded to cover behavioral health. The work group shall convene an advisory group focused on school-based behavioral health and suicide prevention which has its own duties outlined

Beginning December 1, 2021, and every two years after, the workgroup will provide specific noted recommendations to the governor and the legislature.

Amendments: 

2nd Substitute:

  • Extends the Children's Mental Health Work Group until 2026 and renames it the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Work Group.
  • Expands the membership of the work group.

Establishes an advisory group on school-based health and suicide prevention.

Companion Bill