Status Summary

First reading, referred to Law & Justice on 1.25.19. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice on 2.14.19. Executive action taken by the Senate Committee on Law & Justice on 2.21.19; passed. Referred to Ways & Means on 2.22.19. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.26.19. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.27.19; majority pass Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 3.1.19. Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 3.7.19. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading and passed on 3.8.19. In the House: First reading, referred to Civil Rights & Judiciary on 3.11.19. Public hearing in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on 3.22.19. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary on 3.26.19; majority pass. Referred to Appropriations on 3.28.19. Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations on 4.5.19. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations on 4.6.19; majority pass with amendment(s). Referred to Rules 2 Review on 4.9.19. Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 4.10.19. Passed the House on 4.11.19. In the Senate: Senate concurred in House amendments. Passed final passage on 4.18.19. President signed on 4.23.19. In the House: Speaker signed on 4.24.19. Other than legislative action: Delivered to Governor on 4.25.19. (updated 5.3.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

King

Creates a role within the Office of Civil Legal Aid entitled Kinship Care Legal Aid Coordinator and states that the office may contract with a separate nonprofit legal aid organization to satisfy the requirements of this section.

Establishes duties and working partnerships/relationships for the legal aid coordinator.  Also establishes an oversight committee to monitor, guide, and report on kinship care recommendations and implementation activities.

Amends current law such that the department also coordinates with the Kinship Care Legal Aid Coordinator to develop, expand, and deliver training materials designed to help pro bono and low bono attorneys provide legal advice and assistance to kinship caregivers on matters that relate to their ability to meet physical, mental, social, educational, and other needs of children and youth in their care.

Takes effect June 30, 2019.

Amendments:

House Amendments (Updated on 4.12.19):

  • The Appropriations Committee added a null and void clause, making the bill null and void unless funded in the budget.