PA 13-124—SB 273

Children Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING FOSTER CHILDREN AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

SUMMARY: This act requires state agencies, when hiring individuals for, or placing them in, internship programs they offer, to give preference to young adults who (1) are between the ages of 18 and 24 and (2) were in Department of Children and Families foster care on their 18th birthday. Preference is defined as priority over similarly qualified applicants.

The act provides that nothing in it (1) requires a new employee or applicant to request foster child status or disclose his or her status as a former foster child and (2) can be construed to give a new employee or applicant the right to sue for a violation of its provisions.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2013

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