OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6899

AN ACT EXPANDING GUARDIANSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AND IMPLEMENTING PROVISIONS OF THE FEDERAL PREVENTING SEX TRAFFICKING AND STRENGTHENING FAMILIES ACT.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill implements provisions of the federal Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act and broadens guardianship opportunities for “fictive kin.” It also broadens the requirements related to background checks for contractors as well as credit checks for certain children. These changes do not result in a fiscal impact, as expanded guardianship opportunities shift costs from foster care to adoption accounts, and the bill's other changes are already the current practice of the agency.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None