OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS
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AN ACT EXPANDING GUARDIANSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AND IMPLEMENTING PROVISIONS OF THE FEDERAL PREVENTING SEX TRAFFICKING AND STRENGTHENING FAMILIES ACT.
As Amended by House "A" (LCO 8108)
House Calendar No.: 128
OFA Fiscal Note
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.
Additionally, the bill makes several technical changes that conforms statute to current practice regarding the Probate Court and Superior Court.
House Amendment “A” strikes the underlying bill and associated fiscal impact and results in the fiscal impact described above.
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