Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

File No. 108

    February Session, 2018

Senate Bill No. 310

Senate, March 28, 2018

The Committee on Children reported through SEN. MOORE, M. of the 22nd Dist. and SEN. SUZIO of the 13th Dist., Chairpersons of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CONCERNING PERMANENCY PLANNING FOR CHILDREN.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 51-10b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

Beginning September 1, [1994] 2018, and annually thereafter, the Judicial Department shall contract with [Children in Placement, Inc. to provide] a nonprofit entity that provides services to assist the court in preparing and monitoring expectations to promote permanency planning for children. The sum of one hundred fifty thousand dollars shall be expended annually by the Judicial Department, from existing appropriations, for such contract.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2018

51-10b

KID

Joint Favorable

 

The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill allows the Judicial Department to contract for services with various organizations rather than one specified organization and does not result in a fiscal impact. The amount provided for the contract does not change under the bill.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

SB 310

AN ACT CONCERNING PERMANENCY PLANNING FOR CHILDREN.

SUMMARY

This bill gives the Judicial Department discretion as to the nonprofit entity with whom, by law, they must annually contract to provide services to help courts prepare and monitor expectations to promote permanency planning for children. Current law requires the Judicial Department to contract only with Children in Placement, Inc. for this purpose.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2018

COMMITTEE ACTION

Committee on Children

Joint Favorable

Yea

12

Nay

0

(03/15/2018)

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