Raised H.B. No. 5304
Session Year 2014
 


AN ACT PREVENTING HOMELESSNESS FOR YOUTH UNDER THE CARE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

To combat homelessness in the children and youths of the state by requiring the Department of Children and Families to (1) keep such children and youths under the care and custody of the department unless the child or youth has a suitable residence, (2) ensure legal representation for children and youths who have been involuntarily discharged from the care and custody of the department, and (3) allow children and youths to be discharged to a nonrelative, nonguardian adult if the department determines it is in the child or youth's best interest to do so.

Introduced by:
Select Committee on Children

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Bill History

 Date Action Taken
 4/4/2014Referred by House to Committee on Appropriations
 3/27/2014(LCO)File Number 154
 3/27/2014House Calendar Number 113
 3/27/2014Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
 3/27/2014(LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/21/2014(LCO)Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 03/26/14 5:00 PM
 3/11/2014(LCO)Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/11/2014(KID)Joint Favorable
 2/28/2014Public Hearing 03/06
 2/21/2014Referred to Joint Committee on Children

Co-sponsors of HB-5304

Sen. Danté Bartolomeo, 13th Dist.

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