Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 5332
Session Year 2018
 


AN ACT CONCERNING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

To (1) require the Department of Children and Families to include in its strategic plan strategies to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities within child welfare practice; (2) require the Commissioner of Children and Families to collect data on the race and ethnicity of children and families involved with the department, and work to eliminate certain disparities based on race, ethnicity and other factors; (3) require the department to disclose records to the Chief State's Attorney for the purpose of investigating or prosecuting an allegation of fraud in the receipt of certain benefits; (4) create an exception from the requirement that the commissioner obtain consent from the parent or guardian of a child to interview such child for the purpose of investigating a claim of neglect if such parent or guardian is the perpetrator of the alleged neglect; (5) require certain health care providers to notify the department of newborns exhibiting certain symptoms consistent with prenatal substance exposure and other conditions and require the department to establish guidelines for the safe care of such newborns; (6) clarify the definition of "fictive kin caregiver"; (7) clarify that certain residential facilities may care for or board a child without a license obtained from the commissioner; and (8) permit the commissioner to investigate and maintain actions in the name of the state for violations of certain statutes pertaining to the unlicensed caring for, boarding of and placing of a child.

Introduced by:
Committee on Children

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Bill History

 Date Action Taken
 6/7/2018Signed by the Governor
 5/25/2018Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor
 5/25/2018Transmitted to the Secretary of State
 5/23/2018(LCO)Public Act 18-111
 5/9/2018On Consent Calendar / In Concurrence
 5/9/2018Senate Passed
 5/2/2018Senate Calendar Number 475
 5/2/2018Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
 4/30/2018House Passed
 4/12/2018Tabled for the Calendar, House
 4/12/2018No New File by Committee on Judiciary
 4/11/2018(LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
 4/11/2018(LCO)Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
 4/11/2018(JUD)Joint Favorable
 4/10/2018Referred by House to Committee on Judiciary
 3/29/2018(LCO)File Number 124
 3/29/2018House Calendar Number 106
 3/29/2018Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
 3/29/2018(LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/23/2018(LCO)Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 03/28/18 5:00 PM
 3/15/2018(LCO)Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/15/2018(KID)Joint Favorable Substitute
 3/2/2018Public Hearing 03/06
 3/1/2018Referred to Joint Committee on Children

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