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Child Welfare Legislative Update
 
 
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Senate Bill No. 2244

BY  Doyle, Nesselbush, Miller, Satchell, Cool Rumsey

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION ACT

1/30/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

 

Senate Resolution No. 2504 SUB A

BY  Sheehan, Nesselbush, Cool Rumsey, Satchell, Miller

ENTITLED, SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES TO ENHANCE THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEMíS CAPACITY TO COLLECT AND UTILIZE DATA

2/27/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

03/04/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

03/25/2014 Scheduled for consideration 

03/04/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

03/25/2014 Scheduled for consideration (03/27/2014)

03/27/2014 Committee recommends passage of Sub A

04/01/2014 Placed on Senate Calendar (04/03/2014)

04/03/2014 Senate passed Sub A

 

Senate Resolution No. 2509

BY  Miller, Nesselbush, Sosnowski, Crowley, Ottiano

ENTITLED, SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES TO ENHANCE THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEMíS CAPACITY TO COLLECT AND UTILIZE DATA

2/27/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

03/04/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

Senate Resolution No. 2530

BY  Ottiano, Miller, Nesselbush, Cool Rumsey

ENTITLED, SENATE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES EXAMINE AND REFINE ITS CURRENT POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR TRANSITION PLANNING FOR 18-21 YEAR OLDS WHO HAVE EXITED THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM

2/27/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services

 

Senate Bill No. 2601

BY  Cool Rumsey, Goldin, Archambault, Satchell, Miller

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN - PROCEEDINGS IN FAMILY COURT (This act would require the department of children, youth and families to provide the family court with transition plans and the child would continue under the jurisdiction of the family court until he or she turns twenty-one (21) years of age.)

3/4/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

04/11/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration 

 

Senate Bill No. 2606
BY  Satchell, Ottiano, Cool Rumsey, Goldin, Miller
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - CHILD ADVOCATE OFFICE (This act would create an advisory committee to the office of the child advocate.)
3/4/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

04/11/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

House Resolution No. 7221

BY  Morgan, Trillo, Costa, Newberry, Chippendale

ENTITLED, HOUSE RESOLUTION RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING THAT THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND ADOPT A MANDATORY CHILD ABUSE/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ANIMAL ABUSE CROSS REPORTING SYSTEM

1/29/2014 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

02/21/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

02/26/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

House Bill No. 7366

BY  Johnston, San Bento, Messier, Hull, O`Grady

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES -- CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION ACT (would create "Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Act" which would require coaches & assistant coaches to complete a child sexual abuse prevention training program, with at least 2 hours of instruction time. The course would be retaken every 5 years)

2/6/2014 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration 

03/05/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

House Bill No. 7440

BY  Newberry

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES - ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN

2/12/2014 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/05/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

House Bill No. 7993

BY  Gallison, Canario, Naughton, Azzinaro, Kazarian

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY - FREEDOM FROM LIFE-THREATENING PHYSICAL RESTRAINT ACT (Prevents the use of life-threatening restraints by service providers at covered facilities, requires incident reports if any restraint is used, mandates development of policies/procedures and staff training.)

3/27/2014 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

04/11/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

 

Senate Bill No. 2136

BY  Cool Rumsey, Goldin, Satchell, Crowley, Nesselbush

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION -- RESIDENCE OF CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES

This act would provide that Rhode Island licensed child placing agencies and Rhode Island governmental agencies would promote the educational stability of children in foster care by considering the child's school attendance area when making placement decisions. More specifically, the act would provide that student who is in foster care would have the right to remain enrolled in and attend school in a district where the student previously resided, if such placement was deemed by the family court to be in the pupil's best interest. The act would also provide for a transportation pilot program that would support the educational stability of children in foster care, with a written report of pilot program to be submitted to the general assembly by February 1, 2015.

1/29/2014 Introduced, referred to Senate Education

04/02/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration 

04/09/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study

 

House Bill No. 7441

BY  Naughton, Slater, Blazejewski, Silva, Cimini

ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION - RESIDENCE OF CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES

This act would provide that Rhode Island licensed child placing agencies and Rhode Island governmental agencies would promote the educational stability of children in foster care by considering the childís school attendance area when making placement decisions. More specifically, the act would provide that a student who is in foster care would have the right to remain enrolled in and attend school in a district where the student previously resided, if such placement were deemed by the family court to be in the pupilís best interest.

2/12/2014 Introduced, referred to House H.E.W.

02/28/2014 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration

03/05/2014 Committee recommended measure be held for further study