SB0961C-Committee Bill Summary (House)
SB 961 -- CHILD PROTECTION
SPONSOR: Howard (Dougherty)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass by consent" by the Committee on Children, Youth &
Families by a vote of 17 to 0 with 1 present.
This bill authorizes expansion of the child protection system established by the Division of
Family Services from 8 areas of the state to the entire state.
FISCAL NOTE: No impact on state funds.
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that the pilot program in operation in 8 areas of the state is
working so effectively that the program should be expanded to the entire state.
Testifying for the bill were Senator Howard; and Division of Family Services.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Julie Jinkens McNitt, Legislative Analyst
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