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HB 123 & HB 45: HOUSE COMMITTEE HEARING (HS)

HOUSE – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Human Services

TIME & DATE:  8:00AM on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

PLACE:        E2.030
CHAIR:        Rep. James B. Frank

CASA Champion:

HB 123 | RELATING TO PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS FOR FOSTER CHILDREN OR YOUTH, HOMELESS CHILDREN OR YOUTH, AND UNACCOMPANIED YOUTH.

Author: Rep. White | Bill Summary

Companion: SB 481

Allows for foster children, homeless youth and unaccompanied minors ages 18-21 to receive a copy of their birth certificate without requiring parental consent or any fee. Also grants fee waivers for foster children, homeless youth and unaccompanied minors when applying for a Driver’s License or ID.

casa sUPPORTS:

HB 45 | RELATING TO CREATING A MENTOR PROGRAM FOR FOSTER YOUTH.

Author: Rep. Minjarez | Bill Summary

Requires DFPS to work with community based organizations to establish a mentor program to serve youth age 14 and older who are in foster care.