COMMITTEE: Human Services
TIME & DATE: 8:00 AM, Tuesday, April 9, 2019
CHAIR: Rep. James B. Frank
Bills CASA Supports:
HB 1884 | Relating to the information provided to relative and other designated caregivers of children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Author: Rep. Minjarez | Bill Summary
Requires the department to inform the designated caregiver or relative of a child of the information necessary to become verified by a licensed child-placing agency to operate an agency foster home and information concerning the permanency care assistance program.
HB 3192 | Relating to standards for expulsion policies of certain child-care facilities.
Author: Rep. Hinojosa | Bill Summary
Recommends that child-care facilities take multiple steps prior to expelling a child from the facility. The bill strongly recommends that child-care facilities draft a policy on expulsion that provides staff with procedures to follow when providing care to children with behavioral issues and communicating with the child’s family or caregiver.
HB 4261 | Relating to the regulation of child-care facilities and family homes; providing administrative penalties.
Author: Rep. Bonnen | Bill Summary
Companion: SB 568
Outlines different penalties for childcare facility violations such as abuse, neglect or failure to report incidents to a parent or guardian. Also creates a safety training account to provide funds for safety training materials for licensed childcare facilities.