Legislative Bill 821: Create Children's Commission and Require Legislation to Create the Department of Children's Services

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Last Updated: April 11, 2012
Legislative Bill 821: Create Children's Commission and Require Legislation to Create the Department of Children's Services
Sponsors:
Health and Human Services Committee: Senators Campbell (Chair), Bloomfield, Cook, Gloor, Howard, Krist, Lambert, McGill, Nordquist, and Pirsch
Summary:

LB 821 requires the Health and Human Serivces Committee, in cooperation with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Nebraska Children's Commission (which is created by LB 821) to prepare legislation for the 2013 legislative session that would create a "Department of Children's Services" in order to create one single state agency to oversee all child welfare service programs which are the responsibility of the state.

The bill would require the Nebraska Children's Commission to create a statewide strategic plan for child welfare program and service reform.

HSLDA's Position:
Neutral.
Action Requested:
None at this time
Status:

01/05/2012     Introduced
01/09/2012     Referred to the Health and Human Services Committee
01/24/2012     Notice of hearing for February 1, 2012
02/28/2012     Amendment 2138 adopted by the Health and Human Services Committee
02/28/2012     Advanced to enrollment and initial review
03/05/2012     Enrollment and review amendment 196 filed; Placed on select file
03/07/2012     Enrollment and review amendment 196 adopted; Amendments 2304, 2334, and 2336 adopted
03/29/2012     Amendment 2677 Filed
03/30/2012     Amendment 2677 Adopted
04/02/2012     Placed on Final Reading Schedule
04/05/2012     Passed with an emergency clause and signed by the speaker of the chamber; Presented to the Governor
04/11/2012     Approved by the Governor

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Bill History

Amendment 2677

Amendment 2138

Enrollment and Review Amendment 196

Amendment 304

Amendment 2334

Amendment 2336