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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.
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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