Significant Pending State Legislation

Center for Children’s Advocacy Legislative Initiatives 2020


CCA Upcoming Legislative Initiatives

Expand Medicaid / HUSKY
Expand health coverage for all children. Jay Sicklick


Raise the Grade Amendment 
Require DCF to automatically request special education evaluations for at-risk pre-K to grade 2 students in care. Stacy Schleif
Fact Sheet   Proposed Bill Language


Legal Representation for Older Foster Youth
Allow DCF youth to keep their court-appointed attorneys after age 18. Stacy Schleif
Fact Sheet   Proposed Bill Language


Alternative Education
Expand programming and access for expelled students. Marisa Halm


Automatic Records Erasure
Provide automatic erasure in delinquency and Family with Service Needs matters to give youth a second chance. Marisa Halm 
Fact Sheet   Proposed Bill Language


Arrest Notification to Schools
Limit school notification to particular offenses. Marisa Halm


Blood Lead Level 
Require reduction in allowable lead levels in children’s blood. Alice Rosenthal


Family Engagement for Incarcerated Youth
Permit free phone calls for incarcerated youth at Manson Youth Institute. Adam Yagaloff
Fact Sheet   Proposed Language


Technical Schools
Reduce discrimination in student acceptance.


Identity Documents for Homeless Youth
Removing barriers preventing homeless youth from accessing identity documents. Stacey Violante Cote

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