Significant Pending State Legislation

Center for Children’s Advocacy Legislative Initiatives 2017

 

Child Abuse

SB 894
An Act Establishing the State Oversight Council on Children and Families
To establish the State Oversight Council on Children and Families in place of the State Advisory Council on Children and Families, and require the State Oversight Council on Children and Families to report annually to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to children.
For more information, contact Attorney Martha Stone

 

 

Juvenile Justice

HB 7258
An Act Concerning the Alvin W. Penn Racial Profiling Prohibition Act
To extend the provisions of the Alvin W. Penn Racial Profiling Prohibition Act to cover pedestrian stops and thereby provide a more complete view of racial profiling in a community and to further provide a data-focused view into police interactions with youth who most often encounter law enforcement during such stops.
For more information, contact Attorney Leon Smith

 

 

Health

An Act Concerning Homeless and Unaccompanied Consent to Primary Care
To provide greater access to primary care services to homeless and unaccompanied minors.
For more information, contact Attorney Jay Sicklick

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