Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Creates a bill of rights for children of incarcerated parents. Provides that the Department of Corrections, the county sheriff, or county correctional department shall develop and implement policies and practices that adhere to the bill of rights for decisions that impact incarcerated individuals with children. Effective immediately.
Correctional Note (Dept of Corrections)
There is no fiscal or population impact on the department.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Creates the Task Force on Children of Incarcerated Parents. Provides for membership of the Task Force. Provides that the Office of the Lieutenant Governor shall provide administrative and technical support to the Task Force and shall be responsible for administering its operations, appointing a chairperson, and ensuring that the requirements of the Task Force are met. Provides that the Task Force shall have all appointments made within 30 days of the effective date of the amendatory Act. Provides that the first meeting shall be held no later than August 1, 2019. Provides that the Task Force shall review available research, best practices, and effective interventions to formulate recommendations. Provides that the Task Force shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly and the Governor by December 31, 2019. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.