90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0975
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Short description: 
CHILD ADVOCATE ACT                                                         

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Child Advocate Act.  Provides that the Governor, with      
   the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint a  Child  Advocate      
   to direct the Office of the Child Advocate.  Sets forth the powers and      
   duties  of  the  Office  in  relation to: child welfare; evaluation of      
   service  delivery,  procedures,   and   laws;   education;   advocacy;      
   intervention  and  representation in court actions; and other matters.      
   Provides that the Child Advocate shall have access to specified  types      
   of  records  relating  to  children and families.  Protects the Office      
   from liability under specified circumstances.                               
          FISCAL NOTE (Bureau of Budget)                                       
          If the Child Advocate was part of the Dept. of Human Services        
          it likely would have a minimal cost, probablly under $200 thou-      
          sand. If a separate bureaucracy is created the cost would like-      
          ly be more significant, probably $1 to $2 million.                   
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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