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
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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