FL H0185 | 2024 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on October 16 2023 - 25% progression
Action: 2024-03-05 - Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/CS/SB 1224
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [PDF]


Revises laws relating to dependent children including requiring GAL for each child; authorizes GALs to represent child in other proceedings; access records, request continuances, & receive notices; provides duties & responsibilities of GALs; requiring Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office to provide oversight & assistance to attorneys ad litem, & assist child find supportive adult; requires Office of Continuing Care to work in coordination with Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office; authorizes Fostering Prosperity program to provide grants.

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Dependent Children


Roll Calls

2024-02-22 - House - House Health & Human Services Committee (Y: 19 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2024-02-08 - House - House Appropriations Committee (Y: 23 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2023-12-05 - House - House Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee (Y: 13 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2024-03-05HouseLaid on Table, refer to CS/CS/CS/SB 1224
2024-03-01HouseAdded to Second Reading Calendar
2024-03-01HouseTemporarily postponed, on 2nd Reading
2024-02-27HouseBill added to Special Order Calendar (3/1/2024)
2024-02-22HouseAdded to Second Reading Calendar
2024-02-22HouseBill released to House Calendar
2024-02-22HouseReported out of Health & Human Services Committee
2024-02-22HouseFavorable by Health & Human Services Committee
2024-02-20HouseAdded to Health & Human Services Committee agenda
2024-02-12HouseNow in Health & Human Services Committee
2024-02-12HouseReferred to Health & Human Services Committee
2024-02-09House1st Reading (Committee Substitute 2)
2024-02-09HouseCS Filed
2024-02-09HouseLaid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
2024-02-08HouseReported out of Appropriations Committee
2024-02-08HouseFavorable with CS by Appropriations Committee
2024-02-06HouseAdded to Appropriations Committee agenda
2024-01-09House1st Reading (Committee Substitute 1)
2024-01-09House1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
2023-12-18HouseNow in Appropriations Committee
2023-12-18HouseReferred to Health & Human Services Committee
2023-12-18HouseReferred to Appropriations Committee
2023-12-18HouseOriginal reference removed: Civil Justice Subcommittee
2023-12-08HouseCS Filed
2023-12-08HouseLaid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
2023-12-08HouseReported out of Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
2023-12-05HouseFavorable with CS by Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
2023-11-28HouseAdded to Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee agenda
2023-11-02HouseNow in Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee
2023-11-02HouseReferred to Health & Human Services Committee
2023-11-02HouseReferred to Civil Justice Subcommittee
2023-11-02HouseReferred to Children, Families & Seniors Subcommittee

Same As/Similar To

S1224 (Similar To) 2024-04-11 - Chapter No. 2024-70

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Florida State Sources

Roll Callhttps://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Committees/billvote.aspx?VoteId=69628&IsPCB=0&BillId=78781
Roll Callhttps://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Committees/billvote.aspx?VoteId=71713&IsPCB=0&BillId=78781
Roll Callhttps://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Committees/billvote.aspx?VoteId=72274&IsPCB=0&BillId=78781

Bill Comments