FL H0949 | 2016 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Failed on March 11 2016 - 100% progression
Action: 2016-03-11 - Died in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [PDF]


Revises requirements for dependent child to be appointed an attorney; requires that court appoint substitute counsel if attorney withdraws or is discharged by court; provides that all appointed attorneys & organizations are entitled to funding for litigation costs; requires appointed attorneys to report certain information; requires JAC to contract with nonprofit entity to establish Quality Counsel Program; requires quality improvement program; requires annual report; requires Quality Counsel Program to be established & fully operational by specified date.

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Attorneys for Dependent Children



2016-03-11HouseDied in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
2016-02-04HouseNow in Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
2016-02-03HouseCS by Civil Justice Subcommittee read 1st time
2016-02-03HousePending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
2016-02-01HouseCS by Civil Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0
2016-01-28HousePCS on Committee agenda-- Civil Justice Subcommittee, 02/01/16, 3:00 pm, Sumner Hall
2016-01-08HouseReferred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Same As/Similar To

S1212 (Similar To) 2016-03-11 - Died in Appropriations

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
27406Amended CodeSee Bill Text
3901305Amended CodeSee Bill Text

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