Bill Text: TX HB474 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to a Department of Family and Protective Services plan to address the substitute care capacity needs in certain department regions.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-16 - Left pending in committee [HB474 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB474-Introduced.html
  86R2533 MCK-F
 
  By: Howard H.B. No. 474
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a Department of Family and Protective Services plan to
  address the substitute care capacity needs in certain department
  regions.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 264.1261(b), Family Code, as added by
  Chapter 319 (S.B. 11), Acts of the 85th Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2017, is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  Appropriate department management personnel from a
  child protective services region in which community-based care has
  not been implemented, in collaboration with foster care providers,
  faith-based entities, and child advocates in that region, shall use
  data collected by the department on foster care capacity needs and
  availability of each type of foster care and kinship placement in
  the region to create a plan to address the substitute care capacity
  needs in the region. The plan must identify:
               (1)  [both] short-term and long-term goals and
  strategies for addressing those capacity needs; and
               (2)  the capacity and geographic distribution of foster
  placements tailored to serve the distinct needs of pregnant and
  parenting youth in the conservatorship of the department.
         SECTION 2.  Sections 264.1261(a) and (b), Family Code, as
  added by Chapter 822 (H.B. 1549), Acts of the 85th Legislature,
  Regular Session, 2017, are repealed.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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