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March 2012 Archives

Rep. Jim Abeler, chair of House HHS Finance Committee, and Sen. David Hann, chair of Senate HHS Committee. Photo courtesy of MN House of Representatives This week has been fairly quiet regarding child welfare legislative hearings. On Monday, the Senate HHS Committee held a hearing on the recent Office of the Legislative Auditor's Child Protection Screening evaluation (audio), and yesterday...
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We are presenting our 13th Annual FREE Child Welfare conference, Beyond Burnout: Secondary Trauma in the Child Welfare Workforce on May 1, 2012, from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. We are pleased to feature keynote presenter Dr. Brian Bride, PhD, LCSW, who is Associate Professor and PhD Program Director at the School of Social Work, University of Georgia. Following the keynote presentation...
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On March 7, 2012, Representative Liebling introduced H.F. 2713 which would prohibit smoking in a residence that provides licensed foster care for children. Senator Hayden introduced the companion bill S.F. 2376 on March 12, 2012. As you may be aware, additional smoking bans have been implemented over the past 5 years regarding smoking in public establishments. Over the past 10...
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Hope you're enjoying the excellent weather we've been having here in Minnesota. As the weather gets nicer and the urge to go outside becomes stronger, check out some of the committee hearings pertaining to child welfare at the Capitol building and State Office Building. If you'd like more information about these bills and their relevance to child welfare policy, make...
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On Monday, March 12th S.F. 1165 was heard in the Health and Human Services Committee. This bill was introduced to amend language in 125A.30 Interagency Early Intervention Committees. This language would prompt a referral for an early intervention screening for children under age 3 who are subject of an accepted report for investigation or family assessment by a local child...
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Happy Monday! Here are this week's legislative committee hearings as they relate to child welfare legislation. If you'd like more information about these bills and their relevance to child welfare policy, make sure to review our bill tracking sheet. Monday, March 12 12:30 PM: House Civil Law, 10 State Office Building (SOB)HF2009 (Abeler) Human services legal provisions changed; human services...
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On Monday, March 5th the Minnesota Senate held a hearing on S.F. 1412 which was introduced by Senator Senjem. The purpose of the bill is to create an exception to the foster care moratorium to allow the licensing of facilities that serve children with severe autism. *A moratorium on new child and adult corporate foster homes was enacted in July...
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Quick Review - H.F. 2080

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H.F. 2080 (S.F. 1883) is an MFIP ineligibility and sanctions bill that made the legislative committee rounds during February. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Kurt Daudt (R-17A) and has 12 cosponsors. As of today, 2080 is waiting to be heard in the House Health and Human Service Finance Committee, but that hearing has not been scheduled as of yet....
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