Significant Pending State Legislation

Center for Children’s Advocacy Legislative Initiatives 2017

 

Child Abuse

Extend Special Immigrant Juvenile Status to Age 21
For more information, contact Attorney Edwin Colon

Permanency Planning and SIJS Review in Court
For more information, contact Attorney Edwin Colon

HB 6741
An Act Concerning the Right of Counsel to Access Records in Certain Abuse and Neglect Proceedings
For more information, contact Attorney Zoe Stout

Oversight Committee on Child Welfare Issues 
For more information, contact Attorney Martha Stone

Prohibit Discharge from DCF Care to Homelessness or Housing Instability
For more information, contact Attorney Stacey Violante Cote

 

Juvenile Justice

Credit for Time Served
For more information, contact Attorney Martha Stone

Manson Youth 15-17 Not Housed in DOC Facility
For more information, contact Attorney Martha Stone

SB 600
An Act Concerning the Alvin W. Penn Racial Profiling Prohibition Act
To extend the provisions of the Alvin W. Penn Racial Profiling Prohibition Act to cover pedestrian stops and thereby provide a more complete view of racial profiling in a community and to further provide a data-focused view into police interactions with youth who most often encounter law enforcement during such stops.
For more information, contact Attorney Leon Smith

HB 6002
An Act Concerning “Sexting” by a Child
To ensure that all children under eighteen years of age are charged with a misdemeanor for sexting behavior rather than a felony for child pornography.
For more information, contact Attorney Leon Smith

Limit Police-School Notification Statute to Mandatory Level Offense Only 
For more information, contact Attorney Marisa Halm

Erasure of Records
For more information, contact Attorney Marisa Halm

Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act
For more information, contact Attorney Martha Stone

 

Education

Raise the Grade Revisions
For more information, contact Attorney Martha Stone

Electronic Educational Passport for Children and Youth in the Care of the DCF or Juvenile Justice
For more information, contact Attorney Martha Stone

Transition Planning, including 504 and Accommodation Requirements for Post-Secondary Education
For more information, contact Attorney Bonnie Roswig

Provision for 10 Month Extension of ELL Services
For more information, contact Attorney Edwin Colon

Immediate School Re-enrollment upon Return from a Juvenile Justice Facility
For more information, contact Attorney Martha Stone

Access to Education Records for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth (exception to burden of proof in residency hearings)
For more information, contact Attorney Stacey Violante Cote

Require the State Department of Education to Monitor Districts’ Reporting on Homeless Students
For more information, contact Attorney Stacey Violante Cote

 

Health

HB 6021
An Act Concerning Homeless and Unaccompanied Consent to Primary Care
For more information, contact Attorney Jay Sicklick

HB No. 6031
An Act Concerning Treatment of a Minor for Venereal Infection
For more information, contact Attorney Jay Sicklick

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