SB 18-254

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Apr 27, 2018
  • Passed Senate Apr 27, 2018
  • Passed House May 07, 2018
  • Signed by Governor May 18, 2018

Child Welfare Reforms

Abstract

Joint Budget Committee. The bill addresses numerous reforms to the funding structure for the state's child welfare services. Section 1 of the bill clarifies the types of child welfare services that must be available and provided, as necessary and appropriate, by county departments of human or social services (county departments). Sections 2 and 7 of the bill eliminate the option for county departments to maintain unspent general fund money from the child welfare services block allocation if they participate in the collaborative management program or the integrated care management program. Section 3 of the bill adds a statutory definition of and citation to the federal 'Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018'. Section 4 of the bill creates a program in the child welfare system for residential out-of-home placements for children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Section 5 of the bill: Changes the number of and process for appointments to the child welfare allocations committee; and Requires the development of a child welfare system funding model. Section 6 of the bill: Increases the percentage that counties are reimbursed by the state for adoption and relative guardianship subsidies from 80% to 90%; Formalizes the input process of the child welfare allocations committee; Allows the department of human services (state department) to submit supplemental budget requests for increases in out-of-home placement provider rates and adoption and relative guardianship expenditures; Modifies language concerning negotiations between county departments and providers for out-of-home placement rates; Requires capacity evaluations in counties or regions; Requires the state department to perform an analysis and cost projections to determine the fiscal impact on the state for changes in federal reimbursement rates for child welfare expenditures that result from the federal 'Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018'; Modifies the close-out process for child welfare expenditures; and Creates a child welfare prevention and intervention services cash fund into which unspent general fund money allocated to county departments through block allocations are transferred for sustainability of state-approved prevention and intervention programs and services. Section 8 of the bill creates the delivery of child welfare services task force.(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.) , Read More

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Actions


May 18, 2018

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 16, 2018

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

May 15, 2018

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

May 07, 2018

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 04, 2018

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments

May 02, 2018

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Appropriations House Committee of the Whole

May 01, 2018

House

House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Public Health Care & Human Services Appropriations

Apr 27, 2018

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services

  • Introduction
Public Health Care & Human Services

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 26, 2018

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee

Apr 24, 2018

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Senate Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Apr 17, 2018

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Appropriations

  • Introduction
Appropriations

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
PA1 (04/24/2018) PDF
Introduced (04/17/2018) PDF
Engrossed (04/26/2018) PDF
Reengrossed (04/27/2018) PDF
Revised (05/04/2018) PDF
Rerevised (05/07/2018) PDF
Final Act (05/16/2018) PDF
Signed Act (05/18/2018) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/24/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (05/02/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/23/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (06/20/2018) PDF

Sources

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