2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Deeds
Parents Advocacy Commission Work Group

Item 55 #1s

Item 55 #1s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Executive Offices
Office of the Governor FY2023 $35,000 FY2024 $0 GF

Page 41, line 4, strike "$7,280,020" and insert "$7,315,020".

Page 41, line 19, after "D.", insert "1.".

Page 41, line 19, strike the first instance of "$479,500" and insert "$479,500 $514,500".

Page 41, after line 20, insert:

"2. Out of this appropriation, $35,000 the first year from the general fund is provided to convene a work group to study: (i) the establishment of a Parents Advocacy Commission to provide training, qualification and oversight for court-appointed counsel who represent parents in child dependency cases; and (ii) the development of local or regional offices for a Parents Advocacy Commission. The work group shall report such recommendations to the Chairs of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee for Courts of Justice by November 1, 2023."


(This amendment provides $35,000 GF the first year for the Office of the Children's Ombudsman to support a feasibility study regarding the establishment of a Parents Advocacy Commission, consistent with the provisions of Senate Bill 1443 of the 2023 General Assembly Session.)