Honorable Richard Peña Raymond, Chair, House Committee on Human Services
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB534 by West (Relating to requiring permanency planning meetings for certain children in the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services.), As Engrossed
The bill would amend Chapter 263 of the Family Code to require the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to hold a permanency planning meeting (PPM) at specific intervals for children in temporary managing conservatorship. The bill would require DFPS to make reasonable efforts to include certain parties in the PPM and to give notice of each PPM, by email if possible, to those parties specified in the bill.
The provisions of the bill would apply only to children placed in temporary managing conservatorship of DFPS on or after September 1, 2013.
DFPS does not anticipate any significant fiscal impact as a result of complying with the provisions of the bill.
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