Honorable Charles Schwertner, Chair, Senate Committee on Health & Human Services
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB2630 by Thompson, Senfronia (Relating to certain program provided to families of children at risk for abuse and neglect.), Committee Report 2nd House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Family Code as it relates to standards for parent education programs provided to families of children at risk for abuse and neglect.
The bill would require the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to develop and implement a five-year strategic plan for prevention and early intervention services. Not later than September 1 of the last fiscal year in each five-year period, DFPS is required to issue a new strategic plan for the next five fiscal years. The initial strategic plan would be due by September 1, 2016.
The bill would also require DFPS to submit a report on state-funded parenting education programs by December 1, 2016 and then every two years thereafter.
Section 40.0523 of the Human Resources Code relating to the infant mortality prevention education program would be repealed.
DFPS and the Health and Human Services Commission do not anticipate any significant fiscal impacts as a result of complying with the provisions of the bill.
Local Government Impact
Because the bill would not have statewide impact on units of local government of the same type or class, no comment from this office is required by the rules of the House/Senate as to its probable fiscal implication on units of local government.
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