The House Committee on Human Services

84th Legislature

July 12, 2016

9:00 a.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on June 8, 2016, the House Committee on Human Services met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Raymond, at 9:10 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Raymond; Rose; Keough; King, Susan; Klick; Peña; and Price.


A quorum was present.



The House Committee on Human Services met to hear invited and public testimony on the following charge:

Examine the Department of Family and Protective Services’ policies and procedures, including prevention measures and resources, dedicated to eliminating child abuse and fatalities within the foster care system; explore ideas and strategies to increase the number of foster families and improve the delivery of services to children with high needs; review adoption policies, including disruptions, and make recommendations for possible improvements. Also, monitor and assess the continuation of foster care redesign.

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


At 8:47 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Raymond, Chair




Donte Houston, Clerk