Task Force to Address the Relationship Between Domestic Violence and Child Abuse and Neglect| S.B. 434


S.B. No. 434

AN ACT

relating to the establishment of a task force to address the relationship between domestic violence and child abuse and neglect.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:

SECTION 1.

Chapter 531, Government Code, is amended by adding Subchapter W to read as follows:

SUBCHAPTER W.

TASK FORCE TO ADDRESS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Sec.531.951.  DEFINITIONS.

In this subchapter:

(1)     “Department” means the Department of Family and Protective Services.

(2)     “Task force” means the .fective Intervention in Domestic Violence & Child Maltreatment Cases: Guidelines for Policy and Practice”; and

(2)     examine the key con cepts regarding child safety plans and decision making found in the 2009 edition of the American Bar Association ’s “Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys.”

(c)    The task force shall prepare a report that includes:

(1)     a description of the activities of the task force;

(2)     the findings and recommendations of the task force, including the proposed      policy recommendations and guidelines required by Subsection (a)(2); and

(3)     any legislation or other matter that the task force considers appropriate.

(d)   Not later than September 1, 2012, the task force shall submit to the governor, the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the appropriate committees of the senate and the house of representatives the report required by Subsection (c).  

Sec.  531.958.  ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT.

The commission shall provide reasonably necessary administrative and technical support for task force activities.

Sec.531.959.  RULEMAKING ASSISTANCE

 The department shall seek the assistance of the task force if the department proposes to adopt or amend a rule as the result of the work done by the task force.

Sec.531.960.  APPLICABILITY OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE LAW.

Chapter 2110 does not apply to the task force.

Sec.531.961.ABOLITION OF TASK FORCE; EXPIRATION OF SUBCHAPTER.

The task force is abolished and this subchapter expires September 1, 2013.

SECTION 2.

As soon as practicable after the effective date of this Act, the appropriate persons shall appoint the members of the Task Force to Address the Relationship Between Domestic Violence and Child Abuse and Neglect created by this Act.

SECTION 3.

This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.

If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2011.

___________________ President of the Senate

__________________Speaker of the House

I hereby certify that S.B. No. 434 passed the Senate on April 20, 2011, by the following vote:

Yeas  31,  0 Nays.

______________________________ Secretary of the Senate

I hereby certify that S.B. No. 434 passed the House on May 19, 2011 following vote:

Yeas 148, Nays 0 , one present not voting. 

______________________________

Chief Clerk of the House Approved: ______________________________

Date ______________________________

Governor Signature______________________________________

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