HB 1743-1_ Filed 02/22/2005, 15:35
Your Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs , to which was referred
House Bill 1743 , has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the
same back to the House with the recommendation that said bill be amended as follows:
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Page 1, between the enacting clause and line 1, begin a new
paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 12-13-14.5-3; (05)AM174309.1. -->
"SECTION 1. IC 12-13-14.5-3 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 3. One (1) time every
six (6) three (3) months, the division shall submit a report to the budget
committee and to the general assembly legislative council that provides
data and statistical information regarding caseloads for each county for
child protection caseworkers, child welfare caseworkers and other
caseworkers under the jurisdiction of the division of family and
children, department of family and social services during the preceding
six (6) three (3) months. A report submitted under this section to the
general assembly must be in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6.".
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Page 1, line 3, after "(a)" insert " This section applies after June 30,
Page 1, line 16, delete "(b)" and insert " (c)".
Page 1, line 17, delete "(a)" and insert " (b)".
Page 2, line 2, after "2." insert " (a)".
Page 2, line 4, delete "at all times".
Page 2, line 4, delete ":".
Page 2, line 5, delete "(A)".
Page 2, line 5, delete "and".
Page 2, run in lines 4 through 5.
Page 2, delete lines 6 through 9.
Page 2, after line 24, begin a new paragraph and insert:
" (b) This section expires June 30, 2008.
SOURCE: IC 31-33-2-2.1; (05)AM174309.4. -->
SECTION 4. IC 31-33-2-2.1 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 2.1. (a) This section applies after
June 30, 2008.
(b) The local child protection service:
(1) must have sufficient qualified and trained staff to:
(A) fulfill the purpose of this article; and
(B) comply with the maximum caseload ratios for:
(i) child protection caseworkers; and
(ii) child welfare caseworkers;
set forth in IC 12-13-14.5-3.5;
(2) must be organized to maximize the continuity of
responsibility, care, and service of individual caseworkers
toward individual children and families;
(3) must provide training to representatives of the child
protective services system regarding the legal duties of the
representatives, which may consist of various methods of
informing the representatives of their duties, in order to
protect the legal rights and safety of children and families
from the initial time of contact during the investigation
through treatment; and
(4) must provide training to representatives of the child
protective services system regarding the constitutional rights
of the child's family, including a child's guardian or custodian,
that is the subject of an investigation of child abuse or neglect
consistent with the Fourth Amendment to the United States
Constitution and Article I, Section 11 of the Constitution of
the State of Indiana.
SOURCE: ; (05)AM174309.5. -->
SECTION 5. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005] (a) The division of
family and children shall submit a report to the legislative council
and the health finance commission established by IC 2-5-23-3 that
contains statistics concerning the education levels and salaries of
(1) child protection caseworkers and child welfare
(2) child protection caseworker and child welfare caseworker
by September 1, 2005.
(b) The report required by subsection (a) must be in an
electronic format under IC 5-14-6.
(c) This SECTION expires December 31, 2005.
Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
(Reference is to HB 1743 as introduced.)
and when so amended that said bill do pass.
AM174309/DI 107 2005