HB 2335

85(R) - 2017
House Human Services
House Human Services
Health & Human Services

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Rick Miller

Bill Caption

Relating to requiring training in trauma-based care for certain child-care workers and child protective services caseworkers.

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB 2335, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($45,628,997) through the biennium ending August 31, 2019.

The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.

Bill Analysis

This bill would require that all child protective services caseworkers that interact with children on a daily basis receive training in trauma based care, and would require that an owner, operator, or employee of a daycare, group day-care home, registered family home, general residential operation, foster group home, or agency foster group home receive training in trauma-based care. Attorneys that are on the list maintained by the court as being qualified for an appointment as attorney ad litem for a child in child protection would also be required to have the trauma care training.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill does not appear to have a connection to our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.