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Relating to adverse disproportionalities within the child protective services system.
Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB 1237, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a NEGATIVE impact of ($856,441) through the biennium ending August 31, 2023.
The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.
HB 1237 would require the Commissioner of the Department of Family and Protective Services to analyze the adverse disproportionality in the child protective services system, including at each stage of the CPS investigations. Upon identifying an adverse disproportionality the commissioner shall establish a team to address this disproportionality and notify the legislature.
HB 1237 serves to make services through CPS work effectively for every member of our society. Government agencies with such an important task as DFPS and CPS must be reflective on their own work. This benefits limited government, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. Texas Action therefore supports HB 1237.