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H.R. 6233 (115th): Family Poverty is Not Child Neglect Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 26, 2018 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6233

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 26, 2018

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to ensure that child protective services systems do not permit the separation of children from parents on the basis of poverty, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Family Poverty is Not Child Neglect Act.

2.

Grants to States for child abuse or neglect prevention and treatment programs

Section 106(a) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (42 U.S.C. 5106a(a)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by striking neglect; and inserting neglect, ensuring that reports concerning a child’s living arrangements or subsistence needs are addressed through services and benefits and that no child is separated from the child’s parent for reasons of poverty;; and

(2)

in paragraph (4), by striking response; and inserting response, except that such system, tools, and protocols shall not authorize the separation of any child from the child’s parent or guardian on the basis of poverty;.