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Child Protective Act passed through House; waits on governor's signature

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— The “Child Protective Act,” also known as the “Foster Care Improvement Act” passed the Idaho House Tuesday, March 20, at a vote of 67-0.

The bill is part of an ongoing effort to improve the Idaho foster care system, bill sponsor Rep. Christy Perry, R-Nampa, said. She said the bill aims to protect Idaho’s “most vulnerable population”: foster care children.

Senate Bill 1341 is the product of two years of study by an interim committee and includes recommendations from three reports on child protection and foster care by the Office of Performance Evaluations.

A trailer bill allocating $88,000 — with $32,000 ongoing — to fund the act passed both the House and Senate with little opposition.

Both bills have now been delivered to the governor for final consideration.


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