Child welfare provider protections.

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Child welfare provider protections. Prohibits the state from discriminating against adoption agencies, foster parents, or adoptive parents on the basis of religious beliefs. Defines certain terms. Waives sovereign immunity for purposes of the prohibition, except that state courts retain immunity. Allows suit under these provisions without exhausting administrative remedies. Provides for a private right of action and civil remedies.


Authored by Senator Johnson, T

Fiscal Outlook

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Fiscal NoteFiscal Note #1: Introduced2024-01-09 Click To View


Date Chamber Action
2024-01-25SenateSenator Raatz added as second author
2024-01-09SenateFirst reading: referred to Committee on Family and Children Services
2024-01-09SenateAuthored by Senator Johnson, T