2001-H 5912 am
Enacted 07/10/2001

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Introduced By:  Representative Crowley Date Introduced:  February 6, 2001

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 42-72.5-2 of the General Laws in Chapter 42-72.5 entitled "Children's Cabinet" is hereby amended to read as follows:

42-72.5-2. Policy and goals -- The children's cabinet shall:

(1) Meet at least monthly to address all issues, especially those that cross departmental lines, and relate to children's needs and services;

(2) Review, amend, and propose all interagency agreements necessary to provide coordinated services to children;

(3) Produce an annual comprehensive children's budget, to be submitted with other budget documents to the general assembly;

(4) Produce, by July 1, 1992, a comprehensive, five (5) year statewide plan and proposed budget for an integrated state child service system. This plan shall be submitted to the governor and to the chairperson of the permanent legislative commission on the department of children, youth, and families; and

(5) Report on its activities at least three (3) times per year to the permanent legislative commission on the department of children, youth, and families.

(6) Develop a strategic plan to design and implement a single, secure, universal student identifier system that does not involve a student's social security number that will foster interagency communication, increase efficiency of service delivery, and simultaneously protect children's legitimate expectations of privacy and rights to confidentiality.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

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