Legislators from the Senate and House unveiled new language to improve Minnesota’s child protection laws at a bipartisan press conference this week.
The Delete-All amendment to Senate File 4 will implement select recommendations from the Governor’s Task Force on Protection of Children and will modify the existing system to put children’s safety first. The language will expand the information available for screeners, reform the family assessment process, and ultimately strengthen the child-first approach in our statute.
The House companion to the new language, House File 191, received its first committee hearing Wednesday, while S.F. 4 will be heard next Monday in the Health, Human Services and Housing Committee. (S.F. 4)