SR 99, enacted 3/21/19
Summary: Urges policy decisions enacted by the state legislature to acknowledge and take into account the principles of early childhood brain development and should consider the concepts of toxic stress, early adversity, and buffering relationships, and note the role of early intervention and investment in early childhood years as important strategies to achieve a lasting foundation for a more prosperous and sustainable state through investing in human capital.
HR 248, enacted 5/15/19
Summary: Urges policy decisions enacted by the state legislature to acknowledge and take into account the principles of early childhood brain development, and declares May 15, 2019, as Trauma-Informed Awareness Day.
S. 1658, Act No. 413, enacted 8/16/2019
Summary: Amends the school code to provide that, subject to appropriation or private donations, the state board of education shall award grants to school districts to support school safety and security, and provide that grant funds may be used for school security improvements, including professional development, safety-related upgrades to school buildings and equipment (including metal detectors and X-ray machines), and facilities.
H. 2444, Act No. 471, enacted 8/23/19
Summary: Amends the Unified Code of Corrections, expands the factors accorded weight in favor of withholding or minimizing a sentence of imprisonment to include whether the defendant is the parent of a child or infant whose well-being will be negatively affected by the parent’s absence, under specified circumstances, or if the defendant serves as the caregiver for a relative who is ill, disabled, or elderly.
H. 2649, Act No. 480, enacted 8/23/19
Summary: Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure, creates the Task Force on Children of Incarcerated Parents, provides for membership, and provides that the task force shall review available research, best practices, and effective interventions to formulate recommendations.