OLR Bill Analysis

SB 273

AN ACT CONCERNING FOSTER CHILDREN AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.

SUMMARY:

This bill requires state agencies, when hiring individuals for, or placing them in, internship programs they offer, to give preference to former foster children who (1) are between the ages of 18 and 24 and (2) were in Department of Children and Families custody on their 18th birthday. Preference is defined as priority over similarly qualified applicants.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2013

COMMITTEE ACTION

Children Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

12

Nay

0

(02/28/2013)