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Minutes for SB232 - Committee on Judiciary

Short Title

Establishing the office of the child advocate within the office of the attorney general and the joint committee on child welfare system oversight.

Minutes Content for Thu, Feb 16, 2023

Chairwoman Warren opened the hearing on SB232, Jenna Moyer, Revisor's Office, provided an overview of the bill and stood for questions.(Attachment 2)

Ty Masterson, gave testimony in support of SB232. He stated this legislation would bring in a true independent set of eyes to examine the circumstances. (Attachment 3) 

Rachel Marsh, gave testimony in support of SB232. She stated they are proponents of a statutory office of child advocate.  She encouraged the committee to work together with all interested parties to create the strongest possible bill. (Attachment 4)

Mike Fonkert, stated Kansas Appleseed supports SB232. He stated the children of Kansas deserve the strongest, most independent Office of the Child Advocate and Kansas Appleseed looks forward to working with the committee to to codify this important tool into law this year. (Attachment 5).

There being no further conferees, the hearing on SB232 was closed.