ERIC Number: ED306467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Children, Youth, and Families Issues. 1988 State Legislative Summary.
National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.
This publication is the sixth annual compilation of summaries of legislation pertaining to children, youth, and families enacted by the individual states and by Puerto Rico. It contains information gathered by National Conference of State Legislatures staff through direct requests from legislative staff, and includes summaries of legislation enacted during the 1988 sessions of the state legislatures. The Virgin Islands did not respond to the request; six state legislatures (Arkansas, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, and Texas) did not have a 1988 session. Legislation from other states which was passed or signed into law after mid-September 1988 is not included. The enacted bills cover 16 major public policy topics: (1) abuse and neglect; (2) child care/early childhood education; (3) child health; (4) child mental health; (5) child support enforcement; (6) child welfare; (7) custody and visitation; (8) domestic violence; (9) family law; (10) general children, youth, and family administration and organization; (11) juvenile justice; (12) kidnapping/missing children; (13) public assistance; (14) substance abuse and control; (15) teenage pregnancy; and (16) youth employment/rights of minors. States enacting legislation, bill numbers, and brief descriptions of bills are listed under each topic. The report also contains a state-by-state summary of enacted legislation organized by state, topic, and bill number. (NB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.