Summary: H.R.2742 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House without amendment (06/20/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Modernizing the Interstate Placement of Children in Foster Care Act

(Sec. 3) This bill amends part E (Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) of title IV of the Social Security Act to require the procedures a state must have in effect for the orderly and timely interstate placement of children in foster care to include an electronic interstate case-processing system. Indian tribes are exempted from such requirement.

(Sec. 4) Funding is authorized for development of an electronic interstate case-processing system to expedite the interstate placement of children in foster care, guardianship, or adoptive homes.

(Sec. 5) Discretionary funding shall be continued through FY2018 to promote safe and stable families.

(Sec. 6) The Department of Health and Human Services shall reserve $5 million of the amount made available for promoting safe and stable families in FY2018 to make grants to states for the development of the electronic interstate case-processing system. This amount shall remain available through FY2022.