SB 0411 Creates CASA fund for court-appointed special advocates for for children
LR Number:1590L.01I Fiscal Note:1590-01
Last Action:02/27/01 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2001
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Current Bill Summary

SB 411 - This act creates the Missouri CASA Fund. The General Assembly may appropriate moneys into the Fund to support the court-appointed special advocate (CASA) program throughout the state. The State Courts Administrator shall disburse moneys in the Fund for new start-up CASA programs. Every CASA program shall receive a base rate allocation, based upon the number of children with abuse or neglect cases. All CASA programs considered for funding shall be affiliated with the state and national CASA associations. Moneys remaining in the Fund shall not revert to general revenue at the end of the biennium.

Similar provisions are contained in TAT SCS/HS/HCS/HB 107.