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Legislative Testimony 2021


Agency staff testify before various legislative committees throughout the year to inform policymakers about programs, and to provide the agency’s perspective on budget and policy proposals.
 
All Testimony is in PDF format, unless otherwise noted:

House Bill 2371 te​stimony:
Proponent testimony on HB 2371 presented by DCF Director of Child Support Services Elizabeth Cohn to the House Children and Seniors Committee on Feb. 22, 2021.

House Bill 2338 testimony:
Proponent testimony on HB 2338 presented by DCF Deputy Director of Youth Services Stacy Tidwell to the House Children and Seniors Committee on Feb. 18, 2021.

House Bill 2345 testimony:
Neutral testimony on HB 2345 presented by DCF Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys to the House Children and Seniors Committee on February 17, 2021.

​Executive Reorganization Order 47 testimony:
Proponent testimony on ERO 47 presented to the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee by DCF Secretary Howard on February 11, 2021.

Presentation on DCF budget:
DCF budget testimony presented to the Ways and Means Human Services Subcommittee by DCF Secretary Laura Howard on February 11, 2021.

Senate Bill 120 testimony:
Proponent testimony on SB 120 presented to the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee by DCF Secretary Laura Howard on February 9, 2021. 

Senate Bill 104 testimony:
Opponent testimony on SB 104 submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee by DCF Deputy Secretary Tanya Keyon February 9, 2021.

Executive Reorganization Order 47 testimony:
Proponent testimony on ERO 47 presented to the House Social Services Budget Committee by DCF Secretary Laura Howard on February 8, 2021.

Senate Bill 43 testimony:
Written-only neutral testimony on SB 43 submitted to the Senate Education Committee by DCF Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys for a hearing on January 25, 2021.
House Bill 2115 testimony:
Proponent testimony on HB 2115 presented to the House Children and Seniors Committee by DCF Secretary Laura Howard on February 4, 2021.​

Senate Bill 12 testimony:
Neutral testimony on SB 12 presented to the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee DCF Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on February 3, 2021.

Senate Bill 51 testimony:
Proponent testimony on SB 51 presented to the Senate Education Committee by DCF Deputy Director of Permanency Melinda Kline on February 3, 2021.

House Bill 2150 testimony:
Proponent testimony on HB 2150 presented to the House Children and Seniors Committee by DCF Northeast Regional Director Chrisy Khatib on February 3, 2021.

House Bill 2151 testimony:
Proponent testimony on HB 2151 presented to the House Children and Seniors Committee by DCF Northeast Regional Director Chrisy Khatib on February 3, 2021.

Senate Bill 85 testimony:
Neutral testimony on SB 85 presented to the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee by DCF Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys on February 2, 2021.

House Bill 2116 testimony:
Proponent testimony on HB 2116 presented to the House Children and Seniors Committee by DCF Economic and Employment Services Director Sandra Kimmons on February 2, 2021.

House Bill 2149 testimony:
Proponent testimony on HB 2149 presented to the House Children and Seniors Committee by DCF  Permanency Director Scott Henricks on February 2, 2021.

House Bill 2088 testimony:
Proponent testimony on HB 2088 presented to the House Federal and State Affairs Committee by DCF Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys for a hearing on February 1, 2021.

House Bill 2127 testimony:
Proponent testimony on HB 2127 presented to the House Judiciary Committee by DCF Secretary Laura Howard on February 1, 2021.

House Bill 2075 testimony:
Written-only proponent testimony on HB 2075 submitted to the House Judiciary Committee by DCF Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys for a hearing on January 28, 2021.

Senate Bill 32 testimony:
Written-only neutral testimony on SB 32 submitted to the Senate Education Committee by DCF Deputy Secretary Tanya Keys for a hearing on January 27, 2021.
 
Informational presentation on Vocational Rehabilitation:
Vocational Rehabilitation informational testimony presented to the House Social Services Budget Committee by DCF Director of Rehabilitation Services Dan Decker on Jan. 19, 2021.
 
DCF and KDADS Children and Seniors Programs testimony presented to the House Children and Seniors Committee by Secretary Howard on Jan. 14, 2021.
 
Child Support Services testimony presented to the House Social Services Budget Committee by Secretary Laura Howard and Child Support Director Elizabeth Cohn on Jan. 13, 2021.
 
 
 
 
Prior Year Testimony: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006​​​​​