Aside from the NAC-specific sponsored legislation below, another essential record of proposed legislation in the public interest associated with DCYF and the health, welfare, and education of children and adolescents in general is compiled by Rhode Island Kids Count, an agency that focuses on policy and advocacy for Rhode Island children and led by the respected Elizabeth Burke Bryant. See it here.
These bills have been introduced and reintroduced year after year. Nicholas Mattiello and Gina Raimondo actively block any attempts to reform DCYF and kids are dying as a result.
2020 — House Bill 7639 — An Act to Create the Rhode Island House of Representatives Emergency Oversight Commission on the DCYF (Representatives Ray Hull, John Lombardi, David Bennett, and James McLoughlin.)
February 2020 News Coverage:
2011 — House Bill 5746 — An Act to Eliminate Out of State Placements (Representatives Bob DaSilva, David Bennett, Scott Guthrie, Anastasia Williams, John McCauley)
2011 — House Bill 5855 — An Act to Create the Rhode Island House of Representatives Emergency Oversight Commission on the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (Representatives Arthur Handy, Chris Blazejewski, Larry Valencia, Anastasia Williams, and Michael Tarro)
2011 — House Bill 5863 — An Act to Enhance the Children’s Bill of Rights (Representatives Michael Marcello, Roberto DaSilva, and Chris Blazejewski)