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Child Welfare Enacted Legislation

The database on this page allows you to search 2012-2022 enacted child welfare legislation in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories by state, topic, keyword, status and/or primary author.

Early Childhood Legislation Database

The Early Childhood database tracks and updates early childhood, care and learning legislation from 2019 through 2022 legislative sessions for 50 states and the territories.

Rethinking the Removal of Kids From Moms Struggling With Addiction

Amid the drug addiction and overdose crisis, state governments are finding ways to support the needs of mothers in recovery while keeping their infants and young children safe. These state efforts reflect a shift in greater child welfare policy toward family preservation.

State Legislatures News

Earned Income Tax Credit Overview

Overview of state and federal earned income tax credits, including recently enacted legislation. EITC is a tax credit that reduces the amount of federal income tax owed and is refundable if the tax filer's credit is larger than their tax liability.

Child Tax Credit Overview

The federal government and twelve states offer child tax credits to enhance the economic security of families with children, particularly those in lower- to middle-income brackets.

Earned Income Tax Credit Enactments

Thirty-three states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico have enacted a state earned income tax credit (EITC). This table is a compilation of state EITC laws enacted from 2009-present.

Housing and Homelessness Toolkit

State legislators seeking to tackle housing or homelessness issues have a variety of policy levers to consider. This collection of informational resources is a great starting point for understanding many aspects of housing and homelessness policy.