Status Summary

Referred to Human Services & Early Learning on 1.24.19.Not yet scheduled for a hearing. As of mid-March, the bill is dead. However, it could “come back" during the 2019 session as an amendment on another bill or other mechanisms, or next year (since bills technically stay alive for the full 2019-20 biennium). (updated 4.5.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

Died

Sponsor

Rep. Ortiz-Self

HB1573 prohibits DSHS form requiring an applicant for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families to attend an orientation as a condition of eligibility.

The bill also addresses the sanction policy by stating that the recipient must refuse to engage in work and work activities required by the department for 4 consecutive months prior to having the ability to reduce the grant by the recipient’s share and potentially terminating the grant.