Status Summary

HB 1728 was heard and passed in Appropriations and went go to Rules. HB 1728 was put in the Rules X file, (which means not coming out of Rules) in great part because the Senate companion, SB 5486, passed the Senate and was referred to the House Early Learning and Human Services Committee. Therefore this bill is dead.

Legislative Session

2015

Status

Died

Sponsor

Rep. Ormsby

HB 1728 is the companion (same as) SB 5486.

Bill as amended by the ELHS Committee: Changes made to the bill include:

  1. Indicates that the components of the program and the evaluation will occur subject to the availability of funds;
  2. Replaces the definition of "veteran parent" with a definition of "child welfare parent mentor" and expands this definition to include parents whose cases resulted in reunification, or another permanency outcome, and
  3. Removes the requirement that the evaluation be conducted by a University of WA based child welfare research entity, and instead requires that it be conducted by a research entity with experience in child welfare research.