Status Summary

First reading, referred to Appropriations on 2.18.19.
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 1.10.20)

Legislative Session



In Progress



HB2083 adds the number of dependency and termination petitions to the service areas that the caseload forecast council is required to forecast.  The bill also adds legal services for counsel for the department of children, youth, and families and legal services for counsel for parents to prepare for and participate in all stages of foster care-related legal proceedings to the RCW identifying what areas must be forecasted and budgeted as maintenance level costs.

*Companion SB5942