Status Summary

Passed out of the House. Passed out of the Senate Committee on Human Services, Mental Health & Housing. Passed out of Ways & Means and passed to Rules Committee for second reading on Apr 4, but did not come up for a floor vote before the Opposite House cutoff.

Legislative Session

2017

Status

Failed

Sponsor

Pettigrew

This bill would repeal RCW 74.12.037, means testing for kinship child only Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

House Floor Amendment: 

HB 2121 was amended on the House floor prior to passage and as amended does the following: Increases the income-eligibility requirements for nonparental caregivers receiving child-only Temporary Assistance for Needy Families grants from 300 percent to 400 percent of the federal poverty level.

Striker Amendment in Senate Ways & Means:

Eliminates means testing for nonparental caregivers for the purposes of determining eligibility for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

(Note: SB 5890 includes language eliminating means testing)

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