HB 2694 relates to the emergency placement of children in out of home care due to appropriate parents or custodians. The bill would amend existing law to expand functions in these instances from resting solely with the Department of Social and Human Services. The amendments would replace all language granting power to DSHS to be expanded to include DSHS or an authorized agency of a federally recognized tribe.
HB 2694 was pulled in Rules and passed by the Senate. The bill had been amended and will return to the Senate for concurrence/dispute. The House concurred with the Senate amendments and the bill has been signed into law by the Governor.