Status Summary

HB 2716 was heard in Ways and Means but does not appear to have been exec'd. Therefore the bill is dead. Efforts were made to include language related to 2716 in the budget; however, it was not.

Legislative Session

2016

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Senn

HB 2716 relates to eligibility for Working Connections child care. The bill would require that a child is eligible for Working Connections child care if the child has received Child Protective Services child care within the prior six months. It would also require that a child is eligible for Working Connections child care within a six month period following reunification with the child’s biological family from an out-of-home placement. The bill also stipulates the definition of protective services would only apply for purposes of Working Connections child care eligibility and a response by DSHS is identified as not needed except as related to a child’s enrollment in Working Connections child care.

As amended, HB 2716 does the following:

Clarifies that a child is eligible for Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) under the vulnerable child eligibility category if they have received either Child Protective Services, Child Care or Child Welfare Services Child Care within the prior six months and the response the Department of Social and Health Services initiated has concluded.

Removes the population of children who have reunified with their biological family from an out-of-home placement within the past six months from the vulnerable child eligibility category for WCCC.

Removes the expiration date.

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