Status Summary

First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 1.28.19. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2.12.19. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2.19.19; 1st substitute bill passed. Referred to Ways & Means on 2.21.19. 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 4.5.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

Died

Sponsor

Nguyen

This act amends RCW 13.40.210 to require the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to work with each person in its custody, and the family of any juvenile under the age of 18, to establish a safe release plan into safe and stable housing, in accordance with state policy established by RCW 43.330.720.

If the secretary is unable to establish a safe release, they may provide rental vouchers to the person in custody for up to 6 months, in conjunction with additional transition support programming or services including:

§  Substance use disorder treatment;

§  Mental health treatment;

§  Sex offender treatment;

§  Educational programming; or

Employment programming.