Status Summary

The bill was heard and passed in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means and sent to Rules. It has not yet been pulled. SB6222 was pulled in Rules, passed by the Senate 47-0-0-2, and referred to the House ELHS on 2/14. Exec. action taken on 2/23 in ELHS; passed and referred to Appropriations. Exec. action taken in Appropriations on 2/26; passed and referred to Rules. Placed on second reading by Rules on 2/27. On 2/28, Rules suspended and placed on third reading. Passed on third reading; yeas, 68; nays, 30; absent, 0; excused, 0. On 3/3, Speaker signed. On 3/6, President signed, and SB6222 was delivered to Governor. He is scheduled to take action on it on 3/9. (updated 3/8)

Legislative Session

2018

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Sen. Carlyle

Modifies eligibility for Extended Foster Care (EFC) services:

  • Under SB 6222,to be eligible for EFC the non-minor dependent must have been dependent at the time they reach age 18 rather than the current requirement that a non-minor dependent must be in foster care at the time they reach age 18. 
  • Non-minor dependent whose dependency case was dismissed by the court may request EFC services before age 21 (formerly 19).
  • Eligible non-minor dependents may un-enroll and re-enroll in EFC through a voluntary placement agreement an unlimited number of times (formerly once). 

The department shall allow a youth who has received EFC but has lost eligibility to reenter EFC an unlimited number of times through a voluntary placement agreement one they become eligible again. 

*Companion to HB 2330

As amended by the Human Services and Corrections committee: amendments ensure that the provisions of the bill are consistent with other statutes that relate to extended foster care. An effective date of July 1, 2018 is added.