Status Summary

First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 1.17.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 1.28.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2.5.2020; 1st substitute bill passed and referred to Ways & Means. Referred to Ways & Means on 2.6.2020. (updated 2.21.2020)

Legislative Session

2020

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Sen. Lovelett

Definitions of homelessness will be standardized to improve access to services. Definitions are set out for “a person experiencing homelessness” and an individual at “substantial risk.” Definitions of a person experiencing homelessness will also include those without fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Services for children are aligned with the federal McKinney-Vento definition of homeless.

Companion Bill