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Governor and Senate: Authority is provided to the Office of the Attorney General to bill the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) for resources to meet current and future parental rights termination caseload demands. Funding will be used to increase staffing to manage an anticipated 50 percent increase in cases referred from DSHS.
Final: Expenditure authority is provided to the Office of the Attorney General to bill the Department of Social and Health Services for legal services to meet parental rights termination caseloads.