Status Summary

Passed out of the House. Passed out of the Senate Committee on Human Services, Mental Health & Housing. Passed out of Ways & Means and passed to Rules Committee for second reading on Apr 4, but did not come up for a floor vote before the Opposite House cutoff.

Legislative Session






This bill would repeal RCW 74.12.037, means testing for kinship child only Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

House Floor Amendment: 

HB 2121 was amended on the House floor prior to passage and as amended does the following: Increases the income-eligibility requirements for nonparental caregivers receiving child-only Temporary Assistance for Needy Families grants from 300 percent to 400 percent of the federal poverty level.

Striker Amendment in Senate Ways & Means:

Eliminates means testing for nonparental caregivers for the purposes of determining eligibility for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

(Note: SB 5890 includes language eliminating means testing)

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