Status Summary

Passed in the House Early Learning and Human Services committee on 1/24
Exec action taken in Appropriations on 2/6; majority passed.
Referred to Rules on 2/6.
On 2/8, Rules Committee relieved of further consideration and the bill was placed on second reading. Although the bill did not come up for a vote, it was identified as necessary to implement the budget (or exempt from the cut-off) so was not dead! Ultimately, on 2/19 passed on third reading in the House; yeas, 95; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 3.
On 2/20, first reading in the Senate and referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education.
HB2816 was heard on 2/22.
Executive action taken on 2/23;
Majority passed and referred to Ways & Means
Exec. action taken in Ways & Means on 2/26; passed and sent to Rules for second reading.
Placed on second reading by Rules on 2/28.
On 3/5, Rules suspended and placed on third reading. Passed on third reading; yeas, 48; nays, 1; absent, 0; excused, 0.
On 3/8, Speaker signed. Once signed by the President of the Senate, the bill will be delivered to the Governor for action.
(updated 3/8)

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Rep. Senn

HB 2816 states that effective July 1, 2019, all powers, duties and functions of DSHS pertaining to Working Connections Child Care and Seasonal Child Care Programs are transferred to to the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). 

*Companion to SB 6441