The bill increases the number of voting members on the child welfare allocations committee (committee) who are appointed by county commissioners from 8 to 10. The bill decreases the number of voting members on the committee who are appointed by the department of human services from 5 to 3. The bill requires the 2 additional county-commissioner-appointed voting members to come from the 2 counties with the greatest percentage of the state's child welfare caseload, with one appointee coming from each county.
The bill creates 2 nonvoting member positions on the committee who are appointed by the department of human services. The 2 nonvoting members must have knowledge and experience in the following areas, including but not limited to:
- Federal funding related to child welfare;
- The federal "Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018";
- Interests of individuals with a disability; or
- Interests of individuals experiencing poverty.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)