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SB19-031

Child Welfare Allocations Committee Composition

Concerning the composition of the child welfare allocations committee.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subjects:
Children & Domestic Matters
Human Services
Bill Summary

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.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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