Status Summary

SB 5098 did not come up for a vote in the Senate and therefore is dead.

Legislative Session





Senator Billig

SB 5098 would change the language of the authorization and reporting requirements in the Working Connections child care program subsidy.  Authorization for the subsidy would be effective for 12 months, eliminating the need for reauthorization if circumstances change sooner than 12 months.  The requirement to report to DSHS within 10 days any changes to the number of child care hours needed, cost sharing, or eligibility would also be eliminated. 

Amendment in Ways and Means: The amendment in Ways and Means added language stating that no later than November 1, 2016, the department must provide WCCC households three 30-day periods of continued child care to cover gaps in the client’s employment or approved activity.