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2011 House Bill 1965: Concerning adverse childhood experiences
Introduced by Rep. Ruth Kagi (Lake Forest Park) (D) on February 15, 2011
Eliminates the Family Policy Council effective June 30, 2012, and transfers the authority to award readiness to learn grants to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. This act also eliminates the Council for Children and Families effective June 30, 2012, and transfers authority related to the Children’s Trust Fund to the Department of Social and Health Services. This act requires the Department of Early Learning to fund evidence- and researched-based home visitation programs for DSHS, and work with DSHS and the Department of Health to develop a plan to coordinate or consolidate home visitation services. This act creates a public-private partnership to reduce adverse childhood experiences using research and evidence-based approaches to prevent and intervene in those experiences of children during their first five years. This act takes effect 90 days after adjournment of the session in which the bill is passed.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Early Learning & Human Services Committee on February 15, 2011
Substitute offered in the House on February 17, 2011
Clarifies that the PPP may be a new or existing entity. It acknowledges the expertise of the community networks. The provision regarding the award of Readiness to Learn Grants is removed. The DEL must work with the PPP and key partners and stakeholders, in addition to the DSHS, to develop a plan to coordinate or consolidate home visitation services. The DEL has the authority to disburse funds from the Children's Trust Fund. The PPP is the adviser to the Secretary of the DEL regarding blended funding projects. The DEL, after December 31, 2012, is the lead agency for the Children's Trust Fund and the Community-Based Child Abuse and Prevention Fund.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 17, 2011
Referred to the House Ways & Means Committee on February 17, 2011
Substitute offered in the House on March 31, 2011
Requires the development of fund distribution criteria to give consideration to community public health and safety networks with a history of providing training and services related to adverse childhood experiences. The second substitute bill adds a starting date of July 1, 2012, for the Director of the Department of Early Learning's authorization to make disbursements from the Children's Trust Fund. It requires that general funds provided for home visiting services shall be appropriated into the Home Visiting Services Account. It establishes a transition plan process beginning July 1, 2011, to transition the early learning-related work of the Council for Children and Families to the Department of Early Learning.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 31, 2011
Referred to the House Rules Committee on March 31, 2011
Passed 63 to 33 in the House on April 11, 2011.
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To eliminate the Family Policy Council and the Council for Children and Families, effective June 30, 2012, Creates a nongovernmental public-private partnership to reduce adverse childhood experiences.
Received in the Senate on April 13, 2011
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on April 13, 2011
Referred to the House Rules Committee on April 22, 2011
Received in the House on April 26, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Ruth Kagi (Lake Forest Park) (D) on May 2, 2011
To provide that the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall award grants regarding readiness to learn. The amendment also recodifies the provision regarding readiness to learn within the chapter of law dealing with the Superintendent of Public Instruction and repeals additional statutory provision which references the Council for Children and Families.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 2, 2011
Passed 57 to 38 in the House on May 2, 2011.
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To eliminate the Family Policy Council effective June 30, 2012. Eliminates the Council for Children and Families effective June 30, 2012. Creates a nongovernmental public-private partnership to reduce adverse childhood experiences.
Received in the Senate on May 3, 2011
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on May 3, 2011
Amendment offered in the Senate on May 11, 2011
To eliminate the FPC and the CCF effective June 30, 2012. Community networks are preserved.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on May 11, 2011
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on May 11, 2011
Amendment offered in the Senate on May 21, 2011
To provide a striking amendment.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 21, 2011
Passed 38 to 8 in the Senate on May 17, 2011.
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To eliminate the Family Policy Council effective June 30, 2012. Eliminates the Council for Children and Families effective June 30, 2012. Creates a nongovernmental public-private partnership to reduce adverse childhood experiences.
Received in the House on May 21, 2011
Failed by voice vote in the House on May 21, 2011
Received in the Senate on May 22, 2011
Amendment offered by Sen. Debbie Regala, (D-Tacoma) (D) on May 22, 2011
To add an effective date of July 1, 2012, for section 5 of the bill regarding the authority to make disbursement from the Children's Trust Fund.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 22, 2011
Received in the House on May 23, 2011

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