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2021 House Bill 1221: Standardizing homelessness definitions
Introduced by Rep. Alicia Rule (Whatcom County) (D) on January 15, 2021
Referred to the House Children, Youth & Family Committee on January 15, 2021
Substitute offered in the House on January 27, 2021
Defines "homeless" for the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program. • Defines "experiencing homelessness" for purposes of child welfare. • Replaces the term "homelessness" with the term "experiencing homelessness" in the child welfare statutes.
Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 17, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Tom Dent (Grant) (R) on February 23, 2021
Provides that living in a trailer park may not be the sole basis for determining that a child is homeless for purposes of the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 23, 2021
Received in the Senate on February 25, 2021
Referred to the Senate Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee on February 25, 2021
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 19, 2021
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 16, 2021

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