Update on ESHB 1023!
We are happy to report that ESHB 1023 was voted out of the Senate on Wednesday, March 4 without the controversial amendment that stalled this bill last year. The Senate did hang one amendment, this amendment should have no negative impact. The effect of this amendment is: “It will require DSHS to allow the adult family home’s local jurisdiction to provide recommendations as to whether or not DSHS should approve the adult family home’s request to increase its bed capacity to seven or eight beds.”
The bill now goes back over to the House of Representatives where we are highly encouraging them to “Concur” i.e. agree to the amendment. Once they concur it will then head to the Governor’s desk for his signature. Stay Tuned!