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FIRST SPECIAL SESSION
Senate Chamber, Olympia, Tuesday, May 4, 1993
The Senate was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by President Pritchard. No roll call was taken.
The Sergeant at Arms Color Guard, consisting of Pages Rindi Kibby and Robyn Williams, presented the Colors. Reverend Terry L. Kaiser, pastor of the Faith Assembly of Lacey, offered the prayer.
On motion of Senator Jesernig, the reading of the Journal of the previous day was dispensed with and it was approved.
REPORT OF SELECT COMMITTEE
STATE OF WASHINGTON
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON 98504-0095
April 30, 1993
The Honorable Marty Brown
Secretary of Senate
306 Legislative Building
Olympia, Washington 98504
RE: Report of State-wide Expansion of HOMEBUILDERS Family Preservation Services
Dear Secretary Brown:
This report addresses the feasibility of expanding the HOMEBUILDERS model of Family Preservation Services (FPS) statewide, as one strategy to safely provide alternatives to foster care services. It was prepared by the Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in compliance with Chapter 214, Laws of 1992.
The proposal to expand this specific service model is an integral part of the Division's resolution to:
* Create a service system which can flexibly respond to the critical needs of children and families so that child protection, family preservation and permanency planning are more effectively achieved, and
* Manage the utilization of foster care and other child welfare services to maximize the cost-effectiveness of interventions, consistent with the Division's mandate to promote child safety and strengthen families.
The needs of families call for a broad range of prevention, early intervention, family support and treatment services. The Division is committed to the creation of a system of care which can offer flexible services based on individual family need. The plan to expand the HOMEBUILDERS model of FPS represents one part of the Division's strategy to improve the overall system of care for children and families.
Our history with the out-of home placement of children shows that appropriate and truly effective service delivery requires a full capacity system; with a carefully interwoven array of services, from the least restrictive setting (in the home of the child) through institutional services.
The "non-supplantation" clause in Chapter 214 (Section 11) will allow the Division to expand the HOMEBUILDERS model of FPS without additional state revenue. Offering children and families greater access to other critically needed services, in the future, may depend on a similar ability to augment state funds with federal revenue.
If you have questions about the report, or would like additional information about Family Preservation Services, please contact Lee Doran, DCFS Program Manager, at (206) 586-2655.
LIZ DALTON, Office Chief
Program and Policy
Division of Children and Family Services
The Select Committee Report is on file in the Office of the Secretary of the Senate.
MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE
May 3, 1993
The House has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 2129, and the same is herewith transmitted.
ALAN THOMPSON, Chief Clerk
May 3, 1993
The House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1761 and passed the bill as amended by the Senate.
ALAN THOMPSON, Chief Clerk
INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING OF HOUSE BILL
HB 2129 by Representatives Mastin, Finkbeiner, Locke, Patterson, Linville, Foreman, Forner and J. Kohl
Allowing state agencies to make purchases based on the lowest cost.
On motion of Senator Jesernig, House Bill No. 2129 was held on the desk.
At 10:07 a.m., on motion of Senator Jesernig, the Senate recessed until 1:00 p.m.
The Senate was called to order at 1:06 p.m. by President Pritchard.
At 1:06 p.m., on motion of Senator Gaspard, the Senate recessed until 4:00 p.m.
The Senate was called to order at 4:05 p.m. by President Pritchard.
At 4:05 p.m., on motion of Senator Jesernig, the Senate was declared to be at ease.
The Senate was called to order at 8:52 p.m. by President Pritchard.
At 8:52 p.m., on motion of Senator Jesernig, the Senate adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 5, 1993.
JOEL PRITCHARD, President of the Senate
MARTY BROWN, Secretary of the Senate