WAFCA Bills of Interest: 2023-2024 Legislative Session  

Updated 4-23-24

Bill Number (Assembly)


Companion Bill (Senate) 

2023 Assembly Bill 13 Relating to: access to an original impounded birth record. (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 15 
2023 Assembly Bill 17 Relating to: expanding the treatment alternatives and diversion programs. (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 11 
2023 Assembly Bill 24 Relating to: posting the child abuse and neglect reporting hotline in school buildings. (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 23
2023 Assembly Bill 32 Relating to: creating an individual income tax deduction for certain income earned by an individual from the practice of psychiatry or from providing psychiatric or mental health services. (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 31 
2023 Assembly Bill 43 Relating to: state finances and appropriations, constituting the executive budget act of the 2023 legislature. (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 70 
2023 Assembly Bill 48 Relating to: prosecuting or adjudicating delinquent a person under the age of 18 for committing an act of prostitution. 2023 Senate Bill 55
2023 Assembly Bill 53 Relating to: reporting certain crimes and other incidents that occur on school property or school transportation and granting rule-making authority. (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 82
2023 Assembly Bill 69 Relating to: reporting to law enforcement certain crimes and other incidents that occur in or on public school buildings and grounds, requiring certain schools to employ armed school resource officers, and allocating federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funding to reimburse schools for costs of employing armed school resource officers. (FE)  
2023 Assembly Bill 83 Relating to: providing permanency plan and comments to out-of-home care providers in advance of a permanency plan review or hearing. (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 81 
2023 Assembly Bill 104 Relating to: expanding the Court-Appointed Special Advocate program and making an appropriation. (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 128 
2023 Assembly Bill 107 Relating to: a disclaimer of parental rights and payments allowed in connection with an adoption. 2023 Senate Bill 80
2023 Assembly Bill 114 Relating to: extension of eligibility under the Medical Assistance program for postpartum women. (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 110
2023 Assembly Bill 144 Relating to: preliminary health care credentials granted to previously unlicensed individuals. (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 158
2023 Assembly Bill 205 Relating to: practice of certain professions by credential holders from other states. 2023 Senate Bill 194
2023 Assembly Bill 234 Relating to: a school psychologist loan program, and making an appropriation. (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 241
2023 Assembly Bill 236 Relating to: reimbursement of behavioral health services in school-based settings under the Medical Assistance program. (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 242 
2023 Assembly Bill 271 Relating to: a grant program for recovery high schools and making an appropriation. (FE)  2023 Senate Bill 267
2023 Assembly Bill 281 Relating to: mental health consultation program and making an appropriation. (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 277
2023 Assembly Bill 301 Relating to: the statute of limitations for sexual contact with a child. 2023 Senate Bill 302
2023 Assembly Bill 336 Relating to: a grant program for financial assistance for adoption and making an appropriation  2023 Senate Bill 346
2023 Assembly Bill 383 Relating to: preadoption training formats (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 381
2023 Assembly Bill 467 Relating to: crisis urgent care and observation facilities and granting rule-making authority 2023 Senate Bill 462
2023 Assembly Bill 541 Relating to: provision of telehealth services by out-of-state health care providers 2023 Senate Bill 515
2023 Assembly Bill 557  Relating to: inclusion of like-kin as an option for with whom children may be placed out of their home under certain circumstances and who may receive kinship care payments 2023 Senate Bill 520 
2023 Assembly Bill 573  Relating to: a law enforcement officer virtual behavioral health crisis care pilot program (FE)  2023 Senate Bill 610
2023 Assembly Bill 575
 Relating to: the mental health training program provided by the Department of Public Instruction (FE)  2023 Senate Bill 620
2023 Assembly Bill 576
Relating to: public safety peer counseling and privilege for peer support and critical incident stress management services communications and granting rule-making authority (FE)  2023 Senate Bill 621
2023 Assembly Bill 589 Relating to: school mental health and pupil wellness aid and making an appropriation 2023 Senate Bill 535
2023 Assembly Bill 590 Relating to: training to address student mental health and making an appropriation (FE)  2023 Senate Bill 534 
2023 Assembly Bill 591 Relating to: increasing funding for school-based mental health services grants and making an appropriation (FE)  2023 Senate Bill 536
2023 Assembly Bill 601

Relating to: the seclusion and restraint of pupils

2023 Senate Bill 542
2023 Assembly Bill 607 Relating to: provision of psychotherapy by qualified treatment trainees and applicants for certain training licenses in outpatient mental health clinics (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 513
2023 Assembly Bill 616 Relating to: Medical Assistance coverage of services provided in an institution for mental disease (FE)  2023 Senate Bill 635
2023 Assembly Bill 729 Relating to: a minor's authority to consent to health care 2023 Senate Bill 704
2023 Assembly Bill 845 Relating to: sentencing for crimes committed by a person who is under the age of 18 2023 Senate Bill 801
2023 Assembly Bill 864 Relating to: funding for the Family Foundations home visitation program and making an appropriation (FE)  2023 Senate Bill 803 
2023 Assembly Bill 940 Relating to: funding for victim services and domestic abuse services, training for grant recipients, grants to child advocacy centers, and making an appropriation (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 877
 2023 Assembly Bill 1003 Relating to: psychiatric residential treatment facilities, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 913
 2023 Assembly Bill 1002 Relating to: video monitoring or recording in psychiatric residential treatment facilities, residential care centers for children and youth, group homes, and shelter care facilities and granting rule-making authority 2023 Senate Bill 914
2023 Assembly Bill 1053 Relating to: provisional social worker certificates and licenses 2023 Senate Bill 1005
2023 Assembly Bill 1109 Relating to: supporting recovery residences and making an appropriation (FE)  2023 Senate Bill 1003
2023 Assembly Bill 1129 Relating to: compensation of qualified treatment trainees under health insurance policies and plans  2023 Senate Bill 1039
2023 Assembly Bill 1149 Relating to: coverage of treatment for mental health or substance use disorders under health insurance policies and plans 2023 Senate Bill 1060
2023 Assembly Bill 1150 Relating to: grants for prospective school social workers, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 1061
2023 Assembly Bill 1151 Relating to: stipend payments for school social worker interns and making an appropriation (FE)  2023 Senate Bill 1062
2023 Assembly Bill 1163 Relating to: the age of juvenile court jurisdiction and making an appropriation (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 1067
2023 Assembly Bill 1203 Relating to: grants for LGBTQIA+ rights training for school counselors and school social workers and making an appropriation (FE) 2023 Senate Bill 1103

NOTES: (FE) means that the bill has a fiscal impact so a “Fiscal Estimate” will be prepared for the record.

Bold text indicates bill was passed and signed by the Governor.  

A bill has a “companion” when the exact same bill is introduced in both houses of the legislature. Both may move simultaneously instead of awaiting the action of one house of the legislature to act before taking the issue up in the other house.