House Bill 3

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Last Action 02/26/19: posted in committee
Title AN ACT relating to public assistance recipients.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 906
Sponsors D. Osborne, D. Meade
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS 205.010 to 205.310 to require the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program to allocate federal funds in a specified manner based on a percentage formula; create a new section of KRS 205.010 to 205.310 to establish definitions for "able-bodied working-age adult" and "community engagement" and establish work and community engagement requirements for food stamps beneficiaries; create a new section of KRS 205.510 to 205.560 to establish definitions for "able-bodied working-age adult" and "community engagement" and establish work and community engagement requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries; create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to require photo IDs on all welfare benefit cards; require that an existing recipient be issued a new card at renewal; establish a procedure by which an individual may be designated to purchase qualifying items temporarily; amend KRS 205.200 to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to implement a substance abuse screening program for applicants and recipients of public assistance who have a felony or misdemeanor history of substance abuse; permit the cabinet to design the program and utilize testing of blood or urine or other reliable methods of substance abuse detection; state conditions under which an adult person is ineligible for public assistance; require testing as a requirement before the receipt of public assistance and once each subsequent year; require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations governing the program and testing, including requirements that applicants pay for all substance abuse screening costs and receive a reimbursement if the test is passed; grant the right to additional screenings for applicants who fail a test; require both parents in two-parent families to comply with screening requirements if both parents have a felony or misdemeanor history of substance abuse; require that an individual who fails a test receive a list of licensed substance abuse treatment providers in his or her area; require passage of a drug test before receiving benefits; permit parents or guardians who fail a test to designate another individual to receive benefits for the parent's minor children; require designated individuals to pass substance abuse screenings; create a 60-day grace period to enter a treatment program after the initial positive test; require individuals to pay for a test at the end of the 60-day grace period; provide that if they pass that test, they must pass two additional randomized testings during the next 24 months, or if an individual tests positive after the 60-day grace period, he or she must show evidence of having entered a substance abuse treatment program within 14 days, during which time, benefits may be suspended and only be payable for the benefit of any children in that recipient's home; amend KRS 205.520, to establish new duties for the secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services related to the Medical Assistance Act; amend KRS 13B.020 to exempt the food stamps program from certain administrative hearings.
Index Headings of Original Version Disabilities and the Disabled - Benefit cards, photo ID required
Drugs and Medicines - Substance abuse screening, public assistance
Health and Medical Services - Benefit cards, photo ID required
Poverty - Public assistance, substance abuse screening
Public Assistance - Benefit cards, photo ID required
Public Assistance - Eligibility for benefits, substance abuse screening
Public Assistance - Food stamps program, establishing new requirements
Public Medical Assistance - Benefit cards, photo ID required
Public Medical Assistance - Eligibility for benefits, substance abuse screening
Public Medical Assistance - Public assistance, percentage allocation of funds
Medicaid - Benefit cards, photo ID required
Medicaid - Eligibility for benefits, establishing new requirements
Medicaid - Eligibility for benefits, substance abuse screening
Civil Rights - Public assistance, substance abuse screening

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02/20/19
  • introduced in House
02/21/19
  • to Health and Family Services (H)
02/26/19
  • posted in committee


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