House Bill 1

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Last Action 01/29/20: to Health and Family Services (H)
Title AN ACT relating to public assistance.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1154
Sponsors D. Meade , D. Osborne, C. McCoy, S. Miles, J. Tipton
Summary of Original Version Create various new sections of KRS 205 to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to utilize a single electronic benefit transfer card for each beneficiary; to prohibit beneficiaries from withdrawing cash using an electronic benefit transfer card; to prohibit the use of cash assistance benefits to purchase certain items or make purchases at certain establishments; to establish that an individual who traffics in electronic benefit transfer cards may be deemed ineligible for public assistance benefits; to restrict the use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits when purchasing certain beverages; to direct the cabinet to join the SNAP National Accuracy Clearinghouse; to require the cabinet to seek certain federal Medicaid and SNAP waivers; to require the cabinet to implement a community engagement program for Medicaid beneficiaries when Medicaid expenditures reach a certain level; and to direct the Attorney General to bring an action against the cabinet if the provisions of this act are not fully implemented; amend KRS 6.940 to reestablish the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee as the Public Assistance Oversight and Advisory Committee; amend KRS 205.200 to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to use only the most recent income data when determining eligibility; amend KRS 205.2005 to require that a Medicaid beneficiary who is convicted of a drug related felony offense seek substance use disorder treatment in order to remain eligible for benefits; amend KRS 205.725 to require the cabinet to upon receipt of an application for public assistance to take action to assure that the responsible parent or parents provides support to a child and to require that the custodial parent of a needy dependent child provide the cabinet with certain information to assist in assuring that child support is provided; and amend KRS 441.045 to require that a county jailer notify the cabinet when a county prisoner is incarcerated and when they are released.
Index Headings of Original Version Federal Laws and Regulations - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, benefits, restriction on use
Federal Laws and Regulations - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, waiver request, require
Jails and Jailers - Notification regarding county prisoners, require
Public Assistance - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, benefits, restriction on use
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, public assistance reform
Medicaid - Enrollment in employer-sponsored health insurance plan, requirement
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, electronic benefit transfer cards
Attorney General - Action against the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, permitted
Committees - Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee, rename

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01/27/20
  • introduced in House
01/29/20
  • to Health and Family Services (H)


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