House Bill 7

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/14/22: delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 211)
Title AN ACT relating to welfare and family services.
Bill Documents Acts Chapter 211
Current/Final
Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact
Local Mandate
Additional Fiscal Impact Statements Exist
Bill Request Number 927
Sponsors D. Meade , D. Osborne, M. Prunty
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 205 to establish that the terms "cash assistance" and "public assistance" do not include foster care, kinship care, fictive kin care, or relative placement payments; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to conduct annual analysis of expenditures related to the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program; provide for the allocation of unobligated TANF funds; establish restrictions on the use of cash assistance benefits; require the cabinet to utilize a single electronic benefit transfer card for each recipient of cash assistance benefits; direct the cabinet to establish a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) transitional benefit alternative; direct the cabinet to request SNAP waivers to establish an Elderly Simplified Application Project and a Standard Medical Deduction and waive certain time limit exceptions; direct the cabinet to implement certified change reporting requirements for SNAP benefits; establish conditions under which the cabinet shall implement community engagement requirements for individuals in the expanded Medicaid population; establish a work group to develop a framework for the creations of a Basic Health Program as permitted under the Affordable Care Act; prescribe actions to be taken by the Department for Medicaid Services in the event that the department is subject to federal temporary maintenance of effort restrictions that limit the department's ability to disenroll individuals from the state's medical assistance program; prohibit the cabinet and the Department for Medicaid Services from being designated as a qualified health entity for the purpose of making presumptive eligibility determinations for the state's medical assistance program; establish hospitals' responsibilities related to presumptive eligibility determinations for the state's medical assistance program; require the state's medical assistance program to provide coverage for substance use disorder treatment for incarcerated individuals; to permit a custodial parent who has been disqualified from receiving cash assistance benefits to designate a protective payee to receive benefits on behalf of a dependent minor child; require the cabinet to report to the Public Assistance Oversight and Advisory Committee on implementation of certain sections of this Act; establish the Attorney General's jurisdiction to enforce KRS Chapter 205; amend KRS 6.940 to reestablish the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee as the Public Assistance Oversight and Advisory Committee; amend KRS 205.178 require enrollment and benefit tracking agencies associated with SNAP to receive and review information from the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Department of Revenue; require the cabinet to assign SNAP recipients to employment and training programs; require the cabinet to obtain authorization from the General Assembly before seeking certain SNAP waivers; amend KRS 205.200 to prohibit the use of categorical eligibility and self-attestation; require the cabinet to use only the most recent available income data when determining eligibility for public assistance; permit the cabinet to disqualify an individual from receiving public assistance benefits if that individual traffics electronic benefit transfer cards; amend KRS 205.231 to permit individuals who are disqualified from receiving public assistance benefits to appeal that determination; amend KRS 205.525 to require reporting to the Public Assistance Oversight and Advisory Committee; 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; amend KRS 441.045 to require that a county jailer notify the cabinet when a county prisoner is incarcerated and when they are released; require the cabinet to provide information on the child care assistance program to the Public Assistance Oversight and Advisory Committee; require the cabinet to seek approval of a waiver to eliminate mandatory hospital presumptive eligibility and restrict presumptive eligibility to children and pregnant women; direct the cabinet to seek federal approval of any state plan amendment or waiver deemed necessary to implement any provision of this Act; direct the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to establish job posting Web site for private businesses; direct the Legislative Oversight and Investigations Committee to conduct an in-depth analysis of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program; create the Basic Health Program Task Force to study and make recommendations on the development of a basic health program; outline task force membership; require the task force to meet at least 4 times during the 2022 interim; require the task force to submit recommendations to the Legislative Research Commission by December 1, 2022; and provide for severability.
Index Headings of Original Version Disabilities and the Disabled - Public assistance, reform
Federal Laws and Regulations - Affordable Care Act, basic health program
Federal Laws and Regulations - Affordable Care Act, presumptive eligibility
Federal Laws and Regulations - Supplementation Nutrition Assistance Program, work requirements
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Presumptive eligibility determinations, standards, establishment
Legislative Research Commission - Benefits Cliff, task force, establishment
Legislative Research Commission - Legislative Oversight and Investigations Committee, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, study
Legislative Research Commission - Public Assistance Oversight and Advisory Committee, establishment
Mental Disability - Public assistance, reform
Public Assistance - Public assistance, reform
Public Medical Assistance - Benefits Cliff, task force, establishment
Public Medical Assistance - Public assistance, reform
State Agencies - Administrative Office of the Courts, data sharing, requirement
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, public assistance, reform
State Agencies - Department for Community Based Services, Public Assistance reform
State Agencies - Department for Medicaid Services, Public Assistance Reform
State Agencies - Department of Revenue, data sharing, requirement
State Agencies - Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, job placement assistance program, establishment
Studies Directed - Benefits Cliff, task force, establishment
Studies Directed - Legislative Oversight and Investigations Committee, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Substance Abuse - Inmates, substance use disorder treatment, Medicaid coverage, requirement
Medicaid - Public assistance, reform
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, public assistance
Aged Persons and Aging - Public assistance, reform
Attorney General - Actions against Cabinet for Health and Family Services, permitted
Children and Minors - Public assistance, reform
Committees - Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee, renamed
Committees - Public Assistance Oversight and Advisory Committee, establishment
Reports Mandated - Benefits Cliff, task force
Reports Mandated - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, implementation report, requirement
Reports Mandated - Legislative Oversight and Investigations Committee, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families study
Task Forces, Legislative Branch - Benefits Cliff, task force, establishment
Opioids - Inmates, substance use disorder treatment, Medicaid coverage, requirement
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
Senate Committee Substitute 1 with Fiscal Impact Statements
Senate Committee Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History
Governor's Veto Message Veto

Actions

Top | Amendments
03/01/22
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
03/02/22
  • taken from Committee on Committees (H)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (H)
03/09/22
  • to Health & Family Services (H)
03/14/22
  • taken from Health & Family Services (H)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Health & Family Services (H)
03/17/22
  • reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
  • taken from Rules
  • placed in the Orders of the Day
  • 3rd reading, passed 71-26 with Committee Substitute (1)
03/18/22
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/21/22
  • taken from Committee on Committees (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (S)
  • to Health & Welfare (S)
03/22/22
  • taken from Health & Welfare (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Health & Welfare (S)
03/29/22
  • reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1) and Committee Amendment (1-title)
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/30/22
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 30, 2022
  • 3rd reading, passed 24-12 with Committee Substitute (1), Committee Amendment (1-title) and Floor Amendment (1)
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (1), committee amendment (1-title) and floor amendment (1)
  • House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (1), Floor Amendment (1), and Committee Amendment (1-title)
  • passed 70-22
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/08/22
  • Vetoed
04/13/22
  • received in House
  • to Rules (H)
  • taken from Rules
  • posted for passage for consideration of Governor's veto
  • veto overridden
  • passed 74-24
  • received in Senate
  • to Rules (S)
  • posted for passage for consideration of Governor's veto
  • veto overridden
  • passed 28-9
  • received in House
04/14/22
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Secretary of State (Acts Ch. 211)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact to House Committee Substitute 1
Local Mandate to House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except delete provisions related to broad-based categorical eligibility; direct identified unobligated Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds to be allocated to a job placement assistance program instead of to prevention services for families at risk of entering the child welfare system; exempt certain programs from the requirement to utilize a single electronic benefit transfer card; delete language permitting the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to delay implementation of a Medicaid community engagement program; delete language requiring the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to apply for a waiver to limit Medicaid presumptive eligibility; delete language establishing standards for hospital determinations of presumptive eligibility and penalties for violations of those standards; establish the duties of qualified hospitals in making presumptive eligibility determinations; exempt certain applications from the prohibition on Medicaid self-attestation; direct the Cabinet for Health and Family Services obtain information from the Victim Information and Notification Everyday Network; direct the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to establish a job placement assistance program; delete section relating to county jails and requiring a jailer to provide notice to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services when a county prisoner is incarcerated or released; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to reapply for certain waivers, waiver amendments, and state plan amendments on an annual basis if the application is initially denied by the federal government; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to make Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training program activities available online; direct the Legislative Research Commission to establish a Benefits Cliff Task Force.
Index Headings Disabilities and the Disabled - Public assistance, reform
Federal Laws and Regulations - Affordable Care Act, basic health program
Federal Laws and Regulations - Affordable Care Act, presumptive eligibility
Federal Laws and Regulations - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, work requirements
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Presumptive eligibility determinations, standards, establishment
Legislative Research Commission - Benefits Cliff Task Force, establishment
Legislative Research Commission - Legislative Oversight and Investigations Committee, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, study
Legislative Research Commission - Public Assistance Oversight and Advisory Committee, establishment
Mental Disability - Public assistance, reform
Public Assistance - Public assistance, reform
Public Medical Assistance - Benefits Cliff Task Force, establishment
Public Medical Assistance - Public assistance, reform
State Agencies - Administrative Office of the Courts, data sharing, requirement
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, public assistance reform
State Agencies - Department for Community Based Services, public assistance reform
State Agencies - Department for Medicaid Services, public assistance reform
State Agencies - Department of Revenue, data sharing, requirement
State Agencies - Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, job placement assistance program, establishment
Studies Directed - Benefits Cliff Task Force, establishment
Studies Directed - Legislative Oversight and Investigations Committee, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Substance Abuse - Inmates, substance use disorder treatment, Medicaid coverage, requirement
Medicaid - Public assistance reform
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, public assistance
Aged Persons and Aging - Public assistance reform
Attorney General - Actions against Cabinet for Health and Family Services, permitted
Children and Minors - Public assistance reform
Committees - Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee, renamed
Committees - Public Assistance Oversight and Advisory Committee, establishment
Reports Mandated - Benefits Cliff Task Force
Reports Mandated - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, implementation report, requirement
Reports Mandated - Legislative Oversight and Investigations Committee, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families study
Task Forces, Legislative Branch - Benefits Cliff Task Force, establishment
Opioids - Inmates, substance use disorder treatment, Medicaid coverage, requirement
Local Mandate - Public assistance reform
Corrections Impact - Inmates, substance use disorder treatment, Medicaid coverage, requirement

Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Fiscal Impact Statements Corrections Impact to Senate Committee Substitute 1
Local Mandate to Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions except delete provisions related to the analysis of unobligated Temporary Assistance for Needy Family and Kentucky Transitional Assistance Program funds; delete provisions establishing restrictions on the use of cash assistance benefits; delete provisions requiring the use of a single benefit card for each public assistance beneficiary; delete provisions related to the allocation of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance – Education funds; delete provisions requiring the use of certified change reporting requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance beneficiaries; delete provisions related to coordination between the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Victim Information and Notification Everyday network; delete provisions to reestablish the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee as the Public Assistance Oversight and Advisory Committee; delete the requirement that benefit enrollment and tracking agencies obtain and review information from the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Department of Revenue; delete the requirement that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services annual reapply for any waiver or state plan amendment denied by the federal government; delete provisions related to public assistance benefit disqualification for delinquent child support payments; revise penalties for improper use of cash assistance benefits; revise provisions related to the creation of a Medicaid community engagement program; revise provisions related to the creation of a job placement assistance program; revise provisions related to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program work requirement waivers requests; revise penalties for trafficking in electronic benefit transfer cards; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to establish policies to ensure compliance with federal law governing the use of cash assistance benefits; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to utilize change reporting requirements for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program beneficiaries established in federal law; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to analyze the cost of utilizing a single benefit card for each public assistance beneficiary and for a pilot program utilizing a third party to provide oversight and technology for child welfare; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to contract with an independent third party to conduct a review of Medicaid presumptive eligibility determinations; direct the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to develop a proposal for the establishment of a benefits cliff calculator and online job posting database; create the Benefits Cliff Task Force to review the impact of the public assistance benefits cliff on labor force participation, employment, wages, and benefit duration and usage in the Commonwealth; develop public policy recommendations to support working families in transitioning off of public assistance into gainful employment and self-sufficiency; require task force to meet at least monthly during the 2022 interim; require task force to submit findings and recommendations to the Legislative Research Commission by December 1, 2022; amend KRS 21A.190, 157.065, 194A.030, 194A.365, 199.665, 199.8943, 199.8983, 211.684, 605.120, 620.055, and 620.320 to remove references to the Child Welfare Oversight and Advisory Committee; amend KRS 200.575 to remove reference to the Child Welfare Oversight and Advisory Committee and replace it with Legislative Research Commission; repeal KRS 6.940, 6.943, and 620.345, relating to the Child Welfare Oversight and Advisory Committee; EFFECTIVE IN PART January 1, 2023.
Index Headings Medicaid - Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee, repeal
Medicaid - Public assistance, reform
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, public assistance
Aged Persons and Aging - Public assistance, reform
Attorney General - Actions against Cabinet for Health and Family Services, permitted
Children and Minors - Child Welfare Advisory Committee, repeal
Children and Minors - Public assistance, reform
Committees - Child Welfare and Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committees, repeal
Reports Mandated - Benefits Cliff Task Force, establishment
Reports Mandated - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, implementation report, requirement
Reports Mandated - Legislative Oversight and Investigations Committee, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families study
Task Forces, Legislative Branch - Benefits Cliff Task Force, establishment
Opioids - Inmates, substance use disorder treatment, Medicaid coverage, requirement
Corrections Impact - Inmates, substance use disorder treatment, Medicaid coverage, requirement
Local Mandate - Public assistance, reform
Disabilities and the Disabled - Public assistance, reform
Effective Dates, Delayed - Child Welfare and Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committees, repeal effective January 1, 2023
Federal Laws and Regulations - Affordable Care Act, basic health program
Federal Laws and Regulations - Affordable Care Act, presumptive eligibility
Federal Laws and Regulations - Supplementation Nutrition Assistance Program, work requirements
Health and Medical Services - Child Welfare and Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committees, repeal
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Presumptive eligibility determinations, standards, establishment
Legislative Research Commission - Benefits Cliff Task Force, establishment
Legislative Research Commission - Child Welfare and Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committees, repeal
Legislative Research Commission - Legislative Oversight and Investigations Committee, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, study
Mental Disability - Public assistance, reform
Public Assistance - Public assistance, reform
Public Medical Assistance - Benefits Cliff Task Force, establishment
Public Medical Assistance - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, public assistance
Public Medical Assistance - Child Welfare and Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committees, repeal
Public Medical Assistance - Public assistance, reform
Research and Methods - Child Welfare and Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committees, repeal
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, public assistance, reform
State Agencies - Department for Community Based Services, Public Assistance reform
State Agencies - Department for Medicaid Services, Public Assistance reform
State Agencies - Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, job placement assistance program, establishment
Studies Directed - Benefits Cliff Task Force, establishment
Studies Directed - Legislative Oversight and Investigations Committee, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Substance Abuse - Inmates, substance use disorder treatment, Medicaid coverage, requirement
Medicaid - Benefits Cliff Task Force, establishment

Amendment Senate Committee Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Adams
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Title Amendments - HB 7/GA

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor D. Givens
Summary Retain original provisions except permit the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to seek a waiver of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program work requirements in a county where severe economic conditions necessitate a waiver; permit the cabinet accept self-attestations as verification of last resort when determining eligibility for the state's medical assistance program; and require the cabinet to consider fluctuating employment income data when determining eligibility for public assistance programs administered under KRS Chapter 205.
Index Headings Federal Laws and Regulations - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, work requirements, waiver, permitted
Public Assistance - Public assistance, reform
Public Medical Assistance - Public assistance, reform
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, public assistance, reform
Medicaid - Public assistance, reform

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