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CS/HB 515: Public Assistance Fraud

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations Committee ; Smith ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Metz ; Van Zant

Public Assistance Fraud; Provides enhanced criminal penalties if value of public assistance or identification wrongfully received, retained, misappropriated, sought, or used is of an aggregate value exceeding specified amounts; provides for reward for report of original information relating to violation of state's public assistance fraud laws if information & report meet specified requirements; limits to specified period the use of temporary cash assistance benefits out of state; requires that parent or caretaker relative who has been disqualified due to fraud have protective payee designated to receive temporary cash assistance benefits for eligible children; provides requirements for protective payees; provides appropriations & authorizes positions. APPROPRIATION: $584,602

Effective Date: 10/1/2014
Last Action: 6/13/2014 - Chapter No. 2014-119
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/7/2014 House • Filed
1/16/2014 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Healthy Families Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 43
1/29/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice Subcommittee, 02/05/14, 9:00 am, Sumner Hall
2/5/2014 House • Favorable by Criminal Justice Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 154
• Now in Healthy Families Subcommittee -HJ 154
3/3/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Healthy Families Subcommittee, 03/05/14, 1:00 pm, 12 HOB
3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 43
3/5/2014 House • Favorable by Healthy Families Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 2 -HJ 204
3/6/2014 House • Now in Appropriations Committee -HJ 204
3/11/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 03/13/14, 2:00 pm, Webster Hall --Not considered
3/18/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 03/20/14, 12:00 pm, Webster Hall
3/20/2014 House • CS by Appropriations Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 7 -HJ 338
3/21/2014 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
3/24/2014 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 336
• CS by Appropriations Committee read 1st time -HJ 332
3/25/2014 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 03/27/14, 8:30 am, Sumner Hall
3/27/2014 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 389
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 389
4/22/2014 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/24/14
4/24/2014 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 697
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/25/2014 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 758
• Amendment(s) failed (129803) -HJ 758
• CS passed; YEAS 79 NAYS 38 -HJ 759
4/25/2014 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 704
• Received -SJ 704
5/1/2014 Senate • Withdrawn from Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 940
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 940
• Substituted for SB 1084 -SJ 940
• Read 2nd time -SJ 940
• Placed on 3rd reading
5/2/2014 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 1132
• CS passed; YEAS 31 NAYS 7 -SJ 1132
5/2/2014 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 1323
6/5/2014 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/13/2014 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2014-119