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CS/CS/HB 563: Public Assistance

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee ; Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee ; Gaetz ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Drake ; Eagle ; McBurney ; Metz ; Renner ; Smith ; Tobia

Public Assistance; Revises eligibility guidelines for Relative Caregiver Program; requires DCF to impose replacement fee for EBT cards; revises penalties for noncompliance with work requirements for temporary cash assistance; limits receipt of child-only benefits during periods of noncompliance; requires DCF to refer sanctioned participants to appropriate community services; revises consideration of income from illegal or ineligible noncitizen family members in determining eligibility for temporary cash assistance; requires DEO to develop & implement work plan agreement for participants in temporary cash assistance program. APPROPRIATION: $879,680

Effective Date: 7/1/2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 House - Died in returning Messages
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    11/4/2015 House • Filed
    11/16/2015 House • Referred to Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 49
    1/12/2016 House • Introduced -HJ 49
    1/15/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee, 01/20/16, 9:00 am, 12 HOB
    1/20/2016 House • CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; YEAS 8 NAYS 4 -HJ 257
    1/22/2016 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
    • CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 254
    1/25/2016 House • Now in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 261
    1/29/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/02/16, 10:30 am, Webster Hall
    2/2/2016 House • Favorable by Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 2 -HJ 364
    • Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 364
    2/5/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 02/09/16, 11:30 am, Morris Hall
    2/9/2016 House • CS/CS by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 459
    2/12/2016 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
    • CS/CS by Health and Human Services Committee read 1st time -HJ 456
    2/15/2016 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 462
    2/26/2016 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/01/16
    3/1/2016 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 631
    • Amendment(s) adopted (386609) -HJ 632
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/2/2016 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 660
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 82 NAYS 33 -HJ 660
    3/2/2016 Senate • In Messages
    • Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 587
    • Received -SJ 587
    3/4/2016 Senate • Withdrawn from Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 715
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 715
    • Substituted for CS/CS/SB 750 -SJ 715
    • Read 2nd time -SJ 715
    • Amendment(s) adopted (707276) -SJ 715
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/7/2016 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 737
    • CS passed as amended; YEAS 37 NAYS 0 -SJ 738
    3/7/2016 House • In returning messages
    3/9/2016 House • Temporarily postponed, on Senate message list -HJ 955
    3/11/2016 House • Died in returning Messages

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  • CS/CS/HB 563, Engrossed 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/1/2016 at 6:02 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1299 (c2) Public Assistance Eagle Similar Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Health and Human Services Committee
    Location: In committee/council (HHSC)
    S 750 (c2) Temporary Cash Assistance Program Hutson, Bean Compare Last Action: 3/4/2016 S Laid on Table -SJ 715
    Location: Laid on Table

    Floor Amendments (2)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    707276 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Hutson 3/3/2016
    4:06 PM
    Senate: Adopted
    3/4/2016
    Web Page
    PDF
    hierarchy 457819 - Amendment to Amendment (707276)
    Remove lines 5-132 of the amendment and insert:
    Gaetz 3/8/2016
    12:36 PM
    PDF

    Floor Votes (2)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/2/2016 2:04 PM House 82 Yeas - 33 Nays
    3/7/2016 10:24 AM Senate 37 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (6)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    39.5085 Relative Caregiver Program. Page 2 (pdf)
    402.82 Electronic benefits transfer program. Page 4 (pdf)
    414.045 Cash assistance program. Page 11 (pdf)
    414.065 Noncompliance with work requirements. Page 5 (pdf)
    414.095 Determining eligibility for temporary cash assistance. Page 9 (pdf)
    445.024 Work requirements. Page 11 (pdf)

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  • CS/CS/HB 563, Committee Substitute 2 Posted 2/12/2016 at 4:25 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1299 (c2) Public Assistance Eagle Similar Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Health and Human Services Committee
    Location: In committee/council (HHSC)
    S 750 (c1) Temporary Cash Assistance Program Hutson, Bean Compare Last Action: 3/4/2016 S Laid on Table -SJ 715
    Location: Laid on Table

    Floor Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    386609 - Amendment
    Between lines 366 and 367, insert:
    Eagle 2/28/2016
    9:11 PM
    House: Adopted
    3/1/2016
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (6)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    39.5085 Relative Caregiver Program. Page 2 (pdf)
    402.82 Electronic benefits transfer program. Page 4 (pdf)
    414.045 Cash assistance program. Page 11 (pdf)
    414.065 Noncompliance with work requirements. Page 5 (pdf)
    414.095 Determining eligibility for temporary cash assistance. Page 9 (pdf)
    445.024 Work requirements. Page 11 (pdf)

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  • CS/HB 563, Committee Substitute 1 Posted 1/22/2016 at 9:52 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 2/2/2016 (pdf)
    Health and Human Services Committee (Post-Meeting) 2/12/2016 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 750 Temporary Cash Assistance Program Hutson, Bean Compare Last Action: 3/4/2016 S Laid on Table -SJ 715
    Location: Laid on Table

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    852595 - Strike All Amendment
    Between lines 151 and 152, insert:
    Eagle 2/8/2016
    6:56 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    2/9/2016
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    414.045 Cash assistance program. Page 3 (pdf)
    414.095 Determining eligibility for temporary cash assistance. Page 1 (pdf)

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  • HB 563, Original Filed Version Posted 11/4/2015 at 11:59 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 1/22/2016 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 750 Temporary Cash Assistance Program Hutson, Bean Similar Last Action: 3/4/2016 S Laid on Table -SJ 715
    Location: Laid on Table

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    830539 - Strike All Amendment
    Remove everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Gaetz 1/19/2016
    7:45 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    1/20/2016
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (6)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    414.045 Cash assistance program. Page 11 (pdf)
    414.065 Noncompliance with work requirements. Page 9 (pdf)
    414.095 Determining eligibility for temporary cash assistance. Page 2 (pdf)
    414.105 Time limitations of temporary cash assistance. Page 5 (pdf)
    445.024 Work requirements. Page 8 (pdf)
    445.051 Individual development accounts. Page 11 (pdf)

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