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CS/HB 959: Public Assistance

GENERAL BILL by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee ; Zika

Public Assistance; Requires managing entities to provide local workforce development boards with information about providers of behavioral health services; revises penalties for noncompliance with work requirements for receipt of temporary cash assistance; requires DEO to inform participants in temporary cash assistance program of work requirements & sanctions & penalties for noncompliance with work requirements; prohibits use or acceptance of EBT card at specified locations; requires local workforce development boards to provide list of local providers of behavioral health services to temporary cash assistance recipients; directs AHCA to seek federal approval to require Medicaid enrollees to provide proof to DCF of engagement in work activities for receipt of temporary cash assistance as condition of eligibility & enrollment. APPROPRIATION: $952,360

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 House - Died in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/20/2019 House • Filed
2/28/2019 House • Referred to Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 97
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 97
3/11/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee, 03/13/19, 8:30 am, 12 HOB -- Temporarily postponed
3/18/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee, 03/20/19, 9:00 am, 12 HOB
3/20/2019 House • CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee; YEAS 10 NAYS 5 -HJ 479
• Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
3/21/2019 House • Now in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 478
• CS by Children, Families and Seniors Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 475
5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee