KY HB1 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 6-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 24 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-03-18 - returned to Health & Welfare (S)
Pending: Senate Health and Welfare Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


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.

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AN ACT relating to public welfare.


Roll Calls

2020-02-21 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 138 (Y: 58 N: 32 NV: 0 Abs: 8) [PASS]
2020-02-21 - House - House: Adopt HFA 9 RCS# 137 (Y: 33 N: 53 NV: 0 Abs: 12) [FAIL]
2020-02-21 - House - House: Adopt HFA 7 RCS# 136 (Y: 33 N: 51 NV: 0 Abs: 14) [FAIL]
2020-02-21 - House - House: Adopt HFA 6 RCS# 135 (Y: 33 N: 54 NV: 0 Abs: 11) [FAIL]
2020-02-21 - House - House: Adopt HFA 1 RCS# 134 (Y: 30 N: 55 NV: 0 Abs: 13) [FAIL]


2020-03-18Senatereturned to Health & Welfare (S)
2020-03-18Senate2nd reading
2020-03-18Senatetaken from Health & Welfare (S)
2020-03-17Senatereturned to Health & Welfare (S)
2020-03-17Senate1st reading
2020-03-17Senatetaken from Health & Welfare (S)
2020-02-26Senateto Health & Welfare (S)
2020-02-24Senatereceived in Senate
2020-02-21Housepassed 58-32 with Committee Substitute (1), floor amendments (3), (4), (14), (15) and committee amendment (1-title)
2020-02-21Housefloor amendments (1) (6) (7) and (9) defeated
2020-02-21Housefloor amendment (10) ruled not germane
2020-02-21House3rd reading
2020-02-20Housefloor amendments (1), (2), (3), (4), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12), (13), (14), and (15) filed to Committee Substitute; floor amendment (5) filed to bill
2020-02-20Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 21, 2020
2020-02-20Housereported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
2020-02-19Housereturned to Health and Family Services (H)
2020-02-19House1st reading
2020-02-19Housetaken from Health and Family Services (H)
2020-02-18Houseposted in committee
2020-01-29Houseto Health and Family Services (H)
2020-01-27Houseintroduced in House


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