MS SB2795 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-0)
Status: Failed on January 31 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-01-31 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


An Act To Provide That Applicants For Benefits From The Division Of Medicaid, Electronic Benefits Transfer Cards Issued By The Department Of Human Services, Or Any Other Government Benefit Shall Not Be Declared Ineligible On The Basis That Such Applicant Is A Convicted Felon; To Amend Section 43-17-1, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That Tanf Assistance Shall Only Be Granted To A Dependent Child And Such Caretaker Relative If Their Family Income Does Not Exceed 200% Of The Federal Poverty Level; To Amend Section 43-17-5, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Delete The Mandatory Up-front Job Search For Tanf Applicants For Cash Assistance; To Delete Certain Work Requirements For Immediate Tanf Benefits; To Delete The Provision That Required Individuals To Comply With Drug Testing And Substance Use Disorder Treatment As A Condition Of Eligibility; To Provide Additional Exemptions To The Work Requirement To Allow Applicants To Be Involved In Post-high School Educational Endeavors; To Delete The Permanent Disqualification For Tanf Benefits; To Require The Department Of Human Services To Provide Child Care And Transportation For Eligible Participants Who Require Such Services So That They May Accept Employment Or Remain Employed; To Amend Section 43-27-33, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Require The Department Of Human Services To Transfer At Least Thirty Percent Of The Block Grant For The State And Available Federal Funds For Temporary Assistance For Needy Families Child Welfare Services To The Child Care And Development Fund For Each Fiscal Year; To Amend Sections 37-106-29, 37-106-31 And 37-106-75, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That Scholarships For The Higher Education Legislative Plan Grant Program, Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant Program And The Eminent Scholars Fund Shall Only Be Granted To Applicants Whose Family Income Does Not Exceed 200% Of The Federal Poverty Level; To Repeal Section 43-17-6, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Requires Applicants For Tanf Benefits To Undergo Drug Testing As A Condition For Eligibility; To Repeal Sections 43-12-1, 43-12-3, 43-12-5, 43-12-7, 43-12-9, 43-12-11, 43-12-13, 43-12-15, 43-12-17, 43-12-19, 43-12-21, 43-12-23, 43-12-25, 43-12-27, 43-12-29, 43-12-31, 43-12-33, 43-12-35, 43-12-37, 43-12-39, 43-12-41, 43-12-43, 43-12-45 And 43-12-47, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Which Are Sections Of The Medicaid And Human Services Transparency And Fraud Prevention Act; And For Related Purposes.

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; revise provisions of and lower eligibility for certain scholarship programs.



2023-01-31SenateDied In Committee
2023-01-16SenateReferred To Public Health and Welfare;Appropriations

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ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
3710629Amended CodeSee Bill Text
3710631Amended CodeSee Bill Text
3710675Amended CodeSee Bill Text
43121Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
431211Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
431213Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
431215Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
431217Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
431219Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
431221Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
431223Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
431225Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
431227Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
431229Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
43123Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
431231Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
431233Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
431235Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
431237Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
431239Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
431241Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
431243Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
431245Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
431247Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
43125Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
43127Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
43129Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
43171Amended CodeSee Bill Text
43175Amended CodeSee Bill Text
43176Repealed CodeSee Bill Text
432733Amended CodeSee Bill Text

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