HB 578-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 578-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Stringham, Graf. 5; Rep. Ford, Graf. 3; Rep. Desilets, Rock. 7
COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
This bill clarifies the funding for the developmentally disabled wait list.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
8Jan2020... 2826h 19-0577
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
I. The department of health and human services and area agencies shall provide services to eligible persons under this chapter and persons eligible for the brain injury program under RSA 137-K in a timely manner. The department and area agencies shall provide funding for services in such a manner that:
(d) For persons 18-21 years of age enrolled in school and determined eligible for developmental services that are not the legal responsibility of the local education agency, another state agency, or another division of the department, the time period between completion of the individual service agreement pursuant to RSA 171-A:12 and the allocation by the department of the funds needed to carry out the services required by the agreement shall not exceed 90 days.
II. [Beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, and thereafter,] The department of health and human services shall incorporate in its appropriation requests the cost of fully funding services to eligible persons, in accordance with the requirements of paragraph I, and as otherwise required under RSA 171-A, and the legislature shall appropriate sufficient funds to meet such costs and requirements.
HB 578-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ X ] Other - Federal Funds
This bill stipulates that individuals age 18 to 21 who would otherwise be able to receive services under RSA 171-A shall be eligible to receive those services upon graduation from high school. The Department of Health and Human Services states that the existing RSA 171-A:1-a appears to already provide for services in this circumstance. Accordingly, the Department states it is unclear the extent to which the bill would impact service provision and associated costs.
Department of Health and Human Services
|Jan. 24, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 5, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Nov. 6, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 3 P. 20|
|Jan. 24, 2019||Public Hearing: 01/24/2019 10:00 am LOB 205|
|Feb. 5, 2019||Division II Subcommittee Work Session: 02/05/2019 10:00 am LOB 205|
|Feb. 5, 2019||Executive Session: 02/05/2019 01:00 pm LOB 205|
|Retained in Committee|
|Oct. 17, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 10/17/2019 10:00 am LOB 205|
|Oct. 31, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 10/31/2019 10:00 am LOB 205|
|Nov. 6, 2019||Executive Session: 11/06/2019 10:00 am LOB 205|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2826h (Vote 21-0; CC) HC 50 P. 11|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Amendment # 2019-2826h: AA VV 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 48|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-2826h: MA VV 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 48|
|March 11, 2020||Introduced 03/11/2020 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 7|