HB578 (2020) Detail

Relative to services for the developmentally disabled.


HB 578-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

8Jan2020... 2826h

2019 SESSION

19-0577

01/05

 

HOUSE BILL 578-FN

 

AN ACT relative to services for the developmentally disabled.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Stringham, Graf. 5; Rep. Ford, Graf. 3; Rep. Desilets, Rock. 7

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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

01/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to services for the developmentally disabled.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Developmentally Disabled Wait List.  Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 171-A:1-a, I to read as follows:

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:

2  Developmentally Disabled Wait List  RSA 171-A:1-a, I(d) is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

(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.

3  Developmental Disabled Wait List.  Amend RSA 171-A:1-a, II to read as follows:

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.

4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBAO

19-0577

1/14/19

 

HB 578-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to services for the developmentally disabled.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Expenditures

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Federal Funds

 

METHODOLOGY:

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.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services

 

Links

HB578 at GenCourtMobile
HB578 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 5, 2019 House Exec Session
Nov. 6, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB578 Revision: 7859 Date: Jan. 8, 2020, 12:01 p.m.
HB578 Revision: 7366 Date: Jan. 15, 2019, 2:34 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
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