SB714 (2020) Detail

Relative to services for the developmentally disabled.


SB 714-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-3084

01/06

 

SENATE BILL 714-FN

 

AN ACT relative to services for the developmentally disabled.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Gray, Dist 6; Rep. McMahon, Rock. 7; Rep. Stringham, Graf. 5; Rep. Ford, Graf. 3

 

COMMITTEE: Finance

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill clarifies the funding for the developmentally disabled wait list.

 

This bill is a request of the department of health and human services.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-3084

01/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

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2  Developmentally Disabled Wait List  RSA 171-A:1-a, I(d) is repealed and reenacted to read as follows: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

20-3084

1/7/20

 

SB 714-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

$0

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [ X ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Federal matching funds.

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill adds a new category of individuals to whom the Department of Health and Human Services and area agencies will be obligated to provide services under RSA 171-A, the developmental disabilities statute.  The new category is comprised of individuals aged 18-21 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 Department states that it is unable to estimate the number of individuals who may request funding under the bill.  For illustrative purposes, information provided to the Department by the area agencies indicates that approximately 560 potentially eligible individuals are currently between the ages of 18 and 21.

 

It is assumed any fiscal impact from this bill will not occur until FY 2021.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services

 

Links

SB714 at GenCourtMobile
SB714 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 28, 2020 Senate Hearing
March 19, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB714 Revision: 8032 Date: Jan. 16, 2020, 9:07 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Finance; SJ 2
Jan. 28, 2020 Hearing: 01/28/2020, Room 103, SH, 01:30 pm; SC 4
March 19, 2020 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-1121s SC 11