Maine LD 274: Resolve, To Direct the Department of Health and Human Services To Address the Growing Deficit in Room and Board Allowances Paid to Agencies Providing Residential Services to Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism

LD 274 (subjects: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPT , PROCEDURES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=274&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Richard Farnsworth of Portland: (D – District 37) — e-mail | Facebook

6 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/5/2015 House Committee on Health and Human Services suggested and ordered printed.
The Resolve was REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/10/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Brakey of Androscoggin, REFERRED to the Committee on Health and Human Services, in concurrence.
5/13/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative GATTINE of Westbrook, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
The Resolve was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-131) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Resolve was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Resolve was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-131).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/14/2015 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin Minority Ought Not To Pass Report ACCEPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE. FAILED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 70 15 Yeas – 19 Nays- 1 Excused – 0 Absent
Senator MASON of Androscoggin moved to RECONSIDER whereby the Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report FAILED Acceptance
On motion by Same Senator Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending his motion to RECONSIDER whereby the Senate Failed Acceptance of the Majority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Unfinished Business
5/19/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/20/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
5/21/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
Subsequently, On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin The Senate RECONSIDERED whereby the Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report Failed Acceptance
Subsequently, On motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin Minority Ought Not To Pass Report ACCEPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 84 19 Yeas – 16 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
5/26/2015 House The House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report and PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-131).
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/27/2015 Senate On Motion by BRAKEY of Androscoggin The Senate Insisted to ACCEPTANCE of Minority Ought Not to Pass Report, in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD).

Bill Text

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Resolve, To Direct the Department of Health and Human Services To Address the Growing Deficit in Room and Board Allowances Paid to Agencies Providing Residential Services to Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism

Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas, this resolve directs the office of aging and disability services within the Department of Health and Human Services to identify the cost to the General Fund to ensure full funding of room and board costs incurred by agencies providing residential support to individuals served under the MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 21, Home and Community Benefits for Members with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder; and

Whereas, enactment of this resolve before the 90-day period expires is necessary to provide sufficient time for the department to identify the cost to the General Fund and submit a report to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services in time for the committee’s review of supplemental budget legislation for fiscal year 2016-17; and

Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore, be it

Sec.
1.
Identification of General Fund cost for room and board. Resolved: That the office of aging and disability services within the Department of Health and Human Services shall identify the cost to the General Fund to fund the difference between rental subsidies paid to and actual room and board costs incurred by agencies providing residential support to individuals served under the MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapter II, Section 21, Home and Community Benefits for Members with Intellectual Disabilities or Autistic Disorder. By January 6, 2016, the department shall report the General Fund cost identified pursuant to this section to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services.

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.

SUMMARY

This bill requires the office of aging and disability services within the Department of Health and Human Services to identify the cost to the General Fund to ensure full funding of room and board costs incurred by agencies providing residential support to individuals with intellectual disabilities or autistic disorder served under MaineCare.

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