Maine LD 369: An Act To Align Municipal General Assistance Programs with the Immigration Status Policies of the Department of Health and Human Services

LD 369 (subjects: GENERAL ASSISTANCE , ELIGIBILITY )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=369&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support | In The News


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Eric Brakey of Androscoggin: (R – District 20) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

5 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/12/2015 Senate Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Brakey of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/12/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/17/2015 Senate Reports READ
Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin moved to ACCEPT the Minority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report
On motion by Same Senator Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending ACCEPTANCE of his motion to accept the Minority Ought to Pass As Amended Report
Unfinished Business
6/17/2015 Senate Unfinished Business
6/18/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President ProTem
Subsequently, motion by Senator BRAKEY of Androscoggin to accept The Minority Ought to Pass As Amended Report FAILED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 304 13 Yeas – 21 Nays- 1 Excused – 0 Absent
The Majority Ought to Pass As Amended Report Accepted
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (S-271) READ
On motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland Senate Amendment “A” (S-292) to Committee Amendment “A” (S-271) READ and ADOPTED
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 305 29 Yeas – 5 Nays- 1 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
Committee Amendment “A” (S-271) As Amended By Senate Amendment “A” (S-292) thereto ADOPTED
Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED by Committee Amendment “A” (S-271) As Amended By Senate Amendment “A” (S-292) thereto
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/19/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative GATTINE of Westbrook TABLED pending ACCEPTANCE of Either Report.

Later today assigned.
6/19/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/22/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
On motion of Representative GATTINE of Westbrook, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 334
(Yeas 81 – Nays 63 – Absent 7 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-271) was READ.
Senate Amendment “A” (S-292) to Committee Amendment “A” (S-271) was READ and ADOPTED.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-271) as Amended by Senate Amendment “A” (S-292) thereto ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-271) as Amended by Senate Amendment “A” (S-292) thereto.
HELD at the Request of Representative EVES of North Berwick.
6/23/2015 House RELEASED.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/23/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/23/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 369 as originally introduced. L.D. 369 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-271) S-A to C-A (S-292) .

An Act To Align Municipal General Assistance Programs with the Immigration Status Policies of the Department of Health and Human Services

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA 4301, sub- 3, as amended by PL 2013, c. 368, Pt. OO, 4, is further amended to read:

3. Eligible person. “Eligible person” means a person who is qualified to receive general assistance from a municipality according to standards of eligibility determined by the municipal officers whether or not that person has applied for general assistance. “Eligible person” does not include a person who is a fugitive from justice as defined in Title 15, section 201, subsection 4. “Eligible person” does not include a person who has been determined ineligible to receive benefits administered by the Department of Health and Human Services on the basis of a law, rule or regulation related to that person’s immigration status.

summary

This bill provides that a person who has been determined ineligible to receive benefits administered by the Department of Health and Human Services on the basis of a law, rule or regulation related to that person’s immigration status is ineligible to receive municipal general assistance program benefits.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


In The News…

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1 Comment on "Maine LD 369: An Act To Align Municipal General Assistance Programs with the Immigration Status Policies of the Department of Health and Human Services"

  1. An explanation of what asylum actually is and what asylum seekers have to prove in order to receive it.
    http://www.theforecaster.net/news/print/2015/06/29/letter-protecting-asylum-seekers-cost-worth-bearin/237507

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