It may have been a short week due to the MLK holiday, but legislative committee activity was fierce now that all of the filed bills have been assigned to committees. There are 570 Senate bills and 667 House bills eligible for committee consideration.
HB 1511 would place a moratorium of comprehensive care beds in the Medicaid program through June 30, 2018. Rep. Tim Brown’s (R-Crawfordsville) bill is among the bills being assigned to committees this week. HB 1511 went to the House Health Committee.
Rep. Ed Clere (R-New Albany) authored HB 1244 which would create the Affordable Care Study Committee and directs OMPP to negotiate with HHS for a State Plan amendment or Medicaid waiver for the expansion of Medicaid. The bill is assigned to Rep. Clere’s House Public Health Committee.
HB 1613, authored by Rep. Clere, would increase and clarify the FSSA Secretary’s authority. It gives the Secretary, rather than division directors, appointing authority and sole authority to advise the Governor on rule adoption. The bill went to the House Family, Children and Human Affairs committee.
SB 182, which would direct an interim study of Adult Protective Service laws, will be heard in the Senate Family and Children’s Services committee on Monday, Jan. 26. Sen. Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) is the bill’s author.
Sen. Ron Grooms’ (R-New Albany) bill, SB 420, to change the term “mental retardation” to “intellectual disability” throughout the Indiana Code will also be heard in Senate Family and Children’s Services on Monday. The committees will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the Senate Chambers. Sen. Grooms chairs that committee.
A second reading amendment today to HB 1242 replaced “mental retardation” with “intellectual disability” in provisions relating to mandatory in-service training for reserve police officers. Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington), the bill’s author, offered the amendment.
The full text of bills can be found at http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills
A weekly report detailing those bills INARF is watching is below:
Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
Prepared by: LegisGroup Public Affairs
Report created on January 22, 2015