The first full week of committee hearings in the second house started more slowly than normal for a short session. Though House and Senate committees were meeting, most were scheduled to hear just a few bills. With slower movement this week, next week - the last full week for committee hearings - will likely see lengthy hearing schedules.
In other legislative news, the distraction of the Marriage Amendment passed when it moved to Third Reading in the Senate without amendments. It currently remains in the form passed by the House.
Looking ahead, a number of bills that INARF has been watching are set for committee hearings next week. Others have just been assigned to committees and may be scheduled for hearings either late next Friday afternoon in Senate Committees, or on Monday if heard on the House floor. Some may be scheduled later next week if necessary.
Below are bills of interest to INARF members which are currently scheduled for hearings:
SB 137 - Adult Protective Services Study Committee. Wed. at 8:30 a.m. in the House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee, Room 156-A.
SB 139 -Includes medication assistance in scope of "attendant care services". Mon. in the House Public Health Committee at 10:30 a.m. in the House chambers.
SB 173 - Nursing Facility Moratorium. Mon. at 10:30 a.m. at the House Public Health Committee in the House chambers.
SB 397 - Specialized wheelchair for a child residing in a nursing facility. Mon. at 10:30 a.m. in the House Public Health Committee in the House chambers.
SB 406 - Medicaid False Claims. Mon. at 10:30 a.m. in the House Public Health Committee in the House chambers.
SB 419 - Autism diagnosis reported at any age. Mon. at 10:30 a.m. in House Public Health Committee in the House chambers.
HB 1351 - SNAP and TANF restrictions/limitations. Wed. at 9:00 a.m. in Senate Health, Room 431.
HB 1391 - Changes CHOICE asset limitations. Wed. at 9:00 a.m. in Senate Health, Room 431.
For additional information regarding the bills above, or any other legislation,please visit the General Assembly's bill tracking website.