Legislature(2007 - 2008)HOUSE FINANCE 519

04/11/2008 08:30 AM FINANCE


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ SB 231 LOW-INCOME HOUSING; HOMELESSNESS TELECONFERENCED
Moved HCS CSSB 231(FIN) Out of Committee
+= SB 218 CHILD SAFETY SEATS & SEAT BELTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved Out of Committee
+= SB 120 UNEMPLOYMENT COMP: BENEFITS/RECORDS TELECONFERENCED
Moved Out of Committee
+= SB 259 EFFECTIVE DATE: MEDICAL ASSISTANCE LAWS TELECONFERENCED
Moved Out of Committee
+= SB 201 PUBLIC FINANCE WEBSITE TELECONFERENCED
Moved Out of Committee
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
SENATE BILL NO. 259                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
     An  Act   repealing  certain   provisions  relating   to                                                                   
     applications  for  medical assistance  coverage;  making                                                                   
     certain  provisions of  ch. 96,  SLA 2006,  retroactive;                                                                   
     providing  for   an  effective  date  by   repealing  an                                                                   
     effective  date section in  ch. 96, SLA 2006;  providing                                                                   
     for an  effective date for  certain sections of  ch. 96,                                                                   
     SLA 2006; and providing for an effective date.                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
KATHRYN  KURTZ, ASSISTANT  REVISER  OF STATUTES,  LEGISLATIVE                                                                   
LEGAL SERVICES, clarified that  SB 259 addresses an effective                                                                   
date  problem.   In  the original  2006  bill,  there was  an                                                                   
                                                           st,                                                                  
effective date  that was suppose to start  on either July 1                                                                     
when the State received federal  approval of the revised plan                                                                   
or whatever  came  later.  The  problem is  that the  federal                                                                   
approval process  was piece-mealed.   Many of the  changes in                                                                   
the  original billed  did  not  need to  be  approved by  the                                                                   
federal government.  The manner  in which the bill was worded                                                                   
left  some  sections  without  an effective  date.    SB  259                                                                   
provides  the  effective  date   for  those  sections.    The                                                                   
Department of Law supports the bill.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
8:54:15 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Vice-Chair Stoltze  MOVED to REPORT  SB 259 out  of Committee                                                                   
with  individual recommendations  and  with the  accompanying                                                                   
fiscal notes.  There being NO OBJECTION, it was so ordered.                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
SB  259  was REPORTED  out  of  Committee  with a  "do  pass"                                                                   
recommendation  and with zero  note #1  by the Department  of                                                                   
Health  and  Social   Services  and  zero  note   #2  by  the                                                                   
Legislative Affairs Agency.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
8:54:48 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                

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