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Legislative Report

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5/18/2018
Bill Summary Latest Action

Sampson (R)

Personal Income Tax Credit for Long Term

Died


Establishes a credit against the personal income tax to individuals who purchase or maintain a long-term care insurance policy.

04/06/2018 :

  • Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

Sampson (R)

Budgeting for Medicaid Expenditures

Died


Ensures that budget calculations reflect the full cost of Medicaid programs for purposes of determining compliance with the state constitutional spending cap.

04/05/2018 :

  • Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

Aresimowicz (D)

Governors Budget Recommendations

HOUSE


Concerns the governor’s budget recommendations for human services.

04/10/2018 :

  • To JOINT Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
  • Rules suspended.
  • Reconsidered by HOUSE.

Joint Committee on Aging

Nursing Home Services

Joint Committee on Aging


Concerns nursing home services; requires the Commissioner of Social Services to study whether nursing homes are meeting the state’s residents’ need for long-term institutional care.

05/07/2018 :

  • Recommitted to JOINT Committee on AGING.

Joint Committee on Aging

Medicaid Funded Programs

Joint Committee on Aging


Concerns a study of medicaid-funded programs.

05/07/2018 :

  • Recommitted to JOINT Committee on AGING.

Joint Committee on Aging

Long Term Care Needs Study

Died


Concerns long-term care needs; requires the Commissioner of Social Services to study whether long-term care needs are adequately being addressed.

03/15/2018 :

  • Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

Joint Committee on Public Health

Developmental Services Private Providers Licensing Fees

Eligible for Governor


Concerns the Department of Developmental Services’ recommendation regarding waiver of licensing fees for private providers.

05/09/2018 :

  • HOUSE adopted HOUSE Amendment Schedule A 5982.
  • Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
  • Senate Calendar No. 567.
  • Rules suspended.
  • SENATE adopted HOUSE Amendment Schedule A.
  • Passed SENATE.
  • Eligible for GOVERNOR’S desk.

Joint Committee on Public Health

Nonverbal Nursing Home Residents Video Cameras

Died


Requires the installation of video cameras in the rooms of nonverbal nursing home residents; ensures the safety of nonverbal residents of nursing homes.

03/28/2018 :

  • Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

Joint Committee on Judiciary

Long Term Care Facility Work Disqualifications

Legislative Commissioner’s Office


Concerns criminal offenses that disqualify an individual from obtaining employment or volunteering at a long-term care facility; redefines disqualifying offense to include specific criminal offenses.

04/24/2018 :

  • From JOINT Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH: Reported favorably.
  • Filed with Legislative Commissioner’s Office.
  • Reported out of Legislative Commissioner’s Office.

Joint Committee on Aging

Nonambulatory Nursing Home Residents

HOUSE


Concerns visits by nonambulatory nursing home residents to the homes of their families.

03/28/2018 :

  • Reported out of Legislative Commissioner’s Office.
  • HOUSE Calendar No. 84.
  • Reissued by Legislative Commissioner’s Office with File No. 70.

Joint Committee on Aging

Requirements for Providers of Services to Seniors

Joint Committee on Appropriations


Concerns the disclosure and credentialing requirements for persons advising senior citizens on life care planning.

04/10/2018 :

  • To JOINT Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.

Looney (D)

Revenue Items

SENATE


Makes adjustments to state revenue and concerning the ambulatory surgical centers tax.

04/23/2018 :

  • Committee Substitute reported out of Legislative Commissioner’s Office.
  • Senate Calendar No. 384.
  • Reissued by Legislative Commissioner’s Office with File No. 623.

Looney (D)

Public Health Budget Recommendations

SENATE


Implements the Governor’s budget recommendations concerning public health.

04/12/2018 :

  • Committee Substitute reported out of Legislative Commissioner’s Office.
  • Senate Calendar No. 299.
  • Reissued by Legislative Commissioner’s Office with File No. 426.

Kelly (R)

Alzheimer’s Disease and Home Based Care

Died


Expands the provision of cost-effective community-based and home-based care for persons who are elderly or who have Alzheimer’s disease.

03/15/2018 :

  • Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

Joint Committee on Aging

Elderly Nutrition Services Funding

Joint Committee on Appropriations


Increases funding for elderly nutrition services; increases funding for meals on wheels.

04/11/2018 :

  • To JOINT Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.

Joint Committee on Aging

Long Term Care Facility Personal Needs Allowance

Joint Committee on Appropriations


Increases the personal needs allowance for long-term care facility residents.

04/11/2018 :

  • To JOINT Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.

Joint Committee on Aging

Long Term Care Ombudsman Duties

Joint Committee on Appropriations


Concerns the Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman; expands the duties of the Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman to include home and community-based services and to house the office within the Department of Rehabilitation Services.

04/11/2018 :

  • To JOINT Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.

Joint Committee on Aging

Medicaid Income Eligibility

HOUSE


Concerns the exemption of probate-court approved conservator and fiduciary fees from Medicaid income eligibility and asset transfer determinations; exempts from Medicaid income eligibility and asset transfer determinations conservator and fiduciary fees approved by the Probate Court and assessed to a Medicaid applicant or recipient.

05/08/2018 :

  • HOUSE Calendar No. 572.

Joint Committee on Public Health

Residential Services for Developmentally Disabled

SENATE


Establishes a pilot program to serve people seeking residential services from the Department of Developmental Services; establishes a pilot program to better serve people waiting for residential services from the Department of Developmental Services.

04/05/2018 :

  • Reported out of Legislative Commissioner’s Office.
  • Senate Calendar No. 188.
  • Reissued by Legislative Commissioner’s Office with File No. 279.

Joint Committee on Public Health

Telehealth Services

Eligible for Governor


Concerns telehealth services; adds providers who can administer telehealth services and to modify and clarify patient consent procedures.

05/09/2018 :

  • HOUSE adopted SENATE Amendment Schedule A.
  • Passed HOUSE.
  • Eligible for GOVERNOR’S desk.

Joint Committee on Public Health

Graduate Funding

SENATE


Concerns graduate funding and the provision of support and services for persons with intellectual disability; ensures the provision of quality services to persons with intellectual disability.

04/11/2018 :

  • Committee Substitute reported out of Legislative Commissioner’s Office.
  • Senate Calendar No. 247.
  • Reissued by Legislative Commissioner’s Office with File No. 422.

Joint Committee on Public Health

Intellectual Disabilities Resources

To Governor


Establishes a task force to study the needs of persons with intellectual disability and to pilot programs to establish and evaluate alternative service models for those persons.

05/10/2018 :

  • *****To GOVERNOR.

Joint Committee on Judiciary

Elder Law Unauthorized Practice

Died


Concerns the unauthorized practice of elder law; ensures that the practice of elder law in the state is limited to attorneys admitted to the bar in accordance with section 51-80 of the general statutes.

04/04/2018 :

  • Failed Joint Favorable deadline.


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