03RS HB79


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HB 79 (BR 17) - S. Nunn

     AN ACT relating to individuals with disabilities.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 194A to specify legislative intent to remove barriers to employment for persons with disabilities; require Cabinet for Health Services to convene a policy group to develop a Medicaid Buy-In program for persons with disabilities; specify membership; permit policy group to establish ad hoc groups and require policy group to conduct its first meeting by August 15, 2003, to have access to data, to identify financing and address availability of funding, to assess cost-effectiveness and economic benefits, and to make recommendations on eligibility, personal care assistance services, coordination with other programs, and policy considerations; require cabinet to apply for federal grants to support program development, require all state agencies to assist upon request; present program to Governor, LRC, by November 1, 2003; require program implementation by July 1, 2004.


     HCS - Retain original provisions except delete requirement that the Medicaid Buy-In program be implemented by July, 2004.

     HFA (1, T. Couch) - Amend KRS 159.030 to provide that a student may be granted an exemption from compulsory attendance if the student's individual education plan specifies that placement of the child in home or hospital is the least restrictive environment.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s))

     Jan 7-introduced in House; to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 7-posted in committee
     Feb 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 14-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 18-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 19, 2003
     Feb 20-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 24-3rd reading, passed 99-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Feb 25-received in Senate
     Feb 28-to Appropriations and Revenue (S)
     Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules

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