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HB 476 (BR 1678) - L. Belcher, G. Brown Jr., D. Watkins

     AN ACT relating to homelessness prevention.
    Amend KRS 194A.735 to expand eligibility, subject to sufficient funding, for the homelessness prevention project to individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness who have been admitted into hospital emergency departments at least 10 times annually, individuals in the top 10% of hospital users in hospitals at which over 10% of the patient census are diagnosed with severe mental illness, individuals being released from prison or paroled, and individuals aging out of foster care for up to two years after exit; remove geographic restrictions of the pilot project; move support of the project to the Division of Behavioral Health.


     HCS1 - Retain original provisions; clarify that expanded eligibility for the Homelessness Prevention project applies only to those with serious mental illness, those being released from mental health facilities, those with high utilization rates of the health care, mental health care, and judicial systems, those being released or paroled from state-operated prisons, and those aging out of foster care; codify the establishment of the Kentucky Interagency Council on Homelessness.

     Feb 23, 2016 - introduced in House
     Feb 24, 2016 - to Health & Welfare (H)
     Feb 29, 2016 - posted in committee
     Mar 03, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 04, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 07, 2016 - posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 9, 2016
     Mar 09, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 10, 2016 - received in Senate
     Mar 14, 2016 - to Health & Welfare (S)