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HB 33 - Repeals a General Assistance Program for Adults with Disabilities - Pennsylvania Key Vote

Jay Costa, Jr. voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Issues Related to HB 33

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Repeals a General Assistance Program for Adults with Disabilities

Signed by Governor Tom Wolf
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-24) - (Key vote)
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Title: Repeals a General Assistance Program for Adults with Disabilities

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals a general assistance program for adults with disabilities, drug dependent individuals, and persons fleeing domestic abuse.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the General Assistance Cash Assistance Program for categorically needy and medically needy individuals, ceasing August 1, 2019 (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that the previous act authorizing general assistance of up to $200 in cash payments to individuals considered medically needy shall be declared unconstitutional (Sec. 3).

  • Defines “medically needy individuals” as individuals that meet the criteria of either a permanent disability, recovering drug addiction, or an individual fleeing domestic abuse (Sec. 4).

  • Establishes a restricted account in the general fund for treatment costs related to medical assistance payments for emergency department hospital services (Sec. 7).

 

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (106-95) - (Key vote)
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Title: Repeals a General Assistance Program for Adults with Disabilities

Vote Result
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Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals a general assistance program for adults with disabilities, drug dependent individuals, and persons fleeing domestic abuse.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the General Assistance Cash Assistance Program for categorically needy and medically needy individuals, ceasing August 1, 2019 (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that the previous act authorizing general assistance of up to $200 in cash payments to individuals considered medically needy shall be declared unconstitutional (Sec. 3).

  • Defines “medically needy individuals” as individuals that meet the criteria of either a permanent disability, recovering drug addiction, or an individual fleeing domestic abuse (Sec. 4).

  • Establishes a restricted account in the general fund for treatment costs related to medical assistance payments for emergency department hospital services (Sec. 7).

 

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Repeals a General Assistance Program for Adults with Disabilities

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