Status Summary

The bill was heard in Ways and Means but did not come up for a vote. Therefore the bill is dead. The companion in the House is still alive. (updated 2/22)

Legislative Session

2018

Status

Died

Sponsor

Sen. Dhingra

SB 6502 would allow recipients of the Aged, Blind, And Disabled Assistance Program, who are either homeless or at substantial risk of losing stable housing or housing support services, and meet other eligibility requirements, to be eligible for a referral for essential needs and housing support.   

The bill also removes current law prohibiting persons who are unemployable due primarily to alcohol or drug addiction from being referred for essential needs and housing support.  

Additionally, SB 6502 allows persons to receive aged, blind or disabled assistance benefits concurrently with essential needs and housing program support; and requires the Department Of Social And Health Services to share client data for individuals eligible for essential needs and housing support with the Department Of Commerce and designated essential needs and housing support entities.  

Finally, the bill requires the Department Of Commerce to provide a secure and current list of individuals eligible for the essential needs and housing support program to designated entities within each county and stipulates that the list must be updated at least monthly. Information required to be provided is delineated.

*Companion to HB 2667

The amendment removed the criteria of being homeless or at risk of losing stable housing or housing support services for a recipient of ABD benefits to be eligible for a referral to the HEN program.