Status Summary

First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 1.29.2020. Public hearing scheduled in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2.4.2020 at 1:30 p.m. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry and Rehabilitation; 1st substitute bill passed on Feb. 6, 2020 and referred to Ways & Means. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.10.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 2.11.2020; majority pass 1st substitute bill proposed by Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation.  Passed to Rules Committee for second reading. 1st substitute bill substituted. Floor amendment(s) adopted. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 2.18.2020. (updated 2.21.2020) 

Legislative Session

2020

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Sen. Wilson

Medical assistance benefits will be suspended and made available immediately upon the person's release.

The state can leverage federal funding to provide reentry services before the person's release, and to provide a potential source of funding to support cost-effective and cost-neutral reentry and diversion services provided by pilot programs

People applying for a conditional have access to the same community support services available to persons receiving community services under a less restrictive alternative.

Stigmatizing language is removed from the program and creates a work group to advise the state how to use strategies based on evidence-based, research-based, and promising practices to expand the recovery benefits of this evidence- based reentry program to more people.