03RS HB501


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HB 501 (BR 1712) - B. Smith, S. Nunn, S. Brinkman, T. Riner

     AN ACT relating to individuals with disabilities.
     Amend KRS 205.6317 to define self-determined funding as an individually-controlled budget and to require the Cabinet for Health Services to conduct a pilot project to provide individualized, self-determined funding for at least 200 persons in the Supports for Community Living Program, require the project to include individual rates, accountability, and awareness about the project, and make technical correction.


     HCS - Amend KRS 205.6317 to include funding for a self-determination model as recommended by the Commission on Services and Supports for Individuals with Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities as part of the definition of "Supports for Community Living Waiver Program"; add a new section to amend KRS 210.577 to require the commission to develop recommendations for the implementation of a self-determination model of funding services and supports for persons currently participating in the waiver program; require the model to include individual rates and budgets, assistance in designing a package of services and supports, and accountability for public funds; permit the commission to establish an ad-hoc committee to work on the model.

     HFA (1, S. Nunn) - Retain original provisions and add a short title, "Kevin Webb and Kim Brown Self-Determination Act."

     Feb 13-introduced in House
     Feb 14-to Health and Welfare (H); posted in committee
     Feb 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 21-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 24-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
     Feb 25-taken from Committee, placed in the Orders of the Day
     Feb 26-3rd reading, passed 99-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Feb 27-received in Senate
     Feb 28-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 11-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 11, 2003; 3rd reading, passed 36-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 18-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 108)

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