SB 702 - This act changes the name of the Heroes at Home program to the Show-Me Heroes program. The program is expanded to include spouses of active duty United States military personnel and members of the United States military that have recently ended their service.
The Department of Economic Development will no longer be able to enter into contracts with qualified providers to operate the program. Financial assistance may be provided to families facing a financial crisis from overdue bills regardless of cause.
The Department of Economic Development is given the power to create rules for the implementation of the Show-Me Heroes program.
This act is similar to HB 1680 (2012).