SB 0531 Creates The Utilicare Stabilization Fund
LR Number:S2322.03C Fiscal Note:2322-03
Committee:Public Health and Welfare
Last Action:05/28/96 - S Inf Calendar S Bills for Perfection w/SCS
Title:SCS/SB 531
Effective Date:Emergency Clause
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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 531 - This act establishes the Utilicare Stabilization Fund consisting of private donations, grants, and moneys, not to exceed $20 million annually, appropriated from the Missouri General Assembly. Of those moneys appropriated annually, at least 10%, but not more than 20%, must go to the Department of Natural Resources' weatherization program.

The Utilicare Stabilization Fund will be used for providing financial assistance to elderly households, disabled households and qualified individual households for the payment of charges for the primary heating source for the household. A qualified individual household means a household where: (1) one or more persons reside and whose combined household income is less than or equal to 150% of the current federal poverty level; and (2) the household has been determined to be eligible for assistance under the Federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. This also contains provisions which include cooling assistance for those eligible households during periods of a heat alert or heat emergency.