SB 0495 Requires Utilicare Energy Assistance Program to obligate all fed. emergency funds before utilizing general revenue funds
LR Number:S2131.01T Fiscal Note:2131-01
Committee:Public Health and Welfare
Last Action:07/13/99 - Signed by Governor Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 1999
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Current Bill Summary

SB 495 - This act revises the Utilicare Energy Assistance Program. Current law allows the Utilicare program to pay all heating and cooling service reconnection or maintenance fees for elderly, disabled, or other qualifying individuals. To qualify, household income must be no more than 110 percent of the current federal poverty level. This act requires the Division of Family Services to exhaust all federal emergency funds before using any general revenue funds to pay for the program.