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 Bill Status of HB5326  96th General Assembly


Short Description:  CONSUMER ALTERNATIVES PROGRAM

House Sponsors
Rep. Esther Golar - Karen May - Paul D. Froehlich, Daniel V. Beiser, Harry Osterman, Elizabeth Hernandez, Sara Feigenholtz and Elizabeth Coulson

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2011HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Consumer Alternatives Program Act. Directs the Department of Human Services to implement the Consumer Alternatives Program to prevent or avoid the unnecessary institutionalization of individuals with mental or substance use disorders or a co-occurring disorder of mental illness and substance abuse, and to provide cost effective, community residential settings and supports that enable these individuals to live successfully in the community. Requires implementation of the Program during fiscal year 2011. Contains provisions concerning the funding and establishment of community-based services and community-based integrated residential settings; training programs on community-based alternatives for institutional discharge staff; and outreach activities. Provides that participants in the program may receive certain services including a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis assessment; family or individual support services; case coordination services; and vocational training. Prohibits discrimination in employment based on an individual's mental or substance abuse disorder. Requires the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to assist the Department of Human Services in developing housing assistance programs aimed at promoting and assisting individuals in their transition from institution-living to community-based residency. Effective July 1, 2010.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/4/2010HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Esther Golar
  2/5/2010HouseFirst Reading
  2/5/2010HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/18/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  2/22/2010HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  2/23/2010HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  2/25/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  2/25/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  2/25/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/3/2010HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 007-000-000
  3/3/2010HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/3/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  3/11/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Esther Golar
  3/11/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/15/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
  3/16/2010HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  3/17/2010HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Human Services Committee; 006-000-000
  3/25/2010HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/25/2010HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  3/26/2010HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/11/2011HouseSession Sine Die

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