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CS/HB 531: Homelessness

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee ; Reed ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Berman ; Bullard ; Campbell ; Cruz ; Fullwood ; Pafford ; Rehwinkel Vasilinda ; Rogers ; Watson, B.

Homelessness; Requires motor vehicle registration form & registration renewal form, driver license application form, & driver license application form for renewal issuance or renewal extension to include option to make voluntary contribution to aid homeless; provides exemption from certain application fee requirements; establishes homelessness prevention grant program; requires grant applicants to be ranked competitively & provides preference for certain applicants; provides eligibility requirements & grant limitations & restrictions; requires lead agencies for local homeless assistance continuums of care to track, monitor, & report on assisted families for specified period of time; provides opportunities for voluntary contributions to aid the homeless & provides that such contributions are not income of revenue nature for purpose of applying certain service charges; limits percentage of funding that lead agencies may spend on administrative costs; repeals provision relating to emergency assistance program for families with children that have lost shelter or face loss of shelter due to emergency; transfers emergency assistance program funds to homelessness prevention grant program.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/9/2012 Senate - Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
Location: In committee/council (CF)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Children, Families, and Elder Affairs (CF)
  2. Transportation (TR)
  3. Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations (BHA)
  4. Budget (BC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/1/2011 House • Filed
11/4/2011 House • Referred to Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 55
1/9/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee, 01/11/12, 8:00 am, 12 HOB
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 54
1/11/2012 House • CS by Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 218
• Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
1/12/2012 House • CS by Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 212
1/13/2012 House • Original reference(s) removed: Appropriations Committee
• CS referred to Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 226
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 226
2/3/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 02/07/12, 1:30 pm, 404 HOB
2/7/2012 House • Favorable by- Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -HJ 548
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 548
2/13/2012 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/15/12
2/15/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 626
• Amendment(s) adopted (476695) -HJ 626
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/16/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 658
• Amendment(s) adopted (354211) -HJ 659
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 119 NAYS 0 -HJ 659
2/22/2012 Senate • In Messages
3/5/2012 Senate • Received -SJ 843
• Referred to Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Transportation; Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations; Budget -SJ 843
3/9/2012 Senate • Died in Children, Families, and Elder Affairs