7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill modifies provisions related to the Department of Workforce Services' General
10 Assistance program.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 ▸ establishes that Ĥ→ the first $250,000 of ←Ĥ reimbursements to the Department of
13a Workforce Services Ĥ→ collected in a fiscal year ←Ĥ for
14 General Assistance paid to a recipient while the recipient is awaiting the
15 determination of federal Supplemental Security Income may be used by the
16 department for the General Assistance program;
17 ▸ makes funding for General Assistance nonlapsing; and
18 ▸ makes technical changes.
19 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 35A-3-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 29
26 63J-1-602.2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 338
28 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. Section 35A-3-401 is amended to read:
30 35A-3-401. General Assistance.
31 (1) (a) The department may provide General Assistance [
32 individuals who are:
33 (i) not receiving cash assistance under Part 3, Family Employment Program, or
34 Supplemental Security Income[
35 (ii) unemployable according to standards established by the department.
36 (b) (i) General Assistance [
37 include payment in cash or in kind.
38 (ii) The [
39 that is no more than the existing payment level for an otherwise similarly situated [
40 recipient receiving cash assistance under Part 3, Family Employment Program.
41 (iii) Funding for General Assistance is nonlapsing.
42 (c) The [
44 (d) (i) General Assistance may be granted to meet special nonrecurrent needs of an
45 applicant for the federal Supplemental Security Income [
46 Disabled program provided under 20 C.F.R. Sec. 416, if the applicant agrees to reimburse the
48 of eligibility by the Social Security Administration.
49 (ii) Ĥ→ (a) [
49a Subsection (1)(d)(i) Ĥ→ up to and including $250,000 collected in a fiscal year ←Ĥ shall be
50 used by the department to administer the General Assistance program and provide General
51 Assistance to eligible applicants.
51a Ĥ→ (b) Reimbursements to the department described in Subsection (1)(d)(i) over
51b $250,000 collected in a fiscal year shall be deposited into the General Fund. ←Ĥ
53 recipient currently receiving:
54 (A) cash assistance; or
55 (B) Supplemental Security Income.
56 (e) (i) General Assistance may be used for the reasonable cost of burial for a [
57 recipient if heirs or relatives are not financially able to assume this expense.
58 (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(e)(i), if the body of a person is unclaimed, Section
59 53B-17-301 applies.
60 (iii) The department shall fix the cost of a reasonable burial and conditions under
61 which burial expenditures may be made.
62 (2) The [
63 any private nonprofit agency, in establishing work projects to provide employment for
64 employable persons.
65 Section 2. Section 63J-1-602.2 is amended to read:
66 63J-1-602.2. List of nonlapsing funds and accounts -- Title 31 through Title 45.
67 (1) Appropriations from the Technology Development Restricted Account created in
68 Section 31A-3-104.
69 (2) Appropriations from the Criminal Background Check Restricted Account created in
70 Section 31A-3-105.
71 (3) Appropriations from the Captive Insurance Restricted Account created in Section
72 31A-3-304, except to the extent that Section 31A-3-304 makes the money received under that
73 section free revenue.
74 (4) Appropriations from the Title Licensee Enforcement Restricted Account created in
75 Section 31A-23a-415.
76 (5) Appropriations from the Health Insurance Actuarial Review Restricted Account
77 created in Section 31A-30-115.
78 (6) Appropriations from the Insurance Fraud Investigation Restricted Account created
79 in Section 31A-31-108.
80 (7) Appropriations from the Underage Drinking Prevention Media and Education
81 Campaign Restricted Account created in Section 32B-2-306.
82 (8) Funding for the General Assistance program administered by the Department of
83 Workforce Services, as provided in Section 35A-3-401.
89 Section 36-24-101.
91 Section 40-6-14.5.
93 created by Section 41-1a-121 to the Motor Vehicle Division.
95 (a) purchase and distribution of license plates and decals; and
96 (b) administration and enforcement of motor vehicle registration requirements.