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 the first $250,000 of reimbursements to the Department of
14 Workforce Services collected in a fiscal year for General Assistance paid to a
15 recipient while the recipient is awaiting the determination of federal Supplemental
16 Security Income may be used by the department for the General Assistance
18 ▸ makes funding for General Assistance nonlapsing; and
19 ▸ makes technical changes.
20 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
22 Other Special Clauses:
24 Utah Code Sections Affected:
26 35A-3-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 29
27 63J-1-602.2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 338
29 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
30 Section 1. Section 35A-3-401 is amended to read:
31 35A-3-401. General Assistance.
32 (1) (a) The department may provide General Assistance [
33 individuals who are:
34 (i) not receiving cash assistance under Part 3, Family Employment Program, or
35 Supplemental Security Income[
36 (ii) unemployable according to standards established by the department.
37 (b) (i) General Assistance [
38 include payment in cash or in kind.
39 (ii) The [
40 that is no more than the existing payment level for an otherwise similarly situated [
41 recipient receiving cash assistance under Part 3, Family Employment Program.
42 (iii) Funding for General Assistance is nonlapsing.
43 (c) The [
45 (d) (i) General Assistance may be granted to meet special nonrecurrent needs of an
46 applicant for the federal Supplemental Security Income [
47 Disabled program provided under 20 C.F.R. Sec. 416, if the applicant agrees to reimburse the
49 of eligibility by the Social Security Administration.
50 (ii) (A) Reimbursements to the department described in Subsection (1)(d)(i) up to and
51 including $250,000 collected in a fiscal year shall be used by the department to administer the
52 General Assistance program and provide General Assistance to eligible applicants.
53 (B) Reimbursements to the department described in Subsection (1)(d)(i) over $250,000
54 collected in a fiscal year shall be deposited into the General Fund.
56 recipient currently receiving:
57 (A) cash assistance; or
58 (B) Supplemental Security Income.
59 (e) (i) General Assistance may be used for the reasonable cost of burial for a [
60 recipient if heirs or relatives are not financially able to assume this expense.
61 (ii) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(e)(i), if the body of a person is unclaimed, Section
62 53B-17-301 applies.
63 (iii) The department shall fix the cost of a reasonable burial and conditions under
64 which burial expenditures may be made.
65 (2) The [
66 any private nonprofit agency, in establishing work projects to provide employment for
67 employable persons.
68 Section 2. Section 63J-1-602.2 is amended to read:
69 63J-1-602.2. List of nonlapsing funds and accounts -- Title 31 through Title 45.
70 (1) Appropriations from the Technology Development Restricted Account created in
71 Section 31A-3-104.
72 (2) Appropriations from the Criminal Background Check Restricted Account created in
73 Section 31A-3-105.
74 (3) Appropriations from the Captive Insurance Restricted Account created in Section
75 31A-3-304, except to the extent that Section 31A-3-304 makes the money received under that
76 section free revenue.
77 (4) Appropriations from the Title Licensee Enforcement Restricted Account created in
78 Section 31A-23a-415.
79 (5) Appropriations from the Health Insurance Actuarial Review Restricted Account
80 created in Section 31A-30-115.
81 (6) Appropriations from the Insurance Fraud Investigation Restricted Account created
82 in Section 31A-31-108.
83 (7) Appropriations from the Underage Drinking Prevention Media and Education
84 Campaign Restricted Account created in Section 32B-2-306.
85 (8) Funding for the General Assistance program administered by the Department of
86 Workforce Services, as provided in Section 35A-3-401.
92 Section 36-24-101.
94 Section 40-6-14.5.
96 created by Section 41-1a-121 to the Motor Vehicle Division.
98 (a) purchase and distribution of license plates and decals; and
99 (b) administration and enforcement of motor vehicle registration requirements.