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2014 Senate Bill 1011: Suspend not terminate Medicaid of prisoner with mental illness
  1. Introduced by Sen. Bruce Caswell (R) on July 16, 2014, to require the state to suspend but not terminate Medicaid eligibility for an individual with a “serious emotional disturbance” or mental illness if the person is in jail, prison, a state mental health inpatient program or a “youth correctional center.” This would permit the individual to start getting Medicaid benefits again immediately after release.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 16, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on September 11, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on September 23, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on September 23, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on September 23, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on December 3, 2014, with the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
  4. Passed 109 to 0 in the House on December 17, 2014, to require the state to suspend but not terminate Medicaid eligibility for an individual with a “serious emotional disturbance” or mental illness if the person is in jail, prison, a state mental health inpatient program or a “youth correctional center.” This would permit the individual to start getting Medicaid benefits again immediately after release.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on December 17, 2014.
  6. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on December 17, 2014, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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