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2018 Senate Bill 752: Don’t penalize welfare beneficiary for getting married
Introduced by Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R) on January 17, 2018
To exclude for purposes of determining benefit eligibility the income of an individual who marries someone who is collecting certain means-tested social welfare benefits. In other words, a welfare beneficiary could keep getting benefits even though the new spouse's income would increase their household income enough to make them ineligible. The exemption would last for 18 months.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Families, Seniors & Human Services Committee on January 17, 2018
Reported in the Senate on February 27, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 33 to 3 in the Senate on March 1, 2018.
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(same description)
To exclude for purposes of determining benefit eligibility the income of an individual who marries someone who is collecting certain means-tested social welfare benefits. In other words, a welfare beneficiary could keep getting benefits even though the new spouse's income would increase their household income enough to make them ineligible. The exemption would last for 18 months.
Received in the House on March 1, 2018
Referred to the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee on March 1, 2018
Reported in the House on June 7, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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