SALT Advocates:

It's been a frantic week for our SALT priorities!

See SALT Legislative priorities updates. This week’s actions are flagged
with an *.

As always. Thanks for your advocacy support! john & SALT

I. TANF Scholarship Pilot Project Bill

     > Del. Kathleen Murphy -- HB 285; & Budget Amendment (BA 346 #10h ).
            Referred to House Education Committee.
            *Passed Subcommittee #3 (8 - 0).
            *Referred to House Appropriations.


     > Sen. Bill Stanley – SB 27 & (BA)

            Senate: Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N).
            *Referred to Senate Finance; Reported (14 -0).
            *Passed the full Senate (39 -1)


II. Food Stamp Eligibility -- Drug Related

     > Sen. Favola -- SB 203 & (BA)
            Senate: Reported from Rehab and Social Services (8-Y 6-N).
            Referred to Senate Finance.
            *Senate Finance: Failed to report (defeated) (7-Y 8-N).


III. TANF Eligibility Drug Related

     > Del. Lopez -- HB 945 & (BA Item 340 #1h)
            Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions (HWI).
            *Passes HWI SubC #2 (8Y -2N) &recommends to the Full Committee.
            *HWI full committee reports to Appropriations, (16–Y 5-N).
            *Appropriations SubC H&HR Recommends laying on the Table(5Y-3)


     > Sen Favola – SB 204 & (BA)

            Senate: Reported from Rehab and Social Services (8-Y 6-N).
            Referred to Senate Finance.
            *Senate: (defeated) in Senate Finance (7-Y 8-N).


IV. Limiting &Ending Solitary Confinement

     > Del. Hope – HB 795
            Assigned to Militia, Police and Public Safety - SubC #2.
            *House: SubC #2 recommends striking from docket (5-Y 0-N).
            *SubC Chair. Cline to send letter to Deed's Commission to accept study provisions (compromise).


V. Studying Solitary Confinement

     > Sen. Marden – SJ 65
            Assigned to Rules Committee
            *Chair. Cline to send letter to Deed's Commission to include study provisions of HB 795 & SJ 65.


VI. Ending School Lunch Shaming

     > Del. Hope HB 50
            House: Referred to Committee on Education.
            House: Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #1.
            *House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
            *House: Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N)


VII. Video Visitation-Not Replace In-person Family Visits

     > Del. Hope HB -797
            Assigned to Militia, Police and Public Safety- SubC #2.
            *Amended: keeps the provision for in person visits.
            *Deletes lowest rates provision.
            *Reported from MPPS to Appropriations, (16–5).


VIII. TANF Benefit Increase

     > Delegate Krizek Budget Amendment - Item 340 #6h
            DSS to increase TANF Benefits 10 percent July 1, 2018.


IX. Kinship Guardianship Program

     > Delegate Delaney HB 106
            *House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
            *House: Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
            *House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 0-N)

    
     > Delegate Emily M. Brewer HB 1333

            *House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
            *House: Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
            *House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
            *House: Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
            * House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
            *House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations


     > Senator Favola SB 44

            *Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
            * Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 1-N)
            *Senate: Rereferred to Finance
            *Senate: Reported from Finance with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
            *Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
            *House: Placed on Calendar
            *House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations