Aging & Youth 2019-2020

The Senate Aging & Youth Committee met on Monday, June 3, 2019 to consider the following:

HB 375, PN 348 (Goodman) – Excludes veterans’ disability and state benefit payments when calculating income eligibility for PACE and PACENET prescription drug programs.  The bill was reported as committed (unanimous).

HB 684, PN 697 (Sonney) – Excludes savings bonds’ principal and interest when calculating income eligibility for PACE and PACENET prescription drug programs.  The bill was reported as committed (unanimous).

HB 754, PN 804 (Thomas) – Extends the current moratorium on increases in income due solely to a Social Security cost-of living adjustment (COLA) for PACE and PACENET enrollees. The current Social Security COLA is set to expire on December 31, 2019.  The bill was reported as committed (unanimous).

SB 669, PN 813 (DiSanto) – SB 669 amends Title 67 the Human Services Code by reinstating the extension of permanent legal custodian and adoption assistance subsidies to children from 18 to 21 years of age, with consideration to a retroactive effective date of July 18, 2018 when the PA Supreme Court struck down the Act as enacted for violation of the rule on three day notice.  The bill was reported as committed (unanimous).

Senator Maria Collett

Senator Maria Collett

Committee Chair