Federal - S 995

A bill to amend title XXIX of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program under such title relating to lifespan respite care.

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April 2, 2019

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A bill to amend title XXIX of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program under such title relating to lifespan respite care.

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Co-Sponsors 4

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  • Feb. 25, 2020 — Received in the House and held at the desk. Congressional Record p. H1173-H1174

  • Feb. 24, 2020 — Measure, as amended, passed in the Senate by voice vote. Congressional Record p. S1105

  • Feb. 24, 2020 — Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee-reported substitute amendment adopted by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S1105

  • Feb. 24, 2020 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S1105

  • Dec. 10, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Reed, J. (D-R.I.)Sinema, (D-Ariz.)
  • Nov. 7, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Murray, (D-Wash.)
  • Nov. 5, 2019 — Reported to the Senate with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and without a written report by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar. . Rept -.Congressional Record p. S6391

  • Oct. 31, 2019 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

    Oct. 31, 2019 — Committee Vote: Lifespan Respite Care — Substitute Amendment
      Alexander, R-Tenn. —

    Substitute amendment that would require the secretary of Health and Human Services, by Oct. 1, 2023, to submit a report to Congress on the outcomes of the programs funded under the bill.

    It also would reduce the amount authorized annually from:

    • $20 million to $10 million in fiscal 2020.
    • $30 million to $10 million in fiscal 2021.
    • $40 million to $10 million in fiscal 2022.
    • $50 million to $10 million in fiscal 2023.
    • $60 million to $10 million in fiscal 2024.

    It also would remove the findings section of the bill.

    Substitute amendment that would require the secretary of Health and Human Services, by Oct. 1, 2023, to submit a report to Congress on the outcomes of the programs funded under the bill.

    It also would reduce the amount authorized annually from:

    • $20 million to $10 million in fiscal 2020.
    • $30 million to $10 million in fiscal 2021.
    • $40 million to $10 million in fiscal 2022.
    • $50 million to $10 million in fiscal 2023.
    • $60 million to $10 million in fiscal 2024.
    • It also would remove the findings section of the bill.

      Adopted by voice vote.

      Oct. 31, 2019 — Committee Vote: Lifespan Respite Care — Vote to Report

      Reauthorize through fiscal 2024, the lifespan respite care program which provides grant funding to the states to assist family caregivers of children and adults with special needs in accessing affordable respite care. As amended, it would also authorize $10 annually for fiscal years 2020 through fiscal 2024 for such programs.

      The bill also would require states agencies that receive grants to monitor and evaluate programs and report their data to the secretary of Health and Human Services in order to determine the effectiveness of respite care programs on a state-by-state basis.

      It also would require the secretary, no later than Oct. 1, 2023, to submit a report to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the House Energy and Commerce committees regarding the outcomes of the programs and activities funded under the bill.

      Reauthorize through fiscal 2024, the lifespan respite care program which provides grant funding to the states to assist family caregivers of children and adults with special needs in accessing affordable respite care. As amended, it would also authorize $10 annually for fiscal years 2020 through fiscal 2024 for such programs.

      The bill also would require states agencies that receive grants to monitor and evaluate programs and report their data to the secretary of Health and Human Services in order to determine the effectiveness of respite care programs on a state-by-state basis.

      It also would require the secretary, no later than Oct. 1, 2023, to submit a report to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the House Energy and Commerce committees regarding the outcomes of the programs and activities funded under the bill.

      Ordered reported favorably to the full Senate (as amended) by voice vote.

  • April 4, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Baldwin, (D-Wis.)
  • April 2, 2019 — Read twice and referred to: Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.Congressional Record p. S2189