SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1499        FILED ON: 1/16/2015

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 361

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Barbara A. L'Italien

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act regarding home care services.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Barbara A. L'Italien

Second Essex and Middlesex

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

William C. Galvin

6th Norfolk

Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr.

28th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Jennifer L. Flanagan

Worcester and Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Brian A. Joyce

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Marcos A. Devers

16th Essex

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

 



SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1499        FILED ON: 1/16/2015

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 361

By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 361) of Barbara L'Italien, Colleen M. Garry, Dennis A. Rosa, James J. Dwyer and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to home care services.  Elder Affairs.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth General Court
(2015-2016)

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An Act regarding home care services.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

Section 4A of Chapter 19A of the General Laws as appearing in the 2012 edition is hereby amended by striking out the following words: “The department shall establish a sliding fee scale to provide home care services for certain persons whose income exceeds the limits established under Title XX of the Social Security Act,” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- The department shall establish income eligibility to provide home care services for certain persons whose income does not exceed three hundred percent of the federal poverty level, and a sliding fee scale for certain persons receiving home care services whose income exceeds the limits established pursuant to the provisions of section 9 of chapter one hundred and eighteen E.