On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the House Aging and Long-Term Care Committee held PROPONENT and OPPONENT Testimony on House Bill 413 (PERS Cost of Living Adjustments/ County Board Staff). The bill would allow staff working at a county board of developmental disabilities school who opt to receive pay on a 12-month schedule to receive a full year of credit in PERS. The bill also would reduce the annual cost of living adjustment for PERS members, and the bulk of testimony was in opposition to this aspect of the legislation.
On Thursday night, the US House and Senate agreed to another Continuing Resolution, providing funding for federal programs through March 23, 2018. The CR included a reauthorization, for four years, of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
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On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, the House Committee on Ways and Means will hold a hearing on the US Department of Health and Human Services Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request. The hearing is scheduled to take place at 10:00 a.m. in Room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building.
On Wednesday, the US House is expected to vote on HR 620 (ADA Education and Reform Act). The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) has issued an action alert on the legislation, which would create a notification process and provide an opportunity for business to either correct or dispute an alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act before a lawsuit can be filed. To read AAPD’s action alert, click here.
On Thursday, February 15, 2018, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, will hold a hearing on the Oversight of the Department of Health and Human Services. The hearing will take place at 12:30 p.m. in Room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.