LD1887. An Act To Restructure the Department of Health and Human Services

Maine Legislature. 125th Legislature. Senate.

Introduced:
Mar 19, 2012
Last Action:
May 31, 2012
(S) In possession of the Senate when the Senate ADJOURNED SINE DIE and PLACED IN THE LEGISLATIVE FILES (DEAD).
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History

Mar 19, 2012: (S) Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Mar 19, 2012: (S) suggested and ordered printed

Mar 19, 2012: (S) On motion by Senator McCormick of Kennebec REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Mar 19, 2012: (S) Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.

Mar 19, 2012: (H) Bill REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Mar 19, 2012: (H) In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.

Apr 09, 2012: (S) Under suspension of the Rules Reports READ.

Apr 09, 2012: (S) Senator McCORMICK of Kennebec moved to ACCEPT the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report.

Apr 09, 2012: (S) On motion by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland TABLED until Later in Today's Session, pending motion by Senator McCORMICK of Kennebec to ACCEPT the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report.

Apr 09, 2012: (S) TAKEN from the Table by the President.

Apr 09, 2012: (S) On motion by Senator McCORMICK of Kennebec, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report ACCEPTED .

Apr 09, 2012: (S) READ ONCE.

Apr 09, 2012: (S) Committee Amendment "A" (S-533) READ and ADOPTED .

Apr 09, 2012: (S) ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.

Apr 10, 2012: (S) COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Rosen, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.

Apr 10, 2012: (S) READ A SECOND TIME.

Apr 10, 2012: (S) On motion by Senator ALFOND of Cumberland TABLED until Later in Today's Session, pending PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment "A" (S-533).

Apr 10, 2012: (S) TAKEN from the Table by the President Pro Tem.

Apr 10, 2012: (S) On motion by Senator CRAVEN of Androscoggin, RECONSIDERED ADOPTION of Committee Amendment "A" (S-533).

Apr 10, 2012: (S) On further motion by same Senator, Senate Amendment "A" (S-541) to Committee Amendment "A" (S-533) READ. (Remarks Made)

Apr 10, 2012: (S) On motion by Senator COURTNEY of York, Senate Amendment "A" (S-541) to Committee Amendment "A" (S-533) INDEFINITELY POSTPONED. (Remarks Made) (Roll Call Ordered)

Apr 10, 2012: (S) Roll Call Number 462

Apr 10, 2012: (S) (19 -Yeas, 14 -Nays, 1 -Excused, 1 -Absent)

Apr 10, 2012: (S) PREVAILED

Apr 10, 2012: (S) Subsequently, Committee Amendment "A" (S-533) ADOPTED.

Apr 10, 2012: (S) PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment "A" (S-533). (Remarks Made)

Apr 10, 2012: (S) Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.

Apr 10, 2012: (H) Reports READ.

Apr 10, 2012: (H) On motion of Representative STRANG BURGESS of Cumberland, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.

Apr 10, 2012: (H) The Bill was READ ONCE.

Apr 10, 2012: (H) Committee Amendment "A" (S-533) was READ.

Apr 10, 2012: (H) On motion of Representative EVES of North Berwick, House Amendment "A" (H-934) to Committee Amendment "A" (S-533) was READ.

Apr 10, 2012: (H) On motion of Representative CURTIS of Madison, House Amendment "A" (H-934) to Committee Amendment "A" (S-533) was INDEFINITELY POSTPONED.

Apr 10, 2012: (H) ROLL CALL NO. 314 (Yeas 74 - Nays 69 - Absent 7 - Excused 0) (Vacancy 1)

Apr 10, 2012: (H) Subsequently, Committee Amendment "A" (S-533) was ADOPTED.

Apr 10, 2012: (H) Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.

Apr 10, 2012: (H) The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment "A" (S-533).

Apr 10, 2012: (H) ROLL CALL NO. 315 (Yeas 75 - Nays 67 - Absent 8 - Excused 0) (Vacancy 1)

Apr 10, 2012: (H) In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.

Apr 11, 2012: (H) PASSED TO BE ENACTED.

Apr 11, 2012: (H) ROLL CALL NO. 320 (Yeas 75 - Nays 71 - Absent 4 - Excused 0) (Vacancy 1)

Apr 11, 2012: (H) Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.

Apr 11, 2012: (S) Under suspension of the Rules, On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock, PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE, pending ENACTMENT, in concurrence.

May 31, 2012: (S) In possession of the Senate when the Senate ADJOURNED SINE DIE and PLACED IN THE LEGISLATIVE FILES (DEAD).

Summary

18 This bill restructures the Department of Health and Human Services. The bill does 19 not eliminate the duties and functions of those organizational units eliminated in the bill; 20 under the bill, the department and the Commissioner of Health and Human Services are 21 directed to carry out those duties and functions. 22 Part A eliminates as a separate and distinct office the Office of Substance Abuse. 23 Part B eliminates as a separate and distinct office the Office of Elder and Adult 24 Services. 25 Part C eliminates as a separate and distinct office the Office of Adults with Cognitive 26 and Physical Disabilities. 27 Part D eliminates as a separate and distinct office the Office of Adult Mental Health 28 Services. 29 Part E eliminates the Office of Advocacy and directs the department to contract with 30 an agency to provide services to individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism. 31 Part F directs the commissioner to review the current organizational structure, 32 systems and operations of the department and restructure the department in order to 33 improve and streamline services. 34 Part F also requires the commissioner and the State Budget Officer to provide a 35 report to the joint standing committees of the Legislature having jurisdiction over health 36 and human services matters and appropriations and financial affairs outlining the progress 37 towards the new organizational structure and any transferred amounts. 1 Part G makes appropriations and allocations to support this restructuring and 2 authorizes the State Budget Officer to transfer positions, appropriations and allocations 3 between accounts and line categories by financial order upon approval of the Governor.