Senate Aging and Youth Committee
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | 11:30 a.m.
Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation)
Senate Bill 385 (Brooks) – Amends the Fiscal Code by establishing a grant program within the Department of Human Services utilizing federal stimulus dollars ($3 million) to improve indoor air management strategies to reduce the risk of transmission and occupant exposure to COVID-19. The intent/goal of the program is to improve HVAC systems in Long-Term Care Facilities.
- Amendment A01421 (J. Ward). The amendment would place the grant program under the Commonwealth Financing Authority ($5 million), set forth guidelines, program requirements, grant limits, ineligibility and define long-term care facilities.
Senate Bill 668 (J. Ward and Collett) – Amends the PACENET program under the Lottery Law to expand PACENET eligibility; eliminate monthly premiums on PACENET claimants; and provide discretion to the department to enroll PACENET claimants in a Medicare Part D plan.
House Bill 649 (Rapp), Freestanding act providing for the designation of essential caregivers in congregate care facilities.