OLR Bill Analysis

SB 393

AN ACT CONCERNING REPAYMENT OF STATE AID BY A RECIPIENT WHOSE DEATH IS CAUSED BY THE STATE'S NEGLIGENCE.

SUMMARY:

This bill creates an exception to the law that gives the state a claim to property acquired by a current or former public assistance beneficiary or his or her legally liable relative. The amount of the claim is equal to the full amount of assistance paid, plus any unpaid child support.

The bill prohibits the state from making a claim or applying a lien against the proceeds of a settlement or award in a case brought by, or on behalf of, a beneficiary whose death was caused by the state's negligence.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION

Human Services Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

10

Nay

6

(03/22/2012)