Implement Certain Recommendations of the Committee To Study the Feasibility of Creating Basic Income Security

Last updated: Apr 14, 2022

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Appropriations Table
Sponsor: Representative Michael Sylvester, House 39
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 1997

Position:

Monitoring.

Summary:

This bill implements recommendations of the Committee to Study the Feasibility of Creating Basic Income Security. The bill establishes a permanent committee within the Office of Policy Innovation and the Future to examine current safety net and work support programs to improve the adequacy of safety net and work support programs; better coordinate these programs to simplify access and improve efficiency; change policies and processes to reduce so-called benefit cliffs and interactions between existing programs; improve access to safety net and work support programs for historically disadvantaged racial, indigenous and tribal populations with the goal of reducing racial and economic disparities in the State; and make eligibility requirements for safety net and work support programs clear and understandable for the public.