HBA-CCH H.B. 986 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 986 By: Chavez Human Services 2/11/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Under current law the Health and Human Services Commission provides a minimum personal needs allowance of $30 a month to Medicaid residents in long-term care facilities. House Bill 986 increases the personal needs allowance to $60 a month. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS House Bill 986 amends the Human Resources Code to increase from $30 a month to $60 a month the minimum personal needs allowance set by the Health and Human Services Commission for Medicaid recipients who are residents of a convalescent or nursing home or related institution, personal care facility, ICF-MR facility, or other similar long-term facility. EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.