2005 - 2006 LEGISLATURE
February 3, 2006 - Introduced by Senators Grothman, S. Fitzgerald, Kedzie,
Lazich, Leibham, Reynolds, Stepp and Zien, cosponsored by Representatives
Gundrum, Albers, J. Fitzgerald, Gottlieb, Hahn, Hundertmark, Kerkman,
Kestell, Kleefisch, Krawczyk, LeMahieu, Loeffelholz, Lothian, Mursau,
Owens, Petrowski, Pridemore, Strachota and Newcomer. Referred to
Committee For Review of Administrative Rules.
1An Act to amend
49.45 (24r) of the statutes; relating to: a Medical Assistance
2family planning demonstration project minimum age eligibility limitation
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Department of Health and Family Services (DHFS) was
required to request a waiver from the secretary of the federal Department of Health
and Human Services to conduct a demonstration project, under the Medical
Assistance Program, to provide family planning services to any woman aged 15 to
44 whose family income does not exceed 185 percent of the federal poverty line for
families the size of the woman's family. DHFS was also required to implement the
waiver, if granted, by July 1, 1998, or the waiver's effective date, whichever was later.
This bill changes the minimum age requirement, from 15 to 18 years, for
eligibility for the Medical Assistance Program demonstration project to provide
family planning services to any woman whose family income does not exceed 185
percent of the federal poverty line for families the size of the woman's family.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB552, s. 1
49.45 (24r) of the statutes is amended to read:
49.45 (24r) Family planning demonstration project.
The department shall 3
request a waiver from the secretary of the federal department of health and human 4
services to permit the department to conduct a demonstration project to provide 5
family planning services, as defined in s. 253.07 (1) (b), under medical assistance to 6
any woman between the ages of 15 18
and 44 whose family income does not exceed 7
185% of the poverty line for a family the size of the woman's family. If the waiver is 8
granted and in effect, the department shall implement the waiver no later than July 9
1, 1998, or on the effective date of the waiver, whichever is later.