Current Status Bill Number:
981Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19960109Primary Sponsor: GieseAll Sponsors: Giese, Passailaigue, Glover, Wilson, Lander, Rose, Leatherman, Elliott, Mescher, WashingtonDrafted Document Number: JIC\5103AC.96Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee 27 H3MSubject: Immigration on health care costs, effect of
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19960327 Introduced, read first time, 27 H3M referred to Committee Senate 19960326 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19960321 Read second time Senate 19960314 Committee report: Favorable 13 SMA Senate 19960109 Introduced, read first time, 13 SMA referred to Committee Senate 19951204 Prefiled, referred to Committee 13 SMAView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
March 14, 1996
Introduced by Senators Giese, Passailaigue, Glover, Wilson, Lander, Rose, Leatherman, Elliott, Mescher and Washington
S. Printed 3/14/96--S.
Read the first time January 9, 1996.
To whom was referred a Joint Resolution (S. 981), to direct the Joint Legislative Committee on Aging in conjunction with the Health Care Planning and Oversight Committee, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
THOMAS C. ALEXANDER, for Committee.
TO DIRECT THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON AGING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HEALTH CARE PLANNING AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, THE DIVISION ON AGING, OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND TAXATION TO STUDY THE EFFECT OF INMIGRATION ON HEALTH CARE COSTS AND OTHER AGING NETWORK SERVICES AND TAX POLICIES RELATIVE TO INMIGRANTS AND TO SUBMIT A REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY JANUARY 1, 1997.
Whereas, South Carolina has become a very attractive location for retirement and approximately twenty-five thousand people over fifty years of age annually move to South Carolina; and
Whereas, while such inmigration is in many ways beneficial to the State it is also important to evaluate the effects of inmigration on the needs of the elderly population and most particularly on long-term health care and other health and institutional costs; and
Whereas, in fiscal year 1993-94 South Carolina spent over two hundred million dollars in medicaid funds on institutional long-term care for persons over sixty-five, and also in fiscal year 1993-94 a conservative estimate of sixty-one million dollars from private out-of-pocket funds, excluding private insurance, was spent on nursing home care alone; and
Whereas, it would be beneficial to the State and its citizens to study the impact of inmigration on health care costs in South Carolina. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The Joint Legislative Committee on Aging, in conjunction with the Health Care Planning and Oversight Committee, the State Department of Health and Human Services, the Division on Aging, Office of the Governor, the Department of Revenue and Taxation, the Department of Commerce, the Human Services Coordinating Council, and the State Data Center, Division of Research and Statistical Services, State Budget and Control Board shall study the effect of inmigration of persons over fifty years of age on health care costs including, but not limited to, long-term care and other institutional costs, and the effects on other aging network services. The study also shall include a review of the tax policies of other states related to inmigrants with consideration given to allowing local government flexibility in raising revenue to address the needs of its elderly citizens. The Joint Legislative Committee on Aging shall submit a report and recommendations to the General Assembly before January 1, 1997.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.