Senate Bill 2730
115th Congress(2017-2018)
CAREER Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Apr 23, 2018
Overview
Text
Introduced
Apr 23, 2018
Latest Action
Apr 23, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2730
Congress
115
Policy Area
Health
Health
Primary focus of measure is science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease; health services administration and funding, including such programs as Medicare and Medicaid; health personnel and medical education; drug use and safety; health care coverage and insurance; health facilities. Measures concerning controlled substances and drug trafficking may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Kentucky
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Comprehensive Addiction Recovery through Effective Employment and Reentry Act or the CAREER Act

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a pilot program to award grants to states in order to assist individuals with the transition from substance use disorder treatment programs to independent living and the workforce. Eligible grant activities include outpatient treatment programs, care coordination services, and vocational training. HHS may award five-year grants to up to five states (based in part on specified unemployment and overdose data) and one-year grants to states and Indian tribes (based on criteria determined by HHS).

Additionally, the bill amends the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to include temporary housing services for individuals transitioning from substance use disorder treatment programs as qualifying activities for which states may use federal funds. The bill also amends the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to allow states to use federal funds for career and training services for such individuals, including career counseling, employee assistance programs, and educational resources for employers.

Text (1)
April 23, 2018
Actions (2)
04/23/2018
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2346-2348)
04/23/2018
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Apr 24, 2018 4:26:06 AM
Updated
Sep 28, 2020 10:55:04 PM