An Act To Include Homelessness in the Laws Governing Emergency General Assistance
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §4301, sub-§5-A is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §4308, sub-§2, as amended by PL 1999, c. 45, §1, is further amended to read:
A municipality may provide emergency assistance when the municipality determines that an emergency is imminent and that failure to provide assistance may result in undue hardship and unnecessary costs.
This bill defines "homelessness" for the purposes of the laws governing general assistance and specifies that a person experiencing or facing homelessness who meets the conditions for receiving emergency assistance in current law is eligible for emergency general assistance.