A one-time $250 payment to Louisiana front line workers like healthcare, EMS, nurses, police, grocery workers, bus drivers and others who are regularly in contact and interact with the public.
House Bill 70 is sponsored by Democrat Representative Sam Jenkins of Shreveport.
He is also the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.
House Democrats and Republicans spent the day trying to find ways to fund the payment bills.
“I think everyone wanted to support this but the catch was what was going to be the source of funding,” Jenkins told the Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate following the 93-0 to send the bill onto the Senate.
The bill was structured to use $25 million of federal money earmarked for small businesses and the next half, $25 million, from money going to local governments.
The bill states $250 checks will be payed to people who work in health care, housekeeping, food services, grocery stores, long-term care facilities, bus drivers, police officers, firefighters and a list of other occupations.
They would have to make $50,000 a year or less and meet other requirements.
The $50-million dollars will budget payments to upwards of 200,000 people.