I wrote to the bills sponsor and this is what I got in return...
The bill has not yet been scheduled for a hearing in the Senate. I have heard that it may receive a hearing this fall. I would encourage you to contact your Senator on this legislation and ask that it be given a hearing.
I suggest everyone who can make use of this bill write the senator of your chosing to make some noise about this bill. if we don't keep on them it will slip through the cracks.