1998 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Reduce Increase for LEADER Program

Item 499 #1c

Item 499 #1c

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Public Safety
Juvenile Justice, Department of FY1999 ($1,000,000) FY2000 ($1,000,000) GF
FY1999 -30.00 FY2000 -30.00 FTE

Page 297, line 16, strike "$41,440,869" and insert "$40,440,869".
Page 297, line 16, strike "$44,128,160" and insert "$43,128,160".
Page 297, after line 37, insert:
"C. The Department of Juvenile Justice shall provide a progress report to the General Assembly on the LEADER program.  This report shall include information on the status of the program in each of the facilities in which the program has been implemented, a description of the services provided, the number of juveniles who have participated in the program, documentation of their adjustment to the requirements of the program and the rate of completion of the program, and demographic and criminal records data on the juveniles in the program.  Interim reports shall be presented to the 1999 and 2000 General Assemblies, with a final report to the 2001 General Assembly.  The final report shall also include an assessment of the impact of the LEADER program in reducing recidivism."

(This amendment reduces the appropriation for the LEADER program by $1,000,000 each year from the general fund and 30.0 FTE positions. With this adjustment, the budget will include an additional $1,257,446 the first year, $1,416,608 the second year, and 33.0 FTE positions each year from the general fund to expand this program. The intent of this amendment is to expand the LEADER program gradually, while the program is being evaluated.)