1998 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Special Transportation Needs (language only)

Item 514 #1c

Item 514 #1c

Transportation, Secretary of

Page 303, after line 36, insert:
"C.  The Secretaries of Transportation and Health and Human Resources shall review existing data and information pertaining to the adequacy of public transportation services to meet the needs throughout Virginia of the elderly, the disabled and other citizens for whom basic transportation is a serious challenge.  The Secretaries also shall consult with organizations with special knowledge of this issue, review efforts by organizations to coordinate and cooperate in the delivery of transportation services, consider models used in other states to provide special transportation services, and evaluate state reimbursement rates for their adequacy.  The Secretaries shall provide a report by December 20, 1998, to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees. The report shall include specific recommendations for service expansions, changes, cooperation, coordination, and funding."

(This amendment requires an evaluation of the adequacy of public services provided for persons with special transportation needs.)