2000 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Conference Report)

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DSS to Enroll Poor Children in SSVa. (language only)

Item 397 #1c

Item 397 #1c

Health and Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 318, after line 33, insert:
"J.  The Department of Social Services, in cooperation with local departments of social services, shall promote the Children's Medical Security Insurance Plan in Southside Virginia localities and promptly enroll eligible children.  The Department shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by May 1, 2000, and June 1, 2000, on their progress in enrolling children in the program."

(This amendment directs that additional efforts be made to enroll eligible poor children in Southside Virginia in the state's child health insurance plan, as a way to mitigate the loss of health insurance coverage among displaced textile workers. Companion amendments in House Bill 30 / Senate Bill 30 and in Item 547 establish a temporary health insurance program for the adult family members.)