2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Reynolds
Health Care-Henry Co. Unemployed

Item 306 #7s

Item 306 #7s

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2001 $6,900,000 FY2002 $0 GF

Page 237, line 8, strike "$6,208,134" and insert "$13,108,134".
Page 239, after line 14, insert:
"J.  This appropriation includes $6,900,000 the first year from the general fund to provide supplemental health insurance payments or health care services to out-of-work employees of textile companies located in Planning District Commission #12 that either ceased business operations, terminated employees for reasons other than "just cause", or announced job terminations during the period from July 1, 1999, through January 17, 2000.  Family members residing with eligible out-of-work employees shall be entitled to these same benefits.  Any unexpended balances for this purpose shall revert to the general fund."

(This amendment provides $6.9 million to the Health Department for a special health insurance/health care services program. The program targets the textile industry and addresses the needs of workers who lost their jobs between July 1, 1999, through January 17, 2000. A companion amendment for a special unemployment supplement is provided in Item 125.)