2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Devolites
Co-Patron(s): Rhodes, Rust
Children's Health Insurance-Full Funding (language only)

Item 318 #2h

Item 318 #2h

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 307, line 30, after "2.", insert:
"Should the appropriation in this item prove insufficient to provide coverage to all children eligible for the Family Access to Medical Insurance Security program, the Governor is authorized to use the power granted to him in § 4-3.01 of this act to provide a supplemental appropriation through a deficit loan in order to provide such coverage.  The Governor shall incorporate any supplemental appropriation granted under this authority in amendments to the Budget Bill (2002 Session Amendments), if it is authorized by December 1, 2001.  Any supplemental appropriation granted under this authority after December 1, 2001 shall be incorporated into the Budget Bill (2003 Session Amendments)."

(This amendment authorizes additional funding for the children's health insurance program during fiscal year 2002 through a deficit loan. This would avoid the creation of a waiting list for coverage once the number of eligible children exceeds the number that could be covered under existing appropriations.)