2001 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Houck
Vision Screening - Preschool Physical Exam

Item 143 #14s

Item 143 #14s

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2001 $0 FY2002 $4,200,000 GF

Page 134, line 31, strike "$2,553,495,681" and insert "$2,557,695,681".
Page 164, after line 12, insert:
"21.  Preschool Vision Screening Grants
a.  This appropriation includes $4,200,000 the second year from the general fund to fund one-time grants for the reimbursement of the cost, up to $50 per eligible student, of an eye exam performed by either an optometrist or an ophthalmologist.  
b.  Eligible students are those who have been admitted for the first time to any public kindergarten or elementary school in a school division in the Commonwealth.  
c.  The Board of Education, with the assistance of the State Health Commissioner, shall develop guidelines for the administration of the program by July 1, 2001."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)