2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Voluntary Consolidation of Local DSS Offices (language only)

Item 352 #2c

Item 352 #2c

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 274, strike lines 18 through 25 and insert:
"E.  It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services shall work with localities that seek to voluntarily merge and consolidate their respective local departments of social services.  No funds appropriated under this act shall be used to require a locality to merge or consolidate local departments of social services."

(This amendment strikes language requiring consolidation of local departments of social services and substitutes language that permits voluntary consolidation.)