2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Weatherholtz
SJR 440 Recommendations (language only)

Item 426 #1h

Item 426 #1h

Public Safety
Criminal Justice Services, Department of

Page 316, after line 17, insert:
The Department of Criminal Justice Services, in collaboration with the Department of Corrections, the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services, the Department of Medical Assistance Services, the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards, Community Criminal Justice Boards, the Virginia Sheriffs' Association, and the Regional Jails Association, shall identify the unmet need for mental health and substance abuse treatment services for offenders and develop a comprehensive plan, including the necessary resources and funding sources, for covering the increasing costs of providing existing services and to fill service gaps.  The Department shall include opportunities to leverage nongeneral funds in its plan. The Department shall submit the plan, including the necessary resources and funding sources, to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees and the Joint Commission on Behavioral Health Care by September 30, 2002."

(This amendment implements a recommendation of the Senate Joint Resolution 440 study committee.)