2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Callahan
DRS Admin. Reductions for LTESS

Item 345 #1h

Item 345 #1h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Rehabilitative Services, Department of FY2003 ($185,000) FY2004 ($185,000) GF

Page 342, line 55, strike "$7,616,309" and insert "$7,431,309".
Page 342, line 55, strike "$7,456,832" and insert "$7,271,832".
Page 343, after line 11, insert:
"Recovery of administrative costs through the long-term employment support services program shall remain at the fiscal year 2002 level."

(This amendment reduces administrative costs in the Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS)by $185,000 each year. A companion amendment in Item 347 redirects this funding to restore cuts to the long-term employment support services (LTESS) program. Language is also added to ensure that the department maintains the same administrative overhead to implement the LTESS program. In implementing the across-the-board reductions contained in Chapter 899 of the 2002 Acts of Assembly, DRS had increased the amount recovered from the LTESS for administrative overhead from $37,000 to $213,000, thus reducing the amount available for employment services for disabled individuals.)