2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Griffith
Emergency Custody of Abandoned Children

Item 355 #1h

Item 355 #1h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2003 $0 FY2004 $60,000 GF
FY2003 $0 FY2004 $62,000 NGF

Page 352, line 5, strike "$120,966,298" and insert "$121,088,298".

(This amendment adds funds for the fiscal impact of House Bill 2448, which provides that any person who voluntarily delivers a child no older than two weeks to an infant-receiving facility will not be prosecuted for abuse or neglect if this charge is based solely on the delivery of the child to an infant-receiving facility. Funds in this item would cover the costs associated with providing foster care to the abandoned infant. Companion amendments in Items 325 and 353 provide additional required funding for Medicaid coverage and a media campaign to promote safe placement alternatives for newborn infants and publicize the procedures for emergency custody for certain abandoned children.)