2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Morgan
Increase Funds for Vocational Rehabilitation Svs.

Item 349 #1h

Item 349 #1h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Rehabilitative Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $2,139,000 GF

Page 335, line 10, strike "$85,549,471" and insert "$87,688,471".

(This amendment provides $2.1 million from the general fund in the second year to increase funding for vocational rehabilitation services. Currently, state and federal funding for these services is insufficient to meet the service needs of 4,243 disabled individuals who are on the waiting list for services. Consequently, the Department of Rehabilitative Services has had to institute an order of selection to prioritize who will receive vocational rehabilitation services. This funding would allow the waiting list to be eliminated.)