2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Armstrong
Auxiliary Grant Rate Increase to $1,200

Item 359 #4h

Item 359 #4h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $24,354,816 GF

Page 347, line 11, strike "$24,583,475" and insert "$48,938,291".
Page 347, line 24, strike "$944" and insert "$1,200".

(This amendment adds $24.4 million from the general fund in the second year to increase the current monthly rate by 32 percent for approved assisted living facilities from $944 to $1,200 per month. The introduced budget provided a $50 per month rate increase for the Auxiliary Grant program, increasing payments from $894 to $944 per month. Because auxiliary grant recipients automatically qualify for Medicaid, raising the monthly grant amount results in additional persons qualifying for Medicaid enrollment. A companion amendment in Item 326 provides funding for the anticipated Medicaid enrollment increase.)