2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

Chief Patron: Spruill
Co-Patron(s): Bland, Howell, A., Miles, Ward
Sickle Cell Anemia Association

Item 531 #83h

Item 531 #83h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Nonstate Agencies
State Grants to Nonstate Entities-Nonstate Agencies FY2005 $0 FY2006 $100,000 GF

Page 482, after line 18, insert:
"Out of the amounts for Financial Assistance for Cultural and Artistic Affairs, $100,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to the Sickle Cell Association, Inc."

(This amendment provides $100,000 from the general fund in the second year to the Sickle Cell Association to initiate a public awareness campaign about the need for early identification of persons with sickle cell anemia, and the benefits of ongoing treatment and individual intervention skills. The association will also begin aggressively screening young adults in their childbearing years to identify possible carriers of the sickle cell gene.)