2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Conference Report)

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Promotion of Information & Referral System (language only)

Item 362 #1c

Item 362 #1c

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 351, line 50, after "F.", insert "1."
Page 352, after line 1, insert:
"2.  The Department of Social Services, in conjunction with the Virginia Information and Technologies Agency and the Virginia Information and Referral providers, shall review Virginia’s current Information and Referral System webpage and propose a plan to make it more comprehensive and user-friendly.  This plan shall be submitted by November 30, 2005, to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees, and the Virginia Commission on Youth.
3.  The Department of Social Services shall work with the Information and Referral providers and other public and private partners to develop strategies to market and promote Virginia’s Information and Referral System, along with the 2-1-1 phone campaign currently under development.  A report on these activities shall be submitted by November 1, 2005, to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees as well as to the Chairman of the Virginia Commission on Youth."

(This amendment adds language requiring the Department to work with VITA and providers to plan and report on enhancements to the I&R webpage. Language also directs the Department of Social Services to develop and report on efforts to market Virginia's Information and Referral (I&R) System and 2-1-1 phone line for citizens requiring information on human services.)