2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hamilton
Co-Patron(s): McQuigg
Expand Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Item 327 #1h

Item 327 #1h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Rehabilitative Services, Department of FY2007 $611,000 FY2008 $611,000 GF

Page 289, line 31, strike "$89,560,900" and insert "$90,171,900".
Page 289, line 31, strike "$89,560,900" and insert "$90,171,900".

(This amendment provides funding to expand capacity to provide vocational rehabilitation services to a greater number of persons with disabilities who are eligible for services. Currently, the Department of Rehabilitative Services must prioritize who can be served with vocational rehabilitation services because there are insufficient resources to serve all eligible disabled individuals. Currently, disabled individuals with less serious disabilities cannot access vocational rehabilitation services, although they could benefit from the services to become successfully employed. The department could serve 630 to 1,200 additional individuals with the increase in funding. This is a recommendation of the Virginia Disabilities Commission.)