2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Brink
Co-Patron(s): Amundson, Caputo, Eisenberg, Englin, Hugo, Moran, Plum, Shannon, Sickles, Vanderhye, Watts, Scott, J.M.
Increase Foster Care Ind. Living Stipend in PD 8

Item 283 #1h

Item 283 #1h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families FY2009 $79,135 FY2010 $79,135 GF
FY2009 $44,513 FY2010 $44,513 NGF

Page 250, line 13, strike "$357,127,702" and insert "$357,251,350".
Page 250, line 13, strike "$376,859,856" and insert "$376,983,504".
Page 255, after line 39, insert:
"M.  The Office of Comprehensive Services, in cooperation with the Commissioner of Social Services, the State Executive Council, and the Department of Planning and Budget, shall establish a reasonable rate for the independent living stipend.  In establishing the rate, a 20 percent differential shall be added to the independent living stipend for Planning District 8."

(This amendment adds funding and language to increase the independent living stipends provided to children in foster care in Planning District 8 by 20 percent. Stipends are provided to individuals aging out of the foster care system to assist with transitioning to independent living. The differential payment would recognize the higher cost of living in Planning District 8.)