2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Morgan
Co-Patron(s): BaCote, Cox, Dance, Howell, A., Jones, S.C., Landes, O'Bannon, Scott, J.M.
Start-up for MR Waiver Slots

Item 316 #3h

Item 316 #3h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2009 $2,560,000 FY2010 $2,560,000 GF

Page 299, line 40, strike "$309,436,879" and insert "$311,996,879".
Page 299, line 40, strike "$316,936,879" and insert "$319,496,879".
Page 305, after line 46, insert:
"NN. Out of this appropriation, $2,560,000 each year from the general fund shall be used for start-up funding for the establishment of community residential or day support services to support the Mental Retardation Home and Community-Based Waiver Program.  The Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services shall manage the distribution of these funds to Community Services Boards to support public and private sector implementation of service plans for individuals enrolled for those services under the expanded community or facility waivers."

(This amendment provides start-up funding for 80 percent of 800 new MR waiver slots included in the introduced budget (75) and proposed in a companion amendment (725). Up to $4,000 each year may be used for home or vehicle modifications, furniture, clothing, and bedding or other services to enable the start-up of MR waiver services in the community.)