2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Morgan
Co-Patron(s): O'Bannon
Vocational Rehabilitation Program

Item 331 #2h

Item 331 #2h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Rehabilitative Services, Department of FY2009 $605,150 FY2010 $605,150 GF

Page 310, line 32, strike "$96,384,729" and insert "$96,989,879".
Page 310, line 32, strike "$96,634,729" and insert "$97,239,879".

(This amendment provides $605,150 from the general fund each year to expand the Vocational Rehabilitation Services to all individuals eligible for services. Under federal law, states are required to implement an "order of selection" -- a waiting list based on the significance of an individual's disability -- if insufficient funds are available to serve all eligible individuals. Since July 1, 2004, DRS' vocational rehabilitation program entered into an order of selection. This funding will allow the Department to serve an additional 950 people with disabilities.)