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2008 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

Chief Patron: Edwards
Office of the Children's Ombudsman

Item 349.10 #1s

Item 349.10 #1s

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Children's Ombudsman, Office of the FY2009 $314,492 FY2010 $676,940 GF
FY2009 4.00 FY2010 8.00 FTE

Language
Page 331, after line 31, insert:
"Protective Services (45300). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $314,492 $676,940
Protection and Advocacy (45307). . . . . . . . . . . . . $314,492 $676,940"


Explanation
(This amendment provides funding and positions for the creation of an Office of the Children's Ombudsman as an executive branch agency to provide ombudsman services, including investigation of complaints, advocacy and the provision of information for children, parents and citizens involved with child-serving agencies. The ombudsman would be appointed by the Governor and would be required to report to the Governor, General Assembly and the Commission on Youth. This amendment is contingent upon the passage of SB 315 creating the office.)