2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Phillips
Restore Funds to Free Clinics

Item 297 #2h

Item 297 #2h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2009 $0 FY2010 $850,000 GF

Page 313, line 44, strike "$15,257,022" and insert "$16,107,022".
Page 316, line 12, strike "850,000" and insert "1,700,000".

(This amendment restores $850,000 the second year from the general fund to Free Clinics for health safety net services. Chapter 879 provided $1.7 million the first year and $850,000 the second year from the general fund for Free Clinics. Without this increase, services will be reduced in fiscal year 2010. The need for services has increased dramatically in the past 12 months. The number of patients has increased by 45 percent, while the number of patient visits has increased by 36 percent since January 1, 2008.)