2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Restore General Relief for Unattached Children Program

Item 342 #1s

Item 342 #1s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2013 $558,566 FY2014 $558,566 GF

Page 259, line 27, strike "$74,772,000" and insert "$75,330,566".
Page 259, line 27, strike "$74,772,000" and insert "$75,330,566".
Page 259, after line 34, insert:
"Out of this appropriation, $1,058,566 from the general fund each year shall be allocated to local departments of social services to provide assistance to unattached children to prevent the placement of these children in state or federally-funded foster care."

(This amendment restores $558,566 GF each year to the General Relief program for the unattached children's program. The introduced budget reduced funding by $500,000 GF each year. The restoration of funding will allow localities to pay non-relatives to care for children who otherwise may end up in more expensive foster care placements. Budget language is also added to explain how this appropriation is to be used.)