2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Wrap-around Services for Children with Special Education Needs

Item 283 #5s

Item 283 #5s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families FY2013 $5,401,216 FY2014 $5,401,216 GF

Page 207, line 2, strike "$304,990,558" and insert "$310,391,774".
Page 207, line 2, strike "$307,681,234" and insert "$313,082,450".
Page 211, after line 11, insert:
"M.  Neither the State Executive Council nor the Director of the Office of Comprehensive Services nor any other entity of the Executive Branch shall remove wrap-around, school-based services from the mandated pool to the non-mandated pool.  Funding for the continuation of the wrap-around services in public schools shall be taken from the cost reductions from the Child Welfare Transformation program.  The State Executive Council shall report to the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committee by October 1, 2012 on the educational and child welfare policy outcomes from elimination of the expenditure category for wrap-around services in public schools."

(This amendment restores $5.4 million GF each year for "wrap-around" services provided to children and youth with special education needs. These services are designed to prevent children from being placed in more restrictive settings. Funding was eliminated for these services in the introduced budget.)