2012 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1301 (Committee Approved)

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Restore Funding for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative

Item 297 #9s

Item 297 #9s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2013 $455,000 FY2014 $0 GF

Page 220, line 2, strike "$13,040,065" and insert "$13,495,065".
Page 222, after line 43, insert:
"T.1. Out of this appropriation, $455,000 from the general fund the first year shall be used for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI) to prevent teenage pregnancies in seven high-risk communities.
2.  The Commissioner of Health shall conduct an evaluation of the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative to assess the cost-effectiveness of this program, detail the strategies used by localities to reduce teenage pregnancies, and determine whether the additional funds have resulted in lower teenage pregnancy rates in these communities.  The report shall include an update on the availability of other state and federal resources to discourage teenage pregnancies in these high-risk communities.  The report shall be provided no later than October 1, 2012 to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees."

(This amendment adds $455,000 GF the first year to restore funding that was eliminated in the introduced budget for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI). The TPPI operates in seven health districts with the highest rates of teen pregnancy -- Richmond, Norfolk, Alexandria, Roanoke City, Crater, Portsmouth and Eastern Shore. Language is added requiring a report on the effectiveness of this program by October 1, 2012.)