2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: O'Bannon
Co-Patron(s): Brink, Dance, Helsel, Ingram, Krupicka, Rush, Watts
Increase Funding for Part C - Early Intervention Services

Item 315 #2h

Item 315 #2h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2013 $0 FY2014 $5,500,000 GF

Page 285, line 35, strike "$325,471,560" and insert "$330,971,560".
Page 286, line 16, strike "10,203,366" and insert "15,703,366".

(This amendment provides $5.5 million from the general fund the second year for Part C Early Intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities. The introduced budget added $2.3 million from the general fund the first year and $3.0 million from the general fund the second year to address a waiting list for Part C services. Additional funding will eliminate the waiting list for assessments and services as well as to resolve service-level restrictions that were implemented to manage the lack of funding. Early intervention services lead to early rapid brain development and assist families in coping skills and providing the best home environment for their child/children and support transition into the school system. Last year, 15,676 infants were served at an average cost of $3,936 per child.)