2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Scott, Edward
Co-Patron(s): Landes
Increase Funding for Discharge Assistance Planning

Item 315 #7h

Item 315 #7h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2013 $0 FY2014 $3,000,000 GF

Page 285, line 35, strike "$325,471,560" and insert "$328,471,560".
Page 289, line 21, strike "750,000" and insert "3,750,000".

(This amendment provides an additional $3.0 million from the general fund the second year for discharge assistance planning (DAP) funding in addition to the $750,000 general fund the second year included in the introduced budget. Additional funding is requested to address a waiting list of 136 individuals who are residing in state mental health facilities and awaiting discharge into the community. Funds will be used to support community-based housing and recovery-oriented mental health and support services to facility a successful transition into the community.)