2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Increase Auxiliary Grant Rate by 5 percent

Item 340 #1s

Item 340 #1s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2013 ($500,000) FY2014 $3,301,824 GF

Page 305, line 32, strike "$38,476,417" and insert "$37,976,417".
Page 305, line 33, strike "$37,976,417" and insert "$41,278,241".
Page 305, line 46, strike "July 1, 2012" and insert "January 1, 2013".
Page 306, after line 10, insert:
"4. Effective July 1, 2013, the Department of Social Services is authorized to base approved licensed assisted living facility rates for individual facilities on an occupancy rate of 85 percent of licensed capacity, not to exceed a maximum rate of $1,219 per month, which rate is also applied to approved adult foster care homes, unless modified as indicated below.  The department may add a 15 percent differential to the maximum amount for licensed assisted living facilities and adult foster care homes in Planning District Eight."

(This amendment provides $3.3 million GF the second year to increase by five percent the maximum rate allowed for assisted living facilities that accept auxiliary grant recipients. The amendment also reduces $500,000 GF the first year from projected underspending in the program. The introduced budget proposed an increase of 1.0 percent but inadvertently made the increase retroactive to July 1, 2012; this amendment corrects the date of the proposed increase of 1.0 percent to January 1, 2013. Similarly, a proposed $1.00 increase in the personal care allowance is corrected to be effective on January 1, 2013.)