2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hodges
Co-Patron(s): BaCote
Start-up Funds for State Training Centers and Other Discharges

Item 315 #3h

Item 315 #3h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health and Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2013 $0 FY2014 $640,000 GF

Page 163, line 45, strike "$331,621,560" and insert "$332,261,560".
Page 167 after line 32, insert:
"BB. Out of this appropriation, $640,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided as start-up funding for individuals with intellectual and developmental disability discharged from state training centers, intermediate care facilities-intellectual disability, or nursing homes.  Start-up funding shall not exceed $4,000 per individual being discharged."

(This amendment adds $944,000 the second year from the general fund to provide up to $4,000 for each individual being discharged from the state-owned training centers, Intermediate Care Facilities-Intellectual Disability (ICF/IDs), or nursing homes. Examples of items to be covered include: (i) bedroom furniture, (ii) adaptive equipment items, (iii) purchasing specialized equipment allowing participation in day support programs or employment programs, (iv) additional specialized assessments/evaluations for the individual to be enrolled in the most appropriate program, and (v) clothes and personal items that they do not currently own.)