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2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Adjust Foster Care Rate Increase for Inflation

Item 339 #1h

Item 339 #1h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Procedures for Prepayment of Civil Penalties in an Executive Order
Social Services, Department of FY2015 ($610,353) FY2016 ($610,353) GF

Language
Page 288, line 19, strike "$182,433,897" and insert "$181,823,544".
Page 288, line 19, strike "$195,310,751" and insert "$194,700,398".


Explanation
(This amendment reduces the general fund amount provided each year for a foster care rate increase to be consistent with changes in the Consumer Price Index. The introduced budget had provided a three percent increase in the rate paid for foster care maintenance. This action will provide for a rate increase of 1.47 percent. Language contained in the Chapter 806, 2013 Virginia Acts of Assembly, authorizes a "reasonable, automatic adjustment for inflation each year be applied to room and board maximum rates paid to foster parents" in the fiscal year following an increase in salary for state employees.)