2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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

Item 308 #15h

Item 308 #15h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2015 $360,000 FY2016 $340,000 GF

Page 270, line 5, strike "$353,662,156" and insert "$354,022,156".
Page 270, line 5, strike "$361,349,536" and insert "$361,689,536".
Page 272, after line 48, insert:
"CC. Out of this appropriation, $360,000 the first year and $340,000 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 $360,000 the first year and $340,000 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 for 90 individuals in fiscal year 2015 and 85 individuals in fiscal year 2016 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 don’t currently own.)