2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Bell, Richard
Add Security Staff for the Commonwealth Center for Children & Adolescents

Item 310 #1h

Item 310 #1h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Mental Health Treatment Centers FY2015 $412,809 FY2016 $443,382 GF

Page 273, line 9, strike "$13,231,039" and insert "$13,643,848".
Page 273, line 9, strike "$13,231,039" and insert "$13,674,421".

(This amendment adds $412,809 the first year and $438,382 the second year from the general fund to hire security personnel and provide funding for the monthly VITA charge associated with a DS3 line at the Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents (CCCA). Western State Hospital (WSH) and the CCCA have shared a campus and numerous support and ancillary services, including security and telecommunications and network services. WSH has a new facility, which opened October 2013. However, the new campus is no longer located adjacent to the CCCA and is several miles away. Although many shared services will be maintained, CCCA will incur additional operating costs as a result of Western State's move, as some services can no longer be shared due to the increased distance, such as the DS3 connection to the Commonwealth of Virginia network. In addition, the security staff at WSH will no longer be located close enough for appropriate emergency response.)