2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Kilgore
Increase Auxiliary Grant Payments by 3 percent

Item 338 #2h

Item 338 #2h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2015 $2,000,000 FY2016 $2,000,000 GF

Page 287, line 25, strike "$37,961,169" and insert "$39,961,169".
Page 287, line 25, strike "$37,961,169" and insert "$39,961,169".
Page 288, after line 1, insert:
"4. Effective July 1, 2014, 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 $1,243 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 $2.0 million each year from the general fund to increase by three percent the maximum rate allowed for assisted living facilities that accept auxiliary grant recipients. The introduced budget proposes an increase of 0.9 percent effective January 1, 2014.)