2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lingamfelter
Co-Patron(s): Anderson
Funds for Office of Immigrant Assistance

Item 340 #1h

Item 340 #1h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Social Services, Department of FY2015 $427,000 FY2016 $250,000 GF

Page 289, line 40, strike "$78,757,450" and insert "$79,184,450".
Page 289, line 40, strike "$78,757,450" and insert "$79,007,450".

(This amendment adds $427,000 the first year and $250,000 the second year from the general fund to establish the Office of Immigrant Assistance within the Department of Social Services. Funding will be used to assist persons lawfully entering the U.S. and the Commonwealth for the purpose of becoming citizens by providing advice and assistance with the citizenship application process as well as employment and housing services for eligible immigrants. The Office may serve as a clearinghouse for data on immigration trends in the Commonwealth. Funding for this function is not designed to overlap with grant funding provided to the Office of Newcomer Services and is contingent upon final passage of a bill to be introduced.)