2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Colgan
Reinvest CSA Savings to Expand Services (language only)

Item 279 #1s

Item 279 #1s

Health and Human Resources
Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families

Page 232, after line 9, insert:
"N.1.  Pursuant to §2.2-5211.1, Code of Virginia, the State Executive Council shall evaluate the results of the annual survey performed by the Office of Comprehensive Services to measure gaps in the services needed to keep children and youth in the local community and any barriers to the development of those services.  Based on this survey and after input is received from stakeholders, the SEC shall develop recommended priorities to addressing these gaps in services.
2.  Contingent upon the availability of unspent appropriations at the end of the fiscal year for Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Their Families (CSA) in this item, the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget may approve the use of unspent appropriations for unmet needs identified in paragraph 1.  Any recommendations that are funded from unspent appropriations shall be communicated to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by August 1 of each year."

(This language amendment allows the Office of Comprehensive Services to reinvest unappropriated balances at the end of each fiscal year to address service gaps in the CSA program based on recommendations from the State Executive Council.)