2014 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Floor Approved)

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Adjust Foster Care Rate Increase for Inflation

Item 279 #1h

Item 279 #1h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Health and Human Resources
Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families FY2015 ($111,014) FY2016 ($111,014) GF

Page 228, line 2, strike "$270,024,810" and insert "$269,913,796".
Page 228, line 2, strike "$267,088,142" and insert "$266,977,128".

(This amendment reduces the general fund amount provided each year for a foster care rate increase to be consistent with changes in the Consumer Price Index. The introduced budget had provided a 3 percent increase in the rate paid for foster care maintenance. This action will provide for a rate increase of 1.47 percent. Language contained in the Chapter 806, 2013 Virginia Acts of Assembly, authorizes a "reasonable, automatic adjustment for inflation each year be applied to room and board maximum rates paid to foster parents" in the fiscal year following an increase in salary for state employees.)