2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: McClellan
Require LTESS Funds for Competitive Employment (language only)

Item 325 #7h

Item 325 #7h

Health and Human Resources
Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Department for

Page 297 after line 24, insert:
"N.  Effective July 1, 2016, 60 percent of the funds appropriated for long-term employment support services (LTESS) shall be used to support employees with significant disabilities who are competitively employed in integrated jobs in the community earnings at or above the federal minimum wage as prescribed by the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act (29 U.S.C. & 201 et seq.). This percentage shall increase by 10 percent in subsequent years."

(This amendment adds language requiring that 60 percent of LTESS funds only be used to support individuals who are working in supported, competitive, integrated employment in the community and receiving at least minimum wage.)