2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Anderson
LTESS for Competitive Employment (language only)

Item 332 #4h

Item 332 #4h

Health and Human Resources
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services


Page 290, line 11, after "E.", insert "1."

Page 290, after line 13, insert:

2. 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 earning 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.)