2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Reverse Federal Action on Overtime for Consumer-Directed Attendants

Item 306 #5s

Item 306 #5s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services FY2017 ($8,385,666) FY2018 ($10,538,077) GF
FY2017 ($8,385,666) FY2018 ($10,538,077) NGF

Page 250, line 34, strike "$9,740,405,698" and insert "$9,723,634,366".
Page 250, line 34, strike "$11,552,255,000" and insert "$11,531,178,846".

Page 274, line 26, after "shall" strike the remainder of the line and insert:

"limit the hours a single attendant works to no more than 40 hours per week".

Page 274, line 27, strike "hours for a single attendant who works more than 40 hours per week".


(This amendment eliminates $8.4 million the first year and $10.5 million the second year from the general fund by not allowing personal care attendants to work overtime in the consumer-directed program in Medicaid. Recent federal court action resulted in reinstatement of the federal overtime requirement for these workers. The introduced budget proposes to limit the overtime of these attendants to 16 hours per week. Separate budget actions provide a two percent increase in personal care rates in FY 2017 and another one percent in FY 2018.)