2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Anderson
Transition Long Term Employment Support Services to Integrated Settings (language only)

Item 332 #7h

Item 332 #7h

Health and Human Resources
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services


Page 332, line 36, after "G." insert "1."

Page 332, line 39, after "Committee.", insert:

"2. Effective July 1, 2017, the department in collaboration with the Steering Committee, shall implement a funding allocation methodology that transitions the LTESS program from funding employment offered in sheltered workshops towards funding integrated, community-based employment opportunities over a 5-year period in which 20 percent of the funding is shifted each year for this purpose."


(This amendment adds language requiring that the agency, in collaboration with the Steering Committee implement an allocation methodology for Long Term Employment Support Services (LTESS) that transitions from funding employment in sheltered workshops to integrated community-based employment.)