2018 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Committee Approved)

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Limit Extension of Mental Health Pilots to One Year

Item 395 #1h

Item 395 #1h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Criminal Justice Services FY2019 $0 FY2020 ($2,500,000) GF

Page 348, line 22, strike "$109,138,192" and insert "$106,638,192".

Page 351, line 46, after "first year" strike "and $2,500,000".

Page 351, line 47, strike "the second year".


(This amendment limits the extension of the jail mental health pilot program to a single year. The pilots were originally approved by the 2016 General Assembly, and were expected to last 18 months. The Governor's introduced budget included $2.5 million from the general fund each year to extend the pilots to a total of 42 months. This amendment allows the pilot programs to operate for a total of 30 months, and will provide an opportunity for the General Assembly to review the performance and outcomes of these pilots when the Department of Criminal Justice services provides its evaluation in October 2018.)