2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

Chief Patron: Hurst
HB 1301 - Office of the Children's Ombudsman

Item 497.50 #1h

Item 497.50 #1h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Independent Agencies
Office of the Children's Ombudsman FY2021 $1,800,300 FY2022 $1,800,300 GF

Page 476, after line 37, insert:

"497.50 Office of the Children's Ombudsman$1,800,300$1,800,300
Fund Sources:  General $1,800,300 $1,800,300 "


(This amendment provides $1.8 million each year from the general fund to create the Office of Children’s Ombudsman pursuant to House Bill 1310. The office will investigate complaints, conduct advocacy, and provide information for children, parents, and citizens involved with child-serving agencies, as defined in the bill. The bill provides the Office will be part of the executive branch with the ombudsman appointed by the Governor. This amendment sets the Office up as an independent agency as a placeholder, pending passage of the legislation.)