2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Plan for Child Welfare System Improvements

Item 359 #1c

Item 359 #1c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2021 ($1,752,905) FY2022 ($8,327,506) GF
FY2021 ($832,866) FY2022 ($6,544,935) NGF

Page 366, line 25, strike "$124,387,724" and insert "$121,801,953".
Page 366, line 25, strike "$132,308,732" and insert "$117,436,291".

Page 367, after line 46, insert:

"G.  Out of this appropriation, $250,000 the first year from the general fund is provided for the agency to contract with a vendor for assistance in evaluating the agency's needs for a new child welfare system, developing detailed cost estimates and a timeline for implementation.  The department shall submit a plan for a new child welfare system to the Governor and the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees by October 1, 2020."


(This amendment provides $250,000 the first year from the general fund and eliminates the remaining funding provided in the introduced budget for replacing the child welfare system. The system is in need of a replacement and this amendment provides the agency with funding for a consultant to assist in evaluating the agency's system needs and developing a detailed plan to be considered before committing funding in order to ensure the Commonwealth procures the appropriate system.)