2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Watts
Pilot Mental Health Counselor Program

Item 144 #33h

Item 144 #33h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Direct Aid to Public Education FY2021 $1,000,000 FY2022 $1,000,000 GF

Page 125, line 22, strike "$38,181,554" and insert "$39,181,554".
Page 125, line 22, strike "$40,269,141" and insert "$41,269,141".

Page 134, after line 5, insert:

"KK. Out of this appropriation, $1,000,000 each year in general funds is provided to implement a five-year pilot program in six localities to add one mental health counselor in each public middle high school in localities selected to participate."


(This amendment would provide $1.0 million in each year to implement a pilot program to provide mental health counselors in selected school divisions. This is a recommendation of the Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century.)