2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Robinson
Special Olympics Healthy Athletes

Item 303 #3h

Item 303 #3h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2021 $40,000 FY2022 $40,000 GF

Page 285, line 40, strike "$25,839,583" and insert "$25,879,583".
Page 285, line 40, strike "$25,839,583" and insert "$25,879,583".

Page 289, line 44, strike "$10,000" and "$10,000" and insert:

"$50,000" and "$50,000".


(This amendment increases the proposed appropriation for the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program from $10,000 each year to $50,000 each year from the general fund. Despite the mistaken belief that people with intellectual disabilities receive the same or better health care than others, they typically receive sub-standard care or virtually no health care at all. This amendment will provide funding to help the Healthy Athlete exam and treatment program expand so that Special Olympic Athletes can continue to come to Summer Games expressly to receive the benefits of this life changing program. This program will also provide valuable training for the medical community; a group that receives virtually no training in treating the special needs population.)