2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Conference Report)

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Restore Funds for STEP-VA

Item 482.20 #17c

Item 482.20 #17c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2021 $0 FY2022 $30,151,414 GF

Page 205, line 1, strike "($1,335,540,477)" and insert "($1,305,389,063)".

Page 205, line 9, strike "$1,335,540,477" and insert "$1,305,389,063".

Page 216, line 34, strike "($30,151,414)" and insert "$0".

Page 216, line 36, strike "($49,252,214)" and insert "($19,100,800)".


(This amendment restores $30.2 million the second year from the general fund to restore funding for services as part of STEP-VA that was included in Chapter 1289, of the 2020 Appropriation Act. The funding includes $6.8 million for mobile crisis services and $4.7 million for crisis dispatch that will assist in implementation of House Bill 5043 / Senate Bill 5038, that creates a mental health awareness response system. These funds were included in the budget passed in March, but subsequently unallotted in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic and eliminated in the introduced budget for the 2020 Special Session I.)