2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Carr
Restore Funding for Mental Health Facility Pilot Project to Reduce Census

Item 482.20 #30h

Item 482.20 #30h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2021 $7,500,000 FY2022 $7,500,000 GF

Page 205, line 1, strike "($754,015,992)" and insert "($746,515,992)".
Page 205, line 1, strike "($1,335,540,477)" and insert "($1,328,040,477)".

Page 216, strike lines 18 and 19.


(This amendment restores $7.5 million each year for pilot programs to reduce census in the state-operated psychiatric hospitals that was reduced in the introduced budget. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the census of the state-operated psychiatric hospitals averaged 95 percent or over their total bed capacity. Through the month of July 2020, the state operated psychiatric hospitals experienced an increase in admissions and at times exceeded their operating bed capacity. Restoration of this funding will assist the hospitals in developing public-private partnerships to reduce the census in these facilities. These funds were included in the budget passed in March, but subsequently unallotted in April due to the pandemic and eliminated in the introduced budget.)