2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5015 (Committee Approved)

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Revert Portion of General Fund for COVID-19 State Costs (language only)

Item 479.10 #3s

Item 479.10 #3s

Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations


Page 204, after line 9, insert:

"E. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, shall unallot $30,000,000 from the general fund in this Item and revert the appropriation to the general fund, on or before June 30, 2021, which reflects carryforward balances from fiscal year 2020."


(This amendment includes language to revert $30 million of the $50 million general fund provided in fiscal year 2020 to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding was reappropriated in fiscal year 2021. To date, $1.9 million has been used for state match. This amendment leaves $18.1 million for other potential unknown costs. Federal relief funds have provided the Commonwealth with substantial resources to respond to the pandemic and this reversion diverts this funding to other critical items needing state funding. Such funding is reflected in other amendments such as the extension of the $20 per day nursing home payment through Medicaid. Item 479.10 will be set out upon enrolling of the bill.)