2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Plum
Require Localities to Serve Non-Mandated Children in CSA (language only)

Item 293 #1h

Item 293 #1h

Health and Human Resources
Children's Services Act


Page 324, after line 6, insert:

"D.  All local CSA programs shall serve children who meet criteria established by the Office of Children's Services and the State Executive Council for the “non-mandated” eligibility category.  Services for these children shall be paid with both state CSA funds set aside each year by the State Executive Council from the CSA pool of funds and local government matching funds."


(This amendment adds language implementing recommendation number 11 from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) report, Review of the Children's Services Act (CSA) and Private Special Education Day School Costs. The JLARC review found that about half of localities do not use CSA funds to serve non-mandated children who could benefit from CSA-funded services.)