2021 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Boysko
Mental Health Alert System Implementation

Item 322 #3s

Item 322 #3s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Grants to Localities FY2021 $0 FY2022 $3,000,000 GF

Page 402, line 8, strike "$554,715,057" and insert "$557,715,057".

Page 407, line 16, strike "$3,000,000", insert "$6,000,000".

Page 407, line 17, after "establish", insert "at least".


(This amendment provides an additional $3.0 million from the general fund the second year to the current funding allocated for the first five sites that will implement the new protocols related to the MARCUS Alert legislation (House Bill 5043 and Senate Bill 5038 adopted in the 2020 Special Session I). In allocating these funds, the General Assembly recognized that there will be costs associated with meeting the new requirements. If funding is not included for development and implementation of the protocols in future sites, the money will have to be carved out of existing STEP-VA funds. STEP-VA funding was put in place prior to the additional requirements included in the MARCUS Alert legislation and should remain whole in order to meet the stated objectives of that program. The second set of five sites are due to be in place by July 1, 2023 so the funding needs to be made available in FY 2022 and included in the base budget to support development and implementation.)