2021 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Deeds
Forensic Discharge Planning

Item 322 #6s

Item 322 #6s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Grants to Localities FY2021 $0 FY2022 $2,100,800 GF

Page 402, line 8, strike "$554,715,057" and insert "$556,815,857".


(This amendment restores $2.1 million the second year from the general fund to expand forensic discharge planning services at three additional jails with a high percentage of inmates with serious mental illness. The General Assembly provided $1.6 million GF in fiscal year 2020 for discharge planning services at two local jails. Discharge planning includes linking inmates with serious mental illness to community providers for treatment and housing and other needed services as they transition from jails to the community. These funds were included in the budget passed in March during the 2020 Session, but subsequently unallotted in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic and eliminated in the Chapter 56 budget adopted in the 2020 Special Session.)