2022 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Coyner
Distribution of VISSTA COVID Testing Funds (language only)

Item 299 #2h

Item 299 #2h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Health


Page 318, line 30, strike "Not set out." and insert:

"Q. The Department of Health shall allow for federal funds allocated for the VISSTA COVID testing program to be made available to localities or school divisions to contract with a vendor directly to implement a school testing program."


(This amendment adds language providing more flexibility in the use of school COVID testing funds. Some school divisions and localities would prefer to develop contract themselves with local labs to facilitate COVID testing.)