2022 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Conference Report)

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Distribution of VISSTA COVID Testing Funds (language only)

Item 299 #1c

Item 299 #1c

Health and Human Resources
Department of Health


Page 118, line 30, strike "Not set out." and insert:

"Q. The Department of Health shall allow federal funds allocated for the VISSTA COVID testing program to be made available to localities or school divisions that request funding 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 their own contracts with local labs to expedite COVID testing and results.)