2022 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Adjust Salary Increase for Mental Health Treatment Centers

Item 318 #1c

Item 318 #1c

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Mental Health Treatment Centers FY2023 $0 FY2024 ($23,469,410) GF

Page 364, line 20, strike "$192,824,906" and insert "$169,355,496".

Page 364, line 46, after "D.", insert "1."

Page 364, line 46, strike "$71,474,792"" and insert "48,005,382".

Page 364, line 47, strike "$68,071,230" and insert "$45,719,411".

Page 364, after line 49, insert:

"2. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall monitor and assess the effectiveness of the compensation actions in reducing vacancy and turnover rates across the state hospital system.  If the department determines that such actions have not had the intended effect, then the department shall collaborate with the Department of Planning and Budget on a proposal for additional compensation changes to improve recruitment and retention of staff for consideration to be included in the Governor's budget bill to be introduced in the 2023 Session."


(This amendment adjusts the salary increase contained in House Bill 30 for direct care staff in mental health treatment centers. It reduces funding by $23.5 million the second year from the general fund to adjust the salary increases from the 75th percentile of market to the 50th percentile of market, leaving more than $48 million from the general fund for this purpose. Salary increases for direct care staff in state mental health treatment centers will average around 37 percent. A companion amendment in Item 486 provides funding in the first year from the federal American Rescue Act Plan.)