2022 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Phase-In Behavioral Health Staffing in Jails

Item 72 #1c

Item 72 #1c

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Compensation Board FY2023 ($10,700,092) FY2024 ($9,835,821) GF

Page 48, line 29, strike "$588,315,380" and insert "$577,615,288".
Page 48, line 29, strike "$594,031,949" and insert "$584,196,128".

Page 51, strike lines 53 through 55 and insert:

"P. Out of the amounts appropriated in this item, $7,332,246 the first year and $9,835,820 the second year from the general fund is provided for additional behavioral health case managers and medical treatment positions in local and regional jails. The Compensation Board shall provide a progress report on the implementation of these positions, including but not limited to the amount of funding allocated to each jail and how the jail utilized the funding, behavioral health screening and assessment of individuals committed to local correctional facilities, the type of mental health services provided, the number of individuals with serious mental illness assessed as requiring behavioral health services who (i) needed and (ii) received discharge planning upon release from the local correctional facility, and barriers to implementing the initiative. A progress report shall be submitted to the Governor, the Secretary of Administration, the Chairs of the House Appropriations Committee and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee, and the Director, Department of Planning and Budget on or before November 1, 2022 and November 1, 2023."

Page 52, strike lines 1 through 11.


(This amendment reduces funding by $10,700,092 the first year and $9,835,821 the second year from the general fund to reflect a phasing-in of behavioral health positions in local and regional jails. Additionally, this amendment revises language included in the introduced budget related to requirements for the Compensation Board to report on the use and impact of these new positions.)