2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Floor Approved)

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Compensation for Community Services Board Staff

Item 313 #5s

Item 313 #5s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Grants to Localities FY2023 $0 FY2024 $50,000,000 GF

Page 405, line 10, strike "$655,486,687" and insert "$705,486,687".

Page 411, after line 12, insert:

"RR. Out of this appropriation, $50,000,000 from the general fund the second year shall be provided to increase compensation for staff that work for Community Services Boards for a Behavioral Health Authority.  The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, in collaboration with the CSBs/BHAs shall develop the criteria for allocating the funds. The department may fund up to 100 percent of the costs of the compensation increase."


(This amendment provides $50.0 million the second year from the general fund to increase compensation for staff at Community Services Boards or a Behavioral Health Authority in fiscal year 2024. CSBs indicate compensation is a key driver in recruitment/retention challenges and a top reason staff are planning to leave their jobs. Alleviating staffing shortages could reduce waiting lists and expedite access to services.)