Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-910

EHS 910

DCF Family Support and Stabilization Services

Messrs. Barrett, Moore, Lewis and McGee, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Messrs. Brownsberger and Eldridge, Ms. Forry and Mrs. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4800-0040, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided that not less than $1,000,000 be expended on a pilot program to increase the frequency and improve the effectiveness of interactions between birth parents and their children who are in the custody of the department and have reunification as a permanency planning goal; and provided further that the department shall submit a plan to the clerks of the house of representatives and senate, the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities, and the house and senate committees on ways and means by November 1, 2015, describing how these pilot funds will be expended”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “45,610,551” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$50,000,000”.