Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-420-R1

Redraft EHS 420

911 Call Study

Messrs. Brownsberger, Eldridge, Moore, Gomez and Cyr and Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4000-0300, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $475,000 shall be expended for the executive office of health and human services, in collaboration with the executive office of public safety and security, to conduct a study of  the disposition of 911 calls to determine how many calls and what types of calls were or could have been diverted to social service, behavioral health, community arbitration or other unarmed responders instead of law enforcement; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall analyze computer-aided dispatch data, police incident reports and any other information available; provided further, that data shall be stratified, where available, by age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual or developmental disabilities and any person experiencing homelessness; provided further, that the study shall review up to 1 year of records from at least 3 municipal police departments with variation of geography, municipal demographics, size and density; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services may limit the data collection to less than 1 year if it determines that survey resources would be better used collecting more data items about a smaller universe of cases; provided further, that not later than December 31, 2022, the executive office of health and human services shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the senate and house of representatives with its findings and recommendations;”; and in said section 2, in said item 4000-0300, by striking out the figure “$115,234,923” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$115,709,923”.