HOUSE BILL 247
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020
Joanne J. Ferrary and Elizabeth "Liz" Thomson and
Deborah A. Armstrong and Marian Matthews and Karen C. Bash
MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF OPERATIONAL STREAMLINING OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAMS AND TO ENSURE THAT AVAILABLE FUNDS ARE PRIORITIZED TOWARD REDUCING THE WAITING LISTS FOR WAIVERS AND DIRECT CARE STAFF WAGES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. APPROPRIATION.--Two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) is appropriated from the general fund to the department of health for expenditure in fiscal year 2021 to conduct a study of operational streamlining of developmental disabilities programs and to ensure that available funds are prioritized toward reducing the waiting lists for waivers and direct care staff wages. Any unexpended or unencumbered balance remaining at the end of fiscal year 2021 shall revert to the general fund.
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