Approp, H&W behav hlth, orig
APPROPRIATIONS – HEALTH AND WELFARE – BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES – Relates to the appropriation to the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Behavioral Services for fiscal years 2023 and 2024.

RS30676 / H0350

This is the FY 2024 original appropriation bill for the Department of Health and Welfare for the Division of Mental Health Services, Psychiatric Hospitalization, and Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention. It appropriates a total of $149,468,000 and caps the number of authorized full-time equivalent positions at 788.41. This bill provides funding for eight line items. In the Division of Mental Health Services, line items provide: a reduction to transfer the Homes with Adult Residential Treatment (HART) to the Division of Medicaid; funding for youth crisis centers; and community mental health funds. In the Division of Psychiatric Hospitalization, line items provide: funding to update the electronic medical records system used by the three state hospitals; funds for State Hospital North and State Hospital West to make facility alterations to achieve accreditation; and funding for State Hospital South to provide funding for upgrades to maintain accreditation. In the Division of Substance Abuse, line items provide: funds for the substance abuse prevention grant; and funds for the state opioid response grant. In addition, there is one supplemental in this bill for the Division of Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention, which provides onetime funds for the state opioid response grant.

Bill Events
Date Description
03/21 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
03/22 Reported Printed; Filed for Second Reading
03/23 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
Rules Suspended: Ayes 67 Nays 0 Abs/Excd 3, read in full as required – PASSED - 40-29-1
AYES – Allgood, Andrus, Blanksma, Cannon, Cheatum, Cornilles, Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehlers, Furniss, Garner, Handy, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lanting, Manwaring, McCann, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Raybould, Raymond, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Alfieri, Barbieri, Berch, Boyle, Burns, Chew, Clow, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Ehardt, Erickson, Galaviz, Gallagher, Gannon, Green, Hawkins, Lambert, Mathias, Mendive, Nash, Necochea, Price, Redman, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Scott, Wisniewski
Absent – Bundy
Floor Sponsor - Raybould
Title apvd - to Senate
03/24 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
Introduced, read first time; referred to: Finance
Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/27 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/28 Read third time in full – PASSED - 18-17-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Cook, Den Hartog, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hartgen, Lakey, Lee, Lent, Ricks, Schroeder, VanOrden, Winder
NAYS – Carlson, Foreman, Hart, Herndon, Just, Lenney, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ruchti, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, Ward-Engelking, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - VanOrden
Title apvd - to House
Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
03/29 Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
Signed by President; returned to House
03/30 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor
Delivered to Governor at 10:35 a.m. on March 30, 2023
04/06 Reported Signed by Governor on April 4, 2023
Session Law Chapter 296
Effective: 04/04/2023 SECTION 17;
07/01/2023 all other SECTIONS