CONFERENCE COMMITTEE RELEASES ITS BUDGET

July 22, 2019

Yesterday, the Conference Committee released its budget. Overall, the budget is positive, and good news is that most line items affecting our members mirror the budget request advocated by ADDP and its membership.

The Conference Committee is made up of three House and three Senate members, including but not limited to Senate Ways/Means Chairperson Michael Rodrigues and House Ways/Means Chairperson Aaron Michlewitz.

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE BUDGET AT A GLANCE

Next, the Conference Committee will report its recommendation to the House and Senate for a final vote of acceptance in each branch. This vote will likely take place today. The Governor will then have 10 days to approve or veto the budget.

ADDP line items of interest are outlined below.

ADDP Top Priority Items:

DDS Day/Work (Line Item 5920-2025):

  • Governor Request: $232,813,699
  • ADDP Ask: $239,513,699
  • House: $236,263,699
  • Senate: Same as Governor's request
  • Conference Committee: $239,513,699

DDS Transportation (Line Item 5911-2000):

  • Governor Request: $28,745,011
  • ADDP Ask: $30,145,011
  • House: $29,495,011
  • Senate: Same as Governor request
  • Conference Committee: $29,495,011

DDS Autism Omnibus (Line Item 5920-3020):

  • Governor Request: $24,952,968
  • ADDP Ask: $30,752,968
  • House: $27,452,968
  • Senate: Same as Governor request
  • Conference Committee: $30,752,968

Additional Items Supported:

DDS Community Residential (Line Item 5920-2000):

  • Governor Request: $1,278,155,080
  • ADDP Ask: Maintain at Governor's request
  • House: Same as Governor request
  • Senate: Same as Governor request
  • Conference Committee: Same as Governor's request

MRC Head Injury Treatment Services (Line Item 4120-6000):

  • Governor Request: $17,877,125
  • ADDP Ask: $20,377,125
  • House: $18,977,126
  • Senate: Same as Governor's request
  • Conference Committee: $19,977,126

Senior Care (Includes AFC) -- Line Item 4000-0601:

  • Governor Request: $3,746,483,697
  • ADDP Ask: Maintain at Gov request
  • House: Same as Governor's request
  • Senate: Same as Governor's request
  • Conference Committee: Same as Governor's request

DDS Turning 22 (Line Item 5920-5000):

  • Governor Request: $25,050,287
  • ADDP Ask: Maintain at Gov request
  • House Request: Same as Gov request
  • Senate: Same as Governor's request
  • Conference Committee: Same as Governor's request

DDS Respite/Family Support (Line Item 5920-3000):

  • Governor Request: $66,592,263
  • ADDP Ask: $69,992,263
  • House: $70,092,263
  • Senate: Same as Governor's request
  • Conference Committee: $70,092,236

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