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HB 193/FN (BR 311) - T. Burch, J. Crenshaw

     AN ACT relating to Supports for Community Living, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
     Amend 142.363 to require that administrative regulations promulgated provide for an annual cost of living increase in accordance with the consumer price index for providers of supports for community living services; require a 7.8% rate increase for providers of supports for community living services to recruit and retain staff; EFFECTIVE July 1, 2010.


     HCS/FN - Retain original provisions of the bill except to amend the appropriation language to specify that funds be dedicated to compensation for direct support professionals for at least the first year.

     Jan 5-introduced in House
     Jan 6-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Jan 19-posted in committee
     Jan 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 1-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

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