SENATE BILL NO. 7
INTRODUCED BY A. OLSZEWSKI
BY REQUEST OF THE CHILDREN, FAMILIES, HEALTH, AND HUMAN SERVICES INTERIM COMMITTEE
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT REQUIRING THE EXECUTIVE BUDGET PROPOSAL TO INCLUDE AN INFLATIONARY INCREASE FOR PROVIDERS OF COMMUNITY-BASED DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY SERVICES; AND AMENDING SECTIONS 17-7-123 AND 53-20-203, MCA."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
"17-7-123. Form of executive budget. (1) The budget submitted must set forth a balanced financial plan for funds subject to appropriation, as provided in 17-8-101, for each accounting entity and for the state government for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium. The budget must consist of:
(a) a consolidated budget summary setting forth the aggregate figures of the budget in a manner that shows a balance between the total proposed disbursements and the total anticipated receipts, together with the other means of financing the budget for each fiscal year of the ensuing biennium, contrasted with the corresponding figures for the last-completed fiscal year and the fiscal year in progress. The consolidated budget summary must be supported by explanatory schedules or statements.
(b) budget and full-time equivalent personnel position comparisons by agency, program, and appropriated funds for the current and subsequent biennium;
(c) the departmental mission and a statement of goals and objectives for the department;
(d) base budget disbursements for the completed fiscal year of the current biennium, estimated comparable disbursements for the current fiscal year, and the proposed present law base budget plus new proposals, if any, for each department and each program of the department;
(e) the inflationary increase for providers of community developmental disabilities services submitted by the department of public health and human services pursuant to 53-20-203;
(e)(f) a statement containing recommendations of the governor for the ensuing biennium by program and disbursement category, including:
(i) explanations of appropriation and revenue measures included in the budget that involve policy changes;
(ii) matters not included as a part of the budget bill but included as a part of the executive budget, such as the state employee pay plan, programs funded through separate appropriations measures, and other matters considered necessary for comprehensive public and legislative consideration of the state budget; and
(iii) a summary of budget requests that include proposed expenditures on information technology resources. The summary must include funding, program references, and a decision package reference;
(f)(g) a report on:
(i) enterprise funds not subject to the requirements of subsections (1)(a) through (1)(e) (1)(f), including retained earnings and contributed capital, projected operations and charges, and projected fund balances; and
(ii) fees and charges in the internal service fund type, including changes in the level of fees and charges, projected use of the fees and charges, and projected fund balances. Fees and charges in the internal service fund type must be approved by the legislature in the general appropriations act. Fees and charges in a biennium may not exceed the level approved by the legislature in the general appropriations act effective for that biennium.
(g)(h) energy cost saving information as required by 90-4-616 and energy conservation program information as required by 90-4-606; and
(h)(i) any other financial or budgetary material agreed to by the budget director and the legislative fiscal analyst.
(2) The statement of departmental goals and objectives and the schedule as required in 17-7-111(3)(b) for each fund of the executive budget are not required to be printed but must be available in the office of budget and program planning and on the internet."
"53-20-203. Responsibilities of department. The department shall:
(1) take cognizance of matters affecting the citizens of the state who are persons with developmental disabilities;
(2) initiate a preventive developmental disabilities program that must include but not be limited to the implementation of developmental disabilities care, treatment, prevention, and research as can best be accomplished by community-centered services. Every means must be used to initiate and operate the service program in cooperation with local agencies under the provisions of 53-20-205.
(3) collect and disseminate information relating to developmental disabilities;
(4) prepare an annual comprehensive plan for the initiation and maintenance of developmental disabilities services in the state. The services must include but not be limited to community comprehensive developmental disabilities services as referred to listed in 53-20-202(1).
(5) submit a biennial budget proposal for consideration by the legislature that includes an inflationary increase for providers of community developmental disabilities services that is equal to the increase, if any, from August of the preceding year to August of the year in which the budget is submitted in the consumer price index, U.S. city average, all urban consumers, for all items, as published by the bureau of labor statistics of the United States department of labor;
(5)(6) provide by rule for the evaluation of:
(a) persons who apply for services;
(b) persons admitted into a program at a developmental disability facility; and
(c) persons residing at or released from the Montana developmental center into a community home, in accordance with the requirements established in 53-20-225;
(6)(7) receive from agencies of the government of the United States and other agencies, persons or groups of persons, associations, firms, or corporations grants of money, receipts from fees, gifts, supplies, materials, and contributions to initiate and maintain developmental disabilities services within the state;
(7)(8) require that habilitation plans be developed, implemented, and continuously maintained for all persons with developmental disabilities who are served through a community-based program funded by the state; and
(8)(9) use funds available for cases in which special medical or material assistance is necessary to rehabilitate children with developmental disabilities or children with physical disabilities if the assistance is not otherwise provided for by law."
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