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  • NJ A2488
  • Directs certain recoveries of federal funds for services to persons with developmental disabilities be used for grants to support community infrastructure purposes.
Introduced
(2/4/2016)
In Committee
(2/4/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill creates a fund in the Department of Human Services for any excess unanticipated federal funds received through a Community Care Waiver for the provision of services to persons with developmental disabilities, and establishes priorities for spending those funds. The purpose of this bill is to ensure that federal funds which the State receives for the benefit of persons with developmental disabilities in the community are used to directly benefit those individuals. Specifically, the bill provides that if the Department of Human Services receives federal reimbursement, including but not limited to retroactive reimbursement, through a community care waiver for services for persons with developmental disabilities and the funds exceed the amount anticipated in the annual appropriations act, the excess funds shall be used first to offset any deficits that may exist respecting contracts between the Division of Developmental Disabilities and community provider agencies. Any remaining funds will be deposited in the Developmental Disabilities Community Infrastructure Fund and used solely to fulfill the following priorities: updating and repairing facilities and infrastructure that directly affect residential and transportation needs, purchasing accessibility equipment, and purchasing assistive technology. The bill also requires that the Director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities report annually to the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens and Assembly Human Services committees, detailing the expenditures made under this bill.
Human Services
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee  (on 2/4/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
2/4/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
None specified