|SB 0184||Expands ability of boards to fund sheltered workshops and other services for persons with developmental disabilities|
|LR Number:||0374S.01I||Fiscal Note:||0374-01|
|Committee:||Aging, Families and Mental Health|
|Last Action:||05/18/01 - S Inf Calendar S Bills for Perfection||Journal page:|
|Effective Date:||Emergency Clause|
SS#2/SB 184 - This act expands the ability of SB 40 Boards to fund sheltered workshops, residence facilities, and other services or programs for persons with developmental disabilities.
Currently, Section 205.968, RSMo, allows a SB 40 Board to establish and operate a sheltered workshop, residence facilities, and related services. New language removes the reference to "related services" and replaces it with "any other services or programs for persons with developmental disabilities and their families". Boards may conduct needs assessments and may provide funds as deemed appropriate. The assessment must allow for input from persons with developmental disabilities and their families. A new definition for "developmental disability" is also provided.
In Section 205.969, new language provides that the Board may not discontinue funding to a sheltered workshop unless eight of the nine members vote in favor of doing so. This section currently allows the Board to provide a sheltered workshop and residential program. The new language allowing the Board to provide any other services or programs has been deleted.
Section 205.970, RSMo, currently outlines the make-up of the Board and allows it to set rules. New language provides that rules for admission to sheltered workshops will be established by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Section 205.971, RSMo, currently outlines the procedures for levying a tax. New language provides that funding for sheltered workshops must be at a minimum of fifteen percent of tax receipts for the prior year. A county board may provide additional funding or may contractually decrease the minimum level. All funds must be spent in the manner in which the ballot language specifies, or the question must be submitted to the voters.
Currently, Section 205.972, RSMo, outlines the ballot language to be used for approval of levies. New language modifies the ballot language by replacing "related services" with "other services or programs for persons with developmental disabilities and their families".
A Section 1 is added to provide that after the effective date of this act, in certain counties, at least $100,000 must be allocated by the board to sheltered workshops and residence facilities.
This act contains an emergency clause. This act is
substantially similar to SB 957, HB 1561 (2000).
SA 1 - CLARIFIES THAT FUNDING FOR THE OPERATION OF BUDGETS WILL BE AT A MINIMUM OF FIFTEEN PERCENT.
SA 2 - REQUIRES THAT AT LEAST THREE BOARD MEMBERS BE ASSOCIATED WITH A SHELTERED WORKSHOP.
SA 3 - ADDS PROVISIONS OF SB 550 REGARDING ADA SUITS AGAINST THE STATE.
SA 4 - CLARIFIES THAT THE MINIMUM FIFTEEN PERCENT FUNDING WILL BE FOR ST. LOUIS CITY AND FIRST CLASS COUNTIES WITH A POPULATION OF OVER 200,000.
SA 5 - FOR ALL OTHER COUNTIES, FUNDING WILL BE AT THE FUNDING BASE LEVEL PERCENTAGE OR THIRTY PERCENT, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.
SA 6 - ADDS THAT NO BOARD MEMBER MAY SERVE GREATER THAN A TOTAL OF TWO TERMS CONSECUTIVELY.
SA 7 - REMOVES SECTION 1 FROM THE BILL.
SA 8 - REQUIRES A NEW QUESTION TO BE SUBMITTED TO VOTERS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE OTHER SERVICES AND PROGRAMS.