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HB 2014 - Establishes a Supplemental Budget to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - Missouri Key Vote

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Title: Establishes a Supplemental Budget to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Title: Establishes a Supplemental Budget to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with senate amendments and pass a bill that establishes a supplemental budget to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Highlights:

 

  • Appropriates $1.047 billion to the Office of Administration for distribution of federal funds to units of local government as provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Sec. 17.072).

  • Appropriates $300 million to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for distributions to public schools under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Sec. 14.006).

  • Appropriates $200 million to the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development for distributions to institutions of higher education under the COVID-19 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Sec. 14.021).

  • Appropriates $90 million for funds to compensate all nursing homes for an additional amount of $24.88 per Medicaid patient per days as long as Missouri or the United States remain in the current emergency declaration and to compensate any nursing homes that have an active COVID-19 case for an additional $19.63 per Medicaid patient per day during the period in which a nursing home has at least one confirmed positive COVID-19 test on the premises (Sec. 14.099).

  • Specifies that for the above highlight, the total increase will not exceed $44.51 per Medicaid patient per day, and becomes effective March 1, 2020 (Sec. 14.099). 

  • Appropriates $25 million to the Department of Health and Senior Services for the Division of Senior and Disability Services for funding supportive services and meals to be distributed to each area agency on aging (Sec. 14.132).

  • Appropriates $20 million to the children’s division of the Department of Social Services for child care services to provide immediate financial assistance to child care providers to prevent them from going out of business and to support child care for families, including healthcare workers, first responders, and other professionals in critical roles during the COVID-19 pandemic, the general administration of the programs, including development and implementation of automated systems to enhance time, attendance reporting, contract compliance, and payment accuracy (Sec. 14.166).

  • Appropriates $6.5 million to the Department of Social Services for the Family Support Division for the food distribution programs and the receipt and disbursement of donated food program payments (Sec. 14.155).

  • Appropriates $4.5 million to the Division of Community and Public Health for funding other Office of Rural Health and Primary Care programs and related expenses and equipment (Sec. 14.128).

Title: Establishes a Supplemental Budget to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

Title: Establishes a Supplemental Budget to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

Title: Establishes a Supplemental Budget to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

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