Posted By Kate on March 13, 2012
by Kate McDaniel
The State Association of Community Service Boards (GA-CSB) met in Atlanta at the Capitol today. The Agenda included Legislative update from Attorney Josh Mackey. Since cross-over (only bills that make it out of either Chamber will continue the process) day was last Wednesday, March 7, no new business related to community service boards will be taken up for passage this year. After an earlier plea by advocacy groups, the House did allocate $4.3M for the TANF (women’s residence program) to replace the federal dollars that were cancelled. However, noted was that another $4M is needed to keep the program active. The Public Information & Policy Committee reported following Legislative activity – meeting on a weekly basis. SB 292 requires individual drug testing for those who receive government assistance with exemption for those with physical or mental handicap or developmental disabilities. A Bd position paper concerning the re-design of the State’s Medicaid program has been sent forward.