DHS-ASSISTIVE TECH CENTERS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Assistive Technology Evaluation and Training Centers
Act. Contains a short title only.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that the Department of Human Services shall establish
one or more Assistive Technology Evaluation and Training Centers, the
first one being in a strategic downstate location, no later than July
1, 1998. Provides that the Centers shall be operated by
not-for-profit organizations and funded through contractual
arrangements with the Department. Provides that the Centers shall
offer specified services to persons with disabilities regarding
assistive technology. Provides that the Centers shall have on hand a
broad array of assistive technology to conduct appropriate
comprehensive evaluations, to facilitate consumer, family, and
professional training, and to offer consumers opportunities for usage
at the Centers or in appropriate community settings.
FISCAL NOTE, AMENDED (Dpt. Rehabilitation Services)
Each assistive technology center would cost approximately $1.5
million GRF annually.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Defines "assistive technology". Provides that establishment of
the Centers shall be subject to appropriation. Provides that the
location of the Centers shall be determined by the Department of Human
Services. Provides that the Centers shall be operated by the
Department or by not-for-profit organizations.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE (DCCA)
SB1084 fails to create a State mandate.
FISCAL NOTE (Dpt. Rehabilitation Services)
No change from previous fiscal note.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that the Centers may be operated "in collaboration with
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 90-0428
Last action date: 97-08-15
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 2
END OF INQUIRY
Full Text Bill Status