Ohio House Bill 166 - State Budget

To make operating appropriations for the biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of state programs.

SUMMARY:

  • Bill establishes the state's budget beginning July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021
  • This includes agencies that impact people with disabilites and mental illness. 

Current Highlights:

  • Direct service provider wage increase
  • Increased funding for the department of developmental disabilities home and community based waivers
  • Increased funding for multi-system youth
  • Increased funding for mental health services in schools
  • Increased state share for vocational rehabilitation services
  • Increased funding for mental health services in prisons
  • Increased funding to ensure community-based mental health supports for youth 
  • Establishes a Joint Legislative Committee to recommend redesignation of the protection and advocacy system (DRO) to the Governor

Disability Rights Ohio Advocacy:

Provided testimony to the House Finance Health and Human Services Subcommittee on April 11, 2019

Provided testimony to the House Finance Committee on May 8, 2019

Provided testimony to the Senate Finance Health and Medicaid Subcommittee on May 16, 2019

Self-advocate Testimony:

Sue Willis provided testimony to the Senate Finance Health and Medicaid Subcommittee on May 16, 2019

Rebecca Syner provided testimony to the Senate Finance Health and Medicaid Subcommittee on May 16, 2019

Walt Asbury provided testimony to the Senate Finance Health and Medicaid Subcommitee on May 16, 2019

Shelbi Hindel provided testimony to the Senate Finance Health and Medicaid Subcommitee on May 16, 2019

PRIMARY SPONSORS:

Representative Oelslager

SECONDARY SPONSORS:

Representatives Butler, Carfagna, Carruthers, DeVitisGhanbari, Holmes, A., Jones, Lanese, Lepore-Hagan, Lipps, Miller, A.Perales, Smith, K., Sobecki, Stein

COMMITTEE:

House Finance

Senate Finance

COMPANION BILL:

No Companion Bill

LINK TO BILL:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-166

LEGISLATION STATUS:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA133-HB-166

BILL STATUS:

House Activity

Introduced in the House on March 25, 2019

Referred to Committee on March 26, 2019

Committee Hearings on:

April 24, 2019
April 25, 2019
April 30, 2019
May 2, 2019
May 3, 2019
May 6, 2019
May 7, 2019
May 8, 2019

Reported out of Committee on May 8, 2019

Passed the House on May 9, 2019 by a vote of 85-9

Senate Activity

Referred to Committee on May 14, 2019

Committee Hearings on:

May 21, 2019
May 22, 2019
May 23, 2019
May 28, 2019
May 29, 2019

 

 

 

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