HOUSE BILL 971029
BY REPRESENTATIVES Morrison, K. Alexander, Bacon, G. Berry, Clarke, Grossman, Lawrence, Leyba, Saliman, Schwarz, Tate, Udall, and S. Williams;
also SENATORS B. Alexander, Bishop, Hernandez,
Hopper, J. Johnson, Linkhart, Pascoe, Phillips, Reeves, Rupert,
CONCERNING EXTENSION OF THE FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CENTER
PROGRAM, AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State
SECTION 1. 2618101
(3), Colorado Revised Statutes, 1989 Repl. Vol., as amended, is
amended to read:
2618101. Legislative declaration.
(3) Therefore, the general assembly finds that it is
appropriate to establish a
demonstration project that provides
family development centers which serve as a single point of entry
for providing comprehensive, intensive, integrated, state and
communitybased services to families in atrisk neighborhoods.
SECTION 2. 2618103
(1) (b), (4), (6), and (7), Colorado Revised Statutes, 1989 Repl.
Vol., as amended, are amended to read:
2618103. State council
created powers and duties report.
(1) (b) The state council shall be responsible
for the planning of the family development center
program created in section 2618104 and for making
recommendations at the conclusion
of the program to the general assembly
concerning the effectiveness of the pilot
program and the advisability of establishing
CONTINUING a statewide family development center program.
(4) The state council shall establish
the procedure for the submittal of grant applications by community
applicants seeking to establish family development centers. The
procedure shall set forth the method for making application including
time frames, the criteria to be considered in awarding a grant,
and the method for the making of annual reports to the state council
concerning the effectiveness of the family development center
program in accordance with section 2618105 (2). In
addition, the state council shall establish any other procedures
necessary to implement this article, including a method for evaluating
the effectiveness of the family development center pilot
(6) The state council shall consult with
the local advisory councils established pursuant to section 2618105;
evaluate the effectiveness of the family development center
program annually, based on reports submitted to the state council
by local advisory councils in accordance with section 2618105
(2); and shall submit a final
report on the effectiveness of the program to the general assembly
no later than September 30, 1997
JANUARY 1, 2000. In addition, as part of the final
report, the state council shall make recommendations concerning
the establishment and
CONTINUED implementation of a statewide family development center
(7) The state council is hereby authorized
to accept and expend any grants from any public or private source
for the purpose of making grants to community applicants for the
establishment of family development centers and for the purpose
of evaluating the effectiveness of the family development center
program. Nothing in this article shall be construed to prohibit
a family development center from accepting and expending grants
or donations from public or private sources.
SECTION 3. 2618104
(1), Colorado Revised Statutes, 1989 Repl. Vol., as amended, is
amended to read:
2618104. Program created.
On or before November
1, 1993, There shall be established
by the state council a family development center pilot
program. The purpose of said program shall be to provide grants
to community applicants for the creation of family development
centers through which services for families who live in atrisk
neighborhoods are accessible and coordinated through a single
point of entry. The program shall be implemented no later than
January 1, 1994, and shall terminate no later than July 1, 1997
2000. At least three grants for startup
costs shall be awarded by the state council under the pilot program.
MONEYS FOR THE PROGRAM MAY COME FROM APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE GENERAL
FUND OR FROM THE FAMILY ISSUES CASH FUND CREATED IN SECTION 265.3106.
SECTION 4. 2618106,
Colorado Revised Statutes, 1989 Repl. Vol., as amended, is amended
2618106. Repeal of article.
This article is repealed, effective July 1,
2000, or on the date that federal funds are no longer available
for this program, whichever comes first.
SECTION 5. 265.3106
(1.5), Colorado Revised Statutes, 1989 Repl. Vol., as amended,
is amended to read:
265.3106. State's savings
cash fund created use of moneys in fund plan
required. (1.5) All moneys
in the fund shall be subject to annual appropriation by the general
assembly and shall be used for the purposes set forth in the plan
for improving the child welfare system in the state, developed
in accordance with subsection (2) of this section,
for the implementation of the emergency assistance program established
pursuant to section 265.3104, AND FOR THE FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
CENTER PROGRAM ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 2618104.
Federal funds received by the state for the emergency assistance
program shall be used only for such program and not for any other
purpose. In accordance with section 2436114, C.R.S.,
all interest derived from the deposit and investment of moneys
in the fund shall be credited to the general fund. It is the general
assembly's intent that no additional state or county general fund
moneys shall be used to finance the implementation of the plan
established in accordance with subsection (2) of this section.
SECTION 6. Appropriation. In addition to any other appropriation, there is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the family issues cash fund established in section 265.3106, Colorado Revised Statutes, not otherwise appropriated, to the department of human services for allocation to the family development center program established in section 2618104, Colorado Revised Statutes, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1997, the sum of nine hundred sixty thousand dollars ($960,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the implementation of this act.
SECTION 7. Safety
clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and
declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation
of the public peace, health, and safety.
Charles E. Berry Tom Norton
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE PRESIDENT OF
OF REPRESENTATIVES THE SENATE
Judith M. Rodrigue Joan M. Albi
CHIEF CLERK OF THE HOUSE SECRETARY OF
OF REPRESENTATIVES THE SENATE
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF COLORADO