Senate Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Substance abuse pilot program. Provides that the chairperson of the Indiana commission to combat drug abuse (commission) is a member appointed by the governor who is either the executive director for drug prevention, treatment, and enforcement or a member of the governor's staff. (Current law provides that the chairperson is a member of the governor's staff.) Specifies that the commission: (1) shall meet at the call of the chairperson, but at least four times in a calendar year; and (2) shall approve requests for substance abuse treatment and prevention programs. Provides that Allen County may enter into an agreement with Substance abuse pilot program. Provides that the chairperson of the Indiana commission to combat drug abuse (commission) is a member appointed by the governor who is either the executive director for drug prevention, treatment, and enforcement or a member of the governor's staff. (Current law provides that the chairperson is a member of the governor's staff.) Specifies that the commission: (1) shall meet at the call of the chairperson, but at least four times in a calendar year; and (2) shall approve requests for substance abuse treatment and prevention programs. Provides that Allen County may enter into an agreement with an entity to administer a substance abuse pilot program after approval of the commission. Specifies that the commission may provide grants of not more than $1,500,000 for purposes of the pilot program. Specifies that the entity that agrees to administer the pilot program: (1) may not expend state grants unless the administrator has raised at least $1 of local funds for every $1 of state funds before July 1, 2018; and (2) may not expend money granted to the administrator for the pilot program for a state fiscal year unless the administrator expends at least $1 of local funds for every $1 of state funds expended. Appropriates $5,000,000 to the commission for each year of the biennium for the purpose of funding approved substance abuse treatment and prevention programs. ... View more