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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: January 23, 2017 12:55 PM
From: Representative Will Tallman
To: All House members
Subject: An Act Amending MH/MR Funding for Counties
In the near future, I plan to re-introduce legislation dealing with the inadequate, unfair and inequitable funding formula for MH/MR funding for our counties. (Formally HB 949)

Funding for our counties over the last 30 or so years may not represent the actual needs occurring in counties today. There is no perfect funding formula, but I feel my proposal will more closely match the needs to actual dollars available. Population demographics need to be part of any funding formula changes.

The following will be contained in my proposal:

75% based on county population
5% population growth (2000-2011)
5% poverty
5% unemployment
5% county square miles
5% contingency

This closely matches option #2 of the Funding Formula Options by DPW dated 12/31/2012. There will be some counties negatively impacted by this change.

Please join me in cosponsoring this legislation by clicking on the link below.

If you have any questions regarding this legislation please contact Carol Hoffman at choffman@pahousegop.com or by calling (717) 783-8875

Introduced as HB437