Thanks for all your great work.
As of 9pm Monday May 20th 2019, our two lead amendments received significant support from the Senate:
- Fully funding the Service Incentive Grant Program while maintaining $12/Formula Grant = 23 co-sponsors via two separate Amendments #655 & 484
- Additional funding for Elder Mental Health = 17 co-sponsors
We now await the full Senate debate which begins this (Tuesday) morning. Stay tuned- But -for now accept my gratitude for your extraordinary efforts!
Details/Key: Amendment #= Line Item & Description
MCOA led amendments:
655= 9110-9002 SIG
- #21 co-sponsors= Rausch, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Brady, Moore and Welch, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Finegold, Feeney, O’Connor and Eldridge, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Kennedy, Lesser, Timilty, Keenan and Hinds, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Collins and Montigny, deMacedo and Tran
484= 9110-9002 SIG GOP amendment: Councils on Aging
- Add #2 new UNDUPLICATED NAMES (in Bold) Messrs. Tran, Fattman, Collins, Timilty, Tarr, Welch and O’Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 9110-9002, by striking out the figure “$16,740,125” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$17,225,000”.
578 =9110-1640 EMHOT
- #17 co-sponsors= Cyr, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Eldridge and Welch, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Feeney, O’Connor and Moore, Ms. Rausch, Messrs. Timilty, Keenan, Collins and Montigny, Tran, deMacedo and Brady and Ms. Gobi
MCOA actively supported these amendments as well:
434= 4000-0300 SNAP GAP
- #19 co-sponsors DiDomenico and Eldridge, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Welch and Moore, Ms. Jehlen, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Crighton and Tarr, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Rausch, Messrs. Collins, Finegold, Brady, Kennedy, Timilty and Cyr and Lesser and O’Connor
541= xxxx-xxxx Home Care Aide Skills Training
- #4 co-sponsors Jehlen, Mr. Moore and Ms. DiZoglio and O’Connor
539= xxxx-xxxx Salary Adjustment
- #9 co-sponsors Jehlen, Mr. Moore, Ms. Rausch, Messrs. Feeney, Eldridge, Brady and Crighton, deMacedo and O’Connor
544= 4400-1001 Healthy Incentives Program
- #24 co-sponsors Gobi, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Lesser, Brady, Crighton, Welch, Kennedy, Eldridge and Moore, Ms. Rausch, Ms. DiZoglio, Mr. Feeney, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Humason, O’Connor, Timilty and Tarr, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Messrs. Collins, Hinds, Cyr, Fattman and Finegold and Montigny
492= 9110-1604 Supportive Housing
- #8 co-sponsors Crighton, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Moore, Feeney, Fattman, Brady and Collins and O’Connor
MCOA Membership should recognize that certain members because of leadership position cannot sign onto amendments; in addition some members prefer not to sign onto multiple statewide initiatives to focus on local needs. We ask that you simply thank them for at least considering our request.
Leadership = 17 both Democrats & Republican though some have signed on Cyr(EMHO lead) O’Connor