Current Amendment: 3710R043.LB.DOCX to Bill 3710
Senator BRIGHT proposes the following amendment (3710R043.LB.DOCX):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 117, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 530, after line 18, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:
/ 117.___ (GP: Family Planning Funds) (A) Notwithstanding any other law, federal family planning funds and state family planning funds shall be awarded to eligible individuals, organizations, or entities applying to be family planning contractors in the following order of descending priority:
(1) public entities that provide family planning services, including state, county, and local community health clinics and federally qualified health centers;
(2) nonpublic entities that provide comprehensive primary and preventive health services, as described in 42 U.S.C. 254b(b)(1)(A), in addition to family planning services; and
(3) nonpublic entities that provide family planning services but do not provide comprehensive primary and preventive health services.
(B) Family planning funds must be distributed in compliance with federal law to ensure distribution in a manner that does not severely limit or eliminate access to family planning services in any region of the State.
(C) Any department, agency, board, commission, office, or other instrumentality of the State that distributes family planning funds shall submit an annual report to the General Assembly listing any family planning contractors that fall under item (A)(3), and the amount of federal or state family planning funds they received. The report shall provide a detailed explanation of how it was determined that there were an insufficient number of eligible individuals, organizations, or entities in items (A)(1) and (A)(2) to prevent a significant reduction in family planning services in each region of the State where (A)(3) contractors are located.
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend sections, totals and title to conform.