South Carolina General Assembly
118th Session, 2009-2010

H. 4657
General Appropriations Bill for fiscal year 2010-2011
As Reported by the Senate Finance Committee



SECTION 1.      Pursuant to passage of federal legislation extending the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's enhanced Medicaid Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP), it is the intent of the General Assembly that the Governor certify receipt of the two additional quarters of enhanced FMAP.  As a result of the Governor's action, the General Assembly recognizes that these funds are authorized for appropriation pursuant to the provisions of this Part.

SECTION 2.      The source of funds appropriated in this provision is $213,544,646 of Department of Health and Human Services general fund appropriations, carry forward funds, earmarked and restricted special revenue fund accounts, and unobligated state match funds resulting from the extension of the increased Federal Medical Assistance Percentage.        All agencies, unless specifically exempt by another provision contained in this act, shall transfer unobligated state match funds resulting from the receipt of the increased Federal Medical Assistance Percentage from January 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011 to the Department of Health and Human Services.
     The funds designated herein shall be distributed, at a minimum, in four equal disbursements on a quarterly basis.
     1.      Department of Health and Human Services
                 Medicaid Maintenance of Effort      $      144,124,646
     2.      Department of Health and Environmental Control
                 A.      Youth Smoking Prevention and Cessation Program...............................      $      1,700,000
                 B.      ADAP Program - Annualize Funding      $      2,400,000
     3.      Department of Mental Health
                 Crisis Stabilization.      $      2,000,000
     4.      Department of Social Services
                 Replace TANF Shortfall      $      18,400,000
     5.      Lieutenant Governor's Office
                 Home and Community Based Services, Meals on Wheels      $      1,300,000
     6.      Vocational Rehabilitation
                 Federal Match      $      3,920,000
     The below funds shall be disbursed for the purpose of agency operating expenses.
     7.      Department of Health and Environmental Control.      $      9,000,000
     8.      Department of Mental Health      $      17,500,000
     9.      Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services      $      600,000
     10.      Commission for the Blind      $      250,000
     11.      School for the Deaf and the Blind............................................................      $      150,000
     The funds designated below shall be distributed beginning January 1, 2011, at a minimum, in two equal disbursements
     12.      Department of Health and Human Services
                 A.      Rural Hospital Grants      $      1,000,000
                 B.      Kidney Early Evaluation Program Health Screenings      $      200,000
                 C.      Federally Qualified Health Centers      $      400,000
                 D.      Prescription Assistance Programs
                             (i)      Welvista      $      700,000
                             (ii)      Free Medical Clinics      $      150,000
                 E.      Shared Care      $      100,000
     13.      Department of Health and Environmental Control
                 A.      HIV Prevention Faith Based Initiatives        $      1,000,000
                 B.      Best Chance Network      $      2,000,000
                 C.      Colorectal Cancer Screening      $      2,000,000
                 D.      Trauma Centers      $      1,000,000
                 E.      Rape Crisis Centers........................................................................      $      100,000
                 F.      Hemophilia      $      100,000
     14.      University of South Carolina - Rural Health Centers       $      1,000,000
     15.      Medical University of South Carolina
                 A.      MUSC Disproportionate Share      $      1,000,000
                 B.      Rural Dentist Program      $      350,000
                 C.      Hollings Cancer Center - Research and Treatment      $      1,000,000
     16.      Governor's Office of Executive Policy and Programs
           Children's Trust Fund Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Matching Funds..........      $      100,000
     Any unobligated state match funds resulting from the receipt of the increased Federal Medical Assistance Percentage in excess of the funds appropriated above shall be retained by the Department of Health and Human Services for Medicaid Maintenance of Effort.
     Unexpended funds appropriated pursuant to this provision may be carried forward to succeeding fiscal years and expended for the same purposes.

SECTION 3.      The General Assembly recognizes that the receipt of the funds appropriated in this Part is designed to address a precipitous drop in revenue due to the pending economic crisis and the use of this money to fund recurring expenses is a means to address this shortfall in recurring funds until the economy improves.  The General Assembly further recognizes that these funds are temporary in nature and may not be sufficient to address a shortfall in recurring revenue if the current economic crisis extends beyond the period currently contemplated.  As a result, the General Assembly strongly encourages state agencies and institutions and school districts receiving these funds to limit the reliance on these funds and make contingency plans that include savings necessary to meet future recurring obligations.

SECTION 4.      This part takes effect upon approval by the Governor.


     All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with any of the provisions of Parts IA, IB, II, III, or IV of this act are suspended for Fiscal Year 2010-2011.
     If any part,  section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this act is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such holding shall not affect the constitutionality or validity of the remaining portions of this act, the General Assembly hereby declaring that it would have passed this act, and each and every part, section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, sentence, clause, phrase, and word thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more other parts, sections, subsections, paragraphs, subparagraphs, sentences, clauses, phrases, or words hereof may be declared to be unconstitutional, invalid, or otherwise ineffective.
     Except as otherwise specifically provided, this act takes effect immediately upon its approval by the Governor.

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