ASSEMBLY, No. 1129

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2016 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  SHAVONDA E. SUMTER

District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Makes supplemental appropriation of up to $6.3 million to the Department of Health for certain grants to counties for women’s health services.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel.

  


A Supplement to the general appropriation law for State fiscal year 2014 making a supplemental appropriation not to exceed $6,300,000 for certain grants for women’s health services, approved June 28, 2013 (P.L.2013, c.77).

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.  In addition to the amounts appropriated under P.L.2013, c.77, there is appropriated out of the General Fund the following sum for the purpose specified:

 

46 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

20 Physical and Mental Health

21 Health Services

GRANTS-IN-AID

 

Notwithstanding the provision of any law or regulation to the contrary, there is appropriated an amount not to exceed $6,300,000 to the Department of Health for supplemental grants to county departments of health for the provision of women's health services, provided that the lead health officer of the county department of health has determined that there is an unmet need for women's health services in the county for low income or uninsured women, and provided further that no more than $300,000 shall be allocated to a single county.  Provided, however, in a county that does not have a county health department, the Commissioner of Health shall determine whether there is an unmet need for women's health services in that county for low-income or uninsured women and shall designate one or more local health agencies, as defined pursuant to section 3 of P.L.1975, c.329 (C.26:3A2-3), in the county to receive supplemental grants for the provision of women's health services.  None of the funds provided for supplemental grants for the provision of women's health services shall be used for abortion services.

 

     2.  This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill makes a supplemental appropriation for fiscal year 2014 of up to $6.3 million, from resources certified by the Governor as available but not appropriated, to the Department of Health for certain grants to counties for women’s health services.

     Specifically, the bill appropriates an amount not to exceed $6.3 million to the Department of Health for supplemental grants to county departments of health for the provision of women's health services.  To receive a grant, the lead health officer of the county department of health must determine that there is an unmet need for women's health services in the county for low-income or uninsured women.  No county may receive more than $300,000.  For a county that does not have a county health department, the Commissioner of Health is empowered to determine whether there is such an unmet need for women's health services and designate one or more local health agencies in the county to receive such supplemental grants for the provision of women's health services.  The bill denotes that none of the funds provided for supplemental grants for the provision of women's health services may be used for abortion services.