SENATE, No. 2751

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED MARCH 3, 2011

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  JOSEPH F. VITALE

District 19 (Middlesex)

Senator  FRED H. MADDEN, JR.

District 4 (Camden and Gloucester)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Supplemental appropriation of $6.4 million in State funds and $11.9 million in federal funds to DHS to restore eligibility to parents in NJ FamilyCare.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


A Supplement to "An Act making appropriations for the support of the State Government and the several public purposes for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011 and regulating the disbursement thereof," approved June 30, 2010 (P.L.2010, c.35).

 

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

 

     1.  In addition to the amounts appropriated under P.L.2010, c.35, there is appropriated out of the General Fund the following sum for the purpose specified:

 

54 DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

20 Physical and Mental Health

24 Special Health Services

GRANTS-IN-AID

22-7540 General Medical Services................................................

$6,400,000

Grants-in-Aid:

 

 

22   NJ FamilyCare—Affordable and Accessible

       Health Coverage Benefits

($6,400,000)

 

 

     2.  Upon certification by the Director of the Division of Budget and Accounting in the Department of the Treasury that federal funds to support the expenditures listed below are available, the following sum is appropriated:

 

54 DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

20 Physical and Mental Health

24 Special Health Services

22-7540 General Medical Services................................................

$11,900,000

State Aid and Grants:

 

 

22    State Aid and Grants

($11,900,000)

 

 

     3.  This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This supplemental appropriation of $6.4 million in State funds to the Department of Human Services will enable adults with income between 134% and 200% of the federal poverty level to enroll and continue to be enrolled in the NJ FamilyCare program.  These State funds will generate approximately $11.9 million in federal funds on behalf of adults with income between 134% and 200% of the federal poverty level.

     The FY 2011 appropriations act froze enrollment of adults at 133% of the federal poverty level as of March 2010, and made other changes affecting adults currently enrolled in the program.  Since March 2010, the number of adults enrolled in NJ FamilyCare has been reduced by 19,200.

     At a monthly cost of approximately $238 for each adult NJ FamilyCare recipient, restoring eligibility to such individuals immediately would cost $18.3 million (gross) for the balance of FY 2011.