Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee


The committee chairs have scheduled the following meeting:


                                    DATE:      Tuesday, September 19, 2017

                                    TIME:       7:59 a.m.

                                    PLACE:    Midvale City Hall, 7505 South Holden Street (approximately 750

                                                      West), Alexander Dahl Community Room in Midvale 84047

                                                      Go in the front doors under “City Hall” (the west door) and

                                                      the community room is immediately on your left.


Overflow parking: Street parking is available along Main Street.




Sen. Allen M. Christensen, Chair

Rep. Paul Ray, Chair

Rep. Raymond P. Ward, House Vice Chair


                  Sen. Luz Escamilla                                           Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck

                  Sen. Daniel Hemmert                                        Rep. Rebecca P. Edwards

                  Sen. Wayne L. Niederhauser, President              Rep. Timothy D. Hawkes

                  Sen. Brian E. Shiozawa                                     Rep. Sandra Hollins

                  Sen. Kevin T. Van Tassell                                 Rep. Michael S. Kennedy

                  Sen. Todd Weiler                                             Rep. Edward H. Redd

                                                                                          Rep. Norman K. Thurston


Staff:          Russell T. Frandsen, Fiscal Analyst                   Clare Tobin Lence, Fiscal Analyst

                  Alysha S. Gardner, Staff Economist


Please be aware that the public portions of this meeting will be broadcast live over the Internet. Also, be aware that an audio recording of the public portions of this meeting, along with any materials presented or distributed in the public portions of this meeting, will be posted on the Legislature’s website. Witnesses with questions or concerns should contact staff.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing auxiliary communicative aids and services for this meeting

should call Legislative Research and General Counsel at 801-538-1032 or use Relay Utah (toll free in-state 7-1-1 or Spanish-language 888-346-3162), giving them at least 48 hours notice or the best notice practicable.




Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Morning


1.       8:00 a.m.    Call to Order


2.       8:00 a.m.    Approval of Minutes


3.       8:00 a.m.    Public Input on Topics on Today's Agenda

Must contact Debbie Benson before 2 p.m. Friday, September 15th at 801-326-1698 to be considered.  Please identify which agenda item you want to comment on and the name of the organization you will be representing (if applicable).  To maximize the number of people who can provide public testimony, each person is limited to testifying twice on Social Services issues during the 2017 interim unless authorized by the chairs.


4.       8:15 a.m.    Budget Deep-Dive into Disability Service Provider Rates

a.       Overview of Function, Authorization, Mission, Organization and Recommended Actions for 2018 General Session

b.       Response from Responsible Agency

c.       Committee Action


5.       8:45 a.m.    Options Regarding Services Provided by the Division of Services for People with



6.       9:15 a.m.    Ways to Increase Funding for the Disability Waiting List


7.       9:25 a.m.    Direct Care Staff Salary Increase Report


8.       9:35 a.m.    Employment Efforts Underway in the Division of Services for People with Disabilities and

                        Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health for their Target Populations


9.       9:50 a.m.    Jail-Based Forensic Competency Restoration


10.   10:05 a.m.  Follow-Up Action on Budget Deep-Dives from June and July 2017 Meetings - Department

                        of Human Services


11.   10:10 a.m. Items from the Afternoon Agenda


12.   10:10 a.m. Other Business


13.   10:10 a.m. Tour of the Midvale Family Center operated by The Road Home at 529 9th Ave in Midvale

If members of the public would like to go on the tour, then you need to sign up by 2 p.m. Monday, September 18th with Jeanmarie Meas at or 801-819-7295.