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State of South Dakota  
EIGHTIETH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY,  2005
 

481L0410  
HOUSE BILL   NO.     1167  

Introduced by:     Representatives Frost, Boomgarden, Cutler, Dennert, Elliott, Faehn, Fryslie, Halverson, Jensen, Jerke, Klaudt, Kraus, Miles, Novstrup, Putnam, Rave, Schafer, Sebert, and Thompson and Senators Adelstein, Dempster, Hundstad, Olson (Ed), and Two Bulls  



         FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to  provide for the development of a statewide 211 system for the purpose of providing information about community services and to make an appropriation therefor.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
     Section  1.  A partnership of public and private entities shall develop a statewide, centralized 211 call center with regional representatives. The services provided by the 211 system shall include assistance to persons in the areas of basic human needs, physical and mental health, and employment supports, as well as specific resources for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, children, youth, and families. The 211 system shall provide information regarding community information, financial assistance, suicide prevention, child care, support groups, counseling, volunteer opportunities, mentoring, donation information, crisis intervention, food, clothing, shelter, and substance abuse.
     Section  2.  There is hereby appropriated the sum of two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, from other funds available to the Department of Social Services for the purpose of providing grants to carry out the provisions of section 1 of this Act.
     Section  3.  The secretary of social services shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.
     Section  4.  The Department of Social Services may accept, transfer, and expend any funds obtained for these purposes from federal sources, gifts, contributions, or any other source, all of which shall be deemed appropriated to the 211 system authorized by this Act.
     Section  5.  Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated by June   30, 2006, shall revert in accordance with §   4-8-21.