HB1954 Creates the Family and Community Investment Trust
Sponsor: Wilson, Vicky Riback (25) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: Campbell, Marsha (39) LR Number: 3481L.02C
Last Action: COMMITTEE: CRITICAL ISSUES
03/16/2000 - HCS Reported Do Pass (H)
HCS HB 1954
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COMMITTEE

HCS HB 1954 -- FAMILY AND COMMUNITY TRUST

SPONSOR:  Harlan (Riback Wilson, 25)

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Critical
Issues by a vote of 21 to 0.

This substitute establishes the Family and Community Trust to
provide leadership through a public-private partnership to
improve the well-being of Missouri's families, children,
individuals, and communities.  The trust is to be governed by a
board comprised of the directors of the departments of
Corrections, Elementary and Secondary Education, Health, Labor
and Industrial Relations, Economic Development, Mental Health,
Public Safety, and Social Services, as well as 9 private sector
members.

The trust is specifically prohibited from superseding the
statutory authority of state departments.  The trust must also
use funds consistent with the appropriations process of the
General Assembly.  Additionally, the trust's powers and
responsibilities are outlined and include:

(1)  Providing technical support and training for state agencies
and communities necessary to achieve core results;

(2)  Creating plans in collaboration with community and state
agencies to accomplish the core results that improve the
well-being of children, families, and communities;

(3)  Monitoring the implementation and evaluating the
effectiveness of the action plan in achieving core results;

(4)  Devising strategies to respond to any federal fiscal policy
changes affecting programs for children, youth, and families; and

(5)  Advising the Governor and the General Assembly on budget or
policy changes necessary to achieve (a)  accountability for
results; (b)  bringing services closer to where families live
and work, and children attend school; (c)  active community
involvement in decision-making affecting children, families, and
individuals; and (d)  using funds more flexibly and effectively
to meet community needs and priorities.

In addition, the substitute establishes the Family and Community
Trust Legislative Oversight Committee to be comprised of 5
members of the House of Representatives and 5 members of the
Senate.  The committee must oversee the trust's progress in
meeting its goals and ensure accountability for public
expenditures.

FISCAL NOTE:  No impact on state funds.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that this bill will encourage
collaboration and cooperation with local communities and state
agencies to provide various services to children, families, and
communities.  The arrangement will allow resources to be used
more effectively in meeting community needs and priorities.

Testifying for the bill were Representative Riback Wilson (25);
Caring Communities of Raytown; Local Investment Commission;
Marion Cooper; Louisianne Roskam; Connie Halastik; Tim Decker;
Lisa McDonald; Kansas City Central High School Cadet Club;
Gilbert Lowe; Candace Cheatem; Caring Communities of Kansas
City; Caring Communities of Independence; Caring Communities for
Fort Osage School District; St. Joseph Youth Alliance; Lee
Bohannon; Caring Communities of Blue Springs; LaTonya Turner;
Johnnie Williams; Eugene Standiver; Boone County Caring
Communities; Mississippi County Caring Communities; New Madrid
County Caring Communities; Community Resource Council of Poplar
Bluff; Cape Girardeau Community Partnership; Patricia Graber;
Family Investment Trust of Kennett; and Sandra Moore.

OPPONENTS:  Those who oppose the bill say that the proposed
arrangement will add more bureaucratic structure to provide
services in communities.  Also, the proposal may result in fewer
services for the mentally ill because resources currently
directed to those individuals could be used to provide other
services.

Testifying against the bill were Bob Fry; and Missouri Coalition
of Community Mental Health Centers.

Katharine Barondeau, Legislative Analyst


INTRODUCED

HB 1954 -- Family and Community Investment Trust

Co-Sponsors:  Riback Wilson (25), Campbell, Shields, Kelley
(47), Troupe, Hollingsworth, Gaw, Berkowitz, Merideth

This bill establishes the Family and Community Investment Trust
to provide leadership through a public-private partnership to
improve the well-being of Missouri's families, children,
individuals, and communities.  The trust is to be governed by a
board comprised of the directors of the departments of
Corrections, Elementary and Secondary Education, Health, Labor
and Industrial Relations, Economic Development, Mental Health,
Public Safety, and Social Services, as well as 9 private sector
members.

The trust is specifically prohibited from superseding the
statutory authority of state departments.  The trust must also
use funds consistent with the appropriations process of the
General Assembly.  Additionally, the trust's powers and
responsibilities are outlined and include:

(1)  Providing technical support and training for state agencies
and communities necessary to achieve core results;

(2)  Creating plans in collaboration with community and state
agencies to accomplish the core results that improve the
well-being of children, families, and communities;

(3)  Monitoring the implementation and evaluating the
effectiveness of the action plan in achieving core results;

(4)  Devising strategies to respond to any federal fiscal policy
changes affecting programs for children, youth, and families; and

(5)  Advising the Governor and the General Assembly on budget or
policy changes necessary to achieve (a)  accountability for
results; (b)  bringing services closer to where families live
and work, and children attend school; (c)  active community
involvement in decision-making affecting children, families, and
individuals; and (d)  using funds more flexibly and effectively
to meet community needs and priorities.

In addition, the bill establishes the Family and Community
Investment Trust Legislative Oversight Committee to be comprised
of 5 members of the House of Representatives and 5 members of
the Senate.  The committee must oversee the trust's progress in
meeting its goals and ensure accountability for public
expenditures.


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