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2017 Legislative Session

The Louisiana legislature ended the 2017 Special Legislative Session on February 22nd with a compromise bill that made spending cuts and budget adjustments to eliminate the current year’s $304 million budget shortfall.

 

The agreement spares critical programs, such as higher education, K-12 education, public safety and law enforcement from deep mid-year cuts and minimizes cuts to the state’s partner hospitals.

 

The main bill that the legislature used was House Bill 3, by Representative Cameron Henry, which was the spplemental appropriations bill that made reductions in appropriations for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. 

 

In addition to making spending cuts across state government, the final plan includes:

  • $2 million from the Legislative Auditor’s escrow account
  • Less than 1 percent reduction to the state’s public-private partnership hospitals
  • Varying cuts from the Office of the Governor, the legislature and other state agencies
  • $12 million from savings from job vacancies 

 

The Table below highlights cuts affecting pharmacists and healthcare:

 


     

   Leger Edmonds Henry  
Department of Health and Hospitals     HB 1 HB 8 HB 3 Impacts
Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority   1,373,158  1,373,158  733,158  Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Disabilities
 Florida Parishes Human Services Authority   657,315  657,315  657,315  Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Disabilities
 Capital Area Human Services District   1,290,628  1,478,282  1,478,282  Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Disabilities
 Metropolitan Human Services District   430,787  430,787  430,787  Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Disabilities
 Medical Vendor Administration   3,915,741  3,915,741  3,915,741  Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Disabilities
 Medical Vendor Payments  111,635,262  153,946,778  128,635,262  Medicaid, LaCHIP & Related Programs
 Office of the Secretary  442,533  1,286,432  1,286,432  Main administrative office
 South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority   856,368  856,368  856,368  Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Disabilities
 Northeast Delta Human Services Authority  397,129  403,334  403,334  Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Disabilities
 Office of Aging and Adult Services  459,811  459,811  459,811  Senior Centers & Adult Care
 Louisiana Emergency Response Network   27,625  78,981  27,625  Maintains Statewide EMS Coordination
 Acadiana Area Human Services District   720,729  720,729  720,729  Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Disabilities
 Office of Public Health   367,027  2,074,393  2,074,393  Vaccines, Data Collection, Much More
 Office of Behavioral Health   2,874,339  3,901,363  3,901,363  Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Disabilities
 Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities   742,501  1,246,816  1,246,816  Developmental Disabilities, Special Needs
 Imperial Calcasieu Human Services Authority   243,858  371,261  371,261  Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Disabilities
 Central Louisiana Human Services District   852,656  852,656  852,656  Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Disabilities
 Northwest Louisiana Human Services District  511,427  511,427  511,427  Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Disabilities
         




Resources

 

Legislative Committee Schedules  |  LA Senators by Committee  |  LA Representatives by Committee  |  Legislature Homepage

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Legislative Reports and Updates

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