REFERENCE TITLE: children's health insurance program; appropriations
State of Arizona
First Regular Session
Senators Carter: Brophy McGee
Amending section 36‑2985, Arizona Revised Statutes; appropriating monies; relating to the children's health insurance program.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Section 36-2985, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
36-2985. Notice of program suspension; spending limit
A. If this state's federal medical assistance percentage for the program is less than one hundred percent the director determines that federal and state monies appropriated for the program are insufficient, the administration shall immediately notify the governor, the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives and shall immediately may stop processing all new applications.
B. The total amount of state monies that the administration may be spent spend in any fiscal year by the administration for health care provided under this article shall not exceed the amount appropriated or authorized by section 35‑173.
C. This article does not impose a duty on an officer, agent or employee of this state to discharge a responsibility or create any right in a person or group if the discharge or right would require an expenditure of state monies in excess of the expenditure authorized by legislative appropriation for that specific purpose.
Sec. 2. Appropriations; AHCCCS; children's health insurance program
The sums of $1,586,900 from the state general fund and $15,141,500 from the children's health insurance program fund established by section 36‑2995, Arizona Revised Statutes, are appropriated to the Arizona health care cost containment system administration in fiscal year 2019‑2020 to administer and provide services under the children's health insurance program.