HB 2759: appropriations; direct services; referrals

PRIME SPONSOR: Representative Udall, LD 25

BILL STATUS: Appropriations




☐ Prop 105 (45 votes)	     ☐ Prop 108 (40 votes)      ☐ Emergency (40 votes)	☐ Fiscal NoteContains budget reconciliation provisions relating to the Family Health Pilot Program (Program) needed for implementing the FY 2020 through FY 2022 budget.

☐ Prop 105 (45 votes)	     ☐ Prop 108 (40 votes)      ☐ Emergency (40 votes)	☐ Fiscal NoteHistory

The Arizona Legislature adopts a budget for each fiscal year (FY) that contains general appropriations. Article IV, Section 20, Part 2, Constitution of Arizona, requires the General Appropriations Act (feed bill) to contain only appropriations for the different state departments, state institutions, public schools and interest on public debt. Statutory changes necessary to reconcile the appropriations made in the feed bill and other changes are drafted into separate bills known as Budget Reconciliation Bills (BRBs). These BRBs are prepared according to subject area.


1.       Appropriates $2.5M from the state GF in FY 2020 through FY 2022 to the Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS) for a Program. (Sec. 1)

2.       Requires DHS to distribute the monies for the Program to a nonprofit organization to implement a statewide system to provide direct services, support services, social services case management and referrals to the biological or adoptive parents of children under two years of age. (Sec. 1)

3.       States the purpose of the statewide system is to encourage healthy childbirth, support childbirth as an alternative to abortion, promote family formation, aid successful parenting and increase families' economic self-sufficiency. (Sec. 1)

4.       Specifies the statewide system services must be available to all residents of this state in both urban and rural areas. (Sec. 1)

5.       Prohibits monies from being used for abortion referral services or distributed to entities that promote, refer or perform abortions. (Sec. 1)

6.       Specifies that the nonprofit organization that receives the monies must demonstrate both of the following:

a.       Experience in marketing and serving the eligible patient population; and

b.       That the organization can begin serving clients statewide within 60 days after receiving monies. (Sec. 1)



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f.         Fifty-fourth Legislature                               HB 2759

g.       First Regular Session                    Version 1: Appropriations


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