ARIZONA STATE SENATE
Fifty-Fourth Legislature, First Regular Session
appropriation; DES; information; referral service
Appropriates $1,500,000 from the state General Fund in FY 2020 to the Department of Economic Security (DES) for a statewide information and referral service.
2000, the Federal Communications Commission designated 2-1-1
as a three-digit telephone information and referral (I&R) system. The 2-1-1
system callers with information and referrals to various health and human
services resources in their communities, including: 1) food and clothing banks; 2) shelters; 3) physical and
mental health resources; 4) work support;
5) children, youth and family support; and 6) rent and utility assistance.
S.B. 1011 appropriates $1,500,000 from the state General Fund in FY 2020 to DES.
1. Appropriates $1,500,000 from the state General Fund in FY 2020 to DES for a statewide information and referral service for health care, community, human and governmental services.
2. Allows DES to provide the statewide information and referral service directly or through contract with a private entity.
Requires an entity that provides the statewide information and referral
service to employ a
2-1-1 three-digit dialing access and be accredited through a national alliance relating to I&R systems.
4. Becomes effective on the general effective date.
Prepared by Senate Research
January 18, 2019