Ms. Shimeall continued with the second bill concept regarding transitional group homes.
The third bill concept recommended to amend the defiinition of "community benefit" as defined in statute, by mandating specific standards of after-care reporting requirements, as well as including step down hospital care for mental health holds.
Ms. Shimeall explained the fourth bill concept regarding extensive support services and "braiding" together a continuum of housing options from various entitites using ARPA and other funds. Committee members asked questions about the bill concept, funding streams, and allowable uses of funds.
Ms. Shimeal continued to the fifth bill concept about increasing fees collected by counties and referenced a legal opinion about "indirect costs".
Lastly, Ms. Shimeall explained the sixth bill concept about dedicating ARPA funds for housing support services programs.
The committee recessed for lunch.