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1 HOUSE BILL NO. 310
2 INTRODUCED BY J. CARLSON, M. CAFERRO
4 A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: “AN ACT REQUIRING A REPORT ON THE USES OF THE HEALING AND
5 ENDING ADDICTION THROUGH RECOVERY AND TREATMENT SPECIAL REVENUE ACCOUNT;
6 AMENDING SECTION 16-12-122, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.”
8 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
10 Section 1. Section 16-12-122, MCA, is amended to read:
11 "16-12-122. Healing and ending addiction through recovery and treatment account -- report. (1)
12 There is a healing and ending addiction through recovery and treatment account in the state special revenue
13 fund. The account consists of money transferred to the account pursuant to 16-12-111.
14 (2) Revenue in the account must be used to provide statewide programs for:
15 (a) substance use disorder prevention;
16 (b) mental health promotion; and
17 (c) crisis, treatment, and recovery services for substance use and mental health disorders.
18 (3) The programs must be designed to:
19 (a) increase the number of individuals choosing treatment over incarceration;
20 (b) improve access to, utilization of, and engagement and retention in prevention, treatment, and
21 recovery support services;
22 (c) expand the availability of community-based services that reflect best practices or are evidence-
24 (d) leverage additional federal funds when available for the healthy Montana kids plan provided for
25 in Title 53, chapter 4, part 11, and the medicaid program provided for in Title 53, chapter 6, for the purposes of
26 this section;
27 (e) provide funding for programs and services that are described in subsections (2)(a) through
28 (2)(c) and provided on an Indian reservation located in this state; or
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1 (f) provide funding for grants and services to tribes for use in accordance with this section.
2 (4) (a) An amount not to exceed $500,000, including eligible federal matching sources when
3 applicable, must be used to provide funding for grants and services to tribes for tobacco prevention and
4 cessation, substance use disorder prevention, mental health promotion, and substance use disorder and
5 mental health crisis, treatment, and recovery services.
6 (b) The department of public health and human services shall:
7 (i) manage the programs funded by the special revenue account and shall;
8 (ii) adopt rules to implement the programs; and
9 (iii) provide a written report to the children, families, health, and human services interim committee,
10 in accordance with 5-11-210, no later than September 1 of each year on the programs, grants, and services
11 funded under this section. The report must include the amount of funding each program received.
12 (5) The legislature shall appropriate money from the state special revenue account provided for in
13 this section for the programs referred to in this section.
14 (6) Programs funded under this section must be funded through contracted services with service
17 NEW SECTION. Section 2. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
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