Appropriate funds to provide cochlear implants to certain children.
be amended to read as follows:
There is created in the state treasury the telecommunication fund for the deaf and
the telecommunication fund for other disabilities for the deposit and disbursement of money
collected under §§ 49-31-49 and 49-31-51.
There is hereby continuously appropriated the sum of
two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, each year from
the telecommunication fund for the deaf to the Department of Human Services to provide cochlear
implants to children who are less than five years of age and who suffer from severe to profound
be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as
The secretary of the Department of Human Services shall approve vouchers and the
state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.
This Act is repealed on June 30, 2008.