Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

The Kansas Mental Health Coalition is working to improve mental health in Kansas

The Kansas Mental Health Coalition (KMHC) is a collaborative organization of numerous non-profit organizations, agencies and individuals representing consumers, families, and providers dedicated to improving the lives of Kansans with mental illness.  Read more.

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HB 2313 Would Allow Lottery Vending Machines and Give Boost to Mental Health Funding

The Senate passed the Conference Committee Report for HB 2313 on May 18 on a vote of 21-16.  It awaits House action.

HB 2313 would amend the Kansas Lottery Act to allow the use of lottery ticket vending machines, the use of instant bingo vending machines, amend law concerning underage purchasing of lottery tickets and amends the State Debt Setoff Program.  The instant bingo vending machines language was added by the conference committee and created controversy in the Senate.

The bill would authorize moneys in the Lottery Operating Fund be used for transfers to the Community Crisis Stabilization Centers Fund and Clubhouse Model Program Fund of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.  These are new funds that would be created at KDADS.  Funds transfers would provide 75% to the Community Crisis Stabilization Centers Fund and 25% to the Clubhouse Model Program Fund.  Funds would be limited to no more than $4 million in FY 18 and $8 million in FY 19, FY 20, FY 21, and FY 22.

If the House adopts HB 2313, the mega-budget bill proposal would likely be adjusted reduce additional funds set aside for these services – as per a proviso adopted by the House Appropriations Committee.

The bill makes lottery and casino winnings subject to state debt program and can be withheld for child support or other state debt.  Tickets purchased by underage individuals (under 18) would be void. 


Upcoming events

January 01, 2017 9:30 AM (EST) • Kansas
June 28, 2017 9:00 AM • Valeo Behavioral Health Center Basement Conference Room, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS
July 26, 2017 9:00 AM • Valeo Behavioral Health Center Basement Conference Room, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS
August 23, 2017 9:00 AM • Valeo Behavioral Health Center Basement Conference Room, 330 SW Oakley, Topeka, KS
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CONSIDER JOINING KMHC

Membership in the Kansas Mental Health Coalition is open to anyone who is interested in collaborating with others toward our common goals.

Please check out our membership information and select a member category to join.  Fill out the information sheet and send dues to Kansas Mental Health Coalition, P.O. Box 4744, Topeka, KS  66604.

 

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