Miller introduces mental health funds bill

State Rep. Aaron Miller has introduced legislation to more equally designate funds for county mental health services throughout the state.
Miller introduced a similar bill last session that had hearings before the House Appropriations Committee, but never made it to the House floor. The bill changes the way money is distributed to Community Mental Health Service Programs based on criteria such as demographics, county unemployment rates and poverty rates.
House Bill 4091 is Miller’s first introduced bill for the current session.
Miller said the issue was brought to his attention by a Sturgis family, told to move to a different part of the state where more funding was available, but that was not an option.
The bill was referred to the House Appropriations Committee.

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