Committee: Ways and Means General FundSponsor: Warren
Analyst: Tiffany WeaverDate: 03/04/2022


House Bill 269 as introduced appropriates the sum of $40,198,388 from the Children First Trust Fund (CFTF) for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023 as follows:

AgencyFY 2023 Appropriation
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board$426,500
Children's Trust Fund2,415,288
Department of Forensic Sciences494,309
Alabama Department of Human Resources11,000,000
Juvenile Probation Services Fund4,646,647
Alabama Medicaid Agency1,643,289
Alabama Department of Mental Health2,142,457
State Multiple Needs Children's Fund4,358,550
Department of Public Health4,717,267
Department of Rehabilitation Services246,763
Department of Youth Services8,107,318
Total Appropriation$40,198,388

These funds are conditioned upon receipt of tobacco revenues. Any remaining sums at the end of the fiscal year shall remain in the CFTF and shall not revert to the General Fund or to any other fund. This act also transfers approximately $11,700,000 in Children First Trust Fund money allocated to the State Board of Education to the State General Fund for FY 2023.

In addition to the above appropriation, this act also appropriates $52,239,843 from additional tobacco settlement funds for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023 to the following entities:

AgencyFY 2023 Appropriation
Department of Early Childhood Education$500,000
21st Century Debt Services16,000,000
Senior Services Trust Fund1,413,775
Alabama Medicaid Agency32,333,121
Department of Senior Services - Medicaid Waiver1,992,947
Total Appropriation$52,239,843

This act also requires that any additional tobacco revenues available for FY 2023 are conditionally appropriated, conditioned upon the recommendation of the Finance Director, the Chairman of the House Ways and Means General Fund Committee and Chairman of the Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee and the approval of the Governor and that notification be provided to legislators representing an area where a grant from the Children First Trust Fund is to be awarded ten days before the funds reach the recipient agency.

 Steve Clouse, Chair
Ways and Means General Fund