Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget
October 20, 2021
9:00 a.m.
Room 5

Adjourned
 
* Agenda Revised October 19, 2021, 2:17 pm *
Revision Notes: Added item #17.

 


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CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

BUSINESS
 1. Fiscal Status Statement and Five-year Baseline Budget in accordance with R.S. 39:75(A.)(2)
 2. BA-7 Agenda
 3. Facility Planning and Control Agenda
 4. In accordance with the provisions of R.S. 24:653(E), interpretation of the legislative intent for certain funding allocations contained in the 2021/2022 appropriation bills of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session of the Legislature.
 5. Review and approval of amendments to the contract between the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., in accordance with the provisions of R.S 39:1615(J).
 6. Review and approval of amendments to the contract between the Office of Technology Services, Division of Administration, and Celerian Consulting, Inc. in accordance with R.S. 39:1615(J).
 7. Review and approval of amendments to extend contracts for community placement of residents of the Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System within the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health, in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 39:1615(J):
 A. Amendment for a two-year extension of the contract between Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health - Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System and Grace Outreach Center for secure supervised transitional living arrangement services for up to 44 individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
 B. Amendment for a two-year extension of the contract between Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health - Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System and Options Foundation, Inc., for a supervised shelter care group home, not to exceed 20 beds, for adult males with severe and persistent mental illness.
 8. Review and approval of the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 operating budget for the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission.
 9. Review and approval of the format for the monthly status report on expenditures and offender population to be submitted by Corrections Services for its data and for Local Housing of State Adult Offenders data, as provided in the departmental preamble of Schedule 08A - Corrections Services in Act 119 of the 2021 Regular Session of the Legislature.
 10. Review of amendments to the contracts between the Office of Group Benefits ("OGB") and the following entities, in accordance with LA R.S. 39:1615(J)
 A. Humana Health Benefit Plan of Louisiana, for the provision of a fully insured Medicare Advantage plan
 B. New Orleans Regional Physician Hospital Organization, LLC, d/b/a Peoples Health, for the provision of a fully insured Medicare Advantage plan
 C. HMO Louisiana, Inc.; a subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, for the provision of a fully insured Medicare Advantage plan
 D. Vantage Health Plan, Inc., for the provision of fully insured Medicare Advantage plans
 E. Vantage Health Plan, Inc., for the provision of a fully insured Louisiana-domiciled Health Maintenance Organization ("HMO") plan
 11. Review of the contract between OGB and DataPath Administrative Services Inc., for the provision of Flexible Spending Arrangement ("FSA") and Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 ("COBRA") administrative services, in accordance with LA R.S. 42:802(D)(1).
 12. Review of the emergency contract between OGB and Express Scripts, Inc., for the provision of pharmacy benefit manager administrative services, in accordance with LA R.S. 42:802(D)(1).
 13. Review of amendments to the contract between the Department of State and PCC Technology Inc. for continued improvement and upgrade of geauxBIZ, the state's one-stop business portal, pursuant to LA R.S. 39:1615(J).
 14. Review of the amendments to extend by one year the contracts for Self-Direction Fiscal/Employer Agent services under the self-direction option for the provision of Medicaid home and community-based personal care services, in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 39:1615(J):
 A. Amendment for a one-year extension of the contract between Louisiana Department of Health, Medical Vendor Administration and Acumen Fiscal Agent, L.L.C.
 B. Amendment for a one-year extension of the contract between Louisiana Department of Health, Medical Vendor Administration and Morning Sun Financial Services.
 15. Discussion and update on the Louisiana Emergency Rental Assistance Program implemented by the Division of Administration and the Louisiana Housing Corporation.
 16. Update from the Louisiana Workforce Commission on unemployment and layoff notifications.
 17. In accordance with the provisions of R.S. 24:653(E), interpretation of the legislative intent for the purposes of processing CARES Act funds.

CONSIDERATION OF ANY OTHER BUSINESS THAT MAY COME BEFORE THE COMMITTEE

ANNOUNCEMENTS
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ADJOURNMENT