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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 215

Effective - 28 Aug 1994 bottom

  215.054.  Mental health housing trust fund, created — transfers to the fund, interest, how used — department of mental health to select projects, commission approval — moneys not to lapse — St. Joseph state hospital proceeds, use of funds. — 1.  The commission shall administer, in cooperation with the department of mental health, a fund to be known as the "Mental Health Housing Trust Fund", which is hereby created in the state treasury.

  2.  Notwithstanding any other provision of the law to the contrary, any proceeds received by the state from the sale of surplus real property formerly used by the department of mental health shall, upon appropriation, be paid into the mental health housing trust fund.  Moneys in the mental health housing trust fund shall be invested by the state treasurer in the same deposits and obligations in which state funds are authorized by law to be invested; except that, the income accruing from such funds shall be credited to the mental health housing trust fund on an annual basis.

  3.  Interest earned on moneys held in the mental health housing trust fund may, upon appropriation, be used to:

  (1)  Finance the rental, purchase, construction or substantial rehabilitation of community-based housing for clients of the department of mental health who have a mental illness, developmental disability or are chemically dependent, through grants or loans or both;

  (2)  Support department of mental health housing voucher expenses for department of mental health clients;

  (3)  Pay subsidies and administrative costs of consumer home-ownership programs, for the department of mental health clients;

  (4)  Provide matching grants for federal, state or local housing projects which serve clients of the department of mental health;

  (5)  Fifty percent of proceeds from the sale of habilitation center property shall, subject to appropriations, be used for the construction or substantial renovation of habilitation centers.

  4.  The department of mental health shall work in cooperation with the commission in selecting the projects which are to be funded.  The commission shall review the proposals for financial feasibility.  The commission shall fund those projects which are financially feasible and which are approved by the department of mental health, in the priority order established by the department.  To the maximum extent possible, the proceeds of the sale of surplus property formerly used by the department of mental health shall be invested in those municipalities which comprised the population catchment area of the facility being disposed of and in other municipalities in great need as determined by the department.

  5.  The commission shall manage the mental health housing trust fund. Such management shall include, but not be limited to, accepting deposits, reviewing and funding projects approved by the department of mental health, and reporting to the department of mental health on fund activities.

  6.  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080 to the contrary, money in the fund shall not be transferred and placed to the credit of general revenue at the end of the biennium, except by appropriation.

  7.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 2 of this section, the proceeds of the sale of real property known as the St. Joseph State Hospital shall not be paid into the mental health housing trust fund but shall be used for the construction of the new state hospital in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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(L. 1993 S.B. 388, A.L. 1994 S.B. 742)


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