This Session’s Christmas tree bill, House Bill 5050, contains $1.75 million to help implement two mental health-public safety bills, Senate Bill 973 B and Senate Bill 24 B

SB 973 B establishes the Improving People’s Access to Community-based Treatment, Supports and Services (IMPACTS) program within the Criminal Justice Commission (CJC). $10.6 million of general funds are directly allocated under SB 973 B to the CJC to fund community based grants; the additional Christmas Tree bill funding of $1.75 million is allocated to the Judicial Department to help with both