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No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
It is assumed available grant funding would be able to cover the cost of mental health first aid training for school district employees and resource officers. Some school districts may experience an increase in costs for substitute teachers to cover classrooms while teachers were receiving training.
This bill is substantively the same as when we reported on it in its original chamber. We continue to remain neutral on SB 133. The second chamber sponsor is Representative Coleman.
Original chamber analysis
The bill authorizes the department to make grants to local mental health authorities to provide an approved mental health first aid (MHFA) training program, administered by mental health first aid trainers, at no cost to school district employees and school resource officers.