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DDS Budget and Appropriations Committee Public Hearing Information

The Department of Developmental Services’ Appropriations Committee Budget Hearing is Wednesday, March 2, 2011.  DDS will testify before the Appropriations Committee from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Room 2D of the Legislative Office Building (LOB).

The Appropriations Committee Public Hearing on the Governor’s proposed DDS budget will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 beginning at 3:00 p.m. in Room 2C of the Legislative Office Building.

Public speaker order for the public hearing will be determined by a lottery system.  Lottery numbers will be drawn from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in the First Floor Atrium of the LOB and from 10:15 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Room 2700 of the LOB.  The list of speakers registered through the lottery system will be posted outside the designated hearing room two hours prior to the start of the public hearing.  Speakers arriving after the completion of the lottery will have their names placed at the end of the speaker list.  On March 2nd and 4th the Committee will provide a separate sign-up sheet for persons with special needs.  Those speakers will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis.  The Committee Chairs will alternate between the special needs list and the standard list until the special needs list has been exhausted.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony.  Please submit 25 copies of written testimony at the time of sign-up.  Testimony delivered after the start of a hearing may not be distributed until the following day. The Committee will accept electronic testimony, either in Word or PDF format, via email at for posting on the Committee’s website and inclusion in the hearing transcript.  Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee.

Below is a link to the Department’s video presentation on the Governor’s proposed Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013 DDS budget: