FY 2003-04 STATE POLICE BUDGET - S.B. 277 (P.A. 149 OF 2003): ENACTED

FY 2002-03 Year-to-Date Gross Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . 60;. . . . . . . . . . . . 0;. . . . . . . . . 

$479,030,348

Changes from FY 2002-03 Year-to-Date:

 

Items Included by the Senate and House

 

 1.    bold">Emergency Management. The bill provides additional Federal funding for First Responder Equipment and Training, primarily to local units.

6,400,000

 2.    DNA Program. The bill reflects additional Federal funds for the purpose of reducing the current backlog of processing DNA samples.

3,000,000

 3.    Fire Marshal Fund Source. The Governor recommended a switch of $6.3 million in GF/GP funds which support Fire Marshal-related units to a restricted source from an insurance fee. The Senate rejected the fee and restored the GF/GP funds.

0

 4.    Early Retirement and Position Vacancies. The bill includes reductions of $2,317,600 for annualized savings from position vacancies and a reduction of $1,116,500 for Early Retirement savings.

(3,434,100)

 5.    Economic Adjustments. The bill includes an increase of $310,000 for workers compensation and a reduction of $340,000 for building occupancy charges. Not contained in the bill are employee-related economics for salaries, insurance, and retirement, totaling $10,062,800, including $6,713,900 GF/GP.

(30,000)

 6.    Other Changes. The bill includes an increase of $121,800 in Federal DOT grants, and reductions of $1,423,200 in restricted, $1,402,300 in IDGs to reflect actual funds received, a fee collection adjustment of $2,492,900, a reduction in Information Technology ($2,127,148),for trooper strength attrition ($2,872,000), and an increase for reimbursed services ($585,000). Adjustments are also made for FY 2002-03 supplemental appropriation P.A. 39 of 2003 (providing $58,082,000 for emergency management), supplemental appropriation P.A. 173 of 2003 ($12,270,000 for Detroit Homeland Security), and contingency fund transfers ($2,705,000).

(77,677,348)

Conference Agreement on Items of Difference

 

 7.    At-Post Troopers. The Conference Committee rejected the Governor’s proposal to reduce GF/GP by $36.4 million and supplant with a traffic enforcement and safety fund. The Conference Committee provided $20.0 million from a traffic law enforcement and safety fund, with the balance of the $36.4 million coming from GF/GP funds. $5.0 million was also provided for a new trooper school.

5,000,000

 8.    FTE Count. The Conference Committee concurred with the House and reduced the number of authorized FTE positions by 347.5 FTEs from the Governor’s recommendation to reflect actual employee levels.

0

 9.    Emergency Management. The Conference Committee concurred with the House and added anticipated Federal funds for first responder grants.

48,600,000

1 0.  Canine Unit. The Conference Committee concurred with the House and added private funding to the canine unit.

10,000

Total Changes. . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . .& #160;. . . . . . . . . . . .&# 160;. . . . . . . . . . . . 60;. . . . . . . . . . . .

($18,131,448)

FY 2003-04 Enacted Gross Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . 60;. . . . . . . . . . . . 0;. . . . . . . . . . . .  . 

$460,898,900

FY 2003-04 STATE POLICE BUDGET - BOILERPLATE HIGHLIGHTS

Changes from FY 2002-03 Year-to-Date:

Items Included by the Senate and House

 1.    Contingency Funds. The bill eliminates language which permits the expenditure of up to $10.0 million in Federal funds, $3.5 million in restricted funds, $1.0 million in local funds, and $200,000 in private funds by legislative transfer.

 2.    Early Retirement. The bill eliminates language providing for the transfer of early retirement savings to the Early Retirement Savings line, a feature of the FY 2002-03 budget bill.

 3.    Michigan Public Safety Communications System. The bill eliminates language concerning DMB approval of the System’s spending plan. The language appears in the proposed FY 2003-04 budget for the Department of Information Technology, where the system is now administered.

 4.    Detroit Crime Lab. The bill eliminates language which appeared in FY 2003-03 Supplemental Appropriations, P.A. 746 of 2002, which states legislative intent that up to 10% of Federal funds received by the State for Homeland Security Equipment Upgrade to local units be allocated for the construction of an upgraded Detroit Crime Lab.

 5.    Rescue Boat. The bill eliminates language requiring the Department to retain a minimum of one rescue boat within the Upper Peninsula.

Conference Agreement on Items of Difference

 6.    At-Post Troopers. The Conference Committee included language setting a goal of 1,075 troopers and encouring the establishment of a drop program. (Sec. 218)

 7.    Motor Carrier Report. The Conference Committee eliminated language requiring a motor carrier funds allocation report.

 

Date Completed: 8-12-03 - Fiscal Analyst: Bruce Baker