FY 2012-13 JUDICIARY BUDGET                                                              S.B. 957 (S-1):  SUMMARY OF DIFFERENCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                 House Bill is H.B. 5365

 

FY 2012-13 Senate-Passed Gross Appropriation.................................................................

$273,760,100

 

House Changes to Senate-Passed:

 

  1.  Swift-and-Sure Sanctions Fund Increase.  House did not concur with Senate $5.0 million increase in funding for the Swift-and-Sure Sanctions program.

(5,000,000)

  2.  Fund Shift for Court of Appeals.  House did not concur with Senate fund shift that moved approximately $1.7 million in restricted fund revenues from Court of Appeals to Swift and Sure Sanctions, and shifted an equivalent amount of GF/GP funds from Swift-and-Sure Sanctions to Court of Appeals.

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  3.  Specialty Courts.  House made cuts to specialty courts, reducing Mental Health Courts by $50,000 and Drug Courts by $77,000.  Senate did not include these reductions.

(127,000)

  4.  Court Equity Fund GF/GP Reduction.  House cut $100,000 from GF/GP support for the Court Equity Fund.  Senate did not include this reduction.

(100,000)

  5.  Across-the-Board GF/GP Reductions.  House made a 1% reduction to a variety of GF/GP-funded items including: Supreme Court Administration, Judicial Institute, State Court Administrative Office, Judicial Information Systems, Foster Care Review Board, Community Dispute Resolution Program, and Court of Appeals Operations.  Senate did not include these reductions.

(468,300)

 

Total Changes.....................................................................................................................

($5,695,300)

FY 2012-13 House-Passed Gross Appropriation..................................................................

$268,064,800


FY 2012-13 JUDICIARY BUDGET                                                                                        BOILERPLATE HIGHLIGHTS

Changes from FY 2012-13 Senate-Passed:

  1.  Swift-and-Sure Sanctions Funding and Shift.  Senate language was revised to be consistent with the $5.0 million increase in funding for the Swift-and-Sure Sanctions program, and the fund shift between Swift-and-Sure and the Court of Appeals.  House retained current language, except for an added definition described below.

  2.  Swift-and-Sure Sanctions Qualifying County.  House maintains current year criteria which require a qualifying county to both have a drug treatment court and be a unified trial court.  House also added a specific definition of "unified trial court."  Senate revised current year language by striking the part about unified trial court, allowing any court with a drug treatment/DWI sobriety court to qualify to apply for grant funds.  This would broaden the number of qualifying counties, which is consistent with the Senate's proposed funding increase for this program. 

  3.  Out-of-State Travel.  Senate retained current language limiting out-of-state travel, but House revised to strike the limitation and instead requires only a report of the dates and costs for each travel occurrence.

 

Date Completed:  4-27-12                                                                                                   Fiscal Analyst:  Dan O'Connor

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.