1997 Regular Session
By: Representative Capps
House Bill 1574
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 2, CHAPTER 77, LAWS OF 1996, TO TRANSFER CERTAIN PORTIONS OF THE MONEY IN THE FISCAL YEAR 1997 APPROPRIATION TO THE PAT HARRISON WATERWAY DISTRICT AMONG SEVERAL CATEGORIES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 2, Chapter 77, Laws of 1996, is amended as follows:
Section 2. Of the funds approved for expenditure under the provisions of Section 1, not more than the amounts set forth below shall be expended for the respective major objects or purposes of expenditure:
MAJOR OBJECTS OF EXPENDITURE:
Salaries, Wages and Fringe Benefits $ 1,606,914.00
Travel and Subsistence 20,000.00
Contractual Services 896,286.00
Other Than Equipment 0.00
Subsidies, Loans and Grants 941,499.00
Total $ 3,706,942.00
Permanent: Full Time. . . . . . . . . 40
Part Time. . . . . . . . . 67
Time-Limited: Full Time. . . . . . . . . 0
Part Time. . . . . . . . . 0
From the funds provided in the Major Object of Expenditure "Personal Services: Salaries, Wages and Fringe Benefits," funds may be expended for the following purposes, in compliance with policies established by the State Personnel Board and any conditions placed on such expenditures:
(a) The components of the Variable Compensation Plan shall be maintained within the constraints of the funds provided herein.
(b) No funds provided herein shall be expended within the In-service (COLA), Longevity, Productivity, Upward Reallocation or Realignment components of the Variable Compensation Plan, except as specified herein.
(c) In those cases where the State Personnel Board determines that a bona fide staffing need exists, funds may be expended for upward reallocations and realignments, but only upon written certification by the agency director and the State Fiscal Officer that adequate funds are available.
(d) Pursuant to policies established by the State Personnel Board, agency heads may, on a case by case basis and from within funds available, recommend equity salary adjustments. Such adjustments shall not be retroactive and may be made when an employee with greater or equal continuous state service experience and qualifications is being paid less than an employee working in the same job classification within the same agency.
It is the agency's responsibility to make certain that funds required to be appropriated for Personal Services for Fiscal Year 1998 do not exceed Fiscal Year 1997 funds appropriated for that purpose unless programs and/or positions are added to the agency's budget by the Mississippi Legislature.
Any transfers or escalations shall be made in accordance with the terms, conditions and procedures established by law.
No general funds authorized to be expended herein shall be used to replace federal funds and/or other special funds which are being used for salaries authorized under the provisions of this act and which are withdrawn and no longer available.
Unless expressly authorized herein by the Legislature, no funds appropriated to be expended for travel and subsistence shall be expended to pay expenses incurred by more than three (3) employees or other representatives of the agency, excluding elected officials, for attending the same conference, seminar or workshop, either in-state or out-of-state; however, such funds may be expended for expenses incurred by more than three (3) employees or other representatives for attendance at the same conference, seminar or workshop (a) if attendance is required in order to maintain professional certification or licensure, which certification or licensure is required by the employees' job descriptions or by law, or (b) if such expenditure has received the prior written approval of the State Fiscal Officer.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.