1997 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Hall, Burton, Stogner, Jordan (18th), Kirby, Mettetal, Posey, White (5th)
Senate Bill 3152
(As Passed the Senate)
AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEFRAYING THE EXPENSES INCURRED IN THE MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF THE FOREST AND WILDLIFE RESEARCH CENTER FOR FISCAL YEAR 1998.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. That the following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the State General Fund not otherwise appropriated, to the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning for the purpose of paying the expenses incurred in the operation and maintenance of the Forest and Wildlife Research Center for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1997, and ending June 30, 1998
SECTION 2. The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby authorized for expenditure out of any special source funds which are collected by or otherwise become available for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the Forest and Wildlife Research Center, for the fiscal year beginning
July 1, 1997, and ending June 30, 1998 $ 1,065,686.00.
SECTION 3. 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and/or other special funds which are being used for salaries authorized under the provisions of this act and which are withdrawn and no longer available.
SECTION 4. It is the intent of the Legislature that if the funds appropriated in Section 1 of this act are used directly or indirectly to match or otherwise secure any federal grants, research grants or donations, such special source funds not classified as restricted funds shall be added and accounted for under Section 2 of this act. Further, it is the intention of the Legislature that all such aforementioned special source funds be included in all reports and requests for the 1998 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature.
SECTION 5. It is the intention of the Legislature that the agency's budget request for fiscal year 1999 shall be submitted to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee in a format and level of detail comparable to the format and level of detail provided during the fiscal year 1998 budget request process.
SECTION 6. Of the funds appropriated in Section 2, the following amounts shall be derived from the Education Enhancement Fund as follows:
(a) Two Hundred Fifty-four Thousand Two Hundred Eighty-
five Dollars ($254,285.00) shall be derived from
funds deposited pursuant to Sections 27-65-75 and
27-67-31, Mississippi Code of 1972.
(b) One Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00) shall
be derived from funds deposited pursuant to Section
27-103-203(1), Mississippi Code of 1972.
SECTION 7. It is the intention of the Legislature that the Forest and Wildlife Research Center shall provide a level of support for the Sustainable Forestry Program for fiscal year 1998 which shall not be less than the amount allocated in fiscal year 1997 plus One Hundred Seventy-one Thousand Five Hundred Fifty-five Dollars ($171,555.00).
SECTION 8. The money herein appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of any money in the State General Fund not otherwise appropriated, or the proper special funds, on warrants issued by the State Fiscal Officer; and the State Fiscal Officer shall issue his warrants upon requisitions signed by the proper person, officer or officers in the manner provided by law.
SECTION 9. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1997.