1998 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Hall, Burton, Gollott, White (5th), Carter, Minor, Moffatt, Ross, Simmons, Thames
Senate Bill 3233
(As Passed the Senate)
AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION OF SPECIAL FUNDS TO DEFRAY THE EXPENSES OF THE MISSISSIPPI WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION FOR FISCAL YEAR 1999.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the State Treasury to the credit of the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission, for the purpose of defraying the expenses incurred by said commission for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998, and ending June 30, 1999 $ 4,880,887.00.
SECTION 2. Of the funds appropriated 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 $ 3,380,519.00
Travel and Subsistence 160,585.00
Contractual Services 973,909.00
Other Than Equipment 5,000.00
Subsidies, Loans and Grants 205,000.00
Total $ 4,880,887.00
Permanent: Full Time. . . . . . . . . 78
Part Time. . . . . . . . . 0
Time-Limited: Full Time. . . . . . . . . 0
Part Time. . . . . . . . . 0
From the funds provided in the budget category "Personal Services: Salaries, Wages and Fringe Benefits," funds may be expended for the following purposes, in compliance with the 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 appropriated herein.
(b) Funds are provided herein and shall be used to fund the "Realignment" component of the Variable Compensation Plan at the requirement established by the State Personnel Board.
In addition to the funds provided in part (b) above, it is the intention of the Legislature that the fiscal year 1999 Variable Compensation Plan shall provide funds to the appropriate budgets to fund MH-Direct Care Worker classifications increases resulting from implementing the provisions of Senate Bill No. 2100, 1997 Regular Session.
It is the agency's responsibility to make certain that funds required to be appropriated for Personal Services for Fiscal Year 2000 do not exceed Fiscal Year 1999 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.
SECTION 3. It is the intention of the Legislature that of the funds appropriated in Section 1 and authorized for expenditure in Section 2 that the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission shall enter into a contract with the industrial private sector for the purpose of implementing a safety education and training program.
SECTION 4. With the funds provided herein, it is the intent of the Legislature that the Workers' Compensation Commission may transfer a sum or sums not to exceed Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00) from the Administration Expense Fund to the Second Injury Fund.
SECTION 5. Funds are included under the provisions of this act to defray the cost of realigning the annual salary of the Workers' Compensation Claims Supervisor position (PIN 46) from pay step 291 to pay step 311. SECTION 6. The money herein appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of any money in the State Treasury to the credit of the proper fund or funds as set forth in this act, upon 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 7. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1998.