1999 Regular Session

To: Appropriations

By: Representatives McCoy, Scott (17th), Barnett (92nd), Frierson, Livingston, McInnis, Peranich, Read, Vince

House Bill 1641

(As Sent to Governor)



SECTION 1. 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, for the support and maintenance of the Mississippi Library Commission and for carrying out the provisions of Section 39-3-107, Mississippi Code of 1972, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1999, and ending June 30, 2000 $ 11,184,995.00.

SECTION 2. The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the special fund in the State Treasury to the credit of the Mississippi Library Commission which is comprised of special source funds collected by or otherwise available to the commission, for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the commission for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1999, and ending June 30, 2000

$ 2,712,696.00.

SECTION 3. Of the funds appropriated under the provisions of Section 1 and Section 2, not more than the amounts set forth below shall be expended for the respective major objects or purposes of expenditure:


Personal Services:

Salaries, Wages and Fringe Benefits $ 2,416,714.00

Travel and Subsistence 57,000.00

Contractual Services 2,073,718.00

Commodities 527,598.00

Capital Outlay:

Other Than Equipment 0.00

Equipment 158,000.00

Subsidies, Loans and Grants 8,664,661.00

Total $ 13,897,691.00


General Funds $ 11,184,995.00

Special Funds 2,712,696.00

Total $ 13,897,691.00


Permanent: Full Time. . . . . . . . . 66

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 to adjust the Variable Compensation Plan, including realignment, to ensure that all full-time employees with at least six (6) months of continuous current service, as of June 30, 1999, receive an increase of One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00). Funds are provided to adjust critical job classes up to an additional One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00).

(c) If an employee is currently at or above the end salary for his or her job classification, then the increase shall be built into the employee's base salary. To be eligible for any increase authorized in this section, employees may not have a current performance rating below "meets expectations" as of the effective date of the increase. Employees who subsequently receive a performance rating of "meets expectations" or above during Fiscal Year 2000 shall receive the salary increase effective the date of the rating.

It is the agency's responsibility to make certain that funds required to be appropriated for "Personal Services" for Fiscal Year 2001 do not exceed Fiscal Year 2000 funds appropriated for that purpose unless programs 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.

Funds to be distributed to eligible public library systems under the Personnel Incentive Grants Program shall be paid quarterly in advance on or before September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30.

SECTION 4. Of the funds appropriated under the provisions of Section 2, Four Hundred Ninety-three Thousand Eight Hundred Forty-seven Dollars ($493,847.00) shall be derived from the Education Enhancement Fund deposited pursuant to Sections 27-65-75 and 27-67-31, Mississippi Code of 1972.

SECTION 5. In compliance with the "Mississippi Performance Budget and Strategic Planning Act of 1994," it is the intent of the Legislature that the funds provided herein shall be utilized in the most efficient and effective manner possible to achieve the intended mission of this agency. Based on the funding authorized, this agency shall make every effort to attain the targeted performance measures provided below:


Performance Measures Target

Network Services

Technical support to public libraries (hours) 230

Technical consulting services to public

libraries (hours) 675

Library Services

Reference request (actions) 31,000 Holdings of MLC & public libraries

(documents) 3,200,000

Patent & trademark queries (actions) 6,700

MAGNOLIA Database Searches (searches) 1,250,000

New library materials purchased (items) 4,500

Administrative Services

Personnel grants (persons) 129

Annual adv admin cost for all types of

grants ($) 442

LSTA grants funds distributed to all types

of libraries (%) 90

Development Services

Consulting assistance to libraries (hours) 5,000

Continuing education programs (#) 40

Satisfaction rating of continuing ed

programs (%) 90

Library for the blind and physically handicapped

Circulation of materials (actions) 139,000

A reporting of the degree to which the performance targets set above have been or are being achieved shall be provided in the agency's budget request submitted to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee for Fiscal Year 2001.

SECTION 6. With the funds provided herein, it is the intention of the Legislature that the Mississippi Library Commission shall provide Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) to the family resource grants.

SECTION 7. It is the intention of the Legislature that the Mississippi Library Commission shall have the authority to escalate its budget and expend funds from any source not to exceed Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000.00) in accordance with rules and regulations of the Department of Finance and Administration in a manner consistent with the escalation of federal funds.

SECTION 8. With the funds provided herein, Thirty-one Thousand Dollars ($31,000.00) is provided to the Mississippi Library Commission to purchase one (1) passenger/cargo van.

SECTION 9. 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 10. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 1999.