2000 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Gordon, Thames, Stogner, Burton, Carlton, Hamilton, Posey, Williamson
Senate Bill 3270
(As Sent to Governor)
AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE MISSISSIPPI AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY EXPERIMENT STATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2001.
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 General Fund not otherwise appropriated, for the support and maintenance of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000, and ending June 30, 2001 $ 22,150,515.00.
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 Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2000, and ending June 30, 2001
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and/or other special funds which are being used for salaries authorized under the provisions of this act and which are withdrawn and no longer available.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 intention 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 current 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 2001 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature.
SECTION 5. It is the intention of the Legislature that the agency's budget request for fiscal year 2002 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 2001 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) One Million Five Hundred Thirty-eight Thousand One
Hundred Ten Dollars ($1,538,110.00) shall be derived
from funds deposited pursuant to Sections
27-65-75 and 27-67-31, Mississippi Code of 1972.
(b) One Hundred Four Thousand Six Hundred Sixty-seven
Dollars ($104,667.00) shall be derived from funds
deposited pursuant to Section 27-103-203(1),
Mississippi Code of 1972.
SECTION 7. 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
Globally Competitive Agriculture System
Number of Scientist FTE (Scientist Years) 7.92
Research Publications (Publications) 125
Appropriated Funds and Extramural Funds (Ratio) 0.54
Safe and Secure Food and Fiber System
Number of Scientist FTE (Scientist Years) 9.80
Research Publications (Publications) 45
Appropriated Funds & Extramural Funds (Ratio) 0.58
Healthy, Well-Nourished Population
Number of Scientist FTE (Scientist Years) 0.89
Publications (Publications) 3
Appropriated Funds & Extramural Funds (Ratio) 0.52
Protecting Natural Resources and the Environment
Number of Scientist FTE (Scientist Year) 4.27
Publications (Publications) 8
Appropriated Funds & Extramural Funds (Ratio) 0.82
Enhanced Economic Opportunity and Quality of Life
Number of Scientist FTE (Scientist Years) 17.29
Publications (Publications) 41
Appropriated Funds & Extramural Funds (Ratio) 0.53
Number of Scientist FTE (Scientist Years) 119.12
Publications (Publications) 119.12
Appropriated Funds & Extramural Funds (Ratio) 0.48
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 2002.
SECTION 8. Should revenues generated and deposited to the Education Enhancement Fund pursuant to Section 27-103-203(1), Mississippi Code of 1972, fall below funds appropriated herein from said source, the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning shall notify the Department of Finance and Administration as to which allotments shall be reduced to insure that expenditures do not exceed actual revenues.
SECTION 9. It is the intention of the Legislature that all proceeds from the sale of timber at the Delta Experimental Forest - Stoneville shall be used in the construction of a multi-purpose facility or other capital improvements as needed, at the Stoneville Branch Station.
SECTION 10. 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 11. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2000.