2003 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Gordon, Thames, Dearing, Gollott, Little, Walden
AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEFRAYING THE EXPENSES OF THE MISSISSIPPI GAMING COMMISSION, FOR FISCAL YEARS 2003 AND 2004.
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 purpose of defraying the expenses of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2003, and ending
June 30, 2004$ 3,653,007.00.
SECTION 2. The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the special funds in the State Treasury to the credit of the Mississippi Gaming Commission which are collected by or otherwise become available for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the Commission for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2003, and ending June 30, 2004$ 7,429,214.00.
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:
MAJOR OBJECTS OF EXPENDITURE:
Salaries, Wages and Fringe Benefits$ 7,362,037.00
Travel and Subsistence 645,858.00
Contractual Services 2,741,445.00
Other Than Equipment 0.00
Subsidies, Loans and Grants 100,300.00
General Funds... $ 3,653,007.00
Special Funds 7,429,214.00
Permanent: Full Time 166
Part Time 0
Time-Limited: Full Time 0
Part Time 0
With the funds herein appropriated, it is the intention of the Legislature that it shall be the agency's responsibility to make certain that funds required to be appropriated for "Personal Services" for Fiscal Year 2005 do not exceed Fiscal Year 2004 funds appropriated for that purpose, unless programs or positions are added to the agency's Fiscal Year 2005 budget by the Mississippi Legislature. Based on data provided by the Legislative Budget Office, the State Personnel Board shall determine and publish the projected annual cost to fully fund all appropriated positions in compliance with the provisions of this act. It shall be the responsibility of the agency head to insure that no single personnel action increases this projected annual cost and/or the Fiscal Year 2004 appropriation for "Personal Services" when annualized. If, at the end of any calendar month, the State Personnel Board determines that the agency has taken action(s) which would cause the agency to exceed this projected annual cost or the Fiscal Year 2004 "Personal Services" appropriated level, when annualized, then only those actions which reduce the projected annual cost and/or the appropriation requirement will be processed by the State Personnel Board until such time as the requirements of this provision are met.
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 4. Of the funds appropriated in Section 2, One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) is hereby authorized to be transferred to the Mississippi Council on Compulsive Gambling, a nonprofit organization.
SECTION 5. In addition to all other positions heretofore authorized for the Mississippi Gaming Commission for Fiscal Year 2003, Five (5) additional Permanent Full Time positions are hereby authorized to support the gaming laboratory for the period beginning upon passage of this act and through June 30, 2003.
SECTION 6. Of the funds appropriated under the provisions of Section 2, Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) shall be derived from the Budget Contingency Fund created in Section 27-103-301, Mississippi Code of 1972.
SECTION 7. 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 8. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2003, except for section 5 which shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.