Senate Bill NO. 2968

                             By Representative(s) Committee

     Amend by striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:


     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 Office of State Aid Road Construction Fund, for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the Office of State Aid Road Construction of the Mississippi Department of Transportation for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2003, and ending June 30, 2004.. $  142,771,128.00.

     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:


     Personal Services:

          Salaries, Wages and Fringe Benefits$     2,301,570.00

          Travel and Subsistence        34,982.00

     Contractual Services       286,069.00

     Commodities        60,500.00

     Capital Outlay:

          Other Than Equipment             0.00

          Equipment        88,007.00

     Subsidies, Loans and Grants   140,000,000.00

          Total$   142,771,128.00


     General Funds$             0.00

     Special Funds.    142,771,128.00

          Total$   142,771,128.00


     Permanent:          Full Time      42

                    Part Time       2

     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 3.  In addition to all other sums herein appropriated, the following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary is appropriated out of any funds in the State Treasury to the credit of the Office of State Aid Road Construction, which is comprised of special funds to the office, for the purpose of replacement of structurally deficient bridges on the state's county roads for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003....

..... $   25,000,000.00.

     SECTION 4.  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 5.  This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2003, with the exception of Section 3 which shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.