2004 Regular Session

To: Appropriations

By: Senator(s) Gordon, Little, Huggins, Cuevas, Hyde-Smith, Simmons, Wilemon

Senate Bill 3140

(As Passed the Senate)



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 payment of the expenses of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, created by Section 41-29-101 et seq., Mississippi Code of 1972, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004, and ending June 30, 2005   $     9,765,382.00.

SECTION 2.  The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby authorized for expenditure out of any money in the special fund in the State Treasury to the credit of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety which is comprised of special source funds collected by or otherwise available to the agency, for the support and maintenance of the agency for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004, and ending June 30, 2005$     1,211,594.00.

     SECTION 3.  With the funds appropriated under the provisions of Sections 1 and 2, the following positions are authorized:


Permanent:    Full Time...........      184

Part Time...........        0

Time-Limited:Full Time...........        1

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 2006 do not exceed Fiscal Year 2005 funds appropriated for that purpose, unless programs or positions are added to the agency's Fiscal Year 2006 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 2005 appropriation for "Personal Services" when annualized, with the exception of escalated funds.  If, at the time the agency takes any action to change "Personal Services," the State Personnel Board determines that the agency has taken an action which would cause the agency to exceed this projected annual cost or the Fiscal Year 2005 "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 or allowable under the terms set forth within this act.  The State Personnel Board shall not escalate positions without written approval from the Department of Finance and Administration.  The Department of Finance and Administration shall not provide written approval to escalate any funds for salaries and/or positions without proof of availability of new or additional funds above the appropriated level.

     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.  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:                                                                                      FY2005

Performance Measures                                      Target

Drug Enforcement

     Arrests Made (Persons)                                2,908

     Number of Prosecutions (Actions)                      2,063

     Organizations Disrupted/Dismantled (Actions)            399

     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 2006.

     SECTION 5.  Of the funds appropriated under the provisions of Section 2, funds may be expended to defray the costs of clothing for sworn law enforcement officers in an amount not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) annually per officer.

     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, 2004.