House Bill No. 1707

BY: 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 authorized and approved for expenditure out of any funds which are received by or otherwise become available to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Commission, for the purpose of defraying expenses of the commission for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004, and ending June 30, 2005....

... $     3,568,394.00.

     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$     1,321,006.00

Travel and Subsistence        42,500.00

Contractual Services     1,680,000.00

Commodities       205,000.00

     Capital Outlay:

Other Than Equipment             0.00

Equipment       119,888.00

Subsidies, Loans and Grants       200,000.00

Total$     3,568,394.00


Permanent:          Full Time      46

Part Time       0

Time-Limited:          Full Time       0

Part Time       0

     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and/or other special funds which are being used for salaries authorized under the provisions of this act and which are withdrawn and no longer available.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.  It is the intention of the Legislature that the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Commission shall maintain complete accounting and personnel records related to the expenditure of all funds appropriated under this act and that such records shall be in the same format and level of detail as maintained for Fiscal Year 2004.  It is further the intention of the Legislature that the agency's budget request for Fiscal Year 2006 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 2005 budget request process.

     SECTION 4.  The money herein approved for expenditure shall be disbursed upon bank checks 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, 2004.