2019 Regular Session
By: Representatives Read, Huddleston, Arnold, Baria, Barton, Boyd, Brown, Cockerham, Denny, Hines, Holland, Ladner, Myers, Staples, Sullivan, Turner, Watson, Willis, Sykes, Dixon
AN ACT APPROVING THE EXPENDITURE OF SPECIAL FUNDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEFRAYING THE EXPENSES OF THE MISSISSIPPI STATE BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2020.
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 Treasury to the credit of the Mississippi State Board of Psychology, for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the board for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020...... $ 124,837.00.
SECTION 2. It is the intention of the Legislature that the Mississippi State Board of Psychology 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 2019. It is further the intention of the Legislature that the agency's budget request for Fiscal Year 2021 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 2020 budget request process.
SECTION 3. It is the intention of the Legislature that whenever two (2) or more bids are received by this agency for the purchase of commodities or equipment, and whenever all things stated in such received bids are equal with respect to price, quality and service, the Mississippi Industries for the Blind shall be given preference. A similar preference shall be given to the Mississippi Industries for the Blind whenever purchases are made without competitive bids.
SECTION 4. Of the funds appropriated under the provisions of this act, an amount not to exceed Eighty Thousand Two Hundred Sixty-eight Dollars ($80,268.00) shall be expended for professional board management fees.
SECTION 5. It is the intention of the Legislature that the funds herein appropriated shall be expended in compliance with Section 27-104-25, Mississippi Code of 1972, that no state agency shall incur obligations or indebtedness in excess of their appropriation and that the responsible officers, either personally or upon their official bonds, shall be held responsible for actions contrary to this provision.
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. Of the funds appropriated in Section 1, Four Thousand Dollars ($4,000.00) is provided for the administrative support of the Mississippi Autism Board as prescribed by Section 73-75-11, Mississippi Code of 1972.
SECTION 8. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2019.