2021 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Hopson, Polk, Parks, DeBar, Simmons (13th), Williams
AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING FOR THE COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AT MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022.
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 funds in the State General Fund not otherwise appropriated, to the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning to be used for the operation of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022.... $ 17,481,477.00.
SECTION 2. The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby authorized for expenditure out of any special source funds which are collected by or otherwise become available for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022..........................
............................................ $ 31,605,969.00.
SECTION 3. Any transfer 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and/or other special funds which are being used for salaries authorized under the provisions of this act and which are withdrawn and no longer available.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. It is the intention of the Legislature that the agency's budget request for Fiscal Year 2023 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 2022 budget request process.
SECTION 5. Of the funds appropriated in Section 2, Six Hundred Twenty-two Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty Dollars ($622,920.00) shall be derived from the Education Enhancement Fund from funds deposited pursuant to Sections 27-65-75 and 27-67-31, Mississippi Code of 1972.
SECTION 6. 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:
Performance Measures Target
Percentage of Year 4 DVM students
passing NAVLE at graduation (%) 95.00
Percentage of DVM graduates reporting
employment in the field within 12 months
of graduation 95.00
Number of grants/contracts awarded 55
Percentage of graduate students
reporting employment in the field within
12 months of graduation (%) 95.00
Public Service - Animal Health Ctr
Number of patient visits to AHC (AHC
caseload managed) 29,677
Client satisfaction based on surveys (%) 98.00
Referring veterinarian satisfaction
based on surveys (%) 95.00
Public Service - Diagnostic Lab
Number of Lab Accessions (Test Requests) 22,849
Vet Research & Diagnostic Lab
Diagnostic tests performed (Number) 383,000
Percentage of vet campers and parents
indicating "willing to recommend" on
satisfaction surveys (%) 100.00
Percentage of alumni who report a
satisfactory level of engagement with
the college on surveys (%) 98.00
Operation & Maintenance
Number of square feet O & M / Custodial
Cost per square foot Maintenance and
Custodial Services 1.20
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 2023.
SECTION 7. Of the funds appropriated in Section 1 of this act, the amount of One Hundred Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($125,000.00) shall be used for the purpose of testing, programming, and personnel-related expenses for Chronic Waste Disease.
SECTION 8. Of the funds appropriated under the provisions of Section 2, Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00), or so much thereof, shall be derived out of any money in the State Treasury to the credit of the Capital Expense Fund, as created in Section 27-103-303, Mississippi Code of 1972, and allocated in a manner as determined by the Treasurer's Office. These funds are provided for operational expenditures.
SECTION 9. 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 10. 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 11. 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 12. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2021.