1997 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Conference Report)

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Social Services Balances

Item 531 #1c

Item 531 #1c

First Year - FY1997 Second Year - FY1998
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY1997 ($1,125,000) FY1998 $0 GF

Page 358, line 14, strike "($5,926,932)" and insert "($7,051,932)".
Page 359, after line 16, insert:
"F.  The Director of the Department of Planning and Budget shall unallot the general fund appropriation in the first year of the Department of Social Services in the amount of $1,125,000.  The amount shall be transferred to this item."

(This amendment transfers to the general fund unexpended funds for two purposes: (1) $750,000 carried forward in fiscal year 1996 balances for evaluation of welfare reform, and (2) $375,000 in the fiscal year 1997 appropriation for the targeted grants program for employers who hire welfare recipients -- a program which was never implemented. A companion amendment to the first purpose provides funds to the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, to contract for assistance in conducting a study of welfare reform. For the second purpose, $375,000 remains in the fiscal year 1998 appropriation, pursuant to Senate Bill 873, which would re-authorize the targeted grants program.)