1998 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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COPS State Matching Funds

Item 455 #17s

Item 455 #17s

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Public Safety
Criminal Justice Services, Department of FY1999 ($2,400,000) FY2000 ($2,400,000) GF

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"G. Out of this appropriation, $2,450,000 the first year and $2,450,000 the second year from the general fund is authorized to assist localities with the 25 percent matching requirement for federal grant funds awarded by the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program.  Within the limits of funds appropriated, funds provided will assist localities by providing (i) the actual cash match requirement (25%) for one year for such federal grants which may be awarded prior to July 1, 2000, and (ii) one half of the actual cash match requirement for one additional year.  The Department of Criminal Justice Services shall annually report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on this program.".

(This amendment reduces the appropriation for the federal COPS program by $2,400,000 each year by setting limits on state assistance to localities for the 25 percent local matching share of federal grants for new police officers. The amendment establishes a step-down procedure for state assistance and limits total expenditures to the amount of funds appropriated. With this adjustment, Senate Bill 30 will provide $2,450,000 each year from the general fund for this program.)