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Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Van Landingham
Commissioner of Social Svs.-Employment Terms (language only)

Item 4-6.01 #3h

Item 4-6.01 #3h

Positions and Employment
Employee Compensation

Language
Page 602, strike lines 24 through 26.
Page 609, after line 18, insert:
"o.1.  The Commissioner of the Department of Social Services shall be paid an annual salary of $113,295 from the period of July 1, 2000, to November 24, 2000, and $116,977 from November 25, 2000, to November 24, 2001.  The payment of these salary amounts shall be based on the following conditions:  requests for proposals for grants for agencies and organizations applying to receive federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funds for the purposes set forth in Item 390.2.b. are prepared and sent to these agencies and organizations for review at least 30 days prior to July 1 of the fiscal year for which funding has been appropriated or allocated; contracts for such agencies and organizations are executed within 30 days of the start of the fiscal year for which funding has been appropriated or allocated for the purposes set forth in Item 390.2.b.; and a monthly report detailing budgeted and actual TANF expenditures is provided to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees effective upon the signing of this act.
2.  If the above conditions are not met, the Department of Planning and Budget shall unallot the amounts provided for the Commissioner's salary as listed above and the Comptroller shall not issue payroll checks for that portion of Commissioner's annual salary that corresponds to the period of  delay in executing the aforementioned contracts.
3.  If the above conditions are met and certified by the Auditor of Public Accounts by September 1, 2001, the Commissioner is eligible to receive an annual salary in the amount of $121,071 during the period of November 25, 2001, to June 30, 2002."


Explanation
(This amendment strikes language setting forth the salary of the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services in a table along with other agency heads. Language is added which sets forth the salary of the Commissioner in a separate paragraph, along with conditions of employment based on the satisfactory preparation and execution of contracts for the expenditure of TANF funding as directed by the General Assembly. A companion amendment is located in Item 547.)