2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Conference Report)

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Drug Assessment and Treatment Fund Balances (language only)

Item 3-1.01 #2c

Item 3-1.01 #2c

Interfund Transfers

Page 259, after line 38, insert:
"MM.  On or before June 30, 2008, the State Comptroller shall transfer an amount estimated at $2,000,000 from the Drug Assessment and Treatment Fund to the general fund."

(This amendment captures the year-end balances in the Drug Assessment and Treatment Fund. The Department of Corrections uses the proceeds in this fund to assess the substance abuse problems of inmates and offenders on probation and parole. The source of the revenue for the Drug Assessment and Treatment Fund is a portion of court costs and fees. The Department of Corrections has an appropriation for the use of about $1.2 million from the fund to support substance abuse assessment positions. However, for the last two years the amount of revenue flowing into the fund has exceeded projections. The Governor recommended using these excess revenues to address the Commonwealth's budget shortfall in his budget reduction plan issued on February 12, 2008.)