2013 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

View Budget Item
View Budget Item amendments

Clarify Employee Bonus Language (language only)

Item 296 #1c

Item 296 #1c

Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of

Page 256, line 36, after "cost", insert:
"of the state and local share".
Page 256, line 37, after "employees", insert:
"in the local health departments".

(This amendment revises the language included in the introduced bill requiring the agency to pay the local share of the one-time bonus for state employees. The amended language clarifies that the department is required to pay only the local and state share of the bonus for health department employees. The introduced budget provided $350,000 from the general fund in fiscal year 2013 as support for the local share of the state employee three percent bonus paid provided on December 1, 2012. The total local share for the bonus amounts to $838,571. The majority of local health department employees are state employees. However, local governments share in the cost of local health department operations including salaries through the cooperative health services funding formula. This additional state funding is provided on a one-time basis, in recognition of the inability of localities to budget for the bonus, which was contingent on general fund revenue collections for fiscal year 2012 in excess of the official fiscal year 2012 revenue estimate and discretionary unspent general fund appropriations recommended by the Governor for reversion at the end of fiscal year 2012.)