2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Reduce New Engineering Positions

Item 357 #10h

Item 357 #10h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of FY2015 ($112,500) FY2016 ($112,500) GF
FY2015 2.00 FY2016 2.00 FTE

Page 299, line 34, strike "$72,540,947" and insert "$72,428,447".
Page 299, line 34, strike "$48,639,397" and insert "$48,526,897".

(This amendment reduces the number of new general fund positions for engineering services for structural agricultural best management practices from four to two general fund positions. The agency has one engineer in place now. Structural practices are largely focused on specific types of projects such as fencing cattle out of streams, water crossings for large animals, animal waste facilities, and poultry litter sheds. Many soil and water conservation staff already have the necessary job authority to oversee the completion of these types of projects, but they need an engineer's license under which to operate. The three engineers could be used west of I-95 where these types of projects are largely undertaken. East of I-95, most farming operations are in small grains, corn, or similar types of crops. These types of operations do not need engineering support for implementation of their agricultural best management practices.)