2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Committee Approved)

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Remove DEQ Funding Increases

Item 366 #1h

Item 366 #1h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Quality FY2019 ($150,000) FY2020 ($742,115) GF
FY2019 0.00 FY2020 -5.00 FTE

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(This amendment removes funding proposed in House Bill 1700 as introduced to support additional positions in DEQ's water permitting area to support regulatory review and permit writing and support the Governor's environmental agenda, undertake a communications and outreach needs study, and undertake IT upgrades. The Committee budget funding levels were limited to the additional dollars available pursuant to the economic reforecast presented in December, identified programmatic savings, and revenues generated by legislation expanding the collection of sales tax attributable to internet sales. All revenues attributable to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) are captured in the Taxpayer Relief Fund and the Revenue Reserve Fund in Item 475.10. This required removing approximately $1.2 billion in spending compared to House Bill 1700 as introduced.)