Bill Summary for H 336 (2013-2014)
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A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DIRECTOR OF THE BUDGET TO CONTINUE EXPENDITURES FOR THE OPERATION OF GOVERNMENT AT A PERCENTAGE OF THE LEVEL IN EFFECT ON JUNE 30, 2013.Intro. by Conrad, Lambeth, Hanes, Terry.
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Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition deletes the provisions of the 1st edition and instead provides the following.
Allows the Director of the Budget to continue to allocate funds for expenditures for current operations by state departments, institutions, and agencies at a level not to exceed 90% of the level at which these operations were authorized in in 2012 Appropriations Act, SL 2012-142, as amended. Directs the Director to implement the budget reductions set out in Senate Bill 402 (S 402) 3rd edition and the 5th edition that are not in controversy. Prohibits implementing any transfers set out in S 402, 3rd edition, 5th edition, or both. Provides that vacant positions subject to proposed budget reductions in S 402, 3rd edition, 5th edition, or both are not to be filled after June 30, 2013. Requires that state employees holding positions subject to elimination in both S 402, 3rd edition and the 5th edition because of a reduction in funds that were used to support the job or its responsibilities be provided written notification of termination of employment 30 days before the effective date of the termination. Prohibits state agencies from making grant awards with funds subject to reductions in S 402, 3rd edition, 5th edition, or both.
Retains the salary schedules and salaries established for 2012-13 under SL 2012-142 and in effect on June 30, 2013, for offices and positions until the effective date of the 2013 Appropriations Act. Provides that state employees subject to GS 7A-102(c), 7A-171.1, or 20-187.3 do not move up on the salary schedule or receive automatic increases until authorized by the General Assembly. Prohibits state employees from receiving any automatic step increases, annual, performance, merit, bonuses, or other increments until authorized by the General Assembly. Prohibits public school employees paid on the teacher salary schedule or school based administrator salary schedule and other employees do not move up on salary schedules or receive automatic step increases, annual, performance, merit, or other increments until authorized by the General Assembly.
Specifies that the state's employer contribution rates budgeted for retirement and related benefits for the 2013-14 fiscal year are as provided in Section 29-22(f) of the 2011 Appropriations Act and Section 25.10 of the 2012 Appropriations Act. The contribution rates are effective until the 2013 Appropriations Act becomes law and are subject to revision in that act. Specifies actions that are to be taken if the 2012 Appropriations Act modifies the rates.
Provides that if the provisions of either the 3rd edition or 5th edition of S 402, or both, direct that funds do not revert, the funds do not revert on June 30, 2013. The funds are not to be expended after June 30, 2013, unless they are encumbered on or before June 30, except as provided by a law enacted after June 30, 2013. Effective June 30, 2013.
Repeals SL 2011-145, Section 5.1(d)(2) through (4), appropriating from the General Fund an amount equal to the amount required to issue refunds for tax overpayments, appropriating from the Escheat Fund any escheated property awarded to a claimant in accordance with the provisions of GS Chapter 116B or any other applicable law, and appropriating from the appropriate fund an amount equal to the amount required to refund any other overpayment made to a State agency. Effective June 30, 2013.
Provides that for the 2012-13 fiscal year only, funds are not to be reserved to the (1) Repairs and Renovations Reserve Account, and the State Controller must not transfer funds from the unreserved credit balance to the Repairs and Renovation Reserve Account on June 30, 2013, and (2) Savings Reserve Account, and the State Controller must not transfer funds from the unreserved credit balance to the Savings Reserve Account on June 30, 2013. Effective June 30, 2013.
Requires the Director of the Budget to continue to allocate DHHS federal block grant funds at the levels provided in the 2012 Appropriations Act and makes appropriations from the DHHS federal block grants. Funds the Quality and Availability Initiatives item under Local Program Expenditures of the Child Care and Development Block Grant at 90% of the 2012-13 levels. Does not fund the Womens' Health and Oral Health items under Local Program Expenditures and the Health Promotion item under the DHHS Program Expenditures of the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant. Requires the allocation of DHHS federal block grant funds at the levels provided in the 3rd and 5th editions of S 402 for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Funds, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Emergency Contingency Funds, and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant. Provides that if funds appropriated for an item in Section 10.25 of the 2012 Appropriations Act, and as otherwise provided by law, are not appropriated for that item in the 3rd or 5th edition of S 402, that item is not to be funded. Provides that appropriations from NER federal Block Grant funds are made for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, according to schedules for 2012-13 or until a new schedule is enacted by the General Assembly.
Requires DHHS to (1) prepare the necessary state plan amendments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that reflect the Medicaid reduction items in the 3rd edition, 5th edition, or both of S 402 and (2) submit the necessary state plan amendments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that reflect the Medicaid reduction items in the 3rd edition, 5th edition, or both of S 402.
Appropriates $10,651,329 for 2013-14 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction to fully fund increases in average daily membership in public schools. Effective July 1, 2013.
Sets community college in state tuition rates at $71.50/credit hour and out of state tuition rates at $263.50/credit hour. Sets fees for community college continuing education courses based on the number of hours of class time at $70, $125, and $180.
Requires excess lottery receipts realized in the 2012-13 fiscal year to remain in the Education Lottery Fund.
Amends SL 2012-142, Section 6a.5(c1), to require $2.8 million to remain at the Office of Information Technology Services (was, transferred to agencies using federal funding for IT Internal Service Fund payments) until required to provide the appropriate refunds to the federal government. Adds that Information Technology Services is allowed to retain this amount in excess of its allowed defined contingency basis. Effective June 30, 2013.
Amends SL 2013-56, Section 1, to direct the Director of the Budget, in conjunction with others, to effectuate the budget adjustments authorized in the act in an amount not to exceed $496 million (was, $51 million) to cover a projected budget shortfall. Provides that no other budget adjustments can be made under GS 143C-6-4 or any other provision of law to cover a projected Medicaid budget shortfall for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Amends SL 2013-56, Section 2, to amend the adjustment to increase the budget of the Division of Medical Assistance as follows. Requires that at least $84,539,900 be transferred from projected reversions within DHHS. Adds the use of $8,460,100 in federal Block Grant funds. Appropriates $6.5 million from available Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Emergency Contingency Funds and appropriates $1,960,100 from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Funds. Effective when the section becomes law.
Unless otherwise provided, the act is effective July 1, 2013, and expires July 31, 2013, at 11:59 P.M.