AN ACT APPROPRIATING MONEY TO VARIOUS STATE AGENCIES FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 1999; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:> @K +H-->



Section 1.  Short title. [This act] may be cited as "The General Appropriations Act of 1997".

Section 2.  First level expenditures. The agency and program appropriation tables in the legislative fiscal analyst narrative accompanying this bill, showing first level expenditures and funding for the 1999 biennium, are adopted as legislative intent.

Section 3.  Severability. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase of [this act] is for any reason held unconstitutional, the decision does not affect the validity of the remaining portions of [this act].

Section 4.  Legislative audit costs. Agencies shall reserve enough cash in each fund type to pay the costs of the legislative audit and shall, to the maximum extent allowable under federal regulations, charge audit costs to federal funds.

Section 5.  Appropriation control. An appropriation item designated as "Biennial" may be spent in either year of the biennium. An appropriation item designated "Restricted" may be used during the biennium only for the purpose designated by its title and as presented to the legislature. An appropriation item designated "One Time Only" or "OTO" may not be included in the present law base for the 2001 biennium. The office of budget and program planning shall establish a separate appropriation on the statewide budgeting and accounting system for any item designated as "Biennial", "Restricted", "One Time Only", or "OTO". The office of budget and program planning shall establish at least one appropriation on the statewide budgeting and accounting system for any appropriation that appears as a separate line item in [this act].

Section 6.  Program definition. As used in [this act], "program" has the same meaning as defined in 17-7-102, is consistent with the management and accountability structure established on the statewide budgeting and accounting system, and is identified as a major subdivision of an agency ordinally numbered with an arabic numeral.

Section 7.  Personal services funding -- 2001 biennium. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), present law and new proposal funding budget requests for the 2001 biennium submitted under Title 17, chapter 7, part 1, by each executive, judicial, and legislative branch agency must include funding of first level personal services separate from funding of other expenditures. The funding of first level personal services by accounting entity for each fiscal year must be shown for each control variable in the budget request for the 2001 biennium submitted by October 30 to the legislative fiscal analyst by the office of budget and program planning.

(2) The provisions of subsection (1) do not apply to the Montana university system.

Section 8.  Consumer price index changes. If the federal government reformulates the consumer price index, each state agency that uses the consumer price index as an integral part of any contract, grant, benefit, rate, reimbursement, payment, or negotiation shall use the reformulated index unless otherwise prohibited by law.

Section 9.  Expanding technologies to reduce travel expenditures. It is the intent of the legislature to encourage state agencies to use expanding technologies to interface with out-of-state agencies and other entities in an attempt to reduce travel expenditures by 10% each biennium. The budget director shall report semiannually in August and February to the legislative finance committee as to the efforts of the agencies to meet the intent of the legislature.

Section 10.  Reduced dues. It is the intent of the legislature to encourage state agencies to reduce dues paid to professional organizations by 10% each biennium. The budget director shall report semiannually in August and February to the legislative finance committee as to the efforts of the agencies to meet the intent of the legislature.

Section 11.  Totals not appropriations. The totals shown in [this act] are for informational purposes only and are not appropriations.

Section 12.  Coordination instruction. If House Bill No. 169 is passed and approved in a form that classifies the pension fund type as not part of the state treasury for appropriation purposes, then the appropriations for the public employees' retirement board and the teachers' retirement board are void.

Section 13.  Effective date. [This act] is effective July 1, 1997.

Section 14.  Appropriations. The following money is appropriated for the respective fiscal years:

A. GENERAL GOVERNMENT AND TRANSPORTATION

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH (1104)

1. Legislative Services (20)

2,842,268 969,036 0 0 0 3,811,304 3,376,976 437,698 0 0 0 3,814,674

2. Legislative Committees and Activities (21) (Biennial)

171,285 13,306 0 0 0 184,591 171,277 13,318 0 0 0 184,595

3. Fiscal Analysis and Review (27)

850,023 0 0 0 0 850,023 878,611 0 0 0 0 878,611

a. Legislative Requests (Biennial)

5,000 0 0 0 0 5,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. SB 21 -- Joint Committee on Postsecondary Education Policy and Budget (Restricted/Biennial)

20,110 0 0 0 0 20,110 0 0 0 0 0 0

4. Audit and Examination (28)

1,513,017 1,239,758 0 0 0 2,752,775 1,548,692 1,196,484 0 0 0 2,745,176

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

Total

5,401,703 2,222,100 0 0 0 7,623,803 5,975,556 1,647,500 0 0 0 7,623,056

It is the intent of the legislature that money appropriated in House Bill No. 1 for the operation of the 55th legislature and unexpended as a consequence of an early adjournment of the regular session of the 55th legislature be transferred at the discretion of the respective approving authorities to the legislative committees and activities program (21) for additional support of activities authorized under Title 5, chapter 11, parts 3 and 7, with priority to participation in the Pacific Northwest economic region.

Of the amount appropriated in section 15, legislative council, item 2, Chapter 593, Laws of 1995, any unexpended funds up to $415,000 are reappropriated to the legislative services program within the legislative services division. The funds reappropriated to the legislative services program are appropriated for the 1997 biennium for expenses associated with legislative branch information technology.

Item 1 includes a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $16,200 in fiscal year 1998 and $14,900 in fiscal year 1999. The agency may allocate this reduction among programs.

CONSUMER COUNSEL (1112)

1. Administration Program (01)

0 1,012,977 0 0 0 1,012,977 0 1,029,735 0 0 0 1,029,735

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

Total

0 1,012,977 0 0 0 1,012,977 0 1,029,735 0 0 0 1,029,735

JUDICIARY (2110)

1. Supreme Court Operations (01)

2,526,802 993,552 0 0 0 3,520,354 2,493,147 995,676 0 0 0 3,488,823

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

25,390 0 0 0 0 25,390 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Federal Court Assessment Study (Restricted/OTO)

36,250 0 108,725 0 0 144,975 36,250 0 108,725 0 0 144,975

2. Boards and Commissions (02)

245,721 30,000 0 0 0 275,721 244,210 30,000 0 0 0 274,210

a. Judicial Standards Commission (Restricted)

25,000 0 0 0 0 25,000 25,000 0 0 0 0 25,000

3. Law Library (03)

621,547 0 0 0 0 621,547 625,767 0 0 0 0 625,767

4. District Court Operations (04)

3,265,272 0 0 0 0 3,265,272 3,264,745 0 0 0 0 3,264,745

5. Water Courts Supervision (05)

0 595,806 0 0 0 595,806 0 594,888 0 0 0 594,888

6. Clerk of Court (06)

226,759 0 0 0 0 226,759 224,398 0 0 0 0 224,398

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

Total

6,972,741 1,619,358 108,725 0 0 8,700,824 6,913,517 1,620,564 108,725 0 0 8,642,806

If House Bill No. 170 is not passed and approved, the appropriation in item 1 is reduced by $175,012 in fiscal year 1998 and $174,981 in fiscal year 1999.

Item 1 includes a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $11,900 in fiscal year 1998 and $6,700 in fiscal year 1999. The supreme court may allocate this reduction among programs.

The law library should develop a procedure for collecting fees for electronic access services offered by the library.

The supreme court shall certify to the legislative fiscal division by July 1, 1997, that all district courts in Montana are in compliance with 45-9-208 and 45-10-108.

It is the intent of the legislature that the supreme court administrator coordinate development of the federal grant guidelines and coordinate applications for grants by the Montana judicial districts, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 669B.

Because House Bill No. 169 requires that the state's contribution to the judges' pension trust fund for the chief water court judge be budgeted, item 5 has been increased by $25,102 in state special revenue in each fiscal year. If House Bill No. 169 is not passed and approved in a form that requires the contribution to be budgeted, then the state special revenue amounts in item 5 are reduced by $25,102 in each fiscal year. If House Bill No. 169 is passed and approved and if House Bill No. 170 is passed and approved in a form decreasing the percentage contribution to the pension of the chief water court judge to 25.81%, then the state special revenue appropriations in item 5 are reduced by $6,436 in each fiscal year.

MONTANA CHIROPRACTIC LEGAL PANEL (2115)

1. Legal Panel Operations (01)

0 14,000 0 0 0 14,000 0 14,010 0 0 0 14,010

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

Total

0 14,000 0 0 0 14,000 0 14,010 0 0 0 14,010

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE (3101)

1. Executive Office Program (01)

1,084,541 244,966 0 0 0 1,329,507 1,083,240 247,033 0 0 0 1,330,273

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

24,702 0 0 0 0 24,702 0 0 0 0 0 0

2. Mansion Maintenance Program (02)

78,170 0 0 0 0 78,170 78,099 0 0 0 0 78,099

3. Air Transportation Program (03)

126,488 16,000 0 0 0 142,488 128,286 17,000 0 0 0 145,286

4. Office of Budget and Program Planning (04)

933,974 0 0 0 0 933,974 956,218 0 0 0 0 956,218

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

14,632 0 0 0 0 14,632 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates (Restricted)

22,415 0 0 0 0 22,415 22,415 0 0 0 0 22,415

c. Montana Integrated Budget System Development (Restricted)

50,000 0 0 0 0 50,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

5. Indian Affairs (05)

102,693 0 0 0 0 102,693 108,907 0 0 0 0 108,907

6. Lieutenant Governor (12)

187,607 0 0 0 0 187,607 189,443 0 0 0 0 189,443

7. Citizens' Advocate Office (16)

57,415 0 15,000 0 0 72,415 57,416 0 15,000 0 0 72,416

8. Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors (20)

159,305 16,070 0 0 0 175,375 177,064 16,069 0 0 0 193,133

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

Total

2,841,942 277,036 15,000 0 0 3,133,978 2,801,088 280,102 15,000 0 0 3,096,190

The Montana consensus council is appropriated any additional state special revenue money, up to $66,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $66,000 in fiscal year 1999, over the amount of the state special revenue appropriation for the Montana consensus council contained in item 1. Any state special revenue funds received in excess of the appropriation contained in item 1 must cause a reversion of a like amount of general fund money.

If House Bill No. 188 is passed and approved and includes at least $500,000 for the Montana integrated budget system, the amount in item 4c may not be appropriated.

The appropriation provided for the citizens' advocate office is contingent upon funds being used to achieve program performance targets as outlined by the legislature in the general appropriations act for the 1999 biennium. The agency shall provide semiannual reports to the office of budget and program planning and the legislative fiscal division on progress toward achievement of these performance targets, with explanations for any significant variances.

The citizens' advocate office will achieve the following goal by meeting the specified performance targets:

Goal:

The goal of the citizens' advocate office is to provide accessibility to state government for Montana citizens. A toll-free number is provided to the public for this purpose.

Performance Measures:

(1) The office staff answer incoming phone calls, the volume of which is beyond the control of the office. However, by maintaining efficiency in answering the toll-free calls, the office will continue to answer at least 25,000 phone calls per year.

(2) Through increased efficiency, the citizens' advocate office staff will decrease the number of busy signals received by incoming callers, which is currently at about 35%. The performance target is to reduce the number of busy signals received to 25%.

SECRETARY OF STATE (3201)

The rates approved for the office of the secretary of state are contingent upon resultant revenue being used to achieve program targets and performance measures as outlined by the legislature in the general appropriations act for the 1999 biennium. The department shall provide semiannual reports to the office of budget and program planning and the legislative fiscal division on progress toward achievement of these targets and performance measures, with explanations of any significant variances.

The office of the secretary of state shall achieve the following goals by meeting the specified targets and performance measures:

Goals: Increase voter registration and provide open access to the election process.

Target Performance Measure

Maintain the percentage of eligible but Have 87.5% of the eligible population

nonregistered Montanans registered to vote. (The eligible population will

be measured after each presidential election. The

performance measure is subject to revision if the

legislature brings the state of Montana into

compliance with the current National Voter

Registration Act of 1993 and amends the current

purge procedure.)



Train election administrators Have representatives from 50 of the 56 counties

attend the biennial workshop



Establish a mechanism to monitor voter Have a plan set by January 1, 1998

registration duplication at the state level



Have copies of the legislation passed by the 1997 Have 70% of signed legislation available in

legislature and signed by the governor available either electronic or hard copy within 3 days of

for the public and state agencies receipt by the secretary of state



Have at least the basic information Have the information on the internet within three

(name, office, and party) from all state, days of filing

district, and legislative candidates available for

the public



Have options for increasing voter turnout, Report to the 1999 legislature

including alternatives to polling place

voting, such as vote-by-mail and vote-by-

telephone. Also make use of the opportunities

presented by the internet for increasing voter

turnout

COMMISSIONER OF POLITICAL PRACTICES (3202)

1. Administration (01)

270,856 0 0 0 0 270,856 275,405 0 0 0 0 275,405

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

5,164 0 0 0 0 5,164 0 0 0 0 0 0

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

Total

276,020 0 0 0 0 276,020 275,405 0 0 0 0 275,405

OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR (3401)

1. Central Management (01)

370,347 25,876 0 0 0 396,223 359,204 27,177 0 0 0 386,381

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

3,615 0 0 0 0 3,615 0 0 0 0 0 0

2. Insurance Program (03)

1,495,590 522,396 2,500 0 0 2,020,486 1,470,513 522,839 2,500 0 0 1,995,852

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

15,905 0 0 0 0 15,905 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. SB 112 -- Viatical Settlements

0 10,000 0 0 0 10,000 0 10,000 0 0 0 10,000

c. SB 79 -- Montana Living Trust Act

0 42,715 0 0 0 42,715 0 47,740 0 0 0 47,740

d. HB 166 -- Actuarial Valuation (Restricted/Biennial)

6,000 0 0 0 0 6,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

e. SB 378 -- Implementation of Kennedy/Kassebaum Federal Changes

0 63,920 0 0 0 63,920 0 88,485 0 0 0 88,485

3. Securities (04)

382,272 74,977 0 0 0 457,249 390,067 77,976 0 0 0 468,043

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

4,579 0 0 0 0 4,579 0 0 0 0 0 0

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

Total

2,278,308 739,884 2,500 0 0 3,020,692 2,219,784 774,217 2,500 0 0 2,996,501

Item 2 includes a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $9,500 in fiscal year 1998 and $7,100 in fiscal year 1999. The department may allocate this reduction among programs.

Because of the elimination of the statutory appropriation for actuarial valuation of the police retirement fund by house bill no. 166, Item 2d appropriates $6,000 in general fund money in fiscal year 1998 as a restricted and biennial appropriation. If House Bill No. 166 is not passed and approved in a form that eliminates the statutory appropriation, then item 2d is eliminated.

The department is appropriated amounts up to $110,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $105,000 in fiscal year 1999 from the insurance fee account in the state special revenue fund for contract examinations.

The department is appropriated amounts up to $10,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $10,000 in fiscal year 1999 from the securities fee account in the state special revenue fund for contract examinations.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (5401)

1. General Operations Program (01)

0 12,006,824 409,480 0 0 12,416,304 0 12,266,172 408,275 16,367 0 12,690,814

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

0 104,574 0 0 0 104,574 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Revenue Sharing -- Lockheed (Restricted/Biennial)

0 1,400,000 0 0 0 1,400,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

c. Highway Maps (Biennial)

0 145,510 0 0 0 145,510 0 15,510 0 0 0 15,510

2. Construction Program (02) (Biennial)

0 79,615,694 176,825,030 0 0 256,440,724 0 80,721,189 157,898,099 0 0 238,619,288

3. Maintenance Program (03) (Biennial)

0 66,293,786 0 0 0 66,293,786 0 65,769,274 0 0 0 65,769,274

a. Weed Control (Restricted/Biennial)

0 802,000 0 0 0 802,000 0 802,000 0 0 0 802,000

b. Environmental Requirements (Biennial)

0 250,000 0 0 0 250,000 0 250,000 0 0 0 250,000

c. Communications Equipment (Biennial)

0 19,435 0 0 0 19,435 0 7,437 0 0 0 7,437

4. Motor Carrier Services Division (22)

0 4,632,985 0 0 0 4,632,985 0 4,644,219 0 0 0 4,644,219

5. Aeronautics Program (40)

0 955,271 75,000 0 0 1,030,271 0 724,701 75,000 0 0 799,701

6. Transportation Planning Division (50)

250,000 1,000,935 5,433,921 0 0 6,684,856 250,000 896,454 5,009,635 0 0 6,156,089

a. McCarty Farms (Restricted/Biennial/OTO)

0 200,000 0 0 0 200,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Agriculture/Transportation Consultant (Restricted/Biennial)

0 50,000 0 0 0 50,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

c. Transplan 21 (Restricted/OTO)

0 46,815 187,258 0 0 234,073 0 46,815 187,258 0 0 234,073

d. Consultant Services (Restricted/OTO)

0 88,000 352,000 0 0 440,000 0 48,000 192,000 0 0 240,000

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

Total

250,000 167,611,830 183,282,688 0 0 351,144,518 250,000 166,191,771 163,770,267 16,367 0 330,228,405

The department may adjust appropriations in the construction and transportation planning programs between state special and federal special revenue fund types, provided the total state special revenue authority for these programs is not increased by more than 10% of the total appropriations established by the legislature for each program. All transfers between fund types must be fully explained and justified on budget documents submitted to the office of budget and program planning, and all fund transfers of more than $1 million in any 30-day period must be communicated to the legislative finance committee in a written report.

Item 2 includes a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $290,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $180,000 in fiscal year 1999. The department may allocate this reduction among programs.

It is the intent of the legislature that $1,318,000 in state special revenue funds augment the department's budgeted funding level for the secondary road system program in the 1999 biennium.

The rates approved for the state motor pool are contingent upon resultant revenue being used to achieve program performance targets as outlined by the legislature in the general appropriations act for the 1999 biennium. The department shall provide semiannual reports to the office of budget and program planning and the legislative fiscal division on progress toward achievement of these performance targets with explanations for any significant variances.

Goal 1: To provide cost-efficient and reliable vehicles to state employees conducting official business.

Objective 1: To implement a test to reduce 4-door passenger vehicle costs by 25% per mile by the end of the 1999 biennium.

Performance Measure: Test vehicles that achieved a 25% cost-per-mile reduction over the standard nontest vehicles.

Objective 2: To provide a motor pool or contracted vehicle to meet the basic transportation requirements in response to all requests made a minimum of 5 working days prior to need date.

Performance Measure: Number of requests unmet due to nonavailability of a motor pool or overflow contracted vehicle that meets the user's basic transportation needs.

Requests unmet (by class) FY 97 FY 98 FY 99

(For each of the 4 classes) (Total) (A-E) (A-E)

(A) No motor pool vehicle available that meets basic transportation needs.

(B) Specific class reserved and refusal of other class.

(C) Specific class being serviced and refusal of other class.

(D) No overflow vehicle available.

(E) Refusal for medical reasons.

Objective 3: To provide and maintain out-stationed vehicles to meet the user requirements outside the Helena area.

Performance Measures:

(1) Purchased vehicles approved by OBPP and the legislature and provided to state agencies.

Vehicle Classes FY 98 FY 99

(No. Vehicle authorized) Purchased Purchased

(2) Annual review of all out-stationed units to determine needs.

Vehicle Classes FY XX Average Usage

Vehicle usage (Within 25% of mean usage)

Goal 2: To maintain a preventive maintenance program to ensure vehicles are serviced, safe, and reliable.

Objective: To maintain the fleet in accordance with the motor pool preventive maintenance program standards.

Performance Measures:

(1) Review the motor pool fleet to ensure that 90% of the vehicles are meeting level I or II preventive maintenance schedules.

(2) Perform a serviceability and safety inspection on 90% of all motor pool vehicles annually.

Goal 3: To conduct a fleet functional analysis to determine if the fleet is appropriately sized and is meeting agency and user expectations and requirements.

Objective: To review the daily use and leasing vehicle maintenance programs to ensure that vehicles are being utilized, serviced, and maintained and that the mix and number of vehicles are within standards.

Performance Measures:

(1) Conduct annual statistical fleet sizing analysis to determine basic fleet requirements, maintain the fleet within 10% of suggested statistical size, and implement changes in class sizes to maintain an optimum mix of vehicle types.

(2) Conduct a customer satisfaction survey during each biennium.

(3) Respond to customer written vehicle complaints within 10 working days.

Maintain Complaint File

Date of complaint Date of response Days

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE (5801)

1. Director's Office (01)

1,153,656 0 0 0 0 1,153,656 1,171,216 0 0 0 0 1,171,216

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

120,750 618 850 0 0 122,218 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Expert Witness Fees and Litigation Costs

75,000 0 0 0 0 75,000 75,000 0 0 0 0 75,000

c. Department of Labor and Industry/Department of Revenue Increased Processing Costs (Restricted/OTO)

194,600 0 486,500 0 0 681,100 71,800 0 179,500 0 0 251,300

2. Operations Division (02)

2,520,162 0 0 0 0 2,520,162 2,527,206 0 2,277 0 0 2,529,483

a. Support for Electronic Tax Filing (OTO)

34,970 0 0 0 0 34,970 44,703 0 0 0 0 44,703

b. HB 166 -- Payroll Tax Administration (Restricted)

110,849 0 0 0 0 110,849 111,186 0 0 0 0 111,186

3. Liquor Division (05)

326,500 0 0 0 0 326,500 326,476 0 0 0 0 326,476

a. SB 354 -- Restaurant Beer and Wine Licensing

0 33,868 0 0 0 33,868 0 13,124 0 0 0 13,124

4. Income Tax (06)

5,152,105 186,342 0 0 0 5,338,447 5,121,646 187,020 0 0 0 5,308,666

a. Universal Access Fund Administration

0 5,000 0 0 0 5,000 0 5,000 0 0 0 5,000

b. HB 166 -- Payroll Tax Administration (Restricted)

380,412 0 0 0 0 380,412 379,639 0 0 0 0 379,639

5. Corporation Tax (07)

1,371,370 30,565 225,826 0 0 1,627,761 1,371,582 30,591 226,821 0 0 1,628,994

6. Property Valuation Division (08)

13,720,497 40,000 0 0 0 13,760,497 13,104,141 40,000 0 0 0 13,144,141

a. Cellular Phones (Restricted)

10,980 0 0 0 0 10,980 10,980 0 0 0 0 10,980

b. Geographic Information System Equipment (OTO)

16,560 0 0 0 0 16,560 0 0 0 0 0 0

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

Total

25,188,411 296,393 713,176 0 0 26,197,980 24,315,575 275,736 408,598 0 0 24,999,908

Because of de-earmarking of cigarette tax administration by House Bill No. 166, item 1a has been reduced by $386 in state special revenue in fiscal year 1998 and the general fund amount has been increased by the same amount. If House Bill No. 166 is not passed and approved in a form that de-earmarks the state special revenue, then the general fund amount in item 1a is reduced by $386 in fiscal year 1998 and the state special revenue amount is increased by the same amount.

Because of de-earmarking of payroll tax administration by House Bill No. 166, item 1a has been reduced by $2,215 in state special revenue in fiscal year 1998 and the general fund amount has been increased by the same amount. If House Bill No. 166 is not passed and approved in a form that de-earmarks the state special revenue, then the general fund amount in item 1a is reduced by $2,215 in fiscal year 1998 and the state special revenue amount is increased by the same amount.

Item 1c is contingent upon passage and approval of House Bill No. 561.

Because of de-earmarking of payroll tax administration by House Bill No. 166, item 1c has been reduced by $194,600 in state special revenue in fiscal year 1998 and by $71,800 in state special revenue in fiscal year 1999 and general fund amounts have been increased by the same amounts. If House Bill No. 166 is not passed and approved in a form that de-earmarks the state special revenue, then the general fund amounts in item 1c are reduced by $194,600 in fiscal year 1998 and by $71,800 in fiscal year 1999 and the state special revenue amounts are increased by the same amounts.

Because of de-earmarking of payroll tax administration by House Bill No. 166, item 2 has been reduced by $110,849 in state special revenue in fiscal year 1998 and by $111,186 in state special revenue in fiscal year 1999 and general fund amounts in item 2b have been increased by the same amounts. If House Bill No. 166 is not passed and approved in a form that de-earmarks the state special revenue, then the general fund amounts in item 2b are eliminated and the state special revenue amounts in item 2 are increased by the same amounts.

Items 2, 4, and 6 include a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $64,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $42,000 in fiscal year 1999. The department may allocate this reduction among programs.

If House Bill No. 166 is passed and approved in a form that de-earmarks the payroll tax administration, the legislature will have appropriated $688,075 in general fund money in fiscal year 1998 and $562,625 in general fund money in fiscal year 1999 to collect the payroll tax. In addition to the amounts identified for this purpose in items 2b and 4b, item 1a contains $2,215 in general fund money in fiscal year 1998 and item 1c contains $194,600 in general fund money in fiscal year 1998 and $71,800 in general fund money in fiscal year 1999 appropriated for that purpose. It is the intent of the legislature that further legislatures line item and restrict any appropriations to the department for collection of the payroll tax.

Item 3a is contingent upon passage and approval of Senate Bill No. 354.

Because of de-earmarking of cigarette tax administration by House Bill No. 166, item 4 has been reduced by $133,350 in state special revenue in fiscal year 1998 and by $133,110 in state special revenue in fiscal year 1999 and general fund amounts have been increased by the same amounts. If House Bill No. 166 is not passed and approved in a form that de-earmarks the state special revenue, then the general fund amounts in item 4 are reduced by $133,350 in fiscal year 1998 and by $133,110 in fiscal year 1999 and the state special revenue amounts are increased by the same amounts.

Because of de-earmarking of tax checkoff administration by House Bill No. 166, item 4 has been reduced by $8,400 in state special revenue in each fiscal year and general fund amounts have been increased by the same amounts. If House Bill No. 166 is not passed and approved in a form that de-earmarks the state special revenue, then the general fund amounts in item 4 are reduced by $8,400 in each fiscal year and the state special revenue amounts are increased by the same amounts.

Because of de-earmarking of 9-1-1 emergency telephone tax administration by House Bill No. 166, item 4 has been reduced by $7,716 in state special revenue in each fiscal year and general fund amounts have been increased by the same amounts. If House Bill No. 166 is not passed and approved in a form that de-earmarks the state special revenue, then the general fund amounts in item 4 are reduced by $7,716 in each fiscal year and the state special revenue amounts are increased by the same amounts.

Because of de-earmarking of payroll tax administration by House Bill No. 166, item 4 has been reduced by $380,412 in state special revenue in fiscal year 1998 and by $379,639 in state special revenue in fiscal year 1999 and general fund and state special revenue amounts in item 4c have been increased by the same amounts. If House Bill No. 166 is not passed and approved in a form that de-earmarks the state special revenue, then the general fund amounts in item 4c are eliminated and the state special revenue amounts in item 4 are increased by the same amounts.

The appropriation in item 4a for universal access fund administration is contingent on the passage and approval of Senate Bill No. 89 by the 1997 legislature.

The appropriation provided for the natural resource and corporation tax division is contingent upon funds being used to achieve program performance targets as outlined by the legislature in the general appropriations act for the 1999 biennium. The department shall provide semiannual reports to the office of budget and program planning and the legislative fiscal division on progress towards achievement of these performance targets with explanations for any significant variances.

The corporation tax division will achieve the following goals and objectives by meeting the specified performance measures:

Goal 1: To promote fair and consistent treatment of all taxpayers through uniform application of tax law.

Objective 1: Expand taxpayer surveys to include field audit, office audit, correspondence, customer service, and electronic filings by June 30, 1999.

Performance Measures:

(1) Develop quality service questionnaires by June 30, 1997.

(2) Implement the use of quality service questionnaires and compile results that will be statistically valid and will provide a basis for future changes.

Objective 2: Improve audit efficiency and create a more equitable selection process by increased use of risk assessment and apportionment data analysis.

Performance Measures:

(1) By June 30, 1998, 50% of all audits selected will be made through the improved audit selection process by using oil and natural gas purchaser information data base and statistical information for producers. Corporation tax audits will be selected through the use of apportionment data analysis available on the data base.

(2) By June 30, 1999, 80% of all audits will be selected by the use of the new selection process.

Goal 2: To make conducting business with the department as simple and pleasant as possible.

Objective 1: Perform a biennial review and make recommendations to the 1999 legislature for streamlining or simplifying, or both, natural resource and corporation tax statutes.

Performance Measures:

(1) By June 30, 1998, survey all producers to determine whether the reporting and payment of oil and natural gas production taxes by the first purchaser is the most appropriate or efficient method.

(2) By June 30, 1997, establish a working group of producers, royalty owners, county and school officials, and other interested citizens to study further consolidation and simplification of the tax rate structure for oil and natural gas production.

(3) By June 30, 1998, develop a proposal to present to the 1999 legislature that addresses the issues developed by the working group.

(4) Meet with CPAs and other interested groups throughout the biennium to discuss proposals for changes in statutes or filing requirements.

Objective 2: Timely response to taxpayer request for services.

Performance Measures:

(1) Issue 95% of all refunds of overpayments within 15 working days of receipt.

(2) Issue 95% of all requests for tax certificates within 3 days of receipt.

(3) Respond to 95% of taxpayer requests for information within 5 days of receipt.

Goal 3: To continually seek greater efficiency in agency programs, helping to ensure that resources are used wisely.

Objective 1: Increase the average number of field audits completed each year of the biennium without an increase in staff.

Performance Measures:

(1) Complete audits of 35 natural resource companies (includes oil, natural gas, coal, metals, and industrial minerals producers) each year of the biennium.

(2) Complete 35 corporation license tax audits each year of the biennium.

(3) Reduce by 25% the amount of time spent by audit staff in the corporation tax bureau on nonaudit activities for each year of the biennium.

(4) Achieve a 5% reduction in average hours spent on completing field audits during each year of the biennium.

Goal 4: To maintain and value a high-quality workforce.

Objective 1: Seek out job-specific additional training opportunities.

Objective 2: Expand customer feedback to address more than field audit performance.

Goal 5: To foster a positive relationship with government and citizen groups impacted by taxation policy.

Objective 1: Seek noncorporation, nonnatural resource-producing public input and input from impacted counties and schools prior to regulatory or statutory changes.

The appropriation of $10,980 in fiscal year 1998 and $10,980 in fiscal year 1999 for purchase of safety equipment for appraisers is restricted to the purchase of cellular phones and to other costs associated with use of cellular phones.

Liquor division proprietary funds necessary to maintain adequate inventories, pay freight charges, and transfer profit and taxes to appropriate accounts are appropriated to the department in amounts not to exceed $50,433,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $51,370,000 in fiscal year 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION (6101)

1. Accounting and Management Support Program (03)

1,260,101 6,032 10,483 36,486 0 1,313,102 1,245,639 19,161 10,621 81,860 0 1,357,281

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

34,611 0 0 0 0 34,611 0 0 0 0 0 0

2. Architecture and Engineering Program (04)

0 917,782 0 0 0 917,782 0 913,215 0 0 0 913,215

a. Federal Funds Capital Projects Match (Restricted/Biennial)

500,000 0 0 0 0 500,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

3. Procurement and Printing Division (06)

445,647 0 0 0 0 445,647 445,990 0 0 0 0 445,990

4. Information Services Division (07)

90,000 0 0 0 0 90,000 60,000 0 0 0 0 60,000

a. HB 166 -- Emergency Telecommunications Administration (Restricted)

112,636 0 0 0 0 112,636 112,636 0 0 0 0 112,636

b. Public Safety Radio (Biennial)

40,000 0 0 0 0 40,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

5. General Services Program (08)

235,320 0 0 0 58,801 294,121 244,652 0 0 0 58,801 303,453

a. Capitol Complex Major Maintenance

0 0 0 0 250,000 250,000 0 0 0 0 250,000 250,000

6. State Personnel Division (23)

1,017,459 0 0 0 0 1,017,459 993,389 0 0 0 0 993,389

a. Personal Services Contingency (Biennial)

246,554 0 0 0 4,301,803 4,548,357 2,000,000 0 0 0 4,500,000 6,500,000

7. State Tax Appeal Board (37)

377,433 0 0 0 0 377,433 377,952 0 0 0 0 377,952

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

Total

4,359,761 923,814 10,483 36,486 4,610,604 9,941,148 5,480,258 932,376 10,621 81,860 4,808,801 11,313,916

Items 2 and 6 include a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $4,800 in fiscal year 1998 and $3,800 in fiscal year 1999. The department may allocate this reduction among programs.

The appropriation in item 2a may be used to match the federal special revenue appropriated in House Bill No. 5 for the construction of one regional correctional facility. If the appropriation is not expected to be expended by the end of the 1999 biennium, it may be reappropriated by the 1999 legislature.

If House Bill No. 14 is passed and approved, the appropriation in item 2a is void.

If House Bill No. 14 is not passed and approved, of the 1.3% of coal severance taxes allocated to the long-range building program fund in the debt service fund type, as provided in House Bill No. 5, 0.5% must be transferred to the general fund and 0.8% must be transferred to an account in the state special revenue fund for the purpose of the protection of works of art in the state capitol and for other cultural and aesthetic projects.

Because of the de-earmarking of emergency telecommunications administrative costs by House Bill No. 166, item 4a appropriates $112,636 in general fund money in each fiscal year as a restricted appropriation. If House Bill No. 166 is not passed and approved in a form that de-earmarks the administrative costs, then the general fund amounts in item 4a are reduced by $112,636 in each fiscal year and the state special revenue amounts are increased by the same amounts.

The appropriation from the capitol land grant fund of $250,000 for fiscal year 1998 and $250,000 for fiscal year 1999 for major maintenance repairs on buildings within the capitol complex is contingent upon availability of capitol land grant funds.

The rates approved for the mail and distribution program are contingent upon resultant revenue being used to achieve program performance targets as outlined by the legislature in the general appropriations act for the 1999 biennium. The department shall provide semiannual reports to the office of budget and program planning and the legislative fiscal division on progress toward achievement of these performance targets, with explanations for any significant variances.

The mail and distribution program will achieve the following goals by meeting the specified performance measures:

Goal 1: To develop a pricing structure that stabilizes the program cash flow and provides incentives for agencies to prepare automated mail.

Performance Measures:

(1) Retire all program interentity loans by the end of fiscal year 1999.

(2) Base mail processing rates on actual postage plus overhead charges that accurately reflect the processing costs.

(3) Increase the ratio of automated to nonautomated mail by 30% over the biennium through interagency coordination and agency training in mailing list management.

(4) Set deadhead mailing rates for the coming biennium to more accurately reflect agency usage and central mail handling costs.

Goal 2: To consistently achieve a high degree of customer satisfaction with the timeliness and quality of mail processing service.

Performance Measures:

(1) To increase the automation of incoming mail to improve the accuracy of delivery through interagency coordination and agency training.

(2) Achieve a 99% level of the following delivery standards based on quarterly mail test samples: incoming mail delivered same day received, deadhead mail delivered within 24 hours of receipt, and automated outgoing mail delivered to the United States postal service the same day received unless hold requested by customer.

(3) Customer satisfaction ratings from surveys done two times per year must meet acceptable service standards.

Item 6a contains biennial appropriations that the department and the office of budget and program planning may combine and spend in either year to allocate to agencies (except for Montana university system instructional faculty and the legislative branch), subject to the process described below, for personal services if the agencies did not experience normal turnover in an amount necessary to provide full funding for personal services. The amounts may be adjusted among fund types, excluding the general fund, which may not be adjusted.

It is not the intention of the executive branch or the legislature to force vacancies among judges or in direct care positions. It is recognized that the workload of the judges is ongoing. It is recognized that the nature of direct care mandates 24-hour staff coverage, 7 days a week, in order to provide statutorily mandated services. It is further recognized that vacancies in direct care programs do not translate into empty positions, but, rather, result in an increase in overtime wages until the position is filled. Accordingly, the amounts set aside for personal services contingencies for the judiciary and for direct care programs in executive branch agencies must be partially allocated to the affected agencies by the office of budget and program planning for fiscal year 1998 and fiscal year 1999 first-day processing. Likewise, the salaries of elected officials will be restored to the full amount cited on the already-approved schedule for fiscal year 1998 and fiscal year 1999 first-day processing.

Agencies making any other requests for an allocation of these contingency funds shall document the request in the manner prescribed by the budget director to show that personal services expenditures will exceed program appropriations for personal services and the reasons for the deficit. The office of budget and program planning shall provide an annual report to the legislative finance committee showing the allocations of these personal services contingency funds.

APPELLATE DEFENDER COMMISSION (6102)

1. Appellate Defender (01)

155,116 0 0 0 0 155,116 161,409 0 0 0 0 161,409

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

Total

155,116 0 0 0 0 155,116 161,409 0 0 0 0 161,409

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT BOARD (6104)

1. Public Employees' Retirement Division (35)

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Asset/Liability Study (Biennial/OTO)

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

c. HB 170 -- Guaranteed Annual Benefit Adjustment

0 0 0 0 78,500 78,500 0 0 0 0 0 0

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

Total

0 0 0 0 78,500 78,500 0 0 0 0 0 0

If House Bill No. 169 is not passed and approved in a form that classifies the pension fund type as not part of the state treasury for appropriation purposes, then the pension funds appropriated in item 1 are increased by $1,321,851 in fiscal year 1998 and by $1,304,799 in fiscal year 1999, the pension funds appropriated in item 1a are increased by $55,074 in fiscal year 1998 and designated as restricted and biennial, and the pension funds appropriated in item 1b are increased by $12,500 in each fiscal year and designated as biennial and one-time only.

The appropriation for the asset/liability study is a one-time only biennial appropriation.

Item 1c is contingent upon passage and approval of House Bill No. 170.

If House Bill No. 169 is passed and approved, the item appropriating $78,500 in pension trust money and the language making the appropriation contingent upon passage and approval of House Bill No. 170 are void.

TEACHERS' RETIREMENT BOARD (6105)

1. Teachers' Retirement Program (01)

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Asset/Liability Study (Biennial/OTO)

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

Total

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

The appropriation for the asset/liability software is a one-time only biennial appropriation.

If House Bill No. 169 is not passed and approved in a form that classifies the pension fund type as not part of the state treasury for appropriation purposes, then the pension funds appropriated in item 1 are increased by $956,081 in fiscal year 1998 and by $772,361 in fiscal year 1999, the pension funds appropriated in item 1a are increased by $31,415 in fiscal year 1998 and designated as restricted and biennial, and the pension funds appropriated in item 1b are increased by $7,500 in each fiscal year and designated as biennial and one-time only.

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

TOTAL SECTION A

47,724,002 174,717,392 184,132,572 36,486 4,689,104 411,299,556 48,392,591 172,766,012 164,315,711 98,227 4,808,801 390,381,341



B. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (6901)

1. Child and Family Services Division (03)

39,511,253 7,601,952 87,318,013 0 0 134,431,217 39,678,774 7,739,624 89,865,407 0 0 137,283,805

a. Permanency Planning (OTO)

16,250 0 8,750 0 0 25,000 165,465 0 89,096 0 0 254,561

b. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Block Grant Implementation

0 0 2,787,800 0 0 2,787,800 0 0 2,537,800 0 0 2,537,800

c. Supplemental Security Income/Welfare Reform

100,000 0 0 0 0 100,000 100,000 0 0 0 0 100,000

d. Head Start Collaboration Project (OTO)

0 0 100,000 0 0 100,000 0 0 100,000 0 0 100,000

e. Enhanced Medicaid Administration Funds (Restricted/Biennial/OTO)

0 0 2,764,134 0 0 2,764,134 0 0 0 0 0 0

f. HB 343 -- Domestic Violence (OTO)

0 126,600 0 0 0 126,600 0 126,600 0 0 0 126,600

g. SB 48 -- Youth Court Act

89,197 0 24,249 0 0 113,446 94,769 0 23,692 0 0 118,461

2. Director's Office (04)

395,217 825,492 677,028 0 0 1,897,737 393,580 885,042 678,953 0 0 1,957,575

a. University of Montana Contract (Biennial)

41,400 11,500 62,100 0 0 115,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Legal Staff (OTO)

22,023 6,408 32,830 0 0 61,261 22,023 6,408 32,830 0 0 61,261

3. Child Support Enforcement Division (05)

0 3,095,122 6,091,608 0 0 9,186,730 0 3,094,058 6,091,097 0 0 9,185,155

a. Omnibus Reconciliation Act Medical and Foster Care Positions (OTO)

0 44,703 86,776 0 0 131,479 0 44,703 86,776 0 0 131,479

b. Families Achieving Independence in Montana Liaison Positions (OTO)

0 68,645 137,001 0 0 205,646 0 68,624 137,022 0 0 205,646

c. Missoula District Court (Restricted/Biennial/OTO)

8,500 0 16,500 0 0 25,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

d. SB 374 -- Child Support Provisions of Federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

0 58,551 113,659 0 0 172,210 0 131,536 341,041 0 0 472,577

4. Health Policy and Services Division (07)

46,187,796 8,758,042 162,537,120 0 0 217,482,958 46,953,420 9,163,432 171,340,725 0 0 227,457,577

a. Certificate of Need (OTO)

46,123 0 0 0 0 46,123 46,123 0 0 0 0 46,123

b. Communicable Disease (Restricted/Biennial)

25,000 0 0 0 0 25,000 25,000 0 0 0 0 25,000

c. Chronic Disease Epidemiologist (OTO)

0 0 50,550 0 0 50,550 0 18,620 27,930 0 0 46,550

d. Data System Integration (Restricted/Biennial)

0 0 500,000 0 0 500,000 0 0 500,000 0 0 500,000

e. Rebate Collection Staff (OTO)

16,300 0 16,300 0 0 32,600 14,300 0 14,300 0 0 28,600

5. Quality Assurance Division (08)

1,295,416 216,935 3,028,614 0 0 4,540,965 1,291,558 216,964 3,030,636 0 0 4,539,158

6. Operations and Technology Division (09)

7,493,437 3,447,350 11,780,112 0 0 22,720,899 7,272,493 3,276,831 11,577,951 240 0 22,127,515

a. Laboratory Scientist (Restricted)

0 27,671 0 0 0 27,671 0 33,562 0 0 0 33,562

b. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

175,046 10,744 137,830 0 0 323,620 0 0 0 0 0 0

7. Disability Services Division (10)

39,400,058 89,174 44,373,080 0 0 83,862,311 40,144,342 88,513 45,296,124 0 0 85,528,979

a. Emergency Needs (OTO)

49,762 0 117,058 0 0 166,820 47,249 0 116,354 0 0 163,603

b. Donated Dental Services (Biennial/OTO)

24,110 0 0 0 0 24,110 0 0 0 0 0 0

c. Legal Costs (Restricted/Biennial/OTO)

120,000 0 0 0 0 120,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

8. Senior and Long-Term Care Division (22)

41,573,782 2,296,428 109,569,874 0 0 153,440,083 41,682,135 2,293,249 114,758,529 0 0 158,733,913

a. Expand Home- and Community-Based Waiver

637,066 0 1,498,591 0 0 2,135,657 730,374 0 1,798,623 0 0 2,528,997

b. Aging Services Home- and Community-Based Services Waiver (Restricted)

0 0 1,850,907 0 0 1,850,907 0 0 1,850,907 0 0 1,850,907

c. Provider Rate Increase

217,903 0 323,892 0 0 541,795 448,041 0 705,316 0 0 1,153,357

9. Addictive and Mental Disorders Division (33)

44,631,387 21,777,564 39,523,518 0 0 105,932,470 45,148,278 21,925,428 41,473,389 0 0 108,547,094

_____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________

Total

222,077,027 48,462,880 475,527,892 0 0 746,067,799 224,257,924 49,113,192 492,474,499 240 0 765,845,855

The department may add FTE instead of contracting for services if it certifies to the office of budget and program planning that FTE are more cost-effective than contracting. FTE added through this language may not be included in the 2001 biennium base budget.

The department shall prepare a unified budget for the interagency coordinating council on prevention of child abuse and neglect. The unified budget must identify services funded, expenditures by service in fiscal year 1998, and preliminary amounts budgeted for the 2001 biennium by service and fund type from the department, office of public instruction, board of crime control, and department of labor and industry. A preliminary budget must be presented to the joint oversight committee on children and families, the legislative finance committee, and the office of budget and program planning by September 1, 1998. The unified budget must be published in the governor's budget request to the 56th legislature.

The current general fund medicaid growth rate is 5.19% for fiscal year 1998 and 1.43% for fiscal year 1999. The department may not go over 5.25% for fiscal year 1998 and 3.0% for fiscal year 1999 even if it has the money within its budget to do so.

If projected medicaid expenditures exceed appropriations in [this act] in either year of the biennium, the department shall implement 53-6-101(11) to determine priorities for the funds available. In determining those priorities, it is the intent of the legislature that the department first review and consider eligibility criteria as a means of reducing expenditures. If further reductions are necessary, the department shall then consider limiting or reducing services to remain within the appropriations.

The legislature recommends that the governor, legislative committees, and related committees of the department work together with the tribal governments of the state to develop specific recommendations that will increase economic development, income, and employment, which are beneficial to both tribal and nontribal individuals. The committee on Indian affairs shall organize and direct this statewide effort in consultation with the office of state coordinator of Indian affairs and the department. These recommendations should include methods to reduce the department's and the department of correction's budgetary expenditures as a result of increased employment and income and solutions to problems. Recommendations must be presented to the next legislature.

It is the intent of the legislature that the $2 million general fund across-the-board operating expense reduction each year of the 1999 biennium not come from the child and family services division, the senior and long-term care division, or the disability services division.

The legislative audit committee shall conduct a performance review and shall report on the rates of success and recidivism for the foster care, therapeutic foster care, and juvenile aftercare programs to the 56th legislature.

Benefits for TANF are set at 40.5% of the poverty rate for each year of the biennium.

The benefit rate for TANF may be lowered from the 40.5% poverty rate to keep within any caseload growth rate in excess of the department's projections. Those projections are as follows:

Average Monthly Caseload

1997 9,467

1998 9,440

1999 9,407

At least four of the new FTEs added to the base budget of the child and family services division must be adult protective services workers. The legislature directs the department to continue to pursue the transfer of the adult protective services program to the senior and long-term care division and to report to the 1999 legislature on the progress of those efforts.

It is the intent of the legislature that the department provide the following information to the office of budget and program planning, the legislative finance committee, and the legislative joint oversight committee on children and families by November 1, 1998:

(1) the unduplicated total number of children in foster care in fiscal year 1998;

(2) the average number of placements per child in the foster care system during fiscal year 1998;

(3) the average cost per service per child in the foster care system in fiscal year 1998;

(4) the unduplicated total number of families served by the department's foster care prevention programs during fiscal year 1998 and the number of foster care placements prevented during fiscal year 1998;

(5) the unduplicated number of children in foster care in fiscal year 1998 who have been in foster care 2 years or longer; and

(6) the number of permanent homes found for children in foster care in fiscal year 1998.

The department shall expend the minimum federally required funds for the following child care activities: provider recruitment and education; grants and loans to child care providers to assist them in meeting state and local standards and in expanding and improving other child care operations; compliance monitoring for licensing and regulatory requirements; training and technical assistance; activities to improve compensation for child care providers; and comprehensive consumer education. The department may spend no more than $821,369 on these activities in fiscal year 1998 and no more than $864,347 in fiscal year 1999.

The department shall provide the following information for fiscal year 1998 to the 56th legislature: the total amount of funds expended on child care; the amount of funds spent on administrative costs for child care; the total amount of funds spent for resource and referral agencies; and the total amount of funds spent on direct child care services. The department shall also provide a breakdown of the types of clients served, separately identifying clients who were eligible for services as participants in the families achieving independence in Montana program (FAIM) or as recipients who were income-eligible and participated in the cost of child care on a sliding fee scale.

The department shall redesign the child care sliding fee scale for the working poor families. The amount of the copayment required by the sliding fee scale should not contain huge cliffs for families, either within the income categories for the scale or when the families' income increases enough so that they lose eligibility.

As FAIM families move from FAIM, with its required participation in work or work-related activities, into employment, the child care expenditure focus should move with them. There needs to be funding available to serve low-income families that are not or that are no longer FAIM participants.

The provider rate increase provided for child care should not be equally divided across all providers.

The department shall develop a new system of paying providers within the same provider groups to take into account differences in market rates, geography, and other economic concerns within the state and to provide access to state and federal child care funds for FAIM and working families. The department should implement such a new system at the same time that the department is implementing the new welfare reform and child block grant programs.

It is the intent of the legislature that a reasonable amount of funds appropriated for the state food bank network be used to purchase a truck body for use in the food bank network program. The department is directed to receive a minimum of three bids before purchasing the truck body.

Item 1 includes $438,867 in general fund money each year of the 1999 biennium and is contingent upon passage and approval of House Bill No. 104.

Item 1b is for the department to implement the federal temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) block grant as required by federal law and in such a manner as to avoid financial sanctions. It is the intent of the legislature that any unused federal TANF funds be reserved for future use.

Contingent upon passage and approval of Senate Bill No. 110, it is the intent of the legislature that the department collect child support payments from parents for foster care support within 2 months after a child has been removed from the home.

Item 1g is contingent upon passage and approval of Senate Bill No. 48.

It is the intent of the legislature that in fiscal year 1998 and fiscal year 1999, any unexpended portion of the department's funding appropriation, up to $9,751 for each year of the biennium, be used by the department for the purposes of funding the department advisory council and the Native American advisory council.

The legislature recognizes that parties who are not required to participate in the IV-D program are choosing to use program services. The legislature intends that these parties help defray the costs associated with provision of services. If the child support enforcement division (CSED) projects that state special revenue may be insufficient to fund appropriations, the CSED shall implement a plan to charge fees and recover costs from parties who receive CSED services.

The appropriation provided for the CSED is contingent upon funds being used to achieve program performance targets as outlined by the legislature in the general appropriations act for the 1999 biennium. The department shall provide semiannual reports to the office of budget and program planning and the legislative fiscal division on progress toward achievement of these performance targets, with explanations for any significant variances.

Goal 1: To establish paternity for 90% of Title IV-D cases.

Objective 1: To decrease the percentage of Title IV-D cases needing establishment of paternity by 2% each year.

Performance Measure: The number of Title IV-D cases for whom paternity is established by CSED.

FY 96 FY 97 FY 98 FY 99

Number of CSED

Established Paternity 4,335 4,000 4,000 4,000

Performance Measure: The number of Title IV-D cases for whom paternity is established through voluntary hospital paternity acknowledgment.

FY 96 FY 97 FY 98 FY 99

Number of Voluntary

Hospital Paternity

Acknowledgments 1,698 (est.) 1,700 1,700 1,700

Goal 2: To establish financial and medical support orders for 75% of Title IV-D cases.

Objective 1: To decrease the percentage of Title IV-D cases needing orders for financial support by 3% each year.

Performance Measure: The number of orders established for financial support and medical support.

FY 96 FY 97 FY 98 FY 99

Number of CSED-

Established Financial

Support Orders 2,376 2,400 2,400 2,400

Goal 3: To collect financial and medical support from both parents for 45% of Title IV-D cases.

Objective 1: To increase the percentage of Title IV-D cases with collections by 5% each year.

Performance Measure: The number of orders to withhold.

FY 96 FY 97 FY 98 FY 99

Number of CSED

Orders to Withhold 14,386 14,400 14,400 14,400

Performance Measure: The number of paying cases.

FY 96 FY 97 FY 98 FY 99

Number of Paying Cases 12,288 13,929 15,660 17,400

Performance Measure: Total dollars collected.

FY 96 FY 97 FY 98 FY 99

Total Dollars Collected $33.6M $38.4M $43.2M $48.0M

Objective 2: To increase the percentage of Title IV-D cases by 1% a year when health insurance coverage is obtained after being ordered.

Performance Measure: The number of cases for whom health insurance coverage is obtained.

FY 96 FY 97 FY 98 FY 99

Number of Cases

With Health Insurance

Coverage 2,969 2,970 2,971 2,972

Goal 4: To decrease the time for updating support orders from 1 year to 3 months.

Objective 1: To ensure that support orders are up to date.

Performance Measure: The average amount of time for updating support orders.



FY 96 FY 97 FY 98 FY 99

Average Time to

Update Support Orders 12 mo. 12 mo. 3 mo. 3 mo.

Goal 5: To make the process more efficient and responsive.

Objective 1: To increase the cost/benefit ratio of dollars collected to administrative costs.

Performance Measure: Ratio of dollars collected to expenditures.

FY 96 FY 97 FY 98 FY 99

Cost/Benefit Ratio $3.68 $4.01 $4.02 $4.03

Item 3d is contingent upon passage and approval of Senate Bill No. 374.

The legislature intends that $63,020,920 of the amount in fiscal year 1998 and $65,249,057 of the amount in fiscal year 1999 in item 4 are appropriated for hospital medicaid benefits.

If House Bill No. 538 is not passed and approved, the general fund appropriation contained in item 4 is reduced by $50,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $2,101 in fiscal year 1999 and the federal fund appropriation is reduced by $50,000 in fiscal year 1998 and increased by $13,107 in fiscal year 1999.

The health policy and services division shall ensure that in order to reduce general fund expenditures, the average 5-year pregnancy rate for Montana females 15 to 19 years of age must be reduced by 10% by the end of the 1999 biennium from the current statewide rate of 64.1 per 1,000. In addition, the department shall pursue a goal of reducing each county's teen pregnancy rate, upon which this statewide rate is based, by 10%.

It is the intent of the legislature that the implementation of the resource based relative value scale (RBRVS) physician provider rate system be phased in over the 1999 biennium. The department shall ensure that in fiscal year 1998, the reimbursement for each procedure included in the RBRVS system not decrease more than 15% or increase more than 40% compared to the reimbursement rate used in fiscal year 1997. The department shall ensure that in fiscal year 1999, the reimbursement for each procedure included in the RBRVS system not decrease more than 20% or increase more than 45% compared to the reimbursement rate used in fiscal year 1997. If the proposed minimum and maximum reimbursement parameters yield insufficient funds to implement the RBRVS system, funds must be taken first from the 1.5% provider rate increase and second from the RBRVS system policy adjuster to achieve the percentages of increase or decrease.

It is the intent of the legislature that if the department collects in excess of $6.6 million dollars in fiscal year 1998 in drug rebates and in excess of $7.1 million dollars in fiscal year 1999 in drug rebates, then these excesses are appropriated to the department for any purpose consistent with the mission of the department. The appropriation is a biennial appropriation.

It is the intent of the legislature that if the department collects in excess of $1.45 million dollars in fiscal year 1998 in third party liability payments for medicaid expenses, and in excess of $1.5 million in fiscal year 1999 third party liability payments for medicaid expenses, then these excesses are appropriated to the department for any purpose consistent with the mission of the department. The appropriation is a biennial appropriation.

It is the intent of the legislature that in fiscal year 1998 and fiscal year 1999, any unexpended portion of the department's general fund appropriation, up to $500,000 for the biennium, may be awarded by the department for the purposes of providing primary and preventive health care benefits to children who are uninsured and not eligible for medicaid benefits. To qualify, the family income may be no greater than 185% of the federal poverty level. The department may contract with public or private entities for the administration and provision of these services. These funds may be allocated only to those programs that have established a statewide network of medical providers who have agreed to accept reimbursement at a lower rate than would normally be charged for their services.

A total of $75,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $75,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 contained in item 4 for the medicaid program must be used to provide $25,000 a year for as many as three Indian reservations for the Montana initiative for the abatement of mortality in infants (MIAMI) program.

It is the intent of the legislature that the department cooperate with state agencies, organizations, retailers, consumers, and advocate groups in order to organize a coordinated redistribution program for durable medical equipment in Montana.

The department shall pay the amounts listed below for production computer processing, recovery, maintenance, and printing at the department of administration for the specific systems identified as follows unless otherwise agreed to by the departments: for TEAMS: fiscal year 1998 -- $2,038,669; fiscal year 1999 -- $1,648,661; for SEARCHS: fiscal year 1998 -- $819,045; fiscal year 1999 -- $663,493; and for CAPS: fiscal year 1998 -- $680,978; fiscal year 1999 -- $548,914.

The department is authorized to expend up to $500,000 of any unexpended portion of the department's general fund appropriation each year of the 1999 biennium and up to $500,000 of any unexpended portion of the department's federal fund appropriation each year of the 1999 biennium for the purpose of evaluating and developing electronic benefits transfer capabilities. The department shall demonstrate to the legislative finance committee cost neutrality over the first 7 years of implementation for any electronic benefits transfer system prior to expending state funds or committing state resources beyond the initial development phase of the electronic benefits transfer project.

The operations and technology division is appropriated any unexpended funds from the accounting entities numbered 03203 and 03276 after required expenditures for the ARCO lawsuit.

It is the intent of the legislature that the disability services division pursue federal funding to enhance and improve services to persons with developmental disabilities. These additional federal funds may be expended by the division for services as long as those actions do not require or commit the state to additional general fund expenditures beyond the amount appropriated during the 1999 biennium by the legislature for the developmental disabilities community.

Item 6 includes a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $120,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $76,000 in fiscal year 1999. The department may allocate this reduction among programs.

Item 7c is a restricted, biennial appropriation to be used for legal costs associated with a lawsuit to move certain individuals at the eastmont human services center and the Montana developmental center to community living/services.

Item 8c includes $80,213 in fiscal year 1998 and $161,630 in fiscal year 1999 for aging services. It is the intent of the legislature that these funds be expended only to provide additional services, not for increased administrative costs.

The department is authorized to supplement funds appropriated to rebase nursing home rates with funds appropriated for increased nursing home bed days in order to avoid inappropriate decreases in the department's current nursing home reimbursement formula and to comply with federal law, as long as total program expenditures do not exceed the appropriation for nursing homes.

The general fund share collected from the lien and estate recoveries pursuant to Title 53, chapter 6, part 1, in excess of the first $600,000 is appropriated on a one-time basis in the amount of 50% to the medicaid home and community waiver program and 50% to the medicaid nursing home program.

It is the intent of the legislature that the department shall provide semiannual reports to the office of budget and program planning and the legislative fiscal division on the status of the mental health access plan contract, including but not limited to implementation status, progress of contract expectations, results of evaluation reports, and any negotiated changes to the mental health access plan contract. The legislative finance committee shall review each report.

The appropriation provided for the Montana chemical dependency center (MCDC) is contingent upon funds being used to achieve program performance targets as outlined by the legislature in the general appropriations act for the 1999 biennium. The department shall provide semiannual reports to the office of budget and program planning and the legislative fiscal division on progress toward achievement of these performance targets, with explanations for any significant variances.

Goal 1: Through collaboration with referral sources, ensure that placement standards are met and that appropriate use of services is maintained.

Performance Measure/Target: A utilization review will be conducted on 100% of level III placement justification packets. In the case of inadequate documentation, the referring counselor must be contacted and given an opportunity to correct the deficiencies and resubmit.

FY 96 FY 97 Target FY 98 Target FY 99

(placement compliance)

65% 75% 85% 88%

Goal 2: Through collaboration with referral sources, increase the number of scheduled clients admitted for treatment.

Performance Measure/Target: During the utilization review, identify potential problems that may affect the client's ability to be present for admission and problem solve with the referring counselor.

FY 96 Base FY 97 Target FY 98 Target FY 99

(showup rate) (showup rate) (showup rate)

70% 73% 76% 78%

Goal 3: Increase client retention in treatment until treatment plan completion.

Performance Measure/Target: Monitor and review all discharges through the quality assurance process, identify factors of premature discharges, and develop corrective actions to improve outcome.

FY 96 FY 97 Target FY 98 Target FY 99

(completion rate) (completion rate) (completion rate)

63% 66% 69% 71%

Goal 4: Improve client compliance with continued care recommendations back to programs in the community.

Performance Measure/Target: Increase the number of clients that comply with discharge recommendations for continued care in the community by applying managed care principles and conducting followup to measure compliance and collect data on set outcome indicators.

FY 96 FY 97 Target FY 98 Target FY 99

(continued care

showup rate)

61% 65% 70% 72%

(this is of the 63% that

completed and participated

in the discharge/placement

process)

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TOTAL SECTION B

222,077,027 48,462,880 475,527,892 0 0 746,067,799 224,257,924 49,113,192 492,474,499 240 0 765,845,855



C. NATURAL RESOURCES AND COMMERCE

DEPARTMENT OF FISH, WILDLIFE, AND PARKS (5201)

1. Administration and Finance Division (01)

0 3,468,321 502,867 0 0 3,971,188 0 3,685,406 544,278 1,942 0 4,231,626

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

0 51,943 9,166 0 0 61,109 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Legislative Contract Authority (Restricted/OTO)

0 0 30,000 0 0 30,000 0 0 30,000 0 0 30,000

c. Automated Licensing System (Biennial/Restricted)

0 1,852,550 912,450 0 0 2,765,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

2. Field Services Division (02)

0 1,538,766 307,502 0 0 1,846,268 0 1,530,756 331,390 0 0 1,862,146

a. Block Management (Restricted)

0 3,301,816 285,090 0 0 3,586,906 0 3,272,843 296,494 0 0 3,569,337

b. Game Damage (Restricted)

0 100,000 0 0 0 100,000 0 100,000 0 0 0 100,000

c. Public Wildlife Interface (Restricted/Biennial)

0 65,000 0 0 0 65,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

3. Fisheries Division (03)

0 3,345,423 2,953,400 0 0 6,298,823 0 3,341,862 2,933,367 0 0 6,275,229

a. Legislative Contract Authority (Restricted/OTO)

0 0 825,000 0 0 825,000 0 0 675,000 0 0 675,000

b. Water Leasing (Biennial)

0 66,000 0 0 0 66,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

c. Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Fish Monitoring (Restricted)

0 15,250 0 0 0 15,250 0 15,250 0 0 0 15,250

d. Echo Lake Fish Planting (OTO)

0 27,510 0 0 0 27,510 0 27,510 0 0 0 27,510

4. Law Enforcement Division (04)

124,959 5,104,932 168,715 0 0 5,398,606 121,572 5,074,118 166,872 0 0 5,362,562

a. Legislative Contract Authority (Restricted/OTO)

0 0 287,000 0 0 287,000 0 0 287,000 0 0 287,000

b. Block Management (Restricted)

0 233,091 0 0 0 233,091 0 233,373 0 0 0 233,373

c. Game Farms (Biennial)

0 208,000 0 0 0 208,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

5. Wildlife Division (05)

0 2,958,451 3,081,044 0 0 6,039,495 0 2,925,582 3,087,728 0 0 6,013,310

a. Harvest Survey Data Processing (Restricted)

0 5,000 15,000 0 0 20,000 0 5,000 15,000 0 0 20,000

b. Upland Game Bird Habitat (Restricted/Biennial)

0 1,000,000 0 0 0 1,000,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

c. Predator Research (Restricted)

0 29,975 89,925 0 0 119,900 0 29,975 89,925 0 0 119,900

d. Legislative Contract Authority (Restricted/OTO)

0 0 481,000 0 0 481,000 0 0 456,000 0 0 456,000

e. Bear Management Specialist

0 0 41,088 0 0 41,088 0 0 41,088 0 0 41,088

f. Coyote Control Study (Restricted/OTO)

0 87,455 0 0 0 87,455 0 87,455 0 0 0 87,455

g. Black-Footed Ferret Reintroduction (OTO)

0 18,750 56,250 0 0 75,000 0 18,750 56,250 0 0 75,000

6. Parks Division (06)

288,917 4,070,161 484,102 0 0 4,843,180 288,250 4,001,700 490,356 0 0 4,780,306

a. Legislative Contract Authority (Restricted/OTO)

0 0 25,000 0 0 25,000 0 0 25,000 0 0 25,000

7. Conservation Education Division (08)

2,698 1,481,875 460,477 0 0 1,945,050 2,698 1,454,106 472,371 0 0 1,929,175

a. Legislative Contract Authority (Restricted/OTO)

0 0 20,000 0 0 20,000 0 0 20,000 0 0 20,000

b. Shooting Range Grants (Biennial)

0 119,800 0 0 0 119,800 0 0 0 0 0 0

8. Department Management (09)

0 2,697,820 483,048 0 0 3,180,868 0 2,666,093 487,010 0 0 3,153,103

a. Legislative Contract Authority (Restricted/OTO)

0 0 135,000 0 0 135,000 0 0 135,000 0 0 135,000

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Total

416,574 31,847,889 11,653,124 0 0 43,917,587 412,520 28,469,779 10,640,129 1,942 0 39,524,370

The appropriations for legislative contract authority are subject to the following provisions:

(1) Legislative contract authority applies only to federal funds.

(2) Expenditures must be reported on state accounting records and kept separate from present law operations. In preparing the 2001 biennium budget for legislative consideration, the office of budget and program planning may not include the expenditures from this item in the present law base.

(3) A report must be submitted by the department to the legislative fiscal analyst following the end of each fiscal year of the biennium. The report must include a listing of projects with the related amount of expenditures and FTE for each project.

Item 1c was approved for development of an automated licensing system. Subsequent legislatures should examine the system carefully for costs, savings, and savings from lowering license agents' commissions. Costs to complete and operate the system in the 2001 biennium are expected to be $1,007,000 for development and $1,880,000 for operations. Savings of 3 FTE and $392,000 and additional interest earnings of $100,000 are expected to phase in toward the end of fiscal year 2000. The department shall submit up-to-date cost estimates, cost savings estimates, and any request for additional funding to the 1999 legislature.

The appropriation provided for the law enforcement division is contingent upon funds being used to achieve program performance targets set by the legislature in the general appropriations act for the 1999 biennium. The department shall provide semiannual reports to the office of budget and program planning and the legislative fiscal division on progress toward achievement of these performance targets, with explanations for any significant variances.

The proposed law enforcement division goals and associated performance targets for each year to the 1999 biennium are as follows:

Goal 1: Fish and Wildlife Compliance - Provide protection for fish, wildlife, and habitat resources through regulation and education ensuring equitable outdoor recreational opportunities by maintaining present level of compliance of fish and wildlife regulations.

Performance Measures/Targets:

(1) Contact at least 20% of license holders for compliance: 112,000 in fiscal year 1998 and 116,000 in fiscal year 1999.

(2) Contact 9,800 landowners in each fiscal year.

(3) 95% conviction rate in prosecutions: 3,135 convictions in fiscal year 1998 and 3,230 in fiscal year 1999.

(4) Have 11 specialized programs.

Goal 2: State Parks Compliance - Protect the state's natural, historic, cultural, and recreational resources through regulation and education, providing a safe and enjoyable experience for users.

Performance Measures/Targets:

(1) Contact 2,500 park users each fiscal year.

(2) Conduct 40 investigations each fiscal year.

(3) 95% conviction rate in prosecutions: 95 convictions in each fiscal year.

Goal 3: Recreational Conveyance Compliance - Protect public safety and enjoyment of boat and water recreation and snowmobile and off-highway vehicle use through education and regulation.

Performance Measures/Targets:

(1) Contact at least 40% of licensed users: 35,600 users in fiscal year 1998 and 36,800 in fiscal year 1999.

(2) Participate in at least 30 water safety programs each year.

(3) 95% conviction rate in prosecutions: 703 convictions in fiscal year 1998 and 741 in fiscal year 1999.

The department shall reduce the federal appropriation in item 5e and increase the state special revenue appropriation by a like amount if federal funds are not available. The department shall provide an evaluation of this new proposal to the 1999 natural resources and commerce appropriation subcommittee.

The legislature directs the department to document that operation and maintenance at existing state parks are adequately funded in [this act] before the department submits any capital requests to spend park fees, lodging facility use taxes, or coal severance tax revenue. The legislature directs the department to prioritize its parks capital project requests in House Bill No. 5, subject to the continuing general operations and maintenance funded in [this act].

In this biennium, the department should move toward financing the Montana outdoors magazine with 75% of earned revenue and, to that extent, reduce the money spent from hunting and fishing license fees.

Item 6 includes a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $93,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $68,000 in fiscal year 1999. The department may allocate this reduction among programs.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (5301)

1. Central Management Program (10)

14,996 0 0 0 0 14,996 14,996 21,427 0 15,960 0 52,383

2. Petro Tank Release Compensation Board (11)

0 1,419,724 0 0 0 1,419,724 0 1,445,904 0 0 0 1,445,904

3. Planning, Prevention and Assistance Division (20)

945,861 2,247,799 3,068,162 0 0 6,261,822 939,043 2,187,022 3,004,794 0 0 6,130,859

a. Montana Major Facility Siting Act (Restricted/Biennial)

0 1,000,000 0 0 0 1,000,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. HB 546 -- Water Quality Total Maximum Daily Load Program (Biennial)

444,832 0 0 0 0 444,832 503,934 0 0 0 0 503,934

4. Enforcement Division (30)

317,958 272,556 339,911 0 0 930,426 316,103 258,635 333,493 0 0 908,231

5. Remediation Division (40)

0 2,089,887 7,237,381 0 0 9,327,268 0 1,893,108 7,265,766 0 0 9,158,874

6. Permitting and Compliance Division (50)

786,908 7,064,126 2,445,820 0 0 10,296,854 779,442 7,073,025 2,406,707 0 0 10,259,174

a. Montana Major Facility Siting Act (Restricted)

0 249,175 0 0 0 249,175 0 244,364 0 0 0 244,364

b. Reclamation Bond Forfeitures (Restricted/Biennial)

0 1,040,811 0 0 0 1,040,811 0 0 0 0 0 0

c. Shallow Injection Wells (Restricted)

0 17,580 17,581 0 0 35,161 0 21,683 65,047 0 0 86,730

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Total

2,510,555 15,401,658 13,108,856 0 0 31,021,069 2,553,518 13,145,169 13,075,807 15,960 0 28,790,453

The amount of $507,600 over the biennium in federal funding provided under 33 U.S.C. 1329 must be used to directly address total maximum daily loads.

If there is a reduction or elimination of federal funds that are appropriated to fund personal services FTE in the department, there can be no substitution of those federal funds from general fund money or state special revenue money to fund those FTE.

If House Bill No. 483 is not passed and approved, the amounts appropriated in item 3 are reduced by $123,442 in state special revenue and $842,258 in federal funds in fiscal year 1998 and by $113,482 in state special revenue and $792,478 in federal funds in fiscal year 1999.

Item 3 includes a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $38,001 in fiscal year 1998 and $17,000 in fiscal year 1999. The department may allocate this reduction among programs.

If House Bill No. 546 is not passed and approved, item 3b is void.

If Senate Bill No. 377 is not passed and approved, the state special revenue appropriations in item 5 are reduced by $76,688 in fiscal year 1998 and by $71,688 in fiscal year 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF LIVESTOCK (5603)

1. Centralized Services Program (01)

69,611 685,787 38,243 0 0 793,642 71,792 710,376 39,675 0 0 821,844

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

0 29,005 0 0 0 29,005 0 0 0 0 0 0

2. Diagnostic Laboratory Program (03)

135,680 925,113 0 0 0 1,060,793 136,457 951,435 0 0 0 1,087,892

3. Disease Control Program (04)

0 611,373 0 0 0 611,373 0 588,863 0 0 0 588,863

a. Bison Control (Restricted/OTO)

0 445,760 0 0 0 445,760 0 444,160 0 0 0 444,160

4. Milk and Egg Program (05)

0 168,184 33,007 0 0 201,191 0 169,762 32,778 0 0 202,540

5. Inspection and Control Program (06)

0 2,476,342 0 0 0 2,476,342 0 2,497,164 0 0 0 2,497,164

6. Predator Control Program (08)

0 434,580 0 0 0 434,580 0 334,028 0 0 0 334,028

7. Meat and Poultry Inspection Program (10)

329,728 1,634 329,094 0 0 660,456 332,463 1,681 331,892 0 0 666,036

8. Milk Control Bureau (37)

0 170,947 0 0 0 170,947 0 170,593 0 0 0 170,593

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Total

535,019 5,948,725 400,345 0 0 6,884,089 540,712 5,868,062 404,346 0 0 6,813,120

The department shall record separately all operating expenses, equipment, and capital expenditures related to bison control for all programs in which any resources are expended for that purpose, in separate responsibility centers on the statewide budgeting and accounting system, and shall create a summary reporting center. The department shall provide an annual report, by program, to the legislative fiscal analyst and the office of budget and program planning of all direct expenditures related to bison control.

Item 1 includes a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $33,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $35,000 in fiscal year 1999. The department may allocate this reduction among programs.

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION (5706)

1. Trust Land Management Division (04)

3,225,229 3,400,224 23,284 0 0 6,648,736 3,192,105 3,512,594 22,793 0 0 6,727,493

a. Environmental Impact Statements (Restricted)

0 150,000 0 0 0 150,000 0 150,000 0 0 0 150,000

b. Crow Tribe Land Exchange (Restricted)

0 0 100,000 0 0 100,000 0 0 100,000 0 0 100,000

c. Swan Boot Camp Maintenance (Restricted/OTO)

0 50,032 0 0 0 50,032 0 66,454 0 0 0 66,454

d. Water Rights Claims (Restricted/OTO)

0 71,100 0 0 0 71,100 0 0 0 0 0 0

e. Environmental Liability Inventories (Restricted/OTO)

0 35,000 0 0 0 35,000 0 35,000 0 0 0 35,000

2. Centralized Services (21)

1,203,963 604,227 91,856 0 0 1,900,046 1,213,665 636,046 83,016 959 0 1,933,686

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

43,035 0 0 0 0 43,035 43,034 0 0 0 0 43,034

3. Oil and Gas Conservation Division (22)

0 815,357 0 0 0 815,357 0 804,221 0 0 0 804,221

a. Underground Injection Control Program

0 309,257 0 0 0 309,257 0 313,282 0 0 0 313,282

4. Conservation and Resource Development Division (23)

89,106 1,750,190 1,405,471 0 0 3,244,767 88,001 1,745,599 1,411,932 0 0 3,245,532

5. Water Resources Division (24)

3,234,428 2,557,325 54,204 0 0 5,845,957 3,270,514 2,537,964 54,210 0 0 5,862,688

a. Rocky Boy's Study (Restricted/OTO)

220,000 0 0 0 0 220,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Broadwater Dam Project (Restricted/Biennial/OTO)

0 520,000 0 0 0 520,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

c. Water Project Lease Administration (Restricted)

0 19,500 0 0 0 19,500 0 18,500 0 0 0 18,500

d. HB 166 -- Water Well Contractor Administration (Restricted/Biennial)

0 16,000 0 0 0 16,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

6. Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission (25)

201,891 364,618 0 0 0 566,509 202,365 360,926 0 0 0 563,291

7. Forestry Division (35)

4,974,025 2,295,396 784,967 0 0 8,054,388 4,938,587 2,302,530 782,498 0 0 8,023,615

a. Community Forestry (OTO)

0 0 24,000 0 0 24,000 0 0 23,266 0 0 23,266

b. National Fire Management Analysis System (OTO)

6,667 3,333 0 0 0 10,000 3,333 6,667 0 0 0 10,000

c. Federal Fire Reimbursements (Restricted)

0 0 350,000 0 0 350,000 0 0 350,000 0 0 350,000

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Total

13,198,343 12,961,560 2,833,781 0 0 28,993,684 12,951,604 12,489,784 2,827,715 959 0 28,270,062

Because of de-earmarking of cabin site sales fees by House Bill No. 166, item 1 has been reduced by $25,000 in state special revenue in each fiscal year and general fund amounts have been increased by the same amounts. If House Bill No. 166 is not passed and approved in a form that de-earmarks the state special revenue, then the general fund amounts in item 1 are reduced by $25,000 in each fiscal year and the state special revenue amounts are increased by the same amounts.

If House Bill No. 156 is not passed and approved, items 1c through 1e are void.

Because of the addition of the state lands equalization statutory appropriation by House Bill No. 166, item 2 has been reduced by $571,117 in general fund money in fiscal year 1998 and by $600,586 in general fund money in fiscal year 1999. If House Bill No. 166 is not passed and approved in a form that adds the statutory appropriation, then the general fund amounts in item 2 are increased by $571,117 in fiscal year 1998 and by $600,586 in fiscal year 1999.

The department is appropriated up to $700,000 for the biennium from the account established in 76-14-112 for rangeland loans during the 1999 biennium.

All funds held in the state special revenue fund in accordance with 76-16-106(2) are appropriated to the department for administration of grazing district activities in an amount of up to $15,000 a year for the 1999 biennium.

The department is appropriated up to $400,000 for the biennium from the state special revenue account established in 85-1-604 for the purchase of prior liens on property held as loan security as required by 85-1-618.

The department is authorized to decrease state special revenue money in item 3a and increase federal special revenue money by a like amount if federal EPA funds become available. Any federal special revenue funds are to be spent before state special revenue funds.

The department shall reduce the appropriation in item 5a and increase the federal appropriation by a like amount if federal funds become available.

Because of the elimination of the statutory appropriation for water well contractor administrative costs by House Bill No. 166, item 5d appropriates $16,000 in state special revenue in fiscal year 1998 as a restricted and biennial appropriation. If House Bill No. 166 is not passed and approved in a form that eliminates the statutory appropriation for administrative costs, then item 5d is eliminated.

During the 1999 biennium, up to $20,000 of interest earned on the Broadwater water users account is appropriated to the department for the purpose of repair, improvement, or rehabilitation of the Broadwater-Missouri diversion project.

During the 1999 biennium, up to $1 million of funds currently in or to be deposited in the Broadwater replacement and renewal account are appropriated to the department for repairing or replacing equipment at the Broadwater hydropower facility.

Up to $20,000 each year of fines collected under the provisions of Title 85, chapter 2, and deposited in the water right appropriation account in accordance with 85-2-318 are appropriated to the department to carry out the enforcement functions required under 85-2-114.

During the 1999 biennium, up to $500,000 of funds currently in or to be deposited in the state project hydropower earnings account are appropriated for the purpose of repairing, improving, or rehabilitating department state water projects.

The appropriation provided for the Montana state nursery is contingent upon funds being used to achieve the program objectives of becoming self-supporting by 2001 and maintaining a fund balance. The department shall provide semiannual reports to the office of budget and program planning and the legislative fiscal division on progress toward achievement of this objective.

Because of de-earmarking of forest resources stewardship fines by House Bill No. 166, item 7 has been reduced by $9,443 in state special revenue in each fiscal year and general fund amounts have been increased by the same amounts. If House Bill No. 166 is not passed and approved in a form that de-earmarks the state special revenue, then the general fund amounts in item 7 are reduced by $9,443 in each fiscal year and the state special revenue amounts are increased by the same amounts.

Item 7 includes a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $102,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $93,000 in fiscal year 1999. The department may allocate this reduction among programs.

Item 7c are those funds received from federal agencies for the use of department personnel and equipment to assist them in managing emergency incidents, such as fire suppression activities. Only those federal funds received as reimbursement of personnel expenses credited against the department's state forestry operational budget or those funds received as payment under equipment use agreements are considered federal fire reimbursement funds. All other federal funds received must be deposited in the general fund. It is the intent of the legislature that funds reimbursed for the use of department equipment be expended for the repair, maintenance, and replacement of equipment that supports the state-county cooperative fire program. The department shall report federal fire reimbursement expenditures on state accounting records, and the records must be separate from present law operations.

In determining the base amount for the general fund transfer to the air operations proprietary account to be included in the 2001 biennium executive budget request, the office of budget and program planning shall use $335,000.

For the purposes of 17-2-108, the approving authority is directed to decrease the general fund appropriation in the fire program within the forestry division by the amount of money received from fire protection assessments in excess of the appropriation and to increase the appropriation of the fire protection assessments by a like amount.

Federal funding provided to the department under 33 U.S.C. 1329 must be used to address water quality impaired streams.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (6201)

1. Central Management Division (15)

190,097 277,723 77,558 28,011 7,870 581,259 210,034 287,803 81,969 28,683 7,902 616,391

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

31,157 0 0 0 0 31,157 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Program/Analyst (Restricted/OTO)

12,613 25,692 5,139 2,336 934 46,714 10,885 22,172 4,435 2,016 806 40,314

c. Equipment (Restricted/OTO)

675 1,375 275 125 50 2,500 0 0 0 0 0 0

d. Retirement Costs (Restricted/OTO)

0 6,970 0 697 205 7,872 0 0 0 0 0 0

2. Agricultural Sciences Division (30)

65,346 4,208,963 438,158 0 0 4,712,467 66,011 4,206,374 489,309 0 0 4,761,694

a. Environmental Protection Agency Grants (Biennial/OTO)

0 0 150,000 0 0 150,000 0 0 150,000 0 0 150,000

3. Agricultural Development Division (50)

208,179 3,087,500 72,417 207,893 62,087 3,638,076 208,227 3,077,163 72,062 207,561 61,898 3,626,911

a. Agricultural Finance Equipment (Restricted)

0 0 0 0 2,098 2,098 0 0 0 0 1,598 1,598

b. Hail Insurance Equipment (Restricted)

0 0 0 957 0 957 0 0 0 2,957 0 2,957

c. Agricultural Marketing Equipment (Restricted)

0 300 0 0 0 300 0 0 0 0 0 0

d. Agricultural Council Equipment (Restricted)

0 3,300 0 0 0 3,300 0 300 0 0 0 300

e. Wheat and Barley Equipment (Restricted)

0 9,853 0 0 0 9,853 0 15,353 0 0 0 15,353

f. State Grain Laboratory Roof Repair (Restricted/Biennial)

0 20,000 0 0 0 20,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Total

508,067 7,641,676 743,547 240,019 73,244 9,206,553 495,157 7,609,165 797,775 241,217 72,204 9,215,518

The department is authorized to make grants to state agencies, as approved by the Montana agriculture development council in accordance with Title 90, chapter 9, for growth through agriculture. The state agency that receives a grant from the Montana agriculture development council is authorized additional appropriation authority equal to the grant amount.

Item 3 includes a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $32,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $34,000 in fiscal year 1999. The department may allocate this reduction among programs.

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (6501)

1. Weights and Measures Bureau (02)

0 557,856 0 0 0 557,856 0 611,865 0 0 0 611,865

2. Banking and Financial Institutions (36)

0 1,270,291 0 0 0 1,270,291 0 1,291,301 0 0 0 1,291,301

3. Professional and Occupational Licensing Bureau (39)

0 4,146,678 0 0 0 4,146,678 0 4,136,621 0 0 0 4,136,621

a. SB 56 -- Private Cemetery Care and Maintenance

0 2,112 0 0 0 2,112 0 2,112 0 0 0 2,112

b. SB 259 -- Licensure of Estheticians and Manicurists

0 17,044 0 0 0 17,044 0 14,004 0 0 0 14,004

c. HB 266 -- Plumber/Electrician Licensure Compliance

0 51,854 0 0 0 51,854 0 47,881 0 0 0 47,881

4. Economic Development Division (51)

944,278 141,740 3,649,862 0 0 4,735,880 958,218 172,502 3,632,036 0 0 4,762,756

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

4,618 31,249 11,972 0 0 47,839 0 0 0 0 0 0

5. Montana Promotion Division (52)

0 650,000 0 0 0 650,000 0 650,000 0 0 0 650,000

6. Community Development Bureau (60)

330,706 652,251 6,841,026 0 0 7,823,983 329,805 653,828 6,846,876 0 0 7,830,510

a. Coal Board -- Local Impact (Biennial)

0 1,051,603 0 0 0 1,051,603 0 44,750 0 0 0 44,750

7. Local Government Services Audit and Systems Bureau (62)

358,332 0 0 0 0 358,332 353,490 0 0 0 0 353,490

8. Building Codes Bureau (65)

0 2,368,190 0 0 0 2,368,190 0 2,233,936 0 0 0 2,233,936

a. HB 388 -- Elimination of City Building Codes Extended Jurisdiction

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 418,519 0 0 0 418,519

b. SB 286 -- Exterior Building Accessibility Inspections

0 172,100 0 0 0 172,100 0 141,400 0 0 0 141,400

9. Montana Science and Technology Alliance (73)

0 355,808 0 0 0 355,808 0 359,159 0 0 0 359,159

10. Housing Division (74)

0 0 22,934,695 0 0 22,934,695 0 0 24,553,427 0 0 24,553,427

11. Board of Horseracing (78)

0 252,743 0 0 0 252,743 0 252,249 0 0 0 252,249

12. Consumer Affairs (79)

125,029 0 0 0 0 125,029 124,991 0 0 0 0 124,991

a. HB 63 -- Motor Vehicle Warranty Act

0 41,338 0 0 0 41,338 0 38,588 0 0 0 38,588

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Total

1,762,963 11,762,856 33,437,555 0 0 46,963,375 1,766,504 11,068,715 35,032,340 0 0 47,867,559

If [committee bill to eliminate the board of passenger tramway safety] is not passed and approved in a form that eliminates the board of passenger tramway safety, the department is appropriated $43,069 in fiscal year 1998 and $37,050 in fiscal year 1999 in state special revenue money.

The department is appropriated in each of the fiscal years 1998 and 1999 up to $1 million of state special revenue that is deposited in the account established in [section 17] of Senate Bill No. 83 for the purpose of processing charter applications and for the chartering, examination, and regulation of each foreign capital depository that obtains a charter under the provisions of Senate Bill No. 83.

The department is appropriated up to $471,449 in fiscal year 1998 and $474,943 in fiscal year 1999 in either state special revenue or federal special revenue authority for the purpose of funding the state's share of the certified communities program authorized in 90-1-116(2). These appropriations are contingent upon the department receiving either private or federal grant funds to be used as matching funds for local economic development efforts.

Item 3b is contingent upon passage and approval of Senate Bill No. 259.

Item 3c is contingent upon passage and approval of House Bill No. 266.

It is the intent of the legislature that $1 million from the coal board's fiscal year 1998 appropriation be used for reconstruction of the north 12 miles of highway 314.

Item 6 includes a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $43,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $28,000 in fiscal year 1999. The department may allocate this reduction among programs.

Item 8a is contingent upon passage and approval of House Bill No. 388.

Item 8b is contingent upon passage and approval of Senate Bill No. 286.

The appropriation provided for the weights and measures bureau is contingent upon funds being used to achieve program performance targets as outlined by the legislature in the general appropriations act for the 1999 biennium. The department shall provide semiannual reports to the office of budget and program planning and the legislative fiscal division on progress toward achievement of these performance targets, with explanations for any significant variances.

The proposed program goals and associated performance targets for each year of the 1999 biennium are as follows:

Goal 1: Maximize the testing, inspection, and certification of commercially used scales in Montana.

Performance Measure/Target: Test, inspect, and certify on an annual basis 90% of all licensed commercial scales.

FY 96 FY 94-FY 96

FY 94 FY 95 (Estimated) Average

Scales Licensed 6,629 6,756 6,728 6,704

Scales Tested, Inspected, and Certified 5,091 6,431 5,900 5,807

Inspection % 76.80% 95.19% 87.69% 86.62%

Goal 2: Maximize the testing, inspection, and certification of retail and wholesale petroleum pumps and meters and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) meters used throughout Montana.

Performance Measure/Target: Test, inspect, and certify 85% of all licensed retail and wholesale petroleum dispensing pumps or meters and 85% of all liquid petroleum gas meters on an annual basis.

FY 94 FY 95 FY 96 FY 94-FY 96

Actual Actual Estimated Average

Pumps and Meters Licensed 11,136 12,167 12,527 11,943

Pumps and Meters Tested, Inspected, and Certified 7,367 11,878 10,000 9,748

Inspection % 66.15% 97.62% 79.83% 81.62%



LPG Gas Meters Licensed 515 530 543 529

LPG Gas Meters Tested, Inspected, and Certified 538 378 405 440

Inspection % 104.47% 71.32% 74.59% 83.19%

Goal 3: Maximize the inspection and testing of prepackaged consumer goods offered for sale in Montana.

Performance Measure/Target: Inspect and test, on an annual basis, a minimum of 500 lots of prepackaged consumer goods to ensure compliance. These will include both standard and random packaged goods. Inspections and tests will be conducted according to nationally recognized statistical standards.

Goal 4: Maximize the testing for octane content of the various grades of gasoline offered for sale to the general public throughout Montana.

Performance Measure/Target: Test for octane content a minimum of 300 samples of various grades of gasoline that are offered for sale to the general public on an annual basis statewide.

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TOTAL SECTION C

18,931,522 85,564,364 62,177,208 240,019 73,244 166,986,357 18,720,016 78,650,674 62,778,110 260,078 72,204 160,481,082



D. INSTITUTIONS AND PUBLIC SAFETY

CRIME CONTROL DIVISION (4107)

1. Justice System Support Service (01)

720,602 0 397,064 0 0 1,117,666 725,641 0 396,604 0 0 1,122,245

a. Crime Victims' Compensation (Biennial)

556,000 0 150,000 0 0 706,000 556,000 0 150,000 0 0 706,000

b. Juvenile Detention (Biennial)

834,942 0 0 0 0 834,942 834,942 0 0 0 0 834,942

c. Juvenile Delinquency Prevention (Biennial)

0 0 703,500 0 0 703,500 0 0 703,500 0 0 703,500

d. Victims' Assistance (Biennial)

0 0 1,770,000 0 0 1,770,000 0 0 870,000 0 0 870,000

e. Drug Education (Biennial)

0 0 519,000 0 0 519,000 0 0 519,000 0 0 519,000

f. Criminal History Records (Biennial)

0 0 650,000 0 0 650,000 0 0 300,000 0 0 300,000

g. Violence Against Women Grant (Biennial)

0 0 1,000,000 0 0 1,000,000 0 0 1,000,000 0 0 1,000,000

h. Drug Enforcement Grants (Biennial)

0 0 2,640,000 0 0 2,640,000 0 0 2,640,000 0 0 2,640,000

i. Law Enforcement Assistance Grants (Biennial)

0 0 200,000 0 0 200,000 0 0 200,000 0 0 200,000

j. Substance Abuse Treatment Grants (Biennial)

0 0 150,000 0 0 150,000 0 0 150,000 0 0 150,000

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Total

2,111,544 0 8,179,564 0 0 10,291,108 2,116,583 0 6,929,104 0 0 9,045,687

All remaining federal pass-through grant appropriations for the 1997 biennium are authorized to continue into fiscal year 1998 and fiscal year 1999.

The board of crime control, with the cooperation of the supreme court, shall report to the 1999 legislature on district judges and justices of the peace with regard to the following:

(1) reduction of repeat offenders;

(2) reduction of crime in the district; and

(3) use of alternative sentencing to lower costs, as well as the effectiveness of alternative sentencing.

The board of crime control shall annually publish and distribute to the legislature figures showing, for each county, the percentage of the total county population of juveniles engaged in all types of offenses, including but not limited to serious juvenile crime and drug crime in the current year and in each of the previous 4 years. The board of crime control shall standardize the reporting process for the county reports.

Item 1 includes a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $1,400 in fiscal year 1998 and $1,100 in fiscal year 1999. The division may allocate this reduction among programs.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (4110)

1. Legal Services Division (01)

1,773,949 190,088 44,134 0 0 2,008,171 1,749,484 190,965 44,134 0 0 1,984,583

a. Major Litigation (Restricted/Biennial)

250,000 0 0 0 0 250,000 250,000 0 0 0 0 250,000

b. Special Prosecution

0 33,000 67,000 0 0 100,000 0 100,000 0 0 0 100,000

c. HB 222 Implementation (Biennial)

41,963 0 0 0 0 41,963 78,532 0 0 0 0 78,532

d. Bankruptcy Unit

0 0 0 124,344 0 124,344 0 0 0 124,483 0 124,483

2. Gambling Control Division (07)

462,550 1,731,969 0 0 0 2,194,519 469,156 1,756,820 0 0 0 2,225,976

a. Private Audits (Biennial/OTO)

0 67,000 0 0 0 67,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. SB 354 -- Restaurant Beer and Wine Licensing

0 91,870 0 0 0 91,870 0 78,370 0 0 0 78,370

3. Motor Vehicle Division (12)

7,273,429 385,801 0 0 0 7,659,230 7,096,139 331,145 0 0 0 7,427,284

a. SB 57 -- Motor Vehicle Tax

80,000 0 0 0 0 80,000 30,000 0 0 0 0 30,000

4. Highway Patrol Division (13)

0 15,091,144 719,341 0 0 15,810,485 0 15,235,698 754,318 0 0 15,990,016

5. Law Enforcement Services Division (18)

2,537,711 349,219 1,138,924 0 0 4,025,853 2,546,024 338,197 1,159,326 0 0 4,043,547

6. County Attorney Payroll (19)

1,489,051 0 0 0 0 1,489,051 1,528,691 0 0 0 0 1,528,691

7. Law Enforcement Academy Division (22)

933,336 0 17,000 0 0 950,336 936,530 0 0 0 0 936,530

8. Central Services Division (28)

209,893 255,470 0 9,462 0 474,825 209,585 293,923 0 11,023 0 514,531

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

21,965 26,957 0 998 0 49,920 0 0 0 0 0 0

9. Computer Service and Planning Division (29)

1,249,246 412,587 0 0 0 1,661,833 1,252,452 412,587 0 0 0 1,665,039

a. National Crime Information Center -- 2000 (Biennial)

0 42,650 0 0 0 42,650 0 42,650 0 0 0 42,650

10. Extradition and Transportation of Prisoners (30)

164,587 0 0 0 0 164,587 162,145 0 0 0 0 162,145

11. Forensic Science Division (32)

1,356,602 256,122 40,149 0 0 1,652,873 1,377,730 256,122 40,149 0 0 1,674,001

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Total

17,844,281 18,933,878 2,026,547 134,804 0 38,939,510 17,686,468 19,036,476 1,997,928 135,506 0 38,856,378

The department is authorized to transfer the retirement contributions provided in 19-6-404 and 61-5-121(1)(a) in fiscal years 1998 and 1999 from the highway patrol retirement clearing account in the state special revenue fund to the Montana highway patrol officers' retirement pension fund. An appropriation must be established each year in the amount required to be transferred up to the amount of $700,000.

Revenue from tuition charged for participation in the DARE training program may be used to match federal dollars should they become available for the DARE program.

The department is directed to study the issue of privatization of driver licensing services and report to the 1999 legislature. The department shall negotiate with communities, alternative vendors, and other governmental agencies to achieve cost reductions and improved access to driver's license examination services for the 1999 biennium. By June 30, 1998, the department must have in place at least one privatized driver's licensing examination station.

The legislature recognizes that the costs associated with litigation in which the legal services division is required to provide representation to the state of Montana may exceed the appropriation provided. In that event, the department will need to request a supplemental appropriation from the 1999 legislature to adequately represent the state.

The amount of $20,000 in general fund money is appropriated to the department each year from the unexpended portion of House Bill No. 1, following adjournment of the 55th legislature. The funds are to be used to implement House Bill No. 222, habeas corpus reforms.

Item 1c is contingent upon passage and approval of House Bill No. 222.

The bankruptcy unit funded in item 1d is directed to charge fees commensurate with cost.

Item 2b is contingent upon passage and approval of Senate Bill No. 354.

Item 3 includes a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $79,149 in fiscal year 1998 and $58,853 in fiscal year 1999. The department may allocate this reduction among programs. None of the reduction is to be allocated to the highway patrol division.

PUBLIC SERVICE REGULATION (4201)

1. Public Service Regulation Program (01)

0 2,166,776 26,250 0 0 2,193,026 0 2,178,282 26,372 0 0 2,204,654

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

0 16,095 0 0 0 16,095 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Professional Services (Biennial)

0 50,000 0 0 0 50,000 0 50,000 0 0 0 50,000

c. SB 89 -- Interim Universal Access Program

0 250,000 0 0 0 250,000 0 500,000 0 0 0 500,000

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Total

0 2,482,871 26,250 0 0 2,509,121 0 2,728,282 26,372 0 0 2,754,654

Item 1 includes a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $3,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $3,000 in fiscal year 1999. The department may allocate this reduction among programs.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS (6401)

1. Administration and Support Services (01)

10,019,115 1,389 0 42,854 0 10,063,358 10,978,335 3,094 0 51,842 0 11,033,271

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

81,422 3,001 0 5,950 0 90,373 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Corrections Automation Plan (Biennial)

86,660 0 0 0 0 86,660 55,460 0 0 0 0 55,460

c. Legislative Oversight Committee -- HJR 19

25,000 0 0 0 0 25,000 25,000 0 0 0 0 25,000

2. Community Corrections (02)

24,521,533 133,422 283,653 0 0 24,938,608 26,549,830 135,385 283,007 0 0 26,968,222

3. Secure Facilities (03)

37,379,897 1,198,492 222,691 0 0 38,801,080 42,456,862 1,196,555 220,546 0 0 43,873,962

a. Montana State Prison Maintenance (Restricted/Biennial)

300,000 0 0 0 0 300,000 300,000 0 0 0 0 300,000

b. Forklift for Food (Restricted/OTO)

3,000 0 0 0 0 3,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

4. Montana Correctional Enterprises (04)

776,961 0 0 346,199 0 1,123,160 842,172 0 0 340,028 0 1,182,200

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Total

73,193,589 1,336,303 506,344 395,003 0 75,431,239 81,207,659 1,335,033 503,553 391,869 0 83,438,115

The legislature has not appropriated funds to house inmates in a private correctional facility in accordance with House Bill No. 83. However, it is the intent of the legislature that the department issue a request for proposals and enter into a contract with a private vendor during the 1999 biennium for the construction of a correctional facility of approximately 500 beds and the housing of inmates in the facility.

If House Bill No. 14 is not passed and approved, the department may issue a request for proposals and enter into a contract with a private vendor during the 1999 biennium for the construction of a correctional facility of approximately 700 beds and the housing of inmates in the facility.

The appropriation in item 1c is for costs associated with the legislative corrections oversight committee established in House Joint Resolution No. 19.

Item 2 includes $494,892 in general fund money each year of the 1999 biennium and is contingent upon passage and approval of House Bill No. 104.

Item 3 includes a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $146,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $120,000 in fiscal year 1999. The department may allocate this reduction among programs.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY (6602)

1. Job Service Division (01)

416,228 5,244,043 21,388,534 39,688 0 27,088,494 416,645 4,746,301 21,608,260 39,856 0 26,811,062

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

809 20,366 44,463 170 0 65,808 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Community Services (Biennial)

25,000 46,412 1,708,744 0 0 1,780,156 25,000 45,908 1,708,668 0 0 1,779,576

2. Unemployment Insurance Division (02)

4,154 341,581 4,806,044 0 0 5,151,779 4,152 347,049 4,937,954 0 0 5,289,155

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

0 1,228 18,456 0 0 19,684 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Department of Revenue Reorganization (OTO)

21,653 0 0 0 0 21,653 21,831 0 0 0 0 21,831

3. Legal/Centralized Services Division (03)

0 609,241 423,661 118,101 0 1,151,003 0 698,674 452,883 129,185 0 1,280,742

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

0 2,752 1,532 426 0 4,710 0 0 0 0 0 0

4. Employment Relations Division (04)

271,079 4,018,824 360,938 721,805 0 5,372,646 261,455 3,829,924 356,419 714,874 0 5,162,672

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

53 16,836 1,256 2,399 0 20,544 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. SB 67 -- Workers' Compensation Fraud

0 0 0 84,583 0 84,583 0 0 0 57,760 0 57,760

c. SB 62 -- Vocational Rehabilitation (Restricted)

0 100,000 0 0 0 100,000 0 100,000 0 0 0 100,000

d. SB 290 -- Workers' Compensation Regulation Advisory Council

0 21,600 0 0 0 21,600 0 21,600 0 0 0 21,600

5. Human Rights Commission (08)

437,439 1,920 162,041 0 0 601,400 439,851 2,000 162,917 0 0 604,768

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

2,186 80 792 0 0 3,058 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Additional Full-Time Employees (OTO)

103,419 0 38,251 0 0 141,670 77,994 0 28,847 0 0 106,841

6. Workers' Compensation Court (09)

0 359,061 0 0 0 359,061 0 370,577 0 0 0 370,577

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

0 1,147 0 0 0 1,147 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Total

1,282,020 10,785,091 28,954,713 967,172 0 41,988,996 1,246,928 10,162,033 29,255,948 941,675 0 41,606,584

The appropriation provided for the wage and hour unit of the labor standards bureau is contingent upon funds being used to achieve program performance targets as outlined by the legislature in the general appropriations act for the 1999 biennium. The department shall provide semiannual reports to the office of budget and program planning and the legislative fiscal division on progress toward achievement of these performance targets, with explanations for any significant variances.

Goal: The goal of the wage and hour unit is to provide a forum for the prevention and resolution of workplace disputes involving wages and their payment in Montana.

(1) Objective/output measure: For the biennium, wage and hour compliance specialists will improve by 2% each year the percentage of determinations issued within 55 days of the receipt of the wage complaint.

Baseline measures for this objective will be established by the percentage of determinations issued by compliance staff in fiscal year July 1, 1996, to June 30, 1997.

Outcome measure: Fewer complaints from customers about how long it takes to process a claim.

Baseline measures for this outcome will be established by the number of written and verbal complaints received in fiscal year July 1, 1996, to June 30, 1997.

Quality measure: Fewer clerical mistakes on determinations issued and less amended determinations issued.

Baseline measures will be established by the number of amended determinations that were issued in fiscal year July 1, 1996, to June 30, 1997.

(2) Objective/output measure: For fiscal year 1998 and fiscal year 1999, the wage and hour unit will handle 90% of the cases filed in that year without need of an administrative hearing.

Baseline measures for this objective will be established by the percentage of cases requiring an administrative hearing in fiscal year July 1, 1996, to June 30, 1997.

Outcome measure: Fewer verbal and written customer complaints regarding the length of time that a claim can linger without closure.

Baseline measures for this outcome will be established through the number of complaints in fiscal year July 1, 1996, to June 30, 1997.

Quality measure: Determinations issued by compliance specialists more complete and comprehensive to customers.

Baseline measures will be established through a survey of customers when a decision is issued in fiscal year July 1, 1996, to June 30, 1997.

Item 2 includes a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $56,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $53,000 in fiscal year 1999. The department may allocate this reduction among programs.

If Senate Bill No. 349 is not passed and approved, the appropriation in item 4 is decreased by $184,859 in state special revenue and $1,738 in proprietary funds in fiscal year 1998 and increased by $6,346 in state special revenue in fiscal year 1999.

The appropriation in item 4b is contingent upon passage and approval of Senate Bill No. 67.

The appropriation in item 4d is contingent upon passage and approval of Senate Bill No. 290.

It is legislative intent that the centralized services functions of the department be provided to the department's programs. Because 67% of the department's funding is from federal funds and pursuant to 17-3-111, it is also legislative intent that the rates charged by the centralized functions of the department be the rates agreed upon by the United States department of labor federal negotiator. The rate, as submitted for fiscal year 1998, is 7.73% of the programs' actual personal services costs incurred; and the estimated rate for fiscal year 1999 may not exceed 8.65% of the programs' actual personal services costs incurred.

It is legislative intent that the input/output control operations functions continue to provide the services to department users. Charge per hour to the users must be $39 an hour or less for the 1999 biennium. This rate must be analyzed throughout the biennium, and particular consideration must be given to the time spent providing this function to the customers and to the cash balance of the fund.

It is legislative intent that the Montana career information system (MCIS) maintain a fee structure to cover the costs of software development and dissemination. The MCIS rates for the 1999 biennium are the rates determined by the state occupational information coordinating council. For fiscal year 1998, the rates are to be no more than $1,500 for larger schools, with discounts available for smaller schools. If the national software fee to the MCIS increases and if the state occupational information coordinating council reviews the increase and sets new rates, it is legislative intent that the fee increase be concomitant with the national career information system increase.

DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS (6701)

1. Operations Support (01)

300,334 0 31,101 0 0 331,435 300,472 620 35,938 0 0 337,030

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

7,402 0 0 0 0 7,402 0 0 0 0 0 0

2. Army National Guard Program (12)

910,844 25,271 2,679,438 0 0 3,615,553 917,245 49,103 2,715,088 0 0 3,681,436

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

7,204 0 0 0 0 7,204 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Paint Maintenance -- State Armories (Restricted/OTO)

42,750 0 0 0 0 42,750 32,500 0 0 0 0 32,500

3. Air National Guard Program (13)

194,712 0 1,612,273 0 0 1,806,985 200,107 0 1,631,785 0 0 1,831,891

4. Disaster and Emergency Services (21)

242,944 23,000 1,331,044 0 0 1,596,988 241,095 23,000 1,340,986 0 0 1,605,081

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

1,850 0 12,954 0 0 14,804 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Overtime Emergencies (Restricted/OTO)

10,000 0 0 0 0 10,000 10,000 0 0 0 0 10,000

5. Veterans' Affairs Program (31)

609,595 74,073 0 0 0 683,668 611,952 74,083 0 0 0 686,035

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

7,402 0 0 0 0 7,402 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Eastern Montana Veterans' Cemetery (Restricted)

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36,796 0 0 0 36,796

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Total

2,335,037 122,344 5,666,810 0 0 8,124,191 2,313,371 183,602 5,723,796 0 0 8,220,769

Item 2 includes a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $3,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $3,000 in fiscal year 1999. The department may allocate this reduction among programs.

The appropriation provided for the Montana air national guard is contingent upon funds being used to achieve program performance targets as outlined by the legislature in the general appropriations act for the 1999 biennium. The department shall provide semiannual reports to the office of budget and program planning and the legislative fiscal division on progress toward achievement of these performance targets, with explanations for any significant variances.

Program Mission Statement: The Montana Air National Guard (ANG) is to ensure ANG facilities can support the unit flying and training program, governor's call for emergency response, maintain real property facilities, and implement programs which improve the functionality of the installation.

Program Goals:

Goal 1: Provide reliable facilities and utilities to meet readiness requirements and satisfy installation needs.

Performance Measure/Target:

(1) All outside agency-directed inspections, audits, or staff assistance visits rated satisfactory or higher.

(a) No mission cancels attributed to facilities or airfield management.

Goal 2: Conduct all activities in compliance with environmental, fire, and safety laws and directives.

Performance Measure/Target:

(1) No notices of violation of environmental, fire, or safety laws or directives.

(a) All environmental and safety inspections, assistance visits, and audits rated satisfactory or higher.

Goal 3: Operate, maintain, repair, and construct ANG real property and real property installed equipment to accomplish the mission most economically.

Performance Measure/Target:

(1) Facility maintenance annual assessments by ANG civil engineering technical services all rated satisfactory or higher.

(a) Unit repair and maintenance costs to be 1.5% of construction cost.

(b) Energy conservation programs in place to ensure that utility costs do not exceed design data criteria and facility energy budget.

(c) Total state share of the federal operating maintenance agreement not to exceed 0.0065% of replacement cost of facilities.

Goal 4: Provide management of contract services, e.g., refuse disposal, pest control, minor construction, design, and grounds maintenance.

Performance Measure/Target:

(1) Self-assessment of AF Forms 332 to show 100% project completion as estimated to customer.

(a) Contract services not to exceed 25% of repair and maintenance budget.

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TOTAL SECTION D

96,766,470 33,660,488 45,360,228 1,496,979 0 177,284,165 104,571,009 33,445,427 44,436,701 1,469,050 0 183,922,187



E. EDUCATION

OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION (3501)

1. OPI Administration (06)

3,552,630 386,814 5,805,738 0 0 9,745,181 3,560,384 385,528 5,795,320 0 0 9,741,233

a. Education Program Representatives' Salary Adjustment (Restricted)

28,000 0 0 0 0 28,000 30,000 0 0 0 0 30,000

b. Industrial Education Support Staff (Restricted)

25,641 0 0 0 0 25,641 22,642 0 0 0 0 22,642

c. Building Expansion (Restricted)

184,183 0 0 0 0 184,183 178,333 0 0 0 0 178,333

d. Improving Montana Schools (Restricted/Biennial)

175,000 0 0 0 0 175,000 175,000 0 0 0 0 175,000

2. Distribution to Public Schools (09)

10,963,648 1,000,000 0 0 0 11,963,648 11,063,648 1,000,000 0 0 0 12,063,648

a. Timber Harvest for Technology (Restricted)

1,505,000 0 0 0 0 1,505,000 2,795,000 0 0 0 0 2,795,000

b. K-12 Base Aid (Biennial)

397,615,083 0 0 0 0 397,615,083 405,493,083 0 0 0 0 405,493,083

c. In-State Treatment (Biennial)

974,896 0 0 0 0 974,896 974,896 0 0 0 0 974,896

d. Adult Basic Education (Biennial)

250,000 0 0 0 0 250,000 250,000 0 0 0 0 250,000

e. Secondary Vocational Education (Biennial)

650,000 0 0 0 0 650,000 650,000 0 0 0 0 650,000

f. Gifted and Talented (Biennial)

150,000 0 0 0 0 150,000 150,000 0 0 0 0 150,000

g. Special Education (Biennial)

32,487,154 0 0 0 0 32,487,154 32,473,365 0 0 0 0 32,473,365

h. School District Federal Aid (Biennial)

0 0 65,459,652 0 0 65,459,652 0 0 65,459,652 0 0 65,459,652

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Total

448,561,235 1,386,814 71,265,390 0 0 521,213,438 457,816,351 1,385,528 71,254,972 0 0 530,456,852

Because of de-earmarking of resources and assessments by House Bill No. 166, item 1 has been reduced by $525 in state special revenue in each fiscal year and general fund amounts have been increased by the same amounts. If House Bill No. 166 is not passed and approved in a form that de-earmarks the state special revenue, then the general fund amounts in item 1 are reduced by $525 in each fiscal year and the state special revenue amounts are increased by the same amounts.

Item 1a is for increases in salaries and benefits paid to office of public instruction education program representatives in the event that a classification review, performed under the direction of the department of administration personnel division, finds that the increases are appropriate.

It is the intent of the legislature that the office of public instruction fill the vocational/technology, trades, and industrial education specialist and vocational/agriculture education specialist positions at a salary above entry level. The legislature has included funding for these positions at a level sufficient to pay the additional salaries for fiscal years 1998 and 1999.

Additionally, it is the intent of the legislature that the office of public instruction have the option of contracting with the departments of agriculture and education within the college of agriculture at Montana state university-Bozeman for the duties and responsibilities of the vocational/agriculture education specialist.

Item 1c is for the lease and occupation costs associated with the office of public instruction's building located at 1227 11th avenue.

The office of public instruction shall prepare and submit to the office of budget and program planning and legislative fiscal division revised goals and objectives for the improving Montana schools program commensurate with the amount appropriated. The appropriation provided for in item 1d is contingent upon funds being used to achieve program performance targets as outlined in the budget for the 1999 biennium. The office of public instruction shall provide semiannual reports to the office of budget and program planning and the legislative fiscal division on progress toward achievement of these performance targets, with explanations for any significant variances.

Goal I: Promote challenging academic standards and effective delivery systems for teaching and learning for K-12 education to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Objective 1: By October 1, 1998, with assistance and advice from educators, parents, and the public, the office of public instruction will review the 1989 program area standards and will recommend revisions to the model learner goals associated with the Montana accreditation standards. Model learner goals to integrate instructional technology across the curriculum will be recommended. Technology will be used as the primary tool to maintain effective communication with educators and the public across Montana.

Objective 2: By January 1999, an increased number of Montana schools will link their educational reform efforts with workforce development and economic development by engaging community members, business, labor, parents, and schools in designing a comprehensive, integrated system of education and workforce preparation that reflects local needs and that is available to all students.

Performance measures:

Revised learner goals are integrated into locally developed curriculum models in all program areas over the 4 years, fiscal years 1998 through 2001.

Long term - local assessments are developed to measure student performance and district progress toward achieving model learner goals. Assessment data will assist in the establishment of indicators and benchmarks for the Montana education profile.

Long term - effectiveness will be measured by the number of schools demonstrating an increased number of students who are proficient in core academic subjects.

The number of sustained, intensive professional development opportunities for educators is increased by 30% by fiscal year 2001. Baseline data will be collected for the 1997-98 school year.

By fiscal year 2001, 30% of the school districts in Montana will have adopted state-of-the-art models for the improvement of curriculum, assessment, instruction, and integrated technology. Baseline data will be collected for the 1997-98 school year.

The number of schools that integrate school-to-work opportunities into existing educational reform initiatives and existing vocational education programs is increased by 30% by fiscal year 2001. Baseline data will be collected in the 1997-98 school year.

The number of students with significant involvement in school-to-work programs is increased. Baseline data will be collected in the 1997-98 school year.

The office of public instruction will identify model curricula and training in applied academics and work-based learning and will increase access to these models to improve its programs and increase workplace experiences linked to the classroom.

The number of students who have opportunities to integrate academic and occupational learning through school-to-work, applied learning opportunities, vocational education, or work-based learning will increase by 30% by fiscal year 2001. Baseline data will be collected in the 1997-98 school year.

Goal II: Provide the public with a means of assessing the quality and achievements of the K-12 education system in Montana.

Objective 1: By February 1999, the office of public instruction will develop and disseminate a Montana education profile to the Montana public. The profile will be developed with assistance and advice from educators, parents, and the public and will contain indicators and measures of the effectiveness of Montana's K-12 system in the areas of students, staff, academic achievement, finance, and educational programs. Technology will be used as the primary tool to maintain effective communication with educators and the public across Montana.

Objective 2: During fiscal years 1999 and 2000, the office of public instruction will provide technical assistance to districts and communities to assist with the development of local profiles of school and program effectiveness. Technology will provide the primary means of communication.

Performance measures:

The first Montana educational profile will be completed by February 1999. The profile will report the status and achievements of schools or districts in peer groupings and provide a state and national context for comparison.

By July 2000, 20% of Montana's 469 school districts will voluntarily participate in a pilot project to develop, publish, and distribute local school profiles. All districts will complete, publish, and distribute local profiles by July 2001.

A survey of state and local policymakers, educators, and community members will indicate that the education profile is accessible, meaningful, and valuable as a tool for school improvement at the local level.

A survey will indicate that the public is able to identify and draw conclusions from the indicators of educational quality and perceive that it can be actively engaged in the school improvement process.

Goal III: Promote the effective use of technology resources for expanding K-12 educational opportunities.

Objective 1: By July 1, 1999, the office of public instruction will have increased the use of electronic communication technologies to disseminate information on school improvement, professional development opportunities, and education-related data.

Performance measures:

By July 1997, the office of public instruction will add two additional toll-free lines to the METNET bulletin board system. By October 1997, user logins via the toll-free lines will increase by 600 calls each day, thereby doubling the number of logins to the bulletin board system.

In the 1997-98 school year, baseline survey data will be gathered to measure the integration of technology into the classroom. In subsequent years, survey data will measure the advances in this area.

By January 1999, user participation in educational conferences on METNET will increase by 50%. The 1996-97 school year will provide baseline data.

Goal IV: Improve access to and management of information and data related to K-12 education.

Objective 1: By October 1998, the office of public instruction will expand and improve data collection and management, electronic transmission of data, analysis procedures, and dissemination processes. Improved data collection and management procedures will ensure the accuracy and timeliness of data necessary for reporting indicators and measures to the Montana public.

Objective 2: By January 1999, the data identified for the first statewide Montana education profile will be produced by the office of public instruction in a timely, accurate, comparable, and cost-effective manner.

Objective 3: The process developed by the office of public instruction for gathering and managing education data will decrease processing time and increase access to elementary and secondary school data for educational decisionmaking.

Performance measures:

By July 1998, common definitions, standards, and procedures will be identified and disseminated to ensure accuracy of data collections and cost-effective data-gathering decisions.

Processing time will improve for data currently collected by districts and the office of public instruction. The 1996-97 school year will serve as a baseline for comparison.

Education-related data and information will be available to the public in a variety of standard formats (both electronic and printed) and in a variety of locations, including the METNET bulletin board system, libraries, and schools.

Surveys will indicate that policymakers, educators, and the general public recognize that the data provided assists in public decisions.

The office of public instruction may distribute amounts required from the appropriation in item 2c to public school districts for the purpose of providing education costs in day-treatment services.

Items 2b-h are biennial appropriations.

Item 2a is for school technology as provided in 20-9-534. The amount expended may not exceed the amount paid into the general fund under the provisions of 20-9-343(3)(a)(ii).

If House Bill No. 104 fails, item 2g is increased by $933,759 each year.

BOARD OF PUBLIC EDUCATION (5101)

1. Administration (01)

120,121 10,036 0 0 0 130,157 120,178 10,379 0 0 0 130,557

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

1,507 0 0 0 0 1,507 0 0 0 0 0 0

2. Advisory Council (03)

0 164,486 0 0 0 164,486 0 164,506 0 0 0 164,506

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

0 1,506 0 0 0 1,506 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Total

121,628 176,028 0 0 0 297,656 120,178 174,885 0 0 0 295,063

SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND (5113)

1. Administration Program (01)

220,203 0 0 0 0 220,203 217,867 387 0 0 0 218,254

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

24,960 0 0 0 0 24,960 0 0 0 0 0 0

2. General Services Program (02)

278,032 0 0 0 0 278,032 278,910 0 0 0 0 278,910

3. Student Services (03)

908,184 0 30,682 0 0 938,866 857,343 0 30,682 0 0 888,025

4. Education (04)

1,567,989 220,189 51,374 0 0 1,839,552 1,554,555 220,189 51,374 0 0 1,826,118

a. Salary Adjustment (Restricted/Biennial)

73,846 0 0 0 0 73,846 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Total

3,073,214 220,189 82,056 0 0 3,375,459 2,908,675 220,576 82,056 0 0 3,211,307

Item 4a is a biennial appropriation and must be used to make progress in providing salary increases for Montana school for the deaf and blind teachers and specialists based upon a market ratio concept similar to the one adopted for classified state employees.

MONTANA ARTS COUNCIL (5114)

1. Promotion of the Arts (01)

169,912 116,978 0 0 0 286,890 168,932 121,391 0 0 0 290,323

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

17,214 0 0 0 0 17,214 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Federal Funds (Biennial)

0 0 436,900 0 0 436,900 0 0 437,955 0 0 437,955

c. Federal Grant Match (Restricted)

50,000 0 0 0 0 50,000 50,000 0 0 0 0 50,000

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Total

237,126 116,978 436,900 0 0 791,004 218,932 121,391 437,955 0 0 778,278

All funds in item 1b are biennial appropriations.

The $50,000 general fund appropriation each year in item 1c is restricted to the purpose of providing matching funds for federal grants.

MONTANA STATE LIBRARY COMMISSION (5115)

1. State Library Operations (01)

1,187,609 168,422 342,124 0 0 1,698,155 1,466,032 172,779 417,349 0 0 2,056,159

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

18,247 0 0 0 0 18,247 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Coal Severance Tax (OTO)

0 33,000 0 0 0 33,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

c. Grants (Biennial)

251,138 0 580,000 0 0 831,138 0 0 580,000 0 0 580,000

d. Montana Talking Book Library (Restricted/OTO)

71,700 0 0 0 0 71,700 0 0 0 0 0 0

2. Natural Resource Information System (07)

a. Performance-Based Budget (Biennial)

48,795 669,490 220,094 0 0 938,379 48,800 561,108 119,655 0 0 729,563

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Total

1,577,489 870,912 1,142,218 0 0 3,590,619 1,514,832 733,887 1,117,004 0 0 3,365,722

Item 1 includes biennial appropriations of $251,138 in general fund money and $1,160,000 in federal funds for grants to local libraries.

Item 1 includes a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $25,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $16,001 in fiscal year 1999. The commission may allocate this reduction among programs.

Item 2a is a biennial appropriation.

Item 2a includes $500,000 for legislative contract authority, subject to the following provisions:

(1) Legislative contract authority applies only to state special revenue funds received from the Montana university system, federal funds, and private funds.

(2) Legislative contract authority expenditures must be reported on state accounting records. The records must be separate from present law operations.

(3) A report must be submitted by the Montana state library commission to the legislative fiscal division following the end of each fiscal year of the biennium. The report must include a listing of projects with the related amount of expenditures for each project.

The appropriation provided for the natural resources information services program is contingent upon funds being used to achieve program performance targets as outlined by the legislature in the general appropriations act for the 1999 biennium. The department shall provide semiannual reports to the office of budget and program planning and the legislative fiscal division on progress toward achievement of these performance targets, with explanations for any significant variances.

Goal: The natural resources information system (NRIS) works to ensure equitable access to natural resource information for all of Montana's citizens, governments, businesses, and industries by using new and emerging information technologies. Specifically, NRIS personnel will work to improve access to natural resource information by developing state-of-the-art tools to make information easier to use and will work to increase the value of existing natural resource information by facilitating and participating in collaborative information-sharing projects. Objectives of the NRIS are as follows:

Objective 1: Operate the Montana natural heritage program (MTNHP), an inventory of Montana's biological resources that emphasizes rare or endangered plant and animal species and biological communities.

Performance Measure/Target:

Provide timely and effective service to requests for information on Montana's natural heritage. The MTNHP will complete 1,500 requests for information each year through direct contacts, self-service, and distributed technology means.

FY 96 FY 97 Target FY 98 Target

1,407 1,500 1,500

Performance Measure/Target:

Continue development and maintenance of the biological and conservation data system* and annually update at least 25% of the records in the four primary data bases, thereby ensuring that the most current and accurate data is provided to requestors. (* - ca. 30 data bases, 2,000 fields, 25,000 to 27,000 records)

FY 96 FY 97 Target FY 98 Target

6,010 6,500 6,500

Objective 2: Operate the Montana water information system (WIS) and the NRIS geographic information systems (GIS). The WIS is the starting point for locating water resources information in Montana, such as data on surface water, ground water, water quality, riparian areas, water rights, climate data, etc. The GIS provides technical and data acquisition assistance for statewide GIS projects and to agencies developing in-house GIS capability. The NRIS inventories available GIS data and coordinates GIS data standards and the sharing of this information throughout the state.

Performance Measure/Target:

Provide timely and effective response to requests for information and services related to Montana's natural resources. The NRIS will fill 1,821 requests for natural resource information and services each year through direct contacts, self-service, and distributed technology means.

FY 96 FY 97 Target FY 98 Target

1,735 1,821 1,821

Performance Measure/Target:

The NRIS will improve delivery of natural resource information by providing at least 60 data bases accessible via the internet. Additionally, the NRIS will further improve delivery by creating tools to allow users to retrieve the data as well as use the data online to create information products.

FY 96 FY 97 Target FY 98 Target

7 30 30

MONTANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY (5117)

1. Administration Program (01)

576,589 180,844 50,819 7,998 0 816,250 580,796 172,005 53,503 6,130 0 812,434

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

21,036 0 0 0 0 21,036 0 0 0 0 0 0

2. Library Program (02)

497,809 4,523 0 53,910 0 556,242 499,342 4,522 0 50,507 0 554,371

3. Museum Program (03)

240,081 18,607 6,627 13,359 0 278,674 236,283 18,759 0 13,350 0 268,392

4. Publications (04)

53,399 0 0 676,796 0 730,195 53,401 0 0 676,745 0 730,146

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

0 0 0 923 0 923 0 0 0 0 0 0

5. Historical Sites Preservation (06)

60,675 0 606,768 0 0 667,443 61,369 0 607,246 0 0 668,615

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

694 0 5,320 0 0 6,014 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Purchase of Nevada City and Virginia City (Restricted/OTO)

0 0 0 0 3,837,500 3,837,500 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Total

1,450,283 203,974 669,534 752,986 3,837,500 6,914,277 1,431,191 195,286 660,749 746,732 0 3,033,958

Item 1 includes $65,494 in fiscal year 1998 and $65,337 in fiscal year 1999, and item 3 includes $9,506 in fiscal year 1998 and $9,663 in fiscal year 1999 of lodging facility use tax granted from the Montana promotion program under the department of commerce. This appropriation is to provide tours of the capitol and the original governor's mansion and rehabilitation of the original governor's mansion.

Item 1 includes a 10% reduction in equipment totaling $7,800 in fiscal year 1998 and $5,300 in fiscal year 1999. The agency may allocate this reduction among programs.

Item 5b is contingent upon the failure of House Bill No. 14. The amount of $3,837,500 in cultural and aesthetics trust fund money is appropriated to the Montana historical society for the acquisition, renovation, and preservation of real and personal property owned by Bovey restorations, inc., and the historic landmark society of Montana in the communities known as Virginia City and Nevada City. If House Bill No. 14 is passed and approved, item 5b is void.

MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM (5100)

1. OCHE and Educational Units

92,752,786 118,164,956 9,272,730 0 0 220,190,472 92,998,186 126,449,262 9,390,552 0 0 228,838,000

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

403,927 0 6,885 0 0 410,812 0 0 0 0 0 0

2. Distance Learning

60,000 0 0 0 0 60,000 0 0 0 0 0 0

3. Community Colleges

4,597,875 0 0 0 0 4,597,875 4,597,875 0 0 0 0 4,597,875

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

32,640 0 0 0 0 32,640 0 0 0 0 0 0

b. Summitnet Costs (Restricted)

12,750 0 0 0 0 12,750 12,750 0 0 0 0 12,750

4. Rural Residency

200,000 0 0 0 0 200,000 200,000 0 0 0 0 200,000

5. Agricultural Experiment Station

8,020,013 0 1,879,473 941,695 0 10,841,181 8,242,889 0 1,879,473 936,821 0 11,059,183

6. Montana Extension Service

3,381,182 0 2,294,568 0 0 5,675,750 3,552,540 0 2,294,568 0 0 5,847,108

7. Forestry and Conservation Experiment Station

798,257 0 0 0 0 798,257 820,062 0 0 0 0 820,062

8. Bureau of Mines and Geology

1,373,472 666,000 0 59,000 0 2,098,472 1,398,302 666,000 0 59,000 0 2,123,302

9. Fire Services Training School

270,561 0 0 0 0 270,561 273,848 0 0 0 0 273,848

a. Legislative Audit (Restricted/Biennial)

3,335 0 0 0 0 3,335 0 0 0 0 0 0

10. University System Research

0 1,000,000 0 0 0 1,000,000 0 1,000,000 0 0 0 1,000,000

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Total

111,906,798 119,830,956 13,453,656 1,000,695 0 246,192,105 112,096,452 128,115,262 13,564,593 995,821 0 254,772,128

Item 1 is a biennial lump-sum appropriation.

The money and FTE for the school-to-work program in item 1 are contingent on continued federal funding.

Included in state special revenue appropriations in item 1 is $16,499,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $16,800,000 in fiscal year 1999 from revenue generated under the provisions of 20-25-423. Revenue received by the university system under the provisions of 20-25-423 that exceeds $16,499,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $16,800,000 in fiscal year 1999 is appropriated to the board of regents, to a maximum of $35,299,000 for the biennium. If revenue received under the provisions of 20-25-423 is less than $16,499,000 in fiscal year 1998 and $16,800,000 in fiscal year 1999, it is the intent of the legislature that the commissioner of higher education reduce the university system expenditures by corresponding amounts.

Item 1 includes $338,920 in each year of the biennium that must be transferred to the energy conservation program account and used to retire the general obligation bonds sold to fund energy improvement through the state building energy conservation program. The costs of this transfer in each year of the biennium are: university of Montana-Missoula, $181,660; Montana state university-northern, $97,000; Montana state university-Billings, $56,000; and western Montana college of the university of Montana, $4,260.

Total audit costs are estimated to be $581,652 for the university system for the biennium. Each unit shall pay a percentage of these costs from funds other than those appropriated in item 1a.

University system units are defined in 17-7-102(17). For all university system units, except the office of the commissioner of higher education, all funds (other than plant funds appropriated in [long-range planning bill] relating to long-range building and current unrestricted operating funds) are appropriated contingent on approval of the comprehensive program budget by the board of regents by October 1 of each year. For all university system units except the community colleges, the agricultural experiment station, the forest and conservation experiment station, the cooperative extension service, the bureau of mines and geology, the fire services training school, and the distance learning and rural physician residency programs, all funds, other than funds appropriated in [long-range planning bill] for long-range building programs, are appropriated as a lump sum for the biennium contingent upon approval of the comprehensive program budget by the board of regents by October 1 of each year. The board of regents shall allocate the appropriations to the individual units according to board policy. The budget must contain detailed revenue and expenditures and anticipated fund balances of current funds, loan funds, endowment funds, and plant funds. After the board of regents approves operating budgets, transfers between units may be made only with the approval of the board of regents. Requests for transfer and related justification must be submitted to the office of budget and program planning and to the legislative fiscal analyst prior to approval by the board of regents. All movement of funds between the current unrestricted subfund and the designated subfund accounts must be clearly identified in the state budgeting and accounting system.

All university system units, except the office of the commissioner of higher education, shall account for expenditures consistently within programs and funds across all units and shall use the national center for higher education management systems program classifications structure, along with the college and university business administration (CUBA) system, as a minimum standard for achieving consistency.

The Montana university system, except the office of the commissioner of higher education and the community colleges, shall provide electronically to the office of budget and program planning and to the legislative fiscal analyst: (1) at fiscal yearend, the actual personal services data, which must tie to the actual expenditures as recorded on SBAS; and (2) by November 1 and at fiscal yearend, the budgeted personal services data, which must tie to the operating plan for expenditure of funds appropriated in [this act] and in the pay plan as approved by the board of regents. The personal services data described in subsections (1) and (2) must include but is not limited to the following for each position number: program number, responsibility center, budgeted and actual salary and benefits, fund type, FTE position title and position type, longevity dates and increments, years of service, benefit factors, workers' compensation code, final ending hourly salary (actuals only), class code, and allocation percentage.

The distance learning appropriation of $60,000 in item 2 is for payment to the western governors' association for development of a virtual university.

The general fund appropriation in item 1 includes $929,300 from a reduction in GABA, $398,700 resulting from legislative action on House Bill No. 561, and $672,000 from the ending fund balance.

The general fund appropriation for the community colleges is the state share, which is 51% of the budget amount per full-time equivalent student, as determined by the legislature for the community colleges in fiscal year 1998 and fiscal year 1999. The total unrestricted budgets for the community colleges must be approved by the board of regents.

Total audit costs are estimated to be $64,000 for the community colleges for the biennium. The general fund appropriation for each community college provides 51% of the total audit cost. The remaining 49% of these costs must be paid from funds other than those appropriated in item 3a. Audit costs for the biennium may not exceed $20,000 each for Dawson and Miles community colleges and $24,000 for Flathead Valley community college.

Total Summitnet costs are estimated to be $25,000 each year for the community colleges. The general fund appropriation for the community colleges provides 51% of the total Summitnet costs. The remaining 49% of these costs must be paid from funds other than those appropriated in item 3b. Summitnet costs for each year may not exceed $8,000 each for Dawson and Miles community colleges and $9,000 for Flathead Valley community college.

It is the intent of the legislature that, if Senate Bill No. 21 is passed and approved, the joint committee on postsecondary education policy and budget consider as one of its top study priorities the restructuring and reform within or among the agricultural experiment station, the Montana extension service, the fire services training school, the bureau of mines and geology, and the forestry and conservation experiment station.

The appropriation in item 10 is state special revenue from interest and income repaid from investments administered by the board of science and technology development in research and development projects at Montana public universities. This appropriation is contingent upon passage and approval of House Bill No. 578.

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TOTAL SECTION E

566,927,773 122,805,851 87,049,754 1,753,681 3,837,500 782,374,558 576,106,612 130,946,815 87,117,329 1,742,553 0 795,913,308

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TOTAL STATE FUNDING

952,426,794 465,210,974 854,247,654 3,527,165 8,599,848 2,284,012,435 972,048,151 464,922,119 851,122,350 3,570,148 4,881,005 2,296,543,773



Section 15.  Rates. Internal service fund type fees and charges established by the legislature for the 1999 biennium in compliance with 17-8-101(6)(b) are as follows:

SECRETARY OF STATE (3201) 1999 Biennium

1. Administrative Rules of Montana Fees

a. Administrative Rules of Montana $350.00/set

b. Quarterly updates of ARM $250.00/year

c. Extra titles $50.00/book

d. Quarterly updates of extra titles $50.00/year/title

e. Montana Administrative Register $300.00

f. Agency filing fee for pages for Register publication $35.00/page

2. Records Management Fees (based on 2-6-203, MCA)

a. 16MM Microfilm Less than 250,000 $30.00

Nontypical extreme weight & size $36.75

8 x 11"; 8 x 14" paperwork $25.00

8 x 11"; 11 x 14" computer printout $22.05

Extreme size & weight variance $27.50

Cards - fixed weight & color $15.00

Cards - mixed weight & color $25.00

b. 35MM Microfilm L (per 12 x 12") aerial photos $65.00

16 x 20" bound books $60.00

24 x 34" newspapers $110.00

24 x 34" bound newspapers $130.00

48 x 48" blueprints/maps $275.00

c. 105MM Microfilm 8 x 11" paperwork $65.00

8 x 11"; 11 x 14" computer printout $73.50

Cards (per 1000) $73.50

Minimum filming charge $37.50

d. Film Processing 16mm, 100 foot roll $3.45

16mm, 215 foot roll $6.76

35mm, 100 foot roll $6.05

16mm, 3M cartridges $4.50

e. Film Inspecting 100 foot roll inspection $3.50

215 foot roll inspection $4.98

film splicing $0.75

3M cartridge loading $2.25

f. Duplication 16mm, 100 foot roll $6.48

16mm, 215 foot roll $12.41

35mm, 100 foot roll $8.77

105mm, microfiche or jackets $0.15

Reader/printer copies $0.50

Photocopies/own labor $0.10

Photocopies/our labor $0.50

16mm, 100 foot roll $9.45

35mm, 100 foot roll $13.85

g. Jacket Loading 16mm, 5 channel jacket $0.30

Agency's own jacket $0.275

35mm, 1 & 2 channel jacket $0.30

Loading 16mm aperture card $0.25

Jacket title $0.25

Jacket notching $0.05

h. Miscellaneous Fiche title $0.25

Indexing and document prep/hour $14.00

Camera rental/day $95.00

i. Supplies NMI reader bulbs $10.75

16mm, 100 foot roll film $6.68

16mm, 215 foot roll film $12.95

35mm, 100 foot roll film $12.95

j. Records Center Services Storage by

square foot/month $0.19

Storage by cubic foot $0.2950

Retrievals $1.00

Emergency retrievals $5.00

Large retrievals, delivery, interfiling $16.00

Records disposal/hour $16.00

Shredding confidential records/hour $21.95

k. Records Center Boxes

Records storage box: standard size A $1.34

Drawings & map storage boxes size C $1.34

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (4110) Fiscal Year 1998 Fiscal Year 1999

1. Agency Legal Services (06) (total)

a. Attorney (per hour) $62 $62

b. Investigator/Paralegal (per hour) $35 $35

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (5401)

1. State Motor Pool (06)

Actual lease/rental rates, normally defined as the rate charged per mile of vehicle usage, could not be precisely calculated by the department due to various factors, including an unanticipated increase in vehicle purchase costs and undetermined costs associated with an internal loan through the board of investments to finance an expanded vehicle fleet. As such, the legislature defined rates as the following:

"The state motor pool may charge rates necessary to establish and maintain a 60-day working capital reserve to operate the program."

2. Equipment Program (06)

The equipment program's rate structure includes both assigned time rates and usage rates for 121 classes of equipment used by the maintenance and construction programs within the department. Due to the enterprise-like nature of this program's operations and the large number of individual rates, the legislature defines rates as the following:

"The equipment program may charge rates necessary to establish and maintain a 60-day working capital reserve to operate the program."

3. Yellowstone Airport (06)

a. Landing Fees, Scheduled Air Carriers $0.50/1000 lbs $0.50/1000 lbs

b. Landing Fees, 11,000-31,250 lbs $25.00 $25.00

c. Landing Fees >31,250 lbs $0.90/1000 lbs $0.90/1000 lbs

d. Fuel Flowage Fees (0015) $0.06/gallon $0.06/gallon

e. Building Leases, Car Rental (per month) $1.55/sq. ft $1.55/sq. ft

f. Building Leases, FBOs & Tours (per month) $1.42725/sq. ft $1.42725/sq. ft

g. Building Leases, Airlines (per month) $1.8908/sq. ft $1.8908/sq. ft

h. Building Leases, U/G Storage (per month) $0.03/sq. ft $0.03/sq.ft

i. Building Leases, Hangar Ground (per year) $0.05/sq. ft $0.05/sq. ft

j. Tax Transfer (total) $18,000 $18,000

k. Sales Receipts, Car Rental 10% of gross 10% of gross

l. Sales Receipts, Cafe/Gift Shop 5% of gross 5% of gross

m. Non-Aero Sales, Nevada Testing (per year) Prior Yr + CPI-U Prior Yr + CPI-U

n. Non-Aero, City of WYS (per year) $9,600 $9,600

o. Non-Aero, Energy West Prior Yr + CPI-U Prior Yr + CPI-U

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION (6101)

1. Accounting and Management Support (06)

a. Debt Collection 12% of collections 15% of collections

b. Network Support per Computer $547 $548

c. Programming per Hour 18 18

d. Computer Maintenance per Computer 128 128

e. Mailer Warrants-Postage Paid 0.5431 0.5928

f. Mailer Warrants-No Postage 0.2271 0.2768

g. Nonmailers 0.2050 0.2547

h. External/SRS/Payroll 0.1891 0.2388

i. External/University 0.1836 0.2333

j. Emergency Warrants 3.2047 3.3447

k. Duplicate Warrants 8.6931 8.9788

l. Direct Deposits 0.1388 0.1870

2. General Services Program (06) (per square foot)

a. Office Rental Rate $4.616 $4.789

b. Warehouse Rental Rate 2.22 2.22

3. Professional Development Center

a. Workshops $44.17/hr $45.43/hr

4. Information Services Division

The rates for the services provided by the information services division (ISD) approved by the legislature are the fiscal year 1996 rates adjusted by the following percentages:

a. Microfilm Service (COM) 5% 5%

b. Computer Processing Services -33% -46%

c. Data Network Services 47% 47%

d. Systems Develop Services 5% 5%

e. Operational Support (Data Entry) 6% 6%

f. Misc. Info. Systems (Laser Print) 0% 0%

g. Video Conferences 0% 0%

h. Telephone Equipment -27% -27%

i. Long Distance Charge -10% -10%

5. Because certain programs or functions are enterprise-like in nature, must maintain a business approach in their operations, and may have large numbers of individual rates for the various products sold or services provided, for the following programs or functions, the legislature defines "rates and fees" to mean a specific working capital reserve balance.

Program Amount of Reserve

Publications & Graphics 60-day working capital reserve

Central Stores 60-day working capital reserve

Natural Gas Procurement break-even (no reserve)

Statewide Fueling Network 60-day working capital reserve

Surplus Property Program 60-day wording capital reserve

Mail Program 60-day working capital reserve

6. Because the per-unit costs of the services that certain programs and functions provide to agencies of state government are likely to fluctuate or are otherwise more difficult to estimate than are the total costs of the services to be provided, for the following programs and functions, the legislature defines "rates and fees" to mean the total dollar amount allocated to agencies of state government in the fixed cost or other portion of the agency budget. The following shows the total amount allocated. The allocation to each agency is as included in the agency budgets appropriated in the general appropriation act or in the rate determination for those programs or functions funded with proprietary funds. The allocation for the legal services unit is included exclusively in the Department of Administration.

Program or Function Total Amount Allocated in Agency Budgets

Legal Services Unit Fiscal Year 1998: $106,601 Fiscal Year 1999: $109,800

Deadhead Mail Fiscal Year 1998: $157,157; Fiscal Year 1999: $157,157

Payroll Fiscal Year 1998: $595,182; Fiscal Year 1999: $987,107

Risk Management

a. General Liability $3,652,229 $3,834,842

b. Auto Liability 1,185,160 1,244,419

c. Property 1,104,121 1,104,121

d. Airport/Aircraft 126,254 126,254

e. All Other Lines 171,118 173,922

7. Because state employee benefit plans require a large number of individual premiums for a variety of benefit options, because the portion of these premiums paid by the state is statutorily established in 2-18-703, and because the employee-paid portion of these premiums must be adjusted from time to time to meet the requirements of 2-18-812(1) to maintain state employee group benefit plans on an actuarially sound basis, the legislature defines "rates and fees" for state employee benefit programs to mean the state contribution toward employee group benefits defined in 2-18-703 and the employee contribution toward employee group benefits necessary to meet the requirements of 2-18-812(1).

DEPARTMENT OF FISH, WILDLIFE, AND PARKS (5201)

1. Administration and Finance (06) (% markup)

a. Warehouse Overhead 6% 6%

b. Office Supply Overhead 15% 15%

2. Vehicle Account Rates Per Mile

a. Sedans $0.19 $0.20

b. Suburban - 4X4 (New) 0.37 0.37

c. Van 1/2 Ton 0.25 0.26

d. Van 1/2 Ton Window 0.22 0.22

e. Pickup 1/2T 2X4 V8 0.31 0.31

f. Pickup 1/2T 4X4 V8 0.23 0.24

g. Pickup 3/4T 4X4 V8 0.23 0.23

h. Pickup 1/2T 4X4 6 Cyl 0.27 0.28

i. Bronco 4X4 6 Cyl 0.26 0.27

j. Pickup 1/2T 4X4 Smalls 0.17 0.18

k. Pickup 3/4T 4X4 HD 0.29 0.31

l. Pickup 3/4T 4X4 HD XC 0.50 0.57

m. Pickup 3/4T 4X4 460 0.40 0.41

n. Pickup 3/4T 4X4 MD 0.26 0.27

o. Pickup 3/4T 4X4 MD XC 0.32 0.33

p. Pickup 3/4T 4X4 LD XC 0.31 0.32

q. 2 Place Sgl Eng-Aircraft (per hour) 49.94 51.98

r. 4 Place Twin Eng-Aircraft (per hour) 213.76 235.14

s. 3 Place Rotor Craft (per hour) 121.51 115.43

t. Turbine Helicopter (per hour) 225.82 248.40

3. Parks - Capitol Grounds Maintenance $0.3446/sq. ft. $0.3446/sq. ft.

4. Duplicating - Number of copies (includes paper)

a. 1 to 20 $.040 $.041

b. 21 to 100 .025 .026

c. 101 to 1000 .020 .021

d. 1001 to 5000 .015 .015

5. Bindery

a. Collating Machine (per sheet) $.005 $.005

b. Stapling Hand (per set) .015 .015

c. Saddle Stitch (per set) .030 .030

d. Folding (per sheet) .005 .005

e. Punching - 3 hole (per sheet) .001 .001

f. Cutting (per min) .550 .550

6. Reprographics Line Neg. Stripped Neg. Halftone Stripped Halftone

a. 10x12 $7.00 $9.00 $10.00 $10.00

b. 11x14 8.00 10.00 11.00 11.00

7. PMTs Positive Halftone Clear Film

a. 10x12 $6.50 $8.00 $6.50

b. 11x14 7.50 9.00 8.00

8. Metal Plates $9.00

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (5301) (admin. formula negotiated with fed. govt.)

1. Central Management (06)

a. Expenses Against Personal Services 19.5% 19.5%

DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION (5706)

1. Air Operations Program (06)

a. Major Fee "A" Fixed Wing (per hour) $85 $90

b. Major Fee "B" Jet Rangers (per hour) 325 335

c. Major Fee "C" Hueys (per hour) 800 825

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (6501)

1. Professional and Occupational Licensing (06)

a. House Bill No. 2 Programs Recharge Rate 33.68% 33.38%

2. Local Government Services Bureau (06)

a. Major Fee-Report Filing Fees Varies from $0 to $800, depending upon revenue

b. Minor Fee-CPA Roster Fee $50 $50

c. Defalcation Audit Revenue (total) $65,000 $65,000

d. LGA Administrators Recharge 1.77% 1.78%

3. Health Facility Authority

a. Fees - Single Project and Private Placement Financing Programs (one borrower):

Loan Amount Fee

Up to $1,000,000 0.50% of the principal amount

$1,000,000 - $5,000,000 $5,000 plus 0.25% of the principal amount in excess of $1 million.

Greater than $5,000,000 $15,000 plus 0.1% of the principal in excess of $5 million

b. Pooled Loan and Master Loan Programs (multiple borrowers):

Up to $5,000,000 0.625% of the principal amount

$5,000,001 - $10,000,000 $31,250 plus 0.3125% of the principal amount in excess of $5 million

Greater than $10,000,000 $46,875 plus 0.125% of the principal amount in excess of $10 million

c. Annual Fees - All Financing Programs

0.15% of the principal amount of the bonds, notes, or loan amounts outstanding on each anniversary date

4. Housing Division

a. Reservation Fees Single Family - 1/2 of 1% of loan amount reserved.

b. Reservation Fees Low-Income Tax Credit Program - 4 1/2% of the tax credit reserved.

c. Compliance Monitoring Fees LITC - $5 per unit

d. Extension Fees - 1/4 of 1% of loan amount.

e. Late Fees - 1/2 of 1% of loan amount.

f. Pre-1980 Single Family Programs - 1 1/2 % spread between mortgage interest rate and bond yield. No limit on investment

earnings.

g. Post-1980 Single Family Programs - 1 1/8% spread between mortgage interest rate and bond yield. Investment earnings

limited to bond yield.

h. Post-1986 Multifamily Programs - 1 1/2% spread between mortgage interest rate and bond yield. Investment earnings

limited to bond yield.

i. Pre-1980 Multifamily Programs - 1 1/2% spread between mortgage interest rate and bond yield. No limit on investment

earnings.

5. Board of Investments (06)

For purposes of [this act], the legislature defines "rates" as the total collections necessary to operate the board of investments as follows:

a. BOI Administration Charge (total) $1,838,885 $1,830,000

b. Bond Fees/Revenue (total) 310,938 307,489

C. HB 188 -- Proprietary Funds 26,420

6. Director's Office/Management Services (06)

a. Federal Programs IDC Rate 9.68% 9.63%

b. State Programs IDC Rate 9.68% 9.63%

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS (6401)

1. Montana Corrections Enterprises

a. Laundry Rate to MSP $0.37/lb $0.37/lb

b. Laundry Rate to MSH 0.36/lb 0.36/lb

c. Laundry Rate to MDC 0.46/lb 0.46/lb

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY (6602)

1. Centralized Services Division (06) (totals)

a. Cost Allocation Plan 7.73% 8.65%

Applied against actual personal services costs incurred

2. Information Services Bureau (06)

a. Input/Output Function < $39/hr < $39/hr

3. Career Information System (06)

a. User Fees-MCIS License Revenue (total) $1,500 $1,500

$1,500 larger schools - discounts for smaller

OFFICE OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION (3501)

1. OPI Indirect Cost Pool (06)

a. Indirect Cost Draws 17% 17%

MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM (5100)

1. Because certain programs or functions are enterprise-like in nature, must maintain a business approach in their operations, and may have large numbers of individual rates for the various products sold or services provided for the following programs or functions, the legislature defines "rates and fees" to mean those rates or fees necessary to maintain a fiscal year ending fund balance in the defined range.

Program Ending Fund Balance Range

University System Flexible Benefits $0 TO $100,000

University System Group Insurance 1,000,000 TO 2,000,000





I hereby certify that the within bill,

HB 0002, originated in the House.





Chief Clerk of the House





Speaker of the House



Signed this day

of , 1997.





President of the Senate



Signed this day

of , 1997.

HOUSE BILL NO. 2

INTRODUCED BY ZOOK

BY REQUEST OF THE OFFICE OF BUDGET AND PROGRAM PLANNING



AN ACT APPROPRIATING MONEY TO VARIOUS STATE AGENCIES FOR THE BIENNIUM ENDING JUNE 30, 1999; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.