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It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1. SHORT TITLE

Act - Fiscal Year 1998".

Sec. 2. PURPOSE

year 1998.

Sec. 3. Sec. 11 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 11. Personnel - operations

Sec. 4. Sec. 14 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 14. Buildings and general services - facilities operations

Sec. 5. Sec. 33 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 33. State treasurer

Sec. 6. Sec. 40 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 40. New England governors' conference

Sec. 7. Sec. 41 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 41. Use tax reimbursement fund

Sec. 8. Sec. 45 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 45. Legislative council

Sec. 9. Sec. 48 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 48. Joint fiscal committee

Sec. 10. Sec. 52 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 52. Total general government*[108,244,183]*107,899,177 Source of funds

Sec. 11. Sec. 53 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 53. Protection to persons and property -

Sec. 12. Sec. 56 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 56. Center for crime victim services

Sec. 13. Sec. 58 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 58. Sheriffs

Sec. 14. Sec. 60 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 60. Defender general - public defense

Sec. 14a. DEFENDER GENERAL TRANSFER

Sec. 15. Sec. 74 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 74. Secretary of state - elections

Sec. 15a. Secretary of State; Brookfield-Roxbury Boundary line

Sec. 16. Sec. 76 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 76. Secretary of state - professional regulation

Sec. 17. Sec. 78 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 78. Medical practice board

Sec. 18. Sec. 105 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 105. Vermont fire service training council

Sec. 19. Sec. 107 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 107. Total protection to persons and

Sec. 20. Sec. 108 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 108. Human services - agency of human

Sec. 21. Sec. 112 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 112. Corrections - corrections services

Sec. 22. Sec. 124 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 124. Social welfare - aid to needy families

Sec. 23. Sec. 125 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 125. Social welfare - aid to aged, blind and disabled

Sec. 24. Sec. 126 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 126. Social welfare - Medicaid

HIV/AIDS HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Sec. 25. REPEAL

Sec. 26. Sec. 138 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 138. Social and rehabilitation services -

Sec. 27. Sec. 140 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 140. Developmental and mental health services -

Sec. 28. Sec. 141 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 141. Developmental and mental health services -

Sec. 29. Sec. 143 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 143. Developmental and mental health services -

Sec. 30. DOWNSIZING OF VERMONT STATE HOSPITAL

Sec. 31. Sec. 147 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 147. Aging and disabilities - division of

Sec. 32. Sec. 152 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 152. Vermont veterans' home - care and

Sec. 33. Sec. 155 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 155. Total human services*[752,308,927]*745,011,073

Sec. 34. Sec. 158 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 158. Education - school and instructional support

Sec. 35. Sec. 159 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 159. Education - family and education support

Sec. 36. Sec. 163 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 163. Education - wards of the state

Sec. 37. Sec. 166 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 166. Education - general state aid to

Sec. 38. STATE AID CORRECTION LANGUAGE

Sec. 39. REPEAL

Sec. 40. Sec. 181 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 181. Total general education*[355,999,647]*359,104,437

Sec. 41. Sec. 191 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 191. Fish and wildlife - support and field

Sec. 42. Sec. 193 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 193. Forests, parks and recreation -

Sec. 43. Sec. 195 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 195. Forests, parks and recreation -

Sec. 44. Sec. 205 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 205. Total natural resources*[48,423,690]*48,787,442

Sec. 45. Sec. 210 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 210. Economic development

Sec. 46. Sec. 214 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 214. Information centers

Sec. 47. Sec. 222 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 222. Total commerce and*[39,061,587]*39,159,587

Sec. 48. Sec. 242 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 242. Debt service - general

Sec. 49. Sec. 243 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 243. Debt service - transportation

Sec. 50. Sec. 246 of No. 61 of the Acts of 1997 is amended to read:

Sec. 246. Total debt service*[76,298,181]*72,861,458

Sec. 51. FISH AND WILDLIFE APPROPRIATIONS

Sec. 52. REDUCTION OF CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS IN ACT 60 OF THE ACTS

OF 1997

Sec. 53. FUND TRANSFERS

Appropriation Name Amount

0601081009 Property tax rebate trust fund2,623,612

1101120400 Abandoned property fund1,724,000 (approx.)

0809290100 Liquor control560,000 (approx.)

0701120200 Cash management improvement fund54,245

(2) all or a portion of the unencumbered balances in the insurance regulatory andsupervision fund (appropriation #0602270509), the captive insurance regulatory and supervision fund (appropriation # 0602270909), and the securities regulatory and supervision fund (appropriation # 0602270809), expected to be approximately $2,800,000.00 shall be transferred to the general fund, provided that on or before June 15, 1998, the commissioner of banking, insurance, securities, and health care administration certifies to the joint fiscal committee that the transfer of such balances, or any smaller portion deemed proper by the commissioner, will not impair the ability of the department in fiscal year 1999 to provide thorough, competent, fair, and effective regulatory services, or maintain accreditation by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners; and that the joint fiscal committee does not reject such certification.

Sec. 54. REVERSIONS

Appropriation NameAmount

0402820700 Motor vehicle-Motorcycle rider training fees34,108

0402822800 Motor vehicle-NSF penalties2,548

Sec. 55. FY 1998 SURPLUS

the department of employment and training to recover unreimbursed

VCOP program costs.

Allen papers. 5,000

Sec. 56. SECRETARY OF ADMINISTRATION; CARRY FORWARD AUTHORITY

Sec. 57. EARLY RETIREMENT EXTENSION

Sec. 58. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT FUND

Sec. 59. 6 V.S.A. § 19 is added to read:

§ 19. EMERGENCY LIVESTOCK FEED PROGRAM

Sec. 60. 32 V.S.A. § 5(a)(3) is amended to read:

Sec. 61. COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT

Sec. 62. 1 V.S.A. § 823(b) is amended to read:

Sec. 63. 32 V.S.A. § 462 is amended to read:

§ 462. APPROPRIATION REQUIRED

Sec. 64. 32 V.S.A. § 182(b) is amended to read:

Sec. 65. 32 V.S.A. § 502 is amended to read:

§ 502. MONEYS TO BE PAID OVER WITHOUT DEDUCTION

Sec. 66. 32 V.S.A. § 703 is amended to read:

§ 703. UNEXPENDED APPROPRIATIONS

Sec. 67. 3 V.S.A. § 2222(g) is amended to read:

Sec. 67a. 10 V.S.A. § 531 is amended to read:

§ 531. EMPLOYMENT TRAINING

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Sec. 67b. 32 V.S.A. § 1010(e) is amended to read:

Sec. 68. 1998 EMERGENCY RELIEF AND ASSISTANCE

Sec. 69. EFFECTIVE DATE