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H.302

Introduced by   Committee on Appropriations

Date:

Subject:  Appropriations; budget adjustment act; fiscal year 2007

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to make adjustments in the fiscal year 2006 omnibus appropriations act.

AN ACT RELATING TO FISCAL YEAR 2007 BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS

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

Sec. 1.  SHORT TITLE

(a)  This act shall be known as and shall be cited as the "Budget Adjustment Act - Fiscal Year 2007."

Sec. 2.  Sec. 5 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 5.  Secretary of administration - secretary's office

          Personal services                                          471,572                       543,510

          Operating expenses                                        43,505                         43,505

          Grants                                                         400,000                       400,000

               Total                                                       915,077                       987,015

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                915,077                       987,015

* * *

Sec. 3.    Sec. 30 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 30.  Buildings and general services - fee for space

          Personal services                                     10,529,817                  10,529,817

          Operating expenses                                 10,548,400                  14,222,746

               Total                                                  21,078,217                  24,752,563

     Source of funds

          Internal service funds                               21,078,217                  24,752,563

* * *

Sec. 4.    Sec. 35 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 35.  Legislature

          Personal services                                       3,600,129                    3,726,778

          Operating expenses                                   2,036,909                    2,468,794

               Total                                                    5,637,038                    6,195,572

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             5,637,038                    6,195,572

Sec. 5.    Sec. 37 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 37.  Joint fiscal committee

          Personal services                                       1,143,796                    1,174,796

          Operating expenses                                        87,831                         87,831

               Total                                                    1,231,627                    1,262,627

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             1,231,627                    1,262,627

(a)  Of the above appropriation, $16,600 shall be used to fund additional research during the 2007 session as follows:

(1)  The amount of $9,600 shall be used to study what drives the cost of education spending.  The department of education shall cooperate with and provide assistance to the joint fiscal office.

(2)  The amount of $7,000 shall be used to study the demographic changes impacting state revenues and budgets.  The department of taxes shall cooperate with and provide assistance to the joint fiscal office.

Sec. 6.    Sec. 49 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 49.  Payments in lieu of taxes

          Grants                                                      3,100,000                    3,300,000

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                600,000                       400,000

          Special funds                                             2,500,000                    2,900,000

               Total                                                    3,100,000                    3,300,000

* * *

Sec. 7.    Sec. 53 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 53.  Total general government                  135,264,534                139,800,352

     Source of funds

          General fund                                           52,811,101                  53,272,573

          Special funds                                             5,756,487                    6,156,487

          Tobacco fund                                                 58,000                         58,000

          Federal funds                                            2,846,298                    2,846,298

          Enterprise funds                                        2,542,778                    2,542,778

          Internal service funds                               42,738,303                  46,412,649

          Pension trust funds                                  24,439,124                  24,439,124

          Private purpose trust funds                        1,027,123                    1,027,123

          Interdepartmental transfer                          3,045,320                    3,045,320

               Total                                                135,264,534                139,800,352

Sec. 8.    Sec. 56 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 56.  Vermont court diversion

          Grants                                                      1,604,534                    1,594,473

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             1,204,534                    1,194,473

          Special funds                                                400,000                       400,000

               Total                                                    1,604,534                    1,594,473

Sec. 9.  Sec. 59 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 59.  Judiciary

          Personal services                                     25,836,112                  25,836,112

          Operating expenses                                   7,150,842                    7,150,842

          Grants                                                           70,000                         70,000

               Total                                                  33,056,954                  33,056,954

     Source of funds

          General fund                                           29,691,689                  29,691,689

          Special funds                                                782,335                       925,335

          Tobacco fund                                                 40,000                         40,000

          Federal funds                                               421,930                       421,930

          Interdepartmental transfer                          2,121,000                    1,978,000

               Total                                                  33,056,954                  33,056,954

* * *

Sec. 10.  Sec. 64 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 64.  Public safety - homeland security

          Personal services                                       1,517,922                    1,517,922

          Operating expenses                                   4,504,102                    4,504,102

          Grants                                                    14,838,700                  14,838,700

               Total                                                  20,860,724                  20,860,724

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                435,157                       435,157

          Special funds                                                    7,400                           3,900

          Federal funds                                          20,417,717                  20,421,217

          Interdepartmental transfer                                    450                              450

               Total                                                  20,860,724                  20,860,724

* * *


Sec. 11.  Sec. 65 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 65.  Public safety - state police

          Personal services                                     37,651,431                  38,734,009

          Operating expenses                                   5,707,781                    7,116,763

          Grants                                                      1,635,950                    1,635,950

               Total                                                  44,995,162                  47,486,722

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             5,938,091                    8,223,651

          Transportation fund                                 31,053,847                  30,953,847

          Special funds                                             3,293,766                    3,102,246

          Federal funds                                            4,156,802                    4,654,322

          Interdepartmental transfer                             552,656                       552,656

               Total                                                  44,995,162                  47,486,722

* * *

(d)  The department of finance and management, division of budget and management, in collaboration with the joint fiscal office, shall study the overtime expenditures of the department of public safety.  Specifically, the study shall focus on the method for allocating overtime, the determination of which staff members receive overtime, the method used to project overtime needs for budgetary purposes, the contractual issues surrounding the usage of overtime, the history of overtime expenditures, and a cost benefit analysis of continuing the current practice of utilizing overtime versus the establishment of a third shift within each of the barracks within the department of public safety.  The secretary of administration and the department of public safety shall provide any cooperation and assistance that may be required.  The report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on appropriations by December 15, 2007.

Sec. 12.  Sec. 66 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 66.   Public safety - criminal justice services

          Personal services                                       5,925,379                    5,925,379

          Operating expenses                                   2,404,337                    2,404,337

          Grants                                                      2,182,500                    2,182,500

               Total                                                  10,512,216                  10,512,216

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                760,000                       811,594

          Transportation fund                                   4,323,039                    4,323,039

          Special funds                                             1,322,337                    1,322,337

          Federal funds                                            3,678,817                    3,678,817

          Interdepartmental transfer                             428,023                       376,429

               Total                                                  10,512,216                  10,512,216

Sec. 13.  Sec. 69 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 69.  Public safety - fire safety

          Personal services                                       3,743,689                    3,908,689

          Operating expenses                                      929,794                    1,329,794

          Grants                                                           48,000                         48,000

               Total                                                    4,721,483                    5,286,483

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                713,652                       713,652

          Special funds                                             3,738,363                    4,303,363

          Federal funds                                                 91,068                         91,068

          Interdepartmental transfer                             178,400                       178,400

               Total                                                    4,721,483                    5,286,483

* * *

Sec. 14.  Sec. 71 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 71.  Military - air service contract

          Personal services                                       4,015,783                    4,168,247

          Operating expenses                                      875,237                    1,133,053

               Total                                                    4,891,020                    5,301,300

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                339,579                       442,149

          Federal funds                                            4,551,441                    4,859,151

               Total                                                    4,891,020                    5,301,300

Sec. 15.  Sec. 74 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 74.  Military - veterans' affairs

          Personal services                                          265,466                       307,466

          Operating expenses                                      107,315                       107,315

          Grants                                                         172,815                       172,815

               Total                                                       545,596                       587,596

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                545,596                       545,596

          Federal funds                                                                                     42,000

               Total                                                                                           587,596

* * *

Sec. 16.  Sec. 76 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 76.  Criminal justice training council

          Personal services                                       1,007,217                    1,007,217

          Operating expenses                                      800,611                       970,611

               Total                                                    1,807,828                    1,977,828

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             1,171,978                    1,341,978

          Special funds                                                505,452                       505,452

          Interdepartmental transfer                             130,398                       130,398

               Total                                                    1,807,828                    1,977,828

Sec. 17.  Sec. 82 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 82.  Agriculture, food and markets - mosquito control

          Personal services                                            20,000                         20,000

          Operating expenses                                        70,000                       274,750

               Total                                                         90,000                       294,750

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                                                    204,750

          Special funds                                                  90,000                         90,000

               Total                                                                                           294,750

(a)  Any general fund appropriation in this section remaining at the end of fiscal year 2007 shall carry forward to fiscal year 2008.

Sec. 18.  Sec. 89 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 89.  Secretary of state

          Personal services                                       4,040,135                    4,085,135

          Operating expenses                                   1,341,443                    1,386,443

          Grants                                                      1,200,000                    1,200,000

               Total                                                    6,581,578                    6,671,578

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                586,693                       676,693

          Special funds                                             3,919,885                    3,919,885

          Federal funds                                            2,000,000                    2,000,000

          Interdepartmental transfer                               75,000                         75,000

               Total                                                    6,581,578                    6,671,578

* * *

Sec. 19.   Sec. 93 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 93.  Enhanced 9-1-1 board

          Personal services                                       2,106,208                    1,683,779

          Operating expenses                                      371,986                    2,247,822

               Total                                                    2,478,194                    3,931,601

     Source of funds

          Special funds                                             2,478,194                    3,931,601

Sec. 20.  Sec. 99 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 99.  Total protection to persons

and property                                                   237,343,390                242,760,326

     Source of funds

          General fund                                           76,671,015                  79,565,428

          Transportation fund                                 35,440,855                  35,340,855

          Special funds                                           57,135,074                  59,101,461

          Tobacco fund                                               619,768                       619,768

          Global commitment funds                          1,716,181                    1,716,181

          Federal funds                                          54,096,303                  54,947,033

          Enterprise funds                                        4,469,973                    4,469,973

          Interdepartmental transfer                          7,194,221                    6,999,627

               Total                                                237,343,390                242,760,326

Sec. 21.  Sec. 100 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 100.     Secretary's office

          Personal services                                       6,522,771                    6,522,771

          Operating expenses                                   2,220,100                    2,220,100

          Grants                                                      4,576,108                    4,988,852

               Total                                                  13,318,979                  13,731,723

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             3,726,910                    3,726,910

          Special funds                                                    7,517                           7,517

          Tobacco fund                                               612,021                       612,021

          Federal funds                                            4,770,606                    4,770,606

          Interdepartmental transfer                          4,201,925                    4,614,669

               Total                                                  13,318,979                  13,731,723

* * *

Sec. 22.  Sec. 101 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 101.     Secretary's office - Global Commitment

          Grants                                                  792,294,238                801,597,926

     Source of funds

          General fund                                         116,901,768                124,205,456

          Special funds                                           12,939,662                  12,939,662

          Tobacco fund                                          19,299,711                  19,299,711

          State health care resource fund              153,832,688                155,832,688

          Federal funds                                        487,041,206                487,041,206

          Interdepartmental transfer                          2,279,203                    2,279,203

               Total                                                792,294,238                801,597,926

* * *


Sec. 23.  Sec. 105 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 105.     Office of Vermont health access - administration

          Personal services                                     26,611,976                  34,307,943

          Operating expenses                                   1,918,014                    1,918,014

          Grants                                                                                           1,000,000

               Total                                                  28,529,990                  37,225,957

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                                                    386,295

          Global Commitment fund                         28,167,196                  32,750,213

          Federal funds                                                                                3,726,655

          Interdepartmental transfer                             362,794                       362,794

               Total                                                  28,529,990                  37,225,957

* * *

Sec. 24.  Sec. 107 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 107.     Office of Vermont health access - Medicaid program - Global Commitment

          Grants                                                  389,504,923                389,025,944

     Source of funds

          Global Commitment fund                       389,504,923                389,025,944

* * *


Sec. 25.  Sec. 109 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 109.     Office of Vermont health access - Medicaid program - non-Global Commitment long-term care waiver

          Grants                                                   172,317,361                167,782,587

     Source of funds

          General fund                                           70,960,289                  69,092,869

          Federal funds                                        101,357,072                  98,689,718

               Total                                                172,317,361                167,782,587

Sec. 26.  Sec. 110 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 110.  Office of Vermont health access - Medicaid matched nonwaiver expenses

          Grants                                                    61,194,552                  63,351,422

     Source of funds

          General fund                                           24,589,781                  24,496,854

          Federal funds                                          36,604,771                  38,854,568

               Total                                                  61,194,552                  63,351,422

Sec. 27.  Sec. 111 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 111.  Office of Vermont health access - Medicaid program - state only

          Grants                                                     29,621,923                  27,465,572

     Source of funds

          General fund                                           28,437,916                  27,249,932

          Global Commitment fund                           1,184,007                       215,640

               Total                                                  29,621,923                  27,465,572

Sec. 28.  Sec. 115 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 115.     Health - administration and support

          Personal services                                       5,760,189                    5,760,189

          Operating expenses                                   2,397,801                    2,397,801

          Grants                                                         150,000                       150,000

               Total                                                    8,307,990                    8,307,990

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                114,453                       409,453

          Special funds                                                  24,525                         24,525

          Global Commitment fund                           2,547,194                    1,787,194

          State health care resource fund                     100,000                       100,000

          Federal funds                                            5,517,818                    5,982,818

          Interdepartmental transfer                                 4,000                           4,000

               Total                                                    8,307,990                    8,307,990

Sec. 29.  Sec. 115a of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 115a.   Health - blueprint for health

          Personal services                                       2,549,049                    2,256,163

          Operating expenses                                      331,443                       331,443

          Grants                                                         366,000                       366,000

               Total                                                    3,246,492                    2,953,606


     Source of funds

          General fund                                             1,234,431                       941,545

          Global Commitment fund                           2,012,061                    2,012,061

               Total                                                    3,246,492                    2,953,606

* * *

Sec. 30.  Sec. 117 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 117.     Health - health protection

          Personal services                                       3,282,307                    3,282,307

          Operating expenses                                      768,200                       803,200

          Grants                                                      1,689,500                    1,721,500

               Total                                                    5,740,007                    5,807,007

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                238,513                       183,513

          Special funds                                                904,000                       939,000

          Global Commitment fund                                55,093                       142,093

          Federal funds                                            4,239,401                    4,239,401

          Interdepartmental transfer                             303,000                       303,000

               Total                                                    5,740,007                    5,807,007

Sec. 31.  Sec. 118 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 118.     Health - health surveillance

          Personal services                                       9,523,745                    9,523,745

          Operating expenses                                   2,845,354                    2,495,354

          Grants                                                      2,606,982                    3,568,982

               Total                                                  14,976,081                  15,588,081

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             3,601,147                    2,496,088

          Special funds                                             1,307,500                    1,707,100

          Global Commitment fund                           1,183,573                    2,451,032

          Federal funds                                            8,809,317                    8,859,317

          Permanent trust funds                                     10,000                         10,000

          Interdepartmental transfer                               64,544                         64,544

               Total                                                  14,976,081                  15,588,081

* * *

Sec. 32.  Sec. 119 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 119.     Health - health improvement

          Personal services                                       7,659,905                    7,907,682

          Operating expenses                                   1,051,300                    1,051,300

          Grants                                                    11,012,449                  11,101,449

               Total                                                  19,723,654                  20,060,431

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                571,675                    2,447,952

          Special funds                                                392,500                       351,500

          Tobacco fund                                            3,185,982                    2,670,269

          Global Commitment fund                           7,243,951                    7,189,489

          Federal funds                                            8,322,546                    7,394,221

          Interdepartmental transfer                                 7,000                           7,000

               Total                                                  19,723,654                  20,060,431

* * *

Sec. 33.  Sec. 120 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 120.     Health -  community public health

          Personal services                                     12,543,385                  12,543,385

          Operating expenses                                   2,145,389                    2,145,389

          Grants                                                    19,948,030                  20,115,801

               Total                                                  34,636,804                  34,804,575

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             2,122,308                    1,133,264

          Special funds                                             3,231,400                    3,231,400

          Global Commitment fund                         15,032,280                  16,287,359

          Federal funds                                          14,135,816                  14,037,552

          Interdepartmental transfer                             115,000                       115,000

               Total                                                  34,636,804                  34,804,575

Sec. 34.  Sec. 121 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 121.     Health -  alcohol and drug abuse programs

          Personal services                                       9,228,703                    9,228,703

          Operating expenses                                   1,130,648                    1,130,648

          Grants                                                    20,420,145                  20,255,145

               Total                                                  30,779,496                  30,614,496

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             3,370,025                    3,294,765

          Special funds                                                195,500                       195,500

          Tobacco fund                                            2,382,834                    2,382,834

          Global Commitment fund                         15,235,609                  15,777,640

          Federal funds                                            9,445,528                    8,813,757

          Interdepartmental transfer                             150,000                       150,000

               Total                                                  30,779,496                  30,614,496

* * *

Sec. 35.  Sec. 122 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 122.     Health - mental health

          Personal services                                       4,245,156                    4,465,152

          Operating expenses                                      645,735                       653,235

          Grants                                                  113,908,703                116,626,879

               Total                                                118,799,594                121,745,266

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                884,623                       705,137

          Global Commitment fund                       112,938,232                117,002,169

          Federal funds                                            4,976,739                    4,037,960

               Total                                                118,799,594                121,745,266

* * *

Sec. 36.  Sec. 123 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 123.     Health - Vermont state hospital

          Personal services                                     17,362,523                  17,607,967

          Operating expenses                                   1,342,956                    1,596,585

          Grants                                                             3,000                           3,000

               Total                                                  18,708,479                  19,207,552

     Source of funds

          General fund                                           18,298,479                  18,687,552

          Special funds                                                110,000                       170,000

          Federal funds                                                                                     50,000

          Interdepartmental transfer                             300,000                       300,000

               Total                                                  18,708,479                  19,207,552

Sec. 37.  Sec. 125 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 125.     Health - medical practice board

          Personal services                                          466,127                       574,627

          Operating expenses                                      316,700                       316,700

               Total                                                       782,827                       891,327

     Source of funds

          Special funds                                                782,827                       771,327

          Global Commitment fund                                                                  120,000

               Total                                                                                           891,327


Sec. 38.  Sec. 126 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 126.     Department for children and families - administration & support services

          Personal services                                     27,880,515                  30,512,177

          Operating expenses                                   4,947,217                    5,653,792

          Grants                                                      1,506,998                    1,884,124

               Total                                                  34,334,730                  38,050,093

     Source of funds

          General fund                                           11,066,492                  11,523,232

          Global Commitment fund                           8,842,574                  11,358,954

          Federal funds                                          13,515,108                  13,748,368

          Interdepartmental transfer                             910,556                    1,419,539

               Total                                                  34,334,730                  38,050,093

* * *

Sec. 39.  Sec. 128 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 128.     Department for children and families - family services

          Personal services                                     19,332,140                  19,332,140

          Operating expenses                                   2,932,379                    2,542,379

          Grants                                                    65,473,894                  61,229,368

               Total                                                  87,738,413                  83,103,887

     Source of funds

          General fund                                           26,044,388                  14,829,862

          Special funds                                             1,306,152                    1,756,152

          Tobacco fund                                                 75,000                         75,000

          Global Commitment fund                         33,968,173                  40,548,173

          Federal funds                                          26,344,700                  25,214,700

          Interdepartmental transfer                                                                 680,000

               Total                                                  87,738,413                  83,103,887

Sec. 40.  Sec. 129 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 129.     Department for children and families - child development

          Personal services                                       2,793,150                    2,793,150

          Operating expenses                                      762,969                       762,969

          Grants                                                    46,918,030                  47,191,980

               Total                                                  50,474,149                  50,748,099

     Source of funds

          General fund                                           20,049,881                  20,337,589

          Special funds                                             1,230,722                       978,000

          Global Commitment fund                           1,532,093                    2,469,015

          Federal funds                                          27,435,701                  26,737,743

          Interdepartmental transfer                             225,752                       225,752

               Total                                                  50,474,149                  50,748,099


Sec. 41.  Sec. 133 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 133.     Department for children and families - office of economic opportunity

          Personal services                                          202,462                       202,462

          Operating expenses                                        85,023                         85,023

          Grants                                                      5,129,551                    5,103,337

               Total                                                    5,417,036                    5,390,822

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                985,725                       892,771

          Special funds                                                  57,340                         57,340

          Federal funds                                            4,122,898                    4,189,638

          Interdepartmental transfer                             251,073                       251,073

               Total                                                    5,417,036                    5,390,822

* * *

Sec. 42.  Sec. 136 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 136.     Department for children and families - disability determination services

          Personal services                                       3,587,857                    3,587,857

          Operating expenses                                      558,389                       208,389

               Total                                                    4,146,246                    3,796,246

     Source of funds

          Federal funds                                            3,899,729                    3,549,729

          Interdepartmental transfer                             246,517                       246,517

               Total                                                    4,146,246                    3,796,246

Sec. 43.  Sec. 137 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 137.     Department for children and families - aid to aged, blind, and disabled

          Personal services                                       1,365,966                    1,365,966

          Grants                                                      9,597,469                    9,779,125

               Total                                                  10,963,435                  11,145,091

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             3,629,932                    7,395,091

          Global Commitment fund                           7,333,503                    3,750,000

               Total                                                  10,963,435                  11,145,091

Sec. 44.  Sec. 138 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 138.     Department for children and families - general assistance

          Grants                                                      4,376,259                    4,376,259

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             2,514,939                    2,854,939

          Global Commitment fund                              750,000                       410,000

          Federal funds                                            1,111,320                    1,111,320

               Total                                                    4,376,259                    4,376,259


Sec. 45.  Sec. 143 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 143.     Department for children and families - reach up

          Grants                                                    41,996,096                  41,306,780

     Source of funds

          General fund                                           12,808,023                  12,827,710

          Special funds                                             2,200,000                    2,200,000

          Global Commitment fund                                25,500                         27,447

          Federal funds                                          26,962,573                  26,251,623

               Total                                                  41,996,096                  41,306,780

(a)  In fiscal year 2007, the department for children and families may provide financial assistance and support services to families through solely funded state programs in order to maintain the separate state programs and segregated funds program established in subchapter 3 of chapter 11 of Title 33 and to assist the department in complying with the requirements relating to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families contained in the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 pending further action by the general assembly.  This section shall not be interpreted to modify the requirements for families receiving services or the programs established in subchapter 3 of Title 33, but is intended to permit the department flexibility in reporting maintenance-of-effort funds.

Sec. 46.  Sec. 144 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 144.     Department for children and families - home heating fuel assistance/LIHEAP

          Personal services                                            20,000                         20,000

          Operating expenses                                        90,000                         90,000

          Grants                                                    10,146,117                  10,736,886

               Total                                                  10,256,117                  10,846,886

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                                                    590,769

          Special funds                                           10,256,117                  10,256,117

               Total                                                                                      10,846,886

* * *

(c)  Unexpended funds in this appropriation shall carry forward to fiscal year 2008.

Sec. 47.  Sec. 146 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 146.     Department for children and families - food stamp cash out

          Grants                                                      7,178,725                  11,055,733

     Source of funds

          Federal funds                                            7,178,725                  11,055,733

Sec. 48.  Sec. 150 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 150.     Aging and independent living - advocacy and independent living

          Grants                                                    21,632,428                  21,544,928

     Source of funds

          General fund                                           10,520,276                  10,357,776

          Special funds                                                  50,000                         50,000

          Global Commitment fund                           3,063,510                    3,063,510

          Federal funds                                            7,921,642                    7,846,642

          Interdepartmental transfer                               77,000                       227,000

               Total                                                  21,632,428                  21,544,928

* * *

Sec. 49.  Sec. 153 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 153.     Aging and independent living - vocational rehabilitation

          Grants                                                      5,736,907                    5,623,407

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             1,599,195                    1,485,695

          Federal funds                                            3,688,325                    3,688,325

          Interdepartmental transfer                             449,387                       449,387

               Total                                                    5,736,907                    5,623,407

Sec. 50.  Sec. 155 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 155.     Aging and independent living - developmental services

          Grants                                                  117,490,715                117,371,715

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                281,964                       162,964

          Special funds                                                185,463                       185,463

          Global Commitment fund                       116,698,893                116,698,893

          Federal funds                                               324,395                       324,395

               Total                                                117,490,715                117,371,715

Sec. 51.  Sec. 159 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 159.     Corrections - correctional services

          Personal services                                     70,894,459                  70,903,285

          Operating expenses                                 26,853,973                  28,064,307

          Grants                                                      2,064,500                    1,984,500

               Total                                                  99,812,932                100,952,092

     Source of funds

          General fund                                           94,516,613                  95,655,773

          Special funds                                                547,919                       547,919

          Tobacco fund                                                 87,500                         87,500

          Global Commitment fund                           2,750,144                    2,750,144

          Federal funds                                            1,829,710                    1,829,710

          Interdepartmental transfer                               81,046                         81,046

               Total                                                  99,812,932                100,952,092

* * *

Sec. 52.  Sec. 159a of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 159a.   Corrections - out-of-state beds

          Operating expenses                                   8,020,247                    8,314,136

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             8,020,247                    8,314,136


Sec. 53.  Sec. 166 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 166.     Total human services                2,334,471,503             2,356,201,314

     Source of funds

          General fund                                         485,036,701                484,632,600

          Special funds                                           55,098,746                  55,738,124

          Tobacco fund                                          25,643,048                  25,127,335

          Global Commitment fund                       759,799,535                775,567,996

          State health care resource fund              153,932,688                155,932,688

          Federal funds                                        837,650,659                840,140,718

          Permanent trust funds                                     10,000                         10,000

          Internal service funds                                 3,322,612                    3,322,612

          Interdepartmental transfer                        13,977,514                  15,729,241

               Total                                             2,334,471,503             2,356,201,314

Sec. 54.  Sec. 167 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 167.     Labor - programs

          Personal services                                     19,264,611                  19,264,611

          Operating expenses                                   4,136,325                    4,333,411

          Grants                                                      1,560,293                    1,560,293

               Total                                                  24,961,229                  25,158,315

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             2,119,812                    2,119,812

          Special funds                                             2,529,209                    2,529,209

          Catamount fund                                                                                197,086

          Federal funds                                          18,315,506                  18,315,506

          Interdepartmental transfer                          1,996,702                    1,996,702

               Total                                                  24,961,229                  25,158,315

Sec. 55.  Sec. 168 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 168.     Labor - administration

          Personal services                                       2,603,442                    2,603,442

          Operating expenses                                      697,451                       746,722

               Total                                                    3,300,893                    3,350,164

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                190,408                       190,408

          Special funds                                                377,442                       377,442

          Catamount fund                                                                                  49,271

          Federal funds                                            2,385,907                    2,385,907

          Interdepartmental transfer                             347,136                       347,136

               Total                                                    3,300,893                    3,350,164

Sec. 56.  Sec. 170 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 170.     Total labor                                    28,272,122                  28,518,479

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             2,310,220                    2,310,220

          Special funds                                             2,916,651                    2,916,651

          Catamount fund                                                                                246,357

          Federal funds                                          20,701,413                  20,701,413

          Interdepartmental transfer                          2,343,838                    2,343,838

               Total                                                  28,272,122                  28,518,479

Sec. 57.  Sec. 172 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 172.     Education - education programs

          Personal services                                     13,438,400                  13,417,239

          Operating expenses                                   2,026,972                    2,026,972

          Grants                                                  112,160,397                112,160,397

               Total                                                127,625,769                127,604,608

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             7,735,593                    7,735,593

          Transportation fund                                      127,483                       127,483

          Special funds                                             2,128,058                    2,128,058

          Federal funds                                        117,452,874                117,431,713

          Interdepartmental transfer                             181,761                       181,761

               Total                                                127,625,769                127,604,608

* * *

Sec. 58.  Sec. 176 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 176.     Education - adult education and literacy

          Grants                                                      3,701,017                    4,138,343

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             2,717,398                    3,154,724

          Federal funds                                               983,619                       983,619

               Total                                                    3,701,017                    4,138,343

Sec. 59.  Sec. 188 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 188.     Tax department - property tax assistance

     Grants                                                       118,450,000                113,250,000

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             2,250,000                    2,250,000

          Education fund                                      116,200,000                111,000,000

               Total                                                118,450,000                113,250,000

Sec. 60.  Sec. 189 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 189.     Total general education and property

 tax assistance                                             1,782,922,770             1,778,138,935

     Source of funds

          General fund                                         309,259,689                309,697,015

          Transportation fund                                      127,483                       127,483

          Education fund                                   1,312,422,597             1,307,222,597

          Special funds                                           18,291,045                  18,291,045

          Tobacco fund                                               995,668                       995,668

          Global Commitment fund                           1,041,775                    1,041,775

          Federal funds                                        120,051,275                120,030,114

          Pension trust funds                                  20,544,360                  20,544,360

          Interdepartmental transfer                             188,878                       188,878

               Total                                             1,782,922,770             1,778,138,935

Sec. 61.  Sec. 213 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 213.     Environmental conservation - air and waste management

          Personal services                                       7,056,543                    7,396,543

          Operating expenses                                   6,176,683                    6,176,683

          Grants                                                      1,709,000                    1,709,000

               Total                                                  14,942,226                  15,282,226

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                815,555                    1,155,555

          Special funds                                           11,137,141                  11,137,141

          Federal funds                                            2,815,544                    2,815,544

          Interdepartmental transfer                             173,986                       173,986

               Total                                                  14,942,226                  15,282,226

Sec. 62.  Sec. 218 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 218.     Total natural resources                   80,375,676                  80,715,676

     Source of funds

          General fund                                           25,002,383                  25,342,383

          Fish and wildlife fund                               12,481,014                  12,481,014

          Special funds                                           27,048,329                  27,048,329

          Federal funds                                          13,315,451                  13,315,451

          Interdepartmental transfer                          2,528,499                    2,528,499

               Total                                                  80,375,676                  80,715,676

Sec. 63.  Sec. 220 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 220.     Housing and community affairs

          Personal services                                       2,479,313                    2,479,313

          Operating expenses                                      347,147                       347,147

          Grants                                                      4,207,227                    4,407,227

               Total                                                    7,033,687                    7,233,687

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             1,509,648                    1,709,648

          Special funds                                             3,844,469                    3,844,469

          Federal funds                                            1,614,570                    1,614,570

          Interdepartmental transfer                               65,000                         65,000

               Total                                                    7,033,687                    7,233,687

* * *

Sec. 64.  Sec. 221 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 221.     Historic sites - operations

          Personal services                                          615,472                       616,591

          Operating expenses                                      284,540                       284,540

               Total                                                       900,012                       901,131

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                483,919                       514,519

          Special funds                                                372,000                       357,018

          Interdepartmental transfer                               44,093                         29,594

               Total                                                       900,012                       901,131

Sec. 65.  Sec. 225 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 225.     Economic development

          Personal services                                       1,936,584                    1,937,784

          Operating expenses                                      650,206                       651,806

          Grants                                                      1,675,349                    1,675,349

               Total                                                    4,262,139                    4,264,939

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             3,573,344                    3,576,144

          Special funds                                                490,325                       490,325

          Federal funds                                               198,470                       198,470

               Total                                                    4,262,139                    4,264,939

* * *

Sec. 66.  Sec. 227 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 227.     Tourism and marketing

          Personal services                                       1,717,814                    1,717,814

          Operating expenses                                   2,486,686                    2,261,686

          Grants                                                         142,000                       367,000

               Total                                                    4,346,500                    4,346,500

     Source of funds

          General fund                                             4,346,500                    4,346,500


Sec. 67.  Sec. 235 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 235.     Total commerce and community

development                                                     56,742,328                  56,946,247

     Source of funds

          General fund                                           15,276,346                  15,509,746

          Special funds                                           20,222,677                  20,207,695

          Federal funds                                          19,576,102                  19,576,102

          Enterprise funds                                           849,556                       849,556

          Interdepartmental transfer                             817,647                       803,148

               Total                                                  56,742,328                  56,946,247

Sec. 68.  Sec. 238 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 238.     Transportation - aviation

          Personal services                                       1,115,720                    1,115,720

          Operating expenses                                 10,074,880                    9,874,880

          Grants                                                         160,000                       160,000

               Total                                                  11,350,600                  11,150,600

     Source of funds

          Transportation fund                                   2,195,350                    1,995,350

          Federal funds                                            9,155,250                    9,155,250

               Total                                                  11,350,600                  11,150,600


Sec. 69.  Sec. 240 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 240.     Transportation - program development

          Personal services                                     35,463,202                  35,463,202

          Operating expenses                               130,662,679                118,859,250

          Grants                                                    35,727,282                  35,727,282

               Total                                                201,853,163                190,049,734

     Source of funds

          Transportation fund                                 37,933,711                  34,876,382

          Local match 732,978                                   732,978

          Federal funds                                        160,786,424                152,040,324

          Interdepartmental transfer                          2,400,050                    2,400,050

               Total                                                201,853,163                190,049,734

Sec. 70.  Sec. 241 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 241.     Transportation - rest areas

          Personal services                                          100,000                       100,000

          Operating expenses                                   3,341,146                    3,041,146

               Total                                                    3,441,146                    3,141,146

     Source of funds

          Transportation fund                                      383,117                         83,117

          Federal funds                                            3,058,029                    3,058,029

               Total                                                    3,441,146                    3,141,146


Sec. 71.  Sec. 242 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 242.     Transportation - maintenance state system

          Personal services                                     32,043,294                  32,043,294

          Operating expenses                                 27,941,800                  27,941,800

          Grants                                                         368,000                       368,000

               Total                                                  60,353,094                  60,353,094

     Source of funds

          Transportation fund                                 57,446,094                  56,671,094

          Federal funds                                            2,907,000                    3,682,000

               Total                                                  60,353,094                  60,353,094

Sec. 72.  Sec. 244 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 244.     Transportation - rail

          Personal services                                       4,911,881                    4,911,881

          Operating expenses                                 12,466,427                  12,091,427

          Grants                                                      4,720,000                    4,720,000

               Total                                                  22,098,308                  21,723,308

     Source of funds

          Transportation fund                                   8,979,308                    8,604,308

          Federal funds                                          13,119,000                  13,119,000

               Total                                                 22,098,308                  21,723,308


Sec. 73.  Sec. 245 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 245.     Transportation - bridge maintenance

          Operating expenses                                   8,340,679                    7,260,679

     Source of funds

          Transportation fund                                   2,028,959                    1,748,959

          Local match 50,000                                       50,000

          Federal funds                                            6,261,720                    5,461,720

               Total                                                    8,340,679                    7,260,679

Sec. 74.  Sec. 246 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 246.     Transportation - public transit

          Personal services                                          516,238                       516,238

          Operating expenses                                        69,450                         69,450

          Grants                                                    17,037,070                  17,306,070

               Total                                                  17,622,758                  17,891,758

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                                                      69,000

          Transportation fund                                   6,016,646                    6,056,646

          Federal funds                                          11,606,112                  11,766,112

               Total                                                  17,622,758                  17,891,758

(a)  Of the above appropriation, $2,730,500 in federal funds and $40,000 in transportation funds shall be used to support the federal 49 U.S.C. § 5311 program.  The intent of the legislature is to fund fully the demands within the medical transportation services expense catagory as reported to the legislature in February 2007, indicating a need for an additional $160,000 in federal funds and $40,000 in state transportation fund match.

Sec. 75.  Sec. 247 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 247.     Transportation - central garage

          Personal services                                       3,198,783                    3,198,783

          Operating expenses                                 11,309,386                  10,759,386

               Total                                                  14,508,169                  13,958,169

     Source of funds

          Internal service funds                               14,508,169                  13,958,169

(a)  Notwithstanding 19 V.S.A. Sec. § 13( c), $1,400,000 $4,928,834 of the above appropriation is appropriated from the transportation equipment replacement account within the central garage fund for the purchase of equipment as authorized in 19 V.S.A. Sec. § 13(b).

Sec. 76.  Sec. 248 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 248.     Department of motor vehicles

          Personal services                                     13,580,740                  13,468,195

          Operating expenses                                   7,050,064                    7,050,064

          Grants                                                         311,300                       311,300

               Total                                                  20,942,104                  20,829,559

     Source of funds

          Transportation fund                                 19,617,251                  19,504,706

          Federal funds                                            1,324,853                    1,324,853

               Total                                                  20,942,104                  20,829,559

Sec. 77.  Sec. 250 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 250.     Transportation - town highway emergency fund

          Grants                                                      1,250,000                    2,461,220

     Source of funds

          Transportation fund                                   1,250,000                    2,461,220

(a)  Notwithstanding 19 V.S.A. § 306(d), repair costs incurred by the town of Athens for work on Walker Road TH6 stemming from a storm incident on June 29, 2006 is authorized for reimbursement under the eligibility rules of the town highway emergency fund program with the understanding that the town of Athens upgrade the Walker Road to Class III on the February 10, 2008 AOT map, or the money will have to be repaid by the town of Athens.

Sec. 78.  Sec. 259 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 259.     Transportation - discretionary spending

          Operating expenses                                   5,215,534                                  0

     Source of funds

          Transportation fund                                   3,569,924                                  0

          Federal funds                                            1,645,610                                  0

               Total                                                    5,215,534                                  0

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Sec. 79.  Sec. 260 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 260.     Total transportation                     454,159,007                436,002,719

     Source of funds

          General fund                                                                                      69,000

          Transportation fund                               191,592,630                184,174,052

          Local match 3,044,123                             3,044,123

          Federal funds                                        242,474,035                232,217,325

          Internal service funds                               14,508,169                  13,958,169

          Interdepartmental transfer                          2,540,050                    2,540,050

               Total                                                454,159,007                436,002,719

Sec. 80.  Sec. 261 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 261.     Debt service

          Debt service                                            69,130,821                  69,129,965

     Source of funds

          General fund                                           64,549,851                  64,547,179

          Transportation fund                                   2,086,135                    2,087,951

          Special funds                                             2,494,835                    2,494,835

               Total                                                  69,130,821                  69,129,965

Sec. 81.  Sec. 262 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 262.     Total debt service                          69,130,821                  69,129,965

     Source of funds

          General fund                                           64,549,851                  64,547,179

          Transportation fund                                   2,086,135                    2,087,951

          Special funds                                             2,494,835                    2,494,835

               Total                                                  69,130,821                  69,129,965

Sec. 82.  APPROPRIATION REDUCTIONS DUE TO MEDICAL PLAN

                PREMIUM SAVINGS

(a)  To reflect adjustments to budgets due to medical plan premium savings, personal service appropriations are reduced by $1,743,646 in general funds and $1,249,444 in transportation funds in accordance with the attached schedule, entitled "FY 2007 Appropriation Reductions Due to Medical Plan Premium Savings."

Sec. 83.  REESTABLISH APPROPRIATIONS DUE TO JULY 18, 2006

               EMERGENCY BOARD TRANSFERS

(a)  There is hereby appropriated $8,900,000 in general funds in fiscal year 2007 to corrections - correctional services, to reestablish spending authority transferred for the emergency assistance for farms program, authorized by the emergency board on July 18, 2006.

(b)  There is hereby appropriated $1,500,000 in transportation funds in fiscal year 2007 to the department of motor vehicles, to reestablish spending authority transferred to the town highway emergency fund, authorized by the emergency board on July 18, 2006.


Sec. 84.  Sec. 10(a)(2)(B) of No. 66 of the Acts of 2005 is amended to read:

(B)  From the transportation fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2005, $1,248,449.00, and for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006, $2,405,219.00 $2,005,219.00;

Sec. 85.  FUND TRANSFERS

(a)  Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, in fiscal year 2007:

(1)  The following amounts shall be transferred to the general fund from the funds indicated:

               Interest earnings                                                                       1,250,000

62100     Abandoned property                                                                1,731,405

               Amortization of W.R. Grace                                                            9,316

               Caledonia Fair                                                                                5,000

50300     Liquor Control                                                                            663,305

21155     Secretary of State - Rulemaking Advertising Fund 102,000

21235     Home Weatherization Assistance Fund                                        400,000

21260     Act 250 Permit Fund                                                                   500,000

21747     CORR-Windsor School Special Fund                                           87,529

21812     Secretary of State - Corporations                                                    1,845

21886     Treasurer - Refunding Bond Issue                                                    9,201

21888     Treasurer - Citizens Bond                                                              24,940

21520     Treasurer's Retirement Administration Fund                                 239,791

21993     VT Film Production Incentive                                                   1,000,000

21638     Attorney General - Fees and Reimbursements Court

               Order Special Fund                                                                     600,000

(2)  All or a portion of the unencumbered balances in the insurance regulatory and supervision fund (Fund Number 21075), the captive insurance regulatory and supervision fund (Fund Number 21085), and the securities regulatory and supervision fund (Fund Number 21080), expected to be approximately $13,895,042 shall be transferred to the general fund, provided that on or before July 1, 2007, 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 2008 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.

(3)  The Administration shall recognize $500,000 vendor incentive payments as a direct application in fiscal year 2007.

(4)  The following amount shall be transferred from the general fund to the fund indicated:

31100     General Government Projects Fund                                                 1,347

58800     Facilities Operations Fund                                                        3,674,346

(5)  The following amount shall be transferred to the transportation fund from the fund indicated:

10000     General Fund                                                                           1,500,000

(6)  Notwithstanding the amount specified in 19 V.S.A. § 13(c), the following amount shall be transferred from the transportation fund to the fund indicated:

57100     Central Garage Fund                                                                   850,000

Sec. 86.  TRANSFER BETWEEN ACCOUNTS

(a)  The sum of $750,000 is transferred from the motor fuel account to the heating fuel account in the petroleum cleanup fund created in 10 V.S.A.

§ 1941.

Sec. 87.  REVERSIONS

(a)  Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, in fiscal year 2007 the following amounts shall revert to the general fund from the accounts indicated:

1105001000    GOVnet                                                                                   244

1110003000    Budget and Management                                                     94,447

1115001000    Finance & Management                                                       37,882

1120060000    Workforce Planning & Development                                      8,000

1210890504    Economic Development Study Committee 7,987

2150010000    Military - administration                                                       31,809

2200040000    Agriculture - Laboratories, agricultural

resource management and environmental stewardship                                   29,310

2230890602    Community Development Grants                                          10,000

2250000000    Public Service Board                                                                134

2270001000    Vermont Racing Commission                                                 4,332

2310010000    Lottery Commission                                                                  112

3480880401    SSCF Equip & Population Management                              15,354

5100890505    Education GF Transfer to Corrections Sp Ed                       43,103

6100010000    ANR Admin Management & Planning                                  48,000

7100000000    ACCD - Advertising Matching Grant                                     5,000

7130880402    Tourism and Marketing Initiatives 66/03                                 4,633

(b)  Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, in fiscal year 2007 the following amounts shall revert to the transportation fund from the accounts indicated:

Estimated end-of-fiscal year closing entries                                                 250,000

2130100000    State's Attorneys                                                                 25,500

2200020000    Agriculture - Food Safety, Consumer Assurance                    2,115

5100030000    Education - Education Services                                                 449

8100001700    Transportation - Interstate Rest Areas                                274,933

8100002800    Transportation - Town Highway Bridge                              430,000

8100005400    Transportation - Bridge Maintenance Program                   150,000

(c)  Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, in fiscal year 2007 the following amounts shall revert to the education fund from the accounts indicated:

1140050000    Homestead Property Tax Assistance                                  405,076

5100050000    State-Placed Students                                                        787,432

5100090000    Education Grant                                                                 777,637

5100100000    Transportation                                                                       5,130

5100110000    Small School Grant                                                            203,566

5100120000    Capital Debt Service Aid                                                     30,147

5100190000    Essential Early Education Grant                                            65,841

5100200000    Technical Education                                                           188,753

(d)  Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, in fiscal year 2007 the following amount shall revert to the fish and wildlife fund from the account indicated:

6120170000    Land Acquisition - Other                                                     67,139

Sec. 88.  Subsection (l) of Sec. 70 of No. 93 of the Acts of 2006, as amended by Sec. 272 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006, is added to read:

(l)  Any unreserved and undesignated general fund surplus at the end of fiscal year 2006 shall be reserved in the general fund surplus reserve established in 32 V.S.A. § 308c(a).

Sec. 89.  USE AND APPROPRIATION OF THE GENERAL FUND

               SURPLUS RESERVE

(a)  Funds held in the general fund surplus reserve established in 32 V.S.A. § 308c(a) are hereby made available for fiscal year 2007 appropriations in this act.

Sec. 90.  FISCAL YEAR 2007 GENERAL FUND BALANCE

(a)  At the close of fiscal year 2007, the fiscal year 2007 unreserved and undesignated general fund balance on a budgetary basis, as determined by the commissioner of finance and management on July 31, 2007, shall to the extent funds are available:

(1)  first, be reserved in the general fund budget stabilization reserve, established in 32 V.S.A. § 308, to the extent necessary to attain its statutory maximum;

(2)  second, $11,272,219 shall be reserved in the general fund surplus reserve established in 32 V.S.A. § 308c(a);

(3)  third, up to $7,064,000 shall be transferred to the education fund; and

(4)  fourth, any remaining funds shall be deposited into the general fund surplus reserve.

Sec. 91.  SECRETARY OF ADMINISTRATION; CARRY FORWARD

               AUTHORITY

(a)  Notwithstanding any other provisions of law and subject to the approval of the secretary of administration, general, transportation and education fund appropriations remaining unexpended at June 30, 2007 shall be carried forward and shall be reserved for expenditure.


Sec. 92.  33 V.S.A. § 1901d(a)(1) is amended to read:

(1)  all revenue from the tobacco products tax and 82.5 84.5 percent of the revenue from the cigarette tax levied pursuant to chapter 205 of Title 32;

Sec. 93.  33 V.S.A. § 1986(b)(2) is amended to read:

(2)  17.5 15.5 percent of the revenue from the cigarette tax levied pursuant to chapter 205 of Title 32;

Sec. 94.  TRANSITIONAL FUNDING

(a)  The balance of the $30,000 general fund appropriation to the Vermont economic progress council for planning activities in Sec. 288(a)(5)(P) of No. 122 of the Acts of the 2003 Adj. Sess. (2004), may be used by the Vermont economic progress council for implementation of the Vermont employment growth incentive and tax increment financing programs as defined in No. 184 of the Acts of the 2005 Adj. Sess. (2006).

Sec. 95.  EXEMPTIONS FROM BUDGET STABILIZATION RESERVES

(a)  The $11,000,000 in general funds appropriated in Sec. 2 of No. 91 of the Acts of the 2005 Adj. Sess. (2006) (amending Sec. 3 of No. 84 of the Acts of the 2005 Adj. Sess. (2006)) is exempt from the fiscal year 2006 general fund appropriation total used to calculate the five percent budget stabilization requirement for fiscal year 2007 in 32 V.S.A. § 308.

(b)(1)  Transportation fund amounts totaling $5,801,347, reverted under the secretary of administration's carry forward authority in Sec. 69 of No. 93 of the Acts of the 2005 Adj. Sess. (2006), are exempt from the fiscal year 2006 transportation fund appropriation total used to calculate the five percent budget stabilization requirement for fiscal year 2007 in 32 V.S.A. § 308a.

(2)  The fiscal year  2007 agency of transportation fund reversions in the REVERSIONS section of this act totaling $854,933, based on carry forward spending authority from fiscal year 2006, are exempt from the fiscal year 2006 transportation fund appropriation total used to calculate the five percent budget stabilization requirement for fiscal year 2007 in 32 V.S.A. § 308a.

Sec. 96.  32 V.S.A. § 182(a) is amended to read:

(a)  In addition to the duties expressly set forth elsewhere by law, the commissioner of finance and management shall:

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(8)  Prepare monthly financial revenue reports for the governor, secretary of administration, and other officials and for release to the general public, and an a comprehensive annual financial report in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles which shall be distributed to the chairs of the house committees on appropriations, on institutions, and on ways and means and to the senate committees on appropriations, on finance, and on institutions on or before December 31 of each year;

(9)  Prepare Make available monthly reports of appropriations, expenditures, encumbrances and balances for all operating departments;

(10)  Maintain a standard accounting classifications chart of accounts structure pertaining to appropriation accounts, object code, and receipts

, revenue, and expenditure codes;

(11)  Supervise the reconciliation of checks and bank statements;

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Sec. 97.  32 V.S.A. § 588(6)(A) is amended to read:

(A)  Each special fund shall be accounted for under the direction of the commissioner, and the balance at the end of the prior fiscal year shall be reported upon in the annual financial report of the department of finance and management required by section 182(8) of this title to the joint fiscal committee on or before December 1 of each year.

Sec. 98.  32 V.S.A. § 5412(b) is amended to read:

(b)  The commissioner shall allow the municipality a credit for any reduction in education tax liability, to the extent that the municipality has paid that liability, to To the extent that the municipality has paid that liability, the commissioner shall allow a credit for any reduction in education tax liability against the next ensuing year’s education tax liability or, at the request of the municipality, may refund to the municipality an amount equal to the reduction in education tax liability.

Sec. 99.  32 V.S.A. § 5(a)(3) is amended to read:

(3)  This section shall not apply to the acceptance of grants, gifts, donations, loans, or other thing things of value by the division for historic preservation for use in establishing and maintaining displays and exhibits at any historic site or restoring any historic site maintained and developed under section 723 of Title 22; nor to grants, gifts, donations, loans, or other things of value with a value of $1,000.00 $5,000.00 or less, provided that such acceptance will not incur additional expense to the state or create an ongoing requirement for funds, services, of facilities.  The secretary of administration and joint fiscal office shall be promptly notified of the source, value and purpose of any items received under this subdivision.  The joint fiscal office shall report all such items to the joint fiscal committee quarterly.

Sec. 100.  32 V.S.A. § 706 is amended to read:

§ 706.  Transfer of appropriations

Notwithstanding any authority granted elsewhere, all transfers of appropriations shall be made pursuant to this section upon the initiative of the governor, or upon the request of a secretary or commissioner.

(1)  With the approval of the governor, the secretary of administration may:

(A)  Transfer transfer balances of appropriations not to exceed $50,000.00 made under any appropriation act for the support of the government from one component of an agency, department or other unit of state government, to any component of the same agency, department, or unit;

(B)  Transfer balances of code classifications, as defined in any appropriation act for the support of government, of all departments and agencies when deemed necessary;

(C)  Advance $1,000.00 to the central surplus commodity revolving fund.

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Sec. 101.  Sec. 225a(c)(1) of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

(1)  The aggregate amount and program-specific amounts of uncollected or diverted state tax revenues resulting from each type of development assistance provided in the tax statutes, as reported on the tax returns filed during the fiscal year to the department of taxes and on the expenditure report required by 32 V.S.A. § 302 312.

Sec. 102.  3 V.S.A. § 2805 is amended to read:

§ 2805  Environmental Permit Fund

There is hereby established a special fund to be known as the environmental permit fund for the purpose of implementing the programs specified under the provisions of 3 V.S.A. § 2822(i) and (j).  Revenues to the fund shall be those fees collected in accordance with 3 V.S.A. § 2822(i) and (j), and 10 V.S.A.

§ 2625 and gifts and appropriations.  The secretary of natural resources shall be responsible for the fund and shall account for the revenues and expenditures of the agency of natural resources.  Any fee required to be collected under 3 V.S.A. § 2822(j)(1) shall be utilized solely to cover all reasonable (direct or indirect) costs required to support the operating permit program authorized under 10 V.S.A. chapter 23.  Any fee required to be collected under 3 V.S.A.

§ 2822(k), (l), or (m) for air pollution control permits or registrations or motor vehicle registrations shall be utilized solely to cover all reasonable (direct or indirect) costs required to support the programs authorized under 10 V.S.A. chapter 23.  Fees collected pursuant to subsections 2822(k), (l), and (m) of this title shall be used by the secretary to fund activities related to the secretary's hazardous or toxic contaminant monitoring programs and motor vehicle-related programs.  The environmental permit fund shall be subject to the provisions of subchapter 5 of chapter 7 of Title 32, except that any unencumbered environmental permit fund balance in excess of those fees collected under subdivision 2822(j)(1) and subsections (k), (l), and (m) of this title, and in excess of $350,000.00 from those fees collected from environmental permit fund sources other than subdivision 2822(j)(1) and subsections (k), (l), and (m) at the close of a fiscal year shall revert to the general fund.  The environmental permit fund shall be used to cover a portion of the costs of administering the environmental court established under chapter 27 of Title 4.  The amount of $143,000.00 per fiscal year shall be disbursed for this purpose.

Sec. 103.  9 V.S.A. § 5613 is added to read:

§ 5613.  Collection and disposition of fees

(a)  The fees provided for in this chapter shall be collected by the commissioner and covered into the state treasury except as provided in subsection (b) of this section.

(b)  There is hereby created a fund to be known as the securities regulation and supervision fund.  The fund shall be used for the purpose of providing the commissioner the means to administer the provisions of this chapter, and for the support of the corporate records division and other corporate regulatory activities of the office of the secretary of state and the activities of the department of economic development.  All agent and investment adviser representative fees received pursuant to subsections 5410(b) and (d) of this title, and all examination fees and investigation expenses received pursuant to section 5614 of this title shall be transmitted to the state treasurer and credited to this fund.  All payments from the securities regulatory and supervision fund for the maintenance of staff and associated expenses, including contractual services as necessary, shall be disbursed from the state treasury only upon warrants issued by the commissioner of finance and management, after receipt of proper documentation regarding services rendered and expenses incurred. The fund shall be administered pursuant to subchapter 5 of chapter 7 of Title 32.

(c)  At the end of each fiscal year, the balance in the securities regulatory and supervision fund shall be transferred to the general fund.

(d)  The commissioner of finance and management may anticipate receipts to the securities regulatory and supervision fund and issue warrants based thereon.


Sec. 104.  Sec. 345 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 345.  TRANSFERS APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE INSURANCE

                  RESERVE FUND

(a)  Notwithstanding 32 V.S.A. § 135, the following amounts are transferred appropriated from the insurance reserve fund, established in 32 V.S.A. § 134:

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Sec. 105.  19 V.S.A. § 11a is amended to read:

§ 11a.  Transportation funds appropriated for support of

             government

The maximum amount of transportation funds that may be appropriated for the support of government, other than for the agency of transportation, the transportation board, transportation pay act funds, construction of transportation capital facilities used by the agency of transportation, and transportation debt service, for fiscal year 2006 shall not exceed 18.0 percent of the total of the prior fiscal year transportation fund appropriations and for fiscal year 2007 and thereafter shall not exceed $35,440,855.00 $35,568,338.

Sec. 106.     Sec. 64 of No. 175 of the Acts of 2006 is added to read:

Sec. 64.  EFFECTIVE DATE

(a)  This section and Sec. 52 shall take effect from passage.


Sec. 107.  Sec. 6 of No. 154 of the Acts of 2006 is amended to read:

Sec. 6.  Appropriations

(a)  In FY 2006, the amount of $600,000.00 is appropriated or transferred from the general fund to the local community implementation fund created under 10 V.S.A. § 1264c for the purpose of implementing a two-year orphan stormwater system pilot program within the agency of natural resources for the purpose of awarding municipalities grants for the costs associated with the construction, renovation, or repair of an orphan stormwater system.

(b)  In FY 2006, $50,000.00 is appropriated or transferred from the general fund to the agency of natural resources for implementation and administration of the orphan stormwater system program under 10 V.S.A. § 1264c.

Sec. 108.  Sec. 8 of No. 101 of the Acts of 2004, as amended by Sec. 58b of No. 93 of the Acts of 2006, is further amended to read:

Sec. 8.  APPROPRIATION AND ALLOCATION OF FUNDS

There is appropriated in fiscal year 2005 the amount of $5,000 from the transportation fund to the department of motor vehicles for the purposes of this act.  The department of motor vehicles is authorized to expend up to $8,000.00 in fiscal year 2006 from appropriated funds for the purposes of 23 V.S.A.

§ 2158.

Sec. 109.  3 V.S.A. § 2473a(a) is amended to read:

(a)  The department of tourism and marketing, within the agency of commerce and community development, shall be responsible for the publication of Vermont Life magazine.  The overall operations of Vermont Life magazine shall be managed by a publisher, who shall be a classified state employee and who shall report to the commissioner of tourism and marketing. The editorial functions of Vermont Life magazine shall be directed by the editor, who shall be a classified state employee and who shall report to the commissioner of tourism and marketing publisher.

Sec. 110.  REPEAL

(a)  3 V.S.A. § 2281(5)(special fund report requirement) is repealed.

(b)  Sec. 315 of No. 215 of the Acts of 2006 (amendment to official state revenue estimate requirement) is repealed, and Sec. 46 of No. 191 of 2006 is retained.

(c)  Chapter 77 of Title 33 (Vermont adaptive equipment revolving fund) is repealed.

Sec. 111.  3 V.S.A. § 23(f) is amended to read:

(f)  Per diem.  For attendance at a meeting when the general assembly is not in session, legislative members of the commission shall be entitled to the same per diem compensation and reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses as provided members of standing committees under 2 V.S.A. § 406.  Except for members employed by the state, members of the commission shall be entitled to the same per diem compensation as provided under 32 V.S.A.

§ 1010(a) and mileage reimbursement as provided under 32 V.S.A. § 1267.


Sec. 112.  GRANT ACCEPTANCE

(a)  The following grants are hereby accepted and appropriated to the departments indicated for the purpose specified by the grantor:

(1)  JFO #2284 - $740,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) to the department of public safety.

(2)  JFO #2285 - $1,000,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the department of housing and community affairs and the department of economic development.

Sec. 113.  EFFECTIVE DATES

(a)  This act shall take effect from passage.

(b)  Secs. 92, 93, and 103 shall apply as of July 1, 2006.

(c)  Sec. 99 shall sunset on June 30, 2009 and revert to prior legislative language, unless otherwise recommended by joint fiscal committee vote and subsequent legislative action.



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