Bill Text: MS SB3019 | 2019 | Regular Session | Engrossed


Bill Title: Appropriation; Public Safety, Department of.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-03-22 - Conferees Named Read,Cockerham,Eure [SB3019 Detail]

Download: Mississippi-2019-SB3019-Engrossed.html

MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE

2019 Regular Session

To: Appropriations

By: Senator(s) Clarke, Hopson, Michel, Jackson (32nd), McDaniel, Simmons (13th), Jackson (11th), Jordan

Senate Bill 3019

(As Passed the Senate)

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO DEFRAY THE EXPENSES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020.

     BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:

SECTION 1.  The following sum of money, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is appropriated out of any money in the State General Fund not otherwise appropriated, to defray the expenses of the Department of Public Safety for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020............................... $    91,596,328.00.

SECTION 2.  The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is appropriated out of any money in the State Treasury to the credit of the Department of Public Safety for the purpose of defraying the expenses incurred in the operation of the various divisions of the department for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020   $   105,080,384.00.

     SECTION 3.  Of the funds appropriated under the provisions of Sections 1 and 2, not more than the amounts set forth below shall be expended for the respective major objects or purposes of expenditure and authorized positions:

DIVISION OF MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY SAFETY PATROL

  MAJOR OBJECTS OF EXPENDITURE:

     Personal Services:

Salaries, Wages and Fringe Benefits $    67,595,534.00

Travel and Subsistence..............        385,968.00

Contractual Services.....................     24,655,541.00

Commodities..............................      5,970,474.00

     Capital Outlay:

Other Than Equipment................              0.00

Equipment...........................      1,922,371.00

Vehicles............................      5,352,733.00

Wireless Communication Devices......          5,700.00

Subsidies, Loans and Grants..............      2,572,309.00

Total.............................. $   108,460,630.00

  FUNDING:

General Funds........................... $    64,291,533.00

Special Funds............................     44,169,097.00

Total.............................. $   108,460,630.00

  AUTHORIZED POSITIONS:

Permanent:    Full Time...........    1,115

Part Time...........        0

Time-Limited: Full Time...........       22

Part Time...........        3

DIVISION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING ACADEMY

  MAJOR OBJECTS OF EXPENDITURE:

     Personal Services:

Salaries, Wages and Fringe Benefits $       700,953.00

Travel and Subsistence..............              0.00

Contractual Services.....................        545,000.00

Commodities..............................        310,856.00

     Capital Outlay:

Other Than Equipment................              0.00

Equipment...........................         82,840.00

Vehicles............................              0.00

Wireless Communication Devices......              0.00

Subsidies, Loans and Grants..............        370,970.00

Total.............................. $     2,010,619.00

  FUNDING:

General Funds........................... $       291,402.00

Special Funds............................      1,719,217.00

Total.............................. $     2,010,619.00

  AUTHORIZED POSITIONS:

Permanent:    Full Time...........       16

Part Time...........        0

Time-Limited: Full Time...........        0

Part Time...........        0

DIVISION OF SUPPORT SERVICES

  MAJOR OBJECTS OF EXPENDITURE:

     Personal Services:

Salaries, Wages and Fringe Benefits $     2,845,841.00

Travel and Subsistence..............         10,326.00

Contractual Services.....................      4,681,610.00

Commodities..............................         77,199.00

     Capital Outlay:

Other Than Equipment................              0.00

Equipment...........................         56,517.00

Vehicles............................              0.00

Wireless Communication Devices......              0.00

Subsidies, Loans and Grants..............      1,495,273.00

Total.............................. $     9,166,766.00

  FUNDING:

General Funds........................... $     4,225,497.00

Special Funds............................      4,941,269.00

Total.............................. $     9,166,766.00

  AUTHORIZED POSITIONS:

Permanent:    Full Time...........       60

Part Time...........        0

Time-Limited: Full Time...........        1

Part Time...........        0

DIVISION OF CRIME LABORATORIES

  MAJOR OBJECTS OF EXPENDITURE:

     Personal Services:

Salaries, Wages and Fringe Benefits $     6,800,124.00

Travel and Subsistence..............         60,000.00

Contractual Services.....................      1,619,167.00

Commodities..............................        899,160.00

     Capital Outlay:

Other Than Equipment................              0.00

Equipment...........................        362,790.00

Vehicles............................              0.00

Wireless Communication Devices......          1,000.00

Subsidies, Loans and Grants..............         15,000.00

Total.............................. $     9,757,241.00

  FUNDING:

General Funds........................... $     6,949,525.00

Special Funds............................      2,807,716.00

Total.............................. $     9,757,241.00

  AUTHORIZED POSITIONS:

Permanent:    Full Time...........       88

Part Time...........        0

Time-Limited: Full Time...........       14

Part Time...........        0

DIVISION OF MEDICAL EXAMINER

  MAJOR OBJECTS OF EXPENDITURE:

     Personal Services:

Salaries, Wages and Fringe Benefits $     1,996,023.00

Travel and Subsistence..............         10,000.00

Contractual Services.....................      1,106,237.00

Commodities..............................        206,264.00

     Capital Outlay:

Other Than Equipment................              0.00

Equipment...........................        154,389.00

Vehicles............................              0.00

Wireless Communication Devices......          1,000.00

Subsidies, Loans and Grants..............         20,000.00

Total.............................. $     3,493,913.00

  FUNDING:

General Funds........................... $     1,207,839.00

Special Funds............................      2,286,074.00

Total.............................. $     3,493,913.00

  AUTHORIZED POSITIONS:

Permanent:    Full Time...........       12

Part Time...........        0

Time-Limited: Full Time...........        0

Part Time...........        0

OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY PLANNING

  MAJOR OBJECTS OF EXPENDITURE:

     Personal Services:

Salaries, Wages and Fringe Benefits $     2,428,926.00

Travel and Subsistence..............        150,071.00

Contractual Services.....................      1,218,591.00

Commodities..............................        165,968.00

     Capital Outlay:

Other Than Equipment................              0.00

Equipment...........................              0.00

Vehicles............................              0.00

Wireless Communication Devices......              0.00

Subsidies, Loans and Grants..............     26,485,016.00

Total.............................. $    30,448,572.00

  FUNDING:

General Funds........................... $     3,175,889.00

Special Funds............................     27,272,683.00

Total.............................. $    30,448,572.00

  AUTHORIZED POSITIONS:

Permanent:    Full Time...........       16

Part Time...........        0

Time-Limited: Full Time...........       37

Part Time...........        0

OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY

  MAJOR OBJECTS OF EXPENDITURE:

     Personal Services:

Salaries, Wages and Fringe Benefits $     1,625,064.00

Travel and Subsistence..............         47,816.00

Contractual Services.....................        750,785.00

Commodities..............................        144,172.00

     Capital Outlay:

Other Than Equipment................             0.00

Equipment...........................         43,420.00

Vehicles............................         80,000.00

Wireless Communication Devices......            196.00

Subsidies, Loans and Grants..............     16,266,336.00

Total.............................. $    18,957,789.00

  FUNDING:

General Funds........................... $        87,094.00

Special Funds............................     18,870,695.00

Total.............................. $    18,957,789.00

  AUTHORIZED POSITIONS:

Permanent:    Full Time...........        9

Part Time...........        0

Time-Limited: Full Time...........       14

Part Time...........        0

BUREAU OF NARCOTICS

  MAJOR OBJECTS OF EXPENDITURE:

     Personal Services:

Salaries, Wages and Fringe Benefits $    10,723,889.00

Travel and Subsistence..............         41,000.00

Contractual Services.....................      1,234,882.00

Commodities..............................      1,274,850.00

     Capital Outlay:

Other Than Equipment................              0.00

Equipment...........................        366,561.00

Vehicles............................              0.00

Wireless Communication Devices......              0.00

Subsidies, Loans and Grants..............        740,000.00

Total.............................. $    14,381,182.00

  FUNDING:

General Funds........................... $    11,367,549.00

Special Funds............................      3,013,633.00

Total.............................. $    14,381,182.00

  AUTHORIZED POSITIONS:

Permanent:    Full Time...........      184

Part Time...........        0

Time-Limited: Full Time...........        8

Part Time...........        0

     With the funds herein appropriated, it shall be the agency's responsibility to make certain that funds required to be appropriated for "Personal Services" for Fiscal Year 2021 do not exceed Fiscal Year 2020 funds appropriated for that purpose, unless programs or positions are added to the agency's Fiscal Year 2020 budget by the Mississippi Legislature.  Based on data provided by the Legislative Budget Office, the State Personnel Board shall determine and publish the projected annual cost to fully fund all appropriated positions in compliance with the provisions of this act.  It shall be the responsibility of the agency head to ensure that no single personnel action increases this projected annual cost and/or the Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations for "Personal Services" when annualized, with the exception of escalated funds and the award of benchmarks.  If, at the time the agency takes any action to change "Personal Services," the State Personnel Board determines that the agency has taken an action which would cause the agency to exceed this projected annual cost or the Fiscal Year 2020 "Personal Services" appropriated level, when annualized, then only those actions which reduce the projected annual cost and/or the appropriation requirement will be processed by the State Personnel Board until such time as the requirements of this provision are met.

     Any transfers or escalations shall be made in accordance with the terms, conditions and procedures established by law or allowable under the terms set forth within this act.  The State Personnel Board shall not escalate positions without written approval from the Department of Finance and Administration.  The Department of Finance and Administration shall not provide written approval to escalate any funds for salaries and/or positions without proof of availability of new or additional funds above the appropriated level.

     No general funds authorized to be expended herein shall be used to replace federal funds and/or other special funds which are being used for salaries authorized under the provisions of this act and which are withdrawn and no longer available.

     None of the funds herein appropriated shall be used in violation of Internal Revenue Service’s Publication 15-A relating to the reporting of income paid to contract employees, as interpreted by the Office of the State Auditor.

     SECTION 4.  The Commissioner of Public Safety may, on a case-by-case basis, within funds available, recommend that corrective salary adjustments be made to the compensation of employees of the Department of Public Safety where an inequity was created between employees of equivalent capacity by previous application of the agency appropriation acts.  Any such corrective salary adjustment plan must have prior approval by the State Personnel Board.  Such adjustments will not be retroactive.

     Any funds in the Salary, Wages and Fringe Benefits major object of expenditure may be used to purchase accumulated compensatory time within funds available.

     SECTION 5.  It is the intent of the Legislature that the local governments pay for part of the computer cost of the Mississippi Justice Information Center by maintaining their contribution to the Department of Public Safety.

     SECTION 6.  It is the intention of the Legislature that the Department of Public Safety designate certain employees to aid the Division of Crime Laboratories in the billing and collecting of all fees charged for services rendered by the Division of Crime Laboratories.

     SECTION 7.  No part of the funds appropriated herein shall be transferred to, expended by, or used, directly or indirectly, for the benefit of any public relations, publicity or publication activities of any other state agency, department or officer, nor shall any personnel paid with funds appropriated herein be transferred or assigned to any other state agency, department or officer for public relations, publicity, or publication activities of such office.

     SECTION 8.  It is the intention of the Legislature that the Department of Public Safety shall not issue citations for violations of speed limits on a quota basis.  No funds expended under this act shall be used for such quota-based citations for violations of speed limits.

     SECTION 9.  In compliance with the "Mississippi Performance Budget and Strategic Planning Act of 1994," it is the intent of the Legislature that the funds provided herein shall be utilized in the most efficient and effective manner possible to achieve the intended mission of this agency.  Based on the funding authorized, this agency shall make every effort to attain the targeted performance measures provided below:

                                                          FY2020

Performance Measures                                      Target

Enforcement

     Increased Enforcement - Citations (%)                  8.89

     Decrease Fatalities (%)                                6.67

     Increase in DUI Arrests (Includes Felony

          DUI) (%)                                          6.67

     Criminal Investigations (Actions)                    36,300

     Highway Fatalities per 100 Million

          Vehicle Miles of Travel (#)                       0.97

     Alcohol Impaired Driving Fatalities per

          100,000 Population (#)                            2.53

     Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

          Arrests per 100,000 Population (#)              151.28

     Percentage Increase in Seatbelt / Child

          Restraint Citations (%)                           9.26

Driver Services

     Driver's License/ID Cards Issued (Items)             50,608

     Cost per License Document Produced ($)                24.00

     Drivers Suspended (Persons)                          18,472

     Accident Reports Processed (Actions)                  1,047

     Average Wait Time (Minutes)                              35

     Number of Complaints (Documented)                        65

     Percentage Change in  Wait Time (%)                  -15.00

     Percentage Change in Complaints (%)                  -11.00

     Increase in Regular & Commercial Driver

          Licenses Issued (%)                              10.00

Support Services

     Training of Switch/Repository (Number of)              0.00

     Audit of User Agencies (Number of)                     0.00

Forensic Analysis

     Reports issued (cases)                               24,500

     Court Testimonies (Cases)                               300

     Cost per Case Analyzed ($)                           500.00

     Cost per Testimony ($)                               500.00

     Percentage of days for reports issued                 40.00

Dna Analysis

     Known Felony Offender Samples in

          Database (Items)                                     0

     Proficiency Samples (items)                               0

     Casework Samples Examined (Items)                         0

     Cost per Sample ($)                                  650.00

     Maintain the Integrity of the CODIS Database          99.00

Training Academy

     Basic Students to Graduate (Persons)                    320

     Basic Refresher Students to Graduate

          (Persons)                                           70

     In-Service & Advanced Students to

          Graduate (Persons)                                2600

     Percentage of Law Enforcement Officers

          Trained (%)                                     100.00

Drug Enforcement

     Number of drug suspects arrested                      1,575

     Number of drug cases prosecuted                       1,450

     Number of drug organization disrupted

          and/or dismantled                                   12

     Percentage change in number of drug

          suspects arrested                                 2.00

     Percentage change in number of drug

          cases prosecuted                                  2.00

     Percentage change in number of drug

          organization disrupted and/or dismantled          2.00

Forensic Pathology

     Deaths Investigated (Actions)                        24,250

     Autopsies Performed SME Office (Actions)              1,400

     Cost per Autopsy Performed ($)                     1,700.00

     % Change in the # of deaths investigated               0.00

     % of Coroners Educated by ME's Office                 40.00

     % Change in the # of autopsies performed

          at SME office                                     0.00

Jail Officer Training

     Jail and Youth Detention Officers Certified             450

     Certification Transactions (Actions)                  4,750

     Number of Administrative Review Actions                  30

     Percent of Appointed Jail and Youth

          Detention Officers Obtaining

          Certification (%)                                70.00

     Percent of Administrative Review Actions

          Taken Within One Year (%)                         7.00

Law Enforcement Training

     Basic Law Enforcement Officers Certified

          (Persons)                                          500

     Certification Transactions (Actions)                  2,500

     Training Quality Monitoring (Actions)                 1,000

     Percent of Appointed Law Enforcement

          Officers Obtaining Certification (%)             88.00

     Percent of Appointed Part-Time, Reserve,

          and Auxiliary Officers Obtaining

          Certification (%)                                90.00

     Percent of Administrative Disciplinary

          Actions Taken Within One Year (%)                 2.00

Highway Safety

     Number of Federal Applications Funded

          and Statewide Programs Supported                    13

     Percentage Decrease in the Number of

          Unrestrained Passenger Vehicle Occupant

          Fatalities by 5%                                  5.00

     Percentage Decrease in the Number of

          Fatalities in Crashes Involving a Driver

          or Motorcycle Operator with a BAC of

          .08 and Above                                     5.00

Justice

     Number of Juvenile Jail/Detention

          Alternatives Established in Counties

          (Alternatives)                                       0

     Number of Drug Task Forces and Narcotics

          Units Funded                                         0

Emerg Telecommunications Tng

     Emergency Telecommunicators Certified

          (Persons)                                          475

     Certification Transactions (Actions)                  1,900

     Percent of Appointed Emergency

          Telecommunicators Obtaining

          Certification                                    80.00

     Percent of Appointed Emergency

          Telecommunicators Obtaining

          Recertification (%)                              60.00

     Percent of Administrative Review Actions

          Taken Within One Year (%)                         4.00

Council On Aging

     Establish Triad Programs (Programs)                       3

     Conduct Training Programs (Programs)                      1

     Provide On-Site Training                                  0

     Percentage Change in the Number of

          Operational Triad Programs                       10.00

     Percentage Increase in Funding to

          Counties to Educate Senior Citizens              10.00

Juvenile Facility Monitoring Unit

     Number of Facilities Inspected (Items)                  125

     Strategic Plans Implemented (Items)                      20

     Percent of Admin Review Actions Taken

          Within One Year                                  80.00

Homeland Security

     OHS Grants for Jurisdictions (Number)                    38

     First Responder Classes (Number)                         92

     Percentage increase in Emergency Task

          Force Responder Training and Exercises

          (%)                                               2.00

     Percentage increase in Citizen and

          Community Preparedness Training and

          Exercises (%)                                     2.00

     Percentage increase in Requests for

          Information (%)                                   2.00

     Percentage increase in National Incident

          Management Training and Exercises (%)             2.00

     A reporting of the degree to which the performance targets set above have been or are being achieved shall be provided in the agency's budget request submitted to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee for Fiscal Year 2021.

     SECTION 10.  It is the intention of the Legislature that all divisions within the Mississippi Department of Public Safety shall maintain complete accounting and personnel records related to the expenditure of all funds appropriated under this act and that such records shall be in the same format and level of detail as maintained for Fiscal Year 2019.  It is further the intention of the Legislature that the agency's budget request for Fiscal Year 2021 shall be submitted to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee in a format and level of detail comparable to the format and level of detail provided during the Fiscal Year 2020 budget request process.

     SECTION 11.  Of the funds appropriated under the provisions of Section 2, funds may be expended to defray the costs of clothing for sworn nonuniform law enforcement officers in an amount not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) annually per officer.

     SECTION 12.  It is the intention of the Legislature that whenever two (2) or more bids are received by this agency for the purchase of commodities or equipment, and whenever all things stated in such received bids are equal with respect to price, quality and service, the Mississippi Industries for the Blind shall be given preference.  A similar preference shall be given to the Mississippi Industries for the Blind whenever purchases are made without competitive bids.

     SECTION 13.  The department is authorized to expend available funds on technology or equipment upgrades or replacements when it will generate savings through efficiency or when the savings generated from such upgrades or replacements exceed expenditures thereof.

     SECTION 14.  Of the funds provided herein, and in addition to the One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) authorized in Section 45-3-7, Mississippi Code of 1972, Department of Public Safety Officers who are licensed commercial pilots shall receive an additional Nine Hundred Dollars ($900.00), for a total of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), additional compensation for such service.

     SECTION 15.  It is the direction of the Legislature that all Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) nonexempt sworn officers of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol who are working one hundred seventy-one (171) hours in a twenty-eight-day work cycle be compensated based on the annual salary established by the State Personnel Board for a one-hundred-sixty-hour per month schedule divided by two thousand eighty-seven and one hundred forty-three one thousandths (2,087.143), for an hourly rate, to be multiplied by two thousand two hundred twenty-three (2,223) or one hundred seventy-one (171) hours in a twenty-eight-day work cycle for a new annual salary.  All hours worked over one hundred seventy-one (171) hours in a twenty-eight-day schedule shall be governed by the FLSA or other special compensation plan.  All realignments after July 1, 2010, shall be calculated using this formula.  This section shall be known as the "David R. Huggins Act."

SECTION 16.  Of the funds appropriated in Sections 1 and 2, Four Hundred Ninety-five Thousand One Hundred Ninety Dollars ($495,190.00) is appropriated out of any funds in the State Treasury to the credit of the Department of Public Safety for the purposes of paying for eleven (11) hours of compensatory time at an hourly rate based on two thousand eighty-seven and one hundred forty-three one thousandths (2,087.143) hours per year for sworn officers who hold the rank of Lieutenant and above.  The funds provided in this section to pay for the eleven (11) hours authorized in this section shall be expended only for this purpose.

     SECTION 17.  It is the intention of the Legislature that the Department of Public Safety shall provide an annual report to the Mississippi Legislature detailing any elected official or any other person who is not an employee of the Department of Public Safety who was transported in Highway Patrol aircraft during the fiscal year.  The report shall be provided to each member of the Mississippi Legislature on or before January 15, 2020.

     SECTION 18.  The Commissioner of Public Safety shall have the authority to transfer any funds from any division within the Department of Public Safety to any other division of the Department of Public Safety Special Funds, including, but not limited to, Funds 3711, 371C, 371E, 3713, 3714, 3715, 3740, 3741, 3742, 3744, 3747 and 3718, not to exceed Twenty Million Dollars ($20,000,000.00) collectively during Fiscal Year 2020.  However, none of the funds appropriated by this act shall be expended unless the Department of Public Safety provides prior written notification of any transfer of funds provided in this section.

     SECTION 19.  The Bureau of Narcotics is authorized to expend a sum, not to exceed Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) from account No. 3371800000, for purposes of effectuating the provisions of House Bill 812, Section 1.  Expenditures authorized by this section may include, but not be limited to, costs associated with contracting with one or more vendors, contractors or other persons or entities to create, operate and maintain the forfeiture website and to provide continuing support in relation thereto.  In the event, an amount less than Five Hundred Thousand ($500,000.00) is required to effectuate the purposes of this section, the Bureau is authorized to expend the remainder of such authorized funds for the purchase of commodities, vehicles and/or other equipment necessary in the furtherance of the needs of the Bureau.

     SECTION 20.  Of the funds appropriated in Section 1, it is the intention of the Legislature that Four Million Three Hundred Forty-six Thousand Eight Hundred Ninety Dollars ($4,346,890.00) may be allocated for the programs supported from General Fund court assessments as follows:

     State Crime Stoppers Fund.................$      99,003.00.

     Adult Driver Training.....................$      75,794.00.

     Information Exchange Network Fund.........$     264,007.00.

     Crime Lab MS – MS Crime Lab – Implied Consent Law                  Fund.................................$      404,795.00.

     Crime Lab Crime Laboratory – DNA Identification                         Fund.................................$      629,543.00.

     Law Enforcement and Firefighters Death Benefits Trust                   Fund.................................$      191,361.00.

     Law Enforcement Standards Training – Law Enforcement Officers      Training Fund........................$    2,306,293.00.

     Drug Abuse/Driver's License Reinstatement.$       13,573.00.

     Federal – State Alcohol Program Fund......$      160,431.00.

     MS Leadership Council on Aging Fund.......$      202,090.00.

     SECTION 21.  It is the intention of the Legislature that the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Department of Public Safety, shall have the authority to receive, budget and expend special funds from the Drug Evidence Disposition Funds (3372000000), not to exceed Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00).

     SECTION 22. It is the intention of the Legislature that the Department of Public Safety designate Three Hundred Eighty-one Thousand Dollars ($381,000.00) for the payment to the vendor, HDI, for the Mississippi Vehicle Insurance Verification System created by the Public Safety Verification and Enforcement Act.

     SECTION 23.  The money herein appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of any money in the State Treasury to the credit of the proper fund or funds as set forth in this act, upon warrants issued by the State Fiscal Officer; and the State Fiscal Officer shall issue his warrants upon requisitions signed by the proper person, officer or officers, in the manner provided by law.

     SECTION 24.  This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2019.

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