Bill Text: MS SB3049 | 2019 | Regular Session | Enrolled


Bill Title: Appropriation; Finance and Administration, Department of.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2019-04-18 - Approved by Governor [SB3049 Detail]

Download: Mississippi-2019-SB3049-Enrolled.html

MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE

2019 Regular Session

To: Appropriations

By: Senator(s) Clarke, Hopson, Burton, Hill, Wilemon, Jackson (11th), Jordan

Senate Bill 3049

(As Sent to Governor)

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO DEFRAY THE EXPENSES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020.

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

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

............................................ $    40,272,111.00.

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

............................................ $    60,739,528.00.

SECTION 3.  Of the funds appropriated under the provisions of this act, the following positions are authorized:

  AUTHORIZED POSITIONS:

Permanent:    Full Time...........      505

Part Time...........        3

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

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.

     Funds are provided herein for all full-time employees to receive up to a Three Percent (3%) pay increase to the realignment component of the Variable Compensation Plan, excluding head of agencies, board members and commission members.

     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.

     Provided that a report based on expenditures incurred during the current and immediate past fiscal years shall be provided to each regularly scheduled legislative session.  This report should reflect expenditures as a result of the operation of the Robert E. Lee Building, the Woolfolk State Office Building, the Gartin and Sillers Buildings, the Capitol Buildings, the Central High School Building, the Robert G. Clark, Jr. Building and other state buildings, and this report should contain any steps taken to reduce operating costs.

     It is also the intention of the Legislature that no state-owned aircraft shall be utilized by any person except for official business only.

SECTION 4.  In addition to all other sums herein appropriated, the following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Tort Claims Trust Fund not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the Tort Claims Board in the administration of the Tort Claims Act for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020...............

............................................. $    6,549,647.00.

SECTION 5.  Of the funds appropriated under the provisions of this act, the following positions are authorized:

  AUTHORIZED POSITIONS:

Permanent:    Full Time...........        8

Part Time...........        0

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

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.

     Funds are provided herein for all full-time employees to receive up to a Three Percent (3%) pay increase to the realignment component of the Variable Compensation Plan, excluding head of agencies, board members and commission members.

     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 6.  The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the State General Fund not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020 $     42,100.00.

SECTION 7.  The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the State Treasury to the credit of the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the commission for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020 $      7,265.00.

This appropriation is made for the purpose of providing funds to defray the expense of the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women as established pursuant to Sections 43-59-1 through 43-59-14, Mississippi Code of 1972.

SECTION 8.  Of the funds appropriated under the provisions of Sections 6 and 7, the following positions are authorized:

  AUTHORIZED POSITIONS:

Permanent:    Full Time...........        1

Part Time...........        0

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

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.

     Funds are provided herein for all full-time employees to receive up to a Three Percent (3%) pay increase to the realignment component of the Variable Compensation Plan, excluding head of agencies, board members and commission members.

     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 9.  It is the intention of the Legislature that the Department of Finance and Administration 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 10.  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 11.  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 12.  Of the funds appropriated in Section 1, an amount not to exceed Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($400,000.00) and ten (10) positions are provided in order to provide the required Police Protection services for such governmental organizations, under the rules and regulations of the Department of Finance and Administration.

SECTION 13.  Of the funds appropriated in Section 2, the following sum, or so much thereof, shall be derived out of any money in the State Treasury to the credit of the Capital Expense Fund, as created in Section 27-103-303, Mississippi Code of 1972, and allocated in a manner as determined by the Treasurer's office, for the purpose of defraying the agency operation and equipment expenses of the Capitol Police. $    397,000.00.

SECTION 14.  The Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management of the Office of General Services is hereby expressly authorized and empowered to receive, budget and expend any state, local or other source funds designated for supplemental funding of construction and/or repairs and renovation projects.  The Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management of the Office of General Services shall not use any of the funds authorized in this section to pay salaries.  For the purposes of this section, the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management of the Office of General Services does not have the authority to escalate from the Capital Expense Fund or the Working Cash-Stabilization Reserve Fund.

SECTION 15.  The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be derived out of any money in the State Treasury to the credit of the Capital Expense Fund, as created in Section 27-103-303, Mississippi Code of 1972, and allocated in a manner as determined by the Treasurer's Office, for the repair, renovation, and improvements of state-owned properties, universities and community colleges $   11,000,000.00.

     Any amounts allocated to a project that are in excess of that needed to complete the project may be used for general repairs and renovations at state-owned properties, universities and community colleges at the discretion of the Department of Finance and Administration.

SECTION 16.  Of the funds appropriated in Section 2, it is the intention of the Legislature that an amount not to exceed Four Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($4,500,000.00) is authorized to be expended for the purpose of transferring funds to the Bureau of Building, Grounds and Real Property Management for the administration of projects for the repair and maintenance of state-owned buildings.

SECTION 17.  Of the funds appropriated in Section 2, an amount not to exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) is authorized to be expended to defray any shortfall in the Master Lease Purchase Program as defined in Section 31-7-10, Mississippi Code of 1972.

SECTION 18.  The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is appropriated out of any money in the State General Fund for the purpose of defraying the expenses of State Property Insurance for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020.. $  4,257,386.00.

SECTION 19.  The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be derived out of any money in the State Treasury to the credit of the Capital Expense Fund, as created in Section 27-103-303, Mississippi Code of 1972, and allocated in a manner as determined by the Treasurer's Office, for the purpose of defraying the expenses of State Property Insurance for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020................................... $ 3,092,614.00.

SECTION 20.  Of the funds herein appropriated, it is the intention of the Legislature that two (2) of the allotted Full-Time Permanent Positions in Section 3 of this bill may be used for performing related administrative duties of the State Property Insurance program.

     SECTION 21.  The following sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is appropriated out of any money in the State General Fund not otherwise appropriated, to the Department of Finance and Administration for the purpose of providing a grant to the Mississippi Home Corporation, for the fiscal year beginning

July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2020......... $  1,484,450.00.

     SECTION 22.  The funds appropriated herein shall be targeted to individuals with disabilities or individuals with serious mental illnesses who:

     (1)  Are being discharged from a state psychiatric hospital after a stay of more than ninety (90) days; or, nursing facility, or intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities after a stay of more than ninety (90) days; or

     (2)  Have been discharged from a state psychiatric hospital within the last two (2) years; and

          (a)  Had multiple hospital visits in the last year due to mental illness; or

          (b)  Are known to the mental health or state-housing agency to have been arrested or incarcerated in the last year due to conduct related to mental illness; or

          (c)  Are known to the mental health or state-housing agency to have been homeless for one (1) full year or have had four (4) or more episodes of homelessness in the last three (3) years.

     (3)  Lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes a subset for an individual who is exiting an institution where he or she resided for ninety (90) days or less and who resides in an emergency shelter or a place not meant for human habitation immediately before entering that institution.

     Any funds appropriated herein to hire additional staff or employ staff shall only be used to implement this housing program.

SECTION 23.  Of the funds appropriated in Section 2, the following sum, or so much thereof, shall be derived out of any money in the State Treasury to the credit of the Capital Expense Fund, as created in Section 27-103-303, Mississippi Code of 1972, and allocated in a manner as determined by the Treasurer's Office, for the purpose of defraying the cost of repair, renovation and improvement of state-owned buildings and properties within the Capitol Complex.......... $  1,000,000.00.

     SECTION 24.  Of the funds appropriated under this section, Sixteen Million Four Hundred Twenty-nine Thousand Dollars ($16,429,000.00) or so much thereof, shall be derived out of any money in the State Treasury to the credit of the 2018 Transportation and Infrastructure Improvements Fund, as created in Section 27-104-301, Mississippi Code of 1972.  These funds are provided for such purposes as follows:

(a)  To assist the Town of Shuqualak with paving and resurfacing projects........................................ $   500,000.00.

(b)  To assist the City of Lucedale and/or George County with the Scott Road expansion project.................... $   650,000.00.

(c)  To assist the City of Oxford with the planning, design, and construction of an interchange on Highway 7 and University Avenue  $   750,000.00.

(d)  To assist the City of Picayune with utility relocation

and drainage improvements for Highway 11 widening project in Picayune   $   350,000.00.

(e)  To assist Lincoln County with road, bridge or other infrastructure improvements..................... $   500,000.00.

(f)  To assist the City of Ripley with infrastructure related to activities...................................... $   250,000.00.

(g)  To assist Tippah County with infrastructure and bridge repairs for County Road 102............................. $   600,000.00.

(h)  To assist the Town of Potts Camp with road and bridge repair  $   250,000.00.

     (i)  To assist Jasper County with improvements to County Road 52814 and other paving and infrastructure repairs..$    29,000.00.

(j)  To assist Covington County with the costs of improvements to the county industrial park.......................... $   250,000.00.

(k)  To assist Yazoo County with construction, improvements, and paving of Rialto Road, Levee Road, and River Road at the Port of Yazoo, and for related infrastructure improvements....................

................................................ $   700,000.00.

(l)  To assist with infrastructure improvements in the Town of Prentiss........................................ $   150,000.00.

(m)  To assist with construction and repair of bridges on Boat Ramp Road in Itawamba County (Ozark Community)......................

................................................ $    50,000.00.

(n)  To assist the City of Mendenhall with construction of a frontage road on U.S. Highway 49......................... $   250,000.00.

(o)  To assist the State Research Park with the extension of the Walking and Biking Trail........................ $   300,000.00.

(p)  To assist the City of Philadelphia to replace a bridge on Saint Francis Dr...................................... $   500,000.00.

(q)  To assist the City of Clinton with repair and resurfacing of Clinton Parkway between College Street and Northside Drive.....

................................................ $   500,000.00.

(r)  To assist the City of Columbus with the Brown Amphitheater    $   500,000.00.

(s)  To assist the City of West Point with repair of West Church Hill Road............................................ $   500,000.00.

(t)  To assist Carroll County with CR 104 Bridge No. 160..

................................................ $   400,000.00.

(u)  To assist the Lodi-Minerva Volunteer Fire Department.

................................................ $   100,000.00.

(v)  To assist the City of Columbia with water and sewer repair    $   500,000.00.

(w)  To assist the City of Okolona with paving and resurfacing projects........................................ $   500,000.00.

(x)  To assist the Town of Tylertown with Tylertown Road..

............................................... .$   700,000.00.

(y)  To assist the City of Ellisville with street repair..

................................................ $   500,000.00.

(z)  To assist the City of Corinth with sewer improvements

................................................ $   500,000.00.

(aa)  To assist the Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks with Buccaneer State Park............................ $ 1,000,000.00.

(bb)  To assist Scott County with the Pea Ridge Road

Bridge.......................................... $   650,000.00.

(cc)  To assist the City of Senatobia, Mississippi, in paying the costs associated with acquisition and repair of the New Imaging Water and Sewer Association and related and connecting facilities $   800,000.00.

(dd)  To assist the Port of Pascagoula with the North Connector Railroad........................................ $ 1,250,000.00.

(ee)  To assist the George County Board of Supervisors with railroad improvements.................................... $ 1,250,000.00.

(ff)  To assist the City of Grenada with sewer and water repair    $   200,000.00.

(gg)  To assist the City of Greenville with the extension of Colorado Street.......................................... $   500,000.00.

     SECTION 25.  Of the funds appropriated under the provisions of Section 2, Twelve Million Four Hundred Seventy-three Thousand Three Hundred Forty Dollars ($12,473,340.00) or so much thereof, shall be derived out of any money in the State Treasury to the credit of the Capital Expense Fund, as created in Section 27-103-303, Mississippi Code of 1972, and allocated in a manner as determined by the Treasurer.  These funds are provided for such purposes as follows:

(a)  To assist the Progress Community Water Association in Lamar County, Mississippi in paying the costs associated with the expansion of and upgrades to the association water system and related infrastructure $   500,000.00.

(b)  To assist the Tupelo Symphony......... $    50,000.00.

(c)  To assist the Town of Smithville with state match for tornado damage.......................................... $    40,000.00.

(d)  To assist the Monroe County School District with state match for tornado damage.................................. $    70,000.00.

(e)  To assist the Grammy Museum with construction of interpretative wall............................................ $   150,000.00.

(f)  To assist the Deer Creek Promise Community Initiative with education and health care programs.............. $   800,000.00.

(g)  To assist the Mississippi Wildlife Heritage Foundation with improvements to the Mississippi Wildlife Museum................

................................................ $   600,000.00.

(h)  To assist the Friends of the Pickens Public Library with repairs, renovations and improvements to building for public library $   200,000.00.

(i)  To transfer to the Department of Education for Education Scholarship Accounts............................ $ 2,000,000.00.

(j)  To assist the City of Natchez in paying the costs of constructing a civil rights monument on the grounds of the Natchez City Auditorium   $    38,340.00.

(k)  To assist the CREATE Foundation in paying the costs associated with repairs, renovations and upgrades at the First Christian Church in Amory, Mississippi.............................. $   200,000.00.

(l)  To assist the Hatten Water Association in Jones County with costs associated with infrastructure upgrades........................

................................................ $    50,000.00.

(m)  To assist the Town of Louin with park improvements...

................................................ $    50,000.00.

(n)  To assist the Town of Boyle with improvements to the city/community pavilion and park................ $    50,000.00.

(o)  To assist with repair, renovation and improvements to the I.T. Montgomery Home................................. $   250,000.00.

(p)  To assist Tallahatchie County with the renovation of a building to convert into a Welcome Center and Museum....................

................................................ $   250,000.00.

(q)  To assist the City of Carthage with improvements and construction for Carthage Lincoln Park....................... $   200,000.00.

(r)  To assist the City of Kosciusko with improvements and construction for Ashley Presley Stingley Park... $   200,000.00.

(s)  To assist Marion County Historical Society with the renovation of the John Ford Home.............................. $   350,000.00.

(t)  To assist Clay County with improvements to the roof and other construction for Bryan Public Library........... $   100,000.00.

(u)  To assist with repair and renovation of Missionary Baptist Seminary in Natchez, Mississippi................ $   400,000.00.

(v)  To pay the costs of repairing and renovating the Crawford Community Education and Recreation Center in Crawford, Mississippi, and for the purchase of property at such center....................

................................................ $   350,000.00.

(w)  To transfer to the Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks to pay the costs of repairs and other improvements and renovations of cabins and other buildings at Tishomingo State Park, and to Haynes Lake   $   500,000.00.

(x)  To assist DeSoto County Animal Shelter with construction and/or other improvements.............................. $    50,000.00.

(y)  To assist the City of Winona with construction for historic clock tower........................................... $   250,000.00.

(z)  To assist the City of Magee with construction and/or improvements to city lagoon.................................. $   250,000.00.

(aa)  To assist with construction and improvements for the Mississippi Maritime Museum................................. $   650,000.00.

(bb)  To the Pascagoula Redevelopment Corporation for the purpose of economic development projects................... $   650,000.00.

(cc)  To assist Marshall County with costs related to roof and other repairs to the courthouse....................... $   350,000.00.

(dd)  To assist Smith County with costs for various economic development projects............................ $   250,000.00.

(ee)  To assist Jackson Public Schools Callaway High School with lighting project................................ $   100,000.00.

(ff)  To assist West Bolivar School District with their cafeteria  $   250,000.00.

(gg)  To assist Amite County School

District........................................ $   250,000.00.

(hh)  To assist Wilkinson County School District..........

................................................ $   250,000.00.

(ii)  To assist the Kosciusko Separate School District with a Pre-kindergarten program............................ $   275,000.00.

(jj)  To assist Itawamba County School District...........

................................................ $   500,000.00.

(kk)  To transfer to the University of Mississippi Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences...................... $ 1,000,000.00.

     SECTION 26.  It is the intention of the Legislature that an annual financial report based upon the state's fiscal year shall be provided to the Attorney General, the Chairman of Senate Appropriations, the Chairman of House Appropriations, and the Legislative Budget Office.

     SECTION 27.  It is the intention of the Legislature that none of the funds appropriated under the provisions of this act for the Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) shall be expended for the purpose of making a payment of any kind or for any purpose, directly or indirectly, to a member of the State of Mississippi Legislature, state official, MHC board member, or person who has been a member of the MHC within the last year.

SECTION 28.  Of the funds appropriated in Section 2, Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($10,500,000.00) shall be expended from the Capitol Complex Improvement District Project Fund, as established in Section 29-5-215, Mississippi Code of 1972.

     SECTION 29.  Of the funds appropriated under the provisions of this act, the department is authorized to enter into a contract for use by state agencies to establish a pilot program for Fleet Management Services, to include vehicle leasing and disposal, without being subject to the provisions of law otherwise applicable to fleet management.

     SECTION 30.  It is the intention of the Legislature that the funds herein appropriated shall be expended in compliance with Section 27-104-25, Mississippi Code of 1972, that no state agency shall incur obligations or indebtedness in excess of their appropriation and that the responsible officers, either personally or upon their official bonds, shall be held responsible for actions contrary to this provision.

     SECTION 31.  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 32.  This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2019.

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