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Enrolled Version - Final Version Senate Bill 342 History

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WEST virginia legislature

2016 regular session

Enrolled

Committee Substitute

for

Senate Bill 342

By Senators Cole (Mr. President) and Kessler
(By Request of the Executive)

[Passed February 8, 2016;

in effect from passage.]

 

AN ACT supplementing and amending by decreasing the appropriations of public moneys out of the Treasury in the State Fund, General Revenue, to the Department of Health and Human Resources – Division of Human Services, fund 0403, fiscal year 2016, organization 0511, and to the Bureau of Senior Services, fund 0420, fiscal year 2016, organization 0508, by supplementing, amending and decreasing the appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016.


Whereas, The Governor submitted to the Legislature the Executive Budget Document, dated January 13, 2016, which included a Statement of the State Fund, General Revenue, setting forth therein the cash balance as of July 1, 2015, and further included the estimate of revenues for the fiscal year 2016, less net appropriation balances forwarded and regular appropriations for the fiscal year 2016; and

Whereas, The Secretary of the Department of Revenue has submitted a monthly General Revenue Fund Collections Report for the first six months of fiscal year 2016 as prepared by the State Budget Office; and

Whereas, This report demonstrates that the State of West Virginia has experienced a revenue shortfall of approximately $158 million for the first six months of fiscal year 2016, as compared to the monthly revenue estimates for the first six months of the fiscal year 2016; and

 Whereas, Current economic and fiscal trends will result in projected year-end revenue deficits, including potential significant shortfalls in Severance Tax, and shortfalls in Personal Income Tax and Consumers Sales and Use Tax; and

Whereas, Projected year-end revenue surpluses in various other General Revenue sources will only offset a small portion of these deficits; and

Whereas, The total projected year-end revenue deficit for the General Revenue Fund is

estimated at $354 million; and

Whereas, On October 22, 2015, the Governor issued Executive Order 7-15 which directed a spending reduction for General Revenue appropriations for fiscal year 2016 totaling $93,379,526; and

Whereas, The Legislature agreed to take voluntary action to effect a four percent spending reduction of its General Revenue appropriation for fiscal year 2016 totaling $938,067; and

Whereas, There are available cash balances in the Lottery and Excess Lottery funds that can be utilized in order to decrease the appropriations from the State Fund, General Revenue; therefore

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:


That the total appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, to fund 0403, fiscal year 2016, organization 0511, be supplemented and amended by decreasing existing items of appropriation as follows:

Title II – Appropriations.

Section 1. Appropriations from General Revenue.

66 – Division of Human Services

(WV Code Chapters 9, 48 and 49)

Fund 0403 FY 2016 Org 0511

                                                                                                                                               General

                                                                                                            Appro-                      Revenue

                                                                                                           priation                         Fund

 

8     Medical Services......................................................................... 18900          $        44,090,000

20   Title XIX Waiver for Seniors........................................................ 53300                     2,215,746


And, That the total appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, to fund 0420, fiscal year 2016, organization 0508, be supplemented and amended by decreasing an existing item of appropriation as follows:

Title II – Appropriations.

Section 1. Appropriations from General Revenue.

90 – Bureau of Senior Services

(WV Code Chapter 29)

Fund 0420 FY 2016 Org 0508

                                                                                                                                               General

                                                                                                            Appro-                      Revenue

                                                                                                           priation                         Fund

 

1     Transfer to Division of Human

2          Services for Health Care

3          and Title XIX Waiver for

4          Senior Citizens........................................................................ 53900          $          7,594,254

 

 

 

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