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Budget Summaries

Budget Summaries

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OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
 
SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE JOHN LEGG
418
THE CAPITOL
850.921.7747
Overview
The 2011 Legislature has proposed an Agriculture & Natural Resources budget totaling $2.5 billion,which is a $306 million (13.96 percent) increase over the 2010-11 fiscal year appropriation. The budgetincludes $212 million in General Revenue, which is a $2.6 million (1.2 percent) decrease from theprevious year and $2,283 million in trust funds, which is a $308.8 million (15.6 percent) increase overthe previous year. The budget includes funding for 8,879.25 authorized positions which is 255 fewer(2.76 percent) than the previous fiscal year.
Key Issues
Provides $100 million in funding for restorationprojects to address injuries to natural resourcescaused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
 
Provides $305 million in budget authority from thesale of surplus lands and interest earnings in whichthe proceeds will be used to purchase conservationlands.Provides authority to spend $9.8 million from BP toconduct food safety testing and a high-visibilityseafood marketing campaign.Provides $128 million in funding for the clean-up of contaminated petroleum sites.Provides $29.9 million for the ComprehensiveEverglades Restoration Plan and theimplementation of the Northern Everglades andEstuaries Program.Provides $255.4 million in financial assistance tolocal governments for construction of criticalenvironmental infrastructure and drinking watersystems.Eliminates 255 positions; more than one-half of which are vacant, some more than 120 days andsome as long as five years.Reduces funding for managing aquatic andterrestrial invasive plants from $35 million to $28.5million.Transfers $57.6 million from state trust fundsgenerated by documentary stamp taxes.
 
Provides $16.3 million for new Beach RestorationProjects.
Agriculture & Natural Resources AppropriationsConference Summary
Breakdown
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
$349.1 million budget, which is an increaseof $12.3 million (3.6 percent) over the 2010-11 fiscal year appropriation; 129.5 positionseliminated (3.5 percent).
Department of Citrus
$67.4 million budget, which is a decrease of $432,311 (0.65 percent) over the 2010-11fiscal year appropriation; 8 positionseliminated (1.76 percent).
 
Department of Environmental Protection
$1.79 billion budget, which is an increase of $303.9 million (20.4 percent) over the 2010-11 fiscal year appropriation; 117.5 positionseliminated (3.3 percent decrease).
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
$287.6 million budget, which is a decrease of 10.1 million (3.4 percent) under the 2010-11fiscal year appropriation.
Trust Funds Swept 
Department of Environmental Protection
Ecosystem Mgmt & Restoration $12.1millionInland Protection $5.5 millionLand Acquisition $21 millionSolid Waste Management $0.5 millionWater Mgmt Lands $10 millionWater Quality Assurance $2 million
 
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Invasive Plant Control Trust Fund $6.5 million
 
 
 
OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
 
SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE JOHN LEGG
418
THE CAPITOL
850.921.7747
Overview
The 2011 Legislature has proposed a Government Operations budget totaling $1.7 billion which is a $17.2million (1 percent) reduction in total spending compared to the 2010-11 fiscal year appropriation. The budgetincludes $260.6 million in General Revenue, a reduction of $8.7 million (3.2 percent) from the previous year, and$1.46 billion in trust funds, a reduction of $8.5 million from the previous year. The budget includes funding for11,390.25 positions, which is a reduction of 2 percent from the current fiscal year.
Key Issues
Includes $25.5 million to Fiscally Constrained Counties tooffset reductions in ad valorem tax revenue. ($25,000,000Fiscally Constrained Counties and $537,260 ConservationLands).Funds $33.9 million to the Child Support AutomatedManagement System (CAMS Phase II). Estimatedcompletion date is February 2012.Funds 11 positions and $1.6 million in the Department of Financial Services for implementation of the 3 percentfederal withholding on payments the state makes tovendors providing goods and services to the state. The newfederal law is effective January 1, 2012.Reduces funding for the outsourced compulsive gamblingprogram by $1 million.Eliminates $1.5 million for the executive aircraft program.
Eliminates the Governor’s Co
mmission on Disabilities.Eliminates 16 positions and $771,000 for administrative
efficiencies in the statewide district offices of the Workers’
Compensation Appeals program.Funds $475,000 in nonrecurring General Revenue to ensuresolvency of the Local Retirement Systems bureauresponsible for reviewing and monitoring local retirementsystems and municipal police officer and firefighterpensions.Funds $1.2 million in recurring General Revenue forincreases in pension payments for members of the FloridaNational Guard.Eliminates 27 positions and $2 million to enhanceadministrative efficiencies in the Public ServiceCommission.In association with House Bill 5005, which calls for thederegulation of various businesses and professions, thebudget eliminates one position and $52,533 from the
Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s
budget.
Government Operations AppropriationsConference Summary
Breakdown
Department of Business and Professional Regulation(DBPR)
$131 million budget, which is an increase of $500,000(0.4 percent) over the 2010-11 fiscal year appropriation.Federal funds account for $739,062 of the DBPR budget.
 Department of Financial Services
$233.8 million budget, which is an increase of $2.2million (1 percent) over the 2010-11 fiscal yearappropriation.
Office of Insurance Regulation
 
$27.8 million budget, which is a decrease of $555,000 (2percent) under the 2010-11 fiscal year appropriation.
Office of Financial Regulation
 $42.7 million budget, which is a decrease of $950,000(2.2 percent) under the 2010-11 fiscal yearappropriation.
Department of the Lottery 
$137.5 million budget, which is an increase of $2.5million (1.8 percent) over the 2010-11 fiscal yearappropriation. Budget is $2.6 million less than the
Lottery’s Revenue Estimating Conference estimate,
which translates to $2.6 million more to education.
Department of Management Services (DMS)
 $581 million budget, which is a decrease of $5.9 million(1 percent) under the 2010-11 fiscal year appropriation.Federal funds account for $4.9 million of the total DMSbudget.
Public Service Commission (PSC 
)$26 million budget, which is a decrease of $2 million(7.1 percent) over the 2010-11 fiscal year appropriation.Federal funds account for $350,000 of the total PSCbudget.
Department of Revenue (DOR)
 $548.2 million budget, which is a decrease of $12.4million (2.3 percent) under the 2010-11 fiscal yearappropriation. Federal funds account for $212 million othe total DOR budget.
 
 
 
Health Care AppropriationsConference Summary
OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE JOHN LEGG 418 THE CAPITOL
Breakdown
 Agency for Health Care Administration
$22.3 billion budget, which is an increase of $1.5billion (7.14 percent) over the 2010-11 fiscal yearappropriation.
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
$758.1 million budget, which is an increase of $28.7 million (3.93 percent) over the 2010-11fiscal year appropriation.
Florida Department of Veterans Affairs
$88.6 million budget, which is an increase of $7.2million (8.92 percent) over the 2010-11 fiscalyear appropriation.
Department of Children and Families
$2.9 billion budget, which is an overall decreaseof $54.3 million (1.84 percent) over the 2010-11fiscal year appropriation.
 Agency for Persons with Disabilities
$1,014.9 million budget, which is an overalldecrease of $955,779 (.09 percent) over the2010-11 fiscal year appropriation.
Department of Health
$2.9 billion budget, which is an overall decreaseof $32.5 million (1.1 percent) under the 2010-11fiscal year appropriation.General Revenue decrease of $78.2 million(16.47 percent) under the 2010-11 fiscal yearappropriation.
Overview
The 2011 Legislature has proposed a Health Care budget totaling $29.9 billion which is a $1.4 billion (5.03 percent) increaseover the 2010-11 fiscal year and includes approximately $2.1 billion in state funds to cover the resulting cost of changes tothe Medicaid federal match rate. Total funding includes $7 billion in General Revenue and $22.9 billion in trust funds. Thebudget includes funding for 35,686.25 authorized positions which is a reduction of 1,185.5 (3.22 percent) positions over the2010-11 fiscal year.
Key Issues
Includes approximately $2.1 billion in state funds forstimulus depletion due to a change in the Medicaid federalmatch rate.Provides $2,051.3 million in order to restore the MedicallyNeedy for Adults and Medicaid for the Aged and Disabled(MEDS AD) programs which serve approximately 46,096beneficiaries in the Medically Needy program and 42,115beneficiaries in the MEDS AD program monthly.Provides $36.2 million to fully fund the anticipated growthin the Kidcare Program for the 2011-12 fiscal year.Funding is expected to serve an additional 22,848 children,an 8 percent growth rate.Provides $17.8 million for an additional 1,000 slots in thenursing home diversion program funded by a reduction inthe nursing home line item. This funding will bring totalslots to 18,350 and will allow over 19,000 individuals to beserved in the 2011-12 fiscal year.Provides $12.1 million for
 
full restoration of community-based services for elders such as Local Services Programs
and Alzheimer’s disease projects with recurring funds.
 
Provides $2.7 million
 
to support the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) by funding 150 slotsin, Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties, as well as 50 slotsin Lee County and 75 additional slots in Pinellas County.Restores $73 million to the Florida Department of Childrenand Families with $69.4 million in General Revenue forMental Health and Substance Abuse Services and $3.9million in General Revenue for Maintenance AdoptionSubsidies.

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