21300800`1203000000`4200140`000000`000001`This issue deletes unfunded Grants and

Donations Trust Fund authority for FY 2011-2012. Budget authority was
`
21300800`1203000000`4200140`000000`000002`appropriated to the Justice Administra
tive Commission (JAC) for a Federal ARRA grant that funded an expansion of Drug
`
21300800`1203000000`4200140`000000`000003`Courts. Trust fund authority has been
established in various State Attorney and Public Defender budget entities to
`
21300800`1203000000`4200140`000000`000004`implement this Federal grant. This tr
ust fund authority is no longer needed in the JAC budget entity and should be
`
21300800`1203000000`4200140`000000`000005`deleted.
`
21300800`1203000000`4200140`000000`000006`
`
21300800`1203000000`4200140`000000`000007`Issue Total (Grants & Donations T.F.)
($1,125,000)
`
21300800`1203000000`4200140`000000`000008`
============
`
21300800`1203000000`4201350`000000`000002`The Florida Public Defender Associatio
n, Incorporated has voted for its fourth funding priority to request a special
`
21300800`1203000000`4201350`000000`000003`appropriation totaling $5,000,000 for
the public defender offices in the fifth and twentieth circuits. Equity funding
is `
21300800`1203000000`4201350`000000`000004`being requested as these offices are m
ore underfunded when compared to the other 18 public defender offices.
`
21300800`1203000000`4202100`000000`000002`Agencies within the Department 21 - Ju
stice Administration are requesting a total increase of 817 positions. The fundi
ng `
21300800`1203000000`4202100`000000`000003`for the transfer to the Department of
Management Services for Human Resource Services is in the Justice Administrative
`
21300800`1203000000`4202100`000000`000004`Commission budget entity (21300800).
`
21300800`1203000000`4202100`000000`000005`
`
21300800`1203000000`4202100`000000`000006`This request is for the $252 per posit
ion cost listed in Standard # 3 of the Legislative Budget instructions.
`
21300800`1203000000`4202100`000000`000007`General Revenue: $252 x 809 positions
=
$203,868
`
21300800`1203000000`4202100`000000`000008`Indigent Criminal Defense Trust Fund:
$252 x 8 positions =
2,016
`
21300800`1203000000`4202100`000000`000009`-----------------------------------------------------------------`
21300800`1203000000`4202100`000000`000010`Total funding requested for Human Reso
urce Services =
$205,884
`

21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000002`The Public Defenders' second funding p
riority is the restoration of Fiscal Year (FY) 2007-2008 and FY 2008-2009 positi
on `
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000003`and budget reductions.
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000004`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000005`A reduction to General Revenue, Salari
es and Benefits was made in Special Session 2009A via a fund shift to the Public
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000006`Defenders Revenue Trust Fund (referenc
e issue codes 3403000 and 3403010 in Senate Bill 2A). The Public Defenders are
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000007`requesting the restoration of 25% of t
he total General Revenue fund shifted.
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000008`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000009`Senate Bill 2-A, Special Session 2009A
Senate Bill 2600, FY 2009-10 General Appropriations
Act `
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000010`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000011`Issue Codes 3403000 and 3403010
Issue Codes 26A7003 and 26A7004 (Annualized Amount)
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000012`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000013`General Revenue reduction = -$1,221,83
5
General Revenue reduction = -$3,665,505
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000014`Public Defenders Revenue
Public Defenders Revenue
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000015`Trust Fund increase =
$1,136,30
7
Trust Fund increase =
$3,665,505
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000016`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000017`Total:
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000018`General Revenue reduction = -$4,887,34
0
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000019`Public Defenders Revenue
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000020`Trust Fund increase =
2 x 25% = $1,200,453
(amount to restore to General Revenue)
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000021`
`

$4,801,81

21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000022`Note: The Other Salary Amount "OAD" t
ransaction was used to request the specific Salaries and Benefits amount to
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000023`restore, without impacting salary rate
.
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000024`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000025`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000026`Senate Bill 2-A, Special Session 2009A
Issue Codes (ICs) 33H0403 and 3403000
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000027`(Reference IC 1007000, General Appropr
iations Act FY 2009-10)
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000028`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000029`
Sa
lary
Salaries and Other Personal
Acquisition of
Operating
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000030`
Positions
R
ate
Benefits
Services
Motor Vehicles
Expenditures
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000031`______________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000032`Public Defender - Trial 34.00
1,
266,747
$2,063,956
$6,188
$1,141
$70,320
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000033`Public Defender - Appeals -0-0$ 156,826
$9,210
-0$ 6,971
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000034`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000035`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000036`House Bill 5001 (General Appropriation
s Act FY 2008-09)
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000037`IC 1607T10
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000038`
Sa
lary
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000039`
Positions
R
ate
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000040`______________________________________
________
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000041`Public Defender - Trial
45.25
2
,217,402
`

21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000042`Public Defender - Appeals
120,519
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000043`

2.75

`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000044`IC 33V3600
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000045`
S
alary
Salaries and
Other Personal
Acquisition of
Operating
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000046`
Positions
Rate
Benefits
Services
Motor Vehicles
Expenditures
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000047`______________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000048`Public Defender - Trial
124.00 4
,812,942
$6,773,619
$ -0$-0$238,416
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000049`Public Defender - Appeals
$ 619,183
$30,241
$-0$ 35,513
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000050`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000051`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000052`Senate Bill 2-C - FY 2007-08
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000053`IC 33V0230 (Reference IC 1007000, Gene
ral Appropriations Act FY 2008-09)
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000054`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000055`
Salaries and
Other Personal
Acquisition of
Operating
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000056`
Benefits
Services
Motor Vehicles
Expenditures
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000057`______________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000058`Public Defender - Trial
$1,942,453
$200,140
$-0$2,843,205
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000059`Public Defender - Appeals
$ 16,385
$ 28,557
$-0$ 140,387
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000060`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000061`
`

21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000062`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000063`House Bill 7009 - FY 2007-08
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000064`IC 33H0401 (Reference ICs 1008000 and
2108601, General Appropriations Act FY 2008-09)
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000065`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000066`
Salaries and
Other Personal Acquisition of
Operating
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000067`
Benefits
Services
Motor Vehicles
Expenditures
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000068`______________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000069`Public Defender - Trial
$5,896,922
$78,473
$3,836
$1,016,131
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000070`Public Defender - Appeals
$ 492,697
$30,033
$-0$ 60,549
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000071`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000072`TOTAL ISSUE:
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000073`Positions = 206.00
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000074`Rate = 8,417,610
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000075`Salaries and Benefits = $19,162,494
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000076`Other Personal Services = $382,842
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000077`Acquisition of Motor Vehicles = $4,977
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000078`Public Defender Operating Expenditures
= $4,411,492
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000079`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000080`NOTE: The Other Salary Amount "OAD" tr
ansaction was used to request the specific Salaries and Benefits amount reduced.
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000081`
`

21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000082`This issue impacts the Civil Trial Ind
igent Defense, Civil Investigative Services, Criminal Trial Indigent Defense and
`
21300800`1203000000`4205100`000000`000083`Criminal Investigative Services Activi
ties.
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000002`The Public Defenders' third funding pr
iority for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011-2012 is the restoration of the FY 2009-10 salar
y `
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000003`rate and budget reductions.
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000004`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000005`Budget Reductions of 2% in Salaries an
d Benefits were taken in General Revenue (GR) and the following trust funds: Gra
nts `
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000006`and Donations Trust Fund (GDTF), Indig
ent Criminal Defense Trust Fund (ICDTF) and the Public Defenders Revenue Trust F
und `
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000007`(PDRTF).
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000008`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000009`Senate Bill 2600, FY 2009-10 General A
ppropriations Act
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000010`Issue Code 3308500
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000011`
GR
GDTF
ICDTF
PDRTF
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000012`
Salary Ra
te
Salaries and
Salaries and
Salaries and
Salaries and
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000013`
Benefits
Benefits
Benefits
Benefits
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000014`______________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000015`Public Defenders - Trial
1,529,46
1
$1,606,517
$68,377
$100,121
$49,927
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000016`Public Defenders - Appeals
164,24
4
$ 196,432
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000017`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000018`TOTAL ISSUE:
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000019`Rate = 1,693,705
`

21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000020`Salaries and Benefits (GR) = $1,802,94
9
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000021`Salaries and Benefits (TF) = $ 218,42
5
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000022`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000023`NOTE: The Other Salary Amount "OAD" t
ransaction was used to request the specific Salaries and Benefits amount reduced
. `
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000024`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000025`This issue impacts the Civil Trial Ind
igent Defense, Civil Investigative Services, Criminal Trial Indigent Defense and
`
21300800`1203000000`4205300`000000`000026`Criminal Investigative Services Activi
ties.
`
21300800`1203000000`4205600`000000`000002`The Public Defenders are requesting, a
s their number one funding priority, that they be exempted from any additional
`
21300800`1203000000`4205600`000000`000003`position or budget reductions for the
2011-2012 Fiscal Year.
`
21300800`1203000000`4205600`000000`000004`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205600`000000`000005`This issue impacts the Civil Trial Ind
igent Defense, Civil Investigative Services, Criminal Trial Indigent Defense and
`
21300800`1203000000`4205600`000000`000006`Criminal Investigative Services Activi
ties.
`
21300800`1203000000`4205600`000000`000007`
`
21300800`1203000000`4205600`000000`000008`NOTE: A $1 'place holder' was entered
in order for the narrative display.
`
21300800`1203000000`5200030`000000`000001`The Justice Administrative Commission
requests an increase in the Court Appointed Due Process General Revenue funding
for `
21300800`1203000000`5200030`000000`000002`FY 2011-2012. Based on average daily
expenditures, the Criminal Conflict Case Costs and Child Dependency/Civil Confli
ct `
21300800`1203000000`5200030`000000`000003`appropriation categories are projectin
g budget shortfalls for FY 2010-2011, which are anticipated to continue for FY
`
21300800`1203000000`5200030`000000`000004`2011-2012. The projected 2011-2012 fu
nding needs for these two categories exceeds base budget funding by $22,594,199.
`
21300800`1203000000`5200030`000000`000005`
`
21300800`1203000000`5200030`000000`000006`
ependency
Criminal
`

Child D

21300800`1203000000`5200030`000000`000007`
Conflict
Conflict
`
21300800`1203000000`5200030`000000`000008`
-------------------`
21300800`1203000000`5200030`000000`000009`FY 2010-11 Base Funding (GR)
551,694
$8,676,095
`
21300800`1203000000`5200030`000000`000010`
`
21300800`1203000000`5200030`000000`000011`Projected Expenditures (GR)
716,268
$26,105,720
`
21300800`1203000000`5200030`000000`000012`
-------------------`
21300800`1203000000`5200030`000000`000013`Additional Funding Requested
164,574
$17,429,625
`
21300800`1203000000`5200030`000000`000014`
-------------------`
21300800`1203000000`5200030`000000`000015`

Civil
------$5,

$10,
------$5,
-------

`
21300800`1203000000`5200030`000000`000016`Issue Total (General Revenue) $22,594
,199
`
21300800`1203000000`5200030`000000`000017`
=======
====
`
21300800`1602000000`4202300`000000`000001`The Justice Administrative Commission
is requesting deletion of unfunded positions. Budget reductions taken in previo
us `
21300800`1602000000`4202300`000000`000002`fiscal years has resulted in insuffici
ent salary rate and budget to fully fund the current 89 FTEs in the base budget
`
21300800`1602000000`4202300`000000`000003`appropriation. This an FTE reduction
only.
`
21310000`1304000000`36201C0`000000`000002`The Statewide Guardian ad Litem Progra
m (GAL) utilizes the BOMS system for all Human Resource, Financial and Inventory
`
21310000`1304000000`36201C0`000000`000003`accounting record-keeping and reportin
g purposes. This system is critical to the Program's business functions. It is t
he `
21310000`1304000000`36201C0`000000`000004`the core business system utilized by t
he component units that utilize the Justice Administrative Commission (JAC)
`
21310000`1304000000`36201C0`000000`000005`administrative office functions. Prior
to the 2010/11 fiscal year, JAC had been paying the contract fee for the GAL
`
21310000`1304000000`36201C0`000000`000006`Program's use of BOMS. During the chan
ge in leadership of JAC, this practice was halted by the previous Executive
`
21310000`1304000000`36201C0`000000`000007`Director. The Program believes that th
e system is critical to controlling agency assets and being accountable to the
`

21310000`1304000000`36201C0`000000`000008`citizens, the Governor's Office and th
e Florida Legislature.
`
21310000`1304000000`4200070`000000`000002`The Florida Department of Law Enforcem
ent has initiated an "Applicant Fingerprint Retention and Notification Program
`
21310000`1304000000`4200070`000000`000003`(AFRNP)." This allows scanned prints f
rom Guardian ad Litem (GAL) volunteers and employees to be searched and subseque
nt `
21310000`1304000000`4200070`000000`000004`arrest notification provided to the Pr
ogram. This will allow the Program the greatest assurance that all Program
`
21310000`1304000000`4200070`000000`000005`representatives that meet with childre
n have maintained a clean record. This calculation is based on the estimated 2,4
00 `
21310000`1304000000`4200070`000000`000006`prints to be scanned in Fiscal Year 20
10-11 that will be available in Fiscal Year 2011-12 for this service.
`
21310000`1304000000`4200320`000000`000002`The Program was provided $1,000,000 in
non-recurring general revenue funding during the 2010 Legislative Session. This
`
21310000`1304000000`4200320`000000`000003`funding was provided to keep more than
21 employees on the payroll to represent children in the foster care system. Th
e `
21310000`1304000000`4200320`000000`000004`recurring funding of this staff is cri
tical to the mission of the Program. If the funding is not continued, the Progra
m `
21310000`1304000000`4200320`000000`000005`will be required to layoff more than 2
5 employees that represent children or support those employees representing
`
21310000`1304000000`4200320`000000`000006`children. The negative consequence of
non-funding this issue would result in over 750 children not having representati
on `
21310000`1304000000`4200320`000000`000007`in the foster care system.
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000002`This issue is in support of activities
0900, 0910, and 0920.
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000003`
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000004`GENERAL REVENUE
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000005`Request $137,363 to replace furniture
and equipment which have exceeded their life expectancy of five years, is worn o
ut, `
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000006`obsolete, a hazard to employees and is
no longer cost effective to the state. This figure is based on 10% of the tota
l `
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000007`inventory for the State Attorney, Firs
t Circuit as of June 30, 2010.
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000008`
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000009`TRUST FUND
`

21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000010`Request funding for the following item
s:
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000011`(6) UHF Motorola Radios @ $800.00 eac
h =
4,800.00
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000012`(3) Digital Camcorders @ $300.00 each
=
900.00
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000013`(1) Gunsafe (Milton) @ $1,500.00 each
=
1,500.00
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000014`(13) Foul Weather Jackets @ $150.00 ea
ch =
1,950.00
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000015`(13) Crimson Trace Laser Sight @ $350.
00 each =
4,500.00
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000016`(4) Pair Electronic Ear Muffs @ $100.
00 each =
400.00
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000017`(13) Trunk Organizers @ $100.00 each =
1,300.00
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000018`(30) Sig Sauer Magazines @ $30.00 each
=
900.00
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000019`(20) Vehicle First Aid Kits @ $50.00 e
ach =
1,000.00
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000020`(2) 46" Flat Screen T.V. @ $900.00 ea
ch
1,800.00
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000021`(3) Replacement Bulbs Projector @ $25
0.00 each =
750.00
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000022`
Ammunition/Targets, etc.
6,000.00
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000023`(1) Portable projection screens @ $300
.00 each =
300.00
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000024`
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000025`TOTAL COSTS
$ 26,100.00
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000026`
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000027`REPLACEMENT POLICY: Equipment and fur
niture are replaced when worn out, obsolete, or due to excessive maintenance, no
`
21500100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000028`longer cost effective to the state.
`
21500100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000002`This issue code is in support of activ
ities 0900, 0910, and 0920.
`

21500100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000003`
`
21500100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000004`2003 Ford Taurus VIN 1FAFP53U83A2320
27
Estimated Mileage 10-11 = 120,995 Estimated Mileage 11-12 = 130,995
`
21500100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000005`This vehicle will be over 8 years old
and the mileage will exceed 120,000 by the time we reach FY 2011-12.
`
21500100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000006`
`
21500100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000007`2003 Chevrolet Impala VIN 2G1WF52E839
382330 Estimated Mileage 10-11 = 121,745 Estimated Mileage 11-12 = 131,745
`
21500100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000008`This vehicle will be over 8 years old
and the mileage will exceed 120,000 by the time we reach FY 2011-12.
`
21500100`1203000000`2401800`000000`000002`This issue code is in support of activ
ities 0900, 0910 and 0920
`
21500100`1203000000`2401800`000000`000003`
`
21500100`1203000000`2401800`000000`000004`Request is based upon a 10% increase o
ver actual prior year Law Library expenditures.
`
21500100`1203000000`2401800`000000`000005`
`
21500100`1203000000`2401800`000000`000006`2009-10 Law Library Expenditures = $46
,015.35 X 10% = $4,602
`
21500100`1203000000`2401800`000000`000007`
`
21500100`1203000000`2401800`000000`000008`Books and periodicals are replaced whe
n worn out or obsolete and of no value to the state.
`
21500100`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000002`This issue code is in support of acti
vities 0900, 0910, and 0920.
`
21500100`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000003`
`
21500100`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000004`Budget authority needs to be fund shif
ted to correct the proposed transfer amounts from the Cost of Prosecution, Grant
s `
21500100`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000005`and Donations Trust Fund account to th
e State Attorney Revenue Trust Fund account for each of the requested appropriat
ion `
21500100`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000006`categories. Reference corresponding i
ssue code 34F0200 for the amount of budget authority to move from the Grants and
`
21500100`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000007`Donations Trust Fund.
`
21500100`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000002`This issue code is in support of acti
vities 0900, 0910, and 0920.
`

21500100`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000003`
`
21500100`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000004`Budget authority needs to be fund shif
ted to correct the proposed transfer amounts from the Cost of Prosecution, Grant
s `
21500100`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000005`and Donations Trust Fund account to th
e State Attorney Revenue Trust Fund account for each of the requested appropriat
ion `
21500100`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000006`categories. Reference corresponding i
ssue code 34F0100 for the amount of budget authority to move to the State Attorn
eys `
21500100`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000007`Revenue Trust Fund.
`
21500100`1203000000`36207C0`000000`000002`This issue code is in support of activ
ities 0900, 0910 and 0920
`
21500100`1203000000`36207C0`000000`000003`
`
21500100`1203000000`36207C0`000000`000004`Request is based upon a 5 % increase o
ver actual prior year Westlaw Library expenditures.
`
21500100`1203000000`36207C0`000000`000005`
`
21500100`1203000000`36207C0`000000`000006`2009-10 Westlaw Library Expenditures =
$69,327.96 X 5% = $3,466
`
21500100`1203000000`36207C0`000000`000007`
`
21500100`1203000000`36207C0`000000`000008`Books and periodicals are replaced whe
n worn out or obsolete and of no value to the state.
`
21500100`1203000000`3800130`000000`000002`This issue code is in support of activ
ities 0900, 0910, and 0920.
`
21500100`1203000000`3800130`000000`000003`
`
21500100`1203000000`3800130`000000`000004`Effective May 12, 2005, the Florida Su
preme Court amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4, which requires that in addition
to `
21500100`1203000000`3800130`000000`000005`attending the Practicing with Professi
onalism (PWP) course, new Florida Bar admittees must attend basic level substant
ive `
21500100`1203000000`3800130`000000`000006`CLE courses presented by the Young Law
yer's Division (YLD). In addition to the required training for the new Assistant
`
21500100`1203000000`3800130`000000`000007`State Attorneys, training for seasone
d prosecutors in specialized units within the office (ie.: Jimmy Ryce training;
`
21500100`1203000000`3800130`000000`000008`Homicide cases; Domestic Violence Pros
ecution, et al.), have been utilized to better train and enhance the working
`
21500100`1203000000`3800130`000000`000009`skills of those attorneys. Administra
tive support staff that are assigned to handle Grants, from inception to end, a
lso `

21500100`1203000000`3800130`000000`000010`require training in Grant Support. In
FY 2009-2010, we had 23 new Assistant State Attorneys that were required to att
end `
21500100`1203000000`3800130`000000`000011`training required by the Florida Supre
me Court.
`
21500100`1203000000`3800130`000000`000012`
`
21500100`1203000000`3800130`000000`000013`Based on the previous years' turnover
rate, as well as the fact that the 23 new Assistant State Attorneys that were hi
red `
21500100`1203000000`3800130`000000`000014`in FY 2009-2010 have additional requir
ed training to attend, we would request the sum of $41,083 to continue the emplo
yee `
21500100`1203000000`3800130`000000`000015`education and enhance the working skil
ls of not only our new Assistant State Attorneys, but to further educate the
`
21500100`1203000000`3800130`000000`000016`seasoned prosecutors and support staff
.
`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000002`This issue will impact all agency acti
vities especially investigative.
`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000003`
`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000004`The Second Judicial Circuit has eleven
(11) vehicles that need to be replaced. Each meets or exceeds current replaceme
nt `
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000005`standards. In some instances cost of r
epairs exceeds the value of the vehicle.
`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000006`
`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000007`This issue is linked to the Governor's
priority #1 - Safety First
`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000008`Issue provides service to all counties
in the Second Circuit, Franklin, Gadsen, Jefferson, Leon Liberty and Wakulla.
`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000009`
`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000010`
FY 10-11 Estimated FY 11-12
`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000011`Year
Make/Model
Vehicle Identification Number
Mileage
Mileage
`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000012`
`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000013`2003
Chev Impala
2G1WF55K639368556
101,481
175,000 Bader
`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000014`2000
Ford Crown Vic
2FAFP73WOYX210275
139,091
200,000 Hutchins
`

21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000015`1999
1FMRU1764XLB95908
164,838
`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000016`2003
2G1WF55K739364208
108,679
`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000017`2003
2G1WF55K539369486
133,728
`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000018`2001
2FAFP73W91X190548
128,977
`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000019`2007
2G1WB58K979401661
102,780
`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000020`

Ford Expedition
225,000 Whitley
Chev Impala
145,000 Cappleman
Chev Impala
157,000 Framcos
Ford Crown Vic
150,000 Tompberlin
Chev Impala
162,780 Myers

`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000021`
`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000022`Request is to replace seven (7) vehicl
es, three (3) Crown Victoria's at $23,063 each, and four (4) Chevrolet Impala at
`
21500200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000023`$17,600 each.
`
21500300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000002`The State Attorney's Office, Third Jud
icial Circuit has a replacement policy of a four year rotation. This agency has
`
21500300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000003`been unable to adhere to the policy ov
er the last three years, resulting in some computers reaching 4-8 years of age.
`
21500300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000004`Because of the rapid changes in techno
logy, this is an unacceptable business practice. This office relies extensively
on `
21500300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000005`computers to track cases, produce cour
t documents such as search warrants, complaints, affidavits, subpoenas, etc. Lik
e `
21500300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000006`most businesses, computers have become
the infrastructure in the office, without them the office cannot function.
`
21500300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000007`Further, the use of laptop computers i
s becoming the norm for prosecutors who must have computer access while in court
. `
21500300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000008`Therefore, approval of this request is
essential to the core mission of prosecution of criminals.
`
21500300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000009`
`
21500300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000010`This agency has 60 desktop computers,
half of which need to be replaced. The current state contract price for Dell
`
21500300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000011`computers (with monitors) is $800. $8
00 x 30 = $24,000. Additionally, 10 laptop computers are needed to properly equi
p `
21500300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000012`this agency's prosecutors. The current
state contract price for Dell laptop computers is $1300. $1300 x 10 = $13,000.
`

21500300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000013`
`
21500300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000014`Because the use of computers is a nece
ssity in all areas of the office, this request affects all activities - Felony,
`
21500300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000015`Misdemeanor, Juvenile, and Civil.
`
21500300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000002`Equipment and furniture are replaced w
hen worn out, obsolete or due to excessive maintenance, are no longer cost
`
21500300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000003`effective to the state.
`
21500300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000004`
`
21500300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000005`The State Attorney's Office, Third Jud
icial Circuit is requesting approval to purchase replacement furniture. Although
`
21500300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000006`our policy is to replace furniture whe
n worn out, obsolete, or broken, this has not been done in over 10 years. The n
eed `
21500300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000007`is to replace four desks @ $1,500 each
and eight chairs @ $750 each per State contract.
`
21500300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000008`
`
21500300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000009`4 x $1,500 = $6,000
`
21500300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000010`8 x

$750 = $6,000

`
21500300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000011`Total Request: = $12,000
`
21500300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000012`
`
21500300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000013`We have been allowed to use old Bank o
f America furniture for 17 years. It is now breaking on a regular basis. Altho
ugh `
21500300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000014`our negotiations allowing this agency
to use the bank's furniture have saved the state money over the years, the bank
`
21500300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000015`obviously will not buy this agency new
furniture when the old desks and chairs break. This makes it crucial that this
`
21500300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000016`agency buy new office equipment and fu
rniture.
`
21500300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000017`
`
21500300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000018`This request affects all activities wi
thin the office - Felony, Misdemeanor, Juvenile, and Civil.
`

21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000002`Ten vehicles in the State Attorney Off
ice's fleet of cars exceed 100,000 miles. The Third Judicial Circuit is the
`
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000003`largest in the state geographically, c
overing seven counties and hundreds of square miles. It is essential that our
`
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000004`Prosecutors and Investigators have tra
nsportation to cover all seven counties so they can investigate and prosecute
`
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000005`crimes that occur within the circuit.
The current fleet of vehicles is in a state of disrepair and it is becoming cost
`
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000006`prohibitive to try to repair, rather t
han replace them. We now have a number of motor vehicles that are inoperative a
nd `
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000007`waiting to be surplused because the co
st to repair them exceeds their value. Last year, SAO3 requested $170,000 for
`
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000008`replacement vehicles, but only receive
d $67,840. Therefore it is imperative that we request $102,160 (the balance of
`
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000009`last year's $170,000 request) this yea
r. It is imperative that this request be approved so that this office can fulfil
l `
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000010`its core mission of prosecution of cri
minals. This request affects all activities within the State Attorney, Third
`
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000011`Judicial Circuit Office - Felony, Mis
demeanor, Juvenile, and Civil.
`
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000012`
`
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000013`YEAR
VIN
Estimated Mileage 6/11
`
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000014`2001
1FAP52U41A224294
OVER 120,000
ir `
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000015`2004
1FAFP53224A189790
OVER 120,000
`
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000016`1998
1GNDM19WXWB14766
OVER 120,000
`
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000017`2001
1FAFP52U01A224292
OVER 120,000
ir `
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000018`2000
1FAFP522XYA155216
OVER 120,000
ir `
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000019`2000
1FAFP522YA155217
OVER 120,000
ir `
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000020`2000
1GNDM19W8YB175865
OVER 120,000
`
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000021`2001
1FAFP52U21A224293
OVER 120,000
ir `

Make/Model
Current Status
Ford Taurus
Inoperative / Too Costly to Repa
Ford Taurus
Poor Condition
Chevy Astrovan
Poor Condition
Ford Taurus
Inoperative / Too Costly to Repa
Ford Taurus
Inoperative / Too Costly to Repa
Ford Taurus
Inoperative / Too Costly to Repa
Chevy Astrovan
Poor Condition
Ford Taurus
Inoperative / Too Costly to Repa

21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000022`2004
Ford Taurus
1FAFP53264A189792
OVER 120,000
Inoperative / Too Costly to Repa
ir `
21500300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000023`1999
Chevy Lumina
2G1WL52M8X9273193
OVER 120,000
Inoperative / Too Costly to Repa
ir `
21500300`1203000000`3402900`000000`000002`The State Attorney Office, Third Judic
ial Circuit requests a transfer of this agency's appropriations from the State
`
21500300`1203000000`3402900`000000`000003`Attorney Revenue Trust Fund (SARTF) to
Grants and Donations Trust Fund (GDTF) to better utilize funds within GDTF to
`
21500300`1203000000`3402900`000000`000004`support this agency's needs, whereas i
n SARTF this agency does not have sufficient revenue to do so.
`
21500300`1203000000`3402900`000000`000005`
`
21500300`1203000000`3402900`000000`000006`
`
21500300`1203000000`3402900`000000`000007`See corresponding issue code 3402910.
`
21500300`1203000000`3402910`000000`000002`The State Attorney Office, Third Judic
ial Circuit requests a transfer of this agency's appropriations from the State
`
21500300`1203000000`3402910`000000`000003`Attorney Revenue Trust Fund (SARTF) to
Grants and Donations Trust Fund (GDTF) to better utilize funds within GDTF to
`
21500300`1203000000`3402910`000000`000004`support this agency's needs, whereas i
n SARTF this agency does not have sufficient revenue to do so.
`
21500300`1203000000`3402910`000000`000005`
`
21500300`1203000000`3402910`000000`000006`
`
21500300`1203000000`3402910`000000`000007`See corresponding issue code 3402900.
`
21500300`1203000000`38002C0`000000`000002`The State Attorney's Office, Third Jud
icial Circuit requests $16,700 for information technology training with Tech Men
tor `
21500300`1203000000`38002C0`000000`000003`and New Horizons Learning Center in Ga
inesville. New Horizons is recognized as one of the premier learning centers in
the `
21500300`1203000000`38002C0`000000`000004`Southeast. Our information technology
staff consisting of two employees needs annual training and certification in
`
21500300`1203000000`38002C0`000000`000005`Microsoft and other operating systems.
It is imperative that they are able to get the continuing education they need t
o `
21500300`1203000000`38002C0`000000`000006`stay proficient with the latest techno
logical advancements.
`
21500300`1203000000`38002C0`000000`000007`
`

21500300`1203000000`38002C0`000000`000008`This request affects all activities wi
thin the office - Felony, Misdemeanor, Juvenile, and Civil.
`
21500300`1203000000`3800220`000000`000002`The State Attorney's Office, Third Jud
icial Circuit requests $25,000 for the continuing education and training of its
`
21500300`1203000000`3800220`000000`000003`attorneys. The Florida Bar requires ou
r prosecutors to earn 30 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) hours every three year
s `
21500300`1203000000`3800220`000000`000004`to maintain their active status. The a
mount requested would fund our staff attorneys to attend the Florida Prosecuting
`
21500300`1203000000`3800220`000000`000005`Attorneys Association's educational co
nferences and other seminars as needed to remain a member of the Bar, a legal
`
21500300`1203000000`3800220`000000`000006`requirement for all of our Assistant S
tate Attorneys.
`
21500300`1203000000`3800220`000000`000007`
`
21500300`1203000000`3800220`000000`000008`This request affects all activities wi
thin the office - Felony, Misdemeanor, Juvenile, and Civil.
`
21500400`1203000000`2401000`000000`000002`The State Attorney, Fourth Circuit is
requesting that replacement funds be provided at 10% of our current inventory, l
ess `
21500400`1203000000`2401000`000000`000003`information technology and motor vehic
les.
`
21500400`1203000000`2401000`000000`000004`
`
21500400`1203000000`2401000`000000`000005`$895,135.41 X 10% = $89,513.54
`
21500400`1203000000`2401000`000000`000006`
`
21500400`1203000000`2401000`000000`000007`
`
21500400`1203000000`2401000`000000`000008`Replacement Policy: Equipment and fur
niture are replaced when worn out, obsolete or due to excessive maintenance, no
`
21500400`1203000000`2401000`000000`000009`longer cost effective to the State.
`
21500400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000002`
Estimated FY 10-11
Estimated FY 11-12
`
21500400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000003`Year
Make/Model
Vehicle Iden
tification Number
Mileage
Mileage
`
21500400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000004`--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21500400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000005`2006
CHEVY IMPALA
2G1WB55K1693
85197
124,428
137,428
`

21500400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000006`2002
01741
123,899
`
21500400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000007`2004
27444
120,611
`
21500400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000008`2006
39896
116,745
`
21500400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000009`

CHEVY IMPALA
136,899

2G1WF55K9293

CHEVY IMPALA
133,611

2G1WF52K9494

CHEVY IMPALA
129,745

2G1WB55K6693

`
21500400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000010`
`
21500400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000011`All vehicles listed have exceeded 80,0
00 miles and are projected to exceed 120,000 miles during this budget period.
`
21500400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000012`Replacing them is both a necessity for
safety and financial purposes.
`
21500400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000002`The State Attorney's Office, Fourth Ci
rcuit has added additional investigators through the years and never received
`
21500400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000003`additional funding for salary incentiv
e payments. Beginning July 1, 1996 this office has an unfunded increase in our
`
21500400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000004`Salary Incentive category with retirem
ent benefits added to this statutory obligation.
`
21500400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000005`
`
21500400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000006`Current costs as follows:
`
21500400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000007`
`
21500400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000008`3 @ $45.00, 1 @ $50.00, 2 @ $60.00, 1
@ $95.00, 1 @ $100.00, 1 @ $105.00, 2 @ $120.00, 2 @ $130.00
`
21500400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000009`
`
21500400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000010`= $1,105 X 12 months = $13,260 + $4,09
7 (Retirement & Social Security match)
`
21500400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000011`= $17,357 - $11,404 (FY 2010-11 Approp
riation) = $5,953
`
21500400`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000002`The State Attorney, Fourth Circuit is
requesting a fund shift to properly align Grants and Donations Trust Funds and
`
21500400`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000003`State Attorneys Revenue Trust Fund bud
get authority. We he have requested a transfer from Grants and Donations Trust F
und `
21500400`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000004`(GDTF) to the State Attorneys Revenue
Trust Fund (SARTF). When the SARTF was created, the budget authority was based o
n `

21500400`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000005`estimates; the estimated budget author
ity for SARTF was not equitable for the State Attorney's Office, Fourth Circuit.
`
21500400`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000006`
`
21500400`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000007`Please see corresponding issue 34F0200
.
`
21500400`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000002`The State Attorney, Fourth Circuit is
requesting a fund shift to properly align Grants and Donations Trust Funds and
`
21500400`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000003`State Attorneys Revenue Trust Fund bud
get authority. We he have requested a transfer from Grants and Donations Trust F
und `
21500400`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000004`(GDTF) to the State Attorneys Revenue
Trust Fund (SARTF). When the SARTF was created, the budget authority was based o
n `
21500400`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000005`estimates; the estimated budget author
ity for SARTF was not equitable for the State Attorney's Office, Fourth Circuit.
`
21500400`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000006`
`
21500400`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000007`
`
21500400`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000008`Please see corresponding issue 34F0100
.
`
21500400`1203000000`4200140`000000`000002`Please delete $213,211 from the Grants
and Donations Trust Fund, Salaries and Benefits category. The following grants
`
21500400`1203000000`4200140`000000`000003`have ended and the appropriation is no
t needed: Teen Court, Project Safe Neighborhood, and First Coast Business Leade
rs. `
21500500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000001`State Attorney Office, Fifth Judicial
Circuit is requesting authority to purchase three (3) replacement vehicles at
`
21500500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000002`$23,142 each. Vehicles are used in thi
s circuit when investigating crime scenes, gathering evidence and records,
`
21500500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000003`interviewing victims and witnesses, tr
ansporting victims and witnesses and various other functions necessary in the
`
21500500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000004`preparation and prosecution of crimina
l cases. If authority is given to the office, the office will be able to replace
`
21500500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000005`unreliable vehicles that are no longer
cost effective to maintain.
`
21500500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000006`
`
21500500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000007`
`
21500500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000008`Year
cation Number
`

Make/Model

Identifi

21500500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000009`1998
Ford
5WA279179
`
21500500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000010`1998
Ford
XWA232948
`
21500500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000011`1998
Ford
9WA232950
`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000002`Asset
Vehicle
Estimated
`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000003`Number
Year
Identification Number
Mileage 6/30/2011
`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000004`----------------------------------------------`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000005`7451
2001
2G1WL52J911249691
121,000
`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000006`

Taurus

1FAFP52U

Taurus

1FAFP57U

Taurus

1FAFP52U

Make/Model
---------Chevrolet Lumina
4 door, sedan

`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000007`
`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000008`8089
2002
1G1ND52JX2M673704
127,000
`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000009`

Chevrolet Malibu
4 door, sedan

`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000010`
`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000011`8512
2003
1G1ND52J23M683032
154,000
`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000012`

Chevrolet Malibu
4 door, sedan

`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000013`
`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000014`8554
2003
1G1ND52J03M713631
153,000
`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000015`

Chevrolet Malibu
4 door, sedan

`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000016`
`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000017`8555
2003
1G1ND52J73M713710
121,000
`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000018`
`

Chevrolet Malibu
4 door, sedan

21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000019`
`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000020`9285
2005
1FAFP53U25A309669
124,000
`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000021`

Ford Taurus
4 door, sedan

`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000022`
`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000023`All of the vehicles contained herein c
urrently exceed 100,000 miles and are projected to exceed 120,000 miles during t
his `
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000024`budget period. Replacing them is neces
sary for both safety and financial purposes.
`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000025`
`
21500600`1203000000`2401500`000000`000026`Link to agency activities: Felony, Mis
demeanor and Juvenile Prosecution and civil matters.
`
21500700`1203000000`2401000`000000`000002`Requesting replacement of 21 workstati
ons:
`
21500700`1203000000`2401000`000000`000003`13 workstations for Assistant State At
torneys at $1,958 each = $25,454
`
21500700`1203000000`2401000`000000`000004` 8 workstations for support staff at $
2,758 = $22,064
`
21500700`1203000000`2401000`000000`000005`Total cost = $47,518
`
21500700`1203000000`2401000`000000`000006`
`
21500700`1203000000`2401000`000000`000007`Replacement Policy: Equipment and fur
niture are replaced when worn out, obsolete or due to excessive maintenance, are
no `
21500700`1203000000`2401000`000000`000008`longer cost effective to the state.
`
21500700`1203000000`2401000`000000`000009`
`
21500700`1203000000`2401000`000000`000010`Link to agency activities: Felony, mis
demeanor and juvenile prosecution and civil matters.
`
21500700`1203000000`2401500`000000`000002`These vehicles are critical to meeting
the duties and responsibilities of the State Attorney's Office, Seventh Circuit
. `
21500700`1203000000`2401500`000000`000003`Vehicles in our office are used to res
pond to Homicide scenes and other significant investigations on a 24/7 call out
`
21500700`1203000000`2401500`000000`000004`basis, in addition to continuing inves
tigations throughout the prosecution process. These events often occur in the
`

21500700`1203000000`2401500`000000`000005`middle of the night in remote areas an
d it is essential that our vehicles be reliable and safe. The above four vehicle
s `
21500700`1203000000`2401500`000000`000006`can no longer be counted as either and
are becoming more costly to maintain than replacement vehicles would cost to bu
y `
21500700`1203000000`2401500`000000`000007`or lease.
`
21500700`1203000000`2401500`000000`000008`
`
21500700`1203000000`2401500`000000`000009`
Estimated Mileage
`
21500700`1203000000`2401500`000000`000010`Year
Make/Model
Identification Number
FY 10-11
`
21500700`1203000000`2401500`000000`000011`2001
Chev/Impala
019174861
128,721
`
21500700`1203000000`2401500`000000`000012`2005
Chev/Impala
459221900
122,824
`
21500700`1203000000`2401500`000000`000013`2004
Chev/Impala
149391734
126,763
`
21500700`1203000000`2401500`000000`000014`2004
Chev/Impala
450376727
121,308
`
21500700`1203000000`2401500`000000`000015`

Estimated Mileage
Vehicle
FY 11-12
2G1WF52E
135,700
2G1WF52E
131,155
2G1WF52K
132,045
2G1WF52K
130,524

`
21500700`1203000000`2401500`000000`000016`
`
21500700`1203000000`2401500`000000`000017`Four (4) replacment vehicles requested
at $20,000 each.
`
21500700`1203000000`3001060`000000`000002`In the event additional criminal divis
ions are created within the Seventh Judicial Circuit in FY 2011-2012, it will be
`
21500700`1203000000`3001060`000000`000003`necessary to fund the above positions
for this office to staff the new judgeships. This request reflects the State
`
21500700`1203000000`3001060`000000`000004`Attorney resources necessary to staff
one newly created Criminal Division, based on the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys
`
21500700`1203000000`3001060`000000`000005`Association's staffing model and curre
nt practice. This staffing addition would need to be repeated for each new divis
ion `
21500700`1203000000`3001060`000000`000006`created in the Seventh Circuit.
`
21500700`1203000000`3001060`000000`000007`
`
21500700`1203000000`3001060`000000`000008`State Attorney Operations are requeste
d to establish these positions as per Standard # 3, modified for State Attorneys
. `

21500700`1203000000`3001060`000000`000009`
`
21500700`1203000000`3001060`000000`000010`Link to Agency Activities: Felony, m
isdemeanor and juvenile prosecutions.
`
21500700`1203000000`4200140`000000`000001`Please reduce the Operating Expenditur
es in our Grants and Donations Trust Fund by the negative balance reported on th
e `
21500700`1203000000`4200140`000000`000002`Schedule I of this FY 2011-12 LBR of $
394,807. The total amount we will receive from the Federal government in grants
for `
21500700`1203000000`4200140`000000`000003`the fiscal year 2011-12 is currently p
rojected at only $266,287. Therefore, that is all we will be spending in the
`
21500700`1203000000`4200140`000000`000004`category and our expenditures in the G
rants and Donations Trust Fund should be reduced by $394,807.
`
21500800`1203000000`4202020`000000`000002`The State Attorney Office, Eighth Judi
cial Circuit has a grant position that was approved in Fiscal Year 2001-2002 as
per `
21500800`1203000000`4202020`000000`000003`budget amendment number 2002-0511, for
a Community Gun Violence Grant. The grant has expired. The salary rate of $60,7
44 `
21500800`1203000000`4202020`000000`000004`and Grants and Donations Trust Fund, S
alaries and Benefits federal authority of $71,510 were deleted in Fiscal Year
`
21500800`1203000000`4202020`000000`000005`2007-2008 Legislative Budget Request u
nder issue code 4200270, however, the position was retained to adhere to languag
e `
21500800`1203000000`4202020`000000`000006`in the grant requesting that services
be continued after grant expiration. Funding is no longer available to support t
his `
21500800`1203000000`4202020`000000`000007`position. Non-approval of this request
will leave this office with an unfunded position. As this request is to delete
one `
21500800`1203000000`4202020`000000`000008`position only, there is no fiscal impa
ct.
`
21500900`1203000000`160S300`000000`000002`This issue is to correct our Fund Sour
ce Identifiers (FSI).
`
21500900`1203000000`160S300`000000`000003`
`
21500900`1203000000`160S300`000000`000004`Salaries and Benefits - Grants and Don
ations Trust Fund:
`
21500900`1203000000`160S300`000000`000005`An additional $124,236 is needed in FS
I #1 for our Insurance Fraud Grant; a corresponding reduction of ($124,236) in F
SI `
21500900`1203000000`160S300`000000`000006`#9 is requested for our Victim of Crim
e Act (VOCA) and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Grants. Approval of this iss
ue `
21500900`1203000000`160S300`000000`000007`will result in a correct FSI alignment
.
`
21500900`1203000000`160S300`000000`000008`
`

21500900`1203000000`160S300`000000`000009`State Attorney Operations - Grants and
Donations Trust Fund:
`
21500900`1203000000`160S300`000000`000010`An additional $7,500 is needed in FSI
#1 for our Local Ordinance Agreement; a corresponding reduction of ($7,500) in F
SI `
21500900`1203000000`160S300`000000`000011`#9 is requested for our Victim of Crim
e Act (VOCA) and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Grants. Approval of this iss
ue `
21500900`1203000000`160S300`000000`000012`will result in a correct FSI alignment
.
`
21500900`1203000000`160S300`000000`000013`
`
21500900`1203000000`160S300`000000`000014`Reference Issue Code 160S400 for the D
educt Portion of this issue.
`
21500900`1203000000`160S400`000000`000002`This issue is to correct our Fund Sour
ce Identifiers (FSI).
`
21500900`1203000000`160S400`000000`000003`
`
21500900`1203000000`160S400`000000`000004`Salaries and Benefits - Grants and Don
ations Trust Fund:
`
21500900`1203000000`160S400`000000`000005`An additional $124,236 is needed in FS
I #1 for our Insurance Fraud Grant; a corresponding reduction of ($124,236) in F
SI `
21500900`1203000000`160S400`000000`000006`#9 is requested for our Victim of Crim
e Act (VOCA) and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Grants. Approval of this iss
ue `
21500900`1203000000`160S400`000000`000007`will result in a correct FSI alignment
.
`
21500900`1203000000`160S400`000000`000008`
`
21500900`1203000000`160S400`000000`000009`State Attorney Operations - Grants and
Donations Trust Fund:
`
21500900`1203000000`160S400`000000`000010`An additional $7,500 is needed in FSI
#1 for our Local Ordinance Agreement; a corresponding reduction of ($7,500) in F
SI `
21500900`1203000000`160S400`000000`000011`#9 is requested for our Victim of Crim
e Act (VOCA) and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Grants. Approval of this iss
ue `
21500900`1203000000`160S400`000000`000012`will result in a correct FSI alignment
.
`
21500900`1203000000`160S400`000000`000013`
`
21500900`1203000000`160S400`000000`000014`Reference Issue Code 160S300 for the A
dd Portion of this issue
`
21500900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000002`The State Attorney Office, Ninth Judic
ial Circuit has a policy for all personnel to follow safety procedures at all ti
mes `

21500900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000003`in using agency equipment and property
. Replacement of equipment will enhance performance through innovative use of
`
21500900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000004`personnel and through upgrading of rep
lacement equipment. We have and will continue to increase staff awareness of
`
21500900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000005`implications of ergonomic needs and me
et those needs whenever possible. We need to provide our legal staff with
`
21500900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000006`up-to-date equipment as this equipment
becomes obsolete which will improve the overall efficiency of our work efforts.
`
21500900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000007`Workers' Compensation claims should al
so lessen as obsolete furniture and equipment are replaced. Funding of this issu
e `
21500900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000008`will assist in this office being able
to replace equipment and keep our work flow continuing. Broken or obsolete
`
21500900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000009`equipment should be replaced as it int
erferes with the safety and efficiency of our employees.
`
21500900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000010`
`
21500900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000011`We are requesting a replacement equipm
ent issue for 10% of our 2009-10 inventory in order to replace worn out and
`
21500900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000012`obsolete equipment in FY 2011-12.
`
21500900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000013`
`
21500900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000014`Replacement Policy: Equipment and fur
niture are replaced when worn out, obsolete or due to excessive maintenance, are
no `
21500900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000015`longer cost effective to the state.
`
21500900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000016`
`
21500900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000017`
`
21500900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000018`This issue links to all the State Atto
rney activities. Resources are necessary to carry out the activities and functi
ons `
21500900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000019`of this office.
`
21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000002`The State Attorney's Office, Ninth Cir
cuit is requesting authority to replace one (1) motor vehicle. State Attorney
`
21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000003`Revenue Trust Fund $19,500.
`
21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000004`
`

21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000005`
Estimated FY 2010-11 Estimated FY 2011
-12 `
21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000006`
`
21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000007`Year
Vehicle Identification Number
Mileage
`
21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000008`2000
2FAFP71W6YX174773
159,150
`
21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000009`

Make

Model
Mileage

Ford

Crown Victoria
159,150

`
21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000010`This vehicle was involved in an automo
bile accident on 01/30/2009. The left rear tire blew out causing the vehicle to
`
21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000011`rotate off the roadway and land in a w
ater filled swale. The result of the accident was no body damage to the vehicle
, `
21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000012`but the water damage has proved formid
able. Attempts were made to correct the water damage but mold and mildew smells
`
21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000013`have prevailed as well as electrical i
ssues making the car inoperative.
`
21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000014`
`
21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000015`Note: Authority was granted to replace
a motor vehicle in FY 2010-11 that would only go into reverse. Reference Issue
`
21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000016`Code 2401500 of the 2010-11 Legislativ
e Budget Request (LBR). Inadvertently, the wrong vehicle identification was use
d `
21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000017`for that issue, the information was fo
r the water damaged vehicle. The correct vehicle identification for the vehicle
to `
21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000018`be replaced in FY 2010-11 is: a 2000 C
hevrolet Lumina, VIN #2G1WL52J3Y1102163, mileage of 127,891.
`
21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000019`
`
21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000020`Replacement Policy: Motor Vehicles ar
e replaced when repair costs exceed the vehicle's value and when the vehicle's
`
21500900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000021`reliability and safety is compromised.
`
21500900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000002`This office utilizes temporary employe
es to cover regular employee sick and annual leave as our workload requires.
`
21500900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000003`Temporary employees are also utilized
for clearing back-ups and delays on task specific work (case handling and file
`
21500900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000004`management). Our law enforcement task
s also require temporary assistance in specific areas for unique situations. On
e `

21500900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000005`example is the number of misdemeanor c
ases referred to us increasing by over 3,000 more than prior year referrals.
`
21500900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000006`Additional Other Personnel Services (O
PS) funding is required to keep pace with our increased need to use temporary
`
21500900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000007`employees. OPS is vital to this agenc
y to cover regular employee vacation and sick time.
`
21500900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000008`
`
21500900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000009`This issue links to all State Attorney
Activities.
`
21500900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000010`
`
21500900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000011`OPS Services = $10.00/hr. X 8,320 hour
s =
83,200
`
21500900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000012`
`
21500900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000013`Number of OPS
Number of Hours
Cost per Hour
Total Cost
`
21500900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000014`4.00
X
2,080
=
8,320 hours
X
$10.00
$83,200
`
21500900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000015`
(
40 hours per week)
`
21500900`1203000000`3001060`000000`000002`This issue is requested as a 'place ho
lder' and will be updated to reflect the Supreme Court Certifications in Februar
y `
21500900`1203000000`3001060`000000`000003`2011 to accurately reflect the impact
on the Ninth Judicial Circuit's State Attorney's Office.
`
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000002`A recent comparison of the General Rev
enue resources allocated to the twenty State Attorney Offices has shown that
`
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000003`several offices are below the state at
torney average of $16.21 in General Revenue per person in each circuit. This is
sue `
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000004`is to bring the State Attorney's Offic
e, Ninth Judicial Circuit, up to the state's average funding level of $16.21 of
`
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000005`General Revenue funding per person in
each circuit.
`
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000006`
`
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000007`This analysis takes the total General
Revenue dollars allocated to each office divided by the total circuit population
. `
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000008`The State Attorney's Office, Ninth Jud
icial Circuit, is ranked third from very last with an average General Revenue
`

21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000009`allocation of $14.09 per person. In o
rder to bring this office up to the state average, we request a Salaries and
`
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000010`Benefits adjustment of $2,929,140. Th
is will enable this office to operate more effectively, giving its citizens and
`
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000011`tourists the protections afforded to 1
4 other less stressed circuits in our state. We are requesting an additional 41
.00 `
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000012`Assistant State Attorneys at a rate of
50,305 plus benefits.
`
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000013`
`
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000014`State Attorney's Office, Ninth Judicia
l Circuit `
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000015`Circuit Population (Includes Orange an
d Osceola Counties) = 1,381,670*.
`
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000016`Our FY 2010-11 General Revenue = $19,4
70,688 **
`
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000017`So, our General Revenue Funding divid
ed by our circuit population = $19,470,688 / 1,381,670 = $14.09 per person.
`
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000018`
`
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000019`An additional $2,929,140 + $19,470,688
= $22,399,828 divided by our circuit population 1,381,670 = $16.21 per person.
`
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000020`
`
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000021`* Source = Office of Economic and Demo
graphic Research (EDR) April 2009 Population ** Source = Chapter 2010-152, Law
s `
21500900`1203000000`3005020`000000`000022`of Florida
`
21501000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000002`Replacement vehicles are needed for sw
orn law enforcement officers of the State Attorney's Office, Tenth Judicial
`
21501000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000003`Circuit. Failure to replace these vehi
cles will cost the state taxpayers more money in repair costs. Failure to replac
e `
21501000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000004`these aged vehicles will continue to o
pen the state to a huge liability issue because these vehicles are used to
`
21501000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000005`transport victims and witnesses, somet
imes hundreds of miles. Two of the named vehicles currently house birds and rode
nts `
21501000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000006`because they are not operating and hav
e been vandalized. It is not cost effective to repair them, thus the state is
`
21501000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000007`losing money on resale value. Replacem
ent is urgently needed.
`

21501000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000008`
`
21501000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000009`Requesting four (4) replacement vehicl
es @ $25,000 each = $100,000 State Attorney Revenue Trust Fund
`
21501000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000010`
`
21501000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000011`Year
Make/Model
VIN
Estimated Mileage June 2011
`
21501000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000012`1998
Chevrolet Lumina
2G1WL52
M8W9312296
125,000 (Meets Dropdead Mileage Criteria for Replacement)
`
21501000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000013`2002
Buick Century
2G4WS52
J221252049
130,000 (Meets Dropdead Mileage Criteria for Replacement)
`
21501000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000014`2002
Buick Century
2G4Ws52
J721258171
122,000 (Meets Dropdead Mileage Criteria for Replacement)
`
21501000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000015`2004
Buick Century
2G4WS52
J141278791
121,000 (Meets Dropdead Mileage Criteria for Replacement)
`
21501100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000002`The State Attorney Office, Eleventh Ju
dicial Circuit requests approval to replace the below vehicles using the Forfeit
ure `
21501100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000003`and Investigative Support Trust Fund.
The below listed cars will meet DMS replacement criteria in FY 2011-12.
`
21501100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000004`
`
21501100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000005`This issue impacts the following activ
ities of this agency: Felony Prosecution, Misdemeanor Prosecution, Juvenile
`
21501100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000006`Prosecution, Investigations, Witness C
oordination and Civil Prosecution.
`
21501100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000007`
`
21501100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000008`Non approval of this request will impa
ir essential victim services to the citizens of Dade County in the investigation
`
21501100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000009`and prosecution of criminal of crimina
l, civil, misdemeanor crimes and child support enforcement.
`
21501100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000010`
`
21501100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000011`
7/31/2010
7/31/2011
Criteria for
Replacement
`
21501100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000012`Year
Make/Model
VIN
Mileage
Estimated Mileage Replacement
Cost
`
21501100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000013`2006
Chevy Impala
2G1WB55K06
9277251 123,718
135,000
Dropdead
$20,000
`

21501100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000014`2004
Dodge Intrepid
2B3HD46R84
H599852 75,811 (totaled) 75,811
REF score-999
$20,000
`
21501100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000015`2006
Dodge Grand Caravan 1D4GP24E16
B731189 107,987
130,000
Dropdead
$25,000
`
21501100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000016`2003
Chevy Impala
2G1WF52E33
9335934 86,877
105,000
REF score-350
$20,000
`
21501100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000017`2000
Chevy Cargo Van
1GCHG39R9Y
1147196 41,262
50,000
Dropdead
$22,000
`
21501100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000018`2001
Dodge Ram Cargo Van 2B7KB31Z51
K538338 42,655
55,000
REF score-310
$22,000
`
21501100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000019`2006
Chevy Impala
2G1WB55K56
9280274 89,190
120,000
Dropdead
$20,000
`
21501100`1203000000`2401500`000000`000020`2004
Buick Century
2G4WS52J14
1291573 90,584
120,000
Dropdead
$20,000
`
21501100`1203000000`3402720`000000`000002`The State Attorney Office, Eleventh Ju
dicial Circuit is requesting a transfer of the Risk Management and Insurance (RM
I) `
21501100`1203000000`3402720`000000`000003`category (103241) budget authority fro
m the Forfeiture and Investigative Support Trust Fund to the State Attorneys
`
21501100`1203000000`3402720`000000`000004`Revenue Trust Fund: Cost of Prosecutio
n-Dade. This transfer is being requested to establish the RMI budget authority i
n a `
21501100`1203000000`3402720`000000`000005`fund with a stable recurring base.
`
21501100`1203000000`3402720`000000`000006`
`
21501100`1203000000`3402720`000000`000007`This issue impacts the following activ
ities of this agency: Felony Prosecution, Misdemeanor Prosecution, Juvenile
`
21501100`1203000000`3402720`000000`000008`Prosecution, Investigations, Witness C
oordination and Civil Prosecution.
`
21501100`1203000000`3402720`000000`000009`
`
21501100`1203000000`3402720`000000`000010`Non Approval Impact statement: Non app
roval of this request will impair essential victim services to the citizens of D
ade `
21501100`1203000000`3402720`000000`000011`County in the investigation and prosec
ution of criminal, civil, misdemeanor crimes and Child Support Enforcement.
`
21501100`1203000000`3402720`000000`000012`
`
21501100`1203000000`3402720`000000`000013`See Companion DEDUCT Issue # 3402730
`
21501100`1203000000`3402730`000000`000002`The State Attorney Office, Eleventh Ju
dicial Circuit is requesting a transfer of the Risk Management and Insurance (RM
I) `

21501100`1203000000`3402730`000000`000003`category (103241) budget authority fro
m the Forfeiture and Investigative Support Trust Fund to the State Attorneys
`
21501100`1203000000`3402730`000000`000004`Revenue Trust Fund: Cost of Prosecutio
n-Dade. This transfer is being requested to establish the RMI budget authority i
n a `
21501100`1203000000`3402730`000000`000005`fund with a stable recurring base.
`
21501100`1203000000`3402730`000000`000006`
`
21501100`1203000000`3402730`000000`000007`This issue impacts the following activ
ities of this agency: Felony Prosecution, Misdemeanor Prosecution, Juvenile
`
21501100`1203000000`3402730`000000`000008`Prosecution, Investigations, Witness C
oordination and Civil Prosecution.
`
21501100`1203000000`3402730`000000`000009`
`
21501100`1203000000`3402730`000000`000010`Non Approval Impact statement: Non app
roval of this request will impair essential victim services to the citizens of D
ade `
21501100`1203000000`3402730`000000`000011`County in the investigation and prosec
ution of criminal, civil, misdemeanor crimes and Child Support Enforcement.
`
21501100`1203000000`3402730`000000`000012`
`
21501100`1203000000`3402730`000000`000013`See Companion ADD Issue # 3402720
`
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000002`The State Attorney Office, Twelfth Jud
icial Circuit has four (4) vehicles that will meet the statutory requirements fo
r `
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000003`replacement in FY 2011-12. These vehic
les are essential to the day-to-day operations of this office. We depend on them
to `
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000004`safely and timely transport our prosec
utors and staff to their designations with reliability. Without replacement, the
se `
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000005`vehicles become more unreliable and th
e cost to repair them grows, with the added burden of the loss of their use duri
ng `
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000006`repair. With loss of use, we are left
scrambling to provide another state issued vehicle, one that is certain to be in
`
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000007`the same type of unreliable condition
as the one it is replacing as it, too, has surpassed the statutory requirements
for `
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000008`replacement. For these reasons, we ar
e requesting replacement of the four (4) vehicles as they are critical to ensuri
ng `
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000009`the efficient operation of our office
and will allow us to better perform our constitutional and statutorily mandated
`
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000010`duties.
`

21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000011`
`
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000012`The State Attorney Office, Twelfth Jud
icial Circuit follows the Florida Department of Management Services Minimum
`
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000013`Equipment Replacement Criteria which i
s twelve (12) years old and/or have in excess of 120,000 miles. Vehicles are us
ed `
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000014`by our investigators and prosecutors t
o respond to crime scenes and to travel to and from depositions and seminars and
by `
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000015`staff to travel between four office lo
cations. Our Desoto County office is located 100 miles round trip from the main
`
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000016`office.
`
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000017`
`
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000018`Year Make/Model
VIN
Estimated FY 2010-11 Mileage
Estimated FY 2011-12 Mileage
`
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000019`2000 Ford Taurus
1FAFP522XYA15515
2
137,845
158,317
`
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000020`2001 Ford Taurus
1FAFP52271A23829
8
120,892
141,528
`
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000021`2003 Chevy Impala 2G1WF52EX3936707
0
126,063
149,157
`
21501200`1203000000`2401500`000000`000022`2003 Chevy Impala 2G1WF52E13936046
1
124,339
143,671
`
21501300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000001`The State Attorney Office, Thirteenth
Judicial Circuit has two (2) vehicles that will meet replacement criteria. The
`
21501300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000002`cost to replace the two vehicles is es
timated to be a total of $43,500. Both of the vehicles slated for replacement m
eet `
21501300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000003`the Florida Department of Management S
ervices Minimum Equipment Replacement Criteria in FY 2011-12.
`
21501300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000004`
`
21501300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000005`This issue benefits all State Attorney
activities.
`
21501300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000006`
`
21501300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000007`
Est. 6/11 Est. 6/12
`
21501300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000008`Year
Make/Model
Mileage
Mileage
REF Calculation
`

VIN

21501300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000009`2001
Dodge Cargo Van
2B7HB11X8
1K543935 110,000
130,000
Expected to meet Dropdead Mileage by FY 2011
-12 `
21501300`1203000000`2401500`000000`000010`2001
Ford Crown Victoria 2FAFP73W6
1X172685 130,000
150,000
Currently meets Dropdead Mileage
`
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000002`The State Attorney's Office, Fourteent
h Judicial Circuit requests $161,441 for replacement of vehicles assigned to
`
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000003`investigators and/or assistant state a
ttorneys for use in their assigned duties. State Attorney Investigators are
`
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000004`certified law enforcement officers and
are required to conduct criminal investigations and transport prisoners and/or
`
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000005`multiple witnesses and victims for req
uired criminal justice appearances and serve subpoenas. Assistant State Attorne
ys `
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000006`are required to travel for required cr
iminal justice appearances. The Fourteenth Circuit is a six county circuit with
`
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000007`six courthouses and travel throughout
the circuit is essential. Considering factors of age and mileage, the continued
`
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000008`usage of these vehicles has become not
only a safety issue, but also a fiscal issue with the cost of repairs and
`
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000009`maintenance. The 2000 Ford Expedition
and 1996 Ford Crown Victoria are donated vehicles and meet the Department of
`
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000010`Management Services (DMS) Minimum Equi
pment Replacement Criteria based on dropdead miles and dropdead age. All of oth
er `
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000011`vehicles listed for replacement meet t
he DMS replacement criteria based on dropdead miles calculation. Seven (7)
`
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000012`Commodity Code 071-200 Automobiles, es
timated cost of vehicles: $23,063 x 7 = $161,441.
`
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000013`
`
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000014`This issue will impact all activities
of the State Attorney's Office. This issue applies to Holmes, Jackson, Washingt
on, `
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000015`Calhoun, Bay and Gulf County within th
e Fourteenth Judicial Circuit.
`
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000016`
`
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000017`Year
Make/Model
VIN
Estimated 10-11 Mileage
Estimated 11-12 Mileage
`
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000018`2002
Ford F150 Truck
1FTRW076
42KC65172
128,418
132,626
`
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000019`2003
Ford F150 Truck
1FTRW076
23KD01460
150,330
170,986
`

21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000020`2003
Ford F150 Truck
1FTRW076
43KD01461
129,895
148,507
`
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000021`2004
Ford F150 Truck
1FTRW12W
84KC14080
122,890
139,330
`
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000022`2006
Chevrolet Silverado 2GCEC13T
661148823
138,605
167,657
`
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000023`2000
Ford Expedition
1FMRU166
7YLA75524
163,335
172,505
`
21501400`1203000000`2401500`000000`000024`1996
Ford Crown Victoria 2FALP71W
9TX213173
155,526
155,526
`
21501400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000002`Salary Incentive Payment (SIP) benefit
s are mandated by statute for certified law enforcement officers to encourage
`
21501400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000003`continued training throughout the offi
cer's career. This budget category has not been adequately funded in recent year
s `
21501400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000004`requiring the agency to transfer budge
t from other categories. The State Attorney Office, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit
`
21501400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000005`employs twelve (12) investigators as f
ollows:
`
21501400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000006`
`
21501400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000007`Historically, this category is funded
at $7,697, resulting in a budget deficit of $9,346. Trust fund authority is
`
21501400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000008`requested in the State Attorney Revenu
e Trust for the unfunded portion of this mandated budget category.
`
21501400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000009`
`
21501400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000010`
FICA & Retirement
Total
`
21501400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000011`Investigator
$445
$1,885
`
21501400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000012`Investigator
$1,112
$4,712
`
21501400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000013`Investigator
$352
$1,492
`
21501400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000014`Investigator
$1,187
$5,027
`
21501400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000015`Investigator
$482
$2,042
`
21501400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000016`Investigator
$445
$1,885
`

SIP Payment
1 & 2

$1,440

3, 4 & 5

$3,600

6

$1,140

7, 8, 9, 10 $3,840
11

$1,560

12

$1,440

21501400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000017`
`
21501400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000018`Required Payments

$17,043

`
21501400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000019`FY 2010-11 Appropriation

$7,697

`
21501400`1203000000`3008A10`000000`000020`Difference (Requested Amount) $9,346
`
21501500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000002`The State Attorney Office, Fifteenth J
udicial Circuit requests replacement of one (1) motor vehicle for personnel who
`
21501500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000003`travel constantly and presently use th
eir personal vehicle. Prosecutors and Investigators often go into "The Field" w
ith `
21501500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000004`other law enforcement personnel and sh
ould not have to use their personal vehicles in these high crime areas as their
`
21501500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000005`license plate numbers could be recorde
d by the criminal population.
`
21501500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000006`
`
21501500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000007`One unmarked police model (Chevrolet I
mpala/Dodge Charger) is requested.
`
21501500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000008`This issue is directly linked to all S
tate Attorney activities.
`
21501500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000009`
`
21501500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000010`
Estimated FY 10-11
Estimated FY 11-12
`
21501500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000011`Year Make/Model
VIN
Mileage
Mileage
`
21501500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000012`2002 Ford Taurus
1FAFP52292A19806
4 115,000
135,000
`
21501500`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000002`The Legislature elected in Fiscal Year
2010-11 to include other fee generating trust fund programs within the State
`
21501500`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000003`Attorneys Revenue Trust Fund (SARTF).
Original budget authority was based off of estimates. To properly align Grants a
nd `
21501500`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000004`Donations Trust Fund (GDTF) and SARTF
authority, we are requesting that a total of $160,000 be transferred from GDTF t
o `
21501500`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000005`SARTF. Also, we are requesting through
issue code 34F0200 to reduce our authority in GDTF.
`
21501500`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000006`
`

21501500`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000007`Current year appropriations will be ad
justed through a budget amendment that will be submitted in conjunction with oth
er `
21501500`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000008`State Attorneys' offices to clarify th
is position.
`
21501500`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000002`The Legislature elected in Fiscal Year
2010-11 to include other fee generating trust fund programs within the State
`
21501500`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000003`Attorneys Revenue Trust Fund (SARTF).
Original budget authority was based off of estimates. To properly align Grants a
nd `
21501500`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000004`Donations Trust Fund (GDTF) and SARTF
authority, we are requesting that a total of $160,000 be transferred from GDTF t
o `
21501500`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000005`SARTF. Also, in issue code 34F0100 we
are requesting an increase in our authority in SARTF.
`
21501500`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000006`
`
21501500`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000007`Current year appropriations will be ad
justed through a budget amendment that will be submitted in conjunction with oth
er `
21501500`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000008`State Attorneys' offices to clarify th
is position.
`
21501600`1203000000`2402400`000000`000002`The request for an additional vehicle
is necessary because we do not have a reliable vehicle to transport more than th
ree `
21501600`1203000000`2402400`000000`000003`people. Many times we have several em
ployees going to the same meeting, training or staff event. It is not cost
`
21501600`1203000000`2402400`000000`000004`effective to have to pay mileage to th
ree or more people going to the same place or rent cars for the travel. We have
`
21501600`1203000000`2402400`000000`000005`one van which is not safe to take out
of the immediate area because it breaks down often and unexpectedly.
`
21501700`1203000000`2300600`000000`000002`Request is based on the American Assoc
iation of Law Libraries official price level index average of 13.39%.
`
21501700`1203000000`2300600`000000`000003`
`
21501700`1203000000`2300600`000000`000004`Actual Expenditures: $97,415 x 13.39%
= $13,044
`
21501700`1203000000`2300600`000000`000005`
`
21501700`1203000000`2300600`000000`000006`Agency activities impacted: Felony, Mi
sdemeanor and Juvenile Prosecution and Civil matters.
`
21501700`1203000000`2401000`000000`000002`Replacement Policy: Equipment and furn
iture are replaced when worn out, obsolete, or when due to excessive maintenance
, `
21501700`1203000000`2401000`000000`000003`are no longer cost effective to the St
ate.
`

21501700`1203000000`2401000`000000`000004`
`
21501700`1203000000`2401000`000000`000005`Agency activities impacted: Felony, Mi
sdemeanor and Juvenile Prosecution and civil matters.
`
21501700`1203000000`2401800`000000`000002`Request based upon a 10% increase over
actual prior year Law Library expenditures.
`
21501700`1203000000`2401800`000000`000003`
`
21501700`1203000000`2401800`000000`000004`2008-2009 Law Library Inventory: $586,
201 x 10% = $58,620
`
21501700`1203000000`2401800`000000`000005`
`
21501700`1203000000`2401800`000000`000006`Replacement Policy: Books are replaced
when worn out, obsolete, or due to excessive maintenance, no longer cost effect
ive `
21501700`1203000000`2401800`000000`000007`to the State.
`
21501700`1203000000`2401800`000000`000008`
`
21501700`1203000000`2401800`000000`000009`Agency activities impacted: Felony, Mi
sdemeanor, and Juvenile Prosecution and civil matters.
`
21501700`1203000000`2402000`000000`000002`General Revenue: The State Attorney's
Office, Seventeenth Circuit will need to lease five (5) new copiers to meet our
`
21501700`1203000000`2402000`000000`000003`increasing document processing needs.
Current lease cost $4,850 annually, for a total of $24,250.
`
21501700`1203000000`2402000`000000`000004`
`
21501700`1203000000`2402000`000000`000005`Agency activities impacted: Felony, Mi
sdemeanor, and Juvenile Prosecution and civil matters.
`
21501800`1203000000`2401500`000000`000002`Year
Make/Model
Vehicle Identi
fication Number
Est Mileage 10-11
Est. Mileage 11-12
`
21501800`1203000000`2401500`000000`000003`2004
Buick Century 2G4WS52J641313
017
132,584
142,584
`
21501800`1203000000`2401500`000000`000004`2004
Dodge Intrepid 2B3HD46R44H599
850
126,579
136,579
`
21501800`1203000000`2401500`000000`000005`2004
Buick Century 2G4WS52J041294
660
127,182
137,182
`
21501800`1203000000`2401500`000000`000006`2004
Buick Century 2G4WS52J741297
264
132,817
142,817
`
21501800`1203000000`2401500`000000`000007`2002
Buick Century 2G4WS52J821259
460
110,447
120,447
`

21501800`1203000000`2401500`000000`000008`2002
856
110,177
120,177
`
21501800`1203000000`2401500`000000`000009`

Buick Century 2G4WS52J621236

`
21501800`1203000000`2401500`000000`000010`Due to budget restraints this agency d
id not replace any vehicles during FY 07/08 - 09/10. It is necessary to replace
the `
21501800`1203000000`2401500`000000`000011`above automobiles as maintenance and r
epair on older vehicles increases fiscal impact and the safety and dependability
of `
21501800`1203000000`2401500`000000`000012`use becomes an issue. All vehicles lis
ted for replacement were purchased with state funds and meet the state guideline
s `
21501800`1203000000`2401500`000000`000013`for replacement. Used purchase price o
f $18,800, based on figures from DMS web site applying a 1% increase. Vehicles a
re `
21501800`1203000000`2401500`000000`000014`used by Investigators and Assistant St
ate Attorneys therefore link to our agencies activities; Felony Prosecution,
`
21501800`1203000000`2401500`000000`000015`Misdemeanor Prosecution, Juvenile Pros
ecution, and Civil Action Services.
`
21501800`1203000000`2401500`000000`000016`
`
21501800`1203000000`2401500`000000`000017`6 Replacement Vehicles x $18,800 = $11
2,800
`
21501900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000002`Replacement Policy: Equipment and fur
niture are replaced when worn out, obsolete or due to excessive maintenance, are
no `
21501900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000003`longer cost effective to the state. We
are requesting funding for State Attorney Operations be continued at 10% above
the `
21501900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000004`prior year's funding level.
`
21501900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000005`
`
21501900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000006`SA OPERATIONS - 06/30/09 INVENTORY: $
1,467,440. X 10% = $146,744.
`
21501900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000007`
`
21501900`1203000000`2401000`000000`000008`This issue impacts our entire service
area and all activities.
`
21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000002`The State Attorney Office, Nineteenth
Judicial Circuit requests budget authority to purchase four (4) replacement
`
21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000003`vehicles @ $23,142/each. Vehicles are
used in this circuit when investigating crime scenes, gathering evidence and
`
21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000004`records, interviewing victims and witn
esses, transporting victims and witnesses, and for various other functions
`

21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000005`necessary in the preparation and prose
cution of criminal cases in this circuit. If this issue is funded, we will be ab
le `
21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000006`to replace unreliable vehicles that ar
e no longer cost effective to maintain due to excessive maintenance costs and hi
gh `
21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000007`mileage.
`
21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000008`
`
21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000009`This issue impacts our entire service
area and all activities.
`
21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000010`
`
21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000011`WE WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST AUTHORITY TO
PURCHASE THESE VEHICLES FROM EXISTING FUNDS IN OUR STATE ATTORNEY REVENUE TRUST
`
21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000012`FUND
`
21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000013`
`
21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000014`***THIS REQUEST IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH
STANDARD #4 / DMS CRITERIA FOR REPLACEMENT AS REVISED 08/26/2009***.
`
21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000015`
`
21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000016`
Estimated FY 10-11
Estimated FY 11-12
`
21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000017`Year
Make/Model
Vehicle Identification Number
Mileage
Mileage
`
21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000018`2001
Chevrolet/Monte Carlo
2G1WW12EX19147014
139,435
153,259
`
21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000019`2001
Chevrolet/Monte Carlo
2G1WW12E319147114
107,571
116,907
`
21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000020`2003
Chevrolet Impala
2G1WF52EX39424772
78,888
88,356
`
21501900`1203000000`2401500`000000`000021`2003
Ford Crown Vic
2FAFP74WX3X182895
86,108
99,140
`
21501900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000002`Number of OPS
Nu
mber of Hours
Cost per Hour
Total Cost
`
21501900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000003`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21501900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000004`State Attorney Revenue Trust Fund:
`

21501900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000005`
`
21501900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000006`(4) Paralegal Spec I
80
$13.00+Match
$116,434
`
21501900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000007`

20

`
21501900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000008`Based on workload increases, we requir
e the services of the above-listed positions to assist in handling our ever
`
21501900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000009`increasing flow of paperwork, mail, ph
one calls, and visitors. The services provided by these positions are in lieu o
f `
21501900`1203000000`3000640`000000`000010`hiring additional full time, salaried
employees.
`
21501900`1203000000`3402900`000000`000002`A fund shift of $776,050 from the Stat
e Attorneys Revenue Trust Fund to the Grants and Donations Trust Fund is request
ed `
21501900`1203000000`3402900`000000`000003`as follows: $659,642 for the Victims
of Crime Act (VOCA) and $116,408 for the Services Training Officers and Prosecut
ors `
21501900`1203000000`3402900`000000`000004`(STOP) Violence Against Women Act (VAW
A). This fund shift will enable this agency to maximize the use of our VOCA and
`
21501900`1203000000`3402900`000000`000005`VAWA grant funds.
`
21501900`1203000000`3402900`000000`000006`
`
21501900`1203000000`3402900`000000`000007`See corresponding issue code 3402910 f
or the amount to deduct from the State Attorneys Revenue Trust Fund.
`
21501900`1203000000`3402910`000000`000002`A fund shift of $776,050 from the Stat
e Attorneys Revenue Trust Fund to the Grants and Donations Trust Fund is request
ed `
21501900`1203000000`3402910`000000`000003`as follows: $659,642 for the Victims o
f Crime Act (VOCA) and $116,408 for the Services Training Officers and Prosecuto
rs `
21501900`1203000000`3402910`000000`000004`(STOP) Violence Against Women Act (VAW
A). This fund shift will enable this agency to maximize the use of our VOCA and
`
21501900`1203000000`3402910`000000`000005`VAWA grant funds.
`
21501900`1203000000`3402910`000000`000006`
`
21501900`1203000000`3402910`000000`000007`See corresponding issue code 3402900 f
or the amount to add to the Grants and Donations Trust Trust Fund.
`
21502000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000002`The State Attorney, Twentieth Circuit'
s current copier was purchased in 2001. Due to the age and usage of the machine
we `
21502000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000003`would like to seek replacement of this
unit with a BizHub 501 from Konica Minolta. The pricing is based on the State
of `

21502000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000004`Florida contract, contract # 600-000-1
1-1 with Konica Minolta.
`
21502000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000002`The replacement of these vehicles is b
ased upon the criteria set forth in memorandum 10-008. Specifically, these
`
21502000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000003`vehicles meet the "Dropdead" value of
120,000 miles which automatically deems them eligible for replacement.
`
21502000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000004`
`
21502000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000005`
Estimated 10-11 Estimated 11-12
`
21502000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000006`Year Make/Model
VIN
Mileage
Mileage
Unit#
`
21502000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000007`------------------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21502000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000008`2001 Dodge/Caravan
2B4GP44321R
318681 109,521
122,589
#169
`
21502000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000009`2001 Ford/Crown Victoria 2FAFP73W51X
172810 123,768
134,468
#170
`
21502000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000010`2005 Ford/Explorer
1FMDU72KX5Z
A61027 135,400
157,400
#179
`
21502000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000011`2001 Ford/Explorer
1FMZU63E82U
A33180 114,212
126,156
#642
`
21502000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000012`2003 Ford/Crown Victoria 2FAFP73W53X
156724 121,487
136,867
#644
`
21502000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000013`2003 Toyota/Camry
4T1BF32K73U
553079 125,605
142,185
#645
`
21502000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000014`2003 Toyota /Camry
4T1BF32K43U
047046 124,558
126,266
#646
`
21502000`1203000000`2401500`000000`000015`2004 Toyota /Camry
4T1BF32K43U
075151 123,772
136,496
#650
`
21502000`1203000000`2401800`000000`000002`Request is based upon a 10% increase o
ver actual prior year Law Library expenditures.
`
21502000`1203000000`2401800`000000`000003`
`
21502000`1203000000`2401800`000000`000004`2009-10 Law Library Expenditures = $12
,560.80 X 10% = $1,256
`
21502000`1203000000`2401800`000000`000005`
`
21502000`1203000000`2401800`000000`000006`Books and periodicals are replaced whe
n worn out or obsolete and of no value to the state.
`

21502000`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000002`The Legislature elected in Fiscal Year
2010-11 to include other fee generating trust fund programs within the State
`
21502000`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000003`Attorneys Revenue Trust Fund (SARTF).
Original budget authority was based off of estimates. To properly align Grants a
nd `
21502000`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000004`Donations Trust Fund (GDTF) and SARTF
authority, we are requesting that a total of $319,392 be transferred from GDTF t
o `
21502000`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000005`SARTF. Also, we are requesting through
issue code 34F0200 to reduce our authority in GDTF.
`
21502000`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000006`
`
21502000`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000007`Current year appropriations will be ad
justed through a budget amendment that will be submitted in conjunction with oth
er `
21502000`1203000000`34F0100`000000`000008`State Attorneys' offices to clarify th
is position.
`
21502000`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000002`The Legislature elected in Fiscal Year
2010-11 to include other fee generating trust fund programs within the State
`
21502000`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000003`Attorneys Revenue Trust Fund (SARTF).
Original budget authority was based off of estimates. To properly align Grants a
nd `
21502000`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000004`Donations Trust Fund (GDTF) and SARTF
authority, we are requesting that a total of $319,392 be transferred from GDTF t
o `
21502000`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000005`SARTF. Also, in issue code 34F0100 we
are requesting an increase in our authority in SARTF.
`
21502000`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000006`
`
21502000`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000007`Current year appropriations will be ad
justed through a budget amendment that will be submitted in conjunction with oth
er `
21502000`1203000000`34F0200`000000`000008`State Attorneys' offices to clarify th
is position.
`
21502000`1203000000`3800270`000000`000002`Effective May 12, 2005, the Florida Su
preme Court amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4. As Amended, these rules requir
e `
21502000`1203000000`3800270`000000`000003`that, new Florida admittee's must atte
nd Practicing with Professionalism course. Prior to this decision new members w
ere `
21502000`1203000000`3800270`000000`000004`exempt from the performance and ethics
training. We anticipate approximately 20 new ASA hires within the 2011/12 fisc
al `
21502000`1203000000`3800270`000000`000005`year. To meet this training requireme
nt additional General Revenue Funding is necessary to meet this mandated
`
21502000`1203000000`3800270`000000`000006`requirement.
`
21502000`1203000000`3800270`000000`000007`
`

21502000`1203000000`3800270`000000`000008`Below is a recap of these expenses:
`
21502000`1203000000`3800270`000000`000009`
`
21502000`1203000000`3800270`000000`000010`FPAA Course Fee

$135

`
21502000`1203000000`3800270`000000`000011`Meals

$36

`
21502000`1203000000`3800270`000000`000012`Lodging

$100

`
21502000`1203000000`3800270`000000`000013`Gasoline

$50

`
21502000`1203000000`3800270`000000`000014`
`
21502000`1203000000`3800270`000000`000015`Total Cost per Assistant State Attorne
y $321
`
21502000`1203000000`3800270`000000`000016`
`
21502000`1203000000`3800270`000000`000017`

$321 x 20 = $6,420

`
21600100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`
21600100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21600100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21600100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `
21600100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21600100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `
21600100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21600100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`
21600100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `
21600100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`

21600100`1203000000`36224C0`000000`000002`The four local counties in the First J
udicial Circuit have agreed to fund an assistant position for our Information
`
21600100`1203000000`36224C0`000000`000003`Technology department, pursuant to sec
tion 29.008 (1)(f)(2), Florida Statutes.
`
21600100`1203000000`40S0120`000000`000002`The First Circuit Public Defender is r
equesting elimination of $14,062 in Grants and Donations Trust Fund authority
`
21600100`1203000000`40S0120`000000`000003`received from the Federal government p
ursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Although t
he `
21600100`1203000000`40S0120`000000`000004`Public Defender welcomes funding from
any available source, utilization of the Federal Drug Court dollars required an
`
21600100`1203000000`40S0120`000000`000005`inefficient use of Public Defender res
ources. This conclusion was based on the minimal number of participants in the D
rug `
21600100`1203000000`40S0120`000000`000006`Program and unjustifiable support staf
f time required to comply with mandatory federal requirements.
`
21600100`1203000000`40S0120`000000`000007`
`
21600100`1203000000`40S0120`000000`000008`Total request: Elimination of $14,062
in Grants and Donations Trust Fund.
`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000002`Replacement of Motor Vehicles:
`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000003`----------------------------`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000004`Year:
y ID# 2G4WS52J421248021 Mileage 8/10 119,843
`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000005`Year:
y ID# 2G4WS52J421252957 Mileage 8/10 117,346
`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000006`

2002 Make/Model: Buick Centur
Estimated Mileage 7/11 149,578
2002 Make/Model: Buick Centur
Estimated Mileage 7/11 141,707

`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000007`These vehicles will both have over 140
,000 miles before July 2011. Replacement is necessary as a cost savings to the
`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000008`State of Florida. Repairs will soon be
astronomical and it is no longer safe to take these vehicle on trips of any
`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000009`distance due to possible break downs.
Replacement funding from General Revenue is not an option. Trust fund authority
is `
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000010`requested.
`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000011`
`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000012`Pricing is based on same type vehicles
based on current year Department of Management Services price sheet.
`

21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000013`
`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000014`
`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000015`Motor Vehicle Acquisition:
`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000016`------------------------`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000017`One additional mid-size vehicle is req
uested for assignment to be located at the main office for use by investigators
for `
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000018`investigation, transportation of witne
sses, service of subpoenas etc. Due to both the high cost of gas and increased
`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000019`mileage allowance, this should result
in overall savings to agency.
`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000020`
`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000021`Pricing is based on same type vehicles
based on current year Department of Management Services price sheet.
`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000022`
`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000023`
`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000024`Other Personal Services (OPS):
`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000025`----------------------------`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000026`
`
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000027`This request is for funding for four (
4) OPS employees for seasonal employment. 4 @ 1040 hours @ $10/hr. plus 7.65% fo
r `
21600100`1203000000`4300200`000000`000028`FICA.
`
21600200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`
21600200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21600200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21600200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `

21600200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21600200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `
21600200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21600200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`
21600200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `
21600200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000002`The Public Defender Office, Second Jud
icial Circuit, requests one (1) additional Assistant Public Defender (APD) who i
s `
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000003`"death qualified." The 2nd Circuit ha
s seen an 86% increase in capital cases between 07-08 and 09-10. Capital cases a
re `
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000004`extremely time consuming, taking hundr
eds of hours of preparation. The caseloads of capital attorneys must be limited
and `
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000005`the attorneys must have special knowle
dge and expertise. This explains the request for a higher salary than the minimu
m `
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000006`for that position. In addition, the am
ount of physical and documentary evidence that must be cataloged, reviewed,
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000007`tracked, and copied is immense in capi
tal trials. A paralegal is desperately needed to perform these services for the
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000008`capital division.
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000009`
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000010`Rate and funding for an APD position i
s being requested to handle mental health and Baker Act cases. The 2nd Circuit h
as `
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000011`seen an 11% increase in the number of
Baker Act cases, taxing an already overworked mental health division. Additional
ly, `
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000012`Leon County was awarded a grant to ope
rate a specialty mental health court. We are now required to staff that specialt
y `
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000013`court with an attorney with experience
in complex mental health issues. Therefore, an experienced attorney with at lea
st `
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000014`3 years experience handling Baker Act
cases and mental health cases is required to assist that division.
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000015`
`

21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000016`
0; (1) FTE @ $35,000; (1) FTE @ $45,000
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000017`
5,000; Total Salaries and Benefits: $206,538
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000018`
(3) @ $4,688 = $14,064, Non-recurring $8,217
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000019`

(1) FTE @ $65,00
Total Rate: $14
PD Operations:

`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000020`OTHER PERSONNEL SERVICES (OPS)
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000021`The agency requests trust fund authori
ty for four personnel to assist investigations and support staff as required, at
an `
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000022`average cost of $10.00/hour.
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000023`
040 hours @ $10/hour = $41,600
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000024`

(4) OPS staff @ 1

`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000025`OPERATIONS-TRAINING COSTS
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000026`Attorneys are required to complete 30
CLE hours every three years. Due to the budget shortfall the past two fiscal yea
rs, `
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000027`training was cut back to the bare mini
mum. The 2nd Circuit is requesting trust fund authority to partially offset the
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000028`costs of training and associated trave
l for the required CLE credits.
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000029`
Total Staff Train
ing: $10,000
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000030`
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000031`
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000032`
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000033`ADDITIONAL TRUST FUND AUTHORITY
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000034`In order to maintain a balanced Schedu
le 1 and to budget the amount of anticipated revenues for this trust fund, the 2
nd `
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000035`Circuit requests authority for this tr
ust fund be increased as follows:
`

21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000036`
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000037`
Salaries and Bene
fits
$206,538
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000038`
Other Personnel S
ervices (OPS)
$41,600
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000039`
PD Operations
$24,064
`
21600200`1203000000`4300200`000000`000040`
$272,202
`
21600300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`
21600300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21600300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21600300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `
21600300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21600300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `
21600300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21600300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`
21600300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `
21600300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`
21600300`1203000000`4300200`000000`000002`Other Personal Services (OPS):
`
21600300`1203000000`4300200`000000`000003`----------------------------`
21600300`1203000000`4300200`000000`000004`To comply with the Florida Supreme Cou
rt recent Order regarding the "First Appearance Rule", this office will employ
`
21600300`1203000000`4300200`000000`000005`legal staff to attend the first appear
ances in the rural counties of the Third Circuit. Five counties of the Third
`
21600300`1203000000`4300200`000000`000006`Circuit do not have resident Assistant
Public Defenders whom reside, therefore we can use OPS attorney staff.
`

21600300`1203000000`4300200`000000`000007`5 counties x 9,000 annually = $45,000
`
21600300`1203000000`4300200`000000`000008`
`
21600300`1203000000`4300200`000000`000009`Replacement of Motor Vehicle:
`
21600300`1203000000`4300200`000000`000010`----------------------------`
21600300`1203000000`4300200`000000`000011`Year 2004 Make/Model: Chevrolet Impal
a ID #: 2G1WF52E549404902 Mileage 6/10 85,000 Estimated Mileage 6/11 114,000
`
21600300`1203000000`4300200`000000`000012`
`
21600300`1203000000`4300200`000000`000013`This vehicle will have 114,000 miles b
efore 6/11 and will be seven years old. Replacement is necessary as cost savings
to `
21600300`1203000000`4300200`000000`000014`the State of Florida. Repairs will soo
n be astronomical.
`
21600300`1203000000`4300200`000000`000015`
`
21600300`1203000000`4300200`000000`000016`State of Florida Vehicle Contract numb
er: 071-000-10-01 Commodity Code number 071-200.
`
21600400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`
21600400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21600400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21600400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `
21600400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21600400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `
21600400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21600400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`
21600400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `
21600400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`

21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000002`This issue will impact all agency civi
l and criminal investigative services and civil and criminal trial defense
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000003`activities required for the preparatio
n and trial of both criminal and civil cases.
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000004`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000005`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000006`SALARIES AND BENEFITS
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000007`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000008`REQUEST FOR (2) ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFEN
DER POSITIONS:
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000009`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000010`The number of capital felony cases in
the 4th Circuit continues to rise, increasing 20% just this past year. The defen
se `
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000011`of capital crime cases are enormously
time consuming, taking many hours of preparation, which limits attorney case loa
ds `
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000012`in that division. Because of the incre
asing case load burden, additional homicide attorneys are greatly needed. In Mar
ch `
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000013`of 2009 the agency had its FTE's reduc
ed by two, from 146 to 144. Due to its need for homicide attorneys, the agency
is `
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000014`requesting the reinstatement of those
two positions. Additionally, since homicide cases require experienced felony
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000015`attorneys who have been certified 'dea
th qualified', a higher salary rate is required to hire those individuals. The
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000016`requested rate is $55,000 each. Fundi
ng for the positions will be through ICD Trust Fund fee collections, which have
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000017`been exceeding the agency's current IC
D Trust Fund budget authority. In addition to the request for two additional FTE
s, `
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000018`the agency is also requesting an incre
ase in budget authority to cover the salaries, benefits and operating expenses (
per `
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000019`Modified Standard #3) for the requeste
d assistant public defender positions.
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000020`(Modified Standard #3: $4,713 per prof
essional position)
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000021`
`

21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000022` (2) Assistant Public Defenders @ $55,
000
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000023`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000024`Total Rate: $110,000; Total Salaries
& Benefits: $162,600
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000025`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000026`PD Operations: (2) Professional Level
Standard Expenses @ $4,713 = $9,426;
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000027`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000028`Non-Recurring Standard Expenses: (2) @
$2,764 = $5,528
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000029`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000030`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000031`OTHER PERSONAL SERVICES (OPS)
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000032`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000033`The Public Defender Office, Fourth Jud
icial Circuit requests an increase in trust fund budget authority for four (4)
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000034`additional OPS employees, to assist in
vestigators and support staff as required, at an average cost of $10/hr. Fundin
g `
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000035`for the positions will be through ICD
Trust Fund fee collections, which have been exceeding the agency's current ICD
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000036`Trust Fund budget authority.
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000037`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000038`(4) OPS Staff @ 1040 hours @ $10/hr =
$41,600. Total Gross $44,500
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000039`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000040`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000041`MOTOR VEHICLE ACQUISITIONS:
`

21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000042`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000043`REPLACEMENT MOTOR VEHICLES:
06/10
Est. 6/11
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000044` Year
Make/Model
Identification
Number
Mileage
Mileage
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000045` ----------------------------------------------------------------------`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000046` 2004
BUICK CENTURY 2G4WS52J241293
638
104,672
122,172
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000047`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000048`This vehicle is averaging 17,500 miles
per year, so it will cross the 120,000 'drop dead' threshold during FY 2010-11.
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000049`The vehicle is also beginning to exper
ience higher maintenance costs due to the high mileage. Funding for the replacem
ent `
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000050`vehicle will be through ICD Trust Fund
fee collections, which have been exceeding the agency's current ICD Trust Fund
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000051`budget authority. Therefore, the agenc
y is requesting an increase in budget authority to cover the replacement of this
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000052`vehicle.
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000053`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000054`(1) Replacement Motor Vehicle @ $23,00
0.
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000055`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000056`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000057`PD OPERATIONS
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000058`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000059`MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL AND MAINTENANCE COS
TS:
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000060`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000061`The agency acquired three (3) donated
vehicles in Oct 2009, plus an increase to fleet of two (2) new vehicles in
`

21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000062`September 2010. This has greatly incr
eased the agency's maintenance and fuel expenses. The average fuel and
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000063`maintenance per vehicle runs approxima
tely $4,000 per vehicle per year. Funding for the additional maintenance and fu
el `
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000064`costs will be through ICD Trust Fund f
ee collections, which have been exceeding the agency's current ICD Trust Fund
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000065`budget authority. Therefore, the agenc
y hereby requests an increase in budget authority to cover these additional
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000066`expenses.
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000067`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000068`Total Maintenance and Fuel: (5) Vehic
les @ $4,000 each = $20,000.
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000069`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000070`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000071`STAFF TRAINING:
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000072`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000073`Historically, this circuit has had an
extremely high turnover of assistant public defenders and other staff. Because
of `
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000074`turnover, the agency needs to provide
training for the constant flow of new employees, as well as provide training for
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000075`younger attorneys to advance and event
ually become 'death qualified'. Additionally, all attorneys are required to
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000076`complete 30 CLE credits every 3 years.
Funding for the training will be through ICD Trust Fund fee collections, which
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000077`have been exceeding the agency's curre
nt ICD Trust Fund budget authority. Therefore, the agency requests an increase i
n `
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000078`budget authority to fund additional st
aff training and its associated travel costs.
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000079`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000080`Total Staff Training: $30,000.
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000081`
`

21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000082`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000083`ADDITIONAL TRUST FUND AUTHORITY
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000084`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000085`The agency requests increased budget a
uthority for the ICD Trust Fund per the following chart. Funding for all request
s `
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000086`will be through ICD Trust Fund fee col
lections, which have been exceeding the agency's current ICD Trust Fund budget
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000087`authority.
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000088`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000089`
$155,654
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000090`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000091`
$44,500
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000092`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000093`
$59,426
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000094`
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000095`
$23,000
`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000096`

Salaries and Benefits

Other Personal Services (OPS)

PD Operations

Motor Vehicles

`
21600400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000097` Additional Authority Requested:
$282,580
`
21600500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`
21600500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21600500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21600500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `

21600500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21600500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `
21600500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21600500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`
21600500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `
21600500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`
21600500`1203000000`40S0120`000000`000002`The Fifth Circuit Public Defender is r
equesting elimination of $13,125 in Grants and Donations Trust Fund authority
`
21600500`1203000000`40S0120`000000`000003`received from the Federal government p
ursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Although t
he `
21600500`1203000000`40S0120`000000`000004`Public Defender welcomes funding from
any available source, utilization of the Federal Drug Court dollars required an
`
21600500`1203000000`40S0120`000000`000005`inefficient use of Public Defender res
ources. This conclusion was based on the minimal number of participants in the D
rug `
21600500`1203000000`40S0120`000000`000006`Program (single digit number of client
s) and unjustifiable support staff time required to comply with mandatory federa
l `
21600500`1203000000`40S0120`000000`000007`requirements.
`
21600500`1203000000`40S0120`000000`000008`
`
21600500`1203000000`40S0120`000000`000009`Total request: Elimination of $13,125
in Grants and Donations Trust Fund.
`
21600500`1203000000`4201550`000000`000002`It is the intention of this agency to
seek relief from the inequity of funding among the twenty Public Defender circui
ts. `
21600500`1203000000`4201550`000000`000003`Per case funding ranges from $495 to $
184. As such, it becomes obvious that: not all circuits are funded equally, that
a `
21600500`1203000000`4201550`000000`000004`budget reduction of the same percentag
e to all circuits is not equitable and that the Florida Public Defender Associat
ion `
21600500`1203000000`4201550`000000`000005`has not been able to reach a consensus
of how to redistribute existing funding through a new or existing funding formu
la. `
21600500`1203000000`4201550`000000`000006`This agency seeks additional General R
evenue, in the amount of $764,191, to be taken proportionally from the existing
`
21600500`1203000000`4201550`000000`000007`appropriation for all other Public Def
ender circuits which exceed the average in per case funding.
`

21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000002`The Public Defender Office, Fifth Judi
cial Circuit (PD5) requests recurring Other Personal Services (OPS) funding
`
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000003`authority for six (6) OPS employees t
o assist with case filing, case file destruction and entry of witnesses into cas
e `
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000004`tracking database. These areas of case
management are chronically passed over due to a shortage of entry level assista
nce `
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000005`and having to prioritize direct client
representation. Also requesting additional OPS authority to fund seven (7) jail
`
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000006`interviewers to meet a critical requir
ement of initial in-custody client contact. The Public Defender Office, Fifth
`
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000007`Judicial Circuit manages an excessive
caseload, is understaffed, and is obligated to personally contact clients in fiv
e `
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000008`county jail facilities, juvenile deten
tion facilities and prisons throughout a large geographical area. The request is
`
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000009`for six (6) OPS case management employ
ees at $8/hour for 1040 hours and seven (7) OPS jail interviewers at $9/hour for
`
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000010`1040 for a total OPS request of $115,4
40.
`
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000011`
`
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000012`The Public Defender Office, Fifth Judi
cial Circuit is requesting funding authority for the purchase of an additional
`
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000013`state vehicle for the Citrus County of
fice. This office has consistently paid over $7,000 annual mileage to Public
`
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000014`Defender investigators and attorneys i
n Citrus County who are required to use their personal vehicle to investigate ca
ses `
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000015`over a large geographical area and mak
e frequent jail visits to a facility located 10 miles from the office. The addit
ion `
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000016`of a pool vehicle in Citrus County wou
ld be a net cost savings to the State and enhance office efficiency and client
`
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000017`representation. PD5 is requesting nonrecurring funding authority for a 2011 Chevy Impala 4dr LS at State contract
`
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000018`pricing of $19,000 (Commodity Code No.
071-200).
`
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000019`
`
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000020`The Public Defender Office, Fifth Judi
cial Circuit is requesting recurring funding authority to continue annual hardbo
und `
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000021`legal book subscriptions from Thomson
West, James Publishing and Lexis Nexis. These subscriptions include publications
`

21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000022`that, due to frequent statutory change
s to the law, must be updated annually, are provided to each Assistant Public
`
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000023`Defender, and are essential to adequat
e representation of clients (these volumes include but are not limited to West's
`
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000024`Florida Criminal Laws and Rules, West'
s Florida Cases, Florida Practice Evidence, Florida Law Weekly). Total request
`
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000025`$20,000.
`
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000026`
`
21600500`1203000000`4300200`000000`000027`Total maximization issue = $154,440
`
21600600`1203000000`2000100`000000`000001`This issue requests transfer of budget
between appropriation categories with the intent of more accurately realigning
the `
21600600`1203000000`2000100`000000`000002`budget with anticipated expenditure ne
eds. The Public Defender Office, Sixth Judicial Circuit requests budget authori
ty `
21600600`1203000000`2000100`000000`000003`be increased in the Salaries and Benef
its category (010000) within the Indigent Criminal Defense Trust Fund by $31,444
`
21600600`1203000000`2000100`000000`000004`and decreased accordingly in the Grant
s and Donations Trust Fund.
`
21600600`1203000000`2000100`000000`000005`
`
21600600`1203000000`2000100`000000`000006`This issue impacts all agency activiti
es.
`
21600600`1203000000`2000100`000000`000007`
`
21600600`1203000000`2000100`000000`000008`* See companion DEDUCT issue 2000200
`
21600600`1203000000`2000200`000000`000001`This issue requests transfer of budget
between appropriation categories with the intent of more accurately realigning
the `
21600600`1203000000`2000200`000000`000002`budget with anticipated expenditure ne
eds. The Public Defender Office, Sixth Judicial Circuit requests budget authori
ty `
21600600`1203000000`2000200`000000`000003`be increased in the Salaries and Benef
its category within the Indigent Criminal Defense Trust Fund by $31,444 and
`
21600600`1203000000`2000200`000000`000004`decreased accordingly in the Grants an
d Donations Trust Fund.
`
21600600`1203000000`2000200`000000`000005`
`
21600600`1203000000`2000200`000000`000006`This issue impacts all agency activiti
es.
`

21600600`1203000000`2000200`000000`000007`
`
21600600`1203000000`2000200`000000`000008`* See companion ADD issue 2000100
`
21600600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`
21600600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21600600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21600600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `
21600600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21600600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `
21600600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21600600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`
21600600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `
21600600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`
21600600`1203000000`4300200`000000`000002`We are requesting Indigent Criminal De
fense Trust Fund spending authority to purchase one (1) additional motor vehicle
, `
21600600`1203000000`4300200`000000`000003`mid-size utility vehicle, for a total
request of $23,000. This vehicle will be utilized to provide emergency
`
21600600`1203000000`4300200`000000`000004`transportation for clients, for invest
igative purposes, for staff travel and for transport of equipment and supplies.
`
21600600`1203000000`4300200`000000`000005`Increased travel per diem/mileage coup
led with a recent rise in our local transit authority bus rates has created a ma
jor `
21600600`1203000000`4300200`000000`000006`impact on the transportation aspect of
clients released to our diversion programs in our multiple locations. Investing
`
21600600`1203000000`4300200`000000`000007`these funds in an additional vehicle w
ill resolve transportation delays, immediately address client transportation
`
21600600`1203000000`4300200`000000`000008`issues, reduce clients' jail time, fre
e jail space, and reduce mileage payments to staff.
`
21600600`1203000000`4300200`000000`000009`
`

21600600`1203000000`4300200`000000`000010`This issue affects all of our agency a
ctivities.
`
21600700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`
21600700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21600700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21600700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `
21600700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21600700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `
21600700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21600700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`
21600700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `
21600700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`
21600800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`
21600800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21600800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21600800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `
21600800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21600800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `
21600800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21600800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`
21600800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `

21600800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`
21600900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`
21600900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21600900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21600900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `
21600900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21600900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `
21600900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21600900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`
21600900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `
21600900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`
21600900`1203000000`4201550`000000`000002`It is the intention of the Public Defe
nder, 9th Judicial Circuit to seek relief from the inequity of funding among the
`
21600900`1203000000`4201550`000000`000003`twenty Public Defenders circuits. Per
case funding range from $495 to $184 among the circuits. As such, it is obvious
`
21600900`1203000000`4201550`000000`000004`that: not all circuits are funded equa
lly; that budget reductions of the same percentage to all circuits is not
`
21600900`1203000000`4201550`000000`000005`equitable; that the Florida Public Def
ender Association can not obtain a majority vote to redistribute existing fundin
g `
21600900`1203000000`4201550`000000`000006`through a new or existing funding form
ula. Therefore, the Public Defender 9th circuit seeks additional general revenue
, `
21600900`1203000000`4201550`000000`000007`in the amount stated above, to be take
n proportionately from the existing appropriation for all other Public Defender
`
21600900`1203000000`4201550`000000`000008`circuits which exceed the statewide av
erage in per case funding.
`
21600900`1203000000`4201550`000000`000009`
`
21600900`1203000000`4201550`000000`000010`Agency activity impacted: Criminal Tri
al Indigent Defense
`

21601000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000002`Replacement Policy: Equipment and fur
niture are replaced when worn out, obsolete or due to excessive maintenance, are
no `
21601000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000003`longer cost effective to the state.
`
21601000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000004`
`
21601000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000005`Public Defender Operating Expenditures
are based on 10% of the average cost of equipment items under $1,000 in OPB's
`
21601000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000006`Standard #3 as modified for public def
ender needs.
`
21601000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000007`
`
21601000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000008`Average cost of items under $1,000 = $
2,217 x 10% x 114 (current FTE's) = $25,274.
`
21601000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000009`
`
21601000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000010`This issue impacts all of our agency's
activities.
`
21601000`1203000000`3000960`000000`000002`The Florida Bar requires all attorneys
who handle capital cases to attend one of three approved death penalty conferen
ces `
21601000`1203000000`3000960`000000`000003`every two years. This training is in
addition to the normally required continuing legal education credits that all
`
21601000`1203000000`3000960`000000`000004`practicing attorneys are required to a
ccrue.
`
21601000`1203000000`3000960`000000`000005`
`
21601000`1203000000`3000960`000000`000006`The estimated cost per attorney includ
es registration fee ($450), 3 days of lodging and perdiem ($500) and mileage
`
21601000`1203000000`3000960`000000`000007`($66.75) = $1,017.
`
21601000`1203000000`3000960`000000`000008`
`
21601000`1203000000`3000960`000000`000009`With seven attorneys attending every o
ther year, the total annual cost comes to $3,559 ( = $1,017 x 7 / 2)..
`
21601000`1203000000`3000960`000000`000010`
`
21601000`1203000000`3000960`000000`000011`This issue will impact our Indigent Ap
pellate Defense activity.
`
21601000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`

21601000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21601000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21601000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `
21601000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21601000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `
21601000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21601000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`
21601000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `
21601000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`
21601000`1203000000`3800280`000000`000002`The Florida Bar requires all new attor
neys to attend a "Practicing with Professionalism" training program. This
`
21601000`1203000000`3800280`000000`000003`training is in addition to the normall
y required continuing legal education credits that all practicing attorneys are
`
21601000`1203000000`3800280`000000`000004`required to accrue.
`
21601000`1203000000`3800280`000000`000005`
`
21601000`1203000000`3800280`000000`000006`The estimated cost per attorney includ
es registration fee ($150), one (1) day of lodging and perdiem ($161) and mileag
e `
21601000`1203000000`3800280`000000`000007`($66.75) = $378.
`
21601000`1203000000`3800280`000000`000008`
`
21601000`1203000000`3800280`000000`000009`With 10 new attorneys starting each ye
ar, the annual cost comes to $3,780 ( = $378 x 10).
`
21601000`1203000000`3800280`000000`000010`
`
21601000`1203000000`3800280`000000`000011`This issue will impact all of our acti
vities.
`
21601000`1203000000`4300200`000000`000002`RESTORE 2009-2010 REDUCTION OF TRUST F
UND AUTHORITY:
`

21601000`1203000000`4300200`000000`000003`Indigent Criminal Defense Trust Fund (
ICDTF) spending authority was reduced by $140,465 in FY 2009-10 due to an expect
ed `
21601000`1203000000`4300200`000000`000004`decrease in collections. However, the
2009 Legislature increased the percentage of fines that would go in to ICDTF
`
21601000`1203000000`4300200`000000`000005`beginning July 2009. This increase ha
s resulted in enough additional recurring revenue to restore the reduction.
`
21601000`1203000000`4300200`000000`000006`2009-2010 Salaries & Benefits reductio
n restoration $140,465.
`
21601000`1203000000`4300200`000000`000007`
`
21601000`1203000000`4300200`000000`000008`ADDITIONAL MOTOR VEHICLES:
`
21601000`1203000000`4300200`000000`000009`Due
resulting from a reduced staff having to work
s `
21601000`1203000000`4300200`000000`000010`the
s for such travel.
`
21601000`1203000000`4300200`000000`000011`(4)
= $56,440
`
21601000`1203000000`4300200`000000`000012`

to additional travel requirements
in multiple locations, there exist
need to provide additional vehicle
New Motor Vehicles @ $14,110 each

`
21601000`1203000000`4300200`000000`000013`OFFICE FURNITURE:
`
21601000`1203000000`4300200`000000`000014`Due to continuous budget restraints, t
his office has been unable to replace worn and broken furniture for many years.
In `
21601000`1203000000`4300200`000000`000015`FY 2011-2012 we will be moving in to s
ome new office space and would like to take that opportunity to purchase new
`
21601000`1203000000`4300200`000000`000016`furnishings for some of those offices.
`
21601000`1203000000`4300200`000000`000017`55 offices @ $2,364/office (per Standa
rd #3 as modified for an Assistant Public Defender) = $130,020.
`
21601000`1203000000`4300200`000000`000018`
`
21601000`1203000000`4300200`000000`000019`This issue impacts all of our agency's
activities.
`
21601100`1203000000`3001090`000000`000002`Severe budget cuts during the past sev
eral years resulted in the Public Defender's Office, 11th Circuit (PD-11), havin
g `
21601100`1203000000`3001090`000000`000003`an excessive caseload which affects th
e office's ability to comply with all our constitutional, ethical and profession
al `
21601100`1203000000`3001090`000000`000004`obligations. Therefore, as part of a p
rocess to protect the Constitutional rights of people we have been appointed to
`

21601100`1203000000`3001090`000000`000005`represent, PD-11 previously certified
to the trial court its inability to adequately comply with all its constitutiona
l, `
21601100`1203000000`3001090`000000`000006`ethical and professional obligations.
The trial court agreed that the testimonial, documentary, and opinion evidence
`
21601100`1203000000`3001090`000000`000007`showed that PD-11's caseloads were exc
essive by any reasonable standard. The court ordered PD-11 to decline to
`
21601100`1203000000`3001090`000000`000008`temporarily accept new appointments un
til the case backlog was reduced. However, because the Third District Court of
`
21601100`1203000000`3001090`000000`000009`Appeal disagreed with the trial judge,
that order was never put into effect, it was stayed. Therefore, PD-11 has
`
21601100`1203000000`3001090`000000`000010`continued to accept those felony cases
. The Florida Supreme Court is reviewing the Third District's decision.
`
21601100`1203000000`3001090`000000`000011`
`
21601100`1203000000`3001090`000000`000012`Through the Legislative Budget Request
(LBR) issues listed below, which have been designated as the Florida Public
`
21601100`1203000000`3001090`000000`000013`Defender Association's legislative pri
orities and are being submitted in either PD-11's or the Justice Administrative
`
21601100`1203000000`3001090`000000`000014`Commission's (JAC) LBR , PD-11 request
s workload funding so that we may reasonably comply with our constitutional,
`
21601100`1203000000`3001090`000000`000015`ethical and professional obligations w
hile handling our existing caseloads.
`
21601100`1203000000`3001090`000000`000016`
`
21601100`1203000000`3001090`000000`000017` No Additional Budget or Position Re
ductions for Fiscal Year 2011-12 (Issue Code 4205600 - JAC LBR)
`
21601100`1203000000`3001090`000000`000018` Restore Fiscal Year 2007-08 and Fis
cal Year 2008-09 Budget and Position Reductions (Issue Code 4205100 - JAC LBR)
`
21601100`1203000000`3001090`000000`000019` Restore Fiscal Year 2009-10 Budget
Reductions (Issue Code 4205300 - JAC LBR)
`
21601100`1203000000`3001090`000000`000020` Public Defender Trial Workload (Iss
ue Code 3001300 - PD-11 LBR)
`
21601100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`
21601100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21601100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21601100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `

21601100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21601100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `
21601100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21601100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`
21601100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `
21601100`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`
21601100`1203000000`4300600`000000`000002`This is a request to decrease our Gran
ts & Donation trust authority to the maximum amounts reimbursable under the
`
21601100`1203000000`4300600`000000`000003`contracts with Miami Dade County.
`
21601100`1203000000`4300600`000000`000004`
`
21601100`1203000000`4300600`000000`000005`Since Fiscal Year 2007-08, grant autho
rity has been increased through administered funds relating to salary benefits
`
21601100`1203000000`4300600`000000`000006`which had no impact on salary rate. A
ccordingly, we are requesting a reduction in authority without a salary rate
`
21601100`1203000000`4300600`000000`000007`reduction.
`
21601200`1203000000`2401000`000000`000002`Replace desks, credenzas, lateral cabi
net, chairs and bookcases when worn out.
`
21601200`1203000000`2401000`000000`000003`
`
21601200`1203000000`2401000`000000`000004`Furniture: Sarasota (12) $2,466.84 eac
h = $29,602.08
`
21601200`1203000000`2401000`000000`000005`Equipment: Video Camera (3) $270.98 ea
ch = $182.94
`
21601200`1203000000`2401000`000000`000006`
`
21601200`1203000000`2401000`000000`000007`This issue impacts all agency activiti
es.
`
21601200`1203000000`2401800`000000`000002`This request is based upon a 10% incre
ase over actual prior year Law Library expenditures.
`
21601200`1203000000`2401800`000000`000003`
`

21601200`1203000000`2401800`000000`000004`2009-10 Law Library Expenditures = $33
,900.61 x 10% = $3,390.06
`
21601200`1203000000`2401800`000000`000005`
`
21601200`1203000000`2401800`000000`000006`This issue impacts all agency activiti
es.
`
21601200`1203000000`2401800`000000`000007`
`
21601200`1203000000`2401800`000000`000008`Replacement Policy: Books and periodic
als are replaced when worn out or obsolete and of no value to the state.
`
21601200`1203000000`2402000`000000`000002`Forty (40) microphones are needed for
audio records, depositions, witness statements at $19.99 each = $799.60
`
21601200`1203000000`2402000`000000`000003`
`
21601200`1203000000`2402000`000000`000004`This issue impacts all agency activiti
es.
`
21601200`1203000000`2402200`000000`000002`This issue impacts all agency activiti
es.
`
21601200`1203000000`2402200`000000`000003`
`
21601200`1203000000`2402200`000000`000004`New legal and investigative titles as
published and as needed = $2,500
`
21601200`1203000000`3000590`000000`000002`Due to the increased rate of felony ca
ses filed and the additional time required to prepare felony cases for trial, a
`
21601200`1203000000`3000590`000000`000003`special need exists to expedite those
cases which do not require comprehensive investigation by the defense of the Sta
te. `
21601200`1203000000`3000590`000000`000004`The goal of the 12th Judicial Circuit
is to dispose of 1200 to 1500 felony cases per year that will require a joint
`
21601200`1203000000`3000590`000000`000005`effort between the State Attorney's Of
fice, Public Defender's Office and the Judiciary. These cases could be resolved
`
21601200`1203000000`3000590`000000`000006`earlier in the judicial process and fr
ee Assistant Public Defenders and Assistant State Attorneys to handle the
`
21601200`1203000000`3000590`000000`000007`additional trails that will be generat
ed because of the new legislated non-negotiable cases such as 10-20 Life, PPR,
`
21601200`1203000000`3000590`000000`000008`Jimmy Ryce etc. The anticipated benef
its would be more efficient use of Judicial, State and Defense manpower plus
`
21601200`1203000000`3000590`000000`000009`meeting the legislated case processing
requirements. A pilot project as already been initiated in other circuits with
`
21601200`1203000000`3000590`000000`000010`the support and participation of the p
rosecution and judiciary. However, in order to expand the project to all felony
`

21601200`1203000000`3000590`000000`000011`divisions (4) additional positions Ass
istant Public Defender positions are needed as well as (2) legal assistants for
`
21601200`1203000000`3000590`000000`000012`both counties. Four lawyers are neede
d to review cases, contact clients and direct investigations immediately upon th
e `
21601200`1203000000`3000590`000000`000013`Public Defender's Office being appoint
ed by the court at first appearance hearings. Two legal assistants are needed t
o `
21601200`1203000000`3000590`000000`000014`expedite cases preparation for trial o
r negotiated plea as directed by the lawyers. Funds are requested in Public
`
21601200`1203000000`3000590`000000`000015`Defender Operations to establish these
positions as per the Office of Policy and Budget's Standard #3.
`
21601200`1203000000`3000590`000000`000016`
`
21601200`1203000000`3000590`000000`000017`This issue links to all agency activit
ies.
`
21601200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000003`Other Personal Services (OPS)
`
21601200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000004`Number of OPS
Number o
f Hours
Cost per Hour
Total Cost
`
21601200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000005`----------------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21601200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000006`1 Secretarial Support
2,080
$15.00
$31,200
`
21601200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000007`2 Attorney Intern - Research
1,040
$15.00
$15,600
`
21601200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000008`2 Witness Interviewer
2,080
$15.00
$31,200
`
21601200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000009`----------------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21601200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000010`Total
$78,000
`
21601200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000011`
`
21601200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000012`Other Personal Services personnel are
needed to cover employees on vacation, sick leave, etc. Also, to alleviate
`
21601200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000013`shortfalls in full-time equivalent pos
itions (FTEs) lost through attrition.
`
21601200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000014`
`
21601200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000015`This issue impacts all agency activiti
es.
`

21601200`1203000000`3001010`000000`000002`With the increase in gang related acti
vities and prison reoffender cases being charted by the State Attorney's Office,
`
21601200`1203000000`3001010`000000`000003`the Public Defender, Twelfth Circuit w
ould like to request four (4) full-time equivalent (FTE) Assistant Public Defend
ers `
21601200`1203000000`3001010`000000`000004`and two (2) FTE Legal Assistants to re
duce the caseload in all felony divisions.
`
21601200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`
21601200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21601200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21601200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `
21601200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21601200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `
21601200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21601200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`
21601200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `
21601200`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`
21601200`1203000000`3005160`000000`000002`This issue links to all agency activit
ies.
`
21601200`1203000000`3005160`000000`000003`
`
21601200`1203000000`3005160`000000`000004`Driving Under the Influence (DUI) repr
esentation has increased at least 30% in the Office of the Public Defender due t
o `
21601200`1203000000`3005160`000000`000005`unemployment and the inability of the
offender to afford private counsel. This number represents DUI re-offenders that
`
21601200`1203000000`3005160`000000`000006`require extensive discovery, experts,
research, and litigation time. For example, expert fees alone are $3500 to testi
fy `
21601200`1203000000`3005160`000000`000007`at trial and $300/hour to review evide
nce. By having a DUI Court, the attorneys are able to funnel these time-consumin
g, `
21601200`1203000000`3005160`000000`000008`expensive cases into a program within
one month of arrest, thereby eliminating the extra costs of litigation. The
`

21601200`1203000000`3005160`000000`000009`offender receives intensive out-patien
t rehabilitation, increasing both offender productivity and public safety while
the `
21601200`1203000000`3005160`000000`000010`risk of re-offending is reduced.
`
21601200`1203000000`3005160`000000`000011`
`
21601200`1203000000`3005160`000000`000012`Funds are requested in Public Defender
Operations to establish these positions as per the Office of Policy and Budget'
s `
21601200`1203000000`3005160`000000`000013`(OPB) Standard #3.
`
21601200`1203000000`3005170`000000`000002`This issue impacts all agency activiti
es.
`
21601200`1203000000`3005170`000000`000003`
`
21601200`1203000000`3005170`000000`000004`This position would be established to
assist drug offender clients in completing Court mandated counseling and treatme
nt `
21601200`1203000000`3005170`000000`000005`obligations and assist in referrals fo
r other social services.
`
21601200`1203000000`3005170`000000`000006`
`
21601200`1203000000`3005170`000000`000007`Funds are requested in Public Defender
Operations to establish this position as per the Office of Policy and Budget's
`
21601200`1203000000`3005170`000000`000008`(OPB) Standard #3.
`
21601200`1203000000`3800130`000000`000002`This issue links to all agency activit
ies.
`
21601200`1203000000`3800130`000000`000003`
`
21601200`1203000000`3800130`000000`000004`The Public Defender is requesting fund
ing in this issue to provide mission critical training for Assistant Public
`
21601200`1203000000`3800130`000000`000005`Defenders, support and investigative s
taff. Training programs include, required Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credi
t `
21601200`1203000000`3800130`000000`000006`courses, client/customer service and m
anagement training, etc. It is the intent of the Public Defender to reduce trave
l `
21601200`1203000000`3800130`000000`000007`expenses associated with training by u
tilizing the internet, video-conferencing and in-house training programs wheneve
r `
21601200`1203000000`3800130`000000`000008`possible. In addition, it is the inten
t of this office to initiate "Train the Trainer" programs to minimize training
`
21601200`1203000000`3800130`000000`000009`expenditures.
`

21601200`1203000000`3800130`000000`000010`
`
21601200`1203000000`3800130`000000`000011`Assistant Public Defender (APD) Traini
ng
`
21601200`1203000000`3800130`000000`000012`(2) National Criminal Defense College,
enhancing trial skills, $2,571.00 each = $5,142.00
`
21601200`1203000000`3800130`000000`000013`(4) Advanced Cross Examination, enhanc
ing trial skills, $1,294 each = $5,176
`
21601200`1203000000`3800130`000000`000014`(4) Blood Breath & Tears, DUI defense,
$345 each = $1,380
`
21601200`1203000000`3800130`000000`000015`(4) Life Over Death, capital case qual
ification, $816 each = $3,264
`
21601200`1203000000`3800130`000000`000016`(4) Defender College, basic trial skil
ls, $669 each = $2,676
`
21601200`1203000000`3800130`000000`000017`(4) Advanced Defender College, advance
d trial skills, $669 each = $2,676
`
21601200`1203000000`3800130`000000`000018`(8) FPDA Winter Conference, CLE credit
and enhance staff skills, $669 each = $5,352
`
21601200`1203000000`3800130`000000`000019`(8) FPDA Summer Conference, CLE credit
and enhance staff skills, $669 each = $5,352
`
21601200`1203000000`3800130`000000`000020`(2) Theories and Themes, CLE credit an
d enhance staff skills, $1,294 each = $2,588
`
21601200`1203000000`3800280`000000`000002`This issue links to all agency activit
ies.
`
21601200`1203000000`3800280`000000`000003`
`
21601200`1203000000`3800280`000000`000004`(4) Practicing with Professionalism @
$135 each=$540 (potential new hires) for resignations/terminations Year 1
`
21601200`1203000000`3800280`000000`000005`(4) Basic skill courses @ $135=$1,620Year 2-3 (Travel $350)
`
21601200`1203000000`3800280`000000`000006`
`
21601200`1203000000`3800280`000000`000007`BSCR shall be completed as follows: th
e Practicing with Professionalism program shall be completed no sooner than 12
`
21601200`1203000000`3800280`000000`000008`months prior to or no later than 12 mo
nths following admission to The Florida Bar. The three elective, basic, substant
ive `
21601200`1203000000`3800280`000000`000009`continuing legal education programs sh
all be completed during the member's initial three-year continuing legal educati
on `
21601200`1203000000`3800280`000000`000010`requirement reporting cycle assigned u
pon admission to The Florida Bar.
`

21601200`1203000000`4200330`000000`000002`The Public Defender's Office, Twelfth
Circuit would like to establish a mental health diversion program with one (1)
`
21601200`1203000000`4200330`000000`000003`full-time equivalent (FTE) requested t
o act as a coordinator and legal counsel for mental health cases in all felony
`
21601200`1203000000`4200330`000000`000004`divisions for the Twelfth Circuit.
`
21601200`1203000000`4200330`000000`000005`
`
21601200`1203000000`4200330`000000`000006`This issue impacts all agency activiti
es.
`
21601300`1203000000`2000100`000000`000002`The Public Defender's Office, Thirteen
th Judicial Circuit proposes a budget transfer between the Public Defenders Reve
nue `
21601300`1203000000`2000100`000000`000003`Trust Fund, Salaries and Benefits cate
gory and an Operating Expenditures category. This action would create budget of
`
21601300`1203000000`2000100`000000`000004`$100,000 in the Operations category th
at does not currently exist within the Public Defenders Revenue Trust Fund. The
`
21601300`1203000000`2000100`000000`000005`collections for this trust fund have i
ncreased steadily since its inception and estimated revenues will exceed the
`
21601300`1203000000`2000100`000000`000006`authority in Fiscal Year 2010-2011.
`
21601300`1203000000`2000100`000000`000007`
`
21601300`1203000000`2000100`000000`000008`Reference corresponding issue code 200
0200 for the amount to deduct from the Salaries and Benefits category.
`
21601300`1203000000`2000200`000000`000002`The Public Defender's Office, Thirteen
th Judicial Circuit proposes a budget transfer between the Public Defenders Reve
nue `
21601300`1203000000`2000200`000000`000003`Trust Fund, Salaries and Benefits cate
gory and an Operating Expenditures category. This action would create budget of
`
21601300`1203000000`2000200`000000`000004`$100,000 in the Operations category th
at does not currently exist within the Public Defenders Revenue Trust Fund. The
`
21601300`1203000000`2000200`000000`000005`collections for this trust fund have i
ncreased steadily since its inception and estimated revenues will exceed the
`
21601300`1203000000`2000200`000000`000006`authority in Fiscal Year 2010-2011.
`
21601300`1203000000`2000200`000000`000007`
`
21601300`1203000000`2000200`000000`000008`Reference corresponding issue code 200
0100 for the amount to add to the Public Defender Operating Expenditures categor
y. `
21601300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000002`Replacement Policy for the Public Defe
nder's Office, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit: Equipment and furniture are replace
d `

21601300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000003`when worn out, obsolete or due to exce
ssive maintenance are no longer cost effective to the state. Attorney furniture
`
21601300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000004`consists of desk, credenza workspace,
desk chair, 2-side chairs for customer/client, bookcase, and filing cabinet. The
`
21601300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000005`request is based on the standard expen
se and human resource service assessment package developed by the Office of Poli
cy `
21601300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000006`and Budget (OPB) for furniture. The co
st of file cabinet at $450, bookcase at $355, desk at $625, desk chair at $576,
and `
21601300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000007`side arm chair at $283. The cost would
be $2,289 times 50 offices. This furniture was purchased more than eight years
ago `
21601300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000008`and it is worn out or due to excessive
maintenance needs to be replaced.
`
21601300`1203000000`3000180`000000`000002`The Public Defender's Office, Thirteen
th Judicial Circuit, believes that juveniles charged as defendants in criminal
`
21601300`1203000000`3000180`000000`000003`cases have unique needs for early repr
esentation. They are children often detained away from their parents and home,
`
21601300`1203000000`3000180`000000`000004`being asked to make informed decisions
regarding their case that will impact the rest of their lives. Juvenile crimes
are `
21601300`1203000000`3000180`000000`000005`often committed in groups and the pote
ntial for overcharging juveniles can be great. Hillsborough County is identified
as `
21601300`1203000000`3000180`000000`000006`the #1 county for direct filing juveni
les into the adult system. Conviction of a crime as a juvenile is no longer
`
21601300`1203000000`3000180`000000`000007`confidential and now carries permanent
stigma having the potential to negatively affect the rest of their lives, schoo
l, `
21601300`1203000000`3000180`000000`000008`job, etc. Additionally, this issue wil
l provide juveniles access to legal counsel as mandated before a charging decisi
on `
21601300`1203000000`3000180`000000`000009`is made. This will reduce the time fra
me between detention and charge resolution, and improve the quality of justice f
or `
21601300`1203000000`3000180`000000`000010`juveniles. The operations request is b
ased on the standard expenses and human resource services assessment package
`
21601300`1203000000`3000180`000000`000011`developed by the Office of Policy and
Budget (OPB) in the amount of attorney total package of $4,713 and non-recurring
at `
21601300`1203000000`3000180`000000`000012`$2,764; non-attorney total package of
$4,013 and non-recurring at $2,764; and, support staff total package at $3,419 a
nd `
21601300`1203000000`3000180`000000`000013`non-recurring at $2,323.
`
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000002`When the courts assess fines and fees
as terms of probation or as part of judgment and sentence upon an indigent
`
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000003`defendant, there are repercussions to
the defendant, as well as lost revenue to the state and victims when financial
`

21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000004`obligations cannot be met. Many times
these indigent persons need help in finding a place to live, a job, and medical
`
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000005`services or transportation in order to
meet their court ordered obligations. Without some basic assistance many of the
se `
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000006`defendants fail, are arrested, and fac
e new charges. This results in a revolving door situation that does not provide
any `
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000007`benefit to the victim, costs the state
in additional prosecution and defense caseload, and puts additional burden on t
he `
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000008`courts.
`
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000009`
`
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000010`Since the Public Defender's Office of
the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit and her assistants represent these indigent
`
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000011`defendants, we are in a unique positio
n to communicate with and assist them in their special needs to ensure that they
`
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000012`can meet their court ordered obligatio
ns. The ability of the defendants to succeed in meeting their financial obligati
on `
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000013`increases trust fund revenues of the s
tate, reduces case loads for the Courts, State Attorneys and Public Defenders, a
nd `
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000014`provides victims with the restitution
ordered by the court. This issue provides funding for a Restorative Justice Unit
`
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000015`comprised of disposition specialists t
hat will monitor these cases, interact with other agencies, and assist the clien
ts `
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000016`in obtaining the resources they need i
n order to meet their court ordered financial obligations.
`
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000017`
`
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000018`Since 2007, the Public Defender's Offi
ce, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, received federal grant funding in the amount of
`
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000019`$219,960 to successfully integrate ind
igent defendants into housing, job placement, medical assistance, transportation
, `
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000020`community resource referral, payment o
f restitution, and mental health referrals. However, that grant has been exhaust
ed `
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000021`and we seek state funding to continue
this valuable program. Since October 2007, this program monitored 1,056 clients
`
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000022`enrolled, with 493 successful completi
ons and 272 clients continue being monitored. The ratio of success is 46.7%. Thi
s `
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000023`issue impacts all approved activities
for this agency.
`

21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000024`
`
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000025`The operations request is based on the
standard expenses and human resource services assessment package developed by t
he `
21601300`1203000000`3000220`000000`000026`Office of Policy and Budget (OPB) for
non-attorney of $4,013 and non-recurring at $2,764.
`
21601300`1203000000`3000570`000000`000002`The Public Defender's Office, Thirteen
th Judicial Circuit, in cooperation with the Pepin Academies has established a
`
21601300`1203000000`3000570`000000`000003`community based training program for p
hysically and mentally challenged young adults. This program has been recognized
by `
21601300`1203000000`3000570`000000`000004`the Davis Productivity Award for it's
cost avoidance to the tax payers in excess of $133,225. In order to continue thi
s `
21601300`1203000000`3000570`000000`000005`successful program we have identified
an opportunity to increase the scope and tasks of this program. There is need to
`
21601300`1203000000`3000570`000000`000006`staff a job coach who monitors, trains
, and provides guidance to oversee the physically and mentally challenged
`
21601300`1203000000`3000570`000000`000007`volunteers that work in the office per
forming repetitive office work such as image scanning of documents, filing, offi
ce `
21601300`1203000000`3000570`000000`000008`delivery, copying, mailing, and shredd
ing of confidential information. Our office is in the process of becoming virtua
l `
21601300`1203000000`3000570`000000`000009`through the efforts of these young adu
lts. The cost savings associated with becoming a virtual office exceeds $100,000
. `
21601300`1203000000`3000570`000000`000010`
`
21601300`1203000000`3000570`000000`000011`
`
21601300`1203000000`3000570`000000`000012`
`
21601300`1203000000`3000570`000000`000013`Number of OPS
Number of Hours C
ost per Hour
Weeks per Year
Total Cost
`
21601300`1203000000`3000570`000000`000014`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21601300`1203000000`3000570`000000`000015`1
20
$
17.50
50
$17,500
`
21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000002`The Public Defender of the Thirteenth
Judicial Circuit has implemented an Early Case Resolution Program in Hillsboroug
h `
21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000003`County as a cost savings measure, to e
xpedite cases and alleviate overcrowding at the county jails. The pilot program
`
21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000004`created within the juvenile divisions
was to focus on fast resolution of cases with the target population being at ris
k `

21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000005`juvenile offenders. During the pilot p
rogram 17 juveniles appeared on the Division G docket, with 10 of them eligible
to `
21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000006`be direct filed into the adult crimina
l court system. Eleven of the 17 cases were found appropriate for fast case
`
21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000007`resolution which resulted in a more di
rect impact on the offender as well as the community. All cases resolved within
21 `
21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000008`days of arrest. Both the Assistant Sta
te Attorney and Assistant Public Defender assigned to this new division had othe
r `
21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000009`full time duties but took on the added
division docket. This was very straining for both attorneys, but all cases were
`
21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000010`resolved as intended by the pilot proj
ect. This early intervention could be very successful at fast resolution if
`
21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000011`attorneys are dedicated to that divisi
on rather than splitting their attention from other duties. This early intervent
ion `
21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000012`will enable attorneys to provide infor
mation to assistant state attorneys that will assist in filing decision options.
`
21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000013`In other jurisdictions around the stat
e, funding was provided for "rocket docket" attorneys in both public defender an
d `
21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000014`state attorney offices. Early interven
tion and/or investigation allow the attorneys to mitigate cases and/or charges.
`
21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000015`This reduces felony cases and leads to
more cases being no filed or nolle prossed. This relieves a burden on the jail,
`
21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000016`court system, state attorney, and judi
ciary. These cases, if worked early, can be disposed of expeditiously while
`
21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000017`providing an efficient process for the
state as a whole; reducing the impact on the court system and reducing the back
log `
21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000018`of non-violent, third degree felony ca
ses pending in felony divisions. The operations request is based on the standard
`
21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000019`expenses and human resource services a
ssessment package developed by the Office of Policy and Budget (OPB) in the amou
nt `
21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000020`of attorney total package of $4,713 an
d non-recurring at $2,764, and support staff total package at $3,419 and
`
21601300`1203000000`3000590`000000`000021`non-recurring at $2,323.
`
21601300`1203000000`3000960`000000`000002`Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.1
12 requires capital level attorneys to attend a capital case qualifying training
`
21601300`1203000000`3000960`000000`000003`course every two years. The course "Li
fe over Death" is offered yearly at a registration cost of $275 per attorney. Th
e `
21601300`1203000000`3000960`000000`000004`Public Defender's Office, Thirteenth J
udicial Circuit, presently has twelve death penalty cases pending; an increase o
f `

21601300`1203000000`3000960`000000`000005`100% since 2008. The Public Defenders
Office, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, currently has a need to train ten Capital
`
21601300`1203000000`3000960`000000`000006`attorneys at a total cost of $708 per
attorney which includes the registration cost of $275 and $433 for room and meal
s. `
21601300`1203000000`3000960`000000`000007`This issue impacts the criminal indige
nt defense activity.
`
21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000002`The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court'
s Chief Judge Manuel Menendez has issued the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Judicial
`
21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000003`Certification Request. In this documen
t seven (7) additional judgeships (1 circuit and 3 county) are requested, and th
e `
21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000004`document suggests a corresponding impa
ct to the Public Defender's Office. The creation of one Circuit Judge for juveni
le `
21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000005`delinquency filings, two County Judges
to be assigned to civil filings including traffic cases, and one County Crimina
l `
21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000006`Judge will create a corresponding need
for Public Defender staffing. This issue requests full-time equivalent (FTEs)
`
21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000007`positions to staff new courtrooms with
attorneys, legal assistants, investigative and disposition specialists necessar
y `
21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000008`to support the defense of cases. The J
udicial Certification Request is based upon the 21.2% increase in the civil traf
fic `
21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000009`filings, 9.5% increase in county civil
filings, and 13.6% increase in juvenile delinquency filings. This issue impacts
`
21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000010`all approved activities for this agenc
y.
`
21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000011`
`
21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000012`
APD
Legal Assista
nt
Dispo Spec
Investigator
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21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000013`-------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000014`1 Circuit
5
.5
.5
.5
`
21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000015`2 Cty Civil
2
.5
`
21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000016`1 Cty Crim
1.5
1
Based on 1.5 atty per County Criminal Jud
ge `
21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000017`
Total
8.5
2
.5
.5
`
21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000018`
`

21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000019`The operations request is based on the
standard expenses and human resource services assessment package developed by t
he `
21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000020`Office of Policy and Budet (OPB) in th
e amount of attorney total package of $4,713 and non-recurring at $2,764;
`
21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000021`non-attorney total package of $4,013 a
nd non-recurring at $2,764; and, support staff total package at $3,419 and
`
21601300`1203000000`3001060`000000`000022`non-recurring at $2,323.
`
21601300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`
21601300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21601300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21601300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `
21601300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21601300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `
21601300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21601300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`
21601300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `
21601300`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`
21601300`1203000000`3001370`000000`000002`The caseload for Baker Act (Mental Hea
lth) cases has increased over the past years: FY 2006-07 we handled 1,711; FY
`
21601300`1203000000`3001370`000000`000003`2007-08 we handled 1,854, FY 2008-09 w
e handled 2,280, and FY 2009-10 we handled 2,457. Over four years the Public
`
21601300`1203000000`3001370`000000`000004`Defender's Office, Thirteenth Judicial
Circuit, has experienced an increase of 40% in mental health case filings. The
`
21601300`1203000000`3001370`000000`000005`rising demand for visits to treatment
centers such as Tampa General Mental Health Unit, St. Joseph's Hospital Mental
`
21601300`1203000000`3001370`000000`000006`Health Unit, and the Crisis Center req
uires additional attorneys and support staff. There is tremendous workload deman
ds `
21601300`1203000000`3001370`000000`000007`associated with the representation of
individuals held involuntarily for evaluations and/or treatment in a mental heal
th `

21601300`1203000000`3001370`000000`000008`facility. To evaluate and visit these
treatment centers requires additional attorneys and support staff. The Public
`
21601300`1203000000`3001370`000000`000009`Defender's Office, Thirteenth Judicial
Circuit, has staffed this growing need but is underfunded in the Salary categor
y `
21601300`1203000000`3001370`000000`000010`to pay for these positions. Therefore,
the Public Defender's Office, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, is requesting salary
`
21601300`1203000000`3001370`000000`000011`dollars for three attorneys at $50,000
each plus benefits for a total General Revenue Salary increase of $196,500.
`
21601300`1203000000`3003030`000000`000002`The Florida Legislature, Office of Eco
nomic and Demographic Research, July 2008, estimates the general population for
`
21601300`1203000000`3003030`000000`000003`Hillsborough County as of 7/1/2009 to
be 1,254,459. The 2004 census estimates 20.6% or 258,419 people living in
`
21601300`1203000000`3003030`000000`000004`Hillsborough County are of Hispanic or
Latino origin. These numbers directly translate into the number of Spanish clie
nts `
21601300`1203000000`3003030`000000`000005`represented by the Public Defender. In
FY 2009-10 the Public Defender's Office, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, had over
660 `
21601300`1203000000`3003030`000000`000006`translator requests for clients who do
not speak English. As Hillsborough County's population has grown over 13.3% in
the `
21601300`1203000000`3003030`000000`000007`last five years, so has the need for S
panish interpreting services for clients, witnesses and family members outside o
f `
21601300`1203000000`3003030`000000`000008`the responsibility for the courts to p
rovide translators. This issue provides one full-time equivalent (FTE) position
for `
21601300`1203000000`3003030`000000`000009`an interpreter for the office and jail
in an effort to reduce these due process costs. This position would be able to
`
21601300`1203000000`3003030`000000`000010`assist attorneys with Spanish speaking
clients and transcribe audio and written correspondence or statements. This iss
ue `
21601300`1203000000`3003030`000000`000011`would be more efficient as well as cos
t effective because we would control the schedule for use of the translator as w
ell `
21601300`1203000000`3003030`000000`000012`as avoid payments of hourly rates of $
75/hour from Due Process dollars. This issue impacts all approved activities for
`
21601300`1203000000`3003030`000000`000013`this agency.
`
21601300`1203000000`3003030`000000`000014`
`
21601300`1203000000`3003030`000000`000015`The operations request is based on the
standard expenses and human resource services assessment package developed by t
he `
21601300`1203000000`3003030`000000`000016`Office of Policy and Budget (OPB) in t
he amount of support staff total package at $3,419 and non-recurring at $2,323.
`
21601300`1203000000`3800280`000000`000002`Turnover rate for the Public Defender'
s Office, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit is 30.73% for FY 2009-10. This turnover ra
te, `

21601300`1203000000`3800280`000000`000003`combined with the full-time equivalent
(FTEs) positions that have been appropriated with the establishment of new
`
21601300`1203000000`3800280`000000`000004`judgeships creates a continuing influx
of new attorneys. The Florida Bar has a required training program for new
`
21601300`1203000000`3800280`000000`000005`attorneys entitled "Practicing with Pr
ofessionalism". The Public Defender's Office, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit has a
`
21601300`1203000000`3800280`000000`000006`need to train approximately 25 new att
orneys per year at a cost of $135 per attorney. This issue impacts the criminal
`
21601300`1203000000`3800280`000000`000007`indigent defense activity.
`
21601300`1203000000`4200140`000000`000002`In October 2007 an interlocal agreemen
t was established between The Public Defender's Office and Hillsborough County,
`
21601300`1203000000`4200140`000000`000003`Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, for use o
f Justice Assistance Grant Subgrant funds for Transitional and Restorative
`
21601300`1203000000`4200140`000000`000004`Services. An increase of authority was
requested in the Grants and Donations Trust Fund during the grant's agreement.
The `
21601300`1203000000`4200140`000000`000005`Justice Assistance Grant will end on O
ctober 31, 2010. The Public Defenders Office, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, reque
sts `
21601300`1203000000`4200140`000000`000006`deletion of excess authority in the am
ount of $48,000 from the Grants & Donations Salaries and Benefits category.
`
21601300`1203000000`4200140`000000`000007`
`
21601300`1203000000`4200140`000000`000008`The additional reduction of $600,000 o
f budget authority requested to be reduced is to adjust to the collections actua
lly `
21601300`1203000000`4200140`000000`000009`received in the Grants and Donations T
rust Fund.
`
21601300`1203000000`4200150`000000`000002`The Public Defender's Office, Thirteen
th Judicial Circuit, requests a deletion of excess Indigent Criminal Defense Tru
st `
21601300`1203000000`4200150`000000`000003`Fund Authority of $1,000,000. The coll
ections for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit have not increased as anticipated du
e `
21601300`1203000000`4200150`000000`000004`to circumstances beyond the control of
this agency. The collections for the Indigent Criminal Defense Trust Fund for t
he `
21601300`1203000000`4200150`000000`000005`Thirteenth Judicial Circuit were over
estimated and a reduction of authority is requested.
`
21601300`1203000000`4207000`000000`000002`Statewide turnover rate for public def
ender attorneys in FY 2009-10 was 15.80%. The Public Defender's Office of the
`
21601300`1203000000`4207000`000000`000003`Thirteenth Judicial Circuit's attorney
turnover rate was at 30.73% in FY 2009-10. The percentage of attorneys retained
`
21601300`1203000000`4207000`000000`000004`with an average of three (3) or more y
ears as of June 30, 2010 for this office is 53.03%, while the statewide retentio
n `

21601300`1203000000`4207000`000000`000005`for Public Defender's Offices is 61.64
%. This level of lawyers leaving the offices of the Public Defender rises to the
`
21601300`1203000000`4207000`000000`000006`level of a constitutional crisis. The
Public Defender's Office of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit needs experienced
`
21601300`1203000000`4207000`000000`000007`criminal trial lawyers to represent in
digent defendants charged with crimes. This loss of trained and experienced lawy
ers `
21601300`1203000000`4207000`000000`000008`leads to cases being delayed while awa
iting new lawyers to be assigned, who then must meet the client, familiarize
`
21601300`1203000000`4207000`000000`000009`themselves with the case, continue its
preparation and ultimately resolve the case. The retention/incentive program fo
r `
21601300`1203000000`4207000`000000`000010`Assistant Public Defenders is to give
every lawyer with three or more years experience within this office a $5,000,
`
21601300`1203000000`4207000`000000`000011`non-recurring award on June 1, 2011. T
he calculation is based on 52.2 attorneys that average three or more years of
`
21601300`1203000000`4207000`000000`000012`service.
`
21601400`1203000000`2401000`000000`000002`Replacement Policy: Equipment and fur
niture are replaced when worn out, obsolete or due to excessive maintenance, are
`
21601400`1203000000`2401000`000000`000003`not longer cost effective to the state
.
`
21601400`1203000000`2401000`000000`000004`
`
21601400`1203000000`2401000`000000`000005`Public Defender Operations - General R
evenue - 6/30/10 - Standard #3 $147,096 x 10% = $14,710
`
21601400`1203000000`2401000`000000`000006`
`
21601400`1203000000`2401000`000000`000007`This issue has impact on all of our ag
ency's activities.
`
21601400`1203000000`2401800`000000`000002`This request is based upon a 10% incre
ase over actual prior year Law Library expenditures.
`
21601400`1203000000`2401800`000000`000003`
`
21601400`1203000000`2401800`000000`000004`2009-10 Law Library Expenditures = $35
,514 x 10% = $3,551
`
21601400`1203000000`2401800`000000`000005`
`
21601400`1203000000`2401800`000000`000006`
`
21601400`1203000000`2401800`000000`000007`This issue has an impact on off of our
agency's activities.
`

21601400`1203000000`2401800`000000`000008`
`
21601400`1203000000`2401800`000000`000009`Replacement Policy: Books and periodi
cals are replaced when worn out or obsolete and of no value to the state.
`
21601400`1203000000`3000640`000000`000002`Number of OPS Employees
Number o
f Hours
Cost per Hour
Total Cost
`
21601400`1203000000`3000640`000000`000003`----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21601400`1203000000`3000640`000000`000004`
`
21601400`1203000000`3000640`000000`000005`2 - Part-time Assistant
`
21601400`1203000000`3000640`000000`000006`
Public Defenders
0
$28.00
$58,240
`
21601400`1203000000`3000640`000000`000007`
`
21601400`1203000000`3000640`000000`000008`2 - Part-time Clerical
0
$ 8.50
$17,680
`
21601400`1203000000`3000640`000000`000009`

208

208

`
21601400`1203000000`3000640`000000`000010`FICA Match
.0765
5,808
`
21601400`1203000000`3000640`000000`000011`Less: Recurring Appropriation
(7,101)
`
21601400`1203000000`3000640`000000`000012`----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21601400`1203000000`3000640`000000`000013`Total
$74,627
`
21601400`1203000000`3000640`000000`000014`
`
21601400`1203000000`3000640`000000`000015`Funding for legal and clerical support
is needed due to workload and replacement of salaried employees on leave.
`
21601400`1203000000`3000640`000000`000016`
`
21601400`1203000000`3000640`000000`000017`This issue has an impact on all of our
agency's activities.
`
21601400`1203000000`3000960`000000`000002`The Florida Rules of Criminal Procedur
e 3.112 sets forth minimum standards for attorneys who handle capital cases.
`
21601400`1203000000`3000960`000000`000003`Pursuant to the Florida Rules of Crimi
nal Procedure 3.112 (f) (7) and (g) (2) (E) lead counsel and co-counsel must att
end `

21601400`1203000000`3000960`000000`000004`a continuing legal education program o
f at least twelve hours duration devoted specifically to the defense of capital
`
21601400`1203000000`3000960`000000`000005`cases. The Office of Public Defender,
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit serves six counties. It is important that the Public
`
21601400`1203000000`3000960`000000`000006`Defender's office has enough qualified
attorneys to represent the cases we are appointed to as lead counsel, as well a
s, `
21601400`1203000000`3000960`000000`000007`co-counsel. This requires our office t
o ensure proper training to those attorneys who are assigned capital cases.
`
21601400`1203000000`3000960`000000`000008`
`
21601400`1203000000`3000960`000000`000009`Training Course
Continuing Legal
Education Hours
Positions
Cost per Position
Total Costs
`
21601400`1203000000`3000960`000000`000010`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21601400`1203000000`3000960`000000`000011`
`
21601400`1203000000`3000960`000000`000012`Life Over Death
4
$800
`
21601400`1203000000`3000960`000000`000013`

16
$3,200

`
21601400`1203000000`3000960`000000`000014`
`
21601400`1203000000`3000960`000000`000015`This issue has an impact on our crimin
al trial activity.
`
21601400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`
21601400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21601400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21601400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `
21601400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21601400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `
21601400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21601400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`

21601400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `
21601400`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`
21601400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000002`Number of OPS Employees
Number o
f Hours
Cost per Hour
Total Cost
`
21601400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000003`----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21601400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000004`1 - Part-time Assistant
`
21601400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000005`
Public Defenders
104
0
$28.00
$29,120
`
21601400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000006`1 - Part-time Clerical
104
0
$10.00
$10,400
`
21601400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000007`FICA Match
.0765
$ 3,023
`
21601400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000008`----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21601400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000009`Total
$42,543
`
21601400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000010`
`
21601400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000011`Funding for legal and clerical support
is needed due to workload and replacement of salaried employees on leave.
`
21601400`1203000000`4300200`000000`000012`This issue has an impact on all of our
agency's activities.
`
21601500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000002`The Public Defender Office, Fifteenth
Judicial Circuit is requesting a replacement vehicle. Vehicles are utilized by
`
21601500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000003`investigators for case work investigat
ions and staff for attending authorized conferences. The requested replacement
`
21601500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000004`vehicle will have reached its "Drop De
ad" status in mileage by June of the current fiscal year. Replacement will
`
21601500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000005`eliminate the frequency of maintenance
and the high cost associated with it because of the age and mileage of the
`
21601500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000006`vehicle. Non-recurring general revenue
is being requested to purchase a replacement vehicle in the amount of $24,617.
`
21601500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000007`
`
21601500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000008`Year
Make/Model
Vehicle Identifi
cation Number
Mileage (June 30, 2010) Estimated Mileage (June 30, 2010)
`

21601500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000009`----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21601500`1203000000`2401500`000000`000010`2003
Chevy/Malibu 1G1ND52J13M67370
6
115,154
122,000
`
21601500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`
21601500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21601500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21601500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `
21601500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21601500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `
21601500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21601500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`
21601500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `
21601500`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`
21601500`1203000000`3001990`000000`000002`The Fifteenth Circuit Public Defender'
s Office is requesting General Revenue funding to add a mitigation specialist to
`
21601500`1203000000`3001990`000000`000003`assist in the Major Crimes / Serious C
rimes Divisions of this office. The addition of a mitigation specialist would fi
ll `
21601500`1203000000`3001990`000000`000004`a vital component to these divisions i
n the development of cases.
`
21601500`1203000000`3001990`000000`000005`
`
21601500`1203000000`3001990`000000`000006`A mitigation specialist is a professio
nal position and the specialist would be accountable for the preparation and
`
21601500`1203000000`3001990`000000`000007`presentation of mitigation evidence in
the penalty phase of a capital case. The specialist bears the primary
`
21601500`1203000000`3001990`000000`000008`responsibility of providing the trial
lawyer with valuable information such as evaluations, testimonies, professional
`
21601500`1203000000`3001990`000000`000009`analysis and evidence that needs to be
presented to the judge and jury considering a charge of death. Full background
`

21601500`1203000000`3001990`000000`000010`investigations of clients charged with
capital offenses is needed and includes family history, school history, medical
`
21601500`1203000000`3001990`000000`000011`and social history, psychological or p
athological history. All of this would be the responsibility of the specialist.
`
21601500`1203000000`3001990`000000`000012`Also, interviewing family members and
locating as well as interviewing all others with relevant information. Testimony
of `
21601500`1203000000`3001990`000000`000013`the specialist may be required in thei
r professional capacity at a mitigation hearing and submit reports that may be
`
21601500`1203000000`3001990`000000`000014`entered into the record as exhibits. T
he time to conduct the type of work that a mitigation specialist brings forth is
`
21601500`1203000000`3001990`000000`000015`not afforded to the attorney.
`
21601500`1203000000`3001990`000000`000016`
`
21601500`1203000000`3001990`000000`000017`This circuit is presently charged with
the defense of 55 murder cases. 46 first degree murder cases of which 14 are de
ath `
21601500`1203000000`3001990`000000`000018`penalty cases; and 9 second degree mur
der cases. Therefore given the large case load of murder cases of which death is
a `
21601500`1203000000`3001990`000000`000019`factor, it is imperative that this cir
cuit be funded for a mitigation specialist.
`
21601500`1203000000`4200150`000000`000001`This reduction issue is being requeste
d in an attempt to bring this circuit closer into alignment with what its estima
ted `
21601500`1203000000`4200150`000000`000002`collections will be in fiscal year 201
1-12 in the indigent criminal defense trust fund for the trial side of this trus
t `
21601500`1203000000`4200150`000000`000003`fund. The requested reduction amount
resulted from a legislative fund shift reduction of general revenue dollars.
`
21601500`1203000000`4200150`000000`000004`Collectively from fiscal years 2009-10
and 2010-11, the legislature has shifted $287,412 of general revenue funds and
`
21601500`1203000000`4200150`000000`000005`increased the authority in the indigen
t criminal defense trust fund by these amounts. This increase of authority has
`
21601500`1203000000`4200150`000000`000006`caused an imbalance and exaggerates es
timated collections, and unfortunately unless the actual dollars are realized in
`
21601500`1203000000`4200150`000000`000007`collection receipts, the increase of a
uthority serves no purpose.
`
21601600`1203000000`2000100`000000`000002`The Public Defender's Office, Sixteent
h Judicial Circuit is requesting a budget transfer from the Public Defenders
`
21601600`1203000000`2000100`000000`000003`Revenue Trust Fund, Salaries and Benef
its category to an Operating Expenditures category. This action would create bud
get `
21601600`1203000000`2000100`000000`000004`of $20,000 in the Operations category
that does not currently exist within the Public Defenders Revenue Trust Fund and
`

21601600`1203000000`2000100`000000`000005`align budget for anticipated expenditu
res.
`
21601600`1203000000`2000100`000000`000006`
`
21601600`1203000000`2000100`000000`000007`Reference corresponding issue code 200
0200 for the amount to deduct from the Salaries and Benefits category.
`
21601600`1203000000`2000200`000000`000002`The Public Defender's Office, Sixteent
h Judicial Circuit is requesting a budget transfer from the Public Defenders
`
21601600`1203000000`2000200`000000`000003`Revenue Trust Fund, Salaries and Benef
its category to an Operating Expenditures category. This action would create bud
get `
21601600`1203000000`2000200`000000`000004`of $20,000 in the Operations category
that does not currently exist within the Public Defenders Revenue Trust Fund and
`
21601600`1203000000`2000200`000000`000005`align budget for anticipated expenditu
res.
`
21601600`1203000000`2000200`000000`000006`
`
21601600`1203000000`2000200`000000`000007`Reference corresponding issue code 200
0100 for the amount to add to the Operating Expenditures category.
`
21601600`1203000000`2402000`000000`000002`This office has four offices and all a
re equipped with high speed copiers. The three year lease is due to expire and i
t `
21601600`1203000000`2402000`000000`000003`is more cost effective to purchase tha
n to lease. A non-recurring purchase of $20,000 to replace 2 of the 4 would save
`
21601600`1203000000`2402000`000000`000004`long term operating costs.
`
21601600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`
21601600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21601600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21601600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `
21601600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21601600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `
21601600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21601600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`

21601600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `
21601600`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`
21601700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`
21601700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21601700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21601700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `
21601700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21601700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `
21601700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21601700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`
21601700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `
21601700`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`
21601800`1203000000`3000590`000000`000002`Agency Activity impacted: Criminal Tr
ial Indigent Defense
`
21601800`1203000000`3000590`000000`000003`
`
21601800`1203000000`3000590`000000`000004`The Office of the Public Defender has
suffered reductions in appropriations totaling $1,571,023 from FY 07/08 through
FY `
21601800`1203000000`3000590`000000`000005`10/11. In addition the legislature abo
lished seven (7) employee positions as of 07/01/08 and terminated their funding
in `
21601800`1203000000`3000590`000000`000006`Salaries and Benefits. By 9/1/08 six (
6) Assistant Public Defenders were laid off in order to make payroll through the
`
21601800`1203000000`3000590`000000`000007`end of the year which divided the 6,76
0 cases previously assigned (average of 520 cases per attorney x 13 terminated /
`
21601800`1203000000`3000590`000000`000008`abolished positions) amongst the remai
ning attorneys. Although this office has the #1 highest retention rate of attorn
eys `
21601800`1203000000`3000590`000000`000009`with three or more years of date of hi
re (78.69% as of June 30, 2010) amongst all 20 circuits, the Long Range Program
`

21601800`1203000000`3000590`000000`000010`Plan for FY 2011-2016 outlines this ag
ency's goal to reduce the number of cases assigned per attorney from 520 in FY
`
21601800`1203000000`3000590`000000`000011`2011-12 to 494 in FY 2012-2013. By FY
2015-2016 this agency's goal in case assignment per attorney is reduced to 423.
`
21601800`1203000000`3000590`000000`000012`In order to address the excessive case
load, the restoration of $100,000 in General Revenue from the previous budget cu
ts `
21601800`1203000000`3000590`000000`000013`will enable this agency to use vacant
positions to bolster the establishment of this highly successful program within
`
21601800`1203000000`3000590`000000`000014`this agency. (The Seminole County divi
sion resolved 47% of cases from the arraignment docket in 2007 (1194); 49.3% in
`
21601800`1203000000`3000590`000000`000015`2006; 50% in 2005 and 2004; from 2000
to 2003 46.8% to 49.6%. The success in resolving these cases were a direct resul
t `
21601800`1203000000`3000590`000000`000016`upon its workforce.) This method of re
solving cases consequently will reduce costs to the State of Florida for pre-tri
al `
21601800`1203000000`3000590`000000`000017`and trial expenses.
`
21601800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`
21601800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21601800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21601800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `
21601800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21601800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `
21601800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21601800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`
21601800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `
21601800`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`
21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000002`Agency Activity impacted: Criminal Tri
al Indigent Defense
`
21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000003`
`

21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000004`Beginning in fiscal year 2007-2008 the
Office of the Public Defender, 18th J.C. was subjected to multiple budget
`
21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000005`reductions: the S/B 2-C Reduction, th
e 4% holdback, the Special Session Budget Reduction in January of fiscal year
`
21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000006`2008/2009, a later reduction in fiscal
year 2009/2010 and the last reduction in fiscal year 2010/2011 resulting in a
`
21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000007`difference of -$2,306,036 in General A
ppropriation from the original appropriated amount of $8,549,170 (FY 2006/2007)
and `
21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000008`the current FY 2010/2011 General Appro
priation amount of $ 6,243,134. Consequently this agency suffered seven (7) laid
`
21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000009`off employees in September 2009 in ord
er to make payroll through the end of the fiscal year. Meanwhile each remaining
`
21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000010`Assistant Public Defender continually
sustains the burden of the excessive caseload of the eight (8) vacant positions
`
21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000011`that the current Salaries and Benefits
appropriation cannot support to fill. Due to legislative action, seven (7)
`
21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000012`positions were previously abolished bu
t the caseload assignment continues and is again divided among the remaining
`
21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000013`Assistants. According to the Long Rang
e Program Plan for FY 2011-2016 each attorney is currently assigned 520 cases
`
21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000014`whereas the Standard Caseload Assignme
nt adopted by the Florida Public Defender Association is: three (3) Per Capital
`
21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000015`Felony; 200 Per Non-Capital Felony; 40
0 Per Misdemeanor and Criminal Traffic; 50 County to Circuit Court Appeal; and s
ix `
21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000016`(6) Per Sexually Violent Predator. Thi
s agency's goal in the Long Range Program Plan is to reduce the average number o
f `
21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000017`cases assigned to an individual attorn
ey from 520 to 423 by 2016. This small reduction in caseload assignment
`
21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000018`nevertheless is beyond the rudiments
of criminal law whereas the principle responsibility mandated is to "effectively
" `
21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000019`represent an indigent client. The assi
gnation to one legal representative of these overwhelming number of indigent
`
21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000020`individuals in need of representation
and rightfully demanding personal attention distorts the original intent of and
`
21601800`1203000000`4200300`000000`000021`definition of "upholding each of these
individual's constitutional rights" in a timely manner.
`
21601800`1203000000`4201550`000000`000002`Agency Activity impacted: Criminal Tri
al Indigent Defense
`
21601800`1203000000`4201550`000000`000003`
`

21601800`1203000000`4201550`000000`000004`It is the intention of this agency to
seek relief from the inequity of funding among the twenty Public Defender circui
ts. `
21601800`1203000000`4201550`000000`000005`Per case funding ranges from $495 to $
184 among the circuits. As such, it is obvious that: not all circuits are funded
`
21601800`1203000000`4201550`000000`000006`equally; that budget reductions of the
same percentage to all circuits is not equitable; that the Florida Public Defen
der `
21601800`1203000000`4201550`000000`000007`Association cannot obtain a majority v
ote to redistribute existing funding through a new or existing funding formula.
`
21601800`1203000000`4201550`000000`000008`Therefore, this agency seeks additiona
l General Revenue, in the amount stated above, to be taken proportionately from
the `
21601800`1203000000`4201550`000000`000009`existing appropriation for all other P
ublic Defender circuits which exceed the statewide average in per case funding.
`
21601800`1203000000`4300200`000000`000002`Year Make/Model
Identi
fication Number
Actual Mileage 8/27/10
Estimated Mileage 6/30/11
`
21601800`1203000000`4300200`000000`000003`------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21601800`1203000000`4300200`000000`000004`2001 Dodge Caravan
2B4GP4
4361R268576
116,617
120,617
`
21601800`1203000000`4300200`000000`000005`2001 Ford Crown Victoria
2FAFP7
3W51X131769
137,035
148,035
`
21601800`1203000000`4300200`000000`000006`
`
21601800`1203000000`4300200`000000`000007`Requesting authority to replace two mo
tor vehicles that will have over 120,000 miles by Fiscal Year 2011-12.
`
21601800`1203000000`4300200`000000`000008`
`
21601800`1203000000`4300200`000000`000009`Agency activity impacted: Criminal In
vestigative Services
`
21601900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`
21601900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21601900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21601900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `
21601900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21601900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `

21601900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21601900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`
21601900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `
21601900`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`
21601900`1203000000`4200140`000000`000001`A reduction of $2,500 in Salaries and
Benefits (010000) within the Grants and Donations Trust Fund is requested as the
`
21601900`1203000000`4200140`000000`000002`Public Defender Office, Nineteenth Jud
icial Circuit will not be receiving additional funds from the Grants received fr
om `
21601900`1203000000`4200140`000000`000003`Martin and St. Lucie county.
`
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000002`Three additional attorneys are needed
throughout the Public Defender's Office Nineteenth Circuit, comprised of St. Luc
ie, `
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000003`Martin, Indian River, and Okeechobee c
ounties, to deal with cases which have defendants that have a host of issues,
`
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000004`including significant drug and mental
health issues where the outcome could most likely be insanity, incompetence, or
`
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000005`significant litigation. Cases that inv
olve a defendant with these issues involve significantly more time, both in and
out `
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000006`of court and require experienced attor
neys knowledgeable in substance abuse and mental health issues. The cases have a
`
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000007`far better result with that has the tr
aining and time to deal with these serious issues, as illustrated by the success
of `
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000008`our current Mental Health Court in St.
Lucie county. There are currently 118 forensic clients in the system in the
`
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000009`Nineteenth Circuit and 32 cases have b
een closed thus far in 2010. There were over 600 Baker Act hearings set for Publ
ic `
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000010`Defender cases in FY 2009-10. Cases cu
rrently linger in the judicial system longer and defendants spend as much as thr
ee `
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000011`times more time incarcerated due to la
ck of expertise in the field of mental health issues. In addition, when a person
is `
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000012`placed in the State hospital due to in
competence, these positions will continue to prepare the case to allow for a muc
h `
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000013`quicker case disposition upon the clie
nt's release from the hospital. A quicker resolution with an experienced attorne
y `
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000014`handling these cases will and have res
ulted in less jail time and a reduced recidivism rate, saving the State valuable
`

21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000015`dollars and judicial system costs. The
attorneys would also work with local agencies and non-profit organizations seek
ing `
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000016`alternative sentencing options and ref
er defendants to organizations for much needed assistance in meeting a variety o
f `
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000017`needs and court ordered demands put up
on them.
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21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000018`______________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
___ `
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000019`
`
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000020`
`
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000021`The Public Defenders' Office Nineteent
h Judicial Circuit is also requesting operating expenses for these professional
`
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000022`positions as per Standard #3 @ $4,713
per attorney in recurring costs ($4,713 X 3 = $14,139) and $2,764 per attorney i
n `
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000023`non-recurring costs ($2,764 X 3 = $8,2
92).
`
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000024`
`
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000025`PD OPERATIONS:
`
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000026`38 Kodak scanners with maintenance rep
lacement contracts @ $1,100 each = $41,800
`
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000027`
`
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000028`OTHER PERSONAL SERVICES (OPS):
`
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000029`Four (4) part-time secretaries for a t
otal of 5,050 hours x $10.00/hr. = $50,500 + FICA @ $3,863 = $54,363
`
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000030`
`
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000031`The scanners and temporary OPS personn
el requested would be used to scan in 373 boxes of closed case files, four 3-dra
wer `
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000032`file cabinets of terminated personnel
files, one 3-drawer file cabinet of current personnel records, and miscellaneous
`
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000033`administrative files. In the future, c
urrent personnel would scan approximately 25,000 plus cases and various personne
l `
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000034`and administrative files each year. Th
e recurring cost savings to the State in outside storage and destruction, file
`

21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000035`folders and labels, and printing char
ges is conservatively $27,000 per year, with additional savings in personnel cos
ts `
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000036`for filing, retrieval and re-filing of
said documents. The cost savings of even one secretary position per year with
`
21601900`1203000000`4300200`000000`000037`benefits could result in additional sa
vings of $30,360 per year.
`
21602000`1203000000`3000030`000000`000002`The Public Defender, 20th Circuit is r
equesting the positions of, one (1) Paralegal and one (1) Deposition Specialist.
`
21602000`1203000000`3000030`000000`000003`The paralegal position is needed to as
sist attorneys with the preparation of motions, writs of habeas corpus and case
law `
21602000`1203000000`3000030`000000`000004`research, in the Lee County Office of
the Public Defender.
`
21602000`1203000000`3000030`000000`000005`
`
21602000`1203000000`3000030`000000`000006`The disposition specialist would great
ly assist the attorneys by gathering psychological information, research current
`
21602000`1203000000`3000030`000000`000007`relevant diagnostic and treatment lite
rature, make referrals to and consult with appropriate forensic experts and
`
21602000`1203000000`3000030`000000`000008`facilitate negotiation and settlement
of cases and assist in sentencing options available to felony clients as an
`
21602000`1203000000`3000030`000000`000009`alternative to prison and jail. This p
osition would also help alleviate jail overcrowding issues within the 20th Circu
it. `
21602000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51, Flor
ida Statutes, Public Defenders are charged with the representation of indigent
`
21602000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000003`defendants. The Public Defenders have
been requested to expand to a wide range of duties and responsibilities. While t
he `
21602000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000004`Legislature and the Courts have placed
these increased demands on Public Defenders, funds for the additional work have
`
21602000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000005`not kept pace. A need is generated for
sufficient numbers of attorneys to provide thorough, effective and efficient le
gal `
21602000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000006`representation for indigent persons. A
dditionally, adequate operating expenditures are required to support and maintai
n `
21602000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000007`these positions. Excessive caseloads c
an only weaken the defense and increase the possibility of charges of ineffectiv
e `
21602000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000008`counsel or increase the use of court-a
ppointed counsel at an additional cost to the state.
`
21602000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000009`
`
21602000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000010`All new positions will be originally c
lassified as an Assistant Public Defender at a rate of 42,992. This issue impact
s `

21602000`1203000000`3001300`000000`000011`all of this agency's approved activiti
es.
`
21602000`1203000000`3800170`000000`000002`The Public Defender, 20th Circuit is r
equesting the position of an Assistant Public Defender who would be designated
`
21602000`1203000000`3800170`000000`000003`trainer for the felony division within
the 20th Circuit. This position requires an experienced attorney and would also
`
21602000`1203000000`3800170`000000`000004`include limited serious felony caseloa
d but the circuit would realize additional savings in travel, conferences and
`
21602000`1203000000`3800170`000000`000005`seminars.
`
21602000`1203000000`4200140`000000`000002`The Public Defender Office, Twentieth
Judicial Circuit has submitted a Budget Amendment (Agency Log # 11-058-PD20T) to
`
21602000`1203000000`4200140`000000`000003`reduce excess budget authority in the
Grants and Donations Trust Fund in the amount of $47,071. An additional reductio
n `
21602000`1203000000`4200140`000000`000004`of budget authority is being requested
for FY 2011-12 in the amount of $53,881 to further align revenues with planned
`
21602000`1203000000`4200140`000000`000005`expenditures.
`
21602000`1203000000`4200150`000000`000002`The Public Defender Office, Twentieth
Judicial Circuit has submitted a Budget Amendment (Agency Log # 11-059-PD20T) to
`
21602000`1203000000`4200150`000000`000003`reduce excess budget authority in the
Indigent criminal Defense Trust Fund in the amount of $198,000. This budget
`
21602000`1203000000`4200150`000000`000004`amendment is seeking to align revenues
from application fees and restitution with planned expenditures.
`
21602000`1203000000`4201550`000000`000002`The Florida Public Defender Associatio
n has acknowledged the need for reprioritizing General Revenue (GR) appropriatio
ns `
21602000`1203000000`4201550`000000`000003`based upon caseload in an attempt to a
ddress certain inequities within the twenty circuits, particularly the gross
`
21602000`1203000000`4201550`000000`000004`inequities of the 20th circuit. Based
upon the 20th circuit's total cases for 2009-10, of the 47,286 (which is 6.04% o
f `
21602000`1203000000`4201550`000000`000005`the total cases statewide), the circui
t's GR appropriation for 2010-11 should be approximately $9,591,081 compared wi
th `
21602000`1203000000`4201550`000000`000006`the $6,885,819 actual appropriation fo
r 2010-11. The difference is the redistribution in favor of $2,705,261.
`
21602000`1203000000`4201550`000000`000007`
`
21602000`1203000000`4201550`000000`000008` See attached worksheet.
`
21602000`1203000000`4202030`000000`000002`The Felony Division of the Lee County
Office of the Public Defender, 20th Circuit, currently located on the 6th floor
of `

21602000`1203000000`4202030`000000`000003`the Justice Center in Ft. Myers, Fl. w
ill be relocating to new space of approximately 14,000 sf, provided by the count
y, `
21602000`1203000000`4202030`000000`000004`on the 3rd floor of the Justice Center
Annex.
`
21602000`1203000000`4202030`000000`000005`
`
21602000`1203000000`4202030`000000`000006`Simultaneously, the Homicide Division
which is housed in a separate Lee County government building in Cape Coral, will
`
21602000`1203000000`4202030`000000`000007`move to the 6th floor of the Justice C
enter to occupy one of the two Pods vacated.
`
21602000`1203000000`4202030`000000`000008`
`
21602000`1203000000`4202030`000000`000009`Lee County will provide the secretaria
l modules and all other associated costs must be borne by the Public Defender, 2
0th `
21602000`1203000000`4202030`000000`000010`Circuit.
`
21602000`1203000000`4202030`000000`000011`
`
21602000`1203000000`4202030`000000`000012`Relocation Funding Request
$117,125
`
21602000`1203000000`4202030`000000`000013`
`
21602000`1203000000`4202030`000000`000014`Furniture
91,000
`
21602000`1203000000`4202030`000000`000015`Filing System (capacity-7,956 lineal
inches)
14,125
`
21602000`1203000000`4202030`000000`000016`Moving Costs
12,000
`
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000002`The Appellate Division is near a break
ing point. We have 275 appellate clients waiting over 3 months for an attorney
to `
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000003`work through our backlog of cases befo
re he or she can read the record, research the issues, and file an initial brief
in `
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000004`their cases. This is occurring three,
four, or more months beyond the 30 day deadline for filing an initial brief set
by `
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000005`the appellate rules. The First Distric
t Court of Appeal has issued numerous orders to our attorneys specifying that no
`
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000006`further extensions will be granted exc
ept upon a showing of emergency circumstances. The Court's concern for the deni
al `
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000007`of a timely appeal and effective couns
el wrought by these circumstances is well-grounded. See Order on Motions to
`

21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000008`Withdraw, 622 So. 2d 2, 3 (Fla. 2d DCA
1993) ("The appellants in these cases are constitutionally entitled to timely
`
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000009`appeals."); approved, 636 So. 2d 18 (F
la. 1994); In re Order on Prosecution of Criminal Appeals, 561 So. 2d 1130, 1138
`
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000010`(Fla. 1990); ("When excessive caseload
forces the public defender to choose between the rights of the various indigent
`
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000011`criminal defendants he represents, a c
onflict of interest is inevitably created."); Hatten v. State, 561 So. 2d 562, 5
65 `
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000012`(Fla. 1990) ("[I]t is clear that becau
se of the excessive backlog of cases in the public defender's office, the public
`
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000013`defender has not provided Hatten with
effective representation.").
`
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000014`
`
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000015`We need nonrecurring funds for one yea
r to work through our backlog. We have no other way to solve this problem.
`
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000016`Section 27.51(4)(a), Florid Statutes,
requires the Second Circuit Public Defender to handle indigent appeals "on behal
f `
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000017`of any public defender within the dist
rict comprising the First District Court of Appeal," which contains 32 counties.
`
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000018`Section 27.5303(1)(d) provides that "[
i]n no case shall the court approve a withdrawal by the public defender . . . ba
sed `
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000019`solely upon inadequacy of funding or e
xcess workload ...." With no other method to address our backlog, the Appellate
`
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000020`Division needs temporary resources to
meet its statutory duties.
`
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000021`
`
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000022`For immediate and last relief, we requ
est $162,500 in Other Personal Services funding. This allocation will enable us
to `
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000023`to contract with private appellate att
orneys to handle 250 cases at $650.00 per case. The appellate contract requires
`
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000024`private counsel to prepare and file th
e brief expeditiously and handle all subsequent aspects of representation. Thi
s `
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000025`funding will enable our appellate atto
rneys to eliminate their current backlog and maintain timely filings on future
`
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000026`appointments.
`
21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000027`
`

21650200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000028`To reiterate, this request is for nonrecurring OPS dollars to clear the present backlog.
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51(4), F
lorida Statutes, only five (5) offices of the Public Defender (2nd, 7th, 10th, 1
1th `
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000003`and 15th Circuits) are responsible for
handling the indigent felony appeals both capital and non-capital, arising with
in `
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000004`their District Courts of Appeal. This
specialized legal work requires different caseload standards, because of the wor
k `
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000005`necessary to read, write and orally ar
gue the issues (briefs) that are submitted to the five (5) District Courts of
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000006`Appeals and the Florida Supreme Court.
While the Legislature and the courts have placed these increased demands on pub
lic `
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000007`defenders, funds for the additional wo
rkload have not kept pace as evidenced by the backlog of appeals. This increase
in `
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000008`representation has resulted in an incr
ease in the appellate workload. The public defenders are currently handling
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000009`caseloads that exceed standards set by
the Governor's Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals, the National
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000010`Advisory Commission Standards, and the
ir own standards. Additional administrative personnel are required to handle the
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000011`increased duties and responsibilities
associated with expanded staff.
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000012`
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000013`For the next fiscal year, the public d
efenders who handle appeals are requesting 100% of what the current funding form
ula `
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000014`would generate. The public defenders h
ave also reviewed the composition and cost of an attorney unit. More efficient
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000015`staff utilization has been made possib
le through automation and computer networking.
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000016`
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000017`In view of the increasing appellate ca
seload and administrative demands being placed on offices, a need is generated f
or `
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000018`sufficient numbers of attorneys, suppo
rt personnel and administrative staff to provide thorough, effective and efficie
nt `
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000019`legal representation. Additionally, ad
equate operating expenditures are required to support and maintain these positio
ns. `
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000020`
`

21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000021`This issue impacts this agency's appro
ved Indigent Appellate Defense Activity.
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000022`
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000023`The standards for the appellate attorn
ey unit are as follows:
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000024`
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000025`

2.5 Capital Appeals

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21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000026`
s
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000027`

40.0 Weighted Non-Capital Record

`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000028`Caseloads and records assigned, divide
d by the standards equal the number of attorney units required.
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000029`______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000030`Non-Capital Weighting Factors:
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000031`
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000032`

1 - 100 Pages = .50 Record

`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000033` 101 - 500 Pages = 1.00 Record
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000034` 501 - 750 Pages = 1.50 Records
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000035` 751 - 1000 Pages = 2.00 Records
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000036`1001 - 3000 Pages = 2.50 Records
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000037`3001 - 6000 Pages = 3.00 Records
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000038`6001+

Pages = 3.50 Records

`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000039`______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000040`The appellate attorney unit is compose
d of the following 1.4416 positions:
`

21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000041`
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000042`
ender (APD)
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000043`
t Public Defender (APD)
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000044`
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000045`

1.00 FTE - Assistant Public Def
1/15 FTE - Supervising Assistan
1/8 FTE - Legal Secretary III
1/8 FTE - Legal Secretary I

`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000046`
tant II
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21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000047`

___________

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21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000048`

1.4416 FTE's Total

1/8 FTE - Administrative Assis

`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000049`
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000050`
Appellate Attorney Unit
Costs
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21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000051`______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
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21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000052`
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000053`1) $ 42,992 Salary Rate for the Assis
tant Public Defender position (APD) - with a 25% Lapse.
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000054`2) 1/15 of $60,000 Salary Rate ($4,00
0) for the Supervising APD.
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000055`3) Other Personal Services (OPS) is b
ased upon each supportive position having 1/2 month
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000056`
vacation and the need to have comp
etent replacements during that time. The supportive
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000057`
salaries and fringe benefits divid
ed by 24 = the OPS.
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000058`4) Public Defender Operations is calc
ulated using the Standard #3 for both professional and
`
21650200`1203000000`3001310`000000`000059`
support staff.
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000002`A deluge of incoming cases is overwhel
ming the Appellate Division of the Second Circuit Public Defender's Office. At i
ts `

21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000003`current staffing level, the Office can
not keep its head above water. Additional attorney and support staff positions f
or `
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000004`the 2011/12 fiscal year are critical t
o prevent the Appellate Division from falling even farther behind in providing
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000005`timely appellate representation for it
s indigent and largely incarcerated clientele.
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000006`
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000007`The Office now has more than 275 pendi
ng cases in which an attorney has yet to file an initial brief. With 29.5 appell
ate `
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000008`attorney positions, this amounts to mo
re than 15 cases and over 5000 pages of record material per attorney. For each o
f `
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000009`these cases, the attorney must read th
e entire record, research potential issues, compose an initial brief and then
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000010`follow up with a reply brief, and in s
ome cases, prepare for and present oral argument. The attorney must also inform
the `
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000011`client about the progress of the appea
l at each step. In our experience, an attorney cannot be expected to consistentl
y `
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000012`file initial briefs averaging more tha
n 1500 record pages per month, so our pending caseload creates a backlog of more
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000013`than three months on average for each
attorney. The Florida Supreme Court has held that delays of more than 60 days
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000014`jeopardize defendants' constitutional
rights to timely appeals and serve as the threshold for ordering "the immediate
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000015`release pending appeal of indigent con
victed felons who are otherwise bondable." See In re Order on Prosecution of
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000016`Criminal Appeals by Tenth Judicial Cir
cuit Public Defender, 561 So. 2d 1130, 1139 and 1139 n.11 (Fla. 1990). Most of
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000017`this Office's incarcerated appellate c
lients are not bondable. The briefing delays exact a high price from our client
s `
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000018`and their families, as well as the tax
payers who bear the burden of their incarceration during the delay.
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000019`
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000020`New appeals are arriving in the office
from the 32 counties in the First Appellate District at a startling rate. Incom
ing `
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000021`cases have leapt from 86 per month in
FY 08/09 to 118 per month for the first two months of FY 09/10. This increase,
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000022`which we cannot explain but may result
from the long-term economic downturn, has further overburdened the appellate
`

21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000023`staff. Many clients have rightfully ob
jected to the numerous but unavoidable extensions and delays that have become
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000024`routine. At some point, a client may s
eek and obtain the intervention of the federal courts.
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000025`
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000026`For this reason, the 2nd Circuit is re
questing 2 additional Assistant Public Defenders at $45,000/attorney and one
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000027`support staff at $25,000. This staffin
g will allow the 2nd Circuit to overcome the backlog and to maintain Florida
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000028`Supreme Court standards for appellate
representation.
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000029`
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000030`
(2) FTE @ $4
5,000; (1) FTE @ $25,000
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000031`
Total Rate:
$115,000; Total Salaries and Benefits: $170,242
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000032`
PD Operatio
ns: (2) @ $4,688 = $9,376 Non-recurring $5,298
`
21650200`1203000000`3006000`000000`000033`
(1) @ $3,394, Non-recurring $2,298
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51(4), F
lorida Statutes, only five (5) offices of the Public Defender (2nd, 7th, 10th, 1
1th `
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000003`and 15th Circuits) are responsible for
handling the indigent felony appeals both capital and non-capital, arising with
in `
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000004`their District Courts of Appeal. This
specialized legal work requires different caseload standards, because of the wor
k `
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000005`necessary to read, write and orally ar
gue the issues (briefs) that are submitted to the five (5) District Courts of
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000006`Appeals and the Florida Supreme Court.
While the Legislature and the courts have placed these increased demands on pub
lic `
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000007`defenders, funds for the additional wo
rkload have not kept pace as evidenced by the backlog of appeals. This increase
in `
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000008`representation has resulted in an incr
ease in the appellate workload. The public defenders are currently handling
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000009`caseloads that exceed standards set by
the Governor's Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals, the National
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000010`Advisory Commission Standards, and the
ir own standards. Additional administrative personnel are required to handle the
`

21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000011`increased duties and responsibilities
associated with expanded staff.
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000012`
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000013`For the next fiscal year, the public d
efenders who handle appeals are requesting 100% of what the current funding form
ula `
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000014`would generate. The public defenders h
ave also reviewed the composition and cost of an attorney unit. More efficient
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000015`staff utilization has been made possib
le through automation and computer networking.
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000016`
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000017`In view of the increasing appellate ca
seload and administrative demands being placed on offices, a need is generated f
or `
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000018`sufficient numbers of attorneys, suppo
rt personnel and administrative staff to provide thorough, effective and efficie
nt `
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000019`legal representation. Additionally, ad
equate operating expenditures are required to support and maintain these positio
ns. `
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000020`
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000021`This issue impacts this agency's appro
ved Indigent Appellate Defense Activity.
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000022`
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000023`The standards for the appellate attorn
ey unit are as follows:
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000024`
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000025`
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000026`
s
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000027`

2.5 Capital Appeals
40.0 Weighted Non-Capital Record

`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000028`Caseloads and records assigned, divide
d by the standards equal the number of attorney units required.
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000029`______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000030`Non-Capital Weighting Factors:
`

21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000031`
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000032`

1 - 100 Pages = .50 Record

`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000033` 101 - 500 Pages = 1.00 Record
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000034` 501 - 750 Pages = 1.50 Records
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000035` 751 - 1000 Pages = 2.00 Records
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000036`1001 - 3000 Pages = 2.50 Records
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000037`3001 - 6000 Pages = 3.00 Records
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000038`6001+

Pages = 3.50 Records

`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000039`______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000040`The appellate attorney unit is compose
d of the following 1.4416 positions:
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000041`
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000042`
ender (APD)
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000043`
t Public Defender (APD)
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000044`
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000045`

1.00 FTE - Assistant Public Def
1/15 FTE - Supervising Assistan
1/8 FTE - Legal Secretary III
1/8 FTE - Legal Secretary I

`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000046`
tant II
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000047`

___________

`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000048`

1.4416 FTE's Total

1/8 FTE - Administrative Assis

`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000049`
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000050`
Costs
`

Appellate Attorney Unit

21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000051`______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000052`
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000053`1) $ 42,992 Salary Rate for the Assis
tant Public Defender position (APD) - with a 25% Lapse.
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000054`2) 1/15 of $60,000 Salary Rate ($4,00
0) for the Supervising APD.
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000055`3) Other Personal Services (OPS) is b
ased upon each supportive position having 1/2 month
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000056`
vacation and the need to have comp
etent replacements during that time. The supportive
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000057`
salaries and fringe benefits divid
ed by 24 = the OPS.
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000058`4) Public Defender Operations is calc
ulated using the Standard #3 for both professional and
`
21650700`1203000000`3001310`000000`000059`
support staff.
`
21651000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000002`Replacement Policy: Equipment and furn
iture are replaced when worn out, obsolete, or due to excessive maintenance, no
`
21651000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000003`longer cost effective to the State.
`
21651000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000004`
`
21651000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000005`Public Defender Operating Expenditures
are based on 10% of the average cost of equipment items under $1,000 in the Off
ice `
21651000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000006`of Policy and Budget's (OPB's) Standar
d #3 as modified for public defender needs.
`
21651000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000007`
`
21651000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000008`Average cost of items under $1,000 = $
2,217 x 10% x 50 (current full-time equivalent (FTE) positions) = $11,085
`
21651000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000009`
`
21651000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000010`
`
21651000`1203000000`2401000`000000`000011`This issue impacts all of our agencies
activities.
`
21651000`1203000000`3000960`000000`000002`The Florida Bar requires all attorneys
who handle capital cases to attend one of three approved death penalty conferen
ces `

21651000`1203000000`3000960`000000`000003`every two years. This training is in a
ddition to the normally required continuing legal education credits that all
`
21651000`1203000000`3000960`000000`000004`practicing attorneys are required to a
ccrue.
`
21651000`1203000000`3000960`000000`000005`
`
21651000`1203000000`3000960`000000`000006`The estimated cost per attorney includ
es registration fee ($450), three days of lodging and perdiem ($500) and mileage
`
21651000`1203000000`3000960`000000`000007`($66.75) = $1,017. With three attorney
s attending every other year, the total annual cost comes to $1,525 (=$1,017 x
`
21651000`1203000000`3000960`000000`000008`3/2).
`
21651000`1203000000`3000960`000000`000009`
`
21651000`1203000000`3000960`000000`000010`This issue will impact our Indigent Ap
pellate Defense activity.
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51(4), F
lorida Statutes, only five (5) offices of the Public Defender (2nd, 7th, 10th, 1
1th `
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000003`and 15th Circuits) are responsible for
handling the indigent felony appeals both capital and non-capital, arising with
in `
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000004`their District Courts of Appeal. This
specialized legal work requires different caseload standards, because of the wor
k `
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000005`necessary to read, write and orally ar
gue the issues (briefs) that are submitted to the five (5) District Courts of
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000006`Appeals and the Florida Supreme Court.
While the Legislature and the courts have placed these increased demands on pub
lic `
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000007`defenders, funds for the additional wo
rkload have not kept pace as evidenced by the backlog of appeals. This increase
in `
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000008`representation has resulted in an incr
ease in the appellate workload. The public defenders are currently handling
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000009`caseloads that exceed standards set by
the Governor's Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals, the National
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000010`Advisory Commission Standards, and the
ir own standards. Additional administrative personnel are required to handle the
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000011`increased duties and responsibilities
associated with expanded staff.
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000012`
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000013`For the next fiscal year, the public d
efenders who handle appeals are requesting 100% of what the current funding form
ula `

21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000014`would generate. The public defenders h
ave also reviewed the composition and cost of an attorney unit. More efficient
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000015`staff utilization has been made possib
le through automation and computer networking.
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000016`
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000017`In view of the increasing appellate ca
seload and administrative demands being placed on offices, a need is generated f
or `
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000018`sufficient numbers of attorneys, suppo
rt personnel and administrative staff to provide thorough, effective and efficie
nt `
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000019`legal representation. Additionally, ad
equate operating expenditures are required to support and maintain these positio
ns. `
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000020`
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000021`This issue impacts this agency's appro
ved Indigent Appellate Defense Activity.
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000022`
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000023`The standards for the appellate attorn
ey unit are as follows:
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000024`
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000025`
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000026`
s
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000027`

2.5 Capital Appeals
40.0 Weighted Non-Capital Record

`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000028`Caseloads and records assigned, divide
d by the standards equal the number of attorney units required.
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000029`______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000030`Non-Capital Weighting Factors:
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000031`
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000032`

1 - 100 Pages = .50 Record

`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000033` 101 - 500 Pages = 1.00 Record
`

21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000034` 501 - 750 Pages = 1.50 Records
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000035` 751 - 1000 Pages = 2.00 Records
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000036`1001 - 3000 Pages = 2.50 Records
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000037`3001 - 6000 Pages = 3.00 Records
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000038`6001+

Pages = 3.50 Records

`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000039`______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000040`The appellate attorney unit is compose
d of the following 1.4416 positions:
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000041`
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000042`
ender (APD)
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000043`
t Public Defender (APD)
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000044`
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000045`

1.00 FTE - Assistant Public Def
1/15 FTE - Supervising Assistan
1/8 FTE - Legal Secretary III
1/8 FTE - Legal Secretary I

`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000046`
tant II
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000047`

___________

`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000048`

1.4416 FTE's Total

1/8 FTE - Administrative Assis

`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000049`
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000050`
Appellate Attorney Unit
Costs
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000051`______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000052`
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000053`1) $ 42,992 Salary Rate for the Assis
tant Public Defender position (APD) - with a 25% Lapse.
`

21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000054`2) 1/15 of $60,000 Salary Rate ($4,00
0) for the Supervising APD.
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000055`3) Other Personal Services (OPS) is b
ased upon each supportive position having 1/2 month
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000056`
vacation and the need to have comp
etent replacements during that time. The supportive
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000057`
salaries and fringe benefits divid
ed by 24 = the OPS.
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000058`4) Public Defender Operations is calc
ulated using the Standard #3 for both professional and
`
21651000`1203000000`3001310`000000`000059`
support staff.
`
21651000`1203000000`3800280`000000`000002`The Florida Bar requires all new attor
neys to attend a "Practicing with Professionalism" training program. This traini
ng `
21651000`1203000000`3800280`000000`000003`is in addition to the normally require
d continuing legal education credits that all practicing attorneys are required
to `
21651000`1203000000`3800280`000000`000004`accrue.
`
21651000`1203000000`3800280`000000`000005`
`
21651000`1203000000`3800280`000000`000006`The estimated cost per attorney includ
es registration fee ($150), one day of lodging and perdiem ($161) and mileage
`
21651000`1203000000`3800280`000000`000007`($66.75) = $378. With two attorneys s
tarting each year, the annual cost comes to $756 (=$378 x 2).
`
21651000`1203000000`3800280`000000`000008`
`
21651000`1203000000`3800280`000000`000009`This issue will impact all of our acti
vities.
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51(4), F
lorida Statutes, only five (5) offices of the Public Defender (2nd, 7th, 10th, 1
1th `
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000003`and 15th Circuits) are responsible for
handling the indigent felony appeals both capital and non-capital, arising with
in `
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000004`their District Courts of Appeal. This
specialized legal work requires different caseload standards, because of the wor
k `
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000005`necessary to read, write and orally ar
gue the issues (briefs) that are submitted to the five (5) District Courts of
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000006`Appeals and the Florida Supreme Court.
While the Legislature and the courts have placed these increased demands on pub
lic `
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000007`defenders, funds for the additional wo
rkload have not kept pace as evidenced by the backlog of appeals. This increase
in `

21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000008`representation has resulted in an incr
ease in the appellate workload. The public defenders are currently handling
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000009`caseloads that exceed standards set by
the Governor's Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals, the National
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000010`Advisory Commission Standards, and the
ir own standards. Additional administrative personnel are required to handle the
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000011`increased duties and responsibilities
associated with expanded staff.
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000012`
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000013`For the next fiscal year, the public d
efenders who handle appeals are requesting 100% of what the current funding form
ula `
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000014`would generate. The public defenders h
ave also reviewed the composition and cost of an attorney unit. More efficient
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000015`staff utilization has been made possib
le through automation and computer networking.
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000016`
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000017`In view of the increasing appellate ca
seload and administrative demands being placed on offices, a need is generated f
or `
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000018`sufficient numbers of attorneys, suppo
rt personnel and administrative staff to provide thorough, effective and efficie
nt `
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000019`legal representation. Additionally, ad
equate operating expenditures are required to support and maintain these positio
ns. `
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000020`
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000021`This issue impacts this agency's appro
ved Indigent Appellate Defense Activity.
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000022`
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000023`The standards for the appellate attorn
ey unit are as follows:
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000024`
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000025`
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000026`
s
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000027`
`

2.5 Capital Appeals
40.0 Weighted Non-Capital Record

21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000028`Caseloads and records assigned, divide
d by the standards equal the number of attorney units required.
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000029`______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000030`Non-Capital Weighting Factors:
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000031`
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000032`

1 - 100 Pages = .50 Record

`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000033` 101 - 500 Pages = 1.00 Record
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000034` 501 - 750 Pages = 1.50 Records
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000035` 751 - 1000 Pages = 2.00 Records
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000036`1001 - 3000 Pages = 2.50 Records
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000037`3001 - 6000 Pages = 3.00 Records
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000038`6001+

Pages = 3.50 Records

`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000039`______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000040`The appellate attorney unit is compose
d of the following 1.4416 positions:
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000041`
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000042`
ender (APD)
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000043`
t Public Defender (APD)
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000044`
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000045`
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000046`
tant II
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000047`
`

1.00 FTE - Assistant Public Def
1/15 FTE - Supervising Assistan
1/8 FTE - Legal Secretary III
1/8 FTE - Legal Secretary I
1/8 FTE - Administrative Assis
___________

21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000048`

1.4416 FTE's Total

`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000049`
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000050`
Appellate Attorney Unit
Costs
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000051`______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000052`
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000053`1) $ 42,992 Salary Rate for the Assis
tant Public Defender position (APD) - with a 25% Lapse.
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000054`2) 1/15 of $60,000 Salary Rate ($4,00
0) for the Supervising APD.
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000055`3) Other Personal Services (OPS) is b
ased upon each supportive position having 1/2 month
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000056`
vacation and the need to have comp
etent replacements during that time. The supportive
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000057`
salaries and fringe benefits divid
ed by 24 = the OPS.
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000058`4) Public Defender Operations is calc
ulated using the Standard #3 for both professional and
`
21651100`1203000000`3001310`000000`000059`
support staff.
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000002`In accordance with Chapter 27.51(4), F
lorida Statutes, only five (5) offices of the Public Defender (2nd, 7th, 10th, 1
1th `
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000003`and 15th Circuits) are responsible for
handling the indigent felony appeals both capital and non-capital, arising with
in `
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000004`their District Courts of Appeal. This
specialized legal work requires different caseload standards, because of the wor
k `
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000005`necessary to read, write and orally ar
gue the issues (briefs) that are submitted to the five (5) District Courts of
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000006`Appeals and the Florida Supreme Court.
While the Legislature and the courts have placed these increased demands on pub
lic `
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000007`defenders, funds for the additional wo
rkload have not kept pace as evidenced by the backlog of appeals. This increase
in `
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000008`representation has resulted in an incr
ease in the appellate workload. The public defenders are currently handling
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000009`caseloads that exceed standards set by
the Governor's Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals, the National
`

21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000010`Advisory Commission Standards, and the
ir own standards. Additional administrative personnel are required to handle the
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000011`increased duties and responsibilities
associated with expanded staff.
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000012`
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000013`For the next fiscal year, the public d
efenders who handle appeals are requesting 100% of what the current funding form
ula `
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000014`would generate. The public defenders h
ave also reviewed the composition and cost of an attorney unit. More efficient
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000015`staff utilization has been made possib
le through automation and computer networking.
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000016`
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000017`In view of the increasing appellate ca
seload and administrative demands being placed on offices, a need is generated f
or `
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000018`sufficient numbers of attorneys, suppo
rt personnel and administrative staff to provide thorough, effective and efficie
nt `
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000019`legal representation. Additionally, ad
equate operating expenditures are required to support and maintain these positio
ns. `
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000020`
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000021`This issue impacts this agency's appro
ved Indigent Appellate Defense Activity.
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000022`
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000023`The standards for the appellate attorn
ey unit are as follows:
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000024`
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000025`
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000026`
s
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000027`

2.5 Capital Appeals
40.0 Weighted Non-Capital Record

`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000028`Caseloads and records assigned, divide
d by the standards equal the number of attorney units required.
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000029`______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
`

21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000030`Non-Capital Weighting Factors:
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000031`
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000032`

1 - 100 Pages = .50 Record

`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000033` 101 - 500 Pages = 1.00 Record
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000034` 501 - 750 Pages = 1.50 Records
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000035` 751 - 1000 Pages = 2.00 Records
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000036`1001 - 3000 Pages = 2.50 Records
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000037`3001 - 6000 Pages = 3.00 Records
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000038`6001+

Pages = 3.50 Records

`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000039`______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000040`The appellate attorney unit is compose
d of the following 1.4416 positions:
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000041`
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000042`
ender (APD)
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000043`
t Public Defender (APD)
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000044`
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000045`

1.00 FTE - Assistant Public Def
1/15 FTE - Supervising Assistan
1/8 FTE - Legal Secretary III
1/8 FTE - Legal Secretary I

`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000046`
tant II
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000047`

___________

`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000048`

1.4416 FTE's Total

`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000049`
`

1/8 FTE - Administrative Assis

21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000050`
Appellate Attorney Unit
Costs
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000051`______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000052`
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000053`1) $ 42,992 Salary Rate for the Assis
tant Public Defender position (APD) - with a 25% Lapse.
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000054`2) 1/15 of $60,000 Salary Rate ($4,00
0) for the Supervising APD.
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000055`3) Other Personal Services (OPS) is b
ased upon each supportive position having 1/2 month
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000056`
vacation and the need to have comp
etent replacements during that time. The supportive
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000057`
salaries and fringe benefits divid
ed by 24 = the OPS.
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000058`4) Public Defender Operations is calc
ulated using the Standard #3 for both professional and
`
21651500`1203000000`3001310`000000`000059`
support staff.
`
21702001`1203000000`2301900`000000`000002`The Capital Collateral Regional Counse
l, Middle Region's (CCRC-M) current lease expired in October 2008. Research was
`
21702001`1203000000`2301900`000000`000003`conducted to determine the most effici
ent and economical way to proceed with either relocating the office or renewing
the `
21702001`1203000000`2301900`000000`000004`lease. It was determined that it would
be more cost effective to remain in our current location and renew the lease.
`
21702001`1203000000`2301900`000000`000005`Negotiations were conducted to provide
the CCRC-Middle and the State of Florida with the most economical lease possibl
e. `
21702001`1203000000`2301900`000000`000006`The current owners indicated the Commo
n Area Maintenance had not increased incrementally with the rate of inflation an
d `
21702001`1203000000`2301900`000000`000007`needed to be increased.
`
21702001`1203000000`2301900`000000`000008`
`
21702001`1203000000`2301900`000000`000009`In 2008 when the lease was renegotiate
d, the base rent was reduced until 2012 anticipating the economy would rebound.
`
21702001`1203000000`2301900`000000`000010`This has not been the case and per con
tract, the rent will increase by approximately 11% during Fiscal Year 2011-12.
`
21702001`1203000000`2301900`000000`000011`Therefore, additional funds are requir
ed to cover these additional costs.
`

21702001`1203000000`2301900`000000`000012`
`
21702001`1203000000`2301900`000000`000013`This issue impacts the following activ
ities for this agency: Death Row Case Preparation and Death Penalty Legal Couns
el. `
21702001`1203000000`2302700`000000`000002`A 10% increase in utilities is request
ed in the amount of $3,000. This will help offset the ever increasing rise in t
he `
21702001`1203000000`2302700`000000`000003`cost of utilities.
`
21702001`1203000000`2302700`000000`000004`
`
21702001`1203000000`2302700`000000`000005`This issue impacts the following activ
ities for this agency: Death Row Case Preparation and Death Penalty Legal Couns
el. `
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000002`(5) HP Laserjet 4014 Printers at $800
each = $ 4,000
`
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000003`These printers should be purchased to
replace our existing Laserjet 4100 printers that have problems and are approachi
ng `
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000004`the end of their useful life.
`
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000005`
`
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000006`(10) Dell Dimension T3500 Personal Com
puters (Intel Xeon Processor, 4GBRam, DVD R/W, Windows Operating System, Microso
ft `
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000007`Office, Sound Card, Video Card, Intel
Network Card 10/100/1000, Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor) at $1,800 each = $18,000.
`
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000008`Justification: Twenty of our existing
Dell personal computers are no longer under warranty and are eligible for
`
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000009`replacement.
`
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000010`
`
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000011`(15) Dell UltraSharp
onitors at $400 each = $6,000
`
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000012`Justification: There
umber of computer monitors that have been in use for more than
re `
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000013`experiencing various
ed to be replaced during Fiscal Year 2011-12.
`
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000014`

2400FP Computer M
are currently a n
seven years and a
problems. They ne

`
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000015`(1) Dell PowerEdge T610 Server (Dual 3
.4Ghz Processors, 32GB Ram, 1.5 TB Raid 5 hard drive configuration, Windows 2008
`

21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000016`Server (50 User CAL), UPS, LTO tape ba
ckup system, 15 pack LTO5 backup tapes, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 (50 users
), `
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000017`5 year - 2hr onsite support contract)
@ $26,976.
`
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000018`Justification: Capital Collateral Regi
onal Counsel's (CCRC) existing main email/data backup server will no longer be
`
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000019`under warranty and will be close to th
e end of its useful life.
`
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000020`
`
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000021`(2) Dell PowerEdge T610 Server (Dual 3
.4Ghz Processors, 32GB Ram, 1.5 TB Raid 5 hard drive configuration, Windows 2008
`
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000022`Server, UPS, 5 year - 2 hr onsite supp
ort contract) @ $17,976 = $35,952.
`
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000023`Justification: CCRC's existing backup
domain controller server and imaging server that stores all of our Application
`
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000024`Extender Data will no longer be under
warranty and will be close to the end of their useful life.
`
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000025`
`
21702001`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000026`This issue impacts the following activ
ities for this agency: Death Row Case Preparation and Death Penalty Legal Counse
l. `
21702001`1203000000`2401000`000000`000002`(2) Canon Laser Fax LC-710 at $2,000 e
ach = $4,000
`
21702001`1203000000`2401000`000000`000003`
`
21702001`1203000000`2401000`000000`000004`These will replace the fax machines th
at were purchased in 1996 and 2003. As these fax machines are approximately 16 a
nd `
21702001`1203000000`2401000`000000`000005`9 years old, it is anticipated that th
e life expectancy of this equipment is near. Today's technology requires that we
`
21702001`1203000000`2401000`000000`000006`maintain this type of equipment in ord
er to communicate with other agencies.
`
21702001`1203000000`2401000`000000`000007`
`
21702001`1203000000`2401000`000000`000008`Replacement Policy: Equipment and fur
niture are replaced when worn out, obsolete or, due to excessive maintenance, no
`
21702001`1203000000`2401000`000000`000009`longer cost effective to the state.
`
21702001`1203000000`2401000`000000`000010`
`

21702001`1203000000`2401000`000000`000011`This issue impacts the following activ
ities for this agency: Death Row Case Preparation and Death Penalty Legal Couns
el. `
21702001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000002`Number of OPS Number of Hours Cost
per Hour
Total Cost
`
21702001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000003`-------------------------------------------------------------`
21702001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000004`
5
2,500
$
12.00
$30,000
`
21702001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000005`
`
21702001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000006`Other Personal Services (OPS) employee
s are needed in order to complete duties and responsibilities that are no longer
`
21702001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000007`filled by full time employees due to c
uts in in our Salaries appropriation. OPS employees can be utilized in a more co
st `
21702001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000008`efficient manner in that benefits are
not allocated to these positions. However, due to severe budget reductions, Capi
tal `
21702001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000009`Collateral Regional Counsel-Middle Reg
ion has realized a 39% reduction in OPS during the last two fiscal years.
`
21702001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000010`Enhancement of OPS dollars will allow
Capital Collateral Regional Counsel-Middle Region to continue efficient and
`
21702001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000011`effective operational duties and maint
ain the high quality required of this agency.
`
21702001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000012`
`
21702001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000013`This issue impacts the following activ
ities for this agency: Death Row Case Preparation and Death Penalty Legal Counse
l. `
21702001`1203000000`3800220`000000`000002`Professional development training for
attorneys is required to maintain continuing legal education (CLE) credits and k
eep `
21702001`1203000000`3800220`000000`000003`them informed regarding updates to sta
te and federal laws pertaining to death row cases.
`
21702001`1203000000`3800220`000000`000004`
`
21702001`1203000000`3800220`000000`000005`(17) positions x $1,000 per position =
$17,000
`
21702001`1203000000`3800220`000000`000006`
`
21702001`1203000000`3800220`000000`000007`This issue impacts the following activ
ities of this agency: Death Row Case Preparation and Death Penalty Legal Counse
l. `
21702001`1203000000`3800290`000000`000002`Reference: Supreme Court Ruling Numbe
r SC04-914
`

21702001`1203000000`3800290`000000`000003`
`
21702001`1203000000`3800290`000000`000004`Practicing with Professionalism: One
(1) day at $135 per attorney.
`
21702001`1203000000`3800290`000000`000005`
`
21702001`1203000000`3800290`000000`000006`(2) new attorneys at $135 per attorney
= $270
`
21702001`1203000000`3800290`000000`000007`
`
21702001`1203000000`3800290`000000`000008`This issue impacts the following activ
ities for this agency: Death Row Case Preparation and Death Penalty Legal Counse
l. `
21702001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000002`Since the 2007-2008 fiscal year, the C
apital Collateral Regional Counsels (CCRC's) have had their budgets reduced
`
21702001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000003`approximately 16%. CCRC-Middle Region
is seeking 33% restoration of budget reductions from FY07/08 through FY10-11. A
33% `
21702001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000004`restoration of funds would total $209,
644 for CCRC-Middle to be divided among the three categories in the amounts list
ed `
21702001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000005`above. Restoration of these funds is n
ecessary so that the CCRC's can maintain present staffing levels and continue to
`
21702001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000006`accept cases received by the Florida S
upreme Court. The CCRC's expect an increase in cases following recent Florida
`
21702001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000007`Supreme Court decisions adding filing
requirements to the legal process in state and federal courts. Additionally, rec
ent `
21702001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000008`United Supreme Court decisions have be
en clarified so that the lower courts are processing cases faster than in previo
us `
21702001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000009`years. This additional workload will r
equire a partial restoration of funds so that the CCRC's can continue to meet le
gal `
21702001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000010`and professional requirements set by t
he Florida Supreme Court.
`
21702001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000011`
`
21702001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000012`This issue impacts the following activ
ities for this agency: Death Row Case Preparation and Death Penalty Legal Couns
el. `
21703001`1203000000`2401800`000000`000002`Request is based upon a 20% increase o
ver prior historical Law Library expenditures.
`
21703001`1203000000`2401800`000000`000003`
`
21703001`1203000000`2401800`000000`000004`2007-08 Law Library Expenditures = $ 6
500 X 20% = $ 1300
`

21703001`1203000000`2401800`000000`000005`
`
21703001`1203000000`2401800`000000`000006`
`
21703001`1203000000`2401800`000000`000007`Activities Impacted:
Preparation and Death Penalty Legal Counsel.
`
21703001`1203000000`2401800`000000`000008`

Death Row Case

`
21703001`1203000000`2401800`000000`000009`Replacement Policy: Books and periodi
cals are replaced when worn out or obsolete and of no value to the state.
`
21703001`1203000000`2402200`000000`000002`Subscriptions to the Florida Rules of
Court, Federal, Civil and online searches, subscriptions to the Miami Herald, Su
n `
21703001`1203000000`2402200`000000`000003`Sentinel and the Daily Business Review
. Subscriptions are also necessary because of their articles.
`
21703001`1203000000`2402200`000000`000004`
`
21703001`1203000000`2402200`000000`000005`Funds are also needed to supplement th
e Law Library with specialty books relating to criminal defense, mitigation,
`
21703001`1203000000`2402200`000000`000006`Psychiatry, PTSD, DNA, arson, etc.
`
21703001`1203000000`2402200`000000`000007`
`
21703001`1203000000`2402200`000000`000008`This issue impacts the following activ
ities for this agency: Death Row Case Preparation and Death Penalty Legal Counse
l. `
21703001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000002`The Capital Collateral Regional Counse
l, South Region (CCRC-South) is requesting that Other Personal Services (OPS) be
`
21703001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000003`continued at 50% over past funding so
as to meet associated costs.
`
21703001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000004`
`
21703001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000005`FY 2008-09 Funding was $6,808 X 50% =
$10,212
`
21703001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000006`
`
21703001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000007`OPS personnel is also required to assi
st in the scanning of documents into the electronic library.
`
21703001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000008`
`
21703001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000009`# of OPS
s
Cost per Hour
`

Number of Hour
Total Cost

21703001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000010`----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21703001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000011`2
1040
$10.00
$20,800
`
21703001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000012`
`
21703001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000013`
`
21703001`1203000000`3000640`000000`000014`Activities Impacted: Death Row Case P
reparation and Death Penalty Legal Counsel.
`
21703001`1203000000`3800110`000000`000002`Funds are needed for investigators to
attend seminars and conferences.
`
21703001`1203000000`3800110`000000`000003`
`
21703001`1203000000`3800110`000000`000004`Nine (9) Investigators @ $1200/Year =
$10,800
`
21703001`1203000000`3800110`000000`000005`
`
21703001`1203000000`3800110`000000`000006`ACTIVITIES: Death Row Case Preparati
on and Death Penalty Legal Counsel.
`
21703001`1203000000`38002C0`000000`000002`Software computer training is needed f
or 32 full-time equivalent (FTE's) positions to continue to become proficient fo
r `
21703001`1203000000`38002C0`000000`000003`enhanced productivity. The Capital Co
llateral Regional Counsel, South Region (CCRC-South) is continually scanning cas
e `
21703001`1203000000`38002C0`000000`000004`files to an electronic library, and th
e employees will need to keep abreast of upgrades.
`
21703001`1203000000`38002C0`000000`000005`
`
21703001`1203000000`38002C0`000000`000006`32 full-time equivalent (FTE) position
s X $600 = $19,200
`
21703001`1203000000`38002C0`000000`000007`
`
21703001`1203000000`38002C0`000000`000008`
`
21703001`1203000000`38002C0`000000`000009`ACTIVITIES:
Death Row Case Preparat
ion and Death Penalty Legal Counsel.
`
21703001`1203000000`3800210`000000`000002`Professional development training for
administration and support staff.
`
21703001`1203000000`3800210`000000`000003`
`

21703001`1203000000`3800210`000000`000004`Three (3) full-time equivalent (FTE) p
ositions @ $1000 / Yr = $3,000
`
21703001`1203000000`3800210`000000`000005`
`
21703001`1203000000`3800210`000000`000006`ACTIVITIES: Death Row Case Preparati
on and Death Penalty Legal Counsel.
`
21703001`1203000000`3800220`000000`000002`Funds are needed for attorneys to atte
nd Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars to meet Florida Bar requirements as
`
21703001`1203000000`3800220`000000`000003`well as to stay abreast of the federal
rules and regulations in Post-Conviction.
`
21703001`1203000000`3800220`000000`000004`
`
21703001`1203000000`3800220`000000`000005`
tions at $1,500 = $22,500
`
21703001`1203000000`3800220`000000`000006`

15 full-time equivalent (FTE) posi

`
21703001`1203000000`3800220`000000`000007`Agency activities impacted: Death Row
Case Preparation and Death Penalty Legal Counsel.
`
21703001`1203000000`3800290`000000`000002`Supreme Court Ruling No. SC04-914
`
21703001`1203000000`3800290`000000`000003`Practicing with professionalism 1 day
/ $135 per attorney
`
21703001`1203000000`3800290`000000`000004`
`
21703001`1203000000`3800290`000000`000005`Two (2) full time equivalent (FTE) pos
itions @ $135 = $270
`
21703001`1203000000`3800290`000000`000006`
`
21703001`1203000000`3800290`000000`000007`
`
21703001`1203000000`3800290`000000`000008`ACTIVITIES:
Death Row Case Preparat
ion and Death Penalty Legal Counsel.
`
21703001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000002`Since the 2007-2008 fiscal year, the C
apital Collateral Regional Counsels (CCRC's) have had their budgets reduced
`
21703001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000003`approximately 16%. CCRC-South is seeki
ng 33% restoration of budget reductions from Fiscal Year 07-08 through Fiscal Ye
ar `
21703001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000004`10-11. A 33% restoration of funds woul
d total $166,364 for CCRC-South to be divided among the four categories in the
`
21703001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000005`amounts listed above. Restoration of t
hese funds is necessary so that the CCRC's can maintain present staffing levels
and `

21703001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000006`continue to accept cases received by t
he Florida Supreme Court. The CCRC's expect an increase in cases following recen
t `
21703001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000007`Florida Supreme Court decisions adding
filing requirements to the legal process in state and federal courts.
`
21703001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000008`Additionally, recent United States Sup
reme Court decisions have been clarified so that the lower courts are processing
`
21703001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000009`cases faster than in previous years. T
his additional workload will require a partial restoration of funds so that the
`
21703001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000010`CCRC's can continue to meet legal and
professional requirements set by the Florida Supreme Court.
`
21703001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000011`
`
21703001`1203000000`4205700`000000`000012`Agency Activities impacted: Death Row
Case Preparation and Death Penalty Legal Counsel.
`
21800100`1203000000`2301900`000000`000002`Chapter 28.009 Florida Statutes provid
es that the counties are responsible for the Regional Conflict Counsel, First
`
21800100`1203000000`2301900`000000`000003`Region's (RCC1) office space, utilitie
s, janitorial, telephone, Westlaw and Justice Works costs. However, the counties
`
21800100`1203000000`2301900`000000`000004`are only providing space for four (4)
offices out of 13 offices currently in operation. RCC1 has been providing rent f
or `
21800100`1203000000`2301900`000000`000005`nine (9) offices at an annual cost of
$506,289. Should the counties prevail in the current lawsuit, Jeffery E. Lewis,
`
21800100`1203000000`2301900`000000`000006`et. al. vs. Leon County, et. al., RCC1
estimates the annual cost of the new leases the counties are currently providin
g `
21800100`1203000000`2301900`000000`000007`is $102,000. Additionally RCC1 is anti
cipating opening two (2) additional offices in Okaloosa and Walton counties at a
n `
21800100`1203000000`2301900`000000`000008`annual cost of $48,000 for a total cos
t of $656,289.
`
21800100`1203000000`2301900`000000`000009`
`
21800100`1203000000`2301900`000000`000010`Additionally, RCC1 is paying utilities
, janitorial, telephone, Westlaw, and Justice Works service for nine (9) offices
at `
21800100`1203000000`2301900`000000`000011`an annual cost of $140,000. If the cou
nties prevail in the mentioned lawsuit RCC1 will incur an estimated cost of $19,
470 `
21800100`1203000000`2301900`000000`000012`for utilities, janitorial, telephone,
Westlaw and Justice Works services currently being provided by the counties.
`
21800100`1203000000`2301900`000000`000013`
`
21800100`1203000000`2301900`000000`000014`Should the counties prevail in the abo
ve mentioned lawsuit, RCC1 will require $40,000 as the cost associated with the
`

21800100`1203000000`2301900`000000`000015`relocation of three (3) offices.
`
21800100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000002`Regional Conflict Counsel, First Regio
n (RCC1) has a three year replacement policy for computers and copiers. In
`
21800100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000003`recognition of state budget constraint
s, RCC1 is replacing only 1/2 of our computers and copiers.
`
21800100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000004`
`
21800100`1203000000`2401000`000000`000005`This issue impacts our Activity: Regio
nal Counsel Workload (ACT2000)
`
21800100`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000002`The salary rate for the Regional Confl
ict Counsel should be no less than that of Directors of Capital Collateral Regio
nal `
21800100`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000003`Counsel. The Regional Conflict Counsel
s salary rate is $98,000. Regional Conflict Counsel, Region 1, employs 108 staff
`
21800100`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000004`members, and manages a budget of nearl
y $9,000,000. He travels to 32 counties, in six judicial circuits. The Public
`
21800100`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000005`Defenders and State Attorneys cover on
ly one circuit each and have a salary rate of $150,076 respectively.
`
21800100`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000002`Regional Conflict Counsel, First Regio
n (RCC1) requires additional salary rate and salary dollars to be used to fill o
ur `
21800100`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000003`vacant positions to provide staff in O
kaloosa and Walton counties that are not currently being serviced. The additiona
l `
21800100`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000004`staff will consist of four Assistant R
egional Counsels. The State spends approximately $1,570,000 annually for court
`
21800100`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000005`appointed counsel in civil and crimina
l cases in Okaloosa and Walton counties. RCC1 requests $168,012 which will reduc
e `
21800100`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000006`the number of cases where Court Appoin
ted Counsel (CAC) is utilized, thereby reducing (CAC) expenditures by approximat
ely `
21800100`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000007`$900,000.
`
21800100`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000008`
`
21800100`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000009`Approval of this request will ensure t
hat two additional counties in the First Region will be serviced with qualified
`
21800100`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000010`cost effective representation.
`
21800100`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000011`
`
21800100`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000012`This issue impacts our Activity:
`

21800100`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000013`Regional Counsel Workload (ACT2000)
`
21800100`1203000000`3000A60`000000`000002`Regional Conflict Counsel, First Regio
n (RCC1) requires additional salary rate and salary dollars to be used to fill
`
21800100`1203000000`3000A60`000000`000003`vacant positions to provide staff in O
kaloosa and Walton counties that are not currently being serviced. The additiona
l `
21800100`1203000000`3000A60`000000`000004`staff will consist of two legal assist
ants and one investigator. RCC1 requests $45,006 in addition to the salary
`
21800100`1203000000`3000A60`000000`000005`adjustment requested for attorneys und
er issue code 3000A50, totaling $213,018 for seven positions. Approval of this
`
21800100`1203000000`3000A60`000000`000006`request will ensure that two additiona
l counties in the First Region will be serviced with qualified cost effective
`
21800100`1203000000`3000A60`000000`000007`representation.
`
21800100`1203000000`3000A60`000000`000008`
`
21800100`1203000000`3000A60`000000`000009`This issue impacts our Activity:
`
21800100`1203000000`3000A60`000000`000010`Regional Counsel Workload (ACT2000)
`
21800100`1203000000`3000320`000000`000002`Regional Conflict Counsel, First Regio
n (RCC1) requires three additional full-time equivalent (FTE) positions to provi
de `
21800100`1203000000`3000320`000000`000003`criminal representation in Gadsen coun
ty. The state pays approximately $550,000 for Court Appointed Counsel (CAC). Thi
s `
21800100`1203000000`3000320`000000`000004`funding will reduce CAC expenditure by
approximately 70% or $380,000.
`
21800100`1203000000`3000320`000000`000005`
`
21800100`1203000000`3000320`000000`000006`Our expense request is per the Office
of Policy and Budget's (OPB's) Standard #3 as modified for the Regional Counsels
. `
21800100`1203000000`3000320`000000`000007`
`
21800100`1203000000`3000320`000000`000008`
urring $5,528
`
21800100`1203000000`3000320`000000`000009`
urring $2,323
`
21800100`1203000000`3000320`000000`000010`
------------`
21800100`1203000000`3000320`000000`000011`
urring $7,851
`

2 attorney

$ 9,426

Non-Rec

1 support

$ 3,419

Non-Rec

-------------------------------3 FTE

$12,845

Non-Rec

21800100`1203000000`3000320`000000`000012`
`
21800100`1203000000`3000320`000000`000013`This issue impacts our Activity:
`
21800100`1203000000`3000320`000000`000014`Regional Counsel Workload (ACT2000)
`
21800100`1203000000`3000380`000000`000002`Regional Conflict Counsel, First Regio
n (RCC1) requires additional resources for the defense of capital cases. RCC1
`
21800100`1203000000`3000380`000000`000003`currently has no funds allocated for c
apital defense cases. This request is for an additional attorney unit consisting
of `
21800100`1203000000`3000380`000000`000004`two legal assistants, an investigator
and four attorneys who meet the criteria required at a rate of $90,000 each. The
`
21800100`1203000000`3000380`000000`000005`Operating Expenditure request is per t
he Governor's Office of Policy and Budget's Standard #3 modified for the Regiona
l `
21800100`1203000000`3000380`000000`000006`Counsels. The Florida Supreme Court th
rough Fla.R.Crim. P.3.122 establishes minimum standards for death qualified
`
21800100`1203000000`3000380`000000`000007`attorneys. Original salary and full-ti
me equivalent (FTE) calculations did not include funding for the restricted
`
21800100`1203000000`3000380`000000`000008`caseloads and heightened experience re
quired of attorneys who are assigned death penalty cases.
`
21800100`1203000000`3000380`000000`000009`
`
21800100`1203000000`3000380`000000`000010`Expense Calculation: 4 attorneys
$18,852
Non-Recurring $11,056
`
21800100`1203000000`3000380`000000`000011`
2 support
$ 6,838
Non-Recurring $ 4,646
`
21800100`1203000000`3000380`000000`000012`
1 Professional
$ 4,013
Non-Recurring $ 2,764
`
21800100`1203000000`3000380`000000`000013`
-----------------------------------------------`
21800100`1203000000`3000380`000000`000014`
7 FTE
$29,703
Non-Recurring $18,466
`
21800100`1203000000`3000380`000000`000015`
`
21800100`1203000000`3000380`000000`000016`Approval of this request will have a p
ositive impact on our Activity:
`
21800100`1203000000`3000380`000000`000017`Regional Counsel Workload (ACT2000)
`
21800100`1203000000`3000510`000000`000002`The Office of Regional Conflict Counse
l, First Region (RCC1) covers 32 counties and encompasses almost 21,000 square
`

21800100`1203000000`3000510`000000`000003`miles or 38% of the state. RCC1 is req
uesting additional dollars to offset administrative expenses for necessary trave
l. `
21800100`1203000000`3000510`000000`000004`RCC1's headquarters is located in Tall
ahassee requiring management to travel to various budget and administrative
`
21800100`1203000000`3000510`000000`000005`meetings, and to perform duties among
our thirteen offices across Region 1.
`
21800100`1203000000`3800300`000000`000002`The Office of Regional Conflict Counse
l, First Region (RCC1) has three categories of required continuing legal educati
on `
21800100`1203000000`3800300`000000`000003`(CLE), other than basic CLE requiremen
ts mandated by the Florida Bar. RCC1 handles Dependency cases as well as murder
`
21800100`1203000000`3800300`000000`000004`cases and guardianships, which require
CLE hours to remain qualified to handle such cases. Annual seminars are held an
d `
21800100`1203000000`3800300`000000`000005`require registration fees, travel and
overnight stays for three nights, as well as per diem expenses. By attending
`
21800100`1203000000`3800300`000000`000006`seminars Assistant Regional Counsel's
maintain the qualifications needed to provide quality representation.
`
21800100`1203000000`3800300`000000`000007`
`
21800100`1203000000`3800300`000000`000008`This issue impacts the defense of Crim
inal, Civil, and Juvenile cases throughout the First District.
`
21800200`1203000000`2000100`000000`000002`The Office of Criminal Conflict and Ci
vil Regional Counsel, Second District's (RC2) present operations budget is
`
21800200`1203000000`2000100`000000`000003`insufficient to sustain the administra
tive costs expended over the past 2 1/2 years. Operation costs have been augment
ed `
21800200`1203000000`2000100`000000`000004`by utilizing transfer authority from C
ontradict Services/Due Process category. This has caused that category to be
`
21800200`1203000000`2000100`000000`000005`underfunded as well. By increasing the
operations budget filing of amended requests will be unnecessary and RC2 will b
e `
21800200`1203000000`2000100`000000`000006`able to reserve their transfer authori
ty for a more appropriate use.
`
21800200`1203000000`2000100`000000`000007`
`
21800200`1203000000`2000100`000000`000008`*See companion DEDUCT Issue # 2000200.
`
21800200`1203000000`2000200`000000`000002`The Office of Criminal Conflict and Ci
vil Regional Counsel, Second District (RC2) present Contracted Services category
`
21800200`1203000000`2000200`000000`000003`(100777) is being utilized for a numbe
r of purposes. One being to augment the Regional Conflict Counsel Operations
`
21800200`1203000000`2000200`000000`000004`category (103227) by $50,000 each year
over the past 2 1/2 years. This has historically been done by utilizing transfe
r `

21800200`1203000000`2000200`000000`000005`authority from Contracted Services cat
egory (100777) to Regional Conflict Counsel Operations category (103227). By
`
21800200`1203000000`2000200`000000`000006`increasing the Operations category and
deducting the Contracted Services category, filing of budget amendment requests
`
21800200`1203000000`2000200`000000`000007`for this purpose will be unnecessary a
nd RC2 will be able to reserve their transfer authority for a more appropriate u
se. `
21800200`1203000000`2000200`000000`000008`
`
21800200`1203000000`2000200`000000`000009`*See companion ADD Issue # 2000100.
`
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000002`The Office of Criminal Conflict and Ci
vil Regional Counsel, Second District,(RC2) presently has privately leased offic
e `
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000003`space as follows:
`
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000004`
`
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000005` New Port Richey
4.5
22,578
`
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000006` Dade City
3
11,100
`
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000007` Pinellas County
15
57,890
`
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000008` Hillsborough County 16
42,000
`
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000009` Polk County*
26
32,480
`
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000010` Manatee County
5
21,600
`
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000011` Sarasota County
8
$7,963 (includes one (1) Desoto County employee)
`
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000012` Collier County
4
12,000
`
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000013` Leon County
1
$9,000
`
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000014` Highlands County 3.25
$7,800
`
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000015`

employees $
employees $
employees $
employees $
employees $1
employees $
employees
employees $
employee
employees

`
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000016`The Office of Criminal Conflict and Ci
vil Regional Counsel (OCCCRC), Second District is also housed in county owned or
`

21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000017`leased space in Charlotte and Lee Coun
ties. This issue does not contemplate rental expenses for office space in these
`
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000018`counties. The outcome of the current l
awsuit against the OCCCRC will determine these counties' continued compliance wi
th `
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000019`F.S. 29.008 and its requirement that t
he counties provide funding for the OCCCRC's office space.
`
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000020`
`
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000021`These expenses are incurred and necess
ary to maintain operational continuity for core mission functions for RC2 Assist
ant `
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000022`Regional Counsels and support staff in
all Regional Counsel offices.
`
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000023`
`
21800200`1203000000`2301900`000000`000024`*Administrative Headquarters and Polk
County Regional Counsel office, includes utilities and janitorial costs.
`
21800200`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000002`Replacement Policy: Upon startup, the
decision was made to operate the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional
`
21800200`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000003`Counsel, Second District, (OCCCRC2) fr
om individual personal computers, not a network which would require a full-time
`
21800200`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000004`Information Technology employee. This
request anticipates replacing one (1) computer at each of the thirteen (13)
`
21800200`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000005`separate offices maintained in the reg
ion for each calendar year @ $1,350 each, with $30 each for cabling. OCCCRC2 is
not `
21800200`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000006`receiving technology funds from most o
f the counties in the Region. This issue is necessary to correct that funding
`
21800200`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000007`deficiency.
`
21800200`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000008`
`
21800200`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000009`This is a first time issue.
`
21800200`1203000000`2402000`000000`000002`The Office of Criminal Conflict and Ci
vil Regional Counsel, Second District (RC2) generates a large quantity of copies
, `
21800200`1203000000`2402000`000000`000003`which makes it necessary for each offi
ce to have the capability to print and copy with a network printer/copier. Regio
nal `
21800200`1203000000`2402000`000000`000004`Counsel, Second District needs five (5
) additional network printer/copiers at $3,500 each. In addition, each office sc
ans `
21800200`1203000000`2402000`000000`000005`an enormous amount of documents daily.
As a result, the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, Second
`

21800200`1203000000`2402000`000000`000006`District needs 12 scanners at $750 eac
h.
`
21800200`1203000000`2402000`000000`000007`
`
21800200`1203000000`2402000`000000`000008`5 printers x $3,500 = $17,500
`
21800200`1203000000`2402000`000000`000009`12 Scanners x $750 = $ 9,000
`
21800200`1203000000`2402000`000000`000010`
`
21800200`1203000000`2402000`000000`000011`Total Request:

= $26,500

`
21800200`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000002`Salary rate for the Regional Counsel s
hould be equally comparative with the Directors of Capital Collateral Regional
`
21800200`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000003`Counsel and Public Defenders. The duti
es and responsibilities provided by Regional Counsel are equal to or greater tha
n `
21800200`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000004`those provided by the Directors of Cap
ital Collateral Regional Counsel, as well as Public Defenders. Due to the low
`
21800200`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000005`salary rate for the Regional Counsel o
ther highly qualified Assistant Regional Counsel are limited to Regional Counsel
`
21800200`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000006`salary pursuant to statute. Salary and
benefit dollars must be provided in addition to the increased rate.
`
21800200`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000002`The Regional Counsel has been authoriz
ed by the legislature for 63 attorney positions. This request includes a $2,500
`
21800200`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000003`rate increase, with attendant salary a
nd benefit increase for 63 positions. No rate increase has been provided in any
`
21800200`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000004`position since the inception of the ag
ency. Core functionality depends upon retaining qualified attorneys. This increa
se `
21800200`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000005`will reduce competent counsel turnover
rate.
`
21800200`1203000000`3000510`000000`000002`The Office of Criminal Conflict and Ci
vil Regional Counsel, Second District (RC2) covers 14 counties and five (5)
`
21800200`1203000000`3000510`000000`000003`circuits, which includes over 220 cour
trooms. Travel is necessary for attorneys, supervisors, and some support staff.
In `
21800200`1203000000`3000510`000000`000004`addition, jails are located miles away
from the court house and/or offices of Regional Counsel. Executive travel to
`
21800200`1203000000`3000510`000000`000005`Tallahassee is a required function of
management. Our operations budget for the past three years has required transfer
of `
21800200`1203000000`3000510`000000`000006`funds to meet the budget category dema
nd. This item request is to alleviate this short fall.
`

21800200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000002`The Office of Criminal Conflict and Ci
vil Regional Counsel, Second District (RC2) presently utilizes Other Personal
`
21800200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000003`Services (OPS) to scan records into ou
r client data system at seven (7) of our 12 offices. Five of our offices need OP
S `
21800200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000004`in order to scan documents for those o
ffices. As a result of our scanning, we have provided for immediate access to
`
21800200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000005`records, reduced storage costs, and ef
ficient access to closed cases by all agency employees wherever they are located
. `
21800200`1203000000`3000640`000000`000006`Productivity enhances core functionali
ty.
`
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000002`The Office of Criminal Conflict and Ci
vil Regional Counsel, Second District (OCCCRC2) has sent budget requests to all
`
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000003`County Commissions for all counties in
the Region. Only Polk, Highlands, Hardee and possibly Lee Counties have provide
d `
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000004`information technology funds and/or su
pport for OCCCRC2 for the calendar year prior to this Legislative Budget Request
. `
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000005`It is assumed for this issue that the
funding will continue at historic levels. Information technology (IT) support co
sts `
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000006`including Westlaw, Business Office Man
agement System (BOMS), County Case Tracking System and reporting mechanism `
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000007`Defender Data, telephone local and lon
g distance service, email service, IT support, and hardware and software for eac
h `
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000008`Florida Statute 28.24 non-compliant co
unties are as follows:
`
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000009`
`
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000010`
$11,280
`
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000011`
$12,860
`
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000012`
$ 1,010
`
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000013`
$23,680
`
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000014`
$ 7,330
`
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000015`
osts
$ 3,350
`
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000016`
$22,090
`

Manatee County
Sarasota County
Glades County
Hillsborough County
Desoto County
Highlands County non-supported c
Pinellas County

21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000017`
$15,940
`
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000018`
$ 2,510
`
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000019`
$ 8,610
`
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000020`
osts
$ 8,840
`
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000021`
ts
$ 2,730
`
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000022`

Pasco County
Hendry County
Collier County
Charlotte County non-supported c
Hardee County non-supported cos

`
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000023`This is a first time request that affe
cts all listed counties, all offices, and all case types-Criminal, Civil and
`
21800200`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000024`Appellate core functionality issues.
`
21800200`1203000000`3800300`000000`000002`The Office of Criminal Conflict and Ci
vil Regional Counsel, Second District (OCCCRC2), has three categories of require
d `
21800200`1203000000`3800300`000000`000003`continuing legal education (CLE), othe
r than basic CLE requirements mandated by the Florida Bar. OCCCRC2 handles
`
21800200`1203000000`3800300`000000`000004`Dependency cases, as well as capital m
urder cases and guardianships, which require CLE hours to remain qualified to
`
21800200`1203000000`3800300`000000`000005`handle such cases. These seminars are
held yearly in one location and require travel and overnight stays, as well as p
er `
21800200`1203000000`3800300`000000`000006`diem expenses. Without funding, these
required seminars cannot be attended, resulting in a corresponding lack of
`
21800200`1203000000`3800300`000000`000007`qualified attorneys to handle these ma
ndated cases.
`
21800200`1203000000`3800300`000000`000008`
`
21800200`1203000000`3800300`000000`000009`This issue impacts the defense of Crim
inal, Civil and Juvenile cases throughout the Second District.
`
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000002`The Office of Criminal Conflict and Ci
vil Regional Counsel, Third Region of Florida ("RC3"), does not receive funding
`
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000003`from General Revenue for rent and has
no current base. Pursuant to section 29.008, Florida Statutes, as amended by
`
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000004`Section 19 of Chapter 2007-62, Laws of
Florida, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties were to provide rent-free facilities fo
r `
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000005`RC3, but the First District Court of A
ppeal in Lewis v. Leon County, 15 So. 3d 777 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009), found this
`

21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000006`requirement to be an unfunded mandate
for the counties and unconstitutional. Accordingly, RC3 has to use funds in its
Due `
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000007`Process/Contracted Services budget all
ocation for rent of private office space in Miami and Key West.
`
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000008`
`
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000009`The Office of Criminal Conflict and Ci
vil Regional Counsel, Third Region (RC3), presently has privately leased office
`
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000010`space in the following counties:
`
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000011`
`
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000012`Miami-Dade - the projected private ren
t cost for 2011/2012 is $197,196. The projected state rent to the Department of
`
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000013`Management Services for 2010/2011 is $
82,224.
`
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000014`
`
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000015`Monroe - the projected private rent co
st for 2011/2012 is $13,800. The projected state rent to the Department of Child
ren `
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000016`and Families for 2011/2012 is $4,284.
`
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000017`
`
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000018`RC3 is able to save the State of Flori
da additional rent expenses by having part-time and contract attorneys who provi
de `
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000019`their own office space.
`
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000020`
`
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000021`These expenses are incurred and necess
ary to maintain operational continuity for core mission functions for RC3 Assist
ant `
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000022`Regional Counsels and support staff in
all Regional Counsel offices.
`
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000023`
`
21800300`1203000000`2301900`000000`000024`*Rent for RC3's administrative headqua
rters in Miami-Dade County office only PARTIALLY covers utilities.
`
21800300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000002`Replacement Policy: Upon startup, the
decision was made to operate the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional
`

21800300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000003`Counsel, Third Region, ("RC3"), from
individual personal computers and not a network, which would have required a
`
21800300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000004`full-time Information Technology emplo
yee. This request anticipates upgrading not only the personal computers now in
`
21800300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000005`place, but also implementing a network
system to integrate all offices in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties and the
`
21800300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000006`maintenance of four (4) separate offic
es in the region for the calendar year @ $1,470 each, including $30 each for
`
21800300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000007`cabling. RC3 is not receiving technolo
gy funds from either of the counties in the Region under FS 28.24. This issue is
`
21800300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000008`necessary to correct the funding defic
iency.
`
21800300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000009`
`
21800300`1203000000`24010C0`000000`000010`This is a first time issue.
`
21800300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000002`Replacement Policy: Equipment and fur
niture are replaced when worn out, obsolete, unsafe or unusable due to excessive
`
21800300`1203000000`2401000`000000`000003`maintenance and are no longer cost eff
ective for the state to use.
`
21800300`1203000000`2401800`000000`000002`The following list of books and period
icals are the bare necessities required every year by the Office of Criminal
`
21800300`1203000000`2401800`000000`000003`Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, T
hird Region (RC3).
`
21800300`1203000000`2401800`000000`000004`
`
21800300`1203000000`2401800`000000`000005`Florida Criminal Law: 24 books x $113.
00 each = $2,712.00
`
21800300`1203000000`2401800`000000`000006`Florida Statutes: 3 sets for 11th Circ
uit, 2 sets for 16th Circuit: 5 Total @ $250.00 each = $1,250.00
`
21800300`1203000000`2401800`000000`000007`Florida Rules of Court: 20 attorneys
@ $95.00 each = $1,900.00
`
21800300`1203000000`2401800`000000`000008`Florida Law Weekly: 3 offices @ $410.
00 each = $1,230.00
`
21800300`1203000000`2401800`000000`000009`West Law monthly: for 44 attorneys = $
1,106.00 monthly = $13,272
`
21800300`1203000000`2401800`000000`000010`
`
21800300`1203000000`2401800`000000`000011`Replacement Policy: Books and periodi
cals are replaced when worn out, obsolete or of no value to the state.
`

21800300`1203000000`2402400`000000`000002`This issue would support the Office of
Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, Third Region ("RC3"), administrat
ive `
21800300`1203000000`2402400`000000`000003`operations throughout the region (2 co
unties) and support the defense of Criminal, Civil, Juvenile and Guardianship
`
21800300`1203000000`2402400`000000`000004`matters in Miami-Dade and Monroe Count
ies. It would significantly reduce RC3's reliance on staff's personal vehicles a
nd `
21800300`1203000000`2402400`000000`000005`costs associated with reimbursing empl
oyees for mileage.
`
21800300`1203000000`2402400`000000`000006`
`
21800300`1203000000`2402400`000000`000007`RC3 finds itself in need of a vehicle
for use by its investigators, to transport one to five people, to perform light
`
21800300`1203000000`2402400`000000`000008`hauling of equipment and files and for
intra-state trips for Regional Counsel meetings. The vehicle would assist RC3 i
n `
21800300`1203000000`2402400`000000`000009`the performance of its statutory dutie
s.
`
21800300`1203000000`2402400`000000`000010`
`
21800300`1203000000`2402400`000000`000011`1 compact car @ $34,500 or less.
`
21800300`1203000000`2402400`000000`000012`
`
21800300`1203000000`2402400`000000`000013`This is a new issue.
`
21800300`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000002`Rate for a Criminal Conflict and Civil
Regional Counsel should be no less than Directors of Capital Collateral Regiona
l `
21800300`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000003`Counsel, especially since the Offices
of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel employee more attorneys and staf
f `
21800300`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000004`than Capital Collateral Regional Couns
el.
`
21800300`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000002`In an effort to hire qualified capital
Lead Counsel a rate increase is necessitated. Current funding does not provide
for `
21800300`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000003`an adequate salary for a Lead Counsel
with specialized death penalty qualifications. It is imperative that the Office
of `
21800300`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000004`Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional C
ounsel, Third Region (RC3) has the resources to effectively defend death penalty
`
21800300`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000005`cases. If these cases are appointed to
the private sector, the cost to taxpayers will be significantly greater than by
`
21800300`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000006`following the in-house agency model be
ing developed by RC3. Only by keeping death penalty cases within RC3 will the
`

21800300`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000007`quality and cost of death penalty repr
esentation be controlled in the 11th and 16th Judicial Circuits.
`
21800300`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000008`
`
21800300`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000009`These Assistant Regional Counsel posit
ions are presently and necessarily being paid at a level higher than the existin
g `
21800300`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000010`average RC3 full-time equivalent (FTE)
attorney salary. As of September 17, 2010, Regional Counsel had received a tota
l `
21800300`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000011`of 54 death penalty cases which requir
e highly qualified death qualified attorneys to handle these complex and
`
21800300`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000012`specialized cases pursuant to Rule 3.1
12 of the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure. To fill these positions at an
`
21800300`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000013`increased salary rate without the addi
tional funding necessitates leaving attorney and support staff positions vacant.
`
21800300`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000014`Leaving positions vacant due to a lack
of sufficient rate negatively impacts RC3's ability to cover approximately 70
`
21800300`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000015`criminal courtrooms. Without the addit
ional salary and benefits, this situation will result in an inability to handle
`
21800300`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000016`these cases, which will then result in
additional costs to the state when these cases are assigned to private
`
21800300`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000017`court-appointed counsel.
`
21800300`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000018`
`
21800300`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000019`This issue impacts Regional Criminal T
rial Indigent Defense (ACT2020), in both counties and circuits of Region Three.
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000002`The Office of Criminal Conflict and Ci
vil Regional Counsel, Third Region ("RC3"), requires additional operational fund
ing `
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000003`because of the decision in Lewis v. Le
on County, et al, Florida, 15 So. 3d 777 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009), which held the
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000004`counties are not responsible to provid
e any financial support for the Offices of the Regional Counsel as Section 19 of
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000005`Chapter 2007-62, Laws of Florida, was
held to be unconstitutional.
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000006`
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000007`RC3 requires additional resources for
the defense of capital cases. This request is for two additional 'attorney units
', `
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000008`each unit consisting of one support po
sition, one investigator and a capital qualified Lead Counsel (First Chair).
`

21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000009`RC3's caseload has increased by 25% ov
er the past two (2) years which has caused an additional strain on limited
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000010`resources.
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000011`
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000012`RC3 requires additional staff; full-ti
me equivalent (FTEs) positions to support and assist additional attorneys in the
ir `
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000013`representation of an increasing number
of clients.
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000014`
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000015`The Operating Expenditures request is
as per the Governor's Office of Policy and Budget's Standard # 3.
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000016`
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000017`Approval of this request will have a p
ositive impact on RC3's Workload activity as it will ensure that all cases conti
nue `
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000018`to be defended with qualified represen
tation in a fiscally responsible manner.
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000019`
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000020`Regional Conflict Counsel Operations f
or New FTE's
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000021`
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000022`
Recurring
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000023`FTE
Amount
x
# FTE
Amount Requested
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000024`------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000025`Assistant Regional Counsel(ARC) Maximu
m Travel
$17,269
4
$ 69,076
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000026`ARC Limited Travel
$11,900
18
$214,200
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000027`Investigator Limited Travel
$11,900
2
$ 23,800
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000028`Support Staff No Travel
$ 5,599
12
$ 67,188
`

21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000029`-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000030`Total Operating Expenses for New FTEs
$374,264
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000031`
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000032`Additional Regional Conflict Counsel O
perations Needs
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000033`
Recurring
Non-Recurring
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000034`-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000035`Utilities
550
X 12 = $ 6,600
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000036`Continuing Legal Education (CLE), Book
s & Legal Research
$ 1,400
X 22 = $ 30,800
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000037`Case Management System
$ 1,500
X 12 = $ 18,000
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000038`Business Office Management System (BOM
S)
$ 10,000
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000039`Parking
$ 182
X 12 = $ 2,184
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000040`Security
$ 2,800
X 12 = $ 33,600
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000041`Rent in Miami-Dade & Monroe County
$24,792
X 12 = $297,504
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000042`Aircards / Blackberries
$
45 X 15 X 12 = $ 8,100
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000043`Telephone Lines & Long Distance
$ 1,980
X 12 = $ 23,760
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000044`Computers & Software
$ 1,500
X 15 = $ 22,500
$ 22,500
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000045`--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000046`
Sub Total
$453,048
$ 22,500
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000047`
`
21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000048`
`

21800300`1203000000`3000380`000000`000049`Total Recurring and Non-Recurring Regi
onal Conflict Counsel Operations Request = $453,048 + $374,264 = $827,312
`
21800300`1203000000`3000640`000000`000002`Number of OPS
Number of Hour
s
Cost per Hour
Total Cost
`
21800300`1203000000`3000640`000000`000003`---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------`
21800300`1203000000`3000640`000000`000004`3 Legal Assistants
2,080 hours pe
r year each
$9.00 per hour
$56,160 per year
`
21800300`1203000000`3001360`000000`000002`The Office of Criminal Conflict and Ci
vil Regional Counsel, Third Region ("RC3") requires additional positions, rate a
nd `
21800300`1203000000`3001360`000000`000003`salary dollars to convert our contract
ed attorneys, investigators and Automated Systems Assistant II to full time
`
21800300`1203000000`3001360`000000`000004`positions in Miami-Dade and Monroe Cou
nties. The office personnel consists of two investigators, and 11 support staff
in `
21800300`1203000000`3001360`000000`000005`Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.
`
21800300`1203000000`3001360`000000`000006`
`
21800300`1203000000`3001360`000000`000007`Our Operating Expenditures request is
as per the Office of Policy and Budget's (OPB's) Standard # 3. Approval of this
`
21800300`1203000000`3001360`000000`000008`request will ensure that clients in bo
th counties of the Third Region will be services with effective and adequate
`
21800300`1203000000`3001360`000000`000009`representation in a reasonable fiscal
manner.
`
21800300`1203000000`3001360`000000`000010`
`
21800300`1203000000`3001360`000000`000011`This issue impacts our Activity: Regio
nal Counsel Workload (ACT2000).
`
21800300`1203000000`3402600`000000`000002`When the Legislature addressed the 201
0-2011 appropriations for the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional
`
21800300`1203000000`3402600`000000`000003`Counsel, Third Region ("RC3") the Legi
slature approved and passed an appropriation in Contracted Services of $1,479,61
1 `
21800300`1203000000`3402600`000000`000004`from General Revenue (fund code 1000)
and an additional $86,956 to be funded from the recently created Indigent Crimin
al `
21800300`1203000000`3402600`000000`000005`Defense Trust Fund collections (fund c
ode 2976); for a total spending authorization of $1,566,567. Revenues from the
`
21800300`1203000000`3402600`000000`000006`Indigent Civil Defense Trust Fund (ICD
TF) for Regional Counsel have been less than 1% of the appropriated amount,leavi
ng `
21800300`1203000000`3402600`000000`000007`a shortfall in the year 2009-2010 of $
86,000. With increased emphasis on collection efforts by the Clerks of Court, it
is `

21800300`1203000000`3402600`000000`000008`anticipated that RC3's contracted serv
ices revenue will have a shortfall due to uncollected Indigent Civil Defense Tru
st `
21800300`1203000000`3402600`000000`000009`Funds. This amounts to a total reducti
on in this critical funding category of $86,000, or 99%. At present, all unfund
ed `
21800300`1203000000`3402600`000000`000010`Florida Statute 29.008 and 28.24 Infor
mation Technology costs for Regional Counsel not being paid by either of the
`
21800300`1203000000`3402600`000000`000011`counties in the Third Region are funde
d from this appropriation. These costs were never meant to be paid from the due
`
21800300`1203000000`3402600`000000`000012`process/contracted services budget cat
egory and because they are being paid from it, there will be a shortfall this ye
ar. `
21800300`1203000000`3402600`000000`000013`In Fiscal Year 2009-2010, RC3 experien
ced a budgetary shortfall in the fourth quarter, which the Legislature alleviate
d `
21800300`1203000000`3402600`000000`000014`in part by providing additional fundin
g for due process /contracted services costs in the General Appropriations Act f
or `
21800300`1203000000`3402600`000000`000015`FY 2010-2011.
`
21800300`1203000000`3402600`000000`000016`
`
21800300`1203000000`3402600`000000`000017`This issue affects all criminal, civil
and dependency cases and appeals and agency operations in the Third Region.
`
21800300`1203000000`3402600`000000`000018`
`
21800300`1203000000`3402600`000000`000019`Please see corresponding issue 3402610
for the amount to deduct from the Indigent Civil Defense Trust Fund.
`
21800300`1203000000`3402610`000000`000002`When the Legislature addressed the 201
0-2011 appropriations for the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional
`
21800300`1203000000`3402610`000000`000003`Counsel, Third Region ("RC3") the Legi
slature approved and passed an appropriation in Contracted Services of $1,479,61
1 `
21800300`1203000000`3402610`000000`000004`from General Revenue (fund code 1000)
and an additional $86,956 to be funded from the recently created Indigent Crimin
al `
21800300`1203000000`3402610`000000`000005`Defense Trust Fund collections (fund c
ode 2976); for a total spending authorization of $1,566,567. Revenues from the
`
21800300`1203000000`3402610`000000`000006`Indigent Civil Defense Trust Fund (ICD
TF) for Regional Counsel have been less than 1% of the appropriated amount,leavi
ng `
21800300`1203000000`3402610`000000`000007`a shortfall in the year 2009-2010 of $
86,000. With increased emphasis on collection efforts by the Clerks of Court, it
is `
21800300`1203000000`3402610`000000`000008`anticipated that RC3's contracted serv
ices revenue will have a shortfall due to uncollected Indigent Civil Defense Tru
st `
21800300`1203000000`3402610`000000`000009`Funds. This amounts to a total reducti
on in this critical funding category of $86,000, or 99%. At present, all unfund
ed `

21800300`1203000000`3402610`000000`000010`Florida Statute 29.008 and 28.24 Infor
mation Technology costs for Regional Counsel not being paid by either of the
`
21800300`1203000000`3402610`000000`000011`counties in the Third Region are funde
d from this appropriation. These costs were never meant to be paid from the due
`
21800300`1203000000`3402610`000000`000012`process/contracted services budget cat
egory and because they are being paid from it, there will be a shortfall this ye
ar. `
21800300`1203000000`3402610`000000`000013`In Fiscal Year 2009-2010, RC3 experien
ced a budgetary shortfall in the fourth quarter, which the Legislature alleviate
d `
21800300`1203000000`3402610`000000`000014`in part by providing additional fundin
g for due process /contracted services costs in the General Appropriations Act f
or `
21800300`1203000000`3402610`000000`000015`FY 2010-2011.
`
21800300`1203000000`3402610`000000`000016`
`
21800300`1203000000`3402610`000000`000017`This issue affects all criminal, civil
and dependency cases and appeals and agency operations in the Third Region.
`
21800300`1203000000`3402610`000000`000018`
`
21800300`1203000000`3402610`000000`000019`Please see corresponding issue 3402610
for the amount to add to General Revenue.
`
21800300`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000002`The Office of Criminal Conflict and Ci
vil Regional Counsel, Third Region ("RC3"), has sent budget requests to both the
`
21800300`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000003`Miami-Dade and Monroe County Commissio
ns. Both Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties continue to be non-compliant with Florid
a `
21800300`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000004`Statute 28.24 (12)(e). It is assumed f
or this issue that the RC3 will continue to be denied its share of the statutory
`
21800300`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000005`technology funds. Information technolo
gy (IT) support costs include Westlaw, Business Office Management System (BOMS),
`
21800300`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000006`County Case Tracking System, payment t
o the County for licenses to access the Criminal Justice Information System (CJI
S), `
21800300`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000007`RC3's management system, local and lon
g distance telephone service, email service, IT support, hardware and software f
or `
21800300`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000008`each county.
`
21800300`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000009`
`
21800300`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000010`This is a first time request that affe
cts all cases to which RC3 is appointed in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties,
`
21800300`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000011`including core functionality issues.
`

21800300`1203000000`3800300`000000`000002`The Office of Criminal Conflict and Ci
vil Regional Counsel, Third Region ("RC3"), has three categories of required
`
21800300`1203000000`3800300`000000`000003`continuing legal education (CLE), othe
r than basic CLE requirements mandated by the Florida Bar. RC3 handles capital
`
21800300`1203000000`3800300`000000`000004`death penalty cases, which require biannual CLE hours for the attorneys to remain qualified to handle death penalty
`
21800300`1203000000`3800300`000000`000005`cases. These seminars are held yearly
in different locations and require travel and overnight stays by RC3's attorneys
in `
21800300`1203000000`3800300`000000`000006`addition to per diem expenses. Without
funding, these required seminars cannot be attended, resulting in a correspondi
ng `
21800300`1203000000`3800300`000000`000007`lack of qualified attorneys to handle
cases. RC3 also sends its dependency division attorneys to the annual statewide
`
21800300`1203000000`3800300`000000`000008`Dependency Summit Seminar to ensure th
ey are familiar with the current state of the law in this specialized area of la
w. `
21800300`1203000000`3800300`000000`000009`
`
21800300`1203000000`3800300`000000`000010`This issue impacts the defense of Crim
inal, Civil and Juvenile cases throughout the Third Region.
`
21800400`1203000000`2301900`000000`000002`Although Legislative intent was for th
e counties to adhere to Article V by providing the Office of Criminal Conflict a
nd `
21800400`1203000000`2301900`000000`000003`Civil Regional Counsel, Fourth Distric
t, with office space; the recent decision by the trial courts have forced the
`
21800400`1203000000`2301900`000000`000004`necessity to lease office space. These
funds are currently being paid from Contracted Services, which is adversely
`
21800400`1203000000`2301900`000000`000005`affecting the ability of our agency to
continue to save taxpayer dollars.
`
21800400`1203000000`2302700`000000`000002`The necessity to lease office space ha
s created a need for utilities expenses, which was not anticipated by Legislatur
e. `
21800400`1203000000`2302700`000000`000003`The burden of these costs are currentl
y being funded through Contracted Services, which adversely affects the capabili
ty `
21800400`1203000000`2302700`000000`000004`of the Agency to continue to save taxp
ayer dollars. Currently there is one office space which does not provide utiliti
es `
21800400`1203000000`2302700`000000`000005`in the lease.
`
21800400`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000002`The Regional Counsel is a member of th
e Florida Bar and is tasked with the responsibility of operating a public law fi
rm `
21800400`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000003`across several judicial circuits. The
Fourth District comprises three judicial circuits and six counties, and serves a
`
21800400`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000004`population of approximately four milli
on people. Public Defenders who typically manage only one circuit have a base
`

21800400`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000005`salary of $150,077.00. The Collateral
Capital Counsel has a salary of $130,791.00. To set an equitable pay scale for t
he `
21800400`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000006`Regional Counsel a base salary of $130
,791.00 is recommended.
`
21800400`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000007`
`
21800400`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000008`Rate of
`
21800400`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000009`Benefits @ 23%

32,791
7542

`
21800400`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000010`Total Requested $40,033
`
21800400`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000002`In an effort to maintain competitive s
alaries, it is necessary to adjust various salaries dependent upon experience an
d `
21800400`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000003`qualifications. The Office of Crimina
l Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, Fourth Region has hired full time employe
es `
21800400`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000004`since inception. Realizing the budget
deficits that are presented through out the State, this request is respectfully
`
21800400`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000005`submitted as a solution to a necessary
problem, without incurring any expense to the taxpayers. The rate increase
`
21800400`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000006`requested is $90,000.00 with an additi
onal 23% expense added to cover benefits and costs.
`
21800400`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000007`
`
21800400`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000008`Rate Increase

90,000

`
21800400`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000009`Benefits @ 23%

20,700

`
21800400`1203000000`3000A50`000000`000010`Total Requested $110,700
`
21800400`1203000000`3000380`000000`000002`It was the Legislative intent for the
Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel to provide representation
`
21800400`1203000000`3000380`000000`000003`for death penalty cases. The Office of
Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel has currently saved taxpayers a
`
21800400`1203000000`3000380`000000`000004`significant amount of money since ince
ption. To continue taxpayers savings The Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil
`
21800400`1203000000`3000380`000000`000005`Regional Counsel is respectfully reque
sting funding to obtain qualified Capital Attorneys. Should this issue not be
`
21800400`1203000000`3000380`000000`000006`approved, the costs to the taxpayers w
ould be significant.
`

21800400`1203000000`3000510`000000`000002`Expenses currently being paid from con
tracted services which were to be paid by the counties:
`
21800400`1203000000`3000510`000000`000003`Case Management Program
$17,145
`
21800400`1203000000`3000510`000000`000004`Parking
$ 6,342
`
21800400`1203000000`3000510`000000`000005`Security
$43,750
`
21800400`1203000000`3000510`000000`000006`Janitorial
$14,000
`
21800400`1203000000`3000510`000000`000007`Telephone/IT Lines
$43,400
`
21800400`1203000000`3000510`000000`000008`Information Technology (IT) Support
$18,000
`
21800400`1203000000`3000510`000000`000009`Business Office Management System
`
21800400`1203000000`3000510`000000`000010`(BOMS) accounting software
$15,000
`
21800400`1203000000`3000510`000000`000011`Case Law Research
$13,616
`
21800400`1203000000`3000510`000000`000012`-----------------------------------------------`
21800400`1203000000`3000510`000000`000013`Total:
$171,253
`
21800400`1203000000`3000510`000000`000014`
`
21800400`1203000000`3000510`000000`000015`All expenses are basic needs to operat
e the office, provide quality representation and offer security to the employees
. `
21800500`1203000000`2000100`000000`000002`Since the inception of the Office of C
riminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, Fifth district, its operations
`
21800500`1203000000`2000100`000000`000003`category has been significantly underf
unded. Realigning the budget in this manner more accurately reflects expenditure
`
21800500`1203000000`2000100`000000`000004`needs. This realignment will also prev
ent exhaustion of the office's transfer authority.
`
21800500`1203000000`2000100`000000`000005`
`
21800500`1203000000`2000100`000000`000006`
`
21800500`1203000000`2000100`000000`000007`*See companion issue 2000200.
`

21800500`1203000000`2000200`000000`000002`Since the inception of the Office of C
riminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, Fifth District, its operations
`
21800500`1203000000`2000200`000000`000003`category has been significantly underf
unded. Realigning the budget in this manner more accurately reflects expenditur
e `
21800500`1203000000`2000200`000000`000004`needs. This realignment will also pre
vent exhaustion of the office's transfer authority.
`
21800500`1203000000`2000200`000000`000005`
`
21800500`1203000000`2000200`000000`000006`*See companion issue 2000100.
`
21800500`1203000000`2401000`000000`000002`Because of the workload of the Office
of Regional Counsel, the following replacement items are projected to be necessa
ry: `
21800500`1203000000`2401000`000000`000003`
`
21800500`1203000000`2401000`000000`000004`Computers:
,000
`
21800500`1203000000`2401000`000000`000005`Scanners:
,000
`
21800500`1203000000`2401000`000000`000006`Phone System:
,000
`
21800500`1203000000`2401000`000000`000007`Copiers:
,034
`
21800500`1203000000`2401000`000000`000008`
`
21800500`1203000000`2401000`000000`000009`Total:
,034
`
21800500`1203000000`2401000`000000`000010`

10 X $1,500 = $15
4 X $4,000 = $16
10 X

$500 = $5

2 X $4,017 = $8

= $44

`
21800500`1203000000`2401000`000000`000011`Items in the office are replaced when
the item is irreparable or the parts are obsolete.
`
21800500`1203000000`2401800`000000`000002`It is necessary to provide updated and
revised Florida Rules of Court to the attorneys for the Office of Regional
`
21800500`1203000000`2401800`000000`000003`Counsel, Fifth District. The cost of t
he books through Westlaw is $3,564.
`
21800500`1203000000`3000A40`000000`000002`Salary rate for the Regional Counsel s
hould be no less than the Directors of the Capital Collateral Regional Counsel.
`
21800500`1203000000`3000070`000000`000002`In the past year, 9.1% of the Contract
ed Services category was utilized to meet appellate expenses. With approximately
`
21800500`1203000000`3000070`000000`000003`45% of the Contracted Services categor
y going to support facilities and technology, this additional percentage places
a `

21800500`1203000000`3000070`000000`000004`strain on the office's ability to prep
are records for appeals. Additional funding is needed to adequately represent
`
21800500`1203000000`3000070`000000`000005`clients in appellate matters.
`
21800500`1203000000`3000380`000000`000002`The Office of Regional Counsel, Fifth
District requires additional resources for the defense of capital cases. These
`
21800500`1203000000`3000380`000000`000003`cases require highly qualified death c
ertified attorneys due to the complex issues.
`
21800500`1203000000`3000380`000000`000004`
`
21800500`1203000000`3000380`000000`000005`In the last year, the Office of Region
al Counsel, Fifth District has received a total of 75 First Degree Murder Cases
`
21800500`1203000000`3000380`000000`000006`which is an increase of 25% from the p
rior year. The death penalty is being sought in approximately ten cases. Lack of
`
21800500`1203000000`3000380`000000`000007`additional salary and benefits will im
pact this office's ability to handle these mandated cases, resulting in addition
al `
21800500`1203000000`3000380`000000`000008`costs to the state.
`
21800500`1203000000`3000380`000000`000009`
`
21800500`1203000000`3000380`000000`000010`Operating Expenses are requested as fo
llows:
`
21800500`1203000000`3000380`000000`000011`Expenses to establish new positions as
per Standard #3
`
21800500`1203000000`3000380`000000`000012`
`
21800500`1203000000`3000380`000000`000013`Recurring:
`
21800500`1203000000`3000380`000000`000014`Professional: 4 @ $10,453 = $41,812
`
21800500`1203000000`3000380`000000`000015`
`
21800500`1203000000`3000380`000000`000016`Non-recurring:
`
21800500`1203000000`3000380`000000`000017`Professional: 4 @ $3,607 = $14,428
`
21800500`1203000000`3000510`000000`000002`Currently, the Office of Regional Coun
sel, Fifth District pays $352,209 for the leasing, operation and maintenance of
`
21800500`1203000000`3000510`000000`000003`facilities. During this year, the Offi
ce of Regional Counsel, Fifth District will have to pay an additional amount of
`

21800500`1203000000`3000510`000000`000004`approximately $65,307 for the leasing,
operation and maintenance of added facilities that are needed to provide adequa
te `
21800500`1203000000`3000510`000000`000005`workspace for staff. The amount of $65
,307 is for approximately 10 months of expenses. This totals $417,516 for the ye
ar. `
21800500`1203000000`3000510`000000`000006`The projected cost for the leasing, op
eration and maintenance of facilities for next year is $430,009. This projection
is `
21800500`1203000000`3000510`000000`000007`for 12 months of expenses.
`
21800500`1203000000`3000510`000000`000008`
`
21800500`1203000000`3000510`000000`000009`The Florida Association of Counties co
ntinues to object to funding this leasing, operation and maintenance of faciliti
es `
21800500`1203000000`3000510`000000`000010`for the Office of Regional Counsel, Fi
fth District. Litigation brought by Florida Association of Counties is currently
`
21800500`1203000000`3000510`000000`000011`pending before the Florida Supreme Cou
rt remains unresolved. The Florida Association of Counties' position has been
`
21800500`1203000000`3000510`000000`000012`upheld at the trial court and district
court of appeal levels. As of this September 30, 2010, all thirteen counties in
`
21800500`1203000000`3000510`000000`000013`the fifth district have declined to pr
ovide the facility support contemplated by provisions of F.S. 29.008 and F.S.
`
21800500`1203000000`3000510`000000`000014`28.24. This has resulted in a drain on
the Regional Conflict Counsel Operations category of approximately 29%. This
`
21800500`1203000000`3000510`000000`000015`reduction impacts the Office of Region
al Counsel's ability to provide adequate resources to properly represent its
`
21800500`1203000000`3000510`000000`000016`assigned clients within the confines o
f its current budget limits.
`
21800500`1203000000`3000640`000000`000002`In the past year, the Office of Region
al Conflict, Fifth District had to transfer the amount of $186,621 into the Othe
r `
21800500`1203000000`3000640`000000`000003`Personal Services (OPS) category to pa
y staff. The office is forced to use this category to compensate staff because t
he `
21800500`1203000000`3000640`000000`000004`Salaries and Benefits category is unde
rfunded. Additional funding is necessary in this category to provide quality
`
21800500`1203000000`3000640`000000`000005`representation to clients.
`
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000002`In the past year, our caseload has inc
reased by 30.36%. In order to continue to provide quality representation, the
`
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000003`Office of Regional Conflict, Fifth Dis
trict needs additional staff to handle this increased workload.
`
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000004`
`

21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000005`Regarding appellate work, the office's
caseload has increased by 38% in the past year. Additional attorneys are necess
ary `
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000006`to protect the rights of clients.
`
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000007`
`
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000008`Our office continues to utilize its cu
rrent staff to cover its thirteen counties. Attorneys and staff often are requir
ed `
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000009`to travel throughout the district to h
andle caseloads and perform administrative duties. Additional staff is necessary
to `
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000010`effectively serve clients in our distr
ict.
`
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000011`
`
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000012`Operating Expenses are requested as fo
llows:
`
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000013`Expenses to establish 13 new positions
as per Standard #3
`
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000014`
`
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000015`Recurring:
`
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000016`Professional: 15 @ $10,453 = $156,795
`
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000017`Support:

3 @ $ 8,804 = $ 26,412

`
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000018`
`
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000019`Non-recurring:
`
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000020`Professional: 15 @ $3,898 = $ 58,470
`
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000021`Support:

3 @ $3,607 = $ 10,821

`
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000022`-------------------------------------`
21800500`1203000000`3001360`000000`000023`Total:

$252,498

`
21800500`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000002`Currently, the Office of Regional Coun
sel, Fifth District pays $213,558 for the technology costs of Lexis, Business
`

21800500`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000003`Office Management System, Defender Dat
a (case tracking system and reporting mechanism), local and long distance teleph
one `
21800500`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000004`service, information technology suppor
t and computer hardware and software.
`
21800500`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000005`
`
21800500`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000006`The Florida Association of Counties co
ntinues to object to funding the technology needs of the Office of Regional
`
21800500`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000007`Counsel, Fifth District. Litigation br
ought by the Florida Association of Counties and currently pending before the
`
21800500`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000008`Florida Supreme Court remains unresolv
ed. The Florida Association of Counties' position has been upheld at the trial
`
21800500`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000009`court and district court of appeal lev
els. As of this September 30, 2010, all but one of the thirteen counties in the
`
21800500`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000010`fifth district have declined to provid
e the facility support contemplated by provisions of F.S. 29.008 and F.S. 28.24.
`
21800500`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000011`This has resulted in a drain on the Co
ntracted Services category of approximately 15.22%. This reduction impacts the
`
21800500`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000012`Office of Regional Counsel's ability t
o provide adequate resources to properly represent its assigned clients within t
he `
21800500`1203000000`36201C0`000000`000013`confines of its current budget limits.
`
21800500`1203000000`3800300`000000`000002`The Office of Regional Counsel, Fifth
District is requesting funding for attorney training. Each year the office sends
`
21800500`1203000000`3800300`000000`000003`attorneys to the Dependency Summit and
the Life Over Death Seminar. In addition to the cost of the seminars, there are
`
21800500`1203000000`3800300`000000`000004`expenses of hotels, mileage and meals.
These seminars are valuable in that they provide attorneys an opportunity to
`
21800500`1203000000`3800300`000000`000005`enhance legal skills as well as obtain
continuing legal education credits.
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000002`The Clerk's Office requests OPS fundin
g for a Senior Information Systems Analyst position. Currently, all court files
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000003`are maintained in paper. The Clerk's
Office is specifically charged with the responsibility of maintaining the court
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000004`files. The Court is in the process of
converting to a comprehensive electronic court filing and record keeping system
. `
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000005`When the files exist in electronic for
m rather than paper, it is imperative that the Clerk's Office be able to promptl
y `
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000006`resolve any technical problems so that
access to the electronic records can be maintained at all times. Without such
`

22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000007`access, the Court will not be able to
operate. The person in this position will need to have extensive knowledge of t
he `
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000008`operation of the Clerk's Office, the p
rocessing of all types of cases, the particulars of the case management software
as `
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000009`well as a variety of computer software
applications including Microsoft's SharePoint, the platform upon which the new
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000010`case management system is currently be
ing built. They will also have to have programming capability to make changes t
o `
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000011`the new system as workflow changes and
additional reporting capability is needed.
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000012`
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000013`Although the new system is still refer
enced as a case management system it is far more than that and has a number of
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000014`major components: electronic filing,
imaging, data management, document management, work flow management and electron
ic `
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000015`distribution of opinions and orders.
Currently, only two relatively simple software programs are used by the Clerk's
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000016`Office to track filings and voting by
the justices. Those two basic systems are currently supported by technical staf
f `
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000017`from the Office of the State Courts Ad
ministrator (OSCA). In addition, some of the justices and staff use a software
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000018`program to track assignments within th
eir office. That software application is also supported by technical staff in
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000019`OSCA. The new system, although one pi
ece of software, replaces all the existing software but also provides capabiliti
es `
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000020`beyond the current system including efiling, imaging, electronic document management, electronic workflow management
and `
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000021`electronic distribution of the Court's
orders and opinions. The system is exponentially more complex and covers
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000022`virtually every aspect of the Court's
processing of cases. It is also a web-based technology allowing the court and
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000023`staff access to the system 24 hours a
day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It is imperative that the system opera
te `
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000024`properly. If the system is down, the
work of the court will stop. The Clerk's Office needs temporary technical staff
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000025`dedicated to this particular applicati
on and responsible to the Clerk of Court so that the Court can continue to opera
te `
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000026`and timely process its cases. We anti
cipate the need for this funding for at least two years as we implement the new
`

22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000027`system and phase out the old. Althoug
h there will be real efficiencies created with the new system and the virtual, b
ut `
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000028`not complete, elimination of paper, on
e requirement to achieve those efficiencies is continual computer access and ful
ly `
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000029`functional software. Deputy clerks wh
o currently manage paper will be transitioned to implement scanning and to play
a `
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000030`greater role in case management to imp
rove the processing of cases.
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000031`
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000032`If this funding is not approved, the C
ourt faces the possibility of delays in accepting electronic filing and processi
ng `
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000033`cases electronically and even a comple
te stoppage of work by the Court.
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000034`
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000035`Current technical staff in OSCA and th
e information systems support personnel who work directly for the Court are alre
ady `
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000036`overburdened in supporting the other c
omputer applications of the court and the judicial branch and will be able, at
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000037`best, to provide back-up support for t
his new system. If they are forced to provide more assistance the other valuabl
e `
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000038`work they do for the court and the bra
nch will be severely impacted.
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000039`
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000040`
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000041`
`
22010100`1501000000`3000060`000000`000042`BUDGET REQUEST TOTAL:
$ 52,163 (
recurring)
`
22010100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000002`In order to maintain a 5% reserve, as
required in the Schedule I instructions, in the State Courts Revenue Trust Fund
`
22010100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000003`(SCRTF), $17,781,176 is needed in the
cash balance for FY 2011-12 year end. Therefore, operating budget for the SCRTF
`
22010100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000004`needs to be fund-shifted by that amoun
t to General Revenue.
`
22010100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000005`
`

22010100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000006`This fund shift is requested in the Sa
laries and Benefits category due primarily for the need of the cost for judges t
o `
22010100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000007`remain as a general obligation of Flor
ida government. Principle Six of the Seven Principles for Court Funding for the
`
22010100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000008`Florida State Courts System, notes tha
t the balance between what the state must pay as a general obligation of governm
ent `
22010100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000009`and what users should pay in order to
access their court system needs to be carefully guarded so that Florida citizens
`
22010100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000010`are always assured of their constituti
onal right of access to the courts without sale, denial, or delay.
`
22010100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000011`
`
22010100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000012`Please see companion issue # 3400320 a
lso filed in Budget Entity 22010100, Program Component 1501.00.00.00. Also, plea
se `
22010100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000013`see companion issue code #'s 3400310 a
nd 3400320 in Budget Entities 22100600, 22300100, and 22300200, Program Componen
t `
22010100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000014`1501.00.00.00; in Budget Entity 220102
00, Program Component 1602.00.00.00; and in Budget Entity 22350100, Program
`
22010100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000015`Component 1601.00.00.00.
`
22010100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000002`In order to maintain a 5% reserve, as
required in the Schedule I instructions, in the State Courts Revenue Trust Fund
`
22010100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000003`(SCRTF), $17,781,176 is needed in the
cash balance for FY 2011-12 year end. Therefore, operating budget for the SCRTF
`
22010100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000004`needs to be fund-shifted by that amoun
t to General Revenue.
`
22010100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000005`
`
22010100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000006`This fund shift is requested in the Sa
laries and Benefits category due primarily for the need of the cost for judges t
o `
22010100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000007`remain as a general obligation of Flor
ida government. Principle Six of the Seven Principles for Court Funding for the
`
22010100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000008`Florida State Courts System, notes tha
t the balance between what the state must pay as a general obligation of governm
ent `
22010100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000009`and what users should pay in order to
access their court system needs to be carefully guarded so that Florida citizens
`
22010100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000010`are always assured of their constituti
onal right of access to the courts without sale, denial, or delay.
`
22010100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000011`
`

22010100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000012`Please see companion issue # 3400310 a
lso filed in Budget Entity 22010100, Program Component 1501.00.00.00. Also, plea
se `
22010100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000013`see companion issue code #'s 3400310 a
nd 3400320 in Budget Entities 22100600, 22300100, and 22300200, Program Componen
t `
22010100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000014`1501.00.00.00; in Budget Entity 220102
00, Program Component 1602.00.00.00; and in Budget Entity 22350100, Program
`
22010100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000015`Component 1601.00.00.00.
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000002`The library's current budget is $248,0
18. Approximately 86 percent is spent on providing access to legal-research
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000003`publications, including books, legal p
eriodicals, court opinions, statutes, and legal-reference materials, in both pri
nt `
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000004`and electronic formats. The remaining
14 percent is used to purchase other supplies and services. The library
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000005`anticipates increases in the cost of l
egal publications for FY 2011-12, and requests an increase in its budget to cove
r `
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000006`these added costs.
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000007`
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000008`The library supports the ongoing legal
-research needs of the Justices and staff attorneys of the Florida Supreme Court
, `
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000009`along with the Office of State Courts
Administrator. The library furthers the vital and specialized work done by thes
e `
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000010`individuals by providing access to a b
alanced and cost-effective combination of print and electronic legal-research
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000011`resources that complements the online
databases provided through separate existing state-wide court contracts.
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000012`
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000013`Only three of the five District Courts
of Appeals still maintain staffed libraries. An increasing number of county la
w `
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000014`libraries have also closed or have mer
ged with local public libraries. As a consequence, the Supreme Court Library is
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000015`providing a growing level of library s
upport for the Florida court system.
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000016`
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000017`Florida Rule of Judicial Administratio
n 2.205(c)(1) requires that the Supreme Court Library be open to members of the
`

22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000018`bar, members of the legislature, and t
o officers of state agencies, as well as to any others by special permission of
the `
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000019`court. As a result, the library serves
state agencies, as well as the general public.
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000020`
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000021`1. PRINT RESOURCES
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000022`The library has cut a total of 872 pri
nt subscriptions since 1991 of which 481 subscriptions have been cut since 2001.
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000023`The library currently maintains only 2
23 print subscriptions to supplement online legal-research materials. This pri
nt `
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000024`collection consists of primary Florida
materials, along with other secondary sources, including reference works and
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000025`treatises.
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000026`
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000027`Although most treatises are available
on Lexis and Westlaw, often it is only the most current edition. Maintaining ou
r `
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000028`print subscriptions allows the library
to keep these older editions, which are often cited. Most print case reporters
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000029`and legal periodicals were discontinue
d because we have electronic access to these materials.
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000030`
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000031`Preserving and updating print resource
s, in addition to offering online resources, maximizes access to the wide variet
y `
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000032`of reference materials necessary for c
omprehensive legal research, in accordance with Standards for Appellate Court
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000033`Libraries and State Law Libraries, pub
lished by the State, Court and County Law Library Section of the American
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000034`Association of Law Libraries (March 20
05).
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000035`
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000036`Due to the ever-changing nature of the
law, and the Court's need for the most current information, print publications
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000037`require frequent updates. According t
o the American Association of Law Libraries' Price Index for Legal Publications,
`

22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000038`6d, the cost of updating print legal p
ublications has increased an average of 9.6 percent each year from 2006-2008.
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000039`
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000040`In 2008, the library entered into a th
ree-year agreement with Thomson West, the legal publisher which traditionally
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000041`supplies the majority of the library's
print publications and updates. By entering into this agreement, the library
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000042`locked in an 8 percent annual increase
for Thomson West print publications, even though Thomson West anticipates a 12.
5 `
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000043`percent average annual increase in the
ir prices over the next few years. We will sign a new three-year agreement in
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000044`2011, and we expect continued annual i
ncreases of 8 percent.
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000045`
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000046`The FY 2010-11 annual subscription cos
t for West print publications covered under this agreement is $136,596. With an
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000047`8-percent increase, the FY 2011-12 ann
ual subscription cost for West print publications will be $147,524. The library
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000048`requests $10,928 to cover this 8 perce
nt annual increase for FY 2011-12 for all West print subscriptions covered under
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000049`this agreement.
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000050`
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000051`The library purchases the remainder of
its print publications from Lexis and other publishers. The anticipated cost of
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000052`these print publications for FY 2010-1
1 is $50,424. The library requests an additional $4,841 to cover the anticipate
d `
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000053`9.6-percent average increase for FY 20
11-12 for print publications from Lexis and other legal publishers.
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000054`
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000055`If anticipated cost increases in print
materials are not funded, the library will be forced to continue to make
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000056`additional drastic cuts in subscriptio
ns, and will not be able to provide access to the legal-research materials which
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000057`are needed to support the work of the
Court, including the writing of Florida Supreme Court opinions.
`

22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000058`
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000059`The library requests $15,769 in recurr
ing funds to cover anticipated increases in print subscription costs for
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000060`legal-reference materials.
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000061`
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000062`2. ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000063`The library provides access to Westlaw
, a comprehensive online legal-research database, for use by general-public
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000064`patrons. The library's current threeyear contract with Thomson West, which runs through FY 2012-13, specifies a
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000065`5-percent annual increase. The annual
subscription cost for Westlaw public access for FY 2010-11 is $27,175. The
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000066`library requests an additional $1,359
to cover the anticipated 5-percent increase for FY 2011-12. This request will
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000067`cover this one-year increase in the su
bscription cost.
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000068`
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000069`If the anticipated cost increase for W
estlaw is not funded, the library will be forced to continue to make cuts in
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000070`subscriptions, and will not be able to
provide access to the current legal-research materials which support the work o
f `
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000071`the Court, including the writing of Fl
orida Supreme Court opinions.
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000072`
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000073`The library requests $1,359 in recurri
ng funds to offset the anticipated increase to the library's annual online
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000074`subscription for public access to West
law.
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000075`
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000076`
`
22010100`1501000000`4100100`000000`000077`Budget Request Total:
rring)
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$17,128 (recu

22010100`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000001`This request is to restore the 2% redu
ction in judicial salaries taken in the 2009 legislative session. Because the
`
22010100`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000002`judges' salaries were specifically app
ropriated in Section 8(1)(b) of the Fiscal Year 2009-10 General Appropriations A
ct `
22010100`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000003`(Senate Bill 2600) along with other pu
blic officers, the 2% reduction of the salaries in that section had a disparate
`
22010100`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000004`impact on the State Courts System, due
to the large number of judges compared to the number of other public officers.
`
22010100`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000005`
`
22010100`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000006`Please see companion issue #4401A50 bu
dget entity 22100600, program component 1501.00.00.00; budget entity 22300100,
`
22010100`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000007`program component 1501.00.00.00; and,
budget entity 22300200, program component 1501.00.00.00.
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000002`Supreme Court, Facilities Maintenance
and Management Operational Increase - Facilities Maintenance Operations: The
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000003`Supreme Court Marshal's Office request
s an increase in contracted services of $73,000 in recurring funding, an increas
e `
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000004`in expense of $5,000 in recurring fund
ing and an increase in OPS of $21,654 in recurring funding. The contracted servi
ce `
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000005`increase will permit the Court to cont
inue maintenance contracts for the heating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system,
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000006`access control/CCTV operating systems,
and elevators and fire safety system. The expense increase will fund the
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000007`emergency generator fuel cost. The Ma
rshal's Office is requesting an increase in OPS funding for three in-house
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000008`housekeeping/maintenance services posi
tions due to the loss of OPS positions in FY 2008/09. The structures of the
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000009`building suffer from a lack of the sim
plest maintenance programs such as cleaning and painting. The requested increas
es `
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000010`are detailed below:
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000011`
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000012`
trol/CCTV maintenance
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000013`
safety system maintenance
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22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000014`
e
`

$60,000 access HVAC and con
$10,000 fire pump and fire
$3,000 elevator maintenanc

22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000015`
fuel cost per year
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000016`
ping/maintenance services OPS positions
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000017`
Services for 3 OPS positions
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22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000018`

$5,000 emergency generator
$21,000 3 internal housekee
$654 for Human Resource

`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000019`These requested increases are the resu
lt of three factors. First, over the past several years, the Supreme Court has
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000020`updated several critical facility main
tenance and security components. It is essential that these systems be adequate
ly `
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000021`maintained for maximum efficiencies.
Lack of proper maintenance of these systems leads to higher repair costs overall
. `
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000022`Alternately, savings are realized (esp
ecially in the HVAC systems) when equipment is optimally maintained. Ultimately
, `
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000023`these requested increases are needed t
o ensure that the Supreme Court is able to continue current levels of physical
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000024`security protection, air quality, temp
erature and fire safety throughout the Supreme Court facility. Without the
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000025`requested increases, the Court will be
forced to reduce maintenance services and repairs which will result in system
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000026`inefficiencies and eventually render t
he building unsafe for visitors, officers and staff. Second, fuel costs, which
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000027`have not been adjusted for several yea
rs, will increase for the emergency generator which was replaced with a much nee
ded `
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000028`larger capacity system. The fuel usage
rate of the new generator is 15-50 gallons per hour (GPH) of operation compared
to `
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000029`the prior rate of 6-15 GPH, and the ne
w fuel storage tank has over four times the capacity of the old tank. Likewise,
the `
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000030`new generator provides up to 800 kilow
atts per hour (KPH) compared to the prior amount of 175 KPH. The fuel burn rate
of `
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000031`the new generator is 2-3 times greater
, but the Supreme Court building is now able to continue fully operational where
as `
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000032`the old generator powered only life sa
fety circuits and a few computer servers and devices. Third, the loss of OPS
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000033`positions has negatively impacted the
Marshal's Office ability to properly maintain the cleanliness of the building an
d `
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000034`has prohibited the institution of an e
fficient system of preventive maintenance, internal repair services and
`

22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000035`housekeeping, all of which will greatl
y extend the life of the Supreme Court Building. The Court is currently paying
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000036`$81,434 per year for OPS housekeeping
staff. If a cleaning contractor is hired, the estimated cost is $130,000 to
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000037`$140,000 per year. Also, previous cont
racts for cleaning services resulted in increased costs related to higher rates
of `
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000038`employee turnover requiring additional
background checks, and lower efficiencies due to training of new employees.
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000039`
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000040`
`
22010100`1501000000`7000210`000000`000041`Budget Request Total:
$ 99,654 (r
ecurring)
`
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000002`Recurring Expense funding in the amoun
t of $183,540 is requested for interior space refurbishing. This issue was
`
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000003`partially funded in the amount of $152
,842 in FY 2007-2008. However, the funding was non-recurring.
`
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000004`
`
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000005`The Florida Supreme Court Building is
heavily utilized by court staff, litigants and visitors to the building. Each y
ear `
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000006`over 4,000 visitors enter to conduct b
usiness, attend educational programs, or simply to wander the halls of the state
's `
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000007`highest court. While there has been, a
nd continues to be, some sporadic and periodic renovations to particular rooms a
nd `
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000008`selected areas within the building, no
major renovation encompassing a comprehensive approach to the preservation of t
he `
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000009`building has taken place since 1988.
This eighteen-year interval has resulted in deterioration of finishes in many ar
eas `
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000010`of the building. Keeping the building
interior spaces in good condition and up to code not only maintains the dignity
of `
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000011`the facility but is also critical to t
he safety and health of the occupants and visitors. The Supreme Court Building
is `
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000012`a civic monument with great public vis
ibility, one of the faces of Florida government.
`
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000013`
`
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000014`The Court is requesting $183,540 (133,
000 square feet x $1.38 per square foot a standard utilized by the Department of
`

22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000015`Management Services) in recurring fund
ing to begin and maintain a program of refurbishing 20 percent of the building's
`
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000016`finishes every year. This recurring fu
nding would allow us to maintain a five-year refresh cycle for space and finishe
s `
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000017`refurbishing to keep the facility in a
ppropriate and safe working order thus protecting the taxpayers' investment in t
his `
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000018`facility asset. The requested five-yea
r cycle would match the Capital Improvement Projects Program five-year cycle.
`
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000019`
`
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000020`Several examples of refurbishing inclu
de, but are not limited to:
`
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000021`
`
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000022`Replacement or repair of wall
finishes such as cracked sheetrock and crumbling plaster, etc.
`
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000023`Replacement or repair of floor
finishes such as worn, faded, stained carpet; broken ceramic tiles; loose, torn
, `
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000024`
vinyl tiles; cracks in terrazz
o, etc.
`
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000025`Replacement or repair of woode
n and Formica doors and fixed furnishings due to such damage and wear and tear a
s `
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000026`
nicks, dents, chips, fading or
poor operability, etc.
`
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000027`
`
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000028`
`
22010100`1501000000`7000260`000000`000029`Budget Request: $183,540 (recurring)
`
22010200`1602000000`1604250`000000`000001`Budget Amendment agency #0009 11, EOG
#B0145 was approved in FY 2010-11 for additional budget authority in the amount
of `
22010200`1602000000`1604250`000000`000002`$52,862 in the Expenses category and $
62,000 in the Contracted Services category in the Executive Direction/Support
`
22010200`1602000000`1604250`000000`000003`Services budget entity within the Gran
ts and Donations Trust Fund in support of the Florida Innocence Commission.
`
22010200`1602000000`1604250`000000`000004`
`
22010200`1602000000`1604250`000000`000005`A grant for the Florida Innocence Comm
ission from the Florida Bar Foundation was awarded to the State Courts System fo
r `

22010200`1602000000`1604250`000000`000006`the period of July 15, 2010 through Ju
ly 14, 2011 in the amount of $114,862. The purpose of this grant is to support
the `
22010200`1602000000`1604250`000000`000007`Florida Innocence Commission in its ch
arge to conduct a comprehensive study of the causes of wrongful conviction (Supr
eme `
22010200`1602000000`1604250`000000`000008`Court of Florida Administrative Order
No. SC10-39, In re: Florida Innocence Commission).
`
22010200`1602000000`1604250`000000`000009`
`
22010200`1602000000`1604250`000000`000010`During the 2010 Regular Legislative Se
ssion, $200,000 in budget authority was approved for the Innocence Commission (C
h. `
22010200`1602000000`1604250`000000`000011`2010-152, at 393, Laws of Fla.). This
grant funding is in excess of the $200,000 appropriation provided and will be
`
22010200`1602000000`1604250`000000`000012`utilized to support the work of the Co
mmission including research and studies of such issues as false eyewitness
`
22010200`1602000000`1604250`000000`000013`identifications, interrogation techniq
ues, false confessions, the use of informants, handling of forensic evidence,
`
22010200`1602000000`1604250`000000`000014`attorney competence and conduct, proce
ssing of cases and the administration of the death penalty.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000001`.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000002`Two new Supreme Court decisions, AOSC0
9-54, establishing the mortgage foreclosure managed mediation program, and
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000003`SC09-118, establishing a new certifica
tion for appellate mediations, have a direct impact on the current workload of t
he `
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000004`Dispute Resolution Center within the O
ffice of the State Courts Administrator (OSCA). Each has resulted in increased
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000005`workload in every aspect of the unit's
day-to-day operations. While part of the workload increase related to the mortg
age `
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000006`foreclosure managed mediation program
may be temporary in nature, due to the expected eventual normalization of
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000007`foreclosures in Florida, it has alread
y placed a significant burden on existing resources and is likely to persist for
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000008`the next few fiscal years. In addition
to this workload increase, the newly established appellate mediation program ha
s `
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000009`been established as permanent and ongo
ing.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000010`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000011`Since the inception of the mortgage fo
reclosure managed mediation program, new applications and renewals are up over 2
0 `

22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000012`percent. It is expected that the new a
ppellate program will increase new applications and renewals at least another 20
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000013`percent over and above that already ex
perienced and is expected to increase even more as the new program becomes more
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000014`established. In addition to an increa
se in applications and renewals, there will also be increase in the number of
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000015`training programs that must be reviewe
d for certification and applications for individuals to become approved trainers
. `
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000016`Further, workload associated with disc
ipline procedures and ethics opinions have already increased by 50 percent since
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000017`last year and are expected to increase
further once the appellate program is fully up and running.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000018`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000019`The new appellate certification includ
es a requirement that anyone wishing to be certified as an appellate mediator be
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000020`first certified in one of three existi
ng certifications: circuit court, family, or dependency. This alone will cause
an `
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000021`increase in trainings (which this offi
ce must first approve) and in applications/renewals. Further, there is an
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000022`additional training requirement for ap
pellate certification. Anyone desiring to be certified as an appellate mediator
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000023`must take a training specifically desi
gned for that purpose in addition to the training which was taken to obtain one
of `
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000024`the underlying certifications above me
ntioned. This will necessitate that the trainers be approved and that the train
ing `
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000025`programs be certified by the Dispute R
esolution Center prior to the training program moving forward. Finally, the
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000026`appellate program requires a specific
appellate certification, unlike the mortgage program, that must be developed and
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000027`implemented. This will cause an incre
ase in applications as well and a continued workload over the years for new and
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000028`renewal applications. Every applicati
on/renewal requires several steps, including verification of continuing educatio
n `
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000029`credits and background checks both of
which are very time consuming.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000030`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000031`The Dispute Resolution Center requests
$87,649 in recurring Other Personal Services funding for Fiscal Year 2011-2012
for `

22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000032`an equivalent 1.0 FTE Senior Court Ana
lyst II position with FICA ($48,770) and a 0.5 FTE Administrative Assistant III
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000033`position with FICA ($38,879). Data tr
ends are being examined and analyzed throughout the current fiscal year for the
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000034`purpose of determining the level of pe
rmanent, sustained impact on workload.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000035`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000036`If the OPS is not funded, the Dispute
Resolution Center will be unable to keep up with the workload in a reasonable or
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000037`acceptable time frame. Certifications
and renewals already have an upwards of 4 to 6 week lag time due to limited
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000038`resources. The addition of the appell
ate certification program will increase staff workload by upwards of 50 percent
and `
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000039`will likely cause review and approval
time to increase significantly, potentially delaying cases requiring mediation i
n `
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000040`the circuit and appellate courts.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000041`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000042`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000043`BUDGET REQUEST TOTAL: $88,085 (recurr
ing)
`
22010200`1602000000`3000220`000000`000044`.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000001`.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000002`The Florida Innocence Commission was c
reated on July 2, 2010, by Administrative Order of the Chief Justice of the Flor
ida `
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000003`Supreme Court (AOSC10-39). The Commis
sion consists of twenty-three (23) members. None of the Commission members are
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000004`compensated for their service, but are
entitled to be reimbursed for per diem and travel expenses related to their
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000005`service on the Commission. The terms
of all twenty-three members expire on June 30, 2012. Staff support for the
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000006`Commission was authorized in the Admin
istrative Order by utilizing the services of the Office of the State Courts
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000007`Administrator. Two positions have bee
n created to assist the Commission in the performance of their duties: (1) an
`

22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000008`Executive Director and (2) an OPS Admi
nistrative Assistant II.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000009`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000010`The Commission has been established to
conduct a comprehensive study of the causes of wrongful conviction and to
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000011`recommend to the Court measures to pre
vent the occurrence of such convictions in the future. The Commission is not
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000012`authorized to review unproven claims o
f innocence.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000013`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000014`Although specific Commission objective
s have not been established by the Commission, the following, though not inclusi
ve, `
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000015`may be considered by the Commission:
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000016`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000017`1. Identify the causes for wrongful c
onvictions, both in Florida, and nationally.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000018`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000019`2. Educate the Commission members reg
arding the types of causation such as misidentification, confessions, perjured
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000020`
testimony, informant testimony, an
d forensic evidence.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000021`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000022`3. Provide a public forum for Commiss
ion members to encourage productive dialogue among Commission members and the
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000023`
public at large.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000024`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000025`4. Identify both statutory and rule p
rovisions implicated by each type of causation.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000026`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000027`5. Identify through research, expert
testimony and submissions, and discussion, possible solutions to significantly
`

22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000028`
causation.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000029`

reduce, or eliminate each type of

`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000030`6. Submit an interim and final report
to the Florida Supreme Court.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000031`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000032`Non-recurring funding in the amount of
$200,000 was authorized for the Commission by the legislature for Fiscal Year
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000033`2010-2011 within the Mediation and Arb
itration Trust Fund. This sum is significantly less than the estimated need of
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000034`$384,361 of the Commission as stated i
n the Conceptual Proposal of a Florida Innocence Commission prepared by the Offi
ce `
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000035`of the State Courts Administrator. Fo
rtunately, the Florida Bar Foundation has approved a grant application to provid
e `
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000036`additional funding in the amount of $1
14,862 to the Florida Innocence Commission for the period beginning July 15, 201
0 `
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000037`and ending July 14, 2011. This grant
funding will permit the Commission to accomplish its mission through Fiscal Year
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000038`2010-2011.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000039`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000040`For Fiscal Year 2011-2012, non-recurri
ng continued Salary and Benefits funding in the amount of $96,624 is requested t
o `
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000041`maintain the 1.0 FTE Executive Directo
r position (equivalent to a Senior Attorney II) and $35,905 is requested in the
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000042`Other Personal Services (OPS) category
for continued funding of the OPS Administrative Assistant II position.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000043`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000044`The Commission is required to submit a
n interim report to the Florida Supreme Court by June 30, 2011. A final report
is `
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000045`due to the Court on June 30, 2012. Th
e Commission will hold public hearings, review existing research, solicit commen
t `
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000046`from scholars, judges, state attorneys
, law enforcement, private defense attorneys, elected officials, victims'
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000047`associations, private innocence projec
ts nationwide, and members of the public. The Commission will also review the w
ork `

22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000048`product of previous commissions in Cal
ifornia, Connecticut, Illinois, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000049`Wisconsin. Therefore, it will be impo
ssible to meet the requirements of the order of the Court without a substantial
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000050`number of meetings of the Commission.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000051`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000052`It is anticipated that the Commission
will meet once every 60 days resulting in six meetings during FY 2011-2012.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000053`Allocating $400 per Commission member
(23) and staff (2), per meeting, $10,500 will be needed for each meeting for tra
vel `
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000054`expenses, and for meeting room and aud
io-visual equipment rental. It is further anticipated that the Commission membe
rs `
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000055`will be furnished with notebooks for e
ach Commission meeting. The amount of material to be copied and included in eac
h `
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000056`notebook will be voluminous. The cost
of furnishing notebooks will be approximately $1,200 per meeting.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000057`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000058`Based upon the foregoing, FY 2011-2012
non-recurring Expense funding for meetings is requested in the amount of $70,20
0. `
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000059`In addition, $6,555 for the standard r
ecurring Expense package for the FTE and $10,436 for conference calls, postage,
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000060`etc., is requested for a total of $87,
191 (non-recurring) in the Expense category.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000061`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000062`The Commission has the authority to co
ntract for new research, and secure the testimony of expert witnesses before the
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000063`Commission. These experts reside in a
ll regions of the country. Currently only $4,000 is allocated for contracted
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000064`services. Although the fees charged b
y experts are unknown at this time, transportation costs alone would easily exce
ed `
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000065`$4,000 for attendance at six commissio
n meetings in FY 2011-2012. Therefore, $20,000 funding is requested in the
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000066`Contracted Services category to pay fo
r expert testimony. An additional $6,900 for express mailing of meeting noteboo
ks `
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000067`is requested for a total request of $2
6,900 in non-recurring funding in the Contracted Services category.
`

22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000068`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000069`Human Resource Services amounts for al
l positions were calculated using the standards outlined in FY 2011-2012
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000070`Legislative Budget Request Instruction
s. All FTE costs included in this issue assume a July 1, 2011 effective date.
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000071`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000072`
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000073`BUDGET REQUEST TOTAL: $247,056 (non-r
ecurring)
`
22010200`1602000000`3000600`000000`000074`.
`
22010200`1602000000`3009310`000000`000001`.
`
22010200`1602000000`3009310`000000`000002`This issue is being filed as a placeho
lder, pending the Supreme Court Order certifying the need for additional judgesh
ips `
22010200`1602000000`3009310`000000`000003`for FY 2011-12. This placeholder is f
or the Florida Cases Southern 2nd Reporter, which is administered in the Executi
ve `
22010200`1602000000`3009310`000000`000004`Direction/Support Services budget enti
ty for judgeships. The placeholder amount is based on the total number of
`
22010200`1602000000`3009310`000000`000005`judgeships certified in FY 2010-11, wh
ich was not funded during the 2010 Legislative Session. Costs are calculated at
`
22010200`1602000000`3009310`000000`000006`$500 per judge.
`
22010200`1602000000`3009310`000000`000007`
`
22010200`1602000000`3009310`000000`000008`$500 per subscription X 90 judgeships
= $45,000
`
22010200`1602000000`3009310`000000`000009`
`
22010200`1602000000`3009310`000000`000010`Please see companion issue #3009310 al
so filed in Budget Entity 22300100, Program Component 1501.00.00.00 and Budget
`
22010200`1602000000`3009310`000000`000011`Entity 22300200, Program Component 150
1.00.00.00.
`
22010200`1602000000`3009310`000000`000012`
`
22010200`1602000000`3009310`000000`000013`
`

22010200`1602000000`3009310`000000`000014`BUDGET REQUEST TOTAL: $45,000 (recurr
ing)
`
22010200`1602000000`3009310`000000`000015`.
`
22010200`1602000000`3400310`000000`000002`In order to maintain a 5% reserve, as
required in the Schedule I instructions, in the State Courts Revenue Trust Fund
`
22010200`1602000000`3400310`000000`000003`(SCRTF), $17,781,176 is needed in the
cash balance for FY 2011-12 year end. Therefore, operating budget for the SCRTF
`
22010200`1602000000`3400310`000000`000004`needs to be fund-shifted by that amoun
t to General Revenue.
`
22010200`1602000000`3400310`000000`000005`
`
22010200`1602000000`3400310`000000`000006`This fund shift is requested in the Sa
laries and Benefits category due primarily for the need of the cost for judges t
o `
22010200`1602000000`3400310`000000`000007`remain as a general obligation of Flor
ida government. Principle Six of the Seven Principles for Court Funding for the
`
22010200`1602000000`3400310`000000`000008`Florida State Courts System, notes tha
t the balance between what the state must pay as a general obligation of governm
ent `
22010200`1602000000`3400310`000000`000009`and what users should pay in order to
access their court system needs to be carefully guarded so that Florida citizens
`
22010200`1602000000`3400310`000000`000010`are always assured of their constituti
onal right of access to the courts without sale, denial, or delay.
`
22010200`1602000000`3400310`000000`000011`
`
22010200`1602000000`3400310`000000`000012`Please see companion issue # 3400320 a
lso filed in Budget Entity 22010200, Program Component 1602.00.00.00. Also, plea
se `
22010200`1602000000`3400310`000000`000013`see companion issue code #'s 3400310 a
nd 3400320 in Budget Entities 22010100, 22100600, 22300100, and 22300200, Progra
m `
22010200`1602000000`3400310`000000`000014`Component 1501.00.00.00; and in Budget
Entity 22350100, Program Component 1601.00.00.00.
`
22010200`1602000000`3400320`000000`000002`In order to maintain a 5% reserve, as
required in the Schedule I instructions, in the State Courts Revenue Trust Fund
`
22010200`1602000000`3400320`000000`000003`(SCRTF), $17,781,176 is needed in the
cash balance for FY 2011-12 year end. Therefore, operating budget for the SCRTF
`
22010200`1602000000`3400320`000000`000004`needs to be fund-shifted by that amoun
t to General Revenue.
`
22010200`1602000000`3400320`000000`000005`
`
22010200`1602000000`3400320`000000`000006`This fund shift is requested in the Sa
laries and Benefits category due primarily for the need of the cost for judges t
o `

22010200`1602000000`3400320`000000`000007`remain as a general obligation of Flor
ida government. Principle Six of the Seven Principles for Court Funding for the
`
22010200`1602000000`3400320`000000`000008`Florida State Courts System, notes tha
t the balance between what the state must pay as a general obligation of governm
ent `
22010200`1602000000`3400320`000000`000009`and what users should pay in order to
access their court system needs to be carefully guarded so that Florida citizens
`
22010200`1602000000`3400320`000000`000010`are always assured of their constituti
onal right of access to the courts without sale, denial, or delay.
`
22010200`1602000000`3400320`000000`000011`
`
22010200`1602000000`3400320`000000`000012`Please see companion issue # 3400310 a
lso filed in Budget Entity 22010200, Program Component 1602.00.00.00. Also, plea
se `
22010200`1602000000`3400320`000000`000013`see companion issue code #'s 3400310 a
nd 3400320 in Budget Entities 22010100, 22100600, 22300100, and 22300200, Progra
m `
22010200`1602000000`3400320`000000`000014`Component 1501.00.00.00; and in Budget
Entity 22350100, Program Component 1601.00.00.00.
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000001`.
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000002`HISTORY
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000003`
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000004`The Judicial Inquiry System (JIS) is a
web-based system that enables judges, judicial staff, and other governmental
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000005`entities to access multiple data sourc
es through one point of entry. There are currently 5,408 users of the JIS. The
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000006`system is a secure, "anywhere access"
system where a single query can gather information from many different data sour
ces `
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000007`and display the information in a user
friendly format. Through the JIS, information is streamlined from a variety of
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000008`local, state, and federal agencies (AP
PRISS, CCIS, DHSMV, DAVID, DJJ, DOC, FCIC, Hotfiles, FCIC, Rap Sheet, FCIC, FL
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000009`Summary & NCIC, Out of State Driver's
License Information, Concealed Weapon Permit Information, and Immigration Status
). `
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000010`All users are "set up" based on profil
es determined by the type of requestor (i.e., judge, case manager, state attorne
y, `
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000011`public defender, sheriff, etc.) This
allows the user to view only the data that they are authorized to access based o
n `
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000012`their role, Florida Statutes, rules, o
r the policies of the data source provider.
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22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000013`
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000014`MANDATED LEGISLATIVE ENHANCEMENTS
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000015`
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000016`The JIS was augmented to accommodate t
he demands of the Jessica Lunsford Act (JLA), signed into law in May 2005. As o
f `
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000017`April 17, 2006 the expanded JIS includ
es what is called a "JLA First Appearance Calendar" - a function that provides
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000018`judges, state attorneys, public defend
ers and other criminal justice officials automatic access to information essenti
al `
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000019`for the appropriate treatment of the r
ecently-arrested during their first appearance hearing. Among other things, it
has `
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000020`a risk status alert section that immed
iately identifies high risk sexual offenders, sexual predators, career/habitual
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000021`offenders, outstanding warrant(s) and
those who are on supervised release status.
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000022`
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000023`In March 2007, the "Anti-Murder Act" w
as signed by Governor Crist which created s. 903.0351, F.S, which calls for spec
ial `
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000024`handling of offenders on probation who
are designated as Violent Felony Offenders of Special Concern (VFOSC). The
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000025`"Anti-Murder Act" JIS enhancement flag
s this information for users of the system, e.g., the courts, state attorneys,
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000026`public defenders, and the booking agen
cy, providing a means of readily identifying when an arrested person meets the
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000027`criteria.
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000028`
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000029`SUMMARY: BUSINESS PROBLEM
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000030`
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000031`The original servers that the Office o
f the State Courts Administrator (OSCA) purchased for the JIS/JLA system are now
in `
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000032`the fifth year of production. Server
life usually lasts 5-6 years; therefore the OSCA is submitting this issue to
`

22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000033`request a refresh for the original ser
vers that support the JIS system. This will ensure that the OSCA continues to m
eet `
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000034`the critical needs of the system perfo
rmance requirements. The current server platform leverages server blade technol
ogy `
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000035`for efficiency. The OSCA is moving tow
ard server virtualization as a way to improve efficiency and facilitate redundan
cy. `
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000036`The implementation of virtualized serv
ers will eliminate the need to purchase 16 servers which are currently supportin
g `
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000037`JIS. This transition to a new environ
ment will necessitate the replacement of the 3 application servers and 2 data ba
se `
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000038`servers. Funding requested to address
this equipment refresh is $179,679 (5 servers at a unit cost of $9,650 for a to
tal `
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000039`of $48,250; SQL licenses for 4 servers
at a total of $108,929; and services for the vendor to migrate to the new serve
rs `
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000040`and migrate SQL 2008 at a cost of $22,
500). Cost for all servers includes 4 year maintenance coverage.
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000041`
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000042`FUNDING REQUESTED
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000043`
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000044`Total non-recurring funding requested
to support this initiative is $179,679. If the funding requested for the server
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000045`refresh is not approved there will be
a critical impact on public safety if the system crashes. This system is used
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000046`throughout the criminal justice commun
ity to make major decisions on defendants, some of which are High Risk Sex
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000047`Offenders and Violent Felony Offenders
. Now that the JIS has been expanded to support the JLA requirements, First
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000048`Appearance court events and the Warran
t System, it is critical that new servers are installed to ensure the much neede
d `
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000049`data is provided at all court events.
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000050`
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000051`
`
22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000052`BUDGET REQUEST TOTAL: $179,679 (non-r
ecurring)
`

22010200`1602000000`36220C0`000000`000053`.
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000001`.
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000002`Recurring Expense funding in the amoun
t of $5,723 is requested to support the renewal of the annual maintenance agreem
ent `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000003`for the Statistical Analysis Software
(SAS) package for FY 2011-2012. SAS, Inc. is the world leader in statistical
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000004`software and is the primary research a
nd analysis tool for many state agencies in Florida including the Florida
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000005`Legislature, the Department of Correct
ions and the Executive Office of the Governor. The Office of the State Courts
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000006`Administrator (OSCA) uses the SAS pack
age for all of its court related research and analytical needs. Specifically, t
he `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000007`Research and Data Unit of Court Servic
es provides a variety of research and analysis products to the Supreme Court, Tr
ial `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000008`Courts, OSCA, the Legislature, externa
l government, and news organizations. Thus, SAS provides the court system with
a `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000009`medium for data interchange with these
external agencies.
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000010`
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000011`The maintenance agreement provides for
critical software updates and improvements that enhance the usability and
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000012`effectiveness of the software. The ag
reement ensures compatibility and interoperability with other state agencies. T
he `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000013`need for software upgrades is critical
to ensure long term operation of the software and includes updates designed to
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000014`improve interoperability with the Micr
osoft VISTA, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems. For example,
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000015`when the OSCA transitioned from Window
s XP operating system to the Windows Vista operating system, the version of SAS
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000016`that Court Services was using did not
run on Vista. It required a complete upgrade to a newer version of SAS for
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000017`operability. A similar issue occurred
when a new server was installed earlier this year changing from Windows 2003 to
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000018`Windows 2008. We have already determi
ned that a similar issue will occur when the OSCA transitions to Windows 7 in th
e `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000019`future.
`

22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000020`
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000021`SAS, Inc. is a sole source provider of
this software and the increases are vendor driven. The State Courts Technology
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000022`Officer examined and verified that the
annual maintenance fee is reasonable for software of this type. This is a
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000023`recurring cost and this type of agreem
ent is consistent with other OSCA software agreements required by other large
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000024`software vendors such as Microsoft. T
he annual maintenance fee structure is common across all state agencies using SA
S `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000025`and is set annually in a GSA contract.
SAS represents the annual rate increases as 3-5 percent; however, the annual r
ate `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000026`increases have averaged 9 percent sinc
e 2006, adjusted for cost increases due to equipment changes. In addition to th
e `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000027`annual rate increases, the maintenance
fees increased this year due to the planned phase out of old server hardware an
d `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000028`phase in of new equipment which will r
esult in a permanent increase in the maintenance fee on top of any rate increase
s. `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000029`
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000030`
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000031`Court Services has made all reasonable
efforts to minimize costs consistent with their responsibilities and is
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000032`continually working to control the cos
ts. At the user level, costs can be controlled only by altering the number of
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000033`analytical modules purchased. In past
years, Court Services has eliminated all but the essential analysis modules.
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000034`Additionally, since the maintenance fe
es depend in part on the equipment that runs the software, Court Services has
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000035`purchased non-(OSCA) standard server e
quipment (in both 2005 and 2010) to help minimize costs. The installation that
is `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000036`currently in use is the minimum functi
onal system necessary to perform the mission of Court Services Research and Data
. `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000037`In 2009, the OSCA (along with FDLE and
DOC) requested a reduction of the annual rate increase due to budget constraint
s. `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000038`This request was informally granted by
the vendor who applied a 0.2 percent increase over 2008. However, although we
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000039`discussed our budget issues with SAS a
gain this year, SAS applied a 6 percent rate increase for 2010.
`

22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000040`
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000041`Failure to renew this agreement would
prevent Court Services from maintaining the SAS software in the most up-to-date
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000042`status. Since this software forms the
core of our research and data function, failure to maintain an up-to-date syste
m `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000043`could impact Court Services ability to
perform its data functions. Additionally, since maintenance costs are cumulati
ve, `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000044`failure to pay the maintenance fee for
one year due to lack of funds only postpones the payment to the following perio
d. `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000045`Thus, we would have to pay for two yea
rs of maintenance at the higher rate of the later year.
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000046`
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000047`More significantly, failure to fund th
is issue will have a significant impact on the operations of the rest of the
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000048`Research and Data section and on Court
Services in general. The cost of this maintenance agreement is currently paid
out `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000049`of the unit's operating budget. Howev
er, with recent budget reductions, this single fixed cost constitutes a major
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000050`expenditure. In FY 2010-11, the SAS m
aintenance fee will consume 65 percent of Court Services operating budget, which
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000051`does not leave adequate funds for the
other necessary activities in Court Services. Given that the maintenance cost i
s `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000052`fixed and will not decrease, the poten
tial for further reductions in budget in 2011-12 could have critical repercussio
ns `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000053`for the operation of the unit.
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000054`
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000055`The cost of this maintenance has tradi
tionally been paid out of Expense funds within Court Services. However, with
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000056`annual fee increases, the magnitude of
the cost has consumed a significant portion of the Expense budget and paying th
ese `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000057`costs out of our standard budget alloc
ation is reducing Court Services' ability to perform other necessary functions s
uch `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000058`as auditing, analysis or material supp
ort. We are requesting funding in FY 2011-12 for the increased costs of the ann
ual `
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000059`maintenance agreement and will continu
e to cover the current cost from our base budget.
`

22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000060`
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000061`
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000062`BUDGET REQUEST TOTAL: $5,723 (recurri
ng)
`
22010200`1602000000`36251C0`000000`000063`.
`
22010200`1602000000`36360C0`000000`000001`.
`
22010200`1602000000`36360C0`000000`000002`This issue is being filed as a placeho
lder, pending receipt of additional information regarding access to legislative
`
22010200`1602000000`36360C0`000000`000003`reapportionment data, which is schedul
ed to be available by the end of Fiscal Year 2010-2011. This placeholder is for
`
22010200`1602000000`36360C0`000000`000004`the State Courts System to enter a two
-month contract for Microsoft's Azure Platform at a cost of $500 per month.
`
22010200`1602000000`36360C0`000000`000005`
`
22010200`1602000000`36360C0`000000`000006`
`
22010200`1602000000`36360C0`000000`000007`BUDGET REQUEST TOTAL: $1,000 (non-rec
urring)
`
22010200`1602000000`36360C0`000000`000008`.
`
22010200`1602000000`5200300`000000`000001`.
`
22010200`1602000000`5200300`000000`000002`Currently, the State Courts System (SC
S) provides legal research tools to judicial branch judges and legal staff
`
22010200`1602000000`5200300`000000`000003`statewide. These tools include access
to online legal research and a minimal number of annual subscriptions to the
`
22010200`1602000000`5200300`000000`000004`hardbound format of the materials. Ov
er the past several years, favorable contract negotiations have enabled the cour
t `
22010200`1602000000`5200300`000000`000005`to continue to provide these services
and maintain the contract costs within the existing the base budget even though
`
22010200`1602000000`5200300`000000`000006`base funding for these critical resear
ch tools was reduced during the state budget shortfall in 2007. In addition, ov
er `
22010200`1602000000`5200300`000000`000007`a number of years, the SCS has been ph
asing out books for any new judges while allowing judges who have hardbound
`
22010200`1602000000`5200300`000000`000008`subscriptions to maintain them. Howev
er, new contract obligations required for FY 2010-2012 will render the base budg
et `

22010200`1602000000`5200300`000000`000009`insufficient.
`
22010200`1602000000`5200300`000000`000010`
`
22010200`1602000000`5200300`000000`000011`Funding of $20,000 is requested to cov
er the SCS's FY 2011-12 obligations for legal research subscription services in
`
22010200`1602000000`5200300`000000`000012`support of judicial branch users state
wide.
`
22010200`1602000000`5200300`000000`000013`
`
22010200`1602000000`5200300`000000`000014`If this issue is not funded, the Judic
ial Branch will have insufficient legal research tools to support the daily
`
22010200`1602000000`5200300`000000`000015`workload of court legal staff statewid
e.
`
22010200`1602000000`5200300`000000`000016`
`
22010200`1602000000`5200300`000000`000017`
`
22010200`1602000000`5200300`000000`000018`BUDGET REQUEST TOTAL: $20,000 (recurr
ing)
`
22010200`1602000000`5200300`000000`000019`.
`
22100600`1501000000`2403170`000000`000002`Fourth District Court of Appeal, Carpe
t and Paint Restoration - The Fourth District Court of Appeal facility has porti
ons `
22100600`1501000000`2403170`000000`000003`constructed as early as 1970, which ha
s its original carpet and paint. In particular, the carpet in the entryway,
`
22100600`1501000000`2403170`000000`000004`lawyers lounge, and library are origin
al and has deteriorated over time. The judge's chambers built in 1983 have
`
22100600`1501000000`2403170`000000`000005`original paint and this too is in extr
eme need of repairs.
`
22100600`1501000000`2403170`000000`000006`
`
22100600`1501000000`2403170`000000`000007`As custodians of this property, there
exists a duty to preserve the integrity of the facility. The first contact the
`
22100600`1501000000`2403170`000000`000008`user public has with this court is are
as which have its original carpet dating back to 1970. The carpet is overdue to
`
22100600`1501000000`2403170`000000`000009`repairs. The existing carpet is well
worn and does not portray a favorable appearance to the user public of the
`
22100600`1501000000`2403170`000000`000010`integrity of the court facility. Like
wise judicial suites have their original paint dating back to 1983. The paint i
s `

22100600`1501000000`2403170`000000`000011`faded, blemished, and sorely needs rep
lacement.
`
22100600`1501000000`2403170`000000`000012`
`
22100600`1501000000`2403170`000000`000013`There is an obligation to preserve the
look and integrity of government owned property. The useful life of the carpet
`
22100600`1501000000`2403170`000000`000014`and paint were surpassed many years ag
o. Aside from an unsightly appearance, the state of the carpet increases risk o
f `
22100600`1501000000`2403170`000000`000015`injury to court officers, staff, and t
he user public. The judge's chambers show extreme signs of wear and tear. In
`
22100600`1501000000`2403170`000000`000016`addition to appearance, paint preserve
s the life of the walls themselves. Failure to address this point increases the
`
22100600`1501000000`2403170`000000`000017`potential for more expensive repairs t
o the structural integrity of the courthouse.
`
22100600`1501000000`2403170`000000`000018`
`
22100600`1501000000`2403170`000000`000019`
`
22100600`1501000000`2403170`000000`000020`BUDGET REQUEST TOTAL:
$27,000 (nonrecurring)
`
22100600`1501000000`2600180`000000`000001`This issue is to request annualization
in FY 2011-2012 of the six-month's $768,994 rent for the First District Court o
f `
22100600`1501000000`2600180`000000`000002`Appeal in FY 2010-11.
`
22100600`1501000000`3000150`000000`000001`APPELLATE COURT SECURITY WORKLOAD:
`
22100600`1501000000`3000150`000000`000002`
`
22100600`1501000000`3000150`000000`000003`Second District Court of Appeal, Court
Security - The Second District Court of Appeal operates from two facilities; si
x `
22100600`1501000000`3000150`000000`000004`judicial officers, the clerk of court,
the marshal and their staff (57 employees) are located in the courthouse in
`
22100600`1501000000`3000150`000000`000005`Lakeland and eight judicial officers a
nd their staff (35 employees) are located in non-government leased space in Tamp
a. `
22100600`1501000000`3000150`000000`000006`Pursuant to the terms of the court's l
ease with the Stetson College of Law's Tampa Law Center, the court must provide
for `
22100600`1501000000`3000150`000000`000007`all security measures desired or requi
red.
`
22100600`1501000000`3000150`000000`000008`
`

22100600`1501000000`3000150`000000`000009`Contracted Services funding in the amo
unt of $43,750 will allow the court to provide a Hillsborough County Sheriff's
`
22100600`1501000000`3000150`000000`000010`(HCSO) deputy in Tampa for 6.5 hours a
day, Monday thru Friday, based on a 250 day work year. The HCSO rate is $28,
per `
22100600`1501000000`3000150`000000`000011`hour.
`
22100600`1501000000`3000150`000000`000012`
`
22100600`1501000000`3000150`000000`000013`BUDGET REQUEST TOTAL: $43,750 (recur
ring)
`
22100600`1501000000`3400310`000000`000002`In order to maintain a 5% reserve, as
required in the Schedule I instructions, in the State Courts Revenue Trust Fund
`
22100600`1501000000`3400310`000000`000003`(SCRTF), $17,781,176 is needed in the
cash balance for FY 2011-12 year end. Therefore, operating budget for the SCRTF
`
22100600`1501000000`3400310`000000`000004`needs to be fund-shifted by that amoun
t to General Revenue.
`
22100600`1501000000`3400310`000000`000005`
`
22100600`1501000000`3400310`000000`000006`This fund shift is requested in the Sa
laries and Benefits category due primarily for the need of the cost for judges t
o `
22100600`1501000000`3400310`000000`000007`remain as a general obligation of Flor
ida government. Principle Six of the Seven Principles for Court Funding for the
`
22100600`1501000000`3400310`000000`000008`Florida State Courts System, notes tha
t the balance between what the state must pay as a general obligation of governm
ent `
22100600`1501000000`3400310`000000`000009`and what users should pay in order to
access their court system needs to be carefully guarded so that Florida citizens
`
22100600`1501000000`3400310`000000`000010`are always assured of their constituti
onal right of access to the courts without sale, denial, or delay.
`
22100600`1501000000`3400310`000000`000011`
`
22100600`1501000000`3400310`000000`000012`Please see companion issue # 3400320 a
lso filed in Budget Entity 22100600, Program Component 1501.00.00.00. Also, plea
se `
22100600`1501000000`3400310`000000`000013`see companion issue code #'s 3400310 a
nd 3400320 in Budget Entities 22010100, 22300100, and 22300200, Program Componen
t `
22100600`1501000000`3400310`000000`000014`1501.00.00.00; in Budget Entity 220102
00, Program Component 1602.00.00.00; and in Budget Entity 22350100, Program
`
22100600`1501000000`3400310`000000`000015`Component 1601.00.00.00.
`
22100600`1501000000`3400320`000000`000002`In order to maintain a 5% reserve, as
required in the Schedule I instructions, in the State Courts Revenue Trust Fund
`

22100600`1501000000`3400320`000000`000003`(SCRTF), $17,781,176 is needed in the
cash balance for FY 2011-12 year end. Therefore, operating budget for the SCRTF
`
22100600`1501000000`3400320`000000`000004`needs to be fund-shifted by that amoun
t to General Revenue.
`
22100600`1501000000`3400320`000000`000005`
`
22100600`1501000000`3400320`000000`000006`This fund shift is requested in the Sa
laries and Benefits category due primarily for the need of the cost for judges t
o `
22100600`1501000000`3400320`000000`000007`remain as a general obligation of Flor
ida government. Principle Six of the Seven Principles for Court Funding for the
`
22100600`1501000000`3400320`000000`000008`Florida State Courts System, notes tha
t the balance between what the state must pay as a general obligation of governm
ent `
22100600`1501000000`3400320`000000`000009`and what users should pay in order to
access their court system needs to be carefully guarded so that Florida citizens
`
22100600`1501000000`3400320`000000`000010`are always assured of their constituti
onal right of access to the courts without sale, denial, or delay.
`
22100600`1501000000`3400320`000000`000011`
`
22100600`1501000000`3400320`000000`000012`Please see companion issue # 3400310 a
lso filed in Budget Entity 22100600, Program Component 1501.00.00.00. Also, plea
se `
22100600`1501000000`3400320`000000`000013`see companion issue code #'s 3400310 a
nd 3400320 in Budget Entities 22010100, 22300100, and 22300200, Program Componen
t `
22100600`1501000000`3400320`000000`000014`1501.00.00.00; in Budget Entity 220102
00, Program Component 1602.00.00.00; and in Budget Entity 22350100, Program
`
22100600`1501000000`3400320`000000`000015`Component 1601.00.00.00.
`
22100600`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000001`This request is to restore the 2% redu
ction in judicial salaries taken in the 2009 legislative session. Because the
`
22100600`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000002`judges' salaries were specifically app
ropriated in Section 8(1)(b) of the Fiscal Year 2009-10 General Appropriations A
ct `
22100600`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000003`(Senate Bill 2600) along with other pu
blic officers, the 2% reduction of the salaries in that section had a disparate
`
22100600`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000004`impact on the State Courts System, due
to the large number of judges compared to the number of other public officers.
`
22100600`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000005`
`
22100600`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000006`Please see companion issue #4401A50 bu
dget entity 22010100, program component 1501.00.00.00; budget entity 22300100,
`
22100600`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000007`program component 1501.00.00.00; and,
budget entity 22300200, program component 1501.00.00.00.
`

22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000001`APPELLATE COURT OPERATIONAL INCREASES:
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000002`
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000003`1) Third District Court of Appeal, Ac
quisition of a Replacement Telephones System - The Court is requesting $57,250 o
f `
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000004`non-recurring funds in the Operating C
apital Outlay (OCO) category during FY 2011-12, to purchase a replacement teleph
one `
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000005`system for the Court. The current Int
er-Tel digital telephone system was installed in 1996 and, due to software
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000006`obsolescence; the system cannot be upg
raded or totally supported by the vendor. The operation of the system continues
to `
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000007`degrade and has increased the annual e
xpenditure for repairs and service. On numerous occasions the voicemail system
has `
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000008`failed and had to be rebooted repeated
ly to restore its functionality. Additionally, the current telephone system
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000009`software does not allow the court staf
f to relocate and re-program telephone extensions without a service technician.
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000010`The call forwarding feature of the sys
tem does not allow voicemail messages to be forwarded to the recipient. All
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000011`programming and maintenance must be co
nducted by the vendor, which increases the court's annual operational expense.
The `
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000012`manufacturer has advised that the syst
em is antiquated and should be replaced prior to a complete failure. The Court
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000013`desires to purchase and install a new
telephone system which would take full advantage of the existing network
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000014`infrastructure and integrate with the
computer system. Additionally, court staff will have the ability to fully manage
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000015`the movement of telephone extensions a
nd other functions throughout the courthouse. The funding of this purchase woul
d `
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000016`allow the replacement of the failing s
ystem in a timely fashion, and also allow a selection of the most cost-effective
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000017`applicable system that will meet the s
pecific needs of the Court.
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000018`
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000019`Failure to fund this request would cau
se the courthouse to be without telephone communications when, due to the system
s' `
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000020`age and the vendors' inability to upgr
ade the software, it suffers a catastrophic malfunction.
`

22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000021`
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000022`
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000023`BUDGET REQUEST TOTAL:
non-recurring)
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000024`

$57,250 (

`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000025`
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000026`2) Fourth District Court of Appeal, D
eputy Clerk Workstation Replacement - The Fourth District Court of Appeal seeks
to `
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000027`replace 9 workstations for deputy cler
ks. The current workstations are more than 25 years old and are in disrepair.
The `
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000028`style predates common use of personal
computers, printers, and other common use desktop equipment.
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000029`
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000030`The antiquated desks are not conducive
to efficient operations of clerk time and productivity. The long term wear and
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000031`tear of the desks has resulted in dama
ged and barely unusable units. The addition of personal computers, printers, an
d `
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000032`soon to be scanners requires newer des
igned workspaces which are not a patchwork of broken parts. Failure to fund wi
ll `
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000033`prolong the eventual total failure of
the existing workstations.
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000034`
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000035`
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000036`BUDGET REQUEST TOTAL:
non-recurring)
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000037`

$20,000 (

`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000038`
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000039`
`
22100600`1501000000`4600600`000000`000040`ISSUE TOTAL BUDGET REQUEST: $77,250 (
$77,250 non-recurring)
`

22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000002`BUILDING FACILITY MAINTENANCE AND OPER
ATIONAL UPKEEP: Fourth District Court of Appeal, Security Glazing - The Fourth
`
22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000003`District Court of Appeal was vandalize
d in FY 2009-2010. The burglars entered through the front of the courthouse and
`
22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000004`stole a flat screen security monitor a
nd a laptop computer. Fortunately, no other items were stolen or areas of the
`
22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000005`court compromised. We request $50,000
in non-recurring Contracted Services funding to upgrade and enhance the level o
f `
22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000006`protection to the building and preclud
e similar occurrence.
`
22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000007`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000008`The Court is property of the State of
Florida and its assets must be protected. Although the burglars were limited in
`
22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000009`their activity, they could have easily
gained access to the secured areas of the Court. The integrity of court files,
`
22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000010`judge's chambers, and court property c
ould have easily been compromised. Risk of theft of property, malicious damage
to `
22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000011`court materials and even arson could h
ave occurred. The Court has U.S. Department of Justice, Level 2, bullet resista
nt `
22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000012`polycarbonate glazing on the entry. T
he burglars accessed the building by destroying an area beyond the threshold of
the `
22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000013`glazing. The funds requested will exp
and the coverage area of the glazing and also cover interior sections which will
`
22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000014`guard against potential intrusion into
the occupied areas of the court facility.
`
22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000015`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000016`The Court already suffered an unlawful
entry which placed the occupants and court property at risk. Had the case file
s `
22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000017`been compromised, this would have seri
ously impacted the operations of the Court. These funds are imminently necessar
y `
22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000018`to guard against the potential for fut
ure encroachment.
`
22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000019`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000020`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000210`000000`000021`BUDGET REQUEST TOTAL:
00 (non-recurring)
`

$50,0

22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000001`Air Conditioning System Remediation
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000002`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000003`1) Second District Court of Appeal, C
lean Contaminated HVAC - The Second District Court of Appeal urgently needs to
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000004`address numerous serious environmental
and air quality issues related to the poor operational condition of the air
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000005`distribution system. Mechanical failu
res, combined with the age of the system, have resulted in the buildup of mold a
nd `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000006`other irritants in the two air handler
s and ductwork. These irritants are contributing to eye and respiratory irritat
ion `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000007`for employees, including a judge who e
xperiences extreme discomfort when occupying a contaminated section of the
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000008`building. The contaminated sections i
nclude the lobby, the courtroom, and the clerk's offices. The Department of
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000009`Management services has advised the co
urt's marshal that these deficiencies need to be corrected immediately.
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000010`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000011`Due to the age of the units involved,
the Department of Management Services recommended replacing the contaminated air
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000012`handling units and ductwork. The cour
t requested $400,312 in Fixed Capital Outlay for FY 2010-11; this request was no
t `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000013`funded. The court will request Fixed
Capital Operating (FCO) funds again in FY 2011-12, but is also requesting $58,00
0 `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000014`(non-recurring) in the Contracted Serv
ices category to clean and High Efficiency Particle Air (HEPA) vacuum the
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000015`contaminated equipment in the event th
at the FCO funding is not approved. The scope of the cleaning will include:
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000016`refurbish Air Handling Unit (AHU)-1 &
2, which includes pressure cleaning blower wheels and cooling coils with 3000 ps
i/ `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000017`280 hot water; remove contaminated fib
erglass insulation and replace with 1" IMCOA; HEPA vacuum all internally lined
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000018`return ductwork from the grilles downs
tream to the return plenum of the AHU-1 (Total 506 ft); HEPA vacuum all external
ly `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000019`insulated medium pressure supply ductw
ork from AHU-1 discharge upstream to the back of the Variable Air Volume (VAV)
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000020`boxes (Total 421 feet); VAV boxes serv
ed by AHU-1 will be HEPA vacuumed (Total 23 units); HEPA vacuum all internal
`

22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000021`components, fiberglass insulation, and
coat with Fiberlock 8000 antimicrobial paint. (Total 23 units); low pressure
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000022`supply ductwork served by these VAV bo
xes to be cleaned; HEPA vacuum internal fiberglass insulation and coat with
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000023`Fiberlock 8000 antimicrobial paint and
clean all supply diffusers and return grilles served by AHU-1 (Total 72).
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000024`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000025`If this request, or in the alternative
the FCO request, is not funded the health of the judges, employees, and public
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000026`will continue to be negatively impacte
d by this contaminated air distribution system.
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000027`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000028`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000029`BUDGET REQUEST TOTAL:
recurring)
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000030`

$58,000 (non-

`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000031`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000032`2) Fourth District Court of Appeal, H
eating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Upgrade - The Fourth District Cou
rt `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000033`of Appeal has recently replaced the HV
AC system serving a 40 year old section of the courthouse. Although the Departm
ent `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000034`of Management Services (DMS) procedure
s were followed, the project failed to sufficiently address demand for adequate
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000035`cooling. On many occasions, employees
were sent home due to lack of conditioned air. When this happened, a skeletal
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000036`staff remained under extreme condition
s to keep the court open to the public. With the exception of very limited peri
ods `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000037`during the winter, the newly installed
HVAC system fails to provide acceptable levels of comfort to court staff and
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000038`visiting members of the general public
. DMS anticipated the upgrade would add sufficient cooling to satisfy demand fo
r `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000039`the entire building. This proved not
to be the case and in FY 2010-11, the legislature appropriated $82,292 for A/C
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000040`remediation to alleviate high temperat
ures in portions of the annex not included in the HVAC upgrade.
Funding is
`

22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000041`necessary to correct numerous errors f
rom the original HVAC project.
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000042`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000043`Relying on the recommendations and ski
ll of those contractors hired by DMS to replace the obsolete system has proven
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000044`defective. Poor project oversight, en
gineering miscalculations, and contractor errors have resulted in a critical nee
d `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000045`to immediately address this matter. I
t is arguable whether the new system has improved cooling capacity from that of
the `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000046`decades old unit. To insure a healthy
work environment and to protect the court facility from damage, corrective
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000047`measures must be taken. We have indep
endently sought review of remedial defects in the system and request funding to
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000048`address these issues. The project inv
olves re-piping chilled and condenser water lines, installation of correctly siz
ed `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000049`new condenser pumps, adequate piping,
insulation, engineering, electrical, and permit fees.
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000050`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000051`Since project completion, court office
rs, staff, and the public continue to suffer from unacceptably elevated levels o
f `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000052`indoor air temperatures. Poor environ
mental working conditions adversely impacts employee productivity. Greater than
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000053`normal humidity levels impact the buil
ding itself and paper records, and raise the risk of an unhealthy building. Serv
ice `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000054`calls made on a regular basis negative
ly impact the court's budget. The persistent failure of the chillers will harm
the `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000055`useful life of the system. It can be
expected there will be days when the building is closed and employees sent home
due `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000056`to adverse working conditions.
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000057`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000058`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000059`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000060`BUDGET REQUEST TOTAL:
recurring)
`

$70,000 (non-

22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000061`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000062`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000063`3) Fourth District Court of Appeal, H
eating Ventilating and Air Conditioning Maintenance (HVAC) - The Fourth District
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000064`Court of Appeal has received funding t
o upgrade sections of its Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning Maintenance
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000065`(HVAC) system for FY 2009-2010. The s
ervice warranty on the equipment expires in November 2010. Experience dictates
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000066`there will be numerous service calls t
o address issues with the system.
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000067`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000068`The Court recently upgraded sections o
f its aged HVAC system. The service warranty will soon expire. We have already
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000069`encountered numerous service and equip
ment related problems. The Court's budget for Contracted Services was reduced a
s `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000070`part of earlier mandated budget reduct
ions. We will be unable to address service related issues without an increase i
n `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000071`our budget for contracted services. T
he Court is seeking a modest 4% increase in this budget category of $8,500 with
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000072`small increases to be continued for th
e following 2 additional years, (FY 2012-13 $9,500; FY 2013-14 $10,500).
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000073`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000074`Current funding levels in Contracted S
ervices have proven inadequate to meet expected needs. The Court has submitted
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000075`budget amendments to address a shortfa
ll in this area. The new HVAC equipment is documented with numerous issues
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000076`necessitating frequent services calls
to remedy systemic failures in the system. Warranties for most of the equipment
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000077`itself extend for several years. Serv
ice related calls due to failures are not part of the equipment warranty. We wi
ll `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000078`not have sufficient funds to correct p
roblems. The Court will be forced to close some or all portions of the building
if `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000079`repairs cannot be authorized.
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000080`
`

22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000081`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000082`BUDGET REQUEST TOTAL
(recurring)
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000083`

$8,500

`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000084`4) Fifth District Court of Appeal, He
ating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Repair - Energy Management Progra
m: `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000085`The Court's 15 year old Energy Network
Controller (ENC), a major component of our automated Heating Ventilating and Ai
r `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000086`Conditioning (HVAC) system, is now fai
ling and replacement parts are no longer available. The Court respectfully reque
sts `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000087`$15,800 in the Operating Capital Outla
y category to replace the existing controller.
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000088`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000089`The ENC is responsible for decreased e
nergy consumption and increased utilities savings from our automated HVAC system
. `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000090`The ENC turns on, slows down or shuts
off HVAC components when optimal space temperatures are achieved. The ENC also
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000091`powers down the HVAC system after hour
s, on weekends or holidays. Further, the ENC enables the administrator remote
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000092`automated access to control the HVAC s
ystem when away from the facility. The present ENC controller is responsible fo
r a `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000093`reduction in utility (approximately 20
- 25%) and repair costs. As system components operate as needed, the estimated
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000094`pay-back of this project is less than
18 months.
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000095`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000096`If the issue is not funded, the court'
s HVAC system will not maintain energy management controls. This lack of contro
l `
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000097`will lead to increased energy consumpt
ion and, higher utility and repair costs.
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000098`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000099`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000100`BUDGET REQUEST TOTAL:
(non-recurring)
`

$15,800

22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000101`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000102`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000103`
`
22100600`1501000000`7000330`000000`000104`ISSUE BUDGET REQUEST TOTAL: $152,300
($143,800 non-recurring)
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000002`Second District Court of Appeal, HVAC
Renovation and Mold Remediation The Second District Court of Appeal requests
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000003`$340,312 to replace the air handler an
d duct work in the east portion of the Lakeland headquarters. The Lakeland
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000004`headquarters was originally built in 1
961; the east end of the building (courtroom, conference room, lobby, and clerk'
s `
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000005`office) was added in 1986. The air han
dler on the east side of the building was placed into service in 1986 and it has
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000006`exceeded its useful life. More import
antly, the entire Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system on the
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000007`east end is not functioning properly,
resulting in numerous environmental and air quality issues for employees. An
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000008`August 2009 investigative survey to de
termine the material and operational conditions of the mechanical equipment and
air `
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000009`distribution devices found the followi
ng deficiencies:
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000010`
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000011`Mechanical failures, combined with the
age of the system, have resulted in a considerable buildup of mold and other
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000012`irritants in the air handler and the d
uctwork. These irritants are believed to be contributing to eye and respirator
y `
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000013`irritation in the court's employees.
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000014`
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000015`Large amounts of untreated air were be
ing drawn into the above-ceiling return air plenum recently identified by a Test
& `
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000016`Balance Professional Engineer (P.E.).
The source air was coming in through openings to the external building envelope
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000017`both during daytime and nighttime hour
s. (Note: These openings were closed and sealed in June 2010. The requested
`

22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000018`amount from FY2010-11 has been reduced
accordingly for the FY 2011-12 Legislative Budget Request below.)
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000019`
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000020`Mold and fungi remain in the air handl
ers, duct-work, Variable Air Volume (VAV) boxes, and around register grills. A
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000021`number of judges and employees report
symptoms that are likely related to this condition.
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000022`
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000023`Replacing this equipment will ensure a
more cost efficient means of cooling the building, as well as address the
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000024`immediate health issues.
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000025`
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000026`
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000027`
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000028`
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000029`
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000030`
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000031`
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000032`
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000033`Asbestos and Lead Survey
$8,000
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000034`Architect/Mechanical Plans and Oversig
ht
$45,000
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000035`Replace air handler and ductwork
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000036`
on the east end of the building
$227,900
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000037`Independent test and balance
$12,850
`

22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000038`Construction contingency
$35,000
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000039`DMS Fee
$11,562
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000040`
`
22100600`9999999999`990M000`080036`000041`BUDGET REQUEST TOTAL:
$340,312 (non-recurring)
`
22300100`1501000000`1604240`000000`000002`Budget Amendment agency #0006 11, EOG
#B0175 was approved in FY 2010-11 to increased budget authority in the amount of
`
22300100`1501000000`1604240`000000`000003`$141,198 in the Salaries and Benefits
category in the Court Operations - Circuit Courts budget entity within the Feder
al `
22300100`1501000000`1604240`000000`000004`Grants Trust Fund.
`
22300100`1501000000`1604240`000000`000005`
`
22300100`1501000000`1604240`000000`000006`Federal grant funding through the Flor
ida Department of Revenue was awarded to the State Courts System for the Child
`
22300100`1501000000`1604240`000000`000007`Support Hearing Officer Program in the
Circuit Courts for the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. Additional
`
22300100`1501000000`1604240`000000`000008`budget authority in the Federal Grants
Trust Fund in the Court Operations - Circuit Court budget entity is needed to
`
22300100`1501000000`1604240`000000`000009`support the continuing award.
`
22300100`1501000000`3009310`000000`000002`Certification of Additional Judgeships
: This issue is being filed as a placeholder, pending the Supreme Court Order
`
22300100`1501000000`3009310`000000`000003`certifying the need for additional jud
geships for FY 2011-12. The placeholder is for: 37 Circuit Court Judges, 37
`
22300100`1501000000`3009310`000000`000004`Circuit Court Judicial Assistants, and
39 Law Clerks totaling 113 FTE. The placeholder issue represents the total num
ber `
22300100`1501000000`3009310`000000`000005`of judgeships requested in FY 2010-11,
which were not funded during the 2010 Legislative Session.
`
22300100`1501000000`3009310`000000`000006`
`
22300100`1501000000`3009310`000000`000007`Expenses and Human Resource Services a
mounts for all positions were calculated using the standards outlined in FY
`
22300100`1501000000`3009310`000000`000008`2011-2012 Legislative Budget Request I
nstructions, less those amounts that are a local funding responsibility. All
`
22300100`1501000000`3009310`000000`000009`positions excluding judges are request
ed at ten percent above the base salary to allow the State Courts System to
`

22300100`1501000000`3009310`000000`000010`competitively recruit and retain emplo
yees. All FTE costs included in this issue assume a July 1, 2011 effective date
. `
22300100`1501000000`3009310`000000`000011`
`
22300100`1501000000`3009310`000000`000012`Please see companion issue #3009310 al
so filed in Budget Entity 22300200, Program Component 1501.00.00.00 and Budget
`
22300100`1501000000`3009310`000000`000013`Entity 22010200, Program Component 160
2.00.00.00.
`
22300100`1501000000`3009310`000000`000014`
`
22300100`1501000000`3009310`000000`000015`Total Budget Request: 113 FTE; $11,99
2,074 ($267,132 non-recurring)
`
22300100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000002`In order to maintain a 5% reserve, as
required in the Schedule I instructions, in the State Courts Revenue Trust Fund
`
22300100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000003`(SCRTF), $17,781,176 is needed in the
cash balance for FY 2011-12 year end. Therefore, operating budget for the SCRTF
`
22300100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000004`needs to be fund-shifted by that amoun
t to General Revenue.
`
22300100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000005`
`
22300100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000006`This fund shift is requested in the Sa
laries and Benefits category due primarily for the need of the cost for judges t
o `
22300100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000007`remain as a general obligation of Flor
ida government. Principle Six of the Seven Principles for Court Funding for the
`
22300100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000008`Florida State Courts System, notes tha
t the balance between what the state must pay as a general obligation of governm
ent `
22300100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000009`and what users should pay in order to
access their court system needs to be carefully guarded so that Florida citizens
`
22300100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000010`are always assured of their constituti
onal right of access to the courts without sale, denial, or delay.
`
22300100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000011`
`
22300100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000012`Please see companion issue # 3400320 a
lso filed in Budget Entity 22300100, Program Component 1501.00.00.00. Also, plea
se `
22300100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000013`see companion issue code #'s 3400310 a
nd 3400320 in Budget Entities 22010100, 22100600, and 22300200, Program Componen
t `
22300100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000014`1501.00.00.00; in Budget Entity 220102
00, Program Component 1602.00.00.00; and in Budget Entity 22350100, Program
`
22300100`1501000000`3400310`000000`000015`Component 1601.00.00.00.
`

22300100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000002`In order to maintain a 5% reserve, as
required in the Schedule I instructions, in the State Courts Revenue Trust Fund
`
22300100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000003`(SCRTF), $17,781,176 is needed in the
cash balance for FY 2011-12 year end. Therefore, operating budget for the SCRTF
`
22300100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000004`needs to be fund-shifted by that amoun
t to General Revenue.
`
22300100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000005`
`
22300100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000006`This fund shift is requested in the Sa
laries and Benefits category due primarily for the need of the cost for judges t
o `
22300100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000007`remain as a general obligation of Flor
ida government. Principle Six of the Seven Principles for Court Funding for the
`
22300100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000008`Florida State Courts System, notes tha
t the balance between what the state must pay as a general obligation of governm
ent `
22300100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000009`and what users should pay in order to
access their court system needs to be carefully guarded so that Florida citizens
`
22300100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000010`are always assured of their constituti
onal right of access to the courts without sale, denial, or delay.
`
22300100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000011`
`
22300100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000012`Please see companion issue # 3400310 a
lso filed in Budget Entity 22300100, Program Component 1501.00.00.00. Also, plea
se `
22300100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000013`see companion issue code #'s 3400310 a
nd 3400320 in Budget Entities 22010100, 22100600, and 22300200, Program Componen
t `
22300100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000014`1501.00.00.00; in Budget Entity 220102
00, Program Component 1602.00.00.00; and in Budget Entity 22350100, Program
`
22300100`1501000000`3400320`000000`000015`Component 1601.00.00.00.
`
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000002`As part of the implementation of Revis
ion 7, an arrangement for sharing the costs of court reporters and court
`
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000003`interpreters by the courts, the State
Attorneys, Public Defenders, and the Justice Administration Commission (on behal
f `
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000004`of court-appointed criminal conflict a
ttorneys), was developed to allocate funding to the courts for providing court
`
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000005`reporting transcription services and c
ourt interpreting services. Fourteen of the twenty circuits participate in the
`
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000006`court reporting cost sharing arrangeme
nt and one circuit, the 11th Judicial Circuit, participates in the court
`
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000007`interpreting cost sharing arrangement.
The amount of transfers from the three entities above for court reporting
`

22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000008`services to the court's budget was det
ermined based on a standardized methodology using the number of transcript pages
`
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000009`produced for each entity, as reported
in the Uniform Data Reporting (UDR) system.
`
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000010`
`
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000011`Since the development of the cost shar
ing arrangement, the Supreme Court issued administrative order AOSC10-1 on Janua
ry `
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000012`7, 2010, that provided standards of op
eration for court reporting transcript production and recommended best practices
`
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000013`for cost sharing arrangements. These
standards and best practices potentially could impact the level of services the
`
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000014`circuits provide to the entities. In
addition, questions have been raised by the entities and legislative staff on th
e `
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000015`consistency of the services and approp
riateness of the transfer levels.
`
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000016`
`
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000017`For the past several years, the Trial
Court Budget Commission (TCBC) has voted to recommend modifying this cost sharin
g `
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000018`arrangement by eliminating the process
by which the entities transfer funds to the Circuit Courts for the services
`
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000019`provided. Instead, the TCBC has reque
sted that the cost sharing funds be moved directly to the Circuit Court budget.
`
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000020`The circuits would continue to provide
the level of services for transcription and interpreting that they have agreed
to `
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000021`provide to the entities.
`
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000022`
`
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000023`In order to eliminate the transfer of
funds from the Public Defenders, State Attorneys and the Justice Administration
`
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000024`Commission, this issue is to fund shif
t the cost sharing appropriations directly into the State Courts System budget i
n `
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000025`General Revenue.
`
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000026`
`
22300100`1501000000`3400330`000000`000027`Please see companion issue # 3400340 a
lso filed in Budget Entity 22300100, Program Component 1501.00.00.00.
`

22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000002`As part of the implementation of Revis
ion 7, an arrangement for sharing the costs of court reporters and court
`
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000003`interpreters by the courts, the State
Attorneys, Public Defenders, and the Justice Administration Commission (on behal
f `
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000004`of court-appointed criminal conflict a
ttorneys), was developed to allocate funding to the courts for providing court
`
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000005`reporting transcription services and c
ourt interpreting services. Fourteen of the twenty circuits participate in the
`
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000006`court reporting cost sharing arrangeme
nt and one circuit, the 11th Judicial Circuit, participates in the court
`
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000007`interpreting cost sharing arrangement.
The amount of transfers from the three entities above for court reporting
`
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000008`services to the court's budget was det
ermined based on a standardized methodology using the number of transcript pages
`
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000009`produced for each entity, as reported
in the Uniform Data Reporting (UDR) system.
`
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000010`
`
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000011`Since the development of the cost shar
ing arrangement, the Supreme Court issued administrative order AOSC10-1 on Janua
ry `
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000012`7, 2010, that provided standards of op
eration for court reporting transcript production and recommended best practices
`
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000013`for cost sharing arrangements. These
standards and best practices potentially could impact the level of services the
`
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000014`circuits provide to the entities. In
addition, questions have been raised by the entities and legislative staff on th
e `
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000015`consistency of the services and approp
riateness of the transfer levels.
`
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000016`
`
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000017`For the past several years, the Trial
Court Budget Commission (TCBC) has voted to recommend modifying this cost sharin
g `
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000018`arrangement by eliminating the process
by which the entities transfer funds to the Circuit Courts for the services
`
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000019`provided. Instead, the TCBC has reque
sted that the cost sharing funds be moved directly to the Circuit Court budget.
`
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000020`The circuits would continue to provide
the level of services for transcription and interpreting that they have agreed
to `
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000021`provide to the entities.
`

22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000022`
`
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000023`In order to eliminate the transfer of
funds from the Public Defenders, State Attorneys and the Justice Administration
`
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000024`Commission, this issue is to fund shif
t the cost sharing appropriations directly into the State Courts System budget i
n `
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000025`General Revenue.
`
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000026`
`
22300100`1501000000`3400340`000000`000027`Please see companion issue # 3400330 a
lso filed in Budget Entity 22300100, Program Component 1501.00.00.00.
`
22300100`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000001`This request is to restore the 2% redu
ction in judicial salaries taken in the 2009 legislative session. Because the
`
22300100`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000002`judges' salaries were specifically app
ropriated in Section 8(1)(b) of the Fiscal Year 2009-10 General Appropriations A
ct `
22300100`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000003`(Senate Bill 2600) along with other pu
blic officers, the 2% reduction of the salaries in that section had a disparate
`
22300100`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000004`impact on the State Courts System, due
to the large number of judges compared to the number of other public officers.
`
22300100`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000005`
`
22300100`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000006`Please see companion issue #4401A50 bu
dget entity 22010100, program component 1501.00.00.00; budget entity 22100600,
`
22300100`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000007`program component 1501.00.00.00; and,
budget entity 22300200, program component 1501.00.00.00.
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000002`Court reporting ensures due process (p
rotection of rights) by creating and preserving a record of words spoken in cour
t, `
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000003`and when necessary, provides their tim
ely and accurate transcription in the event that an appeal is filed. For cases
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000004`involving fundamental rights, due proc
ess requires that court reporting services be provided at public expense (state
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000005`funded). In FY 2008-09, there were ap
proximately 1.4 million trial court filings with associated proceedings that wer
e `
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000006`required to be recorded at public expe
nse. These filings include felonies, misdemeanors, domestic violence injunction
s, `
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000007`guardianships, involuntary civil commi
tments, juvenile delinquencies, juvenile dependencies, and terminations of paren
tal `
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000008`rights cases. In FY 2008-09, 635,756
proceeding hours were recorded, 74% or 473,196 hours of which were recorded usin
g `

22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000009`digital court reporting technology.
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000010`
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000011`For FY 2010-11, the trial court's requ
est for $4,312,305 in Operating Capital Outlay (OCO), $743,436 in Expense, and
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000012`$218,280 in Contractual Services for t
he expansion, refresh, and maintenance of court reporting equipment in the trial
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000013`courts was not funded. With rising de
mands caused by increased caseloads, some judicial circuits have needed to expan
d `
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000014`court facilities and/or the number of
courtrooms. For FY 2011-12, the trial courts anticipate expanding existing cour
t `
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000015`facilities through the addition of 43
new courtrooms and 19 new hearing rooms. To outfit these new courtrooms with
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000016`digital recording technology, the tria
l courts are requesting $862,803 in OCO and $407,119 in non-recurring Expense.
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000017`Contractual Services funding will be n
eeded beginning in FY 2012-13 to support the on-going maintenance needs of this
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000018`technology (due to the expiration of t
he initial one year warranty coverage)in the amount of $115,225. Additionally,
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000019`continued aging of existing digital co
urt reporting equipment implemented during the last six years has created a need
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000020`for additional funds for maintenance a
nd refresh. To address these refresh and maintenance needs the trial courts are
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000021`also requesting $3,172,874 in OCO; $40
6,556 in non-recurring Expense; and $241,622 in recurring Contractual Services
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000022`funding.
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000023`
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000024`These requests are based on the Trial
Court Budget Commission's polices related to the purchase of court reporting
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000025`technology, including standard allowab
le costs, refresh time-frames, and a 13% maintenance formula. Prior feasibility
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000026`studies have shown that the purchase o
f digital recording technology will benefit the State of Florida through the
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000027`avoidance of certain staffing costs. W
ith the use of digital recording technology, lesser paid digital court reporters
, `
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000028`as opposed to higher paid stenographer
s, can be employed to record multiple proceedings simultaneously. Thus, as the
`

22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000029`number of proceedings increase, the St
ate Courts System is in a better position to absorb the additional coverage need
s. `
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000030`For FY 2011-12, conservative estimates
indicate a five year cumulative return on investment of approximately $10 milli
on `
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000031`based on the $5,090,974 purchase of di
gital recording technology. (Note: The required Schedule IV-B forms provide a
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000032`further detailed description of this c
ost benefit analysis.)
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000033`
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000034`If additional funding is not provided
to cover statutorily mandated court reporting costs, the court system will not b
e `
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000035`able to provide court reporting servic
es in an efficient and effective manner across the state; equipment will not be
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000036`properly maintained and/or replaced; c
overage limitations and equipment failures could cause unnecessary delays in cou
rt `
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000037`proceedings; and overall, constitution
ally required due process rights of those coming before the court could be
`
22300100`1501000000`5302000`000000`000038`jeopardized.
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000001`Court interpreting ensures due process
, constitutional rights of access to courts, and equal protection by eliminating
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000002`communication barriers based on disabi
lity or limited ability to communicate in English. Fair resolution of court
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000003`matters for linguistic minorities is i
ntertwined with the efficient and effective administration of justice. This
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000004`includes a party's ability to fully pa
rticipate in the court process. Equal access necessitates that a person be
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000005`linguistically present, not just physi
cally present in court, in order to take part in all aspects of the court
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000006`proceeding. For cases where fundament
al rights are at stake, due process requires that court interpreting services be
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000007`provided at public expense (state fund
ed). Florida continues to experience significant growth in its non-English
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000008`speaking population, a trend that is r
eflected in the court system. It is projected that there will be a 16% statewid
e `
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000009`increase in the non-English speaking p
opulation of Florida from FY 2008-09 to FY 2010-11. Further, not only has the
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000010`linguistic minority population increas
ed, but the diversity of languages has risen, causing a greater demand for
`

22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000011`interpreters that are able to speak an
d translate these languages. The pool of available foreign language interpreter
s `
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000012`is far lower in languages other than S
panish and Haitian Creole. As a result of this limited supply and increasing
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000013`demand, interpreting costs are rising
for the trial courts.
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000014`
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000015`It is of critical importance that stat
e courts strive to provide the most reliable and cost efficient level of court
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000016`interpreting services available. In a
n effort to increase efficiencies in the provision of interpreting services, som
e `
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000017`circuits have opted to utilize integra
ted audio/video interpreting systems. Beginning in 2007, the operation of
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000018`audio/video interpreting systems has b
een developed in the 9th and 11th Judicial Circuits with great results. Current
ly, `
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000019`the audio/video interpreting systems a
re designed for court proceedings of short time duration, such as arraignments,
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000020`initial appearances, pleas, violation
of probation, and status hearings. Therefore, remote interpreting is ideal for
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000021`covering satellite courthouses, jails,
and external court venues within a circuit. This has led to other circuits
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000022`wanting to expand upon this type of te
chnology. As court interpreters are often physically present in a courtroom, th
e `
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000023`advantage of interpreting technology i
s that it allows an interpreter to cover proceedings from a remote location
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000024`eliminating the need for an interprete
r to travel between venues. Thus, the number of events an interpreter can cover
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000025`daily is increased. In the future, as
more circuits expand this technology, it may be possible to create centralized
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000026`calling centers that could be shared b
y circuits across the State of Florida further increasing the effectiveness and
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000027`efficiency of remote interpreting.
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000028`
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000029`For FY 2011-12, $341,250 in Operating
Capital Outlay and $54,396 in non-recurring Expense is being requested for the
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000030`implementation of new integrated audio
/video interpreting systems in 58 courtrooms and 2 hearing rooms statewide.
`

22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000031`Additionally, aging of existing court
interpreting equipment implemented during the last several years has created a n
eed `
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000032`for additional funds for refresh. To
address these refresh needs in the 9th and 11th Judicial Circuits, the trial cou
rts `
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000033`are also requesting a total of $89,050
in OCO.
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000034`
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000035`These funding requests are based on th
e Trial Court Budget Commission's polices related to the purchase of integrated
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000036`audio/video interpreting technology, i
ncluding cost model guidelines and hardware replacement schedules. The approved
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000037`funding of these requests will help to
ensure that the due process rights of Florida's non-English speaking litigants
are `
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000038`protected. Furthermore, these new res
ources will help to ensure equal access to all participants in court proceedings
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000039`and reduce the risk of appeals based o
n denial of basic constitutional rights to Florida's limited-English proficient
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000040`persons.
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000041`
`
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000042`If additional resources are not provid
ed to cover these technology costs, constitutionally required due process rights
of `
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000043`those coming before the court are more
likely to be jeopardized; court proceedings are more likely to be delayed; and
the `
22300100`1501000000`5303000`000000`000044`court system will not be able to conta
in the costs of providing interpreting services.
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000002`The State Court System is requesting n
on-recurring funds in the amount of $1,101,159 in Expenses and $1,093,510 in
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000003`Operating Capital Outlay (OCO) for the
furnishing of non-public spaces in newly built and/or renovated courthouse
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000004`facilities. This request is consisten
t with provisions in Florida Statutes, Chapter 29.008 and Department of Financia
l `
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000005`Services' guidelines for furniture pur
chases. The total amount requested is $2,194,669.
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000006`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000007`1st Judicial Circuit
`

22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000008`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000009`Construction of the new Okaloosa Court
house facility is expected to be completed in July 2011. The circuit requests
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000010`$170,840 in non-recurring funding with
in the Expense category to furnish seven judges' chambers (including judicial
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000011`assistant furnishings), five court adm
inistration personnel offices, one court administration conference room, two sta
ff `
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000012`attorney offices, five court reporter
offices, two hearing officer offices/hearing rooms, and four case management
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000013`personnel offices.
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000014`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000015`2nd Judicial Circuit
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000016`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000017`Renovations to the Wakulla County Cour
thouse have been approved by the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners wi
th `
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000018`a tentative completion date of April-M
ay 2011. The circuit requests $8,705 in non-recurring OCO and $7,569 in
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000019`non-recurring Expense funding for a to
tal of $16,274 to furnish the newly renovated areas during July-August 2011 for
two `
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000020`judges' chambers and judicial assistan
t offices and for offices for a user support analyst, integrated computer system
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000021`interface developer, digital court rep
orter, and child support hearing officer.
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000022`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000023`Advanced planning for renovations to t
he Jefferson County Courthouse is also occurring with a tentative completion dat
e `
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000024`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000025`2nd Judicial Circuit (Cont.)
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000026`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000027`in late 2011/early 2012. The circuit
requests $8,705 in non-recurring OCO and $3,785 in non-recurring Expense funding
`

22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000028`for a total of $12,490 to furnish two
judges' chambers and judicial assistant offices and a general magistrate/child
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000029`support hearing officer shared office.
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000030`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000031`The total non-recurring request for fu
rnishings for the two renovations is $28,764 ($17,410 in the OCO category and
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000032`$11,354 in the Expenses category).
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000033`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000034`4th Judicial Circuit
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000035`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000036`Construction of the new courthouse fac
ility in Duval County has reached the midway point and is expected to be
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000037`operational by May 2012. The circuit
requests $1,525,832 ($728,213 Expense and $797,619 OCO) in non-recurring funding
to `
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000038`furnish various non-public spaces with
in the seven-story facility. It is anticipated that the majority of furnishings
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000039`must be ordered during fiscal year 201
1-12 in order to ensure that the new courthouse will have the necessary furnishi
ngs `
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000040`in place.
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000041`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000042`5th Judicial Circuit
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000043`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000044`The Lake County Board of Commissioners
has approved construction of an expansion to the existing Lake County Judicial
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000045`Center. The circuit requests $268,037
($101,249 Expense and $166,788 OCO) in non-recurring funding to furnish various
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000046`non-public spaces with the facility in
cluding seven judicial suites (including judicial assistant furnishings), judici
al `
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000047`library/conference room, nine court ad
ministration offices, and one law clerk office.
`

22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000048`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000049`13th Judicial Circuit
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000050`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000051`Construction of the new Plant City Cou
rthouse facility in Hillsborough County is expected to be completed in August 20
11. `
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000052`The circuit requests $67,016 ($50,856
Expense and $16,160 OCO) in non-recurring funding to furnish four judges' chambe
rs `
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000053`(including judicial assistant furnishi
ngs), judicial library/conference room, and two general master offices.
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000054`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000055`15th Judicial Circuit
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000056`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000057`Palm Beach County has begun renovation
s of both the courthouse and the associated jail. Upon completion, the new
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000058`facility will be transformed into a fu
ll service satellite facility to support the western communities of Palm Beach
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000059`County. The in-court services project
ed to be provided include criminal, civil, traffic, and unified family matters.
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000060`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000061`The circuit requests $64,456 ($17,080
Expense and $47,376 OCO) in non-recurring funding to furnish two judges' chamber
s `
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000062`(including judicial assistant furnishi
ngs), three conference rooms, senior judge and magistrate offices, court staff
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000063`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000064`15th Judicial Circuit (Cont.)
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000065`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000066`areas, and other shared office spaces
that are a state responsibility to fund. Court staff will include court
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000067`interpreters, court reporters, court t
echnology, mediators, civil traffic hearing officer, and volunteer receptionist.
`

22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000068`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000069`20th Judicial Circuit
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000070`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000071`Collier County will add six new courtr
ooms and five judicial chambers by October 2010. In May 2010, surplus funds wer
e `
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000072`used to purchase furnishings for two o
f the five judicial chambers.
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000073`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000074`The circuit requests $69,724 ($15,511
Expense and $54,213 OCO) in non-recurring funding to provide furnishings for the
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000075`remaining three judicial chambers (inc
luding judicial assistant areas) and other shared office spaces that are a state
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000076`responsibility to fund.
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000077`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000078`
`
22300100`1501000000`5402000`000000`000079`Total Budget Request: $2,194,669
`
22300200`1501000000`3009310`000000`000002`Certification of Additional Judgeships
: This issue is being filed as a placeholder, pending the Supreme Court Order
`
22300200`1501000000`3009310`000000`000003`certifying the need for additional jud
geships for FY 2011-12. The placeholder is for: 53 County Court Judges and 53
`
22300200`1501000000`3009310`000000`000004`County Court Judicial Assistants total
ing 106 FTE. The placeholder issue represents the total number of judgeships
`
22300200`1501000000`3009310`000000`000005`requested in FY 2010-11, which were no
t funded during the 2010 Legislative Session.
`
22300200`1501000000`3009310`000000`000006`
`
22300200`1501000000`3009310`000000`000007`Expenses and Human Resource Services a
mounts for all positions were calculated using the standards outlined in FY
`
22300200`1501000000`3009310`000000`000008`2011-2012 Legislative Budget Request I
nstructions, less those amounts that are a local funding responsibility. All
`
22300200`1501000000`3009310`000000`000009`positions excluding judges are request
ed at ten percent above the base salary to allow the State Courts System to
`

22300200`1501000000`3009310`000000`000010`competitively recruit and retain emplo
yees. All FTE costs included in this issue assume a July 1, 2011 effective date
. `
22300200`1501000000`3009310`000000`000011`
`
22300200`1501000000`3009310`000000`000012`Please see companion issue #3009310 al
so filed in Budget Entity 22300100, Program Component 1501.00.00.00 and Budget
`
22300200`1501000000`3009310`000000`000013`Entity 22010200, Program Component 160
2.00.00.00.
`
22300200`1501000000`3009310`000000`000014`
`
22300200`1501000000`3009310`000000`000015`Total Budget Request: 106 FTE; $12,73
2,024 ($250,584 non-recurring)
`
22300200`1501000000`3400310`000000`000002`In order to maintain a 5% reserve, as
required in the Schedule I instructions, in the State Courts Revenue Trust Fund
`
22300200`1501000000`3400310`000000`000003`(SCRTF), $17,781,176 is needed in the
cash balance for FY 2011-12 year end. Therefore, operating budget for the SCRTF
`
22300200`1501000000`3400310`000000`000004`needs to be fund-shifted by that amoun
t to General Revenue.
`
22300200`1501000000`3400310`000000`000005`
`
22300200`1501000000`3400310`000000`000006`This fund shift is requested in the Sa
laries and Benefits category due primarily for the need of the cost for judges t
o `
22300200`1501000000`3400310`000000`000007`remain as a general obligation of Flor
ida government. Principle Six of the Seven Principles for Court Funding for the
`
22300200`1501000000`3400310`000000`000008`Florida State Courts System, notes tha
t the balance between what the state must pay as a general obligation of governm
ent `
22300200`1501000000`3400310`000000`000009`and what users should pay in order to
access their court system needs to be carefully guarded so that Florida citizens
`
22300200`1501000000`3400310`000000`000010`are always assured of their constituti
onal right of access to the courts without sale, denial, or delay.
`
22300200`1501000000`3400310`000000`000011`
`
22300200`1501000000`3400310`000000`000012`Please see companion issue # 3400320 a
lso filed in Budget Entity 22300200, Program Component 1501.00.00.00. Also, plea
se `
22300200`1501000000`3400310`000000`000013`see companion issue code #'s 3400310 a
nd 3400320 in Budget Entities 22010100, 22100600, and 22300100, Program Componen
t `
22300200`1501000000`3400310`000000`000014`1501.00.00.00; in Budget Entity 220102
00, Program Component 1602.00.00.00; and in Budget Entity 22350100, Program
`
22300200`1501000000`3400310`000000`000015`Component 1601.00.00.00.
`

22300200`1501000000`3400320`000000`000002`In order to maintain a 5% reserve, as
required in the Schedule I instructions, in the State Courts Revenue Trust Fund
`
22300200`1501000000`3400320`000000`000003`(SCRTF), $17,781,176 is needed in the
cash balance for FY 2011-12 year end. Therefore, operating budget for the SCRTF
`
22300200`1501000000`3400320`000000`000004`needs to be fund-shifted by that amoun
t to General Revenue.
`
22300200`1501000000`3400320`000000`000005`
`
22300200`1501000000`3400320`000000`000006`This fund shift is requested in the Sa
laries and Benefits category due primarily for the need of the cost for judges t
o `
22300200`1501000000`3400320`000000`000007`remain as a general obligation of Flor
ida government. Principle Six of the Seven Principles for Court Funding for the
`
22300200`1501000000`3400320`000000`000008`Florida State Courts System, notes tha
t the balance between what the state must pay as a general obligation of governm
ent `
22300200`1501000000`3400320`000000`000009`and what users should pay in order to
access their court system needs to be carefully guarded so that Florida citizens
`
22300200`1501000000`3400320`000000`000010`are always assured of their constituti
onal right of access to the courts without sale, denial, or delay.
`
22300200`1501000000`3400320`000000`000011`
`
22300200`1501000000`3400320`000000`000012`Please see companion issue # 3400310 a
lso filed in Budget Entity 22300200, Program Component 1501.00.00.00. Also, plea
se `
22300200`1501000000`3400320`000000`000013`see companion issue code #'s 3400310 a
nd 3400320 in Budget Entities 22010100, 22100600, and 22300100, Program Componen
t `
22300200`1501000000`3400320`000000`000014`1501.00.00.00; in Budget Entity 220102
00, Program Component 1602.00.00.00; and in Budget Entity 22350100, Program
`
22300200`1501000000`3400320`000000`000015`Component 1601.00.00.00.
`
22300200`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000001`This request is to restore the 2% redu
ction in judicial salaries taken in the 2009 legislative session. Because the
`
22300200`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000002`judges' salaries were specifically app
ropriated in Section 8(1)(b) of the Fiscal Year 2009-10 General Appropriations A
ct `
22300200`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000003`(Senate Bill 2600) along with other pu
blic officers, the 2% reduction of the salaries in that section had a disparate
`
22300200`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000004`impact on the State Courts System, due
to the large number of judges compared to the number of other public officers.
`
22300200`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000005`
`
22300200`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000006`Please see companion issue #4401A50 bu
dget entity 22010100, program component 1501.00.00.00; budget entity 22100600,
`

22300200`1501000000`4401A50`000000`000007`program component 1501.00.00.00; and,
budget entity 22300100, program component 1501.00.00.00.
`
22350100`1601000000`3400310`000000`000002`In order to maintain a 5% reserve, as
required in the Schedule I instructions, in the State Courts Revenue Trust Fund
`
22350100`1601000000`3400310`000000`000003`(SCRTF), $17,781,176 is needed in the
cash balance for FY 2011-12 year end. Therefore, operating budget for the SCRTF
`
22350100`1601000000`3400310`000000`000004`needs to be fund-shifted by that amoun
t to General Revenue.
`
22350100`1601000000`3400310`000000`000005`
`
22350100`1601000000`3400310`000000`000006`This fund shift is requested in the Sa
laries and Benefits category due primarily for the need of the cost for judges t
o `
22350100`1601000000`3400310`000000`000007`remain as a general obligation of Flor
ida government. Principle Six of the Seven Principles for Court Funding for the
`
22350100`1601000000`3400310`000000`000008`Florida State Courts System, notes tha
t the balance between what the state must pay as a general obligation of governm
ent `
22350100`1601000000`3400310`000000`000009`and what users should pay in order to
access their court system needs to be carefully guarded so that Florida citizens
`
22350100`1601000000`3400310`000000`000010`are always assured of their constituti
onal right of access to the courts without sale, denial, or delay.
`
22350100`1601000000`3400310`000000`000011`
`
22350100`1601000000`3400310`000000`000012`Please see companion issue # 3400320 a
lso filed in Budget Entity 22350100, Program Component 1601.00.00.00. Also, plea
se `
22350100`1601000000`3400310`000000`000013`see companion issue code #'s 3400310 a
nd 3400320 in Budget Entities 22010100, 22100600, 22300100 and 22300200 Program
`
22350100`1601000000`3400310`000000`000014`Component 1501.00.00.00; and in Budget
Entity 22010200, Program Component 1602.00.00.00.
`
22350100`1601000000`3400320`000000`000002`In order to maintain a 5% reserve, as
required in the Schedule I instructions, in the State Courts Revenue Trust Fund
`
22350100`1601000000`3400320`000000`000003`(SCRTF), $17,781,176 is needed in the
cash balance for FY 2011-12 year end. Therefore, operating budget for the SCRTF
`
22350100`1601000000`3400320`000000`000004`needs to be fund-shifted by that amoun
t to General Revenue.
`
22350100`1601000000`3400320`000000`000005`
`
22350100`1601000000`3400320`000000`000006`This fund shift is requested in the Sa
laries and Benefits category due primarily for the need of the cost for judges t
o `
22350100`1601000000`3400320`000000`000007`remain as a general obligation of Flor
ida government. Principle Six of the Seven Principles for Court Funding for the
`

22350100`1601000000`3400320`000000`000008`Florida State Courts System, notes tha
t the balance between what the state must pay as a general obligation of governm
ent `
22350100`1601000000`3400320`000000`000009`and what users should pay in order to
access their court system needs to be carefully guarded so that Florida citizens
`
22350100`1601000000`3400320`000000`000010`are always assured of their constituti
onal right of access to the courts without sale, denial, or delay.
`
22350100`1601000000`3400320`000000`000011`
`
22350100`1601000000`3400320`000000`000012`Please see companion issue # 3400310 a
lso filed in Budget Entity 22350100, Program Component 1601.00.00.00. Also, plea
se `
22350100`1601000000`3400320`000000`000013`see companion issue code #'s 3400310 a
nd 3400320 in Budget Entities 22010100, 22100600, 22300100 and 22300200 Program
`
22350100`1601000000`3400320`000000`000014`Component 1501.00.00.00; and in Budget
Entity 22010200, Program Component 1602.00.00.00.
`
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000001`This issue (1600550) is a technical ad
justment to place budget amendment B0043 approved on July 27, 2010 in the recurr
ing `
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000002`Executive Office of the Governor-Execu
tive Direction budget for fiscal year 2011-2012. A description of the approved
`
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000003`amendment, B0042, is as follows:
`
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000004`
`
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000005`The Florida Energy and Climate Commiss
ion (FECC) within the Executive Office of the Governor is funded annually by a
`
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000006`formula award from the U.S. Department
of Energy - State Energy Program. The award is approximately $800,000 `
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000007`$1,000,000 per year. Six (6) positions
are funded from this award for grant management and program administration. Th
e `
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000008`FECC has recurring trust fund authorit
y in the Grants and Donations Trust Fund to allow for these expenditures. Durin
g `
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000009`the 2009-2010 fiscal year, the FECC wa
s awarded approximately $175.8 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
`
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000010`(ARRA) Federal awards for a myriad of
energy conservation and energy efficiency projects. Included in these awards are
`
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000011`funds for personnel costs associated w
ith program and project administration and oversight. In a continued effort fo
r `
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000012`accountability over Federal funds, the
FECC determined that additional staff resources were necessary for the proper
`
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000013`management and oversight of these vari
ous Federal awards and projects.
`

31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000014`
`
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000015`The Executive Office of the Governor Executive Direction and Support budget entity provided a vacant, unfunded posit
ion `
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000016`(FTE) for this purpose. To more approp
riately reflect the duties and funding source of the position, Budget Amendment
`
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000017`B0043 transferred one unfunded Full Ti
me Equivalent (FTE) position from the Executive Office of the Governor - Executi
ve `
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000018`Direction and Support budget entity (3
1100100) to the Florida Energy and Climate Commission budget entity (31100700).
`
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000019`This budget issue deducts the FTE from
the EOG - Executive Direction budget entity for the 2011-2012 fiscal year pursu
ant `
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000020`to the budget amendment approval on Ju
ly 27, 2010. The Long Range Program Plan Activity is ACT 7040 - Energy and Clima
te `
31100100`1602000000`1600550`000000`000021`Program Coordination.
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000001`This issue transfers 2 positions and a
ssociated expenses for graphic services from the Southwood Shared Resource Cente
r `
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000002`(SSRC) to the Executive Office of the
Governor (EOG). These 2 positions provide graphic services primarily to the
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000003`Executive Office of the Governor and s
ome state agencies to enhance communications with the public. They presently
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000004`function as "cost recovery" positions
at the SSRC whereby state agencies reimburse the SSRC using a pre-determined rat
e `
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000005`for time spent per project. Currently
the two graphic services positions are housed in the Capitol Building to enable
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000006`close proximity to the Governor and pu
blic communications offices. Because these graphics positions are functioning
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000007`primarily in service to the EOG, it is
more cost effective to transfer the 2 positions to the EOG. The filled positio
ns `
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000008`requested to be transferred are as fol
lows:
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000009`
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000010`Graphics Manager-SES: Oversees the de
livery of services available through the graphics unit, and is responsible for t
he `
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000011`direction, coordination and prioritiza
tion of all graphic support activities. Assists in the research and development
, `
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000012`configuration and deployment of softwa
re and other resources related to the graphics environment. Oversees the creati
on `

31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000013`of databases, scanning of documents, a
nd the administration of various databases.
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000014`
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000015`Graphics Consultant-SES: Oversees the
production of a variety of publications for the agency. Responsibilities inclu
de `
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000016`accepting drafts for editing, formatti
ng and publishing finished documents using personal computer-based desktop
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000017`publishing and graphic design software
. Requires skills necessary to design and enhance a variety of publications.
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000018`Coordinates the design, production and
typesetting of department-wide materials including booklets, brochures, charts,
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000019`posters, manuals, annual reports, busi
ness forms. Production of such publications would include editing, proofreading
, `
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000020`formatting and design. Designs and ma
intains computerized desktop publishing systems. This includes the evaluation an
d `
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000021`recommendation of desktop publishing a
nd computer graphics software and hardware.
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000022`
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000023`This issue requests the transfer of 2
positions and $163,305 in General Revenue from the Southwood Shared Resource Cen
ter `
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000024`to the EOG. The $163,305, 2 positions
, and associated salary rate will be reduced from the Southwood Shared Resource
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000025`budget in a corresponding issue. Long
Range Program Plan Activity is ACT 0210-Executive Direction.
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000026` FTE=2
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000027` Salaries and Benefits (010000)
148,052
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000028` Lump Sum (090259)
14,541
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000029` Special Categories: HR Statewide Con
tract (107040)
712
`
31100100`1602000000`1700020`000000`000030`Total Issue
163,305
FSI=1
`
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000001`In Fiscal Year 2010-2011, the Executiv
e Office of the Governor (EOG) accepted two state photographers housed at the
`
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000002`Department of Management Services into
vacant positions in the EOG. One position was located in the Executive Directi
on `

31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000003`and Support budget entity and one posi
tion was located in the Office of Policy and Budget entity. This is a technical
`
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000004`issue to transfer one FTE and associat
ed budget from the Office of Policy and Budget to Executive Direction and Suppor
t `
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000005`Services to more appropriately align t
he photography positions in the same budget entity. A brief description of the
`
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000006`duties of the state photographer(s) fo
llows:
`
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000007`
`
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000008`The state photographers within the Exe
cutive Office of the Governor are the exclusive producer of the visual historica
l `
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000009`record of Florida's Governors' legacie
s. They work closely with the Governor's Press Office to provide images for pres
s `
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000010`releases and media requests. Through
public relations and contributions to the State Archives, the state photographer
s `
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000011`preserve and make available as a matte
r of public record, the permanent, historical, photo images in its custody. Thi
s `
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000012`group of state employees is the sole,
comprehensive source of chronologically organized Gubernatorial photographs. Thi
s `
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000013`historic photo collection dates from t
he early 1900's to the present day and is an important historical and cultural
`
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000014`resource for lawmakers, historians, ed
ucators, students, and the general public.
`
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000015`
`
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000016`EOG requests the transfer of 1 FTE and
$89,927 in salaries and benefits in General Revenue from the Office of Policy a
nd `
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000017`Budgeting entity (31100600) to the Exe
cutive Direction and Support budget entity (31100100).
`
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000018`
`
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000019`This issue moves (adds) the position a
nd budget to Executive Direction. This position is currently filled. There is n
o `
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000020`affect to the Executive Office of the
Governor budget when reviewed with issue 2000020. Long Range Program Plan Activi
ty `
31100100`1602000000`2000010`000000`000021`is ACT 0210-Executive Direction.
`
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000001`In Fiscal Year 2010-2011, the Executiv
e Office of the Governor (EOG) accepted two state photographers housed at the
`

31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000002`Department of Management Services into
vacant positions in the EOG. One position was located in the Executive Directi
on `
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000003`and Support budget entity and one posi
tion was located in the Office of Policy and Budget entity. This is a technical
`
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000004`issue to transfer one FTE and associat
ed budget from the Office of Policy and Budget to Executive Direction and Suppor
t `
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000005`Services to more appropriately align b
oth positions. A brief description of the duties of the state photographer(s)
`
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000006`follows:
`
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000007`
`
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000008`The state photographers within the Exe
cutive Office of the Governor are the exclusive producer of the visual historica
l `
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000009`record of Florida's Governors' legacie
s. They work closely with the Governor's Press Office to provide images for pres
s `
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000010`releases and media requests. Through
public relations and contributions to the State Archives, the state photographer
s `
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000011`preserve and make available as a matte
r of public record, the permanent, historical, photo images in its custody. Thi
s `
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000012`group of state employees are the sole,
comprehensive source of chronologically organized Gubernatorial photographs. Th
is `
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000013`historic photo collection dates from t
he early 1900's to the present day and is an important historical and cultural
`
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000014`resource for lawmakers, historians, ed
ucators, students, and the general public.
`
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000015`
`
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000016`EOG requests the transfer of 1 FTE and
$89,927 in salaries and benefits in General Revenue from the Office of Policy a
nd `
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000017`Budgeting entity (31100600) to the Exe
cutive Direction and Support budget entity (31100100). This is a filled positio
n. `
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000018`
`
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000019`This issue moves (deducts) the positio
n and budget from the Office of Policy and Budget. The net affect to the Execut
ive `
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000020`Office of the Governor is zero when re
viewed with issue 2000010. Long Range Program Plan Activity is ACT 0210-Executiv
e `
31100600`1602000000`2000020`000000`000021`Direction.
`

31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000001`This issue (1600500) is a technical ad
justment to place budget amendment B0043 approved on July 27, 2010 as a recurrin
g `
31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000002`item in Florida Energy and Climate Com
mission (FECC) budget. A description of the approved amendment, B0042, is as
`
31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000003`follows:
`
31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000004`
`
31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000005`The Florida Energy and Climate Commiss
ion (FECC) within the Executive Office of the Governor is funded annually by a
`
31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000006`formula award from the US Department o
f Energy -State Energy Program. The award is approximately $800,000-$1,000,000
per `
31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000007`year. Six (6) FTE are funded from this
award for grant management and program administration. The FECC has recurring
`
31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000008`trust fund authority in the Grants and
Donations Trust Fund to allow for these expenditures. In 2009, the FECC was
`
31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000009`awarded approximately $175.8 million i
n American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Federal awards for a myriad of
`
31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000010`energy conservation and energy efficie
ncy projects. Included in these awards are funds for personnel costs associated
`
31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000011`with program and project administratio
n and oversight. In a continued effort for accountability over Federal funds,
the `
31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000012`FECC determined that additional staff
resources were necessary for the proper management and oversight of these variou
s `
31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000013`Federal awards and projects.
`
31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000014`
`
31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000015`The Executive Office of the Governor-E
xecutive Direction and Support budget entity provided a vacant, unfunded positio
n `
31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000016`(FTE) for this purpose. To more approp
riately reflect the duties and funding source of the position, Budget Amendment
`
31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000017`B0043 transferred one unfunded Full Ti
me Equivalent (FTE) position from the Executive Office of the Governor-Executive
`
31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000018`Direction and Support budget entity (3
1100100) to the Florida Energy and Climate Commission budget entity (31100700).
`
31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000019`This budget issue adds the FTE to the
FECC budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year pursuant to the budget amendment
`
31100700`1407000000`1600500`000000`000020`approval on July 27, 2010. The Long R
ange Program Plan Activity is ACT 7040-Energy and Climate Program Coordination.
`

31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000001`The American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act (ARRA) Energy Efficiency Conservation Development Block Grant (EECBG) Progr
am `
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000002`grant was awarded by the U.S. Departme
nt of Energy (US DOE) on November 23, 2009 in the amount of $30,401,600 to the
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000003`Florida Energy and Climate Commission
(FECC) within the Executive Office of the Governor. The term of the grant is
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000004`November 23, 2009 through November 22,
2012. The primary purpose of the award is to assist the state in creating and
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000005`implementing strategies to reduce foss
il fuel emissions, reduce total energy use, and improve energy efficiency in the
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000006`building and transportation sectors. P
rojects funded by this award include, but are not limited to, data center energy
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000007`efficiency projects, energy building c
ode updates, and energy code training. Certain projects, such as the aforementio
ned `
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000008`projects, funded by the EECBG award re
quire the use of an operational spending category. Projects needing operational
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000009`spending authority total $2,068,600 ov
er the life of the award.
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000010`
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000011`The FECC received approval of $1,509,3
00 in nonrecurring operational authority (category 101165) in the Grants and
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000012`Donations trust fund for operating cat
egory needs during the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Due to delays in project executio
n, `
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000013`it is anticipated that only $653,790 w
ill be expended in fiscal year 2010-2011. All remaining grant funds ($821,340)
are `
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000014`projected to be expended in 2011-2012.
This issue requests $821,340 in non recurring Grants and Donations Trust Fund
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000015`authority for 2011-2012. (Please note:
All other spending authority associated with the $30 million award are in a Gra
nts `
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000016`and Aids-Fixed Capital Outlay category
.) Long Range Program Plan Activity is ACT 7030-Energy Efficiency and Renewable
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000017`Energy Grants and Incentives.
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000018`
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000019`The remaining balance as requested is
calculated below:
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000020`
`

31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000021`Total
Needs (101165- Non Recurring)
$2,068,600
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000022`Less:
d Forward Disbursements
(593,470)
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000023`
nts
(653,790)
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000024`
--------`
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000025`Total
01165-Non Recurring Trust Fund)
$821,340
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0010`000000`000026`FSI=3

Life to Date Spending Authority
2009-2010 and 2009-2010 Certifie
2010-2011 Anticipated Disburseme

Remaining Needs for 2011-2012 (1

`
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000001`The American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act (ARRA) Enhancing State Government Energy Assurance Capabilities and Plannin
g `
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000002`for Smart Grid Resiliency Grant (Smart
Grid Technologies) was awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE) on Aug
ust `
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000003`14, 2009 in the amount of $1,881,676 t
o the Florida Energy and Climate Commission (FECC) within the Executive Office o
f `
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000004`the Governor. The primary objective o
f the grant is to strengthen and expand Florida's energy assurance planning and
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000005`emergency response efforts. The term
of the grant is August 14, 2009 through August 14, 2012. For fiscal year
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000006`2010-2011, the Florida Energy and Clim
ate Commission was appropriated $1,158,014 in nonrecurring operational authority
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000007`(category 100314) in the Grants and Do
nations Trust Fund. All projects funded by the "Smart Grid" award require the u
se `
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000008`of an operational spending category.
The total spending authority needs total $1,881,676 over the life of the award.
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000009`
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000010`Due to delays in project execution, it
is anticipated that only $1,064,706 will be expended in fiscal year 2010-2011.
All `
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000011`remaining grant funds ($813,296) are p
rojected to be expended in 2011-2012. This issue requests $813,296 in non
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000012`recurring Grants and Donations Trust F
und authority in category 100314 for 2011-2012.
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000013`The remaining balance as requested is
calculated below:
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000014`
`

31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000015`Total
Needs (100314- Non Recurring)
$1,881,676
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000016`Less:
d Forward Disbursements
(3,674)
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000017`
nts
(1,064,706)
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000018`
----------`
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000019`Total
00314-Non Recurring Trust Fund)
$813,296
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000020`

Life to Date Spending Authority
2009-2010 and 2009-2010 Certifie
2010-2011 Anticipated Disburseme

Remaining Needs for 2011-2012 (1

`
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000021`FSI=3
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0020`000000`000022`Long Range Program Plan Activity is AC
T 7030-Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Grants and Incentives.
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000001`This issue requests $17,247,244 in non
recurring trust fund spending authority for appliance rebate programs funded by
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000002`American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Federal awards.
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000003`
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000004`During the 2009-2010 fiscal year, the
Florida Energy and Climate Commission (FECC) within the Executive Office of the
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000005`Governor was awarded approximately $17
5.8 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Federal awards for
a `
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000006`myriad of energy conservation and ener
gy efficiency projects. The awards are as follows:
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000007`*State Energy Program-ARRA (SEP-ARRA)
$126 million
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000008`
Award Period: 4/2009-4/2012 (F
ederal approval received during 2009-2010 fiscal year)
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000009`*Energy Efficiency and Conservation Bl
ock Grant-ARRA (EECBG-ARRA) $30.4 million
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000010`
Award Period: 11/2009-11/2012
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000011`*Energy Star Appliance Rebates-ARRA $1
7.5 million
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000012`
Award Period: 10/2009-2/2012
`

31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000013`*Energy Assurance-ARRA $1.9 million
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000014`

Award Period: 8/2009-8/2012

`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000015`
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000016`This request addresses programs associ
ated with the State Energy Program-ARRA and the Energy Star Appliance Rebates-AR
RA. `
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000017`
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000018`The State Energy Program-ARRA (herein
referred to as SEP-ARRA) funds numerous programs and projects, including but not
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000019`limited to, rebates for solar energy s
ystems, various grant programs to improve energy efficiency and/or resource
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000020`conservation, and program administrati
on. One such program conceived by the FECC to be funded by SEP-ARRA is the Flori
da `
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000021`Residential Retrofit (Retrofit) progra
m. The objective of this particular program is to retrofit Florida's pool of ol
der `
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000022`homes with newer and more energy effic
ient home improvements. The intention of the program is a "whole house approach
" `
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000023`for reducing energy usage.
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000024`
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000025`Upon application to the Federal Govern
ment in April 2009, it was envisioned that funding of this program was to be a
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000026`combination of financial incentives, p
rogram marketing, and provision of energy audits to homeowners in the form of a
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000027`grant program. Therefore, state budget
(spending authority) was requested in a Grants and Aids-Fixed Capital Outlay
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000028`category (140021-10) in the Grants and
Donations Trust Fund. Due to competing priorities and challenges in the
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000029`obligation and establishment of other
SEP-ARRA programs, funds for the Retrofit program in its initial format had not
yet `
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000030`been obligated by Spring, 2010. On Ap
ril 20, 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE) provided guidance to all
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000031`SEP-ARRA recipients encouraging expend
iture and obligation of Federal ARRA funding, citing specifically reallocating
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000032`Federal funds to programs which could
"permit more timely expenditure", such as appliance and renewable energy rebate
`

31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000033`programs. Because the FECC has experi
ence in rebate programs, the decision was made by the FECC to modify the Retrofi
t `
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000034`program to be a consumer rebate progra
m similar to the Energy Star Appliance Rebate program (as funded by a separate
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000035`Federal ARRA award). The program will
provide financial incentive consumer rebates to Florida consumers for the purch
ase `
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000036`of Heating, Ventilation, and Cooling (
HVAC) systems and Geothermal heat pump systems that meet Federal Energy Tax Cred
it `
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000037`standards. The program, in its rebate
format, has been approved by US DOE in the amount of $15 million. Spending
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000038`authority for the Retrofit program (no
w referred to as HVAC rebates) is; however, still in a G/A-FCO category. We do
not `
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000039`consider this to be an appropriate cat
egory for a rebate program. All other rebate programs as administered by the FE
CC `
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000040`are in operating special categories.
Therefore, for consistency and appropriateness, we are requesting $15,000,000 in
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000041`special category 101182-Appliance Reba
te Program in the Grants and Donations Trust Fund. We will allow $15 million in
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000042`unobligated spending authority to reve
rt from the original FCO appropriation.
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000043`
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000044`A second issue associated with the App
liance Rebates is the Energy Star Appliance Rebate program funded under the Ener
gy `
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000045`Star Appliance Rebates Award-ARRA for
$17.5 million. (Please note that this is a different Federal award from SEP-ARRA
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000046`discussed above). While this rebate p
rogram funded a myriad of Energy Star appliances, the FECC had limited the Flori
da `
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000047`rebate program to six specific applian
ces: clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, room air conditione
rs, `
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000048`and tankless water heaters. Per the F
ECC and the hired contractor that processes the rebates, there is $2,467,244
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000049`(estimated) in unclaimed, unexpended E
nergy Star appliance rebate funds. This is due to (1) consumers applying for
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000050`rebates prior to purchase and never ac
tually making a finalized claim; and (2) purchases of ineligible appliances. Th
e `
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000051`FECC has therefore requested to US DOE
the ability to expand the Energy Star Appliance rebate program to include HVAC
and `
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000052`Geothermal heat pumps, as in the Retro
fit/HVAC program. This has been approved by US DOE.
`

31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000053`
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000054`Because the unexpended balances in spe
cial category 101182-Appliance Rebate program in the Grants and Donations Trust
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000055`Fund reverted on September 30, 2010; w
e are requesting the estimated balance of $2.47 million to be appropriated for
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000056`fiscal year 2011-2012 for the expanded
HVAC/Retrofit rebate program. The total issue request is $17,467,244 in non
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000057`recurring trust fund authority from th
e Grants and Donations Trust Fund. Long Range Program Plan Activity is ACT
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000058`7030-Energy Efficiency and Renewable E
nergy Grants and Incentives.
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000059`
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000060`Budget Information:
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000061`Category:
g Source:
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000062`101182
ram-ARRA
$2,467,244
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000063`101182
ARRA
$15,000,000
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000064`
----------`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000065`Total Request
$17,467,244
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0040`000000`000066`FSI=3

Federal Award Fundin
Appliance Rebate Prog
State Energy Program-

`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000001`This issue requests $13,902,623 in non
recurring trust fund authority for the Solar Rebate Program.
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000002`Background:
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000003`In April 2009, the Florida Energy and
Climate Commission within the Executive Office of the Governor (FECC) received a
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000004`$126,089,000 American Recovery and Rei
nvestment Act - State Energy Program award (herein referred to as SEP-ARRA) from
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000005`the US Department of Energy (USDOE). T
he SEP-ARRA award funds numerous programs and projects, including, but not limit
ed `
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000006`to, rebates for solar energy systems,
various grant programs to improve energy efficiency and/or resource conservation
, `

31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000007`and program administration. Approved
funding for solar rebates in the SEP-ARRA award was $14,408,000. This request
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000008`addresses issues regarding Solar Energ
y System Incentives rebates funded by the SEP-ARRA award.
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000009`
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000010`The Solar Energy Rebates Program (Sola
r Energy System Incentives Program) was established (originally pursuant to Sect
ion `
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000011`377.806, Florida Statutes-sunset 6/201
0) within the FECC to provide financial incentives for the purchase and
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000012`installation of solar energy systems.
Any resident of the state who purchases and installs a new solar energy system o
f 2 `
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000013`kilowatts or larger for a solar photov
oltaic system, a solar energy system that provides at least 50 percent of a
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000014`building's hot water consumption for a
solar thermal system, or a solar thermal pool heater is eligible for a rebate o
n a `
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000015`portion of the purchase price of that
solar energy system. The State of Florida's Solar Energy Rebate Program has been
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000016`very popular with Florida constituents
and has successfully catalyzed investment in clean solar energy technologies.
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000017`These investments have bolstered Flori
da's nascent clean energy economy and created "green-collar jobs". The program
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000018`provides a $4/per Watt rebate on photo
voltaic systems, with a max rebate amount of $20,000 for residential systems and
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000019`$100,000 for commercial systems. In a
ddition, the program provides a $500 rebate for residential solar water heaters,
a `
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000020`$15 per 1,000 Btu up to a maximum of $
5,000 for commercial solar water heaters and a $100 rebate for solar pool heater
s. `
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000021`While the statute for this program exp
ired on June 30, 2010, the FECC must accept rebates 120 days after June 30, 2010
. `
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000022`In order to be eligible for the progra
m, all solar systems must have been installed and purchased by June 30, 2010. As
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000023`previously mentioned, approved funding
for solar rebates in the SEP-ARRA award was $14,408,000 and as of September 30,
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000024`2010 these funds have been disbursed o
r obligated. The FECC indicates that they are currently holding in backlog
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000025`approximately $14.6 million in authori
zed and approved rebate applications and $52 million in total rebate requests.
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000026`
`

31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000027`In April 2010, the US DOE provided gui
dance to all SEP-ARRA recipients encouraging expenditure and obligation of Feder
al `
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000028`ARRA funding, citing specifically real
locating Federal funds to programs which could "permit more timely expenditure",
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000029`such as appliance and renewable energy
rebate programs. Because the FECC has experience in rebate programs, the FECC
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000030`approved a reallocation of SEP-ARRA fu
nding in the amount of $13,902,623 from certain programs originally envisioned f
or `
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000031`funding under this award but which had
experienced challenges in the obligation of funds or had subsequently been
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000032`determined by the US DOE to be incompa
tible with programmatic restrictions. This reallocation has been approved by US
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000033`DOE.
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000034`
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000035`The following provides an outline of w
hich federal projects within the ARRA award will be modified to allow for
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000036`additional solar rebates:
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000037`
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000038`
Current Amount Federal Request
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000039`Increase
$14,408,000
$13,902,623
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000040`Decrease
($2,006,619)
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000041`Decrease
eady Grants
($10,896,004)
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000042`Decrease
State Buildings
($1,000,000)
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000043`

New Amount
Solar Rebates
$28,310,623
Public Fueling Program
Federally Unapproved Shovel R
Federally Unapproved Sunshine

`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000044`The unexpended State budget (spending
authority) appropriation for SEP-ARRA is currently in the originally requested
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000045`Grants and Aids-Fixed Capital Outlay c
ategory (140021-10- G/A-SEP-ARRA) in the Grants and Donations Trust Fund. We hav
e `
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000046`historically utilized an operating cat
egory for the distribution of solar rebates to program participants and believe
for `

31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000047`the continuity of the program and tran
sparency for use of these ARRA funds, that we should continue to utilize an
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000048`operating category. We are therefore r
equesting $13,902,623 in additional spending authority from category 101181-Ener
gy `
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000049`Conservation Initiatives-ARRA in the G
rants and Donations Trust Fund for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 for the disbursement of
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000050`solar rebates to continue the Solar En
ergy Systems Incentives Program. We will revert $13,902,623 in unobligated fixed
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000051`capital outlay authority (in category
140021-10-G/A-SEP-ARRA) during the February 2010 reversion period. Long Range
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000052`Program Plan Activity is ACT 7030-Ener
gy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Grants and Incentives.
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000053`
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000054`Budget Information:
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000055`101181-Energy Conservation IncentivesARRA
$13,902,623
`
31100700`1407000000`40S0050`000000`000056`FSI=3
`
31100700`1407000000`4200200`000000`000001`This issue requests $47,212 in recurri
ng General Revenue to pay Florida's annual assessment to the Southern States Ene
rgy `
31100700`1407000000`4200200`000000`000002`Board. The Southern States Energy Boa
rd (SSEB) is a non-profit interstate compact organization created in 1960 and
`
31100700`1407000000`4200200`000000`000003`established under Chapters 87-563 and
92-400, Laws of Florida. The Board's mission is to enhance economic development
`
31100700`1407000000`4200200`000000`000004`and the quality of life in the South t
hrough innovations in energy and environmental programs and technologies. Flori
da `
31100700`1407000000`4200200`000000`000005`joins fifteen southern states and two
territories to comprise the SSEB. Each jurisdiction is represented by the Gover
nor `
31100700`1407000000`4200200`000000`000006`and a Legislator from the House and Se
nate. The SSEB was created by state law and consented to by Congress with a bro
ad `
31100700`1407000000`4200200`000000`000007`mandate to contribute to the economic
and community well being of the citizens of the southern region. The Board
`
31100700`1407000000`4200200`000000`000008`exercises this mandate through the cre
ation of programs in the fields of energy and environmental policy research,
`
31100700`1407000000`4200200`000000`000009`development and implementation, scienc
e and technology exploration and related areas of concern. SSEB serves its memb
ers `
31100700`1407000000`4200200`000000`000010`directly by providing timely assistanc
e designed to develop effective energy and environmental policies and represents
`

31100700`1407000000`4200200`000000`000011`its members before governmental agenci
es at all levels. Section 377.712, Florida Statutes, authorizes membership.
`
31100700`1407000000`4200200`000000`000012`Federal funds may not be used to pay f
or this membership.
`
31100700`1407000000`4200200`000000`000013`
`
31100700`1407000000`4200200`000000`000014`Historically, the annual membership wa
s paid from Petroleum Violation Escrow Settlement Agreement revenues which are
`
31100700`1407000000`4200200`000000`000015`coming to an end or General Revenue.
Therefore, the Florida Energy and Climate Commission is seeking continued genera
l `
31100700`1407000000`4200200`000000`000016`revenue funding to ensure the State's
continued support through its statutorily required membership (reference section
`
31100700`1407000000`4200200`000000`000017`377.712, Florida Statutes). Long Range
Program Plan Activity is ACT 7030-Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Grants
`
31100700`1407000000`4200200`000000`000018`and Incentives.
`
31100700`1407000000`990E000`146556`000001`This request is for continued funding
for U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE) Federal Grants and federal grants for
`
31100700`1407000000`990E000`146556`000002`special and omnibus projects. The req
uested amount is based on the level of grant awards that are expected to be
`
31100700`1407000000`990E000`146556`000003`received from the US DOE.
`
31100700`1407000000`990E000`146556`000004`
`
31100700`1407000000`990E000`146556`000005`Each year, the Florida Energy and Clim
ate Commission (FECC) receives Federal awards for energy related Special Project
s `
31100700`1407000000`990E000`146556`000006`and Omnibus Projects. The amount(s) a
warded for these purposes varies each year based on available funds, the level o
f `
31100700`1407000000`990E000`146556`000007`qualified project needs, and other fac
tors. It is estimated that for fiscal year 2011-2012, the awards may total
`
31100700`1407000000`990E000`146556`000008`approximately $850,000.
`
31100700`1407000000`990E000`146556`000009`
`
31100700`1407000000`990E000`146556`000010`Without approval of this issue, the Fl
orida Energy and Climate Commission would be unable to expend funds associated w
ith `
31100700`1407000000`990E000`146556`000011`this special projects awards. Long Ran
ge Program Plan Activity is ACT 7030-Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Gran
ts `
31100700`1407000000`990E000`146556`000012`and Incentives.
`

31800300`1602000000`4500090`000000`000001`The Office of Tourism, Trade, and Econ
omic Development contracts for program accountability monitoring related to
`
31800300`1602000000`4500090`000000`000002`economic development incentives. The
funding for the effort was approved by the Legislature for Fiscal Year 2010-2011
`
31800300`1602000000`4500090`000000`000003`from nonrecurring funds in the amounts
of $250,000 in General Revenue and $300,000 in trust funds. Since this is to b
e a `
31800300`1602000000`4500090`000000`000004`continuing effort, we request the appr
opriation to be continued in the amount of $550,000 from the same funding source
. `
31800300`1602000000`4500090`000000`000005`Long Range Program Plan Activity is AC
T 2010- Business Advocacy, Economic Development and Analysis.
`
31800300`1602000000`4505190`000000`000001`The Office of Film and Entertainment u
tilizes resources to promote and market Florida as a world-class production cent
er `
31800300`1602000000`4505190`000000`000002`in film, television, and digital media
, and develops and implements special programs that support the development and
`
31800300`1602000000`4505190`000000`000003`advancement of the state's film, telev
ision and digital media industries and workers. For the 2011-2012 budget year,
we `
31800300`1602000000`4505190`000000`000004`requested the Film Office operational
budget to be continued at $453,296 in recurring General Revenue. Long Range
`
31800300`1602000000`4505190`000000`000005`Program Plan Activity is ACT 2040-Flor
ida Film Commission Staff and Support.
`
31800600`1101000000`3305500`000000`000001`This issue deducts $121,914 in spendin
g authority from the Tourism Promotion Trust Fund. The one time reduction to Vi
sit `
31800600`1101000000`3305500`000000`000002`Florida's trust fund appropriation is
requested due to declines in the rental car surcharge that provides cash to this
`
31800600`1101000000`3305500`000000`000003`trust fund. This issue conforms with t
he Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference projections.
`
31800600`1101000000`4500050`000000`000001`Economic Development incentives are pr
ovided to encourage new businesses in targeted industries to locate to Florida a
nd `
31800600`1101000000`4500050`000000`000002`existing Florida businesses in targete
d industries to expand in the state and create high quality, high wage jobs. Th
e `
31800600`1101000000`4500050`000000`000003`following Economic Development incenti
ve tools were funded from nonrecurring funds in Fiscal Year 2010-2011. Based on
`
31800600`1101000000`4500050`000000`000004`incentive payments scheduled in active
contracts, we are requesting that these programs be funded as follows for the
`
31800600`1101000000`4500050`000000`000005`2011-2012 fiscal year:
`
31800600`1101000000`4500050`000000`000006`
`
31800600`1101000000`4500050`000000`000007`General Revenue
`

31800600`1101000000`4500050`000000`000008`
QTI
$13,994,400
`
31800600`1101000000`4500050`000000`000009`
QDC
462,600
`
31800600`1101000000`4500050`000000`000010`
0
`
31800600`1101000000`4500050`000000`000011`
$14,457,000
`
31800600`1101000000`4500050`000000`000012`

Qualified Targeted Industries
Qualified Defense Contractors
High Impact Performance- HIPI
Total General Revenue

`
31800600`1101000000`4500050`000000`000013`Economic Development Trust Fund
`
31800600`1101000000`4500050`000000`000014`
$ 3,498,600
`
31800600`1101000000`4500050`000000`000015`
115,650
`
31800600`1101000000`4500050`000000`000016`
$ 3,614,250
`
31800600`1101000000`4500050`000000`000017`

QTI-Local Match
QDC

Local Match

Total Trust Fund

`
31800600`1101000000`4500050`000000`000018`Long Range Program Plan Activities are
ACT 6030 - Qualified Target Industry Program and ACT 6020 - Qualified Defense
`
31800600`1101000000`4500050`000000`000019`Contractor Program.
`
31800600`1101000000`4700140`000000`000001`Enterprise Florida (EFI)is the economi
c development organization for the State of Florida. We are requesting $6,200,0
00 `
31800600`1101000000`4700140`000000`000002`in General Revenue and $4,900,000 in t
rust fund (recurring) to fund Enterprise Florida's economic efforts. EFI will
`
31800600`1101000000`4700140`000000`000003`focus on its core mission and its thre
e objectives: Outreach to target businesses and promotion of Florida's business
`
31800600`1101000000`4700140`000000`000004`climate; recruitment of new businesses
and retention of existing Florida businesses; and strengthening Florida busines
ses `
31800600`1101000000`4700140`000000`000005`by increasing their export sales. The
goal of these objectives is to increase jobs and strengthen the economic climat
e `
31800600`1101000000`4700140`000000`000006`of Florida. Long Range Program Plan Ac
tivities are ACT 3010 - Business Expansion, Retention, and Recruitment; ACT 3020
- `
31800600`1101000000`4700140`000000`000007`Economic Development Comprehensive Mar
keting; ACT 3030 - Marketing Research and Inward Investment Assistance; ACT 4030
- `
31800600`1101000000`4700140`000000`000008`Enterprise Florida Assistance to Rural
and Urban Core Businesses; and ACT 3040 - Trade and Export Assistance.
`

31800600`1101000000`4700160`000000`000001`The Florida Commission on Tourism prom
otes the state as the premier tourist destination both domestically and
`
31800600`1101000000`4700160`000000`000002`internationally through advertising, d
irect marketing, promotions, public relations and research thereby increasing th
e `
31800600`1101000000`4700160`000000`000003`amount of tourism-related revenues gen
erated and sales tax collected in Florida. The Commission on Tourism is funded
`
31800600`1101000000`4700160`000000`000004`primarily from rental car surcharge re
ceipts deposited to the Tourism Promotion Trust Fund.
`
31800600`1101000000`4700160`000000`000005`
`
31800600`1101000000`4700160`000000`000006`Increased competitive funding and acti
vities, as well as media inflation and currency exchange rates continue to weake
n `
31800600`1101000000`4700160`000000`000007`the impact of Florida's tourism market
ing strength. We are seeking a total of $26,647,961 in General Revenue and Trust
`
31800600`1101000000`4700160`000000`000008`Fund for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 appropr
iation as follows:
`
31800600`1101000000`4700160`000000`000009`
`
31800600`1101000000`4700160`000000`000010`General Revenue (non recurring) $ 8,47
0,666
`
31800600`1101000000`4700160`000000`000011`Trust Fund (recurring)
18,17
7,295
`
31800600`1101000000`4700160`000000`000012`
`
31800600`1101000000`4700160`000000`000013`Total
7,961
`
31800600`1101000000`4700160`000000`000014`

26,64

`
31800600`1101000000`4700160`000000`000015`Long Range Program Plan Activities are
ACT 5110 - Visit Florida Marketing; ACT 5120 - Visit Florida Sales Services; AC
T `
31800600`1101000000`4700160`000000`000016`5130 - Visit Florida Tourism Partnersh
ip Development; and ACT 5140 - Visit Florida Welcome Center Visitor Services.
`
31800600`1101000000`4700170`000000`000001`The Florida Sports Foundation provides
the opportunity for competition in sports for all ages through the Florida Seni
or `
31800600`1101000000`4700170`000000`000002`Games Championship and Sunshine State
Games. These Olympic style sports festivals provide the incentive to train and
the `
31800600`1101000000`4700170`000000`000003`opportunity to compete and work closel
y with the sports governing bodies of our state and nation. We are requesting
`
31800600`1101000000`4700170`000000`000004`$200,000 in continuation funding for t
he Sunshine State Games and continuation funding of $2,500,000 in trust fund
`

31800600`1101000000`4700170`000000`000005`authority. The cash in the trust fund
is derived from specialty license plate receipts pursuant to section 320.08058,
`
31800600`1101000000`4700170`000000`000006`Florida Statutes. The Foundation's Maj
or and Regional Grant Programs assist communities and organizations in attractin
g `
31800600`1101000000`4700170`000000`000007`and hosting sports events, which gener
ate significant out-of-state economic impact for the state of Florida. Long Rang
e `
31800600`1101000000`4700170`000000`000008`Program Plan Activity is ACT 5010 - Am
ateur Sports Development-Sunshine State Games-Senior State Games.
`
31800600`1101000000`4700200`000000`000001`Brownfield redevelopment serves commun
ities that are seeking to redevelop certain distressed areas in such a way that
the `
31800600`1101000000`4700200`000000`000002`quality of life is enhanced as a resul
t of the Brownfield redevelopment. Brownfield redevelopment also assists the
`
31800600`1101000000`4700200`000000`000003`businesses in the Brownfield area whos
e job creating and capital investment is being 'incentivized'. We are requestin
g `
31800600`1101000000`4700200`000000`000004`the following:
`
31800600`1101000000`4700200`000000`000005`
`
31800600`1101000000`4700200`000000`000006`General Revenue (State Portion):
$1,459,000
`
31800600`1101000000`4700200`000000`000007`Trust Fund (Local Financial Support):
$364,750
`
31800600`1101000000`4700200`000000`000008`
`
31800600`1101000000`4700200`000000`000009`Long Range Program Activity is ACT 402
0 - Brownfield Redevelopment.
`
31800600`1101000000`4700210`000000`000001`The funds in this issue will be utiliz
ed by the Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development for the purpose of
`
31800600`1101000000`4700210`000000`000002`strengthening Florida's position for r
etaining and expanding Department of Defense facilities by evaluating current
`
31800600`1101000000`4700210`000000`000003`facilities and their community interfa
ces for safety and effectiveness and providing resources to strengthen mission
`
31800600`1101000000`4700210`000000`000004`capabilities of the facilities. We ar
e requesting funding in the amount of $1,000,000 in nonrecurring General Revenue
. `
31800600`1101000000`4700210`000000`000005`Long Range Program Plan Activity is AC
T 6051 - Military Base Protection.
`
31800600`1101000000`4700220`000000`000001`The Florida Black Business Investment
Board (BBIB) serves to assist in the development and expansion of black business
`
31800600`1101000000`4700220`000000`000002`enterprises by creating partnerships,
leveraging state, local, and private funds, and serving as a clearinghouse for
`

31800600`1101000000`4700220`000000`000003`information and sources of technical a
ssistance for black business enterprises. Chapter 2007-157, Laws of Florida,
`
31800600`1101000000`4700220`000000`000004`provided that the OTTED shall administ
er the Black Business Loan Program. We are requesting total funding in the amoun
t `
31800600`1101000000`4700220`000000`000005`of $2,750,000 in General Revenue for f
iscal year 2011-2012. We request $2,250,000 for the Black Business Loan Program
, `
31800600`1101000000`4700220`000000`000006`$50,000 to OTTED for administration of
the loan program and $450,000 for the BBIB operations. Long Range Program Plan
`
31800600`1101000000`4700220`000000`000007`Activity is ACT 4070 - Statewide Black
Business Investment Corporation Franchising and Capitalization Programs.
`
31800600`1101000000`4700240`000000`000001`The Office of Tourism, Trade, and Econ
omic Development provides loans to rural communities for projects that maintain
or `
31800600`1101000000`4700240`000000`000002`develop their economic base and increa
se employment opportunities for community residents. Grants provide assistance
to `
31800600`1101000000`4700240`000000`000003`regional economic development and tour
ism development organizations that serve rural communities. We are requesting
`
31800600`1101000000`4700240`000000`000004`continuation funding in the total amou
nt of $1,300,000 ($900,000 from the Economic Development Trust Fund and $400,000
`
31800600`1101000000`4700240`000000`000005`from General Revenue) for Fiscal Year
2011-2012. Long Range Program Plan Activity is ACT 4060 - Rural Community
`
31800600`1101000000`4700240`000000`000006`Development Loans and Grants.
`
31800600`1101000000`4700260`000000`000001`The Quick Action Closing Fund enables
the state to respond quickly, and with flexibility, to address competitive
`
31800600`1101000000`4700260`000000`000002`disadvantages and capture economic opp
ortunities of significant local, regional, or statewide importance, that would
`
31800600`1101000000`4700260`000000`000003`otherwise be lost. The Governor, in c
onsultation with the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House, may utili
ze `
31800600`1101000000`4700260`000000`000004`the fund in order to "close the gap" b
etween the State of Florida and our competition for projects vital to the state
or `
31800600`1101000000`4700260`000000`000005`local economy. We are requesting fund
ing of $25,000,000 in nonrecurring General Revenue for Fiscal Year 2011-2012. Lo
ng `
31800600`1101000000`4700260`000000`000006`Range Program Plan Activity is ACT 604
0 - Quick Action Closing Fund.
`
31800600`1101000000`4700300`000000`000001`The Office of Tourism, Trade, and Econ
omic Development oversees a host of programs that facilitate and promote
`
31800600`1101000000`4700300`000000`000002`international relations to ensure Flor
ida's place in the global economy. The State of Florida establishes and maintai
ns `
31800600`1101000000`4700300`000000`000003`international relations in an effort t
o provide for a stronger and more diversified state economy to benefit all
`

31800600`1101000000`4700300`000000`000004`Floridians. We are requesting continu
ation funding of $800,000 in nonrecurring General Revenue for these programs for
`
31800600`1101000000`4700300`000000`000005`Fiscal Year 2011-2012. Long Range Pr
ogram Activity is ACT 6060 - International Business Advocacy.
`
31800600`1101000000`4700320`000000`000001`Small businesses are an important part
of Florida's economy. Hispanic-owned small businesses play an increasingly
`
31800600`1101000000`4700320`000000`000002`important role in enhancing and impact
ing the economic growth and prosperity of our State. As an economic development
`
31800600`1101000000`4700320`000000`000003`organization, the Hispanic Business In
itiative Fund (HBIF) strengthens the local/regional economy by providing technic
al `
31800600`1101000000`4700320`000000`000004`assistance and training to small busin
esses in the Hispanic community. HBIF prepares the Hispanic entrepreneur to be
`
31800600`1101000000`4700320`000000`000005`successful by encouraging and promotin
g innovation and entrepreneurship in the community. We are requesting for Fisca
l `
31800600`1101000000`4700320`000000`000006`Year 2011-2012, $200,000 in nonrecurri
ng General Revenue for this program. Long Range Program Activity is ACT 7010 `
31800600`1101000000`4700320`000000`000007`Local Economic Development Initiatives
.
`
31800600`1101000000`4701230`000000`000001`Space Florida was formed to be the sin
gle point of contact for state aerospace-related activities with federal agencie
s, `
31800600`1101000000`4701230`000000`000002`the military, state agencies, business
, and the private sector. Space Florida develops and implements strategies to
`
31800600`1101000000`4701230`000000`000003`accelerate space-related economic grow
th and development. Space Florida also assists aerospace and aviation companies
to `
31800600`1101000000`4701230`000000`000004`receive the necessary financing to gro
w and prosper within the State. Space Florida works with the Department of
`
31800600`1101000000`4701230`000000`000005`Education to promote educational progr
ams that will plant the seeds for the future growth of the space industry in
`
31800600`1101000000`4701230`000000`000006`Florida. We are requesting a total ap
propriation of $10,039,943 from General Revenue for the 2011-2012 fiscal year fo
r `
31800600`1101000000`4701230`000000`000007`Space Florida operations and projects.
We are requesting $3,839,943 for operations, $3,000,000 for
`
31800600`1101000000`4701230`000000`000008`targeted-business-development support
services and business recruitment and $ 3,200,000 to retrain workers as the resu
lt `
31800600`1101000000`4701230`000000`000009`of the retirement of the Space Shuttle
Program. Long Range Program Plan Activity is ACT 5095 - Space Business
`
31800600`1101000000`4701230`000000`000010`Development.
`
31800600`1101000000`990G000`143150`000001`This infrastructure fund provides gran
ts in support of projects generating essential economic growth and expansion. W
e `

31800600`1101000000`990G000`143150`000002`are requesting funds for defense and r
ural infrastructure grants in 2011-2012. The following paragraphs provide insig
ht `
31800600`1101000000`990G000`143150`000003`into the need for infrastructure fundi
ng in the amount of $3,000,000 in support of these areas.
`
31800600`1101000000`990G000`143150`000004`
`
31800600`1101000000`990G000`143150`000005`DEFENSE: Florida hosts 21 military ba
ses/installations, and 3 unified commands which generate an economic impact
`
31800600`1101000000`990G000`143150`000006`surpassing $44 Billion annually and cr
eating 365,000 military related jobs. This significant military presence has
`
31800600`1101000000`990G000`143150`000007`served as the stimulus for many of Flo
rida's technology based industry sectors. Loss of Florida's defense presence wo
uld `
31800600`1101000000`990G000`143150`000008`be extremely damaging to Florida's eco
nomy. Florida's defense communities have repeatedly pointed to the need for an
`
31800600`1101000000`990G000`143150`000009`infrastructure fund which will help Fl
orida military installations to maximize cost effectiveness and efficiency in
`
31800600`1101000000`990G000`143150`000010`accomplishing their mission.
`
31800600`1101000000`990G000`143150`000011`
`
31800600`1101000000`990G000`143150`000012`RURAL: Projects which bring economic
growth and jobs to rural communities often fail because these communities lack t
he `
31800600`1101000000`990G000`143150`000013`necessary infrastructure to support su
ch projects, as well as the financial resources to meet the match requirements o
f `
31800600`1101000000`990G000`143150`000014`several key Federal programs which put
such infrastructure in place. The Rural Infrastructure Fund is available to lo
cal `
31800600`1101000000`990G000`143150`000015`governments in need of financial assis
tance to complete infrastructure projects for specific job creating opportunitie
s. `
31800600`1101000000`990G000`143150`000016`This program, funded since 2000-2001,
relies on the coordinated efforts of local governments and organizations, as wel
l `
31800600`1101000000`990G000`143150`000017`as several state and federal agencies.
Grants up to 30% of the total project cost may be awarded to facilitate rural
`
31800600`1101000000`990G000`143150`000018`communities' access to other sources o
f infrastructure funding.
`
31800600`1101000000`990G000`144701`000001`The Economic Development Transportatio
n Projects Fund is available to local governments in need of financial assistanc
e `
31800600`1101000000`990G000`144701`000002`for transportation projects which will
facilitate economic development. A local government must apply on behalf of a
`
31800600`1101000000`990G000`144701`000003`company as an inducement for the compa
ny to remain, locate, or expand in Florida. This program has repeatedly
`

31800600`1101000000`990G000`144701`000004`demonstrated it is effective in job cr
eation and retention because it relies on the coordinated efforts of the private
`
31800600`1101000000`990G000`144701`000005`business community, local government,
local organizations, and the resources and input of Enterprise Florida, Inc. W
e `
31800600`1101000000`990G000`144701`000006`are requesting $20,000,000 in the Econ
omic Development Transportation Trust Fund to fund these projects.
`
31901000`1603000000`1600230`000000`000001`Chapter 2010-148, Laws of Florida, is
an act relating to information technology and revises the duties and
`
31901000`1603000000`1600230`000000`000002`responsibilities of the Agency for Ent
erprise Information Technology (AEIT). Section 1 of the act revised Section
`
31901000`1603000000`1600230`000000`000003`14.204, F.S., to provide for additiona
l duties to be performed by the AEIT. As such, Section 13 of the law appropriate
d `
31901000`1603000000`1600230`000000`000004`three (3) full time equivalent positio
ns (FTE) and $300,000 in recurring General Revenue in a lump sum category for
`
31901000`1603000000`1600230`000000`000005`implementing the provisions of the act
relating to the consolidation of information technology purchases which result
in `
31901000`1603000000`1600230`000000`000006`savings to the state. Pursuant to this
law, budget amendment B0042 requested that the $300,000 lump sum General Revenu
e `
31901000`1603000000`1600230`000000`000007`appropriations be allocated for Fiscal
Year 2010-2011 as follows:
`
31901000`1603000000`1600230`000000`000008`
`
31901000`1603000000`1600230`000000`000009`Salaries and Benefits: $261,900
`
31901000`1603000000`1600230`000000`000010`Expenses:

$18,100

`
31901000`1603000000`1600230`000000`000011`Contracted Services:

$20,000

`
31901000`1603000000`1600230`000000`000012`FTE: 3
`
31901000`1603000000`1600230`000000`000013`Salary Rate: $213,750
`
31901000`1603000000`1600230`000000`000014`
`
31901000`1603000000`1600230`000000`000015`Amendment B0042 was approved on June 3
0, 2010 effective July 1, 2010. This issue (1600230) is a technical adjustment
to `
31901000`1603000000`1600230`000000`000016`place the recurring General Revenue an
d 3 positions in the Fiscal Year 2011-12 recurring budget pursuant to the
`
31901000`1603000000`1600230`000000`000017`aforementioned law. Long Range Program
Activity is 7050-Technology and Security Coordination.
`

31901000`1603000000`1600330`000000`000001`Chapter 2010-148, Laws of Florida, is
an act relating to information technology and revises the duties and
`
31901000`1603000000`1600330`000000`000002`responsibilities of the Agency for Ent
erprise Information Technology (AEIT). Section 1 of the act revised Section
`
31901000`1603000000`1600330`000000`000003`14.204, F.S., to provide for additiona
l duties to be performed by the AEIT. As such, Section 13 of the law appropriate
s `
31901000`1603000000`1600330`000000`000004`three (3) full time equivalent positio
ns (FTE) and $300,000 in recurring General Revenue in a lump sum category for
`
31901000`1603000000`1600330`000000`000005`implementing the provisions of the act
relating to the consolidation of information technology purchases which result
in `
31901000`1603000000`1600330`000000`000006`savings to the state. Pursuant to this
law, budget amendment B0042 requested that the $300,000 lump sum General Revenu
e `
31901000`1603000000`1600330`000000`000007`appropriations be allocated for Fiscal
Year 2010-2011 as follows:
`
31901000`1603000000`1600330`000000`000008`
`
31901000`1603000000`1600330`000000`000009`Salaries and Benefits: $261,900
`
31901000`1603000000`1600330`000000`000010`Expenses:

$18,100

`
31901000`1603000000`1600330`000000`000011`Contracted Services:

$20,000

`
31901000`1603000000`1600330`000000`000012`FTE: 3
`
31901000`1603000000`1600330`000000`000013`Salary Rate: $213,750
`
31901000`1603000000`1600330`000000`000014`
`
31901000`1603000000`1600330`000000`000015`Amendment B0042 was approved on June 3
0, 2010 effective July 1, 2010. This issue (1600330) is a technical adjustment
to `
31901000`1603000000`1600330`000000`000016`back out the recurring General Revenue
and 3 positions in the Fiscal Year 2011-12 recurring budget - lump sum category
`
31901000`1603000000`1600330`000000`000017`pursuant to the aforementioned law. Lo
ng Range Program Activity is 7050-Technology and Security Coordination.
`
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000001`Pursuant to Section 282.0056 (3), Flor
ida Statutes, "In developing policy recommendations and implementation plans for
`
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000002`established and proposed enterprise in
formation technology services, the Agency for Enterprise Information Technology
`
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000003`(AEIT) shall describe the scope of ope
ration, conduct costs and requirements analyses, conduct an inventory of all
`

31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000004`existing information technology resour
ces that are associated with each service, and develop strategies and timeframes
`
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000005`for statewide migration."
`
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000006`
`
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000007`Consolidation of Information Technolog
y is one of the primary missions of the AEIT, therefore, as an example to other
`
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000008`state agencies, AEIT has developed Ser
vice Level Agreements with two Primary Data Centers (PDCs). Payment to certain
`
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000009`Primary Data Centers, as well as payme
nt for various other operational costs, is made from the contracted services
`
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000010`category. Payment to the Southwood Sha
red Resource Center (SSRC) Primary Data Center is made from the data processing
`
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000011`special category (210021). The AEIT i
s appropriated $1,000 annually from recurring General Revenue for contracted
`
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000012`services and has no appropriation data
processing services. This is insufficient spending authority to cover overall
`
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000013`contracted services needs. Therefore,
the EOG is requesting a permanent transfer of $10,000 from salaries and benefits
to `
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000014`contracted services and data processin
g services to better align spending authority with agency needs.
`
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000015`
`
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000016`This budget issue (20003C0) deducts $1
0,000 in recurring General Revenue from the salaries and benefits category (0100
00) `
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000017`to allow transfer to the contracted se
rvices category (100777) in the amount of $6,808 and the data processing special
`
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000018`category (210021) in the amount of $3,
192. There is sufficient budget in the salaries and benefits category to allow f
or `
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000019`this transfer. There is no total incr
ease or decrease to the AEIT budget for this issue when reviewed with budget iss
ue `
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000020`20004C0. Long Range Program Activity
is 7050-Technology and Security Coordination.
`
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000021`
`
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000022`Issue 20003C0
(10,000)
`
31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000023`Issue 20004C0
6,808
`

Salaries and Benefits
Contracted Services

31901000`1603000000`20003C0`000000`000024`Issue 20004C0 Data Processing Servic
es
3,192
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000001`Pursuant to Section 282.0056 (3), Flor
ida Statutes, "In developing policy recommendations and implementation plans for
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000002`established and proposed enterprise in
formation technology services, the Agency for Enterprise Information Technology
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000003`(AEIT) shall describe the scope of ope
ration, conduct costs and requirements analyses, conduct an inventory of all
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000004`existing information technology resour
ces that are associated with each service, and develop strategies and timeframes
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000005`for statewide migration."
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000006`
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000007`Consolidation of Information Technolog
y is one of the primary missions of the AEIT, therefore, as an example to other
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000008`state agencies, AEIT has developed Ser
vice Level Agreements with two Primary Data Centers (PDCs). Payment to certain
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000009`Primary Data Centers, as well as payme
nt for various other operational costs, is made from the contracted services
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000010`category. Payment to the Southwood Sha
red Resource Center (SSRC) Primary Data Center is made from the data processing
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000011`special category (210021). The AEIT i
s appropriated $1,000 annually from recurring General Revenue for contracted
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000012`services and has no appropriation in t
he 210021 category for data processing services. This is insufficient spending
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000013`authority to cover overall contracted
services needs. Therefore the Executive Office of the Governor is requesting a
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000014`permanent transfer of $10,000 from sal
aries and benefits to contracted services and data processing services to better
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000015`align spending authority with agency n
eeds.
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000016`
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000017`This budget issue (20004C0) transfers
$10,000 in recurring General Revenue from the salaries and benefits category
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000018`(010000) to the contracted services ca
tegory (100777) in the amount of $6,808 and the data processing special category
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000019`(210021) in the amount of $3,192. Ther
e is sufficient budget in the salaries and benefits category to allow for this
`

31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000020`transfer. There is no total increase
or decrease to the AEIT budget for this issue when reviewed with budget issue
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000021`20003C0. Long Range Program Activity i
s 7050-Technology and Security Coordination.
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000022`
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000023`
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000024`Issue 20003C0 Salaries and Benefits
(10,000)
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000025`Issue 20004C0 Contracted Services
6,808
`
31901000`1603000000`20004C0`000000`000026`Issue 20004C0 Data Processing Servic
es
3,192
`
36010000`1601000000`160P100`000000`000001`This is a technical issue requesting a
transfer of 5 positions between program components to realign positions within
the `
36010000`1601000000`160P100`000000`000002`General Appropriations Act. This issue
is being submitted at the request of the Governor's Office of Policy and Budget
to `
36010000`1601000000`160P100`000000`000003`align the positions to their current p
lacement in People First, as well as the current responsibilities assigned to th
e `
36010000`1601000000`160P100`000000`000004`positions.
`
36010000`1601000000`160P100`000000`000005`
`
36010000`1601000000`160P100`000000`000006`The Lottery is requesting that 5 posit
ions within the Executive Direction Program Component 16.02.00.00.000 be
`
36010000`1601000000`160P100`000000`000007`transferred to the Lottery Operations
Program Component 16.01.00.00.000.
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000001`This is a request to purchase On-line
Draw Machines to replace the 6 machines used in the Mega Money game. On-line dr
aw `
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000002`machines are used to mix the numbered
balls and select the winning numbers. The Mega Money machines currently being u
sed `
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000003`were purchased in 1999. The numbers f
or this game are drawn twice every week. Draw machines are integral to this
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000004`process, and they must work flawlessly
to maintain the public's confidence in lottery games.
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000005`
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000006`All of the draw machines receive preve
ntive maintenance and cleaning to maximize the life of the machines. The machin
es `

36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000007`for this game have some features that,
over time, have proven to be less desirable and create potential risk for
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000008`problems. The display tube at the top
of the machines does not have a slide release mechanism to allow the balls to b
e `
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000009`dropped back into the mixing chambers
after test and rehearsal drawings. The balls have to be removed from the displa
y `
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000010`tube through an opening at the end of
the tube and then placed back into the mixing chamber via the mixing chamber doo
r `
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000011`on the back of the machine. This crea
tes the risk each time that this is done, that Mega Money balls could be dropped
on `
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000012`the floor and damaged. There is also
the potential that the sliding door at the end of the tube could be left open an
d `
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000013`balls would fall out of the tube while
the machine is in operation. Mega Money is a 4 plus 1 number game, the first f
our `
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000014`numbers are selected in one chamber fr
om a group of 44 balls numbered 1 through 44. The Mega Ball is selected in anot
her `
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000015`chamber from a group of balls numbered
1 through 22. Due to the size of the display tube, there is the potential that
an `
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000016`extra (5th) ball could be selected whe
n choosing the first 4 numbers and would create a situation requiring a foul to
be `
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000017`called thus potentially affecting the
integrity of the game. While this problem has not occurred during a live drawin
g `
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000018`for the Mega Money game, it has occurr
ed during rehearsals for this game and is a great concern.
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000019`
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000020`While we are vigilant in monitoring th
e costs of doing business, we also recognize that draw machines are integral to
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000021`On-line games. These machines are ess
ential to operate the televised draws and must function at a maximum level of
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000022`efficiency and reliability, and not cr
eate situations whereby confidence in the games could be called into question.
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000023`
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000024`The machine designs are unique for eac
h game. Draw machines must also be built to meet standards that accommodate
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000025`environmental impacts that occur in th
e studio, under traveling conditions, and outdoor elements; such as, heat,
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000026`humidity, bumps, vibrations, mobility
in tight spaces and on ramps, and use near saltwater. The designs have
`

36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000027`specifications for air filtration, whe
els with 360 degree turning capability and locking mechanisms, special supports
to `
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000028`hold the mixing chamber, custom storag
e racks for ball set storage and electrical requirements. The mixing chambers a
lso `
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000029`have requirements that include the acr
ylic glass thickness, anti-static devices, air blowers, hardware and dimensions.
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000030`The designs must also meet the artisti
c concepts for audience appeal while at the same time providing the level of
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000031`security and integrity needed to prote
ct the games and maintain public confidence.
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000032`
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000033`To ensure reliability and continuity o
f the drawings, each On-line game requires 6 machines. Three machines are
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000034`maintained in Tallahassee, and three m
achines are housed in the backup draw location in Orlando. The machines in Orla
ndo `
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000035`are also used for any on-the-road draw
events.
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000036`
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000037`The anticipated costs from vendor inpu
t and previous purchase prices for draw machines to replace the current Mega Mon
ey `
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000038`draw machines are estimated as follows
:
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000039`
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000040`6 Mega Money draw machines (3 in Talla
hassee, 3 at backup location) @ $25,000 each = $ 150,000
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000041`
`
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000042`Without these funds the Lottery jeopar
dizes its ability to conduct the Mega Money twice weekly draws without a negativ
e `
36010000`1601000000`2401100`000000`000043`incident, which could result in loss o
f revenue due to loss of public confidence.
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000001`The FY 2011-12 requested amount for on
-line contract obligations is calculated using sales projections from the July 2
010 `
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000002`Revenue Estimating Conference of $1,78
0,500,000 for on-line ticket sales. The recently re-negotiated on-line gaming
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000003`system contract establishes a percenta
ge of 1.0699% for on-line ticket sales, a cost savings of 7%. There were several
`

36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000004`system and terminal enhancements that
the Lottery implemented which allow optimal use of the gaming system that will b
e `
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000005`continued during the renewal period. T
hese enhancements are not included in the contracted percentage rate of 1.0699%.
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000006`
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000007`These enhancements include:
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000008`
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000009`Gift Card Management Software - this a
pplication, which required installation in terminals at start-up, allows the
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000010`Lottery the ability to utilize several
features over the life of the contract. These features include special coupon
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000011`offers and promotions, reusable gift c
ards and subscription programs. Funding for this enhancement is: $12.10 per
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000012`terminal per month.
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000013`
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000014`Altura Vision Multimedia display and m
essaging system - uses enhanced functionality of lottery terminals for
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000015`point-of-sale communication. It makes
an even bigger impact at the counter by displaying multimedia content such as g
ame `
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000016`results, Florida Lottery promotional m
essages and graphics, and current Lottery news on video screens at the point of
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000017`sale. Screens can also be used to dis
play photos for Amber Alert announcements. Funding is being requested at: $32 p
er `
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000018`terminal per month.
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000019`
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000020`Additional Altura Terminals - The cont
ract includes a base number of 12,000 Altura terminals to be placed at retailer
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000021`locations. The Lottery received autho
rization for 1,000 terminals in FY 2005-06 at a monthly cost of $150 per termina
l. `
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000022`Authorization for an additional 500 te
rminals was received in FY 2007-08 at a per terminal monthly cost of $190. The
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000023`Lottery requests to continue this auth
orization.
`

36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000024`
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000025`As the Department has reported in prev
ious appearances, the industry has seen a shift in product development where man
y `
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000026`new game ideas are being licensed by v
endors. Just as the Department has paid some license fees for Scratch-Off produ
cts `
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000027`in the past, it must now pay license f
ees for new On-line products. The Lottery is also requesting $2,000,000 in fundi
ng `
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000028`to cover the estimated costs for licen
sed property games to be used in FY 2011-12. It should be noted that fees for mo
st `
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000029`licensed property games are based on a
percentage of sales; therefore, fees will increase proportionately as revenues
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000030`increase.
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000031`
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000032`2011-2012 on-line sales projections of
$1,782,500,000 x 1.0699%
$19,049,570
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000033`Gift Card Management Software (13,500
terminals x $12.10 x 12 months)
$ 1,960,200
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000034`AlturaVision - Multi-media display (4,
000 terminals x $32 x 12 months)
$ 1,536,000
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000035`Additional Altura Terminals (1,000 ter
minals x $150 x 12 months)
$ 1,800,000
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000036`Additional Altura Terminals (500 termi
nals x $190 x 12 months)
$ 1,140,000
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000037`Licensed Property Game Fees
$ 2,000,000
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000038`
-------------`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000039`
Total
FY 2011-12 Appropriation needed
$27,485,770
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000040`
Less
FY 2010-11 Appropriation base
$25,390,321
`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000041`
-------------`
36010000`1601000000`3000100`000000`000042`
Total
FY 2011-12 increase needed
$ 2,095,449
`
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000001`This issue requests Contractual Servic
es funding in the amount of $250,000 for the Lottery to contract with a firm to
`

36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000002`conduct a comprehensive security evalu
ation of the department.
`
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000003`
`
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000004`Per Section 24.108(7)(a), Florida Stat
utes, the department shall engage an independent firm experienced in security
`
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000005`procedures, including, but not limited
to, computer security and systems security, to conduct a comprehensive study an
d `
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000006`evaluation of all aspects of security
in the operation of the department. In addition Section 24.108(7)(c), Florida
`
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000007`Statutes, further states that the secu
rity evaluation shall be conducted at least every 2 years.
`
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000008`
`
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000009`The last evaluation was conducted Febr
uary through June 2010. To be in compliance with the statutory guidelines, the
`
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000010`next evaluation must be conducted in 2
012. If funding is not provided, the department will not be in compliance with
the `
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000011`mandates of Section 24.108, Florida St
atutes.
`
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000012`
`
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000013`The department must solicit bids for a
new contract for the next scheduled comprehensive security evaluation. Once th
e `
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000014`bids are received and a vendor is sele
cted based on the criteria issued by the Lottery, the contracted vendor will
`
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000015`implement the evaluation plan as agree
d to by the Lottery. The comprehensive security evaluation will be conducted an
d `
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000016`completed by June 2012.
`
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000017`
`
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000018`Security and integrity of the Lottery
is paramount to its successful operation. The security evaluation is a tool tha
t `
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000019`helps ensure that the Lottery operates
with the highest level of security and utmost integrity.
`
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000020`
`
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000021`Without the requested funds the depart
ment would not be able to have an independent firm provide the security evaluati
on `

36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000022`services.
`
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000023`
`
36010000`1601000000`3109300`000000`000024`The next security evaluation should st
art in January 2012 and be completed by June 30, 2012.
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000001`The Lottery is required by Section 24.
108, F.S. to insure the security of tickets and prize payments. Raman spectromet
ry `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000002`is a light scattering technique, and c
an be thought of as a process where a photon of light interacts with a sample to
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000003`produce scattered radiation of differe
nt wavelengths. It is extremely information rich and is a useful technique in
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000004`physical and chemical research, partic
ularly for the characterization of materials. The Raman Spectrometer being
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000005`requested will provide physical and ch
emical analyses of papers and inks and will allow the Lottery to better identify
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000006`ticket alterations and fraud attempts
as well as conduct more thorough testing of tickets from printing vendors before
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000007`new games are released.
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000008`
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000009`The Lottery currently uses a Video Spe
ctral Comparator (VSC) for document examinations in our efforts to detect
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000010`alterations, fraud or lesser quality t
ickets printed by the ticket printing vendors. The Raman Spectrometer significan
tly `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000011`enhances the Lottery's ability to make
these detections. The device is not intended to replace current equipment but t
o `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000012`help enhance our required duties of fr
aud protection and ticket testing. Without the Raman Spectrometer the Lottery wo
uld `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000013`be unable to conduct the best investig
ations of high quality counterfeit/altered tickets or identify poor quality pape
r `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000014`and low grade inks used on new instant
ticket games.
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000015`
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000016`The Division of Security requests fund
s to purchase the Foram - Raman Spectrometer unit, which will provide reliabilit
y `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000017`necessary for the Lottery to pay appro
priately for tickets submitted as winning tickets but having questioned
`

36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000018`authenticity or ownership. In addition
it will provide the added independent testing ability to ensure that every inst
ant `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000019`ticket game meets the printing standar
ds to offer players the best quality instant ticket for fairness and uncompromis
ing `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000020`integrity.
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000021`
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000022`The expected volume of ticket examinat
ions per year is approximately 500, to include both investigative and ticket des
ign `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000023`testing. The device is expected to be
used several times weekly and the anticipated volume of tickets could average to
a `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000024`daily use, however, this type workload
is usually presented in batches. While the machine may not be used daily, it wi
ll `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000025`be used every week for extended time p
eriods.
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000026`
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000027`The spectrometer enhances the capabili
ties provided by VSC currently used in the Lottery document lab. The VSC can be
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000028`used to identify added or different in
ks or prints in an optical format, but it does not have the ability to identify
the `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000029`uniqueness of printed inks. The identi
fication of printing errors vs. alterations/counterfeits may rely on specific in
k `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000030`markers identified within the ink pigm
ents. This becomes important for visibly similar inks and ink printing quality.
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000031`Every ink has its own unique fingerpri
nt or DNA. The ink DNA allows the spectrometer to determine differentiations in
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000032`inks used on documents without applyin
g chemicals that could destroy the document (Lottery tickets) being examined.
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000033`Ownership of a ticket can be identifie
d by ink identifiers as well as high quality counterfeit tickets.
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000034`
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000035`Identification of a ticket printing er
ror or fraud attempt becomes more difficult as the ability to scan and
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000036`electronically mimic printing becomes
more sophisticated, and as prize values increase, the potential threat to the
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000037`Lottery rises. The Raman Spectrometer
is a tool that could prevent a loss to the state that would far exceed the cost
of `

36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000038`the equipment. The Raman spectrometer
technology identifies "ink DNA or fingerprints", which assists in more complete
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000039`analysis to identify signature fraud,
overwriting, alterations, counterfeiting, poor ticket printing and ink printing
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000040`substitutions for better quality contr
ol. In testing ticket printing, which is done for every new instant ticket game
, `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000041`the ability to identify the type, grad
e, and components of inks is necessary to ensure that the security of tickets an
d `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000042`the specific contract requirements for
each game is met.
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000043`
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000044`Currently the Lottery sells instant ti
cket games with single tickets worth as much as $10,000,000. The higher the priz
e `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000045`values the more vulnerable the players
become. The Lottery utilizes multiple vendors to print different games. To prov
ide `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000046`the best security and integrity for in
stant ticket games, it is imperative that the Lottery continue to offer the best
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000047`quality document forensics technology.
With over 50 new games distributed for sale every year the Lottery generated
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000048`instant ticket sales of over $2,000,00
0,000 in FY 2009-10. This translates to over $442,000,000 in revenue for educat
ion `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000049`for FY 2009-10 from instant ticket sal
es alone. Any perceived or actual compromise of the tickets would seriously
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000050`jeopardize players' trust in the fairn
ess of our games and would negatively impact ticket sales. Adding a Raman
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000051`Spectrometer to the tool kit of the Lo
ttery forensic documents laboratory gives an added layer of security that protec
ts `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000052`the state and its citizens.
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000053`
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000054`This price quote was provided by the s
ingle source vendor.
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000055`
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000056`
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000057`$53,479
`

Foram Raman Spectrometer

36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000058` 1,200
lation and training
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36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000059`------`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000060`$54,679

On-site assembly, instal

Total cost

`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000061`
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000062`Other state agencies have Raman techno
logy, but the spectrometers used are not calibrated to conduct ink studies. For
an `
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000063`agency to calibrate their spectrometer
s for the Lottery is time consuming. Under this scenario the Lottery would be
`
36010000`1601000000`36222C0`000000`000064`secondary to any examinations the othe
r agency is conducting for its own primary mission.
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000001`In an effort to increase Lottery reven
ues and the resulting transfers to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF)
, `
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000002`the Florida Lottery is requesting an i
ncrease in its Instant Ticket Vending Machine (ITVM) appropriation in the amount
of `
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000003`$123,600.
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000004`
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000005`In order to support the growth of the
scratch-off ticket product line as well as consumer demand for self-service
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000006`convenience, many lotteries have looke
d to provide new products and services that enhance the distribution and sale of
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000007`tickets. ITVMs enhance sales by adding
a self-service feature in retailer locations, not replacing the counter sales
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000008`activity, but augmenting it. The selfservice aspect could gain the Lottery entry into new groups of large chain
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000009`retailers who have expressed concern o
ver the labor-intensive nature of full-service terminals in their environment. T
he `
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000010`lack of equipment was cited as an obst
acle when trying to recruit two new corporate retailers (1,400+ locations).
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000011`
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000012`The Florida Lottery is authorized unde
r section 24.105, Florida Statutes, to utilize player-activated terminals or ITV
Ms `
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000013`to sell scratch-off tickets.
`

36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000014`
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000015`ITVMs are much like a typical vending
machine in that money is inserted, a button is pushed and the desired product is
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000016`then delivered into the bin at the bot
tom. However, in order to comply with state statute, ITVMs do have some major
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000017`differences, such as the ability to re
motely disable the machines to prevent underage purchasing. Another innovation i
s `
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000018`the ability for the machine to transmi
t sales information in real-time to the in-store terminal, allowing for accounti
ng `
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000019`and tracking of tickets, greatly enhan
cing the retailers' ability to keep track of scratch-off ticket sales and
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000020`inventory.
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000021`
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000022`ITVMs are a tool that enhance the dist
ribution and sale of these tickets while responding to consumer demand for
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000023`self-service and convenience.
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000024`
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000025`The Lottery was appropriated $4,887,00
0 which allowed for the lease of 1,238 ITVMs at a $329 per month cost in FY
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000026`2010-11. The Lottery was able to ren
egotiate its contract for ITVMs, allowing for the lease of 350 units at $253 per
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000027`month, however a negligible deficit is
projected.
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000028`
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000029`1,000 ITVMs @ $329 per month X 12 mont
hs
$3,948,000
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000030`350 ITVMs @ 253 per month X 12 months
1,062,600
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000031`
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36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000032`
TOTAL FY 2011-12 Appropriation N
eed $5,010,600
`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000033`
LESS FY 2010-11 Appropriation Ba
se
-4,887,000
`

36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000034`
-------------`
36010000`1601000000`5000500`000000`000035`FY 2011-12 Appropriation Increase
$ 123,600
`
36010000`1602000000`160P200`000000`000001`This is a technical issue requesting a
transfer of 5 positions between program components to realign positions within
the `
36010000`1602000000`160P200`000000`000002`General Appropriations Act. This issue
is being submitted at the request of the Governor's Office of Policy and Budget
to `
36010000`1602000000`160P200`000000`000003`align the positions to their current p
lacement in People First, as well as the current responsibilities assigned to th
e `
36010000`1602000000`160P200`000000`000004`positions.
`
36010000`1602000000`160P200`000000`000005`
`
36010000`1602000000`160P200`000000`000006`The Lottery is requesting that 5 posit
ions within the Executive Direction Program Component 16.02.00.00.000 be
`
36010000`1602000000`160P200`000000`000007`transferred to the Lottery Operations
Program Component 16.01.00.00.000.
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000001`The Florida Lottery's vehicle fleet ha
s reached critical status due to excessive mileage and increasingly high repair
and `
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000002`maintenance costs. By June 30, 2011 t
he Florida Lottery will have 98 vehicles totaling 55.6% of its fleet that will
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000003`exceed the new Replacement Eligibility
Factor (REF) criteria score implemented by the Florida Department of Management
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000004`Services on September 2, 2009. Of the
98 vehicles that will exceed the new replacement criteria 93 will reach "DROPDEA
D" `
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000005`status in age and/or mileage (89 vehic
les will exceed the mileage criteria [with 57 of the 89 also exceeding the age
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000006`criteria] with an additional 4 exceedi
ng the age criteria alone) and 5 will be eligible for replacement based on meeti
ng `
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000007`and/or exceeding the REF Score of 300.
An FY 2011-12 appropriation of $1,735,286 is requested to replace these 98
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000008`vehicles at $17,707 per unit.
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000009`
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000010`As a marketing and sales enterprise co
mpeting for the discretionary dollars of consumers, the Florida Lottery is a
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000011`business that requires its sales force
to provide support to over 13,000 retailers statewide. In any sales organizati
on, `

36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000012`there is a direct correlation between
account "call frequency" and increased sales; the Florida Lottery is no exceptio
n. `
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000013`The Lottery's 113 Sales Representative
s must be able to regularly call on our retailers to increase sales. It is
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000014`critical that the Lottery have dependa
ble vehicles to support the sale of Lottery products by enabling staff to timely
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000015`visit retailers and deliver upcoming g
ame information as well as point-of-sale materials.
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000016`
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000017`As documented in the Mercury Associate
s report dated April 2007, an older high-mileage fleet will have greater
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000018`maintenance and operating costs. For
example, Lottery vehicle repair and maintenance costs increased from $226,623 in
FY `
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000019`2008-09, to $246,554 in FY 2009-10, an
increase of $19,931, or 8%. These costs will continue to increase with vehicle
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000020`age as major systems fail and structur
al rigidity is compromised. The wear on these vehicles is a direct result of
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000021`exceeding accepted safety standards an
d risks. Additionally, the longer vehicles are kept in service, the salvage and
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000022`resale values are significantly lowere
d, or virtually no value if catastrophic failure/damage occurs. Reversing this
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000023`trend will allow the Lottery to reduce
the amount of time vehicles are out of service for repairs.
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000024`
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000025`The Lottery's fleet had 15 vehicles re
placed during FY 2008-09. An appropriation of $129,668 was approved for FY
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000026`2010-11, however, the proviso severely
restricts the replacement of vehicles, i.e., the mileage on a vehicle must be i
n `
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000027`excess of 200,000 miles or replacement
must be based on an emergency or unforeseen circumstances.
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000028`
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000029`In order to reduce the paralyzing back
log of vehicles in need of replacement, the Lottery has made the following polic
y `
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000030`and practice changes:
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000031`
`

36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000032`---Procurement decisions for new vehic
le models are based on a life cycle cost analysis, not just a low purchase price
; `
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000033`and
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000034`
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000035`---Replacement criteria includes; util
ization, reliability and operation costs in an effort to find a threshold for
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000036`replacement before high cost, reliabil
ity, and safety concerns arise.
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000037`
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000038`It is estimated the Lottery could save
approximately $44,757 in fuel costs alone the first year based on the following
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000039`calculations:
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000040`
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000041`---Current Fleet Fuel Economy (98 high
est miles-driven vehicles): 13,286 average miles @ 16.0 mpg = 830.37 gallons x
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000042`$2.75 per gallon = $2,284
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000043`
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000044`---New Vehicle Fuel Economy: 13,286 mi
les @ 20.0 mpg = 664.30 gallons x $2.75 per gallon = $1,827
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000045`
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000046`---Savings (current versus new vehicle
s) $456.70 per vehicle x 98 vehicles = $44,757
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000047`
`
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000048`Lower green house gas emissions and be
tter fuel economy will result from this initiative. Additionally, the purchase o
f `
36010000`1602000000`2401500`000000`000049`new vehicles with the manufacturer's w
arranty will reduce overall repair and maintenance costs.
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000001`Issue Summary:
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37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000002`
`

37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000003`This issue requests $1,000,000 in Fede
ral Grants Trust Fund budget authority for the Clean Marina/Clean Vessel grant
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000004`programs based on anticipated federal
(Clean Vessel Act) funds to be awarded.
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000005`
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000006`The Clean Vessel Act grant program is
a pollution prevention partnership program that began in 1994 through grants fro
m `
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000007`the United States Department of Interi
or, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000008`Funds received are awarded by the Depa
rtment of Environmental Protection (DEP) as reimbursement grants for the purchas
e, `
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000009`installation, operation, maintenance,
and repair of sewage pump-out equipment at marine and fresh water facilities. T
hey `
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000010`will also be used for educational pres
entations and workshops for boater groups and organizations, boat show
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000011`representations, publications, public
service announcements and website maintenance. Other Personal Services (OPS) ty
pe `
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000012`support positions and contract personn
el will be funded from these dollars as well. In the past ten years, DEP has
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000013`provided Clean Vessel Act grant fundin
g for a total of 411 pump-out projects at public and private marinas. As a resu
lt `
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000014`of these pump outs, the number of gall
ons of untreated sewage collected and kept out of Florida's waters totals 10.7
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000015`million gallons. For Fiscal Year 2010
-2011, $1,800,000 in Federal Grants Trust Fund budget authority was provided Cle
an `
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000016`Marina/Clean Vessel grants.
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000017`
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000018`Specific uses of the grant funds inclu
de support for the Clean Boating Partnership. Formed by DEP in 2000, the Florida
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000019`Clean Boating Partnership is a public/
private partnership created to foster better communication and act as a liaison
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000020`between the marine industry and govern
ment, and to guide the development of the Clean Marina Program. Extremely
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000021`successful in improving the relationsh
ip between the marine industry and those areas of DEP that regulate it, the Clea
n `
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000022`Boating Partnership is comprised of ma
rina and boatyard owners and operators, the Marine Industries Association of
`

37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000023`Florida, Florida SeaGrant, the United
States Coast Guard & Coast Guard Auxiliary, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservati
on `
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000024`Commission and DEP representatives. T
hrough the development of the Clean Marina Program's Best Management Practices,
the `
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000025`Clean Boating Partnership assists mari
nas and boatyards achieve clean water standards, including the installation of p
ump `
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000026`out equipment, while operating their b
usinesses and providing recreational opportunities for Floridians and tourists
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000027`enjoying our beautiful natural resourc
es.
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000028`
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000029`Each year, the Department applies for
and receives funding for the installation of pump-out stations at marinas and
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000030`boatyards across the state and for edu
cation and outreach to inform boaters on the importance of clean water. These
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000031`pollution prevention programs are spec
ifically designed to encourage boaters to use marina pump-out stations rather th
an `
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000032`discharging raw sewage into the state'
s waterways. The Department encourages marinas and boatyards to meet environmen
tal `
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000033`standards by utilizing industry expert
ise and peer assistance to promote awareness and involvement with clean marina
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000034`practices. Reimbursement grants for t
he installation or repair of sewage pump-out facilities or for mobile marine
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000035`sanitation units are distributed after
review of project applications. The applications are screened in accordance wi
th `
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000036`program criteria and funded on a "firs
t come-first served" basis.
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000037`
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000038`Grant funds are also used to continue
full implementation of the Clean Marina Program. This program is guided by a
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000039`public-private partnership that includ
es members of the industry and boating community and consists of education,
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000040`incentive grants, and designation. Eac
h component is designed to work together to encourage, reward and maintain
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000041`voluntary long-term participation by m
arinas and boatyards in the program. Marinas and boatyards meeting program
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000042`criteria receive recognition as "Clean
Marinas". In return for designation by the department as a Clean Marina, marin
as `

37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000043`and boatyards agree to incorporate bes
t management practices into their operation resulting in a cleaner environment.
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000044`There is a Clean Marina in every count
y on the East Coast of Florida with a cumulative total of 224 marinas and 33
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000045`boatyards and 11 Clean Marine Retailer
s meeting the guidelines for official designation and another 50 facilities
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000046`currently working towards compliance.
The Department's goal is 1,800 marinas and boatyards participating in the Clean
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000047`Marina Program within the next 3 years
.
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000048`
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000049`DEP, in cooperation with the Clean Boa
ting Partnership, continually solicits and evaluates suggestions from its member
s `
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000050`for potential improvements to effectiv
eness and efficiency. By drawing on the resources of its corporate partners, th
e `
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000051`Department has been able to further le
verage grant funding. The Clean Boating Partnership seeks to provide meaningful
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000052`incentives for marinas to join the pro
gram, such as a discount on a facility's submerged land lease, to reward these
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000053`businesses for their participation.
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000054`
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000055`
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000056`
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000057`Cost Summary:
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000058`
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000059`Budget Entity
Amount
Funding Source
`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000060`-------------------------------------------------------`
37010100`1602000000`990E000`140122`000061`37010100
$1,000,000
Federal Grants Trust Fund
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000001`Issue Summary:
`

Category
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37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000002`
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000003`This requests $2,200,000 in budget aut
hority for federal grant funds that will be utilized by the Florida Coastal
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000004`Management Program (FCMP). These fund
s are used for a variety of purposes, as indicated below. $2,200,000 in Federal
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000005`Grants Trust Fund budget authority was
also provided in Fiscal Year 2010-2011.
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000006`
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000007`Beach Access and Beach Safety Program
$75,000
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000008`---------------------------------------------`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000009`The designation of beach access points
is a key means of limiting human use impacts to natural beach resources such as
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000010`dunes, vegetation and sea turtle nests
. FCMP funds will be used to continue implementation of the beach access sign
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000011`program, which annually offers customi
zed signs to beach communities on request, free of charge.
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000012`
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000013`Because of a growing public safety iss
ue, the 2002 Florida Legislature directed the FCMP to develop a uniform warning
and `
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000014`safety flag system for use by Florida
beachfront communities. In 2003, the FCMP developed the required flag system,
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000015`which includes an interpretive sign th
at explains the meaning of each flag. To date, 8,815 sets of warning flags and
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000016`3,397 interpretive signs have been pro
duced and distributed, free of charge, to approximately 107 Florida communities
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000017`that provide public beach access and t
o the Florida Park Service. In partnership with the National Weather Service an
d `
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000018`Sea Grant, the FCMP has also widely di
stributed rip current warning and information materials throughout the state,
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000019`including elementary schools. To date,
4,446 rip current education signs have been distributed to 101 Florida communit
ies `
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000020`and 8 state parks. Beach Access signs
have been distributed to 92 local governments and 2 state parks. FCMP will
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000021`continue to implement and expand its b
each safety outreach program in the coming year.
`

37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000022`
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000023`Outreach, Education and Training $10
0,000
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000024`-----------------------------------------`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000025`The FCMP continues to work with agency
partners, the general public and other stakeholders to identify and provide
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000026`training and educational opportunities
to ensure the wise use and protection of the state's water, cultural, historic
and `
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000027`biological resources; to minimize the
state's vulnerability to coastal hazards; and to encourage the development of sa
fe, `
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000028`vibrant, sustainable communities. The
FCMP's education and outreach efforts will include workshops; newsletters,
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000029`brochures, fact sheets, and reports; w
eb-based information; the coastal training program developed in conjunction with
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000030`the state's National Estuarine Researc
h Reserves; and displays and presentations at conferences and events around the
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000031`state. Primary outreach subjects in th
e coming year include: federal consistency, beach safety, coastal hazards,
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000032`community resiliency, public access, a
nd the enhancement of the coastal training program.
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000033`
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000034`Coastal Partnership Initiative $700,
000
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000035`---------------------------------------`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000036`The Coastal Partnership Initiative (CP
I) provides grant fund awards to coastal local governments, National Estuary
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000037`Programs and not-for-profit organizati
ons to protect and enhance natural, cultural and human resources; to improve acc
ess `
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000038`to coastal resources; to improve commu
nity preparedness and resiliency; and to address the special needs of waterfront
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000039`communities. Proposed projects are ev
aluated and ranked by an interagency committee to ensure the selection of a rang
e `
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000040`of projects that will best meet local
and state goals for coastal protection and management as well as economic
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000041`development.
`

37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000042`
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000043`State Agency Projects

$1,325,000

`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000044`---------------------------------`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000045`The FCMP provides funds for projects a
nd activities that protect ocean and coastal resources, further the policy
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000046`objectives of the Coastal Zone Managem
ent Act, complement other state and federal resource programs, support state
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000047`coastal management priorities, and ful
fill or reduce unmet resource protection needs. Projects are selected in
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000048`consultation with an interagency commi
ttee to ensure consistency with existing state and federal resource management
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000049`goals and initiatives and to maximize
benefits to the state.
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000050`
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000051`All of these programs have administrat
ive costs that are associated with managing the Florida Coastal Zone Management
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000052`grant.
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000053`
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000054`The annual cooperative agreement betwe
en the Florida Coastal Management Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospher
ic `
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000055`Administration provides federal fundin
g for coastal resource protection; local coastal management activities (protecti
ng `
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000056`and enhancing natural, cultural and hu
man resources; improving access to coastal resources; improving community
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000057`preparedness and resiliency; and addre
ssing the special needs of waterfront communities); FCMP initiatives to enhance
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000058`coastal management (e.g., ocean resour
ces, coastal hazards, and special area management plans); coastal non-point sour
ce `
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000059`pollution control; and coastal managem
ent program administration.
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000060`
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000061`Without the federal grant award, the l
ocal and state projects described above could not be funded, resulting in less
`

37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000062`protection for the state's coastal res
ources.
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000063`
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000064`Cost Summary:
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000065`
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000066`Budget Entity
Amount
Funding Source
`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000067`-------------------------------------------------------`
37010100`1602000000`990G000`140061`000068`37010100
$2,200,000
Federal Grant Trust Fund
`
37010200`1602000000`3300100`000000`000001`Issue Summary:

Category
---------140016

`
37010200`1602000000`3300100`000000`000002`Reduce Florida Geological Survey Grant
s and Donations Trust Fund Budget Authority by $175,000.
`
37010200`1602000000`3300100`000000`000003`This issue reduces budget authority in
the Grants and Donations Trust Fund allotted to the Florida Geological Survey.
The `
37010200`1602000000`3300100`000000`000004`reduction reflects a more accurate est
imate of the funding required to continue cooperative geologic and hydrogeologic
`
37010200`1602000000`3300100`000000`000005`research with other programs within DE
P, Water Management Districts, and state universities. There is no impact on the
`
37010200`1602000000`3300100`000000`000006`expected productivity or performance;
however, the more accurate level of budget authority allows for more efficient
`
37010200`1602000000`3300100`000000`000007`management of funds. This issue propos
es a decrease in budget authority to bring in line budget with cooperative grant
`
37010200`1602000000`3300100`000000`000008`funding.
`
37010200`1602000000`3300100`000000`000009`
`
37010200`1602000000`3300100`000000`000010`Cost Summary:
`
37010200`1602000000`3300100`000000`000011`Budget Entity
t
Funding Source
`
37010200`1602000000`3300100`000000`000012`-----------------------------------------`
37010200`1602000000`3300100`000000`000013`37010200
0)
Grants & Donations Trust Fund
`

Category
---------030000

Amoun
------($50,00

37010200`1602000000`3300100`000000`000014`37010200
0)
Grants & Donations Trust Fund
`
37010200`1602000000`3300100`000000`000015`37010200
0)
Grants & Donations Trust Fund
`
37010200`1602000000`3300100`000000`000016`37010200
0)
Grants & Donations Trust Fund
`
37010200`1602000000`3300100`000000`000017`-----------------------------------------`
37010200`1602000000`3300100`000000`000018`TOTAL
0)
`
37010200`1602000000`3400150`000000`000001`Issue Summary:

040000

($50,00

060000

($25,00

100777

($50,00

----------

------($175,00

`
37010200`1602000000`3400150`000000`000002`
`
37010200`1602000000`3400150`000000`000003`This issue shifts Florida Geological S
urvey FTE from the Minerals Trust Fund to the Internal Improvement Trust Fund an
d `
37010200`1602000000`3400150`000000`000004`Land Acquisition Trust Fund: The objec
tive of this proposed fund shift is to assure the continued stability of the
`
37010200`1602000000`3400150`000000`000005`Minerals Trust Fund (MTF) in its abili
ty to support other programs while continuing to fund a smaller portion of the
`
37010200`1602000000`3400150`000000`000006`DEP/FGS. The trust fund has reached a
critical low and is no longer able to sustain the funding of the Florida Geologi
cal `
37010200`1602000000`3400150`000000`000007`Survey (FGS). Removing FGS funding fro
m the MTF will increase the sustainability of the MTF and will allow it to suppo
rt `
37010200`1602000000`3400150`000000`000008`other programs including Mine Reclamat
ion and Oil and Gas Regulation.
`
37010200`1602000000`3400150`000000`000009`
`
37010200`1602000000`3400150`000000`000010`The Internal Improvement Trust Fund (I
ITF) is proposed as the replacement funding source for the DEP/FGS. The proposed
`
37010200`1602000000`3400150`000000`000011`funding source is logical as the DEP/F
GS has a positive legal opinion regarding using the IITF to fund DEP/FGS'activit
ies `
37010200`1602000000`3400150`000000`000012`has been obtained. The OAD transaction
was used to match current position data.
`
37010200`1602000000`3400150`000000`000013`
`
37010200`1602000000`3400150`000000`000014`Cost Summary:
`
37010200`1602000000`3400150`000000`000015`----------------------------------------------------------------------`

37010200`1602000000`3400150`000000`000016`Category
ount
Funding Sources
`
37010200`1602000000`3400150`000000`000017`010000
064,795)
Minerals Trust Fund
`
37010200`1602000000`3400160`000000`000001`Issue Summary:

FTE
(17.50)

Am
(1,

`
37010200`1602000000`3400160`000000`000002`
`
37010200`1602000000`3400160`000000`000003`This issue shifts Florida Geological S
urvey FTE from the Minerals Trust Fund to the Internal Improvement Trust Fund an
d `
37010200`1602000000`3400160`000000`000004`Land Acquisition Trust Fund: The objec
tive of this proposed fund shift is to assure the continued stability of the
`
37010200`1602000000`3400160`000000`000005`Minerals Trust Fund (MTF) in its abili
ty to support other programs while continuing to fund a smaller portion of the
`
37010200`1602000000`3400160`000000`000006`DEP/FGS. The trust fund has reached a
critical low and is no longer able to sustain the funding of the Florida Geologi
cal `
37010200`1602000000`3400160`000000`000007`Survey (FGS). Removing FGS funding fro
m the MTF will increase the sustainability of the MTF and will allow it to suppo
rt `
37010200`1602000000`3400160`000000`000008`other programs including Mine Reclamat
ion and Oil and Gas Regulation.
`
37010200`1602000000`3400160`000000`000009`
`
37010200`1602000000`3400160`000000`000010`The Internal Improvement Trust Fund (I
ITF) is proposed as the replacement funding source for the DEP/FGS. The proposed
`
37010200`1602000000`3400160`000000`000011`funding source is logical as the DEP/F
GS has a positive legal opinion regarding using the IITF to fund DEP/FGS'activit
ies `
37010200`1602000000`3400160`000000`000012`has been obtained.
`
37010200`1602000000`3400160`000000`000013`
`
37010200`1602000000`3400160`000000`000014`Cost Summary:
`
37010200`1602000000`3400160`000000`000015`----------------------------------------------------------------------`
37010200`1602000000`3400160`000000`000016`Category
FTE
Am
ount
Funding Sources
`
37010200`1602000000`3400160`000000`000017`010000
9.50
$62
4,525
Land Acquisition Trust Fund
`
37010200`1602000000`3400160`000000`000018`010000
8.00
$44
0,270
Internal Improvement Fund Shift
`

37010300`1603000000`1001000`000000`000001`The Office of Technology and Informati
on Services (OTIS) provides enterprise information technology services to the
`
37010300`1603000000`1001000`000000`000002`agency. These services include: IT A
dministration and Management, REMOT Technologies, Application Development &
`
37010300`1603000000`1001000`000000`000003`Support, Systems / Operations Services
, Network Technical Services, Communication Collaboration, Portal / Web Manageme
nt, `
37010300`1603000000`1001000`000000`000004`IT Security / Risk Mitigation, Helpdes
k (Service Desk), Database Services (Oracle / SQL) and Middle Tier Services.
`
37010300`1603000000`1001000`000000`000005`
`
37010300`1603000000`1001000`000000`000006`Within the course of providing enterpr
ise information technology services, OTIS will use OPS funding to support
`
37010300`1603000000`1001000`000000`000007`application development, database admi
nistration, network/systems and project management. This additional IT consulti
ng `
37010300`1603000000`1001000`000000`000008`support is essential in the ongoing ma
intenance, development and project management of many of the agency's critical
`
37010300`1603000000`1001000`000000`000009`automated systems. OTIS funds OPS sta
ff annually from the following categories: 030000 OPS and 210014 - Other Data
`
37010300`1603000000`1001000`000000`000010`Processing Services.
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089070`000002`Issue Summary:
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089070`000003`
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089070`000004`The Preservation 2000 (P2000) and Flor
ida Forever (FF) Land Acquisition Programs are primarily financed through the sa
le `
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089070`000005`of bonds. Fixed Capital Outlay funds
are requested on an annual basis to pay for the continuation debt service for ea
ch `
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089070`000006`P2000 and Florida Forever bond series
issued in prior fiscal years. The level of debt service funding necessary to pa
y `
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089070`000007`the continuation debt service requires
an annual adjustment. The debt service amount is based on the requirements for
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089070`000008`the payments of bond principal, intere
st and fiscal agent fees for the bonds.
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089070`000009`
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089070`000010`The current fiscal year's appropriatio
n of $428,587,935 for continuation debt service is recurring. The adjusted amou
nt `
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089070`000011`requested is ($10,834,497) for a total
of $417,753,438 needed for FY 2011-12.
`

37100200`1402000000`990D000`089070`000012`
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089070`000013`The debt service on bonds is based upo
n a variable rate of interest. Accordingly, both the interest rate and method f
or `
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089070`000014`calculating the budgeted debt service
should be re-evaluated by the appropriate parties closer to the time when the
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089070`000015`budget is being set to take into consi
deration the prevailing market conditions and short-term interest rates.
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089070`000016`
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089070`000017`Cost Summary:
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089070`000018`
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089070`000019`Budget Entity
Amount
Funding Source
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089070`000020`37100200
($10,834,497)
Land Acquisition Trust Fund
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000002`Issue Summary:

Category
089070

`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000003`
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000004`The 2000 Legislature created the Everg
lades Restoration Act in order to restore the health and vitality of the Florida
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000005`Everglades. Chapter 2002-261, Laws of
Florida, authorizes the issuance of bonds as an alternative funding source to
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000006`finance the Everglades Restoration Pro
gram.
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000007`
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000008`Fixed Capital Outlay funds are request
ed on an annual basis to pay for the continuation debt service for each bond ser
ies `
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000009`issued in prior fiscal years. The lev
el of debt service funding necessary to pay the continuation debt service requir
es `
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000010`an annual adjustment. Debt service is
based on the requirements for the payments of bond principal, interest and fisc
al `
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000011`agent fees for the bonds.
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000012`
`

37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000013`The current fiscal year's appropriatio
n of $19,340,350 for continuation debt service is recurring. The requested amou
nt `
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000014`for FY 2011-12 is $54,104. The total
amount needed for debt service is $19,394,454.
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000015`
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000016`The debt service on bonds is based upo
n a variable rate of interest. Accordingly, both the interest rate and method f
or `
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000017`calculating the budgeted debt service
should be re-evaluated by the appropriate parties closer to the time when the
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000018`budget is being set to take into consi
deration the prevailing market conditions and short-term interest rates.
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000019`
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000020`Cost Summary:
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000021`
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000022`Budget Entity
Amount
Funding Source
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089080`000023`37100200
$54,104
Save Our Everglades Trust Fund
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000002`Issue Summary:

Category
089080

`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000003`
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000004`The 2000 Legislature created the Everg
lades Restoration Act in order to restore the health and vitality of the Florida
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000005`Everglades. Chapter 2002-261, Laws of
Florida, authorizes the issuance of bonds as an alternative funding source to
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000006`finance the Everglades Restoration Pro
gram.
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000007`
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000008`This issue requests funding for the fi
rst year debt service required in Fiscal Year 2011-2012. These Fixed Capital
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000009`Outlay funds are requested on an annua
l basis to pay the first year debt service for the new series of bonds being iss
ued `
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000010`that fiscal year. The amount of debt
service is based on the requirements for the payments of bond principal, interes
t `

37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000011`and fiscal agent fees for the bonds.
The requested amount of debt service for FY 2011-2012 is currently being calcula
ted `
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000012`by the Division of Bond Finance.
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000013`
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000014`The debt service on bonds is based upo
n a variable rate of interest. Accordingly, both the interest rate and method f
or `
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000015`calculating the budgeted debt service
should be re-evaluated by the appropriate parties closer to the time when the
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000016`budget is being set to take into consi
deration the prevailing market conditions and short-term interest rates.
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000017`
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000018`Cost Summary:
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000019`
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000020`Budget Entity
Amount
Funding Source
`
37100200`1402000000`990D000`089081`000021`37100200
$5,380,000
Save Our Everglades Trust Fund
`
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000002`Issue Summary:

Category
089081

`
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000003`
`
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000004`This issue requests continuation fundi
ng of $50,000,000 for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) and
`
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000005`implementation of the Northern Evergla
des and Estuaries Program (NEEP). The Save Our Everglades Trust Fund has receiv
ed `
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000006`an average of approximately $100 milli
on per year since the year 2000 with an appropriation of $50 million in FY 10/11
. `
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000007`
`
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000008`Funds for this issue will be used to a
cquire lands for CERP and NEEP implementation, for CERP and NEEP planning, desig
n, `
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000009`engineering, and construction, includi
ng the implementation of projects identified in the Lake Okeechobee Protection
`
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000010`Plan, and for projects that will benef
it the hydrology, water quality and aquatic habitats of the St. Lucie and
`

37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000011`Caloosahatchee Estuaries.
`
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000012`
`
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000013`Funds will be used to improve the hydr
ology, water quality and aquatic habitats of the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie
`
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000014`Estuaries that have been adversely imp
acted from large freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee and local basins and w
ill `
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000015`also be used to acquire land for the c
onstruction of water storage and treatment areas and to control non-point source
`
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000016`runoff from agricultural and urban wat
ersheds.
`
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000017`
`
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000018`Everglades restoration is a high prior
ity for the Governor and the Department. The success of CERP and NEEP to restor
e `
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000019`America's Everglades, improve water qu
ality and provide for other water-related needs of South Florida is contingent o
n `
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000020`the continued commitment of funds to a
cquire land and for multi-year construction work.
`
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000021`
`
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000022`Cost Summary:
`
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000023`
`
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000024`Budget Entity
Amount
Funding Source
`
37100200`1402000000`990E000`141117`000025`37100200
$50,000,000
Save Our Everglades Trust Fund
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000002`Issue Summary:

Category
141117

`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000003`
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000004`This issue requests continuation of $5
,250,000 for the Division of State Lands' portion of Florida Forever funding.
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000005`In 1999 the Florida Legislature create
d the Florida Forever Program in order to continue the acquisition of lands vita
l `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000006`to the preservation and conservation o
f natural resources. The program was also created to provide for the issuance o
f `

37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000007`revenue bonds for restoration and acqu
isition of land and water areas in order to ensure that the natural resource val
ues `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000008`of such lands were protected. An incr
eased priority for lands acquired is given to those acquisitions which achieve a
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000009`combination of conservation goals, inc
luding protecting Florida's water resources and natural groundwater recharge. I
n `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000010`2008, the Legislature extended the pro
gram and increased the bonding authority by 3 billion dollars.
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000011`
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000012`Since 1968, Florida has invested more
than $7.7 billion to preserve and conserve approximately 3.8 million acres of la
nd `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000013`primarily under the Preservation 2000
Program and its successor, the Florida Forever Program. Florida Forever has a w
ide `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000014`range of goals, including lands acquir
ed for public recreation, protection of critical natural lands, environmental
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000015`restoration, and water resource protec
tion and supply. Florida has served as a model for protection and sustainabilit
y `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000016`of its natural resources and quality o
f life.
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000017`
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000018`Although the Florida Forever Program w
as not funded in FY 09-10 and received a significantly reduced amount in FY 10-1
1, `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000019`the Division of State Lands currently
has approved commitments obligating the FY 08-09 appropriation as well as
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000020`anticipated acquisitions that will uti
lize all of DSL's FY 10-11 appropriation. The current real estate market reflec
ts `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000021`a favorable buyers market that could b
e utilized and be an advantage in pursuing Florida Forever land acquisition goal
s. `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000022`
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000023`The board of trustees or any state age
ncy may contract for real estate acquisition services, including, but not limite
d `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000024`to, surveying, mapping, environmental
audits, title work, and legal and other professional assistance to review
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000025`acquisition agreements and other docum
ents and to perform closings. Capital project expenditures may not exceed 10% o
f `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000026`the funds. Pursuant to 259.03(3) F.S.
, capital improvement or capital project expenditures means those activities
`

37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000027`relating to the acquisition, restorati
on, public access, and recreational uses of such lands, water areas, and related
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000028`resources deemed necessary to accompli
sh the purposes of this chapter. Eligible activities include, but are not limit
ed `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000029`to the initial removal of invasive pla
nts; the construction, improvement, enlargement or extension of facilities' sign
s, `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000030`fire lanes, access roads, and trails;
or any other activities that serve to restore, conserve, protect, or provide pub
lic `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000031`access, recreational opportunities, or
necessary services for land or water areas. Other Personal Services employees
may `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000032`be hired in association with the activ
ities of this program.
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000033`
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000034`This issue will be funded from the tra
nsfer of cash from the Land Acquisition and Water Management Lands Trust Funds.
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000035`This is a continuation of current year
funding appropriated to support the Florida Forever Bonding Program.
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000036`
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000037`Note: To transfer cash from these trus
t funds (Land Acquisition and Water Management Lands Trust Funds) will require
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000038`notwithstanding language.
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000039`
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000040`
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000041`
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000042`Cost Summary:
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000043`
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000044`Budget Entity
Amount
Funding Source
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`084108`000045`37100200
$5,250,000
Florida Forever Trust Fund
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000002`Issue Summary:
`

Category
084108

37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000003`
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000004`This issue requests continuation of $4
,500,000 in funding for the Water Management Districts' portion of the Florida
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000005`Forever Land Acquisition Program. Fun
ds from the Florida Forever Trust Fund are allocated to the five Water Managemen
t `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000006`Districts, pursuant to Chapter 259.105
, F.S. In 1999, the Florida Forever Program was created in order to continue th
e `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000007`acquisition of lands vital to the pres
ervation and conservation of natural resources in the State. The program was al
so `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000008`created to provide for the issuance of
revenue bonds for restoration and acquisition of land and water areas in order
to `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000009`ensure that the natural resource value
s of such lands were protected. The land acquisitions and capital expenditures
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000010`made by Water Management Districts und
er this program are to implement the districts' priority lists developed pursuan
t `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000011`to Section 373.199, F.S. Although the
Florida Forever Program was not funded in FY 09-10 and only a portion was
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000012`appropriated in FY 10-11, the Water Ma
nagement Districts currently have approved commitments for the remaining
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000013`appropriations as well as anticipated
acquisitions that will utilize most of the FY 10-11 appropriation. Continuation
of `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000014`these funds is necessary in order to c
ontinue the acquisition of lands vital to the preservation and conservation of
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000015`natural resources in the State.
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000016`
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000017`This issue will be funded from the tra
nsfer of cash from the Land Acquisition and Water Management Lands Trust Funds.
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000018`This is a continuation of current year
funding appropriated to support the Florida Forever Bonding Program.
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000019`
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000020`Note: To transfer cash from these trus
t funds (Land Acquisition and Water Management Lands Trust Funds) will require
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000021`notwithstanding language.
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000022`
`

37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000023`This issue also requests continuation
of $18,300,000 in funding for the Water Management Districts from the Water
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000024`Management Lands Trust Fund (WMLTF) wh
ich was established in the Department of Environmental Protection to provide fun
ds `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000025`to the Water Management Districts for
the purposes of land management, maintenance, capital improvements of land title
d `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000026`to the districts, payments in lieu of
taxes, debt service on bonds issued prior to July 1, 1999, pre-acquisition costs
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000027`associated with land purchases, and th
e Department's cost of administration of the fund. The Florida Forever Act,
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000028`enacted in 1999, contains language ado
pted in 2001 (Section 215.15(11), F.S.) stipulating that the funds deposited int
o `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000029`the Water Management Lands Trust Fund
may not be used for land acquisition but may be used for pre-acquisition costs
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000030`associated with land purchases. The L
egislature intended that the Florida Forever program supplant the acquisition
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000031`programs formerly authorized pursuant
under ss. 259.032 and 373.59. Funds from the Water Management Lands Trust Fund
are `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000032`allocated to the five Water Management
Districts, pursuant to Section 373.59(8), F.S. Continuation of these funds is
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000033`necessary in order to continue the man
agement and maintenance of lands vital to the preservation and conservation of t
he `
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000034`State's natural resources. The majori
ty of these funds will pay the debt service on bonds.
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000035`
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000036`Cost Summary:
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000037`
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000038`Budget Entity
Amount
Funding Source
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000039`37100200
$ 4,500,000
Florida Forever Trust Fund
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000040`37100200
$18,300,000
Water Management Lands Trust Fund
`
37100200`1402000000`990L000`140124`000041`
$22,800,000
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000001`Issue Summary:
`

Category
140124
140124
TOTAL

37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000002`
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000003`This annual issue historically request
s an increase in funding necessary to transfer land management funds to the
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000004`agencies outside the Department of Env
ironmental Protection consistent with interagency agreements and Section
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000005`259.032(11)(b), F.S. Pursuant to Sect
ion 259.032(11)(b), an amount of not less than 1.5 percent of the cumulative tot
al `
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000006`of funds ever deposited into the Flori
da Preservation 2000 Trust Fund and Florida Forever Trust Fund shall be made
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000007`available for the purposes of manageme
nt, maintenance and capital improvements not eligible for funding pursuant to s.
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000008`11(3), Art. VII of the State Constitut
ion, and for associated contractual services, for lands acquired pursuant to thi
s `
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000009`section, s. 259.101, s. 259.105, s. 25
9.1052, or previous programs for the acquisition of lands for conservation and
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000010`recreation, including state forests, t
o which title is vested in the board of trustees and other conservation and
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000011`recreation lands managed by a state ag
ency. This means the funds available for management of state lands should
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000012`gradually increase each year. The 1.5
percent amount to be made available for distribution for land management in Fis
cal `
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000013`Year 2011-2012 is $93,740,356. Howeve
r since the Conservation and Recreation Lands Trust Fund (CARLTF) was reduced by
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000014`$69,500,000 during the 2009 Legislativ
e session and because the documentary stamp revenues have decreased, the fund wi
ll `
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000015`be unable to fully meet the statutoril
y required 1.5 percent. Therefore, the requested land management funding for
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000016`Fiscal Year 2011-2012 is once again re
quested within the limitations of the trust fund. The amounts were calculated a
nd `
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000017`allocated among the agencies based on
the land management funding formula.
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000018`
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000019`In light of this significant reduction
and in an effort to provide maximum dollars for land management, the $3,000,000
in `
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000020`Interim Funding for Fiscal Year 2011-2
012 will not be requested. Instead, these funds will be distributed across the
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000021`agencies with the funds received from
the formula distribution.
`

37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000022`
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000023`The estimated amount available in the
CARLTF for land management purposes in Fiscal Year 2011-2012 is $49,104,827 whic
h `
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000024`is the same amount appropriated in the
current fiscal year.
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000025`
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000026`
1.5% amount due
Estimated amount
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000027`
in FY 11-12
available in CARLTF
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000028`
F.S. 259.032
for FY 11-12 for land management
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000029`
--------------------------------`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000030`
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000031`DOS, Division of Historical Resources
$ 9,374,036
$ 4,910,483
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000032`DACS, Division of Forestry
$27,475,709
$14,392,840
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000033`Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commiss
ion
$22,183,520
$11,620,586
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000034`DEP, Division of Recreation and Parks
$29,101,886
$15,244,694
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000035`DEP, Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas
$ 1,624,353
$ 850,899
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000036`DEP, Office of Greenways and Trails
$ 3,980,852
$ 2,085,325
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000037`
----------------------`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000038`
TO
TAL
$93,740,356
$49,104,827
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000039`
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000040`With the limitations of the CARLTF, th
e distribution calculated with the new formula is as follows:
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000041`
`

37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000042`10 percent reserved for the Department
of State (DOS), Division of Historical Resources - $4,910,483.
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000043`Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Services (DACS), Division of Forestry - $14,392,840
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000044`Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commiss
ion (FWCC) - $11,620,586
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000045`Department of Environmental Protection
, (DEP) Division of Recreation and Parks - $15,244,694
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000046`Department of Environmental Protection
, (DEP) Costal and Aquatic Managed Areas - $850,899
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000047`Department of Environmental Protection
, (DEP) Office of Greenways and Trails - $2,085,325
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000048`
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000049`This results in an increase of $74,354
over the current year's appropriation for transfers to the Division of Forestry
, `
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000050`Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commiss
ion and the Department of State, Division of Historical Resources.
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000051`
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000052`
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000053`Cost Summary:
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000054`Budget Entity
Amount
Funding Source
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000055`----------------------------------------------------`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000056`37100300
o DOF
$43,416
Conservation & Recreation Lands
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000057`37100300
o FWC
$30,938
Conservation & Recreation Lands
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000058`
--------`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000059`
$74,354
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000060`
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000061`
`

Category
---------103894 Transfer t
Trust Fund
103898 Transfer t
Trust Fund

Total

37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000062`In FY 10-11 each managing agency took
a 45% reduction over what they should have received based on 259.032(11)(b).
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000063`In FY 11-12 each managing agency will
take approximately a 48% reduction over what they should have received based on
`
37100300`1402000000`5300470`000000`000064`259.032(11)(b).
`
37150100`1403000000`1001000`000000`000002`Use of Special Category Funding in the
Recurring Base Budget
`
37150100`1403000000`1001000`000000`000003`------------------------------------------------------------`
37150100`1403000000`1001000`000000`000004`The District Water Resource Management
Program anticipates funding needs for OPS wages from the following category
`
37150100`1403000000`1001000`000000`000005`100628. The District Water Resource Ma
nagement also anticipates funding acquisition of motor vehicles from category
`
37150100`1403000000`1001000`000000`000006`100628. The use of OPS employees and t
he availability of vehicles are vital to carrying out the District offices missi
on. `
37150400`1405000000`1001000`000000`000002`Use of Special Category Funding in the
Recurring Base Budget
`
37150400`1405000000`1001000`000000`000003`------------------------------------------------------------`
37150400`1405000000`1001000`000000`000004`The District Waste Management Program
anticipates funding needs for OPS wages from the following categories: 101492 an
d `
37150400`1405000000`1001000`000000`000005`104146. The District Waste Management
Program also anticipates funding acquisition of motor
`
37150400`1405000000`1001000`000000`000006`vehicles from category 101492 and 1041
46. The use of OPS employees and the availability of vehicles are vital to carry
ing `
37150400`1405000000`1001000`000000`000007`out the Division's mission.
`
37300100`1403000000`1001000`000000`000001`Use of Special Category Funding in the
Recurring Base
`
37300100`1403000000`1001000`000000`000002`---------------------------------------------------`
37300100`1403000000`1001000`000000`000003`The Division of Environmental Assessme
nt and Restoration anticipates funding OPS wages from the following special
`
37300100`1403000000`1001000`000000`000004`categories: 100027 Groundwater Monito
ring, 100039 Water Management Lab Support, 100050 Everglades Lab Support, 100628
`
37300100`1403000000`1001000`000000`000005`Water Quality Management/Planning Gran
ts, 104081 US Geologic Survey Coop, 101492 Hazardous Waste, and 100748 Laborator
y `
37300100`1403000000`1001000`000000`000006`Services. OPS employees provide assis
tance with approximately 175,000 analyses performed each year by laboratory
`

37300100`1403000000`1001000`000000`000007`services. OPS staff is critical to la
boratory and interpretive technical support for many high priority activities,
`
37300100`1403000000`1001000`000000`000008`including the TMDL program, numeric nu
trient criteria development, the Governor's Springs Initiative, Everglades
`
37300100`1403000000`1001000`000000`000009`restoration, and the development of EP
A-mandated water quality standards. OPS employees perform analyses, do field wo
rk, `
37300100`1403000000`1001000`000000`000010`assess environmental data and write te
chnical reports, and support agency rule development for Florida's watershed
`
37300100`1403000000`1001000`000000`000011`management program including the conti
nuous identification of "impaired" surface waters.
`
37300100`1403000000`1001000`000000`000012`
`
37300100`1403000000`1001000`000000`000013`The use of OPS employees is vital to c
arrying out the Division's mission.
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`088964`000001`ISSUE SUMMARY:
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`088964`000002`The Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) f
unds are used by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to provid
e `
37300100`1403000000`990E000`088964`000003`grants to local governments for storm
water infrastructure and other water quality restoration projects, contract for
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`088964`000004`development and implementation of urba
n nonpoint source best management practices to reduce pollution, and fund
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`088964`000005`coordination and implementation of oth
er local government activities to restore water quality. Funds are used to moni
tor `
37300100`1403000000`990E000`088964`000006`and assess water quality, set restorat
ion goals (TMDLs), coordinate restoration efforts Basin Management Action Plans
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`088964`000007`(BMAPS), and address stormwater pollut
ion (local government projects). Much of these funds are used to address nutrie
nt `
37300100`1403000000`990E000`088964`000008`pollution in the State.
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`088964`000009`
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`088964`000010`COST SUMMARY:
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`088964`000011`Budget Entity
Appropriation Category
FTE
Amount
Fund Source
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`088964`000012`Water Science & Laboratory Services
Total Maximum Daily Loads
6,385,000
Land Acquisition Trust Fun
d `
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000001`ISSUE SUMMARY:
`

37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000002`This issue provides for continuation o
f Nonpoint Source (NPS) Fixed Capital Outlay (FCO) funding. NPS of pollution
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000003`(urban and agricultural storm water ru
noff, erosion and sedimentation, septic tanks) are the largest cause of impairme
nt `
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000004`to Florida's surface waters. This iss
ue requests FCO budget authority for the annual federal NPS Management
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000005`Implementation Grant, Water Quality Ma
nagement Planning Grant and Water Quality Improvement Program Grant from the Uni
ted `
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000006`States Environmental Protection Agency
(USEPA). Funds are used predominantly to contract with local governments, wate
r `
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000007`management districts, and other state
agencies and universities to construct NPS pollution controls, perform water
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000008`quality sampling, and conduct research
projects to evaluate water quality and improve the effectiveness of NPS polluti
on `
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000009`controls. Projects are selected based
on criteria developed by the USEPA under the federal Clean Water Act. It is
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000010`projected that DEP will receive $10 mi
llion in federal grants to carry out this issue. In addition, Chapter 201.15,
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000011`Florida Statutes, establishes various
uses of documentary stamps for environmental protection and restoration. The
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000012`documentary stamp distributions includ
e funds to be divided equally between DEP and Department of Agriculture and
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000013`Consumer Services (DACS) to reduce NPS
pollution through development and implementation of best management practices.
It `
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000014`is estimated that DEP will receive $2.
4 million in the coming fiscal year for the development and implementation of wa
ter `
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000015`quality treatment/restoration projects
in priority watersheds. (This estimate may have to be adjusted based on future
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000016`revenue projections.)
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000017`
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000018`COST SUMMARY:
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000019`Budget Entity
Appropriation Category
FTE
Amount
Fund Source
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000020`Water Science & Laboratory Services
G/A-NPS Mgmt Planning
10,000,000 Federal Grants Trust Fund
`
37300100`1403000000`990E000`140076`000021`
2,400,000 Water Quality Assurance Trust Fund
`

37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000001`Issue Summary:
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000002`
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000003`Requested funding continues implementa
tion of the Statewide Strategic Beach Management Plan and the Long Range Program
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000004`Plan, which help local, state, and fed
eral governments restore and preserve critically eroded beaches. Pursuant to
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000005`chapter 161, F.S., DEP has developed a
multi-year repair and maintenance strategy to carry out state responsibilities
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000006`related to the comprehensive long-rang
e, statewide program of beach erosion control, beach preservation, restoration,
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000007`nourishment, and hurricane protection.
The beach program works with local, state, and federal governments to plan,
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000008`design, permit, and implement beach ma
nagement activities. The erosion control program provides financial assistance
to `
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000009`local and state governments, community
development districts, and special taxing authorities for activities such as be
ach `
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000010`and dune restoration, beach nourishmen
t, inlet sand bypassing, regional sediment management, and innovative projects.
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000011`All projects must be in an area design
ated as critically eroded shoreline or benefit a critically eroded shoreline and
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000012`must be consistent with the state beac
h management plan. The Legislature appropriates funds based on DEP's ranked lis
t `
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000013`of projects. (Specific candidate proj
ects cannot be identified until completion of the local government application a
nd `
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000014`review process and finalization of the
FY 2011-12 Local Government Funding Request report, which generally is availabl
e `
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000015`early in January prior to the legislat
ive session.)
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000016`
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000017`Funding is used to encourage regional
approaches; reduce equipment mobilization and demobilization costs; maximize the
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000018`infusion of beach-quality sand into th
e coastal system; extend the life of beach nourishment projects; promote inlet s
and `
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000019`bypassing to replicate the natural flo
w of sand interrupted by improved, modified or altered inlets and ports; and
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000020`implement projects that contribute to
addressing the state's most significant beach erosion problems. Previous
`

37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000021`hurricanes and other coastal storms ha
ve demonstrated the ability of completed erosion control and nourishment project
s `
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000022`to withstand erosional forces and prot
ect life and property far better than unimproved beaches. Beyond the intrinsic
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000023`value of the coastal systems and the p
rotection of property and wildlife, the program is essential to sustaining the
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000024`estimated $39 billion annual impact th
at beach-related tourism has on Florida's economy (2005, FAU).
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000025`
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000026`
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000027`Cost Summary
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000028`Budget Entity
Appropriation Catego
ry
Amount
Fund
`
37350100`1403000000`990E000`140126`000029`37350100
140126
30,000,000
General Revenue Fund
`
37350200`1403000000`1001000`000000`000001`Use of Special Category Funding in the
Recurring Base Budget
`
37350200`1403000000`1001000`000000`000002`------------------------------------------------------------`
37350200`1403000000`1001000`000000`000003`The Division of Water Resource Managem
ent anticipates funding needs for OPS wages from the following categories: 10413
2, `
37350200`1403000000`1001000`000000`000004`100628, 100774, 101492, 104070,and 104
134. The Division also anticipates funding acquisition of motor vehicles from
`
37350200`1403000000`1001000`000000`000005`category 100628. The use of OPS employ
ees and the availability of vehicles are vital to carrying out the Division's
`
37350200`1403000000`1001000`000000`000006`mission.
`
37350200`1403000000`1001000`000000`000007`Use of Special Category Funding in the
Recurring Base Budget
`
37350200`1403000000`1001000`000000`000008`------------------------------------------------------------`
37350200`1403000000`1001000`000000`000009`the Division's mission.
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000001`Issue Summary:
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000002`
`

37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000003`This issue funds the continuing cleanup, closure and long-term security of abandoned phosphogypsum stack systems that
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000004`still contain millions of gallons of a
cidic process water which could result in serious environmental harm and risk to
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000005`public health if not properly complete
d. The DEP is fulfilling obligations arising out of the bankruptcy of the Mulbe
rry `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000006`Corporation through actions authorized
and required by state law. While the bulk of the funding in previous years has
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000007`been for closure of the Piney Point st
ack system, the remaining funding need for this issue focuses on the Mulberry st
ack `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000008`system. Work has been progressing stea
dily at the Piney Point stack system and state expenditures are expected to end
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000009`during the 2010-11 fiscal year. Simil
arly, closure work at the Mulberry stack system has continued steadily for the l
ast `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000010`few years following the prior delays a
nd project changes that stemmed from the abnormally wet weather period extending
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000011`into early 2005. This funding request
is needed to ensure the environmental integrity of the Mulberry stack system
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000012`through the contract for water removal
, closure construction for the remaining stack and process watershed, and the
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000013`ongoing operation and maintenance of t
he Mulberry system. The remaining projected costs for Mulberry are based on the
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000014`schedule, work tasks, and long-term ca
re provisions that are incorporated in the current Mulberry closure contract. T
he `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000015`cost projections for the remaining pro
cess water consumption at Mulberry are based on reasonably expected rainfall
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000016`quantities. However, the water invent
ory and the corresponding cost for the remaining water consumption could be
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000017`increased as a result of extreme rainf
all events or long-term wet weather periods. Absent unforseen events outside of
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000018`the Department's control this should b
e the final request for clean-up funding.
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000019`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000020`Funding this issue will enable DEP to
fulfill the obligations it assumed when Mulberry went bankrupt, including the
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000021`contractual obligations it has had to
assume toward this end. It also will enable compliance with the requirements se
t `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000022`forth in law relative to the abatement
of phosphate-related hazards and, more generally, it will enable DEP to fulfill
`

37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000023`its obligations to protect public heal
th as well as surface and ground water quality, all of which remain at risk unti
l `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000024`these stack systems are closed and und
er stable, long-term maintenance.
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000025`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000026`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000027`COST SUMMARY:
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000028`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000029`Budget Entity
ry
Amount
Fund
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`080888`000030`37350200
$ 3,030,000
Non-Mandatory Land Reclamation TF
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000001`Issue Summary:

Appropriation Catego
080888

`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000002`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000003`This issue provides for the continuati
on of FCO appropriation for funding long term projects contained in federal gran
t `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000004`work plans which cross state fiscal ye
ar end dates. Annually the Department receives various grants such as the Water
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000005`Quality Improvement Program Grant, the
State Public Water System Supervision Grant, and the Wetland Program Developmen
t `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000006`Grant from the USEPA. All of these gr
ants have projects which are used predominantly to contract with local governmen
ts, `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000007`water management districts, non-profit
entities and other state agencies and universities to perform outreach, samplin
g, `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000008`and to conduct research projects. Pro
jects are selected based on criteria developed by the USEPA under the federal Cl
ean `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000009`Water Act. It is projected that DEP w
ill receive $4.5 million in federal grants to carry out this issue. This issue
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000010`also requests continuation of FCO budg
et authority for spending grant funding from various local governmental entities
to `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000011`perform projects which cross fiscal ye
ar endings for training, outreach, and to conduct research projects. Projects ar
e `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000012`based on criteria outlined in the vari
ous grants we received. It is projected that DEP will receive $500,000 in grant
s `

37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000013`to carry out this issue. This appropr
iation category will also be used to pay OPS salaries.
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000014`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000015`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000016`COST SUMMARY:
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000017`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000018`Budget Entity
y Amount
Fund
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000019`37350200
$4,500,000
Federal Grants Trust Fund
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000020`37350200
$500,000
Grants and Donations Trust Fund
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140076`000021`Total Issue
$5,000,000
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000001`Issue Summary:

Appropriation Categor
140076
140076

`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000002`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000003`Requested funding continues financial
assistance to local governments for the construction of drinking water systems.
The `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000004`Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (D
WSRF) provides low interest loans to local governments and certain other utiliti
es `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000005`for construction of drinking water sys
tems, including treatment, storage and distribution facilities. Continuing feder
al `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000006`appropriations, which require a state
matching amount (20% of the federal amount), are projected to further capitalize
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000007`the revolving fund into the future.
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000008`The DWSRF is administered pursuant to
the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act and Section 403.8532, Florida Statutes. Pub
lic `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000009`health protection and compliance with
federal and state drinking water rules are factors considered in establishing
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000010`project priorities for loans. Priorit
y rankings are based on documentation provided by project sponsors and further
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000011`refined based on readiness-to-proceed,
all pursuant to Department rules.
`

37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000012`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000013`Our request for SFY 11/12 appropriatio
n is as follows:
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000014`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000015`Projected FFY10/11 DWSRF grant award
$38,289,024
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000016`Projected SFY11/12 DWSRF repayments
$33,685,479
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000017`Projected match transfer
$8,863,200
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000018`Projected SFY 11/12 interest earnings
$1,200,000
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000019`Less Non-operating
(54,000)
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000020`Total Budget needed DWSRF SFY11/12
$81,983,703
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000021`
Match appropriation
8,863,200
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000022`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000023`Pursuant to the Federal Safe Drinking
Water Act the grant award has a 20% cash match requirement. Also, pursuant to t
he `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000024`Federal Safe Drinking Water Act, the m
atching funds must be deposited into the revolving fund prior to drawing the
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000025`federal funds. We therefore are reques
ting the cash match for this grant in the amount of $8,863,200. Since the match
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000026`dollars has to be actually deposited i
nto the revolving fund, the match funds needs to be appropriated twice. One
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000027`appropriation is needed to transfer th
e match into the revolving fund and another to actually disburse it from the
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000028`revolving fund.
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000029`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000030`COST SUMMARY
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000031`
`

37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000032`Budget Entity
y
Amount
Fund
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000033`37350200
$8,863,200
General Revenue
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140129`000034`37350200
$81,983,703
Drinking Water Rev/Loan TF
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000001`Issue Summary:

Appropriation Categor
140129
140129

`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000002`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000003`Requested funding continues financial
assistance to local governments for the construction of critical environmental
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000004`infrastructure. The Clean Water State
Revolving Fund (CWSRF) provides low interest loans to local governments for the
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000005`construction of wastewater treatment a
nd stormwater management systems, including collection and transmission sewers,
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000006`reclaimed water (reuse) systems, and a
variety of other facilities and activities. Continuing federal appropriations,
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000007`which require a state matching amount
(20% of the federal amount), are projected to further capitalize the revolving f
und `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000008`into the future. The CWSRF is adminis
tered pursuant to the Federal Clean Water Act and Section 403.1835, Florida
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000009`Statutes. Pollution abatement, public
health protection, reuse, and implementation of Total Maximum Daily Loads
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000010`(TMDLs)-watershed-based pollutant redu
ction requirements to restore polluted waterways-are factors considered in
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000011`establishing project priorities for lo
ans. Priority rankings are based on documentation provided by project sponsors
and `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000012`further refined based on readiness-toproceed, all pursuant to Department rules.
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000013`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000014`The LBR FCO issue for SFY11/12 request
s funding as follows:
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000015`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000016`Projected FFY 10/11 CWSRF grant award
$68,776,000
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000017`Projected SFY11/12 SRF Loan repayments
$73,825,062
`

37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000018`Projected Match transferred into Trust
Fund
$13,755,200
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000019`Projected SFY 11/12 interest earnings
$3,000,000
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000020`Less Non-operating
(135,000)
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000021`
Total Budget needed CWSRF SFY11/
12
$159,221,262
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000022`
Match appropriation
13,755,200
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000023`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000024`Pursuant to the Federal Clean Water Ac
t the grant award has a 20% cash match requirement. Also, pursuant to the Clean
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000025`Water Act, the matching funds must be
deposited into the revolving fund prior to drawing the federal funds. We therefo
re `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000026`are requesting the cash match for this
grant in the amount of $13,755,200. Since the match dollars has to be actually
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000027`deposited into the revolving fund, the
match funds need to be appropriated twice. One appropriation is needed to
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000028`transfer the match into the revolving
fund and another to actually disburse it from the revolving fund.
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000029`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000030`COST SUMMARY
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000031`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000032`Budget Entity
y
Amount
Fund
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000033`37350200
$13,755,200 General Revenue
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`140131`000034`37350200
$159,221,262 Waste-Water Treat/Storm/Man/ TF
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000001`Issue Summary:

Appropriation Categor
140131
140131

`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000002`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000003`This issue continues grant funding for
disadvantaged small communities. The "Small Community Sewer Construction
`

37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000004`Assistance Act," s. 403.1838, F.S., re
quires the department to use funds specifically appropriated to award grants to
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000005`assist financially disadvantaged small
communities with their needs for adequate sewer facilities. The term "financia
lly `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000006`disadvantaged small community" means a
municipality with a population of 7,500 or less, according to the latest census
, `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000007`and a per capita annual income less th
an the state per capita annual income as determined by the United States Departm
ent `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000008`of Commerce. Funds for making these g
rants come from grant allocation fees charged to local governments that receive
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000009`loans from DEP's Clean Water State Rev
olving Fund (CWSRF) loan program, estimated at $16.6 million in the coming year.
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000010`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000011`Florida's need for new or refurbished
wastewater facilities, based on a federal/state needs survey, is estimated to be
at `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000012`least $32 billion over the next 20 yea
rs. Small communities bear a significant burden, both in terms of total needs a
nd `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000013`because of their relative poverty and
small rate bases. This grant program allows small municipalities to maximize th
eir `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000014`resources in managing wastewater and,
in many cases, can be combined with DEP's CWSRF program to leverage more
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000015`comprehensive, better projects. DEP's
FCO budget request will continue to increase marginally over time as more SRF
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000016`loans are made and additional grant al
location fees from those loans underwrite this grant program. The grant program
is `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000017`the single largest public resource ava
ilable to disadvantaged municipal governments to build critical wastewater
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000018`infrastructure necessary to protect wa
ter quality and public health, maintain regulatory compliance, and implement
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000019`projects necessary to restore Florida'
s impaired waterways and threatened ground water resources. It helps subsidize
the `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000020`cost of expensive infrastructure proje
cts, promotes water quality improvement and pollution prevention, and promotes t
he `
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000021`development and implementation of alte
rnative water supplies through significant funding or water reuse facilities.
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000022`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000023`
`

37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000024`COST SUMMARY:
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000025`
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000026`Budget Entity
ry
Amount
Fund
`
37350200`1403000000`990E000`143276`000027`37350200
16,600,000
Federal Grants TF
`
37450100`1405000000`5200160`000000`000002`Issue Summary:

Appropriation Catego
143276

`
37450100`1405000000`5200160`000000`000003`
`
37450100`1405000000`5200160`000000`000004`This is a continuation issue for payin
g debt service or any other amounts payable for 15 years with respect to
`
37450100`1405000000`5200160`000000`000005`$96,730,000 of bonds issued in FY 2009
-10 and any administrative expenses of the Inland Protection Financing Corporati
on `
37450100`1405000000`5200160`000000`000006`for the purpose of the rehabilitation
of petroleum contamination sites pursuant to sections 376.30 through 376.317,
`
37450100`1405000000`5200160`000000`000007`Florida Statutes. The objective is to
pay off debt service on $96,730,000 of bonds issued in FY 2009-10 to support
`
37450100`1405000000`5200160`000000`000008`Petroleum Cleanup Pre-approval Program
pursuant to Section 376.30711, F.S., and Pre-approved Advanced Cleanup Program
`
37450100`1405000000`5200160`000000`000009`pursuant to Section 376.30713, F.S. C
leanup of contaminated sites protects human health and the environment by reduci
ng `
37450100`1405000000`5200160`000000`000010`or eliminating exposure to toxic pollu
tants.
`
37450100`1405000000`5200160`000000`000011`
`
37450100`1405000000`5200160`000000`000012`The debt service summary for Inland Pr
otection bond series issued in FY 2010-11 is as follows:
`
37450100`1405000000`5200160`000000`000013`
`
37450100`1405000000`5200160`000000`000014`
`
37450100`1405000000`5200160`000000`000015`
FY 2010-2011
Category Funding Source
`
37450100`1405000000`5200160`000000`000016`Inland Protection bond continuation
($10,303,725)
102335
Inland Protection TF
`
37450100`1405000000`5200160`000000`000017`Debt Service Estimated Expenditures
`

37450100`1405000000`5200160`000000`000018`Continuation Debt Service Amount Requi
red for FY 2011-2012
$ 9,785,807
`
37450100`1405000000`5200160`000000`000019`
------------`
37450100`1405000000`5200160`000000`000020`Inland Protection Debt Service Adjustm
ent
($ 517,918)
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`080524`000002`Issue Summary:
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`080524`000003`
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`080524`000004`This issue provides funding for the Dr
ycleaning Solvent Cleanup Program (DSCP), which is an important component of the
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`080524`000005`State's overall initiative aimed at cl
eaning up contaminated sites. Funding for the assessment and remedial action at
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`080524`000006`these sites will be used for long-term
(i.e., greater than 1 year) projects. The private remediation contracts execut
ed `
37450100`1405000000`990E000`080524`000007`for the DSCP are completely funded by
this issue. Funds from this appropriation will be used for the remediation of
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`080524`000008`eligible drycleaning solvent contamina
ted sites per Section 376.3078, F.S. The Department has completed cleanup at 12
8 `
37450100`1405000000`990E000`080524`000009`of these sites. Currently, the Depart
ment is conducting assessment and remediation at 189 sites with an additional 1,
105 `
37450100`1405000000`990E000`080524`000010`sites eligible for a state-funded clea
nup. Provision of these funds under Fixed Capital Outlay will ensure the
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`080524`000011`availability of the funds as they are
needed to conduct multi-year remedial activities at the drycleaning solvent
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`080524`000012`contaminated sites. The Department is
required by Section 376.3078, F.S. to implement this provision.
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`080524`000013`
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`080524`000014`Cost Summary:
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`080524`000015`
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`080524`000016`Budget Entity
tegory
FTE
Amount
Fund
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`080524`000017`37450100
0
$4,000,000
2780
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`082474`000002`Issue Summary:
`

Appropriation Ca
080524

37450100`1405000000`990E000`082474`000003`
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`082474`000004`The State of Florida and the Board of
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund (Trustees) own and are responsib
le `
37450100`1405000000`990E000`082474`000005`for many parcels of property that are
contaminated with pollutants and hazardous substances. Emphasis was initially
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`082474`000006`placed on completing cleanup of the re
maining University of Florida Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS
) `
37450100`1405000000`990E000`082474`000007`sites that have been known about for o
ver 15 years. Distinct areas of concern are located on IFAS sites, and to date,
40 `
37450100`1405000000`990E000`082474`000008`have been addressed. Based on about 4
10 survey responses, the DEP determined the possibility of contamination at
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`082474`000009`approximately 293 state-owned properti
es.
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`082474`000010`
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`082474`000011`Among the type of sites that have been
discovered are leaking storage tanks, abandoned dumps, cattle dipping vats,
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`082474`000012`maintenance areas, pesticide mixing an
d storage areas, and railroad right-of-ways acquired for conversion to greenways
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`082474`000013`and trails that may have varying degre
es of contamination associated with them. To date, 343 distinct sites have been
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`082474`000014`investigated on 78 properties. The De
partment has completed cleanup at 263 of these sites and is currently working on
80 `
37450100`1405000000`990E000`082474`000015`others. The requested funds will be u
sed to continue assessment and remediation activities at these contaminated site
s. `
37450100`1405000000`990E000`082474`000016`
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`082474`000017`Cost Summary:
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`082474`000018`
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`082474`000019`Budget Entity
gory
FTE
Amount
Fund
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`082474`000020`37450100
0
$1,000,000
2212
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000002`Issue Summary:
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000003`
`

Appropriation Cate
082474

37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000004`This issue proposes the continuation o
f $120,000,000 in the Fixed Capital Outlay appropriation for the Petroleum Clean
up `
37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000005`Pre-approval Program pursuant to Secti
on 376.30711, F.S. and the Pre-approved Advanced Cleanup Program pursuant to
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000006`Section 376.30713, F.S. The State Und
erground Petroleum Environmental Response Act of 1986 (Chapter 376.30, F.S.)
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000007`created the Inland Protection Trust Fu
nd (IPTF) to pay for expedited cleanup of what was anticipated to be 1,000 to 2,
000 `
37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000008`petroleum contaminated sites. The fun
ding comes from a per-barrel tax on petroleum products produced in or imported i
nto `
37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000009`the state. To date there are 17,466 e
ligible petroleum contaminated sites that are entitled to a state assisted clean
up. `
37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000010`Pursuant to Chapter 96-277, Laws of Fl
orida, sites are prioritized based upon their threat to public health. Of the
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000011`17,466 state-funded sites, more than 6
,000 have been cleaned up and closed. There are approximately 2,600 active site
s `
37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000012`in some phase of cleanup, and more tha
n 8,700 sites that are awaiting cleanup. It can take up to eight years to clean
up `
37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000013`a petroleum contaminated site, but mos
t cleanups average about 4 years to complete. The Department is completing
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000014`cleanups on approximately 200 sites ea
ch fiscal year. The annual petroleum cleanup appropriation is expended through
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000015`contracts with private remediation cle
anup contractors. The objective of the petroleum cleanup program is to protect
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000016`human health and the environment from
the effects of petroleum contamination in ground water and soils.
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000017`
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000018`Cost Summary:
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000019`
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000020`Budget Entity
tegory
FTE
Amount
Fund
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`087888`000021`37450100
0
$120,000,000
2212
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`088502`000002`Issue Summary:
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`088502`000003`
`

Appropriation Ca
087888

37450100`1405000000`990E000`088502`000004`This $4,000,000 request for Fixed Capi
tal Outlay budget authority will enable the Department to conduct multi-year
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`088502`000005`cleanup projects at contaminated sites
that are either abandoned or owned by responsible parties who are insolvent and
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`088502`000006`unable to fund cleanup activities. Th
ese sites are contaminated by a variety of pollutants and hazardous substances.
The `
37450100`1405000000`990E000`088502`000007`cleanup projects are implemented by pr
ivate contractors who use construction and cleanup equipment at these sites. In
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`088502`000008`addition, the Department will use fund
s to investigate contaminated sites, with the majority of investigative activiti
es `
37450100`1405000000`990E000`088502`000009`outsourced to private contractors; and
to provide oversight in the review of technical documents submitted by the
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`088502`000010`Department of Environmental Protection
Districts and private contractors. The Department is required by 376.307 F.S.
to `
37450100`1405000000`990E000`088502`000011`implement this provision. Funding for
the assessment and remedial action at these sites will be used for long-term
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`088502`000012`(i.e., greater than 1 year) projects.
The private remediation contracts executed for the 42 state lead sites are
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`088502`000013`completely funded by this issue, with
the remainder of the funds used for state cost share for the National Priority
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`088502`000014`List (NPL) Superfund Sites.
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`088502`000015`
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`088502`000016`Cost Summary:
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`088502`000017`
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`088502`000018`Budget Entity
tegory
FTE
Amount
Fund
`
37450100`1405000000`990E000`088502`000019`37450100
0
$4,000,000
2780
`
37450200`1405000000`990E000`140134`000002`Issue Summary:

Appropriation Ca
088502

`
37450200`1405000000`990E000`140134`000003`
`
37450200`1405000000`990E000`140134`000004`This request is for grant funding prov
ided to counties, for activities related to litter prevention and control, solid
`
37450200`1405000000`990E000`140134`000005`waste management services, recycling,
and for reducing the volume of municipal solid waste, including waste tires
`

37450200`1405000000`990E000`140134`000006`requiring final disposal. Funds supp
ort consolidated grant programs for counties with population fewer than 100,000.
`
37450200`1405000000`990E000`140134`000007`Grants can be used for programs includ
ing general solid waste services, recycling and education programs, and litter
`
37450200`1405000000`990E000`140134`000008`prevention and control programs. Fund
s may also be used for waste tire grants available to all counties.
`
37450200`1405000000`990E000`140134`000009`
`
37450200`1405000000`990E000`140134`000010`Cost Summary:
`
37450200`1405000000`990E000`140134`000011`
`
37450200`1405000000`990E000`140134`000012`Budget Entity
Appropriation Cat
egory
FTE
Amount
Fund
`
37450200`1405000000`990E000`140134`000013`37450200
140134
0
$2,400,000
2644
`
37500100`1401000000`1001000`000000`000002`Use of Special Category Funding in the
Recurring Base Budget
`
37500100`1401000000`1001000`000000`000003`-----------------------------------------------------------`
37500100`1401000000`1001000`000000`000004`The Office of Greenways and Trails (OG
T) receives CARL Long - Term Management funding each year for Florida Forever an
d `
37500100`1401000000`1001000`000000`000005`CARL purchased properties which are le
ased to OGT. Special category funding in the recurring base budget is used to pa
y `
37500100`1401000000`1001000`000000`000006`the salaries of OPS-type employees tha
t will provide staffing for land management activities on the state trails.
`
37500100`1401000000`1001000`000000`000007`Pursuant to F.S. 259.32(11)(e), manage
ment activities include resource assessments, surveys, control of invasive exoti
c `
37500100`1401000000`1001000`000000`000008`species, habitat restoration, fencing,
law enforcement support, public access and vehicles for on site management and
`
37500100`1401000000`1001000`000000`000009`inspection of OGT lands. This funding
is for Special Category 103886 Long Term Management/CARL and 103889 - Interim La
nd `
37500100`1401000000`1001000`000000`000010`Management/CARL.
`
37500100`1401000000`990G000`140185`000002`Issue Summary:
`
37500100`1401000000`990G000`140185`000003`
`
37500100`1401000000`990G000`140185`000004`This issue requests spending authority
for pass through grants to local governments. The Office of Greenways and Trai
ls `

37500100`1401000000`990G000`140185`000005`receives Federal Department of Transpo
rtation funds for the National Recreation Trail Program (RTP). These grant fund
s `
37500100`1401000000`990G000`140185`000006`are provided to local governments for
constructing recreational trail facilities. A percentage of the funds are also
`
37500100`1401000000`990G000`140185`000007`used for RTP related costs such as; ad
ministrative and education needs including OPS salaries, grant administrative
`
37500100`1401000000`990G000`140185`000008`materials, conducting workshops, techn
ical assistance materials, travel and development and implementation of a statew
ide `
37500100`1401000000`990G000`140185`000009`trails education master plan.
`
37500100`1401000000`990G000`140185`000010`
`
37500100`1401000000`990G000`140185`000011`Cost Summary:
`
37500100`1401000000`990G000`140185`000012`
`
37500100`1401000000`990G000`140185`000013`Budget Entity
Category
Amount
Funding Source
`
37500100`1401000000`990G000`140185`000014`---------------------------------------------------------------`
37500100`1401000000`990G000`140185`000015`37500100
140185
$3,500,000
Federal Grants Trust Fund
`
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000002`Issue Summary:
`
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000003`
`
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000004`This issue requests the Florida Foreve
r Land Acquisition allocation continuation of the FY 2010-11 funding level to th
e `
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000005`Office of Greenways & Trails (OGT). Th
e Department of Environmental Protections' Office of Greenways and Trails Land
`
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000006`Acquisition Program is a component of
Florida Forever which provides $15 million annually to protect and improve
`
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000007`environmental lands, water resources a
nd urban greenspace. The Greenways and Trails Land Acquisition Program receives
up `
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000008`to 1.5 percent of the Florida Forever
annual distribution as mandated by Section 259.105 F.S., to purchase greenways a
nd `
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000009`trails for conservation and recreation
purposes.
`
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000010`
`

37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000011`This issue will be funded from the tra
nsfer of cash from the Land Acquisition and Water Management Lands Trust Funds.
`
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000012`This is a continuation of current year
funding appropriated to support the Florida Forever Bonding Program.
`
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000013`
`
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000014`Note: To transfer cash from these trus
t funds (Land Acquisition and Water Management Lands Trust Funds) will require
`
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000015`notwithstanding language.
`
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000016`
`
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000017`
`
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000018`
`
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000019`Cost Summary:
`
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000020`
`
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000021`Budget Entity
Category
Amount
Funding Source
`
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000022`---------------------------------------------------------------`
37500100`1401000000`990L000`080111`000023`37500100
080111
$225,000
Florida Forever Trust Fund
`
37500100`1401000000`990M000`080158`000002`Issue Summary:
`
37500100`1401000000`990M000`080158`000003`
`
37500100`1401000000`990M000`080158`000004`The Office of Greenways and Trails (OG
T) is responsible for the management of the 23 historical bridges that are a par
t `
37500100`1401000000`990M000`080158`000005`of the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage
Trail (FKOHT). These bridges were constructed between the years of 1903 and 191
2. `
37500100`1401000000`990M000`080158`000006`In July 2008, the US Coast Guard issue
d a Notice to Mariners stating that the Bahia Honda Bridge was rapidly
`
37500100`1401000000`990M000`080158`000007`deteriorating and many parts were hang
ing dangerously low below the bridge. OGT has completed emergency work to remov
e `
37500100`1401000000`990M000`080158`000008`portions of the bridge that posed imme
diate danger. Although repairs were made to resolve the most immediate public
`

37500100`1401000000`990M000`080158`000009`safety issues, it is imperative to con
duct assessments and complete long-term improvements, repairs and maintenance. T
his `
37500100`1401000000`990M000`080158`000010`will help OGT to accomplish the ultima
te objective of providing safe, high quality recreational experiences on the lan
ds `
37500100`1401000000`990M000`080158`000011`and structures that it manages. Impor
tantly, it will also help to ensure general public safety through much needed
`
37500100`1401000000`990M000`080158`000012`improvements and repairs to the Florid
a Keys Overseas Heritage Trail bridges. This funding will complete critical
`
37500100`1401000000`990M000`080158`000013`improvements, repairs and maintenance
identified through bridge assessments.
`
37500100`1401000000`990M000`080158`000014`
`
37500100`1401000000`990M000`080158`000015`Cost Summary:
`
37500100`1401000000`990M000`080158`000016`
`
37500100`1401000000`990M000`080158`000017`Budget Entity
Category
Amount
Funding Source
`
37500100`1401000000`990M000`080158`000018`---------------------------------------------------------------`
37500100`1401000000`990M000`080158`000019`37500100
080158
$2,000,000
Land Acquisition Trust Fund
`
37500100`1401000000`990S000`086011`000002`Issue Summary:
`
37500100`1401000000`990S000`086011`000003`
`
37500100`1401000000`990S000`086011`000004`This issue requests spending authority
for the Federal Transportation Enhancement grants that have been approved by th
e `
37500100`1401000000`990S000`086011`000005`Florida Department of Transportation a
nd are in their upcoming workplan. The proposed construction projects consist o
f `
37500100`1401000000`990S000`086011`000006`designing and constructing paved multi
-purpose trails on the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway (CFG) and the
`
37500100`1401000000`990S000`086011`000007`Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail (
FKOKT). These projects will give local residents and visitors to Putnam, Marion
, `
37500100`1401000000`990S000`086011`000008`Citrus, Levy, and Monroe counties addi
tional and improved access to the CFG and FKOHT and provide expanded recreationa
l `
37500100`1401000000`990S000`086011`000009`opportunities.
`
37500100`1401000000`990S000`086011`000010`
`

37500100`1401000000`990S000`086011`000011`Cost Summary:
`
37500100`1401000000`990S000`086011`000012`
`
37500100`1401000000`990S000`086011`000013`Budget Entity
Category
Amount
Funding Source
`
37500100`1401000000`990S000`086011`000014`---------------------------------------------------------------`
37500100`1401000000`990S000`086011`000015`37500100
086111
$6,000,000
Federal Grants Trust Fund
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140001`000002`Issue Summary:
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140001`000003`
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140001`000004`Congress has appropriated funds to the
states for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) program. Florida's shar
e `
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140001`000005`of these funds is estimated at $1,200,
000. This appropriation will allow the division to administer pass through gran
ts `
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140001`000006`to local governments and non-profit or
ganizations. This program provides grants for recreational opportunities throug
h `
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140001`000007`the construction of facilities such as
playgrounds and ball fields. This issue continues the current year level of
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140001`000008`funding.
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140001`000009`
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140001`000010`If this issue is not funded, the divis
ion would not be able to provide grants to local governments and increase
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140001`000011`recreational opportunities.
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140001`000012`
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140001`000013`Cost Summary:
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140001`000014`
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140001`000015`Category
Fund Source
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140001`000016`Land and Water Conserv Fund
00
Federal Grants Trust Fund
`

Amount
$1,200,0

37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000002`Issue Summary:
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000003`
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000004`Section 375.075, Florida Statutes, aut
horizes the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) to provide
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000005`grants to local governments to acquire
or develop lands for local recreation purposes. The amount of eligible
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000006`applications is unknown at this time a
nd will not be available until after this budget request is submitted. The divis
ion `
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000007`requests continuation funding in the a
mount of $300,000 from Florida Forever funding.
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000008`
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000009`The FRDAP program provides grants for
recreational opportunities through the construction of facilities such as
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000010`playgrounds and ball fields.
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000011`
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000012`This issue will be funded from the tra
nsfer of cash from the Land Acquisition and Water Management Lands Trust Funds.
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000013`This is a continuation of current year
funding appropriated to support the Florida Forever Bonding Program.
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000014`
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000015`Note: To transfer cash from these trus
t funds (Land Acquisition and Water Management Lands Trust Funds) will require
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000016`notwithstanding language.
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000017`
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000018`Cost Summary:
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000019`
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000020`Category
t
Fund Source
`
37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000021`--------------------------------`

Amoun
-------

37500200`1401000000`990G000`140002`000022`Fla Rec Dev Assist Prog
$300,
000
Florida Forever Trust Fund
`
37500300`1401000000`1001000`000000`000002`Use of Special Category Funding in the
Recurring Base Budget
`
37500300`1401000000`1001000`000000`000003`----------------------------------------------------------`
37500300`1401000000`1001000`000000`000004`
`
37500300`1401000000`1001000`000000`000005`The Division of Recreation and Parks i
s appropriated funding in several special categories, which is used for the
`
37500300`1401000000`1001000`000000`000006`following purposes: Funding in the Di
sburse Donations category (100592) is from donations and grants and used by park
s `
37500300`1401000000`1001000`000000`000007`to purchase equipment and carry out va
rious research and management activities. Funds in the Land Management category
`
37500300`1401000000`1001000`000000`000008`(100718) are used for any activities i
nvolving managing the state parks, including the purchase of equipment.
`
37500300`1401000000`1001000`000000`000009`Funding in the Outsourcing category (1
01198) is used to carry out cleaning and maintenance activities at state parks.
`
37500300`1401000000`1001000`000000`000010`Funds for the Control of Invasive Exot
ics category (102334) are used to contract out for the control of exotic plants
and `
37500300`1401000000`1001000`000000`000011`exotic animals and to purchase herbici
des as necessary. Funds in the Purchase for Resale category (102903) are used t
o `
37500300`1401000000`1001000`000000`000012`purchase food items, including alcohol
at selected parks, and souvenirs to be resold to the public. Various state park
s `
37500300`1401000000`1001000`000000`000013`generate revenue through the sale of t
imber and cattle and other land uses. These funds are made available back to the
`
37500300`1401000000`1001000`000000`000014`park through the Land Use Proceeds Dis
bursements category (105006), for land management purposes. These funds can be
`
37500300`1401000000`1001000`000000`000015`used to purchase equipment, including
vehicles, and to pay for temporary employees to carry out such activities. All
`
37500300`1401000000`1001000`000000`000016`references to equipment needs made abo
ve include mobile equipment, including the acquisition of vehicles as necessary.
`
37500300`1401000000`1001000`000000`000017`Finally, on occasion, temporary employ
ees may be hired under these categories as necessary.
`
37500300`1401000000`1600110`000000`000002`Issue Summary:
`
37500300`1401000000`1600110`000000`000003`
`
37500300`1401000000`1600110`000000`000004`This issue continues Budget Amendment
Number 11-06, EOG Log Number B0078 approved on 08/26/2010. This funding provides
`

37500300`1401000000`1600110`000000`000005`for the transfer of budget authority f
rom the Land Acquisition Trust Fund in the Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas to
the `
37500300`1401000000`1600110`000000`000006`State Park Trust Fund in State Park Op
erations in order to align land use proceeds, which will allow the Division of
`
37500300`1401000000`1600110`000000`000007`Recreation Parks to perform resource m
anagement activities. See Issue Code 1600100 - Budget Entity 37500400.
`
37500300`1401000000`1600110`000000`000008`
`
37500300`1401000000`1600110`000000`000009`Cost Summary:
`
37500300`1401000000`1600110`000000`000010`
`
37500300`1401000000`1600110`000000`000011`Category
Fund Source
`
37500300`1401000000`1600110`000000`000012`----------------------------`
37500300`1401000000`1600110`000000`000013`Land Use Proceeds Disb
State Park Trust Fund
`
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000002`Issue Summary:

Amount
-------$100,000

`
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000003`
`
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000004`This issue is for required bond debt s
ervice from the Land Acquisition Trust Fund for the acquisition of public lands
for `
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000005`construction and recreational purposes
. The requested funding levels are based on requirements for the payments of
`
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000006`principal, interest, and fiscal agent
fees. The amount requested is the initial amount prior to any annual increase i
n `
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000007`the amount needed to cover debt servic
e. This is the last year for funding this issue as all bonds should be retired
in `
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000008`FY 11-12.
`
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000009`
`
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000010`If this issue is not funded, debt serv
ice will not be able to be paid as required by the state's bond agreements.
`
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000011`
`
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000012`Funding is needed to pay the debt serv
ice on bonds purchased many years ago for lands purchased for recreational
`

37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000013`purposes. The funding level requested
is necessary for the state to meet its' legal obligations.
`
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000014`
`
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000015`The debt service summary for Save Our
Coast and CARL bond series issued in FY 2010/11 is as follows:
`
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000016`
`
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000017`
FY 2010-11
Category
Funding Source
`
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000018`
-------------------------------------- `
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000019`SOC and CARL Bonds Continuation Debt S
ervice Estimated Expenditures
$9,489,525
089070
Land Acquisition
TF `
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000020`Continuation Debt Service Amount Requi
red for FY 2011-2012
$8,023,504
`
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000021`
-----------`
37500300`1401000000`990D000`089070`000022`Total Debt Service Adjustment
($1,466,021)
`
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000002`Issue Summary:
`
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000003`
`
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000004`Florida Statute 258.037 states "It sha
ll be the policy of the Division of Recreation and Parks to acquire typical
`
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000005`portions of the original domain of the
state which will be accessible to all of the people". One duty of the Division
is `
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000006`to identify, assess and recommend prop
erties for purchase by the state to meet legitimate public outdoor recreation ne
eds `
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000007`of the state and to insure that these
needs are met to the maximum extent possible. Florida Statutes provide for the
`
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000008`direct use of the Florida Forever Trus
t Fund for the acquisition of inholdings and additions to lands under the
`
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000009`management jurisdiction of the Divisio
n of Recreation and Parks. The Division requests continuation funding in the
`
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000010`amount of $225,000.
`
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000011`
`

37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000012`If this issue is not funded, the divis
ion may be unable to acquire additions to and inholdings of existing state parks
, `
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000013`which increase and consolidate our sta
te parks.
`
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000014`
`
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000015`This issue will be funded from transfe
r of cash from the Land Acquisition and Water Management Lands Trust Funds. This
is `
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000016`a continuation of current year funding
appropriated to support the Florida Forever Bonding Program.
`
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000017`
`
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000018`Note: To transfer cash from these trus
t funds (Land Acquisition and Water Management Lands Trust Funds) will require
`
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000019`notwithstanding language.
`
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000020`
`
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000021`Cost Summary:
`
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000022`
`
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000023`Category
Fund Source
`
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000024`--------------------`
37500300`1401000000`990L000`083045`000025`Land Acquisition
Florida Forever Trust Fund
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`080039`000002`Issue Summary:

Amount
-------$225,000

`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`080039`000003`
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`080039`000004`The Division of Recreation and Parks r
equests $10,230,000 for the purpose of making repairs and renovations to park
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`080039`000005`facilities, the restoration of the nat
ural resources it manages through activities such as biological community
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`080039`000006`restoration, hydrological restoration,
upland and aquatic plant removal, prescribed burning, springs monitoring and
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`080039`000007`restoration and shoreline stabilizatio
n and for construction of new facilities such as kiosks and restrooms as needed.
`

37500300`1401000000`990M000`080039`000008`Funds may also be used to purchase the
necessary equipment and hire temporary employees to carry out these activities.
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`080039`000009`This issue continues the current year
level of funding.
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`080039`000010`
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`080039`000011`If this issue is not funded, the divis
ion may be unable to maintain its facilities and natural resources at its expect
ed `
37500300`1401000000`990M000`080039`000012`level of standards and service. As a
result, public sentiment, and therefore visitation and revenues, may decline.
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`080039`000013`
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`080039`000014`Cost Summary:
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`080039`000015`
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`080039`000016`Category
t
Fund Source
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`080039`000017`----------------------`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`080039`000018`State Park Facility Improv
30,000
CARL Trust Fund
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000002`Issue Summary:

Amoun
-----$10,2

`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000003`
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000004`Budget authority is requested to spend
cash reimbursements from FEMA for previous disaster repairs made at parks. FEM
A `
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000005`requires that disaster repairs, such a
s following a hurricane, be funded by state funds and then subsequently reimburs
ed. `
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000006`When a disaster strikes, the division
must be allocate funds intended for other projects to the parks impacted by thes
e `
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000007`disasters. This delays projects at th
e parks where the funds were originally intended. Nearly $1 million in FEMA
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000008`reimbursements are currently on hand a
nd can be used for this purpose. In the event that the park system is spared fr
om `
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000009`current year hurricanes, these funds a
re used for past projects delayed at the time of previous storms.
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000010`
`

37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000011`If this issue is not funded, the divis
ion may be unable to make necessary repairs to facilities damaged by natural
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000012`disasters.
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000013`
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000014`The absence of this budget authority m
ay lessen division's ability to make repairs to facilities damaged by natural
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000015`disasters. Any delays will also incre
ase future costs to make these necessary repairs. As a result, visitation and
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000016`revenues may decline.
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000017`
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000018`Funds may also be used to purchase the
necessary equipment and hire temporary employees to carry out these activities.
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000019`
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000020`Cost Summary:
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000021`
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000022`Category
Fund Source
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000023`-------------------------------`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`087118`000024`Disaster Repairs
Federal Grants Trust Fund
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088130`000002`Issue Summary:

Amount
---------$1,000,000

`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088130`000003`
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088130`000004`Federal and State Laws require that th
e Division comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The state par
k `
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088130`000005`system contains many older facilities
and structures that do not meet ADA standards. The requested amount of funding
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088130`000006`will allow the division to address are
as such as ramping, widening of doors, lowering thresholds, paving or widening
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088130`000007`walkways, providing the proper parking
spaces, making telephones and water fountains accessible, and providing
`

37500300`1401000000`990M000`088130`000008`accessibility in parking and transitio
nal elements of recreational areas. Funds may also be used to purchase the
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088130`000009`necessary equipment and hire temporary
employees to carry out these activities. This issue continues the current year
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088130`000010`level of funding.
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088130`000011`
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088130`000012`The absence of these funds will lessen
the division's ability to comply with the ADA and reduce progress towards the g
oal `
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088130`000013`of accessibility for all visitors.
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088130`000014`
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088130`000015`Cost Summary:
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088130`000016`
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088130`000017`Category
Fund Source
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088130`000018`---------------------`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088130`000019`Remove Access Barriers
Land Acquisition Trust Fund
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000002`Issue Summary:

Amount
--------$1,000,000

`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000003`
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000004`This issue requests budget authority t
o allow the division to expend grant funds from federal, local government and
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000005`non-profit organizations. Chief among
these are grants for resource management, historic structure repairs, and land
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000006`management. The division generally rec
eives 15 to 20 grants from various sources (National Oceanic and Atmospheric
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000007`Administration, Division of Historic R
esources, etc.) each year. This issue continues the current year level of fundi
ng. `
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000008`
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000009`If this issue is not funded, the divis
ion would be unable to accept outside grant funding for numerous resource
`

37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000010`management and park projects.
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000011`
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000012`Recent economic events have made it mo
re important than ever to seek grant funding to pay for state park activities.
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000013`Without this funding, grants offered f
or resource management and other activities would be rejected due to lack of bud
get `
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000014`authority. Delays may also increase f
uture costs of these projects.
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000015`
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000016`Funds may also be used to purchase the
necessary equipment and hire temporary employees to carry out these activities.
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000017`
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000018`Cost Summary:
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000019`
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000020`Category
Amount
Fund Source
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000021`---------------------------`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000022`Grants and Don Spend Auth
$1,000,0
00
Grants and Donations Trust Fund
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000023`
$1,450,0
00
Federal Grants Trust Fund
`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000024`
--------`
37500300`1401000000`990M000`088137`000025`Total
$2,450,0
00
`
37500400`1402000000`1001000`000000`000002`Use of Special Category Funding in the
Recurring Base Budget
`
37500400`1402000000`1001000`000000`000003` -------------------------------------------------------------`
37500400`1402000000`1001000`000000`000004`The Office of Coastal and Aquatic Mana
ged Areas (CAMA) uses the Marine Research Grants Special Category (102080) for a
`
37500400`1402000000`1001000`000000`000005`variety of expenditures relating to pe
rformance of federal and other grants. These grants include coastal research and
`

37500400`1402000000`1001000`000000`000006`monitoring, upland and submerged land
management and restoration, and education and outreach projects. Expenditures
`
37500400`1402000000`1001000`000000`000007`include expense items, contracts for s
ervices, temporary OPS employees, teacher stipends and capital expenditures,
`
37500400`1402000000`1001000`000000`000008`including motor vehicles. CAMA also re
ceives CARL Long - Term Management funds (Category 103882) and CARL Interim Land
`
37500400`1402000000`1001000`000000`000009`Management funds (Category 103889) eac
h year for P2000, Florida Forever, and CARL purchased properties. Special catego
ry `
37500400`1402000000`1001000`000000`000010`funding is used to pay OPS salaries, c
ontracts for services, operational expenses, maintenance and repairs, access
`
37500400`1402000000`1001000`000000`000011`improvement and capital expenditures,
including motor vehicles. These funds support management activities on public
`
37500400`1402000000`1001000`000000`000012`lands, which include: resource assessm
ents, surveys, control of invasive species, habitat restoration, fencing, law
`
37500400`1402000000`1001000`000000`000013`enforcement, prescribed fire managemen
t and public access. In addition, CAMA lands generate revenue through mitigatio
n, `
37500400`1402000000`1001000`000000`000014`sale of timber, cattle, visitation and
other land uses. Funds are made available back to the site through (Category
`
37500400`1402000000`1001000`000000`000015`105006)Land Use Proceeds for land mana
gement purposes. These funds are used in the same manner and for the same purpo
ses `
37500400`1402000000`1001000`000000`000016`as the CARL Land Management funds. Fu
nds from the Submerged Resource Damaged Restorations category (100591) are used
to `
37500400`1402000000`1001000`000000`000017`restore submerged resources, such as c
oral reefs, damaged by human activities such as vessel grounding. Funds are use
d `
37500400`1402000000`1001000`000000`000018`for damage assessment, restoration, an
d to pursue legal action to recover damages. OPS labor and subcontractors may b
e `
37500400`1402000000`1001000`000000`000019`used in these activities.
`
37500400`1402000000`1600100`000000`000002`Issue Summary:
`
37500400`1402000000`1600100`000000`000003`
`
37500400`1402000000`1600100`000000`000004`This issue continues Budget Amendment
Number 11-06, EOG Log Number B0078 approved on 08/26/2010. This funding provides
`
37500400`1402000000`1600100`000000`000005`for the transfer of budget authority f
rom the Land Acquisition Trust Fund in the Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas to
the `
37500400`1402000000`1600100`000000`000006`State Park Trust Fund in State Park Op
erations in order to align land use proceeds, which will allow the Division of
`
37500400`1402000000`1600100`000000`000007`Recreation Parks to perform resource m
anagement activities. See Issue Code 1600110 - Budget Entity 37500300.
`

37500400`1402000000`1600100`000000`000008`
`
37500400`1402000000`1600100`000000`000009`Cost Summary:
`
37500400`1402000000`1600100`000000`000010`
`
37500400`1402000000`1600100`000000`000011`Category
Fund Source
`
37500400`1402000000`1600100`000000`000012`Land Use Proceeds Disb
0)
Land Acquisition Trust Fund
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000002`Issue Summary:

Amount
($100,00

`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000003`
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000004`This issue requests funds to operate t
he newly constructed Apalachicola Environmental Learning Center which is project
ed `
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000005`to open in the Fall of 2010. Funds ar
e requested in order to operate and staff the building six days a week. The amo
unt `
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000006`requested is consistent with the appro
priation received when the Rookery Bay and Guana Tolomato Matanzas visitor cente
rs `
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000007`were opened.
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000008`
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000009`This facility is substantially larger
building than the current building occupied by the Office of Coastal and Aquatic
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000010`Managed Areas (CAMA) and is in a much
more visible location; therefore, attendance is projected to greatly increase.
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000011`Proposed operating hours will be longe
r and maintenance of the more elaborate exhibits will be more costly. This
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000012`educational facility will educate the
public about the origin of the Apalachicola River and Bay and the value of
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000013`conserving these resources.
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000014`
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000015`Requested funds are for OPS facilities
management and visitor services staff, utilities, cleaning, and maintenance
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000016`services and supplies, and property in
surance as listed below:
`

37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000017`
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000018`OPS
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000019`
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000020`
6
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000021`

1 OPS Facility Manager - $36,968
2 OPS Education Assistants - $60,92

`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000022`Expenses
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000023`

Utilities - $66,000

`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000024`

Insurance - $ 5,500

`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000025`

Fire Alarm - $ 1,000

`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000026`
nance - $15,000
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000027`

Cleaning service and grounds mainte
A/C and water filters - $ 2,500

`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000028`

Waste and water fees - $10,000

`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000029`

Elevator maintenance - $ 3,000

`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000030`

Educational materials - $12,000

`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000031`
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000032`The building and educational displays
represent a 9.5 million dollar investment for the state and federal governments.
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000033`Failure to operate and maintain the bu
ilding at its full potential would be a disappointment to public expectations as
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000034`well as a waste of the state and feder
al investments to construct the facility.
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000035`
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000036`
`

37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000037` Cost Summary:
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000038`
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000039` Category
nd
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000040`-----------`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000041`OPS
uisition Trust Fund
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000042`Expenses
uisition Trust Fund
`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000043`

Amount

Fu

`
37500400`1402000000`7300190`000000`000044`Total

---------

-----

$ 97,894

Land Acq

$115,000

Land Acq

--------$212,894

`
37550200`1404000000`160S240`000000`000001`Issue Summary:
`
37550200`1404000000`160S240`000000`000002`
`
37550200`1404000000`160S240`000000`000003`This issue is to correct funding sourc
e identifiers (FSIs) to bring total FSI 3 appropriations into agreement with the
`
37550200`1404000000`160S240`000000`000004`federal revenues shown on the Schedule
I.
`
37550200`1404000000`160S240`000000`000005`
`
37550200`1404000000`160S240`000000`000006`Cost Summary:
`
37550200`1404000000`160S240`000000`000007`
`
37550200`1404000000`160S240`000000`000008`Budget Entity
Amount
Fund
FSI
`
37550200`1404000000`160S240`000000`000009`375502000
-$373,891
2035
1
`
37550200`1404000000`160S240`000000`000010`375502000
$373,891
2035
3
`
37550200`1404000000`160S240`000000`000011`
`
37550200`1404000000`160S240`000000`000012`See Issue 160s250
`

Category
030000
030000

37550200`1404000000`160S250`000000`000001`Issue Summary:
`
37550200`1404000000`160S250`000000`000002`
`
37550200`1404000000`160S250`000000`000003`This issue is to correct funding sourc
e identifiers (FSIs) to bring total FSI 3 appropriations into agreement with the
`
37550200`1404000000`160S250`000000`000004`federal revenues shown on the Schedule
I.
`
37550200`1404000000`160S250`000000`000005`
`
37550200`1404000000`160S250`000000`000006`Cost Summary:
`
37550200`1404000000`160S250`000000`000007`
`
37550200`1404000000`160S250`000000`000008`Budget Entity
Amount
Fund
FSI
`
37550200`1404000000`160S250`000000`000009`375502000
-$373,891
2035
1
`
37550200`1404000000`160S250`000000`000010`375502000
$373,891
2035
3
`
37550200`1404000000`160S250`000000`000011`

Category
030000
030000

`
37550200`1404000000`160S250`000000`000012`See Issue 160s240
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000001`Issue Summary:
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000002`------------`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000003`Funds are requested to replace law enf
orcement vehicles that are past due for replacement, or will become due for
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000004`replacement through 6/30/2012 accordin
g to information provided by the Department of Management Services (DMS).
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000005`A law enforcement officer properly equ
ipped with a dependable vehicle is able to respond to the needs of the citizen i
n a `
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000006`safe and efficient manner.
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000007`
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000008`Based on the nature of the mission of
the Division of Law Enforcement, personnel are required to carry a variety of
`

37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000009`assigned gear and specialty equipment
that must be available at a moment's notice. Some of the equipment is large enou
gh `
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000010`that it must be towed via trailers, pa
rticularly when the officer is deployed in response to a prolonged or specialize
d `
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000011`response such as a hurricane or major
hazardous material/spill event. Heavy-duty vehicles that can tow trailers rangi
ng `
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000012`in size from 10-foot utility-style to
24-foot enclosed cargo trailers to 35-foot travel trailers are essential. Since
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000013`frequent long-distance travel is requi
red, the vehicles must have comfortable seating and cruise control. Vehicles als
o `
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000014`must allow for safe transportation of
additional personnel, prisoners, or equipment in a temperature controlled
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000015`environment. Several classifications
of vehicles are required in the division's fleet including heavy-duty 4-wheel dr
ive `
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000016`trucks and/or SUVs in order to accommo
date the towing and transportation requirements.
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000017`
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000018`As a vehicle ages its operating costs
increase, its fuel consumption increases, its emissions increase and it becomes
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000019`increasingly unreliable and unsafe. I
deally, a vehicle should be replaced around the time that its annual operating
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000020`costs begin to outweigh its annual cap
ital costs. Because the division's vehicles regularly tow trailers and operate
in `
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000021`rough terrain and saltwater environmen
ts, their normal life span is shortened.
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000022`
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000023`DMS has recently revised its replaceme
nt eligibility criteria and issued the results of a study recommending that
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000024`agencies should be required to replace
the top 10% of their highest replacement eligibility scored vehicles each year
to `
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000025`remove the oldest, highest mileage, an
d most costly vehicles from inventory. DMS has also predicted that unless effort
s `
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000026`are made now to substantially increase
the percentage of vehicles replaced annually, a large backlog of aging vehicles
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000027`will eventually need to be addressed.
According to the DMS equipment replacement projections at least 13 vehicles wil
l `
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000028`meet their "drop-dead" replacement cri
teria in the Environmental Investigations Budget Entity by June 2012. Providing
`

37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000029`there are no funding reductions in thi
s category, the division only has sufficient continuation funding for acquisitio
n `
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000030`and replacement of patrol vehicles in
this Budget Entity to purchase approximately three vehicles each fiscal year. Th
is `
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000031`request will supplement the continuati
on funding in the division's base budget to ensure that sufficient funding is
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000032`available to replace the remaining sev
en vehicles in the Environmental Investigations Budget Entity to maintain a safe
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000033`and fuel efficient fleet of emergency
service vehicles.
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000034`
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000035`The environment and natural resources
are the foundation of Florida's economic and social well-being and the basis of
the `
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000036`quality of life for the people of Flor
ida. Without additional funding to maintain an efficiently operating fleet, the
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000037`division may not be able to respond to
the scene of an environmental incident to ensure the health and safety of
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000038`Florida's citizens and visitors as req
uired by law and expected by the citizens of the state. To minimize the safety a
nd `
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000039`liability issues involving vehicles wi
th excessive miles/usage, reduce operating costs for the fleet, and reduce the
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000040`agency's carbon footprint, additional
replacement funds are required.
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000041`
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000042`Cost Summary:
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000043`Budget Entity
Amount
Funding Source
`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000044`-----------------------------------------------`
37600100`1202000000`2401500`000000`000045`37600100
$175,000
Coastal Protection Trust Fund
`
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000001`Issue Summary:

Category
-------100014

`
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000002`------------`
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000003`This is a technical issue to fund shif
t a $100,000 recurring appropriation in the Contracted Services category from th
e `

37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000004`Grants and Donations Trust Fund to the
Inland Protection Trust Fund to continue the annual maintenance contract/licens
e `
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000005`renewal for the division's SmartCOP da
ta management system. This issue code represents the reduction to Grants and
`
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000006`Donations Trust Fund. Please refer to
companion issue number 3401460 for the increase to Inland Protection Trust Fund.
`
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000007`These combined issues have a zero doll
ar net impact.
`
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000008`
`
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000009`In 2008, the division purchased and de
ployed throughout the state a wireless computer aided dispatch and incident data
`
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000010`entry application called SmartCOP so t
hat line officers and investigators can record incident and arrest activity whil
e `
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000011`logged into their vehicle's mobile dat
a terminal or laptop computer and submit reports electronically to their
`
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000012`supervisors. Management is able to use
the real-time data captured in this system to analyze trends for work load
`
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000013`adjustments to make better use of its
finite resources and maintain a higher level of public service. Use of this sys
tem `
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000014`has increased the Division's interoper
ability with other law enforcement agencies, has improved the safety and increas
ed `
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000015`the efficiency of our officers and wil
l improve our ability to target criminal activity. This same software applicati
on `
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000016`is used by a number of other state age
ncies and is 100% vendor supported through an annual maintenance contract.
`
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000017`
`
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000018`It is essential that the Division main
tain this data management system for the foreseeable future and proposes shiftin
g `
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000019`this recurring operating appropriation
to a trust fund with a regenerating base. If the funding source is not modified
, `
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000020`there will be insufficient cash to mai
ntain this appropriation which funds a critical data system supporting state-wid
e `
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000021`law enforcement communications.
`
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000022`
`
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000023`Cost Summary:
`

37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000024`Budget Entity
Amount
Funding Source
`
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000025`---------------------------------------------------`
37600100`1202000000`3401450`000000`000026`37600100
($100,000)
Grants and Donations Trust Fund
`
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000001`Issue Summary:

Category
-------100777

`
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000002`------------`
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000003`This is a technical issue to fund shif
t a $100,000 recurring appropriation in the Contracted Services category from th
e `
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000004`Grants and Donations Trust Fund to the
Inland Protection Trust Fund to continue the annual maintenance contract/licens
e `
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000005`renewal for the division's SmartCOP da
ta management system. This issue code represents the increase to Inland Protect
ion `
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000006`Trust Fund. Please refer to companion
issue number 3401450 for the reduction to Grants and Donations Trust Fund. These
`
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000007`combined issues have a zero dollar net
impact.
`
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000008`
`
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000009`In 2008, the division purchased and de
ployed throughout the state a wireless computer aided dispatch and incident data
`
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000010`entry application called SmartCOP so t
hat line officers and investigators can record incident and arrest activity whil
e `
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000011`logged into their vehicle's mobile dat
a terminal or laptop computer and submit reports electronically to their
`
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000012`supervisors. Management is able to use
the real-time data captured in this system to analyze trends for work load
`
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000013`adjustments to make better use of its
finite resources and maintain a higher level of public service. Use of this sys
tem `
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000014`has increased the Division's interoper
ability with other law enforcement agencies, has improved the safety and increas
ed `
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000015`the efficiency of our officers and wil
l improve our ability to target criminal activity. This same software applicati
on `
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000016`is used by a number of other state age
ncies and is 100% vendor supported through an annual maintenance contract.
`
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000017`
`

37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000018`It is essential that the Division main
tain this data management system for the foreseeable future and proposes shiftin
g `
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000019`this recurring operating appropriation
to a trust fund with a regenerating base. If the funding source is not modified
, `
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000020`there will be insufficient cash to mai
ntain this appropriation which funds a critical data system supporting state-wid
e `
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000021`law enforcement communications.
`
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000022`
`
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000023`Cost Summary:
`
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000024`Budget Entity
Amount
Funding Source
`
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000025`----------------------------------------------`
37600100`1202000000`3401460`000000`000026`37600100
$100,000
Inland Protection Trust Fund
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000001`Issue Summary:

Category
-------100777

`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000002`------------`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000003`This is a technical issue to fund shif
t a $300,000 recurring appropriation in the Operation and Maintenance of Patrol
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000004`Vehicles/Vessels category from the Fed
eral Grants Trust Fund to the Land Acquisition Trust Fund. This issue code
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000005`represents the reduction to the Federa
l Grants Trust Fund. Please refer to companion issue number 3401440 for the
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000006`increase to Land Acquisition Trust Fun
d. These combined issues have a zero dollar net impact.
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000007`
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000008`The Bureau of Park Patrol (BPP) is emp
owered to protect lives and property of park visitors in our state park system.
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000009`BPP is also empowered to protect the n
atural and cultural resources of state managed parks, preserves, greenways, trai
ls `
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000010`and historic sites. Currently, there
are 160 parks in the state park system comprising approximately 704,139 acres.
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000011`Additionally, the Greenways and Trails
system has over 400 miles of paved and unpaved bicycle, equestrian, and hiking
`

37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000012`trails within its over 89,000 acres.
To patrol these state managed lands, the FPP uses vehicles, vessels, All Terrain
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000013`Vehicles (ATVs), Personal Water Craft
(PWCs) and bicycles.
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000014`
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000015`This variety of transportation equipme
nt is essential to the task of an officer as it allows the officer access to the
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000016`scene of an incident no matter where i
t occurs in order to protect the health and ensure the safety of our state's
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000017`citizens and visitors. This issue pro
poses shifting the recurring operating appropriation for fuel from the Federal
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000018`Grants Trust Fund to a trust fund with
a regenerating base to ensure adequate patrol capabilities as required by law a
nd `
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000019`expected by the citizens of the state.
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000020`
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000021`This state is heavily dependent on tou
rism dollars and must protect the resources that will sustain its economy into t
he `
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000022`next millennium. The environment and
natural resources are the foundation of Florida's economic and social well-being
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000023`and the basis of the quality of life f
or the people of Florida. Providing adequate law enforcement coverage for all o
f `
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000024`the state properties under the jurisdi
ction of the Department of Environmental Protection and an effective emergency
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000025`preparedness and response program is c
ritical for the protection of the environment. If the funding source is not
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000026`modified, there will be insufficient c
ash to maintain this appropriation.
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000027`
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000028`Cost Summary:
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000029`Budget Entity
Amount
Funding Source
`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000030`---------------------------------------------`
37600200`1202000000`3401430`000000`000031`37600200
($300,000)
Federal Grants Trust Fund
`

Category
-------102275

37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000001`Issue Summary:
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000002`------------`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000003`This is a technical issue to fund shif
t a $300,000 recurring appropriation in the Operation and Maintenance of Patrol
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000004`Vehicles/Vessels category from the Fed
eral Grants Trust Fund to the Land Acquisition Trust Fund. This issue code
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000005`represents the increase to the Land Ac
quisition Trust Fund. Please refer to companion issue number 3401430 for the
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000006`reduction to the Federal Grants Trust
Fund. These combined issues have a zero dollar net impact.
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000007`
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000008`The Bureau of Park Patrol (BPP) is emp
owered to protect lives and property of park visitors in our state park system.
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000009`BPP is also empowered to protect the n
atural and cultural resources of state managed parks, preserves, greenways, trai
ls `
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000010`and historic sites. Currently, there
are 160 parks in the state park system comprising approximately 704,139 acres.
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000011`Additionally, the Greenways and Trails
system has over 400 miles of paved and unpaved bicycle, equestrian, and hiking
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000012`trails within its over 89,000 acres.
To patrol these state managed lands, the FPP uses vehicles, vessels, All Terrain
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000013`Vehicles (ATVs), Personal Water Craft
(PWCs) and bicycles.
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000014`
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000015`This variety of transportation equipme
nt is essential to the task of an officer as it allows the officer access to the
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000016`scene of an incident no matter where i
t occurs in order to protect the health and ensure the safety of our state's
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000017`citizens and visitors. This issue pro
poses shifting the recurring operating appropriation for fuel from the Federal
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000018`Grants Trust Fund to a trust fund with
a regenerating base to ensure adequate patrol capabilities as required by law a
nd `
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000019`expected by the citizens of the state.
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000020`
`

37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000021`This state is heavily dependent on tou
rism dollars and must protect the resources that will sustain its economy into t
he `
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000022`next millennium. The environment and
natural resources are the foundation of Florida's economic and social well-being
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000023`and the basis of the quality of life f
or the people of Florida. Providing adequate law enforcement coverage for all o
f `
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000024`the state properties under the jurisdi
ction of the Department of Environmental Protection and an effective emergency
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000025`preparedness and response program is c
ritical for the protection of the environment. If the funding source is not
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000026`modified, there will be insufficient c
ash to maintain this appropriation.
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000027`
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000028`Cost Summary:
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000029`Budget Entity
Amount
Funding Source
`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000030`---------------------------------------------`
37600200`1202000000`3401440`000000`000031`37600200
$300,000
Land Acquisition Trust Fund
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000001`Request

Category
-------102275

`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000002`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000003`The Department of Legal Affairs/Office
of Attorney General requests $4,109,071 in General Revenue to replace the
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000004`non-recurring "Transfer Funding to Tru
st Funds from General Revenue" fund shift appropriated by the legislature for
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000005`Fiscal Year 2008-09, 2009-10 and in Fi
scal Year 2010-11 and the use of non-recurring General Revenue to fund recurring
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000006`positions..
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000007`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000008`This fund shift comprises almost thirt
een percent (13%) of the recurring General Revenue in the OAG operating budget.
The `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000009`legislature provided for a non-recurri
ng transfer of $3,000,000 to the Operating Trust fund and provided $1,109,071in
`

41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000010`non-recurring General Revenue. The cu
rrent year fund shift is the third year of shifting the funding of positions in
the `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000011`Department of Legal Affairs to non-rec
urring funds. The approach used by the legislature and OAG for the fund shift o
f `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000012`these positions was to utilize cash de
rived from judgments brought in proceedings related to state or federal antitrus
t `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000013`law or the Florida RICO Act and held i
n the account pending a final court decision or final distribution order. The
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000014`monies recovered on behalf of consumer
s go to consumers or for their benefit. Monies recovered on behalf of local publ
ic `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000015`entities go back to them. Monies recov
ered on behalf of state agencies must be deposited in the General Revenue Fund.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000016`There is no longer settlement cash ava
ilable to continue this fund shift.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000017`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000018`This issue requests the replacement of
the trust funds appropriated in the following Budget Entities:
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000019`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000020`$380,696 in Civil Enforcement Budget E
ntity to the Operating Trust Fund
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000021`$87,281 in Constitutional Legal Servic
es Budget Entity to the Operating Trust Fund
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000022`$2,737,402 in the Criminal / Civil Lit
igation Defense Budget Entity to the Operating Trust Fund
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000023`$438,752 in the Statewide Prosecution
/ Multi-Circuit Crime Budget Entity to the Operating Trust Fund, and
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000024`$464,940 in the Executive Direction an
d Support Services Budget Entity to the Operating
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000025`Trust Fund
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000026`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000027`These fund shifts have resulted in tem
porarily transferring thirty eight attorneys and twenty five support positions f
rom `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000028`General Revenue to the non-recurring m
oneys from these trust funds. The majority of the positions are in the Criminal
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000029`Division. The Criminal Division is re
sponsible for representing the State in all criminal appeals, as well as in
`

41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000030`post-conviction litigation at both the
trial and appellate levels before state and federal courts.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000031`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000032`Impact of Not Funding In Criminal Divi
sion
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000033`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000034`The majority of the General Revenue in
the OAG funds the Criminal Division which consists of Criminal Appeals and Capi
tal `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000035`Appeals. In order to meet the reductio
n requirement the OAG calculates that the Criminal Division will have to be redu
ced `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000036`by approximately 28 positions. This w
ill add to the 31 positions already vacant due to reductions in funding and the
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000037`seventeen (17) employees cut from the
division over the last three years.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000038`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000039`The Florida's Attorney General's Crimi
nal and Capital Appellate Division, is the State's appellate prosecutor assigned
to `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000040`defend the judgments and sentences imp
osed by the trial court, in the state courts of appeal and federal habeas courts
. `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000041`Every appeal, from any of the 20 judic
ial circuits, filed by a criminal defendant challenging his conviction or length
of `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000042`sentence, is processed through this di
vision, specifically each case is docketed, assigned a case number and assigned
and `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000043`prosecuted by attorneys specializing i
n this appellate discipline. The Criminal and Capital Appellate Division litiga
tes `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000044`against the statewide appellate public
defenders, the three Capital Collateral Regional Counsels, assigned conflict
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000045`counsels in every judicial circuit, fe
deral public defenders from the three federal districts and all private attorney
s `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000046`hired to do criminal appellate defense
work and, of course, pro se litigants.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000047`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000048`The budgetary cuts and additional dele
tions in the attorney ranks has reduced the number of attorneys working on
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000049`approximately 29,522 opened and curren
t criminal cases and, 911 opened and active capital cases--in 2009-2010 fiscal
`

41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000050`year, from 6 bureau chiefs, 110 crimin
al attorneys and 16 capital attorneys in 2007 to 6 bureau chiefs, 88 criminal
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000051`attorneys and 13.5 capital attorneys,
in 2010, respectively. The Division has 31 vacancies, which are unfunded, a
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000052`majority of which are attorney positio
ns.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000053`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000054`The OAG criminal division has faced pr
essures from the state and federal courts to speed up the handling of backlogged
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000055`cases. Calls for handling cases more e
xpeditiously, has been impossible --due to the sheer number of cases per attorne
y `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000056`caseloads. Moreover, this division has
not benefitted from the "lesser reductions in funding" legislatively mandated f
or `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000057`the State judiciary, because the crimi
nal appeals division is a part of the Executive Branch not the Judiciary. And,
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000058`there are no provisions which would al
low the OAG criminal appellate division to retrieve attorney fees for litigation
in `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000059`state or federal court when prevailing
in extraordinary state litigation or federal habeas litigation and ensuing appe
als `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000060`there from in the federal appellate co
urts. Without adequate funding from any quarter, and faced with continuing budg
et `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000061`shortfalls from general revenue dollar
s, it would not appear likely that reduced backlogs of cases and shorter litigat
ion `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000062`time will occur without an infusion of
necessary general revenue dollars with which to fill current-existing vacancies
. `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000063`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000064`In 2009-2010, the average caseloads fo
r currently remaining/filled FTEs are:
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000065`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000066`
.)
Capital (13.5 Atty.)
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000067`
y.
Caseloads per atty.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000068`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000069`2009-2010
70
`

Criminal (88 Atty
Caseloads per att

330

41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000070`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000071`The depletion of the criminal appellat
e attorney ranks in this office has resulted in further delays in the processing
of `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000072`appellate cases, has strained the abil
ity of the state to address complex legal issues, and brings into question wheth
er `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000073`appellate review is meaningful. The ex
cessive case loads have challenged even the most seasoned appellate attorneys'
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000074`abilities to competently process casel
oads, thus placing unimaginable pressures on this office's ability to retain
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000075`criminal appellate attorneys and their
expertise, as well as meet the demands of the criminal justice system.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000076`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000077`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000078`Impact of Not Funding In Civil Enforce
ment
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000079`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000080`The General Revenue in the Civil Enfor
cement Budget Entity is primarily used to match federal funds 25% to 75% for the
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000081`Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. General
Revenue is also used to fund the Cyber Crime unit. The Medicaid Fraud Control U
nit `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000082`provides enough General Revenue to the
State to more than pay for the cost of the unit. However, as the General Reven
ue `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000083`in the unit was included in the fund s
hift, OAG must make cuts in the unit to meet cuts to Civil Enforcement. If the
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000084`$380,696 in General Revenue for these
positions is eliminated the actual cut could require up to 21 positions and a
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000085`reduction of additional Federal funds.
This reduction would further jeopardize the over $10 million the unit has provi
ded `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000086`to General Revenue over the last fisca
l year.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000087`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000088`The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU)
investigates the business practices of doctors, dentists, clinics, and other
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000089`health care providers who bill for ser
vices never performed or who charge more than authorized for services rendered.
The `

41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000090`unit also investigates the abuse, negl
ect, and exploitation of residents of long-term care facilities who are elderly,
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000091`ill, and/or mentally or physically dis
abled.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000092`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000093`Health care fraud is an immense societ
al problem, both nationally and within Florida's $16 billion-a-year Medicaid
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000094`program. The MFCU is responsible for p
olicing the Medicaid Program, as well as investigating allegations of corruption
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000095`and fraud in the program's management.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000096`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000097`The MFCU is also responsible for inves
tigating the physical abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of patients
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000098`residing in long-term care facilities
such as nursing homes, facilities for the mentally and physically disabled and
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000099`assisted care living facilities. The q
uality of care being provided to Florida's ill, elderly, and disabled citizens i
s `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000100`an issue of great concern and a priori
ty within the MFCU.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000101`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000102`The MFCU provides a Patient Abuse, Neg
lect and Exploitation (PANE) Project consisting of a collaborative effort among
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000103`several agencies to address the abuse
and exploitation of patients in long term care facilities and results have been
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000104`very positive. The MFCU also continued
its leadership role in a multi-state/federal investigation into pharmaceutical
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000105`pricing. This investigation, which beg
an in Florida, revealed that several generic drug manufacturers have been
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000106`artificially inflating the prices of t
heir drugs which are reported to the government in a scheme that has cost Medica
re `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000107`and Medicaid hundreds of millions of d
ollars. This ongoing investigation has already resulted in multi-million dollar
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000108`settlements with several major drug co
mpanies and ongoing litigation involving other pharmaceutical manufacturers shou
ld `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000109`result in additional recoveries.
`

41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000110`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000111`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000112`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000113`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000114`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000115`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000116`Impact of Not Funding In Constitutiona
l Legal Services Budget Entity
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000117`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000118`The General Revenue in the Constitutio
nal Legal Services Budget Entity is primarily used for the Solicitor General. T
he `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000119`Solicitor General's office is currentl
y holding three positions vacant to meet the reductions already made in the OAG
and `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000120`this would mean an additional position
would be impacted.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000121`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000122`The primary responsibility of the Offi
ce of the Solicitor General (OSG) is to represent the State of Florida in
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000123`significant litigation affecting the p
owers, duties, and responsibilities of all branches of state government and serv
e `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000124`as the primary civil appellate attorne
y for the State. The OSG defends constitutional challenges to laws passed by th
e `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000125`Legislature and represents the State i
n cases of constitutional importance before the United States Supreme Court and
the `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000126`Florida Supreme Court, oversees comple
x civil litigation cases of statewide impact, prepares amicus briefs in support
of `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000127`State policy goals in state and federa
l appellate court cases, advises the Attorney General on legal and policy issues
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000128`affecting the State and advises other
divisions within the OAG who are litigating on behalf of state agencies.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000129`
`

41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000130`The vital role of defending the consti
tutionality of Florida statutes and handling complex litigation with statewide
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000131`impact would be severely jeopardized w
ith the reduction from the Office of Solicitor General.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000132`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000133`Impact of Not Funding In Executive Dir
ection and Support Services Budget Entity
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000134`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000135`The General Revenue in the Executive D
irection and Support Services Budget Entity
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000136`Provides funding for the Opinions, Cab
inet Affairs, and Executive staff positions. The executive staff is already dow
n `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000137`by nine critical positions and cannot
take the additional reduction of eight positions and still allow the Attorney
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000138`General to meet his core duties.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000139`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000140`The Attorney General is required to pr
ovide official written opinions to state and local officials, boards, agencies,
and `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000141`their attorneys in response to questio
ns regarding their official duties. In addition, the Attorney General is
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000142`authorized provide legal advice to the
state attorneys and to Florida's representatives in Congress. The Attorney
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000143`General's opinion process provides a d
irect means for inexpensive dispute resolution. The strategic objective is to
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000144`resolve requests for opinions in a tim
ely manner.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000145`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000146`A reduction in Opinions staff would de
crease productivity and cause governmental entities to incur substantial legal f
ees `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000147`from litigation. In addition, misinte
rpretation or varying interpretations of statutes could result in violations of
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000148`statutes including, but not limited to
, Sunshine and/or public records law. A centralized legal resource for Departme
nt `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000149`of Legal Affairs and other governmenta
l entities could be lost.
`

41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000150`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000151`In addition to his duties as the state
's chief legal officer, the Attorney General serves as a member of the Florida
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000152`Cabinet. He is also regularly called u
pon by the Florida Legislature to discuss and provide advice on relevant issues
and `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000153`pending legislation. The Cabinet Affa
irs staff advises the Attorney General on all matters pertaining to his
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000154`constitutional and statutory role as a
member of the Florida Cabinet. TheGovernor and Cabinet, as a collegial body, si
t `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000155`as the head of the following: State Bo
ard of Executive Clemency; Division of Bond Finance; Department of Veterans'
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000156`Affairs; Department of Highway Safety
& Motor Vehicles; Department of Law Enforcement; Department of Revenue;
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000157`Administration Commission; Florida Lan
d & Water Adjudicatory Commission; Electrical Power Plant & Transmission Line
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000158`Siting Board; Board of Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund; and Financial Services Commission. The Governor,
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000159`Attorney General and Chief Financial O
fficer sit as the head of the State Board of Administration. The Cabinet Affairs
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000160`staff regularly meets with interested
parties and private citizens and responds to inquiries from the public relating
to `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000161`factual, policy, and legal issues rela
ted to the areas of jurisdiction of the Governor and Cabinet.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000162`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000163`Cabinet Affairs is staffed with the mi
nimal number of personnel necessary to carry out its duties and responsibilities
to `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000164`the public and the Attorney General. A
ny reductions would significantly hamper the Attorney General's ability to carry
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000165`out his constitutional duty as a membe
r of the Florida Cabinet.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000166`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000167`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000168`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000169`Impact of Not Funding In Office of Sta
tewide Prosecution
`

41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000170`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000171`The fund shift in the Office of Statew
ide prosecution shifted nine positions from this office and failure to restore
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000172`these funds would eliminate five posit
ions and severely reduce the effectiveness of the office in fighting multi-circu
it `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000173`crimes. The unit currently has nine v
acant positions, at least eight of which must remain vacant the entire fiscal ye
ar `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000174`in order to meet our previous cuts
The Southwest Bureau is staffed with only one prosecutor who is responsible for
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000175`covering Southwest Florida. These cur
rent staffing levels do not allow us to meet our constitutional mission in those
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000176`geographic areas.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000177`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000178`The Office of Statewide Prosecution is
focusing on two main priorities: gang violence and fraud. In the last three ye
ars `
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000179`we have made tremendous progress in bo
th areas but there remains work to be done.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000180`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000181`While violent crime is down in our key
impact areas, it is still a threatening problem in parts of our state. Our
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000182`success has been measured by the neigh
borhoods we have changed through arrests and successful prosecution and also
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000183`through the awards earned by our inves
tigative partners gang units of the year for the last two years for OSP cases.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000184`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000185`On top of these two priorities that we
have tackled given the threats they pose to our state, OSP continues to handle
`
41100100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000186`complex criminal cases in our traditio
nal areas of white collar crime and narcotics.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009050`000000`000001`MFCU requests budget authority to spen
d money received under the federal asset-sharing program with the US Department
of `
41100100`1203000000`4009050`000000`000002`Justice and the Section 932.701 Florid
a Statutes, the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. This budget will enhance MFC
U's `
41100100`1203000000`4009050`000000`000003`investigations in the area of multi-st
ate/federal investigation of pharmaceutical pricing and Medicaid provider fraud.
`

41100100`1203000000`4009050`000000`000004`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009050`000000`000005`OPS budget is for temporary employees
needed to assist with ediscovery documents. (organization and scanning.) (5
`
41100100`1203000000`4009050`000000`000006`administrative assistants at $8.00/hr
* 40 hrs per week * 52 weeks + FICA = $89,565) (1 law clerk $15/hr * 20 hrs per
`
41100100`1203000000`4009050`000000`000007`week * 32 weeks = $10,334)
`
41100100`1203000000`4009050`000000`000008`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009050`000000`000009`Expense budget is for attorney travel
for depositions, court appearances, settlement negotiations, etc.
`
41100100`1203000000`4009050`000000`000010`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009050`000000`000011`OCO Surveillance equipment will be u
sed to transmit information to support investigations involving suspected Home
`
41100100`1203000000`4009050`000000`000012`Health Care fraud and patient abuse/ne
glect. This equipment will provide continuous high resolution surveillance of
`
41100100`1203000000`4009050`000000`000013`specific residences, nursing homes, as
sisted living facilities and provider business locations. ( 10 units @ $15,000
`
41100100`1203000000`4009050`000000`000014`per unit = $150,000)
`
41100100`1203000000`4009050`000000`000015`
`
41100100`1203000000`4009050`000000`000016`Contractual Services budget is for exp
ert witnesses and court reporters for complex civil cases of pharmaceutical pric
ing `
41100100`1203000000`4009050`000000`000017`and Medicaid providers. (Expert Witne
sses $1,000,000 and Court Reporters $500,000.)
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000001`Request
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000002`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000003`The Department of Legal Affairs/Office
of Attorney General requests $4,109,071 in General Revenue to replace the
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000004`non-recurring "Transfer Funding to Tru
st Funds from General Revenue" fund shift appropriated by the legislature for
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000005`Fiscal Year 2008-09, 2009-10 and in Fi
scal Year 2010-11 and the use of non-recurring General Revenue to fund recurring
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000006`positions..
`

41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000007`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000008`This fund shift comprises almost thirt
een percent (13%) of the recurring General Revenue in the OAG operating budget.
The `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000009`legislature provided for a non-recurri
ng transfer of $3,000,000 to the Operating Trust fund and provided $1,109,071in
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000010`non-recurring General Revenue. The cu
rrent year fund shift is the third year of shifting the funding of positions in
the `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000011`Department of Legal Affairs to non-rec
urring funds. The approach used by the legislature and OAG for the fund shift o
f `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000012`these positions was to utilize cash de
rived from judgments brought in proceedings related to state or federal antitrus
t `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000013`law or the Florida RICO Act and held i
n the account pending a final court decision or final distribution order. The
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000014`monies recovered on behalf of consumer
s go to consumers or for their benefit. Monies recovered on behalf of local publ
ic `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000015`entities go back to them. Monies recov
ered on behalf of state agencies must be deposited in the General Revenue Fund.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000016`There is no longer settlement cash ava
ilable to continue this fund shift.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000017`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000018`This issue requests the replacement of
the trust funds appropriated in the following Budget Entities:
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000019`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000020`$380,696 in Civil Enforcement Budget E
ntity to the Operating Trust Fund
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000021`$87,281 in Constitutional Legal Servic
es Budget Entity to the Operating Trust Fund
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000022`$2,737,402 in the Criminal / Civil Lit
igation Defense Budget Entity to the Operating Trust Fund
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000023`$438,752 in the Statewide Prosecution
/ Multi-Circuit Crime Budget Entity to the Operating Trust Fund, and
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000024`$464,940 in the Executive Direction an
d Support Services Budget Entity to the Operating
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000025`Trust Fund
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000026`
`

41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000027`These fund shifts have resulted in tem
porarily transferring thirty eight attorneys and twenty five support positions f
rom `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000028`General Revenue to the non-recurring m
oneys from these trust funds. The majority of the positions are in the Criminal
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000029`Division. The Criminal Division is re
sponsible for representing the State in all criminal appeals, as well as in
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000030`post-conviction litigation at both the
trial and appellate levels before state and federal courts.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000031`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000032`Impact of Not Funding In Criminal Divi
sion
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000033`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000034`The majority of the General Revenue in
the OAG funds the Criminal Division which consists of Criminal Appeals and Capi
tal `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000035`Appeals. In order to meet the reductio
n requirement the OAG calculates that the Criminal Division will have to be redu
ced `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000036`by approximately 28 positions. This w
ill add to the 31 positions already vacant due to reductions in funding and the
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000037`seventeen (17) employees cut from the
division over the last three years.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000038`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000039`The Florida's Attorney General's Crimi
nal and Capital Appellate Division, is the State's appellate prosecutor assigned
to `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000040`defend the judgments and sentences imp
osed by the trial court, in the state courts of appeal and federal habeas courts
. `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000041`Every appeal, from any of the 20 judic
ial circuits, filed by a criminal defendant challenging his conviction or length
of `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000042`sentence, is processed through this di
vision, specifically each case is docketed, assigned a case number and assigned
and `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000043`prosecuted by attorneys specializing i
n this appellate discipline. The Criminal and Capital Appellate Division litiga
tes `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000044`against the statewide appellate public
defenders, the three Capital Collateral Regional Counsels, assigned conflict
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000045`counsels in every judicial circuit, fe
deral public defenders from the three federal districts and all private attorney
s `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000046`hired to do criminal appellate defense
work and, of course, pro se litigants.
`

41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000047`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000048`The budgetary cuts and additional dele
tions in the attorney ranks has reduced the number of attorneys working on
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000049`approximately 29,522 opened and curren
t criminal cases and, 911 opened and active capital cases--in 2009-2010 fiscal
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000050`year, from 6 bureau chiefs, 110 crimin
al attorneys and 16 capital attorneys in 2007 to 6 bureau chiefs, 88 criminal
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000051`attorneys and 13.5 capital attorneys,
in 2010, respectively. The Division has 31 vacancies, which are unfunded, a
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000052`majority of which are attorney positio
ns.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000053`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000054`The OAG criminal division has faced pr
essures from the state and federal courts to speed up the handling of backlogged
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000055`cases. Calls for handling cases more e
xpeditiously, has been impossible --due to the sheer number of cases per attorne
y `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000056`caseloads. Moreover, this division has
not benefitted from the "lesser reductions in funding" legislatively mandated f
or `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000057`the State judiciary, because the crimi
nal appeals division is a part of the Executive Branch not the Judiciary. And,
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000058`there are no provisions which would al
low the OAG criminal appellate division to retrieve attorney fees for litigation
in `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000059`state or federal court when prevailing
in extraordinary state litigation or federal habeas litigation and ensuing appe
als `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000060`there from in the federal appellate co
urts. Without adequate funding from any quarter, and faced with continuing budg
et `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000061`shortfalls from general revenue dollar
s, it would not appear likely that reduced backlogs of cases and shorter litigat
ion `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000062`time will occur without an infusion of
necessary general revenue dollars with which to fill current-existing vacancies
. `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000063`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000064`In 2009-2010, the average caseloads fo
r currently remaining/filled FTEs are:
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000065`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000066`
.)
Capital (13.5 Atty.)
`

Criminal (88 Atty

41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000067`
y.
Caseloads per atty.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000068`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000069`2009-2010
70
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000070`

Caseloads per att

330

`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000071`The depletion of the criminal appellat
e attorney ranks in this office has resulted in further delays in the processing
of `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000072`appellate cases, has strained the abil
ity of the state to address complex legal issues, and brings into question wheth
er `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000073`appellate review is meaningful. The ex
cessive case loads have challenged even the most seasoned appellate attorneys'
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000074`abilities to competently process casel
oads, thus placing unimaginable pressures on this office's ability to retain
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000075`criminal appellate attorneys and their
expertise, as well as meet the demands of the criminal justice system.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000076`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000077`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000078`Impact of Not Funding In Civil Enforce
ment
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000079`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000080`The General Revenue in the Civil Enfor
cement Budget Entity is primarily used to match federal funds 25% to 75% for the
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000081`Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. General
Revenue is also used to fund the Cyber Crime unit. The Medicaid Fraud Control U
nit `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000082`provides enough General Revenue to the
State to more than pay for the cost of the unit. However, as the General Reven
ue `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000083`in the unit was included in the fund s
hift, OAG must make cuts in the unit to meet cuts to Civil Enforcement. If the
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000084`$380,696 in General Revenue for these
positions is eliminated the actual cut could require up to 21 positions and a
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000085`reduction of additional Federal funds.
This reduction would further jeopardize the over $10 million the unit has provi
ded `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000086`to General Revenue over the last fisca
l year.
`

41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000087`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000088`The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU)
investigates the business practices of doctors, dentists, clinics, and other
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000089`health care providers who bill for ser
vices never performed or who charge more than authorized for services rendered.
The `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000090`unit also investigates the abuse, negl
ect, and exploitation of residents of long-term care facilities who are elderly,
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000091`ill, and/or mentally or physically dis
abled.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000092`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000093`Health care fraud is an immense societ
al problem, both nationally and within Florida's $16 billion-a-year Medicaid
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000094`program. The MFCU is responsible for p
olicing the Medicaid Program, as well as investigating allegations of corruption
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000095`and fraud in the program's management.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000096`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000097`The MFCU is also responsible for inves
tigating the physical abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of patients
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000098`residing in long-term care facilities
such as nursing homes, facilities for the mentally and physically disabled and
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000099`assisted care living facilities. The q
uality of care being provided to Florida's ill, elderly, and disabled citizens i
s `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000100`an issue of great concern and a priori
ty within the MFCU.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000101`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000102`The MFCU provides a Patient Abuse, Neg
lect and Exploitation (PANE) Project consisting of a collaborative effort among
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000103`several agencies to address the abuse
and exploitation of patients in long term care facilities and results have been
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000104`very positive. The MFCU also continued
its leadership role in a multi-state/federal investigation into pharmaceutical
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000105`pricing. This investigation, which beg
an in Florida, revealed that several generic drug manufacturers have been
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000106`artificially inflating the prices of t
heir drugs which are reported to the government in a scheme that has cost Medica
re `

41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000107`and Medicaid hundreds of millions of d
ollars. This ongoing investigation has already resulted in multi-million dollar
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000108`settlements with several major drug co
mpanies and ongoing litigation involving other pharmaceutical manufacturers shou
ld `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000109`result in additional recoveries.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000110`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000111`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000112`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000113`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000114`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000115`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000116`Impact of Not Funding In Constitutiona
l Legal Services Budget Entity
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000117`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000118`The General Revenue in the Constitutio
nal Legal Services Budget Entity is primarily used for the Solicitor General. T
he `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000119`Solicitor General's office is currentl
y holding three positions vacant to meet the reductions already made in the OAG
and `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000120`this would mean an additional position
would be impacted.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000121`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000122`The primary responsibility of the Offi
ce of the Solicitor General (OSG) is to represent the State of Florida in
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000123`significant litigation affecting the p
owers, duties, and responsibilities of all branches of state government and serv
e `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000124`as the primary civil appellate attorne
y for the State. The OSG defends constitutional challenges to laws passed by th
e `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000125`Legislature and represents the State i
n cases of constitutional importance before the United States Supreme Court and
the `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000126`Florida Supreme Court, oversees comple
x civil litigation cases of statewide impact, prepares amicus briefs in support
of `

41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000127`State policy goals in state and federa
l appellate court cases, advises the Attorney General on legal and policy issues
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000128`affecting the State and advises other
divisions within the OAG who are litigating on behalf of state agencies.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000129`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000130`The vital role of defending the consti
tutionality of Florida statutes and handling complex litigation with statewide
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000131`impact would be severely jeopardized w
ith the reduction from the Office of Solicitor General.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000132`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000133`Impact of Not Funding In Executive Dir
ection and Support Services Budget Entity
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000134`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000135`The General Revenue in the Executive D
irection and Support Services Budget Entity
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000136`Provides funding for the Opinions, Cab
inet Affairs, and Executive staff positions. The executive staff is already dow
n `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000137`by nine critical positions and cannot
take the additional reduction of eight positions and still allow the Attorney
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000138`General to meet his core duties.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000139`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000140`The Attorney General is required to pr
ovide official written opinions to state and local officials, boards, agencies,
and `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000141`their attorneys in response to questio
ns regarding their official duties. In addition, the Attorney General is
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000142`authorized provide legal advice to the
state attorneys and to Florida's representatives in Congress. The Attorney
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000143`General's opinion process provides a d
irect means for inexpensive dispute resolution. The strategic objective is to
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000144`resolve requests for opinions in a tim
ely manner.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000145`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000146`A reduction in Opinions staff would de
crease productivity and cause governmental entities to incur substantial legal f
ees `

41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000147`from litigation. In addition, misinte
rpretation or varying interpretations of statutes could result in violations of
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000148`statutes including, but not limited to
, Sunshine and/or public records law. A centralized legal resource for Departme
nt `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000149`of Legal Affairs and other governmenta
l entities could be lost.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000150`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000151`In addition to his duties as the state
's chief legal officer, the Attorney General serves as a member of the Florida
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000152`Cabinet. He is also regularly called u
pon by the Florida Legislature to discuss and provide advice on relevant issues
and `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000153`pending legislation. The Cabinet Affa
irs staff advises the Attorney General on all matters pertaining to his
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000154`constitutional and statutory role as a
member of the Florida Cabinet. TheGovernor and Cabinet, as a collegial body, si
t `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000155`as the head of the following: State Bo
ard of Executive Clemency; Division of Bond Finance; Department of Veterans'
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000156`Affairs; Department of Highway Safety
& Motor Vehicles; Department of Law Enforcement; Department of Revenue;
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000157`Administration Commission; Florida Lan
d & Water Adjudicatory Commission; Electrical Power Plant & Transmission Line
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000158`Siting Board; Board of Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund; and Financial Services Commission. The Governor,
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000159`Attorney General and Chief Financial O
fficer sit as the head of the State Board of Administration. The Cabinet Affairs
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000160`staff regularly meets with interested
parties and private citizens and responds to inquiries from the public relating
to `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000161`factual, policy, and legal issues rela
ted to the areas of jurisdiction of the Governor and Cabinet.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000162`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000163`Cabinet Affairs is staffed with the mi
nimal number of personnel necessary to carry out its duties and responsibilities
to `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000164`the public and the Attorney General. A
ny reductions would significantly hamper the Attorney General's ability to carry
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000165`out his constitutional duty as a membe
r of the Florida Cabinet.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000166`
`

41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000167`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000168`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000169`Impact of Not Funding In Office of Sta
tewide Prosecution
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000170`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000171`The fund shift in the Office of Statew
ide prosecution shifted nine positions from this office and failure to restore
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000172`these funds would eliminate five posit
ions and severely reduce the effectiveness of the office in fighting multi-circu
it `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000173`crimes. The unit currently has nine v
acant positions, at least eight of which must remain vacant the entire fiscal ye
ar `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000174`in order to meet our previous cuts
The Southwest Bureau is staffed with only one prosecutor who is responsible for
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000175`covering Southwest Florida. These cur
rent staffing levels do not allow us to meet our constitutional mission in those
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000176`geographic areas.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000177`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000178`The Office of Statewide Prosecution is
focusing on two main priorities: gang violence and fraud. In the last three ye
ars `
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000179`we have made tremendous progress in bo
th areas but there remains work to be done.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000180`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000181`While violent crime is down in our key
impact areas, it is still a threatening problem in parts of our state. Our
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000182`success has been measured by the neigh
borhoods we have changed through arrests and successful prosecution and also
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000183`through the awards earned by our inves
tigative partners gang units of the year for the last two years for OSP cases.
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000184`
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000185`On top of these two priorities that we
have tackled given the threats they pose to our state, OSP continues to handle
`
41100200`1203000000`4009030`000000`000186`complex criminal cases in our traditio
nal areas of white collar crime and narcotics.
`

41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000001`Request
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000002`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000003`The Department of Legal Affairs/Office
of Attorney General requests $4,109,071 in General Revenue to replace the
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000004`non-recurring "Transfer Funding to Tru
st Funds from General Revenue" fund shift appropriated by the legislature for
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000005`Fiscal Year 2008-09, 2009-10 and in Fi
scal Year 2010-11 and the use of non-recurring General Revenue to fund recurring
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000006`positions..
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000007`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000008`This fund shift comprises almost thirt
een percent (13%) of the recurring General Revenue in the OAG operating budget.
The `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000009`legislature provided for a non-recurri
ng transfer of $3,000,000 to the Operating Trust fund and provided $1,109,071in
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000010`non-recurring General Revenue. The cu
rrent year fund shift is the third year of shifting the funding of positions in
the `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000011`Department of Legal Affairs to non-rec
urring funds. The approach used by the legislature and OAG for the fund shift o
f `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000012`these positions was to utilize cash de
rived from judgments brought in proceedings related to state or federal antitrus
t `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000013`law or the Florida RICO Act and held i
n the account pending a final court decision or final distribution order. The
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000014`monies recovered on behalf of consumer
s go to consumers or for their benefit. Monies recovered on behalf of local publ
ic `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000015`entities go back to them. Monies recov
ered on behalf of state agencies must be deposited in the General Revenue Fund.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000016`There is no longer settlement cash ava
ilable to continue this fund shift.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000017`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000018`This issue requests the replacement of
the trust funds appropriated in the following Budget Entities:
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000019`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000020`$380,696 in Civil Enforcement Budget E
ntity to the Operating Trust Fund
`

41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000021`$87,281 in Constitutional Legal Servic
es Budget Entity to the Operating Trust Fund
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000022`$2,737,402 in the Criminal / Civil Lit
igation Defense Budget Entity to the Operating Trust Fund
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000023`$438,752 in the Statewide Prosecution
/ Multi-Circuit Crime Budget Entity to the Operating Trust Fund, and
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000024`$464,940 in the Executive Direction an
d Support Services Budget Entity to the Operating
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000025`Trust Fund
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000026`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000027`These fund shifts have resulted in tem
porarily transferring thirty eight attorneys and twenty five support positions f
rom `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000028`General Revenue to the non-recurring m
oneys from these trust funds. The majority of the positions are in the Criminal
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000029`Division. The Criminal Division is re
sponsible for representing the State in all criminal appeals, as well as in
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000030`post-conviction litigation at both the
trial and appellate levels before state and federal courts.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000031`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000032`Impact of Not Funding In Criminal Divi
sion
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000033`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000034`The majority of the General Revenue in
the OAG funds the Criminal Division which consists of Criminal Appeals and Capi
tal `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000035`Appeals. In order to meet the reductio
n requirement the OAG calculates that the Criminal Division will have to be redu
ced `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000036`by approximately 28 positions. This w
ill add to the 31 positions already vacant due to reductions in funding and the
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000037`seventeen (17) employees cut from the
division over the last three years.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000038`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000039`The Florida's Attorney General's Crimi
nal and Capital Appellate Division, is the State's appellate prosecutor assigned
to `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000040`defend the judgments and sentences imp
osed by the trial court, in the state courts of appeal and federal habeas courts
. `

41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000041`Every appeal, from any of the 20 judic
ial circuits, filed by a criminal defendant challenging his conviction or length
of `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000042`sentence, is processed through this di
vision, specifically each case is docketed, assigned a case number and assigned
and `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000043`prosecuted by attorneys specializing i
n this appellate discipline. The Criminal and Capital Appellate Division litiga
tes `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000044`against the statewide appellate public
defenders, the three Capital Collateral Regional Counsels, assigned conflict
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000045`counsels in every judicial circuit, fe
deral public defenders from the three federal districts and all private attorney
s `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000046`hired to do criminal appellate defense
work and, of course, pro se litigants.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000047`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000048`The budgetary cuts and additional dele
tions in the attorney ranks has reduced the number of attorneys working on
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000049`approximately 29,522 opened and curren
t criminal cases and, 911 opened and active capital cases--in 2009-2010 fiscal
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000050`year, from 6 bureau chiefs, 110 crimin
al attorneys and 16 capital attorneys in 2007 to 6 bureau chiefs, 88 criminal
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000051`attorneys and 13.5 capital attorneys,
in 2010, respectively. The Division has 31 vacancies, which are unfunded, a
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000052`majority of which are attorney positio
ns.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000053`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000054`The OAG criminal division has faced pr
essures from the state and federal courts to speed up the handling of backlogged
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000055`cases. Calls for handling cases more e
xpeditiously, has been impossible --due to the sheer number of cases per attorne
y `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000056`caseloads. Moreover, this division has
not benefitted from the "lesser reductions in funding" legislatively mandated f
or `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000057`the State judiciary, because the crimi
nal appeals division is a part of the Executive Branch not the Judiciary. And,
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000058`there are no provisions which would al
low the OAG criminal appellate division to retrieve attorney fees for litigation
in `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000059`state or federal court when prevailing
in extraordinary state litigation or federal habeas litigation and ensuing appe
als `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000060`there from in the federal appellate co
urts. Without adequate funding from any quarter, and faced with continuing budg
et `

41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000061`shortfalls from general revenue dollar
s, it would not appear likely that reduced backlogs of cases and shorter litigat
ion `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000062`time will occur without an infusion of
necessary general revenue dollars with which to fill current-existing vacancies
. `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000063`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000064`In 2009-2010, the average caseloads fo
r currently remaining/filled FTEs are:
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000065`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000066`
.)
Capital (13.5 Atty.)
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000067`
y.
Caseloads per atty.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000068`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000069`2009-2010
70
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000070`

Criminal (88 Atty
Caseloads per att

330

`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000071`The depletion of the criminal appellat
e attorney ranks in this office has resulted in further delays in the processing
of `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000072`appellate cases, has strained the abil
ity of the state to address complex legal issues, and brings into question wheth
er `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000073`appellate review is meaningful. The ex
cessive case loads have challenged even the most seasoned appellate attorneys'
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000074`abilities to competently process casel
oads, thus placing unimaginable pressures on this office's ability to retain
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000075`criminal appellate attorneys and their
expertise, as well as meet the demands of the criminal justice system.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000076`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000077`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000078`Impact of Not Funding In Civil Enforce
ment
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000079`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000080`The General Revenue in the Civil Enfor
cement Budget Entity is primarily used to match federal funds 25% to 75% for the
`

41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000081`Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. General
Revenue is also used to fund the Cyber Crime unit. The Medicaid Fraud Control U
nit `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000082`provides enough General Revenue to the
State to more than pay for the cost of the unit. However, as the General Reven
ue `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000083`in the unit was included in the fund s
hift, OAG must make cuts in the unit to meet cuts to Civil Enforcement. If the
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000084`$380,696 in General Revenue for these
positions is eliminated the actual cut could require up to 21 positions and a
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000085`reduction of additional Federal funds.
This reduction would further jeopardize the over $10 million the unit has provi
ded `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000086`to General Revenue over the last fisca
l year.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000087`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000088`The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU)
investigates the business practices of doctors, dentists, clinics, and other
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000089`health care providers who bill for ser
vices never performed or who charge more than authorized for services rendered.
The `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000090`unit also investigates the abuse, negl
ect, and exploitation of residents of long-term care facilities who are elderly,
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000091`ill, and/or mentally or physically dis
abled.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000092`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000093`Health care fraud is an immense societ
al problem, both nationally and within Florida's $16 billion-a-year Medicaid
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000094`program. The MFCU is responsible for p
olicing the Medicaid Program, as well as investigating allegations of corruption
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000095`and fraud in the program's management.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000096`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000097`The MFCU is also responsible for inves
tigating the physical abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of patients
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000098`residing in long-term care facilities
such as nursing homes, facilities for the mentally and physically disabled and
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000099`assisted care living facilities. The q
uality of care being provided to Florida's ill, elderly, and disabled citizens i
s `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000100`an issue of great concern and a priori
ty within the MFCU.
`

41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000101`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000102`The MFCU provides a Patient Abuse, Neg
lect and Exploitation (PANE) Project consisting of a collaborative effort among
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000103`several agencies to address the abuse
and exploitation of patients in long term care facilities and results have been
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000104`very positive. The MFCU also continued
its leadership role in a multi-state/federal investigation into pharmaceutical
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000105`pricing. This investigation, which beg
an in Florida, revealed that several generic drug manufacturers have been
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000106`artificially inflating the prices of t
heir drugs which are reported to the government in a scheme that has cost Medica
re `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000107`and Medicaid hundreds of millions of d
ollars. This ongoing investigation has already resulted in multi-million dollar
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000108`settlements with several major drug co
mpanies and ongoing litigation involving other pharmaceutical manufacturers shou
ld `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000109`result in additional recoveries.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000110`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000111`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000112`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000113`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000114`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000115`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000116`Impact of Not Funding In Constitutiona
l Legal Services Budget Entity
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000117`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000118`The General Revenue in the Constitutio
nal Legal Services Budget Entity is primarily used for the Solicitor General. T
he `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000119`Solicitor General's office is currentl
y holding three positions vacant to meet the reductions already made in the OAG
and `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000120`this would mean an additional position
would be impacted.
`

41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000121`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000122`The primary responsibility of the Offi
ce of the Solicitor General (OSG) is to represent the State of Florida in
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000123`significant litigation affecting the p
owers, duties, and responsibilities of all branches of state government and serv
e `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000124`as the primary civil appellate attorne
y for the State. The OSG defends constitutional challenges to laws passed by th
e `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000125`Legislature and represents the State i
n cases of constitutional importance before the United States Supreme Court and
the `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000126`Florida Supreme Court, oversees comple
x civil litigation cases of statewide impact, prepares amicus briefs in support
of `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000127`State policy goals in state and federa
l appellate court cases, advises the Attorney General on legal and policy issues
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000128`affecting the State and advises other
divisions within the OAG who are litigating on behalf of state agencies.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000129`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000130`The vital role of defending the consti
tutionality of Florida statutes and handling complex litigation with statewide
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000131`impact would be severely jeopardized w
ith the reduction from the Office of Solicitor General.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000132`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000133`Impact of Not Funding In Executive Dir
ection and Support Services Budget Entity
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000134`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000135`The General Revenue in the Executive D
irection and Support Services Budget Entity
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000136`Provides funding for the Opinions, Cab
inet Affairs, and Executive staff positions. The executive staff is already dow
n `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000137`by nine critical positions and cannot
take the additional reduction of eight positions and still allow the Attorney
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000138`General to meet his core duties.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000139`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000140`The Attorney General is required to pr
ovide official written opinions to state and local officials, boards, agencies,
and `

41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000141`their attorneys in response to questio
ns regarding their official duties. In addition, the Attorney General is
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000142`authorized provide legal advice to the
state attorneys and to Florida's representatives in Congress. The Attorney
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000143`General's opinion process provides a d
irect means for inexpensive dispute resolution. The strategic objective is to
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000144`resolve requests for opinions in a tim
ely manner.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000145`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000146`A reduction in Opinions staff would de
crease productivity and cause governmental entities to incur substantial legal f
ees `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000147`from litigation. In addition, misinte
rpretation or varying interpretations of statutes could result in violations of
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000148`statutes including, but not limited to
, Sunshine and/or public records law. A centralized legal resource for Departme
nt `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000149`of Legal Affairs and other governmenta
l entities could be lost.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000150`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000151`In addition to his duties as the state
's chief legal officer, the Attorney General serves as a member of the Florida
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000152`Cabinet. He is also regularly called u
pon by the Florida Legislature to discuss and provide advice on relevant issues
and `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000153`pending legislation. The Cabinet Affa
irs staff advises the Attorney General on all matters pertaining to his
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000154`constitutional and statutory role as a
member of the Florida Cabinet. TheGovernor and Cabinet, as a collegial body, si
t `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000155`as the head of the following: State Bo
ard of Executive Clemency; Division of Bond Finance; Department of Veterans'
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000156`Affairs; Department of Highway Safety
& Motor Vehicles; Department of Law Enforcement; Department of Revenue;
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000157`Administration Commission; Florida Lan
d & Water Adjudicatory Commission; Electrical Power Plant & Transmission Line
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000158`Siting Board; Board of Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund; and Financial Services Commission. The Governor,
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000159`Attorney General and Chief Financial O
fficer sit as the head of the State Board of Administration. The Cabinet Affairs
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000160`staff regularly meets with interested
parties and private citizens and responds to inquiries from the public relating
to `

41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000161`factual, policy, and legal issues rela
ted to the areas of jurisdiction of the Governor and Cabinet.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000162`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000163`Cabinet Affairs is staffed with the mi
nimal number of personnel necessary to carry out its duties and responsibilities
to `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000164`the public and the Attorney General. A
ny reductions would significantly hamper the Attorney General's ability to carry
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000165`out his constitutional duty as a membe
r of the Florida Cabinet.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000166`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000167`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000168`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000169`Impact of Not Funding In Office of Sta
tewide Prosecution
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000170`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000171`The fund shift in the Office of Statew
ide prosecution shifted nine positions from this office and failure to restore
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000172`these funds would eliminate five posit
ions and severely reduce the effectiveness of the office in fighting multi-circu
it `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000173`crimes. The unit currently has nine v
acant positions, at least eight of which must remain vacant the entire fiscal ye
ar `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000174`in order to meet our previous cuts
The Southwest Bureau is staffed with only one prosecutor who is responsible for
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000175`covering Southwest Florida. These cur
rent staffing levels do not allow us to meet our constitutional mission in those
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000176`geographic areas.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000177`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000178`The Office of Statewide Prosecution is
focusing on two main priorities: gang violence and fraud. In the last three ye
ars `
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000179`we have made tremendous progress in bo
th areas but there remains work to be done.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000180`
`

41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000181`While violent crime is down in our key
impact areas, it is still a threatening problem in parts of our state. Our
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000182`success has been measured by the neigh
borhoods we have changed through arrests and successful prosecution and also
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000183`through the awards earned by our inves
tigative partners gang units of the year for the last two years for OSP cases.
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000184`
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000185`On top of these two priorities that we
have tackled given the threats they pose to our state, OSP continues to handle
`
41100300`1203000000`4009030`000000`000186`complex criminal cases in our traditio
nal areas of white collar crime and narcotics.
`
41100400`1602000000`1601200`000000`000001`The Office of the Attorney General adm
inisters the Federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) assistance grants. Through the
`
41100400`1602000000`1601200`000000`000002`United State Department of Justice, Of
fice of Victims of Crime, these federal funds are awarded annually to the states
to `
41100400`1602000000`1601200`000000`000003`provide direct services to the victims
of crime. The Office of the Attorney General is the designated pass-through age
ncy `
41100400`1602000000`1601200`000000`000004`to administer the federal grant funds
in Florida. Grants are awarded to local community public and not for profit
`
41100400`1602000000`1601200`000000`000005`agencies for use in responding to the
emotional and physical need of crime victims, assisting victims by stabilizing
`
41100400`1602000000`1601200`000000`000006`their lives after victimization, assis
ting victims to understand and participate in the criminal justice system, and
`
41100400`1602000000`1601200`000000`000007`providing victims with a measure of sa
fety and security.
`
41100400`1602000000`1601200`000000`000008`
`
41100400`1602000000`1601200`000000`000009`The grant for Fiscal Year 2009 was $11
,687,000. The Office of the Attorney General requested and received $11,687,000
in `
41100400`1602000000`1601200`000000`000010`spending authority in the Fiscal Year
2010-11 Appropriations Act based on the 2009 grant award. The 2010 VOCA grant w
as `
41100400`1602000000`1601200`000000`000011`awarded July 17, 2010, after the appro
priations process was complete. The actual award for the 2010 grant is $13,192,0
00; `
41100400`1602000000`1601200`000000`000012`$1,505,000 more than the spending auth
ority appropriated.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000001`Request
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000002`
`

41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000003`The Department of Legal Affairs/Office
of Attorney General requests $4,109,071 in General Revenue to replace the
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000004`non-recurring "Transfer Funding to Tru
st Funds from General Revenue" fund shift appropriated by the legislature for
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000005`Fiscal Year 2008-09, 2009-10 and in Fi
scal Year 2010-11 and the use of non-recurring General Revenue to fund recurring
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000006`positions..
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000007`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000008`This fund shift comprises almost thirt
een percent (13%) of the recurring General Revenue in the OAG operating budget.
The `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000009`legislature provided for a non-recurri
ng transfer of $3,000,000 to the Operating Trust fund and provided $1,109,071in
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000010`non-recurring General Revenue. The cu
rrent year fund shift is the third year of shifting the funding of positions in
the `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000011`Department of Legal Affairs to non-rec
urring funds. The approach used by the legislature and OAG for the fund shift o
f `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000012`these positions was to utilize cash de
rived from judgments brought in proceedings related to state or federal antitrus
t `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000013`law or the Florida RICO Act and held i
n the account pending a final court decision or final distribution order. The
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000014`monies recovered on behalf of consumer
s go to consumers or for their benefit. Monies recovered on behalf of local publ
ic `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000015`entities go back to them. Monies recov
ered on behalf of state agencies must be deposited in the General Revenue Fund.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000016`There is no longer settlement cash ava
ilable to continue this fund shift.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000017`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000018`This issue requests the replacement of
the trust funds appropriated in the following Budget Entities:
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000019`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000020`$380,696 in Civil Enforcement Budget E
ntity to the Operating Trust Fund
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000021`$87,281 in Constitutional Legal Servic
es Budget Entity to the Operating Trust Fund
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000022`$2,737,402 in the Criminal / Civil Lit
igation Defense Budget Entity to the Operating Trust Fund
`

41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000023`$438,752 in the Statewide Prosecution
/ Multi-Circuit Crime Budget Entity to the Operating Trust Fund, and
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000024`$464,940 in the Executive Direction an
d Support Services Budget Entity to the Operating
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000025`Trust Fund
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000026`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000027`These fund shifts have resulted in tem
porarily transferring thirty eight attorneys and twenty five support positions f
rom `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000028`General Revenue to the non-recurring m
oneys from these trust funds. The majority of the positions are in the Criminal
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000029`Division. The Criminal Division is re
sponsible for representing the State in all criminal appeals, as well as in
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000030`post-conviction litigation at both the
trial and appellate levels before state and federal courts.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000031`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000032`Impact of Not Funding In Criminal Divi
sion
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000033`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000034`The majority of the General Revenue in
the OAG funds the Criminal Division which consists of Criminal Appeals and Capi
tal `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000035`Appeals. In order to meet the reductio
n requirement the OAG calculates that the Criminal Division will have to be redu
ced `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000036`by approximately 28 positions. This w
ill add to the 31 positions already vacant due to reductions in funding and the
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000037`seventeen (17) employees cut from the
division over the last three years.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000038`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000039`The Florida's Attorney General's Crimi
nal and Capital Appellate Division, is the State's appellate prosecutor assigned
to `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000040`defend the judgments and sentences imp
osed by the trial court, in the state courts of appeal and federal habeas courts
. `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000041`Every appeal, from any of the 20 judic
ial circuits, filed by a criminal defendant challenging his conviction or length
of `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000042`sentence, is processed through this di
vision, specifically each case is docketed, assigned a case number and assigned
and `

41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000043`prosecuted by attorneys specializing i
n this appellate discipline. The Criminal and Capital Appellate Division litiga
tes `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000044`against the statewide appellate public
defenders, the three Capital Collateral Regional Counsels, assigned conflict
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000045`counsels in every judicial circuit, fe
deral public defenders from the three federal districts and all private attorney
s `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000046`hired to do criminal appellate defense
work and, of course, pro se litigants.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000047`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000048`The budgetary cuts and additional dele
tions in the attorney ranks has reduced the number of attorneys working on
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000049`approximately 29,522 opened and curren
t criminal cases and, 911 opened and active capital cases--in 2009-2010 fiscal
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000050`year, from 6 bureau chiefs, 110 crimin
al attorneys and 16 capital attorneys in 2007 to 6 bureau chiefs, 88 criminal
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000051`attorneys and 13.5 capital attorneys,
in 2010, respectively. The Division has 31 vacancies, which are unfunded, a
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000052`majority of which are attorney positio
ns.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000053`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000054`The OAG criminal division has faced pr
essures from the state and federal courts to speed up the handling of backlogged
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000055`cases. Calls for handling cases more e
xpeditiously, has been impossible --due to the sheer number of cases per attorne
y `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000056`caseloads. Moreover, this division has
not benefitted from the "lesser reductions in funding" legislatively mandated f
or `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000057`the State judiciary, because the crimi
nal appeals division is a part of the Executive Branch not the Judiciary. And,
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000058`there are no provisions which would al
low the OAG criminal appellate division to retrieve attorney fees for litigation
in `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000059`state or federal court when prevailing
in extraordinary state litigation or federal habeas litigation and ensuing appe
als `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000060`there from in the federal appellate co
urts. Without adequate funding from any quarter, and faced with continuing budg
et `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000061`shortfalls from general revenue dollar
s, it would not appear likely that reduced backlogs of cases and shorter litigat
ion `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000062`time will occur without an infusion of
necessary general revenue dollars with which to fill current-existing vacancies
. `

41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000063`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000064`In 2009-2010, the average caseloads fo
r currently remaining/filled FTEs are:
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000065`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000066`
.)
Capital (13.5 Atty.)
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000067`
y.
Caseloads per atty.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000068`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000069`2009-2010
70
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000070`

Criminal (88 Atty
Caseloads per att

330

`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000071`The depletion of the criminal appellat
e attorney ranks in this office has resulted in further delays in the processing
of `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000072`appellate cases, has strained the abil
ity of the state to address complex legal issues, and brings into question wheth
er `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000073`appellate review is meaningful. The ex
cessive case loads have challenged even the most seasoned appellate attorneys'
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000074`abilities to competently process casel
oads, thus placing unimaginable pressures on this office's ability to retain
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000075`criminal appellate attorneys and their
expertise, as well as meet the demands of the criminal justice system.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000076`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000077`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000078`Impact of Not Funding In Civil Enforce
ment
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000079`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000080`The General Revenue in the Civil Enfor
cement Budget Entity is primarily used to match federal funds 25% to 75% for the
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000081`Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. General
Revenue is also used to fund the Cyber Crime unit. The Medicaid Fraud Control U
nit `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000082`provides enough General Revenue to the
State to more than pay for the cost of the unit. However, as the General Reven
ue `

41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000083`in the unit was included in the fund s
hift, OAG must make cuts in the unit to meet cuts to Civil Enforcement. If the
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000084`$380,696 in General Revenue for these
positions is eliminated the actual cut could require up to 21 positions and a
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000085`reduction of additional Federal funds.
This reduction would further jeopardize the over $10 million the unit has provi
ded `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000086`to General Revenue over the last fisca
l year.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000087`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000088`The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU)
investigates the business practices of doctors, dentists, clinics, and other
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000089`health care providers who bill for ser
vices never performed or who charge more than authorized for services rendered.
The `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000090`unit also investigates the abuse, negl
ect, and exploitation of residents of long-term care facilities who are elderly,
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000091`ill, and/or mentally or physically dis
abled.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000092`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000093`Health care fraud is an immense societ
al problem, both nationally and within Florida's $16 billion-a-year Medicaid
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000094`program. The MFCU is responsible for p
olicing the Medicaid Program, as well as investigating allegations of corruption
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000095`and fraud in the program's management.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000096`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000097`The MFCU is also responsible for inves
tigating the physical abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of patients
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000098`residing in long-term care facilities
such as nursing homes, facilities for the mentally and physically disabled and
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000099`assisted care living facilities. The q
uality of care being provided to Florida's ill, elderly, and disabled citizens i
s `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000100`an issue of great concern and a priori
ty within the MFCU.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000101`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000102`The MFCU provides a Patient Abuse, Neg
lect and Exploitation (PANE) Project consisting of a collaborative effort among
`

41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000103`several agencies to address the abuse
and exploitation of patients in long term care facilities and results have been
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000104`very positive. The MFCU also continued
its leadership role in a multi-state/federal investigation into pharmaceutical
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000105`pricing. This investigation, which beg
an in Florida, revealed that several generic drug manufacturers have been
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000106`artificially inflating the prices of t
heir drugs which are reported to the government in a scheme that has cost Medica
re `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000107`and Medicaid hundreds of millions of d
ollars. This ongoing investigation has already resulted in multi-million dollar
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000108`settlements with several major drug co
mpanies and ongoing litigation involving other pharmaceutical manufacturers shou
ld `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000109`result in additional recoveries.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000110`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000111`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000112`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000113`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000114`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000115`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000116`Impact of Not Funding In Constitutiona
l Legal Services Budget Entity
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000117`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000118`The General Revenue in the Constitutio
nal Legal Services Budget Entity is primarily used for the Solicitor General. T
he `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000119`Solicitor General's office is currentl
y holding three positions vacant to meet the reductions already made in the OAG
and `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000120`this would mean an additional position
would be impacted.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000121`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000122`The primary responsibility of the Offi
ce of the Solicitor General (OSG) is to represent the State of Florida in
`

41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000123`significant litigation affecting the p
owers, duties, and responsibilities of all branches of state government and serv
e `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000124`as the primary civil appellate attorne
y for the State. The OSG defends constitutional challenges to laws passed by th
e `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000125`Legislature and represents the State i
n cases of constitutional importance before the United States Supreme Court and
the `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000126`Florida Supreme Court, oversees comple
x civil litigation cases of statewide impact, prepares amicus briefs in support
of `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000127`State policy goals in state and federa
l appellate court cases, advises the Attorney General on legal and policy issues
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000128`affecting the State and advises other
divisions within the OAG who are litigating on behalf of state agencies.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000129`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000130`The vital role of defending the consti
tutionality of Florida statutes and handling complex litigation with statewide
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000131`impact would be severely jeopardized w
ith the reduction from the Office of Solicitor General.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000132`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000133`Impact of Not Funding In Executive Dir
ection and Support Services Budget Entity
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000134`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000135`The General Revenue in the Executive D
irection and Support Services Budget Entity
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000136`Provides funding for the Opinions, Cab
inet Affairs, and Executive staff positions. The executive staff is already dow
n `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000137`by nine critical positions and cannot
take the additional reduction of eight positions and still allow the Attorney
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000138`General to meet his core duties.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000139`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000140`The Attorney General is required to pr
ovide official written opinions to state and local officials, boards, agencies,
and `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000141`their attorneys in response to questio
ns regarding their official duties. In addition, the Attorney General is
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000142`authorized provide legal advice to the
state attorneys and to Florida's representatives in Congress. The Attorney
`

41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000143`General's opinion process provides a d
irect means for inexpensive dispute resolution. The strategic objective is to
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000144`resolve requests for opinions in a tim
ely manner.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000145`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000146`A reduction in Opinions staff would de
crease productivity and cause governmental entities to incur substantial legal f
ees `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000147`from litigation. In addition, misinte
rpretation or varying interpretations of statutes could result in violations of
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000148`statutes including, but not limited to
, Sunshine and/or public records law. A centralized legal resource for Departme
nt `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000149`of Legal Affairs and other governmenta
l entities could be lost.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000150`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000151`In addition to his duties as the state
's chief legal officer, the Attorney General serves as a member of the Florida
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000152`Cabinet. He is also regularly called u
pon by the Florida Legislature to discuss and provide advice on relevant issues
and `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000153`pending legislation. The Cabinet Affa
irs staff advises the Attorney General on all matters pertaining to his
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000154`constitutional and statutory role as a
member of the Florida Cabinet. TheGovernor and Cabinet, as a collegial body, si
t `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000155`as the head of the following: State Bo
ard of Executive Clemency; Division of Bond Finance; Department of Veterans'
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000156`Affairs; Department of Highway Safety
& Motor Vehicles; Department of Law Enforcement; Department of Revenue;
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000157`Administration Commission; Florida Lan
d & Water Adjudicatory Commission; Electrical Power Plant & Transmission Line
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000158`Siting Board; Board of Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund; and Financial Services Commission. The Governor,
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000159`Attorney General and Chief Financial O
fficer sit as the head of the State Board of Administration. The Cabinet Affairs
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000160`staff regularly meets with interested
parties and private citizens and responds to inquiries from the public relating
to `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000161`factual, policy, and legal issues rela
ted to the areas of jurisdiction of the Governor and Cabinet.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000162`
`

41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000163`Cabinet Affairs is staffed with the mi
nimal number of personnel necessary to carry out its duties and responsibilities
to `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000164`the public and the Attorney General. A
ny reductions would significantly hamper the Attorney General's ability to carry
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000165`out his constitutional duty as a membe
r of the Florida Cabinet.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000166`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000167`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000168`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000169`Impact of Not Funding In Office of Sta
tewide Prosecution
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000170`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000171`The fund shift in the Office of Statew
ide prosecution shifted nine positions from this office and failure to restore
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000172`these funds would eliminate five posit
ions and severely reduce the effectiveness of the office in fighting multi-circu
it `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000173`crimes. The unit currently has nine v
acant positions, at least eight of which must remain vacant the entire fiscal ye
ar `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000174`in order to meet our previous cuts
The Southwest Bureau is staffed with only one prosecutor who is responsible for
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000175`covering Southwest Florida. These cur
rent staffing levels do not allow us to meet our constitutional mission in those
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000176`geographic areas.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000177`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000178`The Office of Statewide Prosecution is
focusing on two main priorities: gang violence and fraud. In the last three ye
ars `
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000179`we have made tremendous progress in bo
th areas but there remains work to be done.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000180`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000181`While violent crime is down in our key
impact areas, it is still a threatening problem in parts of our state. Our
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000182`success has been measured by the neigh
borhoods we have changed through arrests and successful prosecution and also
`

41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000183`through the awards earned by our inves
tigative partners gang units of the year for the last two years for OSP cases.
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000184`
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000185`On top of these two priorities that we
have tackled given the threats they pose to our state, OSP continues to handle
`
41100500`1602000000`4009030`000000`000186`complex criminal cases in our traditio
nal areas of white collar crime and narcotics.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000001`Request
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000002`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000003`The Department of Legal Affairs/Office
of Attorney General requests $4,109,071 in General Revenue to replace the
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000004`non-recurring "Transfer Funding to Tru
st Funds from General Revenue" fund shift appropriated by the legislature for
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000005`Fiscal Year 2008-09, 2009-10 and in Fi
scal Year 2010-11 and the use of non-recurring General Revenue to fund recurring
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000006`positions..
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000007`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000008`This fund shift comprises almost thirt
een percent (13%) of the recurring General Revenue in the OAG operating budget.
The `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000009`legislature provided for a non-recurri
ng transfer of $3,000,000 to the Operating Trust fund and provided $1,109,071in
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000010`non-recurring General Revenue. The cu
rrent year fund shift is the third year of shifting the funding of positions in
the `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000011`Department of Legal Affairs to non-rec
urring funds. The approach used by the legislature and OAG for the fund shift o
f `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000012`these positions was to utilize cash de
rived from judgments brought in proceedings related to state or federal antitrus
t `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000013`law or the Florida RICO Act and held i
n the account pending a final court decision or final distribution order. The
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000014`monies recovered on behalf of consumer
s go to consumers or for their benefit. Monies recovered on behalf of local publ
ic `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000015`entities go back to them. Monies recov
ered on behalf of state agencies must be deposited in the General Revenue Fund.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000016`There is no longer settlement cash ava
ilable to continue this fund shift.
`

41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000017`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000018`This issue requests the replacement of
the trust funds appropriated in the following Budget Entities:
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000019`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000020`$380,696 in Civil Enforcement Budget E
ntity to the Operating Trust Fund
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000021`$87,281 in Constitutional Legal Servic
es Budget Entity to the Operating Trust Fund
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000022`$2,737,402 in the Criminal / Civil Lit
igation Defense Budget Entity to the Operating Trust Fund
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000023`$438,752 in the Statewide Prosecution
/ Multi-Circuit Crime Budget Entity to the Operating Trust Fund, and
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000024`$464,940 in the Executive Direction an
d Support Services Budget Entity to the Operating
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000025`Trust Fund
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000026`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000027`These fund shifts have resulted in tem
porarily transferring thirty eight attorneys and twenty five support positions f
rom `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000028`General Revenue to the non-recurring m
oneys from these trust funds. The majority of the positions are in the Criminal
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000029`Division. The Criminal Division is re
sponsible for representing the State in all criminal appeals, as well as in
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000030`post-conviction litigation at both the
trial and appellate levels before state and federal courts.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000031`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000032`Impact of Not Funding In Criminal Divi
sion
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000033`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000034`The majority of the General Revenue in
the OAG funds the Criminal Division which consists of Criminal Appeals and Capi
tal `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000035`Appeals. In order to meet the reductio
n requirement the OAG calculates that the Criminal Division will have to be redu
ced `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000036`by approximately 28 positions. This w
ill add to the 31 positions already vacant due to reductions in funding and the
`

41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000037`seventeen (17) employees cut from the
division over the last three years.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000038`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000039`The Florida's Attorney General's Crimi
nal and Capital Appellate Division, is the State's appellate prosecutor assigned
to `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000040`defend the judgments and sentences imp
osed by the trial court, in the state courts of appeal and federal habeas courts
. `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000041`Every appeal, from any of the 20 judic
ial circuits, filed by a criminal defendant challenging his conviction or length
of `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000042`sentence, is processed through this di
vision, specifically each case is docketed, assigned a case number and assigned
and `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000043`prosecuted by attorneys specializing i
n this appellate discipline. The Criminal and Capital Appellate Division litiga
tes `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000044`against the statewide appellate public
defenders, the three Capital Collateral Regional Counsels, assigned conflict
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000045`counsels in every judicial circuit, fe
deral public defenders from the three federal districts and all private attorney
s `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000046`hired to do criminal appellate defense
work and, of course, pro se litigants.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000047`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000048`The budgetary cuts and additional dele
tions in the attorney ranks has reduced the number of attorneys working on
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000049`approximately 29,522 opened and curren
t criminal cases and, 911 opened and active capital cases--in 2009-2010 fiscal
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000050`year, from 6 bureau chiefs, 110 crimin
al attorneys and 16 capital attorneys in 2007 to 6 bureau chiefs, 88 criminal
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000051`attorneys and 13.5 capital attorneys,
in 2010, respectively. The Division has 31 vacancies, which are unfunded, a
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000052`majority of which are attorney positio
ns.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000053`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000054`The OAG criminal division has faced pr
essures from the state and federal courts to speed up the handling of backlogged
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000055`cases. Calls for handling cases more e
xpeditiously, has been impossible --due to the sheer number of cases per attorne
y `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000056`caseloads. Moreover, this division has
not benefitted from the "lesser reductions in funding" legislatively mandated f
or `

41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000057`the State judiciary, because the crimi
nal appeals division is a part of the Executive Branch not the Judiciary. And,
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000058`there are no provisions which would al
low the OAG criminal appellate division to retrieve attorney fees for litigation
in `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000059`state or federal court when prevailing
in extraordinary state litigation or federal habeas litigation and ensuing appe
als `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000060`there from in the federal appellate co
urts. Without adequate funding from any quarter, and faced with continuing budg
et `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000061`shortfalls from general revenue dollar
s, it would not appear likely that reduced backlogs of cases and shorter litigat
ion `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000062`time will occur without an infusion of
necessary general revenue dollars with which to fill current-existing vacancies
. `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000063`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000064`In 2009-2010, the average caseloads fo
r currently remaining/filled FTEs are:
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000065`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000066`
.)
Capital (13.5 Atty.)
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000067`
y.
Caseloads per atty.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000068`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000069`2009-2010
70
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000070`

Criminal (88 Atty
Caseloads per att

330

`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000071`The depletion of the criminal appellat
e attorney ranks in this office has resulted in further delays in the processing
of `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000072`appellate cases, has strained the abil
ity of the state to address complex legal issues, and brings into question wheth
er `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000073`appellate review is meaningful. The ex
cessive case loads have challenged even the most seasoned appellate attorneys'
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000074`abilities to competently process casel
oads, thus placing unimaginable pressures on this office's ability to retain
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000075`criminal appellate attorneys and their
expertise, as well as meet the demands of the criminal justice system.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000076`
`

41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000077`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000078`Impact of Not Funding In Civil Enforce
ment
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000079`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000080`The General Revenue in the Civil Enfor
cement Budget Entity is primarily used to match federal funds 25% to 75% for the
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000081`Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. General
Revenue is also used to fund the Cyber Crime unit. The Medicaid Fraud Control U
nit `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000082`provides enough General Revenue to the
State to more than pay for the cost of the unit. However, as the General Reven
ue `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000083`in the unit was included in the fund s
hift, OAG must make cuts in the unit to meet cuts to Civil Enforcement. If the
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000084`$380,696 in General Revenue for these
positions is eliminated the actual cut could require up to 21 positions and a
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000085`reduction of additional Federal funds.
This reduction would further jeopardize the over $10 million the unit has provi
ded `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000086`to General Revenue over the last fisca
l year.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000087`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000088`The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU)
investigates the business practices of doctors, dentists, clinics, and other
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000089`health care providers who bill for ser
vices never performed or who charge more than authorized for services rendered.
The `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000090`unit also investigates the abuse, negl
ect, and exploitation of residents of long-term care facilities who are elderly,
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000091`ill, and/or mentally or physically dis
abled.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000092`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000093`Health care fraud is an immense societ
al problem, both nationally and within Florida's $16 billion-a-year Medicaid
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000094`program. The MFCU is responsible for p
olicing the Medicaid Program, as well as investigating allegations of corruption
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000095`and fraud in the program's management.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000096`
`

41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000097`The MFCU is also responsible for inves
tigating the physical abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of patients
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000098`residing in long-term care facilities
such as nursing homes, facilities for the mentally and physically disabled and
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000099`assisted care living facilities. The q
uality of care being provided to Florida's ill, elderly, and disabled citizens i
s `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000100`an issue of great concern and a priori
ty within the MFCU.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000101`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000102`The MFCU provides a Patient Abuse, Neg
lect and Exploitation (PANE) Project consisting of a collaborative effort among
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000103`several agencies to address the abuse
and exploitation of patients in long term care facilities and results have been
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000104`very positive. The MFCU also continued
its leadership role in a multi-state/federal investigation into pharmaceutical
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000105`pricing. This investigation, which beg
an in Florida, revealed that several generic drug manufacturers have been
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000106`artificially inflating the prices of t
heir drugs which are reported to the government in a scheme that has cost Medica
re `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000107`and Medicaid hundreds of millions of d
ollars. This ongoing investigation has already resulted in multi-million dollar
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000108`settlements with several major drug co
mpanies and ongoing litigation involving other pharmaceutical manufacturers shou
ld `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000109`result in additional recoveries.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000110`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000111`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000112`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000113`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000114`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000115`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000116`Impact of Not Funding In Constitutiona
l Legal Services Budget Entity
`

41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000117`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000118`The General Revenue in the Constitutio
nal Legal Services Budget Entity is primarily used for the Solicitor General. T
he `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000119`Solicitor General's office is currentl
y holding three positions vacant to meet the reductions already made in the OAG
and `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000120`this would mean an additional position
would be impacted.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000121`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000122`The primary responsibility of the Offi
ce of the Solicitor General (OSG) is to represent the State of Florida in
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000123`significant litigation affecting the p
owers, duties, and responsibilities of all branches of state government and serv
e `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000124`as the primary civil appellate attorne
y for the State. The OSG defends constitutional challenges to laws passed by th
e `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000125`Legislature and represents the State i
n cases of constitutional importance before the United States Supreme Court and
the `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000126`Florida Supreme Court, oversees comple
x civil litigation cases of statewide impact, prepares amicus briefs in support
of `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000127`State policy goals in state and federa
l appellate court cases, advises the Attorney General on legal and policy issues
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000128`affecting the State and advises other
divisions within the OAG who are litigating on behalf of state agencies.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000129`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000130`The vital role of defending the consti
tutionality of Florida statutes and handling complex litigation with statewide
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000131`impact would be severely jeopardized w
ith the reduction from the Office of Solicitor General.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000132`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000133`Impact of Not Funding In Executive Dir
ection and Support Services Budget Entity
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000134`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000135`The General Revenue in the Executive D
irection and Support Services Budget Entity
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000136`Provides funding for the Opinions, Cab
inet Affairs, and Executive staff positions. The executive staff is already dow
n `

41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000137`by nine critical positions and cannot
take the additional reduction of eight positions and still allow the Attorney
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000138`General to meet his core duties.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000139`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000140`The Attorney General is required to pr
ovide official written opinions to state and local officials, boards, agencies,
and `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000141`their attorneys in response to questio
ns regarding their official duties. In addition, the Attorney General is
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000142`authorized provide legal advice to the
state attorneys and to Florida's representatives in Congress. The Attorney
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000143`General's opinion process provides a d
irect means for inexpensive dispute resolution. The strategic objective is to
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000144`resolve requests for opinions in a tim
ely manner.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000145`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000146`A reduction in Opinions staff would de
crease productivity and cause governmental entities to incur substantial legal f
ees `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000147`from litigation. In addition, misinte
rpretation or varying interpretations of statutes could result in violations of
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000148`statutes including, but not limited to
, Sunshine and/or public records law. A centralized legal resource for Departme
nt `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000149`of Legal Affairs and other governmenta
l entities could be lost.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000150`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000151`In addition to his duties as the state
's chief legal officer, the Attorney General serves as a member of the Florida
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000152`Cabinet. He is also regularly called u
pon by the Florida Legislature to discuss and provide advice on relevant issues
and `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000153`pending legislation. The Cabinet Affa
irs staff advises the Attorney General on all matters pertaining to his
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000154`constitutional and statutory role as a
member of the Florida Cabinet. TheGovernor and Cabinet, as a collegial body, si
t `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000155`as the head of the following: State Bo
ard of Executive Clemency; Division of Bond Finance; Department of Veterans'
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000156`Affairs; Department of Highway Safety
& Motor Vehicles; Department of Law Enforcement; Department of Revenue;
`

41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000157`Administration Commission; Florida Lan
d & Water Adjudicatory Commission; Electrical Power Plant & Transmission Line
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000158`Siting Board; Board of Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund; and Financial Services Commission. The Governor,
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000159`Attorney General and Chief Financial O
fficer sit as the head of the State Board of Administration. The Cabinet Affairs
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000160`staff regularly meets with interested
parties and private citizens and responds to inquiries from the public relating
to `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000161`factual, policy, and legal issues rela
ted to the areas of jurisdiction of the Governor and Cabinet.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000162`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000163`Cabinet Affairs is staffed with the mi
nimal number of personnel necessary to carry out its duties and responsibilities
to `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000164`the public and the Attorney General. A
ny reductions would significantly hamper the Attorney General's ability to carry
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000165`out his constitutional duty as a membe
r of the Florida Cabinet.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000166`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000167`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000168`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000169`Impact of Not Funding In Office of Sta
tewide Prosecution
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000170`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000171`The fund shift in the Office of Statew
ide prosecution shifted nine positions from this office and failure to restore
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000172`these funds would eliminate five posit
ions and severely reduce the effectiveness of the office in fighting multi-circu
it `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000173`crimes. The unit currently has nine v
acant positions, at least eight of which must remain vacant the entire fiscal ye
ar `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000174`in order to meet our previous cuts
The Southwest Bureau is staffed with only one prosecutor who is responsible for
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000175`covering Southwest Florida. These cur
rent staffing levels do not allow us to meet our constitutional mission in those
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000176`geographic areas.
`

41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000177`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000178`The Office of Statewide Prosecution is
focusing on two main priorities: gang violence and fraud. In the last three ye
ars `
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000179`we have made tremendous progress in bo
th areas but there remains work to be done.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000180`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000181`While violent crime is down in our key
impact areas, it is still a threatening problem in parts of our state. Our
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000182`success has been measured by the neigh
borhoods we have changed through arrests and successful prosecution and also
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000183`through the awards earned by our inves
tigative partners gang units of the year for the last two years for OSP cases.
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000184`
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000185`On top of these two priorities that we
have tackled given the threats they pose to our state, OSP continues to handle
`
41200100`1203000000`4009030`000000`000186`complex criminal cases in our traditio
nal areas of white collar crime and narcotics.
`
41300100`1602000000`4002A00`000000`000001`In accordance with FL 106.24(1)(a) the
Department of Legal Affairs submits the following on behalf of the FEC.
`
41300100`1602000000`4002A00`000000`000002`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002A00`000000`000003`The quality and experience of the inve
stigative and legal staff is critical to the mission of the Florida Elections
`
41300100`1602000000`4002A00`000000`000004`Commission (FEC) to ensure fair electi
ons in this state. Therefore, the Commission is requesting an additional $66,99
1 `
41300100`1602000000`4002A00`000000`000005`in salary & benefits funds to prevent
staff turnover and reward superior service of long term employees who have obtai
ned `
41300100`1602000000`4002A00`000000`000006`an expertise in election law. Half of
the FEC employees have not received any salary increase in three or more years.
`
41300100`1602000000`4002A00`000000`000007`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002A00`000000`000008`Additionally, a salary comparison betw
een the FEC and the Florida Commission on Ethics shows large discrepancies. The
`
41300100`1602000000`4002A00`000000`000009`Commission on Ethics was chosen for th
e comparison because it has similar organizational structure, procedures, and
`
41300100`1602000000`4002A00`000000`000010`responsibilities as the FEC. Although
the Commission on Ethics oversees different areas of law, both commissions rece
ive `

41300100`1602000000`4002A00`000000`000011`complaints from the public, conduct in
vestigations, determine probable cause, and adjudicate violations. The
`
41300100`1602000000`4002A00`000000`000012`investigators for both commissions are
responsible for investigating and writing narrative investigative reports.
`
41300100`1602000000`4002A00`000000`000013`Attorneys for both commissions work cl
osely with the staff to investigate complaints. Similar to the chief prosecutin
g `
41300100`1602000000`4002A00`000000`000014`attorney for the Commission on Ethics,
FEC attorneys make staff recommendations; litigate cases before the Division of
`
41300100`1602000000`4002A00`000000`000015`Administrative Hearings (DOAH); presen
t cases to the Commission; negotiate consent orders; and handle appeals. Yet, t
he `
41300100`1602000000`4002A00`000000`000016`average annual salary of an investigat
or for the Commission on Ethics is 32% more than an investigator at the FEC, and
`
41300100`1602000000`4002A00`000000`000017`attorneys for the Commission on Ethics
earn an average of 18% more a year than attorneys for the FEC.
`
41300100`1602000000`4002A00`000000`000018`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002A00`000000`000019`Compensation of FEC employees would be
commensurate with performance evaluations, and employee experience and tenure.
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000001`In accordance with FL 106.24(1)(a) the
Department of Legal Affairs submits the following on behalf of the FEC.
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000002`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000003`The mission of the Florida Elections C
ommission is to ensure fair elections. The FEC's regulatory work strengthens th
e `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000004`integrity of and public confidence in
the electoral process. To continue this important work, the FEC will need an
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000005`infusion of money from general revenue
into the Elections Commission Trust Fund because this trust fund will run a
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000006`deficit during the 2011/12 fiscal year
. It is projected that the trust fund will not have sufficient funds to cover
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000007`agency operating expenses for the 2011
/12 fiscal year, essentially "closing the doors" to any meaningful campaign
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000008`regulation in the state.
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000009`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000010`The revenue streams for the Elections
Commission Trust Fund come from a: (1) 1% election assessment for all candidates
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000011`[ss. 99.092(1) and 99.093(1) F.S.], (2
) 3% filing fee from circuit judge candidates [s. 105.031(3), F.S.], and (3) 3%
`

41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000012`filing fee from county judge or school
board candidates [s. 105.031(3), F.S.]. Revenue projections by Commission staf
f `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000013`for budget year 2010/11 indicate a red
uction in the amount of revenue normally received through election year
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000014`assessments, the Commission's primary
revenue source. The 2010 election year has seen a 29% reduction in the number o
f `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000015`circuit judge candidates qualifying fo
r office as compared to 2006, the last election year for state-wide offices. Th
is `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000016`has affected current revenues and cont
ributes to the larger trend of future revenue shortfalls that will begin in fisc
al `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000017`year 2011/12.
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000018`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000019`On July 1, 2004, pursuant to Section 1
06.07(8)(a), F.S., the Florida Elections Commission's trust fund stopped receivi
ng `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000020`revenues related to automatic fines.
This has contributed to our revenue shortfalls. Since that date, $571,535 in
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000021`automatic fine revenues have been depo
sited in the state's general revenue rather than in the Elections Commission Tru
st `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000022`Fund.
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000023`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000024`Attached is a table that details the C
ommission's revenue and budget history from fiscal year 2007/08 to the present.
The `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000025`table also projects the Commission's r
evenues and carry forward for fiscal years 2010/11 through 2012/13 based on the
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000026`continuation of our fiscal year 2011/1
2 budget request. As a result of additional budget needs and revenue shortfalls
, `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000027`the Elections Commission Trust Fund re
venues will fall short of the amount needed to fund the Commission and its staff
. `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000028`Therefore, the Commission will require
general revenue of $1,200,000 to supplement the trust fund in order to meet its
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000029`requested budget and continue its work
to ensure fair elections and meaningful campaign regulation.
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000030`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000031`In the past, the Commission required g
eneral revenue money to supplement the trust fund and cover agency operating
`

41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000032`expenses. In fiscal year 1999/00, the
Commission asked for a cash infusion and received $350,000 in general revenue
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000033`funds.
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000034`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000035`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000036` FLORIDA ELECTIONS COMMISSION
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000037`Trust Fund Projections
September 2010
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000038`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000039`
2008/09 FY
2009/10 FY
2010/11 FY
/13 `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000040`FY

-- Completed

2007/08 FY
2012

2011/12 FY

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41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000041`
Projected

Projected

`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000042`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000043`Balance Carryover
$ 1,534,905
$ 980,437
$ 826,443
$
981 `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000044`

$ 1,785,683
155,875
$571,

`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000045`Actual Revenue
$ 762,281
$ 1,040,223
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000046`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000047`Actual Expenses
$ 1,316,749
$ 1,194,217
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000048`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000049`Revenue Projection*
$ 717,140
$ 687,103
759 `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000050`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000051`
`

$ 1,046,735

$ 1,297,513

$747,

41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000052`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000053`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000054` Budget**
$ 1,387,708
997 `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000055`

$ 1,470,997

$ 1,470,

`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000056`Trust Fund Cash
$ 1,534,905
$ 980,437
$ 826,443
$ 155,875
(Agency will
($ 151,2
57) `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000057`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000058`
need money

(Agency

may `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000059`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000060`
from General

have a defi

cit `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000061`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000062`
Revenue to

at the end

function during

this fisca

of `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000063`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000064`
l `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000065`
this fiscal year.)

yea

r.) `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000066`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000067`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000068`General Revenue Request Needed To Cove
r Budget Shortfall
$ 1,200,000 ***
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000069`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000070`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000071`*
Revenue projections were derive
d from the revenue intake of the five preceding fiscal years.
`

41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000072`**
Budget projection for FY 2012/13
is based on a continuation of the proposed FY 2011/12 budget.
`
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000073`*** The timing of FEC revenue intake
requires general revenue at the beginning for FY 2011/12 to cover our expenses f
or `
41300100`1602000000`4002100`000000`000074`the first 11 months of FY 2011/12.
`
41300100`1602000000`4002200`000000`000001`In accordance with FL 106.24(1)(1), th
e Department of Legal Affairs submits the following on behalf of the FEC.
`
41300100`1602000000`4002200`000000`000002`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002200`000000`000003`The Commission has a website that was
created more than ten years ago. Modernizing our website's current design for
`
41300100`1602000000`4002200`000000`000004`better functionality will make it more
user-friendly to the public and easier to navigate. A professional website des
ign `
41300100`1602000000`4002200`000000`000005`vendor will be engaged, and an Applica
tion Specialist will be used to update our website. It is estimated the
`
41300100`1602000000`4002200`000000`000006`Application Specialist will work 30 ho
urs at the cost of $200 per hour for a total of $6,000 incurred by the Commissio
n. `
41300100`1602000000`4002200`000000`000007`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002200`000000`000008`
`
41300100`1602000000`4002200`000000`000009`Effective July 1, 2008, section 106.25
(5), Florida Statutes was amended, providing that individuals alleged to have
`
41300100`1602000000`4002200`000000`000010`committed a violation of Chapter 104 o
r 106 automatically receive a formal administrative hearing conducted by an
`
41300100`1602000000`4002200`000000`000011`administrative law judge in the Divisi
on of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) if a hearing or consent order before the
`
41300100`1602000000`4002200`000000`000012`Commission is not requested. This cha
nge has increased the number of FEC cases heard at DOAH. Increased contracted
`
41300100`1602000000`4002200`000000`000013`services expenses related to these cas
es, including court reporting services and expert witnesses, are expected to be
`
41300100`1602000000`4002200`000000`000014`incurred by the Commission. Additiona
lly, the Commission's investigative staff has had a lot of success using
`
41300100`1602000000`4002200`000000`000015`investigative subpoenas to flesh out c
ases in the pre-probable cause stage of a case. Therefore, there is a significa
nt `
41300100`1602000000`4002200`000000`000016`need to increase the use of process se
rvers. The Commission requests $10,300 total for these additional contracted
`
41300100`1602000000`4002200`000000`000017`services expenses.
`

42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000001`BUREAU/SECTION/SUB-SECTION/OFFICE: Ag
ricultural Water Policy
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42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000002`---------------------------------`
42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000003`
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42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000004`
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42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000005`LONG RANGE PROGRAM PLAN MEASURE: Numb
er of gallons of water potentially conserved annually by agricultural operations
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42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000006`pursuant to site specific recommendati
ons provided by participating Mobile Irrigation Labs during the fiscal year.
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42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000011`DESCRIPTION OF ISSUE: This is to requ
est $400,000 in spending authority in the General Inspection Trust Fund,
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42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000012`Appropriation Category Best Management
Practices/Cost Share. Approval of this request will provide for the implementat
ion `
42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000013`of an effective and comprehensive stat
ewide water conservation program to develop and implement cost shared programs f
or `
42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000014`irrigation system conversions and retr
ofits. This program will be executed in association and cooperation with existi
ng `
42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000015`and proposed agricultural Mobile Irrig
ation Laboratories (MILs), water management districts, local governments and
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42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000016`federal cost-share partners.
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42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000019`ISSUE SUMMARY: All five Water Managem
ent Districts (WMDs) have identified water resource caution areas where water
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42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000020`supplies are projected to be inadequat
e to meet future demands. Water conservation measures, especially increases in
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42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000021`efficiency, are the most cost effectiv
e means of assisting in meeting future water demands. This request will be used
to `
42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000022`continue leveraging funding from the f
ive (5) water management districts and the United States Department of
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42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000023`Agriculture/Natural Resources Conserva
tion Service to operate a comprehensive statewide network of MILs. Funding for t
his `
42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000024`effort will result in potential water
savings of four (4) billion gallons.
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42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000027`ADVERSE IMPACT IF NOT FUNDED: If this
issue is not approved, cost-share grants will not be available to support
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42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000028`agricultural water conservation, conse
rvation planning, in-field problem-solving and irrigation system upgrades and
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42010200`1403000000`4900960`000000`000029`retrofits; which in turn provide subst
antial savings in water quantity, and will alleviate the need for other