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President Office — Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 8, 2017

CONTACT: Katie Betta, (850) 487-5229


Senate Passes Balanced Budget with Unprecedented Education Funding, Key Investments in Higher Education, State Employee Raises

$3.2 Billion in Reserves, Historic Investments in Need and Merit-Based Financial Aid

Tallahassee —

The Florida Senate today passed Senate Bill 2500, the 2017-18 General Appropriations Act, as well as the implementing bill and several conforming bills. Together, these pieces of legislation prioritize funding for Florida’s Pre-K–20 public education system, while setting aside more than $3 billion in total reserves. The budget also makes critical investments in Florida’s state workforce with salary increases for state employees.

 

“Living within our means and setting aside ample reserves, while making key investments in the future of our state, is always a delicate balance between competing priorities. I am grateful to Senator Latvala and all of our subcommittees chairs for their tireless and diligent work to produce this budget,” said Senate President Joe Negron (R-Stuart).

 

“I had one major priority in the budget – to finally provide an across-the-board pay raise for our state employees. This increase shows our appreciation for what our state employees do for us each and every day,” said Senator Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater), chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations. “We had two levels of an across-the-board increase – a $1400 raise for those making less than $40,000, and a $1000 raise for those making over $40,000. We also had a five percent raise for law enforcement personnel, a significant increase for corrections officers, and raises for many other special categories, like Guardian Ad Litem, where we have had a lot of turnover. We want to make certain that we keep the high caliber of people that we have working in government and serving the people of our state.”

 

“I am particularly pleased the Senate budget includes all key components of the Senate’s Excellence in Higher Education agenda. My guiding principle is that students in Florida, regardless of their financial situation, or what family they came from, will have the opportunity to attend the university to which they are accepted. To that end, merit-based aid is increased by 79 percent, including restoring the highest level of the Bright Futures Scholarship. Need-based aid is increased by 81 percent, including a $121 million increase for the Florida Student Assistance Grant, which is estimated to cover all unfunded students. We also have a 100 percent increase in First Generation Matching Grants,” continued President Negron. “Over the last ten years, student tuition has nearly doubled, pushing the hope of higher education out of reach for too many students. The Senate budget invests in the opportunity of higher education with these historic increases in both need and merit-based student financial aid, demonstrating our commitment to investing in Florida’s students and a competitive workforce with long-term benefits to our economy.”

 

SUMMARY

 

Total Budget:  $82.4 billion [$30.9 billion GR; $51.5 billion TF]

 

Reserves: $3.2 billion Total Aggregate:

  • $1.2 billion - Working Capital
  • $1.4 billion - Budget Stabilization Fund
  • $667.4 million - Lawton Chiles Endowment Fund

 

MAJOR STATEWIDE ISSUES

 

Education Capital Outlay

 

Total: $506.4 million [$341.8 million PECO TF; $164.6 million GR] 

  • Public School Repairs and Maintenance - $50 million
  • Charter School Repairs and Maintenance - $50 million
  • Developmental Research Schools - $5.8 million
  • Public School Special Facilities - $57.0 million
  • Florida College System Repairs and Maintenance - $38.1 million
  • Florida College System Projects - $83.5 million
  • State University System Repairs and Maintenance - $45.6 million
  • State University System Projects - $160.7 million
  • School for the Deaf and Blind Repairs and Maintenance - $2.2 million
  • Public Broadcasting – Health and Safety Issues - $3.2 million
  • FSU Developmental Research School Arts & Sciences Building - $7.5 million
  • City of Hialeah Education Academy - $1.8 million
  • Flagler College – $1.0 million

 

In addition: $45 million in authorization for SUS Capital Improvement Student Fee Projects 

 

 Compensation and Benefits

 

  • Pay Issues (SB 7022) - Total $183.1 million [$109.7 million GR; $73.4 million TF]
    • State Employee Pay Increase - $1,400 for under $40,000; $1,000 for over $40,000
    • Correctional Officers:
      • Minimum salary increase; current officers receive at least a $2,500 increase.
      • 10% Special Duty Pay Additive for certified officers assigned to mental health units
      • $1,000 hiring bonus for Institution with high vacancy rates

 

  • Pay Issues (continued)
    • State Law Enforcement Officers – 5% pay increase
    • FHP Law Enforcement Officer minimum salary increase
    • Judges, Elected State Attorneys and Public Defenders – 10% pay increase
    • Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsels - $10,000 increase
    • Other Pay Issues - Guardian ad Litem, Legal Affairs, DVA Nurses

 

  • Florida Retirement System (SB 7022)
    • In line of duty death benefits for all members in the Investment Plan
    • Renewed membership in the Investment Plan for reemployed retirees

 

  • Florida Retirement System - Total $96.9 million  [$85.5 million GR; $11.4 million TF] (Normal Costs and Unfunded Actuarial Liability)
    • State Agencies - $15.4 million GR; $11.4 million TF
    • School Boards K-12 - $54.1 million GR
    • State Universities - $11.1 million GR
    • Community Colleges - $4.9 million GR

 

Information Technology

Total - $3.0 million [$1.8 million GR; $1.2 million TF]

 

Domestic Security

Total - $41.2 million TF

 

State Match for Federally Declared Disasters

Total - $45.1 million GR

 

PREK-12 EDUCATION

 

Summary

Total Appropriations: $14.7 billion [$11.5 billion GR; $3.2 billion TF]

Total Funding - Including Local Revenues: $23.7 billion [$14.7 billion state funds; $9 billion local funds]

 

Major Issues

 

Early Learning Services

Total: $1.06 billion [$554 million GR; $507.8 million TF]

  • Voluntary Prekindergarten Program - $396.8 million GR; including $1.6 million for 549 additional students
  • School Readiness Program - $608.4 million [$140.6 million GR; $467.8 million TF]

 

Public Schools/K12 FEFP

Total Funding: $20.4 billion [$11.4 billion state funds; $9 billion local funds]

  • FEFP Total Funds Increase is $241.4 million or 1.2%
  • FEFP Increase in Total Funds per Student is $24, a .34% increase [from $7,196 to $7,221]
  • Enrollment Workload Increase of $172 million for additional 23,919 students
  • Property Tax Millage Reduction of .316 mills [Property Tax Relief of $510 million]
  • Federally Connected Student Supplement – total $12.8 million
  • ESE Guaranteed Allocation – workload increase of $5.5 million
  • Supplemental Academic Instruction – increase of $5.5 million, including workload and $52.5 million for the Extended Day Program for Intensive Reading for 300 low performing elementary schools
  • Student Transportation - $3.7 million increase for a total of $438.9 million
  • Instructional Materials - $2 million increase for a total of $230.7 million
  • Digital Classrooms – $80 million for computer hardware, devices, software and professional development

 

Public Schools/K12 Non-FEFP

  • Mentoring Programs - $16 million GR
  • Gardiner Scholarships – $73.3 million GR
  • School District Matching Grants for school district foundations - $4 million GR
  • School and Instructional Enhancement Grants - $32 million GR
  • Exceptional Education Grants - $6.1 million [$3.8 million GR; $2.3 million TF]
  • Florida School for the Deaf & Blind - $51.6 million [$47 million GR; $4.6 million TF]

 

State Board of Education

Total: $237.4 million [$85.3 million GR; $152.1 million TF]

  • Assessment and Evaluation - $109.2 million [$52.9 million GR; $56.3 million TF]
  • Transfer of $2.7 million to State Board of Community Colleges [$2.5 million GR and $.2 million TF]
  • Extra Hour of Reading Study $500,000 GR

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

 

Summary

Total Appropriations: $7.9 billion [$4.6 billion GR; $3.3 billion TF]

Total Funding - Including Local Revenues: $8.9 billion [$5.9 billion state funds; $3.0 billion local]

 

Major Issues

 

District Workforce

Total: $520.4 million [$293.4 million GR; $183.6 million TF; $43.3 million tuition/fees]

  • Workforce Development - $366.3 million [$291.4 million GR, $74.9 million TF]
  • Perkins Career and Technical Education grants and Adult Education and Literacy funds – [$108.7 million TF]
  • No tuition increase

 

Florida College System

Total: $2.2 billion [$983.6 million GR; $231.8 million TF; $1 billion tuition/fees]

  • Developmental Education Reduction – ($30.2) million GR
  • Restoration of nonrecurring EETF base funds - $13.2 TF
  • Performance Based Funding - $60 million GR
    • $30 million State Investment [GR]
    • $30 million Institutional Investment
      • Reprioritization from the base of each institution
  • CAPE Incentive Funds for Industry Certifications in Targeted Occupational Areas, including Health Science and Information Technology - $10 million GR
  • FRS adjustment - $4.9 million GR
  • No tuition increase

 

State University System

Total: $5 billion [$2.8 billion GR; $262.8 million TF; $2.0 billion tuition/fees]

  •  Performance Based Funding - $520 million
    • $245 million State Investment [GR]
    • $275 million Institutional Investment
      • Reprioritized from the base of each institution
  • World Class Faculty and Scholar Program - $70.5 million GR
  • State University Professional and Graduate Degree Excellence Program - $50 million GR
  • Additional Funds for Preeminent and Emerging Preeminent State Universities - $52 million GR
  • No tuition increase

 

Private Colleges

Total: $167.3 million GR

  • Effective Access to Student Education (EASE) Grants (formerly FRAG) – Increases student award amount from $3,000 to $3,300.
  • ABLE Grant – Increases student award amount from $1,500 to $2,500.
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities Funding Increase - $1.5 million

 

Student Financial Aid

Total: $715.4 million [$257.2 million GR, $458.2 million TF]

  • Bright Futures – Academic Scholars Award Increase and Textbook Stipend - $151.9 million TF
  • Bright Futures – Academic Scholars Summer Funding - $39.5 million TF
  • Florida Student Assistance Grants – Increase Need-Based Aid - $120.95 million GR
  • First Generation Matching Grant – Double State Match - $5.3 million GR
  • Florida Farmworker Scholarship Program - $500,000 GR
  • Benacquisto Scholarship Program – Workload and Expansion - $1.4 million GR
  • Children/Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans Workload Increase - $893,931 GR
  • Need-based educational benefits to pay living expenses during semester breaks for active duty and honorably discharged members of the Armed Forces - $1 million GR

 

Vocational Rehabilitation

Total: $219.1 million [$50.7 million GR, $168.4 million TF]

  • Adults with Disabilities funding - $6.9 million GR

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Summary

 

Total Budget: $34,165.0 million [$9,410.8 million GR; $24,754.2 million TF]; 31,437.32 positions

 

Major Issues

 

Agency for Health Care Administration

Total: $26,357.3 million [$6,492.7 million GR; $19,864.6 million TF]; 1,533.5 positions

  • Medicaid Price Level and Workload - $568.1 million [$181.9 million GR; $386.2 million TF]
  • KidCare Workload - $62.7 million [$.7 million GR; $1.6 million TF]
  • Nonrecurring Restoration of Hospital Exemption Payments - $130.3 million [$50.0 million GR; $80.3 million TF]
  • DRG Rate Adjustors for Children’s Hospitals - $24.5 million [$8.6 million GR; $15.1 million TF]
  • Rural Inpatient Hospital Reimbursement Adjustment - $6.5 million [$2.5 million GR; $4.0 million TF]
  • Private Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled (ICF/DD) Rate Increase - $2.6 million [$1.0 million GR; $1.6 million TF]

 

Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Total: $1,287.6 million [$526.1 million GR; $761.5 million TF]; 2,702.5 positions

  • Licensed Practical Nurse Rate Increase – $3.4 million [$1.3 million GR; $2.1 million TF]
  • Serve Additional Clients on the Home and Community Based Services Waiver (will serve approximately 341 individuals) – $3.7 million [$1.4 million GR; $2.3 million TF]

 

Department of Children and Families

Total: $3,155.2 million [$1,714.2 million GR; $1,441.0 million TF]; 11,975.5 positions

  • State Mental Health Treatment Facilities Workload – 65.0 FTE; $4.6 million GR
  • Child Care Regulation Workload – 10.0 FTE; $1.1 million [$0.6 million GR; $0.4 million TF]
  • Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment Services– $27.2 million TF (federal grant)
  • Community Based Care Agencies’ Services – $18 million [$7.6 million GR; $10.4 million TF]
  • Community Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services – $10 million [$6.0 million GR;

$4.0 million TF]

  • Children’s Mental Health Community Action (CAT) Teams (3) – $2.3 million GR
  • State Mental Health Treatment Facilities OPS Restoration – $2.7 million GR
  • Maintenance Adoption Subsidies – $6.3 million [$3.4 million GR; $2.9 million TF]
  • Nonrelative Caregiver Program – $3.9 million TF
  • Medicaid Eligibility System Technology Improvement Initiative – $27.5 million TF
  • Domestic Violence Services – $1 million TF
  • Sheriffs’ Child Protective Investigations – $1 million GR

 

Department of Elder Affairs

Total: $315.8 million [$146.0 million GR; $169.8 million TF]; 421.5 positions

  • Alzheimer's Respite Care - 249 slots – $3.0 million GR
  • Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) Program - 495 slots – $4.0 million GR
  • Home Care for the Elderly (HCE) Program - 274 slots – $1.0 million GR
  • Public Guardianship Services - 285 slots – $0.8 million GR
  • Specialized Alzheimer's Day Care Center Rate Increase – $1.0 million GR

 

Department of Health

Total: $ 2,899.6 million [$518.6 million GR; $2,381.0 million TF]; 13,691.82 positions

  • Epidemiology, Surveillance, and Outbreak Control Workload – $1.9 million [$1.0 million GR;

$0.9 million TF]

  • Poison Control Centers – $3.7 million GR
  • Child Protection Teams – $ 1.7 million GR
  • Office of Compassionate Use Workload – 9.0 FTE; $0.8 million TF

 

Department of Veterans Affairs

Total: $149.5 million [$13.1 million GR; $136.4 million TF]; 1,112.5 FTE

  • 7th State Veterans’ Nursing Home – complete construction – $38.7 million TF
  • 8th State Veterans’ Nursing Home – renovation/retrofit former Navy health facility – $3 million GR;

$5.7 million TF

  • Veterans’ Benefits and Assistance Workload – 5.0 FTE; $0.4 million GR
  • Florida is For Veterans Training Grants - $1.5 million GR

 

TRANSPORTATION, TOURISM AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

Summary

 

Total Budget:  $12.9 billion [$168.3 million GR; $12.7 billion TF]; 13,163.00 positions

 

Major Issues

 

  • Transportation Work Program - $9.9  billion TF
  • Affordable Housing Programs - $250.0 million TF
  • Economic Development Incentive Programs, Projects and Initiatives - $83.4 million TF
  • Economic Development Partners - $135.8 million TF
  • Library Grants and Initiatives - $39.4 million GR
  • Cultural and Museum Grants and Initiatives - $24.2 million (TF & GR)
  • Historic Preservation Grants and Initiatives - $11.8 million (TF & GR)
  • Motorist Modernization Project and Enterprise Data Infrastructure - $17.5 million TF
  • National Guard Tuition Assistance - $4.5 million GR

 

Department of Economic Opportunity

Total:  $925.6 million [$46.9 million GR; $878.7 million TF]; 1,475.0 positions

  • Economic Development Incentive Programs, Projects and Initiatives - $77.6 million TF includes:
    • Economic Development Toolkit Payments and Initiatives - $24.3 million TF
      • Payments for existing contracts
  • Economic Development Partners - $29.7 million TF includes:
    • Florida Sports Foundation - $4.7 million TF
    • Space Florida - $19.5 million TF [$12.5 million recurring; $7 million nonrecurring]
    • Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research –$5.5 million TF [$1.0 million recurring; $4.5 million nonrecurring]

Additionally, Conference Report on HB 5501 includes:

  • Visit Florida, Inc.-$25 million nonrecurring GR
  • Enterprise Florida, Inc.-$16 million nonrecurring GR
  • Workforce Development Programs, Projects, and Initiatives - $23.6 million TF includes:
    • Quick Response Training Program - $16.0 million TF
    • Workforce Development Projects and Initiatives – $7.6 nonrecurring GR
  • Affordable Housing Programs - $250.0 million TF:
    • SHIP - $150.0 million TF (allocated to local governments), includes:
      • More flexibility in the SHIP program regarding rent subsidies and rental assistance
      • $5.2 million allocated for homeless Challenge Grants
    • State Housing Programs - $100.0 million TF includes:
      • At least 50 percent for the SAIL Program
      • $10 million for competitive grant program for housing developments designed for  persons with developmental disabilities
      • $40 million for workforce housing to serve low-income persons and certain households in the Florida Keys
  • Housing and Community Development Programs, Projects, and Initiatives - $23.1 million TF

 

Department of State

Total:  $124.6 million [$91.6 million GR; $33.0 TF]; 408 positions

  • State Aid to Libraries - $25.2 million GR
  • Libraries - $5.1 million GR
    • Library Technology Grants - $3.1 million nonrecurring GR
    • Library Cooperatives - $2 million nonrecurring GR
  • Cultural & Museum Program Support and Facilities Grants – $26.8 million [$25.3 million nonrecurring GR; $1.5 million TF]
  • Historic Small Matching and Facilities Grants – $7.9 million nonrecurring GR

 

Department of Transportation

Total:  $10.9 billion TF; 6,299 positions

  • Transportation Work Program - $9.9 billion TF:-Major Categories include:
    • Highway and Bridge Construction - $4.2 billion
    • Resurfacing and Maintenance - $1.1 billion
    • Design and Engineering - $1.2 billion
    • Right of Way Land Acquisition - $739.1 million
    • Public Transit Development Grants - $631.2 million
    • Rail Development Grants - $233.7 million
    • County Transportation Programs:
      • Small County Road Assistance Program (SCRAP) - $30.0 million
      • Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) - $64.4 million (includes $9 million for
        Small Cities)
      • Other County Transportation Programs - $54.5 million
    • Aviation Development Grants - $257.1 million
    • Seaport and Intermodal Development Grants - $188.0 million
    • Local Transportation (“Road Fund”) Projects - $81.5 million TF
  • Transportation Disadvantaged Program Grants - $54.1 million

 

Department of Military Affairs

Total:  $72.1 million [$29.8 million GR; $42.3 million TF; 453 positions]

  • Armories – $6.0 million GR
  • Community Outreach Programs (Forward March and About Face) - $1.7 million recurring GR
  • Secure and Harden State Readiness Centers - $2.0 million GR
  • Tuition Assistance for Florida National Guard - $3.5 million GR

 

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Total:  $467.0 million TF; 4,374 positions

  • Florida Highway Patrol:
  • Replacement Of In-Car Digital Video Cameras- $3.6 million TF
  • Motorist Modernization Project - Phase I and II - $14.0 million TF
  • Enterprise Data Infrastructure – $3.5 million TF
  • Maintenance and Repairs of Facilities - $550.0 million TF

 

Division of Emergency Management

Total:  $392.3 million TF; 154 positions

  • Federally Declared Disaster Funding, excluding state match - $310.5 million:
    • Communities - $293.3 million
    • State Operations - $17.2 million
  • Statewide Notification and Alert System - $3.5 million TF

 

AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

 

Summary

 

Total Budget:  $3.6 billion ($395.2 million GR; $723.4 million LATF; $2.5 billion Other TF); 8,712 positions

 

Major Issues

 

Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services 

Total: $1.7 billion ($198.8 million GR; $723.4 million LATF; $1.5 billion TF); 3,653 positions

  • Wildfire Suppression Equipment $4.9 million TF
  • Florida Forest Service Grants for Endangered Species $1.2 million TF
  • Citrus Greening Research $8 million TF
  • Farm Share and Food Banks $6.1 million GR
  • Lake Okeechobee Agricultural Projects $5.5 million GR
  • Water Supply Planning and Conservation $1.5 million TF
  • Rural and Family Lands Protection Program $10 million GR
  • Agricultural Best Management Practices Partnership Agreements $1.4 million TF
  • Agriculture Education and Promotion Facilities $2.6 million GR
  • Citrus Health Response Program $7.1 million TF
  • Kissimmee Animal Diagnostic Lab $4.1 million GR
  • Critical Building Repairs and Maintenance $3 million TF
  • African Snail Eradication Program $2.3 million TF
  • Child Nutrition Program Grants $99.2 million TF

 

Department of Citrus

Total: $33.1 million ($4.7 million GR, $28.4 million TF); 41 positions

 

Department of Environmental Protection

Total: $1.4 billion ($175.7 million GR; $528.9 million LATF; $727.9 million TF); 2,899.5 positions

  • Everglades Restoration $167.7 million ($11.6 million Gr; $126.9 million LATF; $29.2 million TF)
  • Northern Everglades Restoration $35.0 million ($28.2 million LATF; $6.8 million GR)
  • St. John River/Keystone Heights Restoration, Public Access &  Recreation $13.3 million ($7.8 million GR; $5.5 million LATF)
  • Florida Keys Area of Critical State Concern $13.3 million ($13.0 million GR; $0.3 million LATF)
  • Hurricane Recovery Beach Projects $13.3 million GR
  • Beach Management Funding Assistance $50 million ($29.5 million LATF; $20.1 million GR)
  • Springs Restoration $50 million LATF (base funding)
  • Water Projects $55.6 million GR
  • State Parks Maintenance and Repairs $21.7  million TF
  • Petroleum Tanks Cleanup Program $115 million TF
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) $7.4 million GR
  • Drinking Water & Wastewater Revolving Loan Programs $13.4 million GR; $226.9 million TF
  • Hazardous Waste/Site Cleanup $8.5 million TF
  • Small County Solid Waste Management Grants $3.0 million TF
  • Small County Wastewater Treatment Grants $13 million TF
  • Lake Apopka $2 million GR
  • Local Parks $1.7 million GR
  • Water Management Districts’ Minimum Flows and Levels Support $1.9 million LATF

 

Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Total: $370.5 million ($35.5 million GR; $101.3 million LATF; $233.7 million TF); 2,118.5 positions

  • Apollo Marine Fish Hatchery $3.5 million TF
  • Boating Infrastructure and Improvement Program $5.7 million TF
  • Artificial Fishing Reef Construction $.6 million TF
  • Derelict Vessel Removal $1.5 million TF
  • Black Bear Conflict Reduction $.4 million GR
  • Building Improvements $1.2 million ($0.5 million GR; $0.7 million TF)

 

CIVIL AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

 

Summary

 

Total Budget:  $4.993.6 billion [$4.102.8 billion GR; $890.8 million TF]; 45,614.00 FTE

 

Major Issues

 

  • Funding the Department of Corrections health services deficit - $18.0 million
  • Funding a new residential mental health facility within the Department of Corrections - $14.4 million GR

 

Attorney General/ Legal Affairs

Total: $295.4 million [$54.8 million GR; $240.6 million TF]; 1,396.50 FTE

  • Criminal appeals workload – 10 FTE and $0.8 million GR
  • Information Technology workload – 3 FTE and $0.2 million TF
  • Information Technology infrastructure improvements - $0.6 million TF
  • Statewide prosecution case management system - $0.8 million TF
  • Leased office space cost increase - $0.3 million GR; $0.2 million TF
  • Increased cost of statewide prosecution - $0.3 million TF

 

Department of Corrections

Total: $2.42 billion [$2.35 billion GR; $74.5 million TF]; 24,238.00 FTE

  • Funding the Department of Corrections health services deficit - $18.0 million GR
  • New residential mental health facility - $14.4 million GR
  • Motor vehicles - $1 million GR
  • Enhance education and training program - $1 million GR
  • Fixed capital outlay for repair and maintenance of DOC facilities - $6.5 million GR

 

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)

Total: $299.5 million [$110.0 million GR; $189.5 million TF]; 1,890.00 FTE

  • Sexual assault kit backlog reduction plan – 5 FTE and $0.8 million GR
  • Improve sexual offender and predator registry - $1.9 million TF
  • Increase trust fund authority for law enforcement training - $2.2 million TF
  • Increase sexual assault kit grants - $0.4 million TF
  • Enhance missing children response and investigations – 9 FTE and $0.7 million TF
  • Unsolved case website - $0.2 million GR
  • Funds final year of Computerized Criminal History (CCH) database - $5.0 million TF

 

Department of Juvenile Justice

Total:  $564.8 million [$408.7 million GR; $156.1 million TF]; 3,269.50 FTE

  • PACE Centers for Girls - $2.8 million GR
  • Funds state share of juvenile detention cost share - $2.5 million GR
  • Increases the number of juvenile residential commitment beds - $5.2 million GR
  • Funds enhanced evidence-based services for residential programs - $5.3 million TF
  • Funds the SNAP Program for young children - $1.1 million TF
  • Fixed capital outlay for repair and maintenance of department-owned facilities - $4.2 million GR
  • Funds Prodigy Program - $1.0 million TF

 

State Court System

Total:  $514.7 million [$423.2 million GR; $91.4 million TF]; 4,304.50 FTE

  • Address additional 3rd DCA courthouse costs - $3.4 million GR
  • Naltrexone injections to treat opioid- and alcohol-addicted offenders - $2.5 million GR
  • Veterans’ Courts - $0.8 million GR

 

Justice Administration

Total:  $884.2 million [$745.8 million GR; $138.5 million TF]; 10,383.50 FTE

  • Increased due process funding for death penalty cases - $1.3 million GR
  • Regional Conflict Counsel workload - $0.6 million in GR

 

Clerks of the Court

  • Address clerk revenue deficits - $7 million nonrecurring GR for CFY 2016-17 and a conforming bill that redirects $10.4 million in recurring GR to the clerks.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

Summary

 

Total Budget:  $2 billion [$284.1 million GR; $1.7 billion Other TFs]; 11,276 positions

 

Major Issues

 

Department of Business & Professional Regulation

Total: $151.6 million [$1.8 million GR; $149.8 million TF]; 1,616 positions

  • Legal Costs-Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco - $.4 million GR
  • Compulsive and Addictive Gambling Prevention - $.3 million TF

 

Department of Financial Services

Total: $370.0 million [$22.2 million GR; $347.8 million TF]; 2,607.50 positions

  • Florida Planning, Accounting & Ledger Management (PALM) Project – $24.9 million TF
  • Florida Accounting & Information Resource (FLAIR) Staff Augmentation - $1.2 million TF
  • Fire College and Arson Lab Repairs and Maintenance - $.4 million TF
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fraud - $.2 million TF; 3 positions
  • Fire College Building Maintenance - $.8 million TF
  • Local Government Fire Services - $7.1 million GR
  • Increase Contracted Services Budget Authority - $1.4 million TF
  • Increase State Fire Marshall Grant Programs - $1.8 million TF
  • University of Miami – Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center – Florida Firefighter Cancer Research - $1.0 million GR
  • K-12 Public School Funding Transparency Website - $.5 million GR

 

Department of the Lottery

Total: $167.4 million TF; 418.5 positions

  • Information Technology upgrades to software, hardware, and equipment - $.9 million TF

 

Department of Management Services

Total Budget: $587.7 million [$49.6 million GR; $538.1 million TF]; 858 positions

  • Florida Facilities Pool - $34.1 million [$18.7 million GR; $15.4 million TF]
  • Dependent Eligibility Verification Services - $1 million TF
  • Florida Interoperability Network and Mutual Aid - $2 million GR
  • Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) Staff Augmentation, Equipment and Independent Verification and Validation Services - $1.6 million TF
  • Division of Retirement Information Technology Contract - $2.1 million TF
  • Fleet Management Information System - $.5 million TF

 

Division of Administrative Hearings

     Total Budget: $26.1 million TF; 241 positions

 

Agency for State Technology

Total: $66.7 million TF; 210 positions

  • Department of Children and Families mainframe licenses - $.3 million TF
  • Security Training - $.2 million TF

 

Public Service Commission

Total: $24.6 million TF; 267 positions

  • Replacement of Motor Vehicles - $.1 million TF

 

Department of Revenue

Total: $572.6 million [$210.4 million GR; $362.2 million TF]; 5,058 positions

  • Fiscally Constrained Counties - $26.2 million GR
  • Aerial Photography - $.2 million GR