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HB 5001 — General Appropriations Act

by Appropriations Committee and Representative Trujillo (SB 2500 by Appropriations Committee)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Appropriations Committee (AP)

HB 5001, the General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2018-2019, provides for a total budget of $88.7 billion, including:

  • $32.4 billion from the General Revenue Fund (GR)
  • $2.1 billion from the Education Enhancement Trust Fund
  • $1.2 billion from the Public Education Capital Outlay Trust Fund (PECO TF)
  • $53.0 billion from other trust funds (TF)
  • 112,857.21 full time equivalent positions (FTE)

Reserves

Total: $3.25 billion

  • $1.0 billion in the General Revenue Fund unallocated 
  • $1.48 billion in the Budget Stabilization Fund  
  • $770.3 million in the Lawton Chiles Endowment Fund

Major Issues

Education Capital Outlay

Total: $454.1 million [$372.3 million PECO TF; $81.8 million GR]

(Additional $33.1 million GR contingent on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Reimbursement) 

  • Public School Repairs and Maintenance - $50 million
  • Charter School Repairs and Maintenance - $145.3 million
    (Additional $5 million GR contingent on FEMA Reimbursement)
  • Developmental Research Schools - $6.2 million
  • Public School Special Facilities - $31.4 million
    (Additional $2 million GR contingent on FEMA Reimbursement for Gilchrist County)
  • Florida College System Repairs and Maintenance - $35.4 million
  • Florida College System Projects - $31 million
    (Additional $12.2 million GR contingent on FEMA Reimbursement)
  • State University System Repairs and Maintenance - $47.2 million
  • State University System Projects - $101.4 million
    (Additional $11.2 million GR contingent on FEMA Reimbursement)
  • School for the Deaf and Blind Repairs and Maintenance - $3.3 million
  • Public Broadcasting - Health and Safety Issues - $2.4 million
  • Florida State University Schools - Hurricane Special Needs Shelter - $2 million GR
    (Contingent on FEMA Reimbursement)
  • Edward W. Bok Academy – Hurricane Relief Initiative - $500,000 GR
    (Additional $700,000 GR contingent on FEMA Reimbursement)

In addition, $40 million in authorization for State University System (SUS) Capital Improvement Student Fee Projects 

Compensation and Benefits

Pay Issues - Total $45.2 million [$21.7 million GR; $23.5 million TF]

  • State Law Enforcement Officers - pay increase of 7% or 10% (if 10 or more years of service)
  • State Firefighters - $2,500 pay increase
  • Department of Juvenile Justice Probation and Detention Officers - 10% pay increase
  • Asst. State Attorneys and Asst. Public Defenders - pay increase of $2,000 or $4,000 (if more than 3 years of service within the same office). Pay increase is for attorneys with salary of $75,000 or less (includes smoothing to ensure no employees, with similar service, making between $75,000 and $79,000 are surpassed due to this pay increase).
  • Supreme Court Justices salary increase to $220,600

State Employee Group Health Insurance - Total $68.5 million [$41.5 million GR; $27 million TF]

  • 6% increase to state-paid premiums

Florida Retirement System (State Agencies)- Total $33.3 million [$19.8 million GR; $13.5 million TF]           

  • Fully funds normal costs and unfunded actuarial liability - including costs associated with lowering the investment return assumption from 7.60% to 7.50%

Domestic Security

Total - $41.5 million TF

State Match for Federally Declared Disasters

Total - $83.4 million GR

Pre-K - 12 Education Appropriations[1]

Total Appropriations:  $15.9 billion [$12.6 billion GR; $3.3 billion TF]

Total Funding - Including Local Revenues:  $25.1 billion [$15.9 billion state funds; $9.2 billion local funds][2]

Major Issues

Early Learning Services

Total: $1.1 billion [$555.7 million GR; $528.4 million TF]

  • Voluntary Prekindergarten Program - $398.4 million GR, including $1.6 million for 630 additional students 
  • School Readiness Program - $630.9 million [$144.6 million GR; $486.3 million TF]

Public Schools/K12 Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP)

Total Funding: $21.1 billion [$11.9 billion state funds; $9.2 billion local funds]

  • FEFP Total Funds increase is $484.8 million or 2.35%
  • FEFP increase in Total Funds per Student is $101.50, a 1.39% increase (from $7,306 to $7,408)
  • Required Local Effort (RLE) increase of $107.1 million for new construction only; RLE millage is reduced from 4.308 to 4.091 mills (RLE dollar increase mitigated by $375.6 million of state funds)
  • Teachers Classroom Supplies Allocation -  $8.9 million increase to raise the amount for each teacher by $50, from $250 to $300
  • Funding Compression Allocation – additional $56.8 million for low-funded school districts (receive less than the state average total funds per student)
  • School Safety Appropriations in CS/SB 7026
    • Safe Schools Allocation -  additional $97.5 million, including funds to increase the minimum level for each school district to $250,000, to be used exclusively to hire additional school resource officers to make schools safer
    • Mental Health Assistance Allocation – $69.2 million to provide funds to school districts and charter schools to assist in establishing or expanding school-based mental health care in coordination with mental health providers to help address the mental health crisis affecting young people in Florida; address issues such as opioid addiction, youth suicide, and bullying; and make schools safer

Public Schools/K12 Non-FEFP

  • Mentoring Programs - $16.3 million GR
  • Regional Education Consortia - $304,000 increase to fully fund the program for small school districts
  • Gardiner Scholarships – additional $25 million for a total of $128.3 million GR
  • School District Matching Grants for school district foundations - $4 million GR
  • School and Instructional Enhancement Grants - $22.8 million GR
  • Exceptional Education Grants - $6.6 million [$4.3 million GR; $2.3 million TF]
  • Florida School for the Deaf & Blind - $52.8 million [$48.1 million GR; $4.7 million TF]
  • The Best and Brightest Teacher and Principal Scholarship Programs - $233.95 million GR
  • Schools of Hope Program - $140 million GR
  • Reading Scholarship Accounts  - $10 million (CS/HB 7055)
  • Security Funding for the Jewish Day Schools – $2 million GR
  • School Safety Appropriations in CS/SB 7026
    • Mental Health Awareness and Assistance Training - $6.7 million GR
    • Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Memorial - $1 million GR
    • Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Building Replacement - $25.3 million GR
    • School Hardening Grants program - $99 million GR

Higher Education Appropriations[3]

Total Appropriations:  $6.1 billion [$4.5 billion GR; $1.6 billion TF – excludes tuition]

Total Funding - including local revenues:  $9 billion [$6.1 billion state funds; $2.9 billion local]

Major Issues

District Workforce

Total: $526 million [$285.5 million GR; $196.7 million TF; $43.8 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]
  • Restoration of CAPE Incentive Funds - $4.5 million GR
  • No tuition increase

Florida College System

Total: $2.2 billion [$956.3 million GR; $272.2 million TF; $962 million tuition/fees]

  • Performance Based Funding  - $60 million
    • $30 million State Investment -  restored nonrecurring funds [GR]
    • $30 million Institutional Investment
      • Reprioritized from the base of each institution
  • Restoration of CAPE Incentive Funds - $10 million GR
  • Additional College Program Fund operating funds - $6.7 million GR
  • No tuition increase

State University System

Total: $5 billion [$2.8 billion GR; $308 million TF; $1.9 billion tuition/fees]

  • Performance Based Funding  - $560 million
    • $265 million State Investment [GR]
    • $295 million Institutional Investment
      • Reprioritized from the base of each institution
  • Preeminence and Emerging Preeminence - $20 million GR
  • World Class Faculty and Scholar Program - $20 million GR
  • State University Professional and Graduate Degree Excellence Program - $10 million GR
  • National Ranking Operational Enhancement (UF, FSU) - $5 million GR
  • Regional University General Operating Enhancement – UNF - $4 million GR
  • FAMU Operational Funds - $6 million GR
  • FGCU Operational Funds - $13.7 million GR
  • FIU Operational Support - $4.7 million GR
  • FSU Operational Enhancement - $5 million
  • UF Operational Enhancement - $5 million
  • No tuition increase

Private Colleges

Total: $170.6 million GR

  • Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) – Increases student award amount from $3,300 to $3,500.
  • ABLE Grant – Increases student award amount from $2,500 to $3,500.

Student Financial Aid

Total: $841.1 million [$250.7 million GR, $590.4 million TF]

  • Bright Futures (including CS/SB 4) – $519.7 million TF [$519.1 million TF, $636,712 GR], which includes a $122.4 million increase
    • $11.7 million for workload (maintains Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) awards at 100% of tuition and fees with $300  textbook stipend and FAS summer awards)
    • $81.7 million for Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) award increase to 75% of tuition and fees
    • $28.4 million for FMS summer awards
    • $636,712 for workload for UF Innovation Academy students
  • Florida Student Assistance Grants – $269.4 million [$199.5 million GR, $69.9 million TF]
  • Benacquisto Scholarship Program Increase (including CS/SB 4) –  $2.8 million GR
    • $1.5 million workload increase
    • $1.2 million for out-of-state student expansion
  • Children/Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans Workload Increase – $523,240 GR
  • Need-based educational benefits to pay living expenses during semester breaks for active duty and honorably discharged members of the U.S. Armed Forces – $1 million GR
  • Florida Farmworker Student Scholarship Program (CS/SB 4) – $0.5 million GR

Health and Human Services Appropriations[4]

Total Budget: $37,216.4 million [$9,928.2 million GR; $27,288.2 million TF]; 31,350.46 FTE

Major Issues

Agency for Health Care Administration

Total: $29,204.7 million [$6,898.1 million GR; $22,306.6 million TF]; 1,536.5 FTE

  • Medicaid Price Level and Workload – $898.9 million [$414.8 million GR; $484.1 million TF]
  • KidCare Workload – $42.2 million [$3.3 million GR; $38.9 million TF]
  • Low Income Pool – $1.5 Billion  [$586.8 million IGTs; $921.6 million TF]
  • Increase Payments to Nursing Homes – $128.5 million [$50.0 million GR; $78.5 million TF]
  • Nursing Home Prospective Payment Transition – $9.78 million [$9.78 million TF]
  • Medical School Faculty Physician Supplemental Payment – $277.3 million [$107.9 million IGTs; $169.4 million TF]
  • Medicaid Retroactive Eligibility Reduction – $98.4 million [$38.1 million GR; $60.3 million TF]
  • Intermediate Care Facilities for Developmentally Disabled Rate Increase - $11.6 million [$4.5 million GR; $7.1 million TF]
  • Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) Rate Increase - $5.1million [$2.0 million GR; $3.1 million TF]
  • Pediatric Neonatal Intensive Care Unit / Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Rate Increase - $3.4 million [$1.4 million GR; $2.1 million TF]
  • Increases in Graduate Medical Education Slots - $45.0 million [$17.5 million IGTs; $27.5 million TF]
  • Increase Personal Needs Allowance for Long Term Care residents from $105 to $130 per month – $16.9 million [$7.7 million GR; $9.2 million TF]

Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Total: $1,331.8 million [$553.1 million GR; $778.8 million TF]; 2,702.5 FTE

  • Provider Rate Increase to Maintain USDOL Compliance – $41.0 million [$15.9 million recurring GR; $25.1 million TF]
  • Employment and Internship Supports – $0.9 million TF
  • iConnect System – $0.7 million [$0.3 million GR; $0.4 million TF]
  • Palm Beach Habilitation Center Cultural Arts Building and Hurricane Shelter- $1 million GR [contingent on FEMA Reimbursement]

Department of Children and Families

Total: $3,262.2 million [$1,805.6 million GR; $1,456.6 million TF]; 12,030.75 FTE

  • Child Protection Investigators/Florida Abuse Hotline - $8.1 million [$4.4 million GR; $3.7 million TF]; 69 FTE
  • Realignment within Department to Increase Child Protective Investigator Staff; 61 FTE
  • Community-Based Care Lead Agencies (CBC) Funding – $39.2 million  [$7.0 million GR; $32.2 million TF]
  • Central Receiving Systems Funding Restoration – $9.8 million GR
  • Guardianship Assistance Program – $4.2 million [$1.9 million GR; $2.3 million TF]; 2 FTE
  • Maintenance Adoption Subsidies Extended to Age 21 – $7.6 million [$4.0 million GR; $3.6 million TF]
  • Florida Safe Families Child Welfare Information System Enhanced Functionality - $4.5 million [$4.2 million GR; $0.3 million TF]
  • Increase Personal Needs Allowance – $1.9 million GR
  • Employment Assistance for Individuals with Mental Health Disorders –$0.7 million GR
  • School Safety Appropriations in CS/SB 7026
    • Provides additional community action treatment teams - $9.8 million GR
    • Provides additional mobile crisis teams - $18.3 million GR
  • Opioid Crisis Appropriations in CS/CS/ HB 21
    • Increases access to treatment, reduces unmet treatment needs, and reduces opioid overdose-related deaths through prevention, treatment, and recovery activities - $27.0 million TF
    • Provides funding for community-based services to address the opioid crisis, including, but not limited to, outreach, addiction treatment, and recovery support services - $14.6 million GR

Department of Elder Affairs

Total: $334.1 million [$154.9 million GR; $179.3 million TF]; 406.5 FTE

  • Alzheimer's Respite Care (66 slots) – $0.8 million GR
  • Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) Program (61 slots) – $0.5 million GR
  • Home Care for the Elderly (HCE) Program (215 slots) – $0.8 million GR
  • PACE expansion, multiple locations (475 slots) – $14.3 million [$5.6 million GR; $8.8 million TF] 
    • 100 slots for Northeast Florida; 75 slots for Martin County; 100 slots for Miami-Dade County; 100 slots for Lee County; and 100 slots for Collier County

Department of Health

Total: $2,971.4 million [$507.1 million GR; $2,464.3 million TF]; 13,410.71 positions

  • Pediatric Cancer Research – $3.0 million recurring GR
  • Poison Control Centers – $3.7 million recurring GR
  • Early Steps Program Expanded Eligibility – $3.5 million TF
  • Newborn Screening Program X-ALD Testing – $1.1 million TF
  • Mary Brogan Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program – $1.5 million recurring GR
  • Opioid Crisis Appropriations in CS/CS/ HB 21 – $6.0 million GR
    • Enhancements to Prescription Drug Monitoring Program system – $1.0 million GR
    • Purchase of Naloxone for First Responders – $5.0 million GR

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Total: $112.7 million [$10.0 million GR; $102.7 million TF]; 1,263.5 FTE

  • Staffing and start-up State Veterans’ Nursing Home in Orange County – $8.0 million TF; 136 FTE
  • Initial Staffing of State Veterans’ Nursing Home in St. Lucie County – $0.2 million TF, 4 FTE
  • Replace Vans to transport handicapped Residents – $0.3 million TF
  • Florida is For Veterans Entrepreneur Training Grants – $0.8 million GR
  • Benefits and Assistance Staffing Increase – $0.4 million TF; 5 FTE

Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations[5]

Total Budget:  $5,210.1 million [$4,266.9 million GR; $943.2 million TF]; 45,967.25 FTE

Major Issues

  • Funds the Department of Corrections health services deficit, which includes Hepatitis C - $25.1 million GR (Plus an additional $21.7 million GR for Hepatitis C in the current fiscal year.)
  • Funds residential mental health treatment services within the Department of Corrections - $52.7 million GR and 289.00 FTE
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance within the Department of Corrections facilities - $6.4 million GR and 12.00 FTE
  • Funds fixed capital outlay for cameras for DJJ’s residential program facilities – $1 million GR

Attorney General/ Legal Affairs

Total: $309.2 million [$61.6 million GR; $247.6 million TF]; 1,352.50 FTE

  • Agency-wide Information Technology Infrastructure Improvements - $7.4 million TF
  • Matching Funds for Generators at the 42 Certified Domestic Violence Shelters - $1.5 million GR
  • Transfer of Children’s Advocacy Centers from the State Courts System - $4.2 million GR

Department of Corrections

Total: $2.6 billion [$2.5 billion GR; $81.3 million TF]; 24,539.00 FTE

  • Desktop Virtualization - $4.0 million TF
  • Disability Rights Florida – Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Settlement Agreement - $4.3 million GR and 12 FTE
  • Disability Rights Florida – Mental Health Treatment Services - $42.7 million GR and 289.00 FTE
  • Vocational Curriculum for Inmates – $1.0 million GR
  • Infectious Disease Drug Treatment (Hepatitis C) – $14.6 million GR
  • Contracted Health Services Funding - $10.5 million GR
  • Residential Mental Health Treatment Services - $10.0 million GR
  • Fixed Capital Outlay – ADA Compliance - $2.1 million GR
  • Fixed Capital Outlay – Renovations and Repairs - $4.1 million GR

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)

Total: $295.4 million [$102.15 million GR; $194.3 million TF]; 1,891.00 FTE

  • Improve sexual offender and predator registry - $2.2 million TF
  • Funds final year of Computerized Criminal History (CCH) database - $5.7 million TF
  • Provides funds for the renovations of the Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center - $0.5 million GR
  • Funds to replace hazardous device/emergency ordnance disposal vehicles - $0.1 million TF
  • School Safety Appropriations in CS/SB 7026
    • Funds the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission - $0.65 million GR
    • Funds a Mobile Suspicious Activity Reporting Tool - $0.4 million in GR

Department of Juvenile Justice

Total:  $590.2 million [$409.4 million GR; $180.8 million TF]; 3,269.50 FTE

  • Funds a retention bonus for DJJ’s direct care workers - $2.0 million GR
  • Provides funds for PACE Center for Girls, that includes centers in Hernando and Citrus Counties - $4.5 million GR
  • Provides funds for AMIKIDS Programs - $6.7 million GR
  • Funds continuation and expansion of prevention and early intervention programs – $1.1 million GR and $5.3 million TF
  • Funds Prodigy Program - $0.5 million in GR and $1.0 million TF

State Court System

Total:  $539.3 million [$446.0 million GR; $93.3 million TF]; 4,304.50 FTE

  • Enhances funding for problem-solving courts (e.g., Veterans’ Courts, Drug Courts, Early Childhood Courts) - $2.5 million recurring GR
  • Provides additional Vivitrol funding to address opioid problem - $2.5 million GR
  • Restores trial court salary reduction - $2.0 million GR

Justice Administration

Total:  $912.5 million [$766.7 million GR; $145.7 million TF]; 10,478.75 FTE

  • Partially restores domestic violence and human trafficking initiatives in the 9th Circuit State Attorney’s Office - $0.7 million GR and 10.5 FTE
  • Converts Regional Conflict Counsel OPS and contractors to full-time employees, per IRS audit - $2.7 million GR and 64.75 FTE

Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Appropriations

Total Budget: $14.5 billion [$245.2 million GR; $14.3 billion TF]; 13,071 positions

Major Issues

  • Transportation Work Program - $9.9 billion TF
  • Affordable Housing Programs - $109.6 million TF
  • Florida Job Growth Grant Funding - $85 million GR
  • Visit Florida - $76 million TF and GR
  • Library Grants and Cooperatives - $20.1 million GR
  • Cultural, Museum, and Historic Grants and Initiatives - $14.3 million GR
  • Motorist Modernization Project - $12.6 million TF

Department of Economic Opportunity

Total: $1.14 billion [$131.3 million GR; $1.01 billion TF]; 1,475 FTE

  • Economic Development Toolkit Payments (payments for existing contracts) - $29.1 million
  • Job Growth Grant Fund - $85 million GR
  • Economic Development Projects and Initiatives - $12.9 million GR and TF
  • Space Florida - $18.5 million TF [$12.5 million recurring; $6 million nonrecurring]
  • Visit Florida - $76 million GR and TF
  • Workforce Development Projects and Initiatives - $5.8 million GR and TF
  • Affordable Housing Programs - $109.6 million TF:
    • SHIP - $44.5 million TF (allocated to local governments)
    • State Housing Programs - $79.2 million TF, includes:
      • At least 60 percent for the SAIL Program
      • $15 million for workforce housing to serve low-income persons
      • $15 million for housing in the Florida Keys
  • Housing and Community Development Projects and Initiatives - $5.4 million TF
  • Community Development Block Grants - $126.5 million TF
    • CDBG – Disaster Recovery Grants - $90 million TF (federal grant fund authority to address unmet community needs for housing, infrastructure, and economic development after other assistance has been exhausted)

Department of State

Total: $101.7 million [$67.3 million GR; $34.4 TF]; 408 FTE

  • State Aid to Libraries - $20.1 million GR
  • Cultural and Museum Program Support and Facilities - $9.6 million GR
  • Historical Resources Preservation - $5.6 million [$4.7 million GR; $1.5 million TF]
  • County Elections Assistance - $3.4 million GR
  • Cyber Security - $1.9 million TF

Department of Transportation

Total: $10.9 billion TF; 6,236 FTE

  • Transportation Work Program - $9.9 billion TF:
    • Highway and Bridge Construction - $3.9 billion
    • Resurfacing and Maintenance - $1.3 billion
    • Design and Engineering - $1.0 billion
    • Right of Way Land Acquisition - $577.3 million
    • Public Transit Development Grants - $567.8 million
    • Rail Development Grants - $303.8 million
    • County Transportation Programs:
      • Small County Road Resurface Assistance Program (SCRAP) - $29.8 million
      • Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) - $72.8 million, including $15 million to rural areas of opportunity 
      • Other County Transportation Programs - $62.0 million
    • Aviation Development Grants - $351.4 million
    • Seaport and Intermodal Development Grants - $228.3 million
    • Economic Development Transportation (“Road Fund”) Projects - $119.7 million TF
  • Transportation Disadvantaged Program - $59.9 million

Department of Military Affairs

Total: $63.4 million [$21.9 million GR; $41.4 million TF]; 453 FTE

  • Tuition Assistance for Florida National Guard - $4.2 million GR
  • About Face and Forward March Programs - $2.0 million GR

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Total: $480.0 million [$150,000 GR; $479.9 million TF]; 4,344 FTE

  • Motorist Modernization Project - Phase I and II - $12.6 million TF
  • Relocation of Orlando Regional Communications Center - $1.3 million TF
  • Maintenance and Repairs of Facilities - $3.3 million TF
  • Field Office Equipment Refresh - $4.0 million TF

Division of Emergency Management

Total: $1.86 billion [$26.1 GR; $1.84 billion TF]; 155 FTE

  • Federally Declared Disaster Funding - $1.8 billion
    • Communities - $1.7 billion TF
    • State Operations - $42.9 million TF
  • Statewide Notification and Alert System - $3.5 million TF
  • Statewide LiDAR Mapping - $15 million GR
  • Hurricane Mitigation Projects - $11.1 million GR

The Environment and Natural Resources Appropriations

Total Budget:  $4 billion ($441.7 million GR; $870.6 million LATF; $2.7 billion Other TF); 8,699 FTE

Major Issues

Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services 

Total: $1.8 billion ($186.4 million GR; $107.5 million LATF; $1.5 billion TF); 3,651 FTE

  • Wildfire Suppression Equipment - $6.3 million ($5.6 million TF; $0.7 million GR)
  • Forestry Road/Bridge and Facility Maintenance - $3.2 million ($2.2 million LATF; $1 million TF)
  • Citrus Greening Research - $8 million TF
  • Citrus Health Response Program - $7.1 million TF
  • Citrus Crop Decline Supplemental Funding - $2.5 million GR
  • Farm Share and Food Banks - $8.7 million GR
  • Florida Forever - Rural and Family Lands $5.8 million ($3.8 million GR; $2 million LATF)
  • Lake Okeechobee Agricultural Projects - $5 million LATF
  • Agriculture Education and Promotion Facilities - $5.3 million GR
  • Critical Building Repairs and Maintenance - $3.3 million ($1.8 million GR; $1.5 million LATF)
  • African Snail Eradication Program - $1.5 million TF
  • Office of Energy Grants - $1.3 million TF
  • Licensing Enterprise Regulatory Management System - $13.3 million TF
  • Citrus Canker Eradication Claims - $52.1 million GR for Broward and Palm Beach counties property owners

Department of Citrus

Total: $31.3 million ($5.7 million GR, $25.6 million TF); 41 FTE

  • Florida Forward Consumer Marketing Program - $5 million GR

Department of Environmental Protection

Total: $1.8 billion ($215.4 million GR; $660.1 million LATF; $902.1 million TF); 2,889 FTE

  • Everglades Restoration - $143.1 million ($141.7 million LATF; $1.4 million TF)
  • Northern Everglades Restoration - $31 million ($28.2 million LATF; $1.7 million GR; $1.1 million TF)
  • EAA Reservoir - $64 million LATF
  • St. John River/Keystone Heights Restoration, Public Access & Recreation - $25.0 million ($7.7 million LATF; $17.3 million GR)( $5 million contingent on FEMA reimbursement)
  • Florida Forever Funding - $100.8 million TF ($75.8 million transfer from GR; $15 million transfer from LATF)
    • State Lands - $72 million
    • Florida Communities Trust - $10 million
    • DACS – Land Protection Easements - $5.8 million (also shown in DACS)
    • Florida Keys Area of Critical State Concern $5 million
    • Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts - $2 million
    • FRDAP – $2 million
  • Additional FRDAP List for Child Friendly Parks - $4 million TF
  • Beach Management Funding Assistance - $50 million LATF
  • Hurricane Beach Recovery - $11.2 million ($5.9 million GR; $5.3 million LATF)
  • Springs Restoration - $50 million LATF (Base funding)
  • Herbert Hoover Dike - $50 million GR
  • Water Projects - $30.9 million GR ($0.8 million contingent on FEMA reimbursement)
  • State Parks Maintenance and Repairs - $35.1 million ($5 million GR; $27.9 million TF)
  • Petroleum Tanks Cleanup Program - $110 million TF
  • Drinking Water & Wastewater Revolving Loan Programs - $16.5 million GR; $286.4 million TF
  • Hazardous Waste/Site Cleanup - $8.5 million TF
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads - $7.4 million LATF
  • Florida Keys Area of Critical State Concern - $5 million GR
  • Small County Solid Waste Management Grants - $3 million TF
  • Small County Wastewater Treatment Grants - $15 million TF
  • Local Parks - $2.8 million GR

Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Total: $378 million ($34.2 million GR; $102.9 million LATF; $240.9 million TF); 2,119 FTE

  • New District Office in Defuniak Springs - $2 million TF
  • Boating Infrastructure and Improvement Program - $6.4 million TF
  • Law Enforcement Body Worn Cameras - $0.7 million TF
  • Artificial Fishing Reef Construction - $0.6 million TF
  • Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area - $1.1 million GR
  • FWC Facilities Maintenance and Repair - $1.4 million TF
  • Derelict Vessel Removal - $1 million TF
  • Aviation Enhancement - $1 million GR
  • Lionfish Nonnative Species Management - $1 million TF
  • Law Enforcement Reserve Program - $0.2 million TF
  • Black Bear Conflict Reduction - $0.5 million TF
  • Building Improvements - $1.1 million TF
  • Palm Beach Recreational Shooting Park - $3 million TF

General Government Appropriations

Total Budget:  $2.1 billion [$317.1 million GR; $1.7 billion Other TFs]; 11,209 FTE

Major Issues

Department of Business & Professional Regulation

Total: $155 million [$1.4 million GR; $153.6 million TF]; 1,616 FTE

  • Online Application Fees - $0.5 million TF
  • Compulsive and Addictive Gambling Prevention - $0.3 million TF

Department of Financial Services

Total: $395.2 million [$24.7 million GR; $370.5 million TF]; 2,589 FTE

  • Florida Planning, Accounting & Ledger Management (PALM) Project - $32.5 million TF
  • Information Technology Staff Augmentation - $0.7 million TF
  • Fire College and Arson Lab Repairs and Maintenance - $0.4 million TF
  • Local Government Fire Services - $11.9 million TF and $1.5M GR
  • Increase Contracted Services Budget Authority - $0.6 million TF
  • University of Miami - Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center - Florida Firefighter Cancer Research - $2 million GR
  • Firefighter Assistance Grant Program - $1 million TF
  • Funeral and Cemetery IT Systems - $1.2 million TF

Department of the Lottery

Total: $182.1 million TF; 418 FTE

  • Information Technology upgrades to software, hardware, and equipment - $1.2 million TF
  • Increase to Terminal Games Fees (New Contract) - $5.6 million TF
  • Increase to Instant Ticket Purchase - $8.6 million TF
  • Increase to Terminal Games Fees - $2.1 million TF

Department of Management Services

Total Budget: $624.8 million [$73.9 million GR; $550.8 million TF]; 838 FTE

  • Florida Facilities Pool - $58.3 million [$41.3 million GR; $17 million TF]
  • Private Prison Monitoring Facility Maintenance and Repairs (Gadsden and Lake City Correctional Facilities) - $3.9 million TF
  • Florida Interoperability Network and Mutual Aid - $1.9 million GR
  • State Group Insurance Program Implementation- $7.9 million TF
  • State Employee Health Savings Account Program - $1.5 million TF
  • Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) Staff Augmentation and Independent Verification and Validation Services - $1.3 million TF
  • SLERS Contract Payments Based on Additional Revenue Received - $2 million TF
  • Florida Region Interference Program - $0.2 million TF
  • Statewide Travel Management System Enhancements - $0.4 million GR
  • Replacement of Motor Vehicles - $0.3 million TF
  • Fleet Management Information System - $0.1 million TF
  • Florida Commission on Human Relations Staffing – $0.4 million TF
  • Local Funding Initiative Projects - $2.8 million GR

Division of Administrative Hearings

Total Budget: $26.5 million TF; 240 FTE

Agency for State Technology

Total: $64.7 million TF; 203 FTE

  • Security Training - $0.2 million TF

Public Service Commission

Total: $25 million TF; 272 FTE

Department of Revenue

Total: $585.8 million [$217.1 million GR; $368.7 million TF]; 5,037 FTE

  • Fiscally Constrained Counties - $28.7 million GR
  • Aerial Photography - $1.2 million GR
  • Child Support Enforcement Parenting Time Plans - $0.3 million TF

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2018, except where otherwise expressly provided.


[1] Pre-K - 12 Education appropriations include funding provided in CS/HB 7055 and CS/SB 7026.

[2] Local revenues include required and discretionary local effort for the public schools in the Florida Education Finance Program.

[3] Higher Education appropriations include funding provided in CS/SB 4.

[4] Health and Human Services appropriations include funding provided in CS/CS/HB 21 and CS/SB 7026.

[5] Criminal and Civil Justice appropriations include funding provided in CS/SB 7026.

Vote: Senate 31-5; House 95-12