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President Office — Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 29, 2016

CONTACT: Katie Betta, (850) 487-5229


Senate Budget Prioritizes Investments in Education, Health Care, Economic Development

Unprecedented K-12 per student funding, Nearly $3 Billion In Total Reserves

Tallahassee —

The Florida Senate Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Senator Tom Lee (R-Brandon), today filed SPB 2500, a proposed budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, prioritizing funding for education, health care and economic development, while setting aside nearly $3 billion in total reserves.

 

Statement from Senate President Andy Gardiner (R-Orlando)

“At the onset of our formal budget planning in September, on behalf of the Senate I outlined a goal of unprecedented K-12 per student funding and broad-based tax relief for Florida’s families. Despite recent revenue projections and continued uncertainty in our national and global economies, this budget remains faithful to that goal. Our Senate budget dedicates the funding needed to increase per student funding to its highest level in the history of our state, and to date, our Senate committees have passed several options for our final tax cut package. I look forward to working with my colleagues, Governor Scott and Speaker Crisafulli in the coming weeks as we move towards a final tax cut package and pass a balanced budget that funds the critical needs of our state.

 

Statement from Chair Lee

“Public safety, our public education system, and protection of our environment are among the most important responsibilities of state government. This budget demonstrates our commitment to ensuring these key programmatic and structural functions are properly funded. Unlike Washington, we have to live within our means. We cannot just print or borrow money to pay for basic services. Just like Florida’s families, we have to be resilient in the face of an uncertain economy. To do that we are making strategic investments, while ensuring sure we have ample funding in our rainy day fund.”

 

Summary

Total Budget:  Estimated $81 billion ($30.2 billion GR; $50.8 billion TF)

 

Major Issues

Education Capital Outlay

  • Total: $368.9 million in PECO TF: 
  • Public School repairs and maintenance – $50 million
  • Developmental Research Schools – $5.3 million
  • Public School Special Facilities – $64.7 million
  • Florida College System repairs and maintenance – $46.2 million
  • Florida College System Projects – $55.3 million
  • University System repairs and maintenance – $61.8 million
  • University System Projects – $73.2 million
  • School for the Deaf and Blind critical repairs and maintenance – $9.1 million
  • Division of Blind Services – $310,000
  • Public Broadcasting – Health and Safety Issues – $3.1 million
  • Total: $35 million in authorization for SUS Capital Improvement Student Fee Projects 

 

Compensation and Benefits

  • FRS Normal Costs, Unfunded Actuarial Liability, and an Administrative and Educational Fee Adjustment – Total $52.4 million  ($46.6 million GR; $5.8 million TF)
    • State Agencies – $4.1 million GR; $5.8 million TF
    • School Boards K-12 – $34.6 million GR
    • State Universities – $4.9 million GR
    • Community Colleges – $3.0 million GR

 

  • State Group Health Insurance – Total $61.9 million ($39.3 million GR; $22.6 million TF)

 

  • Pay Issues – Total $29.0 million  ($23.4 million GR; $5.6 million TF)
    • State Court – Competitive Pay Adjustment Phase Two – $5.9 million GR
    • Correctional Officers and Command Staff Salary Adjustments – $17.42 million GR
    • Department of Agriculture Firefighter Salary Increase – $1.6 million TF
    • Crime Lab Salary Adjustments – $3.96 million TF
    • Military Affairs Pay Adjustments – $0.11 million GR

 

Information Technology

  • Total – $10.5 million ($4.8 million GR; $5.7 million TF)

 

Domestic Security

  • Total – $30.8 million TF

 

State Match for Federally Declared Disasters

  • Total – $23.1 million GR

 

Triumph Gulf Coast

  • Total – $300 million GR

 

Increases compared to the 2015-16 General Appropriations Act include: $651 million increase in K-12 public school funding through the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP); $1.1 billion to fund the growth of the Medicaid program; $300 million in settlement funds from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; and, over $200 million to fund Governor Scott’s request for an increase in economic development funds, among others. 

 

Statement from Senator Don Gaetz (R-Niceville), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education

“Next year we will have more than 35,000 new students in our schools, meaning for the second year in a row we have added the equivalent of another school district to our classroom rolls. Even when we take into account this significant enrollment increase, our education budget raises K-12 per student funding to the highest level in state history. We are bringing a new consolidated structure to budgeting for programs that provide after school care and mentoring services through a new competitive grant program that rewards performance and demands accountability. Additionally, our budget increases funding for an extra hour of reading instruction per day for the 300 lowest performing elementary schools and restores the guaranteed allocation for exceptional student education to pre-recession levels.

 

“In higher education, without raising tuition, we are increasing performance funding for both our state colleges and universities as well as preeminence funding for our top universities. We are also are increasing funding for career and professional education throughout the K-20 system and appropriating twenty million for rapid response training grants that will allow growing or relocating companies to match a skilled workforce with better jobs.”

 

Education Summary

 

Total Appropriations:  $19.4 billion ($15.2 billion GR; $4.2 billion TF) – excludes appropriated university tuition/fees.

Total Funding - Including Local Revenues:  $31.5 billion ($19.4 billion state funds; $12.1 billion local) – Local revenues include required and discretionary local effort for public schools and tuition/fees for district workforce, colleges, and universities.

 

Early Learning Services

Total: $1.03 billion ($557.7 million GR; $477.1 million TF)

  • Voluntary Prekindergarten Program – $395.2 million GR; including additional $5.9 million for 2,223 students and BSA funding maintained 
  • School Readiness Program – $565.5 million ($136.9 million GR; $428.6 million TF)

 

Public Schools/K12 FEFP

Total Funding: $20.3 billion ($11 billion state funds; $9.3 billion local)

  • FEFP Increase is $651 million or 3.30%
  • FEFP Increase in Funds per FTE is $142 or 2.00%
  • Enrollment Workload Increase – additional 35,494 students for $55 million state funds
  • No increase in millage
  • Federally Connected Student Supplement – $12.2 million
  • ESE Guaranteed Allocation – additional $96 million to return to pre-recession funding level
  • Supplemental Academic Instruction for Extended Day Program for Intensive Reading for 300 Elementary Schools and Workload – additional $61 million

 

Public Schools/K12 Non-FEFP

  • After Care and Mentoring Program Grants – $30 million GR
  • Administrator Professional Development – $7 million GR
  • School District Matching Grants – $4 million GR
  • Florida School for the Deaf & Blind – $50.2 million ($45.7 million GR; $4.5 million TF)

 

District Workforce

Total: $556.8 million ($310.7 million GR; $199.4 million TF; $46.7 million tuition/fees)

  • Workforce Development – $365 million ($279.3 million GR, $85.7 million TF)
  • CAPE Incentive Funds for Industry Certifications in Targeted Occupational Areas, including Health Science and Information Technology – $6 million GR
  • Rapid Response Education and Training Program – $20 million GR

 

Florida College System

Total: $2.05 billion ($962.1 million GR; $265.3 million TF; $817.6 million tuition/fees)

  • Designation of Distinguished Colleges $2 million GR
  • 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
  • Funding Model Equity – additional funds – $12.5 million
  • Compression Funding – additional funds – $12.5 million

 

State University System

Total: $4.7 billion ($2.4 billion GR; $301.5 million TF; $2.0 billion tuition/fees)

  • Performance Based Funding – $475 million
    • $225million State Investment (GR)
    • $250 million Institutional Investment
      • Reprioritized from the base of each institution
  • Johnson Matching Gift Program – $1.2 million GR ($465,000 Increase)
  • Additional Funds for Preeminent and Emerging Preeminent State Universities – $15 million GR

 

Private Colleges

Total: $149.4 million GR

  • Florida Resident Access Grant – Workload Decrease Based on Estimating Conference Enrollment – ($9,000); Maintains current student award amount
  • ABLE Grant – Workload Decrease Based on Estimating Conference Enrollment –  ($616,500); Maintains current student award amount
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities Increase – $225,000 GR

 

Student Financial Aid

Total: $406.4 million ($115.1 million GR, $291.3 million TF)

  • Bright Futures – Workload Decrease – $22.5 million TF
  • Florida National Merit Scholar Incentive Program Workload Increase – $4.5 million
  • Children/Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans Workload Increase – $1.7 million
  • Need-based educational benefits to pay living expenses during semester breaks for active duty and honorably discharged members of the Armed Forces – $1 million

 

Vocational Rehabilitation

Total: $217.4million ($49.8 million GR, $167.7 million TF)

 

Statement from Senator Rene Garcia (R-Hialeah), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services

“Our budget provides a significant increase in funding to move more people with unique abilities from the APD waiting list to the home and community based care waiver, as well as additional staff positions to help individuals and their families with this transition. We also dedicated specific funding to help dependent individuals, who are over 30 years of age, and have been on the waiting list for more than 10 years, make the transition to the waiver during the upcoming fiscal year. We mitigate the continued loss of low income pool funding by redistributing funds within the DSH program and make significant investments into reimbursement rates for hospitals who serve Medicaid recipients and Floridians without health insurance. Our funding includes specific rate enhancements for hospitals that serve children in need of complex medical treatments.

 

“The budget funds a marketing campaign for the Bright Expectations online clearinghouse at the DOH. A component of the Senate’s cradle to career pathway to economic independence for people with unique abilities, the clearinghouse provides guidance to parents and families when their child is diagnosed with a developmental disability. We also increased funding for mental health, with specific increases in homeless mental health transition housing, forensic beds at our mental health facilities and for the expansion of our CAT and FIT Teams, among others.”  

 

Health and Human Services Summary

 

Total Budget: $34,131.7 million ($9,472.4 million GR; $24,659.3 million TF); 31,510.5 FTE

 

Agency for Health Care Administration

Total: $26,536.4 million ($6,563 million GR; $19,973.5 million TF); 1,545 FTE

  • Physician Supplemental Payments - $5 million GR; $193.5 million TF
  • Rate Increases for Serving Medically Complex Children - $67.7 million GR; $105.9 million TF
  • Florida KidCare Coverage for Lawfully Residing Children - $28.8 million TF
  • Funding for Children’s Specialty Hospitals - $7.3 million GR; $10.3 million TF
  • Community Primary Care Grants - $14.3 million GR
  • Additional Funding for the Medicaid Program - $12.5 million GR
  • Medicaid Charter School Reimbursement - $4.0 million GR; $6.3 million TF
  • Homeless Mental Health Transitional Housing - $4.0 million GR; $6.3 million TF
  • Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled (ICF/DD) Rate Increase - $4.0 million GR; $6.3 million TF
  • Medicaid Long Term Care Waiver Wait List (will serve approximately 570 individuals) - $3.6 million GR; $5.6 million TF
  • Florida Medicaid Management Information System - $8.7 million TF
  • Services to Individuals with Phelan-McDermid Disease - $2.0 million GR; $3.1 million TF
  • All Payer Claims Database - $4.5 million TF
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU/ Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) - $.8 million GR; $3.1 million TF
  • Legal Representation - $3.2 million TF
  • Rate Increase for Private Duty Nursing Services - $1.2 million GR; $1.9 million TF
  • Advanced Data Analytics and Detection Services - $3.0 million TF
  • Rural Inpatient Hospital Reimbursement Adjustment - $.9 million GR; $1.5 million TF
  • Reductions Based on Historical Reversions – ($2.2) million TF
  • Contract Savings – ($2.1) million TF
  • Management Efficiencies – (20) FTE; ($1.0) million TF

 

Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Total: $1,240.2 million ($520.7 million GR; $719.4 million TF); 2,711.50 FTE

  • Transition Waitlist Individuals to the iBudget Waiver (will serve approximately 1,350 individuals) – $14.2 million GR, $22.2 million TF
  • Rish Park and Developmental Disability Centers Fixed Capital Repairs – $2.6 million GR
  • Additional Funding for 30 Staff at Regional Offices – $1.3 million GR , $1.3 million TF
  • Client Data Management System – $1.8 million TF
  • Support for Behavioral Analysis Services – $.5 million GR, $.5 million TF
  • Supported Employment Services for Waitlist Individuals – $.5 million GR

 

Department of Children and Families

Total: $3,066.5 million ($1,712.1 million GR; $1,354.4 million TF); 11,872.5 FTE

  • CBC Core Services Funding – $9.5 million GR; $13.4 million TF
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services – $20.5 million TF
  • Grant Program for Central Receiving Systems – $10 million GR
  • Community Teams Providing Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services – $9.8 million GR
  • Enhancements to FSFN application - $2.1 million GR; $4.6 million TF
  • Maintenance Adoption Subsidies – $3.6 million GR; $3.1 million TF
  • Expansion of the Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant Program - $6 million GR
  • Mental Health Forensic Beds – $5.6 million GR
  • CBC Risk Pool – $5 million GR
  • Challenge Grant Program for Homeless Assistance – $3.8 million TF
  • Transition Vouchers for Individuals With Behavioral Health Conditions - $3.5 million GR
  • State Employee and CBC Adoption Incentive Awards - $3.5 million GR
  • Child Welfare Training – $3.1 million TF
  • Maintenance and Repair of State Facilities – $3.6 million GR
  • Healthy Families Expansion – $.5 million GR; $1.5 million TF
  • Surveillance System for State Mental Health Facilities - $1.6 million GR
  • Automated Medication Dispensing System for State Mental Health Facilities – 1.5 million TF
  • Homeless Coalitions - $1 million GR

 

Department of Elder Affairs

Total: $301.2 million ($131.2 million GR; $170.0 million TF); 433.5 FTE

  • Additional Funding to Support the Comprehensive Assessment and Review (CARES) Program - $3.3 million GR
  • Serve Additional Clients in the Community Care for the Elderly (CCE) Program (will serve approximately 332 individuals) – $2 million GR
  • Alzheimer's Disease Initiative - Frail Elders Waiting for Services (will serve approximately 146 individuals) – $1.7 million GR
  • Aging Resource Centers - .7 million GR; $.7 million TF
  • Information and Registration Tracking System - $.1 million GR; $.1 TF

 

Department of Health

Total: $ 2,881.8 million ($535.7 million GR; $2,346.1 million TF); 13,841.57 FTE

  • Child Nutrition Program - $34.3 million TF
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers - $18.3 million GR
  • Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program - $13.4 million TF
  • County Health Departments and State Laboratories Fixed Capital Repairs – $3.4 million GR; $7.9 million TF
  • Disability Determination - $9.8 million TF
  • Free and Charitable Clinics - $9.5 million GR
  • Poison Control Centers - $5.3 million GR
  • Funding for Safety Net Program – Children’s Medical Services Network – $5.0 million GR
  • Pharmaceuticals for the Department of Corrections - $3.2 million TF
  • Information Technology – Addressing Security Risks and Disaster Recovery Services - $2.3 million GR
  • Pregnancy Support Services – Wellness Services - $2 million GR
  • Reduce Waitlist for Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program Medicaid Waiver (will serve approximately 25 individuals) – $.4 million GR; $.6 million TF
  • Cancer Registry Enhancements - $.7 million GR
  • Prescription Drug Monitoring Program - $.5 million GR
  • Statewide Marketing Campaign for the Developmental Disabilities Information Clearinghouse – Bright Expectations - $.3 million GR
  • Management & Efficiency – (517.0) FTE; ($.5) million GR; ($15.0) million TF

 

Department of Veterans Affairs

Total: $105.6 million ($9.8 million GR; $95.8 million TF); 1,106.5 FTE

  • Continue Construction of the Seventh State Veterans’ Nursing Home – $6.8 million TF
  • Maintenance and Repair for State Veterans’ Nursing Homes – $2 million TF
  • Florida is For Veterans Training Grants – $1.5 million GR
  • Replacement of Office and Medical Equipment in State Veteran Nursing Homes - $1.1 million TF

 

Statement from Senator Alan Hays (R-Umatilla), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government

“The Senate budget includes funding needed to implement key components of our Statewide Water and Natural Resources Policy, recently signed in to law by Governor Scott, as well as the second year appropriation for the Water and Land Conservation Amendment to our state constitution.

 

“We continue our commitment to responsible land acquisition with a fifty percent increase over the amount appropriated in the current year. We also dedicate significant funding to restore Florida’s unique natural resources, including fifty million to restore our springs, over eighty million towards Everglades restoration and nearly thirty million to restore and revitalize Florida’s beaches.”

 

General Government Summary

 

Total Budget:  $5.6 billion ($499.9 million GR; $868 million LATF; $4.2 billion Other TF); 20,100 positions

 

Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services 

Total: $1.7 billion ($122.3 million GR; $113.8 million LATF; $1.4 billion TF); 3,632 positions

  • Land Management Improvements $7.7 million LATF
    • Wildfire Suppression Equipment $4 million LATF
  • Water & Land Conservation/Budget Restructure $18.1 million LATF
  • Citrus Greening Research $8 million TF
  • Farm Share and Food Banks $2 million GR
  • Agricultural Best Management Practices and Office of Water Policy

         Workload 8 positions and $2.8 million TF

  • Agriculture Education and Promotion Facilities $6.5 million TF
  • Licensing Regulatory Management System and Concealed Weapons License

   Renewal Workload 12 positions and $6.1 million TF

  • Citrus Health Response Program $10.7 million TF
  • State Farmers Markets Facility Improvements $1 million TF
  • Critical Building Repairs and Maintenance $2.4 million GR
  • African Snail Eradication Program $2.3 million TF
  • Child Nutrition Program Grants $107.1 million TF
  • Energy Grants $17.3 million TF

 

Department of Business & Professional Regulation

Total: $153.1 million ($2.5 million GR; $150.6 million TF); 1,618 positions

  • Florida State Boxing Commission $.3 million GR
  • Drugs, Devices, and Cosmetics Program $.3 million TF and $.7 million GR
  • Electronic Data Submission System $1.2 million TF
  • Unlicensed Activity Program $.5 million TF
  • Visit Florida $2 million TF

 

Department of Citrus

Total: $41.9 million ($41.9 million TF); 55 positions

 

Department of Environmental Protection

Total: $1.5 billion ($77.5 million GR; $615.2 million LATF; $832.8 million TF); 2,928.5 positions

  • Everglades Restoration $82 million ($80.1 million LATF; $1.9 million TF)
  • Land Acquisition $82.6 million ($79.2 million LATF; $3.4 million TF)
    • Florida Forever/State Lands $22.3 million
    • Florida Forever/Florida Communities Trust $10 million
    • Florida Forever/Florida Communities Trust/Recreational Access for All $20 million
    • Everglades Restoration $27.7 million
    • Howell Branch Preserve $2 million
    • Helena Run Preserve $.6 million
  • Springs Restoration $50 million LATF
  • Water Projects $50 million GR
  • Beach Projects $28.1 million LATF
  • Water & Land Conservation/Budget Restructure $2.9 million LATF
  • Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) $10 million LATF
    • Recreational Enhancements and Opportunities for Individuals with

         Unique Abilities $3 million

  • Land Management Operational Increase and Infrastructure Improvements $62.6 million

         ($53.3 million LATF; $9.3 million TF)

  • State Parks Maintenance and Repairs $35.3 million
  • Florida Keys Heritage Trails $10 million
  • Petroleum Tanks Cleanup Program $125 million TF
  • Water Resources $1.1 million TF
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) $8.9 million LATF
  • Drinking Water & Wastewater Revolving Loan Programs $15.9 million GR; $118.7 million TF
  • Small County Solid Waste Management Grants $3.8 million TF
  • Small County Wastewater Treatment Grants $21 million TF
  • Lake Apopka $12 million ($10 million LATF; $2 million TF)
  • Water Management Districts’ Operational Support $8 million GR
  • Nonmandatory Land Reclamation $3.2 million TF

 

Department of Financial Services

Total: $346.4 million ($24.6 million GR; $321.9 million TF); 2,604 positions

  • FLAIR Replacement $9.1 million TF
  • Fire College and Arson Lab Repairs and Maintenance $.4 million TF
  • Florida Accounting & Information Resource (FLAIR) Staff Augmentation $2 million GR
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fraud 3 positions and $.2 million TF
  • Public Assistance Fraud 12 positions and $.8 million TF
  • Risk Management $8.1 million TF
  • Office of Financial Regulation Regulatory & Licensing System $8.8 million TF

 

Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Total: $384.8 million ($6.6 million GR; $139 million LATF; $239.2 million TF); 2,118 positions

  • Land Management Operational Increase $20.4 million LATF ($19.7m LATF & $.7m other TF)
  • Water & Land Conservation/Budget Restructure $32.9 million LATF
  • Boating Infrastructure and Improvement Program $5.7 million TF
  • Artificial Fishing Reef Construction $.6 million ($.3m GR & other TF)
  • Derelict Vessel Removal $1.5 million GR
  • Lionfish Management $.3 million GR
  • Building Improvements $1.6 million ($1 million GR: $.6m TF)

 

Department of the Lottery

Total: $167.1 million TF; 420 positions

  • Information Technology Infrastructure Replacement $.9 million TF

 

Department of Management Services

Total Budget: $583 million ($52.1 million GR; $530.9 million TF); 842 positions

  • Florida Facilities Pool $21.1 million GR and $10.6 million TF
  • Florida Historic Capitol $.3 million GR
  • Government Facilities Infrastructure Assessment/Study $.1 million GR and $.6 million TF
  • Florida Interoperability Network and Mutual Aid $2.5 million GR
  • Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) Staff Augmentation and updated

         Feasibility Study $1.6 million TF

  • MyFloridaNet Staff Augmentation $.3 million TF
  • Fleet Management Information System $1.8 million GR
  • Dependent Eligibility Verification Services $1 million TF

 

Division of Administrative Hearings

     Total Budget: $25.8 million ($25.8 million TF); 241 positions

 

Agency for State Technology

Total: $72.1 million ($3.6 million GR; $68.5 million TF); 240 positions

  • Technology and Hardware Refresh, Upgrades, and Staff Resources $3.1 million TF
  • Independent Verification and Validation $.6 million TF

 

Public Service Commission

Total: $24.6 million ($.2 million GR; $24.4 million TF); 268 positions

 

Department of Revenue

Total: $584.6 million ($210.6 million GR; $374 million TF); 5,132 positions

  • Fiscally Constrained Counties $25.2 million GR
  • Aerial Photography $.3 million GR

 

Statement from Senator Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development

The majority of our portion of the budget invests in the transportation infrastructure needs of our growing state by appropriating over $9 billion in the Department of Transportation Work Program. This total includes building and maintenance of our highways as well as funding for public transit and rail development grants for our airports, seaports, and county transportation programs.

 

“We recognize and appreciate Governor Scott’s commitment to private sector job creation and his pro-active approach to economic development. For this reason, we have matched his request for $250 million to advance these important efforts. We look forward to continuing to work with Governor Scott and his team at Enterprise Florida on our shared commitment to reforming Florida’s economic development programs and our common goal of making Florida first in the nation in private sector job creation.

 

“This budget continues our commitment to housing for the developmentally disabled and homeless by fully allocating doc stamp revenues that are statutorily dedicated to state and local affordable housing programs. We also provide funding for the ongoing work of the Florida Defense Support Task Force as well as other defense infrastructure priorities.”

 

Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development Summary

Total Budget:  $12.5 billion ($312.5 million GR; $12.2 billion TF); 13,352.5 FTE

 

Highlights

  • Transportation Work Program - $9.1 billion TF
  • Affordable Housing Programs - $303 million TF
  • Economic Development Incentive Programs, Projects and Initiatives - $273.4 million (TF & GR)
  • Economic Development Partners - $120.7 million TF
  • Library Grants and Initiatives - $28.3 million GR
  • Cultural and Museum Grants and Initiatives - $34.8 million (TF & GR)
  • Historic Preservation Grants and Initiatives - $13.6 million (TF & GR)
  • Motorist Modernization Project and Enterprise Data Infrastructure - $15.3 million TF
  • National Guard Tuition Assistance - $3.5 million GR

 

Department of Economic Opportunity

Total:  $1.43 billion ($191.1 million GR; $1.24 billion TF); 1,537.5 FTE

  • Economic Development Incentive Programs, Projects and Initiatives - $273.4 million ($181 million GR; $92.4 million TF) includes:
    • Florida Enterprise Fund – Lump Sum (includes Economic Development Toolkit Payments) - $250 million ($180 million GR; $70 million TF)
  • Economic Development Partners - $120.7 million TF includes:
    • Enterprise Florida (EFI) - $15 million TF
    • VISIT Florida - $80 million TF
    • Florida Sports Foundation - $4.7 million TF
    • Space Florida - $12.5 million recurring TF
    • Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research - $6.5 million recurring TF
  • Workforce Development Programs, Projects and Initiatives - $24.2 million TF:
    • Quick Response Training Program - $15.1 million TF
    • Workforce Development Projects and Initiatives – $4.9 million ($1.4 million GR; $3.5 million TF)
  • Affordable Housing Programs - $303 million TF:
    • SHIP - $181.8 million TF (allocated to local governments), includes:
      • More flexibility in the SHIP program regarding rent subsidies and rental assistance
      • $7.2 million allocated for homeless Challenge Grants
    • State Housing Programs - $121.2 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
      • $5 million for affordable rental opportunities for essential services personnel in the Florida Keys
      • $20 million for workforce housing to serve low-income persons.
  • Housing and Community Development Programs, Projects and Initiatives - $28.3 million ($14.3 million GR; $23.7 million TF) includes:
    • Housing and Community Development Projects and Initiatives - $25.5 million ($8.4 million GR; $17.1 million TF)
    • Technical and Planning Assistance and Competitive Florida Partnership Program - $2.8 million TF

 

Department of State

Total:  $136.4 million ($91.8 million GR; $44.6 million TF); 412 FTE

  • State Aid to Libraries - $23.3 million GR
  • Libraries - $5 million GR
    • Library Construction Grant Ranked List - $2 million (fully funds list – 4 projects)
    • Library Construction Projects - $1 million
    • Library Cooperatives - $2 million
  • Cultural & Museum Program Support Grants – $19.5 million ($15.5 million GR; $4 million TF)
    • Ranked List – funds distributed proportionally to all 413 projects on list
  • Cultural Facilities Grants – $13.1 million GR
    • Ranked List - $6.5 million (funds 20 of 37 projects on list)
    • Cultural Facilities Projects - $6.6 million  
  • Culture Builds Florida Grants - $1.7 million GR (fully funds list – 80 projects)
  • Cultural Endowment Grants - $.5 million GR (fully funds list – 2 projects)
  • Historic Preservation Small Matching Grants – $1.8 million TF (fully funds list – 54 projects)
  • Historic Facilities Grants - $11.8 million
    • Ranked List - $5.9 million TF (funds 14 of 50 projects on list)
    • Historic Preservation Projects - $5.9 million GR
  • County Elections Assistance - $4 million TF

 

Department of Transportation

Total:  $10.0 billion TF; 6,379 FTE

  • Transportation Work Program - $9.1 billion TF:
    • Highway and Bridge Construction - $5.9 billion
    • Resurfacing State Roads/Highways - $546.8 million
    • Public Transit Development Grants - $503.5 million
    • Rail Development Grants - $294.3 million
    • County Transportation Programs -
      • Small County Resurface Assistance Program (SCRAP) - $52.6 million
      • Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) - $65.3 million (includes
             $9 million for Small Cities)
      • Other County Transportation Programs - $46.1 million
    • Aviation Development Grants - $239.7 million
    • Seaport and Intermodal Development Grants - $209.6 million
    • Economic Development Transportation (“Road Fund”) Projects - $25 million
    • Shared-Use Non-Motorized Trail Network - $25 million
  • Transportation Disadvantaged Program - $59.1 million

 

Department of Military Affairs

Total:  $70.1 million ($26.5 million GR; $44.1 million TF; 453 FTE)

  • West Palm Beach Armory Revitalization - $3 million GR
  • Community Outreach Programs (Forward March and About Face) - $2 million recurring GR
  • Secure and Harden State Readiness Centers - $2 million GR
  • Tuition Assistance for Florida National Guard - $3.5 million GR

 

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

     Total:  $467.4 million TF; 4,414 FTE

  • Florida Highway Patrol:
    • Pursuit Vehicles - $8.9 million TF, of which $8 million is recurring
    • FHP Academy Driving Range - $2.8 million TF
  • Motorist Modernization Project - Phase I - $8.7 million TF
  • Enterprise Data Infrastructure – $6.6 million TF
  • Maintenance and Repairs of Facilities - $5.1 million TF

 

Division of Emergency Management

Total:  $330.9 million ($3.5 million GR, $327.4 million TF); 157 FTE

  • Federally Declared Disaster Funding, including state match - $251.3 million:
    • Communities - $238.8 million
    • State Operations - $12.5 million
  • Statewide Notification and Alert System - $3.5 million GR
  • Residential Construction Mitigation - $3.4 million TF

 

Statement from Senate President-Designate Joe Negron (R-Stuart), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice

 

“Our budget includes a $138 million increase over the current base budget, the majority of which we utilized to enhance both our corrections and court systems. We appropriate significant funding increases to address the rising cost of inmate health care as well as funds to replace aging transport vehicles and to maintain and repair our existing prison infrastructure. The budget also includes funds to fill critical vacant positions in the Department of Corrections, which will reduce the number of corrections officers who must work overtime to ensure our prisons are adequately staffed.

 

“Within the court system, the budget provides funding to address deficits in the State Court’s Trust Fund as well as the Clerk of Courts, while also funding technology needs and other operational budget issues. We expanded funding for the PACE Center for Girls, CINS/FINS and Guardian ad Litem and provided funds for FDLE’s recommended plan to eliminate the backlog of untested sexual assault kits over a three year period.”

 

Criminal and Civil Justice Summary

 

Total Budget:  $4.961.4 billion ($4.079.5 billion GR; $881.9 million TF); 45,344.00 FTE

 

Highlights

  • State Court Revenue Trust Fund revenue shortfall - $8 million in recurring GR.
  • Completion of the Third and Fourth DCA courthouses - $13.8 million.
  • Department of Corrections redirection of funds to address operational deficiencies - $52.9 million.

 

Attorney General/ Legal Affairs

Total: $307.7 million ($52.9 million GR; $254.8 million TF); 1,390.50 FTE

  • Criminal appeals workload - $643K GR
  • Agency information governance for E-Discovery - $523K GR
  • Medicaid Fraud Control Unit – Civil Enforcement - $4.0 million TF
  • Implement the Federal Victims Assistance and Compensation (VOCA) Grants - $95.2 million TF

 

Department of Corrections

Total: $2.40 billion ($2.33 billion GR; $71.4 million TF); 23,892.00 FTE

  • Reduce overtime and fill vacant positions - $12.2 million GR
  • Motor vehicles - $3.3 million GR
  • Health Services funding for increased costs - $20 million GR
  • Reentry programs - $3.1 million GR
  • Residential substance abuse treatment services - $935K GR
  • Fixed capital outlay for repair and maintenance of DOC facilities - $14.6 million GR

 

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)

Total: $289.9 million ($118.3 million GR; $171.6 million TF); 1,815.00 FTE

  • Forensic Services enhancements - $3.8 million GR
  • Fixed capital outlay for new Pensacola Regional Operations Center - $3.0 million GR
  • Replacement of crime scene vans - $690K TF
  • Sexual assault kit backlog reduction plan – $2.3 million GR
  • Increase Domestic Security Grants Trust Fund authority - $3.0 million TF
  • Capitol security upgrades - $171K TF
  • Critical information systems upgrades - $1.7 million TF
  • Computerized Criminal History (CCH) system replacement - $2.5 million TF
  • Libra System Software/CCH system upgrade - $1.6 million TF
  • Automated Training Management System update - $1.5 million TF

 

Department of Juvenile Justice

Total:  $539.9 million ($389.8 million GR; $150.1 million TF); 3,269.50 FTE

  • PACE Centers for Girls - $2.4 million GR
  • Children-In-Need-of-Services/Family-In-Need-of-Services (CINS/FINS) - $1.5 million GR
  • Fixed capital outlay for repair and maintenance of department-owned facilities - $4.0 million GR
  • Staff to youth ratio increase in contracted residential programs - $1.9 million GR
  • Information technology infrastructure replacement - $698K GR

 

Supreme Court

Total:  $34.1 million ($17.2 million GR; $16.9 million TF); 287.50 FTE

  • Operational support for the Supreme Court - 6 FTE and $708K GR.
  • Interior space refurbishing - $237K GR

 

District Courts of Appeal

Total:  $60.4 million ($45.2 million GR; $15.3 million TF); 445.00 FTE

  • Completion of construction of the 4th District Court of Appeal (DCA) courthouse - $7.3 million GR.
  • Completion of construction of the 3rd DCA courthouse - $6.5 million GR.
  • Renovation of 2nd DCA courthouse roof - $500K GR

 

Trial Courts

Total:  $436.3 million ($377.7 million GR; $58.6 million TF); 3,598.00 FTE

  • Address revenue shortfalls in the State Court Revenue Trust Fund - $8.0 million GR.
  • Trial court information systems - $4.7 million GR
  • Naltrexone injections to treat opioid- and alcohol-addicted offenders - $2.0 million GR.
  • Case management resources - $3.5 million GR.

Justice Administrative Commission

Total:  $94.8 million ($93.5 million GR; $1.3 million TF); 99.00 FTE

  • Increase flat fee rates for court-appointed attorneys - $2.9 million GR

 

Guardian ad Litem

Total:  $46.0 million ($45.8 million GR; $0.3 million TF); 740.00 FTE

  • Increase staffing to represent children in in-home care – 25.5 FTE and $1.4 million GR
  • Increase staffing to represent children in out-of-home care – 19 FTE and $1.1 million GR

 

Capital Collateral Regional Counsels

Total:  $10.4 million ($9.8 million GR; $0.6 million TF); 92.00 FTE

  • Capital Collateral Regional Counsel (CCRC) – North Office workload - 4 FTEs and $352K GR.

 

Regional Conflict Counsel

Total:  $43.1 million ($42.6 million GR; $0.6 million TF); 431.00 FTE

  • Regional Conflict Counsel workload - 6 FTE and $481K GR.

 

Clerks of the Court

  • Address clerk revenue deficits - $12.9 million nonrecurring GR for CFY 2015-16 and $10.0 million in recurring GR for CFY 2016-17.

 

For more information on Senate proposed budget, please visit www.FLSenate.gov.

 

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