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Program D: Museums/Other Operations

Program Authorization: R.S. 25:371-387, 551, 802; R.S. 36:722, 744(L), 745, 801.6, 801.7; R.S. 39:919.1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Museums/Other Operations Program is to present and to interpret how Louisiana’s history and heritage has been shaped by her people, her form of government, her unique politics, her technology, and her natural habitat by utilizing exhibits and special programming to educate the public. In fulfilling its mission, this program supervises operations of Louisiana's Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge, the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum in Shreveport, the Louisiana Cotton Museum in Lake Providence, the Pentagon Visitors Center Gift shop, the State Capitol Tower Gift Shop, the Old Arsenal Museum, and the Edward Douglass White Historic Site in Thibodaux. The goal of this program is to Provide a more effective interpretation and presentation conveying the multifaceted elements of our state's history, industry, culture and archaeology through the provision of a comprehensive system of thematic museums that enhances the public’s understanding of the influence politics, petroleum, cotton, the military, and other factors have had on the state’s development; and to maintain historic buildings in an archival manner. This program has one activity, Museums/Other Operations.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with State General Fund and Fees and Self-generated Revenues. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are derived from admissions charges to the Old State Capitol, other museums, the Louisiana Center for Government and Politics, and for providing copies and certified copies of any requested documents.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$851,646

$1,289,404

16

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$851,646

$1,289,404

16

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$4,102

$4,102

0

Annualization of FY 1998 – 1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$6,012

$6,012

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 - 2000

$300

$300

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($3,621)

($3,621)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$34,877

$34,877

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

($43,761)

($43,761)

0

 

Salary Funding from Other Line Items

 

 

 

 

 

$849,555

$1,287,313

16

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($2,091)

($2,091)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

 

 

 

 

 

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 99.8% of the existing operating budget. It represents 66.8% of the total request ($1,928,589) for this program. The net increase is primarily due to standard statewide adjustments.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$4,664

 

Other Professional Services for computer services and system analysis

 

 

 

$4,664

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

 

 

 

OTHER CHARGES

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$36,943

 

Maintenance of the Old State Capitol

 

 

 

$36,943

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

 

 

 

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$300

 

Replacement of office equipment (FAX machine)

 

 

 

$300

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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