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Program B: Arson Enforcement

Program Authorization: R.S. 40, Chapter 7, Part 3

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Arson Enforcement Program in the Office of the State Fire Marshal is to protect life and property from the hazards of fire or explosion; to ensure the safety of the state's citizens within the constructed environment; provide equal access to disabled individuals; and promote the efficient use of energy in buildings.

The goal of the Arson Enforcement Program in the Office of the State Fire Marshal is to reduce property losses and life loss due to fire.

The Arson Program deters arson through prevention, investigation and apprehension of suspected arsonist. The agency also assists in the training of fire departments in the cause and origin of fire. In addition, the Arson Program licenses, regulates and inspects over 800 retail firework stands twice a year and approximately 150 mobile home dealer lots twice a year.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indictors 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 statutory dedications from the Louisiana Fire Marshal Fund. (Per R.S. 39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.)

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$944,799

21

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$944,799

21

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$5,969

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$0

$14,818

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increase for FY 1999 -2000

$0

$84,000

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($42,000)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($20,787)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$986,799

21

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$42,000

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 104.4% of the existing operating budget. It represents 73.9% of the total request ($1,334,548) for this program. The increased funding is due to increased funding for acquisitions.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

$10,692

 

Uniform maintenance

 

 

 

$10,692

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$40,203

 

Transferred to State Police for automotive maintenance

$18,388

 

Transferred to Management and Finance for utilities and telephones

$2,581

 

Civil Service/Comprehensive Public Training Program charge for pro rata share of expenses

 

 

 

$61,172

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$84,000

 

Six (6) replacement vehicles

 

 

 

$84,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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