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Program B: Enforcement

Program Authorization: Const. Art. IX, Sec. 7

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Enforcement Program’s mission is to protect Louisiana’s fish and wildlife resources and their habitats by enforcing related laws and regulations and to create a secure environment for the maximum enjoyment of hunting, fishing, recreational boating and affiliated outdoor activities. This mission requires Fish and Wildlife Officers to patrol the entire state, including offshore waters, on a 24-hour per day basis to detect violations. The goals of the Enforcement Program are, 1) To ensure that fish and wildlife populations will be sustainable in the present and future 2) To promote a safer boating, fishing and hunting environment for maximum conservation and enjoyment of the state’s waterways, fish and wildlife, 3) To improve stakeholder satisfaction. This program has one activity, Enforcement.

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 Statutory Dedications, and Federal Funds. Statutory Dedications are derived from fees, mineral royalties, licenses, etc.), the Oyster Sanitation Fund, Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge Trust and Protection Fund, Oyster Sanitation Fund, Commercial Fisherman's Economic Assistance Fund, and the Marsh Island Operating Fund. (Per R.S. 39:32B. (8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund). Federal Funds are provided from the Federal Boating Safety Financial Assistance Program.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$11,728,046

271

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$12,020

$113,789

0

 

Carry forward for Global Positioning System ($12,020), Boston Whaler Law Enforcement Patrol Boats ($76,832), and a 3/4 ton carryall ($24,937)

$0

$646,542

0

 

U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Financial Assistance

$0

$560,000

0

 

Acquisitions ($485,000), and Major Repairs ($75,000) using Conservation Funds

 

 

 

 

 

$12,020

$13,048,377

271

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$165,666

0

 

Annualization of 1998 -1999 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

$168,979

0

 

1999 -2000 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

$1,688,500

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($1,207,000)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

(12,020)

(113,789)

0

 

Nonrecurring Carry forward for Global Positioning System ($12,020), Boston Whaler Law Enforcement Patrol Boats ($76,832), and a 3/4 ton carryall ($24,937)

$0

($40,372)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

$0

$1,534,229

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment(s)

$0

($43,680)

(2)

 

Personnel Reduction(s)

$0

$261

0

 

Postage rate adjustment

$0

($646,542)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments - U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Financial Assistance

$0

($560,000)

0

 

Other Nonrecurring Adjustments - Acquisitions ($485,000), and Major Repairs ($75,000) using Conservation Funds

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$13,994,629

269

 

GRAND TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($12,010)

$946,252

(2)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDATION AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 107.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 98.6% of the total request ($14,189,209) for this program. Adjustments in this program include: non-recurring carry forwards for acquisitions -$113,789; non-recurring adjustment for Coast Guard Boating -$646,542; non-recurring adjustment for Enforcement Acquisitions and Major Repairs -$560,000; and the reduction of 2 unnecessary positions.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$2,244

 

Medical Examinations for new employees

 

 

 

$2,244

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$98,815

 

Uniform cleaning allowance

$60,492

 

Training charges associated with Wildlife Enforcement Academy

$10,340

 

Covert "buy money" used in undercover operations

 

$169,647

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$990,000

 

Replacement of 45 4x4 vehicles

$28,000

 

Replacement of 18 desktop computers and 12 laser printers

$227,500

 

Replacement of 35 Boats with Trailers

$180,000

 

Replacement of 40 outboard motors

$100,000

 

Replacement of 20 All-terrain vehicles

$163,000

 

Repairs to vehicles, boats, motors and associated equipment

 

 

 

$1,688,500

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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