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Program B: Enforcement

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

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Enforcement Program secures compliance with various laws and regulations for fish and wildlife conservation and water recreation. 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 goal of the Enforcement Program is to provide the maximum benefit and enjoyment of Louisiana's plentiful natural resources through firm, fair and impartial enforcement of laws and regulations and to guarantee that those resources be sustained. This program has one activity, Enforcement.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 1998-99, the Enforcement program will reduce boating accidents to 170 or fewer.

2. The Enforcement Program will reduce noncompliance by increasing visibility and effectiveness. (This program has pledged to develop a specific, measurable, aggressive, results-oriented and time-bound objective and related performance indicators for submittal in the FY 1999-00 budget request.)

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

$11,057,419

249

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$1,171,596

22

 

BA-7 approved for Enforcement personnel

$0

$312,427

9

 

BA-7 approved for transfer of Enforcement personnel from Wildlife Management Areas

$0

$270,232

0

 

BA-7 approved for Enforcement of Boating Safety (Federal funds)

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$12,811,674

280

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($731,695)

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Nonrecurring -$1,938,695; Replacement +$1,207,000)

$0

$108,794

0

 

Annualization of 1997 -'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

$169,116

0

 

1998 -'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

($307,729)

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

$0

($278,467)

(9)

 

Personnel Reduction(s)

$0

(43,647)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$11,728,046

271

 

GRAND TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($1,083,628)

(9)

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDATION AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 91.6% of the existing operating budget. It represents 85.5% of the total request ($13,716,858) for this program. Reductions in this program are due primarily to elimination of funding for the one-time purchase of equipment, the required attrition adjustment and the elimination of vacant positions. Funding provided at the recommended levels should permit this program to provide approximately the same amount of services.

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"

 

$169,647

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$450,000

 

Replacement of 30 4x4 vehicles

$250,000

 

Replacement of 12 full size vehicles

$172,000

 

Replacement of 35 Boats with Trailers

$160,000

 

Replacement of 40 outboard motors

$100,000

 

Replacement of 21 All-terrain vehicles

$75,000

 

Repairs to vehicles, boats, motors and associated equipment

 

 

 

$1,207,000

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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