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20-945 State Aid to Local Government Entities

Program Authorization: Legislative Appropriation, Louisiana State Supreme Court Rule XXXI

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program has provided special state direct aid to specific local entities for various reasons, as well as bond defeasement funds for the Louisiana Recovery District and appropriations to the Indigent Defender Board. The bond defeasement funds retired the Louisiana Recovery District debt in Fiscal Year 1997. The Indigent Defender Board expenses were funded prior to Fiscal Year 1997 in the Judiciary Appropriation Act. Pursuant to Act 1361 of the 1997 Regular Session, the Indigent Defender Board program has been transferred from this budget schedule to the Executive Department-Office of the Governor (01-100) effective January 1, 1998.

RECIPIENT/PURPOSE

FY97 *

FY98 *

FY99 *

Louisiana Recovery District

$138,923,815

 

 

Indigent Defender Board expenses

$7,500,000

$7,500,000

funded in schedule 01-100

Local Government Aid:

 

 

 

Natchitoches Police Jury

$70,000

 

 

Fourth Judicial District's Adolescence Diversion Program

$50,000

 

 

Jefferson Parish Westbank Corridor Improvement Commission

$100,000

 

 

Jefferson Parish Westbank Civic Center

$100,000

$125,000

$125,000

Rapides Parish School Board - for repairs to Buckeye High School and Buckeye Elementary School

$200,000

 

 

Criminal District Court of Orleans Parish - for a pilot program which will include drug testing, probation officers, and GED instruction

 

$300,000

$300,000

 

Caddo Parish Juvenile Court - for specialized treatment and rehabilitation program

 

$148,000

$148,000

England Economic and Industrial District - for study/development of recreational facility activities

 

$150,000

 

Town of Delhi - for economic development

 

$50,000

 

City of Bunkie - for the Bunkie Airport Authority for the development of airport facilities

 

$10,000

 

City of Leesville - for improvements to the airport

 

$35,000

 

City of Leesville - for development activities at the Leesville Industrial Park

 

$95,000

 

Vernon Parish - for the West Louisiana Forestry Festival Grounds Livestock Pavilion for cultural and educational activities of the Future Farmers of America and Future Homemakers of America

 

$45,000

 

Town of Oak Grove - for preservation activities related to the Fiske Theater

 

$75,000

 

City of Monroe - for exhibits and operational costs associated with the North East Louisiana Children's Museum

 

$125,000

 

Village of Georgetown - for a public facilities study

 

$25,000

 

Town of Jena - for industrial park development activities

 

$15,000

 

City of Marksville - for the development and preservation of the Civil War Fort Derussey

 

$75,000

 

St. Mary Parish Police Jury - for funding of Kemper Williams Park

 

$250,000

 

Association for Retarded Citizens located in Metairie

 

$140,000

 

LaSalle Parish Police Jury - for public facilities development activities

 

$20,000

 

City of Bastrop - for Municipal Center activities

 

$100,000

 

Madison Parish - for emergency bridge repairs

 

$50,000

 

City of Westwego - for restoration project on Sala Avenue

 

$260,000

 

Richland Parish Police Jury - for the Beoff River reclamation project

 

$70,000

 

Algiers Developmental District, of which $75,000 is allocated to the Algiers Economic Development Foundation

 

$150,000

 

Relocation of 1.65 mile section of La. 988 in Iberville and West Baton Rouge Parishes to improve economic development activities. Fiscal Year 1998 contingency appropriation required a local contribution and the secretary of the Department of Economic Development to approve the expenditure of the funds in writing and notify the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget of his approval ($1,200,000 - not in the program existing operating budget as its contingency requirements have not yet been met)

 

see description

 

City of Gretna - for economic development activities

 

$50,000

 

Louisiana Center against Poverty in Lake Providence, Louisiana

 

$100,000

 

City of Morgan City - for deferred maintenance on the municipal auditorium

 

$50,000

 

City of Morgan City - for the Lake End Park campground and park facility

 

$40,000

 

Caddo Parish Police Jury - for public works and improvements

 

$70,000

 

Operation Game Thief Fund Incorporated

 

$1,500

$1,500

Julius C. Hatcher Reversionary Medical Trust Fund

$468,201

 

 

Irvin J. Carmouche, Jr. Reversionary Medical Trust Fund

$500,000

 

 

TOTAL STATE GENERAL FUND (DIRECT)

$146,943,815

$10,123,000

$573,000

TOTAL MEANS OF FINANCING

$147,912,016

$10,124,500

$574,500

* - Numbers in ITALICS denotes only State General Fund (Direct)

This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.

This agency does not have any long-term debt for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

SOURCE OF FUNDING

The sources of funding for this program are state general fund direct, fees and self-generated revenues, and statutory dedication. (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

 

 

 

 

 

$10,123,000

$10,124,500

0

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1996-1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$10,123,000

$10,124,500

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

($7,500,000)

($7,500,000)

0

 

Transfer of the Indigent Defender Board expenses to the Executive Department - Office of the Governor (01-100) - pursuant to statute

($2,050,000)

($2,050,000)

0

 

Elimination of state aid to specific entities - itemized in table found in the Program Description section above

 

 

 

 

 

$573,000

$574,500

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

($9,550,000)

($9,550,000)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 5.7% of the existing operating budget. It represents 3.1% of the total request ($18,303,212) for this program. The major changes include the transfer of the Indigent Defender Board expenses to the Office of the Governor (Schedule 01-100) and the elimination of certain state aid to local entities as itemized in the table reflected in the Program Description above. The differences between total recommended and total request include the aforementioned eliminations of certain state aid to local entities. Additionally, the differences include the transfer of the Indigent Defender Board expenses, enhancements requested by that board, and inflation for that board. As indicated above, whatever funding is provided the Indigent Defender Board for Fiscal Year 1999 is disclosed in schedule 01-100 - Office of the Governor.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

OTHER CHARGES

$300,000

 

Funding for the Criminal District Court for Orleans Parish for a pilot program which will include drug testing, probation officers, and GED instruction

$148,000

 

Funding for the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court for a specialized treatment and rehabilitation program

$125,000

 

Funding for improvements to the Westbank Civic Center located in Jefferson Parish

$1,500

 

Funding from the Louisiana Operations Game Thief Fund to Louisiana Operation Game Thief, Incorporated

 

 

 

 

 

 

$574,500

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.


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