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20-966 Supplemental Payments to Local Law Enforcement Personnel

Program Authorization: R.S. 13:2591, 33:2001, 33:2218.8

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program was established to provide additional compensation for local municipal police officers, deputy sheriffs, firefighters, constables and justices of the peace. To qualify for state supplemental pay, municipal police officers, deputy sheriffs, and firefighters must be Police Officer Standard Training (P.O.S.T) certified and have one year of service. Until Fiscal Year 1997, supplemental pay was based on years of service. Funding was provided in Fiscal Year 1997 to fund supplemental pay to all eligible law enforcement personnel at the rate of $278 per month. In Fiscal Year 1998, supplemental pay was again raised to the uniform rate of $300 per month for eligible law enforcement personnel. Constables and justices of the peace receive $50 per month in state supplemental payments. Funding is provided at these rates for Fiscal Year 1999.

A Board of Review, made up of the Commissioner of Administration (or his representative), a member of the Louisiana Conference of Police Associations, and the Deputy Secretary for Public Safety Services, determines eligibility of municipal police officers to receive supplemental pay. The Supplemental Firemen's Board of Review, made up of five members appointed by the Governor (three from Professional Firefighters of Louisiana and two from the Louisiana State Firefighters Association), determines eligibility of applicants seeking state supplemental pay for firefighters. A Board of Review, made up of the Commissioner of Administration (or his representative), a member of the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association, and the Director of the Department of Public Service (or his representative), determines the eligibility of deputy sheriffs to receive supplemental pay. Act 657 of 1986 now requires one year job tenure and completion of a certified training program before officers can receive supplemental pay.

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL SUPPLEMENTAL PAY, FY 1990-91 THROUGH FY 1997-98

 

ACTUAL - FY 1990-91

ACTUAL - FY 1991-92

ACTUAL - FY 1992-93

ACTUAL - FY 1993-94

ACTUAL - FY 1994-95

ACTUAL - FY 1995-96

ACTUAL - FY 1996-97

EXISTING - FY 1997-98

Municipal Police:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No. of Recipients

Not Available

5,610

5,768

5,675

5,808

5,650

5,432

5,812

Total Amount

$13,932,236

$15,305,700

$15,805,911

$15,854,890

$16,507,856

$15,886,091

$18,122,460

$20,922,500

Firefighters:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No. of Recipients

Not Available

4,316

4,306

4,300

4,431

4,344

4,348

4,560

Total Amount

$10,976,266

$12,028,400

$12,257,960

$12,351,787

$13,077,979

$12,653,678

$14,505,558

$16,418,500

Deputy Sheriffs:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No. of Recipients

Not Available

Not Available

5,644

5,582

5,685

5,926

6,020

6,325

Total Amount

$15,229,243

$16,643,300

$16,415,399

$16,630,000

$17,644,708

$17,594,391

$20,082,488

$22,766,000

Constables and Justices of the Peace:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No. of Recipients

0

0

0

0

775

750

752

800

Total Amount

$0

$0

$0

$0

$462,032

$448,227

$451,170

$480,000

Municipal Police:

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

This agency's recommended appropriations 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 source of funding for this program is state general fund direct.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$20,922,500

$20,922,500

0

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$20,922,500

$20,922,500

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$20,922,500

$20,922,500

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$0

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100% of the existing operating budget. It represents 92.0% of the total request ($22,752,700) for this program. Based upon current year expenditure activity and prior years' participant level, a significant surplus is projected in the current fiscal year that will absorb the anticipated increase in participant level over current year. The total requested did not take into consideration attrition savings experienced by this program.

The Total Recommended amount above includes $20,922,500 of Supplementary Recommendations of which $20,922,500 is State General Fund for Supplemental Payments to Municipal Police. Funding of this Supplementary Recommendation is dependent upon the renewal of the current sales tax rate of 3% on the sales tax suspension of exemptions base.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

$20,922,500

 

Supplemental payments to Municipal Police for a participant level of 5,812

 

 

 

$20,922,500

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIR

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

 

Firefighters:

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

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 source of funding for this program is state general fund direct.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$16,418,500

$16,418,500

0

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$16,418,500

$16,418,500

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$16,418,500

$16,418,500

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$0

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100% of the existing operating budget. It represents 95.4% of the total request ($17,208,300) for this program. Based upon current and prior years' expenditure patterns, it is anticipated that the total recommended will provide adequate funding for Fiscal Year 1999. The difference between total request and total recommended is that no attrition was assumed in the total request.

The Total Recommended amount above includes $16,418,500 of Supplementary Recommendations of which $16,418,500 is State General Fund for Supplemental Payments to Firefighters. Funding of this Supplementary Recommendation is dependent upon the renewal of the current sales tax rate of 3% on the sales tax suspension of exemptions base.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

$16,418,500

 

Supplemental payments to Firefighters for participant level of 4,560

 

 

 

$16,418,500

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

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

 

Justices of the Peace and Constables:

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

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 source of funding for this program is state general fund direct.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$480,000

$480,000

0

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$480,000

$480,000

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$480,000

$480,000

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$0

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 100.0% of the total request ($480,000) for this program. The recommended funding level should adequately provide for the approximate 800 eligible participants of this program.

The Total Recommended amount above includes $480,000 of Supplementary Recommendations of which $480,000 is State General Fund for Supplemental Payments to Constables and Justices of the Peace. Funding of this Supplementary Recommendation is dependent upon the renewal of the current sales tax rate of 3% on the sales tax suspension of exemptions base.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

$480,000

 

Supplemental payments to Constables and Justices of the Peace for a participant level of 800

 

 

 

$480,000

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

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

 

Deputy Sheriffs:

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

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 source of funding for this program is state general fund direct.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$22,766,000

$22,766,000

0

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$22,766,000

$22,766,000

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$22,766,000

$22,766,000

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$0

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100% of the existing operating budget. It represents 99.0% of the total request ($23,000,000) for this program. Total recommended is based on current and prior years' expenditure activity.

The Total Recommended amount above includes $22,766,000 of Supplementary Recommendations of which $22,766,000 is State General Fund for Supplemental Payments to Deputy Sheriffs. Funding of this Supplemental Recommendation is dependent upon the renewal of the current sales tax rate of 3% on the sales tax suspension of exemptions base.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

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

OTHER CHARGES

$22,766,000

 

Supplemental payments to Deputy Sheriffs for a participant level of 6,325

 

 

 

$22,766,000

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIR

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


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