SENATE BILL NO. 1476

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S1476............................................................by FINANCE
APPROPRIATIONS - STATE TAX COMMISSION - Appropriates $32,102,700 to the
State Tax Commission in the Department of Revenue and Taxation for fiscal
year 2007; limits the number of full-time equivalent positions to 413.5;
and directs the allocation of salary savings.
                                                                        
03/27    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/28    Rpt prt - to Fin
    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/29    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
    Rls susp - PASSED - 35-0-0
      AYES -- Andreason, Brandt, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett(Clark),
      Burtenshaw, Cameron, Coiner, Compton, Corder, Darrington, Davis,
      Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough,
      Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Pearce,
      Richardson, Schroeder, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Hill
    Title apvd - to House
03/30    House intro - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg
    Rls susp - PASSED - 60-0-10
      AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bayer,
      Bilbao, Block, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Cannon, Chadderdon,
      Clark, Collins, Deal, Denney, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge,
      Field(18), Garrett, Hart, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Kemp, LeFavour,
      Loertscher, Martinez, Mathews, McKague, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle,
      Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo,
      Roberts, Rusche, Rydalch, Sali, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2),
      Shepherd(8), Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Snodgrass,
      Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Wood
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Bedke, Bell, Black, Crow, Field(23), Harwood,
      Lake, McGeachin, Smylie, Mr. Speaker
    Floor Sponsor - Bolz
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/31    To enrol
04/03    Rpt enrol - Pres signed - Sp signed
04/04    To Governor
04/07    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 401
         Effective: 07/01/06

Bill Text


                                                                        
                                                                        
  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-eighth Legislature                 Second Regular Session - 2006
                                                                        
                                                                        
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                                                        
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1476
                                                                        
                                    BY FINANCE COMMITTEE
                                                                        
  1                                        AN ACT
  2    APPROPRIATING MONEYS TO THE STATE TAX COMMISSION FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007;  LIMIT-
  3        ING  THE NUMBER OF FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT POSITIONS; AND DIRECTING THE ALLO-
  4        CATION OF SALARY SAVINGS.
                                                                        
  5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
                                                                        
  6        SECTION 1.  There is hereby appropriated to the State  Tax  Commission  in
  7    the  Department  of  Revenue and Taxation the following amounts to be expended
  8    for the designated programs according to the designated expense  classes  from
  9    the listed funds for the period July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007:
 10                          FOR            FOR            FOR
 11                       PERSONNEL      OPERATING       CAPITAL
 12                         COSTS       EXPENDITURES     OUTLAY         TOTAL
 13    I. GENERAL SERVICES:
 14    FROM:
 15    General Fund      $ 3,791,600     $2,572,300                 $ 6,363,900
 16    Administration
 17     and Accounting
 18     Fund                   6,400         28,200     $    1,300       35,900
 19    Economic Recovery
 20     Reserve Fund                         67,500        638,800      706,300
 21    Multistate Tax
 22     Compact Fund                         41,700         53,100       94,800
 23    Administration
 24     Services for
 25     Transportation
 26     Fund                 400,000        381,800        199,000      980,800
 27    Abandoned Property
 28     Trust-Unclaimed
 29     Property Fund                        83,000         39,400      122,400
 30    Seminars and
 31     Publications
 32     Fund                                 28,900                      28,900
 33      TOTAL           $ 4,198,000     $3,203,400     $  931,600  $ 8,333,000
 34    II. AUDIT AND COLLECTIONS:
 35    FROM:
 36    General Fund      $ 9,383,200     $1,566,000                 $10,949,200
 37    Multistate Tax
 38     Compact Fund       1,172,600        436,200                   1,608,800
 39    Administration
 40     and Accounting
 41     Fund                  12,200         23,200                      35,400
                                                                        
                                           2
                                                                        
  1                          FOR            FOR            FOR
  2                       PERSONNEL      OPERATING       CAPITAL
  3                         COSTS       EXPENDITURES     OUTLAY         TOTAL
  4    Administration
  5     Services for
  6     Transportation
  7     Fund               1,438,300        311,600                   1,749,900
  8    Abandoned Property
  9     Trust-Unclaimed
 10     Property Fund        435,900        186,800                     622,700
 11      TOTAL           $12,442,200     $2,523,800                 $14,966,000
 12    III. REVENUE OPERATIONS:
 13    FROM:
 14    General Fund      $ 2,735,400     $1,347,800                 $ 4,083,200
 15    Economic Recovery
 16     Reserve Fund                        282,300     $  162,600      444,900
 17    Multistate Tax
 18     Compact Fund                          5,200          2,700        7,900
 19    Administration
 20     and Accounting
 21     Fund                  86,900         75,500          1,500      163,900
 22    Administration
 23     Services for
 24     Transportation
 25     Fund                 483,100        287,300         75,200      845,600
 26    Seminars and
 27     Publications
 28     Fund                                 18,600                      18,600
 29    Abandoned Property
 30     Trust-Unclaimed
 31     Property Fund         63,600          5,200          2,700       71,500
 32      TOTAL           $ 3,369,000     $2,021,900     $  244,700  $ 5,635,600
 33    IV. COUNTY SUPPORT:
 34    FROM:
 35    General Fund      $ 2,490,800     $  528,300                 $ 3,019,100
 36    Economic Recovery
 37     Reserve Fund                                    $   21,000       21,000
 38    Seminars and
 39     Publications
 40     Fund                                 98,000         30,000      128,000
 41      TOTAL           $ 2,490,800     $  626,300     $   51,000  $ 3,168,100
                                                                        
 42       GRAND
 43       TOTAL          $22,500,000     $8,375,400     $1,227,300  $32,102,700
                                                                        
 44        SECTION  2.  In accordance with Section 67-3519, Idaho Code, the State Tax
 45    Commission is authorized no more than four hundred  thirteen  and  five-tenths
 46    (413.5)  full-time equivalent positions at any point during the period July 1,
 47    2006, through June 30, 2007, for the programs specified in Section 1  of  this
 48    act,  unless  specifically  authorized  by  the  Governor.  The Joint Finance-
 49    Appropriations Committee will be notified promptly of any increased  positions
 50    so authorized.
                                                                        
 51        SECTION 3.  The State Tax Commission is hereby directed to allocate salary
 52    savings,  based  on  performance,  to provide for employee salary needs before
                                                                        
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  1    other operational budget priorities are considered. Where applicable,  employ-
  2    ees  whose  salaries are below the midpoint of their pay grade or occupational
  3    groups with significant turnover rates shall be considered first in the  order
  4    of salary savings distributions.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact


Statement of Purpose
RS15313
This is the Fiscal Year 2007 appropriation for the Idaho State Tax Commission.
 
Fiscal Note
FTP  Gen  Ded  Fed  Total 
FY 2006 Original Appropriation 410.50  24,618,900  8,487,700  33,106,600 
HB 395 One-time 1% Salary Increase 0.00  159,900  35,100  195,000 
State Tax Commission          
 1. Energy Assistance Administration 0.00 
 2. Energy Assistance Disbursements 0.00 
Omnibus CEC Supplemental 0.00  180,000  40,300  220,300 
FY 2006 Total Appropriation 410.50  24,958,800  8,563,100  33,521,900 
Non-Cognizable Funds and Transfers 0.00 
FY 2006 Estimated Expenditures 410.50  24,958,800  8,563,100  33,521,900 
Removal of One-Time Expenditures 0.00  (159,900)  (2,761,600)  (2,921,500) 
Base Adjustments 0.00 
FY 2007 Base 410.50  24,798,900  5,801,500  30,600,400 
Benefit Costs 0.00  (433,300)  (94,900)  (528,200) 
Inflationary Adjustments 0.00  63,500  24,000  87,500 
Replacement Items 0.00  282,500  282,500 
Statewide Cost Allocation 0.00  43,500  5,700  49,200 
Change in Employee Compensation 0.00 
Nondiscretionary Adjustments 0.00  8,800  8,800 
FY 2007 Program Maintenance 410.50  24,481,400  6,018,800  30,500,200 
Enhancements          
State Tax Commission          
 1. Replace Backup Tape Library 0.00  185,200  185,200 
 2. GenTax Software Maintenance 0.00  100,000  100,000 
 3. Collections Software & Equipment 0.00  595,700  595,700 
 4. Improve Network Security 0.00  586,200  586,200 
 5. Permanent Employees Replace Temps 3.00  (66,000)  6,000  (60,000) 
 6. System Analyst Position 0.00 
 7. Copier Lease 0.00  50,000  50,000 
 8. Training Equipment 0.00  30,000  30,000 
 9. Local Option Sales Tax 0.00  112,400  112,400 
 10. Income Tax Check-off 0.00  3,000  3,000 
FY 2007 Total 413.50  24,415,400  7,687,300  32,102,700 
Chg from FY 2006 Orig Approp 3.00  (203,500)  (800,400)  (1,003,900) 
% Chg from FY 2006 Orig Approp. 0.7%  (0.8%)  (9.4%)    (3.0%) 

There are nine line items funded in this budget. All such increases are appropriated from dedicated funds. The first line item replaces the commission's antiquated backup tape library. The second covers the increased cost of software maintenance for the GenTax data system. The third provides the commission's collections staff with more modern, efficient equipment. The fourth improves the commission's ability to safeguard sensitive, electronically stored taxpayer information. The fifth replaces contract employees with three full-time positions, for a General Fund savings of $66,000. The sixth provides funding for the commission's main copier lease. The seventh purchases training equipment for seminars that the commission offers to county personnel. The eighth covers the commission's cost of collecting the local option Sales Tax in Nez Perce County. The ninth provides spending authority for the commission's cost of administering a new income tax check-off.

Contact: Jason Hancock 334-4739
Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis
Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note Bill No. S1476