H0326.....................................................by APPROPRIATIONS APPROPRIATIONS - ATTORNEY GENERAL - Appropriates an additional $784,600 to the Office of the Attorney General for the State and Legal Services Program for fiscal year 2008; authorizes an additional 6 full-time equivalent positions; reduces the appropriation to the Department of Health and Welfare for Medical Assistance Services by $219,400 for fiscal year 2008; appropriates an additional $145,100 to the Office of the Attorney General for the State and Legal Services Program for fiscal year 2007; authorizes an additional 2 full-time equivalent positions; and reappropriates certain unexpended and unencumbered moneys. 03/19 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 03/20 Rpt prt - to 2nd rdg 03/21 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg Rls susp - PASSED - 68-1-1 AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Bock, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew, Clark, Collins, Crane, Durst, Edmunson, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Kren, Labrador, Lake, LeFavour, Loertscher, Luker, Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Mortimer, Nielsen, Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Patrick, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Ruchti, Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Shively, Smith(30), Smith(24), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Thayn, Trail, Vander Woude, Wills, Wood(27), Wood(35), Mr. Speaker NAYS -- Harwood Absent and excused -- Moyle Floor Sponsor - Bayer Title apvd - to Senate 03/22 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Fin 03/23 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/26 Rls susp - PASSED - 34-0-1 AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Burkett(Cronin), Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Goedde, Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Siddoway, Stegner, Stennett, Werk(Douglas) NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Geddes Floor Sponsor - Richardson Title apvd - to House 03/26 To enrol 03/27 Rpt enrol - Sp signed 03/28 Pres signed - To Governor 04/02 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 345 Effective: 04/02/07 Sections 4, 5 & 6; 07/01/07 All others
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-ninth Legislature First Regular Session - 2007 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 326 BY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL MONEYS TO THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR FIS- 3 CAL YEAR 2008; INCREASING THE NUMBER OF AUTHORIZED FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT 4 POSITIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008; 5 REDUCING THE APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE FOR 6 MEDICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008; APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL 7 MONEYS TO THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007; 8 INCREASING THE NUMBER OF AUTHORIZED FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT POSITIONS FOR THE 9 OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007; REAPPROPRIATING CER- 10 TAIN UNEXPENDED AND UNENCUMBERED FUND BALANCES; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY 11 FOR SECTIONS 4, 5 AND 6 OF THIS ACT. 12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 13 SECTION 1. In addition to any other appropriation provided by law, there 14 is hereby appropriated to the Office of the Attorney General for the State and 15 Legal Services Program the following amounts to be expended according to the 16 designated expense classes from the listed funds for the period July 1, 2007, 17 through June 30, 2008: 18 FOR FOR FOR 19 PERSONNEL OPERATING CAPITAL 20 COSTS EXPENDITURES OUTLAY TOTAL 21 FROM: 22 General Fund $186,500 $ 27,800 $ 5,100 $219,400 23 Federal Grant 24 Fund 416,300 103,000 45,800 565,100 25 TOTAL $602,800 $130,800 $50,900 $784,500 26 SECTION 2. In addition to any other authorization provided by law, the 27 Office of the Attorney General is hereby authorized six (6) full-time equiva- 28 lent positions for the period July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008. 29 SECTION 3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, 30 the appropriation of moneys made in Section 1, House Bill No. 322, as enacted 31 by the First Regular Session of the Fifty-ninth Idaho Legislature, to the 32 Department of Health and Welfare for Medical Assistance Services is hereby 33 reduced by the following amounts from the designated programs according to 34 the designated expense class from the listed fund for the period July 1, 2007, 35 through June 30, 2008: 36 II. DUAL ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS: 37 FOR: 38 Trustee and Benefit Payments $ 36,200 39 FROM: 40 General Fund $ 36,200 2 1 III. INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES: 2 FOR: 3 Trustee and Benefit Payments $ 99,200 4 FROM: 5 General Fund $ 99,200 6 IV. LOW-INCOME CHILDREN AND WORKING-AGE ADULTS: 7 FOR: 8 Trustee and Benefit Payments $ 84,000 9 FROM: 10 General Fund $ 84,000 11 GRAND 12 TOTAL $219,400 13 SECTION 4. In addition to the appropriation made in Section 1, Chapter 14 295, Laws of 2006, there is hereby appropriated to the Office of the Attorney 15 General the following amounts to be expended according to the designated 16 expense classes from the listed funds for the period July 1, 2006, through 17 June 30, 2007: 18 FOR FOR 19 PERSONNEL CAPITAL 20 COSTS OUTLAY TOTAL 21 FROM: 22 General Fund $35,100 $ 60,000 $ 95,100 23 Permanent Building 24 Fund 50,000 50,000 25 TOTAL $35,100 $110,000 $145,100 26 SECTION 5. In addition to the authorization made in Section 2, Chapter 27 295, Laws of 2006, there is hereby authorized to the Office of the Attorney 28 General two (2) full-time equivalent positions for the period July 1, 2006, 29 through June 30, 2007. 30 SECTION 6. There is hereby reappropriated to the Office of the Attorney 31 General for the State and Legal Services Program the unexpended and unencum- 32 bered balance of moneys as appropriated in Section 4 of this act for the State 33 and Legal Services Program to be used for the period July 1, 2007, through 34 June 30, 2008. 35 SECTION 7. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby 36 declared to exist, Sections 4, 5 and 6 of this act shall be in full force and 37 effect on and after passage and approval.
|Statement of Purpose|
This bill provides funding to implement the provisions of House Bill 166 for an independent Medicaid Fraud Unit in the Office of the Attorney General. This unit will be comprised of two attorneys, two investigators, two auditors, one paralegal, and one legal secretary. This function will receive a 90% federal match for the first three years after certification, and then will receive a 75% match in subsequent years.
The fiscal impact to the General Fund for FY 2008 is zero because funding necessary to support this unit is being transferred from the Medicaid appropriation to the Office of the Attorney General. This is the same funding mechanism that the Department of Health and Welfare proposed to fund an expanded unit within the Department of Health & Welfare. Additional funds are provided in a supplemental to the Office of the Attorney General, of which $60,000 is from the General Fund for additional phone capacity, and $50,000 from the Permanent Building Fund to prepare sufficient office space in the Capitol Mall for the expansion of staff. In subsequent years the impact to the General Fund will be approximately $73,000.
Contact: Dick Burns 334-4742
Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis
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