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SENATE BILL NO. 1215 – Approp, Public Broadcasting


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S1215............................................................by FINANCE
APPROPRIATIONS - PUBLIC BROADCASTING - Appropriates $4,229,100 to the State
Board of Education for the Idaho Educational Public Broadcasting System for
fiscal year 2008; limits the number of authorized full-time equivalent
positions to 33; provides intent regarding encumbrance of moneys for
digital equipment upgrades; directs the distribution of the funding for
employee compensation; and directs the allocation of salary savings.

03/12    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/13    Rpt prt - to Fin
    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/14    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/19    3rd rdg - PASSED - 32-0-3
      AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Burkett,
      Cameron, Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Geddes, Goedde, Hammond,
      Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little, Lodge,
      McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Siddoway,
      Stegner, Stennett, Werk
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Fulcher, Gannon, Malepeai
    Floor Sponsor - Bilyeu
    Title apvd - to House
03/20    House intro - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg
03/21    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
    Rls susp - PASSED - 68-2-0
      AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block,
      Bock, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew, Clark,
      Collins, Crane, Durst, Edmunson, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart, Harwood,
      Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Kren, Labrador, Lake,
      LeFavour, Luker, Marriott, Mathews, McGeachin, Mortimer, Moyle,
      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.
      NAYS -- Barrett, Loertscher
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Ringo
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/22    To enrol
03/23    Rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/26    Sp signed - To Governor
03/30    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 323
         Effective: 07/01/07

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-ninth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2007
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1215
                                    BY FINANCE COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  7    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  8        SECTION 1.  There is hereby appropriated to the State Board  of  Education
  9    for  the Idaho Educational Public Broadcasting System the following amounts to
 10    be expended according to the designated expense classes from the listed  funds
 11    for the period July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008:
 12                             FOR          FOR           FOR
 13                          PERSONNEL    OPERATING      CAPITAL
 14                            COSTS     EXPENDITURES    OUTLAY         TOTAL
 15    FROM:
 16    General Fund         $  950,800     $805,100    $1,524,000    $3,279,900
 17    Miscellaneous
 18     Revenue Fund           939,200       10,000                     949,200
 19      TOTAL              $1,890,000     $815,100    $1,524,000    $4,229,100
 20        SECTION 2.  In accordance with Section 67-3519, Idaho Code, the Idaho Edu-
 21    cational  Public  Broadcasting  System is authorized no more than thirty-three
 22    (33) full-time equivalent positions to be funded by the appropriation in  Sec-
 23    tion  1 of this act, at any point during the period July 1, 2007, through June
 24    30, 2008, unless specifically authorized by the Governor. The  Joint  Finance-
 25    Appropriations  Committee will be notified promptly of any increased positions
 26    so authorized.
 27        SECTION 3.  Any unspent moneys appropriated for digital equipment upgrades
 28    for the period July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007, shall  be  encumbered  for
 29    the  purposes  of  completing the digital equipment upgrade projects for which
 30    the moneys were appropriated for the period July 1,  2007,  through  June  30,
 31    2008.  This  appropriation  acknowledges that additional non-state grant funds
 32    may become available to support digital equipment upgrades during  the  period
 33    July  1, 2007, through June 30, 2008. It is legislative intent that Idaho Pub-
 34    lic Television seek such funds to replace General Fund moneys appropriated for
 35    digital equipment upgrades by this act, and that any General  Fund  moneys  so
 36    replaced  shall  be  utilized for replacement items requested, but not funded,
 37    during the period July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008.
 38        SECTION 4.  Agencies and institutions shall  distribute  the  funding  for
 39    employee compensation based on merit as follows:
 40        (a)  Agencies  and  institutions  are  directed to, based on merit, target
 41        funding first toward high turnover classifications and  individuals  below
  1        midpoint within their agency.
  2        (b)  Agencies  and  institutions  are  directed to, based on merit, target
  3        funding second toward positions within their agency that are below  ninety
  4        percent (90%) of the Compa-Ratio.
  5        (c)  Agencies  and institutions are directed to target any remaining fund-
  6        ing based on merit using the merit matrix required by Idaho Code.
  7    Agencies and institutions shall create compensation and distribution plans  to
  8    ensure  that  they  are  consistent with the policies contained herein. Agency
  9    directors and institutional presidents shall approve all compensation and dis-
 10    tribution plans and ensure that implementation of the plans is consistent with
 11    policies contained herein. Each agency  and  institution  shall  forward,  for
 12    informational  purposes,  approved copies of the compensation and distribution
 13    plans to the Legislative Services Office and the Division of Financial Manage-
 14    ment by June 1, 2007. The effective date of implementation of  ongoing  salary
 15    adjustments shall be June 17, 2007.
 16        SECTION  5.  The  Idaho  Educational  Public Broadcasting System is hereby
 17    directed to allocate salary savings, based  on  performance,  to  provide  for
 18    employee  salary  needs before other operational budget priorities are consid-
 19    ered. Where applicable, employees whose salaries are  below  the  midpoint  of
 20    their  pay  grade or occupational groups with significant turnover rates shall
 21    be considered first in the order of salary savings distributions.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

Statement of Purpose

This is the Fiscal Year 2008 appropriation for Idaho Public Television, in the amount of $4,229,100. In addition to the appropriation, Section 3 of the bill encumbers any unspent digital equipment upgrade money from Fiscal Year 2007 for the purposes of completing those projects in Fiscal Year 2008. Section 3 also requests the agency to seek non-state funding sources for digital equipment upgrades in Fiscal Year 2008, and allows the agency to use any General Fund offset savings so generated for other requested replacement items not funded by this budget.



Fiscal Note
FTP  Gen  Ded  Fed  Total 

FY 2007 Original Appropriation 33.00  1,658,600  2,455,800  4,114,400 
Removal of One-Time Expenditures 0.00  (1,590,000)  (1,590,000) 

FY 2008 Base 33.00  1,658,600  865,800  2,524,400 
Benefit Costs 0.00  20,800  30,000  50,800 
Inflationary Adjustments 0.00  13,500  13,500 
Replacement Items 0.00  1,524,000  1,524,000 
Statewide Cost Allocation 0.00  21,900  21,900 
Change in Employee Compensation 0.00  41,100  39,600  80,700 

FY 2008 Program Maintenance 33.00  3,279,900  935,400  4,215,300 

Educational Public Broadcasting System          
 1. Position Reclassification 0.00  13,800  13,800 

FY 2008 Total 33.00  3,279,900  949,200  4,229,100 
Chg from FY 2007 Orig Approp 0.00  1,621,300  (1,506,600)  114,700 
% Chg from FY 2007 Orig Approp. 0.0%  97.8%  (61.3%)    2.8% 

Contact: Jason Hancock 334-4739

Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis

Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note Bill No. S1215