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SENATE BILL NO. 1225 – Approp, Labor Dept


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S1225............................................................by FINANCE
APPROPRIATIONS - Appropriates $584,400 to the Department of Labor for
fiscal year 2008; limits the number of full-time equivalent positions to 7;
directs the distribution of the funding for employee compensation; and
directs the allocation of salary savings.

03/13    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
03/14    Rpt prt - to Fin
    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/15    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/29    3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-1
      AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Burkett,
      Cameron, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, 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 -- Coiner
    Floor Sponsor - Hammond
    Title apvd - to House
03/29    House intro - 1st rdg - to 2nd rdg
    Rls susp - PASSED - 66-0-4
      AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black,
      Block, Bock, Boe, Bolz, Brackett, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew, Clark,
      Collins, Crane, Durst, Edmunson, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Hart, Harwood,
      Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Killen, King, Kren, Labrador, Lake,
      LeFavour(Herzfeld), Loertscher, Marriott, Mathews, 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, Trail, Vander Woude, Wills, Wood(27), Wood(35), Mr.
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Bradford, Luker, McGeachin, Thayn
    Floor Sponsor - Henderson
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/30    To enrol - Rpt enrol - Pres signed
04/02    Sp signed - To Governor
04/05    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 366
         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. 1225
                                    BY FINANCE COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  5        ARY SAVINGS.
  6    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  7        SECTION  1.  There  is  hereby appropriated to the Department of Labor the
  8    following amounts from the listed funds to be expended according to the desig-
  9    nated expense classes for the period July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008:
 10                                  FOR               FOR
 11                               PERSONNEL         OPERATING
 12                                 COSTS          EXPENDITURES       TOTAL
 14    FROM:
 15    General
 16     Fund                        $421,300         $152,500          $573,800
 17    Miscellaneous
 18     Revenue
 19     Fund                                           10,600            10,600
 20      TOTAL                      $421,300         $163,100          $584,400
 21        SECTION 2.  In accordance with Section 67-3519, Idaho Code, the Department
 22    of Labor is authorized no more than seven (7) full-time  equivalent  positions
 23    at  any  point  during the period July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008, for the
 24    program specified in Section 1 of this act, unless specifically authorized  by
 25    the  Governor.  The  Joint  Finance-Appropriations  Committee will be notified
 26    promptly of any increased positions so authorized.
 27        SECTION 3.  Agencies and institutions shall  distribute  the  funding  for
 28    employee compensation based on merit as follows:
 29        (a)  Agencies  and  institutions  are  directed to, based on merit, target
 30        funding first toward high turnover classifications and  individuals  below
 31        midpoint within their agency.
 32        (b)  Agencies  and  institutions  are  directed to, based on merit, target
 33        funding second toward positions within their agency that are below  ninety
 34        percent (90%) of the Compa-Ratio.
 35        (c)  Agencies  and institutions are directed to target any remaining fund-
 36        ing based on merit using the merit matrix required by Idaho Code.
 37    Agencies and institutions shall create compensation and distribution plans  to
 38    ensure  that  they  are  consistent with the policies contained herein. Agency
 39    directors and institutional presidents shall approve all compensation and dis-
 40    tribution plans and ensure that implementation of the plans is consistent with
 41    policies contained herein. Each agency  and  institution  shall  forward,  for
 42    informational  purposes,  approved copies of the compensation and distribution
  1    plans to the Legislative Services Office and the Division of Financial Manage-
  2    ment by June 1, 2007. The effective date of implementation of  ongoing  salary
  3    adjustments shall be June 17, 2007.
  4        SECTION  4.  The Department of Labor is hereby directed to allocate salary
  5    savings, based on performance, to provide for  employee  salary  needs  before
  6    other  operational budget priorities are considered. Where applicable, employ-
  7    ees whose salaries are below the midpoint of their pay grade  or  occupational
  8    groups  with significant turnover rates shall be considered first in the order
  9    of salary savings distributions.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

Statement of Purpose

This is the fiscal year 2008 appropriation for the Department of Labor. House Bill 222 split apart the Department of Commerce and Labor into two separate departments. This is the appropriation bill for the new Department of Labor.



Fiscal Note
FTP  Gen  Ded  Fed  Total 

FY 2007 Original Appropriation 7.00  567,600  7,010,600  7,578,200 
Removal of One-Time Expenditures 0.00  (7,000,000)  (7,000,000) 
Base Adjustments 0.00  (17,700)  (17,700) 

FY 2008 Base 7.00  549,900  10,600  560,500 
Benefit Costs 0.00  5,500  5,500 
Inflationary Adjustments 0.00 
Statewide Cost Allocation 0.00  1,500  1,500 
Change in Employee Compensation 0.00  16,900  16,900 

FY 2008 Program Maintenance 7.00  573,800  10,600  584,400 

 19. Gov’s Initiative: HR Functions 0.00 

FY 2008 Total 7.00  573,800  10,600  584,400 
Chg from FY 2007 Orig Approp 0.00  6,200  (7,000,000)  (6,993,800) 
% Chg from FY 2007 Orig Approp. 0.0%  1.1%  (99.8%)    (92.3%) 

Contact: Eric Milstead 334-4746

Legislative Services Office, Budget & Policy Analysis

Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Note Bill No. S1225