General Appropriations Bill H. 3400 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1997
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1 PART IB
3 OPERATION OF STATE GOVERNMENT
5 SECTION 1
7 1.1. (Revenues, Deposits Credited to General Fund) For the current fiscal year, except as hereinafter specifically
8 provided, all general state revenues derived from taxation, licenses, fees, or from any other source whatsoever, and all
9 institutional and departmental revenues or collections, including income from taxes, licenses, fees, the sale of commodities
10 and services, and income derived from any other departmental or institutional source of activity, must be remitted to the
11 State Treasurer at least once each week, when practical, and must be credited, unless otherwise directed by law, to the
12 General Fund of the State. Each institution, department or agency, in remitting such income to the State Treasurer, shall
13 attach with each such remittance a report or statement, showing in detail the sources itemized according to standard budget
14 classification from which such income was derived, and shall, at the same time, forward a copy of such report or statement
15 to the Comptroller General and the State Budget and Control Board. In order to facilitate the immediate deposit of
16 collections, refunds of such collections by the State institutions where properly approved by the authorities of same, may
17 be made in accordance with directions from the State Comptroller General and State Treasurer. Revenues derived from the
18 General Retail Sales Tax, the Soft Drinks Tax, and the State's portion of Revenue derived from the Alcoholic Liquors Tax
19 and Cable Television Fees, must be expended to cover appropriations herein made for the support of the public school
20 system of the State only, and any amount of such appropriations in excess of these revenues shall be paid from other General
21 Fund Revenues. Appropriations in this Act for the support of the public school system shall include the following:
22 Department of Education;
23 State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education;
24 Educational Television Commission;
25 Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School;
26 School for the Deaf and the Blind;
27 John de la Howe School;
28 Debt Service on Capital Improvement Bonds Applicable to
29 Above Agencies;
30 Debt Service on School Bonds.
31 Other School Purposes.
33 SECTION 1A
35 1A.1. (Use of Funds) It is the intent of the General Assembly to appropriate all State funds and to authorize and/or
36 appropriate the use of all Federal and other funds for the operations of State agencies and institutions for the current fiscal
37 year. Transfers of funds may be approved by the Budget and Control Board under its authority or by the agency as set forth
38 herein in Section 72.9. Any agency which requests or transfers personal service funds must indicate on the transfer
PAGE 421 1 document whether or not a reduction in force is involved. To the extent practicable, all agencies and institutions having 2 Federal or other funds available for the financing of their operation shall expend such funds in accordance with the intent 3 of this Act. The authorization to spend Federal and other funds shall be decreased to the extent that receipts from these 4 sources do not meet the estimates as reflected in each Section of this Act; and any increase shall be authorized through the 5 review process as set forth in Act 651 of 1978 as amended. 6 7 SECTION 2 8 9 2.1. (Appropriations From Funds) Subject to the terms and conditions of this act, the sums of money set forth in this 10 Part, if so much is necessary, are appropriated from the general fund of the state, the education improvement act fund, the 11 highways and public transportation fund, and other applicable funds, to meet the ordinary expenses of the state government 12 for Fiscal Year 1996-97 1997-98, and for other purposes specifically designated. 13 14 SECTION 2A 15 16 2A.1. (Fiscal Year Definitions) For purposes of the appropriations made by this Part, "current fiscal year" means the 17 fiscal year beginning July 1, 1996 1997, and ending June 30, 1997 1998, and "prior fiscal year" means the fiscal year 18 beginning July 1, 1995 1996, and ending June 30, 1996 1997. 19 2A.2. (Descriptive Proviso Titles) Descriptive proviso titles listed in this Act are for purposes of identification only 20 and are not to be considered part of the official text. 21 22 A99 - SECTION 3 - LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT 23 24 3.1. (LEG: Legislative Employee Designations) The positions included in this section designated (P) shall denote 25 a permanent employee and the salary is an annual rate. The positions designated (T) shall denote a temporary employee 26 and the salary is for a period of six months to be paid at that rate only while the General Assembly is in session. The 27 positions designated as (Interim) shall denote a temporary employee and the salary is for a period of six months to be paid 28 at that rate while the General Assembly is not in session. The positions designated (PTT) shall denote part-time temporary 29 employees on a twelve months basis. The positions designated (PPT) shall denote permanent part-time employees retained 30 for full-time work on a six months basis or the duration of the legislative session. 31 3.2. (LEG: House Employee Reimbursement) The Speaker of the House is authorized to reimburse travel and other 32 expenses incurred by employees of the House of Representatives for official business in accord with current rules and 33 regulations. 34 3.3. (LEG: Approved Accounts Expenditure) The clerks of the two Houses and the Legislative Council are authorized 35 to issue their warrants on Approved Accounts for necessary extra clerical or other services upon approval of the Speaker 36 of the House or Lieutenant Governor, respectively. 37 3.4. (LEG: Legislative Employee BPI/Merit) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, legislative employees 38 designated (P) or (PPT) shall receive base pay and average merit pay in the same manner as such pay is granted to classified
A99 - SECTION 3 - LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT PAGE 422 1 state employees. For purposes of this proviso, "legislative employees" does not include employees of the House of 2 Representatives. 3 3.5. (LEG: House Employees Salary Adjustments) Necessary temporary or permanent research assistants for the 4 House of Representatives shall be paid from Approved Accounts of the House upon approval of the Speaker with the advice 5 and consent of the Chairman of the standing committees. The Speaker may adjust salary levels of employees of the House, 6 to be paid for from funds carried forward from the Research Assistant Accounts. 7 3.6. (LEG: Interim Expenses Allowance) The Chairman of the Standing House and Senate Committees shall each 8 be allowed the sum of four hundred dollars for expenses during the interim, between sessions of the General Assembly, to 9 be paid from the House or Senate approved accounts, with each body paying the expense allowance of the chairman in its 10 membership. 11 3.7. (LEG: Subsistence/Travel Regulations) Notwithstanding any other provision of law: 12 a. Members of the General Assembly shall receive subsistence expense equal to the maximum allowable by regulation 13 of the Internal Revenue Code, for the Columbia area for each legislative day that the respective body is in session and in 14 any other instance in which a member is allowed subsistence expense. No member of the General Assembly except those 15 present are eligible for subsistence on that day. Legislative day is defined as those days commencing on the regular annual 16 convening day of the General Assembly and continuing through the day of adjournment sine die, excluding Friday, 17 Saturday, Sunday and Monday. 18 b. Standing Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives are authorized to continue work during the 19 interim. When certified by the Chairman, the members serving on such Committees shall receive a subsistence as provided 20 in item "a." above, mileage at the rate provided for by law, and the regular per diem established in this Act for members of 21 boards, commissions, and committees while attending scheduled meetings. Members may elect to receive actual expenses 22 incurred for lodging and meals in lieu of the allowable subsistence expense. The funds for allowances specified in this 23 proviso shall be paid to the members of the Senate or House of Representatives from the Approved Accounts of the 24 respective body except as otherwise may be provided. 25 c. Joint Study Committees created pursuant to Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly are authorized to 26 continue work during the interim to secure such information and complete such investigations as may be assigned to the 27 respective Committees. When certified by the Chairman, the members appointed to such Committees shall receive a 28 subsistence as provided in item "a." above, mileage at the rate provided for by law and the regular per diem established in 29 this Act for members of boards, commissions, and committees while attending scheduled meetings. Members may elect 30 to receive actual expenses incurred for lodging and meals in lieu of the allowable subsistence expense. The allowances 31 specified in this proviso shall be paid from funds appropriated to the respective Committees for such purposes, or from 32 Approved Accounts of the respective body of the General Assembly if no funds have been appropriated to such a Committee 33 for these purposes. 34 d. Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives when traveling on official State business shall be allowed 35 a subsistence as provided in item "a." above, transportation expenses as provided for by law and the regular per diem 36 established in this Act for members of boards, commissions, and committees upon approval of the appropriate Chairman. 37 When traveling on official business of the Senate or the House of Representatives not directly associated with a Committee 38 of the General Assembly, members shall be paid the same allowance upon approval of the President Pro Tempore of the
A99 - SECTION 3 - LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT PAGE 423 1 Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives. In either instance, the members may elect to receive actual expenses 2 incurred for lodging and meals in lieu of the allowable subsistence expense. The funds for the allowances specified in this 3 proviso shall be paid from the Approved Accounts of the Senate or the House of Representatives or from the appropriate 4 account of the agency, board, commission, task force or committee upon which the member serves. 5 3.8. (LEG: Expense/Compensation Vouchers) All vouchers for the payment of the expenses and/or compensation 6 of committees of the General Assembly shall be prepared by the Clerks of the two Houses. 7 3.9. (LEG: Senate Voucher Approval) All payroll vouchers disbursement vouchers, and interdepartmental transfers 8 of the Senate shall only require the approval of the Clerk of the Senate. 9 3.10. (LEG: Supplies Approval) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all supplies for the Senate shall be 10 purchased only upon the authority of the Clerk of the Senate and all supplies for the House of Representatives shall be 11 purchased only upon the authority of the Clerk of the House. 12 3.11. (LEG: Telephone Service) The Clerks of the Senate and the House, with the approval of the Senate Operations 13 and Management Committee and the Speaker of the House, respectively, shall cause to be installed such telephone service 14 as may be appropriate for use of the membership and presiding officer of each legislative body. 15 3.12. (LEG: Research Directors Appointment) The Speaker of the House shall appoint the Executive Director of 16 Research. The Speaker, with the advice and consent of the individual committee chairman, shall appoint the Director of 17 Research for each standing committee. 18 3.13. (LEG: House Pages) One hundred forty-four Pages shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of 19 Representatives and they shall be available for any necessary service to the House of Representatives. 20 3.14. (LEG: Sergeant-At-Arms & Director of Security Duties) The duties of the Sergeant-at-Arms and Director of 21 Security of the respective Houses and/or Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms shall be those provided by the Code, the Rules of the 22 respective Houses, those designated by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate or the Speaker of the House, the security 23 of personnel and property of the respective Houses, and in addition the Sergeant-at-Arms and Director of Security of the 24 respective Houses and/or Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms shall meet and escort visitors in and about their respective bodies and 25 shall, during the hours of duty, be dressed in a distinctive manner so as to be easily identified as Sergeant-at-Arms and 26 Director of Security of the respective Houses. 27 3.15. (LEG: Leg. Council Employment/Salary Adjustments) The Legislative Council is authorized to employ 28 additional stenographic or other help between sessions as the Council may deem necessary, at such salary or salaries as the 29 Council may set, to be paid from Approved Accounts. Notwithstanding any limitation or other provision of law to the 30 contrary, the Legislative Council may adjust salaries for Legislative Council personnel. Any adjustments made must be paid 31 from funds appropriated for the Council or from the funds appropriated to the Council under Section 3C for this purpose, 32 or both. 33 3.16. (LEG: Leg. Information Systems Management) The Legislative Information Systems shall be under the direction 34 and management of a council composed of the President of the Senate, Speaker of the House, Chairman of Senate Finance 35 Committee, Chairman of House Ways and Means Committee, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Chairman 36 of the House Judiciary Committee. 37 3.17. (LEG: Legislative Printing Management) The Office of Legislative Printing and Information Technology 38 Resources shall operate under the supervision and administrative direction of the Clerks of the respective Houses.
A99 - SECTION 3 - LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT PAGE 424 1 3.18. (LEG: State House Renovation) Any improvements and additions to the State House must be recommended or 2 approved by the State House Committee of the General Assembly, and that bidding, executing, and carrying out of contracts 3 shall be in accord with standing regulations and procedures for any other work of the same type applicable to agencies and 4 institutions of State government. 5 3.19. (LEG: Senate Research Personnel Compensation) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, Senate Research 6 personnel other than Directors of Research and the committee research staff shall be paid from funds appropriated for Senate 7 Research at the direction of the Clerk of the Senate. 8 3.20. (LEG: Legislative Council Availability) Personnel employed under the provisions of Subsection 3C of this 9 section for Legislative Research shall be available upon request of the Committee Chairman to work with the standing or 10 interim committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives. 11 3.21. (LEG: Contract for Services) The Standing Committees of the Senate may, upon approval of the President Pro 12 Tempore, contract with state agencies and other entities for such projects, programs, and services as may be necessary to 13 the work of the respective committees. Any such projects, programs or services shall be paid from funds appropriated for 14 contractual services. 15 3.22. (LEG: Jt. Leg. Committee Operational Authorization) Only the Joint Legislative Committees for which funding 16 is provided herein are authorized to continue operating during the current fiscal year under the same laws, resolutions, rules 17 or regulations which provided for their operations during the prior fiscal year. 18 3.23. (LEG: Legislative Carry Forward) In addition to the funds appropriated in this section, the funds appropriated 19 under Sections 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, and 3G for the prior fiscal year which are not expended during that fiscal year may be 20 carried forward to be expended for the same purposes in the current fiscal year. 21 3.24. (LEG: Senate Expenditures/O&M Committee) Notwithstanding any limitation or other provisions of law to the 22 contrary, funds expended by the Senate for salary adjustments, professional fees and dues and necessary expenses, supplies, 23 and equipment for Senate employees, must be paid from funds appropriated to the Senate Operations and Management 24 Committee and funds available in approved accounts of the Senate, and shall be authorized and allocated in such manner 25 as determined by the Senate Operations and Management Committee. 26 3.25. (LEG: Nurses) The State shall provide to the nurses under Subsection 3A of this section the same leave time and 27 basic health and accident insurance coverage as is provided other state employees pursuant to law. All of the amount 28 provided in 3A for nurses shall be utilized for the specified purpose. 29 3.26. (LEG: Dues) The funds provided herein for the Council of State Governments and the National Conference of 30 State Legislatures are appropriated to be paid as dues to the respective organizations and these funds shall not be transferred 31 to any other program. 32 3.27. (LEG: Copy of Act to Counties) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Clerk of the House is required 33 to send only one copy of each Act to the Clerk of the Court of the various counties. 34 3.28. (LEG: In-District Compensation) All members of the General Assembly shall receive an in district compensation 35 of $300 per month for the months of July, 1994 through December, 1994. All members of the General Assembly shall 36 receive an in district compensation of $1,000 per month effective January 1, 1995. 37 3.29. (LEG: Additional House Support Personnel) An amount of $150,000 is appropriated for the purpose of providing 38 additional support personnel to assist House members who are not already being furnished with direct legislative assistance
A99 - SECTION 3 - LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT PAGE 425 1 in the conduct of their Legislative responsibilities. This amount shall be used for staffing requirements where necessary for 2 part time personnel. The additional personnel shall be used only when the House is in regular, extended, or special session. 3 At a member's request, the House Operations and Management Committee may use any unexpended portion of a member's 4 allotment to purchase equipment for a member's office. The amount herein appropriated for additional support personnel 5 to assist House members shall be allocated to each member on a pro-rata basis. Each member may choose to expend his 6 allocation for an individual legislative aide or may choose to combine his allocation with allocations of other House 7 members for a legislative aide to assist each of the members contributing to the expense of that aide. 8 3.30. (LEG: Per Diem) No per diem may be paid to any person from more than one source for any one calendar day. 9 3.31. (LEG: House Postage) The Speaker of the House is authorized to approve no more than $600 per member per 10 fiscal year for postage. 11 3.32. (LEG: Legislative Dual Employment) Each committee and joint legislative committee provide a list to the 12 members of the General Assembly of all employees who hold dual positions of state employment. 13 3.33. (LEG: Legislative Council Proofreaders) The Director of the Legislative Council is authorized to have the staff 14 proofreaders work one month before and one month after the session. 15 3.34. (LEG: Study Committee - Education) A joint study committee, consisting of three members of the House Ways 16 and Means Committee appointed by the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, one member of the House 17 Education and Public Works Committee appointed by the Chairman of the House Education and Public Works Committee, 18 three members of the Senate Finance Committee appointed by the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, one member 19 of the Senate Education Committee appointed by the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, and three members 20 appointed by the Governor, shall study formula funding in education programs. The Chairman of the Senate Finance 21 Committee shall convene the initial meeting of the study committee. The formulas to be studied include those utilized in 22 Education Finance Act programs, the determination of the Southeastern average teacher pay, and the funding of institutions 23 of post-secondary education. The State Board of Education, the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education, 24 the Commission on Higher Education and any institution of post-secondary education or school district must provide the 25 committee such information as the committee requests. The first priority for committee study is the Education Finance Act 26 including, but not limited to, the base student cost, the index of taxpaying ability including specifically the impact of the 27 emergence of totally self-reliant school districts upon the formula and the annual inflation factor. The expenses of the 28 legislative members of the study committee shall be paid from the approved accounts of their respective bodies. The 29 expenses of the gubernatorial appointees shall be absorbed within the Governor's office. 30 3.35. (LEG: House Staff Reclassification/Compensation) The appropriation for Staff Reclassification Compensation 31 provided for in Section 3B is for use by the Speaker for reclassification and salary adjustment of any employee of the House 32 of Representatives after consultation with the Operations and Management Committee and the chairmen of the other 33 Standing Committees of the House. 34 3.36. (LEG: House/Senate Staff Outside Employment) Full-time employees of the House of Representatives and the 35 Senate are prohibited from outside employment during normal working hours, except with the permission of an employee's 36 department head, and annual leave must be taken for any approved outside employment.
A99 - SECTION 3 - LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT PAGE 426 1 3.37. (LEG: Guardian Ad Litem Pgm. Technology Equipment) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, or agency 2 regulation, requirement or policy to the contrary, the Guardian Ad Litem Program is authorized to procure necessary 3 technology equipment under the provisions and procedures set forth in Chapter 35 of Title 11 of the 1976 Code as amended. 4 3.38. (LEG: Dialup Facility) Upon review and approval by the Council as provided in 3.16., Legislative Information 5 Systems is authorized to charge fees for the use of its Dialup Facility and to retain, use and carry forward these funds to be 6 used only for equipment and maintenance for this Facility. 7 3.39. (LEG: Leg. Council Combined Position) The Director of the Legislative Council, with the approval of the 8 Council, is authorized to combine two or more stenographic, clerical, technical assistant, or administrative assistant positions 9 into one with a job description for the combined position to be approved by the Council, with a compensation level also 10 approved by the Council. The appropriations or any portion thereof for the positions combined into one may be used to fund 11 the combined position. 12 3.40. (LEG: Reorganization Comm. Publications Carry Forward) The State Reorganization Commission shall provide 13 a copy of all publications to each member of the General Assembly, the Governor, and the Lieutenant Governor. The 14 Commission may also provide a copy of publications to state agency directors. The Commission may charge, for additional 15 copies, and other requests for publications, an amount to cover the cost of printing and expenses of postage and shipping 16 of publications. Revenue generated may be retained and expended by the Commission to reimburse it for the printing of 17 its publications and to pay the expenses of postage and shipping. Any remaining balance in the sale of publications account 18 may be carried forward and expended for the same purpose. 19 3.41. (LEG: Sales Tax on Copies of Legislation) No sales tax is required to be charged or paid on copies of or access 20 to legislation or other informational documents provided to the general public or any other person by a legislative agency 21 when a charge for these copies is made reflecting the agency's cost thereof. Funds received as revenue from the sale of 22 materials or as reimbursements for the cost of providing certain supplies or services or refunds must be remitted to the State 23 Treasurer as collected, but in no event later than twelve (12) working days from the date of the receipt of any such funds. 24 3.42. (LEG: House Postage/Telephone Allocation) Any member of the House who has not used all of his annual 25 allocation for postage or all of his annual allocation for telephone expenses may use the remaining funds in one category 26 in the other category during that year. 27 3.43. (LEG: Jt. O&M Committee/Jt. Legislative Committees) It shall be the responsibility of the Joint Operations and 28 Management Committee to allocate funds to the Joint Legislative Committees. 29 3.44. (LEG: House Personnel BPI/Merit/Bonus Compensation) Notwithstanding any limitation or other provisions 30 of law to the contrary, the Speaker shall authorize and allocate any base pay increase, merit pay or bonus among House staff 31 in the manner that the Speaker determines after consultation with the Operations and Management Committee and the 32 Chairmen of the standing committees of the House. 33 3.45. (LEG: General Assembly Exemption) Notwithstanding any other provision of law or regulation, or any limitation 34 or provision contained in this act, each branch of the General Assembly is exempt from any provision which requires the 35 approval of the Budget and Control Board or any other executive branch agency for the expenditure, management or transfer 36 of any authorized appropriations. 37 3.46. (LEG: State House Renovation Schedule) The State House Committee is authorized, beginning in July 1994 to 38 establish schedules for the completion of the State House Renovation project by January 1, 1997. General Services must
A99 - SECTION 3 - LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT PAGE 427 1 submit to the State House Committee, schedules that will accomplish these time frames. The General Assembly will relocate 2 to the Carolina Plaza for the 1996 and 1997 sessions. Work should begin at such time so as to ensure the readiness of the 3 Carolina Plaza for the 1996 and 1997 sessions of the General Assembly. Upon the approval of these schedules by that 4 Committee all current tenants of the State House will be relocated to other space within the Capital Complex area. 5 Reassignment of space by the State House Committee must be completed prior to the completion of the State House 6 Renovation project. 7 3.47. (LEG: House Ethics Committee) The House of Representatives Legislative Ethics Committee shall deposit 8 revenues from penalties assessed by the committee and copying of documents into the General Fund. 9 3.48. (LEG: Prohibit General Assembly Compensation - Felony Conviction) No member of the General Assembly 10 who has been convicted of a felony under state or federal law or who has pled guilty or nolo contendere to these offenses 11 may receive compensation or reimbursable expenses provided for members of the General Assembly in this act. However, 12 this item does not apply to a person who has been pardoned under state or federal law of the disqualifying felony. 13 3.49. (LEG: Reorganization Commission Carry Forward Transfer) Of the funds carried forward from FY 96-97, the 14 State Reorganization Commission shall transfer $43,750 to the Legislative Audit Council. 15 16 B04 - SECTION 4A - JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT 17 18 4A.1. (JUD: Prohibit County Salary Supplements) County salary supplements of Judicial Department personnel shall 19 be prohibited. 20 4A.2. (JUD: County Offices For Judges) Every county shall provide for each circuit and family judge residing therein 21 an office with all utilities including a private telephone, and shall provide the same for Supreme Court Justices and Judges 22 of the Court of Appeals upon their request. 23 4A.3. (JUD: Commitments to Treatment Facilities) The appropriation for continued implementation of Article 7, 24 Chapter 17, of Title 44 of the 1976 Code, Chapter 24 of Title 44 of the 1976 Code, and Chapter 52 of Title 44 of the 1976 25 Code, relating to commitments, admissions and discharges to mental health facilities, or treatment facility for the purpose 26 of alcohol and drug abuse treatment, shall be expended for the compensation of court appointed private examiners, guardians 27 ad litem, and attorneys for proposed patients, and related costs arising from the filing, service and copying of legal papers 28 and the transcription of hearings or testimony. Court appointed private examiners, guardians ad litem and attorneys shall 29 be paid at such rates or schedules as are jointly determined to be reasonable by the South Carolina Association of Probate 30 Judges, the State Court Administrator and the South Carolina Department of Mental Health with the approval of the 31 Attorney General. 32 4A.4. (JUD: Judicial Commitment) Except as otherwise provided in Section 72.1., no money appropriated pursuant 33 to Item VI, Judicial Commitment shall be used to compensate any state employees appointed by the court as examiners, 34 guardians ad litem or attorneys nor shall such funds be used in payment to any State agency for providing such services by 35 their employees. 36 4A.5. (JUD: Judicial Expense Allowance) Each Supreme Court Justice, Court of Appeals Judge, Family Court Judge 37 and Circuit Court Judge shall receive two hundred fifty dollars per month as expense allowance.
B04 - SECTION 4A - JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT PAGE 428 1 4A.6. (JUD: Special Judge Compensation) In the payment of funds from "Contractual Services," and "Administrative 2 Fund," that no Special Judge shall be paid for more than a two week term within a fiscal year except that this restriction will 3 not apply in case of an ongoing trial. 4 4A.7. (JUD: Advance Sheet Revenues Deposit) The Judicial Department must deposit in the General Fund of the State 5 during the current fiscal year, all advance sheet revenues, including any carried forward balance from prior years. 6 4A.8. (JUD: BPI/Merit) Judicial employees shall receive base and average merit pay in the same percentages as such 7 pay are granted to classified state employees. 8 4A9. (JUD: Supreme Court Bar Admissions Carry Forward) Any funds collected or carried forward from Supreme 9 Court Bar Admissions in excess of the amount required to be remitted to the General Fund may be carried forward and 10 expended in the current fiscal year for the benefit of the Bar Admissions unit. 11 4A.10. (JUD: Travel Reimbursement) State employees of the Judicial Department traveling on official state business 12 must be reimbursed in accordance with Section 72.32(J) of this Act. 13 4A.11. (JUD: Judicial Pay Increase) DELETED 14 15 C05 - SECTION 5 - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE DIVISION 16 17 5.1. (ALJ: Copying Costs Revenue Deposit) The Administrative Law Judge Division shall retain and expend, for the 18 same purpose for which it is generated, all revenue received during the current fiscal year as payment for printing and 19 distributing copies of court rules and other agency documents. 20 21 D21 - SECTION 6DD - GOVERNOR'S OFFICE 22 23 6DD.1. (GOV: OEPP - Grant Funds Carry Forward) Any unexpended balance on June 30, of the prior fiscal year, in 24 Subsection 6C of this Section "Implementing Federal Programs" may be carried forward to the current fiscal year and used 25 for matching committed and/or unanticipated Grant Funds. 26 6DD.2. (GOV: OEPP - Mining Council Carry Forward) Any unexpended balance on June 30, of the prior fiscal year 27 of funds, not to exceed $2,000, appropriated under Section 6C I Special Items: Mining Council may be carried forward and 28 expended for this same purpose in the current fiscal year. 29 6DD.3. (GOV: OEPP - Developmental Disabilities Program) The South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Program 30 of the Office of the Governor, Office of Executive Policy and Programs is authorized to provide aid to sub-grantees for 31 projects and services to benefit persons with developmental disabilities. The intent of this provision is not to duplicate other 32 State Agency programs which are considered the legal and programmatic mandate of existing State agencies, but rather to 33 fill gaps that exist in the state service delivery system related to his target population as identified and addressed in the 34 Developmental Disabilities State Plan. 35 6DD.4. (GOV: OEPP - Development Disabilities Case Coordination System) $112,559, less any pro rata share 36 adjustment of any mandated base budget reduction, of the sums appropriated under OEPP, Allocations to Other State 37 Agencies must be for the South Carolina Development Disabilities Case Coordination System.
D21 - SECTION 6DD - GOVERNOR'S OFFICE PAGE 429 1 6DD.5. (GOV: OEPP - CCRS Evaluations & Placements) The amount appropriated in this Section under Special Items 2 Children's Case Resolution System for Private Placement of Handicapped School-Age Children must be used for expenses 3 incurred in the evaluation of children referred to the CCRS to facilitate appropriate placement and to pay up to forty percent 4 when placement is made in-state and up to thirty percent when placement must be made out-of-state of the excess cost of 5 private placement over and above one per pupil share of state and local funds generated by the Education Finance Act, and 6 the one per pupil share of applicable federal funds; provided it has been established that all other possible public placements 7 are exhausted or inappropriate. The balance of funding responsibility necessary to provide the child with services must be 8 determined by the Children's Case Resolution System (CCRS) and apportioned among the appropriate public agencies on 9 the basis of the reasons for the private placement. When the amount appropriated in this section is exhausted, the funding 10 responsibility must be apportioned according to the procedures of the CCRS. 11 6DD.6. (GOV: SLED - Special Account Carry Forward) Funds awarded to the State Law Enforcement Division by 12 either court order or from donations or contributions shall be deposited in a special account with the State Treasurer, and 13 shall be carried forward from year to year, and withdrawn from the Treasurer as needed to fulfill the purposes and conditions 14 of the said order, donations or contributions, if specified, and if not specified, as may be directed by the Chief of the State 15 Law Enforcement Division. Funds expended from the special account must be reviewed by the Joint Appropriations Review 16 Committee annually reported by October 1st to the Senate Finance Committee and the Ways and Means Committee. 17 6DD.7. (GOV: SLED - Computer/Communications Center Carry Forward) Revenue generated from the operation of 18 the Division's criminal justice computer/communications center and not expended during the prior fiscal year may be carried 19 forward and expended for the same purpose during the current fiscal year. 20 6DD.8. (GOV: SLED - Criminal Record Search Fee) The State Law Enforcement Division is hereby authorized to 21 charge, collect and carry forward a fee, not to exceed $25 each, for criminal record searches conducted pursuant to 22 Regulations contained in Chapter 73, Article 3, Subarticle 1 of the Code of State Regulations. Any such fees shall be 23 retained and used for agency operations. 24 6DD.9. (GOV: SLED - Revenue Carry Forward) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all revenue generated 25 by SLED from the sale of vehicles, various equipment, gasoline and insurance claims during the prior fiscal year may be 26 retained carried forward and expended for the purpose of purchasing like items. 27 6DD.10. (GOV: OEPP - Program Budget) The Governor's Office shall submit to the Senate Finance Committee and 28 the Ways and Means Committee by January 1 of each year, a Program Budget for Section 6C enumerating the planned use 29 of Federal, State and Other Funds. 30 6DD.11. (GOV: SLED - Agents Operations Carry Forward) Any unexpended balance on June 30, of the prior fiscal 31 year, in subsection 6B of the Section "Agents Operations" may be carried forward and expended for the same purpose in 32 the current fiscal year. 33 6DD.12. (GOV: OEPP - CCRS Significant Fiscal Impact) In accordance with Section 20-7-5240 (e) of the 1976 Code, 34 "significant fiscal impact" in the current fiscal year shall be defined for each designated agency as the greater of (1) funds 35 appropriated by the General Assembly for the current fiscal year on cases referred to, decided or placed through the 36 Children's Case Resolution System or (2) that agency's assigned shares in the current fiscal year of five cases decided by 37 the Children's Case Resolution System.
D21 - SECTION 6DD - GOVERNOR'S OFFICE PAGE 430 1 6DD.13. (GOV: SLED - Match for Federal Grants Carry Forward) State appropriations to SLED that are required to 2 provide match for federal grant programs in the prior fiscal year may be carried forward into the current fiscal year and 3 expended for the same purpose as originally appropriated. 4 6DD.14. (GOV: SLED - Night Telephone Operators Accommodations) The State Law Enforcement Division is hereby 5 authorized to provide accommodations/utility service without any charge to night telephone operators. 6 6DD.15. (GOV: SLED Clothing Allowance) The State Law Enforcement Division is hereby authorized to provide 7 agents and criminalists with an annual clothing allowance (on a pro rata basis) not to exceed $400 per agent/criminalist for 8 required clothing used in the line of duty. 9 6DD.16. (GOV: SLED - Witness Fee) The State Law Enforcement Division is hereby authorized to charge a witness 10 fee of $100.00 per hour up to $400.00 per day for each criminalist testifying in civil matters which do not involve the State 11 as a part in interest. This fee shall be charged in addition to any court prescribed payment due as compensation or 12 reimbursement for judicial appearances and deposited into a designated revenue account. 13 6DD.17. (GOV: Governor's Office Budget) All other provisions of law notwithstanding, the Office of Executive Policy 14 and Programs section, the Executive Control of State section and Mansion and Grounds section shall be treated as a single 15 budget section for the purpose of transfers and budget reconciliation. 16 6DD.18. (GOV: SLED - RAID Team) Membership of the Retaliation Against Illegal Drugs (RAID) Team and all 17 expenses thereto shall be comprised only of law enforcement agents of the State Law Enforcement Division. 18 6DD.19. (GOV: Victim Advocate Policy Committee) The policy committee appointed pursuant to Section 79.3 of the 19 1988-89 General Appropriations Act is hereby continued for the purpose of monitoring the implementation of the guidelines 20 developed by it, making such revisions as appear appropriate, assisting and advising the director in development and revision 21 of forms, information and criteria used to evaluate compliance with the guidelines by victim advocate programs in solicitor's 22 offices. 23 The information gathered from these programs shall be aggregated by the director into the annual report of the agency 24 which is submitted to the Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate. 25 6DD.20. (GOV: Victim Assistance Programs) It is the intent of the General Assembly that the amounts appropriated 26 in this section for victim assistance programs in solicitors' offices shall be in addition to any amounts presently being 27 provided by the county for these services and may not be used to supplant funding already allocated for such services. Any 28 reduction by any county in funding for victim assistance programs in solicitors' offices shall result in a corresponding 29 decrease of state funds provided to the solicitors' office in that county for victim assistance services. Each solicitor's office 30 shall submit an annual financial and programmatic report which describes the use of these funds. The report shall be 31 submitted to the Governor, the Attorney General, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the Chairman of the 32 House Ways and Means Committee on October 1, for the preceding fiscal year. 33 6DD.21. (GOV: Establish Victim/Witness Program) The funds appropriated in this section for Victim/Witness Program 34 must be equally divided among the judicial circuits, less any adjustments made for budget reductions. The funds for each 35 circuit must be distributed to the solicitor's office of that circuit and only used by the solicitor for the purpose of establishing 36 a Victim/Witness Program in the circuit which shall provide, but not be limited to, the following services: 37 (1) Make available to victims/witnesses information concerning their cases from filing in general sessions court through 38 disposition.
D21 - SECTION 6DD - GOVERNOR'S OFFICE PAGE 431 1 (2) Keep the victim/witness informed of his rights and support his right to protection from intimidation. 2 (3) Inform victims/witnesses of and make appropriate referrals to available services such as medical, social, counseling, 3 and victims' compensation services. 4 (4) Assist in the preparation of victims/witnesses for court. 5 (5) Provide assistance and support to the families or survivors of victims where appropriate. 6 (6) Provide any other necessary support services to victims/witnesses such as contact with employers or creditors. 7 (7) Promote public awareness of the program and services available for crime victims. 8 The funds may not be used for other victim-related services until the above functions are provided in an adequate manner. 9 6DD.22. (GOV: Victim/Witness Program Formula Distribution) If funds in the South Carolina Victims' Compensation 10 Fund exceed the amount required to operate the State Office of Victims Assistance and pay claims of crime victims the first 11 $650,000 of such excess must be used for Victim/Witness Programs by distribution to Judicial Circuits based on a formula 12 and criteria developed by the Policy Committee, and otherwise subject to requirements of Section 6DD.20 and 6DD.22. 13 6DD.23. (GOV: Physical Abuse Examinations) Of the funds appropriated in this section for Victims' Rights, up to 14 $60,000 may be expended for physical abuse examinations. 15 6DD.24. (GOV: SLED-ABC Enforcement-Confiscated Alcoholic Beverage Revenue) The State Law Enforcement 16 Division is directed to maintain adequate records accounting for the receipt of funds from the sale of confiscated alcoholic 17 beverages. Such revenue shall be deposited to the credit of the General Fund of the State after deducting the cost of 18 confiscation and sale. 19 6DD.25. (GOV: Veterans' Affairs-Aid to Counties) In the allocation of the appropriation in this section as adjusted for 20 "Aid to Counties--Operation of County Office," each county shall receive an effective annual amount equal to 100% of the 21 amount allocated to it for the prior fiscal year plus an amount equivalent to base pay increases for state employees, less any 22 adjustments made for budget reductions. 23 6DD.26. (GOV: Continuum of Care - Carry Forward) The Division of Continuum of Care may carry forward funds 24 appropriated herein to continue services. 25 6DD.27. (GOV: Division of Women - Donations & Contributions) The Division of Women is authorized to accept 26 donations and contributions to provide services as authorized by state law. Such funds are to be deposited in a special 27 account with the State Treasurer and shall be carried forward from year to year, and withdrawn from the Treasurer as needed 28 to fulfill the purposes and conditions of the said donations or contributions, if specified, and if not specified, as may be 29 approved by the Division of Women. State appropriations will not supplement those services funded by donations or 30 contributions. 31 6DD.28. (GOV: Division of Women - Revenue Carry Forward) The Division of Women may retain funds received from 32 luncheon fees and souvenir sales for general operating expenses. Any unexpended revenue from these sources may be 33 carried forward into the current fiscal year to be expended for the same purposes. 34 6DD.29. (GOV: Foster Care - Reduction in Funds Separation) In recognition of the fact that the funds appropriated for 35 the Division of Foster Care contain both funds appropriated for use by the Division Review System and "pass through" funds 36 designated for use by the South Carolina Protection and Advocacy for the Handicapped, any reduction in funds appropriated 37 for either shall be calculated based upon the separate funds for the respective entities rather than based upon the combined 38 budget of the two organizations.
D21 - SECTION 6DD - GOVERNOR'S OFFICE PAGE 432 1 6DD.30. (GOV: Foster Care - Private Foster Care Reviews) The Division of Foster Care is authorized to restructure its 2 programs, including but not limited to, suspending reviews of children privately placed in private foster care and/or changing 3 the location of reviews of children in public foster care, to maintain continuous operations within existing resources as 4 dictated by recent budget reductions. These decisions must be based upon the availability of existing funds. This provision 5 supersedes any previous statutory or regulatory mandate. 6 6DD.31. (GOV: Foster Care - Medicaid Eligible Children) It is the intent of the General Assembly to ensure that 7 placements of emotionally disturbed Medicaid eligible individuals under the age of twenty-one in residential therapeutic 8 treatment are appropriate and that the level of care provided each child is offered in the least restrictive environment 9 appropriate to meet the child's treatment needs. The statutory powers and functions of the Division of Foster Care are 10 expanded to develop, implement, and manage a quality assurance review system under contract with the Department of 11 Health and Human Services. This paragraph supersedes any previous statutory or regulatory mandate. 12 6DD.32. (GOV: Div. on Aging - State Match Funding Formula) Of the state funds appropriated under "Distribution to 13 Subdivisions", the first allocation by the Division on Aging shall be for the provision of required State matching funds 14 according to the Division's formula for distributing Older Americans Act funds, based on the official United States census 15 data for 1990. The balance of this item, but not to exceed five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) shall be distributed 16 equally to the planning and service areas of the State. In the event State appropriations are reduced, reductions to the 17 planning and service areas shall be based on amounts distributed in accordance with the previous requirements. 18 6DD.33. (GOV: Div. on Aging - State Matching Funds Carry Forward) Any unexpended balance on June 30 of the prior 19 fiscal year, of the required State matching funds allocation, of the amount appropriated in this section under Distribution 20 to Subdivisions, shall be carried forward in the current fiscal year to be used as required state matching funds for Federal 21 funds awarded to subdivisions on or before September 30 of the current fiscal year. 22 6DD.34. (GOV: Div. on Aging - Recycle Program) The Division on Aging is hereby authorized to collect, expend, and 23 carry forward not more than $1,000 in revenues from the sale of items to be recycled. 24 6DD.35. (GOV: Div. on Aging - Registration Fees) The Division on Aging is authorized to receive and expend 25 registration fees for educational, training, and certification programs. 26 6DD.36. (GOV: OEPP - Federal, Other Flow Through Funds) In order to complete projects begun in a prior fiscal year, 27 the Governor's Office is authorized to expend Federal and Earmarked Funds in the current fiscal year for expenses incurred 28 in the prior fiscal year. 29 6DD.37. (GOV: Div. on Aging - Alzheimer's Matching Grants) Of the funds appropriated herein for Alzheimers, grants 30 awarded to assist communities and entities in addressing problems relative to Alzheimer's disease and other related disorders 31 must be matched with additional funds or in-kind contributions by the community or other entity equal to the amount of 32 funds awarded in the grant. 33 6DD.38. (GOV: OEPP - Law Enforcement Victim's Advocate-LEVA) DELETED 34 6DD.39. (GOV: OEPP - Governor's School for Arts & Humanities) DELETED 35 6DD.40. (GOV: SLED - Concealed Weapon Permit) The State Law Enforcement Division shall collect, retain and carry 36 forward all fees associated with the Concealed Weapon Permit program. 37 6DD.41. (GOV: Div. on Veteran's Affairs - Veteran's Roster) The funds appropriated to the Division of Veteran's 38 Affairs as "Special Item-Veteran's Roster" must be used in accordance with Part II, SECTION 73 of Act 164 of 1993, for
D21 - SECTION 6DD - GOVERNOR'S OFFICE PAGE 433 1 the preparation, printing, and publication of a complete roster of all South Carolina soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, and 2 all other military personnel who entered the services of the United States in the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict, and 3 Operation Desert Storm. 4 6DD.42. (GOV: SLED - Vehicle Theft Unit) The funds expended for the operation of the Vehicle Theft Unit authorized 5 in item 4 of Section 6B of Part IA may be used to inspect a junkyard, scrap metal processing facility, salvage yard, repair 6 shop, licensed business buying, selling, displaying, or trading new and used motor vehicles or parts of motor vehicles, 7 parking lots, and public garages, or a person dealing with salvaged motor vehicles or parts of them. 8 The physical inspection must be conducted while an employee or owner is present and must be for the purpose of locating 9 stolen motor vehicles or investigating titling or registration of motor vehicles wrecked or dismantled. 10 11 E08 - SECTION 8 - SECRETARY OF STATE'S OFFICE 12 13 8.1. (SS: Records Fee/Computer & Telephone Equipment) The Secretary of State may establish and collect fees not 14 to exceed the actual cost of searching for or making copies of records. Such records shall be furnished at the lowest possible 15 cost to the person requesting the records. The Agency may retain these funds for the purposes of purchasing and 16 maintaining computer and telephone facsimile equipment. The Agency may charge a reasonable hourly rate for making 17 records available to the public and require a reasonable deposit of such costs prior to searching for or making copies of the 18 records. 19 8.2. (SS: Insufficient Check Recovery Fines/Retention and Carry Forward) The Secretary of State may establish, 20 collect and retain fines to recover the costs associated with the collection of dishonored checks returned to this Agency due 21 to insufficient funds. Such funds shall be retained and expended by this Agency in accordance with this purpose and any 22 unused amount shall be carried forward. 23 24 E12 - SECTION 9 - COMPTROLLER GENERAL'S OFFICE 25 26 9.1. (CG: Signature Authorization) The Comptroller General is hereby authorized to designate certain employees 27 to sign, in his stead, warrants drawn against the State Treasurer and the State Treasurer is hereby authorized to accept such 28 signatures when notified by the Comptroller General. This provision shall in no way relieve the Comptroller General of 29 responsibility. 30 9.2. (CG: GAAP Implementation & Refinement) It is the intent of the General Assembly to oversee the conversion 31 of the financial statements issued for the State of South Carolina and these financial statements shall be in conformance with 32 Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) by the earliest possible date. To this end, the Comptroller General is 33 directed, as the State Accounting Officer, to proceed with the implementation and refinement of the Statewide Accounting 34 and Reporting System (STARS) so as to develop a reporting system that will result in the preparation of the official financial 35 reports for the State of South Carolina by the State Accounting Officer in conformance with Generally Accepted Accounting 36 Principles (GAAP). The Comptroller General, as the State Accounting Officer, is given full power and authority to issue 37 accounting policy directives to State agencies in order to comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The 38 Comptroller General is also given full authority to conduct surveys, acquire consulting services, and implement new
E12 - SECTION 9 - COMPTROLLER GENERAL'S OFFICE PAGE 434 1 procedures required to fully implement Generally Accepted Accounting Principles under the oversight of the General 2 Assembly. 3 9.3. (CG: Out-of-State Promotional Activities Expenses) The Comptroller General may approve warrants for the 4 payment of expenses for out-of-state promotional activities only when, in his opinion, such expenses are related to economic 5 development in South Carolina. 6 9.4. (CG: Payroll Deduction Processing Fee) There shall be a fee for processing payroll deductions, not to exceed 7 5 cents, for insurance plans, credit unions, deferred compensation plans and professional associations per deduction per pay 8 day. Proceeds shall be remitted to the General Fund of the State. This fee shall not be applied to charitable deductions. 9 9.5. (CG: Lump Sum Agencies GAAP Implementation) The Comptroller General's Office, in conjunction with lump 10 sum agencies, is hereby directed to implement appropriate accounting procedures to consolidate accounts where necessary 11 for proper accounting and thereby facilitate financial reporting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting 12 Principles. 13 9.6. (CG: EDI/EFT Pilot Project) The Comptroller General shall establish and coordinate a pilot project to provide 14 the capability for agencies to process vendor invoices and vendor payments through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) or 15 Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). 16 17 E16 - SECTION 10 - TREASURER'S OFFICE, STATE 18 19 10.1. (TREAS: Nat'l. Forest Fund - Local Gov't. Compliance) In order to conform to federal requirements local 20 governments receiving distributions of National Forest Fund revenues are required to report annually to the State Treasurer 21 indicating compliance with authorized purposes. 22 10.2. (TREAS: STARS Approval) Decisions relating to the Statewide Accounting and Reporting System (STARS) 23 which involve the State Treasurer's Banking Operations and other functions of the State Treasurer's Office shall require the 24 approval of the State Treasurer. 25 10.3. (TREAS: Investments) The State Treasurer may pool funds from accounts for investment purposes and may 26 invest all monies in the same types of investments as set forth in Sections 11-9-660 and 11-9-661. 27 10.4. (TREAS: General Reserve Fund Transfer) The State Treasurer's Office is authorized to transfer $6,271,409 28 $3,373,537 of General Funds to the General Reserve Fund on July 1, 1996 1997, to comply with Article III, Section 36 of 29 the Constitution. This amount of General Funds must be replaced as the first priority of any FY 1995-96 1996-97 surplus. 30 10.5. (TREAS: Management Fees) The State Treasurer is authorized to charge a fee for the operating and management 31 costs associated with the Local Government Investment Pool, and the Deferred Compensation Program, and is further 32 authorized to retain and expend the fees to provide these services. The fees assessed may not exceed the cost of the 33 provision of such services. 34 10.6. (TREAS: Sale of Abandoned Property) DELETED
PAGE 435 1 E20 - SECTION 11 - ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE 2 3 11.1. (AG: Collection of Debts, Claims or Obligations) The Attorney General is hereby authorized to contract for the 4 collection of debts, claims or obligations due to the State, or any of its departments or institutions. 5 11.2. (AG: Hiring of Attorneys) No department or agency of the State Government shall hire any classified or 6 temporary attorney as an employee except upon the written approval of the Attorney General and at a compensation 7 approved by him. All such attorneys shall at all times be under the supervision and control of the Attorney General except 8 as otherwise provided by law unless obtaining prior approval by the Budget and Control Board. 9 11.3. (AG: Engage Attorney on Fee Basis) No department or agency of the State Government shall engage on a fee 10 basis any attorney at law except upon the written approval of the Attorney General and upon such fee as shall be approved 11 by him. This shall not apply to the employment of attorneys in special cases in inferior courts where the fee to be paid does 12 not exceed two hundred fifty ($250.00) dollars or exceptions approved by the Budget and Control Board. 13 11.4. (AG: Printing of Opinions & Index) The Attorney General is authorized to print for public sale, copies of his 14 published opinions and index thereto at such charges as are established by the state printer, in accordance with the cost of 15 the documents plus a twenty-five percent surcharge. All proceeds from the sale of copies of opinions or indices shall be 16 remitted to the general funds of the State and a full accounting kept thereof. 17 11.5. (AG: Asbestos Abatement Litigation) The Attorney General shall report to the Senate Finance and Ways and 18 Means Committees on the status of that office's Asbestos Abatement Litigation. 19 11.6. (AG: State Grand Jurors Subsistence) Jurors of the state grand jury shall receive daily subsistence expense equal 20 to the maximum allowable by regulation of the Internal Revenue Code for the Columbia area when summoned or serving 21 and be paid the same per diem and mileage as are members of state boards, commissions, and committees. 22 11.7. (AG: Medicaid Fraud) The Attorney General shall provide the necessary personnel, in conjunction with the 23 Department of Health & Human Services, to process and/or refer suspected Medicaid fraud cases to appropriate law 24 enforcement officials for investigation and/or legal action, as deemed necessary. 25 11.8. (AG: Litigation Expense) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Office of the Attorney General may 26 obtain reimbursement for its costs in representing the State in criminal proceedings and in representing the State and its 27 officers and agencies in civil and administrative proceedings. These costs may include, but are not limited to, travel 28 expenditures, depositions, printing, transcripts, and personnel costs. Reimbursement of these costs may be obtained by the 29 Office of the Attorney General from the budget of an agency or officer that it is representing or from funds generally 30 appropriated for legal expenses with the approval of the Budget and Control Board. 31 11.9. (AG: Youth Mentor Program) The Attorney General's Office shall establish a Youth Mentor Program to serve 32 juvenile offenders in Family Court. The program shall be used as a pre-trial diversion option for solicitors. The Attorney 33 General is authorized to hire a director of the Youth Mentor Program who shall be paid with existing funds from the 34 classified positions line item in the Attorney General's Office budget. The Youth Mentor Program may be administered 35 when a juvenile is charged with a non-violent criminal offense and the solicitor feels that justice would be better served if 36 the juvenile offender completed a church mentor program. Upon completion of the program, the criminal charges shall be 37 dismissed. The Youth Mentor Program is a voluntary program and the juvenile or his parents or guardians have a right to 38 refuse to participate based upon their religious beliefs or for any other reason. The Attorney General's Office shall establish
E20 - SECTION 11 - ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE PAGE 436 1 guidelines for this program, the mentors and the churches, mosques, masjids and synagogues that participate in the Youth 2 Mentor Program. The circuit solicitors are authorized to charge juvenile offenders that participate in the Youth Mentor 3 Program a fee to offset the actual cost of administering the program. 4 5 E21 - SECTION 12 - PROSECUTION COORDINATION COMMISSION 6 7 12.1. (PCC: Solicitor Salary) The amount appropriated in this section for salaries of Solicitors shall be paid to each 8 full-time Solicitor. 9 12.2. (PCC: Solicitor Expense Allowance) Each solicitor shall receive two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) per month 10 as expense allowance. 11 12.3. (PCC: Judicial Circuits State Support) The amount appropriated and authorized in this section for Judicial 12 Circuits (16) State Support shall be apportioned among the circuits on a per capita basis and based upon the official census 13 of 1990. Payment shall be made as soon after the beginning of the first and third quarter as practical. 14 12.4. (PCC: Solicitor Carry Forward) Any unexpended balance on June 30, of the prior fiscal year, may be carried 15 forward into the current fiscal year and expended for the operation of the Solicitor's office relating to operational expenses. 16 12.5. (PCC: Solicitor's Office - County Funding Level) It is the intent of the General Assembly that the amounts 17 appropriated for solicitors' offices shall be in addition to any amounts presently being provided by the county for these 18 services and may not be used to supplant funding already allocated for such services without any additional charges. 19 12.6. (PCC: Serious Offenses Funding) It is the intent of the General Assembly that more than 50% of the funds for 20 Judicial Circuits-State Support which exceeds the amount appropriated by the General Assembly in FY 1995-96, must be 21 utilized for the expeditious disposition of "most serious offenses" and "serious offenses" as defined by S.C. Code Section 22 17-25-45. 23 24 E23 - SECTION 14 - INDIGENT DEFENSE, COMMISSION ON 25 26 14.1. (INDEF: Defense of Indigents Formula) The amount appropriated in this section for "Defense of Indigents" shall 27 be apportioned among counties in accord with Section 17-3-70, 1976 Code, but on a per capita basis and based upon the 28 official United States Census for 1990. The level of contribution of each county as of July 1, 1992, must be maintained. 29 No county shall be permitted to contribute less money than the amount the county contributed as of July 1, 1992. Within 30 the amount of money established for indigent defense services, the State shall set aside $2,750,000 (Death Penalty Trial 31 Fund) annually exclusively for use of the defense in capital cases pursuant to Section 16-3-26 of the 1976 Code, and for the 32 expenses of the operation of the Commission on Indigent Defense. The State also shall set aside $1,000,000 annually to 33 pay fees and expenses of private counsel appointed in non-capital cases pursuant to Section 17-3-50 (Conflict Fund). Of 34 the funds generated from the surcharge imposed pursuant to Section 14-1-213 of the 1976 Code, and from the fees imposed 35 under Sections 14-1-206(C)(4), 14-1-207(C)(6) and 14-1-208(C)(6) and the application fee provided in Section 17-3-30(B), 36 on a monthly basis, 50% must be deposited into the Death Penalty Trial Fund, 15% must be deposited into the Conflict Fund 37 until each of these funds has received the required level of deposit, and the remaining funds each month must be apportioned 38 among the counties' public defender offices pursuant to Section 17-3-70. When either the Death Penalty Trial Fund or the
E23 - SECTION 14 - INDIGENT DEFENSE, COMMISSION ON PAGE 437 1 Conflict Fund has been fully funded, the monthly revenue being set aside for that fund will be directed to the other fund until 2 it is completely funded. Upon complete funding of both the Death Penalty Trial Fund and the Conflict Fund, all revenue 3 collected pursuant to Section 14-1-213 and Sections 14-1-206(C)(4), 14-1-207(C)(6), 14-1-208(C)(6), and 17-3-30(B) must 4 be apportioned among the counties' public defender offices pursuant to Section 17-3-70. At the end of each fiscal year, any 5 funds remaining in the Conflict Fund shall be treated as provided in Section 17-3-330(B). At the end of each fiscal year 6 any leftover funds shall carryover to the next fiscal year. All applications for the payment of fees and expenses in capital 7 cases shall be applied for from the Death Penalty Trial Fund which shall be administered by the Commission on Indigent 8 Defense. All applications for the payment of fees and expenses of private counsel or expenses of public defenders pursuant 9 to Section 17-3-50 shall be applied for from the Conflict Fund administered by the Office of Indigent Defense. 10 14.2. (INDEF: State Employee Compensation Prohibited) Except as otherwise provided in Section 72.1., no money 11 appropriated pursuant to Defense of Indigents shall be used to compensate any state employees appointed by the court as 12 examiners, guardians ad litem or attorneys nor shall such funds be used in payment to any State agency for providing such 13 services by their employees. 14 15 E24 - SECTION 15 - ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE 16 17 15.1. (ADJ: Tuition Assistance Program) Funds received from students who failed to enroll or withdraw from 18 programs under the Tuition Assistance Program may be deposited in the Tuition Assistance Program Appropriation Account 19 and expended for the same purpose as the original appropriation. 20 15.2. (ADJ: Unit Maintenance Funds) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the funds appropriated as unit 21 maintenance funds shall be distributed to the various National Guard units at the direction of the Adjutant General. 22 15.3. (ADJ: Revenue Collections) All revenues collected by National Guard units from county and city appropriations, 23 vending machines, rental of armories, court martial fines, federal reimbursements to armories for telephone expenses, and 24 other collections be retained and expended in its budgeted operations. 25 15.4. (ADJ: Rental Fee for Election Purposes) The maximum fee that an armory may charge for the use of its premises 26 for election purposes shall be the cost of providing custodial services, utilities and maintenance. 27 15.5. (ADJ: Parking Lot Revenues) Notwithstanding other provisions of this Act, as a security measure for the State 28 Military Department's headquarters building and grounds, the Adjutant General may control and contractually lease the 29 headquarter's building parking facilities, during events at the University of South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium, to a 30 state chartered and federally recognized 501(c)(4) tax exempt agency employees' association who may then sub-lease 31 individual parking spaces. Such a contract must require the employees association to obtain liability insurance against 32 wrongful death or injury. The contract must clearly hold the Adjutant General's Office, its officers, and the State of South 33 Carolina harmless from any liability resulting from the use of the parking lot when rented by the employees association. 34 In addition, the contract must specify that the State of South Carolina's Military Department shall receive no less than thirty- 35 three percent of the gross profits from the sub-leasing of the parking spaces. The contract must allow the State to audit the 36 employees association's funds. Funds at the Adjutant General's Office derived wholly from the rental of Adjutant General's 37 headquarters' parking lot may be retained at the Adjutant General's Office, but may not be used for employee prerequisites.
E24 - SECTION 15 - ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE PAGE 438 1 15.6. (ADJ: State Guard Uniforms) Any element of the Militia of this State may be uniformed in such surplus uniforms 2 as may be made available to this State, except that the insignia of the United States shall be removed and for it shall be 3 substituted distinctive insignia of the State of South Carolina. 4 15.7. (ADJ: Armory Rental Program) The Adjutant General is authorized to develop and implement an armory rental 5 program to recoup costs associated with the use of armories by state agencies or other non-Guard organizations. The rental 6 program must be uniform in its application to the maximum extent possible. Funds generated by this program may be 7 retained and expended for armory maintenance and operations. 8 15.8. (ADJ: Emergency Preparedness) Of the funds appropriated in the amount of $473,500 to the Adjutant General 9 for Emergency Preparedness due to the potential loss of Federal Funds, in the event that the Federal Funds are received 10 appropriated funds shall lapse to the General Fund. 11 15.9. (ADJ: Meals in Emergency Operations Centers) The cost of meals may be provided to state employees who are 12 required to work at the State Emergency Operations Centers during actual emergencies and emergency simulation exercises 13 when they are not permitted to leave their stations. 14 15.10. (ADJ: Educational Seminar Revenue) All revenue earned from educational seminars shall be retained by the 15 agency to be used for the printing of materials and other expenses related to conducting the seminars. The balance of funds 16 shall be reported annually to the General Assembly. 17 18 E28 - SECTION 16 - ELECTION COMMISSION, STATE 19 20 16.1. (ELECT: County Registration Board and County Election Commission Compensation) The amounts 21 appropriated in this section for "County Registration Board Members and County Election Commissioners," shall be 22 disbursed annually to the County Treasurer at the rate of $1,000 for each member, not to exceed $10,000 per county. The 23 County Treasurer shall use these funds only for the compensation of County Registration Board Members and County 24 Election Commissioners. Any funds not used for this purpose shall be returned to the State Treasurer. These funds are 25 exempted from mandated budget reductions. In addition, in the calculation of any across the board agency base reductions 26 mandated by the Budget and Control Board or the General Assembly, the amount of funds appropriated for compensation 27 of County Registration Board Members and County Election Commissioners shall be excluded from the agency's base 28 budget. 29 16.2. (ELECT: Elections Managers & Clerks Per Diem) Managers and clerks of state and county elections shall receive 30 a per diem of $35.00; but managers shall not be paid for more than two days for any election and clerks for not more than 31 three days for any election. The Commission may adjust the per diem of $35.00 for the managers and clerks of the statewide 32 election to a higher level only to the extent that the appropriation for the statewide election is sufficient to bear the added 33 cost of increasing the per diem and the cost of the statewide election. 34 16.3. (ELECT: Board of State Canvassers Compensation) $100.00 additional compensation per day may be paid to 35 each member of the Board of State Canvassers up to a total of 15 days that may be required for hearings held by the 36 members of the Board of State Canvassers. 37 16.4. (ELECT: Sale of Lists Revenue Carry Forward) Any revenue generated from the sale of election lists may be 38 retained and expended by the South Carolina Election Commission to reimburse the State Budget and Control Board,
E28 - SECTION 16 - ELECTION COMMISSION, STATE PAGE 439 1 Division of Operations, for the printing of such lists and to pay expenses of postage and shipment of these lists to electors 2 who purchase them. After such reimbursement has been made an amount, not to exceed $220,000, shall be used for non- 3 recurring expenses in conjunction with Act 248 of 1991, the Ethics, Government Accountability, and Campaign Reform 4 Act and in conjunction with extraordinary special election and legal costs. Any balance in the Sale of Lists Account on June 5 30, of the prior fiscal year may be carried forward and expended for the same purposes during the current fiscal year. 6 16.5. (ELECT: Budget Reduction Exemption) Funds appropriated for non-recurring general and primary election 7 expenses are exempted from mandated across the board reductions. In addition, in the calculation of any across the board 8 agency base reductions mandated by the Budget and Control Board or the General Assembly, the amount of funds 9 appropriated for non-recurring primary and general election expenses shall be excluded from the agency's base budget. 10 16.6. (ELECT: Primary Election Carry Forward) Filing Fees received from candidates filing to run in statewide or 11 special primary elections may be retained and expended by the State Election Commission to pay for the conduct of primary 12 elections. Any balance in the filing fee accounts on June 30, of the prior fiscal year may be carried forward and expended 13 for the same purposes during the current fiscal year. In addition, any balance in the Primary Election Accounts on June 30, 14 of the prior fiscal year may be carried forward and expended for the same purposes during the current fiscal year. 15 16.7. (ELECT: Automated Voting Systems Carry Forward) Funds provided to the agency as state match for purchasing 16 automated voting systems shall be carried forward to be expended for the same purposes in the current fiscal year. 17 16.8. (ELECT: Training & Certification Program) All members and staff of County Boards of Voter Registration and 18 County Election Commissions will receive a common curriculum to include core courses on the duties and responsibilities 19 of county registration boards and county election commissions and electives to promote quality service and professional 20 development. Up to $35,000 of revenue generated by charging a fee to attend these courses may be retained and expended 21 by the South Carolina Election Commission to help cover the cost of providing the training. Any balance in the training 22 and certification account on June 30, of the prior fiscal year may be carried forward and expended for the same purpose 23 during the current fiscal year. 24 16.9. (ELECT: General Election Carry Forward) Up to $200,000 in funds appropriated for the 1996 General Election 25 may be carried forward and used to help defray the costs of conducting the November 1997 Special Elections for the State 26 Senate and the State House of Representatives. 27 28 F05 - SECTION 17A - B&C BOARD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF 29 30 17A.1. (BCB/DED: BA - Civil Contingent Fund - Disbursements) Warrant requisitions for the disbursement of funds 31 appropriated in this Section shall be approved by the respective division heads. The Civil Contingent Fund, appropriated 32 in Subsection 17A of this Section shall be expended only upon unanimous approval of the State Budget and Control Board, 33 and upon warrant requisitions signed as directed by the State Budget and Control Board, to meet emergency and contingent 34 expense of the State Government. None of the Civil Contingent Fund shall be used to increase the salary of any State 35 employee. 36 17A.2. (BCB/DED: BA - Total Quality Management) It is the intent of the General Assembly to adequately train the 37 State's work force to enable agencies to achieve their missions and to serve their customers. The Executive Director of the 38 Budget and Control Board will be responsible for coordinating the quality training effort for state government agency heads,
F05 - SECTION 17A - B&C BOARD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF PAGE 440 1 managers, and employees for the purpose of strategic planning, leadership skills, team facilitator, supervision and customer 2 service training. All employees initially undergoing Total Quality Management training will receive a common curriculum, 3 to include the philosophy, teamwork training and problem solving techniques of Total Quality Management. As the training 4 functions progress, organizational plans for using the Total Quality Management process will be drawn up and reviewed 5 with agency heads, with action teams subsequently being formed for improvements. Recognition of all progress made will 6 be consistently given. Funds shall be used to identify state agencies that are in direct contact with the public and provide 7 training that will ensure employees courteously and effectively meet taxpayers' needs. The funds provided for quality 8 training shall not be transferred to any other program or used for any other purpose. Funds allocated for this purpose not 9 expended in the prior fiscal year may be carried forward to be expended in the current fiscal year. The State Director of 10 Total Quality Management is responsible for the development of a Quality Program based on criteria used for the Malcolm 11 Baldridge National Quality Award. State agency heads should ensure that groups formed to develop solutions to 12 administrative and managerial problems will be selected to secure appropriate employee involvement and trained fully in 13 quality improvement tools and techniques. 14 17A.3. (BCB/DED: BA - Brandenburg Coordination Committee) Of the $50,000 appropriated in this section for the 15 Brandenburg Coordination Committee, funds are to be spent in support of cultural, educational, agricultural, scientific, 16 governmental or business exchanges and agreements between South Carolina and the sister state of Brandenburg, Germany 17 and related German interests. The Executive Director of the Budget and Control Board will submit an annual report to the 18 Governor, the Chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways & Means Committee detailing such 19 activities. 20 17A.4. (BCB/DED: BA - Accounting System Analysis - Interagency Study Committee) In consultation with the 21 Governor, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, the 22 Executive Director of the Budget and Control Board is authorized to appoint interagency study committees to explore 23 innovative solutions to administrative or managerial problems which are deemed to be system-wide in their impact. The 24 committees will be fully trained in quality management problem-solving techniques and strategies. Funds appropriated for 25 purposes of fostering innovation in the Fiscal Year 1993-94 Supplemental Appropriation for the Office of Executive 26 Director, Budget and Control Board, Accounting System Analysis which are unexpended in the preceding fiscal year may 27 be carried forward to be used in the current fiscal year for the same purpose. 28 17A.5. (BCB/DED: BA - Computer Services Consolidation) It is the intent of the General Assembly to consolidate 29 management of computing services and computer support services under the Budget and Control Board. The Executive 30 Director of the Budget and Control Board shall develop a long-term strategic plan to accomplish this consolidation and to 31 centralize all State Data Centers, and shall present a progress report to the Governor, the Chairman of the Senate Finance 32 Committee and the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee by January 15, 1997, and completed recommendations 33 within one year. The Executive Director of the Budget and Control Board, in consultation with the Governor, Chairman 34 of the Senate Finance Committee and the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, is authorized to implement the Data 35 Center Consolidation Plan as presented to and approved by the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the 36 Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee on January 15, 1997. The plan must be is structured in phases with 37 a final implementation date no later than July, 2001. All agencies affected by this plan are required to comply with the 38 directives and mandates inherent in this planning document. The Legislature, Judiciary, higher education institutions and
F05 - SECTION 17A - B&C BOARD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF PAGE 441 1 technical education institutions are exempt from this proviso. An annual progress report on the implementation of the plan 2 shall be submitted to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees. 3 17A.6. (BCB/DED: BA - EFA Litigation Carry Forward) In addition to the funds appropriated for the EFA litigation 4 for FY 1996-97, any Any unexpended balance from the funds authorized and/or appropriated for the EFA litigation in 5 previous fiscal years shall be carried forward to be expended in the same manner and for the same purposes in 1996-97 the 6 current fiscal year. 7 17A.7. (BCB/DED: BA - Year 2000 Date Change) It is the intent of the General Assembly to address the issue of 8 century date compliance on a statewide basis to ensure the integrity of the state's information technology platforms and all 9 of their associated data and operations into and beyond the year 2000. The Executive Director of the Budget and Control 10 Board is directed to coordinate the assessment of century date compliance across state agencies, and to develop a plan of 11 action to ensure that all elements of state government are in full century date compliance. All agencies are hereby directed 12 to cooperate with all requests relating to the development of this assessment and plan. As part of the effort, the Board may 13 enter any contractual arrangements it may deem appropriate for the purposes of determining the scope of the "Year 2000 14 Date Change" problem at the state level. The Board will provide an initial report as to the status of this undertaking and 15 any proposed legislative action to the Senate Finance and Ways and Means Committees no later than January 15, 1998. 16 Nothing herein will be construed as precluding any government agency or unit from proceeding with its own approach to 17 Year 2000 date compliance. 18 19 F07 - SECTION 17B - B&C BOARD, OPERATIONS, DIVISION OF 20 21 17B.1. (BCB/DO: OGS - Procurement of Art Objects) Before any governmental body, with the exception of the South 22 Carolina Museum Commission, as defined under the South Carolina Consolidated Procurement Code procures any art 23 objects such as paintings, antiques, sculptures, or similar objects above $1,000, the head of the Purchasing Agency shall 24 prepare a written determination specifying the need for such objects and benefits to the State. The South Carolina Arts 25 Commission shall review such determination for approval prior to any acquisition. 26 17B.2. (BCB/DO: OGS - Real Property - Sale/Leaseback/ Repurchase Revenue Account) In order to ensure the 27 stability of any sale/leaseback and repurchase option agreement entered into by the State for any piece of real property, the 28 Budget and Control Board is directed to establish a separate and distinct account for the deposit of the net proceeds of the 29 sale or net annual charges derived from any such property. Any funds held in such separate and distinct accounts shall only 30 be used for the purpose of repurchasing the property and/or the establishment of a reserve fund as outlined in the contract 31 documents for the property, until such time as the Agreements on the property are fulfilled. It is the intention of the General 32 Assembly to appropriate sufficient funds on an annual basis to enable the Budget and Control Board to meet the required 33 lease payments and other necessary expenditures associated with any sale/leaseback agreement involving real property. 34 17B.3. (BCB/DO: OGS - Fleet Management Program) It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Division of 35 Operations establish a cost allocation plan to recover the cost of operating the comprehensive statewide Fleet Management 36 Program. The Division shall collect, retain and carry forward funds to ensure continuous administration of the program.
F07 - SECTION 17B - B&C BOARD, OPERATIONS, DIVISION OF PAGE 442 1 17B.4. (BCB/DO: OGS - Surplus Property Exemption) The Division of Operations and law enforcement agencies may 2 retain the proceeds from the sale of surplus property for fleet replacement less the cost of disposition incurred by the 3 Division of Operations. 4 17B.5. (BCB/DO: OIS - IRF Forestry Commission Loan) The Insurance Reserve Fund is authorized to loan the 5 Forestry Commission the amount needed to satisfy the settlement of the overtime compensation claim currently pending, 6 including the related Employer Contribution costs; provided the agency first dedicates all its available financial resources 7 (at the time of settlement) to payment of the settlement. 8 The loan repayment schedule is to be negotiated between the Forestry Commission and the State Budget and Control 9 Board, and the interest rate must be the same rate established by the State Treasurer. The funds for repayment are authorized 10 to come from any existing agency resources, and must not require any additional State appropriation. 11 17B.6. (BCB/DO: OLG - Carry Forward - BCB Grant Program, Special Projects & EPA Grant Match Funds) Funds 12 appropriated under Section 17B, Division of Operations, "Aid to Entities": Budget and Control Board Grant Program Funds, 13 Special Projects and EPA Grant Match Funds which are not expended in the prior fiscal year may be carried forward to be 14 expended in the current fiscal year. Of the Grant Funds appropriated under the Division of Operations, $400,000 may be 15 used for operating costs of the Division in order to enhance the technical assistance capabilities of the Office of Local 16 Government. 17 17B.7. (BCB/DO: OLG - Carry Forward - State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund) If any funds accumulated 18 by the Budget and Control Board, Division of Operations from loan fees are not expended during the preceding fiscal years, 19 such funds may be carried forward and expended for the costs associated with conducting the State Revolving Fund 20 programs for wastewater or drinking water. 21 17B.8. (BCB/DO: OLG - State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund) In the event that any state funds remain after 22 fully matching federal grants for the State Revolving Funds under the Clean Water Act or Safe Drinking Water Act, such 23 funds may be deposited into the South Carolina Infrastructure Revolving Loan Fund established pursuant to Section 11-40- 24 50. 25 17B.9. (BCB/DO: OLG - Community Development Block Grant) The funds appropriated on special line item 26 "CDBG" are to provide funds for meeting federal matching requirements for administrative costs incurred by the State in 27 administering program income funds received from federally funded economic development grants. 28 17B.10. (BCB/DO: OLG - Carry Forward - BCB Infrastructure Grant Fund) Funds appropriated in the Fiscal Year 29 1993-94 Supplemental Appropriation for the Office of Local Government, Division of Operations, Infrastructure Grant 30 Revolving Fund which are unexpended in the preceding fiscal year may be carried forward to be used in the current fiscal 31 year for the same purpose of funding infrastructure projects in economically distressed areas as provided for in Section 41- 32 43-180 of the 1976 Code. 33 17B.11. (BCB/DO: OLG - Debt Service) Of the Grant Funds appropriated under the Division of Operations, up to 34 $420,000 may be expended for debt service if funds are not made available for such purpose in this act or any act 35 supplemental thereto. 36 17B.12. (BCB/DO: $100,000 Judicial Dept. Transfer to DDSN) DELETED 37 17B.13. (BCB/DO: OIS - IRF Department of Education Loan) DELETED
PAGE 443 1 F09 - SECTION 17C - B&C BOARD, BUDGET & ANALYSES, DIVISION OF 2 3 17C.1. (BCB/DBA: OSB - Agencies Affected by Restructuring) The Budget and Control Board is directed to work 4 with affected State agencies in order to phase-in operations of restructured organizations during Fiscal Year 1996-97 1997- 5 98. Restructured organizations should be operating entirely under the revised structure not later than June 30, 1997 1998. 6 The Board is further directed to work with the affected agencies in order to identify and facilitate the transfer of any portion 7 of their operations, including transfer of funds, during Fiscal Year 1996-97 1997-98, which is affected by the restructured 8 organization adopted by the General Assembly, but which has not already been accomplished herein. Until sufficient 9 changes can be made to the State's accounting system and the appointment of appropriate agency heads, the Comptroller 10 General and the State Treasurer shall allow those agencies affected by restructuring to continue processing documents within 11 the account structure existing on June 30, 1996 1997. Restructured agencies shall make all the necessary accounting 12 adjustments to complete the transition to the new account structure as soon as possible, but no later than June 30, 1997 1998. 13 17C.2. (BCB/DBA: OHR - Compensation - Agency Head Salary) Notwithstanding any other provision of law in the 14 event of an agency head vacancy, the governing board of the agency or the Governor, must have the prior favorable 15 recommendation of the Agency Head Salary Commission to set, discuss or offer a salary for the agency head at a rate that 16 exceeds the minimum of the range established by the Agency Head Salary Commission. The Budget and Control Board 17 shall have final approval authority for agency head salaries. Boards and Commissions of newly created agencies shall not 18 offer a salary to a prospective agency head until a salary range has been established and the salary approved by the Agency 19 Head Salary Commission. The funding for such purpose should come from resources within the agency. The Agency Head 20 Salary Commission shall recommend to the Budget & Control Board salary increases for agency heads. No agency head 21 shall be paid less than the minimum of the pay range nor receive an increase that would have the effect of raising the salary 22 above the maximum of the pay range. Funding shall be provided for an amount equivalent to the pay increase for all 23 classified employees. Any remaining increases recommended by the Agency Head Salary Commission shall be funded from 24 the individual agency budget. All increases shall be effective on or after October 1, of the current fiscal year. 25 In the event of a Technical College President vacancy, the appointing authority must have prior favorable 26 recommendation of the Agency Head Salary Commission to set, discuss or offer a salary for Technical College Presidents 27 at a rate that exceeds the midpoint of the salary range. The Budget and Control Board shall have final approval authority 28 for these salaries. 29 17C.3. (BCB/DBA: OHR - Compensation - Reporting of Supplemental Salaries) Any compensation, excluding travel 30 reimbursement, from an affiliated public charity, foundation, clinical faculty practice plan, or other public source or any 31 supplement from a private source to the salary appropriated for a state employee and fixed by the State must be reported 32 by the employee to the Division of Budget and Analyses of the Budget and Control Board. The report must include the 33 amount, source, and any condition of the supplement. Any change in the amount, source, or condition must be reported to 34 the division by the employee. 35 17C.4. (BCB/DBA: OHR - Vacancy Report/Appropriations for Compensation/Quarterly Allocations) In providing 36 in this Act for compensation of state employees, the General Assembly recognizes that a continuing minimum number of 37 position vacancies among state agencies is inevitable and that the full amount appropriated for employee compensation will 38 not likely be required. In order to provide for efficient administration and use of such appropriations, the Budget and
F09 - SECTION 17C - B&C BOARD, BUDGET & ANALYSES, DIVISION OF PAGE 444 1 Control Board is authorized to require such periodic reports from agencies as will reflect actual compensation requirements 2 during the course of the year and to allot to agencies on a quarterly basis such amounts of appropriations for compensation 3 as may be necessary to meet actual requirements only. 4 17C.5. (BCB/DBA: OHR - Employment Rights Affected by Restructuring) Provided, that all State employees affected 5 by the restructuring of State agencies shall retain all present employment rights. Employees who are transferred or 6 reassigned as a result of restructuring who had attained permanent status as provided in the State Employee Grievance 7 Procedure Act of 1982, as amended, shall retain such rights. Employees in positions not covered by the State Employee 8 Grievance Procedure Act of 1982, as amended, who would occupy positions subject to the Act after restructuring and who 9 have more than six months service as a State employee shall have grievance rights under the Act. 10 17C.6. (BCB/DBA: OHR - Agency Head Salaries Affected by Restructuring) The salaries of Agency Directors 11 affected by restructuring will be reviewed by the Division of Budget and Analyses of the Budget and Control Board. The 12 review by the Division of Budget and Analyses will be submitted to the Agency Head Salary Commission and the Budget 13 and Control Board. The Agency Head Salary Commission shall recommend to the Budget and Control Board any salary 14 adjustments deemed appropriate for approval. 15 17C.7. (BCB/DBA: OHR - Compensation - Increase Eligibility) Statewide elected officials, constitutional officers, 16 temporary positions, whether full or part-time, and agency heads, shall not be eligible for any compensation increases as 17 provided in this Act unless otherwise specified in this Act. 18 17C.8. (BCB/DBA: BEA - Membership, Compensation, Duties) Notwithstanding the provisions of 11-9-820 of the 19 1976 Code, the Board of Economic Advisors shall consist of the following members: 20 (1) one member, appointed by the Governor, who shall serve as chairman and shall receive the sum of $10,000 21 annually; 22 (2) one member appointed by the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee who shall receive the sum of $8,000 23 annually; 24 (3) One member appointed by the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives who 25 shall receive the sum of $8,000 annually; 26 (4) Chairman Director of the Department of Revenue and Taxation, ex officio with no voting rights. 27 The appointed members shall serve at the pleasure of their appointors. The Chairman of the Board of Economic Advisors 28 shall report directly to the Budget and Control Board to establish policy governing economic trend analysis. The Board of 29 Economic Advisors shall provide for its staffing and administrative support from funds appropriated by the General 30 Assembly. 31 The Executive Director of the Budget and Control Board shall assist the Governor, Chairman of the Board of Economic 32 Advisors, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee of the House of 33 Representatives in providing an effective system for compiling and maintaining current and reliable economic data. The 34 Board of Economic Advisors is considered a public body under the provisions of Section 30-4-20(a) of the 1976 Code. The 35 Board of Economic Advisors may establish an advisory board to assist in carrying out its duties and responsibilities. All 36 state agencies, departments, institutions and divisions shall provide such information and data as the board may require. 37 17C.9. (BCB/DBA: BEA - Mid-Year Budget Reductions & Restricting the Rate of Expenditures) Any appropriations 38 made herein or by special act now or hereafter, are hereby declared to be maximum, conditional and proportionate, the
F09 - SECTION 17C - B&C BOARD, BUDGET & ANALYSES, DIVISION OF PAGE 445 1 purpose being to authorize expenditures not to exceed the amounts named herein, if necessary, but only in the event the 2 aggregate revenues available during the period for which the appropriations are made are sufficient to pay them in full. The 3 State Budget and Control Board is directed to survey the progress of the collection of revenue and the expenditure of funds 4 by all agencies, departments and institutions. If the Budget and Control Board determines that a year-end aggregate deficit 5 may occur by virtue of a projected shortfall fall in anticipated revenues, it shall utilize such funds as may be available and 6 required to be used to avoid a year end deficit and thereafter take such action as necessary to restrict the rate of expenditure 7 of all agencies consistent with the provisions of this section. No institution, activity, program, item, special appropriation, 8 or allocation for which the General Assembly has provided funding in any part of this Act shall be discontinued, deleted, 9 or deferred by the Budget and Control Board. Any reduction of rate of expenditure by the Board, under authority of this 10 Act, shall be applied as uniformly as may be practicable except that no reduction shall be applied to funds encumbered by 11 a written contract with an agency not connected with the State Government. No such reduction shall be ordered by the State 12 Budget and Control Board while the General Assembly is in session without first reporting such necessity to the General 13 Assembly and the General Assembly has taken no action to prevent the reduction within five statewide session days of 14 formal written notification. 15 As far as practicable all departments, institutions, and agencies of the State are hereby directed to budget and allocate 16 appropriations as quarterly allocation so as to provide for operation on uniform standards throughout the fiscal year and in 17 order to avoid an operating deficit for the fiscal year. It should be recognized that academic year calendars of state 18 institutions will affect the uniformity of the receipt and distribution of funds during the years. The Comptroller General or 19 the Office of State Budget shall make such reports to the Budget and Control Board as they deem advisable on any agency 20 which is expending authorized appropriations at a rate which predicts or projects a general fund deficit for the agency. The 21 Budget and Control Board is authorized and directed to require any such agency, institutions or department to file a quarterly 22 allocations plan and is further authorized to restrict the rate of expenditures of the agency, institution or department if the 23 Board determines that a deficit may occur. It is the responsibility of any such agency to develop a plan, in consultation with 24 the Budget and Control Board, that eliminates or reduces a deficit. Should the Budget and Control Board make a finding 25 that the cause of and likelihood of a deficit is unavoidable due to factors which are wholly outside of an agency's control, 26 then the Board may determine that the recognition of an agency deficit is appropriate and shall notify the General Assembly 27 of such action or the presiding officer of the House and Senate if the General Assembly is not in session. Upon receipt of 28 such notification from the Budget and Control Board, the General Assembly may authorize supplemental appropriations 29 from any surplus revenues which existed at the close of the previous fiscal year. If the General Assembly fails to take action, 30 then the finding of the Budget and Control Board shall stand, and the actual deficit at close of the fiscal year shall be reduced 31 as necessary from surplus revenues or surplus funds available at the close of the fiscal year in which the deficit occurs and 32 from funds available in the Capital Reserve Fund and General Reserve Fund, as required by the Constitution. If the Budget 33 and Control Board finds that the likelihood and cause of a deficit is the result of agency management, then the bond of State 34 officials responsible for management of the agency involved shall be held liable therefor and the Board shall notify the 35 Agency Head Salary Commission of such finding. In the case of a finding that a projected deficit is the result of the 36 management of the agency, the Budget and Control Board shall take immediate steps to curtail agency expenditures in such 37 a manner so as to bring expenditures in line with authorized appropriations and avoid a year end operating deficit.
F09 - SECTION 17C - B&C BOARD, BUDGET & ANALYSES, DIVISION OF PAGE 446 1 17C.10. (BCB/DBA: OHR - Compensation Increase - Appropriated Funds Ratio) Appropriated funds may be used for 2 compensation increases for classified and unclassified employees and agency heads only in the same ratio that the 3 employee's base salary is paid from appropriated sources. 4 17C.11. (BCB/DBA: OHR - Vacant Positions) In the event that any permanent position in an agency remains vacant 5 for more than one year the position may be deleted by the Budget and Control Board. 6 17C.12. (BCB/DBA: OSB - DMV Restructuring) The Budget and Control Board, in conjunction with the Department 7 of Revenue and the Department of Public Safety, shall transfer all funds and positions associated with the Division of Motor 8 Vehicles located at the Department of Revenue to the Department of Public Safety. The Department of Revenue shall 9 transfer only those funds and positions appropriated to the Department for the Motor Vehicles function. 10 17C.13. (BCB/DBA: OHR - Employee Pay) The amounts appropriated to the Budget and Control Board for Employee 11 Pay Increase must be allocated by the Board to the various state agencies to provide for employees pay increases in 12 accordance with the following plan: 13 1. With respect to classified employees, effective on the first pay date that occurs on or after October 1 July 1 of the 14 current fiscal year, the compensation of all classified employees shall be increased by 3.4% 2.5%. 15 2. With respect to unclassified employees or unclassified executive compensation system employees not elsewhere 16 covered in this Act, effective on the first pay date which occurs on or after October 1 July 1 of the current fiscal year, each 17 agency is authorized to allot the total funds for compensation increases among individual employees without uniformity. 18 The funds provided for compensation increases for any employees subject to the provisions of this paragraph are based on 19 an annual average 3.4% 2.5% increase. All of the salaries are subject to the provisions of Section 72.24 of Part IB of this 20 Act and Office of Human Resources' approval must be obtained before any employees subject to the provisions of this 21 paragraph may be granted an annual pay increase in excess of the guidelines established by the Budget & Control Board. 22 Any employee subject to the provisions of this paragraph shall not be eligible for compensation increases provided in 23 paragraphs 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7. 24 3. With respect to agency heads covered by the Agency Head Salary Commission, the Agency Head Salary 25 Commission shall recommend to the Budget and Control Board salary increases for agency heads. Agency head increases 26 shall be effective on the first pay date that occurs on or after October 1 July 1 of the current fiscal year. No agency head 27 shall be paid less than the minimum of the pay increase range nor receive a salary increase that would have the effect of 28 raising the salary above the maximum of the pay range. 29 4. Effective on the first pay date that occurs on or after October 1 July 1 of the current fiscal year, agency heads not 30 covered by the Agency Head Salary Commission, shall receive an annualized base pay increase of 3.4% 2.5%. 31 5. With respect to local health care providers, the funds provided for compensation increases shall be based on an 32 annual average 3.4% 2.5% increase, effective on the first pay period on or after October 1 July 1 of the current fiscal year. 33 6. Effective on the first pay date that occurs on or after October 1 July 1 of the current fiscal year, the Chief Justice 34 and other judicial officers shall receive a base pay increase of 3.4% 2.5%. 35 7. Effective on the first pay date that occurs on or after October 1 July 1 of the current fiscal year, the compensation 36 of judicial employees not elsewhere covered in this act shall be increased by 3.4% 2.5%. 37 17C.14. (BCB/DBA: OSB - Prior Year Shown in Appropriation Bill) Effective on July 1 of the current fiscal year, the 38 Appropriation Bill must show the prior year's base budget in the appropriation budget format.
F09 - SECTION 17C - B&C BOARD, BUDGET & ANALYSES, DIVISION OF PAGE 447 1 17C.15. (BCB/DBA: OHR - Pre-Approved Pay Plan) Whenever funds are appropriated for the specific purpose of 2 providing salary increases to state employees, such funds may only be awarded to employees in the manner prescribed 3 within the applicable Appropriation Act or, if no plan for awarding the increases is specified, in accordance with a plan 4 pre-approved by the Division of Budget and Analyses of the Budget and Control Board. The approved pay plan shall be 5 reported to the Senate Finance and Ways and Means Committees. 6 7 F27 - SECTION 17D - B&C BOARD - AUDITOR'S OFFICE, STATE 8 9 17D.1. (BCB/AUD: Access of Records) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for the purposes of carrying out 10 his duties, the State Auditor and his assistants or designees shall have access to all records and facilities of every state agency 11 during normal operating hours. Furthermore, the State Auditor and his assistants or designees shall have access to all 12 relevant records and facilities of any private organization which is appropriated state monies, relating to the management 13 and expenditures of such funds, during the organization's normal operating hours. In the performance of his official duties, 14 the State Auditor and his assistants or designees are subject to the statutory provisions and penalties regarding the 15 confidentiality of records of the respective agency, or organization, under review. All audit working papers and memoranda 16 of the State Auditor, with the exception of final audit reports, are confidential and not subject to public disclosure. 17 17D.2. (BCB/AUD: Audit Timeframes) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Auditor may examine 18 less often than annually agencies, departments, commissions and divisions provided that every such agency, department, 19 commission or division shall be examined no less often than every third year. 20 17D.3. (BCB/AUD: Contracts for State Audits) In the event qualified personnel cannot be hired during the current 21 fiscal year, any unused personal service funds in Subsection 17D, may be used to contract private firms to perform audits 22 as prescribed by the State Auditor. 23 17D.4. (BCB/AUD: Fraud Hot Line) The State Auditor is directed to maintain a Fraud Hot Line, and provide statewide 24 toll free telephone service for use by citizens of this State to report incidences of waste, fraud, misuse, and abuse of state 25 funds. The State Auditor is further directed to advertise the Fraud Hot Line in an appropriate manner. 26 17D.5. (BCB/AUD: Medical Assistance Audit) The Department of Health and Human Services shall remit to the 27 General Fund an amount representing fifty percent (allowable Federal Financial Participation) of the cost of the Medical 28 Assistance Audit as established in the State Auditor's Office of the Budget and Control Board Section 17D such amount to 29 also include appropriated salary adjustments and employer contributions allowable to this program. Such remittance to the 30 General Fund shall be made monthly and based on invoices as provided by the State Auditor's Office of the Budget and 31 Control Board. 32 33 F29 - SECTION 17E - B&C BOARD - RETIREMENT DIVISION 34 35 17E.1. (BCB/RET: Authorization to Pay For Data Processing Services) The Retirement System is authorized to pay 36 the Budget & Control Board - Division of Executive Director from funds appropriated to contractual services a charge for 37 data processing services. The cost will be determined on an hourly basis and shall not exceed the sum of $600,000.
F29 - SECTION 17E - B&C BOARD, RETIREMENT DIVISION PAGE 448 1 17E.2. (BCB/RET: Retirement Benefits Limits Increase) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, except as 2 provided below, retirees and beneficiaries under the State Retirement Systems receiving Medicaid (Title XIX) sponsored 3 nursing home care as of June 30, of the prior fiscal year shall receive no increase in retirement benefits during the current 4 fiscal year. However, a retired employee affected by the above prohibition may receive the scheduled increase if he is 5 discharged from the nursing home and does not require admission to a hospital or nursing home within six months. The 6 Department of Health & Human Services, the Department of Social Services, and the State Retirement Systems must share 7 the information needed to implement this proviso. 8 17E.3. (BCB/RET: Retirement Contributions - Monthly Transfers) Notwithstanding the amounts appropriated in 9 Subsection 17F of this Section as "State Employer Contributions," the State Treasurer and Comptroller General are hereby 10 authorized and directed to transfer from the General Fund of the State to the proper Retirement System Accounts, month 11 by month, during the current fiscal year, such funds as are necessary to comply with the terms of the Retirement Act as 12 amended, with respect to contributions by the State of South Carolina to the Retirement System. 13 17E.4. (BCB/RET: Temporary Scientific Consultative Employment) Any teacher or employee especially skilled in 14 scientific knowledge and attainment may be temporarily employed by any part of the government or any agency thereof in 15 a consultative capacity on a per diem compensation without such temporary consultative employment in any way affecting, 16 reducing or canceling his retirement benefits but such temporary consultative employment shall not exceed six months in 17 any one year. 18 17E.5. (BCB/RET: Deferred Compensation Additional Optional Mutual Fund Selection) The Deferred Compensation 19 Commission is directed to study and implement, where feasible, additional optional mutual fund selections ranging from 20 low risk to very aggressive funds for the deferred compensation plan. 21 22 F30 - SECTION 17F - B&C BOARD - EMPLOYEE BENEFITS 23 24 17F.1. (BCB/EB: Benefits - Proportionate Payment) It is the intent of the General Assembly that any agency of the 25 State Government whose operations are covered by funds from other than General Fund Appropriations shall pay from such 26 other sources a proportionate share of the employer costs of retirement, social security, workmen's compensation insurance, 27 unemployment compensation insurance, health and other insurance for active and retired employees, and any other employer 28 contribution provided by the State for the agency's employees. 29 17F.2. (BCB/EB: Unemployment Compensation Account) Unemployment Compensation premiums collected from 30 state agencies will be deposited into a separate account and used to pay Unemployment Compensation benefits to eligible 31 employees of the State. Premiums will be based on experience ratings provided by private consultants and the Budget and 32 Control Board. The Unemployment Compensation Funds' contribution level must be reviewed no less than biennially to 33 ensure that premiums are commensurate with the cost of operating the Unemployment Compensation Fund. All interest 34 earned on this account must be retained by the Unemployment Compensation Fund and used to offset costs. 35 17F.3. (BCB/EB: Unemployment Compensation Administration) The Budget and Control Board may hire consultants 36 or a management firm to assist in the administration of the unemployment compensation program for state employees and 37 for that purpose may use funds appropriated or otherwise made available for unemployment payments. The Budget and 38 Control Board is authorized to make such transfers as are necessary to accomplish this purpose. The Budget and Control
F30 - SECTION 17F - B&C BOARD, EMPLOYEE BENEFITS PAGE 449 1 Board shall report annually to the General Assembly in writing the complete name, address and amounts paid to any such 2 consultants or management firm. 3 17F.4. (BCB/EB: Unemployment Compensation Insurance Claims) Notwithstanding the amounts appropriated in 4 Subsection 17F of this Section as "Unemployment Compensation Insurance" to cover unemployment benefit claims paid 5 to employees of the State Government who are entitled under Federal Law, the State Treasurer and the Comptroller General 6 are hereby authorized and directed to pay from the General Fund of the State to the South Carolina Employment Security 7 Commission such funds as are necessary to cover actual benefit claims paid during the current fiscal year which exceed the 8 amounts paid in for this purpose by the various agencies, departments and institutions subject to unemployment 9 compensation claims. The Employment Security Commission shall certify quarterly to the Budget and Control Board the 10 State's liability for such benefit claims actually paid to claimants who were employees of the State of South Carolina and 11 entitled under Federal law. The amount so certified shall be remitted to the Employment Security Commission. 12 17F.5. (BCB/EB: Workers' Compensation Insurance Claims) Notwithstanding the amounts appropriated in Subsection 13 17F of this Section as "Workers' Compensation Insurance" to cover Workers' Compensation benefit claims paid to 14 employees of the State Government who are entitled under State Law, the State Treasurer and the Comptroller General are 15 hereby authorized and directed to pay from the General Fund of the State to the State Accident Fund such funds as are 16 necessary to cover actual benefit claims paid and expenses relating to the operations of the agency during the current fiscal 17 year which exceed the amounts paid in for this purpose by the various agencies, departments, and institutions. The State 18 Accident Fund shall certify quarterly to the Budget and Control Board the State's liability for such benefit claims actually 19 paid to claimants who are employees of the State of South Carolina and entitled under State Law. The amount so certified 20 shall be remitted to the State Accident Fund. 21 22 F31 - SECTION 17G - B&C BOARD, CAPITAL RESERVE FUND 23 24 17G.1. (BCB/CRF: Deficit Projected - Use of CRF) If the Board of Economic Advisors revenue forecast to the Budget 25 and Control Board at any time during the current fiscal year projects that revenues for the current fiscal year will be less than 26 appropriated expenditures for this year, the Budget and Control Board in mandating necessary cuts during the current fiscal 27 year to eliminate the projected deficit must first reduce to the extent necessary the appropriation herein contained to the 28 Capital Reserve Fund, prior to mandating any cuts in operating appropriations. 29 30 H03 - SECTION 18A - HIGHER EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON 31 32 18A.1. (CHE: Contract for Services Program Fees) The amounts appropriated in this Section for "Southern Regional 33 Education Board Contract Programs" and "Southern Regional Education Board Dues" are to be used by the Commission 34 to pay to the Southern Regional Education Board the required contract fees for South Carolina students enrolled under the 35 Contract for Services program of the Southern Regional Education Board, in specific degree programs in specified 36 institutions and the Southern Regional Education Board membership dues. The funds appropriated may not be reduced to 37 cover any budget reductions or be transferred for other purposes.
H03 - SECTION 18A - HIGHER EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON PAGE 450 1 18A.2. (CHE: Desegregation Activities) Higher Education institutions shall continue to support and fund 2 desegregation activities within the allocations made to each agency. 3 18A.3. (CHE: Grants for Programs in Other States) Of the funds appropriated herein, not more than $25,000 may be 4 used to make grants to South Carolina residents enrolled in an accredited institution outside the State in a program (a) not 5 offered in South Carolina, or (b) a program which differs significantly from a program offered in South Carolina as 6 determined by the Commission on Higher Education. The amount awarded to any such student must be made directly to 7 the institution for the account of the grantee. 8 18A.4. (CHE: Out-of-State School of the Arts) The funds appropriated herein for Out-of-State School of the Arts must 9 be expended for an SREB Contract Program, administered by the Commission, which will offset the difference between 10 the out-of-state cost and in-state cost for artistically talented high school students at the North Carolina School of the Arts. 11 18A.5. (CHE: Real Property Disposal) Before any local area higher education commission may dispose of any real 12 property, the approval of the Budget and Control Board must be obtained. 13 18A.6. (CHE: Councils Committees, Etc., Representation) Each four-year campus of each state-supported senior 14 college and university shall have the same representation on all formal and informal councils, advisory groups, committees, 15 and task forces of the commission, not including the formula advisory committee, as the independent four-year colleges. 16 Representation on the Formula Advisory Committee shall include from the S.C. Legislature the following voting members: 17 two members of the Senate Finance Committee and two members of the House Ways and Means Committee to be appointed 18 by the respective chairman. 19 18A.7. (CHE: Access & Equity Programs) Of the funds appropriated herein for Desegregation Programs, the 20 Commission on Higher Education shall distribute at least $105,319 to South Carolina State University, $26,309 to Denmark 21 Technical College, and $263,415 to the Access and Equity Program. With the funds appropriated herein for formula funding 22 increases, the colleges and universities shall supplement their access and equity programs so as to provide, at a minimum, 23 the same level of minority recruitment activities as provided during the prior fiscal year. 24 18A.8. (CHE: Deadline for Formula Changes) The allocations made for the immediate fiscal year following March 25 1 of any year must not be adjusted due to any change in the formula and any change in the input data into the formula after 26 March 1 of the year. Any changes in allocation due to formula changes must be held in abeyance until the next year's 27 allocation as required herein. By March 1, the Commission on Higher Education shall submit the final formula and the input 28 data into the formula to the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Education 29 Committee, and the House Education and Public Works Committee. 30 18A.9. (CHE: Reciprocal Tuition) The University of South Carolina's Aiken Campus may offer in-state tuition to any 31 student whose legal residence is in the Richmond/Columbia County area of the neighboring state of Georgia as long as the 32 Georgia Board of Regents continues its Georgia Tuition Program by which in-state tuition is offered to students residing 33 in the Aiken/Edgefield County Area of the State of South Carolina. 34 18A.10. (CHE: Penn Center) Of the funds appropriated to Higher Education formula, $174,000 shall be allocated to 35 the University of South Carolina - Beaufort for the Penn Center Project. The funds allocated shall not be used for any other 36 purposes and shall not be reduced due to budget reductions. 37 18A.11. (CHE: Midlands Tec Property Acquisition) Before disposal of the property on which the S.C. Fire Academy 38 currently resides, Midlands Technical College must first be given the option of acquiring this property.
H03 - SECTION 18A - HIGHER EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON PAGE 451 1 18A.12. (CHE: CHE Carry Forward) The Commission on Higher Education may carry forward into the current fiscal 2 year any unexpended general funds from the prior fiscal year to be used only for the Access and Equity Program. 3 18A.13. (CHE: Southeastern Manufacturing Technology Center) The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education 4 shall review annually the activities of the Southeastern Manufacturing Technology Center and make a budget 5 recommendation to the General Assembly. The funds appropriated to the University of South Carolina - Columbia for the 6 Southeastern Manufacturing Technology Center may not be used for any other purpose. 7 18A.14. (CHE: Greenville Higher Education Center Rent) Of the funds appropriated to higher education, $337,694 will 8 be allocated to Greenville Technical College to pay the annual rent for the Greenville Higher Education Center. 9 18A.15. (CHE: Property Disposal) The governing body for each technical college, public college and university shall 10 review the real property titled in the name of its institution to determine if such property is excess to the institution's 11 anticipated needs and is available for disposal. All real properties determined to be excess may be disposed of with the 12 approval of the Budget and Control Board. The proceeds of such sales are to be disposed of as follows: If the property was 13 acquired as a gift, through tuition student fees, county funds, or earned income, the proceeds may be retained by the selling 14 institution for use in accord with established needs. The proceeds acquired from the sale of real property acquired through 15 unique State appropriations, State Capital Improvement Bonds, or formula funds are to revert to the State's General Fund. 16 The responsibility for providing any necessary documentation including but not limited to documenting the fund source, 17 of any real property proposed for sale rests with each respective institution. 18 18A.16. (CHE: Out-of-State Tuition Subsidy) Any funds appropriated in excess of Fiscal Year 1993-94 total 19 appropriation must be allocated to the institutions for the funding of the formula for in-state students only. 20 18A.17. (CHE: SREB Funding) Funds appropriated for SREB contracts and dues may not be transferred or reduced. 21 18A.18. (CHE: Single-Gender Institutions) In considering the comprehensive funding needs of the various institutions 22 of higher learning, the General Assembly has taken cognizance of the decisions of federal courts in various jurisdictions 23 which have held that single-gender institutions of higher learning provide valuable and unique educational opportunities 24 and are constitutionally permissible based on legitimate public policy considerations which justify single-gender education. 25 Studies conducted by several scholars have concluded that for a variety of reasons single-gender institutions have advantages 26 over coeducational institutions in numerous areas, and the data developed suggests that the differences between a single- 27 gender student population and a coeducational one justify a state's offering single-gender education. A state nevertheless 28 must appropriate its available funds so as to provide constitutionally permissible single-gender opportunities in higher 29 education based on public policy considerations governing the expenditure of funds in support of higher education which 30 justify single-gender classifications as being in the best interests of the providing state. The General Assembly, by this 31 proviso, declares and stipulates that the public policy considerations and state interests of South Carolina in establishing, 32 supporting, and providing for single-gender institutions of higher learning are as follows: 33 A. Policy of Diversity. 34 South Carolina believes that its institutions of higher learning should be diverse as to size, competitiveness, program 35 emphasis, student population, and location so as to provide students with a variety of academic opportunities and 36 experiences. In compliance with this policy of diversity, South Carolina has established a variety of diverse educational 37 post-secondary institutions ranging from small colleges to large regional universities, from liberal arts programs to specific 38 research-based programs, from two-year institutions to four-year institutions with no graduate programs and to four-year
H03 - SECTION 18A - HIGHER EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON PAGE 452 1 institutions with comprehensive graduate and professional schools. In this contest, a policy of diversity should include 2 places for single-gender institutions within the overall higher education system of this State. The single-gender institutions 3 this State has supported over the years have been as a result of the legitimate state interest and desire for diversity in its 4 educational institutions, and a belief that a diverse state program that includes both single-gender programs and 5 coeducational programs better meets the individual needs of students than does a program or policy that requires all students, 6 without regard to individual needs, to attend coeducational colleges. 7 B. Policy of Meeting Need and Demand. 8 A need for single-gender educational programs exists in South Carolina in the opinion of its citizens, and a public demand 9 for them continues. The citizens of South Carolina want these programs and the public interest is well served by them. A 10 tremendous demand exists now and has historically existed for the type of single-gender opportunities the State has offered. 11 It may be true that this demand is somewhat unique to South Carolina and other similar states and does not necessarily exist 12 throughout the country but, nevertheless, where sufficient demand has existed for particular single-gender programs of either 13 gender thereby justifying the expenditure of public funds to support such programs, the State of South Carolina has 14 supported such programs and has a valid state interest in doing so. The current single-gender situations in South Carolina 15 are popular, fully-subscribed, and flourishing and clearly the State has a legitimate public policy interest in offering and 16 providing the types of educational experiences, including single-gender ones, that its taxpayers and citizens desire and 17 support. In addition, where a single-gender institution produces graduates of a particular discipline, training, or expertise, 18 and the record shows that this type of training could not be as successfully developed at a coeducational institution, a 19 legitimate and important state interest is served if the State through its agencies and programs or the nation through its 20 agencies and programs utilizes these graduates for compelling state or national needs. 21 C. Policy of Autonomy. 22 In the system of higher education in place in South Carolina, each institution of higher learning is governed by a board 23 of trustees which governs the institution subject to the general law and in conjunction with the Commission on Higher 24 Education. The General Assembly has directed the Commission on Higher Education and the state's institutions of higher 25 learning to seek to create an environment in which each institution can pursue its own mission within the broader statewide 26 framework. 27 The missions of South Carolina's sixty-two public and independent post-secondary institutions vary widely. Research 28 universities offer degree programs through the doctoral level and professional programs consistent with their respective 29 missions. In addition, their missions emphasize funded research and public service activities that complement academic 30 programs. Within the context of their variety of roles and missions, senior colleges offer a broad range of degree programs 31 including graduate programs at the master's degree level in selected fields as well as public service and research programs. 32 This comprehensive system as a matter of public policy should include an institution's right to choose to offer a single- 33 gender program if sufficient demand for such a program exists and if the program fits within the broad framework of the 34 overall state educational system. 35 The General Assembly as part of its stated public policy of allowing each institution the autonomy within certain 36 guidelines to develop individualized mission statements and programs has therefore determined that it is consistent with its 37 stated policy of institutional autonomy for an institution to offer a single-gender opportunity accomplished through the 38 enactment of such vehicles as specific admission requirements based on gender or other similar requirements.
H03 - SECTION 18A - HIGHER EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON PAGE 453 1 D. Policy of Economy of Resources. 2 The resources of the State of South Carolina available for higher education are becoming more and more scarce, and it 3 is mandatory and a compelling public policy and state interest that the available resources and funding for each institution 4 of higher learning be used in the most efficient and effective manner possible. 5 Studies have shown that single-gender programs provide a diversity of choice for the individual and varying needs of 6 students in the most efficient, economical, and prudent manner possible and with the maximum utilization of the resources 7 and assets of the State. This is true because single-gender programs avoid the duplication and additional expense that would 8 be incurred if an attempt was made to offer the unique characteristics of a single-gender program at a coeducational 9 institution. A single-gender institution can deliver some specific programs including those with holistic or adversarial 10 characteristics at less cost than can a coeducational institution and the State has a legitimate public policy interest in 11 providing these types of programs at the least possible cost. Also, consistent with its policy of providing single-gender 12 educational opportunities for the reasons enumerated herein, the State of South Carolina has found that the physical plant 13 of a single-gender institution must have certain characteristics different from those of a coeducational institution for the 14 purpose of ensuring privacy, safety, and for other such considerations. To attempt to construct or adapt the physical plant 15 of a single-gender institution for the purpose of making it suitable for coeducation would be prohibitively expensive. 16 Consequently, given the fiscal situation in South Carolina and given the competing demands on its scarce resources, it 17 is in the best interest of the State and a prudent public policy for single-gender institutions to be part of this state's higher 18 education system so that unique programs may be offered to interested students in the most economical and efficient manner 19 possible without unnecessary duplication and additional expense. 20 E. Policy of Choice. 21 Single-gender institutions and their programs provide a freedom of choice to students and their families, and the General 22 Assembly believes as a matter of public policy that this is a freedom for individual choice that does not need to be destroyed. 23 Ample choices and opportunities for college educations in mixed-gender coeducational environments exist in South Carolina 24 and in other states and those individuals desiring a single-gender choice should also have the opportunity to make such a 25 choice. Single-gender institutions are not inherently unconstitutional or unlawful, and the General Assembly believes that 26 as a matter of public policy it has a duty to offer its citizens the widest range of educational opportunities it can offer in the 27 manner allowed by law, including single-gender opportunities, so that interested students are free to choose an institution 28 which, due to its distinctive educational methods, is not diminished or impaired as a result of a coeducational requirement; 29 and 30 For the reasons and policies above provided, South Carolina has historically supported and continues to support single- 31 gender educational institutions as a matter of public policy based on legitimate state interests where sufficient demand has 32 existed for particular single-gender programs thereby justifying the expenditure of public funds to support such programs. 33 Presently in South Carolina single-gender educational opportunities exist for men at The Citadel, but do not exist for 34 women in all areas and the members of the General Assembly, by this proviso, express their belief that it is appropriate for 35 this State to begin the process of providing single-gender educational opportunities for women. 36 18A.19. (CHE: Out-Of-State Tuition Subsidy Reduction) State-supported colleges and universities, including technical 37 colleges, shall not increase the tuition and fees charged to in-state undergraduate students until the institutions recapture and 38 maintain one hundred percent of the total education and general cost for out-of-state undergraduate students. Beginning
H03 - SECTION 18A - HIGHER EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON PAGE 454 1 July 1, 1994, the Commission on Higher Education shall reduce the subsidy for out-of-state undergraduate students by five 2 percent each year until the state subsidy is at twenty-five percent of the total education and general cost. At the end of these 3 periods, the state subsidy for such undergraduate students shall be twenty-five percent of the total education and general 4 cost. However, for Fiscal Year 1994-95, this reduction does not take effect until recurring and nonrecurring funds in excess 5 of $567,386,486 have been appropriated for the higher education formula. No state funds can be used to provide 6 undergraduate out-of-state subsidies. 7 Should there be any in-state undergraduate tuition increase in violation of this section, the appropriations in this act to 8 that institution shall be reduced by the amount generated by that increase. 9 18A.20. (CHE: Advanced Placement) Students successfully completing advanced placement courses and receiving a 10 score of three (3) or above on the exam shall receive advanced placement credit for each course in all post-secondary public 11 colleges in South Carolina. 12 18A.21. (CHE: Formula Funding for Converse Women's Leadership Institute) Of the funds appropriated for the higher 13 education formula, one million four hundred thousand dollars shall be allocated to The Citadel for the Women's Leadership 14 Institute at Converse College upon approval of a single-gender program by any court of competent jurisdiction. This 15 contract will in no way make Converse College subject to the Commission on Higher Education's purview. Funds shall be 16 transferred to Converse College by the Citadel on a quarterly basis for students enrolled in Women's Leadership contract 17 program on the same per student basis as the per student state appropriation for cadets at The Citadel as determined under 18 the higher education formula of the Commission on Higher Education. Funds remaining after per student reimbursements, 19 up to a total of one million four hundred thousand dollars, shall be used to establish and support the Leadership Institute 20 at Converse College. 21 18A.22. (CHE: African-American Loan Program) Of the funds appropriated to the Commission on Higher Education 22 for the African-American Loan Program, $130,000 shall be distributed to South Carolina State University and $100,000 23 shall be distributed to Benedict College, and must be used for a loan program with the major focus of attracting African- 24 American males to the teaching profession. The Commission of Higher Education shall act as the monitoring and reporting 25 agency for the African-American Loan Program. $100,000 shall be distributed to South Carolina State University for the 26 purpose of funding the 1890 Leadership Institute. Of the funds allocated according to this proviso, no more than 10% shall 27 be used for administrative purposes. 28 18A.23. (CHE: Scholarship and Grants Allocation) In instances where the equal division of the appropriated funds 29 between need-based grants and the Palmetto Fellows Program exceeds the capacity to make awards in either program, the 30 Commission on Higher Education has the authority to re-allocate the remaining funds between the two programs until these 31 programs are fully implemented in FY 2000-2001, after which an equal division between the two programs shall be 32 maintained. A renewal applicant must have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. 33 18A.24. (CHE: Carry Forward Formula Funding for Converse Women's Leadership Institute) Funds appropriated in 34 Part IB, Section 18A.26 of Act 145 of 1995 for The Citadel for the Women's Leadership Institute at Converse College shall 35 be carried forward to be used in the 1996-97 fiscal year for the same purposes authorized in Act 145 of 1995. 36 18A.25. (CHE: Performance and Formula Funding) DELETED 37 18A.26. (CHE: Palmetto Fellows Scholarship) It is the intent of the General Assembly to insure that the most 38 academically gifted students who applied for the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship during 1996-97 are awarded a scholarship
H03 - SECTION 18A - HIGHER EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON PAGE 455 1 for the purpose of keeping these students in South Carolina. In addition to any student who has already been awarded a 2 Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, any student who will graduate from a high school in South Carolina and had applied and 3 meets the following priority-ordered criteria shall be awarded a Palmetto Fellow Scholarship insofar as funds are available: 4 1) All National Merit semifinalists, 5 2) All students who scored 1400 or better on their SAT (or its equivalent on the PSAT or the ACT), 6 3) All students who scored 1300 on their SAT or better (or its equivalent) with a 3.5 or better GPA, and 7 4) All students who ranked first in their class with a 3.75 or better GPA. All GPA's must be converted to a 4.0 8 scale. 9 Each Palmetto Fellows scholar will receive up to $5,000 annually for up to eight semesters to pursue a baccalaureate 10 degree at participating institutions. All other sources of grant funds must be applied to the unmet total cost of attendance 11 before calculating the scholarship award. The maximum amount may not exceed the cost of attendance. To fund these 12 additional scholarships, the Commission on Higher Education is authorized to use any carry forward funds from FY 96-97 13 in the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship account, as well as using as much as is needed to fund the remaining scholarships from 14 the contingent annual license tax imposed on operators of licensed low-level radioactive waste disposal sites. 15 18A.27. (CHE: Performance Funding) Funds appropriated in this bill or any other appropriations bill designated as 16 performance funding shall be used to implement Act 359 of 1996. Of the performance indicators prescribed the following 17 shall be used for FY 1997-98: 18 A. MISSION FOCUS 19 1. Approval of mission statement 20 a. The measure shall be the submission and approval of a mission statement that is in compliance with sector 21 requirements specified in Act 359. 22 B. QUALITY OF FACULTY 23 1. Compensation of FACULTY 24 a. The measure shall be FACULTY salaries by rank, discipline, and type of institution compared to national 25 average, aspirational peer group averages, or sector averages. 26 C. INSTRUCTIONAL QUALITY 27 1. Class size and student/teacher ratio 28 a. The measure shall be the average class size by sector, discipline, level, and mode of delivery compared to the 29 average of aspirational peer groups and the ratio of full-time equivalent students to full-time equivalent teaching 30 FACULTY compared to the average of aspirational peer groups or sector averages. 31 2. Credit hours taught by instructional staff 32 a. The measure shall be the average number of credit hours taught by full-time teaching faculty and full-time 33 equivalent teaching faculty, by level and sector compared to aspirational peer groups or sector averages. 34 3. Program and degree accreditation 35 a. The measure shall be the number of programs listed in the Inventory of Academic Degree Programs' holding 36 accreditation from a recognized accrediting agency as a percent of the total number of programs listed in the 37 Inventory of Academic Degree Programs' for which accreditation is available. 38 4. Ratio of full-time faculty as compared to other full-time employees
H03 - SECTION 18A - HIGHER EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON PAGE 456 1 a. The measure shall be the total number of all full-time faculty members paid from unrestricted Educational and 2 General Funds as a percent of the total number of all full-time employees paid from unrestricted Educational 3 and General Funds. 4 D. ADMINISTRATIVE EFFICIENCY 5 1. Percentage of administrative costs as compared to academic costs 6 a. The measure shall be academic costs as a percentage of total educational and general expenditures compared 7 to administrative costs (institutional support) as a percentage of total educational and general expenditures. 8 2. Amount of general overhead costs 9 a. The measure shall be general overhead cost per full-time equivalent student. 10 E. ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 11 1. SAT and ACT scores 12 a. The measure shall be the scores of first-time entering freshmen. 13 2. SC residents a priority (under-graduate education) 14 a. The measure shall be based on the enrollment of in-state undergraduate students compared to total 15 undergraduate students. 16 F. GRADUATES' ACHIEVEMENTS 17 1. Scores of graduates' on post-undergraduate professional, graduate, or employment-related examinations and 18 certification tests. 19 a. The measure shall be the percentage of total students taking certification examinations who pass the examination 20 on the first attempt and, if data is available, the percentage of the total students who pass the examination on 21 subsequent attempts. 22 G. USER-FRIENDLINESS OF INSTITUTION 23 1. Transferability of Credits 24 a. The measure shall be the extent to which criteria, established and approved by the Commission in consultation 25 with the higher education community, are achieved by the institution. 26 2. Accessibility to the institution of all citizens of the State 27 a. The measure shall be the percent of other race undergraduate students enrolled, the total number of credit hours 28 generated off-campus in counties where no comparable program is offered by a public institution, the total 29 number of credit hours generated in-state through distance education. 30 H. RESEARCH FUNDING 31 1. Amount of public and private sector grants 32 a. The measure shall be the expenditure of the current fiscal year's public and private sector research grants, gifts 33 and local support. 34 The methodology for the distribution of performance funding to the institutions shall be based on each institutions' 35 achievement of a set of benchmarks which include both sector benchmarks and Institutional benchmarks. Sector 36 benchmarks are to be developed by the Commission on Higher Education. Institutional benchmarks are to be developed, 37 as part of a strategic plan, by each institution with consent of the Commission on Higher Education. This methodology is 38 to take into consideration sector averages and institutional beginning averages in order for each institution to have the
H03 - SECTION 18A - HIGHER EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON PAGE 457 1 opportunity to move toward their institutional benchmark and their sector benchmark. 1997-98 data shall serve as the base- 2 line for these indicators and the remaining indicators required for full implementation in Fiscal Year 1999-2000 as required 3 by Act 359 of 1996. 4 18A.28. (CHE: Palmetto Fellow Scholarships Regulations) This proviso is intended to provide direction to the 5 Commission on Higher Education in developing the regulations for the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship program and to 6 ensure that the intent of the General Assembly concerning these awards and the concerns raised in the public hearing on 7 the awards process are addressed. These regulations must be developed and resubmitted for use in the 1997-98 academic 8 year by CHE in concert with the standing subcommittees of the General Assembly to which the regulations were originally 9 referred in time for the appropriate Committees to take immediate action upon the commencement of the 1998 Legislative 10 session. Criteria may include, but are not limited to, academic achievement, contributions to school and/or community, and 11 work experience. A nationally recognized organization should be used to assist in the development of an equitable rating 12 instrument and methodology for scholarship awards. The minimum criteria necessary in order to apply for a Palmetto 13 Fellow in 1997-98 shall be an SAT or equivalent ACT score of 1200, a GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and the top 5% of the 14 class. An essay shall not be used as part of the application process. 15 16 H06 - SECTION 18B - HIGHER EDUCATION TUITION GRANTS 17 18 18B.1. (HETG: Disbursal of Grant Funds/Interest Earnings) South Carolina Tuition Grants Program funds shall be 19 disbursed to eligible students on a semester-by-semester basis. Interest accrued on the balance of undisbursed tuition grants 20 programs funds on deposit with the State Treasurer's Office from September 15 through December 31 shall be calculated 21 by the State Treasurer's Office and transferred within 30 days to the South Carolina Tuition Grants Program to be awarded 22 as tuition grants to eligible students. 23 24 H09 - SECTION 18C - CITADEL, THE 25 26 18C.1. (CIT: Women's Leadership Program) The funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 18C, of this act and any other 27 funds appropriated in any other appropriation act for the Women's Leadership Program must be used exclusively for the 28 support of the Women's Leadership Program. Provided further, that no funds may be expended until the approval of a 29 single-gender program as established in Part II of this act by any court of competent jurisdiction. 30 18C.2. (CIT: Women's Leadership Carry Forward) Funds Of the funds appropriated in Item 50, Section 2 of Act 146 31 of 1995, for The Citadel's Women's Leadership Program, $440,000 shall be carried forward to be used in Fiscal Year 1996- 32 97 1997-98 for the same purposes authorized in Act 146 of 1995 and as amended costs involved with assimilating females 33 into the Citadel. 34 35 H45 - SECTION 18K - UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA 36 37 18K.1. (USC: Palmetto Poison Control Center) Of the funds appropriated or authorized herein, the University of South 38 Carolina shall expend at least $150,000 on the Palmetto Poison Control Center.
H45 - SECTION 18K - UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA PAGE 458 1 18K.2. (USC: Public Service Activities) Of funds appropriated to the University of South Carolina in Section 18KA 2 for public service activities, $25,000 shall be provided for the continuing operation of the Gerontology Project, $90,624 shall 3 be provided for the Law Enforcement Census and Annual Law Enforcement Report which is to be prepared by the Office 4 of Agency Research and Service, College of Criminal Justice, and $20,000 for the Old Fort Congaree Project. 5 18K.3. (USC: Confederate Relic Room Rent) Rent may be charged by the University of South Carolina to the 6 Confederate Relic Room, for the use of space occupied as of June 30, 1992, shall not be increased above the 1991-92 level 7 in accordance with procedures established by the Budget and Control Board. 8 18K.4. (USC: Child Development Centers - Indirect Cost Partial Waiver) The University of South Carolina, Columbia, 9 Lancaster, Spartanburg, and Union Campuses shall be allowed to apply a 5% indirect cost rate for their four early childhood 10 education centers supported by the SC Health and Human Services Block Grant for FY 93-94. 11 18K.5. (USC: Indirect Cost Recovery Waiver for Summer Food Service Program) The University of South Carolina 12 is granted partial waiver of the remittance of indirect cost recoveries for the Summer Food Service Program supported by 13 the Federal Department of Agriculture through the Department of Social Services. The waiver may not exceed the amount 14 of direct administrative cost for the program. 15 18K.6. (USC: Medical School - Position Transfer) The University of South Carolina positions that are funded by the 16 School of Medicine but are employees of Richland Memorial Hospital are to be transferred to the University of South 17 Carolina during Fiscal Year 1996-97. As of the date of transfer, these employees will be employees of the University of 18 South Carolina subject to the policies of the University and the State; provided, however, that such employees will be 19 afforded all benefits of state employment. Service credit at Richland Memorial Hospital will be recognized for the purpose 20 of leave accrual. Existing annual and sick leave balances will be transferred to the University of South Carolina not to 21 exceed allowable statutory leave balances. The University shall absorb these employees without additional FTE's. 22 18K.7. (USC: School of Medicine Practice Plan) Employees of agencies and institutions affiliated with the University 23 of South Carolina School of Medicine, who hold faculty appointments in the School, may participate in the School's Practice 24 Plan. Funds generated by such participants shall be handled in accordance with University policies governing Practice 25 Plan funds 26 18K.8. (USC: Earth and Sciences Resources Institute) DELETED 27 18K.9. (USC: School Improvement Council) Of the funds appropriated to the University of South Carolina Columbia 28 Campus, $100,000 shall be used for the School Improvement Council. 29 30 H54 - SECTION 18M - MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA 31 32 18M.1. (MUSC: Family Practice Residency System) Statewide family practice residency system funds appropriated 33 for faculty salaries, teaching services, and consultant fees may only be expended when the above activities are accomplished 34 for educational purposes in the family practice centers. Authorization is hereby granted to the Medical University of South 35 Carolina to expend such funds in hospital-based clinical settings apart from the consortium hospital, when such settings are 36 determined by the President of the Medical University of South Carolina with approval of the Board of the Medical 37 University to provide appropriate educational experience and opportunities to the family practice residents and these funds 38 shall not be transferred to any other program.
H54 - SECTION 18M - MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA PAGE 459 1 18M.2. (MUSC: Ombudsman Program) From the funds appropriated in this section, the Medical University of South 2 Carolina shall provide the space needed for the Ombudsman Program of the Office of the Governor and shall provide 3 pertinent written statements, documents, exhibits and other items, as well as any other assistance, that is deemed necessary 4 for the performance of the program's mandates. 5 18M.3. (MUSC: AHEC Residency Programs Formula Funding) South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium 6 (S.C. AHEC) shall be awarded funding for the Statewide Family Practice Residency System and the Graduate Doctor 7 Education Program based on the appropriate formula, as approved by the S.C. AHEC and the Commission on Higher 8 Education, and the level of funding shall be the same percentage as the other State Institutions of Higher Education. 9 18M.4. (MUSC: AHEC Residency Programs Funds) Funds allocated for the residency programs (Statewide Family 10 Practice and Graduate Doctor Education) shall be used for those programs only. Funds allocated for the Area Health 11 Education Center program shall be used for that program only. 12 18M.5. (MUSC: AHEC Rural Physician Recruitment Program) The funds appropriated to The Medical University of 13 South Carolina for the "rural physician program" shall be administered by the SC AHEC Physician recruitment office. The 14 Medical University of South Carolina shall be responsible for the fiscal management of funds to ensure that state policies 15 and guidelines are adhered to. A legislatively appointed Board is hereby created to manage and allocate these funds in the 16 best interests of the citizens of South Carolina. The Board will be composed of the following: The Executive Director, or 17 his designee, of the SC Primary Care Association; the Dean, or his designee, of the USC School of Medicine; the Executive 18 Director, or his designee, of the S.C. Medical Association; two representatives from rural health care settings, one to be 19 appointed by the Chairman of the Senate Medical Affairs Committee and one to be appointed by the Chairman of the House 20 Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee; the Commissioner, or his designee, of the Department of Health 21 and Environmental Control; the Executive Director, or his designee, of the S.C. Hospital Association; the Commissioner, 22 or his designee, of the Commission on Higher Education; and the Director, or his designee, of the Department of Health and 23 Human Services. The Chairman, with the concurrence of the Board, shall appoint 3 at-large members with 2 representing 24 nursing and 1 representing allied health services in South Carolina. 25 18M.6. (MUSC: Diabetes Center of Excellence) Of the funds appropriated to the Medical University of South Carolina, 26 $232,000 $396,000 shall be used for a Diabetes Center of Excellence. 27 18M.7. (MUSC: Medical School Graduates Statistics) From the funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 18MC, Program 28 II. Family Practice for classified positions and other operating expenses, the State Office of Rural Health shall compile the 29 statistics on the number of graduates of USC School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina who are actually 30 practicing medicine as primary care physicians in South Carolina, with said statistics to include specific data as to the type 31 of specialization of any internists and to include the number of graduates who are practicing in rural or underserved areas 32 of this state; and such data shall be reported to the General Assembly by January 1, 1996. 33 18M.8. (MUSC: Realign Appropriations) In consultation with the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and 34 Means Committee, the Medical University of South Carolina is authorized to realign its Fiscal Year 1997-98 appropriations 35 into a revised structure to reflect actual program operations.
H59 - SECTION 18N - TECHNICAL & COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION BOARD PAGE 460 1 H59 - SECTION 18N - TECHNICAL & COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION BOARD 2 3 18N.1. (TEC: Real Property Acquisition) Before any local technical education area commission may acquire any real 4 property, the approval of the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education and the State Budget and Control 5 Board and the Joint Bond Review Committee shall be obtained. 6 18N.2. (TEC: Training of New & Expanding Industry) Notwithstanding the amounts appropriated in this section for 7 "Special Schools", it is the intent of the General Assembly that the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education 8 expend whatever available funds as are necessary to provide direct training for new and expanding business or industry. 9 In the event expenditures are above the appropriation, the appropriation in this section for "Special Schools" shall be 10 appropriately adjusted, if and only if, revenues exceed projections and the Budget and Control Board and the Joint 11 Appropriations Review Committee approve approves the adjustment. 12 18N.3. (TEC: Training of New & Expanded Industry Carry Forward) In addition to the funds appropriated in this 13 section, any of the funds appropriated under this section for the prior fiscal year which are not expended during that fiscal 14 year may be carried forward and expended for direct training of new and expanding industry in the current fiscal year. 15 18N.4. (TEC: Training for New and Expanded Industry - Payments of Prior Year Expenditures) The State Board for 16 Technical and Comprehensive Education may reimburse business and industry for prior year training costs billed to the 17 agency after fiscal year closing with the concurrence of the Comptroller General. 18 18N.5. (TEC: Special Events Entity) That upon establishment of a new non-profit corporation that formerly functioned 19 as a program component of the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education, the accumulated balance of Other 20 Funds revenues net of all liabilities of that component's operations be transferred as appropriate to the new corporation 21 during Fiscal Year 1996-97. Also, ownership of the equipment purchased from the Other Funds revenues will be transferred 22 to the new entity. 23 24 H63 - SECTION 19 - EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF 25 26 19.1. (SDE: Agriculture Teachers) The funds appropriated for "Aid to School Districts - 12 Months Agriculture 27 Teachers" in Section XIII, shall be used to cover the additional cost to school districts of placing all vocational agriculture 28 teachers on twelve-month contracts. 29 19.2. (SDE: Appropriation Transfer Prohibition) The amounts appropriated herein for aid to subdivisions, allocations 30 to school districts, or special line items shall not be transferred and must be expended in accordance with the intent of the 31 appropriation. 32 19.3. (SDE: Attendance/Lunch Supervisors) The amounts appropriated in this section for Attendance Supervisors and 33 for County School Lunch Supervisors shall be used for the payment of salaries of one attendance supervisor and one lunch 34 supervisor for each county. In the absence of a County Board of Education or with the approval of the County Board of 35 Education in multi-district counties, the salary will be proportionately distributed among the districts of the county on the 36 basis of the 135 average daily membership of the prior year, provided that such funds must be used for the supervision of 37 the Attendance Program and the supervision of the School Food Service Program respectively. For the current fiscal year
H63 - SECTION 19 - EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 461 1 the local supplement to salaries of county School Lunch Supervisors and School Attendance Supervisors shall not be 2 reduced below the supplements paid in the prior fiscal year. 3 19.4. (SDE: Child Development Centers) School districts which operate Social Services Block Grant Child 4 Development Centers shall be exempt from Department of Education rules and regulations concerning Child Development 5 Centers during the current fiscal year. 6 19.5. (SDE: Darlington Desegregation Lawsuit) Funds appropriated, pursuant to this act or any other act, to the 7 Department of Education for the purpose of effectuating a settlement of the Darlington Desegregation lawsuit brought 8 against the State of South Carolina or any of its political subdivisions may not be transferred or expended for any purpose 9 other than the lawsuit for which the funds were appropriated shall be expended for instructional materials. Unexpended 10 funds may be carried forward from the prior fiscal year to be expended for the same purposes in the current fiscal year this 11 purpose. 12 19.6. (SDE: DHEC - Comprehensive Health Assessment) Of the funds appropriated to the Department of Education- 13 Administration, $94,658 must be transferred to DHEC to provide comprehensive health assessments for children entering 14 first grade in school districts having more than fifty percent of the students qualifying for free and reduced price lunches. 15 All school districts shall participate, to the fullest extent possible, in the Medicaid program by seeking appropriate 16 reimbursement for services and administration of health and social services. Reimbursements to the school districts shall 17 not be used to supplant funds currently being spent on health and social services. DHEC shall coordinate with the State 18 Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services in submission of a report to the Senate 19 Education Committee and House Education and Public Works Committee on the effectiveness of health and social programs 20 in identifying and improving children's health status and the need for follow-up and/or additional services. 21 19.7. (SDE: EFA Formula/Base Student Cost Inflation Factor) To the extent possible within available funds, it is the 22 intent of the General Assembly to provide for 100 percent of full implementation of the Education Finance Act to include 23 an inflation factor projected by the Division of Budget and Analyses to match inflation wages of public school employees 24 in the Southeast. The base student cost for FY 1996-97 1997-98 has been determined to be $1,760 $1,839 which includes 25 a 4.5% inflation factor. 26 Any unallocated Education Finance Act funds at the end of the current fiscal year must be allocated to the school districts 27 for school building aid on a non-matching basis on the same basis that districts receive Education Finance Act allocations. 28 19.8. (SDE: EFA - Formula) The amount appropriated in Part IA, Section 19 for "Education Finance Act" shall be 29 the maximum paid under the provisions of Act 163 of 1977 (the South Carolina Education Finance Act of 1977) to the 30 aggregate of all recipients. The South Carolina Education Department shall develop formulas to determine the State and 31 required local funding as stipulated in the South Carolina Education Finance Act of 1977. Such formulas shall require the 32 approval of the State Board of Education and the Budget and Control Board. After computing the EFA allocations for all 33 districts, the Department shall determine whether any districts' minimum required local revenue exceeds the districts' total 34 EFA Foundation Program. When such instance is found, the Department shall adjust the index of taxpaying ability to reflect 35 a local effort equal to the cost of the districts' EFA Foundation Program. The districts' weighted pupil units are to be 36 included in determination of the funds needed for implementation of the Education Finance Act statewide. 37 In the event that the formulas as devised by the Department of Education and approved by the State Board of Education 38 and the Budget and Control Board should provide for distribution to the various school districts totaling more than the
H63 - SECTION 19 - EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 462 1 amount appropriated for such purposes, subject to the provisions of this proviso, the Department of Education shall reduce 2 each school district entitlement by an equal amount per weighted pupil so as to bring the total disbursements into conformity 3 with the total funds appropriated for this purpose. If a reduction is required in the State's contribution, the required local 4 funding shall be reduced by the proportionate share of local funds per weighted pupil unit. The Department of Education 5 shall continually monitor the distribution of funds under the provisions of the Education Finance Act and shall make periodic 6 adjustments to disbursements to insure that the aggregate of such disbursements do not exceed the appropriated funds. 7 Notwithstanding any other provision of law, local districts shall not be mandated or required to inflate the base number 8 in their respective salary schedules by any percentage greater than the percentage by which the appropriated base student 9 cost exceeds the appropriated base student cost of the prior fiscal year. 10 19.9. (SDE: Employer Contributions/Allocations) It is the intent of the General Assembly that the appropriation 11 contained herein for "Public School Employee Benefits" shall not be utilized to provide employer contributions for any 12 portion of a school district employee's salary which is federally funded. 13 State funds allocated for school district employer contributions must be allocated by the formula and must be used first 14 by each district to cover the cost of fringe benefits for personnel required by the Defined Minimum Program, food service 15 personnel and other personnel required by law. Once a district has expended all state allocated funds for fringe benefits, 16 the district may utilize food service revenues to fund a proportionate share of fringe benefits costs for food service personnel. 17 The Department of Juvenile Justice and the Department of Corrections' school districts must be allocated funds under 18 the fringe benefits program in accordance with criteria established for all school districts. 19 19.10. (SDE: Employer Contributions/Obligations) In order to finalize each school district's allocations of Employer 20 Contributions funds for retiree insurance from the prior fiscal year, the Department of Education is authorized to adjust a 21 school district's allocation in the current fiscal year accordingly to reflect actual payroll and payments to the Retirement 22 System from the prior fiscal year. In the event the Department of Education is notified that an Educational Subdivision has 23 failed to remit proper payments to cover Employee Fringe Benefit obligations, the Department of Education is directed to 24 withhold the Educational Subdivision's state funds until such obligations are met. 25 19.11. (SDE: Fees - Incidental & Matriculation) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the board of trustees of 26 any school district which does not have the authority by any special act of the General Assembly to charge the cost of 27 educational materials and supplies is authorized to charge a fee to offset the cost of education materials and supplies. The 28 board of trustees of each school district which charges such fees is directed to develop rules and regulations for such fees 29 which take into account the students' ability to pay and to hold the fee to a minimum reasonable amount. Fees may not be 30 charged to students eligible for free lunch and must be pro rata for students eligible for reduced price lunches, if the parents 31 or guardians of these students so request. 32 19.12. (SDE: Governor's School for Science & Math) Any unexpended balance on June 30, of the prior fiscal year of 33 funds appropriated to or generated by the Governor's School for Science and Mathematics may be carried forward and 34 expended in the current fiscal year pursuant to the direction of the Board of Trustees of the School. Of the general fund 35 appropriation to the Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, $30,000 must be used to provide for library and 36 facilities improvements at Coker College that will be of benefit both to the College and the School. 37 19.13. (SDE: Educational Responsibility/Foster Care) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the responsibility 38 for providing a free and appropriate public education program for all children including handicapped students is vested in
H63 - SECTION 19 - EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 463 1 the public school district wherein a child of lawful school age resides in a foster home, group home, orphanage, or a state 2 operated health care facility including a facility for treatment of mental illness or chemical dependence located within the 3 jurisdiction of the school district. The districts concerned may agree upon acceptable local cost reimbursement. If no 4 agreement is reached, districts providing education shall receive from the district where the child last resided before 5 placement in a facility an additional amount equivalent to the statewide average of the local base student cost multiplied by 6 the appropriate pupil weighting as set forth in Section 59-20-40 of the Education Finance Act. If a child from out-of-state 7 is being resided in a facility owned and/or operated by a for profit entity, the district providing educational services shall 8 be reimbursed by the for profit entity the local district's local support per weighted pupil above the statewide average base 9 student cost multiplied by the appropriate pupil weighting as set forth in Section 59-20-40 of the Education Finance Act. 10 School districts providing the education shall notify the non-resident district in writing within 45 calendar days that a student 11 from the non-resident district is receiving education services pursuant to the provisions of the proviso. The notice shall also 12 contain the student's name, date of birth, and handicapping condition if available. If appropriate financial arrangements 13 cannot be effected between institutions of the state and school districts, institutions receiving educational appropriations shall 14 pay the local base student cost multiplied by the appropriate pupil weighting. Children residing in institutions of state 15 agencies shall be educated with non-disabled children in the public school districts if appropriate to their educational needs. 16 Such institutions shall determine, on an individual basis, which children residing in the institution might be eligible to 17 receive appropriate educational services in a public school setting. Once these children are identified, the institution shall 18 convene an IEP meeting with officials of the public school district in which the institution is located. If it is determined by 19 the committee that the least restrictive environment in which to implement the child's IEP is a public school setting, then 20 the school district in which the institution is located must provide the educational services. However, that school district 21 may enter into contractual agreements with any other school district having schools located within a 45 mile radius of the 22 institution. The cost for educating such children shall be allocated in the following manner: the school district where the 23 child last resided before being placed in an institution shall pay to the school district providing the educational services an 24 amount equivalent to the statewide average of the local base student cost multiplied by the appropriate pupil weighting as 25 set forth in Section 59-20-40 of the Education Finance Act; the school district providing the educational services shall be 26 able to count the child for all funding sources, both state and federal. The institution and school district, through contractual 27 agreements, will address the special education and related services to be provided to students. Should the school district 28 wherein the institution is located determine that the child cannot be appropriately served in a public school setting, then the 29 institution may request a due process hearing pursuant to the procedures provided for in the Individuals with Disabilities 30 Education Act. 31 19.14. (SDE: Handicapped/Preschool Children) The State funding for free appropriate public education provided for 32 the three and four year old disabled children served under Act 86 of 1993 shall be distributed based on the district's index 33 of taxpaying ability as defined in Section 59-20-20(3). Five-year-old disabled children shall continue to be funded under 34 the Education Finance Act of 1977. 35 19.15. (SDE: Instruction in Juvenile Detention Centers) It shall be the responsibility of the School District where a local 36 Juvenile Detention Center is located to provide adequate teaching staff and to ensure compliance with the educational 37 requirements of this state. Students housed in local detention centers are to be included in the average daily membership 38 count of students for that district and reimbursement by the Department of Education made accordingly.
H63 - SECTION 19 - EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 464 1 19.16. (SDE: Non-Recurring: School-Library Resource Materials) Of the funds appropriated for school library resource 2 materials, $1,000 shall be distributed to each school district with remaining funds distributed on a per pupil basis. 3 19.17. (SDE: Public School Employee Cost Savings Program) The State Department of Education, with resources 4 appropriated in Section 19, shall implement the Public School Employee Cost Savings Program as authorized in Section 5 59-1-452 for the purpose of making cash awards to individual school district employees for cost savings ideas which are 6 proven to be workable. 7 19.18. (SDE: Revenue Authorization) The State Department of Education is hereby authorized to collect, expend, and 8 carry forward revenues in the following areas to offset the cost of providing such services: the sale of publications, 9 brochures, photo copies, listings and labels, Directory of South Carolina Schools, student health record cards, items to be 10 recycled, and high school diplomas and certificates; the collection of out-of-state and in-state investigation fees, registration 11 fees for non-SDE employees, recurring facility inspection fees, teacher certification fees; the handling of audio-visual film; 12 the provision of contract computer services to school districts and other state agencies, joint broadcast service to school 13 districts, and education-related statistics through agreement with the National Center for Education Statistics; the lease or 14 sale of programs of television, audio or microcomputer software; the collection of damage fees for instructional materials 15 and the sale of unusable instructional materials; sale of fuel; the use and repair of transportation equipment; the receipt of 16 insurance and warranty payments on Department of Education equipment and the sale of used school buses and support 17 equipment. The Department of Education is authorized to collect revenue for deposit into the State General Fund for testing 18 material purchases and test rescoring fees. 19 19.19. (SDE: School District Bank Accounts) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, each school district in this 20 State, upon the approval of the district's governing body, may maintain its own bank account for the purpose of making 21 disbursement of school district funds as necessary to conduct school district business and each county treasurer is hereby 22 authorized to transfer such amount as needed, upon receipt of a written order certified by the district governing body or their 23 designee. Such order shall contain a statement that such amount is for immediate disbursement for the payment of correct 24 and legal obligation of the school district. 25 19.20. (SDE: School Lunch Program Aid) The amount appropriated herein for School Lunch Program Aid shall be 26 divided among the County Boards of Education of the State upon the basis of the number of schools participating in the 27 School Lunch Program in each county during the prior school year. The travel expenses of the County School Lunch 28 Supervisor shall be paid from this appropriation at the prevailing rate of mileage allowed by the State. These funds may 29 be used as an aid in improving the School Lunch Program. These funds may not be used to supplement the salaries of school 30 lunch supervisors. In the absence of a County Board of Education in multi-district counties, the funds will be divided among 31 the school districts of the county on the basis of the number of schools participating in the School Lunch Program in each 32 district during the prior school year. 33 19.21. (SDE: Teacher Classification/Other Agencies) Employees in teaching positions in schools operated by the 34 Department of Juvenile Justice, the S. C. Department of Corrections and the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the 35 Blind shall be exempt from classification by the Division of Budget and Analyses during the current fiscal year. Employees 36 in teaching positions in schools operated by John De La Howe and Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School, at the discretion of 37 the agency, are exempt from classification by the Office of Human Resources.
H63 - SECTION 19 - EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 465 1 19.22. (SDE: Teachers/Temporary & Emergency Certificates) Of the funds provided for teacher salaries funds may be 2 used to pay salaries for those teachers holding temporary or emergency certificates which shall remain valid for the current 3 school year if the local board of education so requests. The State Department of Education shall submit to the General 4 Assembly by March 1, of the current fiscal year, a report showing by district the number of emergency certificates by 5 category; including an enumeration of the certificates carried forward from the previous year. No temporary or emergency 6 certificate shall be continued more than twice. 7 19.23. (SDE: Testing/Continuous Assessment) Of the funds appropriated under Section III, Division of Policy 8 Education Initiatives, the Department of Education is authorized to use funds currently allocated for testing in grades 1, 2 9 and 6, for a final year, to pilot-test and field-test a continuous assessment system for classroom level use in Kindergarten 10 through grade 3 and for piloting new items for the state assessment system. Plans for the statewide implementation of a 11 continuous assessment system in Kindergarten through grade three and for the new items for the assessment system and 12 plans for the new assessment system must be reported to the Senate Education and House Education Committees no later 13 than December 1, 1996 1997. 14 Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for the 1996-97 1997-98 school year the basic skills assessment tests may 15 be administered in grades 1 and 2; and only the Basic Skills science and writing tests will be administered in grade 6; all 16 other Basic Skills tests will continue to be administered in the established grades. 17 19.24. (SDE: Student Performance System) Of the funds appropriated for the Basic Skills Assessment Program, not 18 more than $250,000 may be used to expand the Twelve Schools Project to include a total of 36 sites and for regional 19 professional development training for other schools based on the Twelve Schools Project. The 36 sites will work with the 20 State Department of Education and the SC Curriculum Congress to develop multi-tiered assessments to be aligned with 21 curriculum frameworks as a basis for a revised student performance system. As part of the revised student performance 22 system, alternate criteria for determining the placement and promotion of students shall be developed and implemented. 23 Schools participating in this project shall be excused from participation in the state mandated testing programs, except for 24 the exit exam, and shall be considered in compliance with the programs provided for in SC Code Sections 59-5-65, 59-18- 25 10, 59-18-11, 59-18-15, 59-18-30, and 59-21-800 with no effect on deregulation status. 26 19.25. (SDE: Transportation/Demonstration Sites) The Department of Education may designate the Charleston, Beaufort 27 and/or Jasper County School Districts as demonstration sites for privatization of student transportation services and for the 28 coordination of community based public transportation services. Funding for these pilot sites shall not exceed that presently 29 utilized to support school transportation in the site(s). Appropriated funds for school bus maintenance, gas, drivers and 30 fringe benefits are to be used for this project. 31 19.26. (SDE: Travel/Outside of Continental U.S.) School District allocations from General Funds and EIA funds shall 32 not be used for travel outside of the continental United States. 33 19.27. (SDE: Year End Closeout) The State Department of Education is authorized to expend Federal and Earmarked 34 Funds (not including State or EIA Funds) in the current fiscal year for expenditures incurred in the prior year. The 35 Department is also authorized to use appropriated funds to pay for textbooks shipped in the fourth quarter of the prior fiscal 36 year.
H63 - SECTION 19 - EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 466 1 19.28. (SDE: Transportation Collaboration) The Department of Education School Bus Maintenance Shops shall be 2 permitted, on a cost reimbursable-plus basis, to deliver transportation maintenance and services to vehicles owned or 3 operated by public agencies in South Carolina. 4 School Buses operated by school districts, other governmental agencies or head start agencies for the purpose of 5 transporting students for school or school related activities shall not be subject to State Motor Fuel taxes. Further, that 6 school districts, other governmental agencies or head start agencies may purchase this fuel, on a cost reimbursable-plus 7 basis, from the Department of Education School Bus Maintenance Shops. 8 19.29. (SDE: Greenville Joint Use Transportation Facility Study) The Department of Education, in consultation with 9 the Budget and Control Board and the Department of Transportation is directed to proceed with a study to determine the 10 feasibility of operating a joint-use maintenance and operations facility in Greenville County. The study should address, but 11 not be limited to, the market value of the property known as the Greenville School Bus Maintenance Shop, the cost of the 12 new facility, the cost of preparing the old facility for disposal and all other associated relocation expenses. Service needs 13 of the Greenville School District Bus Operations, SDE School Bus Maintenance, the Division of General Service/Motor 14 Vehicle Management Office, and the Department of Transportation should also be addressed. The findings of the study shall 15 be provided to the Budget and Control Board - Division of Operations for review and inclusion in their study of the most 16 efficient means of providing school transportation services. 17 19.30. (SDE: Kindergarten - Extended Day) Funds appropriated for the extended day portion of the five-year-old 18 kindergarten program shall be allocated at the EFA weight for half-day kindergarten students. Funding to local districts for 19 the extended-day portion of the kindergarten program shall be the number of students eligible for the federal free and 20 reduced lunch program. Local match is required for the extended-day portion of the funding. Local board of trustees shall 21 establish policies regarding priority of service in the extended-day program. However, unobligated funds which become 22 available during the fiscal year will be redistributed to fund additional eligible children served in the program on a prorated 23 basis. The Department of Education shall immediately undertake a comprehensive evaluation of instructional practices, 24 teaching strategies, and pupil/teacher ratios in order to determine best practices, refine the implementation of the program, 25 and provide professional development and technical assistance to schools and school districts for full-day kindergarten. 26 The first report of the on-going evaluation shall be provided to the Select Committee by July 30, 1998. 27 19.31. (SDE: Assisting, Developing, and Evaluating Professional Teaching--ADEPT) Funds appropriated in Part IA, 28 Section 19XIII.A-Aid to School Districts-Act 187, may be used for the implementation of the ADEPT system or continuation 29 of the APT system. Of the funds appropriated, $115,000 is to be used to pay colleges and universities for APT and ADEPT 30 services. The remaining funds will be used to reimburse school districts for the cost of implementing the ADEPT program. 31 19.32. (SDE: National Board Certification Incentive) DELETED 32 19.33. (SDE: 95-96 EFA Reimbursement) DELETED 33 19.34. (SDE: Alternative School Programs) The Department of Education shall proceed with a study of Alternative 34 Schooling to include in-school strategies and programs as well as alternative schools, currently in place in South Carolina 35 and across the nation. The study should address, but is not limited to, curriculum requirements, facility needs, staffing and 36 per pupil costs of successful Alternative Schooling. Findings and recommendations for both urban and rural school areas 37 shall be provided to the General Assembly by December 1, 1997.
H63 - SECTION 19 - EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 467 1 19.35. (SDE: NTE Waiver) For individuals with work experience and content area degree, but who lack South Carolina 2 teaching credentials, the State Board of Education is authorized to waive, for an individual for one year only, the completion 3 of the NTE (Praxis II) subject area exam and pre-service institute required under the State Board of Education's Critical 4 Need Teacher Certification Program if unavoidable circumstances prevent the individual from meeting the requirements 5 and participating in the Critical Need Program. The teachers for whom this waiver is granted shall be entitled to 6 compensation under the school district's teacher salary schedule based on degree and years experience as a teacher. The 7 State Board of Education may grant this waiver to an individual more than one time. 8 19.36. (SDE: Defined Minimum Program Personnel Requirements) DELETED 9 19.37. (SDE: Summer Exit Exam Cost) Funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19III.A may be used to offset the costs 10 of the summer administration of the Exit Examination. These funds may be expended to cover the costs related to 11 developing, printing, shipping, scoring, and reporting the results of the assessments. Local school districts may absorb local 12 costs related to administration. 13 19.38. (SDE: Governor's School for Arts & Humanities) Of the funds appropriated in this section for the Governor's 14 School for the Arts and Humanities, such funds may be used for personal services, operating expenses, equipment and other 15 expenses as necessary to complete the school. 16 19.39. (SDE: Carry Forward for Loan Repayment) DELETED 17 19.40. (SDE: Project Citizen) Of the funds appropriated to the Department, $9,100 shall be allocated to the Center 18 for Civic Education for a civic education project for grades six through nine. 19 20 H63 -SECTION 19A - EDUCATION-EIA, DEPARTMENT OF 21 22 19A.1. (SDE-EIA: Local Financial Support) There shall be no required local match for Education Improvement Act 23 funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X. This shall not impact or alter the requirements of §59-21-1030, level of 24 financial effort per pupil required of each school district; application for waiver. The inflationary increase required for local 25 financial effort as defined in Section 59-21-1030 for FY 1996-97 1997-98 is 3.5 3.2%. 26 19A.2. (SDE-EIA: Prohibition on Appropriation Transfers) The amounts appropriated herein for aid to subdivisions 27 or allocations to school districts shall not be transferred or reduced and must be expended in accordance with the intent of 28 the appropriation. 29 19A.3. (SDE-EIA: Revenue Shortfall) A minimum of one-half of one percent of the total estimated EIA revenue must 30 be appropriated for School Building Aid. In the event that an official EIA revenue shortfall is declared, the appropriation 31 for EIA School Building Aid shall be reduced by the amount necessary to offset the shortfall. Should EIA School Building 32 Aid not be sufficient, each remaining EIA program shall be reduced on a pro rata basis as necessary to compensate for the 33 total revenue shortfall. Funds appropriated for EIA teacher salaries and related fringe benefits in Part IA, Section 19X.C.1. 34 are exempt from such reduction. 35 19A.4. (SDE-EIA: XF-School Building Aid Allocation) All funds appropriated to the Department of Education for 36 the support and/or administration of an EIA program, initiative, or project eliminated or no longer active shall be transferred 37 to the school building fund for allocation to the local school districts. Funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.F. School 38 Building Aid shall be transferred to a special trust fund established by the Comptroller General. Funds appropriated shall
H63 - SECTION 19A - EDUCATION-EIA, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 468 1 be distributed to the school districts of the State for use in accordance with Section 59-21-350 of the Code of Laws of 1976. 2 Funds shall be allocated to eligible school districts on a per pupil basis. The allocation must be based on the 135 day count 3 of average daily membership for the second preceding fiscal year. 4 19A.5. (SDE-EIA: XA-Adult Education/Literacy) From the EIA funds provided in Part IA, Section 19X.A. for adult 5 education, $150,000 must be used to provide for ten pilot projects for rural literacy development. In addition, each county 6 shall receive $50,000 for use by the school districts for adult literacy for service delivery to adult-nonreaders and those 7 reading at or below the eighth grade level. The school districts may provide this service or may contract to have this service 8 provided. In multi-district counties, the districts must agree on the method of service delivery for the entire county and 9 select one district to serve as the fiscal agent. 10 19A.6. (SDE-EIA: XA-Advanced Placement) Of the funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.A. for Advanced 11 Placement, no more than $500,000 must be made available on a flat rate per class basis to schools offering "singleton" 12 Advanced Placement classes with a student/teacher ratio equal to or less than ten to one. The State Board of Education shall 13 develop guidelines for the distribution of these "singleton" funds. The remaining AP funds must be distributed to the school 14 districts of the state based upon the 135 day count of AP students served. AP funds may be used to defray the testing costs 15 of the International Baccalaureate Program which are incurred by school districts at the same per-test reimbursement rate 16 provided for Advanced Placement examinations. High schools may receive funding for the allowable costs associated with 17 ninth and tenth grade students taking Advanced Placement courses. 18 19A.7. (SDE-EIA: XA-Distribution) The money appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X. Education Improvement 19 Program, A. Raise Academic Standards-Credits HS Diploma shall be distributed to the school districts of the state based 20 upon the 135 day count of Average Daily Membership. 21 19A.8. (SDE-EIA: XA-Gifted & Talented) Notwithstanding the provisions for Section 59-29-170, ten percent (10%) 22 of the total state dollars appropriated annually for gifted and talented programs shall be set aside for serving artistically 23 gifted and talented students in grades 3-12. The State Department of Education shall allocate to districts a proportionate 24 share of the ten percent (10%) based on the preceding year's total average daily membership in grades 3-12. School districts 25 shall service students identified as artistically gifted and talented in one or more of the following visual and performing arts 26 areas: dance, drama, music and visual arts areas. Districts may utilize their proportionate share of the ten percent (10%) for 27 the purpose of contracting with other entities to provide services to students identified as artistically gifted and talented if 28 personnel or facilities are not available in the school district for that service. The remaining ninety percent (90%) of the state 29 dollars appropriated for gifted and talented programs shall be expended in accordance with Section 59-29-170. Each district 30 receiving funds for the gifted and talented program shall include an accelerated component as a part of its academically 31 gifted and talented program. EIA-Gifted and Talented funds may be carried forward and expended for the same purpose 32 in the current fiscal year. 33 19A.9. (SDE-EIA: XA-Gifted & Talented/CHE 8th Grade Advisement) Of the funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 34 19X.A. Gifted and Talented, $402,250 shall be used by the Commission on Higher Education to be expended on the eighth 35 grade advisement program. The Commission on Higher Education must provide a report on the effectiveness of the 36 advisement program to the Select Committee by October 1. 37 19A.10. (SDE-EIA: XA-Gifted & Talented/Governor's School for Arts) Of the funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 38 19X.A. for Gifted and Talented Program, $135,000 must be provided to the Governor's School for the Arts for training
H63 - SECTION 19A - EDUCATION-EIA, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 469 1 teachers, administrators and supervisory personnel to work effectively in the identification, program development and 2 evaluation of artistically talented students and for the Outreach Program. The Governor's School for the Arts shall report 3 to the Select Committee on the effectiveness of the training and Outreach programs annually by October 1. 4 19A.11. (SDE-EIA: XA-Gifted & Talented/Jr. Academy of Science) Of the funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 5 19X.A. Gifted & Talented, $5,000 must be provided to the Junior Academy of Science. The Department of Education must 6 provide a report on the effectiveness of the Academy to the EIA Select Committee by October 1. 7 19A.12. (SDE-EIA: XA-Handicapped Student Services) The money appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.A. for 8 Handicapped Student Services shall be used only for educational services for trainable mentally handicapped pupils and 9 profoundly mentally handicapped pupils. 10 19A.13. (SDE-EIA: XA-Junior Scholars) The State Board of Education, through the Department of Education, must 11 provide a report on the effectiveness of the Junior Scholars programs as appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.A. to the EIA 12 Select Committee by October 1. 13 19A.14. (SDE-EIA: XB-Academic Assistance/Carry Forward) Any unexpended balance from the prior fiscal year in 14 the EIA appropriations in Part IA, Section 19X.B. for Academic Assistance may be carried forward to the current fiscal year 15 by school districts to be expended to operate programs in accordance with their Academic Assistance long range plans. 16 The Department of Education shall begin an in-depth review of district and school strategic plans; examine the alignment 17 of the instructional activities and benchmarks established to reach those goals; examine the alignment of the instructional 18 activities and strategies undertaken by the districts and schools with their plans; and their use of academic development 19 funds. The review shall serve as a basis for providing technical assistance to schools and school districts and 20 recommendations for needed changes in the law. The first report on the on-going evaluation shall be provided to the Select 21 Committee no later than June 30, 1998. 22 19A.15. (SDE-EIA: XB-Academic Assistance/Curriculum Development) Funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.B. 23 for Act 135 of 1993 Other Operating must be used by the Department of Education to provide schools and school districts 24 with technical assistance on curriculum development, including implementing the Curriculum Frameworks, and instructional 25 improvement in keeping with the intent of Act 135 of 1993 (59-139-05 and 59-139-10 of the SC Code of Laws) as provided 26 in regulations promulgated by the State Board of Education. 27 19A.16. (SDE-EIA: XB-Academic Assistance/Early Child Development) A portion of the funds appropriated in Part 28 IA, Section 19X.B. for Academic Assistance 4-12 may be used to support components for the K-3 academic assistance if 29 such change promotes better coordination of state and federal funds provided for programs for these students. Districts 30 requesting this waiver from the State Board of Education must demonstrate how the use of these funds is in keeping with 31 their long range plan and how the needs of the students in grades 4-12 will be met. 32 19A.17. (SDE-EIA: XB-Academic Assistance/Formula Funding & Distribution) Notwithstanding any other provision 33 of law, the total funding in Part IA, Section 19X.B. for the 4-12 Academic Assistance component of Act 135 of 1993 shall 34 be based on a derived free and reduced lunch eligibility count for grades 4-12 obtained by applying the state percentage of 35 K-3 students eligible for free and reduced lunch to the 4-12 average daily membership; and funding for individual districts 36 shall be based on two equally weighted factors; the district's derived lunch percentage for grades 4-12 and its four year 37 average for the number of 4-12 students "not meeting" standard on the state's testing programs for the years 1990-1993.
H63 - SECTION 19A - EDUCATION-EIA, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 470 1 19A.18. (SDE-EIA: XB-Academic Assistance/Reading Recovery) Of the EIA funds appropriated herein for the 2 Academic Assistance Act 135, $600,000 $800,000 shall be used for the Reading Recovery programs throughout the State. 3 The State Department of Education shall report to the EIA Select Committee on the allocation and expenditure of these funds 4 by October 1. 5 19A.19. (SDE-EIA: XB-Academic Assistance/Remedial Adult Education) Of funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 6 19X.B. for Academic Assistance an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 must be used for adult education students scoring 7 below the BSAP standard on any portion of the exit examination at a weight of .114 of the base student cost as defined in 8 the Education Finance Act. 9 19A.20. (SDE-EIA: XB - Half Day Program for Four-Year-Olds) Funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.B. for 10 half-day programs for four-year-olds shall be based on the previous three years' average for students tested as "not ready" 11 on the CSAB, however, no district shall receive less than 90 percent of the amount it received in the prior fiscal year. 12 Districts previously funded through General Fund Day Care shall receive funding from Part IA, Section 19X.B. for half-day 13 programs for four-year-olds at no less than 90 percent of the amount received in the prior fiscal year. 14 19A.21. (SDE-EIA: XC-Black History) Funds provided for the development of the Black History curricula may be 15 carried forward into the current fiscal year to be expended for the same purpose. 16 19A.22. (SDE-EIA: XC-Critical Teacher Needs) Funds appropriated for EIA-Critical Teacher needs must be used for 17 courses which support instructional techniques and strategies in keeping with the intent of Act 135 of 1993, the Middle 18 Schools Project, the Preparation for Technologies Program, Curriculum Frameworks, or need established in the school and 19 district long range plans. These funds may be used for courses which support the education of students with disabilities or 20 special needs in the regular classroom. School districts may require and collect a deposit from teachers enrolling in critical 21 teaching needs courses. Upon completion of the course any deposit collected shall be returned to the teacher having made 22 the deposit. 23 19A.23. (SDE-EIA: XC-Critical Teaching Needs/Roper Mountain) Of the funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19 24 X.C. for Critical Teaching Needs, $200,000 $250,000 shall be disbursed to the Roper Mountain Science Center for summer 25 workshops for public school science teachers. Funds disbursed to the Roper Mountain Science Center may be carried 26 forward. 27 19A.24. (SDE/EIA: XC-School Technology) Funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19 X.C. for school technology shall 28 be distributed to each school district based on a ratio of district free and reduced lunches for first through third grades to the 29 state total free and reduced lunches for first through third grades. 30 19A.25. (SDE-EIA: XC-Teacher Evaluations, XH-Implementation/EIA Select) The State Department of Education, 31 with the cooperation of the school districts and teacher education institutions, must, subject to the approval of the State 32 Board of Education, revise the system for assisting, developing, and evaluating student provisional, annual and continuing 33 contract teachers. The Department of Education is authorized to expend funds provided in Part IA, Section 19 X.C. for the 34 Teacher Evaluation System toward the revision of the evaluation system. The Department of Education shall provide a 35 report on its progress in revising the system, to include recommendations to date and a state and local fiscal impact 36 statement, to the EIA Select Committee by September 30 of the current year. 37 19A.26. (SDE-EIA: XC-Teacher Salaries/SE Average) The projected Southeastern average teacher salary shall be the 38 average of the average teachers salaries of the southeastern states as projected by the Division of Budget and Analyses. For
H63 - SECTION 19A - EDUCATION-EIA, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 471 1 the current school year the projected Southeastern average teacher salary is projected to be $32,668 $33,547. It is the intent 2 of the General Assembly to fully fund or exceed the Southeastern average teacher salary as projected. 3 Funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.C. for Teacher Salaries must be used to increase salaries of those teachers 4 eligible pursuant to § 59-20-50 (b), to include classroom teachers, librarians, guidance counselors, psychologists, social 5 workers, occupational and physical therapists, school nurses, orientation/mobility instructors and audiologists in the school 6 districts of the state. 7 19A.27. (SDE-EIA: XC-Teacher Salaries/State Agencies) Each state agency which does not contain a school district 8 but has instructional personnel shall receive an allocation from the line item " Alloc. EIA - TEACHER/OTHER PAY" in 9 Part IA, Section 19X.K. for teachers salaries based on the following formula: Each state agency shall receive such funds 10 as are necessary to adjust the pay of all instructional personnel to the appropriate salary provided by the salary schedules 11 of the school district in which the agency is located. Instructional personnel may include all positions which would be 12 eligible for EIA supplements in a public school district, and may at the discretion of the state agency, be defined to cover 13 curriculum development specialists, educational testing psychologists, psychological and guidance counselors, and 14 principals. 15 The funds appropriated herein in the line item " Alloc. EIA - Teacher/Other Pay" must be distributed to the agencies by 16 the Budget and Control Board. 17 19A.28. (SDE-EIA: XC-Tech Prep) Of the funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.C. for the Tech Prep Program, 18 $75,000 shall be used by the State Department of Education, through the Tech Prep Consortia, to provide for professional 19 development in applied techniques and integration of curriculum, and professional development in career guidance for 20 teachers and guidance counselors and training mentors. In addition, $500,000 shall be allocated for Career Counseling 21 Specialists in the Tech Prep Consortia. Of the funds appropriated in the prior fiscal year, unexpended funds may be carried 22 forward to the current fiscal year and expended for the same purposes. 23 19A.29. (SDE-EIA: XD-Principal Salary Supplements) Funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.D. for salary 24 supplements for principals and accompanying employer contributions must be distributed to school districts based on 25 average daily membership (ADM). Each school district shall distribute the funds as salary supplements in addition to 26 existing compensation equally among principals and assistant principals employed by the district. 27 19A.30. (SDE-EIA: XE-School Incentive Grants) Funds appropriated for EIA School Incentive Grants in the previous 28 fiscal year may be carried forward and expended during the current fiscal year by the school districts that earned School 29 Incentive Awards during the prior fiscal year. 30 19A.31. (SDE-EIA: XF-School Building Aid) Funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.F. School Building Aid shall 31 be transferred to a special trust fund established by the Comptroller General. Funds appropriated shall be distributed to the 32 school districts of the State for use in accordance with Section 59-21-350 of the Code of Laws of 1976. 33 19A.32. (SDE-EIA: XF-School Building Aid Allocation) Funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.F. for School 34 Building Aid shall be allocated to eligible school districts on a per pupil basis, with the amount allocated per pupil for 35 grades 1 through 12 being twice that of the kindergarten per pupil allocation. The allocation must be based on the 135 day 36 count of average daily membership for the second preceding fiscal year. 37 19A.33. (SDE-EIA: XG-Impaired School Districts) Funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.G. for Impaired School 38 Districts, shall be used to provide grants to assist school districts in correcting education deficiencies as identified through
H63 - SECTION 19A - EDUCATION-EIA, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 472 1 the application of criteria adopted by the State Board of Education for evaluating the quality of education in school districts. 2 First priority for this funding shall be an allocation of funds to those school districts whose education deficiencies led to the 3 designation of "In Greatest Need of Technical Assistance". Provided that the needs of such designated school districts have 4 been met, any remaining or unallocated current year funds may be used to assist other school districts whose education 5 deficiencies led to the lesser designation of "In Need of Technical Assistance". In all cases, no portion of the allocated funds 6 may be used by the school district for administration purposes. Funds appropriated for Impaired School Districts/In Need 7 of Technical Assistance and allocated to the school districts in the prior fiscal year may be retained and expended by the 8 school districts for the same purpose during the current year. 9 19A.34. (SDE-EIA: XH-Evaluation/EIA Programs) Of the funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.H. for EIA 10 Implementation, Other Operating Expenses, $349,124 may only be used by the State Department of Education to support 11 its contracted program evaluations and the conduct of the State Board of Education's annual assessment of EIA-funded 12 education reforms and the related report, pursuant to Section 59-6-12. The remaining $250,000 appropriated in Part IA, 13 Section 19X.H. for EIA Implementation, Other Operating Expenses shall be used to support the continuation of program 14 and policy evaluations and studies and to support the state's participation in the Middle Grades Project, at no less than 15 $100,000 and Professional Development Schools for prospective teachers. Provided further, for the current fiscal year, 16 $100,000 shall be provided to the South Carolina Educational Policy Center for a collaborative project among the 17 University of South Carolina, the Department of Education and the EIA Select Committee for the purpose of providing for 18 the technical aspects of establishing a more thorough accountability system for public schools, school districts, and the K-12 19 education system. 20 19A.35. (SDE-EIA: XK-CHE/Teacher Recruitment) Of the funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.K. for the 21 Teacher Recruitment Program, the S. C. Commission on Higher Education shall distribute a total of $967,686 $1,065,408 22 to the S.C. Center for Teacher Recruitment for a state teacher recruitment program, of which $200,000 must be used for 23 specific programs to recruit minority teachers, and shall distribute $206,000 to Benedict College and $236,000 $261,000 24 to S.C. State University to be used only for the operation of a minority teacher recruitment program and therefore shall not 25 be used for the operation of their established general education programs. The S.C. Commission on Higher Education shall 26 ensure that all funds are used to promote teacher recruitment on a statewide basis, shall ensure the continued coordination 27 of efforts among the three teacher recruitment projects, shall review the use of funds and shall have prior program and 28 budget approval. The S. C. State University program, in consultation with the Commission on Higher Education, shall 29 extend beyond the geographic area it currently serves. Annually, the Commission on Higher Education shall evaluate the 30 effectiveness of each of the teacher recruitment projects and shall report its findings and its program and budget 31 recommendations to the House and Senate Education Committees and the Education Improvement Act Select Committee 32 by December 1. 33 19A.36. (SDE-EIA: XK-DAODAS/DARE) Of the funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.K. Other State Agencies 34 and Entities for the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, $150,000 must be transferred to the State Law 35 Enforcement Division for the operation of Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program and for the training of DARE 36 officers in the fifth grade classes of public schools in the state, and $25,000 shall be used by the Department of Alcohol and 37 Other Drug Abuse Services to provide matching funds for local governments and school districts for the DARE program.
H63 - SECTION 19A - EDUCATION-EIA, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 473 1 A report on the effectiveness of the DARE program must be provided by the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse 2 Services to the EIA Select Committee by October 1. 3 19A.37. (SDE-EIA: XK-Disbursements/Other Entities) Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 2-7-66 and 11-3-50, 4 S.C. Code of Laws, it is the intent of the General Assembly that funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.K. Other State 5 Agencies and Entities shall be disbursed on a quarterly basis by the Department of Revenue and Taxation directly to the state 6 agencies and entities referenced except for the Teacher Loan Program, Centers of Excellence, the EIA Select Committee 7 and School Technology, which shall receive their full appropriation at the start of the fiscal year from available revenue. 8 The Comptroller General's Office is authorized to make necessary appropriation reductions in Part IA, Section 19X.K. to 9 prevent duplicate appropriations. If the Education Improvement Act appropriations in the agency and entity respective 10 sections of the General Appropriations Act at the start of the fiscal year do not agree with the appropriations in Part IA, 11 Section 19X.K. Other State Agencies and Entities, the "other funds" appropriations in the respective agency and entity 12 sections of the General Appropriations Act will be adjusted by the Comptroller General's Office to conform to the 13 appropriations in Part IA, Section 19X.K. Other State Agencies and Entities. 14 19A.38. (SDE-EIA: XK-Status Offenders/John De La Howe) The funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.K. for 15 the Status Offender Program shall be distributed to John De La Howe School to expand residential programs to include 16 court ordered status offenders. Components of such a program shall include collaboration between the home school district 17 and the residential school and treatment or related services to the families of students in placement. 18 19A.39. (SDE-EIA: XK-Student Loan Pgm/Teaching Loans & Governor Scholarships) Of the EIA funds provided in 19 Part IA, Section 19X.K. for the Student Loan Program sufficient funding shall be made available under the Governor's 20 Teaching Scholarship Program for renewal loans only. Students receiving these scholarships are eligible for the accelerated 21 payback method provided for in Section 59-26-20(k). Any funds in the Governor's Teaching Scholarship program which 22 are not committed as of July 1 of the current fiscal year may be used to fund student loans provided for in Section 59-26- 23 20(k). 24 19A.40. (SDE-EIA: XL-Arts in Education) Funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.L. Arts Curricula shall be used 25 to assist districts that have not received funding for arts education during the four year pilot program; to sustain arts 26 education initiatives that began during the final year of the pilot program; and to support arts education curriculum in the 27 visual and performing arts which incorporates strengths from the Arts in Education pilot sites. 28 19A.41. (SDE-EIA: XL-Continuous Improvement/Innovation) Funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.L. for 29 Continuous Improvement/ Innovation and allocated to the school districts for innovative initiatives in the prior fiscal year 30 may be retained and expended by the school districts for the same purpose during the current fiscal year. 31 19A.42. (SDE-EIA: XN-Parent Education) Funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.N. shall be used to fund those 32 sites continuing to operate as Parent Education technical assistance sites in FY 1996-97 at a level not less than eighty-five 33 percent of the amount received in the prior year or according to the Parenting/Family Literacy funding allocations as 34 established in Act 135, which ever is greater. 35 19A.43. (SDE-EIA: XN-Parenting/Family Literacy) Funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.N. for the 36 Parenting/Family Literacy Programs and allocated to the school districts for parenting projects in the prior fiscal year may 37 be retained and expended by the school districts for the same purpose during the current fiscal year.
H63 - SECTION 19A - EDUCATION-EIA, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 474 1 19A.44. (SDE-EIA: XN-Parenting/Family Literacy/Child Abuse Awareness & Accelerated Schools) Of the funds 2 appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.N. for the Parenting/Family Literacy, $200,000 must be used for the Child Abuse 3 Awareness and Prevention Project at Winthrop University and $125,000 must be used for the Accelerated Schools Project 4 at the College of Charleston. 5 19A.45. (SDE-EIA: XN-Parenting/Family Literacy/Cities-In-Schools) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 6 State Department of Education shall transfer $200,000 from the funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.N. 7 Parenting/Family Literacy to Cities-In-Schools. These funds are to be utilized to provide technical assistance to local 8 communities in establishing Cities-In-Schools programs statewide. Cities-In-Schools will provide annual reports to the State 9 Department of Education which will include: budget expenditure data, a listing of the communities served and the services 10 provided. 11 19A.46. (SDE-EIA: XO-Problem Solving Skills) It is not the intent of the General Assembly that the instruction in 12 higher order thinking skills promote New Age religion or any other religion, faith, or belief. 13 19A.47. (SDE-EIA: XR-Local School Innovation Fund) The funds provided for the Local School Innovation Fund shall 14 be distributed to the school districts on a fifty percent average daily membership and fifty percent EFA basis and shall be 15 expended by the individual school in accordance with the school's long-range school improvement plan pursuant to Act 135 16 of 1993. Funds shall be accounted for in accordance with the EIA program or strategy. 17 19A.48. (SDE-EIA: X-Autistic Children Pilot Project) Of the EIA funds appropriated to the Department of Education, 18 $25,000 shall be provided to the Pickens County School District for a pilot project to teach the Lovaas method to autistic 19 children in the Pickens County School District during the 1996/1997 1997-98 school year. The purpose of this pilot is to 20 help mainstream these children back into the classroom and to reduce or eliminate future long term care costs. These funds 21 are located in Part IA, Section 19, Program X.A. Alloc EIA-Hndcap Std Srvc. 22 19A.49. (SDE-EIA: School Building Aid Funds Expenditure) Funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19F. of this Act 23 or in a previous Appropriation Act for school building aid may be expended by the school district without application to 24 the State Department of Education or approval from the State Board of Education. The Department of Education shall 25 require that school districts include in their annual audit a verification of compliance with all applicable State laws associated 26 with the use of these funds. 27 19A.50. (SDE-EIA: XD-Administrator Evaluation) DELETED 28 19A.51. (SDE-EIA: XB-Academic Assistance/Full Day Kindergarten) DELETED 29 19A.52. (SDE-EIA: XA-Superior Academic Achievement Diploma Program) DELETED 30 19A.53. (SDE-EIA: XA-Raise Academic Standards/Archives & History Transfer) DELETED 31 19A.54. (SDE-EIA: XC-Teacher Loan Program/Critical Needs) DELETED 32 19A.55. (SDE-EIA: XC-National Board Certification Incentive) The funds appropriated in 19XC for National Board 33 Certification Incentive shall be used for reimbursement of the certification fee and a one time bonus to those teachers who 34 successfully complete the certification process. Teachers who have become certified by the National Board for Professional 35 Teaching Standards prior to June 30, 1998, and under contract to teach in South Carolina through 1998-99, are eligible 36 to receive the one-time bonus. 37 19A.56. (SDE-EIA: X-Defined Minimum Program Personnel Requirements) DELETED
H63 - SECTION 19A - EDUCATION-EIA, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 475 1 19A.57. (SDE-EIA: SC-National Science Foundation Grants) The funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 19X.C. for 2 National Science Foundation Grants matching funds shall be used for matching funds for those math and science hubs 3 which coordinate training in math and science with programs such as Tech Prep Consortia using applied learning 4 techniques and which assist teachers in using computers in the classroom. 5 19A.58. (SDE-EIA: Professional Development Review) DELETED 6 19A.59. (SDE-EIA: School Building Aid) Of the funds appropriated in Part IA, Section X.F. for School Building Aid, 7 $500,000 shall be allocated on a per pupil basis to the local school boards which do not have an index of taxpaying ability. 8 This does not include county boards of education. 9 10 H67 - SECTION 20 - EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION 11 12 20.1. (ETV: Grants/Contributions Carry Forward) The Educational Television Commission shall be permitted to carry 13 forward any funds derived from grant awards or designated contributions and any state funds necessary to match such funds, 14 provided that these funds be expended for the programs which they were originally designated. 15 20.2. (ETV: School Reception Equipment Purchase) Of the funds appropriated to ETV for transmission and reception 16 equipment School Services, $182,933 $183,000 must be used exclusively to purchase for school reception equipment 17 supplies and maintenance. 18 20.3. (ETV: New Facility Equipment Purchases & Renovations) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, the 19 Commission, with approval by the Budget and Control Board, is allowed to sell or lease its facilities, equipment, programs, 20 publications, and other program related materials, and funds received therefrom may be used for equipment purchases and 21 renovations of the new facility. 22 20.4. (ETV: Adjacent Property Construction/Renovation) The funds authorized for the Educational Television 23 Commission in sub-subitem (b) of subitem (15), Section 1, of Act 638 of 1988, may also be used for the construction and 24 renovation of properties adjacent to the state owned State-Record property. These funds must not be spent on facilities 25 located on the adjacent properties until they are owned by the Education Television Endowment of South Carolina and until 26 the State has an option to acquire these properties from the Endowment for $1.00. 27 20.5. (ETV: Digital Satellite) The state's digital satellite video transmission system will support public and higher 28 education, enhance the statewide delivery of health care services, improve public service, and assist state agencies with 29 statewide personnel training. To facilitate the achievement of these objectives, there is created a Video Resources Oversight 30 Council composed of representatives of the South Carolina Educational Television Commission, the State Department of 31 Education, the Commission on Higher Education, the Human Services Coordinating Council, and the Budget and Control 32 Board's Division of Budget and Analyses, Office of Information Technology Policy and Management. 33 34 H71 - SECTION 21 - WIL LOU GRAY OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL 35 36 21.1. (WLG: Truants) The Opportunity School will incorporate into its program services for students, ages 15 and 37 over, who are deemed truant; and will cooperate with the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Family Courts, and School
H71 - SECTION 21 - WIL LOU GRAY OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL PAGE 476 1 districts to encourage the removal of truant students to the Opportunity School when such students can be served 2 appropriately by the Opportunity School's program. 3 21.2. (WLG: Opportunity School Holiday) The Opportunity School may reschedule holidays observed by other State 4 employees during the academic year and require its employees to take the holiday periods designated in the school calendar. 5 All days taken during these holiday periods not covered by a legal holiday must be charged to leave with or without pay. 6 The use of leave during such holiday periods will not be included in calculation of daily rate compensation. 7 21.3. (WLG: GED Test) Students attending school at the Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School that are 16 years of age 8 and are unable to remain enrolled due to the necessity of immediate employment or enrollment in post secondary education 9 may be eligible to take the General Education Development (GED) Test. Prior to taking the GED the student must be 10 pretested using the official General Education Development Practice Test and score a minimum of 220. 11 21.4. (WLG: Deferred Salaries Carry Forward) Wil Lou Gray is authorized to carry forward into the current fiscal year 12 the amount of the deferred salaries and employer contributions earned in the prior fiscal year for non-twelve month 13 employees. These deferred funds are not to be included or part of any other authorized carry forward amount. 14 21.5. (WLG: Improved Forestry Practices) The Trustees of the Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School may carry out 15 improved forestry practices on the timber holdings of the school property and apply the revenues derived from them and 16 any other revenue source on the property for the further improvement and development of the school forest and other school 17 purposes. 18 19 H73 - SECTION 22 -VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION 20 21 22.1. (VR: Production Contracts Revenue) All revenues derived from production contracts earned by the handicapped 22 trainees of the Evaluation and Training Facilities (Workshops) may be retained by the State Agency of Vocational 23 Rehabilitation and used in the facilities for Client Wages and any other production costs; and further, any excess funds 24 derived from these production contracts be used for other operating expenses and/or permanent improvements of these 25 facilities. 26 22.2. (VR: Reallotment Funds) To maximize utilization of federal funding and prevent the loss of such funding to other 27 states in the Basic Service Program, the State Agency of Vocational Rehabilitation be allowed to budget reallotment and 28 other funds received in excess of original projections in following State fiscal years. 29 22.3. (VR: Basic Support Program Reconciliation) The General Assembly hereby directs the Department of Vocational 30 Rehabilitation to complete a reconciliation of the cost to operate the Basic Support program related to the combination of 31 State and Federal funds available following the close of each Federal fiscal year. Such reconciliation shall begin with the 32 Federal fiscal year ending September 30, 1989. Federal funds participation for that period shall be applied at the maximum 33 allowable percentage and the level of those funds on hand which have resulted from the over participation of State funds 34 shall be remitted to the General Fund within 120 days following the close of the Federal fiscal year. This reconciliation and 35 subsequent remission to the General Fund shall be reviewed by the State Auditor to ensure that appropriate Federal/State 36 percentages are applied. It is the intent of the General Assembly that Federal/State percentages budgeted and appropriated 37 shall in no way be construed as authorization for the Department to retain the Federal funds involved.
H73 - SECTION 22 - VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PAGE 477 1 22.4. (VR: User/Service Fees) Any revenues generated from user fees or service fees charged to the general public 2 or other parties ineligible for the Department's services may be retained to offset costs associated with the related activities 3 so as to not affect the level of service for regular agency clients. 4 22.5. (VR: Meal Ticket Revenue) All revenues generated from sale of meal tickets may be retained by the agency and 5 expended for supplies to operate the agency's food service programs or cafeteria. 6 22.6. (VR: Technology Assistance for Disabled) The Department shall convene a committee of interested parties and 7 agencies to develop a plan and recommendations for the establishment of a program for assistive technology assistance for 8 members of the public with disabilities. The report shall be submitted to the General Assembly and the Governor by 9 December 1997. 10 11 H75 -SECTION 23 - DEAF AND THE BLIND, SCHOOL FOR THE 12 13 23.1. (SDB: Physician Services) The School for the Deaf and the Blind is authorized to contract for the services of 14 a physician and to provide office space for the physician to be used to treat both students of the school and private patients; 15 the School shall charge the physician a fair market rental value for the office space. 16 23.2. (SDB: Student Activity Fee) The School for the Deaf and the Blind is authorized to charge to the parents of 17 students at the school a student activity fee, differentiated according to the income of the family. The required student 18 activity fee shall not exceed $40.00. Such revenue may be retained and carried forward into the current fiscal year and 19 expended for the purpose of covering expenses for student activities. 20 23.3. (SDB: Weighted Student Cost) The School for the Deaf and the Blind shall receive through the Education 21 Finance Act the average State share of the required weighted student cost for each student newly admitted into the multi- 22 handicapped school with the recommendation of the local school district. The estimated State share shall come directly from 23 the State Board of Education at the beginning of the fiscal year to be adjusted at the end of the fiscal year. This shall include 24 any students admitted into the Reeducation program for emotionally handicapped students. 25 23.4. (SDB: Admissions) Deaf, blind, multi-handicapped and other handicapped students identified by the Board of 26 Commissioners as target groups for admission to the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind may be admitted by 27 the School either through direct application by parents or on referral from the local school district. The Board of 28 Commissioners shall define the appropriate admissions criteria including mental capacity, degree of disability, functioning 29 level, age, and other factors deemed necessary by the Board. All placement hearings for admission to the South Carolina 30 School for the Deaf and the Blind shall be organized by the School. The South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind 31 shall obtain information from the local school district concerning the needs of the student and shall prepare an Individualized 32 Education Plan for each student admitted. All parents applying for admission of their children must sign a statement 33 certifying that they feel the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind is the most appropriate placement which 34 constitutes the least restrictive environment for the individual student, based upon needs identified in the placement meeting 35 and the Individualized Education Plan. The decision concerning placement and least restrictive environment shall be 36 reviewed annually at the IEP Conference. 37 23.5. (SDB: Adult Vocational Program Fees) The School for the Deaf and the Blind is authorized to charge appropriate 38 tuition, room and board, and other fees to students accepted into the Adult Vocational Program after July 1, 1986. Such fees
H75 - SECTION 23 - DEAF AND THE BLIND, SCHOOL FOR THE PAGE 478 1 will be determined by the School Board of Commissioners, and such revenue shall be retained and carried forward into the 2 current fiscal year and expended by the School for the purpose of covering expenses in the Adult Vocational Program. 3 23.6. (SDB: Mobility Instructor Service Fee) The School for the Deaf and the Blind is authorized to charge a fee for 4 the services of a mobility instructor to provide service on a contractual basis to various school districts in the state, and such 5 revenue shall be retained and carried forward into the current fiscal year and expended by the School for the purpose of 6 covering expenses in the Blind School. 7 23.7. (SDB: Cafeteria Revenues) All revenues generated from cafeteria operations may be retained and expended by 8 the institution for the purpose of covering actual expenses in cafeteria operations. 9 23.8. (SDB: School Buses) The school buses of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind are authorized 10 to travel at speeds up to 55 miles per hour, not to exceed posted limit. No funds appropriated herein for equipment shall 11 be used for the purchase of governors for school buses of the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind. 12 23.9. (SDB: USDA Federal Grants) All revenues generated from U.S.D.A. federal grants may be retained and 13 expended by the SCSDB in accordance with Federal regulations for the purpose of covering actual expenses in the 14 cafeteria/food service operations of the school. 15 23.10. (SDB: By-Products Revenue Carry Forward) The School for the Deaf and the Blind is authorized to sell goods 16 that are by-products of the school's programs and operations, charge user fees and fees for services to the general public: 17 individuals, organizations, agencies and school districts, and such revenue may be retained and carried forward into the 18 current fiscal year and expended for the purpose of covering expenses of the school's programs and operations. 19 23.11. (SDB: Pee Dee Resource Center for the Deaf and the Blind) From the funds provided herein, the School for the 20 Deaf and the Blind shall provide $100,000 for the establishment of a Pee Dee Resource Center for the Deaf and the Blind 21 in Conway, S.C. 22 23 H79 - SECTION 24 - ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, DEPARTMENT OF 24 25 24.1. (AH: Publication Distribution) The Commission is authorized to supply one free copy of each new publication 26 to the libraries of all institutions of higher learning in the State, and to each member of the Commission and its Directors; 27 to the State Library; to each Public Library which is approved for a cash allotment by the South Carolina State Library. 28 24.2. (AH: Use of Proceeds) The proceeds of training sessions, sales of publications, reproductions of documents, 29 repair of documents, research fees, handling charges, and the proceeds of sales of National Register of Historic Places 30 certificates and plaques by the Archives Department shall be deposited in a special account in the State Treasury, and may 31 be used by this department to cover the cost of additional training sessions, publication, reproduction expenses, repair 32 expenses, and National Register of Historic Places certificates and plaques, and selected Historic Preservation Grants. 33 24.3. (AH: Nat'l. Historic Preservation Program) The funds earned from the United States Department of Interior by 34 the South Carolina Department of Archives and History for administering the National Historic Preservation Program in 35 this State, with the exception of the appropriate amount of indirect cost reimbursement to the General Fund, must be 36 deposited in a special account in the State Treasury, to be used by this department for a Historic Preservation Grants program 37 that will assist historic properties throughout South Carolina. From this fund, the Department may contribute a sum, not 38 to exceed $175,000 annually, to the South Carolina Archives and History Foundation to assist in activities designed to
H79 - SECTION 24 - ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 479 1 support and enhance capital fund raising efforts. The Foundation will provide accounting for these funds at the end of each 2 fiscal year. Any funds donated to the Department by the Foundation will be deposited in the Historic Preservation Grants 3 Program account for use in funding other state historic preservation projects. 4 24.4. (AH: Disposal of Materials) Upon prior approval of the Commission, the agency may remove certain record and 5 non-record materials from its collections by gift to another public or nonprofit institution or by sale at public auction. This 6 is a supplemental form of disposition beyond that recognized in the Public Records Act for the retention, copying, and 7 destruction of public records; and it pertains only to those accessioned Archives materials having a market value and which 8 duplicate existing archival material, fall outside the scope of the Archives collection policy, or have no further possible 9 research value. All funds realized through sale by public auction shall be placed in a special account to be used for improved 10 access to and preservation of the state archives collections. The Commission shall report annually to the Budget and Control 11 Board regarding such dispositions. 12 24.5. (AH: Technical Assistance and Review Fees) The Department of Archives and History is authorized to charge 13 a fee of $35 for providing technical assistance in repairing and rehabilitating historically significant properties. The agency 14 may also charge fees based on the following fee schedule for investment tax credit reviews for historically significant 15 properties under the Federal Investment Tax Credit Program or other programs requiring review of compliance with federal 16 guidelines. 17 A fee of $250 is authorized for review of proposed or ongoing rehabilitation work for all projects. Fees for review of 18 completed rehabilitation work is based on the dollar amount spent on the rehabilitation as follows: 19 20 FEE SIZE OF REHABILITATION 21 22 $ 500 $ 5,000 to $ 99,999 23 $ 800 $ 100,000 to $499,999 24 $1,500 $ 500,000 to $999,999 25 $2,500 $1,000,000 or more 26 If a review of proposed or on-going rehabilitation work has been made prior to submission of the Request for 27 Certification of Completed Work, the Department will deduct the $250 from the total owed for review of completed 28 rehabilitation work. In general, each rehabilitation of a certified historic structure will be considered a separate project when 29 computing the amount of the fee. 30 Revenues from these fees will be retained, carried forward and used by this department for Historic Preservation 31 programs assisting historic properties throughout South Carolina. 32 Revenues received from application fees for reviewing and certifying the rehabilitation work on historic properties under 33 the review compliance program will be retained by the agency. 34 24.6. (AH: Funding to Maintain Archival Materials) Funds remaining from the $300,000 appropriated in FY 1993-94 35 will be deposited in a special account and carried forward to the next fiscal year. These funds will not be considered as part 36 of the 10% carry forward in General Fund appropriations. Funds will be expended for supplies, procedures, and equipment 37 designed to preserve the Archives collection. The Senate Finance and Ways and Means Committees shall be furnished a 38 report annually detailing such expenditures.
H79 - SECTION 24 - ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 480 1 24.7. (AH: History Center Funding) Funds appropriated for the Department of Archives and History, History Center 2 must be used by the State Budget and Control Board and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History who are 3 directed to proceed expeditiously with the design and construction of a replacement facility for the Department of Archives 4 and History's current facility on Senate Street in Columbia. This shall include, but not be limited to, awarding a contract 5 to begin construction. To finance the project, state funding appropriated in this act or any other appropriation act shall be 6 expended in the order authorized funding becomes available for the History Center. Additional funding is to be provided 7 from other sources as may be determined by the General Assembly. If interim financing is necessary, the State Treasurer 8 may provide interim financing. Of the funds appropriated in this act and/or any other funds appropriated in any other 9 appropriation act for construction of the South Carolina History Center, $2,000,000 shall support the National Endowment 10 for the Humanities Challenge Grant (CH-20306), be used to match Endowment funds and be expended for the approved 11 purposes of this grant, specifically construction of the South Carolina History Center. 12 24.8. (AH: Historical Burial Ground) Of the funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 24, $100,000 may be expended 13 in FY 96-97 97-98 for historical burial ground preservation. Of these funds, $10,000 shall be used for the Historical Burial 14 Grounds in the City of Spartanburg. 15 24.9. (AH: Cleveland School Monument) DELETED 16 17 H83 - SECTION 25 - CONFEDERATE RELIC ROOM AND MUSEUM 18 19 25.1. (CRR: Artifacts Disposition) No artifacts owned by the State in the collection and exhibits of the Confederate 20 Relic Room shall be permanently removed or disposed of except by a Concurrent Resolution of the General Assembly. 21 25.2. (CRR: Confederate Relic Room Location) Notwithstanding Act 313 of 1919 and Section 59-117-60, Code of 22 Laws of 1976, the War Memorial Building erected at the corner of Sumter and Pendleton Streets in the City of Columbia 23 shall continue to be used by the Confederate Relic Room and further utilization of the building shall be arranged between 24 the University of South Carolina and the Director of the Confederate Relic Room the custody and control of the building 25 shall be forthwith transferred to the South Carolina Budget and Control Board. 26 25.3. (CRR: Research/Copy Fee) The Confederate Relic Room is authorized to collect, retain and expend fees from 27 research and photographic processing requests and from the sale of promotional items. 28 25.4. (CRR: Appointment of Director) The Director of the Confederate Relic Room shall be appointed, after 29 consultation with the South Carolina Division Commander of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans and the President of 30 the South Carolina Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, by the Executive Director of the South Carolina 31 Budget and Control Board and shall serve at his pleasure. 32 25.5. (CRR: Donations) The Confederate Relic Room is authorized to receive donations of funds and artifacts and 33 to expend these donations for the restoration, preservation and display of the collection to supplement state monies 34 appropriated for such purposes. 35 25.6. (CRR: Confederate Museum Relocation) It is the intent of the General Assembly that, as soon as space becomes 36 available, the Confederate Museum shall relocate to the Columbia Mills Building where it will be retained as a separate 37 and distinct facility, under the State Budget and Control Board.
PAGE 481 1 H87 - SECTION 26 - LIBRARY, STATE 2 3 26.1. (LIB: Aid to Counties Libraries Allotment) The amount appropriated in this section for "Aid to County Libraries" 4 shall be allotted to each county on a per capita basis according to the official United States Census for 1990, as aid to the 5 County Library. No county shall be allocated less than $15,000 under this provision. To receive this aid, local library 6 support shall not be less than the amount actually expended for library operations from local sources in the second preceding 7 year. 8 26.2. (LIB: Exempt Across-the-Board Reduction) In the calculation of any across-the-board cut mandated by the 9 Budget and Control Board or General Assembly, the amount which the State Library pays to South Carolina Heritage 10 Associates for rent in the Mt. Vernon Mill shall be excluded from the State Library's base budget. 11 26.3. (LIB: Information Service Fees) The State Library may charge a fee for costs associated with information 12 delivery and retain such funds to offset the costs of maintaining, promoting and improving information delivery services. 13 26.4. (LIB: Continuing Education Fees) The State Library may charge a fee for costs associated with continuing 14 education and retain such funds to offset the costs of providing continuing education opportunities. 15 26.5. (LIB: (Aid To County Libraries Restrictions) DELETED 16 17 H91 - SECTION 27 - ARTS COMMISSION 18 19 27.1. (ARTS: Professional Artists Contract) Where practicable, all professional artists employed by the Arts 20 Commission in the fields of music, theater, dance, literature, musical arts, craft, media arts and environmental arts shall be 21 hired on a contractual basis as independent contractors. Where such a contractual arrangement is not feasible employees 22 in these fields may be unclassified, however, the approval of their salaries shall be in accord with the provisions of Section 23 72.19 of this Act. 24 27.2. (ARTS: Special Revolving Account) Any income derived from Arts Commission sponsored arts events or by 25 gift, contributions, or bequest now in possession of the Arts Commission including any federal or other funds balance 26 remaining at the end of the prior fiscal year, shall be retained by the Commission and placed in a special revolving account 27 for the Commission to use solely for the purpose of supporting the programs provided herein. Any such funds shall be 28 subject to the review procedures as set forth in Act 651 of 1978. 29 27.3. (ARTS: Grant Funds Equitable Disbursement) The Commission shall make every effort to disburse state and 30 federal grant funds to counties in the most equitable manner possible. Counties that have demonstrated initiative in seeking 31 support and developing arts programs are to be given consideration when funds are disbursed. 32 27.4. (ARTS: Partial Indirect Cost Waiver) The Commission is allowed to apply a 15% indirect cost rate for continuing 33 federal grants for which they must compete. The Commission shall apply the full approved negotiated rate to the Basic State 34 Grant and any new grants received by the Commission.
PAGE 482 1 H95 - SECTION 28 - MUSEUM COMMISSION, STATE 2 3 28.1. (MUSM: Duplicate Materials) The Commission may give (away) natural history materials in its possession for 4 educational purposes, such materials being less than museum quality or duplicative of materials owned by the Museum 5 Commission. 6 28.2. (MUSM: Removal From Collections) The Commission may remove objects from its museum collections by gift 7 to another public or nonprofit institution, by trade with another public or nonprofit institution, by public sale, by transfer 8 to the Commission's education, exhibit, or study collections or to its operating property inventory; or as a last resort, by 9 intentional destruction on the condition that the objects so removed meet with one or more of the following criteria: (1) they 10 fall outside the scope of the S. C. Museum Commission's collections as defined in the Collection Policy dated January 20, 11 1993, (2) they are unsuitable for exhibition or research, (3) they are inferior duplicates of other objects in the collection, or 12 (4) they are forgeries or were acquired on the basis of false information; funds from the sale of such objects will be placed 13 in a special revolving account for the Commission to use solely for the purpose of purchasing objects for the collections of 14 the State Museum. 15 28.3. (MUSM: Museum Store) The Museum Commission shall establish and administer a museum store in the State 16 Museum. This store may produce, acquire, and sell merchandise relating to historical, scientific, and cultural sources. All 17 profits received from the sale of such merchandise shall be retained by the Museum Commission in a restricted fund to be 18 carried forward into the following fiscal year. These funds may be used for store operations, publications, acquisitions, 19 educational programs, exhibit production and general operating expenses provided that the expenditures for such expenses 20 are approved by the General Assembly in the annual Appropriation Act. 21 28.4. (MUSM: Traveling Exhibits Fees) The Museum Commission may rent or sell exhibits and exhibit components 22 and the Commission may retain such funds and use them to offset the cost of developing, maintaining, promoting, and 23 improving the changing exhibit program and to support general operations, provided that the expenditures for such expenses 24 are approved by the General Assembly in the annual Appropriation Act. Any unexpended revenue from these sources may 25 be carried forward into the current fiscal year to be expended for the same purposes. 26 28.5. (MUSM: Retention of Revenue) The Museum Commission may retain revenue received from admissions, 27 program fees, facility rentals, professional services, donations and other miscellaneous operating income and may expend 28 such revenue for general operating expenses provided that such expenditures are approved by the General Assembly in the 29 annual appropriations act. Any unexpended revenue from these sources may be carried forward into the current fiscal year 30 to be expended for the same purposes. 31 28.6. (MUSM: Across-the-Board Cut Exemption) In the calculation of any across-the-board cut mandated by the 32 Budget and Control Board or General Assembly, the amount which the Commission pays to the South Carolina Heritage 33 Associates for rent of the Museum's rent shall be excluded from the Museum's base budget. 34 28.7. (MUSM: School Tour Fee Prohibition) The Commission may not charge admission fees to groups of children 35 from South Carolina who have made reservations that are touring the museum as part of a school function.
PAGE 483 1 J02 - SECTION 29 - HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF 2 3 29.1. (DHHS: Recoupment/Restricted Fund) The Department of Health and Human Services shall recoup all refunds 4 and identified program overpayments and all such overpayments shall be recouped in accordance with established collection 5 policy. Further, the Department of Health and Human Services is authorized to maintain a restricted fund, on deposit with 6 the State Treasurer, to be used to pay for Medicaid and Social Services Block Grant Federal liabilities and improvements 7 related to enhancing accountability for future audits. The restricted fund will derive from prior year program refunds. The 8 restricted fund shall not exceed one-half of one percent of the Medicaid and Social Services Block Grant total appropriation 9 authorization for the current year. Amounts in excess of one-half of one percent will be remitted to the General Fund. 10 29.2. (DHHS: Long Term Care Facility Reimbursement Rate) The Department, in calculating a reimbursement rate 11 for long term care facility providers, shall obtain for each contract period an inflation factor, developed by the Budget and 12 Control Board, Division of Budget and Analyses. Data obtained from Medicaid cost reporting records applicable to long 13 term care providers will be supplied to the Budget and Control Board, Division of Budget and Analyses. A composite index, 14 developed by the Budget and Control Board, Division of Budget and Analyses will be used to reflect the respective costs 15 of the components of the Medicaid program expenditures in computing the maximum inflation factor to be used in long term 16 care contractual arrangements involving reimbursement of providers. The Division of Budget and Analyses of the Budget 17 and Control Board shall update the composite index so as to have the index available for each contract renewal. 18 The Department may apply the inflation factor in calculating the reimbursement rate for the new contract period from 19 zero percent (0%) up to the inflation factor developed by the Division of Budget and Analyses. 20 29.3. (DHHS: Medical Assistance Audit Program Remittance) The Department of Health and Human Services shall 21 remit to the General Fund an amount representing fifty percent (allowable Federal Financial Participation) of the cost of the 22 Medical Assistance Audit Program as established in the State Auditor's Office of the Budget and Control Board Section 17D. 23 Such amount shall also include appropriated salary adjustments and employer contributions allocable to the Medical 24 Assistance Audit Program. Such remittance to the General Fund shall be made monthly and based on invoices as provided 25 by the State Auditor's Office of the Budget and Control Board. 26 29.4. (DHHS: Medicaid Income Limitation) The income limitation for the Medicaid Program shall continue to be three 27 hundred percent of the SSI single payment maximum. 28 29.5. (DHHS: Third Party Liability Collection) The Department of Health and Human Services is allowed to fund the 29 net costs of contracting for any Special Third Party Liability and Drug Rebate collection efforts from the monies collected 30 in that effort. 31 29.6. (DHHS: Services Integration Efforts) The funds appropriated in II D shall be utilized for services integration 32 efforts. 33 29.7. (DHHS: Medicaid State Plan) Where the Medicaid State Plan is altered to cover services that previously were 34 provided by 100% state funds, the Department can bill other agencies for the state share of services provided through 35 Medicaid. The Department will keep a record of all services affected and submit periodic reports to the Senate Finance and 36 House Ways and Means Committees. 37 29.8. (DHHS: Medically Indigent Assistance Fund) The Department is authorized to expend disproportionate share 38 funds to all eligible hospitals with the condition that all audit exceptions through the receipt and expenditures of these funds
J02 - SECTION 29 - HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 484 1 are the liability of the hospital receiving the funds. To the extent that any disproportionate share funds authorized under 2 this section exceed a specific hospital's cost, such funds must be spent on health care services by a governmental entity. 3 These funds must be used to reimburse the hospital for expenses in providing uncompensated indigent care. 4 29.9. (DHHS: Admin. Days/Swing Beds Reduction Prohibition) Funds appropriated herein for hospital administrative 5 days and swing beds shall not be reduced in the event the agency cuts programs and the services they provide. 6 29.10. (DHHS: Nursing Home Sanctions) The Department of Health and Human Services is authorized to establish an 7 interest bearing Restricted Fund with the State Treasurer, to deposit fines collected as a result of nursing home sanctions. 8 The Department may use these funds to protect the life, health, and property of patients in nursing homes, including payment 9 for the costs of relocation of residents to other facilities, maintenance of operation of a facility pending correction of 10 deficiencies or closure. 11 29.11. (DHHS: Reimbursement Formula Changes) To the extent the Department can increase Medicaid federal 12 matching funds through changes in reimbursement formulas for other state providers, the Department, with the permission 13 of the state providers, is authorized to retain these funds in an earmarked account on deposit with the State Treasurer and 14 use these funds to cover unanticipated increases in Medicaid health and human services expenditures. The Department 15 should not hold any other state provider liable for disallowances resulting from these changes. Any funds realized as a result 16 of this proviso shall be reported as part of the following year budget process. 17 29.12. (DHHS: Managed Care) The Insurance Law of South Carolina and the regulations promulgated thereunder shall 18 not apply to partially capitated, primary care providers, insofar as such groups or individuals are defined by and agree to 19 provide health care services under South Carolina's Medicaid Managed Care Program. 20 29.13. (DHHS: Health Benefit Plan Demonstration Project) The Health Benefit Plan Demonstration Project is exempt 21 from the provisions of Title 38 of the 1976 Code and regulations promulgated by the Chief Insurance Commissioner. 22 29.14. (DHHS: Child Care and Development Block Grant) The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) 23 shall use the funds appropriated to provide matching funds for the new Child Care and Development Block Grant. DHHS, 24 in coordination with the Department of Social Services, shall use these child care funds to support the state's welfare reform 25 program (Family Independence Act of 1995) and to provide temporary child care services to other low income working 26 families. 27 29.15. (DHHS: Residential Care Optional Supplement) From the appropriation made herein for General Assistance, 28 the Department will supplement the income of individuals who reside in those licensed residential care facilities that have 29 an approved Optional Supplement Request with the Department. Individuals who reside in those residential care facilities 30 with approved Optional Supplement Requests must also qualify as aged, blind or disabled under the definitions of Public 31 Law 92-603, U.S. Code, or who would qualify except for income limitations or residence in a residential care facility 32 reclassified as a public institution by the Social Security Administration. For the period of the current fiscal year, the 33 Department will, based on availability of funds, supplement the income of the above defined group up to a maximum of 34 $795.00 per/month and the residential care facilities are authorized to charge a fee of $762.00 per/month for the defined 35 group. Each individual in the defined group is allowed a $33.00 per/month personal needs allowance. The Department 36 will issue the recipient an Optional Supplement check in an amount that will permit the recipient to comply with the above 37 payments; however, if the federal government grants a cost of living increase to Social Security and Supplemental Security 38 Income recipients, the maximum amount that the facility is permitted to charge is $762.00. The Department shall establish
J02 - SECTION 29 - HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 485 1 the maximum number of Optional Supplement Requests that can be funded and will develop a waiting list based on present 2 and future applications received from each county. Each facility that participates in the Optional Supplement Program must 3 submit a notarized operating cost report. The cost information will include all income and operating costs for the facility. 4 The Department will develop a time schedule for reports to be submitted. Facilities failing to submit costs information and 5 adhere to the time schedule will not be eligible to serve Optional Supplement residents. Information received by the 6 Department will be consolidated and submitted to the Senate Finance Committee and the Ways and Means Committee. The 7 Department shall explore any options for maximizing state matching dollars in the provision of services to residents of 8 licensed community residential care facilities and options for reviewing the quality and adequacy of care and report to the 9 Senate Finance Committee, the Ways and Means Committee and the Governor's Office no later than January 15, 1998. 10 All services rendered to a Residential Care Facility resident must be in compliance with state health licensing laws and 11 regulations. 12 29.16. (DHHS: Family Planning) Of the funds appropriated for Family Planning, $156,000 shall be used for long term 13 contraceptives and matched with Federal funds to the fullest extent possible. 14 29.17. (DHHS: Medical Home for Clients) The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) shall establish a 15 program to encourage physicians to establish a "medical home" for Medicaid clients. This program is intended to provide 16 continuity of care for Medicaid clients, increase access to primary care services for Medicaid clients and ensure increased 17 and continued participation in the Medicaid program by physicians who render primary care services. The DHHS shall 18 have the responsibility to define a "medical home" and have signed agreements with physicians willing to meet the 19 requirements of providing a "medical home." Physicians signing agreements to become medical homes for Medicaid will 20 receive enhanced reimbursement to be defined by DHHS. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health 21 Centers (RHCs) must meet the requirements set forth for a "medical home" in order to continue to receive cost based 22 reimbursement from DHHS. 23 29.18. (DHHS: Nursing Services) In the delivery of services in the Medicaid program, LPN's are authorized to provide 24 services in home or residential settings without on-site supervision by an RN provided the RN has approved the plan of care. 25 RN's are authorized to approve a plan of care which provides for LPN's to provide services in a home or residential setting 26 without direct on-site supervision. 27 28 J04 - SECTION 30 - HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF 29 30 30.1. (DHEC: County Health Departments Funding) Out of the appropriation provided in this section for "Public 31 Health Districts", the sum of $25,000 shall be distributed to the county health departments by the Commissioner, with the 32 approval of the Board of Department of Health and Environmental Control, for the following purposes: 33 1. To insure the provision of a reasonably adequate public health program in each county. 34 2. To provide funds to combat special health problems that may exist in certain counties. 35 3. To establish and maintain demonstration projects in improved public health methods in one or more counties in 36 the promotion of better public health service throughout the State. 37 4. To encourage and promote local participation in financial support of the county health departments. 38 5. To meet emergency situations which may arise in local areas.
J04 - SECTION 30 - HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 486 1 6. To fit funds available to amounts budgeted when small differences occur. 2 The provisions of this proviso shall not supersede or suspend the provisions of Section 13-7-30 of the 1976 Code. 3 30.2. (DHEC: County Special Projects) Counties may continue to fund special projects in conjunction with the County 4 Health Departments. Salaries for county special project employees, including merit increases and fringe benefits, shall be 5 totally funded by the county(s) involved. County special project employees shall not be under the state merit system or state 6 compensation plan and they shall receive their compensation directly from the county(s). 7 30.3. (DHEC: County Health Units) Federal funds made available to the Department of Health and Environmental 8 Control for the allocation to the counties of the State for operation of county health units be allotted on a basis approved 9 by the Board of the Department of Health and Environmental Control and the amount of State funds appropriated herein 10 for "Public Health Districts", except for salary increases, shall be allocated on a basis such that no county budget shall 11 receive less than the amount received in the prior fiscal year. 12 30.4. (DHEC: Camp Burnt Gin) Private donations or contributions for capital improvements at Camp Burnt Gin shall 13 be deposited in a restricted account and carried forward until sufficient amounts are available for such improvements. Any 14 expenditures from the account must first be approved by the Budget and Control Board and the Joint Bond Review 15 Committee. 16 30.5. (DHEC: Children's Rehabilitative Services) The Children's Rehabilitative Services shall be required to utilize 17 any available financial resources including insurance benefits and/or governmental assistance programs, to which the child 18 may otherwise be entitled in providing and/or arranging for medical care and related services to physically handicapped 19 children eligible for such services, as a prerequisite to the child receiving such services. 20 30.6. (DHEC: Cancer/Hemophilia) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this act, the funds appropriated herein 21 for cancer treatment services $1,168,409 and the hemophilia assistance program, $66,477 shall not be transferred to other 22 programs within the agency and when instructed by the Budget and Control Board or the General Assembly to reduce funds 23 within the department by a certain percentage, the Department may not act unilaterally to reduce the funds for any cancer 24 treatment program and hemophilia assistance program provided for herein greater than such stipulated percentage. 25 30.7. (DHEC: Speech & Hearing) The Department of Health and Environmental Control shall utilize so much of the 26 funds appropriated in this section as may be necessary to continue the Speech and Hearing programs. 27 30.8. (DHEC: Local Health Departments) As of July 1, 1981, the counties of the state will be relieved of contribution 28 requirements for salary, fringe benefits and travel reimbursement to local health departments. The amount of $5,430,697 29 is appropriated for county health department salaries, fringe benefits and travel. These funds and other state funds 30 appropriated for county health units may, based upon need, be utilized in either salary or travel categories. Each county shall 31 provide all other operating expenses of the local health department in an amount at least equal to that appropriated for 32 operations for each county in Fiscal Year 1981. In the event any county makes uniform reductions in appropriations to all 33 agencies or departments for maintenance and operations, exclusive of salaries and fringe benefits, a like reduction shall be 34 made in funds appropriated for the operating expenses of the local health department. 35 30.9. (DHEC: Insurance Refunds) The Department of Health and Environmental Control is authorized to budget and 36 expend monies resulting from insurance refunds for prior year operations for case services in the following programs: Health 37 Promotion, Preventive Health Services, and Maternal and Child Care.
J04 - SECTION 30 - HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 487 1 30.10. (DHEC: Emergency Medical Services) Funds appropriated herein for Emergency Medical Services, shall be 2 allocated to the Counties for the purpose of improving or upgrading the system, and shall be allocated to the EMS-Regional 3 Councils for administration of training programs and technical assistance to the local EMS units and the funds shall be 4 allocated by a ratio of 45 percent to the counties and 55 percent to the EMS Regional Councils. The Department of Health 5 and Environmental Control shall develop guidelines and administer the system to make allocations within each region based 6 on demonstrated need and local match. The $1 million increase provided herein shall not require local match and local 7 match shall not be a factor in determining the allocation. The $1 million increase shall be allocated by a ratio of 81 percent 8 to counties, 12 percent to EMS Regional Councils and 7 percent to the state EMS office. Funds appropriated $1,955,195 9 to Emergency Medical Services shall not be transferred to other programs within the Department's budget. In addition, when 10 instructed by the Budget and Control Board or the General Assembly to reduce funds by a certain percentage, the 11 Department may not reduce the funds appropriated for EMS Regional Councils or Aid to Counties greater than such 12 stipulated percentage. 13 30.11. (DHEC: Rape Crisis Centers) Of the amounts appropriated in Primary Care-Case Services, $651,107 shall be 14 used for rape crisis centers around the state. Distribution of funds shall be based on DHEC Rape Crisis services standards 15 and expenditures monitored by DHEC. 16 30.12. (DHEC: Sickle Cell Blood Sample Analysis) $16,000 is appropriated in Maternal and Child Care for the Sickle 17 Cell Program for Blood Sample Analysis and shall be used by the Department to analyze blood samples submitted by the 18 four existing regional programs - Region I, Barksdale Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation in Spartanburg; Region II, Clark 19 Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation in Columbia; Region III, Committee on Better Racial Assurance Hemoglobinopathy 20 Program in Charleston; and the Orangeburg Area Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation. 21 30.13. (DHEC: Sickle Cell Programs) $475,000 is appropriated for Sickle Cell program services, 47% is to be 22 designated for the Community Based and Newborn Screening Programs (Sickle Cell) and shall be apportioned as follows: 23 (1) 48% is to be divided equally between the existing Community Based Sickle Cell Programs located in Spartanburg 24 and Columbia; and 25 (2) 52% is for the Community Based Sickle Cell Program in Charleston. 26 The funds shall be used for providing prevention programs, educational programs, testing, counseling and newborn 27 screening. The balance of the total appropriation must be used for Sickle Cell Services operated by Children's Rehabilitative 28 Services of DHEC. The funds appropriated to the community based sickle cell centers shall be reduced to reflect any percent 29 reduction assigned to the Department of Health and Environmental Control by the Budget and Control Board; provided, 30 however, that the Department may not act unilaterally to reduce the funds for the Sickle Cell program greater than such 31 stipulated percentage. The Department shall not be required to undertake any treatment, medical management or health care 32 follow-up for any person with sickle cell disease identified through any neonatal testing program, beyond the level of 33 services supported by funds now or subsequently appropriated for such services. No funds appropriated for ongoing or 34 newly established sickle cell services may be diverted to other budget categories within the DHEC budget. 35 30.14. (DHEC: Genetic Services) The sum of $222,390 appearing under the Maternal and Child Care Section of this 36 Act shall be appropriated to and administered by the Department of Health and Environmental Control for the purpose of 37 providing appropriate genetic services to medically needy and underserved persons. Such funds shall be used by the 38 Department to administer the program and to contract with appropriate providers of genetic services. Such services will
J04 - SECTION 30 - HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 488 1 include genetic screening, laboratory testing, counseling, and other services as may be deemed beneficial by the Department, 2 and these funds shall be divided equally among the three Regional Genetic Centers of South Carolina, composed of units 3 from the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, and the Greenwood 4 Genetic Center. 5 30.15. (DHEC: Revenue Carry Forward Authorization) The Department of Health & Environmental Control is hereby 6 authorized to collect, expend and carry forward revenues in the following programs: Sale of Goods (confiscated goods, arm 7 patches, etc.), sale of meals at Camp Burnt Gin, sale of publications, brochures, photo copies and certificate forms, including 8 but not limited to, pet rabies vaccination certificate books, sale of listings and labels, sale of State Code and Supplements, 9 sale of films and slides, sale of maps, sale of items to be recycled, including used motor oil and batteries, etc., and collection 10 of registration fees for non-DHEC employees. 11 30.16. (DHEC: Pharmacist Permits) The Department of Health and Environmental Control shall be exempted from the 12 requirements of Section 40-43-370 of the 1976 Code of Laws, as amended, as it relates to the requirement that a pharmacist 13 employed by the Department may supervise no more than two adjacent districts. The Department of Health and 14 Environmental Control shall not be exempt from any other provisions of Section 40-43-370. 15 30.17. (DHEC: Safe Drinking Water Act) In order to comply with the provisions of the federal Safe Drinking Water 16 Act, the Department is authorized to collect a fee from each public water system. The fee must be based upon the number 17 of taps through which the system provides water to its customers The fees collected must be returned to the department for 18 the purposes of implementing the Safe Drinking Water Act Regulatory Program including engineering plan review, 19 compliance inspections, and enforcement; and for providing technical assistance and monitoring and laboratory analytical 20 services for the public water systems of the State. The fee shall be as follows: 21 22 COMMUNITY AND NON-TRANSIENT NON-COMMUNITY 23 WATER SYSTEMS 24 25 Fee = Program Administration Component + Distribution Monitoring Component + Source Monitoring Component 26 27 Fee = $10.80 x (# Taps Up To 10) + $7.20 x (# Taps From 11 To 25) + $5.76 x ( # Taps From 26 To 50) + $4.32 x (# Taps 28 From 51 To 100) + $2.88 x (# Taps From 101 To 500) + $2.16 x (# Taps From 501 To 1,000) + $1.44 x (# Taps 29 From 1,001 To 5,000) + $1.08 x (# Taps From 5,001 To 10,000) + $0.68 x (# Taps From 10,001 To 15,000) + $0.36 30 x (# Taps From 15,001 To 25,000) + $0.23 x (# Taps From 25,001 To 50,000) + $0.14 x (# Taps From 50,001 To 31 100,000) + $0.09 x (# Taps Greater Than 100,000) 32 33 + $158 (Systems Serving Up To 100 Taps); Or, $450 (Systems Serving 101 To 1,000 Taps); Or, $2,250 (Systems 34 Serving 1,001 To 15,000 Taps); Or, $4500 (Systems Serving Greater Than 15,000 Taps) 35 36 + [($225 x (#GW Sources)) + ($450 x (#SW Sources))] [Up To 25 Taps]; Or, [($360 x (#GW Sources)) + ($720 37 x (#SW Sources))] [From 26 To 100 Taps]; Or, [($900 x (#GW Sources)) + ($1800 x (#SW Sources))] [Greater 38 Than 100 Taps]; Or, [Maximum $5,000]
J04 - SECTION 30 - HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 489 1 SYSTEM SIZE PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION 2 (NUMBER OF TAPS) (BASE AMOUNT + RATE PER TAP) 3 BASE RATE PER TAP 4 5 1 To 10 $0 $10.80 First 10 Taps 6 11 To 25 $108 $7.20 Taps 11 To 25 7 26 To 50 $216 $5.76 Taps 26 To 50 8 51 To 100 $360 $4.32 Taps 51 To 100 9 101 To 500 $576 $2.88 Taps 101 To 500 10 501 To 1,000 $1,728 $2.16 Taps 501 To 1,000 11 1,001 To 5,000 $2,808 $1.44 Taps 1,001 To 5,000 12 5,001 To 10,000 $8,568 $1.08 Taps 5,001 To 10,000 13 10,001 To 15,000 $13,968 $0.68 Taps 10,001 To 15,000 14 15,001 To 25,000 $17,343 $0.36 Taps 15,001 To 25,000 15 25,001 To 50,000 $20,943 $0.23 Taps 25,001 To 50,000 16 50,001 To 100,000 $26,568 $0.14 Taps 50,001 To 100,000 17 100,000 And Above $33,318 $0.09 Over 100,000 18 19 SYSTEM SIZE DISTRIBUTING SOURCE MONITORING 20 (NUMBER OF TAPS) MONITORING (RATE PER SOURCE) 21 (FIXED RATE) GROUNDWATER SURFACE WATER 22 23 1 To 10 $ 158 $225 $ 450 24 11 To 25 $ 158 $225 $ 450 25 26 To 50 $ 158 $360 $ 720 26 51 To 100 $ 158 $360 $ 720 27 101 To 500 $ 450 $900 $1,800 28 501 To 1,000 $ 450 $900 $1,800 29 1,001 To 5,000 $2,250 $900 $1,800 30 5,001 To 10,000 $2,250 $900 $1,800 31 10,001 To 15,000 $2,250 $900 $1,800 32 15,001 To 25,000 $4,500 $900 $1,800 33 25,001 To 50,000 $4,500 $900 $1,800 34 50,001 To 100,000 $4,500 $900 $1,800 35 100,001 And Above $4,500 $900 $1,800
J04 - SECTION 30 - HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 490 1 OTHER PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS 2 3 Transient Non-Community Systems: Fee = $225 4 Systems Serving More Than 1 Tap But Less 5 Than 15 Taps and Serving Less Than 25 People: Fee = $135 6 Systems Serving 1 Tap and Serving Less Than 7 25 People: Fee = $ 90 8 Vending Machines: Fee = $ 45 9 10 For the purposes of this fee schedule, tap is defined as a service connection, the point at which water is delivered to the 11 consumer (building, dwelling, commercial establishment, camping space, industry, etc.) from a distribution system, whether 12 metered or not and regardless of whether there is a user charge for consumption of the water. 13 The Department shall submit an annual report to the Senate Finance Committee, House Ways & Means Committee, South 14 Carolina Section American Water Works Association and the Municipal Association detailing activities funded from safe 15 drinking water fees. The report shall include the amount of fees collected from each waterworks and the listing of 16 expenditures from those fees. The expenditures shall be accompanied by a list of benefits the waterworks receive from the 17 State as a result of the fees. In providing monitoring and laboratory analytical services, DHEC will consider least cost 18 alternatives including contracting with private laboratories when appropriate. DHEC shall include all applicable direct and 19 indirect costs in developing cost comparisons with private laboratories. 20 Penalties: 21 All fees remaining unpaid thirty (30) days after billing will be issued a late notice with no penalty due, however, it will 22 contain advisement of penalty for non-payment after sixty (60) days. Fees remaining unpaid after sixty days will be assessed 23 a ten percent (10%) penalty. Fees remaining unpaid at the end of ninety (90) days will be assessed a twenty-five percent 24 (25%) penalty in addition to the sixty day penalty. The sum of both penalties may not exceed five thousand dollars. Persons 25 delinquent under this paragraph will be notified by the Department by certified mail at their last known address. 26 All returned checks will be subject to a returned check fee as outlined in the DHEC Administrative Policy and Procedures 27 Manual. This penalty will be in addition to those outlined above. 28 No monitoring will be conducted on systems with fees unpaid at the end of ninety (90) days. 29 30.18. (DHEC: Medicaid Nursing Home Bed Days) Pursuant to Section 44-7-84(A) of the 1976 Code, the maximum 30 number of Medicaid patient days for which the Department of Health and Environmental Control is authorized to issue 31 Medicaid nursing home permits is 4,009,500 4,170,965. 32 30.19. (DHEC: Infectious Waste Health Inspectors) The Department of Health and Environmental Control shall assign 33 full-time health inspectors to serve at commercial incinerators which dispose of infectious waste for the purpose of assuring 34 the protection of the health and safety of the public by monitoring the receipt, handling and disposal of infectious waste at 35 these sites. The Department shall implement a fee of up to $5.00 per ton of infectious waste to cover the costs of 36 implementing this inspection program, not to exceed $150,000, to be collected quarterly from such inspected facilities to 37 be deposited in the General Fund.
J04 - SECTION 30 - HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 491 1 30.20. (DHEC: Septic Tank & Retail Food Establishments Inspection Fees) The Department shall charge a septic tank 2 inspection fee of $60.00. This fee shall be paid prior to the evaluation of any site for which an application for a septic tank 3 permit has been made. The Department shall charge annual inspection fees for retail food establishments. Retail food 4 establishments obtaining a permit for the first time shall be charged an inspection fee of $60.00. These fees must be paid 5 prior to the issuance of a permit. After the first year, renewal inspection fees shall be based on gross sales of food and food 6 products for the facility's previous business year as follows: 7 8 Gross Sales Annual Fee 9 $299,999 or less $ 60.00 10 $300,000 to 2,999,999 $ 70.00 11 $3,000,000 or more $ 80.00 12 13 The Department shall revise the annual inspection fee schedule for food service establishments to provide for additional 14 breakdowns. 15 Annual renewal fees shall be due thirty (30) days from the billing date. A penalty charge of $30.00 for all facilities shall 16 be assessed for inspection fees that are past due. A second penalty shall be assessed for inspection fees sixty (60) days past 17 due. 18 Owners of retail food establishments shall furnish previous business year sales information on request of the Department. 19 The following retail food establishments shall be exempt from fee charges: 20 21 Retail food establishments that are operated by a public or private school (kindergarten through grade 12); or are operated 22 by a child care facility. 23 24 Retail food establishments operated by health care facilities that are regulated by the Department. 25 26 Retail food establishments that are operated by other state agencies or local governments that provide food for patients, 27 clients or inmates. 28 29 Retail food establishments that are operated by non-profit organizations for the purpose of providing meals or food to 30 needy persons at little or no cost; or for the purpose of raising money for a charitable purpose. 31 32 An entity claiming an exemption from fee charges may be required to submit annually to the Department written evidence 33 that it meets one or more of the above criteria. 34 30.21. (DHEC: Vital Records Fees) The Department of Health and Environmental Control shall revise fees for Vital 35 Records. The following fee schedule shall be implemented effective July 1, 1991 and the revenue generated shall be retained 36 and expended by the agency to offset the cost of operations of the Vital Records System. 37 38 Records Search (includes one certification, if located) . . . . . . . . . . . $8.00 $12.00
J04 - SECTION 30 - HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 492 1 Additional similar certifications of the same 2 record ordered at the same time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3.00 3 4 Expedited service (additional to other required fees) . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 5.00 5 6 Index Verification for Government Agencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2.00 7 8 Special Filing Fees (additional to research fee) 9 (1) Correction of certificate by affidavit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00 $15.00 10 (2) Amended certificate (adoption, legitimation, 11 court order, paternity acknowledgment) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10.00 $15.00 12 (3) Delayed Registration of Birth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00 $15.00 13 14 Fees collected at the county health departments for records searches, amendments of records, delayed birth registration 15 and additional copies of the same record requested at the same time shall be distributed as follows: 50% to the county health 16 department and 50% to Vital Records Central Office. Any fee increase above the state fiscal year 1997 fee structure shall 17 be returned to the Vital Records Central Office (Office of Public Health Statistics and Information Systems, Division of Vital 18 Records). 19 30.22. (DHEC: Health Licensing Fee) Funds resulting from an increase in the Health Licensing Fee Schedule shall be 20 retained by the Department to fund increased responsibilities of the health licensing programs. 21 30.23. (DHEC: Controlled Substances Registration Fees) Provided, that the fees assessed for registration under Title 22 44, Chapter 53, Article 3 of the amended Code (the Controlled Substances Act) and set forth under Paragraph 103 of R61-4 23 of the amended Code shall be increased as follows: 24 (1) The fees set in R61-4, Paragraph 103(a), (c), (d), (e), and (h) at $75.00 per annum are increased to $100.00 per 25 annum. 26 (2) The fees set in R61-4, Paragraph 103(b) at $75.00 per annum are increased to $275.00 per annum. 27 (3) The fees set in R61-4, Paragraph 103(f) at $360.00 per annum are increased to $600.00 per annum. 28 (4) The fees set in R61-4, Paragraph 103(g) at $240.00 per annum are increased to $500.00 per annum. 29 (5) The Department of Health and Environmental Control shall modify R61-4, Paragraph 103 to conform to the fees 30 set forth in this proviso. 31 (6) This proviso shall become effective for the 1992-1993 registration period and shall continue in force until modified 32 by revision of R61-4, Paragraph 103. 33 30.24. (DHEC: Medical & Dental Loan Program) Notwithstanding other provisions of law, unobligated funds in the 34 Medical & Dental Loan program may be expended for other health service programs. 35 30.25. (DHEC: Infectious Waste Contingency Fund) The Department of Health and Environmental Control is 36 authorized to use not more than $75,000 from the Infectious Waste Contingency Fund per year for personnel and operating 37 expenses to implement the Infectious Waste Act.
J04 - SECTION 30 - HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 493 1 30.26. (DHEC: Nursing Home Medicaid Bed Day Permit) Beginning July 1, 1993, when transfer of a Medicaid patient 2 from a nursing home is necessary due to violations of state or federal law or medicaid certification requirements, the 3 medicaid patient day permit shall be transferred with the patient to the receiving nursing home. The receiving facility shall 4 apply to permanently retain the medicaid patient day permit within sixty days of receipt of the patient. 5 30.27. (DHEC: SC Mining Council) The amount appropriated in this section for "Mining and Reclamation", "Per Diem" 6 and "Travel" may be used for reimbursement of expenses and per diem for the South Carolina Mining Council. 7 30.28. (DHEC: Mineral Sets Revenue) The Department is authorized to charge a reasonable fee for mineral sets. Funds 8 generated from the sale of mineral sets may be retained by the Department in a revolving account with a maximum carry 9 forward of $2,000 and must be expended for mineral set supplies and related mining and reclamation educational products. 10 30.29. (DHEC: Spoil Easement Areas Revenue) The Department is authorized to collect, retain and expend funds 11 received from the sale of and/or third party use of spoil easement areas, for the purpose of meeting the State of South 12 Carolina's responsibility for providing adequate spoil easement areas for the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in South 13 Carolina. Any unexpended balance on June 30, of the prior fiscal year would be carried forward into the next fiscal year 14 and expended for the same purposes. 15 30.30. (DHEC: Performance Bond Forfeiture Revenue Carry Forward) The Department is authorized to retain and 16 expend revenue derived from forfeiture of performance bonds to cover the cost of restoring damaged critical areas. Any 17 unexpended balance on June 30, of the prior fiscal year would be carried forward into the next fiscal year and expended for 18 the same purposes. 19 30.31. (DHEC: Special Permits) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law or Rule and Regulation where the State 20 of South Carolina is exposed to compensation requirements of the Constitutions, the Department is hereby authorized to 21 issue special permits pursuant to Section 48-39-290(D) for habitable structures not to be larger than 5,000 square feet of 22 heated space. 23 30.32. (DHEC: Permit Application) Permit Application fees collected pursuant to Section 48-39-145 of the 1976 Code 24 must be retained by the department and used to establish the Coastal Resources Access Fund to be administered by the 25 Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. The office shall make matching grants from the fund on a 50/50 basis 26 to local governments in the South Carolina Coastal Zone for projects which enhance the public's use and enjoyment of 27 coastal resources. 28 30.33. (DHEC: Per Visit Rate Bureau of Home Health and Long Term Care) The SCDHEC is authorized to compensate 29 non-permanent, part-time employees on a fixed rate per visit basis. Compensation on a fixed rate per visit may be paid only 30 to Bureau of Home Health and Long Term Care employees for whom the Department receives per visit reimbursement from 31 other sources. These individuals will provide direct patient care in a home environment. The per visit rate may vary based 32 on the discipline providing the care and the geographical location of services rendered. Management may pay exempt or 33 non-exempt employees as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act only when they are needed to work. Individuals 34 employed in this category may exceed twelve months, but are not eligible for State benefits except for the option of 35 contributing to the State Retirement System. 36 30.34. (DHEC: Grand Strand Beach Renourishment Match) Any funds appropriated by the state for the Grand Strand 37 Beach Renourishment Project cannot be expended until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers certifies to the Department of
J04 - SECTION 30 - HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 494 1 Health & Environmental Control that the federal funds and the required funds from local governments for construction of 2 the Grand Strand Beach Renourishment Project are available for expenditure. 3 30.35. (DHEC: Cardiac Care Services) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any facility which: (1) obtained 4 a certificate of need for diagnostic cardiac catheterization before July 10, 1992; (2) filed to obtain a certificate of need for 5 open-heart surgical services before January 1, 1993; and (3) has a written open-heart surgery back-up agreement with a 6 facility that provides an open-heart surgery service located within a thirty-minute one-way drive may provide therapeutic 7 cardiac catheterizations. The facility's authority to continue to provide therapeutic cardiac catheterizations terminates sixty 8 days after the effective date of any changes to the criteria contained in the State Health Plan for issuing a certificate of need 9 for open heart surgery. A facility may continue to provide therapeutic cardiac catheterizations after the sixty-day period 10 only if the facility has applied for a certificate of need for open heart surgery under the new criteria within sixty days of the 11 new criteria's effective date. The facility's authority to continue to provide therapeutic cardiac catheterizations during the 12 period while its certificate of need application under the new criteria is pending terminates upon the issuance of a final non- 13 appealable decision on the application for a certificate of need under the new criteria. 14 30.36. (DHEC: Allocation Patient Days) The Department will allocate additional Medicaid patient days authorized 15 above the previous fiscal year's level as provided in Proviso 30.18 based on a percentage of need indicated by the 16 Community Long Term Care waiting list. Not withstanding any other provision of law, of the additional patient days 17 authorized above the previous year's level as provided in Proviso 30.18, the Department may approve additional nursing 18 home patient days/beds not to exceed 11,680 patient days/32 beds for those facilities in those rural counties that have (1) 19 only one nursing home; (2) have no more than eighty-eight nursing home beds; (3) have more than 22 percent of the 20 population age sixty-five and over with an income below the poverty level; and, (4) are below the mean of the South 21 Carolina median family income. A Certificate of Need application for these rural counties must be received by the 22 Department no later than August 1, 1996, and the Department will reserve Medicaid patient days for up to ninety percent 23 of the number of additional beds. 24 30.37. (DHEC: Underground Storage Tank Data) The Department of Health and Environmental Control should initiate 25 actions in FY 1997-98, to ensure the availability of accurate and complete tank population and financial data, that are 26 necessary to complete a report by March 1999, to the State Reorganization Commission, for the purpose of determining 27 whether continued funding from the State Underground Petroleum Environmental Response Bank (SUPERB) thru December 28 31, 2026, for eligible owners of underground storage tank owners, is in the best interest of the State. The Department should 29 begin to collect accurate and complete information addressing the financial status of the SUPERB Account and the State 30 Financial Responsibility Fund (SFRF) Account, including detailed information regarding the status of reported releases 31 in terms of completed and on-going work. Information should be such that the Department is able to determine whether 32 the SUPERB and SFRF Funds are actuarially sound and that revenues are sufficient to address needed site rehabilitation 33 and third party claims, such that the Department is able to continue funding the most serious and highest ranked projects 34 as determined using the Risk Based Corrective Action ranking system. The Department's actions should also result in 35 compiling accurate and complete information regarding the State's tank population, in terms of the extent to which the tank 36 population meets Environmental Protection Agency standards which become effective December 1998; the number of 37 registered tanks in the state; the number of registered tanks per location, per owner; and the availability and affordability 38 of private insurance for owners of underground storage tank owners.
J04 - SECTION 30 - HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 495 1 30.38. (DHEC: Babynet Sliding Fee Scale) The Department of Health and Environmental Control shall delay 2 implementation of a sliding fee scale for Babynet recipients until after June 30, 1998. During the current fiscal year, the 3 Department shall study the impact of implementing a sliding fee scale. The study shall include, but not be limited to, cost 4 benefits versus cost of administering such a fee scale, impact on participating Babynet agencies, and impact to potential 5 Babynet clients. The agency shall seek input from all affected parties. The agency shall submit a report of its findings, along 6 with recommendations, to the General Assembly no later than January 30, 1998. 7 30.39. (DHEC: Certificate of Public Advantage) Notwithstanding Regulation 61-31, Health Care Cooperative 8 Agreements and other provisions of law, should the Department of Health and Environmental Control issue a Certificate 9 of Public Advantage, the applicant will pay to the Department, an annual monitoring fee to cover the actual cost of audits 10 and monitoring. This fee shall be used by the Department in whatever manner solely for the purpose of monitoring 11 Certificates of Public Advantage as set forth in Section 44-7-570(A). 12 30.40. (DHEC: Beach Restoration) Appropriations for Beach Restoration Projects which are certified by the 13 Department as excess to the final State share of project costs shall be allocated by the Department to other beach restoration 14 projects on a priority basis in accordance with R.30-20. 15 30.41. (DHEC: Lead Screening Program) Of the funds appropriated to the Department of Health and Environmental 16 Control, the director is authorized to allocate $100,000 to the continuation of the lead paint screening program. 17 30.42. (DHEC: OCRM Deputy Director Compensation) DELETED 18 19 J12 - SECTION 31 - MENTAL HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF 20 21 31.1. (DMH: Medicare Revenue) All Federal Funds received by the Department of Mental Health from patients' 22 Medicare benefits shall be considered as patient fees under the provision of Act No. 1276 of the 1970 Acts (provision for 23 the issuance of bonds to be repaid from patient fees) except that the Department shall remit to the General Fund of the State 24 $290,963 from such funds to support the appropriation for administrative costs of the collection of Medicare benefits. The 25 Department shall retain and expend up to $3 million of all Medicare Revenue earned prior to July 1, of the prior fiscal year, 26 but received in the current fiscal year from cost recovery efforts, all additional prior earnings shall be remitted to the General 27 Fund, except that the cost and fees of identifying and collecting such additional Medicare Revenue to which the Department 28 is entitled may be paid from funds actually collected from such efforts. 29 31.2. (DMH: Paying Patient Account) Notwithstanding any other provision of law and in addition to other payments 30 provided in Part I of this Act, the Department of Mental Health is hereby directed during the current fiscal year to remit to 31 the General Fund of the State the amount of $3,800,000 to be paid from the surplus funds in the paying patient account 32 which has been previously designated for capital improvements and debt service under the provisions of Act 1276 of 1970. 33 It is the intent of the General Assembly to assist the Department to reduce and eventually eliminate this obligation to the 34 General Fund. 35 31.3. (DMH: Patient Fee Account) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law and in addition to other payments 36 provided in Part I of this Act, the Department of Mental Health is hereby authorized during the current fiscal year, to provide 37 the funds budgeted herein for $6,214,911 for Departmental operations, $400,000 for the Continuum of Care, $10,000 for 38 the Alliance for the Mentally Ill, $250,000 for S.C. SHARE Self Help Association Regarding Emotions, $50,000 for
J12 - SECTION 31 - MENTAL HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 496 1 Palmetto Pathways, $50,000 for New Day Clubhouse and up to $685,000 for day-to-day operations at the Campbell Nursing 2 Home , from the Patient Fee Account which has been previously designated for capital improvements and debt service under 3 provisions of Act 1276 of 1970. The Department of Mental Health is authorized to fund the cost of Medicare Part B 4 premiums from its Patient Fee Account up to $150,000. The South Carolina Alliance for the Mentally Ill shall provide an 5 itemized budget before the receipt of funds and quarterly financial statements to the Legislative Governor's Committee on 6 Mental Health and Mental Retardation Department of Mental Health. The South Carolina Self-Help Association Regarding 7 Emotions shall provide an itemized budget before the receipt of funds and quarterly financial statements to the Legislative 8 Governor's Committee on Mental Health and Mental Retardation Department of Mental Health. DMH is authorized to use 9 unobligated Patient Paying Fee Account funds for community transition programs. The funds made available shall be 10 utilized consistently with the Transition Leadership Council's definition of severely mentally ill children and adults. The 11 Department shall report their use of these funds to the Legislative-Governor's Committee on Mental Health and Mental 12 Retardation, the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee. This amendment is made 13 notwithstanding other obligations currently set forth in this proviso. 14 31.4. (DMH: Paying Patient Fee Hall Institute) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law and in addition to other 15 payments provided in this section, the Department of Mental Health is authorized to utilize up to $1,530,520 of the funds 16 collected from paying patients hospitalized in the acute care units of the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute to defray the 17 cost of training mental health personnel and psychiatric research at that facility pursuant to Section 44-11-10(2), Code of 18 Laws of South Carolina, 1976; these being a part of the funds previously designated for capital improvements and debt 19 service under the provisions of Act 1276 of 1970. 20 31.5. (DMH: Institution Generated Funds) The Department of Mental Health is authorized to retain and expend 21 institution generated funds which are budgeted. 22 31.6. (DMH: Harris Psychiatric Hospital Carry Forward) The Budget and Control Board shall authorize the 23 Department of Mental Health to carry forward any remaining funds allocated for Harris Psychiatric Hospital in the prior 24 fiscal year to assure full-funding of Harris Psychiatric Hospital in the current fiscal year. The Department is authorized to 25 utilize these funds to provide for community screening and service for potential admission to Harris Psychiatric Hospital. 26 31.7. (DMH: VA Nursing Home Carry Forward) The Department is authorized to carry forward into the current year, 27 funds allocated in the prior fiscal year for the operation of the Campbell Nursing Home. Funds carried forward shall be 28 expended for the same purpose during the current fiscal year. 29 31.8. (DMH: Transfer of Patients to DDSN) DMH is authorized to transfer to the Department of Disabilities & Special 30 Needs, state appropriations to cover the state match related to expenditures initiated as a result of the transfer of appropriate 31 patients from DMH to the Department of Disabilities & Special Needs. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law and 32 in addition to other payments as authorized in this Act, DMH is also authorized to utilize up to $500,000 from the Patient 33 Fee Account to help defray costs of these transferees. 34 31.9. (DMH: Harris Hospital Funds Transfer Notification) Prior to any transfer of funds from the current budget for 35 Harris Hospital, the Department shall notify the Chairmen of the Joint Appropriations Review Committee, the Senate 36 Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee.
J12 - SECTION 31 - MENTAL HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 497 1 31.10. (DMH: Sale of Property Revenue) The Department may retain revenues associated with the sale of property and 2 may expend these funds on capital improvements approved by the Joint Bond Review Committee and the Budget and 3 Control Board. 4 31.11. (DMH: Department Owned Housing Rental) The Department of Mental Health may charge other than fair market 5 value for rental of department-owned housing when such rentals assist in the recruitment and training of mental health 6 professionals. 7 31.12. (DMH: New Medications) DELETED 8 9 J16 - SECTION 32 - DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS, DEPARTMENT OF 10 11 32.1. (DDSN: Work Activity Programs) All revenues derived from production contracts earned by mentally retarded 12 trainees in Work Activity Programs be retained by the South Carolina Department of Disabilities & Special Needs and 13 carried forward as necessary into the following fiscal year to be used for other operating expenses and/or permanent 14 improvements of these Work Activity Programs. 15 32.2. (DDSN: Sale of Excess Real Property) The Department is authorized to retain revenues associated with the sale 16 of excess Department-owned real property and may expend these funds to purchase land and construct community 17 residences to serve the mentally retarded. In the construction of new facilities, the Department shall follow all the policies 18 and procedures of the Budget and Control Board and the Joint Bond Review Committee. 19 32.3. (DDSN: Prenatal Diagnosis) Revenues not to exceed $126,000 from client fees, credited to the debt service fund 20 and not required to meet the Department's debt service requirement, may be expended only in the current fiscal year to 21 promote expanded prenatal diagnosis of mental retardation and related defects by the Greenwood Genetic Center. 22 32.4. (DDSN: Medicaid Funded Contract Settlements) The Department is authorized to carry forward and retain 23 settlements under Medicaid-funded contracts. 24 32.5. (DDSN: Medicare Reimbursements) The Department may continue to budget Medicare reimbursements to cover 25 operating expenses of the program providing such services. 26 32.6. (DDSN: Departmental Generated Revenue) The Department is authorized to continue to expend Departmental 27 generated revenues that are authorized in the budget. 28 32.7. (DDSN: Patient Day Fee) The Department may exclude Medicaid revenues from the Intermediate Care Facilities 29 for the Mentally Retarded's patient day fee from indirect cost recovery payments. 30 32.8. (DDSN: Autistic Pilot Project) From the funds provided herein, the Dept. of Disabilities and Special Needs will 31 provide $25,000 for a pilot project in Pickens County to teach autistic children using the Lovaas method in order to assist 32 in mainstreaming these children back into society and thereby reducing future long term care costs. 33 32.9. (DDSN: Retargeting Resources/FTE Reduction) The Department may implement, in consultation with the Office 34 of Human Resources of the Budget and Control Board, a pilot program to retarget resources to include provisions for a 35 separation incentive payment for Department employees which may include the employer portion of health and dental 36 benefits not to exceed one year. Any pilot program developed under this provision will involve voluntary participation from 37 employees and will be funded within existing appropriations. The specific provisions of the pilot program will be approved
J16 - SECTION 32 - DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 498 1 by the DDSN Commission and the Director of the Division of Budget and Analyses. The Department will report the results 2 to the Budget and Control Board by March 15, 1998. 3 4 J20 - SECTION 33 - ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF 5 6 33.1. (DAODAS: School Intervention Activity) $1,149,204 of the amount appropriated as "Total Distribution to 7 Subdivisions" in Program III, Division of Programs and Services is intended to be used for the School Intervention activity 8 and none of this sum shall be used by the Department for the employment of personnel, except that funds may be used to 9 employ one supervisory coordinator for this program. 10 33.2. (DAODAS: Training & Conference Revenue) The Department may charge fees for training events and 11 conferences. The revenues from such events shall be deposited in the General Fund at the end of the state fiscal year once 12 vendor expenses pertaining to such events have been met by the Department. 13 33.3. (DAODAS: Other Funded New Positions) The Department of Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Services may fill 14 the other funded personnel authorized in this section only if such funds are available at the time the new positions are to be 15 filled. 16 33.4. (DAODAS: Chemical Dependency Programs) The Department of Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Services shall 17 use one-time funding to reduce the recidivism rate of juvenile offenders through a transitional treatment program for 18 addictions. The Department will review the ability of parents of juvenile offenders to off-set the costs of this program 19 through a sliding scale fee-for-service and report on this in the evaluation of this program. In addition, the Department will 20 develop a second plan for a coordinated, non-duplicative service delivery network through comprehensive utilization of 21 community-wide services and coordination of chemical dependency funding streams. The Department will present a report 22 to the Governor's Office, to the Senate Finance Committee and to the House Ways and Means Committee no later than 23 January 15, 1997 December 1, 1997. The Department is authorized to spend one half of the appropriated funds for this 24 project for the first six months of the current fiscal year. The remaining funds for this project for the second half of the fiscal 25 year may only be spent upon the written approval of the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the Chairman of 26 the House Ways and Means Committee after receipt and written approval of the progress report submitted to them on 27 December 1, 1997. The Department is required to include in their progress report due December 1, 1997, budgetary 28 information on the matching funds for the programs from all sources including, but not limited to, state, federal, county and 29 other local funds.. 30 31 K05 - SECTION 34 - PUBLIC SAFETY, DEPARTMENT OF 32 33 34.1. (DPS: Special Events Traffic Control) The Highway Patrol must not charge any fee associated with special 34 events for maintaining traffic control and ensuring safety on South Carolina public roads and highways unless approved by 35 the General Assembly. Nothing shall prohibit the Treasury of the State from accepting voluntary payment of fees from 36 private or public entities to defray the actual expenses incurred for services provided by the Department of Public Safety. 37 34.2. (DPS: Miscellaneous Revenue) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, revenue received from the sale of 38 meals to employees, sale of student locks and materials, sale of legal manuals and other publications, postal reimbursement,
K05 - SECTION 34 - PUBLIC SAFETY, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 499 1 third party Commercial Driver License testing, photo copying, sale of miscellaneous refuse and recyclable materials, tuition 2 from military breathalyzer courses, coin operated telephones, revenue from E-911 and Coroner training, revenue from 3 psychological screening, private college tuition, and revenue from canteen operations and building management services, 4 revenue from regional and national marketing of the "Crime-to-Court" and other Department of Public Safety and E.T.V. 5 series shall be retained by the Department and expended in budgeted operations for food services, expansion and programs 6 as the Director of the Department's E.T.V. program, professional training, fees and dues, clothing allowance and other 7 related services or programs as the Director of the Department of Public Safety may deem necessary. 8 The Department of Public Safety shall report annually to the General Assembly the amount of miscellaneous revenue 9 retained and carried forward. 10 34.3. (DPS: Detective/Security Fee) The Department of Public Safety is hereby authorized to charge and collect 11 additional license and registration fees for private detective businesses, private security businesses, including employees 12 of these businesses, and companies which provide private security on their own premises. The funds generated will be 13 retained by the Department and used for the purpose of providing additional security in the Capitol Complex area. 14 34.4. (DPS: Realign Appropriations) In consultation with the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and 15 Means Committee, the Department of Public Safety is authorized to realign its Fiscal Year 1996-97 appropriations into a 16 revised structure to reflect actual program operations. 17 34.5. (DPS: Revenue Generated Carry Forward) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all revenue generated 18 by the Department of Public Safety from the sale of vehicles, various equipment, less the cost of disposition incurred by the 19 B & C Board Division of Operations, gasoline and insurance claims during the prior fiscal year may be retained and carried 20 forward into the current fiscal year and expended for the purpose of purchasing like items. 21 34.6. (DPS: Grant Funds Carry Forward) Any unexpended balance on June 30, of the prior fiscal year, authorized to 22 be expended or used for any federal grant program may be retained and carried forward to the current fiscal year and used 23 for matching committed and/or unanticipated grant funds. 24 34.7. (DPS: Federal, Other Flow Through Funds) In order to complete projects begun in a prior fiscal year, the 25 Department of Public Safety is authorized to expend Federal and Earmarked Funds in the current fiscal year for expenditures 26 incurred in the prior fiscal year. 27 34.8. (DPS: Publish County DMV Local Telephone Number) From the funds appropriated in Part IA, Section 34 to 28 the Department of Public Safety, it is the intent of the General Assembly that the Division of Motor Vehicles in each county 29 should have a local telephone number that is published. 30 34.9. (DPS: Cost Recovery Fee) The Department of Public Safety may collect fees to recover the costs of the 31 production, purchase, handling and mailing of documents, publications, records and data sets, and such funds shall be 32 retained by the agency. 33 34.10. (DPS: License Fees) Notwithstanding any provision of Title 56 of the 1976 Code relating to the disposition of 34 revenues, all revenues derived under Chapter 56 credited to the Department of Public Safety must be credited to the General 35 Fund of the state, except for those fees collected to recover the costs of the production, purchase, handling and mailing of 36 documents, publications, records and data sets, and such funds shall be retained by the agency.
K05 - SECTION 34 - PUBLIC SAFETY, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 500 1 34.11. (DPS: Transfer of Funds) Of amounts appropriated for the Department of Public Safety, an amount equal to one 2 hundred thousand dollars must be transferred to Midlands Technical College for the Motorcycle Rider Safety Education 3 Program. 4 34.12. (DPS: Motor Carrier Registration Fees) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, all positions previously 5 transferred to the Department of Public Safety from the Public Service Commission and the Department of Revenue whose 6 duties include the administration and enforcement of Articles 3 and 5, of Chapter 23 of Title 58, shall be funded from the 7 motor carrier registration fees collected by the Department that previously were collected by the Public Service 8 Commission. 9 34.13. (DPS: New License Plates) The Department of Public Safety is authorized to charge $3.00 for postage and 10 handling associated with the mailing of new license plates. All funds collected pursuant to this proviso will be used to cover 11 the costs of postage, handling and the production of license plates. All unexpended funds at year end collected under this 12 proviso may be retained and carried forward by the Department to be used for the same purpose. 13 34.14. (DPS: Witness Fee) The Department of Public Safety is hereby authorized to charge a witness fee of $100.00 14 per hour, up to $400.00 per day for each Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) member testifying in civil 15 matters which do not involve the State as a party in interest. This fee shall be charged in addition to any court prescribed 16 payment due as compensation or reimbursement for judicial appearances and deposited into a designated revenue account. 17 34.15. (DPS: Sale of Photos or Digitized Images) The Department of Public Safety may enter into contracts to provide 18 copies of photography, electronically stored information, stored photographs or digitized images. Such items are to be used 19 for the prevention of fraud, including but not limited to, use in mechanisms intended to prevent the fraudulent use of credit 20 cards, debit cards or other forms of financial or voter transactions. The use of such photographs, electronically stored or 21 digitized images obtained by private companies or other entities is limited to the verification of the identity of the holder. 22 Funds derived from the contractual sale of these copies are retained by the Department of Public Safety to defray the costs 23 of providing same. 24 34.16. (DPS: High Speed Chase Study) DELETED 25 34.17. (DPS: Highway Patrol District Realignment Study) DELETED 26 27 L04 - SECTION 35 - SOCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF 28 29 35.1. (DSS: Fee Retention) The Department of Social Services shall recoup all refunds and identified program 30 overpayments and all such overpayments shall be recouped in accordance with established collection policy. Funds of 31 $800,000 collected under the Child Support Enforcement Program (Title IV D) which are State Funds shall be remitted to 32 the State Treasurer and credited to the General Fund of the State. All state funds above $800,000 shall be retained by the 33 Department to fund Self-Sufficiency and Family Preservation and Support initiatives. 34 35.2. (DSS: Recovered State Funds) The Department shall withhold a portion of the State Funds recovered, under the 35 IV-D Program, for credit to the General Fund in order to allow full participation in the Federal "set off" program offered 36 through the Internal Revenue Service, the withholding of unemployment insurance benefits through the South Carolina 37 Employment Security Commission and reimbursement for expenditures related to blood testing. Such funds may not be 38 expended for any other purpose. The Department of Social Services be allowed to utilize the State share of Federally
L04 - SECTION 35 - SOCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 501 1 required application fees, collected from Non-AFDC clients, in the administration of the Child Support Enforcement 2 Program. Such funds may not be expended for any other purpose. However, this shall not include Child Support 3 Enforcement Program incentives paid to the program from Federal Funds to encourage and reward cost effective 4 performance. Such incentives are to be reinvested in the program to increase collections of support at the State and County 5 levels in a manner consistent with federal laws and regulations governing such incentive payments. The Department shall 6 not use Clerk of Court incentive funds to replace agency operating funds. Such funds shall be remitted to the appropriate 7 state governmental entity to further child support collection efforts. 8 35.3. (DSS: Foster Children Burial) The expenditure of funds allocated for burials of foster children shall not exceed 9 one thousand five hundred dollars per burial. 10 35.4. (DSS: Assistance Payments Client List) The names of persons benefiting from assistance payments under the 11 several programs of the Department of Social Services shall be available to other state agencies, if not in conflict with federal 12 regulations. 13 35.5. (DSS: Residential Care Optional Supplement) From the appropriation made herein for General Assistance, the 14 Department will supplement the income of individuals who reside in those licensed residential care facilities that have an 15 approved Optional Supplement Request with the Department. Individuals who reside in those residential care facilities with 16 approved Optional Supplement Requests must also qualify as aged, blind or disabled under the definitions of Public Law 17 92-603, U.S. Code, or who would qualify except for income limitations or residence in a residential care facility reclassified 18 as a public institution by the Social Security Administration. For the period of the current fiscal year, the Department will, 19 based on availability of funds, supplement the income of the above defined group up to a maximum of $753.00 per/month 20 and the residential care facilities are authorized to charge a fee of $720.00 per/month for the defined group. The Department 21 will allow each individual in the defined group a $33.00 per/month personal needs allowance. If the federal government 22 grants a cost of living increase to Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients, the Department will reduce 23 the Optional Supplement by the amount of the cost of living income. Any surplus funds generated as a result of the cost 24 of living increase will be retained within the program and carried forward to fund the future cost of operating the program. 25 The Department shall establish the maximum number of Optional Supplement Requests that can be funded from the funds 26 appropriated herein and report this data to the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees within thirty days 27 after the effective date of this act. All funds appropriated or generated for this program must remain with the Optional 28 Supplement program. Each residential care facility must submit to the Department prior to July 1 each year the number of 29 Optional Supplement Requests for the above defined group to be served during the next twelve months. Residential Care 30 Facilities holding a slot will be allocated slots based on their current allocation and available funds. The Department will 31 develop a waiting list based on present and future applications received from each county. Slots will be allocated to homes 32 in the counties showing the greatest need. If a facility does not fill a vacant slot within ninety days the slot will be 33 reallocated. Payments shall be made to those individuals who reside in residential care facilities with assigned slots. If a 34 resident should decide to leave a residential care facility prior to the end of a month in which payment is made, there will 35 be no refund except in a case of a medical emergency. Each facility that participates in the Optional Supplement Program 36 must submit a notarized operating cost report. The Department will develop a form to be used by all facilities. The cost 37 information will include income and operating costs for the facility. The Department will develop a time schedule for 38 reports to be submitted. Facilities failing to adhere to the time schedule will not be eligible to receive Optional Supplement
L04 - SECTION 35 - SOCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 502 1 payments. Information received by the Department will be consolidated and submitted to the Senate Finance Committee 2 and the Ways and Means Committee. 3 35.6. (DSS: Child Day Care Facilities) Notwithstanding the provisions of Act 184 of 1977 as amended relating to child 4 day care facilities, the Department is granted the authority to grant provisional licenses, provisional approvals and 5 provisional registrations to new facilities covered under Articles II, III, and V of Act 184 of 1977 as amended for a period 6 no longer than a year and to grant or extend provisional licenses, provisional approvals and provisional registrations to 7 existing facilities covered under Articles II, III, and V of Act 184 of 1977 as amended but in no case beyond July 1, of the 8 next fiscal year. 9 35.7. (DSS: Employee Supplement) No county shall supplement the salary of any DSS employee. 10 35.8. (DSS: Battered Spouse Funds) Appropriations included in Subprogram II E entitled Battered Spouse shall be 11 allocated through contractual agreement to providers of this service. These appropriations may also be used for public 12 awareness and contracted services for victims of this social problem including the abused and children accompanying the 13 abused. Such funds may not be expended for any other purpose nor be reduced by any amount greater than that stipulated 14 by the Budget and Control Board or the General Assembly for the agency as a whole. 15 35.9. (DSS: Court Examiner Service Exemption) In order to prevent the loss of Federal Funds to the State, employees 16 of the Department of Social Services whose salaries are paid in full or in part from Federal Funds will be exempt from 17 serving as court examiners. 18 35.10. (DSS: Accounts Receivable Procedures) The Department of Social Services will establish, and collect accounts 19 receivable in accordance with appropriate and applicable Federal regulations. 20 35.11. (DSS: Attorney or Guardian Ad Litem Fees) Effective July 1, of the current fiscal year, any monies appropriated 21 for the payment of attorneys' fees or Guardian ad Litem fees in either abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, or 22 judicial review cases arising under Section 20-7-480, et. seq. of the SC Code of Laws, (1976, as amended), and adult 23 protective services cases under Section 43-29-10 43-29-5, et. seq. of the SC Code of Laws, (1976, as amended), shall only 24 be paid in accordance with DSS policy which shall include limits on awards and procedures for payment, in due 25 consideration of the Agency's budgetary limitations and specific funds allocated for such purposes. No other fees or costs 26 associated with the above referenced cases shall be paid unless expressly authorized by statute, court rules or DSS policy 27 and provided that sufficient funds have been allocated for such purposes. 28 35.12. (DSS: AFDC Advance Funds) The Department of Social Services is authorized to advance sufficient funds 29 during each fiscal year from the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Assistance Payments general fund appropriations 30 to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Assistance Payments federal account only for the purpose of allowing a 31 sufficient cash flow in the federal account. The advance must be refunded no later than April of the same fiscal year. Upon 32 the advance of funds as provided herein, the Comptroller General is authorized to process the July voucher for the funding 33 of benefit checks. 34 35.13. (DSS: Fee Schedule) The Department of Social Services shall be allowed to charge fees and accept donations, 35 grants, and bequests for social services provided under their direct responsibility on the basis of a fee schedule approved 36 by the Budget and Control Board. The fees collected shall be utilized by the Department of Social Services to further 37 develop and administer these program efforts.
L04 - SECTION 35 - SOCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 503 1 35.14. (DSS: Mentally Disabled Supplement) From the appropriation made herein for General Assistance, the 2 Department may elect to supplement the income of individuals who reside in foster homes or supported independent living 3 arrangements certified by the Department of Mental Health and who qualify as mentally disabled under the definitions of 4 Public Law 92-603, U.S. Code, or who would qualify except for income limitations with the supplement being at the same 5 rate as for other individuals who qualify for General Assistance. The Department shall contract with the Department of 6 Mental Health to ensure that the payments of General Assistance to persons who would not otherwise qualify except for this 7 proviso shall be transferred to the Department from the appropriations made to the Department of Mental Health. 8 35.15. (DSS: Electronic Benefits Transfer System) The funds appropriated herein for the Electronic Benefits Transfer 9 System Project (EBT) shall be used for the development, start-up, and evaluation of the system. The Department of Social 10 Services is directed to proceed with planning for the expansion of the use of the EBT system for other government benefits 11 delivery, beginning with the Aid to Families with Dependent children program. The agency shall submit a status report on 12 the implementation of the system to the members of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees by July 13 1, 1996 of the current fiscal year. 14 35.16. (DSS: Food Stamp Fraud) The state portion of funds recouped from the collection of recipient claims in the 15 AFDC and Food Stamp programs shall be retained by the Department. A portion of these funds shall be distributed to local 16 county offices for emergency and program operations. The remaining funds will be used by the Department to fund our 17 Food Stamp Reinvestment Plan and other program operations. 18 35.17. (DSS: AFDC - Immunizations Certificates) The Department shall require all AFDC applicants and/or recipients 19 to provide proof of age appropriate immunizations for children. If such immunizations have not been administered, the 20 Department shall assist in referring applicants to appropriate county health departments to obtain the immunizations. 21 35.18. (DSS: Fees for Court Witness in Child Welfare Services) Effective July 1, 1994, any monies appropriated for 22 the payment of court testimony in either abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, or judicial review cases arising 23 under Section 20-7-480, et. seq. of the SC Code of Laws, 1976, as amended, and adult protective service cases under Section 24 43-35-10(9), et. seq. of the SC Code of Laws, 1976, as amended, shall only be paid in accordance with DSS policy which 25 shall include limits on awards and procedures for payment, in due consideration of the Agency budgetary limitations and 26 specific funds allocated for such purposes. Provided further that DSS shall pay up to a maximum hourly rate to Licensed 27 Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, Ministerial Counseling, Family and Marriage Counselors of $60 for counseling and 28 $60 for expert witness fees, to include travel time and DSS shall pay up to a maximum hourly rate to Physicians of $125 29 for expert witness fees, to include travel time. 30 35.19. (DSS: Foster Care Fingerprint Reviews) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 20-7-1640, of the SC Code 31 of Laws, 1976, as amended, the Department is authorized to pay from funds appropriated in this section the costs of Federal 32 Bureau of Investigation fingerprint reviews for foster care families recruited, selected and licensed by the Department. 33 35.20. (DSS: County Directors' Pay) With respect to the amounts allocated to the Department of Social Services for 34 Employee Pay Increase in 17C.13 of this Act, the Department of Social Services is authorized to allot funds for pay increases 35 to individual County Directors and Regional Directors in classified positions without uniformity. Pay increases for DSS 36 County Directors and Regional Directors shall be administered in accordance with the guidelines established by the Budget 37 and Control Board for Executive Compensation System and other non-academic unclassified employees. Any employees
L04 - SECTION 35 - SOCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 504 1 subject to the provisions of this paragraph shall not be eligible for any other compensation increases provided in 17C.13 2 of this Act. 3 35.21. (DSS: Use of Funds Authorization) Department Investigative Units shall be authorized to receive and expend 4 funds awarded to these Units as a result of a donation, contribution, prize, grant, and/or court order. These funds shall be 5 retained by the Department on behalf of the Investigative Units and deposited in a separate, special account and shall be 6 carried forward from year to year and withdrawn and expended as needed to fulfill the purposes and conditions of the 7 donation, contribution, prize, grant, and/or court order, if specified, and if not specified, as may be directed by the Director 8 of the Department of Social Services. These accounts shall not be used to supplant operating funds in the current or future 9 budgets. The agency shall report to the Senate Finance Committee and Ways and Means Committee by January 30 of the 10 current fiscal year on the amount of funds received and how expended. 11 12 L12 - SECTION 36 - JOHN DE LA HOWE SCHOOL 13 14 36.1. (JDLHS: Status Offender Carry Forward) To facilitate the period of initial program start-up, unexpended EIA 15 status offender funds distributed to John de la Howe School from the Department of Education may be carried forward and 16 used for the same purpose. 17 36.2. (JDLHS: Fee Schedule Study) John de la Howe must submit a report to the Senate Finance Committee and the 18 Ways and Means Committee by January 15, 1998 on the feasibility of developing and implementing a schedule of sliding 19 fees for families receiving services provided by the agency. This report shall include, but not be limited to, recommendations 20 related to the type, applicability, and amount of such fees, income verification procedures and agency collection efforts for 21 non-payment of fees. 22 23 L24 - SECTION 37 - BLIND, COMMISSION FOR THE 24 25 37.1. (BLIND: Matching Federal Funds) For the current fiscal year the amount appropriated in this section under 26 Program II for Rehabilitative Services is conditioned upon matching by federal funds to the maximum amount available 27 under the Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Program. 28 37.2. (BLIND: Horticulture Revenue) Revenues derived from the production of horticulture products by clients of the 29 Adult Adjustment and Training Center may be retained by the Commission and used in the facility for client payments and 30 other production costs. 31 32 L32 - SECTION 38 - HOUSING, FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY 33 34 38.1. (HFDA: Federal Rental Assistance Administrative Fee Carry Forward) All federal rental assistance 35 administrative fees shall be carried forward to the current fiscal year for use by the Authority in the administration of the 36 federal programs under contract with the Authority. No State funds are to be used in the administration of these programs. 37 38.2. (HFDA: Program Expenses Carry Forward) For the prior fiscal year monies withdrawn from the Authority's 38 various bond-financed trust indentures and resolutions, which monies are deposited with the State Treasurer to pay program
L32 - SECTION 38 - HOUSING, FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PAGE 505 1 expenses, may be carried forward by the Authority into the current fiscal year. By October 1, of the current fiscal year, a 2 report shall be submitted to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee, detailing the amount 3 carried forward and a detailed budget for its expenditure. 4 5 L36 - SECTION 39 - HUMAN AFFAIRS COMMISSION 6 7 39.1. (HAC: Sale of Publication) Up to $4,000 in revenue derived from the sale of `The Blueprint' may be retained 8 and expended for the purpose of conducting future Human Affairs Forums. Any remaining balance may be expended for 9 the same purpose. 10 39.2. (HAC: Human Affairs Forum Carry Forward) Revenue derived from donations and registration fees received 11 for attendance at the Human Affairs Forum may be retained and carried forward into the current fiscal year and expended 12 for the purpose of conducting future Human Affairs Forums. 13 39.3. (HAC: Training Revenue) Revenue derived from fees charged by the Commission for consultative services, such 14 as training, community relations and technical services, shall be deposited in the General Fund. The Human Affairs 15 Commission may recoup and retain expenses incurred while providing training and technical assistance; reimbursement 16 derived may be used for general operations during the fiscal year. Charges may not exceed the cost of the program. 17 39.4. (HAC: Additional EEOC Funds) For the current fiscal year, the Human Affairs Commission must refund 18 additional funds received from EEOC in excess of the annual contractual agreement to the General Fund. 19 20 L46 - SECTION 40 - MINORITY AFFAIRS, COMMISSION ON 21 22 40.1. (CMA: Private Contributions and Sponsorship) Monies derived from private sources for agency research, forums, 23 training and institutes may be retained and expended by the Commission for the said purpose. Any remaining balance may 24 be carried forward and expended for the same purpose. 25 40.2. (CMA: Carry Forward Registration Fees) Revenue derived from registration fees received from training and 26 institutes may be retained and carried forward for the purpose of conducting future training and institutes. 27 40.3. (CMA: Carry Forward Grant Awards) Revenues pooled from public and private sources for the purpose of 28 awarding grants to address problems in the minority community may be retained and carried forward by the Commission. 29 30 N04 - SECTION 41 - CORRECTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF 31 32 41.1. (CORR: Clothes/Transportation Upon Discharge) Whenever an inmate shall be discharged from the Department 33 of Corrections, the State Board of Corrections thereof shall furnish such inmate with a suit of common clothes, if deemed 34 necessary, and transportation from the Department of Corrections to his home, if his home be within this State, or to the 35 County from which he was sentenced if his home be without this State. 36 41.2. (CORR: Extended Work Release Program Carry Forward) Revenue derived wholly from supervisory charges 37 paid by inmates participating in the Extended Work Release Program be retained by the Department of Corrections to
N04 - SECTION 41 - CORRECTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 506 1 continue the program. Revenue collected and retained by the Department of Corrections in prior years from the Extended 2 Work Release Program be retained and carried forward to continue the Extended Work Release Program. 3 41.3. (CORR: Farm Program) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the proceeds from the sale of all 4 excess agricultural products produced by the Farm Program of the South Carolina Department of Corrections shall be 5 retained by that agency to be utilized in the expansion and modernization of the program. 6 41.4. (CORR: Sale of Products) In addition to sales currently authorized by statute, all articles or products produced 7 by the Department of Corrections may be sold on the open market; those articles or products not provided for by statute, 8 are sold and distributed through wholesalers and jobbers within this State. 9 41.5. (CORR: Habilitation Unit for Developmentally Disabled) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the 10 contrary, the excess revenue generated by the Adult Work Activity Center be returned to the Department of Corrections to 11 be utilized in the expansion and modernization of the Habilitation Unit for the Developmentally Disabled. 12 41.6. (CORR: Canteen Operations) Revenue derived wholly from the Canteen operations within the Department of 13 Corrections on behalf of the inmate population, may be retained and expended by the Department for the continuation of 14 the operation of said Canteens and the welfare of the inmate population. The Canteen operation is to be treated as an 15 enterprise fund within the Department of Corrections and is not to be subsidized by State Appropriated Funds. 16 41.7. (CORR: Contract for Services) Upon initiation by the South Carolina Department of Corrections, and upon prior 17 approval by the Budget and Control Board, the Department of Corrections may contract for any and all services, but such 18 services must (1) demonstrate reasonably comparable, cost-effectiveness to traditional methods of construction, (2) result 19 in long-term operational cost-savings, (3) result in the provision of a new facility of sufficient bed, program, and support 20 space more expeditiously than traditional methods, and (4) be subject to the year-to-year appropriation process of the 21 General Assembly and state procurement procedures. 22 41.8. (CORR: Contract Performance Funded Literacy Instruction) Of funds appropriated for the Palmetto Unified 23 School District Contractual Services, $75,000 must be used for contracting with private sector education providers for 24 performance-funded literacy instruction. Contractors would be paid only for student progress on quantifiable performance 25 measurements. 26 41.9. (CORR: E.H. Cooper Trust Fund) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the Commissioner of 27 the Department of Corrections, at his discretion, may utilize interest generated from the fund created by interest which 28 accrued to the E.H. Cooper Trust Fund and was retained by the Department of Corrections in prior years. The Commissioner 29 may use these funds for special projects benefiting the general welfare of all inmates in the custody of the Board of 30 Corrections. 31 41.10. (CORR: Work Release Program Transportation Fee) The Department is authorized to charge a one dollar ($1.00) 32 per day transportation fee to participants in the work release program. 33 41.11. (CORR: Instructional Salaries) The certified instructional personnel of the Department of Corrections shall 34 receive a percentage increase in their annual salary for the current fiscal year equal to the percentage allocated to the 35 instructional personnel throughout the State. 36 41.12. (CORR: Turbeville Correctional Institution) Funds appropriated herein shall be used for the opening and 37 operating of the Turbeville Correctional Institution during the current fiscal year.
N04 - SECTION 41 - CORRECTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 507 1 41.13. (CORR: Ridgeland Correctional Institution) Of funds appropriated for the Housing, Care, Security and 2 Supervision Other Operating Expenses, $141,758 must be used to provide funding for water and sewer availability for the 3 prison located in Ridgeland, in accordance with contractual commitments. 4 41.14. (CORR: Ridgeland 24-Hour Security) Of funds authorized in this section for Housing, Care and Security, 5 $200,000 and 8 FTEs shall be used to provide 24-hour security at the Ridgeland Correctional Institution. 6 41.15. (CORR: Recreational Scoreboards and Bleachers) The recreational scoreboards and bleachers determined to be 7 surplus by the South Carolina Department of Corrections may be donated by the Department to the school district in which 8 the donating institution is located. In the event the school district does not have need for such equipment, it may then be 9 offered to any school district within the county in which the institution is located. 10 41.16. (CORR: Funding Through State Criminal Assistance Program) All funds received by the State from the United 11 States Department of Justice, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, for care and custody of illegal aliens housed in the 12 state correctional facilities shall be retained by the South Carolina Department of Corrections to offset incurred expenses. 13 41.17. (CORR: Medical Expenses) The Department of Corrections shall be authorized to charge inmates for any 14 medical treatment or consultation provided at the request of or initiated by the inmate. Inmates shall not be charged for 15 psychological or mental health visits. 16 41.18. (CORR: Surplus Farm Produce) The Department of Corrections shall be authorized to sell surplus farm produce, 17 with any funds generated to be utilized by the Department to offset costs of the farming operation. 18 41.19. (CORR: Remedial Education Funding) A criminal offender committed to the custody of the Department of 19 Corrections, who has been evaluated to function at less than an eighth grade educational level, or less than the equivalent 20 of an eighth grade educational level, may be required by Department officials to enroll and actively participate in academic 21 education programs. Funds appropriated to the Department of Corrections for educational programs shall be prioritized to 22 assure such remedial services are provided. 23 41.20. (CORR: Tire Retreading Program Restriction) The tire retreading program at the Lieber Correctional Institution 24 shall be limited to the marketing and sale of retreads to only state governmental entities. 25 26 N08 - SECTION 42 - PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON, DEPARTMENT OF 27 28 42.1. (DPPP: Hearing Fee) The Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services shall receive a hearing fee under 29 a plan approved by the Budget and Control Board. 30 42.2. (DPPP: Electronic Monitoring Fee Assessment) Every person placed on electronic monitoring shall be assessed 31 a fee to be determined by the Department in accordance with SC Code §24-21-80, so long as he remains in the electronic 32 monitoring program. The payment of the fee must be a condition of parole or probation and a delinquency of two months 33 or more in making payments may operate as a revocation. All fees generated by this assessment shall be retained by the 34 department to support the electronic monitoring program and carried forward for the same purpose. 35 42.3. (DPPP: Electronic Monitoring Program) Of the funds appropriated to the Department of Probation, Parole and 36 Pardon Services for community corrections, other operating expenses, the Department may expend up to $1,333,333 for 37 the expansion of existing community electronic monitoring of criminal offenders under the jurisdiction of the Department. 38 In addition, before September 1, 1996, the Department shall develop and submit a plan to the Senate Corrections and
N08 - SECTION 42 - PROBATION, PAROLE AND PARDON, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 508 1 Penology Committee and the House Judiciary Committee identifying additional offender populations to be placed on 2 electronic monitoring and any necessary statutory revisions or additional funding required in order to fully implement this 3 plan. Offenders placed on electronic monitoring must be selected pursuant to criteria developed by the Department, and 4 no offenders may be placed on electronic monitoring unless the offender is in a population that is within the purview of the 5 Department's electronic monitoring authority. 6 42.4. (DPPP: Restitution Collection) DELETED 7 8 N12 - SECTION 43 - JUVENILE JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF 9 10 43.1. (DJJ: Meal Ticket Revenue) The revenue generated from sale of meal tickets by the Department of Juvenile 11 Justice shall be retained and carried forward into the current fiscal year by the agency and expended for the operation of the 12 agency's cafeterias and food service programs. 13 43.2. (DJJ: Interstate Compact/Juvenile Restitution Programs Revenue) The revenue returned to the Interstate Compact 14 Program and the revenue returned from the Juvenile Restitution Program shall be retained and carried forward into the 15 current fiscal year by the Agency and expended for the Operation of the respective program areas. 16 43.3. (DJJ: Educational Funds Audit) Notwithstanding the provisions of the Education Finance Act, the South Carolina 17 Department of Juvenile Justice shall have its educational funds audited by the Office of the State Auditor pursuant to a 18 schedule established by the State Auditor, and said audit shall be sufficient to satisfy the timetable for audits required in 19 Regulation 43175. 20 43.4. (DJJ: Children's Projects Revenue) Funds generated from the projects undertaken by children under the 21 supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice may be retained by the Department and utilized for the benefit of those 22 children. Such funds may be carried forward into the following fiscal year. 23 43.5. (DJJ: Report on Children Detained Before Adjudication) The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice shall 24 compile data for one year following the effective date of an Act of 1990 passed pursuant to Senate Bill 1485, and that data 25 must reflect the total number of children detained before adjudication, the reasons for those detentions, the average length 26 of those detentions, the percentage of children needing treatment services, and the types of treatment services needed 27 including, but not limited to, the number of children needing mental health services and the number of children needing 28 alcohol and drug abuse treatment. This data must be reported on a quarterly basis to the Joint Legislative Committee on 29 Children. 30 43.6. (DJJ: Revenues Generated) All revenues generated from USDA federal grants, the Education Finance Act (EFA), 31 the Detention Center, and Medicaid federal funding may be retained, carried forward into current fiscal year, and expended 32 by the Department of Juvenile Justice, in accordance with applicable regulations, for the costs associated with these 33 programs. 34 43.7. (DJJ: Instructional Salaries) The certified instructional personnel of the Department of Juvenile Justice shall 35 receive a percentage increase in their annual salary for the current fiscal year equal to the percentage allocated to the 36 instructional personnel throughout the State.
N12 - SECTION 43 - JUVENILE JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 509 1 43.8. (DJJ: Juvenile Justice Parole Board Compensation) The Department is authorized to pay the Juvenile Justice 2 Parole Board member up to $200 per day for services rendered to the agency in the performance of their official duties. The 3 total amount of agency funds which can be utilized in this manner cannot exceed $48,000 per year. 4 43.9. (DJJ: Electronic Monitoring Program) Of the funds appropriated to the Department of Juvenile Justice for 5 community corrections, other operating expenses, the Department may expend up to $666,667 for the creation of community 6 electronic monitoring of juvenile offenders under the jurisdiction of the Department. In addition, before September 1, 1996, 7 the Department shall develop and submit a plan to the Senate Corrections and Penology Committee and the House Judiciary 8 Committee identifying additional offender populations to be placed on electronic monitoring and any necessary statutory 9 revisions or additional funding required in order to fully implement this plan. Offenders placed on electronic monitoring 10 must be selected pursuant to criteria developed by the Department, and no offenders may be placed on electronic monitoring 11 unless the offender is in a population that is within the purview of the Department's electronic monitoring authority. 12 43.10. (DJJ: CCA Oversight Team) DELETED 13 43.11. (DJJ: Columbia Training Center) DELETED 14 15 P12 - SECTION 44 - FORESTRY COMMISSION 16 17 44.1. (FC: Surplus Property Exemption) The South Carolina Forestry Commission may retain and apply all receipts, 18 less the cost of disposition incurred by the Division of Operations - Office of General Services, from the sale of surplus 19 forest firefighting equipment toward the purchase of forest firefighting equipment. 20 44.2. (FC: Ladies Island Fire Tower/Pickens Area Office) The South Carolina Forestry Commission is authorized to 21 sell 1.02 acres of real property with improvements, known as Ladies Island Fire Tower site located in Beaufort County and 22 to use the receipts from the sale for construction of the Pickens Area Office and in the Commission's Capital Improvements 23 Program. 24 44.3. (FC: Grant Funds Carry Forward) The S.C. Forestry Commission is authorized to use unexpended federal grant 25 funds in the current year to pay for expenditures incurred in the prior year. 26 44.4. (FC: Field Trials Permit Fee) DELETED 27 44.5. (FC: Forestry Warden Technician Training Program) Of the funds appropriated herein, $175,000 shall be used 28 to provide personal service funds for forest fire wardens who enroll in the Forestry Warden Technician Program. Forest 29 wardens will be awarded a ten percent increase upon enrollment in the Forestry Warden Technician Training Program. 30 An additional ten percent increase will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the Forest Warden Technician Training 31 Program. 32 44.6 (FC: Hurricane Fran) DELETED 33 34 P16 - SECTION 45 - AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF 35 36 45.1. (AGRI: Market Bulletin) The Market Bulletin shall be mailed only to those persons who request it in writing 37 and a record of each request shall be maintained by the Department. The Department shall biennially purge the subscription 38 list through use of a coupon printed in the Bulletin.
P16 - SECTION 45 - AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 510 1 45.2. (AGRI: Fruit/Vegetable Inspectors Subsistence) A daily subsistence allowance of up to $30.00 may be allowed 2 for temporarily employed fruits and vegetables inspectors from funds generated by fruits and vegetables inspection fees and 3 budgeted under Other funds in Program IV Marketing Services, E. Inspection Services, in lieu of reimbursements for meals 4 and lodging expense. 5 45.3. (AGRI: Commodity Boards Expenditures) Expenditures made for the various Commodity Boards (as budgeted 6 under Other funds in Program IV.C. Marketing Services: Commodity Boards) are exempt from regulations under the 7 Procurement Act of 1981. 8 45.4. (AGRI: Mobile Lab Fee) The Commissioner of Agriculture may set a nominal fee, not to exceed ten dollars, per 9 analysis performed by the Department's mobile laboratory. These fees may be retained and expended by the Department 10 of Agriculture to offset other operating expenses incurred by the mobile laboratory. 11 12 P20 - SECTION 46 - CLEMSON UNIVERSITY - PSA 13 14 46.1. (CU-PSA: Revenue Credited to General Fund) All revenues derived from the Regulatory and Public Service 15 Division covered in this section must be remitted to the credit of the General Fund. 16 46.2. (CU-PSA: Employer Contributions Carry Forward) That amount accrued and expended for employer 17 contributions associated with accrued salaries and wages but not remitted by June 30, of the prior fiscal year, may be carried 18 forward to the current fiscal year. 19 46.3. (CU-PSA: Pesticide Revenue) The first $140,000 in revenue from pesticide registration fees must be retained 20 by Regulatory and Public Service Programs to apply to expenses of centralizing its personnel and relocating its laboratories 21 from the Poole Agricultural Center. All revenues collected from pesticide registration fees in excess of $140,000 and up 22 to $50,000 of revenues collected from Structural Pest Control Businesses for Business licensing must be retained by 23 Regulatory and Public Service Programs to carry out provisions of the S.C. Pesticide Control Act as amended and pursuant 24 to regulations related to this Act. 25 46.4. (CU-PSA: Phytosanitary Certificates) Revenues collected from the issuance of phytosanitary certificates shall 26 be retained by the Division of Regulatory and Public Service for the purpose of carrying out phytosanitary inspections. 27 46.5. (CU-PSA: Witness Fee) The Public Service Activities of Clemson University are hereby authorized to charge 28 a witness fee of $100.00 per hour up to $400.00 per day for each employee testifying as an expert witness in civil matters 29 which do not involve the State as a party in interest. This fee shall be charged in addition to any court prescribed payment 30 due as compensation or reimbursement for judicial appearances and deposited into a designated revenue account. 31 32 P24 - SECTION 47 - NATURAL RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF 33 34 47.1. (DNR: County Funds) Funds belonging to each of the counties of the State, now on hand or hereafter accruing 35 to the counties, shall be expended on approval of a majority of the respective county delegation, including the resident 36 senator or senators, if any. An annual accounting for all such funds and expenditures shall be furnished by the Department 37 to each member of each county delegation; it being the intent of the General Assembly that the appropriations made in this 38 section are conditioned upon compliance with this requirement. In addition to the annual accounting required above, the
P24 - SECTION 47 - NATURAL RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 511 1 Department shall make a proposal for expenditures of such funds in the succeeding fiscal year in each county to the members 2 of the respective county legislative delegation, including the resident senator or senators, if any; and upon approval thereby 3 shall proceed with the use of such funds in compliance with the finalized and approved plan as approved by each legislative 4 delegation. If no plan is approved, the expenditure of such funds is to be administered as determined by the various 5 legislative delegations. 6 47.2. (DNR: County Game Funds/Equipment Purchase) Any equipment purchased by the Department from county 7 game funds on approval of a majority of a county delegation, including the resident senator or senators, if any, shall remain 8 in that county upon the request of a majority of the respective county delegation, including the resident senator or senators, 9 if any, and if sold by the Department, the proceeds of such sale shall be credited to such county game fund. Expenditures 10 from the County Game Fund and the Water Recreation Resource Fund which have the approval of the county delegation 11 shall be exempt from the provisions of Act 651 of 1978, as amended. 12 47.3. (DNR: Armed Forces Fishing/Hunting License) Any member of the armed forces of the United States who is 13 a resident of South Carolina stationed outside of the state, shall upon presentation of his official furlough or leave papers, 14 be allowed to fish or hunt without purchasing a fishing or hunting license. 15 47.4. (DNR: Fisheries) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 50-9-460, one-half of all proceeds from the sales 16 under 50-9-460 shall be allocated to the Department for the propagation and conservation of fisheries resources. 17 47.5. (DNR: Publications Revenue) For the current fiscal year all revenue generated from the sale of the 'South 18 Carolina Wildlife' magazine, its by-products and other publications, shall be retained by the Department and used to support 19 the production of same in order to allow the magazine to become self-sustaining. 20 47.6. (DNR: Casual Sales Tax Collection) The Department of Natural Resources shall continue to collect the casual 21 sales tax as contained in the contractual agreement between the Department of Revenue and Taxation and the Department 22 of Natural Resources and the State Treasurer is authorized to reimburse the Department on a quarterly basis for the actual 23 cost of collecting the casual sales tax and such reimbursement shall be paid from revenues generated by the casual sales tax. 24 47.7. (DNR: Temporary Transfer of Conservation Officers) Without expending additional personal service funds, 25 conservation officers may be temporarily transferred for a period not to exceed six months, to counties requiring additional 26 law enforcement manpower. When a conservation officer is transferred under the authority of this provision, any county 27 game funds which are expended for the acquisition of supplies and equipment must be expended from the game fund of the 28 county to which the officer is transferred. 29 47.8. (DNR: General Assistance County Appropriation) The appropriations in this section for "Aid To Conservation 30 Districts" shall be used by the Soil and Water Conservation Districts for general assistance to the district's program. No 31 district shall receive any funds under this provision unless the county or counties wherein the district is located shall have 32 appropriated no less than three hundred dollars to the district from county funds for the same purposes. 33 47.9. (DNR: Proportionate Funding) Each of South Carolina's 46 Soil and Water Conservation Districts shall receive 34 a proportionate share of funding set aside for Aid to Conservation Districts up to $8,000 per district. Available funding 35 above $8,000 for each district will be apportioned by the Department of Natural Resources based upon local needs and 36 priorities as determined by the Board. 37 47.10. (DNR: Carry Forward - Contract for Goods & Services) If any funds accumulated by the Department of Natural 38 Resources Geology Program, under contract for the provision of goods and services not covered by the Department's
P24 - SECTION 47 - NATURAL RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 512 1 appropriated funds, are not expended during the preceding fiscal years, such funds may be carried forward and expended 2 for the costs associated with the provision of such goods and services. 3 47.11. (DNR: Revenue Carry Forward) The Department may collect, expend and carry forward revenues derived from 4 the sale of goods and services in order to support aerial photography, map services, climatology data and geological services. 5 The Department shall annually report to the Senate Finance and Ways and Means Committees the amount of revenue 6 generated from the sale of these goods and services. 7 47.12. (DNR: Clothing Allowance) The Department of Natural Resources is hereby authorized to provide Natural 8 Resource Enforcement Officers on special assignment with an annual clothing allowance (on a prorata basis) not to exceed 9 $400 per officer for required clothing used in the line of duty. 10 47.13. (DNR: Purchase of Jocassee Gorges) DELETED 11 47.14. (DNR: Field Trial Permits) Pursuant to R.123-96 (Field Trial Regulations), field trial permit requests are to 12 be accompanied by a payment of twenty dollars per trial. 13 47.15. (DNR: Pagers Service Fee) Upon the request of a county delegation, the Department of Natural Resources shall 14 pay the minimum monthly service fee for pagers issued to the Department of Natural Resources law enforcement officers 15 from the funds expended by the Department of Natural Resources for operating expenses. 16 47.16. (DNR: Richland County Water Recreational Resources Fund) Of the funds allocated to the Water Recreational 17 Resources Fund for Richland County and upon the approval of the county delegation, $60,000 from the county's Water 18 Recreational Resources Fund shall be used for renovation of the Lake Murray Tourism Visitors Center. 19 47.17. (DNR: Commissioned Officers' Physicals) The Department is authorized to pay for the cost of physical 20 examinations for department personnel who are required to receive such physical examinations prior to receiving a law 21 enforcement commission. 22 23 P26 - SECTION 48 - SEA GRANT CONSORTIUM 24 25 48.1. (SGC: Publications Revenue) Funds generated by the sale of pamphlets, books, and other printed materials, the 26 production of which has been supported by non-state funding, may be deposited in a special account by the Consortium 27 and utilized as Other Funds for the purchase of additional pamphlets, books, and other printed materials for distribution to 28 the public. 29 30 P28 - SECTION 49 - PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM, DEPARTMENT OF 31 32 49.1. (PRT: Canadian Day) The Department when expending the $85,000 appropriation herein contained for a 33 Canadian Promotion shall designate one day of such promotion as "Canadian Day" and notwithstanding any other provision 34 of law, all Canadians shall be allowed admittance to state parks and use of park camping facilities on Canadian Day free 35 of charge. 36 49.2. (PRT: Boyleston House Gift/Souvenir Shop Revenue) Any monies derived from the Gift/Souvenir Shop at the 37 Boyleston House must be used for the continuing operation of same.
P28 - SECTION 49 - PARKS, RECREATION AND TOURISM, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 513 1 49.3. (PRT: Publications Revenue) The Department is authorized to charge a fee for the cost of vacation guides, 2 research reports, educational conferences, technical planning assistance, technical drawings, and mailing lists. The fee shall 3 offset the actual cost of producing or providing such items and revenue in an amount necessary to offset actual cost shall 4 be retained in a restricted account. Any revenue generated above the actual cost shall be remitted to the General Fund of 5 the State. 6 49.4. (PRT: Tourism Funds Sharing Grants) Notwithstanding any other provision of law or appropriation herein 7 contained, the Horry-Georgetown Tourism Commission is not eligible to receive any tourism funds-sharing grants. 8 49.5. (PRT: Scholarship Program) The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is hereby authorized to establish 9 a scholarship program with Clemson University, South Carolina State University, Sumter Technical College, Trident 10 Technical College, Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Technical College of the Low Country, and other South Carolina 11 institutions of higher education for the purpose of assisting students majoring in park-related fields such as park 12 management, interpretation or conservation relative to potential future employment with the State Parks Division. 13 49.6. (PRT: Employee Bonus) DELETED 14 49.7. (PRT: Flexibility in Employee Pay Increases) DELETED 15 49.8. (PRT: State Park Funding) No funds appropriated or authorized in Part IA shall be utilized for advertising by 16 the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism in the event that a state park is closed or management responsibility 17 is transferred to another entity without the express approval of a majority of the resident Senate and a majority of the 18 resident House members of the county delegation in which a state park is located. The department shall develop an 19 implementation plan for each park and, if an effective reduction in the level of services is planned, the department shall 20 review the changes with the county delegation in which the state park is located. 21 49.9. (PRT: PRT Report Submission) In the event that the department prepares an inventory or analysis of the state 22 parks as part of the Programs and Services Division, it shall submit a copy of the report to each member of the General 23 Assembly. 24 49.10. (PRT: General Fund Budget Detail) DELETED 25 26 P32 - SECTION 50 - COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF 27 28 50.1. (CMRC: Development - Publications Revenue) The proceeds from the sale of publications may be retained in 29 the agency's printing, binding, and advertising account to offset increased costs. 30 50.2. (CMRC: Development - Enterprise Development Inc. Contract) The Division of State Development may contract 31 with Enterprise Development, Inc. of South Carolina to provide and perform the following functions: 32 1. State Enterprise Development Strategy to include: 33 a) Technical/management assistance to emerging businesses; 34 b) Risk capital development for emerging businesses; 35 c) Incubator system (emphasis on industry and university-linked 36 incubators) to nurture high growth business ventures; 37 d) Strategic marketing to emerging businesses; 38 e) Regional enterprise development coordination.
P32 - SECTION 50 - COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 514 1 2. Comprehensive approach to technology transfer to include all industries. 2 3. Educational environment for entrepreneurial development. 3 4. Statewide business information center. 4 These contractual services may be funded through the transfer of up to $550,000 of budgetary monies from the Division 5 of State Development. The corporation, as a condition of receiving the contract, must provide in its charter that the 6 Chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee, or their designees, are ex-officio 7 members of the corporate board. 8 50.3. (CMRC: Economic Dev. Coordinating Council - SCIP Carry Forward) From the amount set aside in 12-27-1270, 9 the Council is authorized to use up to $60,000 to continue to contract with the Division of State Development for the 10 development of the South Carolina Infrastructure-Economic Development Planning Project (SCIP) utilizing Geographic 11 Information Systems, GIS. Any balance on June 30 of the prior fiscal year may be carried forward and expended for the 12 same purposes in the current fiscal year. 13 50.4. (CMRC: Savannah Valley - Carry Forward) The Division of Savannah Valley Development is hereby authorized 14 to carry forward unexpended funds, regardless of their origin, for the authorized purposes of the Development as specified 15 in its legislation. 16 50.5. (CMRC: Aeronautics - Civil Air Patrol) The funds appropriated in this section under program VII.T "Civil Air 17 Patrol" shall be expended by the Civil Air Patrol so as to discharge the State's obligations in conjunction with the Civil Air 18 Patrol as outlined in the SARDA Plan, the S. C. Operational Radiological Emergency Response Plan, and assist County and 19 local authorities and other State agencies insofar as permitted by the regulations governing the Civil Air Patrol. All 20 expenditures for equipment and services shall be in accordance with State fiscal policies. 21 50.6. (CMRC: Aeronautics - Reimbursement for Services Carry Forward) The Division of Aeronautics may retain and 22 expend reimbursements derived from charges to other government agencies for service and supplies for operating purposes 23 and that a reserve not to exceed $300,000 may be carried forward to the current fiscal year for the replacement of time limit 24 aircraft components. 25 50.7. (CMRC: Aeronautics - Air Force Office Space Rental) Revenue received for rental of office space to the U. S. 26 Air Force may be retained and expended to cover the cost of building operations. 27 50.8. (CMRC: Aeronautics - Cost of Utilities) The Division of Aeronautics shall not pay for all or any portion of the 28 cost of utilities at any airport or facility except for buildings occupied by the Division of Aeronautics. 29 50.9. (CMRC: Aeronautics - Funding Sequence) All General Aviation Airports will receive funding prior to the four 30 air carrier airports (i.e. Columbia, Charleston, Greenville-Spartanburg, Myrtle Beach Jetport) as these qualify for special 31 funding under the DOT/FAA appropriations based on enplanements in South Carolina. This policy may be waived to 32 provide matching State funds for critical FAA safety or capacity projects at air carrier airports. 33 50.10. (CMRC: Aeronautics - Hangar/Parking Facilities) The Division of Aeronautics will provide hangar/parking 34 facilities for government owned and/or operated aircraft on a first come basis. The funds collected are to be deposited to 35 the General Fund. The Hangar Fee Schedule shall be as follows: 36 Single Engine - $ 50.00 per month 37 Twin Engine - $ 75.00 per month 38 Jet/Turboprop - $100.00 per month
P32 - SECTION 50 - COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 515 1 Helicopter - $ 75.00 per month 2 Permanent parking/tie down space will be provided at the rate of $20.00 per month for single engine aircraft, or $30.00 per 3 month for twin engine aircraft. Personnel from the agencies owning and/or operating aircraft will be responsible for ground 4 movement of their aircraft. 5 50.11. (CMRC: Aeronautics - Airport Planning/Development Studies Carry Forward) Any unexpended balance on June 6 30, of the prior fiscal year, of appropriations to the Division for airport planning and development studies may be carried 7 forward into the current fiscal year, and expended for the same purposes. 8 50.12. (CMRC: Aeronautics - Airport Development) Any line item appropriation for airports shall be disbursed for 9 eligible airport development items as approved by the Division. 10 50.13. (CMRC: Aeronautics - Clothing Allowance) The Division of Aeronautics is hereby authorized to provide pilots 11 with an annual clothing allowance (on a pro rata basis) not to exceed $400 per pilot for required clothing used in the 12 performance of their primary duty. 13 50.14. (CMRC: Contributions Carry Forward) The Department of Commerce is authorized to carry forward unexpended 14 contributions received from member agencies of the Economic Development Coordinating Council to be used for operating 15 expenses and to offset contributions in the current fiscal year. 16 50.15. (CMRC: Grant Funds Carry Forward) Any unexpended balance on June 30, of the prior fiscal year, for Matching 17 National Grant Funds, may be carried forward to the current fiscal year and used for matching committed and/or 18 unanticipated grant funds. 19 50.16. (CMRC: Supplemental Carry Forward) Any unexpended funds from FY 94 Supplemental Appropriation Act 20 (#528), Section 3(11) and Section 3(42) for airport improvements may be carried forward from FY 95 into FY 96 and 21 expended for the same purpose. 22 50.17. (CMRC: Carry Forward Sale of Aircraft Proceeds) The Department of Commerce may carry forward proceeds 23 from the sale of aircraft to be used for replacement aircraft. 24 25 R04 - SECTION 54 - PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION 26 27 54.1. (PSC: Assessment Certification) The Public Service Commission shall certify to the Department of Revenue and 28 Taxation the amounts to be assessed to cover appropriations in this section as follows: (1) the amount applicable to the 29 assessment on public utility, telephone utility, radio common carrier and electric utility companies as provided for by Section 30 58-3-100, Code of Laws of 1976, (2) the amount to be assessed against gas utility companies as provided for in Section 58- 31 5-940, Code of Laws of 1976, (3) the amount to be assessed against electric light and power companies as provided for in 32 Sections 58-3-100 and 58-27-50, Code of Laws of 1976, and (4) the amount to be covered by revenue from motor transport 33 fees as provided for by Section 58-23-630, and other fees as set forth in Section 58-3-100, Code of Laws of 1976. The 34 amount to be assessed against railroad companies shall consist of all expenses related to the operations of the Railway 35 subprogram of the Agency's Transportation Division, to include the related distribution of salary increments and employer 36 contributions not reflected in the related subprogram of this Act as set forth in Section 58-3-100, Code of Laws of 1976.
R04 - SECTION 54 - PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION PAGE 516 1 54.2. (PSC: Indirect Cost) The assessment certification prepared for the Department of Revenue and Taxation shall 2 include an allocation of indirect cost as approved by the Budget and Control Board representing the Public Service 3 Commission's proportionate share of the cost of central State government. 4 54.3. (PSC: Motor Transport Fee Refund) The Motor Transport Division of the Public Service Commission is hereby 5 authorized to make refunds of fees which were erroneously collected. 6 54.4. (PSC: Certification Assessment for Commission Expenses) The Public Service Commission shall make such 7 certification as required under Section 58-3-100, Code of Laws of 1976. 8 54.5. (PSC: Attorneys Appointment) The three attorneys provided for in this section under Program I "Administration" 9 shall be appointed by the Commission with the approval of the Attorney General and be assigned to the Commission. 10 54.6. (PSC: Maximum Salary Limit) The salaries of the chairman and the commissioners as provided in this section 11 shall not be construed as limiting the maximum salary which may be paid to other employees of the Public Service 12 Commission. 13 54.7. (PSC: Commissioners Out-of-State Allowance) When out-of-state, Public Service Commissioners are allowed 14 $50.00 per diem or actual expenses as deemed reasonable by the Comptroller General. 15 54.8. (PSC: Employee Bonus) DELETED 16 17 R08 - SECTION 55 - WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION 18 19 55.1. (WCC: Physicians & Surgeons Schedule of Fees Revenue) All revenue earned from the sale of the Commission's 20 publication Schedule of Fees for Physicians and Surgeons shall be retained by the agency to be used for the printing and 21 distribution of subsequent revised editions of the schedule. 22 55.2. (WCC: Educational Seminar Revenue) Beginning in FY 94-95, all revenue earned from educational seminars 23 shall be retained by the agency to be used for the printing of educational materials and other expenses related to conducting 24 the seminar. 25 55.3. (WCC: Commissioners Out-of-State Allowance) When out-of-state, Workers' Compensation Commission 26 commissioners are allowed $50.00 per diem or actual expenses as deemed reasonable by the Comptroller General. 27 55.4. (WCC: Self-Insurance Application Fees) DELETED 28 29 R12 - SECTION 56 - ACCIDENT FUND, STATE 30 31 56.1. (SAF: Medical Claims Penalty Clause) Medical claims against the State Accident Fund shall not be subject to 32 the 30 day penalty clause as set forth in Section 17 of Act 148 of 1981 as amended by Part II, Section 9, of Act 466 of 1982, 33 until such claims are approved by the Workers' Compensation Commission and received by the Fund. 34 56.2. (SAF: Volunteer Fire/Rescue Squads Coverage) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, voluntary firemen 35 of organized volunteer fire units and members of organized volunteer rescue squads are covered under workers' 36 compensation by the county governing body unless the governing body of the county opts out of the coverage.
R12 - SECTION 56 - ACCIDENT FUND, STATE PAGE 517 1 56.3. (SAF: Educational Seminar Revenue) The State Accident Fund is authorized to set and collect fees for 2 educational seminars. All revenue earned from educational seminars shall be retained by the agency and used for supplies, 3 materials, and other expenses relating to the seminars. 4 5 R20 - SECTION 59 - INSURANCE, DEPARTMENT OF 6 7 59.1. (INS: Rate Division Auto Insurers Assessment) The costs of operating the Rate Division shall be borne by 8 insurers of automobile insurance. Not later than sixty days after the effective date of this Act, the Chief Insurance 9 Commissioner shall assess each automobile insurer for its just proportion of the amount appropriated by the General 10 Assembly herein for the operation of the Rate Division, such amount to also include appropriated salary adjustments and 11 employer contributions allocable to the Rate Division. Such assessments shall be in the proportion that each insurer's 12 preceding calendar year direct written premium for automobile insurance in this State bears to the total direct written 13 premium for all insurers of automobile insurance in this State during such preceding calendar year. For purposes of this 14 section, direct written premium shall be as reflected in the latest annual statements of automobile insurers in this State filed 15 with the Commissioner. Funds appropriated by the General Assembly for the operation of the Rate Division shall be 16 advanced by the State until the assessments levied herein are collected and deposited in the General Fund of the State. 17 59.2. (INS: Examiners Travel/Subsistence Reimbursement) Notwithstanding the limitations in this Act as to amounts 18 payable or reimbursable for lodging, meals, and travel, the Department of Insurance is authorized to reimburse Department 19 examiners in accordance with guidelines established by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners only when 20 the State is reimbursed by an insurance company for the travel and subsistence expenses of Insurance Department examiners 21 pursuant to S. C. Code Section 38-13-10, 1976. 22 59.3. (INS: Reimbursement Carry Forward) Reimbursements received for Data Processing Services, Revenue, 23 Miscellaneous Revenue and Sale of Listings and Labels shall be retained for use by the Department. These funds may be 24 carried forward in the current fiscal year to be expended for the same purposes. 25 26 R23 - SECTION 60 - FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, STATE BOARD OF 27 28 60.1. (FI: Supervisory Fees) The Board of Financial Institutions shall fix supervisory fees of banks, savings and loan 29 associations and credit unions on a scale which, together with fees collected by the Consumer Finance Division will fully 30 cover the total funds expended under this section. 31 32 R28 - SECTION 61 - CONSUMER AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF 33 34 61.1. (CA: Consumer Protection Code Violations Revenue) Funds, paid to the Department in settlement of cases 35 involving violations of the South Carolina Consumer Protection Code and other statutes enforced by the Department be 36 retained and expended within the agency's budget to help offset the costs of investigating, prosecuting, and the 37 administrative costs associated with these violations, may be carried forward and expended for the same purposes in the 38 current fiscal year.
R28 - SECTION 61 - CONSUMER AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 518 1 61.2. (CA: Student Athlete/Agents Registration) Funds received by the Department of Consumer Affairs pursuant to 2 registrations under Chapter 102 of Title 59 of the 1976 Code may be retained by the Department for its enforcement duties 3 relating to athlete agents and student athletes under that chapter. 4 61.3. (CA: Expert Witness/Assistance Carry Forward) Unexpended encumbered appropriated funds for the Consumer 5 Advocacy expert witness/assistance program (under Section 37-6-603) may be carried forward into the next fiscal year to 6 meet contractual obligations existing at June 30, and not paid by July 31. 7 8 R36 - SECTION 62 - LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATIONS, DEPARTMENT OF 9 10 62.1. (LLR: Fire Marshal - Authorization to Charge Fees for Training) The Fire Academy of the State Fire Marshal 11 Division may charge participants a fee to cover the cost of education, training programs and operations. The revenue 12 generated may be applied to the cost of operations, and any unexpended balance may be carried forward to the current fiscal 13 year and utilized for the same purposes. 14 62.2. (LLR: Real Estate Research & Education Program Funds) Any funds on deposit with the State Treasurer for 15 research and education programs of the Real Estate Commission shall be remitted to the General Fund of the State. 16 62.3. (LLR: Real Estate - Research & Education Projects) All funds appropriated, in this section, for Research and 17 Education projects shall be funded wholly, out of the Real Estate Commission authorized allocation of five dollars from each 18 annual renewal fee. All funds appropriated in this section, for Research and Educational projects shall be expended for the 19 purpose designated. 20 62.4. (LLR: Real Estate News Publication) The South Carolina Real Estate News, published at least quarterly by the 21 Real Estate Commission, shall be exempt from Section 11-25-690, SC Code of Laws, (1976, as amended). 22 62.5. (LLR: Real Estate - Special Account) Revenue in the Real Estate Appraisal Registry account shall not be subject 23 to fiscal year limitations and shall carry forward each fiscal year for the designated purpose. 24 62.6. (LLR: S.C. Building Code Council) All funds received by the Building Codes & Regulatory Services for the S.C. 25 Building Code Council which exceed the total amount of expenditures for operating expenses of the Council shall be 26 deposited in the General Fund of the State. 27 62.7. (LLR: POLA - 110%, Other Funds) The Professional and Occupational Licensing Agencies in Program "IV. 28 Professional and Occupational Licensing Offices", within the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, must 29 generate revenue at least equal to 110% of their expenditures with 10% deposited to the General Fund. The Contractor's 30 Licensing Board must remit all revenues above their expenditures to the General Fund, which includes the 10%. 31 62.8. (LLR: Fallen Firefighters Memorial) The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations - Division of the State 32 Fire Marshal is authorized to erect a memorial on the South Carolina Fire Academy grounds in honor of the South Carolina 33 Firefighters who have died in the act of duty. In order to carry out the purpose of this section, the Department's State Fire 34 and Safety Division is authorized to establish a special account and accept gifts or grants of services, properties or monies 35 from individuals or public and private organizations. The Department shall cooperate with the S.C. State Fire Fighters 36 Chiefs Association as to design, selection and construction of the monument to be erected and shall be authorized to use such 37 funds as necessary. All excess monies collected are to be placed in a fund for upkeep and maintenance. Any later 38 contributions are to be used for upkeep and maintenance.
PAGE 519 1 R44 - SECTION 63 - REVENUE, DEPARTMENT OF 2 3 63.1. (DOR: Alcoholic Liquor Revenues) Appropriations in this Act to cover the cost of the administration and 4 enforcement of alcoholic liquor laws by the Department of Revenue and Taxation and appropriations in this Act for expenses 5 of the State Law Enforcement Division - ABC Enforcement shall be deducted from the total revenues from alcoholic liquors 6 before distributions of such revenues to the counties and municipalities of the State and such amounts withheld shall be 7 remitted to the General Fund of the State. 8 63.2. (DOR: Cost Recovery Fee) The Department of Revenue and Taxation may collect fees to recover the costs of 9 the production, purchase, handling and mailing of documents, publications, records and data sets, and such funds shall be 10 retained by the Agency. 11 63.3. (DOR: Subpoenaed Employee Expense Reimbursement) If any employee of the Department of Revenue and 12 Taxation is subpoenaed to testify during litigation not involving the Department of Revenue and Taxation, the party 13 subpoenaing the employee(s) to testify shall reimburse the State for expenses incurred by the employee(s) requested to 14 testify. Expenses shall include but are not limited to the cost of materials and the average daily salary of the employee or 15 employees. 16 63.4. (DOR: Bingo and Video Poker Revenue) As to revenue derived from the provisions of Chapter 21, Title 12, 17 which is collected from bingo, the Department of Revenue and Taxation may withhold from the General Fund portion of 18 this revenue the actual costs of Bingo audit activity and of criminal record checks pursuant to the evaluation of applications 19 for bingo licenses. As to revenue derived in accordance with S.C. Code Ann. Section 12-21-2720(3), the Department of 20 Revenue may withhold the actual costs, not to exceed $250,000 per fiscal year, of video game machine audit and regulatory 21 enforcement activity by agents of the Department of Revenue. Any winnings resulting from these activities must be 22 deposited to the General Fund. The Department shall strictly enforce Regulation 117-190 in order to prevent the licensing 23 and operation of large scale video gaming operations. The Department shall coordinate with the State Law Enforcement 24 Division in the regulation of video game operations in establishments which are authorized under both Sections 12-21-2720 25 through 12-21-2808 and Title 61 of the South Carolina Code. The Department annually shall make a report to the Governor 26 and General Assembly outlining the collection activities as a result of this proviso. 27 63.5. (DOR: Court Order Funds Carry Forward) Funds awarded to the Department of Revenue and Taxation by court 28 order shall be retained in a special account and shall be carried forward from year to year, and expended as needed to 29 accomplish the purposes and conditions of said order if specified, and if not specified, as may be directed by the Tax 30 Commissioners. Director of the Department of Revenue and Taxation. 31 63.6. (DOR: Sale of Abandoned Property) In accordance with South Carolina Code Section 27-18-240, as to the 32 proceeds from the sale of abandoned property under Section 27-18-230, the Department of Revenue and Taxation may 33 deduct from any deposit to the credit of the General Fund costs in general support of the location, identification and sale 34 of abandoned property, subject to the following limitations: (a) the total deduction may not exceed 5% of the amount 35 credited to the General Fund for this revenue source in the same fiscal year, and (b) the total deduction may not exceed 36 actual costs for the same fiscal year. 37 63.7. (DOR: Assessor Training) Pursuant to the enforcement of South Carolina Code Section 12-37-110, the Property 38 Division of the Department of Revenue and Taxation may charge participants a fee to cover the cost of pertinent education
R44 - SECTION 63 - REVENUE, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 520 1 and training programs. The revenue generated may be applied to the cost of the related operation, and any unexpended 2 balance may be carried forward to subsequent fiscal periods and utilized for the same purpose. 3 63.8. (DOR: Professional Designation or License Cost) Whenever a professional designation or license is a 4 legislatively mandated requirement for employment by the Department of Revenue and Taxation, the Department shall be 5 responsible for the annual cost to maintain that required designation or license and provide for examination cost associated 6 with such designation or license if not outside his/her normal duties. 7 63.9. (DOR: Tax Education Program) Pursuant to taxpayer educational activities stipulated and authorized by SC Code 8 Section 12-54-740, the Department of Revenue may charge participants a fee to recover the related direct costs. The revenue 9 generated from this may be applied to said cost, and any unexpended balance may be carried forward to subsequent fiscal 10 periods and used for the stated purpose. 11 63.10. (DOR: Federal Retiree Lawsuit Settlement Fund Lapse) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 12 Department of Revenue is hereby directed to remit to the General Fund, prior to the close of FY 95-96, the amount of 13 $508,869. This amount represents unexpended appropriations from the Federal Retiree Lawsuit Settlement Fund. 14 63.11. (DOR: Certified and Registered Postage Reimbursement) As to any notice of assessment, adjustment or penalty 15 issued under the provisions of S.C. Code Ann. Title 12 or Title 61, the Department of Revenue is authorized to add $1.50 16 from time to time to any notice of assessment, adjustment or penalty which may be required to be posted by registered or 17 certified mail, and to treat the collection of this additional $1.50, on an estimated or imputed basis, as a reimbursement of 18 the Department's expenditures for postage. 19 63.12. (DOR: Credit Card Payment of Delinquent Taxes) The Department shall have the authority to accept, on terms 20 and conditions to be established by the Department in regulations and rulings, payment of delinquent taxes by credit cards. 21 Such authority shall include a determination not to accept such payments or to permit payment only for certain classes of 22 delinquent taxes to be specified by the Department. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Treasurer may 23 enter into contracts on behalf of the Department whereby the Department may accept credit card payment of delinquent 24 taxes. The Department may withhold the actual cost of processing credit card payments from deposits of the tax types 25 corresponding to the related delinquent payments, and may treat these withholdings as reimbursements of the associated 26 expenditures. 27 28 R60 - SECTION 65 - EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION 29 30 65.1. (ESC: Salary Level) The salaries of the Chairman, the Commissioners, and the Agency Director of the 31 Employment Security Commission shall be no less than that agreed to by the United States Department of Labor. 32 65.2. (ESC: Dept. of Revenue & Taxation Access to Report) The Employment Security Commission shall allow the 33 Department of Revenue and Taxation access to the Employer's Quarterly Report and any by-product of such report. 34 65.3. (ESC: SCOICC User Fee Carry Forward) All user fees collected by the S.C. Occupational Information 35 Coordinating Committee through the Employment Security Commission may be retained by the SCOICC to be used for 36 the exclusive purpose of operating the S.C. Occupational Information System. All user fees not expended in the prior fiscal 37 year may be carried forward for use in the current fiscal year.
R60 - SECTION 65 - EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION PAGE 521 1 65.4. (ESC: JTPA Prior Year Payments) The Employment Security Commission shall be allowed to pay Job Training 2 Partnership Act prior year obligations with current year funds. 3 65.5. (ESC: Out-of-State Travel) When out-of-state, Employment Security Commissioners may claim the established 4 amount of per diem, as stated in the General Appropriation Act, or actual expenses as deemed reasonable by the Comptroller 5 General. 6 65.6 (ESC: Unemployment Compensation Contribution Rates) (A) Notwithstanding any provision contained in Section 7 41-31-80 of the 1976 Code, with respect to the computation of the statewide reserve ratio for employer contributions to the 8 State Unemployment Compensation Fund, for the period January 1, 1998 through December 31, 1998, the following 9 contribution rates apply: 10 If the resultant percentage of the employer's reserve balance divided by the annual payroll equals or exceeds 9%, then 11 the contribution rate is .54%; 12 If the resultant percentage of the employer's reserve balance divided by the annual payroll equals 8% but is less than 13 9%, then the contribution rate is .89%; 14 If the resultant percentage of the employer's reserve balance divided by the annual payroll equals 7% but is less than 15 8%, then the contribution rate is 1.24%; 16 If the resultant percentage of the employer's reserve balance divided by the annual payroll equals 6% but is less than 17 7%, then the contribution rate is 1.59%; 18 If the resultant percentage of the employer's reserve balance divided by the annual payroll equals 5% but is less than 19 6%, then the contribution rate is 1.94%; 20 If the resultant percentage of the employer's reserve balance divided by the annual payroll equals 4% but is less than 21 5%, then the contribution rate is 2.29%; 22 If the resultant percentage of the employer's reserve balance divided by the annual payroll is less than 4%, then the 23 contribution rate is 2.64%. 24 (B) All other provisions of Chapters 27 through 42, Title 41, of the 1976 Code are applicable for the period January 25 1, 1998 through December 31, 1998. 26 27 X12 - SECTION 68A - AID TO SUBDIVISIONS - COMPTROLLER GENERAL 28 29 68A.1. (AS-CG: Salary Supplements) Of the amount appropriated in this section for Clerks of Court, Probate Judges, 30 and County Sheriffs, $4,725 shall be distributed by the Comptroller General to each County Treasurer, which shall be used 31 as a $1,575 salary supplement for each Clerk of Court, Probate Judge and County Sheriff. The amounts appropriated in this 32 section for Registers of Mesne Conveyances shall be distributed by the Comptroller General to the appropriate County 33 Treasurer, which shall be used as a $1,575 salary supplement for Registers of Mesne Conveyances. It is the intent of the 34 General Assembly that the amount appropriated for such salary supplements shall include both salary and related employer 35 contributions and such amounts shall be in addition to any amounts presently being provided by the county for these 36 positions. Any reduction by any county in the salary of the Clerks of Court, the Probate Judges, Registers of Mesne 37 Conveyances and County Sheriffs or any other reduction of expenditures in the office of the Clerks of Court, Probate Judges, 38 Registers of Mesne Conveyances and County Sheriffs shall result in a corresponding decrease of funds provided to that
X20 - SECTION 68B - AID TO SUBDIVISIONS - COMPTROLLER GENERAL PAGE 522 1 county by the State. Payment shall be made to each County Treasurer in a single lump sum at the beginning of the fiscal 2 year and payment shall be made to the Clerks of Court, Probate Judges and County Sheriffs by the County Treasurer over 3 a twelve month period in the same manner as county salaries are paid. The State shall pay $14,864 $15,236 on the salary 4 of each County Auditor and County Treasurer in addition to any amounts presently being provided by the county for these 5 positions. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the amount appropriated by the county for these positions shall not 6 be reduced as a result of the appropriation and that such appropriation shall not disqualify each County Auditor and each 7 County Treasurer for salary increases that they might otherwise receive from county funds in the future. Any reduction by 8 any county in the salary of the County Auditor and County Treasurer shall result in a corresponding decrease of funds 9 provided to that county by the State. These salaries shall be administered by the Comptroller General's Office and paid in 10 accordance with the schedule and method of payment established for state employees. 11 12 X20 - SECTION 68B - AID TO SUBDIVISIONS - STATE TREASURER 13 14 68B.1. (Hold Harmless Local Government Formula) DELETED 15 16 X50 - SECTION 69 - TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF 17 18 69.1. (DOT: Expenditure Authority Limitation) The Department of Transportation is hereby authorized to expend all 19 cash balances brought forward from the previous year and all income including all Federal Funds, unexpended General 20 Funds and proceeds from bond sales accruing to the Department of Transportation, but in no case shall the expenditures of 21 the Department of Transportation exceed the amount of cash balances brought forward from the preceding year plus the 22 amount of all income including Federal Funds, General Funds and proceeds from bond sales. 23 69.2. (DOT: Special Fund Authorization) The Department of Transportation with the approval of the State Treasurer, 24 is hereby authorized to set up with the State Treasurer such special funds out of the Department of Transportation funds as 25 may be deemed advisable for proper accounting purposes. 26 69.3. (DOT: Secure Bonds & Insurance) The Department of Transportation is hereby authorized to secure bonds and 27 insurance covering such activities of the Department as may be deemed proper and advisable, due consideration being given 28 to the security offered and the service of claims. 29 69.4. (DOT: Statewide Cost Allocation Plan) The Department of Transportation shall pay into the General Fund of 30 the State the sum of $4,879,223 as its proportionate share of the cost of Administration of central service agencies as 31 follows: 32 33 Statewide Cost Allocation Plan: 34 Collection of Highway Revenue $ 3,069,811 35 Central Service Agency Recoveries 1,103,894 36 Other Indirect Cost Recoveries 705,518 37 38 Subtotal $ 4,879,223
X50 - SECTION 69 - TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 523 1 The sum of $362,093 is also transferred for the support of the Highway Patrol and Motor Vehicle Licensing Division which 2 was transferred during restructuring. If fees generated by Title 56 for motor vehicle licenses exceed the BEA Fiscal Year 3 1996-97 forecast, the amount transferred may be reduced proportionately. 4 5 Highway Fund Transfer $ 362,093 6 7 Total Remittance $5,241,316 8 9 69.5. (DOT: Benefits) Employees of the Department of Transportation shall receive equal compensation increases, 10 health insurance benefits and employee bonuses provided in this Act for employees of the State generally. The amount will 11 be funded from Department of Transportation funding sources. 12 69.6. (DOT: Document Fees) The Department of Transportation is hereby authorized to establish an appropriate 13 schedule of fees to be charged for copies of records, lists, bidder's proposals, plans, maps, etc. based upon approximate 14 actual costs and handling costs of producing such copies, lists, bidder's proposals, plans, maps, etc. 15 69.7. (DOT: Commissions Per Diem, Subsistence, Mileage) Members of the Department of Transportation 16 Commission shall receive such per diem, subsistence and mileage for each official meeting as is provided by law for 17 members of boards, commissions and committees. 18 69.8. (DOT: Employ Legal/Support Staff) The Department of Transportation shall have the authority with the approval 19 of the Attorney General to employ, within existing authorized positions, necessary legal and support staff to represent the 20 Department in legal matters, including condemnation proceedings and other litigation; such representation shall be under 21 the jurisdiction and control of the Attorney General. 22 69.9. (DOT: Contract Mass Transit System) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department of 23 Transportation is hereby authorized to directly contract mass transit funds with any private operator of a mass transit system 24 to provide service to the general public; provided, that a plan of service has been established and approved by the local 25 general purpose government which has jurisdiction for the area to be served, and approved by the Department, the 26 Transportation Commission and the federal government. 27 69.10. (DOT: Relax Design/Construction Standards Authority) In recognition of budgetary restraints, the Department 28 of Transportation, its Commission, officers and employees, are herewith granted the discretionary authority to relax design 29 and construction standards for the current fiscal year, with respect to highway projects in the secondary State highway 30 system, and the exercise of such discretionary authority to relax design and construction standards shall not give rise to any 31 liability on the part of the Department, its Commission, officers and employees. 32 69.11. (DOT: Accounting Functions Transferred to Comptroller General and State Treasurer) The Department of 33 Transportation shall transfer $471,500 to the General Fund for the purpose of servicing the accounting and payroll functions 34 of the Comptroller General's Office. The Department of Transportation shall transfer $123,546 to the General Fund for 35 servicing the functions of the State Treasurer's Office. 36 69.12. (DOT: Employee Bonus) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department of Transportation shall 37 be allowed to spend monies to provide selected employees a one-time lump sum bonus not to exceed $1,000, based on
X50 - SECTION 69 - TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 524 1 objective guidelines established by the Budget and Control Board. This payment is not a part of the employee's base salary 2 and is not earnable compensation for purposes of employee and employer contributions to respective retirement systems. 3 69.13. (DOT: Consolidate Transportation Funding) The Department of Transportation shall develop a plan to 4 consolidate all sources of transportation funding throughout state government and to operate with this funding a 5 transportation system to support the specific programs from which the funding derives and the population of South Carolina 6 in general. This plan shall be submitted to the General Assembly no later than January 15, 1997. The intent of this proviso 7 is to improve access and delivery of transportation services, especially in rural areas. In developing the transportation 8 system, the Department shall work with each agency that provides funding for transportation. 9 Any agency, local government, or other entity, including non-profit organizations, using State funds or State-administered 10 Federal funds for the purpose of transporting private citizens on a regular basis, must provide the following fiscal year 11 information to the Department of Transportation, no later than the first day of October following the close of each fiscal 12 year; (a) number of vehicles used to transport passengers; (b) number of passenger seats in passenger vehicles; (c) number 13 of passenger miles provided; (d) itemized costs of providing transportation; and (e) source or sources from which funds are 14 derived. Information must be provided on a county-by-county basis in a format specified by the Department of 15 Transportation. The Department of Corrections, the Department of Education, school districts and institutions of higher 16 education are exempt from the requirements of this section. No transportation funds may be provided to any entity not in 17 compliance with the requirements of this section. 18 69.14. (DOT: Restructuring-Maintenance Activities) The Department of Transportation shall begin restructuring 19 operations so as to reduce maintenance activities performed with Department personnel and equipment. This restructuring 20 shall be completed no later than June 30, 1998. As part of this restructuring effort, the Department shall endeavor to use 21 private contractors for: bridge replacements; surface treatment (Class A surfacing/seal coating); thermo-plastic striping; 22 traffic signals; fencing; and guardrails whenever possible. 23 69.15. (DOT: Heritage Corridor Signs) Of the funds appropriated herein, $100,000 must be used by the Department 24 for fabricating and installing Heritage Corridor signs for those counties affected by this Corridor. 25 69.16. (DOT: Coordinate Transportation Funding and Resources) The Department of Transportation shall continue 26 to carry out and enhance the coordination planning and demonstration process for public transportation funding and 27 resources established during the prior fiscal year. Progress reports shall be submitted to the General Assembly at two 28 intervals using the fiscal year--an interim progress report no later than January 15, 1998, and a follow-up report of 29 progress and plans for the upcoming year no later than May 15, 1998. The intent of this proviso is to improve access and 30 delivery of transportation services, especially in rural areas. In planning and developing mechanisms for increasing 31 coordination of funding streams and resources at both the state and local levels, the Department of Transportation shall 32 work with each agency that provides funding for transportation and assure input in the process from major local providers 33 of transportation services to the public, including current providers of coordinated public service. 34 Any agency, local government or other entity, including non-profit organizations, using state funds or state-administered 35 federal funds for the purpose of transporting private citizens on a regular basis, 1) must provide input and information as 36 requested by the Department of Transportation in a timely manner and in a format specified by the Department of 37 Transportation in order to update data on transportation resources for planning purposes and; 2) show evidence of progress 38 toward the development of or participation in a coordination plan. The Department of Corrections, the Department of
X50 - SECTION 69 - TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF PAGE 525 1 Education, school districts and institutions of higher education are exempt from the requirements of this section. No 2 transportation funds may be provided to any entity not in compliance with the requirements of this section. 3 69.17. (DOT: Payroll Deduction for Uniform Rental) The Department of Transportation, upon the written request of 4 an employee, shall make deduction from the employee's compensation for payments for work related uniform rental. 5 69.18. (DOT: Dream Stops) DELETED 6 69.19. (DOT: Highway District Realignment Study) DELETED 7 69.20. (DOT: Greenville Transit Authority) The Department of Transportation shall transfer $100,000 above the 8 normal allocation of mass transit funds to the Greenville Transit Authority. 9 69.21. (DOT: Rural System Upgrade) DELETED 10 11 X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS 12 13 72.1. (GP: Judicial & Involuntary Commitment, Defense of Indigents) It is the responsibility of all agencies, 14 departments and institutions of state government, to provide at no cost and as a part of the regular services of the agency, 15 department or institutions such services as are necessary to carry out the provisions of Chapter 52 of Title 44 (Involuntary 16 Commitment), Article 7, Chapter 17 of Title 44 of the 1976 Code (Judicial Commitment), Chapter 3 of Title 17 of the 1976 17 Code (Defense of Indigents), and Article 1 of Chapter 3 of Title 16 of the 1976 Code (Death Penalty), as amended, upon 18 request of the Judicial Department and/or the appropriate court. To this end, state agencies are directed to furnish to the 19 Judicial Department a list of their employees who are competent to serve as court examiners. The Judicial Department shall 20 forward a copy of this list to the appropriate courts, and the courts shall utilize the services of such state employees whenever 21 feasible. State employees shall receive no additional compensation for performing such services. For the purpose of 22 interpreting this section, employees of the Medical University of South Carolina and individuals serving an internship or 23 residency as an academic requirement or employees who are not full-time state employees and who are not performing duties 24 as state employees are not considered state employees. 25 72.2. (GP: Case Service Billing Payments Prior Year) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, agencies 26 appropriated case services funds who routinely receive prior year case service billings after the old fiscal year has been 27 officially closed are authorized to pay these case service obligations with current funds. This authorization does not apply 28 to billings on hand that have been through a timely agency payment approval process when the old fiscal year closes. 29 72.3. (GP: Credit Cards for Goods & Services) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Treasurer may 30 enter into contracts whereby the agency or institution may accept credit cards as payment for goods or services provided. 31 72.4. (GP: Warrant Requisitions, Deposits) The expenditure of money appropriated in this Act shall be by warrant 32 requisitions directed to the Comptroller General. Upon receipt of the requisition, accompanied by invoices or other 33 satisfactory evidence of the propriety of the payment, and itemized according to standard budget classifications, the 34 Comptroller General shall issue his warrant on the State Treasurer to the payee designated in the requisition. No requisitions 35 for warrants shall be processed for any amounts less than one dollar. Upon approval and designation by the State Budget 36 and Control Board, state institutions may requisition funds in favor of their own treasurer, itemized only to the extent of the 37 purpose of the appropriation as expressed in this Act, and may deposit such funds in the name of the institution, in such bank 38 or banking institutions as shall be designated by the State Treasurer, and disburse same by check to meet the purposes of
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 526 1 the appropriation, but strict account shall be kept of all such expenditures according to standard budget classifications. All 2 money shall be drawn only when actually owing and due. The Comptroller General shall establish rules and regulations 3 for the uniform reimbursement, remittance and transfers of funds to the General Fund of the State required by law. 4 72.5. (GP: Federal Program Expenses, Lag Time) After July 1, of the current fiscal year, the Department of Health 5 and Environmental Control, Department of Mental Health, Department of Disabilities & Special Needs, Department of 6 Social Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Division on Aging, Division of Foster Care, Department of 7 Corrections, and Department of Juvenile Justice may expend if necessary, state appropriated funds for the current fiscal year 8 to cover fourth quarter Federal Programs expenses incurred in the prior fiscal year necessitated by the time lag of federal 9 reimbursement. 10 72.6. (GP: Federal Funds, Donations, Deposited in State Treasury) All Federal Funds received shall be deposited in 11 the State Treasury, if not in conflict with Federal regulations, and withdrawn therefrom as needed, in the same manner as 12 that provided for the disbursement of state funds. If it shall be determined that federal funds are not available for, or cannot 13 be appropriately used in connection with, all or any part of any activity or program for which state funds are specifically 14 appropriated in this Act to match Federal funds, the appropriated funds may not be expended and shall be returned to the 15 General Fund, except upon specific written approval of the Budget and Control Board after review by the Joint 16 Appropriations Review Committee. Donations or contributions from sources other than the Federal Government, for use 17 by any state agency, shall be deposited in the State Treasury, but in special accounts, and shall be withdrawn from the 18 treasury as needed to fulfill the purposes and conditions of the said donations, or contributions, if specified, and, if not 19 specified, as may be directed by the proper authorities of the department. The expenditure of funds by agencies of the State 20 Government from sources other than General Fund appropriations shall be subject to the same limitations and provisions 21 of law applicable to the expenditure of appropriated funds with respect to salaries, wages or other compensation, travel 22 expense, and other allowance or benefits for employees. 23 72.7. (GP: Fee Increases) (A) No state agency, department, board, committee, commission, or authority, may increase 24 an existing fee for performing any duty, responsibility, or function unless the fee for performing the particular duty, 25 responsibility, or function is authorized by statutory law and set by regulation except as provided in this paragraph. 26 (B) This paragraph does not apply to: 27 (1) state-supported governmental health care facilities; 28 (2) state-supported schools, colleges, and universities; 29 (3) educational, entertainment, recreational, cultural, and training programs; 30 (4) the State Board of Financial Institutions; 31 (5) sales by state agencies of goods or tangible products produced for or by these agencies; 32 (6) charges by state agencies for room and board provided on state-owned property; 33 (7) application fees for recreational activities sponsored by state agencies and conducted on a draw or lottery basis; 34 (8) court fees or fines levied in a judicial or adjudicatory proceeding; 35 (9) the South Carolina Public Service Authority or the South Carolina Ports Authority. 36 (C) This paragraph does not prohibit a state agency, department, board, committee, or commission from increasing fees 37 for services provided to other state agencies, departments, boards, committees, commissions, political subdivisions, or fees 38 for health care and laboratory services regardless of whether the fee is set by statute.
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 527 1 (D) Statutory law for purposes of this paragraph does not include regulations promulgated pursuant to the State 2 Administrative Procedures Act. 3 72.8. (GP: State Institutions - Revenues & Income) The University of South Carolina, Clemson University, the 4 Medical University of S. C. (including the Medical University Hospital), The Citadel, Winthrop University, S. C. State 5 University, Francis Marion University, University of Charleston, Lander University and the Wil Lou Gray Opportunity 6 School shall remit all revenues and income, collected at the respective institutions, to the State Treasurer according to the 7 terms of Section 1 of this Act, but all such revenues or income so collected, except fees received as regular term tuition, 8 matriculation, and registration, shall be carried in a special continuing account by the State Treasurer, to the credit of the 9 respective institutions, and may be requisitioned by said institutions, in the manner prescribed in Section 72.5 of this Act, 10 and expended to fulfill the purpose for which such fees or income were levied, but no part of such income shall be used for 11 permanent improvements without the express written approval of the State Budget and Control Board and the Joint 12 Legislative Capital Bond Review Committee; and it is further required that no such fee or income shall be charged in excess 13 of the amount that is necessary to supply the service, or fulfill the purpose for which such fee or income was charged. 14 Notwithstanding other provisions of this act, funds at State Institutions of Higher Learning derived wholly from athletic or 15 other student contests, from the activities of student organizations, and from the operations of canteens and bookstores, and 16 from approved Private Practice plans at institutions and affiliated agencies may be retained at the institution and expended 17 by the respective institutions only in accord with policies established by the institution's Board of Trustees. Such funds shall 18 be audited annually by the State but the provisions of this Act concerning unclassified personnel compensation, travel, 19 equipment purchases and other purchasing regulations shall not apply to the use of these funds. 20 72.9. (GP: Transfers of Appropriations) Agencies and institutions shall be authorized to transfer appropriations within 21 programs and within the agency with notification to the Division of Budget and Analyses and Comptroller General. No such 22 transfer may exceed twenty percent of the program budget. Upon request, details of such transfers may be provided to 23 members of the General Assembly on an agency by agency basis. Transfers of appropriations from personal service 24 accounts to other operating accounts or from other operating accounts to personal service accounts may be restricted to any 25 established standard level set by the Budget and Control Board upon formal approval by a majority of the members of the 26 Budget and Control Board. 27 72.10. (GP: Bank Procedures - State Treasury A Bank) In any instances where Federal laws or regulations, relating to 28 funds allotted to State Government agencies, include requirements relating to banking procedures, the State Treasury shall 29 be deemed to meet the definition of a bank. 30 72.11. (GP: Federal Funds - DHEC, DSS, DHHS, Aging - Disallowances) Amounts appropriated to the Department 31 of Health and Environmental Control, Department of Social Services, Department of Health and Human Services, and 32 Division on Aging may be expended to cover program operations of prior fiscal years where adjustment of such prior years 33 are necessary under federal regulations or audit exceptions. All disallowances or notices of disallowances by any federal 34 agency of any costs claimed by these agencies shall be submitted to the State Auditor, the Senate Finance Committee and 35 the House Ways and Means Committee, within five days of receipt of such actions. 36 72.12. (GP: Family Foster Care Payments) The Department of Disabilities & Special Needs, Department of Social 37 Services, and Department of Juvenile Justice shall furnish as Family Foster Care payments for individual foster children 38 under their sponsorship:
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 528 1 ages 0 - 5 $212 per month 2 ages 6 - 12 $239 per month 3 ages 13 + $305 per month 4 These specified amounts are for the basic needs of the foster children. Basic needs within this proviso are identified as food 5 (at home and away), clothing, housing, transportation, education and other costs as defined in the U.S. Department of 6 Agriculture study of "Annual Cost of Raising a Child to Age Eighteen". Further, each agency shall identify and justify, as 7 another line item, all material and/or services, in excess of those basic needs listed above, which were a direct result of a 8 professional agency evaluation of clientele need. Legitimate medical care in excess of Medicaid reimbursement or such care 9 not recognized by Medicaid may be considered as special needs if approved by the sponsoring/responsible agency and shall 10 be reimbursed by the sponsoring agency in the same manner of reimbursing other special needs of foster children. 11 72.13. (GP: Fixed Student Fees) During the current fiscal year, student fees at the State institutions of higher learning 12 shall be fixed by the respective Boards of Trustees as follows: 13 (1) Fees applicable to student housing, dining halls, student health service, parking facility, laundries and all other 14 personal subsistence expenses shall be sufficient to fully cover the total direct operating and capital expenses of providing 15 such facilities and services over their expected useful life except those operating or capital expenses related to the removal 16 of asbestos. 17 (2) Student Activity Fees may be fixed at such rates as the respective Boards shall deem reasonable and necessary. 18 72.14. (GP: Tech Educ. Colleges Student Activity Fees) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act, funds at 19 Technical Education Colleges derived wholly from the activities of student organizations and from the operations of 20 canteens and bookstores may be retained by the college and expended only in accord with policies established by the 21 respective college's Area Commission and approved by the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education. 22 72.15. (GP: Educational Fee Waivers) The institutions of higher education Senior colleges, universities and technical 23 colleges may offer educational fee waivers to no more than two percent of the undergraduate student body. 24 72.16. (GP: Human Services Coordinating Council) The General Assembly finds that the operation of health and human 25 services may be enhanced by closer working relationships among agencies at the state and local level. The General 26 Assembly finds that coordination at both levels provides opportunities to serve the citizens of South Carolina better through 27 (1) continued expansion of services integration and (2) stronger communication among agencies delivering services. 28 In order to assist in, recommend, develop policy for, and supervise the expenditure of funds for the continuation of 29 service integration in South Carolina, there is created a Human Services Coordinating Council, hereinafter, entitled the 30 Council. The Council shall consist of: 31 (1) The Director or Chief Executive Officer of each of the following: Division on Aging, Department of Alcohol 32 and Other Drug Abuse Services, Commission for the Blind, Division for the Review of Foster Care of Children, Department 33 of Education, Department of Health and Environmental Control, Department of Health and Human Services, Department 34 of Juvenile Justice, Division of Veterans' Affairs, John De La Howe School, Department of Mental Health, Department of 35 Disabilities and Special Needs, School for the Deaf and the Blind, Department of Social Services, Department of Vocational 36 Rehabilitation, Guardian ad Litem Program, Division of Continuum of Care, Educational Television, Wil Lou Gray 37 Opportunity School, Department of Corrections, Probation, Parole and Pardon Services and the State Housing Finance and 38 Development Authority.
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 529 1 (2) The Governor or his designee. 2 (3) Other such members as the Council shall deem appropriate. 3 The Council shall: 4 (1) Select a Director or Chief Executive Officer on an annual basis to serve as the Council Chairperson. The Council 5 Chairperson shall be elected at the first quarterly meeting of the Council at the beginning of each new state fiscal year. 6 Nominees for this office must be members of the Council. The Chairperson of the Council can succeed himself in that 7 specific position no more than three times. In the event that this office becomes vacant, the Executive Committee of the 8 Council shall appoint a member of the Council to fill the unexpired term of the office. 9 (2) Meet regularly to provide an opportunity for collaboration and cooperation among member agencies. 10 The Council shall have as its goals: 11 (1) Identify and address priority health and human needs and promote the availability of responsive resources. 12 (2) Promote cost-effective, efficient approaches for the delivery of health and human services which include 13 prevention, education, reduction of dependency, promotion of self-sufficiency and delivery of services in the least restrictive, 14 most appropriate community-based and institutional settings. 15 (3) Provide coordination between the Council members and the Office of the Governor in the development of the 16 comprehensive State Health and Human Services Plan. 17 (4) In cooperation with the Department of Health and Human Services, coordinate and oversee efforts to integrate 18 services information among state agencies and between state and local agencies. 19 (5) Review and monitor service integration efforts begun by the Human Services Integration Projects, and including: 20 (a) Developing standards for case management activities and coordinating with local entities on service 21 integration efforts, and 22 (b) Receiving requests for funding of projects designed to further integration of services, including review and 23 approval of such projects. 24 Member agencies and departments of the Council shall collect and provide client information, including Social Security 25 Number, for the Client Masterfile System, and for development and use of a uniform client application database for 26 statistical purposes and for improving human services delivery systems for South Carolinians. For purposes of this sub- 27 section, the State, rather than an individual agency, will be the owner of the data. All individual client information submitted 28 by participating agencies or departments will be regarded as confidential; the information collected may not be released, 29 under any circumstances, to entities or individuals outside the Client Masterfile System, State Data Oversight Council, or 30 client application database unless release is made of aggregate statistical information so that no individual client may be 31 identified. No data submitted may be released by the Client Masterfile System except in a format approved by the Council. 32 For the purposes of this sub-section only, all State laws, regulations, or any rule of any State agency, department, board, or 33 commission having the effect or force of law that prohibits or is inconsistent with any provision of this sub-section is hereby 34 declared inapplicable to this sub-section. Each member agency or department of the Council shall be required to take all 35 steps reasonably necessary to effectuate the waiver of federal rules, regulations, or statutes or the elimination of other factors 36 that interfere with collection or use of data by the Client Masterfile System or client application database. Those steps shall 37 include but not be limited to, the seeking of federal legislation, the negotiation of agreements between the Council or State 38 and any federal agency or board, the application for the waiver of any federal rule, regulation or statute, and the seeking of
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 530 1 client's permission to share data. The Human Services Coordinating Council shall assume the duties and responsibilities 2 of the Aging Coordinating Council and the Long Term Care Council as specified in Sections 43-21-120 through 43-21-140. 3 The Council shall establish a long term care standing committee and include on the committee a representative of the long 4 term care industry, a representative of the insurance industry, and a representative of the general public. 5 72.17. (GP: Employer Contributions Cost of Agencies) It is the intent of the General Assembly that the amount so 6 provided to each agency or institution for employee benefits shall be sufficient to pay the employer contribution costs of 7 that agency. The Budget and Control Board is directed to devise a plan for the expenditure of the funds appropriated for 8 employer contributions and may require transfers of funds within an agency or institution if it becomes evident that the 9 employer contribution costs will exceed the funds available for that purpose. 10 72.18. (GP: Dual Employment) Any employee who is approved for dual employment must be paid in a timely manner. 11 The secondary agency is required to make payment of funds approved for and earned under dual employment within 12 fortyfive days of the beginning of the employment. 13 72.19. (GP: Payroll Schedule & Compensation Restrictions) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, all appropriations 14 for compensation of State Employees shall be paid in twice-monthly installments to the person holding such position. In 15 order to provide a regular and permanent schedule for payment of employees, it is hereby established that the payroll period 16 shall begin on June 2, of the prior fiscal year with the first pay period ending on June 16, of the prior fiscal year. The payroll 17 period shall continue thereafter on a twice-monthly schedule as established by the Budget and Control Board. It is the intent 18 of the General Assembly that this schedule, thus established, will continue from one fiscal year to another without 19 interruption, on a twice monthly basis. The Budget and Control Board is authorized to approve any changes to this schedule 20 where circumstances are deemed justifiable. 21 The appropriated salaries for specified positions shall mean the maximum compensation for such position, except as 22 specifically provided in other provisions of this act, and in any case where the head of any department can secure the 23 services for a particular position or work at a lower rate than the salary specified in this Act, authority for so doing is hereby 24 given. 25 No employee of any state department or institution shall be paid any compensation from any other department of the state 26 government except those approved under the provisions of Regulation 19-702.09 of the 1976 Code, as amended, and no 27 employee of any department or institution shall be paid travel expenses by any other department or institution without 28 approval of the agency by which he is regularly employed. The Comptroller General shall report, after June thirtieth of each 29 year, to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee the names of all employees receiving 30 dual compensation and the amounts received. 31 The provisions of Regulation 19-707.02 and Section 8-5-10 of the 1976 Code, as amended, shall not apply to employees 32 hired for 120 days or less. 33 72.20. (GP: Discrimination Policy) It is the policy of the State of South Carolina to recruit, hire, train, and promote 34 employees without discrimination because of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion or physical disability. This 35 policy is to apply to all levels and phases of personnel within state government, including but not limited to recruiting, 36 hiring, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, layoffs, recalls from layoffs, and educational, social, or recreational 37 programs. It is the policy of the State to take affirmative action to remove the disparate effects of past discrimination, if any, 38 because of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion or physical disability.
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 531 1 Each state agency shall submit to the State Human Affairs Commission employment and filled vacancy data by race and 2 sex by October 31, of each year. 3 In accordance with Section 1-13-110 of the South Carolina Code of Laws of 1976, as amended, the Human Affairs 4 Commission shall submit a report on the status of State Agencies' Affirmative Action Plans and Programs to the General 5 Assembly by February 1 each year. This report shall contain the total number of persons employed in each job group, by 6 race and sex, at the end of the preceding reporting period, a breakdown by race and sex of those hired or promoted from 7 within the agency during the reporting period, and an indication of whether affirmative action goals were achieved. For each 8 job group referenced in the Human Affairs report, where the hiring of personnel does not reflect the percentage goals 9 established in the agency's affirmative action plan for the year in question, the State agency shall submit a detailed 10 explanation to the Human Affairs Commission by February 15, explaining why goals were not achieved. 11 The Human Affairs Commission shall review the explanations and notify the Budget and Control Board of any agency 12 not in satisfactory compliance with meeting its stated goals. 13 The Budget and Control Board shall notify any agency not in compliance that their request for additional appropriations 14 for the current appropriation cycle, may not be processed until such time as the Budget and Control Board, after consultation 15 with the Human Affairs Commission, is satisfied that the agency is making a good faith effort to comply with its affirmative 16 action plan, and that the compliance must be accomplished within a reasonable length of time to be determined by the 17 mission and circumstances of the agency. This requirement shall not affect additional appropriation requests for public 18 assistance payments or aid to entities. This section does not apply to those agencies that have been exempted from the 19 reporting requirements of the Human Affairs Commission. 20 72.21. (GP: RIF, Recall Procedures, Residency Preference) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, when a 21 vacancy occurs in a state agency, other than institutions of higher education, or when an agency acts to fill a new position, 22 the agency shall give preference to residents of this State, if the two are equally qualified for the vacancy or new position. 23 72.22. (GP: Temporary Grant Funded or Time Limited Funded Positions) Notwithstanding any other provision of 24 law or this Act, state agencies and institutions may, at their discretion, hire employees to fill temporary grant positions 25 specified in federal grants, public charity grants, private foundation grants, research grants and positions with time limited 26 funding approved or authorized by the appropriate state authority in accordance with the following provisions: 27 A. Only those funds authorized within the approved federal grant, public charity grant, private foundation grant, 28 research grant, or time limited funds for a specified project can be used to pay the salaries and/or benefits of temporary 29 employees hired under this provision. 30 B. Temporary grant or time limited positions, employees, and the conditions of their employment shall be reported 31 in accordance with provisions developed by the Division of Budget and Analyses of the Budget and Control Board. 32 C. Positions established under this provision must be limited to and must not exist beyond the duration of the time 33 limited project or grant or any subsequent renewal of it. When the grant, time limited project or any subsequent renewal 34 ends, temporary grant or time limited project employees must be terminated and their positions will cease to exist. 35 Temporary grant or time limited project employees will be exempt from the provisions of Sections 8-17-310 through 8-17- 36 380 of the 1976 Code, as amended. State agencies and institutions must terminate all temporary grant or time limited project 37 positions at any time funding is terminated or is insufficient to continue payments under the conditions of the grant or time 38 limited project.
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 532 1 D. Temporary grant or time limited project employees may be eligible for the same benefits, excluding permanent 2 or probationary employment status, available to permanent state employees provided that such funds are available within 3 the grant or time limited project. 4 E. Temporary grant or time limited project employees shall be deemed to be employed at will. The temporary grant 5 or time limited project employee shall not be entitled to any compensation beyond the date of termination, other than for 6 such part of the grant or time limited project that has been performed. 7 F. Discretionary determinations by a state agency or institution as to whether to hire an employee pursuant to this 8 proviso are final and not subject to administrative or judicial appeal. 9 72.23. (GP: Personal Service Reconciliation, FTEs) The General Assembly expresses its continuing concern over the 10 control of the number of personnel employed by the State of South Carolina. This concern is evidenced in the 1980 Public 11 Employment Report of the United States Bureau of Census. It is further declared to be the intent of the General Assembly 12 to continue to take positive steps to reduce the number of personnel employed in the future, without unduly hampering the 13 legitimate functions of state government. 14 In order to obtain the necessary control over the number of employees, the Budget and Control Board is hereby directed 15 to maintain close supervision over the number of state employees, and to require specifically the following: 16 1. That no state agency exceed the total authorized number of full-time equivalent positions and those funded from 17 State sources as provided in each section of this Act except by majority vote of the Budget and Control Board. Specific 18 written confirmation of such majority approval shall be forwarded to the Joint Appropriations Review Committee in the 19 event that any agency is allowed to exceed the number of positions authorized in this Act. 20 2. That the Division of Budget and Analyses shall maintain and make, as necessary, periodic adjustments thereto, 21 an official record of the total number of authorized full-time equivalent positions by agency for State and Total funding 22 sources and shall provide a certified duplicate of such record to the Joint Appropriations Review Committee. The Division 23 of Budget and Analyses shall submit monthly reports to the Joint Appropriations Review Committee and such reports shall 24 include any changes in the authorized number of full-time equivalent positions, the number of filled and vacant positions 25 and any other data requested by the committees. 26 (a) That within thirty (30) days of the passage of the Appropriation Act or by August 1, whichever comes later, 27 each agency of the State must have established on the Budget and Control Board records all positions authorized in the Act. 28 After that date, the Board shall delete any non-established positions immediately from the official record of authorized full- 29 time equivalent positions. No positions shall be established by the Board in excess of the total number authorized in the 30 Board record of authorized full-time equivalent positions. Each agency may, upon notification to the Budget and Control 31 Board, change the funding source of State FTE positions established on the Budget and Control Board records as necessary 32 to expend federal and other sources of personal service funds in an effort to conserve or stay within the state appropriated 33 personal service funds. Each agency may, upon notification to the Budget and Control Board, transfer FTEs between 34 programs as needed to accomplish the agency mission. No agency shall change funding sources that will cause the agency 35 to exceed the authorized number of state or total full-time equivalent positions. 36 (b) By September 30, the Board shall prepare a personal service detail, by agency, which shows each position 37 established for the fiscal year and the amount of funds required, by source of funds, to support the position for the fiscal year 38 at a funding level of 100% and the Board shall then reconcile each agency's personal service detail with the agency's
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 533 1 personal service appropriation as contained in the Act adjusted for any pay increases, and any other factors necessary to 2 reflect the agency's personal service funding level. The Board shall provide a copy of each agency's personal service 3 reconciliation to the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees. 4 (c) Any position which is shown by the reconciliation to be unfunded or significantly underfunded may be 5 deleted at the direction of the Budget and Control Board . 6 (d) Full-time equivalent (FTE) positions shall be determined under the following guidelines: 7 1. The annual work hours for each FTE shall be the agency's full-time standard annual work hours. 8 2. The State FTE shall be derived by multiplying the state percentage of budgeted funds for each position 9 by the FTE for that position. 10 3. All institutions of higher education shall use a value of 0.75 FTE for each position determined to be full- 11 time faculty with a duration of nine (9) months. 12 The FTE method of accounting shall be utilized for all authorized positions. 13 3. That the number of positions authorized in this Act shall be reduced in the following circumstances: 14 (a) Upon request by an agency. 15 (b) When anticipated federal funds are not made available. 16 (c) When the Budget and Control Board, through study or analysis, becomes aware of any unjustifiable excess 17 of positions in any state agency. 18 4. The Budget and Control Board shall annually reconcile personal service funds with full-time employee count to 19 determine unfunded positions which will be eliminated no later than January 15 of the current fiscal year unless specifically 20 exempted elsewhere in this act or by the State Budget and Control Board. The State Budget and Control Board must report 21 the full-time employee count and unfunded position status to the Senate Finance Committee and the Ways and Means 22 Committee by February 1 of the current fiscal year. 23 5. That no new permanent positions in state government shall be funded by appropriations in acts supplemental to 24 this Act but temporary positions may be so funded. 25 6. The provisions of this section shall not apply to personnel exempt from the State Classification and Compensation 26 Plan under Item I of Section 8-11-260 of the 1976 Code. 27 The Governor, in making his appropriation recommendations to the Ways and Means Committee, must provide that the 28 level of personal service appropriation recommended for each agency is at least 97% of the funds required to meet 100% 29 of the funds needed for the full-time equivalents positions recommended by the Governor (exclusive of new positions). 30 72.24. (GP: Allowance for Residences & Compensation Restrictions) That salaries paid to officers and employees 31 of the State, including its several boards, commissions, and institutions shall be in full for all services rendered, and no 32 prerequisites of office or of employment shall be allowed in addition thereto, but such prerequisites, commodities, services 33 or other benefits shall be charged for at the prevailing local value and without the purpose or effect of increasing the 34 compensation of said officer or employee. The charge for these items may be payroll deducted at the discretion of the 35 Comptroller General or the chief financial officer at each agency maintaining its own payroll system. This shall not apply 36 to the Governor's Mansion, nor for department-owned housing used for recruitment and training of Mental Health 37 Professionals, nor to guards at any of the State's penal institutions and nurses and attendants at the Department of Mental 38 Health, and the Department of Disabilities & Special Needs, and registered nurses providing clinical care at the MUSC
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 534 1 Medical Center, nor to the Superintendent and staff of John de la Howe School, nor to the cottage parents and staff of Wil 2 Lou Gray Opportunity School, nor to full-time or part-time staff who work after regular working hours in the SLED 3 Communications Center or Maintenance Area, nor to the Directors of John G. Richards Campus, Willow Lane Campus, and 4 the Reception and Evaluation Center at the Department of Juvenile Justice nor to the Residence Dormitory Director and the 5 Assistant Residence Director at the Governor's School for Science and Mathematics. The Presidents of those State 6 institutions of higher learning authorized to provide on-campus residential facilities for students may be permitted to occupy 7 residences on the grounds of such institutions without charge. 8 Any state institution of higher learning may provide a housing allowance to the President in lieu of a residential facility, 9 the amount to be approved by the Budget and Control Board. 10 That the following may be permitted to occupy residences owned by the respective Departments without charge: the 11 Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, the Director of the Department of Mental Health, the Farm Director, Farm 12 Managers, and Specialists employed at the Wateree River Correctional Institution, Walden Correctional Institution, 13 MacDougall Youth Correctional Center, and Givens Youth Correctional Center; the S. C. State Commission of Forestry fire 14 tower operators, forestry aides, and caretaker at central headquarters; the Department of Natural Resources' Game 15 Management Personnel, Fish Hatchery Superintendents, Lake Superintendent, and Fort Johnson Superintendent; the 16 Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism field personnel in the State Parks Division; the Agricultural Aide at the 17 Department of Juvenile Justice Farm; Director of Wil Lou Gray Opportunity School; President of the School for the Deaf 18 and the Blind; houseparents for the Commission for the Blind; S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control 19 personnel at the State Park Health Facility and Camp Burnt Gin; Assistant Director of Residence Life and a student 20 counselor at Lander University; Clemson University's Head Football Coach; the Department of Disabilities & Special Needs' 21 physicians and other professionals at Whitten Center, Clemson University Off-Campus Agricultural Staff and Housing Area 22 Coordinators; and University of South Carolina's Manager of Bell Camp Facility, Housing Maintenance Night Supervisors, 23 Residence Life Directors, temporary and transition employees, and emergency medical personnel. Except in the case of 24 elected officials, the fair market rental value of any residence furnished to a State Employee shall be reported by the State 25 Agency furnishing the residence to the Agency Head Salary Commission by October 1, of each fiscal year. 26 All salaries paid by departments and institutions shall be in accord with a uniform classification and compensation plan, 27 approved by the Budget and Control Board, applicable to all personnel of the State Government whose compensation is not 28 specifically fixed in this act. Such plan shall include all employees regardless of the source of funds from which payment 29 for personal service is drawn. The Division of Budget and Analyses of the Budget and Control Board is authorized to 30 approve temporary salary adjustments for classified and unclassified employees who perform temporary duties which are 31 limited by time and/or funds. When approved, a temporary salary adjustment shall not be added to an employee's base salary 32 and shall end when the duties are completed and/or the funds expire. Academic personnel of the institutions of higher 33 learning and other individual or group of positions that cannot practically be covered by the plan may be excluded therefrom 34 but their compensations as approved by the Division of Budget and Analyses shall, nevertheless, be subject to review by 35 the Budget and Control Board. Salary appropriations for employees fixed in this Act shall be in full for all services 36 rendered, and no supplements from other sources shall be permitted or approved by the State Budget and Control Board. 37 With the exception of travel and subsistence, legislative study committees shall not compensate any person who is otherwise 38 employed as a full-time state employee. Salaries of the heads of all agencies of the State Government shall be specifically
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 535 1 fixed in this Act and no salary shall be paid any agency head whose salary is not so fixed. Commuter mileage on non- 2 exempt state vehicles shall be considered as income and reported by the Comptroller General in accordance with IRS 3 regulations. As long as there is no impact on appropriated funds, state agencies and institutions shall be allowed to spend 4 public funds and/or other funds for designated employee award programs which shall have written criteria approved by the 5 agency governing board or commission. For purposes of this section, monetary awards, if any, shall not be considered a 6 part of an employee's base salary, a salary supplement, or a prerequisite of employment. The names of all employees 7 receiving monetary awards and the amounts received shall be reported annually to the South Carolina Division of Budget 8 and Analyses. 9 In the case of lodging furnished by certain higher education institutions to employees, the prevailing local rate does not 10 apply if the institution meets the exceptions for inadequate rent described in the current Internal Revenue Code Section 11 119(d)(2). To meet the exception, rental rates must equal the lesser of five percent of the appraised value of the qualified 12 campus lodging, or the average of the rentals paid by individuals (other than employees or students of the educational 13 institution) during the calendar year for lodging provided by the educational institution which is comparable to the qualified 14 campus lodging provided to the employee, over the rent paid by the employee for the qualified campus lodging during the 15 calendar year. The appraised value shall be determined as of the close of the calendar year in which the taxable year 16 begins, or, in the case of a rental period not greater than one year, at any time during the calendar year in which the period 17 begins. 18 72.25. (GP: MUSC Hospital Services Rates) The Board of the Medical University of South Carolina shall provide 19 hospital services to state employees and officials of state government at a rate not to exceed the payment rates to hospitals 20 provided by the employee's insurance program(s). Private physician fees, psychiatry, and all dental are not included. 21 72.26. (GP: Universities & Colleges - Allowance for Presidents) Presidents of the University of South Carolina, 22 Clemson University, the Medical University of South Carolina, The Citadel, Winthrop University, South Carolina State 23 University, Francis Marion University, University of Charleston, and Lander University must not be paid a fixed allowance 24 for personal expenses incurred in connection with the performance of their official duties. Reimbursements may be made 25 to the Presidents from funds available to their respective institutions for any personal expenses incurred provided that all 26 requests for reimbursement are supported by properly documented vouchers processed through the normal accounting 27 procedures of the institutions. 28 72.27. (GP: Replacement of Personal Property) The Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Corrections, 29 Probation, Parole and Pardon Services, Department of Mental Health, Department of Disabilities & Special Needs and 30 School for the Deaf and the Blind may replace the personal property of an employee which has been damaged or destroyed 31 by a client while in custody of the agency. The replacement of personal property may be made only if the loss has resulted 32 from actions by the employee deemed to be appropriate and in the line of duty by the agency head and if the damaged or 33 destroyed item is found by the agency head to be reasonable in value, and necessary for the employee to carry out the 34 functions and duties of his employment. Replacement of damaged or destroyed items shall not exceed $250 per item, per 35 incident. Each agency must have guidelines to insure the reasonableness of the replacement payments. 36 72.28. (GP: Law Enforcement Officer Retiree Weapon Purchase) All state employees, who are commissioned law 37 enforcement officers upon retirement, if vested, may purchase their assigned weapon at a reasonable fee.
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 536 1 72.29. (GP: Business Expense Reimbursement) Agency heads and Deputy Commissioners or Deputy Directors 2 designated by Agency heads may receive reimbursements for business expenses incurred while performing their official 3 duties, provided that receipts are presented when seeking reimbursement and justification is submitted to document the time, 4 place, and purpose of the expense as well as the names of the individuals involved. The Budget and Control Board shall 5 promulgate regulations governing these expenses. 6 72.30. (GP: Per Diem) The per diem allowance of all boards, commissions and committees shall be at the rate of 7 Thirty-five ($35) Dollars per day. No full-time officer or employee of the State shall draw any per diem allowance for 8 service on such boards, commissions or committees. 9 72.31. (GP: Travel Spouse of Governor & Lt. Governor) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the spouses 10 of the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor of the State are authorized to receive reimbursement of actual expenses when 11 accompanying the Governor or the Lieutenant Governor on official state business. 12 72.32. (GP: Travel - Subsistence Expenses & Mileage) Travel and subsistence expenses, whether paid from State 13 appropriated, Federal, local or other funds, shall be allowed in accordance with the following provisions: 14 A. Unless otherwise provided in paragraphs B through H of this section, all employees of the State of South Carolina 15 or any agency thereof including employees and members of the governing bodies of each technical education center while 16 traveling on the business of the State shall, upon presentation of a paid receipt, be allowed reimbursement for actual 17 expenses incurred for lodging. Agencies may contract with lodging facilities to pay on behalf of an employee. Failure to 18 maintain proper control of direct payments for lodging may result in the revocation of the agency's authority by the 19 Comptroller General or the State Auditor. The employee shall also be reimbursed for the actual expenses incurred in the 20 obtaining of meals except that such costs shall not exceed ($20) ($25) per day within the State of South Carolina. For travel 21 outside of South Carolina the maximum daily reimbursement for meals shall not exceed ($32). Agencies may contract with 22 food or dining facilities to pay for meals on behalf of employees in accordance with rules and regulations established by 23 the Budget and Control Board. It shall be the responsibility of the agency head to monitor the charges for lodging which 24 might be claimed by his employees in order to determine that such charges are reasonable, taking into consideration location, 25 purpose of travel or other extenuating circumstances. The provisions of this item shall not apply to Section 42-3-40 of the 26 1976 Code. 27 B. That employees of the State, when traveling outside the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico upon promotional 28 business for the State of South Carolina shall be entitled to actual expenses for both food and lodging. 29 C. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Comptroller General, Attorney General, State Treasurer, 30 Adjutant General, Superintendent of Education and the Commissioner of Agriculture shall be reimbursed actual expenses 31 for subsistence. 32 D. Non-legislative members of committees appointed pursuant to Acts and Resolutions of the General Assembly 33 whose membership consists solely of members of the General Assembly or members of the General Assembly and other 34 personnel who are not employees of the State of South Carolina shall be allowed subsistence expenses of $35 per day while 35 traveling on official business. Members of such committees may opt to receive actual expenses incurred for lodging and 36 actual expenses incurred in the obtaining of meals in lieu of the allowable subsistence expense. 37 E. Members of the State Boards, Commissions, or Committees whose duties are not full-time and who are paid on 38 a per diem basis, shall be allowed reimbursement for actual expenses incurred at the rates provided in Paragraph A and I
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 537 1 of this Section while away from their places of residence on official business of the State. One person accompanying a 2 handicapped member of a State Board, Commission, or Committee on official business of the State shall be allowed the 3 same reimbursement for actual expenses incurred at the rates provided in Paragraph A through I of this Section. 4 F. No subsistence reimbursement shall be allowed to a Justice of the Supreme Court or Judge of the Court of Appeals 5 while traveling in the county of his official residence. When traveling on official business of said court within 50 miles 6 outside the county of his official residence, a Supreme Court Justice and a Judge of the Court of Appeals shall be allowed 7 subsistence expenses in the amount of $35 per day plus such mileage allowance for travel as is provided for other employees 8 of the State. When traveling on official business of said Court 50 or more miles outside the county of his official residence, 9 each Justice and Judge of the Court of Appeals shall be allowed subsistence expenses in the amount as provided in this Act 10 for members of the General Assembly plus such mileage allowance for travel as is provided for other employees of the State. 11 The Chief Justice, or such other person as he designates, while attending the Conference of Chief Justices and one member 12 of the Supreme Court while attending the National Convention of Appellate Court Judges, and three Circuit Judges while 13 attending the National Convention of State Trial Judges shall be allowed actual subsistence and travel expenses. 14 Upon approval of the Chief Justice, Supreme Court Justices, Judges of the Court of Appeals, Circuit Judges, and Family 15 Court Judges shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred for all other official business requiring out-of-state expenses 16 at the rate provided in paragraph A of this section. 17 G. No subsistence reimbursements are allowed to a Circuit Judge, a Family Court Judge, or an Administrative Law 18 Judge while holding court within the county in which he resides. While holding court or on other official business outside 19 the county, within fifty miles of his residence, a Circuit Court Judge, Family Court Judge, or an Administrative Law Judge 20 is entitled to a subsistence allowance in the amount of $35 per day. While holding court or on other official business at a 21 location fifty miles or more from his residence, a Circuit Court, Family Court or Administrative Law Judge is entitled to 22 a subsistence allowance in the amount as provided in this Act for members of the General Assembly. 23 H. Any retired Justice, Circuit Court Judge or Family Court Judge or Master-in-Equity appointed by the Supreme 24 Court to serve as a Special Circuit Judge, Family Court Judge, Appeals Court Judge, or Acting Associate Justice shall serve 25 without pay but shall receive the same allowance for subsistence, expenses, and mileage as provided in Part I for Circuit 26 Court Judges. 27 I. No expense shall be allowed an employee either at his place of residence or at the official headquarters of the 28 agency by which he is employed except as provided in paragraph E, of this section. When an employee is assigned to work 29 a particular territory or district, and such territory or district and his official headquarters are in different localities or sections 30 of the State, expenses may be allowed for the necessary travel to his official headquarters. The members of the Workers' 31 Compensation Commission, Public Service Commission and the Employment Security Commission may be reimbursed 32 at the regular mileage rate of one round trip each week from their respective homes to Columbia. No subsistence 33 reimbursement shall be allowed to a member of the Workers' Compensation Commission, Public Service Commission or 34 the Employment Security Commission while traveling in the county of his official residence. When traveling on official 35 business of the Commission within 50 miles outside the county of his official residence, a member of the Workers' 36 Compensation Commission, Public Service Commission or the Employment Security Commission shall be allowed 37 subsistence expenses in the amount of $35 per day. When traveling on official business of the Commission 50 or more miles 38 outside the county of his official residence, each member shall be allowed a subsistence allowance in the amount as provided
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 538 1 in this act for members of the General Assembly. When out-of-state, members of the Workers' Compensation Commission, 2 Public Service Commission and the Employment Security Commission may claim the established amount of per diem, as 3 stated in the General Appropriation Act, or actual expenses as deemed reasonable by the Comptroller General. 4 J. When an employee of the State shall use his or her personal automobile in traveling on necessary official business, 5 a charge of 25.5 31.5 cents per mile will be allowed for the use of such automobile and the employee shall bear the expense 6 of supplies and upkeep thereof. Whenever State provided motor pool vehicles are reasonably available and their use is 7 practical and an employee of the State shall request for his own benefit to use his or her personal vehicle in traveling on 8 necessary official business, a charge of 21.5 27.5 cents per mile will be allocated for the use of such vehicle and the 9 employee shall bear the expense of supplies and upkeep thereof. When such travel is by a State-owned automobile, the State 10 shall bear the expense of supplies and upkeep thereof but no mileage will be allowed. Agencies and employees are directed 11 to use State fueling facilities to the maximum extent possible, when such use is cost beneficial to the State. When using 12 commercial fueling facilities, operators of State-owned vehicles are directed to use self-service pumps. In traveling on the 13 business of the State, employees are required to use the most economical mode of transportation, due consideration being 14 given to urgency, schedules and like factors. 15 Mileage between an employee's home and his/her place of employment is not subject to reimbursement. However, when 16 an employee leaves on a business trip directly from his/her home, and does not go by the employee's headquarters, the 17 employee shall be eligible for reimbursement for actual mileage beginning at his/her residence. 18 K. That a State agency may advance travel and subsistence expense monies to employees of that agency for the 19 financing of ordinary and necessary travel required in the conducting of the business of the agency. The Budget and Control 20 Board is directed to develop and publish rules and regulations pertaining to the advancing of travel expenses and no State 21 agency shall make such advances except under the rules and regulations as published. All advances for travel and 22 subsistence monies shall be repaid to the agency within thirty (30) days after the end of the trip or by the end of the fiscal 23 year, whichever comes first. 24 L. That the State institutions of higher learning are authorized to reimburse reasonable relocation expenses for new 25 employees when such reimbursements are considered by the agency head to be essential to successful recruitment of 26 professionally competent staff members. 27 M. The State Budget and Control Board is authorized to promulgate and publish rules and regulations governing travel 28 and subsistence payments. 29 N. No state funds may be used to purchase first class airline tickets. 30 72.33. (GP: Asbestos Litigation Funds) All funds involved in the settlement of asbestos litigation cases, with the 31 exception of those funds involving the University of South Carolina system and Clemson University, must be deposited into 32 an interest bearing account in the State Treasurer's Office entitled "Asbestos Expense Trust Account". The University of 33 South Carolina system and Clemson University must deposit all funds involved in the settlement of asbestos litigation into 34 separate institutional interest bearing accounts entitled "Asbestos Expense Trust Account", with each institution's name 35 appropriately captioned in their respective accounts, to be maintained in the State Treasurer's Office. These accounts shall 36 only be used for expenses relating to asbestos litigation, asbestos abatement, or other asbestos related expenses or projects. 37 Such projects must be approved by the Budget and Control Board after review by the Joint Bond Review Committee.
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 539 1 72.34. (GP: State Port Authority Funds - Rent) Any funds derived by the State Port Authority from the rental, lease 2 or sale of any of its facilities shall be expended for the benefit of the particular Port where such facilities are located. 3 72.35. (GP: Rental Charges, Collections State Offices) Subsection (a). The Budget and Control Board is hereby 4 directed to assess and collect a rental charge from all departments and agencies of the State Government occupying space 5 in State-controlled office buildings. The amount charged each department or agency shall be calculated on a square foot, 6 or other equitable basis of measurement, and at such rates as will yield sufficient total annual revenue to cover, unless the 7 Budget and Control Board determines otherwise, in priority order, both (1) the annual principal and interest due on the 8 Capital Improvement Obligations authorized by Act No. 829 of the 1964 Acts, Act No. 1273 of the 1970 Acts and Act No. 9 508 of the 1971 Acts and Act No. 1377 of the 1968 Acts as amended for projects administered by the Division of General 10 Services and (2) maintenance and operation costs of State-controlled office buildings in the City of Columbia. The amount 11 so collected which is applicable to the payment of principal and interest due on obligations authorized by Act 1377 of the 12 1968 Acts as amended shall be paid into the State's General Fund to apply on debt service appropriations under the Section 13 119 of this Act. 14 Subsection (b). All departments and agencies against which rental charges are assessed and whose operations are 15 financed in whole or in part by Federal and/or other non-appropriated funds are directed to apportion the payment of such 16 charges equitably among all such funds, so that each shall bear its proportionate share. All appropriations in this Act 17 applicable to the rental of space in State-controlled buildings (exclusive of the Department of Transportation), shall be 18 available only for payment of that portion of rental charges applicable to State-appropriated operations. 19 Subsection (c). Rental collections shall be deposited by the Budget and Control Board in the State Treasury in a special 20 account and shall be expended only for (1) payment of principal and interest due on the obligations referred to in Subsection 21 (a) above and (2) maintenance and operations costs of the buildings referred to in Subsection (a) above. 22 72.36. (GP: Organizations Receiving State Appropriations Report) Each organization receiving a contribution in this 23 Act shall render to the state agency making the contribution by November 1 of the fiscal year in which funds are received, 24 an accounting of how the State funds will be spent, a copy of the adopted budget for the current year, and also a copy of the 25 organization's most recent operating financial statement. The funds appropriated in this Act for contributions shall not be 26 expended until the required financial statements are filed with the appropriate state agency. No funds in this Act shall be 27 disbursed to organizations or purposes which practice discrimination against persons by virtue of race, creed, color or 28 national origin. The State Auditor shall review and audit, if necessary, the financial structure and activities of each 29 organization receiving contributions in this Act and make a report to the General Assembly of such review and/or audit, 30 when requested to do so by the Budget and Control Board. 31 72.37. (GP: Information Technology - Report of Requested Increases) The Budget and Control Board, through the 32 Division of Budget and Analyses, is authorized and directed to identify all requested increases for information technology 33 for Agencies, Institutions or Departments, with the exception of colleges, universities and technical institutions, compile 34 the requests into one report, evaluate the requests and forward the evaluation to the Governor, the Chairman of Senate 35 Finance Committee and the Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee. 36 72.38. (GP: Lump-Sum Agencies Expenditure Report) Beginning with Fiscal Year 1993-94, all lump-sum agencies 37 shall prepare, annually, a year-end expenditure report that reflects total expenditures by source of funds, program, sub- 38 program, personnel by minor object code, and all other expenditures by major object codes as defined by the Comptroller
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 540 1 General's Office. This report shall be submitted to the Division of Budget and Analyses of the Budget and Control Board 2 no later than 75 days following the close of each fiscal year. 3 72.39. (GP: Printing Costs Disclosure on State Publications) All agencies using appropriated funds shall print on the 4 last page of all bound publications the following information: 5 (1) Total Printing Cost 6 (2) Total Number of Documents Printed 7 (3) Cost Per Unit 8 The President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, Legislative Printing and Information Technology 9 Resource, the Presidents of each institution of higher education, and the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive 10 Education may exempt from this requirement, documents published by their respective agencies. Agency publications which 11 are produced for resale are also exempt from this requirement. Publications of public relations nature, produced by Parks, 12 Recreation and Tourism, and the Division of State Development are exempt from this requirement. 13 72.40. (GP: PORS Retirees Salary Limit) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (1) and (2) of Section 9-11- 14 90, a retired member of the System may return to employment covered by the System and earn up to thirteen fifteen thousand 15 dollars a fiscal year without affecting the monthly retirement allowance he is receiving from the System. If the retired 16 member continues in service after having earned thirteen fifteen thousand dollars in a fiscal year, his retirement allowance 17 must be discontinued during the period of service in the remainder of the fiscal year. If the employment continues for at 18 least forty-eight consecutive months, the provisions of Section 9-1-1590 apply. The provisions of this section do not apply 19 to an employee or member of the System who has retired mandatorily because of age pursuant to Section 9-1-1530. 20 72.41. (GP: SCRS Retirees Salary Limit) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a retired member of the System 21 may return to employment covered by the System and earn up to thirteen fifteen thousand dollars a fiscal year without 22 affecting the monthly retirement allowance he is receiving from the System. If the retired member continues in service after 23 having earned thirteen fifteen thousand dollars in a fiscal year, his retirement allowance must be discontinued during his 24 period of service in the remainder of the fiscal year. If the employment continues for at least forty-eight consecutive months, 25 the provisions of Section 9-1-1590 apply. The provisions of this section do not apply to an employee or member of the 26 System who has retired mandatorily because of age pursuant to Section 9-1-1530. 27 72.42. (GP: State Owned Aircraft - Maintenance Logs) Each agency having in its custody one or more aircraft shall 28 maintain a continuing log on all flights, which shall be open for public inspection. Any and all aircraft owned or operated 29 by agencies of the State Government shall be used only for official business. The Division of Aeronautics and other 30 agencies owning and operating aircraft may furnish transportation to the Governor, Constitutional Officers, members of the 31 General Assembly, members of state boards, commissions, and agencies and their invitees for official business only; no 32 member of the General Assembly, no member of a state board, commission or committee, and no state official shall use any 33 aircraft of the Division of Aeronautics unless the member or official files within forty-eight hours after the time of departure 34 of the flight with the Division of Aeronautics a sworn statement certifying and describing the official nature of his trip; and 35 no member of the General Assembly, no member of a state board, commission or committee, and no state official shall be 36 furnished air transportation by a state agency other than the Division of Aeronautics unless such agency prepares and 37 maintains in its files a sworn statement from an appropriate the highest ranking official of the agency certifying that the 38 member's or state official's trip was in conjunction with the official business of the agency. Official business shall not
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 541 1 include routine transportation to and from meetings of the General Assembly or committee meetings for which mileage is 2 authorized. 3 All logs shall be signed by the parties using the flight and the signatures shall be maintained as part of the permanent 4 record of any agency. All passengers shall be listed on the flight log by their legal name; passengers flying with an 5 appropriate official of SLED or the Division of State Development whose confidentiality must, in the opinion of SLED or 6 the Division, be protected shall be listed in writing on the flight log as "Confidential Passenger SLED or the Division of 7 State Development (strike one)" and the appropriate official of SLED or the Division shall certify to the agency operating 8 the aircraft the necessity for such confidentiality. 9 Violation of the above provisions of this section is prima facie evidence of a violation of Section 8-13-410(1) of the 1976 10 Code and shall subject a violating member of the General Assembly to the ethics procedure of his appropriate house and 11 shall subject a violating member of a state board, commission or committee, or a state official to the applicable ethics 12 procedure relating to them as provided by law. The above provisions do not apply to aircraft of the Division of Aeronautics 13 when used by the Medical University of South Carolina, nor to aircraft of the athletic department or the educational 14 foundations of any state-supported institution of higher education. 15 Aircraft owned by agencies of state government shall not be leased to individuals for their personal use. The Ethics 16 Commission is authorized to make investigations of state agency records relating to these reporting requirements. Officials 17 violating the 48 hour reporting requirement in this paragraph are subject to a non-suspendable $100 fine. 18 72.43. (GP: State Primary Prevention Strategy) The Human Services Coordinating Council is designated as the entity 19 responsible for developing and coordinating the implementation of a plan for a State Primary Prevention Strategy. Primary 20 prevention is defined as programs which seek to prevent the onset of disease, disability or high risk behaviors through the 21 enhancement of individual and community protective factors and the reduction of risk factors. The plan must be submitted 22 to the Governor, Chairman of Senate Finance and Chairman of Ways and Means for approval. Upon their approval, 23 participating agencies are authorized to utilize those funds identified as the State Primary Prevention Strategy in Section 24 30. The project plan must provide: 1) A primary prevention mission statement; 2) Project objectives; 3) Current and 25 proposed service efforts and accomplishment indicators (input, output, outcomes and efficiency); 4) A description of the 26 anticipated benefits and costs; and 5) An independent evaluator component. 27 72.44. (GP: Carry Forward) Each agency shall be authorized to carry forward unspent general fund appropriations 28 from the prior fiscal year into the current fiscal year, up to a maximum of 10% of its original general fund appropriations 29 less any appropriation reductions for the current fiscal year. Agencies shall not withhold services in order to carry forward 30 general funds. 31 This provision is suspended if necessary to avoid a fiscal year-end general fund deficit. For purposes of this proviso, 32 the amount of the general fund surplus/deficit shall be considered after all appropriations from the Capital Reserve Fund 33 have been allowed and before any transfers from the General Reserve. The amount of general funds needed to avoid a year- 34 end deficit shall be reduced proportionately from each agency's carry forward amount. 35 Agencies which have separate general fund carry forward authority must exclude the amount carried forward by such 36 separate authority from their base for purposes of calculating the 10% carry forward authorized herein. Any funds that are 37 carried forward as a result of this provision are not considered part of the base of appropriations for any succeeding years. 38 Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, state agencies and institutions shall be allowed to spend carry forward monies
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 542 1 from the previous fiscal year to provide selected employees a one-time lump sum bonus not to exceed $1,000, based on 2 objective guidelines established by the Budget and Control Board. This payment is not a part of the employee's base salary 3 and is not earnable compensation for purposes of employee and employer contributions to respective retirement systems. 4 72.45. (GP: Publication List for General Assembly) With the exception of the Governor's Executive Budget and 5 related documents and telephone directories, and notwithstanding any other requirement, mandate, or provision of this act 6 to the contrary, no agency, department, or entity of state government shall provide the General Assembly with hard copies 7 of a publication whether or not the publication, report, or other document is required to be furnished to the General 8 Assembly by law, and a publication only may be provided to a member of the General Assembly if the member requests 9 the publication. Nothing herein prevents the agency or department from transmitting such publications to the Office of 10 Legislative Printing and Information Technology Resources (LPITR) by electronic medium in such format and form and 11 in accordance with such technical standards as may be established by LPITR. LPITR may make any such information 12 transmitted available through its network. Any report governed by the requirements of this proviso may be published in 13 hard copy form if authorized by the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate. 14 72.46. (GP: Regulatory Audit) Each agency shall conduct a jurisdictional audit for the purpose of identifying laws, 15 regulations and provisos which are not being used or no longer need to be regulated. After identifying these laws, repeals 16 are to be drafted for submission to the General Assembly. 17 72.47. (GP: Written Notice of Fee Changes) All state administrative or executive agencies which have the authority 18 to impose charges, fines, fees, levies, or penalties, of any nature, pursuant to statutory or regulatory authorization, shall give 19 written notice if requested to any person affected by or subject to the assessment prior to collection. The notice required 20 pursuant to this section shall include an appropriate citation to the relevant statutory or regulatory provision which authorizes 21 the imposition of the assessment. No assessment made by a state administrative or executive agency against an affected 22 person shall be valid, absent express statutory or regulatory authorization. 23 72.48. (GP: TEFRA-Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act) It is the intent of the General Assembly that the State 24 Medicaid Plan be amended to provide benefits for disabled children as allowed by the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility 25 Act (TEFRA) option. State agencies, including but not limited to, the Office of the Governor - the Continuum of Care, the 26 Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Disabilities and 27 Special Needs, and the Department of Health and Human Services shall collectively review and identify existing state 28 appropriations within their respective budgets that can be used as state match to serve these children. Such funds shall be 29 used effective January 1, 1995 to implement TEFRA option benefits. 30 72.49. (GP: Federally Declared Disaster Reimbursement) Notwithstanding Section 11-9-125, any state agency, 31 college, or university which has a grant agreement with and has received prior disaster reimbursements for losses incurred 32 during Hurricane Hugo federally declared disasters from the Office of State Public Assistance and where said state agency, 33 college or university may not have received full reimbursement for eligible program management costs associated with 34 disaster recovery activities incurred during Hurricane Hugo such disasters may seek further reimbursement for eligible 35 program management costs related to Hurricane Hugo such disasters and is authorized to retain these funds for use within 36 the agency's operating budget. 37 72.50. (GP: Frequent Flyer Premiums) State agencies and employees shall select air carriers based on cost and time 38 criteria, not on whether frequent flyer premiums are given. State agencies should ensure that employees earning frequent
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 543 1 flyer premiums while traveling on State business use them to reduce the cost of subsequent business travel whenever 2 possible. 3 72.51. (GP: Prison Industries) All agencies funded in this Act, when procuring goods and services, shall first consider 4 contracting for services or purchasing goods and services through the Department of Corrections' Prison Industries Program. 5 The Department of Corrections shall furnish, upon request, to all agencies a catalogue of goods and services provided by 6 Prison Industries. The Department is hereby directed to develop and market a catalogue of Prison Industries products for 7 nationwide circulation. 8 72.52. (GP: Out-Of-State Travel Report) Annually on October 1, the Comptroller General shall issue a report on out- 9 of-state travel expenditures for the prior fiscal year which shall be distributed to the Senate Finance Committee, the House 10 Ways and Means Committee and the Statehouse Press Room. The Comptroller General may use up to $500 of general fund 11 appropriations for the purpose of providing copies to the media or the public upon request. The report must contain a listing 12 for every agency receiving an appropriation in the annual General Appropriations Act. The listing must show at a minimum 13 the top ten percent of employees for whom out-of-state travel expenses and registration fees were paid within each agency, 14 not to exceed twenty-five employees per agency. Agencies should include position titles for each of the top twenty-five 15 travelers for each agency. Expenditures must include state, federal and other sources of funds. The list for each agency must 16 be in rank order with the largest expenditure first and the name of the employee must be shown with each amount. Agencies 17 should include a brief summary of the type of out-of-state travel the agency incurs. The Comptroller General may provide 18 additional information as deemed appropriate. The Comptroller General shall provide no exceptions to this report in that 19 the information contained is not considered confidential or restricted for economic development purposes. However, further 20 disclosure of detailed information shall be restricted as provided for by law. 21 72.53. (GP: Transfer of Functions) All matters relating to the enforcement and administration of the provisions of 22 Chapters 1, 3, 5, 10 and 27 of Title 56 of the 1976 Code are transferred from the Department of Revenue and Taxation to 23 the Department of Public Safety. 24 72.54. (GP: School Technology Initiative) From the funds appropriated/authorized to the Budget and Control Board's 25 Office of Information Resources for school technology, the Board shall, in consultation with the State Department of 26 Education and South Carolina Educational Television, begin the development of a statewide educational technology 27 initiative. This initiative is intended to provide technology connectivity for K-12 public schools throughout the State and 28 should, to the maximum extent possible, involve public-private sector collaborative efforts. The Budget and Control Board 29 shall retain and carry forward funds to be used for the same purpose. 30 72.55. (GP: Disabled & Mentally Ill Employment Task Force) A task force shall be established to develop a plan to 31 maximize the employment of persons with severe disabilities and persons diagnosed with mental illness and to maximize 32 the use of current resources to support this effort. Task force members shall include the Director of Vocational 33 Rehabilitation, the Director of the Department of Mental Health and the Director of the Department of Disabilities and 34 Special Needs or their designees; a county-level director from Vocational Rehabilitation, the Department of Mental Health 35 and the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs from rural counties or their designees; a county-level director from 36 Vocational Rehabilitation, the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs from an 37 urban county or their designees; and ten consumers/family members to represent and to be divided equally among the areas 38 of mental retardation, autism, head injuries, spinal cord injuries and mental illness. This task force shall be established no
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 544 1 later than July 15, 1996. The task force shall review what our state and other states provide in the area of vocational services 2 to these populations to identify ways our system can improve in serving these population's employment needs. A report will 3 be presented with specific recommendations for improvement to the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means 4 Committee and the Governor's Office by January 15, 1997. 5 72.56. (GP: Common Intake & Assessment Task Force) A common intake and assessment procedure and a plan for 6 its use shall be developed by a task force to include a representative from each agency that provides services to children with 7 disabilities and their families. The agencies shall include the directors of the Department of Education, the Department of 8 Disabilities and Special Needs, the Department of Health & Environmental Control, the Department of Mental Health and 9 the Department of Social Services or their designees. The task force shall also include five advocates/consumers/family 10 members who have children using services from these agencies. A report shall be submitted to the Senate Finance 11 Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee and the Governor's Office by January 15, 1997. This task force shall 12 continue and report annually for three years on the implementation, quality and success of this plan. 13 72.57. (GP: Immunization System) The Department of Health & Environmental Control, in conjunction with the 14 Department of Health & Human Services, shall use the funds appropriated for the immunization program to enhance the 15 vaccination delivery system, emphasizing public/private partnerships in the funding and delivery systems, increase 16 community participation, education and partnerships. The strategic objective of this system shall be to eliminate vaccine- 17 preventable diseases in South Carolina. These agencies will monitor the quality and effectiveness of this system through 18 the development of an accessible statewide immunization information system and shall report annually by January 15th to 19 the Governor, the Senate Finance Committee, and the House Ways and Means Committee. However, if adequate federal 20 funds are made available, any excess funds must be remitted to the General Fund. 21 72.58. (GP: (Long Term Care System) The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Health 22 and Environmental Control shall, in coordination with other appropriate agencies and organizations, develop a system of 23 services which provides a continuum of long term care services for elderly individuals and their families. The system shall 24 integrate available funding streams, design a common intake system, incorporate recipient directed care and voucher options 25 to the extent possible, expand the current continuum to better address all levels of care needed and develop an 26 eligibility/access system. The agencies will identify any changes necessary in the certificate of need rules which will better 27 support this system by lowering cost and increasing access. The system shall include a process to routinely assess the system 28 of care focusing on quality, access, outcomes and efficiency. The agencies shall report annually to the Governor, to the the 29 Senate Finance Committee and to the House Ways and Means Committee no later than January 15th on this system. 30 72.59. (GP: Secretary of State Employee Rights) Where the provisions of this Act transfer the Office of the Secretary 31 of State or any particular entities, sections, division or portions thereof, to another state agency, department or division, the 32 related employees of the Office of the Secretary of State are also transferred to and become part of the receiving agency, 33 department or division unless otherwise specifically provided. All classified and unclassified personnel employed by the 34 Office of the Secretary of State on the effective date of this Act shall become employees of the receiving agency, department 35 or division, and retain the same compensation, and grade level, as applicable, unless otherwise specifically provided. 36 Employees transferred under this provision will not experience a break in service and, if at the time of transfer, they are 37 covered by the provisions of the State Employee Grievance Procedure Act of 1982, they continue to be covered by the
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 545 1 provisions of that Act. This provision applies only to those employees who have at least a "meets" performance 2 requirements rating in their position with the Office of the Secretary of State prior to the effective date of this Act. 3 72.60. (GP: Public Relations Contract Services) All state agencies or other entities existing by state law that receive 4 an annual appropriation are required to file a report with the State Ethics Commission listing all contracts for public 5 relations, communications, and legislative strategy services. This report shall include the terms, conditions, and amounts 6 expended for these purposes and shall be submitted by June 30, 1997. 7 72.61. (GP: Establish Positions for DPS New Trooper Class) The Budget and Control Board, based on funds 8 appropriated in Part IA of this Act for the Department of Public Safety, is directed to establish 35 FTEs for a new trooper 9 class. 10 72.62. (GP: State Operated Day Care Facilities Fees) Any state agency receiving funding in this Act and any higher 11 education institution, including 4 year institutions, 2 year institutions, and technical colleges, that operates an early 12 childhood development center or day care facility shall charge, at a minimum, fees that are comparable to those charged by 13 private day care facilities in the local community. The institution or agency shall not restrict enrollment in the center solely 14 to the children of faculty, staff, and students of the institution; nor shall fees be set at a lower level for faculty, staff, or 15 students of the institution or agency. 16 72.63. (GP: Prevent Welfare Reform Duplication of Services) The intent of the General Assembly is that the 17 Department of Social Services not duplicate services available at the Employment Security Commission and other state 18 agencies. All state agencies are directed to cooperate with DSS as it implements the Family Independence Act of 1995. 19 Monies appropriated for the purpose of implementing the Family Independence Act of 1995 and used to hire persons or 20 procure services for employment training purposes shall be reported to the Governor to ensure duplication of services does 21 not occur. 22 72.64. (GP: BCB-Division of Operations: School District Private Contracting Solicitation) By December 1, 1996, 23 the Division of Operations of the Budget and Control Board, in consultation with the Department of Education, will conduct 24 a feasibility study as to the most efficient means of providing school transportation services. The Department of Education 25 shall not proceed with solicitations for proposals without prior approval by the General Assembly. 26 72.65. (GP: SDE Agriculture Education Transfer to Clemson PSA) The Budget and Control Board, in conjunction 27 with the Department of Education, shall transfer all federal funds, regardless of source, and positions both directly and 28 indirectly associated with Agricultural Education at the Department of Education to Clemson-PSA no later than July 15, 29 1996 1997. The Department of Education shall submit a report reflecting the positions, funds and method for determining 30 the amount and number of positions to be transferred to the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee and the Chairman 31 of the House Education and Public Works Committee by July 10, 1996. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, funds 32 and positions transferred to Clemson-PSA from the Department of Education for Agricultural Education shall be used for 33 personnel positions and related office and travel expenses to provide overall leadership, coordination, and structure for 34 agricultural education programs, EFA activities and SC Association of Young Farmers activities in the public schools of 35 South Carolina. Clemson PSA shall provide a report to the Department of Education on the use and expenditure of the 36 federal funds transferred by the Department of Education to Clemson PSA no later than December 1, of the current fiscal 37 year.
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 546 1 72.66. (GP: Transfer of Grants Services & Indirect Cost Allocation) The Budget and Control Board, in conjunction 2 with the Governor's Office shall transfer all funds, positions, and related inventory and equipment associated with the 3 Grants Services Section and the Indirect Cost Allocation Section of the Office of Executive Policy and Programs of the 4 Governor's Office to the Division of Budget and Analyses of the Budget and Control Board, as soon as practical on or after 5 July 1, 1997. The operation of these programs shall become the responsibility of the Division of Budget and Analyses. 6 The Budget and Control Board, Division of Budget and Analyses is further directed to review Act 651 of 1978 and other 7 appropriate sections of the Code of Laws and propose any changes necessary in conjunction with this transfer not later than 8 November 15, 1997. 9 72.67. (GP: $3M CCI Transfer to the General Fund) Of the proceeds resulting from the sale of the Central 10 Correctional Institution, the State Budget and Control Board shall transfer three million dollars to the General Fund. The 11 balance of the proceeds from the sale of CCI are to be credited to the Ordinary Sinking Fund to be expended in accordance 12 with the procedures that regulate that fund. 13 72.68. (GP: Base Budget Analysis) Agencies' annual accountability reports for 1996-97, as required in Section 1-1- 14 810, must be accessible to the Senate Finance Committee, House Ways & Means Committee and to the public on or before 15 November 1, 1997, for the purpose of a zero base budget analysis. Until performance based funding is fully implemented 16 and reported annually, the Commission on Higher Education and the state supported colleges, universities and technical 17 schools shall report in accordance with Section 59-101-350. Technical assistance will be available from the Office of State 18 Budget. The House Ways and Means Committee may award a Certificate of Excellence in Governing to the three agencies 19 with the most exemplary accountability reports. These reports will be used as models for future accountability reports. 20 72.69. (GP: Transfer of Printing Operations) The following state agencies under the directions of the Governor's 21 Office shall cooperate with the Budget and Control Board to identify and facilitate the transfer of any portion of their 22 operation, including transfer of funds to the Budget and Control Board to support this function during Fiscal Year 1997-98. 23 The following agencies will make a permanent transfer of state funds as specified below and the Department of Social 24 Services shall permanently transfer two full time equivalent positions to the Budget and Control Board, Division of 25 Operations to be effective July 1, 1997, for the management of all printed related issues. 26 Department of Corrections $ 7,000 27 Department of Health & Environmental Control $ 7,000 28 Department of Mental Health $ 7.000 29 Department of Natural Resources $ 7,000 30 Department of Probation, Parole & Pardon Services $ 7,000 31 Department of Public Safety $ 7,000 32 Department of Revenue $ 7,000 33 Department of Social Services $22,170 and two full time equivalent positions 34 Department of Transportation $ 7,000 35 72.70. (GP: Professional Dues) State agencies and institutions are prohibited from paying or reimbursing 36 professional dues payments for individuals to the American Bar Association. 37 72.71. (GP: Federal/Other Funded Employee Bonus) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, state agencies and 38 institutions shall be allowed to spend federal and other sources of revenue to provide selected employees a one-time lump
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 547 1 sum bonus not to exceed $1,000, based on objective guidelines established by the Budget and Control Board. Agencies 2 affected by this proviso shall maintain documents verifying that the bonuses funded were from savings resulting from 3 increased efficiency in their operations. Also, agencies using Federal funds for the bonus must show that the use of these 4 funds is in compliance with Federal law. This payment is not a part of the employee's base salary and is not earnable 5 compensation for purposes of employee and employer contributions to respective retirement systems. 6 72.72. (GP: Division of Aging Transfer to DHHS) DELETED 7 72.73. (GP: Victim/Witness Personnel) The State Budget and Control Board is directed to conduct a study on the 8 services provided by the Attorney General's Office, the Department of Public Safety and the Governor's Office Division of 9 Victim's Assistance to victims and witnesses. The study shall include, but not be limited to, the types of assistance rendered 10 as well as a review of the existing number and type of personnel providing such services. The State Budget and Control 11 Board shall submit a report to the Governor, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the Chairman of the House 12 Ways & Means Committee by January 1, 1998. 13 72.74. (GP: Boards of Dentistry & Accountancy Study) The State Reorganization Commission is directed to study 14 the feasibility of transferring the Board of Dentistry and the Board of Accountancy from the Department of Labor, Licensing 15 and Regulations and establishing the Boards as separate agencies with the same duties and powers as held prior to Act 181 16 of 1993, which restructured state government. A report on the findings of the study shall be submitted to the Senate Finance 17 Committee and the Ways and Means Committee by December 1, 1997. 18 72.75. (GP: Hold Harmless - Reserve Funds) DELETED 19 72.76. (GP: Undesignated Surplus) Of the undesignated surplus for FY 1996-97 as determined by the Comptroller 20 General at the closing of the FY 1996-97 accounting year, any undesignated surplus shall be transferred to the 21 Infrastructure Bank of South Carolina. 22 72.77. (GP: Transfer Division on Aging to HHS) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, effective July 1, 1997, 23 the duties, functions, and responsibilities of the Division on Aging in the Office of the Governor are transferred to the 24 Department of Health and Human Services as the Office on Aging. The director of the department must employ a deputy 25 director to be the administrator for the office. The Budget and Control Board shall take the necessary actions to effect this 26 transfer. All personnel, appropriations and FTEs of the Division shall be transferred to the Department of Health and 27 Human Services on July 1, 1997. 28 72.78. (GP: Collection on Dishonored Checks) Any state agency may establish, collect, and retain fines to cover the 29 costs associated with the collection of dishonored checks returned to the agency due to insufficient funds. Such funds shall 30 be retained and expended by the agency in accordance with this purpose and any unused amount shall carry forward to 31 the following fiscal year. 32 72.79. (GP: Walhalla Fish Hatchery) DELETED 33 72.80. (GP: Motor Vehicle Property Tax Collection) DELETED 34 72.81. (GP: Marine Remote Sensing Device) From funds appropriated to the Department of Commerce, $109,000 35 shall be transferred to the S. C. Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina, to acquire a 36 marine remote sensing device to manage the state's submerged cultural resources by identifying and inventorying these 37 submerged cultural resources and to devise strategies for use and protection of these resources and to monitor the Hunley 38 site until the hull can be recovered.
X90 - SECTION 72 - GENERAL AND TEMPORARY PROVISOS PAGE 548 1 72.82. (GP: Transfer to Piedmont Tech.) From funds appropriated, $200,000 dollars shall be transferred to be 2 expended for the exclusive purpose of the Piedmont Tech - Edgefield Facility renovation project. 3 4 SECTION 73 5 6 73.1. (Year End Expenditures) Unless specifically authorized herein, the appropriations provided in Part I of this 7 Act as ordinary expenses of the State Government shall lapse on July 31, 1997 1998. State agencies are required to submit 8 all current fiscal year input documents to the Comptroller General's Office by July 18, 1997 July 20, 1998. Appropriations 9 for Permanent Improvements, now outstanding or hereafter provided, shall lapse at the end of the second fiscal year in which 10 such appropriations were provided, unless definite commitments shall have been made, with the approval of the State Budget 11 and Control Board and Joint Bond Review Committee, toward the accomplishment of the purposes for which the 12 appropriations were provided. Appropriations for other specific purposes aside from ordinary operating expenses, now 13 outstanding or hereafter provided, shall lapse at the end of the second fiscal year in which such appropriations were 14 provided, unless definite commitments shall have been made, with the approval of the State Budget and Control Board, 15 toward the accomplishment of the purposes for which the appropriations were provided. 16 END OF PART IB