CHAPTER 55
2000-H 7862A am
Enacted 6/29/2000


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MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2001

Introduced By:  Representatives Callahan, Quick & Mumford Date Introduced:   February 15, 2000

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

ARTICLE 1

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS IN SUPPORT OF FY 2001

ARTICLE 2

RELATING TO REFUNDING BOND AUTHORITY

ARTICLE 3

RELATING TO SALES AND USE TAX--DEPCO

ARTICLE 4

RELATING TO GENERAL PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

ARTICLE 5

RELATING TO CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

ARTICLE 6

RELATING TO MAKING REVISED APPROPRIATIONS IN SUPPORT OF FY 2000

ARTICLE 7

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

ARTICLE 8

RELATING TO HOSPITAL LICENSING FEE

ARTICLE 9

RELATING TO CHILD CARE-STATE SUBSIDIES

ARTICLE 10

RELATING TO CHILD CARE ELIGIBILITY

ARTICLE 11

RELATING TO ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS OF INSURANCE

 

COMPANIES .

ARTICLE 12

RELATING TO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

ARTICLE 13

RELATING TO FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT OF LOCALLY PROVIDED MEDICAL SERVICES

ARTICLE 14

RELATING TO BOARDS FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS

ARTICLE 15

RELATING TO SPORTS, RACING, AND ATHLETICS

ARTICLE 16

RELATING TO UNCOMPENSATED CARE

ARTICLE 17

RELATING TO RESOURCE RECOVERY CORPORATION

ARTICLE 18

RELATING TO COMPENSATION OF BOARD MEMBERS

ARTICLE 19

RELATING TO MUNICIPALITIES

ARTICLE 20

RELATING TO EDUCATION AID

ARTICLE 21

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

ARTICLE 22

RELATING TO LOTTERY

ARTICLE 23

RELATING TO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND PUBLIC ASSISTANCE CASELOAD ESTIMATING CONFERENCE

ARTICLE 24

RELATING TO GAS TAX

ARTICLE 25

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE FOR THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED

ARTICLE 26

RELATING TO CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

ARTICLE 27

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS INSPECTION PROGRAM

ARTICLE 28

RELATING TO E-911 RESTRICTED ACCOUNT

ARTICLE 29

RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -

ARTICLE 30

RELATING TO PHARMACEUTICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE ELDERLY

ARTICLE 31

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH, RETARDATION AND HOSPITALS

ARTICLE 32

RELATING TO COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS

ARTICLE 33

RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE AND PUBLIC CORPORATION DEBT MANAGEMENT

ARTICLE 34

EFFECTIVE DATE


ARTICLE 1 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED

RELATING TO MAKING APPROPRIATIONS IN SUPPORT OF FY 2001

SECTION 1. Subject to the conditions, limitations and restrictions hereinafter contained in this act, the following general revenue amounts are hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated to be expended during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001. The amounts identified for federal funds and restricted receipts shall be made available pursuant to section 35-4-22 and Chapter 41 of Title 42 of the Rhode Island General Laws. For the purposes and functions hereinafter mentioned, the state controller is hereby authorized and directed to draw his or her orders upon the general treasurer for the payment of such sums or such portions thereof as may be required from time to time upon receipt by him or her of properly authenticated vouchers.

Administration

 

Central Management

 

General Revenues

1, 753,884

Federal Funds

120,828

Total - Central Management

1,874,712

Accounts and Control

 

General Revenues

 

General Revenues

4,085,504

Financial Management Information System

2,000,000

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 35-3-15 of the general laws in chapter 35-3 entitled "State Budget," all unexpended, encumbered and unencumbered general revenues balances of the appropriation for the financial management information system in the Department of Administration at the end of fiscal year 2001 shall be reappropriated in the ensuing fiscal year and made immediately available for the same purposes as the former applications.

Total - Accounts and Control

6,085,504

Budgeting General Revenues

2,062,238

Municipal Affairs

 

General Revenues

1,153,125

Federal Funds

3,266,268

Total - Municipal Affairs

4,419,393

Purchasing General Revenues

1,946,259

Auditing General Revenues

1,315,867

Human Resources General Revenues

5,920,439

Personnel Appeal Board General Revenues

130,552

Taxation

 

Other Funds

 

Motor Fuel Tax Evasion Program

90,189

Temporary Disability Insurance

587,487

General Revenues

29,548,671

Federal Funds

7,891,203

Restricted Receipts

 

Indirect Cost Recovery

100,000

Vehicle Value Commission - Municipal

15,838

Job Development Fund

214,926

Total - Taxation

38,448,314

Central Services

 

Lighting Conservation Other Funds

661,278

General Revenues

11,940,745

Federal Funds

9,315,405

Restricted Receipts

 

Sale/Lease of Properties to RIRBA

487,608

Stripper Well Oil Overcharge Interest Earnings

712,079

Total - Central Services

23,117,115

Office of Library and Information Services

 

Other Funds

 

Federal Highway - PL Systems Planning

767,562

Federal Highway - T2 Systems Planning

101,670

Intermodal Surface Transportation Funds

30,000

General Revenues

2,581,365

Federal Funds

1,310,389

Restricted Receipts

 

Regional Library for Blind and Handicapped

5,000

Summer Reading Program

5,830

Total - Office of Library and Information Services

4,801,816

General

 

Rhode Island Capital Funds

 

State House Skylights and Roof Repairs

1,101,775

State House Terrace/South Stairs

1,645,000

Chapin Health Laboratory

500,000

Cranston Street Armory

727,619

Cannon Building

390,318

Ladd Center

2,125,000

Veterans' Auditorium

150,000

State Office Building

375,000

Veterans' Auditorium Office Building

75,000

Old Colony House

283,000

Court Buildings - HVAC

370,000

Asset Inventory

150,000

Washington County Government Center

50,000

State House Renovations - Phase II

60,000

Environmental Compliance

600,000

State House Elevators

418,000

House and Senate Chambers Renovations

174,654

Old State House

40,000

State Information Operations Center

75,000

Fox Point urricane BaHu Hurricane Barrier

50,000

General Revenue

 

General Revenues

11,081,608

Race and Police Community Relations Commission

300,000

Economic Development Corporation

7,976,807

Centers of Excellence

3,000,000

Housing Resources Commission

3,408,695

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Payment

65,576,716

Property Valuation

1,445,000

General Revenue Sharing Program

33,496,050

Payment in Lieu of Tax Exempt Properties

17,616,190

Distressed Communities Relief Program

6,162,500

Resource Sharing and State Library Aid

6,000,000

Library Construction Aid

2,000,000

Federal Funds

700,000

Restore and Replace Insurance Coverage Restricted Receipts

542,000

Total - General

168,665,932

Debt Service Payments

 

Rhode Island Capital Funds

 

DEM Debt Service - NBC

655,402

DEM Debt Service - WWT

6,697,391

Other Funds

 

RIPTA Debt Service

649,300

Transportation Debt Service

43,080,690

Sinking Fund

7,000,000

RIRBA - DLT - Temporary Disability Insurance

60,222

COPS - DLT Building - Other

333,595

Debt - URI Education and General

849,484

Debt - URI Housing Loan Funds

1,520,628

Debt - URI Dining Services

239,638

Debt - URI Health Services

113,897

Debt - W. Alton Jones Services

114,203

Debt - URI Memorial Union

87,234

Debt - URI Sponsored Research (Indirect Cost)

38,601

Debt - RIC Education and General

510,156

Debt - RIC Housing

512,919

Debt - RIC Student Center and Dining

158,973

Debt - RIC Student Union

42,000

Debt - CCRI Bookstore

179,768

General Revenues

114,031,786

Federal Funds

1,863,467

Restricted Receipts

 

RIRBA - DLT - Job Development Fund

22,026

RIRBA - Workers' Compensation Fraud Unit

26,184

COPS - Center General Furniture - WC

57,854

COPS - DLT Building - WC

186,613

COPS - DLT Building - Job Development Fund

42,966

COPS - Howard Center Telecommunications - WC

21,742

Convention Center Excess Debt Service Rental Payment

4,535,108

Total - Debt Service Payments

183,631,847

Grand Total - Administration

442,419,988

Business Regulation

 

Central Management General Revenues

1,379,857

Banking Regulation General Revenues

1,305,835

Securities Regulation General Revenues

590,054

Commercial Licensing and Regulation

 

General Revenues

1,114,508

Restricted Receipts

 

Real Estate Appraisers - Registry Fees

12,500

Real Estate Recovery

80,000

Total - Commercial Licensing and Regulation

1,207,008

Racing and Athletics General Revenues

659,801

Insurance Regulation

 

General Revenues

3,124,216

Restricted Receipts

 

Assessment for Costs of Rate Filings

148,336

Insurance Companies Assessment for Actuary Costs

200,000

Total - Insurance Regulation

3,472,552

Grand Total - Business Regulation

8,615,107

Labor and Training

 

Central Management

 

General Revenues

267,977

Director of Workers' Compensation Restricted Receipts

455,573

Total - Central Management

723,550

Workforce Development Services

 

Federal Funds

21,604,387

Restricted Receipts

 

Human Resource Investment Council

8,120,378

Job Development Fund DET Admin

225,569

Job Development Fund - Interest Earnings

320,000

Total - Workforce Development Services

30,270,334

Workforce Regulation and Safety General Revenues

3,575,702

Income Support

 

Other Funds

 

Temporary Disability Insurance Fund

124,425,471

Employment Security Fund

151,400,000

General Revenues

2,647,174

Federal Funds

18,013,719

Restricted Receipts

 

Tardy UI

740,595

Tardy Fund - Interest Earnings

30,000

Interest Fund UI

512,735

Interest Fund - Interest Earnings

25,000

Total - Income Support

297,794,694

Injured Workers Services

 

Restricted Receipts

 

Claims Mon. & Data Proc. Unit - WC

1,556,515

Donley Center Operations

3,826,916

Education Unit

498,262

Second Injury Fund Operation

2,870,205

Injured Workers' Incentive Benefit

100,897

Self Insurance Operations

197,583

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant

129,375

Total - Injured Workers Services

9,179,753

Labor Relations Board General Revenues

348,380

Grand Total - Labor and Training

341,892,413

Legislature

 

General Revenues

 

General Revenues

19,049,750

Legislative Office Building

4,000,000

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 35-3-15 of the general laws in chapter 35-3 entitled "State Budget," all unexpended, encumbered and unencumbered general revenues balances of the appropriation for the Legislative Office Building at the end of fiscal year 2001 shall be reappropriated in the ensuing fiscal year and made immediately available for the same purposes as the former applications.

Audit of Federal Assistance Programs Restricted Receipts

719,491

Grand Total - Legislature

23,769,241

Lieutenant Governor General Revenues

698,987

State

 

Administration General Revenues

1,209,426

Corporations General Revenues

1,270,396

State Archives

 

General Revenues

250,906

Federal Funds

27,015

Historical Records Trust Restricted Receipts

177,959

Total - State Archives

455,880

Elections General Revenues

1,533,356

State Library General Revenues

706,801

Office of Public Information General Revenues

507,631

Grand Total - State

5,683,490

General Treasurer

 

Treasury

 

Temporary Disability Insurance Fund Other Funds

178,142

General Revenues

2,451,423

Federal Funds

237,335

Childhood Disease Victim's Fund Restricted Receipts

16,000

Total - Treasury

2,882,900

State Retirement System

 

Other Funds

 

Admin Expenses - State Retirement System

11,178,540

Retirement - Treasury Investment Operations

503,577

Total - State Retirement System

11,682,117

Unclaimed Property Program Restricted Receipts

9,712,639

RI Refunding Bond Authority General Revenues

79,221

Crime Victim Compensation Program

 

General Revenues

2,424,759

Federal Funds

1,362,914

Violent Crimes Compensation Restricted Receipts

1,669,437

Total - Crime Victim Compensation Program

5,457,110

Grand Total - General Treasurer

29,813,987

Boards for Design Professionals General Revenues

291,087

Board of Elections General Revenues

2,295,544

Rhode Island Ethics Commissions General Revenues

816,448

Office of Governor

 

General Revenues

3,975,054

Federal Funds

73,789

Grand Total - Office of Governor

4,048,843

Public Utilities Commission

 

General Revenues

730,664

Federal Funds

61,549

Restricted Receipts

 

Public Utilities Commission - General

3,261,593

Public Utilities Reserve Account

731,104

Energy Facility Siting Fund

125,000

Grand Total - Public Utilities Commission

4,909,910

Rhode Island Commission on Women General Revenues

129,400

Children, Youth, and Families

 

Central Management

 

General Revenues

 

General Revenues

6,910,067

Friendship Street Renovations

900,000

Federal Funds

4,621,469

Total - Central Management

12,431,536

Children's Behavioral Health

 

Spurwink/RI Rhode Island Capital Funds

199,000

General Revenues

19,324,799

Federal Funds

20,894,899

Total - Children's Behavioral Health

40,418,698

Juvenile Correctional Services

 

General Revenues

22,999,468

Federal Funds

4,422,295

Trainees Benefits - RITS Restricted Receipts

8,000

Total - Juvenile Correctional Services

27,429,763

Child Welfare

 

General Revenues

 

General Revenue

71,140,020

Children's Trust Fund

55,500

Federal Funds

47,461,187

Children's Trust Account - SSI Restricted Receipts

1,323,999

Total - Child Welfare

119,980,706

Higher Education Incentive Grants General Revenues

100,000

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 35-3-15 of the general laws in chapter 35-3 entitled "State Budget," all unexpended, encumbered and unencumbered general revenues balances of the appropriation for the higher education opportunity incentive grants in the Department of Children, Youth and Families at the end of fiscal year 2001 shall be reappropriated in the ensuing fiscal year and made immediately available for the same purposes as the former applications.

Grand Total - Children, Youth, and Families

200,360,703

Elderly Affairs

 

Intermodal Surface Transportation Fund Other Funds

4,800,000

General Revenue

 

General Revenue

22,158,691

Safety and Care of the Elderly

1,000

Federal Funds

8,038,672

Grand Total - Elderly Affairs

34,998,363

Health

 

Central Management

 

Trauma Registry Other Funds

50,000

General Revenues

3,105,219

Federal Funds

2,117,274

Indirect Cost Recovery - Central Management Restricted Receipts

1,538,562

Total - Central Management

6,811,055

State Medical Examiner General Revenues

1,592,991

Family Health

 

General Revenues

 

General Revenues

7,773,290

Poison Control Center

200,000

Federal Funds

24,557,433

Restricted Receipts

 

Making the Grade - RWJ Foundation

198,800

Infant - Child Immunization

2,412,595

All Kids Count

124,850

Total - Family Health

35,266,968

Health Services Regulation

 

General Revenues

General Revenues

3,888,059

Hospital Care Consultant Report

300,000

Federal Funds

2,000,358

Managed Care Regulation Restricted Receipts

420,307

Total - Health Services Regulation

6,608,724

Environmental Health

 

General Revenues

3,961,913

Federal Funds

2,132,968

State Revolving Fund Administration Restricted Receipts

521,367

Total - Environmental Health

6,616,248

Health Laboratories

 

General Revenues

5,675,767

Federal Funds

799,997

Total - Health Laboratories

6,475,764

Disease Prevention and Control

 

General Revenues

5,039,540

Federal Funds

10,694,230

RI Research and Treatment Fund Restricted Receipts

50,000

Total - Disease Prevention and Control

15,783,770

Grand Total - Health

79,155,520

Human Services

 

Central Management

 

General Revenues

6,781,123

Federal Funds

3,573,988

Indirect Cost Recovery - Central Management Restricted Receipts

1,877,347

Total - Central Management

12,232,458

Individual and Family Support

 

Rhode Island Capital Funds

 

Forand Building Exterior Window Panels

360,000

Forand Exterior Doors and Windows

135,000

Forand Soffits

85,000

General Revenues

20,684,808

Federal Funds

51,042,720

Vending Stand Proceeds Restricted Receipts

73,680

Total - Individual and Family Support

72,381,208

Veterans' Affairs

 

General Revenues

12,089,354

Federal Funds

5,412,234

Restricted Receipts

 

Veterans' Home Collections

1,360,000

Veterans' Home - Resident Benefits

1,800

Veterans' Cemetery Memorial Project

90,000

Total - Veterans' Affairs

18,953,388

Health Care Quality, Financing and Purchasing

 

General Revenues

23,007,381

Federal Funds

27,536,145

Restricted Receipts

 

Health Indicators Development Project

200,000

Alpha Comprehensive Health Insurance Study

200,000

Total - Health Care Quality, Financing & Purchasing

50,943,526

Medical Benefits

 

General Revenues

Hospitals

88,797,631

Nursing Facilities

111,585,802

Managed Care

99,195,663

Other

66,796,740

Special Education

9,493,730

Federal Funds

Hospitals

103,778,077

Nursing Facilities

130,713,327

Managed Care

116,353,697

Other

77,058,687

Special Education

11,048,800

Organ Transplant Fund Restricted Receipts

15,000

Total - Medical Benefits

814,837,154

Supplemental Security Income Program General Revenues

27,756,775

Family Independence Program

 

General Revenue

 

Child Care

50,911,639

TANF/Family Independence Program

21,046,236

Federal Funds

87,726,094

Total - Family Independence Program

159,683,969

State Funded Programs

 

General Revenue

 

General Public Assistance

1,829,704

Food Stamp Replacement for Legal Immigrants

1,667,390

Citizenship Participation Program

100,000

Weatherization One-Time Payment

1,748,200

Federal Funds

68,195,003

Total - State Funded Programs

73,540,297

Grand Total - Human Services

1,230,328,775

Mental Health, Retardation, and Hospitals

 

Central Management General Revenues

1,470,501

Hospital and Community System Support

 

Rhode Island Capital Funds

Utilities Upgrade

600,000

Medical Center Rehabilitation

400,000

Utility Systems - Water Tanks and Pipes

250,000

Utility Systems - Sewer Piping

310,000

Environmental Mandates

400,000

Utility Systems - Well Development

480,000

General Revenues

16,373,004

Total - Hospital and Community System Support

18,813,004

Services for the Developmentally Disabled

 

General Revenues

90,477,440

Federal Funds

108,970,012

Total - Services for the Developmentally Disabled

199,447,452

Integrated Mental Health Services

 

General Revenues

29,586,271

Federal Funds

25,210,421

Total - Integrated Mental Health Services

54,796,692

Hospital and Community Rehabilitation Services

 

Zambarano Capital Repair Rhode Island Capital Funds

274,942

General Revenues

45,438,439

Federal Funds

48,785,104

Total - Hospital and Community Rehab. Services

94,498,485

Substance Abuse

 

Asset Protection Rhode Island Capital Funds

100,000

General Revenue

 

General Revenue

14,262,978

Providence Community Action

213,000

Federal Funds

8,782,953

Asset Forfeiture Restricted Receipts

55,000

Total - Substance Abuse

23,413,931

Grand Total - Mental Health, Retardation, and Hospitals

392,440,065

Office of the Child Advocate

 

General Revenues

458,875

Federal Funds

339,970

Grand Total - Child Advocate

798,845

Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing General Revenues

246,761

RI Developmental Disabilities Council Federal Funds

455,589

Governor's Commission on Disabilities

 

General Revenues

284,704

Federal Funds

23,575

Tech Assistance - Comm on Disabilities Restricted Receipts

1,750

Grand Total - Governor's Commission on Disabilities

310,029

Commission for Human Rights

 

General Revenues

694,547

Federal Funds

306,467

Grand Total - Commission for Human Rights

1,001,014

Mental Health Advocate General Revenues

240,730

Elementary and Secondary Education

 

State Aid General Revenues

538,603,756

School Housing Aid General Revenues

26,100,280

Teacher's Retirement General Revenues

35,412,346

RI School for the Deaf

 

School for the Deaf - Physical Education Facility Rhode Island Capital Funds.

360,000

General Revenues

5,466,314

Federal Funds

808,116

Project Communication Coordination Restricted Receipts

8,290

Total - RI School for the Deaf

6,642,720

Central Falls School District General Revenues

31,495,887

Davies Career and Technical School

 

General Revenues

10,208,410

Federal Funds

913,259

Educ Partnership Fund - Career and Technical Restricted Receipts

25,000

Total - Davies Career and Technical School

11,146,669

Metropolitan Career and Technical School General Revenues

1,980,000

Program Operations

 

Rhode Island Capital Funds

 

Woonsocket HVAC

417,040

Hazardous Materials Storage/Dust

249,339

East Providence Vocational - HVAC

437,725

Hanley - HVAC

80,000

State-Owned Facilities - Fire Alarm Systems

100,000

General Revenues

15,023,184

Federal Funds

109,064,316

Restricted Receipts

 

Program Support Recovery of Indirect Costs - Finance

49,081

Program Support Recovery of Indirect Costs

507,182

NE Dairy Compact Reimbursement Program

35,000

Total - Program Operations

125,962,867

Grand Total - Elementary and Secondary Education

777,344,525

Board of Governors

 

General Revenues

162,841,878

Federal Funds

1,311,940

University and College Other Funds

319,952,567

Rhode Island Capital Funds

 

Asset Protection/Roofs

5,180,000

Athletic Complex

9,000,000

Knight Megastructure

300,000

Master Plan

20,000

Ballentine Hall

1,000,000

Grand Total - Board of Governors

499,606,385

RI State Council on the Arts

 

General Revenue

 

Operating Support

357,407

Grants

812,500

Federal Funds

572,155

Art for Public Facilities Fund Restricted Receipts

66,610

Grand Total - RI State Council on the Arts

1,808,672

RI Atomic Energy Commission

 

URI Sponsored Research Other Funds

122,192

Rhode Island Capital Funds

 

RI Nuclear Science Center-HVAC

20,000

Roof Replacement - North Bunker

33,600

General Revenues

620,263

Federal Funds

83,000

Grand Total - RI Atomic Energy Commission

879,055

RI Higher Education Assistance Authority

 

General Revenue

 

Needs Based Grants and Work Opportunities

6,397,372

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 35-3-15 of the general laws in chapter 35-3 entitled "State Budget," all unexpended, encumbered, and unencumbered balances of revenue appropriations for "Need Based Grants and Work Opportunities - RIGL 16-56-6 and 16-56-8" contained in section 1 of this article within the Higher Education Assistance Authority, whether regular or special appropriations, at the end of fiscal year 2000 shall be appropriated in the ensuing fiscal year and made immediately available for the same purposes as the former applications.

Authority Operations and Other Grants

1,031,099

Federal Funds

6,465,442

Tuition Savings Program - Administration Other Funds

108,647

Grand Total - Higher Education Assistance Authority

14,002,560

RI Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission

 

Eisenhower House - Exterior Painting Rhode Island Capital Funds

20,000

General Revenues

General Revenues

889,137

Heritage Harbor Museum Construction

2,000,000

Said general revenues for Heritage Harbor Museum Construction shall only be expended if the Heritage Harbor bond referendum, as presented in Article 5, to be placed on the November 2000 ballot is approved by the voters. If the voters do not approve the Heritage Harbor Museum bond referendum, said general revenues shall lapse to surplus.

Federal Funds

546,081

Restricted Receipts

 

Survey and Planning

6,186

Historic Preservation Easement Fund

19,820

Historic Preservation Revolving Loan Fund

200,000

Historic Preservation Loan Fund - Interest Revenue

94,411

Grand Total - RI Historical Pres. and Heritage Comm

3,775,635

RI Public Telecommunications Authority

 

Corporation for Public Broadcasting Other Funds

501,064

Channel 36 Digital Conversion Rhode Island Capital Funds

936,568

General Revenues

1,272,132

Federal Funds

350,000

Grand Total - Public Telecommunications Authority

3,059,764

Attorney General

 

Criminal

 

General Revenues

8,752,346

Federal Funds

1,126,057

Restricted Receipts

 

Forfeiture of Property

157,869

Gambling Forfeitures

26,590

Federal Forfeitures

5,000

Total - Criminal

10,067,862

Civil

 

General Revenues

3,709,305

Federal Funds

69,226

Public Utilities Restricted Receipts

473,837

Total - Civil

4,252,368

Bureau of Criminal Identification

 

General Revenues

506,484

Federal Funds

88,020

Total - Bureau of Criminal Identification

594,504

General Program General Revenues

1,357,108

Grand Total - Attorney General

16,271,842

Corrections

 

Central Management General Revenues

8,902,823

Parole Board General Revenues

845,691

Institutional Corrections

 

Rhode Island Capital Funds

Perimeter & Security Upgrades

1,624,696

Fire Code Safety Improvements

750,000

Security Camera Installation

556,000

Aquidneck & Prudence Cells

928,000

Window Replacement - Womens

360,000

Dix Expansion - Phase II

589,000

Security Upgrades - Women's

100,000

General Renovations - Maximum

549,000

Sallyport/Committing Area - G. McDonald

300,000

General Revenues

88,968,770

Federal Funds

4,545,817

Custody of U.S. Detainees Restricted Receipts

5,428,500

Total - Institutional Corrections

104,699,783

Community Corrections

 

General Revenues

9,526,339

Federal Funds

283,984

Total - Community Corrections

9,810,323

Grand Total - Corrections

124,258,620

Judiciary

 

Supreme Court

 

Rhode Island Capital Funds

Garrahy Judicial Complex Renovation

940,000

Garrahy Judicial Complex Roof

320,000

Licht Judicial Exterior/Interior Refurbishing

337,774

Murray Judicial Complex

75,000

McGrath Judicial Complex

140,000

General Revenues

 

General Revenues

13,665,872

Defense of Indigents

1,500,000

Federal Funds

30,000

Restricted Receipts

 

RI Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel

694,386

Victims Rights Information

50,000

Total - Supreme Court

17,753,032

Superior Court General Revenues

14,332,691

Family Court

 

General Revenues

9,979,021

Federal Funds

1,781,838

Indirect Cost Recovery Restricted Receipts

185,892

Total - Family Court

11,946,751

District Court General Revenues

6,350,259

Traffic Tribunal General Revenues

4,692,307

Workers' Compensation Court

 

Restricted Receipts

 

Workers' Compensation Court

4,268,067

Pension - Retired Workers' Comp Judges

285,552

Total - Workers' Compensation Court

4,553,619

Justice Link Program

 

General Revenues

1,621,705

Federal Funds

1,378,767

Total - Justice Link

3,000,472

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 35-3-15 of the general laws in chapter 35-3 entitled "State Budget," all unexpended, encumbered and unencumbered general revenue and federal fund appropriations for the Justice Link program in the Judicial Department at the end of fiscal year 2001 shall be reappropriated in the ensuing fiscal year and made immediately available for the same purposes as the former applications.

Grand Total - Judiciary

62,629,131

Military Staff

 

National Guard

 

Rails to Trails Other Funds

299,896

Rhode Island Capital Funds

 

Bristol Armory Rehabilitation

295,000

Schofield Armory - Boiler

90,000

Schofield Armory - Exterior

125,000

Benefit St. Arsenal Rehabilitation

150,000

Command Readiness Center - HVAC System

100,000

General Revenues

1,638,242

Federal Funds

5,174,531

Total - National Guard

7,872,669

Emergency Management

 

General Revenues

396,735

Federal Funds

2,138,168

Restricted Receipts

 

Indirect Cost Recovery

3,000

Nuclear Mitigation Fund

100,000

Total - Emergency Management

2,637,903

Grand Total - Military Staff

10,510,572

E-911 Emergency Telephone System General Revenues

3,563,041

Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review General Revenues

164,108

Fire Safety and Training Academy

 

General Revenues

1,266,541

Federal Funds

39,185

Grand Total - Fire Safety and Training Academy

1,305,726

Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline General Revenues

92,606

Rhode Island Justice Commission

 

General Revenues

179,638

Federal Funds

5,201,575

Grand Total - Rhode Island Justice Commission

5,381,213

Municipal Police Training Academy

 

General Revenues

444,798

Federal Funds

65,106

Grand Total - Municipal Police Training Academy

509,904

State Police

 

Headquarters Repairs/Renovations Rhode Island Capital Funds

207,059

Other Funds

 

Traffic Enforcement - Municipal Training

154,643

Lottery Commission Assistance

99,698

Road Construction Reimbursement

1,941,171

General Revenues

33,124,140

Federal Funds

559,667

Restricted Receipts

 

Forfeited Property - Retained

92,500

Forfeited Property - Gambling

36,500

Forfeitures - Federal

519,609

Grand Total - State Police

36,734,987

Office of Public Defender General Revenues

5,264,386

Sheriffs of Several Counties General Revenues

8,767,198

Environmental Management

 

Policy and Administration

 

Other Funds

 

Symms Recreational Trails

25,085

Blackstone Bikepath Design

1,105,065

Rhode Island Capital Funds

 

Dam Repair

945,000

Allendale Dam

41,680

General Revenues

7,473,539

Federal Funds

1,575,894

Restricted Receipts

 

Oil Spill Prevent. Admin. and Resp. Fund

5,485,264

Boating Registration - Fees and Penalties

405,644

Champlin Grant for Goddard Horse Barn

325,000

Indirect Cost Recovery

463,684

Total - Policy and Administration

17,845,855

Natural Resources

 

Rhode Island Capital Funds

Fish and Wildlife Office/Lab

1,125,000

Galilee Piers

1,000,000

Newport Piers

2,000,000

Westerly Boat Ramp

60,000

General Revenues

13,399,743

Federal Funds

11,924,565

Restricted Receipts

 

Indirect Cost Recovery - Public Res.

55,000

Fishing License Receipts

286,558

Hunting License Receipts

285,404

Fishing and Game Land Acquisition and Development

325,762

Shellfish and Marine License Receipts

718,834

Trout Stamp Fund

106,492

Migratory Waterfowl Stamps

44,906

State Forestry Fund

119,099

Boating Registration

622,477

Total - Natural Resources

32,073,840

Environmental Protection

 

Aquafund Other Funds

52,307

General Revenues

8,716,069

Federal Funds

7,757,101

Restricted Receipts

 

State Revolving Fund Administration

178,687

Indirect Cost Recovery - Water Quality

252,476

Environmental Response Fund II

407,223

Water and Air Protection Program

464,019

Underground Storage Tanks

280,026

Total - Environmental Protection

18,107,908

Grand Total - Environmental Management

68,027,603

Coastal Resources Management Council

 

South Coast Restoration Project Rhode Island Capital Funds

36,000

General Revenues

1,066,351

Federal Funds

1,022,857

Grand Total - Coastal Resources Management Council

2,125,208

State Water Resources Board

 

Rhode Island Capital Funds

Big River Mgt. Area

80,000

Big River Mgt. Area Water Survey

112,261

Water Allocation Plan

404,825

Water Allocation Plan - State Plan

50,000

Well Head Drilling/Testing

130,000

General Revenues

975,861

Grand Total - State Water Resources Board

1,752,947

Transportation

 

Central Management

 

Gasoline Tax Other Funds

3,073,533

Federal Funds

2,210,740

Total - Central Management

5,284,273

Management and Budget

 

Gasoline Tax Other Funds

1,677,900

Infrastructure - Maintenance Gasoline Tax Other Funds

35,117,987

Infrastructure - Engineering

 

Other Funds

 

Gasoline Tax

37,570,590

Land Sale Revenue

2,000,000

Federal Funds

203,538,833

Restricted Receipts

 

Transit Vehicle Disposal

20,000

Freight Rail Improvement Project

68,500,000

Total - Infrastructure - Engineering

311,629,423

Grand Total - Transportation

353,709,583

Statewide Totals

 

General Revenue Funds Total

2,414,089,790

Federal Funds Total

1,439,528,153

Restricted Receipt Funds Total

146,597,930

Other Funds Total

807,050,237

Statewide Grand Total

4,807,266,110

SECTION 2. Each line appearing in section 1 of this Article shall constitute an appropriation.

SECTION 3. Upon the transfer of any function of a department or agency to another department or agency, the governor is hereby authorized by means of executive order to transfer or reallocate, in whole or in part, the appropriations and the full-time equivalent limits affected thereby.

SECTION 4. From the appropriation for contingency shall be paid such sums as may be required at the discretion of the Governor and the Director of Administration to fund expenditures for which appropriations may not exist. Such contingency funds may also be used for expenditures in the several departments and agencies where appropriations are insufficient, or where such requirements are due to unforeseen conditions or are non-recurring items of an unusual nature. Said appropriations may also be used for the payment of bills incurred due to emergencies or to any offense against public peace and property, in accordance with the provisions of Titles 11 and 45 of the General Laws of 1956, as amended. All expenditures and transfers from this account shall be approved by the Director of Administration and the Governor.

SECTION 5. The reimbursement of any state department or agency for the cost of work or services performed for any other department or agency is hereby authorized, subject to regulations promulgated by the Director of Administration.

SECTION 6. The General Assembly may provide a written "statement of legislative intent" signed by the chairperson of the House Finance Committee and by the chairperson of the Senate Finance Committee to show the intended purpose of the appropriations contained in section 1 of this article. The statement of legislative intent shall be kept on file in the House Finance Committee and in the Senate Finance Committee.

At least twenty (20) days prior to the issuance of a grant or the release of funds, which grant or funds are listed on the legislative letter of intent, all department, agency and corporation directors, shall notify in writing the chairperson of the House Finance Committee and the chairperson of the Senate Finance Committee of the approximate date when the funds are to be released or granted.

SECTION 7. Appropriation of Temporary Disability Insurance Funds -- There is hereby appropriated pursuant to sections 28-39-5 and 28-39-8 of the Rhode Island General Laws all funds required to be disbursed for the benefit payments from the Temporary Disability Insurance Fund and Temporary Disability Insurance Reserve Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001.

SECTION 8. Appropriation of Employment Security Funds -- There is hereby appropriated pursuant to section 28-42-19 of the Rhode Island General Laws all funds required to be disbursed for benefit payments from the Employment Security Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001.

SECTION 9. Appropriation of University and College Funds -- There is hereby appropriated pursuant to section 16-59-9 of the Rhode Island General Laws relating to the appropriation of funds by the General Assembly for Higher Education, and section 16-59-18 of the General Laws relating to receipts from sources other than appropriations, any funds received by the Board of Governors for Higher Education for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001 payable out of the University and College Funds.

SECTION 10. Notwithstanding any provisions of Chapter 19 in Title 23 of the Rhode Island General Laws, the Resource Recovery Corporation shall transfer to the State Controller the sum of three million one hundred fifteen thousand ($3,115,000) on June 30, 2001.

SECTION 11. Appropriation of Rhode Island Telecommunications Authority Funds -- There is hereby appropriated pursuant to section 16-61-13 of the Rhode Island General Laws relating to the appropriation of funds by the General Assembly for educational television, and section 16-61-6 of the General Laws relating to receipts from sources other than appropriations, any funds received by the Rhode Island Public Telecommunications Authority for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001 payable out of the Rhode Island Public Telecommunications Authority Fund. On the order of the Director of Administration, the State Controller is hereby authorized and directed to draw his or her orders upon the General Treasurer for the payment of such sums or portions thereof as may be required from time to time upon receipt by him or her of properly authenticated vouchers.

SECTION 12. Departments and agencies listed below may not exceed the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) positions shown below in any pay period. Full-time equivalent positions do not include seasonal or intermittent positions whose scheduled period of employment does not exceed twenty-six consecutive weeks or whose scheduled hours do not exceed nine hundred and twenty-five (925) hours, excluding overtime, in a one-year period. Nor do they include individuals engaged in training, the completion of which is a prerequisite of employment. Nor do they include positions established under the Board of Governors for Higher Education whose incumbents are performing research funded by third party funding through the following accounts: University of Rhode Island Sponsored Contract Research; Rhode Island College Sponsored Research-Federal; Community College of Rhode Island Sponsored Research-Federal; and Community College of Rhode Island Sponsored Research-Private.

The Board of Governors shall submit biannual research position reports in August and February to the Director of Administration, Chairperson of the House Finance Committee and Chairperson of the Senate Finance Committee, with copies to the Budget Officer, House Fiscal Advisor, and Senate Fiscal Advisor. The reports shall include, by account, the names of the researchers, percent of full-time equivalency funded from third party research funds, research grant(s), and the beginning and ending dates of the grant(s) for each exempted position.

Provided, however, that the Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Majority Leader of the Senate may authorize an adjustment to any limitation. Prior to the authorization, the State Budget Officer shall make a detailed written recommendation to the Governor, the Speaker of the House, and the Senate Majority Leader. A copy of the recommendation and authorization to adjust shall be transmitted to the chairman of the House Finance Committee, Senate Finance Committee, the House Fiscal Advisor and the Senate Fiscal Advisor.

FTE POSITION AUTHORIZATION

Departments and Agencies

Full-Time Equivalent

Administration

1,137.0

Business Regulation

111.0

Labor and Training

561.0

Legislature

280.0

Lieutenant Governor General

10.0

Secretary of State

57.2

General Treasurer

87.5

Boards for Design Professionals

4.0

Board of Elections

21.3

Rhode Island Ethics Commission

10.0

Office of the Governor

50.0

Public Utilities Commission

44.0

Rhode Island Commission on Women

2.0

Children, Youth, and Families

875.9

Elderly Affairs

60.6

Health

476.1

Human Services

1,142.9

Mental Health, Retardation, and Hospitals

2,138.0

Office of the Child Advocate

13.0

Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

3.0

RI Developmental Disabilities Council

3.0

Governor's Commission on Disabilities

4.6

Commission for Human Rights

15.0

Office of the Mental Health Advocate

3.3

Elementary and Secondary Education

343.2

Higher Education - Board of Governors

3,503.9

Rhode Island Council on the Arts

6.0

RI Atomic Energy Commission

8.6

Higher Education Assistance Authority

46.6

Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission

17.6

Public Telecommunications Authority

22.0

Attorney General

228.0

Corrections

1,596.6

Judicial

700.0

Military Staff

94.0

E-911 Emergency Telephone System

47.6

Fire Safety Code Bd. of Appeal and Review

2.0

RI State Fire Marshal

21.5

Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline

1.0

Rhode Island Justice Commission

9.0

Municipal Police Training Academy

4.0

State Police

266.0

Office of the Public Defender

75.5

Sheriffs of the Several Counties

167.0

Environmental Management

584.5

Coastal Resources Management Council

28.0

Water Resources Board

9.0

Transportation

864.3

Total

15,756.3

SECTION 13. The amounts reflected in this Article include the appropriation of Rhode Island Capital Plan funds for fiscal year 2001 and supersede appropriations provided for FY 2001 within Section 12 of Article 1 of Chapter 31 of the P.L. of 1999.

The following amounts are hereby appropriated out of any money in the State's Rhode Island Capital Plan Fund not otherwise appropriated to be expended during the fiscal years ending June 30, 2002, June 30, 2003, June 30, 2004, and June 30, 2005 . These amounts supersede appropriations provided within Section 12 of Article 1 of Chapter 31 of the P.L. of 1999. For the purposes and functions hereinafter mentioned, the State Controller is hereby authorized and directed to draw his or her orders upon the General Treasurer for the payment of such sums and such portions thereof as may be required by him or her upon receipt of properly authenticated vouchers.

Project

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2002

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2003

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2004

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2005

State House Terrace Walls/South Stairs

$ 2,000,000

$ -

$ -

$ -

Cannon Building

150,000

225,000

277,000

-

Chapin Health Laboratory

300,000

262,736

-

-

Cranston Street Armory

1,600,000

1,420,000

1,056,242

-

Legislative Office Building

-

4,000,000

7,000,000

-

Utility Systems Water Tanks and Pipes

250,000

250,000

250,000

212,000

URI Athletic Complex

8,500,000

1,500,000

-

-

Alger Hall

1,164,000

1,825,442

-

-

Green Hall

2,200,000

-

-

-

URI Residence Halls

-

-

2,645,967

17,354,033

RIC DCYF Facilities/Master Plan Improvements

1,119,853

1,735,873

1,659,173

Channel 36 Digital Conversion

532,799

2,858,432

-

-

Gloria McDonald - Sallyport/Committing Areas

511,000

-

-

-

DOC Windows Replacement - Womens

350,000

280,000

-

-

Garrahy Judicial Complex Renovations

1,976,106

-

-

-

Murray Judicial Complex Exterior

165,000

165,000

-

-

Schofield Armory - Exterior

125,000

-

-

-

Galilee Piers

1,000,000

1,000,000

908,854

1,000,000

Newport Piers

1,800,000

-

-

-

Dam Repairs

1,175,000

775,000

275,000

275,000

South Coast Restoration Project

145,000

932,333

932,333

932,333

Providence River Channel Dredging

-

3,600,000

3,600,000

-

RIPTA Land and Buildings

1,115,000

960,000

125,000

-

$26,178,758

$18,189,816

$15,129,569

$19,773,366

SECTION 14. Reappropriation of Funding for Rhode Island Capital Plan Fund Projects. - Any unexpended funds from Rhode Island Capital Plan Fund project appropriations shall be reappropriated in the ensuing fiscal year and made available for the same purpose.

SECTION 15. Section 37-2-7 of the General Laws in Chapter 37-2 entitled "State Purchases" is hereby amended to read as follows:

37-2-7. Definitions -- The words defined in this section shall have the meanings set forth below whenever they appear in this chapter, unless the context in which they are used clearly requires a different meaning or a different definition is prescribed for a particular section, group of sections or provision:

(1) "Business" shall mean any corporation, partnership, individual, sole proprietorship, joint stock company, joint venture, or any other legal entity through which business is conducted.

(2) "Change order" shall mean a written order signed by the purchasing agent or contractor directing or allowing the contractor to make changes which the changes clause of the contract authorizes the purchasing agent or contractor to order without the consent of the contractor or purchasing agent.

(3) "Chief purchasing officer for a state agency" shall mean the director of administration, who shall be responsible for all purchases by the state and for a public agency. "Chief purchasing officer" shall mean the executive director or the chief operational officer of the agency.

(4) "Construction" shall mean the process of building, altering, repairing, improving, or demolishing any public structures or building, or other public improvements of any kind to any public real property. It does not include the routine maintenance or repair of existing structures, buildings, or real property performed by salaried employees of the state of Rhode Island in the usual course of their jobs.

(5) "Contract" shall mean all types of agreements, including grants and orders, for the purchase or disposal of supplies, services, construction, or any other item. It shall include awards; contracts of a fixed-price, cost, cost-plus-a-fixed-fee, or incentive type; contracts providing for the issuance of job or task orders; leases; letter contracts; purchase orders; and construction management contracts. It also includes supplemental agreements with respect to any of the foregoing. "Contract" does not include labor contracts with employees of state agencies.

(6) "Contract amendment" shall mean any written alteration in the specifications, delivery point, rate of delivery, contract period, price, quantity, or other contract provisions of any existing contract, whether accomplished by unilateral action in accordance with a contract provision, or by mutual action of the parties to the contract. It shall include bilateral actions, such as supplemental agreements, and unilateral actions, such as change orders, administrative changes, notices of termination, and notices of the exercise of a contract option.

(7) "Contractor" shall mean any person having a contract with a governmental body.

(8) "Data" shall mean recorded information, regardless of form or characteristic.

(9) "Designee" shall mean a duly authorized representative of a person holding a superior position.

(10) "Employee" shall mean an individual drawing a salary from a state governmental entity.

(11) "State governmental entity" shall mean any entity created as a legislative body or a public or state agency by the general assembly or constitution of this state, except for municipal, regional or county governmental entities.

(12) "May" shall mean permissive.

(m) "Negotiation" shall mean contracting by either the method set forth in section 37-2-19, 37-2-20, or 37-2-21.

(13) "Person" shall mean any business, individual, organization, or group of individuals.

(14) "Procurement" shall mean the purchasing, buying, renting, leasing, or otherwise obtaining of any supplies, services, or construction. It shall also include all functions that pertain to the obtaining of any supply, service, or construction item, including a description of requirements, selection and solicitation of sources, preparation and award of contract, and all phases of contract administration.

(15) "Public agency" shall mean the Rhode Island industrial recreational building authority, the Rhode Island economic development corporation, the Rhode Island industrial facilities corporation, the Rhode Island refunding bond authority, the Rhode Island housing and mortgage finance corporation, the Rhode Island resource recovery corporation, the Rhode Island public transit authority, the Rhode Island student loan authority, the Howard development corporation, the water resources board corporate, the Rhode Island health and education building corporation, the Rhode Island higher education assistance authority, the Rhode Island turnpike and bridge authority, the Blackstone Valley district commission, the Narragansett Bay water quality management district commission, Rhode Island telecommunications authority, the convention center authority, Channel 36 foundation, the Rhode Island lottery commission their successors and assigns, and any other body corporate and politic which has been or will be created or established within this state excepting cities and towns. The board of governors for higher education for all purchases which are funded by restricted, sponsored or auxiliary monies shall be included in the definition of "public agency" only through July 1, 2000 2001.

(16) "Purchase request" or "purchase requisition" shall mean that document whereby a using agency requests that a contract be entered into to obtain goods and/or services for a specified need, and may include, but is not limited to, the technical description of the requested item, delivery requirements, transportation mode request, criteria for evaluation of proposals, and/or preparation of suggested sources of supply, and information supplied for the making of any written determination and finding required by section 37-2-6.

(17) "Purchasing agency" shall mean any state governmental entity which is authorized by this chapter, its implementing regulations, or by way of delegation from the chief purchasing officer to contract on its own behalf rather than through the central contracting authority of the chief purchasing officer.

(18) "Purchasing agent" shall mean any person authorized by a governmental entity in accordance with procedures prescribed by regulations, to enter into and administer contracts and make written determinations and findings with respect thereto. The term shall also include an authorized representative acting within the limits of authority. "Purchasing agent" shall also mean the person appointed in accordance with section 37-2-1.

(19) "Services" shall mean the rendering, by a contractor, of its time and effort rather than the furnishing of a specific end product, other than reports which are merely incidental to the required performance of services. "Services" does not include labor contracts with employees of state agencies.

(20) "Shall" shall mean imperative.

(21) "State" shall mean the state of Rhode Island and any of its departments or agencies and public agencies.

(22) "Supplemental agreement" shall mean any contract modification which is accomplished by the mutual action of the parties.

(23) "Supplies" shall mean all property, including, but not limited to, leases of real property, printing, and insurance, except land or permanent interest in land.

(24) "Using agency" shall mean any state governmental entity which utilizes any supplies, services or construction purchased under this chapter.

(25) As used in section 37-2-59, "architect" or "engineer" services shall mean those professional services within the scope of practice of architecture, professional engineering, or registered land surveying, pertaining to construction, as defined by the laws of this state. "Consultant" means any person with whom the state and/or a public agency has a contract which contract provides for the person to give direction or information as regards a particular area of knowledge in which the person is a specialist and/or has expertise.

(26) For purposes of sections 37-2-62 -- 37-2-70, "directors" shall mean those members of a public agency appointed pursuant to a statute, who comprise the governing authority of the board, commission, authority, and/or corporation.

(27) "State agency" shall mean any department, commission, council, board, bureau, committee, institution, or other governmental entity of the executive or judicial branch of this state not otherwise established as a body corporate and politic, and shall include, without limitation, the board of governors for higher education except for purchases which are funded by restricted sponsored or auxiliary moneys for the period through July 1, 2000 2001, as provided for in subdivision (16) of this section, and the board of regents for elementary and secondary education.

(28) "Governmental entity" shall mean any department, commission, council, board, bureau, committee, institution, legislative body, agency, or government corporation of the executive, legislative or judicial branches of state, federal and/or local governments.

SECTION 16. This article shall take effect July 1, 2000.



ARTICLE 2 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO REFUNDING BOND AUTHORITY

SECTION 1. The amounts appropriated within section 1 of Article 1 of this act include seven hundred ninety-one thousand eight hundred forty-five dollars ($791,845) allocable to the payment of debt service on bonds of the Rhode Island Refunding Bond Authority issued pursuant to Chapter 35-8.1 of the general laws.

SECTION 2. The state applied certain bond proceeds of the Rhode Island Refunding Bond Authority to refund bonds issued pursuant to Chapter 46-25 of the general laws for the Narragansett Bay Water Quality Management District Commission. To the extent that funds of said commission are not sufficient to pay debt service of eighteen thousand one hundred fifty dollars ($18,150) on the bonds of the Rhode Island Refunding Bond Authority coming due during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001 and allocable to this Commission, there is hereby appropriated from funds in the treasury not otherwise appropriated an amount sufficient for payment of said debt service.

SECTION 2. This article shall take effect July 1, 2000.


ARTICLE 3 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO SALES AND USE TAX-DEPCO

SECTION 1. Sections 35-8-3, 35-8-5, 35-8-11, and 35-8-25 of the General Laws in Chapter 35-8 entitled "Bonded Indebtedness of the State" is hereby amended to read as follows:

35-8-3. Sinking fund commission -- Composition -- Elective members -- Quorum. -- There shall be a sinking fund commission which shall perform the duties formerly performed by the board of commissioners of sinking funds as prescribed by this chapter, which board of commissioners is hereby abolished. The sinking fund commission shall consist of the Governor or his or her designee, the General Treasurer or his or her designee, the Director of Administration or his or her designee, the Chairperson of the Finance Committee of the Senate or his or her designee, the Chairperson of the Finance Committee of the House of Representatives or his or her designee, and one person to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representative, one person to be appointed by the house minority leader, one person to be appointed by the senate majority leader, and one person to be appointed by the senate minority leader. A majority of all members of the commission shall be necessary to constitute a quorum thereof.

35-8-5. Officers of sinking fund commission. -- The governor shall be chairperson, the general treasurer shall be vice-chairperson and the director of administration secretary, of the sinking fund commission, and the general treasurer shall keep the accounts thereof. In the event of the governor's absence, the general treasurer shall be chairperson. A designee of any member shall not serve as chairperson.

35-8-11. Payments into sinking funds. -- In fiscal year 2000, and each subsequent fiscal year, there shall be appropriated a sum at least equal to the total of the following: the sinking fund commission's estimate of savings generated for that fiscal year from the commission's prior fiscal years' refinancing of debt; the sinking fund commission's estimate of the total debt service payments, principal and interest, of the debt retired by the commission in prior fiscal year; the sinking fund commission's estimate of the total debt service payments, principal and interest, of the general obligation debt not issued in accordance with 35-8-6.2 in prior fiscal year; and the total interest generated by the proceeds of general obligation bonds, net of the arbitrage rebate for that year, as estimated by the Revenue Estimating Conference. Payments into the sinking fund shall also include those received pursuant to section 42-116-25 which shall not be subject to annual appropriation.

35-8-25. Extinguishment of authorized but unissued debt. -- (a) Any special act of the state which:

(1) Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds or notes of the state;

(2) Has a balance which remains unissued; and

(3) Is seven (7) years or older;

shall become invalid, but only as to that portion which remains unissued. The seven (7) year period shall be measured form the date the debt authorization was approved by the vote of the people.

(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), the general assembly by special act may extend any authorization for a period of one to five (5) years, upon a petition of the department of administration. The extension may be granted one or more times.

(c) Upon certification by the general treasurer to the governor, debt authorizations described in subsection (a) and not extended under the provisions of subsection (b) shall no longer be deemed or be counted toward the authorized but unissued debt of the state. No petition under subsection (b) may be made with respect to any authorization the expiration of which has been so certified.

(d) Upon the disbursement of sinking funds to replace the unissued general obligation debt authorization, the replaced unissued general obligation debt authorization shall be extinguished in the amount equal to the disbursement from the sinking fund.

SECTION 2. Chapter 35-8 of the General Laws entitled "Bonded Indebtedness of the State" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:

35-8-6.2. Sinking funds to replace bond issuance. -- Prior to the issuance of previously authorized general obligation debt contained in the capital improvement plan, the sinking fund commission may cause a savings analysis to be performed to determine if the estimated savings resulting from the defeasance of the general obligation debt recommended for defeasance by the sinking fund is more or less than the savings which would be achieved if the previously authorized general obligation debt were not issued. In the event that the Sinking Fund Commission makes a finding that the savings would be greater from not issuing the previously authorized general obligation debt, then the sinking fund commission may use sinking funds to replace, in whole or in part, the same debt authorization.

(a) Upon the Sinking Fund Commission's determination to use sinking funds to replace, in whole or in part, authorized but unissued general obligation debt authorization, the amount designated by the Sinking Fund Commission is hereby appropriated for that purpose.

SECTION 3. Section 44-19-40 of the general laws in Chapter 44-19 entitled "Sales and Use Tax -- Enforcement and Collection" is hereby amended to read as follows:

44-19-40. Disposition of revenue. -- (a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, all monies received by the tax administrator under the provisions of chapters 18 and 19 of this title will be paid over to the general treasurer; provided however that for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1999 2000, and until such time that the trustee for the bonds of the Rhode Island Depositors Economic Protection Corporation notifies the Corporation that all bonds and fees are paid in full or deemed to be paid in full, six-tenths of one percent (0.6%) within the existing sales and use tax rates established in sections 44-18-18 and 44-18-20, exclusive of any receipts resulting from any expansion of the coverage of the sales and use taxes through legislation enacted subsequent to February 1, 1993 is appropriated to the Rhode Island Depositors Economic Protection Corporation Special Revenue Fund within the Rhode Island Depositors Economic Protection Corporation established pursuant to section 42-116-31 of the general laws for the purposes specified in chapter 116 of title 42. In clarification of the intent of the legislature, six-tenths of one percent (0.6%) within the existing sales and use tax rates established in chapter 18 of this title exclusive of any receipts resulting from any expansion of the coverage of the sales and use taxes through legislation enacted subsequent to February 1, 1993 will be dedicated to the special revenue fund created by section 42-116-31 of the general laws subject to the making of an annual appropriation by the general assembly of such sales and use tax receipts. Provided further, that the net taxes received and/or refunded through and including July 31, 1999 2000 are deemed to be for the periods ending prior to July 1, 1999 2000 and net taxes received and/or refunded on or after August 1, 1999 2000 are deemed to be for periods ending on July 1, 1999 2000 and thereafter. The state controller shall establish an escrow account within the general fund to be known as the "Depositor's Protection Account."

(b) The state controller is authorized and directed to draw his or her orders upon the general treasurer for the transfer of the sum or the portion of the sum from the depositor's protection account to the special revenue fund. These transfers will be made at the end of each calendar month.

SECTION 4. To the extent that moneys appropriated by section 44-19-40 of the general laws are not sufficient to pay the principal and interest becoming due on any special obligation bonds secured by the special revenue fund established pursuant to section 42-116-31 of the general laws during the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2000 or the amount required to be deposited into any debt service fund for the purposes, there is hereby appropriated to the special revenue fund an amount sufficient for the payment of principal and interest becoming due on any such special obligation bonds secured by the special revenue fund in the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2000 or the amount required to be deposited into any debt service fund for such purposes.

SECTION 5. Section 42-116-31 of the general laws in chapter 42-116 entitled "Rhode Island Depositors Economic Protection Corporation" is hereby amended to read as follows:

42-116-31. Special revenue fund. -- (a) There is hereby created a special revenue fund. Commencing July 1, 1991, one-half of one percent (0.5%), and an additional one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) as of February 2, 1992, for a total of six-tenths (0.6%) of one percent as of February 1, 1992, which is hereby appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1992, within the existing sales and use tax rate established in sections 44-18-18 and 44-18-20 will be dedicated to the special revenue fund; provided, the six tenths of one percent (0.6%) dedicated to the special revenue fund shall not apply to any receipts resulting from any expansion of the coverage of the sales and use taxes through legislation enacted subsequent to February 1, 1992.

(b) For the purposes of this section, the revenue estimating conference, in consultation with the tax administrator, shall determine conclusively and annually no later than June 1 of each year for the succeeding fiscal year the amount of receipts to result from the expansion of the coverage of the sales and use taxes. The proceeds for the funds shall be utilized to pay the debt service of the corporation and otherwise effectuate the purposes of the corporation, including, without limitation, the payment of operating expenses. The portion of the fund not required in the fiscal year, commencing on July 1, 1995, (but not to exceed fourteen million five hundred thousand dollars ($14,500,000)) in the fiscal year commencing on July 1, 1996, (but not to exceed fifteen million eight hundred dollars ($15,800,000) in the fiscal year commencing on July 1, 1997, (but not to exceed fifteen million ($15,000,000)) in the fiscal year commencing on July 1, 1999, (but not to exceed twelve million two hundred thousand dollars ($12,200,000)), to effectuate the purposes of the corporation, to pay principal and interest becoming due on any special obligation bonds secured by the special revenue fund or to be deposited into any debt service fund or other fund established in connection with the issuance of any special obligations bonds for those purposes shall be returned to the state. Any of these funds returned to the state shall be recorded on an accrual basis. The portion of the fund not required in any fiscal year commencing on or after July 1, 1997, to effectuate the purposes of the corporation, to pay principal and interest becoming due on any special obligation bonds secured by the special revenue fund or to be deposited into any debt services fund or other fund established in connection with the issuance of any special obligation bonds for these purposes shall be used to pay the loan obligations or bond indebtedness of the corporation. It is the intent of the general assembly to appropriate, from time to time, amounts to the special revenue fund not less in any fiscal year than the amount of the principal and interest becoming due on any special obligation bonds secured by the special revenue fund in that fiscal year or the amount required to be deposited into any debt service fund or other fund established in connection with the issuance of any special obligation bonds for those purposes.

SECTION 6. Section 42-116-25.1 of the General Laws in Chapter 42-116 entitled "Rhode Island Depositors Economic Protection Corporation" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:

42-116-25.1. Defeasance of corporation bonds. -- Upon final defeasance of all corporation bonds, the initial fifteen million two hundred thousand dollars ($15,200,000) of corporation proceeds from all sources shall be paid to the general fund on a quarterly basis. All additional corporate proceeds shall be paid to the sinking fund on a quarterly basis.

SECTION 7. This article shall take effect July 1, 2000.


ARTICLE 4 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO GENERAL PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

SECTION 1. Hardship Contingency Fund - Out of the sum appropriated to the department of human services in Article 1 for general public assistance, the sum of four hundred fifty thousand dollars ($450,000) shall be used as a hardship contingency fund for the purposes and subject to the limitations hereinafter provided, and the state controller is hereby authorized and directed to draw his or her order upon the general treasurer for the payment of such sums or such portions thereof as may be required from time to time upon receipt by him or her of duly authenticated vouchers. From the aforesaid appropriation for hardship contingency, the director of the department of human services, in his or her sole discretion, may authorize payments of cash assistance benefits up to two hundred dollars ($200) per month upon a showing of hardship by an individual who is eligible for general public assistance medical benefits under section 40-6-3.1(a)(1). The director shall not be required to promulgate any new, additional or separate rules or regulations in connection with his or her disbursement of the contingency fund created hereby.

SECTION 2. This article shall take effect July 1, 2000.



ARTICLE 5 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

SECTION 1. Proposition to be submitted to the people. -- At the general election to be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, 2000, there shall be submitted to the people for their approval or rejection the following proposition:

"Shall the action of the general assembly, by an act passed at the January session 2000, authorizing the issuance of bonds and refunding bonds of the state for the capital projects and in the amount with respect to each such project listed below be approved, and the issuance of bonds and refunding bonds authorized in accordance with the provisions of said act?"

Project

(1) Environmental Management $34,000,000

Approval of this question will authorize the State of Rhode Island to issue general obligation bonds and refunding bonds for environmental and recreational purposes, specifically the acquisition of open space for preservation and ground water protection and the development of public recreational facilities.

(2) Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency-Water Quality Mgmt. $60,000,000

Approval of this question will authorize the State of Rhode Island to issue general obligation bonds and refunding bonds to provide funding for the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency which will be leveraged with federal and state capitalization grants to provide loans at a subsidized rate of zero percent to municipalities, governmental entities and nongovernmental entities for the construction, repair, equipping and upgrading of water pollution abatement projects including, but not limited to, wastewater treatment facilities, nutrient reduction, sewers, combined sewer overflow systems, restoration of aquatic habitats, and stormwater treatment and to provide subsidized interest rate loans to community water systems, both privately and publicly owned, and non-profit non-community water systems for drinking water projects.

(3) Transportation $62,510,000

Approval of this question will authorize the State of Rhode Island to issue general obligation bonds and refunding bonds to match federal funds and fund improvements to the state's highways, roads and bridges, and to purchase buses for the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority's fleet.

(4) Higher Education $36,950,000

Approval of this question will authorize the State of Rhode Island to issue general obligation bonds and refunding bonds to fund improvements to the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island.

(5) Heritage Harbor $25,000,000

Approval of this question will authorize the State of Rhode Island to issue general obligation bonds and refunding bonds for the creation, design, construction, furnishing, and equipping of the Heritage Harbor Museum.

SECTION 2. Ballot labels and applicability of general election laws. -- The secretary of state shall prepare and deliver to the state board of elections ballot labels for each of the projects provided for in section 1 hereof with the designations "approve" or "reject" provided next to the description of each such project to enable voters to approve or reject each such proposition. The general election laws, so far as consistent herewith, shall apply to this proposition.

SECTION 3. Approval of projects by people. -- If a majority of the people voting on the proposition provided for in section 1 hereof shall vote to approve the proposition as to any project provided for in section 1 hereof, said project shall be deemed to be approved by the people. The authority to issue bonds and refunding bonds of the state shall be limited to the aggregate amount for all such projects as set forth in the proposition provided for in section 1 hereof which has been approved by the people.

SECTION 4. Bonds for capital development program. -- The general treasurer is hereby authorized and empowered with the approval of the governor and in accordance with the provisions of this act, to issue from time to time capital development bonds in serial form in the name and on behalf of the state in amounts as may be specified from time to time by the governor in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed the total amount for all projects approved by the people and designated as "capital development loan of 2000 bonds" provided, however, that the aggregate principal amount of such capital development bonds outstanding at any one time issued in anticipation thereof pursuant to section 7 hereof shall not exceed the total amount for all such projects as have been approved by the people. All provisions in this act relating to "bonds" shall also be deemed to apply to "refunding bonds".

Capital development bonds issued under this act shall be in denominations of one thousand dollars ($1,000) each, or multiples thereof, and shall be payable in any coin or currency of the United States which at the time of payment shall be legal tender for public and private debts. These capital development bonds shall bear such date or dates, mature at specified time or times, but not beyond the end of the twentieth state fiscal year following the state fiscal year in which they are issued, bear interest payable semi-annually at a specified rate or different or varying rates, be payable at designated time or times at specified place or places, be subject to expressed terms of redemption or recall, with or without premium, be in a form, with or without interest coupons attached, carry such registration, conversion, reconversion, transfer, debt retirement, acceleration and other provisions as may be fixed by the general treasurer, with the approval of the governor, upon each issue of such capital development bonds at the time of each issue. Whenever the governor shall approve the issuance of such capital development bonds, he or she shall certify approval to the secretary of state; the bonds shall be signed by the general treasurer and countersigned by the manual or facsimile signature of the secretary of state and shall bear the seal of the state or a facsimile thereof. The approval of the governor shall be endorsed on each bond so approved with a facsimile of his or her signature.

SECTION 5. Refunding bonds for 2000 capital development program. -- The general treasurer is hereby authorized and empowered, with the approval of the governor and in accordance with the provisions of this act, to issue from time to time bonds to refund the 2000 capital development program bonds in the name and on behalf of the state, in amounts as may be specified from time to time by the governor in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed the total amount approved by the people, to be designated as "capital development program loan of 2000 refunding bonds" (hereinafter "refunding bonds").

The general treasurer with the approval of the governor shall fix the terms and form of any refunding bonds issued under this act in the same manner as the capital development bonds issued under this act, except that the refunding bonds may not mature more than twenty (20) years from the date of original issue of the capital development bonds being refunded.

The proceeds of the refunding bonds, exclusive of any premium and accrued interest, shall, upon their receipt, be paid by the general treasurer immediately to the paying agent for the capital development bonds which are to be called and prepaid. The paying agent shall hold the refunding bond proceeds in trust until they are applied to prepay the capital development bonds. While such proceeds are held in trust, they may be invested for the benefit of the state in obligations of the United States of America or the state of Rhode Island.

If the general treasurer shall deposit with the paying agent for the capital development bonds the proceeds of the refunding bonds or proceeds from other sources amounts that, when invested in obligations of the United States or the state of Rhode Island, are sufficient to pay all principal, interest, and premium, if any, on the capital development bonds until these bonds are called for prepayment, then such capital development bonds shall not be considered debts of the state of Rhode Island for any purpose from the date of deposit of such moneys with the paying agent. The refunding bonds shall continue to be a debt of the state until paid.

SECTION 6. Proceeds of capital development program. -- The general treasurer is directed to deposit the proceeds from the sale of capital development bonds issued under this act, exclusive of premiums and accrued interest, in one or more of the depositories in which the funds of the state may be lawfully kept in special accounts (hereinafter cumulatively referred to as "such capital development bond fund") appropriately designated for each of the projects set forth in section 1 hereof which shall have been approved by the people to be used for the purpose of paying the cost of all such projects so approved.

All monies in the capital development fund shall be expended for the purposes specified in the proposition provided for in section 1 hereof under the direction and supervision of the director of administration (hereinafter referred to as "director"). The director or his delegate shall be vested with all power and authority necessary or incidental to the purposes of this act, including, but not limited to, the following authority: (a) to acquire land or other real property or any interest, estate or right therein as may be necessary or advantageous to accomplish the purposes of this act; (b) to direct payment for the preparation of any reports, plans and specifications, and relocation expenses and other costs such as for furnishings, equipment designing, inspecting and engineering, required in connection with the implementation of any projects set forth in section 1 hereof; (c) to direct payment for the costs of construction, rehabilitation, enlargement, provision of service utilities, and razing of facilities, and other improvements to land in connection with the implementation of any projects set forth in section 1 hereof; and (d) to direct payment for the cost of equipment, supplies, devices, materials and labor for repair, renovation or conversion of systems and structures as necessary for 2000 capital development program bonds or notes hereunder from the proceeds thereof. No funds shall be expended in excess of the amount of the capital development bond fund designated for each project authorized in section 1 hereof. With respect to the bonds described in section 1, the proceeds shall be utilized for the following purposes:

Question 1 relating to bonds for environmental and recreational purposes shall be allotted as follows:

(a) Open Space $ 23,500,000

Provide funds for the Department of Environmental Management to purchase or otherwise permanently protect, through the purchase of fee title, development rights, conservation easements and public recreation easements, greenways and other open space, agricultural lands, forested lands, state parks, consistent with the "Greenways, Greenspace" element of the State Guide Plan and the Department of Environmental Management Land Protection Plan, and for the purchase of development rights by the Agricultural Land Preservation Commission to preserve farmland throughout the state, and $1,300,000 for acquisition of land through the purchase of fee title, development rights, and conservation easements by the State of Rhode Island Water Resources Board for the protection of public drinking water supplies. The director of the Department of Environmental Management shall award up to $11,400,000 to communities and local land trusts, conservation commissions and other environmental non-profit organizations to provide matching funds for purposes which include, but are not limited to acquisitions, easements, and development rights on land consistent with the State Guide Plan and Local Comprehensive Plans.

(b) Recreational Development $ 9,000,000

Provide funds for the design, development, expansion and renovation of new or existing public recreational facilities and parks. Up to $3,000,000 of these funds shall be available for the development and/or renovation of state public recreational facilities. An amount not to exceed $6,000,000 shall be available to municipalities to provide grants on a matching basis, which funds shall be allocated as follows:

(i) Distressed Community Grants $1,000,000

(ii) Recreation Development Grants $5,000,000

(c) Roger Williams Park Restoration $1,500,000

Provide funds for improvements and renovations at Roger Williams Park.

Question 2 relating to bonds totaling $60,000,000 for projects to improve the state's water quality shall be deposited by the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency in one or more of its revolving loan funds which, when leveraged with federal and state capitalization grants, will provide funding to municipalities, governmental entities and nongovernmental entities for water pollution abatement projects and drinking water projects. Not less than $70,000,000 in leveraged funds will be allocated for loans at a subsidized rate of zero percent to the Narragansett Bay Commission to fund costs associated with combined sewage overflow projects. Not more than $3,000,000 of the bond proceeds shall be allocated to the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency to provide state matching funds to obtain federal capitalization grants available to the state, enabling the Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency to provide subsidized interest rate loans to community water systems, both privately and publicly owned, and non-profit non-community water systems for drinking water projects. The Rhode Island Clean Water Finance Agency will use the remainder of the bond proceeds to provide loans at a subsidized rate of zero percent to fund water pollution abatement projects pursuant to chapter 46-12.2 of the Rhode Island General Laws, including but not limited to, wastewater treatment facilities; sludge improvement projects; the construction of sewers to relieve areas that should no longer be served by septic systems; planning/feasibility studies to support water quality restoration projects including stormwater treatment, nutrient reduction, and other similar water pollution abatement projects; restoration of aquatic habitats; and implementation of stormwater treatment and other nonpoint source water pollution abatement projects.

Question 3 relating to bonds in the amount of $62,510,000 for transportation purposes shall be allocated as follows: $60,000,000 to match federal highways funds to fund improvements to the state's highways, roads and bridges, and $2,510,000 to purchase buses for the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority's fleet.

Question 4 relating to bonds in the amount of $36,950,000 to fund improvements to the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island shall be allocated as follows:

University of Rhode Island Residence Halls $22,000,000

Rhode Island College Residence Halls $4,015,000

Community College of Rhode Island Newport Campus $10,935,000

Question 5 relating to bonds totaling $25,000,000 for the creation, design, construction, furnishing, and equipping of the Heritage Harbor Museum. The new Heritage Harbor Museum is being built at the site of the former South Street Power Plant. The general obligation bond proceeds shall be used to supplement funding available to the project from other sources, including, but not limited to federal grants, contributions from individuals and other corporations and foundations, state appropriations, and grants from the City of Providence.

SECTION 7. Section 16-59-9 of the General Laws in Chapter 16-59 entitled "Board of Governors for Higher Education" is hereby amended as follows:

16-59-9. Educational budget and appropriations. -- (a) The general assembly shall annually appropriate such sums as it deems necessary for support and maintenance of higher education in the state and the state controller is hereby authorized and directed to draw his or her orders upon the general treasurer for the payment of the appropriations or so much thereof as may be necessary for the purposes appropriated, upon the receipt by him or her of proper vouchers as the board of governors for higher education may by rule provide. The board shall receive, review, and adjust the budget of its several subordinate committees and agencies and for the office of higher education and present the budget as part of the budget for higher education, and the board may from time to time reallocate the budget of any board or agency or the office of higher education upon the request of the board or agency or upon its own initiative.

(b) The office of higher education and the institutions of public higher education shall establish working capital accounts and carry forward any unexpended balances for the fiscal years 1984-1985, 1985-1986, 1986-1987, 1987-1988 and 1988-1989 and 1989-1990 and 1990-1991 to the next fiscal year, provided that the use of this carry-forward is limited to expenditures for nonrecurring items such as equipment, library material, or other capital expenditures.

(c) Any tuition or fee increase schedules in effect for the institutions of public higher education shall be received by the board of governors for allocation for the fiscal year for which state appropriations are made to the board of governors by the general assembly; provided that no further increases may be made by the board of governors for the year for which appropriations are made. Except, however, that the foregoing provisions shall not apply to the revenues of housing, dining, and other auxiliary facilities at the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and the Community Colleges including student fees as described in P.L. 1962, ch. 257 heretofore or hereafter pledged to secure indebtedness issued at any time pursuant to P.L. 1962, ch. 257 as amended.

(d) All housing, dining, and other auxiliary facilities at all public institutions of higher learning shall be self-supporting by June 30, 1987 and, thereafter, no funds shall be appropriated by the general assembly to pay operating expenses, including principal and interest on debt services, and overhead expenses for the facilities. Any debt service costs on general obligation bonds presented to the voters in November 2000 or appropriated funds from the Rhode Island Capital Plan for the housing auxiliaries at the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College shall not be subject to the above self-supporting requirement in order to provide funds for the building construction and rehabilitation program. In furtherance thereof the institutions of public higher education will establish policies and procedures which enhance the opportunity for auxiliary facilities to be self-supporting, including among other things, that all faculty provide timely and accurate copies of booklist for required textbooks to the public higher educational institution's bookstore.

(e) The additional costs to achieve self-supporting status shall be by the implementation of a fee schedule of all housing, dining, and other auxiliary facilities, including but not limited to, operating expenses, principal, and interest on debt services, and overhead expenses, and shall be phased in on a pro-rata basis beginning with fiscal year 1983 and ending with fiscal year 1987. The level of support appropriated by the general assembly to sustain auxiliary facilities in fiscal year 1982 shall hereafter not be diminished while the institution is achieving self-supporting status. The difference of money between achieving self-supporting status and that which is annually appropriated by the general assembly for these programs shall be used by the institutions toward academic programs.

SECTION 8. Sale of bonds. -- Any bonds issued under the authority of this act shall be sold from time to time at not less than the principal amount thereof, in such mode and on such terms and conditions as the general treasurer, with the approval of the governor, shall deem to be for the best interests of the state.

Any premiums and accrued interest which may be received on the sale of the capital development bonds shall become part of the general sinking fund of the state as established under the provisions of chapter 35-8 entitled "Bonded Indebtedness of State", and shall be applied to the payment of debt service charges of the state. used for its authorized purposes.

In the event that the amount received from the sale of the capital development bonds exceeds the amount necessary for the purposes stated in section 6 hereof, the surplus may be used to the extent possible to retire the bonds as the same may become due, to redeem them in accordance with the terms thereof or otherwise to purchase them as the general treasurer, with the approval of the governor, shall deem to be for the best interests of the state.

Any bonds issued under the provisions of this act and coupons on any capital development bonds, if properly executed by the manual or facsimile signatures of officers of the state in office on the date of execution shall be valid and binding according to their tenor, notwithstanding that before the delivery thereof and payment therefor, any or all such officers shall for any reason have ceased to hold office.

SECTION 9. Bonds to be tax exempt and general obligations of the state. -- All bonds issued under the authority of this act shall be exempt from taxation in the state and shall be general obligations of the state, and the full faith and credit of the state are hereby pledged for the due payment of the principal and interest on each of such bonds as the same shall become due.

SECTION 10. Investment of moneys in fund. -- All moneys in the capital development fund not immediately required for payment pursuant to the provisions of this act may be invested by the investment commission, as established by Chapter 35-10, pursuant to the provisions of such chapter; provided, however, that the securities in which the capital development fund is invested shall remain a part of the capital development fund until exchanged for other securities; and provided further, that the income from investments of the capital development fund shall become a part of the general sinking fund of the state as established under the provisions of chapter 35-8 entitled "Bonded Indebtedness of State", and shall be applied to the payment of debt service charges of the state, or to the extent necessary, to rebate to the United States treasury any income from investments (including gains from the disposition of investments) of proceeds of bonds to the extent deemed necessary to exempt (in whole or in part) the interest paid on such bonds from federal income taxation.

SECTION 11. Amortization. -- To the extent the debt service on these bonds is not otherwise provided, a sum sufficient to pay the interest and principal due each year on bonds hereunder is hereby annually appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

SECTION 12. Advances from general fund. -- The general treasurer is authorized from time to time with the approval of the director and the governor, in anticipation of the issue of bonds under the authority of this act, to advance to the capital development bond fund to be used for the purposes specified in section 6 hereof, any funds of the state not specifically held for any particular purpose, provided, however, that all advances made to the capital development bond fund shall be returned to the general fund from the capital development bond fund forthwith upon the receipt by the capital development fund of proceeds resulting from the issue of bonds to the extent of such advances.

SECTION 13. Federal assistance and private funds. -- In carrying out this act, the director, or his or her delegate, is authorized on behalf of the state, with the approval of the governor, to apply for and accept any federal assistance which may become available for the purpose of this act, whether in the form of loan or grant or otherwise, to accept the provision of any federal legislation therefor, to enter into, act and carry out contracts in connection therewith, to act as agent for the federal government in connection therewith, or to designate a subordinate so to act. Where federal assistance is made available, the project shall be carried out in accordance with applicable federal law, the rules and regulations thereunder and the contract or contracts providing for federal assistance, notwithstanding any contrary provisions of state law. Subject to the foregoing, any federal funds received for the purposes of this act shall be deposited in the capital development bond fund and expended as a part thereof. The director or his or her delegate may also utilize any private funds which may be made available for the purposes of this act.

SECTION 14. Extension of previous authorizations. -- The general assembly, pursuant to the provisions of section 35-8-25 of the general laws, hereby extends to the termination dates contained herein, the authority to issue the following general obligation bond authorizations in the amounts stated. The original authorizations enacted by public law and approved by the people, remain unissued as of February 1, 2000 and are as follows:

Unissued

Amount to be

Purpose Statutory Reference Extended Termination Date

Water Resources Ch. 419 - P.L. of 1986 215,000 June 30, 2002

Mental Health, Retardation,

and Hospitals Ch. 449 - P.L. of 1988 1,175,000 June 30, 2005

Environmental Management Ch. 552 - P.L. of 1989 2,271,010 June 30, 2005

The general assembly hereby extends for an additional year the authorization granted to the Rhode Island Industrial Recreational Building Authority provided by Chapter 91 of the Public Laws of 1958, and Chapter 537, Section 3, of the Public Laws of 1987.

SECTION 15. Effective Date. Sections 1, 2, 3, 14 and this section of this article shall take effect upon its passage. Section 7 shall take effect when and if the state board of elections shall certify to the secretary of state that a majority of the qualified electors voting on the proposition relating to Higher Education auxiliary residence halls have indicated their approval. The remaining sections of this article shall take effect when and if the state board of elections shall certify to the secretary of state that a majority of the qualified electors voting on the propositions contained in section 1 hereof have indicated their approval of all or any projects thereunder.


ARTICLE 6 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED

RELATING TO MAKING REVISED APPROPRIATIONS IN SUPPORT OF FY 2000

SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000 for the purposes hereinafter mentioned, such sums to be the sole change to any sum heretofore appropriated for the same fiscal year, notwithstanding the provisions of Section 22.2 of Chapter 4 and Section 15 of Chapter 3 of Title 35 of the Rhode Island General Laws and Section 6 of Chapter 41 of Title 42, of the Rhode Island General Laws. The state controller is hereby authorized to draw his or her orders upon the general treasurer for the payment of such sum, or so much thereof as may be required from time to time, upon receipt of properly authenticated vouchers.

 

FY 2000

FY 2000

FY 2000

 

Enacted

Variance

Revised

Administration

     

Central Management

     

General Revenues

1,672,422

251,794

1,924,216

Federal Funds

78,838

2,687

81,525

CBO Admin/E-911 Restricted Receipts

58,448

0

58,448

Total - Central Management

1,809,708

254,481

2,064,189

Accounts & Control General Revenues

4,251,965

298,789

4,550,754

Budgeting General Revenues

2,057,358

40,773

2,098,131

Municipal Affairs

     

General Revenues

0

1,234,386

1,234,386

Federal Funds

0

5,994,531

5,994,531

Total - Municipal Affairs

0

7,228,917

7,228,917

Auditing General Revenues

1,459,607

(26,832)

1,432,775

Human Resources General Revenues

5,919,522

202,479

6,122,001

Taxation

     

Other Funds

     

Motor Fuel Tax Evasion Program

0

157,680

157,680

Auto Emissions Program - CMAQ

0

647,975

647,975

Unemployment Insurance

1,325,868

(165,651)

1,160,217

Job Development Fund

238,490

(29,796)

208,694

Temporary Disability Insurance

652,073

(81,763)

570,310

General Revenues

29,586,902

760,718

30,347,620

Federal Funds

6,903,855

620,741

7,524,596

Restricted Receipts

     

DEPCO Escrow Account

55,640,625

1,359,375

57,000,000

Emissions Testing Program

577,804

(577,804)

0

Indirect Cost Recovery

100,000

0

100,000

Vehicle Value Commission - Municipal

16,200

640

16,840

Total - Taxation

95,041,817

2,692,115

97,733,932

Central Services

     

General Revenues

11,117,843

729,871

11,847,714

Federal Funds

9,386,655

5,179,081

14,565,736

Restricted Receipts

     

Sale/Lease Of Properties To RI PBA

487,608

0

487,608

Stripper Well Oil Overcharge Int. Earn

101,080

649,353

750,433

Diamond Shamrock Overcharge Int. Earn

0

54,570

54,570

Coline Gas & Natl Helium Corp Oil Overchg

0

66,132

66,132

Total - Central Services

21,093,186

6,679,007

27,772,193

Purchasing General Revenue Funds

2,049,033

138,650

2,187,683

Office of Library & Information Services

     

Other Funds

     

FHWA - PL Systems Planning

545,192

185,765

730,957

FHWA -T2 Systems Planning

11,524

88,670

100,194

Intermodal Surface Transportation Funds

0

30,000

30,000

General Revenues

7,922,474

(749,921)

7,172,553

Federal Funds

6,991,601

(5,568,339)

1,423,262

Restricted Receipts

     

Regional Library For Blind & Handicapped

4,500

0

4,500

Summer Reading Program

10,000

0

10,000

Total - Office of Lib & Inf Svs

15,485,291

(6,013,825)

9,471,466

General

     

Other Funds

     

RI Capital-Statehouse-Terrace/South Stairs

2,060,000

708,538

2,768,538

RI Capital-State Office Building

200,000

175,000

375,000

RI Capital-Old Colony House

15,000

0

15,000

RI Capital-Court Buildings - HVAC

320,000

(50,000)

270,000

RI Capital-Ladd Center

1,600,000

(1,000,000)

600,000

RI Capital-Chapin Health Laboratory

915,400

(688,400)

227,000

RI Capital-Underground Storage Tank Rem

300,000

1,020,000

1,320,000

RI Capital-Fox Point Hurricane Barrier

0

500,000

500,000

RI Capital-Pawtucket Armory Roofing Repair

0

100,000

100,000

RI Capital - Cannon Building

200,000

(190,000)

10,000

RI Capital-Asset Inventory

50,000

(50,000)

0

RI Capital - Statehouse Sky & Roof Repair

290,000

(220,000)

70,000

RI Capital - Second Statehouse Elevator

150,000

(150,000)

0

RI Capital - House & Senate Chambers Ren

758,000

(119,118)

638,882

RI Capital - Cranston Street Armory

0

55,000

55,000

General Revenues

     

General Revenues

12,684,901

4,738,687

17,423,588

Race and Police Community Rel. Comm.

0

18,000

18,000

Slater Technology Fund

2,000,000

750,000

2,750,000

Economic Development Corporation

8,035,194

0

8,035,194

Centers for Excellence

1,000,000

0

1,000,000

Housing Resources Act

3,410,000

145,517

3,555,517

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Program

48,200,000

(4,400,000)

43,800,000

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 35-3-15 of the general laws in chapter 35-3 entitled "State Budget," all unexpended, encumbered, and unencumbered general revenue balances of the appropriation for the motor vehicle excise tax program in the Department of Administration at the end of fiscal year 2000 shall be reappropriated in the ensuing fiscal year and made immediately available for the same purposes as the former applications.

General Revenue Sharing Program

27,577,796

0

27,577,796

Payment in Lieu of Tax Exempt Prop

16,065,588

0

16,065,588

Distressed Communities Relief Program

6,162,500

0

6,162,500

Resource Sharing & State Library Aid

5,694,335

0

5,694,335

Construction Aid

1,598,753

0

1,598,753

Property Revaluation

0

53,000

53,000

Federal Funds

700,000

(700,000)

0

Restricted Receipts

     

Restore & Replace Insurance Coverage

514,077

65,923

580,000

RI Independent Insurance Grant

0

17,997

17,997

Total- General

140,501,544

780,144

141,281,688

Personnel Appeal Board General Revenues

117,728

14,609

132,337

Debt Service Payments

     

Other Funds

     

Sinking Fund

0

7,000,000

7,000,000

DEM RI Capital Debt Service - NBC

3,109,845

0

3,109,845

DEM RI Capital Debt Service - Recreation

3,524,436

0

3,524,436

DEM RI Capital Debt Service - WWT

7,410,085

0

7,410,085

RIRBA - Family Court

54,155

(54,155)

0

RIRBA - DLT Unemployment Insurance

122,451

0

122,451

RIRBA - DLT Job Development Fund

22,026

0

22,026

RIRBA - DLT Temporary Disability Insurance

60,222

0

60,222

COPS - DLT Building - Federal

235,588

0

235,588

COPS - DLT Building - Restricted

45,113

0

45,113

COPS - DLT Building - Other

220,551

0

220,551

Intermodal Surface Transportation Fund

39,941,723

110,217

40,051,940

College and University Funds

4,874,238

0

4,874,238

General Revenues

99,734,582

(1,120,575)

98,614,007

Federal Funds

20,493

54,155

74,648

Restricted Receipts

     

Convention Ctr Exc Debt Serv Rent Pymt

3,034,613

500,000

3,534,613

Sinking Fund - Restricted Revenues

7,500,000

(7,500,000)

0

RIRBA - Workers' Compensation Fraud Unit

27,222

0

27,222

RIRBA - Workers' Compensation Court

399,108

0

399,108

Total - Debt Service Payments

170,336,451

(1,010,358)

169,326,093

Grand Total - Administration

460,123,210

11,278,949

471,402,159

Business Regulation

     

Central Management General Revenues

1,040,941

183,668

1,224,609

Banking Regulation General Revenues

1,237,028

111,147

1,348,175

Securities Regulation General Revenues

536,822

40,986

577,808

Commercial Licensing and Regulation

     

General Revenues

1,029,055

(28,064)

1,000,991

Restricted Receipts

     

Real Estate Appraisers - Registry Fees

12,500

0

12,500

Real Estate Recovery

80,000

0

80,000

Total - Commercial Licensing

     

and Regulation

1,121,555

(28,064)

1,093,491

Racing and Athletics General Revenues

677,179

14,089

691,268

Insurance Regulation

     

General Revenues

3,117,662

(63,138)

3,054,524

Restricted Receipts

     

Assessment for Costs of Rate Filings

148,468

0

148,468

Insurance. Cos. Assess For Actuary Costs

200,000

0

200,000

Total - Insurance Regulation

3,466,130

(63,138)

3,402,992

Grand Total - Business Regulation

8,079,655

258,688

8,338,343

Labor and Training

     

Central Management

     

General Revenues

205,003

61,695

266,698

Director of Workers' Compensation Restricted Receipts

296,133

152,970

449,103

Total - Central Management

501,136

214,665

715,801

Workforce Development Services

     

Other Funds

     

Tardy Fund E&T

793,895

(793,895)

0

Interest Fund E&T

336,321

(336,321)

0

Federal Funds

28,054,326

1,234,967

29,289,293

Restricted Receipts

     

Human Resource Investment Council

8,224,516

(813,943)

7,410,573

Job Development Fund DET Admin

61,923

163,275

225,198

Total - Workforce Development Services

37,470,981

(545,917)

36,925,064

Workforce Regulation and Safety General Funds

3,493,296

7,953

3,501,249

Income Support

     

Other Funds

     

Temporary Disability Insurance Fund

119,345,380

2,370,493

121,715,873

Tardy Fund

432,077

856,413

1,288,490

Interest Fund

82,800

898,917

981,717

Employment Security Fund

153,700,000

(5,600,000)

148,100,000

General Revenues

2,586,343

31,212

2,617,555

Federal Funds

17,252,564

1,612,655

18,865,219

Total - Income Support

293,399,164

169,690

293,568,854

Injured Workers Services

     

Restricted Receipts

     

Claims Mon. & Data Proc. Unit - WC

939,212

730,750

1,669,962

Donley Center Operations

3,126,162

569,782

3,695,944

Education Unit

408,617

19,652

428,269

Second Injury Fund Operation

4,280,793

(1,461,587)

2,819,206

Injured Workers' Incentive Benefit

225,000

(125,092)

99,908

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant

0

106,875

106,875

Self Insurance Operations

310,958

(91,401)

219,557

Workers' Compensation Fraud Unit

613,368

(613,368)

0

Total - Injured Workers Services

9,904,110

(864,389)

9,039,721

Labor Relations Board General Revenues

370,508

(10,251)

360,257

Grand Total - Labor and Train

345,139,195

(1,028,249)

344,110,946

Legislature

     

General Revenues

22,749,750

8,035,019

30,784,769

Audit of Fed. Assistance Prog. Restricted Receipts

688,912

7,175

696,087

Grand Total - Legislature

23,438,662

8,042,194

31,480,856

Office of the Lieutenant Governor General Revenues

648,690

39,309

687,999

State

     

Administration General Revenues

1,159,594

(1,541)

1,158,053

Corporations General Revenues

1,174,829

152,969

1,327,798

State Archives

     

General Revenues

242,541

3,997

246,538

Historical Records Trust Restricted Receipts

160,806

9,049

169,855

Total - State Archives

403,347

13,046

416,393

Elections General Revenues

468,089

78,224

546,313

State Library General Revenues

716,389

(657)

715,732

Office of Public Information General Revenues

470,392

5,721

476,113

Grand Total - State

4,392,640

247,762

4,640,402

Office of the General Treasurer

     

General Treasury

     

Temporary Disability Insurance Fund Other Funds

173,579

0

173,579

General Revenues

2,195,651

116,129

2,311,780

Federal Funds

232,861

0

232,861

Childhood Disease Victim's Fund Restricted Receipts

16,000

(6,162)

9,838

Total - Treasury

2,618,091

109,967

2,728,058

State Retirement System

     

Other Funds

     

Admin Expenses - State Retirement System

8,665,492

24,037

8,689,529

Retirement-Treasury Investment Operation

525,552

(38,721)

486,831

Total - State Retirement System

9,191,044

(14,684)

9,176,360

Unclaimed Property Program Restricted Receipts

9,396,035

322,202

9,718,237

Rhode Island Refunding Bond Authority General Revenues

81,394

620

82,014

Crime Victim Compensation Program

     

General Revenues

2,387,276

27,792

2,415,068

Federal Funds

600,434

284,302

884,736

Violent Crimes Compensation Restricted Receipts

1,600,000

713,391

2,313,391

Total - Crime Victim Comp Program

4,587,710

1,025,485

5,613,195

Grand Total - Gen Treasurer

25,874,274

1,443,590

27,317,864

Boards for Design Professionals General Revenues

275,815

39,535

315,350

Board of Elections - General Revenues

1,997,330

100,935

2,098,265

Rhode Island Ethics Commissions General Revenues

787,502

27,000

814,502

Office of Governor

     

General Revenues

3,677,083

52,824

3,729,907

Federal Funds

69,265

3,095

72,360

Grand Total - Office of Governor

3,746,348

55,919

3,802,267

Public Utilities Commission

     

General Revenues

737,277

3,253

740,530

Federal Funds

61,780

0

61,780

Restricted Receipts

     

Public Utilities Commission - General

3,087,705

(54,228)

3,033,477

Public Utilities Reserve Account

731,104

0

731,104

Energy Facility Siting Fund

125,000

0

125,000

Grand Total - Public Utilities Commission

4,742,866

(50,975)

4,691,891

Rhode Island Commission on Women

     

General Revenues

122,543

460

123,003

Federal Funds

0

492

492

Grand Total - Rhode Island Commission on Women

122,543

952

123,495

Children, Youth, and Families

     

Central Management

     

General Revenues

6,243,414

605,544 6,848,958

 

Friendship Street Renovation

0

300,000

300,000

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 35-3-15 of the General Laws in chapter 35-3 entitled "State Budget," all unexpended, and unencumbered balances of said general revenue for Friendship Street Renovations at the end of fiscal year 2000 shall be reappropriated in the ensuing fiscal year and made immediately available for the same purposes as the former applications.

Federal Funds

4,980,028

(352,392)

4,627,636

Total - Central Management

11,223,442

553,152

11,776,594

Children's Behavioral Health

     

General Revenues

19,075,806

(2,920,874)

16,154,932

Federal Funds

18,151,275

3,705,818

21,857,093

Total - Children's Behavioral Health

37,227,081

784,944

38,012,025

Juvenile Corrections

     

Other Funds

     

RI Capital - Youth Correctional Center

0

215,653

215,653

RI Capital - Contracted Child Care Centers

0

74,050

74,050

General Revenues

21,760,398

907,084

22,667,482

Federal Funds

2,798,179

1,231,363

4,029,542

Trainees Benefits Restricted Receipts

8,609

0

8,609

Total - Juvenile Corrections

24,567,186

2,428,150

26,995,336

Child Welfare

     

General Revenues

     

General Revenues

70,378,884

281,200

70,660,084

Children's Trust Fund

55,500

0

55,500

Federal Funds

43,731,756

(348,105)

43,383,651

Social Security Income Restricted Receipts

1,268,726

0

1,268,726

Total - Child Welfare

115,434,866

(66,905)

115,367,961

Higher Education Opp Incentive Grant Gen Rev

50,000

0

50,000

Grand Total - Child, Youth, & Families

188,502,575

3,699,341

192,201,916

Elderly Affairs

     

Other Funds

     

Intermodal Surface Transportation Fund

4,869,065

90,000

4,959,065

JTPA II - Older Workers

156,744

0

156,744

General Revenues

     

General Revenue

20,086,706

(372,373)

19,714,333

Safety and Care of the Elderly

1,000

0

1,000

Federal Funds

7,255,433

274,265

7,529,698

Grand Total - Elderly Affairs

32,368,948

(8,108)

32,360,840

Health

     

Central Management

     

Trauma Registry Other Funds

100,000

(2,674)

97,326

General Revenues

2,589,244

25,422

2,614,666

Federal Funds

1,732,255

490,531

2,222,786

Restricted Receipts

     

Indirect Cost Recovery - Central Mgmt.

1,416,795

166,149

1,582,944

Information Service - (Restricted)

63,183

(63,183)

0

Total - Central Management

5,901,477

616,245

6,517,722

State Medical Examiner General Revenues

1,422,685

148,950

1,571,635

Family Health

     

General Revenue

7,245,650

5,250

7,250,900

Poison Control Center Grant

400,000

(50,000)

350,000

Federal Funds

23,726,100

637,517

24,363,617

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 35-3-15 of the general laws in chapter 35-3 entitled "State Budget," all unexpended, encumbered and unencumbered general revenue and federal balances of appropriations for the Poison Control Center grant at the end of fiscal year 2000 shall be reappropriated in the ensuing fiscal year and made immediately available for the same purposes as the former applications.

Restricted Receipts

     

Making The Grade - RWJ Foundation

292,711

31,200

323,911

Infant - Child Immunization

1,525,258

886,348

2,411,606

All Kids Count

43,176

146,768

189,944

Total - Family Health

33,232,895

1,657,083

34,889,978

Health Services Regulation

     

General Revenues

4,016,800

(59,436)

3,957,364

Federal Funds

2,302,592

2,692

2,305,284

HMO Certification Restricted Receipts

219,510

173,773

393,283

Total - Health Services Regulation

6,538,902

117,029

6,655,931

Environmental Health

     

General Revenues

3,849,234

(77,245)

3,771,989

Federal Funds

1,972,420

339,724

2,312,144

State Revolving Fund Adm. Restricted Receipts

786,326

(356,862)

429,464

Total - Environmental Health

6,607,980

(94,383)

6,513,597

Health Laboratories

     

General Revenues

5,461,696

48,797

5,510,493

Federal Funds

713,681

170,772

884,453

Total - Health Laboratories

6,175,377

219,569

6,394,946

Disease Prevention and Control

     

General Revenues

3,833,027

238,036

4,071,063

Federal Funds

9,596,500

916,094

10,512,594

RI Research & Treatment Fund Restricted Receipts

50,000

0

50,000

Total - Disease Prev and Cont

13,479,527

1,154,130

14,633,657

Grand Total - Health

73,358,843

3,818,623

77,177,466

Human Services

     

Central Management

     

General Revenues

5,536,191

695,047

6,231,238

Federal Funds

3,611,879

(24,572)

3,587,307

Indirect Cost Recovery-Central Mgt Rest. Rec.

2,536,000

(569,709)

1,966,291

Total - Central Management

11,684,070

100,766

11,784,836

Individual and Family Support

     

Other Funds

     

RI Capital-Forand Building Exterior Window Panels

100,000

(80,000)

20,000

RI Capital - Forand Bldg. Roof and Skylt. Repairs Proj.

125,000

264,500

389,500

RI Capital-Forand Building Chiller Project

125,000

15,000

140,000

RI Cap.-Split Air Sys. Pasteur and Rush Bldg. 200,000

(65,000)

135,000

 

General Revenues

19,186,405

(1,327,934)

17,858,471

Federal Funds

51,059,962

(2,716,087)

48,343,875

Restricted Receipts

     

Vending Stand Proceeds

73,680

0

73,680

Food Stamp Bonus

385,405

(385,405)

0

Total - Individual and Fam Supp

71,255,452

(4,294,926)

66,960,526

Veterans' Affairs

     

General Revenues

12,496,312

185,188

12,681,500

Federal Funds

5,209,971

(727,235)

4,482,736

Restricted Receipts

     

Veterans' Home Restricted Account

958,059

63,026

1,021,085

Veterans' Home - Resident Benefits

1,800

(1,067)

733

Veterans' Cemetery Memorial Fund

250,000

140,000

390,000

Total - Veterans' Affairs

18,916,142

(340,088)

18,576,054

Health Care Quality, Financing & Purchasing

     

General Revenues

12,693,066

2,426,786

15,119,852

Federal Funds

18,934,743

2,330,137

21,264,880

Restricted Receipts

     

RW Johnson Grant- Dual Eligibles

57,366

30,285

87,651

Health Indicators Development Project

30,000

136,000

166,000

Alpha Comprehensive Health Ins. Study

0

150,000

150,000

Total - Health Care Qual, Financ & Purch

31,715,175

5,073,208

36,788,383

Medical Benefits

     

General Revenues

313,718,377

8,281,623

322,000,000

Federal Funds

374,337,093

12,552,907

386,890,000

Organ Transplant Fund Restricted Receipts

15,000

(5,000)

10,000

Total - Medical Benefits

688,070,470

20,829,530

708,900,000

Supp. Sec. Inc. Prog. General Revenues

25,276,748

802,398

26,079,146

Family Independence Program

     

General Revenues

   

Child Care

16,341,602

6,447,210

22,788,812

TANF/Family Independence Program

38,462,244

(1,515,016)

36,947,228

Federal Funds

90,489,858

1,568,892

92,058,750

Total -Family Indepen Prog

145,293,704

6,501,086

151,794,790

State Funded Programs

     

General Revenues

     

General Public Assistance

1,639,352

107,060

1,746,412

Food Stamp Replace. for Legal Immigrants

1,821,456

(42,360)

1,779,096

Weatherization One-Time Payment

1,830,000

26,000

1,856,000

Citizenship Participation Program

100,000

0

100,000

Federal Funds

64,924,777

1,288,624

66,213,401

Total - State Funded Programs

70,315,585

1,379,324

71,694,909

Grand Total - Hum Serv

1,062,527,346

30,051,298

1,092,578,644

Mental Health, Retardation, & Hospitals

     

Central Management General Revenues

1,450,948

7,148

1,458,096

Hosp. & Community System Support

     

Other Funds

     

RI Capital - Util Systems Water Tanks and Pipes

250,000

(212,000)

38,000

RI Capital - Utility Systems - Sewer Piping

50,000

0

50,000

RI Capital - Utilities Upgrade

274,000

143,653

417,653

RI Capital - Medical Center Rehabilitation

400,000

333,823

733,823

RI Capital - MHRH Hospital Warehouse

0

71,304

71,304

General Revenues

15,208,818

2,543,496

17,752,314

Total - Hosp. & Comm System Support

16,182,818

2,880,276

19,063,094

Services for the Developmentally Disabled

     

RI Capital-DD State Owned Group Homes Other Funds

50,000

0

50,000

General Revenues

     

General Revenues

87,683,864

2,244,159

89,928,023

Pirovano Trust

0

296,023

296,023

Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 35-3-15 of the General Laws in Chapter 35-3 entitled "State Budget," all unexpended and unencumbered balances as of June 30, 2000 relating to the Pirovano Trust in the Department of Mental Health, Retardation, and Hospitals are hereby reappropriated to fiscal year 2001.

Federal Funds

103,662,516

2,761,974

106,424,490

Total - Svcs. for the Develop Disabled

191,396,380

5,302,156

196,698,536

Integrated Mental Health Services

     

General Revenues

29,587,951

280,560

29,868,511

Federal Funds

23,589,969

1,739,086

25,329,055

Total - Integ Ment Health Serv

53,177,920

2,019,646

55,197,566

Hosp. & Community Rehabilitation Services

     

General Revenues

42,206,015

2,541,184

44,747,199

Federal Funds

48,206,127

927,941

49,134,068

Total - Hosp. & Comm Rehab. Serv

90,412,142

3,469,125

93,881,267

Substance Abuse

     

RI Capital - Asset Protection Other Funds

100,000

0

100,000

General Revenues

     

General Revenue

13,839,098

20,718

13,859,816

Providence Community Action

213,000

0

213,000

Federal Funds

7,786,334

1,197,454

8,983,788

Asset Forfeiture Restricted Receipts

50,000

5,000

55,000

Total - Substance Abuse

21,988,432

1,223,172

23,211,604

Grand Total - Ment Health, Ret. & Hosp

374,608,640

14,901,523

389,510,163

Office of the Child Advocate

     

General Revenues

379,693

33,272

412,965

Federal Funds

338,689

0

338,689

RI Foundation Restricted Receipts

0

3,593

3,593

Grand Total - Child Advocate

718,382

36,865

755,247

Comm. on Deaf & Hard of Hearing General Revenues

239,627

0

239,627

RI Developmental Disabilities Council Federal Funds

455,589

0

455,589

Governor's Commission on Disabilities

     

General Revenues

255,729

(949)

254,780

Federal Funds

17,768

6,335

24,103

Tech Assistance -Comm On The Handi. Res. Rec.

2,500

2,300

4,800

Grand Total - Governor's Commission On Disabilities

275,997

7,686

283,683

Commission for Human Rights

     

General Revenues

693,927

0

693,927

Federal Funds

167,125

105,558

272,683

Grand Total - Commission For Human Rights

861,052

105,558

966,610

Office of the Mental Health Advocate General Revenues

229,613

9,454

239,067

Elementary and Secondary

     

State Aid

     

General Revenues

     

State Support Local School Operations

491,165,459

386,280

491,551,739

Vocational Rehabilitation-General

114,060

0

114,060

Charter Schools

50,000

(50,000)

0

Federal Funds

421,342

0

421,342

Total - State Aid

491,750,861

336,280

492,087,141

School Housing Aid General Revenues

22,568,946

2,971,334

25,540,280

Teachers' Retirement General Revenues

42,194,046

(1,916,979)

40,277,067

RI School for the Deaf

     

Other Funds

     

RI Capital - School for the Deaf - Physical Ed. Facility

150,000

(110,000)

40,000

Greater RI Job Training Administration

11,843

(140)

11,703

General Revenue Funds

5,066,978

173,610

5,240,588

Federal Funds

315,803

401,231

717,034

Project Communication Coord. Restricted Receipts

17,646

11,313

28,959

Total - Rhode Island School for the Deaf

5,562,270

476,014

6,038,284

Central Falls School District General Revenues

27,268,988

0

27,268,988

Davies Career & Technical School

     

General Revenues

9,323,653

117,782

9,441,435

Federal Funds

730,325

167,373

897,698

Educ Partnership Fund-Career & Tech. Rest. Rec.

25,000

0

25,000

Total - Davies Career & Tech School

10,078,978

285,155

10,364,133

Metropolitan Career & Technical School General Revenues 1,800,000

0

1,800,000

 

Program Operations

     

Other Funds

     

RI Capital - Chariho Roof

450,000

(120,859)

329,141

RI Capital - Chariho Well Water Remediation

0

60,000

60,000

RI Capital - Hazard. Materials Storage/Dust

421,000

(50,584)

370,416

RI Capital - East Providence Voc. HVAC

43,000

(5,725)

37,275

General Revenues

14,481,140

388,843

14,869,983

Federal Funds Total

96,170,541

14,657,981

110,828,522

Restricted Receipts

     

Carnegie Foundation - School Improvements

25,886

38,592

64,478

Carnegie Foundation - Institute of Social Studies

120,000

52,693

172,693

Program Support Recovery of Indirect Costs- Finance 483,745

135,193

618,938

 

Program Support Recovery of Indirect Costs

46,622

836

47,458

NE Dairy Compact Reimbursement Program

0

40,000

40,000

Workplace Literacy

0

12,476

12,476

German Marshall Fund

0

13,638

13,638

Total - Program Operations

112,241,934

15,223,084

127,465,018

Grand Total - Elem and Sec

713,466,023

17,374,888

730,840,911

Board of Governors

     

General Revenues

150,790,016

1,332,502

152,122,518

Federal Fund

737,931

761,100

1,499,031

Other Funds

     

University and College Funds

303,563,521

13,849,694

317,413,215

RI Capital - Roofs

500,000

483,430

983,430

RI Capital - Athletic Complex

5,000,000

(1,155,893)

3,844,107

RI Capital - Asset Protection

6,000,000

(320,000)

5,680,000

RI Capital - Challenge Grants

0

28,015

28,015

RI Capital - Alger Hall

0

20,000

20,000

RI Capital - Knight Campus Megastructure

0

300,000

300,000

Grand Total - Board of Gov

466,591,468

15,298,848

481,890,316

RI State Council on the Arts

     

General Revenues

     

Operating Support

336,608

(332)

336,276

Grants

625,000

12,500

637,500

Federal Funds

565,000

17,363

582,363

Art for Public Facilities Fund Restricted Receipts

0

17,030

17,030

Grand Total - RI State Coun - Arts

1,526,608

46,561

1,573,169

RI Atomic Energy Commission

     

Other Funds

     

URI Sponsored Research

108,961

3,026

111,987

RI Capital - Wall Repair

50,000

0

50,000

General Revenues

609,196

(15,267)

593,929

Federal Funds

63,100

45,000

108,100

Grand Total - RI Atomic Energy Commission

831,257

32,759

864,016

RI Higher Education Assistance Authority

     

General Revenues

     

Needs Based Grants and Work Oppor

6,397,372

369,008

6,766,380

Authority Operations and Other Grants

994,420

(355)

994,065

Federal Funds

6,116,847

(9,083)

6,107,764

Tuition Sav. Program - Administration Other Funds

108,647

0

108,647

Grand Total - Higher Ed. Assistance Auth

13,617,286

359,570

13,976,856

RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission

     

RI Capital - Eisen Hse. Roof & Chimney Other Funds

50,000

80,000

130,000

General Revenues

1,725,270

35,697

1,760,967

Federal Funds

533,951

(6,370)

527,581

Restricted Receipts

     

Survey and Planning

4,800

0

4,800

Historic Preservation Easement Fund

20,259

0

20,259

Historic Preservation Revolving Loan Fund

200,000

0

200,000

Hist. Pres. Loan Fund - Interest Revenue

85,146

5,719

90,865

Grand Total - RI Hist Pres & Herit Comm

2,619,426

115,046

2,734,472

RI Public Telecommunications Authority

     

Corp. for Public Broadcasting Grant Other Funds

516,088

(3,635)

512,453

General Revenues

1,267,268

(238,445)

1,028,823

Grand Total - Public Telecomm Authority

1,783,356

(242,080)

1,541,276

Attorney General

     

Criminal

     

General Revenues

8,314,609

(8,314,609)

0

Federal Funds

1,055,014

(1,055,014)

0

Restricted Receipts

     

Forfeiture Of Property

150,605

(150,605)

0

Gambling Forfeitures

30,000

(30,000)

0

Federal Forfeitures

5,000

(5,000)

0

Total - Criminal

9,555,228

(9,555,228)

0

Civil

     

General Revenues

3,215,499

(3,215,499)

0

Federal Funds

67,497

(67,497)

0

Restricted Receipts

     

Hazardous Waste Litigation

3,500

(3,500)

0

Public Utilities

332,576

(332,576)

0

Consumer Education - NAAG

123,273

(123,273)

0

Total - Civil

3,742,345

(3,742,345)

0

Bureau of Criminal Identification

     

General Revenues

486,554

(486,554)

0

Federal Funds

551,628

(551,628)

0

Total - Bureau of Crim Ident

1,038,182

(1,038,182)

0

General Program General Revenues

1,427,020

(1,427,020)

0

General Revenues

0

13,438,974

13,438,974

Federal Funds

0

1,878,546

1,878,546

Restricted Receipts

   

Forfeiture of Property

0

153,195

153,195

Gambling Forfeitures

0

61,080

61,080

Federal Forfeitures

0

5,000

5,000

Hazardous Waste Litigation

0

3,500

3,500

Public Utilities

0

459,200

459,200

Consumer Education-NAAG

0

268,273

268,273

Consumer Education-Amer. Family Publ.

0

29,753

29,753

Grand Total Attorney General

15,762,775

534,746

16, 297,521

Corrections

     

Central Management

     

General Revenues

8,209,108

1,031,171

9,240,279

Federal Funds

605,000

303,800

908,800

Total - Central Management

8,814,108

1,334,971

10,149,079

Parole Board

     

General Revenues

794,088

25,050

819,138

Federal Funds

10,000

6,500

16,500

Total - Parole Board

804,088

31,550

835,638

Institutional Corrections

     

Other Funds

     

RI Capital - HVAC Renovation - Maximum

337,000

0

337,000

RI Capital - Women's Unit Improvements

0

77,070

77,070

RI Capital - Aquidneck & Prud Cells Roof Replace

349,000

0

349,000

RI Capital - Window Replacement-Women's

300,000

(280,000)

20,000

RI Capital - Perimeter & Security Upgrades

704,000

97,328

801,328

RI Capital - Fire Code & Safety Improvements

500,000

(50,000)

450,000

RI Capital - High Security-Fire Alarm/HVAC

715,000

30,000

745,000

RI Capital - Dix Expansion -Phase I

0

40,600

40,600

RI Capital - D Building Renovation

0

405,850

405,850

General Revenues

106,679,397

(1,448,819)

105,230,578

Federal Funds

6,576,117

(1,060,451)

5,515,666

Custody Of U.S. Detainees Restricted Receipts

136,875

655,936

792,811

Total - Institutional Corrections

116,297,389

(1,532,486)

114,764,903

Community Corrections

     

General Revenues

8,417,624

(27,032)

8,390,592

Federal Funds

215,185

147,914

363,099

Total - Community Corrections

8,632,809

120,882

8,753,691

Grand Total - Corrections

134,548,394

(45,083)

134,503,311

Judiciary

     

Supreme Court

     

Other Funds

     

RI Capital - Licht Judicial Exterior/Interior

90,000

(27,774)

62,226

RI Capital - Garrahy Judicial Complex Renovation

0

45,794

45,794

General Revenues

12,831,581

537,203

13,368,784

Defense of Indigents

1,616,320

(102,183)

1,514,137

Federal Funds

0

45,968

45,968

Restricted Receipts

     

RI Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel

667,150

6,856

674,006

Victims Rights Information

50,000

0

50,000

Total - Supreme Court

15,255,051

505,864

15,760,915

Justice Link Program

     

General Revenues

1,621,705

225,987

1,847,692

Federal Funds

1,250,401

188,218

1,438,619

Total-Justice Link

2,872,106

414,205

3,286,311

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 35-3-15 of the General Laws in chapter 35-3 entitled "State Budget," all unexpended, and unencumbered balances of general revenue and federal fund appropriations for the Justice Link Program at the end of fiscal year 2000 shall be reappropriated in the ensuing fiscal year and made immediately available for the same purposes as the Justice Link Program originally mandated.

Superior Court

     

General Revenues

13,558,305

(50,361)

13,507,944

Federal Funds

0

30,000

30,000

Total Superior Court

13,558,305

(20,361)

13,537,944

Family Court

     

General Revenues

9,282,889

575,659

9,858,548

Federal Funds

1,469,644

890,542

2,360,186

Indirect Cost Recovery Restricted Receipts

215,610

(35,071)

180,539

Total - Family Court

10,968,143

1,431,130

12,399,273

District Court General Revenues

6,244,049

70,129

6,314,178

Traffic Tribunal General Revenues

0

5,057,732

5,057,732

Administration Adjudication Court General Revenues

4,863,483

(4,863,483)

0

Workers' Compensation Court

     

Restricted Receipts

     

Workers' Compensation Court

3,906,530

65,290

3,971,820

Pension - Retired Workers' Comp Judges

335,930

(57,815)

278,115

Total - Workers' Comp Court

4,242,460

7,475

4,249,935

Grand Total - Judiciary

58,003,597

2,602,691

60,606,288

Military Staff

     

National Guard

     

Other Funds

     

Rails to Trails

300,000

32,000

332,000

RI Capital - Bristol Armory Rehabilitation

245,000

(195,000)

50,000

RI Capital - Benefit St. Arsenal Rehabilitation

150,000

(150,000)

0

RI Capital - Armory of MC - Wind. & HVAC

200,000

95,000

295,000

General Revenues

1,731,758

18,668 15,668

1,750,426 1,747,426

Federal Funds

4,537,981

826,161

5,364,142

Total - National Guard

7,164,739

626,829 623,829

7,791,568 7,788,568

Emergency Management

     

General Revenues

343,265

181,574

524,839

Federal Funds

2,472,634

(323,258)

2,149,376

Restricted Receipts

     

Indirect Cost Recovery

3,000

0

3,000

Nuclear Mitigation Fund

0

97,000

97,000

Total - Emergency Management

2,818,899

(44,684)

2,774,215

Grand Total - Military Staff

9,983,638

582,145 579,145

10,565,783 10,562,783

E-9ll Emergency Telephone Sys. Restricted Receipts

3,593,858

(262,162)

3,331,696

Fire Safety Code Bd. Of Appeal & Rev.General Rev.

167,765

1,862

169,627

Fire Safety & Training Academy

     

General Revenues

1,216,309

55,238

1,271,547

Federal Funds

31,112

226,184

257,296

Grand Total - Fire Safety & Trng Acad

1,247,421

281,422

1,528,843

Commission on Judicial Tenure & Discipline Gen. Rev.

80,180

41,029

121,209

Rhode Island Justice Commission

     

General Revenues

184,913

1,786

186,699

Federal Funds

4,542,466

526,912

5,069,378

RI Justice Comm - Drug Act Local Match Rest. Rec.

0

12,394

12,394

Grand Total - RI Justice Comm

4,727,379

541,092

5,268,471

Municipal Police Training Academy

     

General Revenues

403,513

175,047

578,560

Federal Funds

50,000

47,994

97,994

Grand Total - Municipal Police Trng Acad

453,513

223,041

676,554

State Police

     

Other Funds

     

Lottery Commission Assistance

96,607

762

97,369

Traffic Enforcement - Municipal Training

77,520

65,384

142,904

Intermodal Surface Transportation Fund

1,515,370

419,465

1,934,835

RI Capital - Barracks & Training Headqtrs.

0

25,575

25,575

RI Capital - Headquarters Repairs/Renovations

0

127,545

127,545

RI Capital - Headquarters Security Upgrades

0

55,300

55,300

General Revenues

31,996,895

449,935

32,446,830

Federal Funds

533,050

928,434

1,461,484

Restricted Receipts

     

Forfeited Property-Retained

75,000

60,840

135,840

Forfeited Property - Gambling

50,000

0

50,000

Forfeitures - Federal

262,000

1,106,164

1,368,164

Grand Total - State Police

34,606,442

3,239,404

37,845,846

Office of Public Defender

     

General Revenues

4,882,305

149,530

5,031,835

Federal Funds

177,232

222,292

399,524

Grand Total - Office of Pub Def

5,059,537

371,822

5,431,359

Sheriffs of Several Counties General Revenues

7,968,934

392,816

8,361,750

Environmental Management

     

Policy and Administration

     

Other Funds

     

Symms Recreational Trails

27,124

0

27,124

RI Capital - Dam Repair

175,000

(33,144)

141,856

Blackstone Bikepath Design

996,122

0

996,122

General Revenues

     

General Revenues

7,434,660

(133)

7,434,527

Permit Streamlining

0

2,245,000

2,245,000

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 35-3-15 of the general laws in chapter 35-3 entitled "State Budget," all unexpended, encumbered, and unencumbered balances of general revenue appropriations for Permit Streamlining at the end of fiscal year 2000 shall be reappropriated in the ensuing fiscal year and made immediately available for the same purposes as the former applications.

Federal Funds

1,964,424

(704,598)

1,259,826

Restricted Receipts

     

Oil Spill Prevent. Admin. & Resp. Fund

5,501,993

0

5,501,993

Boating Registration - Fees & Penalties

444,097

0

444,097

Indirect Cost Recovery

483,775

186,185

669,960

Natural Heritage Revolving Fund

300,000

0

300,000

Champlin Grant for Goddard Horse Barn

600,000

(375,000)

225,000

Trout Stamp Fund

36,000

24,856

60,856

Environmental Response Fund

255,510

(255,510)

0

Water & Air Protection

89,687

(89,687)

0

Total - Policy and Administration

18,308,392

997,969

19,306,361

Natural Resources

     

Other Funds

     

RI Capital -Misquamicut Beach Park Lot

1,000,000

170,876

1,170,876

RI Capital - Rec Facilities Improve

300,000

123,714

423,714

RI Capital - Fish & Wildlife Office/Lab

375,000

0

375,000

RI Capital - Galilee Piers

2,300,000

(1,240,868)

1,059,132

RI Capital - Newport Piers

500,000

(255,118)

244,882

RI Capital - Brenton Pt. Park Monument

0

30,000

30,000

General Revenues

13,583,646

243,908

13,827,554

Federal Funds

10,369,865

(109,765)

10,260,100

Restricted Receipts

     

Indirect Cost Recovery-Public Res.

55,000

0

55,000

Boating Registration

503,721

39,151

542,872

Fishing License Receipts

321,754

19,005

340,759

Hunting License Receipts

344,508

0

344,508

Fishing & Game Land Acquisition & Devel

286,000

0

286,000

Shellfish And Marine License Receipts

599,599

31,380

630,979

Trout Stamp Fund

183,000

(76,508)

106,492

Migratory Waterfowl Stamps

54,465

0

54,465

State Forestry Fund

83,659

0

83,659

Total - Natural Resources

30,860,217

(1,024,225)

29,835,992

Environmental Protection

     

Aqua Fund Other Funds

47,005

0

47,005

General Revenues

8,544,034

(111,992)

8,432,042

Federal Funds

7,338,059

252,670

7,590,729

Restricted Receipts

     

State Revolving Fund Administration

217,700

(24,504)

193,196

Indirect Cost Recovery-Water Quality

350,652

(145,255)

205,397

Environmental Response Fund II

1,170,936

(783,776)

387,160

Davis Liquid Waste Water Supply System

681,000

(681,000)

0

Davis Liquid Waste Site

200,000

(200,000)

0

Davis Wetlands Restoration

300,000

(300,000)

0

Davis-Brownfields

300,000

(300,000)

0

Water & Air Protection Program

447,631

137,112

584,743

Emerg.Res.North Cape/Scandia Oil Spill

50,000

(50,000)

0

Tire Reclamation Project

1,065,892

0

1,065,892

Underground Storage Tanks

304,198

27,096

331,294

Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspections

43,138

(43,138)

0

Total - Environmental Protection

21,060,245

(2,222,787)

18,837,458

Grand Total - Environ Mgt

70,228,854

(2,249,043)

67,979,811

Coastal Resources Management Council

     

Other Funds

     

RI Capital - Habitat Restoration - Potter's Pond

168,540

(168,540)

0

RI Capital-Habitat Restoration Allin's Cove

0

172,000

172,000

General Revenues

953,579

10,167

963,746

Federal Funds

913,756

57,957

971,713

Grand Total - Coastal Resources Mgt Council

2,035,875

71,584

2,107,459

State Water Resources Board

     

Other Funds

     

RI Capital-Water Allocation Plan

0

328,401

328,401

RI Capital-Big River Mgmt. Area Water Survey

0

67,738

67,738

RI Capital-Big River Mgt. Area

225,000

6,627

231,627

General Revenues

1,431,270

(519,147)

912,123

Grand Total - State Water Res Bd

1,656,270

(116,381)

1,539,889

Transportation

     

Central Management

     

Gasoline Tax Other Funds

2,491,455

483,849

2,975,304

Federal Funds 1,697,539

570,544

2,268,083

 

Total - Central Management

4,188,994

1,054,393

5,243,387

Management and Budget Gasoline Tax Other Funds

1,286,646

308,165

1,594,811

Infrastructure Maintenance Gasoline Tax Other Funds

37,146,595

5,833,915

42,980,510

Infrastructure - Engineering

     

Other Funds

     

Gasoline Tax

28,953,581

755,265

29,708,846

State Infrastructure Bank

1,000,000

(800,000)

200,000

Intermodal Surface Transportation Fund - TBA

0

1,871,318

1,871,318

Federal Funds

224,590,637

(22,206,746)

202,383,891

Restricted Receipts

     

Transit Vehicle Disposal

20,000

0

20,000

Freight Rail Imp. Project

0

37,391,160

37,391,160

Sakonnet Railroad Bridge

0

186,863

186,863

Total - Infrastructure-Eng

254,564,218

17,197,860

271,762,078

Grand Total - Transportation

297,186,453

24,394,333

321,580,786

Statewide Totals

     

General Revenue Funds Total

2,205,328,242

43,177,064

2,248,505,306

Federal Funds Total

1,356,779,372

33,903,934

1,390,683,306

Restricted Receipt Funds Total

139,502,527

31,849,141

171,351,668

Other Funds Total

759,651,510

27,735,620

787,387,130

Statewide Grand Total

4,461,261,651

136,665,759

4,597,927,410

SECTION 1. This act shall take effect on June 30, 2000.

"SECTION 2. Departments and agencies listed below may not exceed the number of full time equivalent (FTE) positions shown below in any pay period. Full-time equivalent positions do not include seasonal or intermittent positions whose scheduled period of employment does not exceed twenty-six consecutive weeks or whose scheduled hours do not exceed nine hundred and twenty-five (925) hours, excluding overtime, in a one-year period. Nor do they include individuals engaged in training, the completion of which is a prerequisite of employment.

Provided, however, that the Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Majority Leader of the Senate may authorize an adjustment to any limitation. Prior to the authorization, the State Budget Officer shall make a detailed written recommendation to the Governor, the Speaker of the House, and the Senate Majority Leader. A copy of the recommendation and authorization to adjust shall be transmitted to the Chairman of the House Finance Committee, Senate Finance Committee, the House Fiscal Advisor and the Senate Fiscal Advisor.

FTE POSITION AUTHORIZATION

Departments and Agencies

Full Time Equivalent

Administration

1,135.0

Business Regulation

110.0

Labor and Training

600.0

Legislative

260.0

Lieutenant Governor General

10.0

Secretary of State

57.2

General Treasurer

86.5

Boards for Design Professionals

4.0

Board of Elections

21.3

Rhode Island Ethics Commission

10.0

Office of the Governor

50.0

Public Utilities Commission

42.0

Rhode Island Commission on Women

2.0

Children, Youth and Families

875.9

Elderly Affairs

61.6

Health

463.6

Human Services

1,142.9

Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals

2138.0

Office of the Child Advocate

13.0

Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

3.0

RI Developmental Disabilities Council

3.0

Governor's Commission on Disabilities

4.3

Commission for Human Rights

15.0

Office of the Mental Health Advocate

3.3

Elementary and Secondary Education

344.1

Higher Education - Board of Governors

3,850.0

Rhode Island Council on the Arts

6.0

RI Atomic Energy Commission

8.6

Higher Education Assistance Authority

46.6

Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission

17.6

RI Public Telecommunications Authority

22.0

Attorney General

227.0

Corrections

1608.0

Judicial

682.4

Rhode Island Justice Commission

9.0

Military Staff

95.0

Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline

1.0

State Police

254.0

Municipal Police Training Academy

4.0

Fire Safety and Training Academy

21.5

Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review

2.0

E-911 Commission

47.6

Office of the Public Defender

75.5

Sheriffs of the Several Counties

167.0

Environmental Management

570.5

Coastal Resources Management Council

28.0

Water Resources Board

9.0

Transportation

864.3

Total

16,072.3

SECTION 3. This Article shall take effect on June 30, 2000."


ARTICLE 7 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

SECTION 1. Pursuant to the public laws, 1999, Chapter 31, Article 6, the effective date of the department of the environment, which was created by Chapter 461 of the public laws, 1990 was delayed until July 1, 2000 due to fiscal constraints.

The effective date of the following sections created by Chapter 461 of the public laws, 1990 are postponed again until July 1, 2001, sections 42-17.1-1 through 42-17.1-39 inclusive, and 42-17.1-41 through 42-17.1-44 inclusive.

SECTION 2. Section 42-17.1-40 of the General Laws in Chapter 42-17.1 entitled "Department of the Environment" is hereby amended to read as follows:

42-17.1-40. Continuity of administrative functions. -- In order to insure continuity of the administrative business of the state, the actual transfer of functions or any part thereof to the department of the environment from the department of environmental management, department of health, water resources board, and such other boards, commissions, departments, and/or agencies has been postponed after the effective date of Chapter 461 of the Public Laws of 1990, and the functions and authorities of the department of environmental management, the department of health, water resources board, and such other boards, commissions, departments and/or agencies shall remain unaffected hereby, regardless of the repeal by chapter 461 of the public laws of 1990 of any law under which such departments, boards, commissions or other agencies are empowered which laws shall remain in effect until July 1, 2000 2001 when the transfers herein provided can be put into force and effect at which time the repeal of such laws shall become final.

SECTION 3. This article shall take effect on July 1, 2000. All acts of the state which were authorized by and performed in good faith and in reliance upon the effectiveness of Chapter 461 of the public laws, 1990, Chapter 133 of the public laws, 1992, Chapter 138 of the public laws, 1993, Chapter 70 of the public laws, 1994, Chapter 370 of the public laws, 1995, Chapter 100 of the public laws, 1996, Chapter 30 of the public laws, 1997, Chapter 31 of the public laws, 1998, Chapter 31 of the public laws, 1999 are hereby ratified and confirmed.


ARTICLE 8 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED

RELATING TO HOSPITAL LICENSING FEES

SECTION 1. Section 23-17-38.1 of the General Laws in Chapter 23-17 entitled "Licensing of Health Care Facilities" is hereby amended to read as follows:

23-17-38.1 Hospitals - Licensing Fee. -- (a) (1) There is hereby imposed a hospital licensing fee at the rate of two percent (2.0%) two and sixty-five hundredths percent (2.65%) upon the gross patient services revenue of every hospital for the hospital's first fiscal year ending on or after January 1, 1995. This licensing fee shall be administered and collected by the tax administrator, division of taxation within the department of administration, and all the administration, collection and other provisions of chapter 50 and 51 of title 44 shall apply. Every hospital shall pay the licensing fee to the tax administrator on or before October 29, 1999 February 1, 2001, and payments shall be made by electronic transfer of monies to the general treasurer and deposited to the general fund in accordance with section 44-50-11. Every hospital shall, on or before October 1, 1999 January 2, 2001, make a return to the tax administrator containing the correct computation of gross patient services revenue, and the gross licensing fee due upon such amount., the net licensing fee due which shall be an amount equal to the gross licensing fee less previous license fee payments made pursuant to section 17-38.1 of title 23 during the period October 1, 1999 through January 31, 2001. All returns shall be signed by the hospital's authorized representative, subject to the pains and penalties of perjury.

(2) There is hereby imposed a hospital licensing fee at the rate of four percent (4.0%) upon the net patient services revenue of every hospital for the hospital's first fiscal year ending on or after January 1, 1999. This licensing fee shall be administered and collected by the tax administrator, division of taxation within the department of administration, and all the administration, collection and other provisions of chapter 50 and 51 of title 44 shall apply. Every hospital shall pay the licensing fee to the tax administrator on or before April 3, 2001, and payments shall be made by electronic transfer of monies to the general treasurer and deposited to the general fund in accordance with section 44-50-11. Every hospital shall, on or before March 1, 2001, make a return to the tax administrator containing the correct computation of net patient services revenue for the hospital fiscal year ending September 30, 1999, and the licensing fee due upon such amount. All returns shall be signed by the hospital's authorized representative, subject to the pains and penalties of perjury.

(b) For purposes of this section the following words and phrases shall have the following meaning:

(1) (i) "Hospital" means a person or governmental unit duly licensed in accordance with this chapter to establish, maintain, and operate a hospital, except a hospital whose primary service and primary bed inventory are psychiatric.

(2) (ii) "Gross patient services revenue" means the gross revenue related to patient care services.

(iii) "Net patient services revenue" means the charges related to patient care services less (1) charges attributable to charity care, (2) bad debt expenses, and (3) contractual allowances.

(c) The tax administrator shall make and promulgate such rules, regulations, and procedures not inconsistent with state law and fiscal procedures as he or she deems necessary for the proper administration of this section and to carry out the provisions, policy and purposes thereof.

SECTION 2. This article shall take effect on passage and shall apply to hospitals, as defined in Section 1, which are duly licensed on such date. The licensing fee imposed by Section 1 shall be in addition to the inspection fee imposed by Section 23-17-38 and to any licensing fees previously imposed and collected in accordance with Section 23-17-38.1.


ARTICLE 9 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO CHILD CARE--STATE SUBSIDIES

SECTION 1. Section 40-6.2-5 of the General Laws in Chapter 40-6.2 entitled "Child Care-State Subsidies" is hereby amended to read as follows:

40-6.2-5. Health care coverage for center-based care providers. - (a) The department of human services is authorized and directed to establish a health care premium cost-sharing option through its RIte Care program for center-based child care providers who provide child care services paid for in whole or in part by the department of human services or the department of children, youth, and families, and who meet the eligibility requirements of this section.

(b) A center-based provider shall be eligible to participate if:

(1) The provider is licensed as a child day care provider by the department of children, youth, and families pursuant to chapter 72.1 of title 42; and

(2) The provider demonstrates that it meets the minimum subsidized child care participation rates specified in subsection (c), (d), or (e), for the applicable period; and

(3) The provider elects to exercise this health care premium cost-sharing coverage option on behalf of its employees and makes timely payment of the provider's share of the premium.

(c) Effective January 1, 1999, if the number of children served by the provider who meet the department's child care assistance income guidelines under 40-5.1-17 is at least fifty percent (50%) of the enrollment census of the provider, then the center-based child care provider shall pay fifty percent (50%) of the monthly premiums attributable to the center's participating employees.

(d) Effective July 1, 1999, if the number of children served by the provider who meet the department's child care assistance income guidelines under 40-5.1-17 is at least forty percent (40%) of the enrollment census of the provider, then the center-based child care provider shall pay fifty percent (50%) of the monthly premiums attributable to the center's participating employees.

(e) Effective July 1, 2000 July 1, 2001, if the number of children served by the provider who meet the department's child care assistance income guidelines under 40-5.1-17 is at least thirty percent (30%) of the enrollment census of the provider, then the center-based child care provider shall pay fifty percent (50%) of the monthly premiums attributable to the center's participating employees.

(f) The department of human services is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations which it deems necessary to effect the intent and further define the terms and provisions of this section, and which may include, but need not be limited to the terms, premiums, conditions, limitations, and restrictions of the health care buy-in option, and enrollment periods and procedures.

SECTION 2. This article shall take effect on July 1, 2000


ARTICLE 10 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO CHID CARE ELIGIBILITY

SECTION 1. Section 40-5.1-17 of the General Laws in Chapter 40-5.1 entitled "Family Independence Act" is hereby amended to read as follows:

40-5.1-17 Families eligible for child care assistance. - (a) The department shall provide appropriate child care to every parent who requires child care in order to meet the work requirements in 40-5.1-9 and to all other families with incomes at or below one hundred eighty-five percent (185%) of the federal poverty line, if and to the extent such other families require child care in order to work at paid employment; provided, however, that effective January 1, 1999, the department shall provide appropriate child care to such other families whose incomes are at or below two hundred percent (200%) of the federal poverty line; effective July 1, 1999, the department shall provide appropriate child care to such other families whose incomes are at or below two hundred percent (200%) of the federal poverty line; effective July 1, 1999, the department shall provide appropriate child care to such other families whose incomes are at or below two hundred twenty-five percent (225%) of the federal poverty line; and effective July 1, 2000 July 1, 2001, the department shall provide appropriate child care to such other families whose incomes are at or below two hundred fifty percent (250%) of the federal poverty line.

(b) For purposes of this section "appropriate child care" means child care, including infant/toddler, pre-school, nursery school, school-age, and youth care, which is provided by a person or organization qualified, approved, and authorized to provide such care by the department of children, youth, and families, or by the department of elementary and secondary education, or such other lawful providers as determined by the department of human services, in cooperation with the department of children, youth and families and the department of elementary and secondary education, subject to the following age limitations:

(1) Through December 31, 1998, for a child below the age of thirteen (13), or children age thirteen (13) years or older who are under supervision of the family court or who require care because of a physical or mental impairment;

(2) Effective January 1, 1999, for a child below the age of fifteen (15);

(3) Effective July 1, 1999, for a child below the age of sixteen (16);

(c) The department of human services shall determine rates of reimbursement for child care services for children over the age of twelve (12) in accordance with the provisions of 40-6.2-1.1(d).

For purposes of this section "appropriate child care" is defined in 40-5.1-9(d).

(d) Families with incomes below one hundred percent (100%) of the applicable federal poverty guidelines shall be provided with free child care. Families with incomes equal to or greater than one hundred percent (100%) of the applicable federal poverty guideline shall be required to pay for some portion of the child care they receive, according to a sliding fee scale adopted by the department.

(e) In determining the type of child care to be provided to a family, the department shall take into account the cost of available child care options and the suitability of the type of care available for the child and the parent's preference as to the type of child care.

(f) For purposes of this section "income" for families receiving cash assistance under 40-5.1-9 means gross earned income and unearned income, subject to the income exclusions in 40-5.1-10(b) and 40-5.1-10(c); and income for other families shall mean gross earned and unearned income as determined by departmental regulations.

(g) The entitlement provided for in subsection (a) shall be an entitlement to payment of a subsidy for child care to an appropriate child care provider as defined in subsection (b). The caseload estimating conference established by chapter 17 of title 35 shall forecast the expenditures for child care in accordance with the provisions of 35-17-1.

SECTION 2. This article shall take effect on July 1, 2000.


ARTICLE 11 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS OF INSURANCE COMPANIES

SECTION 1. Section 27-36-2 of the General Laws in Chapter 27-36 entitled "Annual Assessments of Insurance Companies" is hereby amended to read as follows:

27-36-2. Annual assessments of insurance companies -- (a) The insurance commissioner is shall hereby authorized to make an annual assessment against each insurance company, those corporations and other entities subject to chapters 19, 20, 20.1, 20.2 of this title and chapter 62 of title 42, and the Rhode Island group health association for payment of all reasonable expenditures incurred by the attorney general and the consumers' council in representation at insurance rate hearings for matters involving insurance regulation. The assessments shall be in such amounts as shall be determined and certified annually by the insurance commissioner as sufficient reimbursement for the expenditures of the attorney general and consumers' council and shall be assessed proportionately against each company.

(b) A company may meet its obligations under this section by directly reimbursing the attorney general and by notifying the commissioner of the amount of the payment.

(c) Assessments made pursuant to this section may be credited to the normal operating costs of each company and shall be deposited as general revenue.

SECTION 2. This article shall take effect July 1, 2000.


ARTICLE 12 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

SECTION 1. Section 40-8-13.1 of the General Laws in Chapter 40-8 entitled "Medical Assistance" is hereby amended to read as follows:

40-8-13.1. Reimbursement for out-of-state hospital services. - The department of human services is hereby authorized and directed to amend, effective July 1, 1995, its regulations, fee schedules and the Rhode Island state plan for medical assistance (Medicaid) pursuant to title XIX of the federal Social Security Act to provide for reimbursement to out-of-state hospitals for services provided to eligible recipients in accordance with this section. Authorized inpatient hospital services shall be reimbursed at a rate equal to fifty percent (50%) of the out-of-state hospital's customary charge(s) for such services to title XIX recipients in that state; provided, however, that in-patient hospital organ transplant services shall be reimbursed at sixty-one percent (61%) of the out- of-state hospital's customary charge(s) for such organ transplant services to title XIX recipients in that state. Authorized outpatient hospital services (other than laboratory services) shall be reimbursed at a rate equal to fifty-three percent (53%) of the out-of-state hospital's customary charge(s) for such services to title XIX recipients in that state; outpatient laboratory services shall be reimbursed at the Medicare allowable rate. The department may periodically adjust the inpatient and/or outpatient service reimbursement rate(s) based upon a medical care cost index to be determined by the department.

SECTION 2. This article shall take effect on July 1, 2000.


ARTICLE 13 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT OF LOCALLY PROVIDED MEDICAL SERVICES

SECTION 1. Section 40-8-18 of the General Laws in Chapter 40-8 entitled "Medical Assistance" is hereby amended to read as follows:

40-8-18. Local education agencies as EPSDT providers. - (a) It is the intent of this section to provide reimbursement for early and periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment (EPSDT) services through local education agencies for children who are eligible for medical assistance. A local education agency's participation as an EPSDT provider is voluntary. Further, it is the intent that collaboration among the department of human services (DHS), the department of education (DOE) elementary and secondary education and local education agencies (LEAs) will result in state and local funds being used to maximize federal funding for such EPSDT services. through special education programs provided, however, that the EPSDT services are limited to those currently provided by LEAs.

(b) The services available to eligible children under Title XIX of the Social Security Act for early and periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment (EPSDT) may be provided by local education agencies. through their special education programs provided, however, that the EPSDT services are limited to those currently provided by LEAs. The local education agency may become an EPSDT provider upon authorization by both the local governing authority and the local school committee. State operated districts may become an EPSDT provider upon authorization of the state governing authority.

(c)(1) Voluntary participation as an EPSDT provider shall require the local community education agency to designate state education aid funds as provide the state match to obtain federal financial participation for EPSDT services and associated administrative costs by certifying to the department of human services that sufficient qualifying local funds (local certified match) have been expended for such services and administrative costs or to certify local funds as the local match to obtain federal financial participation for EPSDT services.; provided, however, that a local education agency shall not be required to provide local certified match for those EPSDT services for which the department of human services, or another state agency, agrees to provide the state match to obtain federal financial participation for EPSDT services. The state match shall be deposited in a restricted receipt account within the department of elementary and secondary education separate from all other accounts within the department of elementary and secondary education. The account shall be known as the local education agency EPSDT account. The state match will be drawn from state education funds available under chapter 7 of title 16. Funds from the restricted receipt account shall be transferred to the department of human services upon their request.

(2) The local certified match shall be established in the local governing authority education agency pursuant to federal Title XIX provisions. Failure of the local community education agency to provide the local match shall result in the penalties described in subsection (f).

(3) In the case of the state match, tThe department of human services shall pay the local community education agency from the restricted receipt account and the federal matching funds for EPSDT services pursuant to fee schedules established by rules and regulations of the department of human services, and for associated administrative costs pursuant to administrative cost reimbursement methodologies to be approved by the federal government, In the case of the local match, the department of human services shall pay the local community from the federal matching funds for EPSDT services upon certification of the local match by the local education agency in accordance with federal Title XIX provisions. Payments made to the local education agency pursuant to this section shall be used solely for educational purposes and shall not be made available to local communities for purposes other than education. The local fiscal effort to support education referred to in subsection (d) herein shall not be reduced in response to the availability of these federal financial participation funds to the local education agency. These federal financial participation funds must supplement, not supplant, local maintained fiscal effort to support education.

(4) For the purposes of this subsection, the term community local education agency shall include any city, town, state or regional school district or the school for the deaf or the William M. Davies, Jr. career and technical high school, the Metropolitan Career and Technical Center, any public charter school established pursuant to chapter 77 of title 16 of the general laws, any educational collaborative established pursuant to chapter 3.1 of title 16 of the general laws, or the department for children, youth, and families (DCYF).

(d)(1) [Version enacted by P.L. 1992, ch. 289, 1.] Each community which chooses to participate as an EPSDT provider shall maintain local fiscal effort for education. For the purpose of this subsection, to "maintain local fiscal effort" means that the annual minimum appropriation for approved school expenditures must be an amount which, when divided by the state's share of the basic program, is no less than the ratio of local to state funds as appropriated in the prior fiscal year each community shall contribute local funds to its school committee in an amount not less than its local contribution for schools in the previous fiscal year.

(2) Further, state support for education should shall not be reduced from the prior fiscal year in response to local community participation in the EPSDT program.

(d)(1) [Version enacted by P.L. 1992, ch. 399, 1.] Each community which chooses to participate as an EPSDT provider shall maintain local fiscal effort for education. For the purposes of this subsection, maintenance of local fiscal effort shall mean that the annual minimum appropriation for approved school expenditures must be an amount which, when divided by the state's share of the basic program, is no less than the ratio of local to state funds as appropriated in the prior fiscal year.

(2) Further, state support for education should not be reduced from the prior fiscal year in response to local community participation in the EPSDT program.

(e) The department of human services and the department of elementary and secondary education shall effect the interagency transfers necessary to comply with the provisions of this section. The commissioner of education, department of elementary and secondary education and the department of human services are authorized to promulgate any and all regulations necessary to implement this section. Any All local school agencyies becoming an EPSDT providers shall be required to comply with all provisions of Title XIX, 42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq., of the Social Security Act relative to responsibilities of a medicaid provider.

(f) Failure of the community local education agency to establish a local certified match under this law sufficient to support its claims for reimbursement of EPSDT services and associated administrative costs will result in the withholding of state funds due that community in accordance with 16-7-31 in an amount equal to the federal financial participation funds denied by the federal government as a result thereof. The withheld funds will be transferred to the department of human services through the restricted receipt account in accordance with the procedure outlined in subsection (c).

(g) A review committee shall be established July 1, 1994 to examine the effectiveness of the legislation. The committee shall consist of the director of the department of human services or his or her designee, the commissioner of elementary and secondary education or his or her designees, the director of the department of children, youth and families or his or her designee and representatives from both the local communities and the legislature.

(h) (g)The department of human services with the aid of the department of education shall conduct a study to determine which health care related services are eligible for federal medicaid reimbursement for health related services provided by local education agencies to children eligible for early periodic screening diagnosis and treatment. The department of human services, with the assistance of the department of administration, shall also develop the following resources in furtherance of the goal of recouping the maximum amount of administrative costs associated with such services; (1) A time study training manual which outlines how to complete a time study by school personnel to enhance recovery of administrative costs;

(2) A claiming manual which outlines the financial information and claim submission requirements that are needed to complete the claim.

SECTION 2. Section 16-7-23 of the General Laws in Chapter 16-7 entitled "Community Requirements - Adequate Minimum Budget Provision" is hereby amended to read as follows:

16-7-23. Community requirements - Adequate minimum budget provision. - The school committee's budget provisions of each community for current expenditures in each budget year shall provide for an amount from all sources sufficient to support the basic program and all other approved programs shared by the state. For fiscal years 1998 through and including fiscal year 2000, each community shall contribute local funds to its school committee in an amount not less than its local contribution for schools in the previous fiscal year. Calculation of the annual local contribution shall not include Medicaid revenues received by the municipality or district pursuant to chapter 8 of title 40 of the RI General Laws. A community which has a decrease in enrollment may compute maintenance of effort on a per pupil rather than on an aggregate basis when determining its local contribution; furthermore, a community which experiences a nonrecurring expenditure for its schools may deduct such an expenditure in computing its maintenance of effort. The deduction of nonrecurring expenditures shall be with the approval of the commissioner. The courts of this state shall enforce this section by writ of mandamus.

Furthermore, whenever any state funds are appropriated for educational purposes, the funds shall be used for educational purposes only and all such state funds must be used to supplement any and all money allocated by a city or town for educational purposes and, in no event, shall state funds be used to supplant, directly or indirectly, any money allocated by a city or town for educational purposes. All state funds shall be appropriated by the municipality to the school committee for educational purposes in the same fiscal year in which they are appropriated at the state level even if the municipality has already adopted a school budget. All state and local funds unexpended by the end of the fiscal year of appropriation shall remain a surplus of the school committee and shall not revert to the municipality. Any such surplus of state or local funds shall not in any respect affect the requirement that each community contribute local funds in fiscal years 1998 through and including fiscal year 2000 in an amount not less than its local contribution for schools in the previous fiscal year, and shall not in any event be deducted from the amount of the local appropriation required to meet the maintenance of effort provision in any given year.

SECTION 3. This article shall take effect on July 1, 2000, provided, however, that the provisions of Section 1 of this article shall also be applied retroactively to claims for reimbursement for EPSDT services provided, and associated administrative costs incurred, by local education agencies during the period January 1, 2000 through June 30, 2000, but only to the extent federal financial participation is approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in accordance with Medicaid state plan amendments and administrative cost allocation plan amendments to be filed by the Department of Human Services.


ARTICLE 14 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO BOARDS FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS

SECTION 1. Section 5-8-10 of the General Laws in Chapter 5-8 entitled "Engineers" is hereby amended to read as follows:

5-8-10. Roster of registered engineers. - A complete roster showing the names and last known addresses of all registered engineers shall may be published by the board once each year. Copies of this roster are may be mailed to each person so registered, placed on file with the secretary of state, county, and city officials and may be distributed to the public.

SECTION 2. Section 5-1-6 of the General Laws in Chapter 5-1 entitled "Architects" is hereby amended to read as follows:

5-1-6. Board - Records of proceedings - Roster of architects - Report of transactions. - (a) The secretary of the board shall keep a record of its proceedings. The record shall include the name, age, and last known address of each applicant for registration, information concerning each applicant's education, experience, and other qualifications, the text of all examinations administered and their results and any other information that the board deems appropriate. The record of the board is prima facie evidence of the proceedings and a certified transcript by the secretary is admissible in evidence with the same force and effect as if the original were produced.

(b) The board shall may maintain a roster of architects. Copies of the roster are may be mailed annually to resident architects and to federal agencies within the state, and to state, city and town officials, and may be distributed or sold to the public.

(c) The secretary of the board shall receive and account for all monies derived from the activities of the board and shall submit to the governor and the general assembly a report of its transactions of the preceding year.

SECTION 3. Section 5-51-2 of the General Laws in Chapter 5-51 entitled "Rhode Island State Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects" is hereby amended to read as follows:

5-51-2. Board -- Creation -- Composition -- Appointment, terms, and qualifications of members -- Duties -- Compensation -- (a) There is established a state board of landscape architects which consists of seven (7) members.

(1) On May 19, 1975, the governor shall appoint one member to serve until the first day of February, 1976, or until his or her successor is appointed and qualified; one member to serve until the first day of February, 1977, or until his or her successor is appointed and qualified; one member to serve until the first day of February, 1978, or until his or her successor is appointed and qualified; one member to serve until the first day of February, 1979, or until his or her successor is appointed and qualified; and one member to serve until February, 1980, or until his or her successor is appointed and qualified.

(2) Upon completion of the original term the terms of members identified in subdivision (1) shall be for five (5) years.

(3) One member of the board is from the general public; and one member is from the state department of environmental management. Those members serve for terms of five (5) years.

(4) Three (3) members of the board are landscape architects whose residences and principal places of business are within this state, who have been actively engaged in the practice of landscape architecture within this state. The original appointees to the board need not be registered but engaged in the practice of landscape architecture for a minimum of four (4) years.

(5) The governor may remove any member from office for misconduct, incapacity or neglect of duty.

(b) During the month of July of each year, the board shall elect from its members a chair and a vice chair.

(c) The secretary of the board keeps a true and complete record of all proceedings of the board and aids in the enforcement of this chapter.

(d) The board may make all necessary regulations and by-laws not inconsistent with this chapter.

(e) In carrying into effect the provisions of this chapter, the board may subpoena witnesses and compel their attendance and may require the production of books, papers, and documents in any proceeding involving the revocation of registration, or practicing or offering to practice without registration.

(1) Any member of the board may administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses appearing before the board.

(2) If any person fails to appear in response to that process, or if, having appeared in obedience to the process, he or she refuses to answer any pertinent questions put to him or her by any member of the board or its counsel, he or she, upon presentation of those facts to the superior court, is subject to any fines and penalties that might be imposed by this court if that failure or refusal occurred in any civil action pending in that court.

(f) The board may establish a procedure for complaints concerning any licensed or certified landscape architects.

(g) The board shall establish procedures and programs in conjunction with the department of environmental management and may annually publishes publish a report of its activities, operations, and recommendations.

(h) The members of the board receive compensation of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for meetings attended; provided that no member receives more than three hundred dollars ($300) annually.

SECTION 4. This article shall take effect July 1, 2000.


ARTICLE 15 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO SPORTS, RACING, AND ATHLETICS

SECTION 1. Section 41-3.1-10 of the General Laws in Chapter 41-3.1 entitled "Dog Racing in Burrillville, Lincoln, and West Greenwich" is hereby amended to read as follows:

41-3.1-10. Chemical test. - There shall be administered to the first finisher, and to one other randomly selected finisher, of every dog race, the appropriate chemical test authorized by the division of racing athletics. The department of health business regulation shall conduct the testing; and is hereby authorized to establish by rule and regulation a reasonable fee structure and procedures required for the chemical testing. The operator of the dog racing facility and the Department of Health shall pay for one test each in every dog race. The costs of such test shall be assessed equally to the operator and the department. All money collected shall be deposited as general revenues.

SECTION 2. This article shall be effective upon passage.


ARTICLE 16 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED

RELATING TO UNCOMPENSATED CARE

SECTION 1. Sections 40-8.3-2 and 40-8.3-3 of the General Laws in chapter 40-8.3 entitled "Uncompensated Care" is hereby amended to read as follows:

40-8.3-2. Definitions -- As used in this chapter:

(a) "Base year" means for the purpose of calculating an annual disproportionate share payment for any fiscal year ending on or before September 30, 2000, the period from October 1, 1994 through September 30, 1995 and for the purpose of calculating an annual disproportionate share payment for any fiscal year ending after September 30, 2000, the period from October 1, 1998 through September 30, 1999.

(b) "Medical assistance inpatient utilization rate for a hospital" means a fraction (expressed as a percentage) the numerator of which is the hospital's number of inpatient days during the base year attributable to patients who were eligible for medical assistance during the base year and the denominator of which is the total number of the hospital's inpatient days in the base year.

(c) "Participating hospital" means any nongovernment and nonpsychiatric hospital that: (i) was licensed as a hospital in accordance with chapter 17 of title 23 during the base year, (ii) achieved a medical assistance inpatient utilization rate of at least one percent (1%) during the base year, and (iii) continues to be licensed as a hospital in accordance with chapter 17 of title 23 during the payment year.

(d) "Uncompensated care costs" means, as to any hospital, the sum of (i) the cost incurred by such hospital during the base year for inpatient or outpatient services attributable to charity care (free care and bad debts) for which the patient has no health insurance or other third-party coverage less payments, if any, received directly from such patients and (ii) the cost incurred by such hospital during the base year for inpatient or out-patient services attributable to medicaid beneficiaries less any medicaid reimbursement received therefor; multiplied by the uncompensated care index.

(e) "Uncompensated care index" means the annual percentage increase for hospitals established pursuant to section 27-19-14 for each year after the base year, up to and including the payment year.

40-8.3-3. Implementation. -- (a) For the fiscal year commencing on October 1, 1999, and ending September 30, 2000, each participating hospital shall be paid by the department of human services on or before October 28, 1999, an annual disproportionate share payment equal to the lesser of (1) the hospital's uncompensated care costs or (2) a percentage equal to a minimum of two and six-tenths percent (2.6%) of the dollar amount of all chargeable services in the hospital's base year adjusted by the uncompensated care index.

(b) For the fiscal year commencing on October 1, 1999 and ending September 30, 2000, each participating hospital shall be paid by the department of human services on or before September 29, 2000, a supplemental disproportionate share payment equal to (1) the lesser of (i) the hospital's uncompensated care costs adjusted by the uncompensated care index or (ii) a percentage equal to a minimum of four and fifteen-hundredths percent (4.15%) of the dollar amount of all chargeable services in the hospital's base year, less (2) any disproportionate share payments made to each participating hospital pursuant to section 40-8.3-3(a) during the period October 1, 1999 through September 28, 2000; provided, however that such supplemental disproportionate share payments are expressly conditioned upon approval on or before September 29, 2000 by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or his or her authorized representative, of all Medicaid state plan amendments necessary to secure for the state the benefit of federal financial participation in federal fiscal year 2000 for such supplemental disproportionate share payments.

(c) For the fiscal year commencing on October 1, 2000 and ending September 30, 2001, each participating hospital shall be paid by the department of human services on or before April 2, 2001, an annual disproportionate share payment equal to the lesser of (1) the hospital's uncompensated care costs adjusted by the uncompensated care index or (2) a percentage equal to a minimum of five and seventy-five hundredths percent (5.75%) of the dollar amount of the difference between (i) all chargeable services in the hospital's base year and (ii) the sum of charity care charges, bad debt expenses, and contractual allowances in the hospital's base year; provided, however, that such disproportionate share payments are expressly conditioned upon approval on or before April 2, 2001 by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or his or her authorized representative, of all Medicaid state plan amendments necessary to secure for the state the benefit of federal financial participation in federal fiscal year 2001 for such disproportionate share payments.

SECTION 2. This article shall take effect upon passage.


ARTICLE 17 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO RESOURCE RECOVERY CORPORATION

SECTION 1. Section 39-3-11.2 of the General Laws in Chapter 39-3 entitled "Regulatory Powers of Administration" is hereby amended to read as follows:

39-3-11.2. Interim rates. -- Notwithstanding the provisions of titles 23 and 39, the municipal tipping fee charged by the resource recovery corporation shall be thirty-two dollars ($32.00) per ton from July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000 July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001.

SECTION 2. This article shall take effect July 1, 2000.


ARTICLE 18 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO COMPENSATION OF BOARD MEMBERS

SECTION 1. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001, the compensation paid to commissioners and board members for attendance at board meetings of the following state agencies and autonomous and semi-autonomous boards and commissions authorized under the General Laws of this state is suspended. Reimbursement for travel costs to said meetings will continue to be allowable in accordance with existing state travel regulations.

R.I.G.L.

Compensation

Board/Commission Title

Reference

(per Meeting)

Liquor Control

3-3-4

$25.00

Accountancy

5-3-4

30.00

Electricians

5-6-27

25.00

Engineers

5-8-5

25.00

Land Surveyors

5-8.1-6

25.00

Hairdressers, Cosmeticians

   

and Manicurists

5-10-4

25.00

Pharmacy

5-19-5

500.00 yearly

Real Estate Appraisers

5-20.7-4

75.00

Real Estate Commission

5-20.5-12

25.00

Plumbing Examiners

5-20-7

25.00

Professional Regulation

5-26-5

20.00/40.00

Barber Examiners

5-27-3

25.00

Chiropractics

5-30-15

10.00

Examiners in Dentistry

5-31.1-2

100.00

Nursing

5-34-8

50.00

Health Services Council

23-17-14.2

50.00

Optometrists

5-35-3

30.00

Medical Licensure & Discipline

5-37-1.1

100.00

Hearing Aid Dealers & Fitters

5-49-15

25.00

Landscape Architects

5-51-2

25.00

Board of Governors for

   

Higher Education

16-59-1

50.00/75.00

Board of Regents

16-60-1

75.00

Public Telecommunications

   

Authority

16-61-4

50.00/75.00

Legislative Oversight

22-14-1

50.00

Building Code Commission

23-27.3-108.2.2

50.00/75.00

Fire Appeal and Review

23-28.3-3

50.00/75.00

Pipefitters and

   

Refrigeration Technicians

28-27-3

25.00

Apprenticeship Training

28-45-2

45.00

Commission for Human Rights

28-5.1-1

50.00

Motor Dealers License

31-5-4

40.00

Medical Advisory -- Motor

   

Vehicles

31-10-44

50.00

Investment

35-10-7

75.00

Ethics

36-14-8

100.00

Racing and Athletics

41-2-2

25.00

Pilotage

46-9.1-3

50.00

Water Resources Board

46-15-5

50.00/75.00

Coastal Resources Management

46-23-5

50.00/75.00

Narragansett Bay Water

   

Quality Distributors

46-25-8

50.00

Vehicle Value Commission

44-34-11

50.00

Police and Fire Relief

45-19-5

25.00

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the boards and commissions identified in Section 1 it is the intent of this article to suspend the compensation paid to members of all state agencies and autonomous and semi-autonomous boards and commissions authorized compensation under the General Laws of Rhode Island, except for the Medical Advisory Board of the Workers' Compensation Court pursuant to Chapter 28-30-22 of the general laws.

SECTION 3. This article shall take effect July 1, 2000.


ARTICLE 19 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED

RELATING TO MUNICIPALITIES

SECTION 1. Section 44-5-11.6 of the General Laws in Chapter 44-5 entitled "Levy and Assessment of Local Taxes" is hereby amended to read as follows:

44-5-11.6. Assessment of violations - Apportionment of levies. - (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of 44-5-11, beginning on December 31, 2000, the assessors in the several towns and cities shall conduct an update as defined in this section or shall assess all valuations and apportions the levy of all taxes legally ordered under the rules and regulations, not repugnant to law, as the town meetings and city councils, respectively shall from time to time prescribe; provided, that the update or valuation is performed in accordance with the following schedules:

(1) For a transition period, for cities and towns who conducted or implemented a revaluation as of 1993 or in years later:

 

Update

Revaluation

Lincoln

2000

2003

South Kingstown

2000

2003

Smithfield

2000

2003

West Warwick

2000

2003

Johnston

2000

2003

Burrillville

2000

2003

North Smithfield

2000

2003

Central Falls

2000

2003

North Kingstown

2000

2003

Jamestown

2000

2003

North Providence

2001

2004

Cumberland

2001

2004

Bristol

2004

2001

Charlestown

2001

2004

East Greenwich

2002

2005

Cranston

2002

2005

Barrington

2002

2005

Warwick

2003

2006

Warren

2003

2006

East Providence

2003

2006

The implementation date for this schedule is December 31st, of the stated year.

Those cities and towns not listed in this schedule, shall continue the revaluation schedule pursuant to 44-5-11.

(b) For the post transition period and in years thereafter:

 

Update #1

Update #2

Revaluation

Woonsocket

2002

2005

2008

Pawtucket

2001

2004

2007

Portsmouth

2001

2004

2007

Coventry

2001

2004

2007

Providence

2002

2005

2008

Foster

2002

2005

2008

Middletown

2002

2005

2008

Little Compton

2003

2006

2009

Scituate

2003

2006

2009

Westerly

2003

2006

2009

West Greenwich

2004

2007

2010

Glocester

2004

2007

2010

Richmond

2004

2007

2010

Bristol

2004

2007

2010

Tiverton

2005

2008

2011

Newport

2005

2008

2011

New Shoreham

2005

2008

2011

Narragansett

2005

2008

2011

Exeter

2005

2008

2011

Hopkinton

2005

2008

2011

Lincoln

2006

2009

2012

South Kingstown

2006

2009

2012

Smithfield

2006

2009

2012

West Warwick

2006

2009

2012

Johnston

2006

2009

2012

Burrillville

2006

2009

2012

North Smithfield

2006

2009

2012

Central Falls

2006

2009

2012

North Kingstown

2006

2009

2012

Jamestown

2006

2009

2012

North Providence

2007

2010

2013

Cumberland

2007

2010

2013

Charlestown

2007

2010

2013

East Greenwich

2008

2011

2014

Cranston

2008

2011

2014

Barrington

2008

2011

2014

Warwick

2009

2012

2015

Warren

2009

2012

2015

East Providence

2009

2012

2015

The implementation date for the this schedule is December 31st of the stated year. Upon the completion of the update and revaluation according to this schedule, each city and town shall conduct a revaluation within nine (9) years of the date of the prior revaluation and shall conduct an update of real property every three (3) years from the last revaluation.

(c) No later than February 1, 1998, the director of the Department of Administration shall promulgate rules and regulations consistent with the provisions of this section to define the requirements for the updates which shall include, but not be limited to:

(1) An analysis of sales;

(2) A rebuilding of land value tables;

(3) A rebuilding of cost tables of all improvement items; and

(4) A rebuilding of depreciation schedules.

Upon completion of an update, each city or town shall provide for a hearing and/or appeal process for any aggrieved person to address any issue which arose during the update.

(d) The costs incurred by the towns and cities for the first update shall be borne by the state in an amount not to exceed fifteen dollars ($15.00) twenty dollars ($20.00) per parcel. The costs incurred by the towns and cities for the second update shall be borne eighty percent (80%) by the state (in an amount not to exceed ten dollars ($10.00) sixteen dollars ($16.00) per parcel) and twenty percent (20%) by the town or city and in the third update and thereafter, the state shall pay sixty percent (60%) of the update (not to exceed six dollars ($6.00) twelve dollars ($12.00) per parcel) and the town or city shall pay forty percent (40%); provided, that, for the second update and in all updates thereafter, that the costs incurred by any city or town which is determined to be a distressed community pursuant to 45-13-12 shall be borne eighty percent (80%) by the state and twenty percent (20%) by the city or town for all updates required by this section.

(e) The office of municipal affairs, after consultation with the league of cities and towns and the Rhode Island Assessors' Association, shall recommend adjustments to the costs formula described in subsection (d) based upon existing market conditions.

(f) Any property, which is either exempt from the local property tax pursuant to 44-3-3 or which pays a city or town an amount in lieu of taxes, is not required to have its values updated pursuant to 44-5-11.6, and the property is not eligible for the reimbursement provisions of 44-5-11.6(e). However, those properties which are exempt from taxation and are eligible for state appropriations in lieu of property tax under the provisions of 45-13-5.1 are eligible for state reimbursement pursuant to 44- 5-11.6(e), provided, that these properties were revalued as part of that city or town's most recent property revaluation.

(g) No city or town is required to conduct an update pursuant to this section unless the state has appropriated sufficient funds to cover the state's costs as identified in subsection (e) above.

(h) Any city or town who fails to conduct an update or revaluation as required by this section, is subject to the provisions in 45-13-1.1. or requests and receives an extension of the dates specified in this section shall receive the same amount of state aid under sections 45-13-1, 45-13-5.1 and 45-13-12 in the budget year for which the new values were to apply as the city or town received in-state aid in the previous budget year, provided, however, if the new year's entitlement is lower than the prior year's entitlement, the lower amount shall apply.

(i) Any bill or resolution to extend the dates for a city or town to conduct an update or revaluation must be approved by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of both houses of the general assembly.

SECTION 2. Sections 44-34-2 and 44-34-6 of the General Laws in Chapter 44-34 entitled "Excise on Motor Vehicles and Trailers [Repealed effective July 1, 2005.]" are hereby amended to read as follows:

44-34-2. Assessment -- Valuation -- Proration -- Abatement and cancellation -- Exemptions from tax. [Repealed effective July 1, 2005.] -- (a) Except as provided in this section, the tax assessors of each city and town shall assess and levy in each calendar year on every vehicle and trailer registered under chapter 3 of title 31 for the privilege of the registration, an excise measured by its value, as hereinafter defined and determined. For the purpose of this excise, the uniform value of each vehicle is determined in accordance with the regulations of the vehicle value commission. Provided, that any vehicle which is more than twenty-five (25) years old, whether or not the vehicle is an antique motor car as defined in section 31-1-3(f), is deemed to possess an average retail value of five hundred dollars ($500). Provided, further, that any vehicle more than twenty-five (25) years old on June 16, 1987, whether or not the vehicle is an antique motor car as defined in section 31-1-3(f), is deemed to have an average retail value of five hundred dollars ($500) or its actual retail value whichever is less. Provided, further, that the minimum excise tax on any vehicle, if registered to the same owner for a full year or portion of the year, is not less than five dollars ($5.00) unless the registration is transferred to one or more additional vehicles or trailers, in which case the minimum or combined excise taxes is not less than five dollars ($5.00). Provided, further, that beginning in fiscal year 2001 the assessor may, but shall not be required to, issue minimum tax bills as authorized by this section or any general or public law. Beginning in fiscal year 2002 and thereafter, the assessor shall not issue minimum tax bills, notwithstanding any general or public law to the contrary. The assessor may waive the excise tax on any vehicle where the annual levy would be less than five dollars ($5.00), provided, however, that the state shall not provide reimbursement for any such waiver.

(b) Vehicle and trailer excises are prorated over the calendar year prior to the year in which the excises are levied and billed, that year being referred to as the calendar year of proration.

(c) The excise levy on every vehicle and trailer registered under chapter 3 of title 31 is based on the ratio that the number of days the vehicle or trailer is registered is to the number of days in the calendar year of proration.

(d) If during the calendar year of proration, the owner of a vehicle or trailer subject to the excise moves permanently with his or her vehicle to another state and cancels his or her registration in this state and returns the registration plates, the vehicle is exempt from excise for the ensuing year.

(e) "Year of manufacture" as used in this section means the year used by the manufacturer of the vehicle or trailer in connection with the designation by the manufacturer of the model of the vehicle or trailer. Where the presumptive price of a vehicle or trailer is not readily obtainable, or special equipment is installed on the vehicle or trailer, the tax assessor prescribes the retail price to be used or the manner in which the retail price is determined.

(f) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent any city or town council from granting an abatement, in whole or in part, when there is an error in the assessment of a tax, and the tax assessors have certified to the fact, in writing, to the city or town council to cancel taxes stating the nature of the error, the valuation of the vehicle or trailer, the amount of the tax assessed and the name of the person to whom the vehicle or trailer was taxed.

(g) The city or town council may cancel, in whole or in part, an excise tax assessed to a person who has died leaving no estate, or a person who has moved from the state, and the tax collector or person acting in the capacity of tax collector certifies to the city or town council the facts of the case.

(h) The excise imposed by this section does not apply to vehicles or trailers owned by the state of Rhode Island or any of its political subdivisions, or to vehicles or trailers owned by a corporation, association or other organization whose tangible personal property is exempt under section 44-3-3(1) -- (15), or to vehicles assessed and taxed under section 44-13-13, or those owned by the United States government. Farm vehicles are exempt to the extent prescribed in section 44-5-42.

44-34-6. Fire districts. -- The provisions of this chapter apply in all respects in the case of taxes assessed upon motor vehicles by any fire district. Effective with the year 2000 tax roll based upon values of December 31, 1999, the authority of fire districts as authorized by general or public law to levy such excise taxes on motor vehicles is hereby eliminated and each district shall be reimbursed for one hundred percent (100%) of current year lost revenues based upon what the levy net of personal exemptions would otherwise have been. Such reimbursement shall be based upon submission of information to the Department of Administration on the dates specified in section 44-34.1-2 of the general laws, and reimbursements shall be paid on the dates specified in that section. Future year reimbursements shall be based upon the year 2000 tax roll and values of December 31, 1999 and indexed by applying the annual change in the December Consumer Price Index - all urban consumers (CPI-U).

SECTION 3. Section 45-10-12 of the General Laws in Chapter 45-10 entitled "Audit of Accounts and Installation of Systems" is hereby amended to read as follows:

45-10-12. Withholding of funds due towns failing to file reports. - Whenever any town or city fails to file a duplicate copy of the audit report as required in 45-10-5 within the time required by that section, or files a report that does not fully comply with the requirements of 45-10-5 and 45-10-6, or fails to provide the notice of engagement of accountant or accountants as required by 45-10-8 within the time required by that section, the state director of administration shall immediately, with the concurrence of the auditor general, notify the treasurer and the town or city clerk of the town or city and the general treasurer of that fact, and the general treasurer shall withhold any and all payments of money due or that may become due to the town or city during the period that the town or city fails to comply with the provisions of 45-10-4 -- 45-10-8.

SECTION 4. Section 44-5-11 of the General Laws in Chapter 44-5 entitled "Levy and Assessment of Local Taxes" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following subsection:

44-5-11.8. Tax Classification. - (a) Upon the completion of any comprehensive revaluation in accordance with section 44-5-11.6 of the General Laws, any city or town may adopt a tax classification plan by ordinance with the following limitations:

(1) The designated classes of property shall be limited to the four classes as defined herein.

(2) The effective tax rate applicable to any class shall not exceed by 50% the rate applicable to any other class.

(3) Any tax rate changes from one year to the next shall be applied such that the same percentage rate change is applicable to all classes.

(4) Notwithstanding sections (a)(2) and (a)(3) above, the tax rates applicable to wholesale and retail inventory within class 3 as defined below shall be governed by section 44-3-29.1 of the Rhode Island General Laws.

(5) Notwithstanding sections (a)(2) and (a)(3) above, the tax rates applicable to motor vehicles within class 4 as defined below shall be governed by section 44-34.1-1 of the Rhode Island General Laws.

(6) The provisions of Chapter 44-35 of the General Laws relating to property tax and fiscal disclosure shall apply to the reporting of and compliance with these classification restrictions.

(b) Classes of Property

(1) Class 1: Residential real estate consisting of no more than five (5)

dwelling units, land classified as open space, and dwellings on leased land including mobile homes. A homestead exemption provision is also authorized within this class, provided however, that the actual effective rate applicable to property qualifying for this exemption shall be construed as the standard rate for this class against which the maximum rate applicable to another class shall be determined.

(2) Class 2: Commercial and industrial real estate, residential properties containing partial commercial or business uses and residential real estate of more than five (5) dwelling units.

(3) Class 3: All ratable tangible personal property.

(4) Class 4: Motor vehicles and trailers subject to the excise tax created by Cchapter 34 of Title 44.

SECTION 5. Chapter 45-10 entitled "Audit of Accounts and Installation of Systems" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:

45-10-15. Compliance with requirements of "Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)" pension funding. - For any audit year in which a municipality contributes materially less than 100% of the annual required contribution to its pension plan(s) as reported in accordance with GASB statement 27 or any successor statement, such municipality shall submit to the Auditor General and the Director of Administration, within three months of completion of the financial statement, the municipalities most recent actuarial study of the plan(s) and management's recommendations for assuring future payments equal to the annual pension cost (APC).

SECTION 6. Chapter 45-13 of the General Laws entitled "State Aid" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:

45-13-13. Adjustments to tax levy, assessed value, and full value when computing state aid. - Whenever the Director of Administration shall compute the relative wealth of municipalities for the purpose of distributing state aid in accordance with Title 16 and the provisions of Chapter 45-13-12, the following adjustments shall be made:

(a) The tax levy of each municipality shall be adjusted upward by the amount of payment in lieu of tax revenue estimated to be received by a municipality pursuant to a tax treaty agreement authorized by a special public law or by reason of agreements between a municipality and the Economic Development Corporation in accordance with section 42-64-20 of the General Laws;

(b) Simultaneously, the assessed value, full value and equalized weighted assessed value of the municipality shall also be adjusted upward to reflect the imputed value of the tax treaty property as if the payment in lieu of tax revenues received pursuant to the agreements identified above had resulted from a tax levy.

(c) Fire District tax levies within a city or town shall be included as part of the total levy attributable to that city or town.

(d) The changes as required by items (a) through (c) shall be incorporated into the computation of entitlements effective for distribution in fiscal year 2002-2003 and thereafter.

SECTION 7. Sections 44-34.1-1 and 44-34.1-2 of the General Laws in Chapter 44-34.1 entitled "Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise Tax Elimination Act of 1998" are hereby amended to read as follows:

44-34.1-1. Excise tax phase out -- (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 34 of this title or any other provisions to the contrary, the motor vehicle and trailer excise tax established by section 44-34-1 shall be phased out by the fiscal year 2005 2007. The phase out applies to all motor vehicles and trailers, including leased vehicles.

Lessors of vehicles that pay excise taxes directly to municipalities shall provide lessees, at the time of entering into the lease agreement, an estimate of annual excise taxes payable throughout the term of the lease. In the event the actual excise tax is less than the estimated excise tax, the lessor shall rebate annually to the lessee the difference between the actual excise tax and the estimated excise tax.

(b) Pursuant to the provisions of this section, all motor vehicles are assessed a value by the vehicle value commission. That value is assessed according to the provisions of section 44-34-11(c)(1). and in accordance with the terms as defined herein, provided, however, that the maximum taxable value percentage applicable to model year values as of December 31, 1997 shall continue to be applicable in future year valuations aged by one year in each succeeding year.

(c) (1) The motor vehicle excise tax phase out commences with the excise tax bills mailed to taxpayers for the fiscal year 2000. The tax assessors of the various cities and towns and fire districts shall reduce the average retail value of each vehicle assessed by using the prorated exemptions from the following table:

Year

Exempt from value

fiscal year 2000

$1,500

fiscal year 2001

$2,500

fiscal year 2002

$3,500

fiscal year 2003

$8,000 $5,000

fiscal year 2004

$10,000 $6,900

fiscal year 2005

$15,000 $9,400

fiscal year 2006

$13,000

fiscal year 2006 2007

All vehicles

(2) The excise tax phase out provides increased levels of assessed value reductions until the tax is eliminated.

(3) Current exemptions remain in effect throughout the phase out period.

(4) The excise tax rates and ratios of assessment shall not be greater than fiscal year 1998 levels for each city, town, and fire district, provided, however, in the Town of Johnston the excise tax rate and ratios of assessment shall not be greater than fiscal year 1999 levels and in no event shall the final taxable value of a vehicle be higher than assessed in the prior fiscal year. and the levy of a city, town, or fire district shall be limited to the lesser of the maximum taxable value or net assessed value for purposes of collecting the tax in any given year.

(d) Definitions:

(1) Maximum taxable value: The value of vehicles as prescribed by section 44-34-11 of the R.I. general laws reduced by the percentage of assessed value applicable to model year values as determined by the Rhode Island Vehicle Value Commission as of December 31, 1997 for the vehicles valued by the commission as of December 31, 1997. For all vehicle value types not valued by the Rhode Island Vehicle Value Commission as of December 31, 1997, the maximum taxable value shall be the latest value determined by a local assessor from an appropriate pricing guide, multiplied by the ratio of assessment used by that city, town, or fire district for a particular model year as of December 31, 1997.

(2) Net assessed value: The motor vehicle values as determined in accordance with section 44-34-11 less all personal exemptions allowed by cities, towns, fire districts, and the state of Rhode Island exemption value as provided for in 44-34.1-1 (c)(1).

44-34.1-2. City and town and fire district reimbursement -- (a) During the vehicle excise tax phase out in fiscal years 2000 through 2006 2007, cities and towns and fire districts shall receive advance reimbursements from state general revenues equal to the amount of lost tax revenue due to the phase out of the excise tax. Upon elimination of the tax and beginning in fiscal year 2006 2007, cities and towns and fire districts shall receive a permanent distribution of sales tax revenue pursuant to section 44-18-18 in an amount equal to any lost revenue resulting from the excise tax elimination. Lost revenues must be determined using a base tax rate fixed at fiscal year 1998 levels for each city, town, and fire district except that the Town of Johnston's base tax rate must be fixed at a fiscal year 1999 level.

(b) (1) The director of administration shall determine the amount of general revenues to be distributed to each city and town and fire district for the fiscal years 1999 through 2005 2006 so that every city and town and fire district is held harmless from tax loss resulting from this chapter, assuming that tax rates are indexed to inflation.

(2) The director of administration shall index the tax rates for inflation by applying the annual change in the December consumer price index -- all urban consumers (CPI-U), published by the bureau of labor statistics of the United States department of labor, to the indexed tax rate used for the prior fiscal year calculation. The director shall apply the following principles in determining reimbursements:

(i) Exemptions granted by cities and towns and fire districts in the fiscal year 1998 must be applied to assessed values prior to applying the exemptions in section 44-34.1-1(c)(1). Cities and towns and fire districts will not be reimbursed for these exemptions.

(ii) No city or town or fire district shall be reimbursed for more than would have been levied had the exemptions contained in section 44-34.1-1(c)(1) not been applied, and the average retail prices determined by the Rhode Island vehicle value commission been set as the average retail price in Rhode Island using retail sales prices determined for Rhode Island state sales tax purposes as they had been for fiscal year 1999, prior to the passage of this chapter. City, town, and fire districts shall be reimbursed by the state for revenue losses attributable to the exemptions provided for in 44-34.1-1 and the inflation indexing of tax rates provided, however, that reimbursement for revenue losses shall be calculated based upon the difference between the maximum taxable value less personal exemptions and the net assessed value.

(iii) Inflation reimbursements shall be the difference between:

(A) The levy calculated at the tax rate used by each city and town and fire district for fiscal year 1998 after adjustments for personal exemptions but prior to adjustments for exemptions contained in section 44-34.1-1(c)(1); provided, however, that for the Town of Johnston the tax rate used for fiscal year 1999 must be used for the calculation; and

(B) The levy calculated by applying the appropriate cumulative inflation adjustment to the tax rate used by each city and town and fire district for fiscal year 1998; provided, however, that for the Town of Johnston the tax rate used for fiscal year 1999 shall be used for the calculation after adjustments for personal exemptions but prior to adjustments for exemptions contained in section 44-34.1-1.

(c) (1) Funds shall be distributed to the cities and towns and fire districts as follows:

(i) On October 20, 1998, and each October 20 thereafter through October 20, 2004 2005, twenty-five percent (25%) of the amount calculated by the director of administration to be the difference for the upcoming fiscal year.

(ii) On February 20, 1999, and each February 20 thereafter through February 20, 2005 2006, twenty-five percent (25%) of the amount calculated by the director of administration to be the difference for the upcoming fiscal year.

(iii) On June 20, 1999, and each June 20 thereafter through June 20, 2005 2006, fifty percent (50%) of the amount calculated by the director of administration to be the difference for the upcoming fiscal year.

Each city, town, or fire district shall submit final certified and reconciled motor vehicle levy information by August 30 of each year. Any adjustment to the estimated amounts paid in the previous fiscal year shall be included or deducted from the payment due October 20.

(iv) On any of the payment dates specified in subsections (i) through (iii), the Director shall be authorized to deduct previously made over payments or add supplemental payments as may be required to bring such reimbursements into full compliance with the requirements of the statute.

(v) For the City of East Providence, the payment schedule shall be twenty-five percent (25%) on February 20, twenty-five percent (25%) on June 20, which shall include final reconciliation of the previous year's payment, and fifty percent (50%) on October 20.

(2) Funds distributed to the cities and towns and fire districts for fiscal year 2006 2007 shall be calculated as the funds distributed in fiscal year 2005 2006 adjusted by the change in the consumer price index -- all urban consumers (CPI-U) published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor from June 2004 2005 to June 2005 2006. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the amounts calculated shall be distributed to the cities and towns and fire districts on October 20, 2005 2006, twenty-five percent (25%) on February 20, 2006 2007, and fifty percent (50%) on June 20, 2006 2007. The funds shall be distributed to each city and town and fire district in the same proportion as distributed in fiscal year 2005 2006.

(3) Prior to October 20, 2006 2007, the director of administration shall calculate to the nearest tenth of one cent the number of cents of sales tax received for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005 2006, equal to the amount of funds distributed to the cities and towns and fire districts under this chapter during fiscal year 2006 2007, and the percent of the total funds distributed in fiscal year 2006 2007, received by each city and town and fire district, calculated to the nearest one-hundredth of one percent. The director of administration shall transmit those calculations to the governor, the speaker of the house, the president of the senate, the chairperson of the house finance committee, the chairperson of the senate finance committee, the house fiscal advisor, and the senate fiscal advisor. The number of cents, applied to the sales taxes received for the prior fiscal year, shall be the basis for determining the amount of sales tax to be distributed to the cities and towns and fire districts under this chapter for fiscal year 2007 2008, and each year thereafter. The cities and towns and fire districts shall receive that amount of sales tax in the proportions calculated by the director of administration as that received in fiscal year 2006 2007.

(4) Twenty-five percent (25%) of the funds shall be distributed to the cities and towns and fire districts on October 20, 2006 2007, and every October 20 thereafter; twenty-five percent (25%) shall be distributed on February 20, 2007 2008, and every February 20 thereafter; and fifty percent (50%) shall be distributed on June 20, 2007 2008, and every June 20 thereafter.

For the City of East Providence, twenty-five percent (25%) shall be distributed on February 20, 2008 and every February 20 thereafter, twenty-five percent (25%) shall be distributed on June 20, 2008 and every June 20 thereafter, and fifty percent (50%) of the funds shall be distributed on October 20, 2008 and every October 20 thereafter.

(5) As provided for in section 44-34-6, the authority of fire districts to tax motor vehicles is eliminated effective with the year 2000 tax roll and the state reimbursement for fire districts shall be based on the provisions of section 44-34-6. All references to fire districts in chapter 34.1 of title 44, shall not apply to the year 2001 tax roll and thereafter.

SECTION 8. Section 45-12-4.4 of the General Laws in Chapter 45-12 entitled "Indebtedness of Towns and Cities" is hereby amended to read as follows:

45-12-4.4 Borrowing in payment of certain judgments. - (a) A city or town may authorize the issue issuance of bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness in an amount not to exceed four million dollars ($4,000,000) to pay the uninsured portion of any court judgment or settlement:, except any court judgment or settlement arising out of any pension obligation of a city or town (1) arising out of any litigation for which the general assembly has by special legislation increased the maximum amounts permitted for recovery against a city or town beyond the amounts otherwise recoverable; or (2) arising out of a general revaluation of real property within the city or town conducted pursuant to section 44-5-11; provided, however, that the town of Cumberland may issue bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness pursuant to the terms of this section to pay the uninsured portion of any court judgment or settlement arising out of any litigation against the town of Cumberland notwithstanding that the general assembly has not by special legislation increased the maximum amount permitted for recovery against the town of Cumberland beyond the amounts otherwise recoverable., provided, however, that the outstanding principal amount, in aggregate, shall not exceed five percent (5%) of the total amount of the city or town's most recently adopted municipal budget.

(b) These bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness are subject to the maximum aggregate indebtedness permitted to be issued by any city or town under section 45-12-2.

(c) The bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness may be issued to pay a judgment or settlement or may be issued to pay or refund notes issued under section 45-12-4.1.

(d) The denominations, maturities, interest rates, methods of sale, and other terms, conditions, and details of any bond, note, or hiring bonds or notes issued under the provisions of this section may be fixed by the vote or resolution of the city or town council authorizing them, or if no provision is made in the vote or resolution, by the city or town council, or in the absence of any of the foregoing, by the treasurer or other officer authorized to issue the bonds or notes or to hire the money; provided, that the payment of principal of bonds shall be by sufficient annual payments that will extinguish the debt at maturity, the first of these annual payments to be made not later than one year, and the last payment not later than fifteen (15) years after the date of the bonds.

(e) The bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness may be issued under this section by any political subdivision without obtaining the approval of its electors, notwithstanding the provisions of sections 45-12-19 and 45-12-20 and notwithstanding any provision of its charter to the contrary, unless the electors when assembled in a meeting are the local legislative body for the purpose of authorizing indebtedness of the political subdivision.

SECTION 9. This article shall take effect upon passage.


ARTICLE 20 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO EDUCATION AID

SECTION 1. Section 16-7.1-15 of the General Laws in Chapter 16-7.1 entitled "The Rhode Island Student Investment Initiative" is hereby amended to read as follows:

16-7.1-15. The Rhode Island Student Investment Initiative. - Each locally or regionally operated school district shall receive as a base the same amount of school aid in all subsequent fiscal years as each district received in fiscal year 1997-1998. For FY 2001, that base shall be adjusted to reflect the increase or decrease in aid enacted for FY 2000 to meet the minimum and maximum funding levels established for FY 2000. Each school district shall also receive school aid through each investment fund for which that district qualifies pursuant to sections 16-7.1-6, 16-7.1-8, 16-7.1-9, 16-7.1-10, 16-7.1-11, 16-7.1-11.1, 16-7.1-12, 16-7.1-16, 16-7.1-19 and 16-77.1-2. These sums shall be in addition to the base amount described in this section. The total school aid distributed under this section in FY 2000 2001 shall constitute not less than a 3.5 5.0 percent increase or more than a 13.5 percent increase in the aid distributed under this section in FY 1999 2000 and each district shall receive the increase or decrease in aid necessary to meet this minimum or maximum funding level. Additionally, for FY 2000 2001, any community with a tax effort index below 1.0 as calculated pursuant to section 16-7.1-6 shall receive not less than a 6.75 7.5 percent increase in aid distributed under this section in FY 1999 2000. Calculation and distribution of education aid under sections 16-5-31, 16-5-32, 16-7-20, 16-7-20.5, 16-7-34.2, 16-7-34.3, 16-24-6, 16-54-4, and 16-67-4 is hereby suspended. The funding of the purposes and activities of chapter 67 of this title, the Rhode Island Literacy and Dropout Prevention Act of 1967, shall be the same amount of the base amount of each district funded for that purpose in fiscal year 1997-1998. In addition each district shall expend three percent (3%) of its student equity and early childhood funds under the provisions of chapter 67 of this title.

SECTION 2. Chapter 16-7.1 of the General Laws entitled "The Rhode Island Student Investment Initiative" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following sections:

16-7.1-11.1 Full Day Kindergarten Investment Fund. -- Beginning in fiscal year 2001, the general assembly shall appropriate and distribute to each district a sum equal to the number of full-time kindergarten students enrolled in each district as of the previous October 1, times a per pupil amount which shall be $1,500 for those districts with a tax effort index of .6 or below as calculated pursuant to 16-7.1-6; $1,000 for those districts with a tax effort index of 1.0 or below as calculated pursuant to 16-7.1-6; and $500 for all other districts.

16-7.1-19. Vocational technical equity fund. -- The general assembly recognizes the need to support the academic instruction component of vocational education for students enrolled in career and technical education programs. To accomplish this, the general assembly shall appropriate some sum per student for each student who attends a locally operated career and technical center based on the enrollments reported to the department of education for the previous academic year. Funding for all students enrolled in the locally operated career and technical centers shall be implemented for FY 2001 and FY 2002 only. For FY 2001, this sum shall be five hundred dollars ($500) per student. In FY 2003 and thereafter, funding under this section will be limited to those students enrolled in programs that are part of the state certified career and technical system.

SECTION 3. Section 16-8-10.1 of the General Laws in Chapter 16-8 entitled "Federal Aid" is hereby amended to read as follows:

16-8-10.1. Mandatory School Breakfast Program -- All public schools in which twenty percent (20%) or more of the students are eligible for free and reduced price type A lunches pursuant to section 16-8-10 and to federal and state regulations shall be required to make a breakfast program available to students attending the school. The breakfast program shall meet such rules and regulations as are adopted by the commissioner.

If a district projects that implementation of a school breakfast program in a traditional cafeteria-type setting is not manageable or cost effective, it may distribute a pre-packaged breakfast in a disposable container which shall be served to the students in a classroom setting before nine-thirty (9:30) a.m. shall make a breakfast program available to students attending the school. The breakfast shall meet such rules and regulations as are adopted by the commissioner.

SECTION 4. Statewide teacher contract study. The general assembly shall conduct a study of the benefits of a statewide teacher employment contract and report thereon to the house and senate finance committees no later than March 31, 2001.

SECTION 5. Section 16-12-9 of the General Laws in Chapter 16-12 entitled "Rights and Duties of Teachers Generally" is hereby amended to read as follows:

16-12-9. Residency within municipality not required -- No city or town shall require that an individual reside within the city or town as a condition for appointment or continued employment as a school teacher. Notwithstanding any prior ratification and validation by the general assembly of any home rule charter provision requiring that a public school teacher or school district administrator reside within the employing city or town, effective September 1, 2001, no home rule charter provision shall require that a public school teacher or school district administrator reside within the city or town as a condition of appointment or continued employment. Any prior ratification and validation by the general assembly of a home rule charter provision requiring residency within a city or town as a condition for employment of a public school teacher or school district administrator is hereby expressly repealed by the general assembly. Nor shall any town or city council make or ordain any ordinance requiring that a public school teacher or school district administrator reside within the employing city or town as a condition of appointment or continued employment. Any existing ordinance requiring that a public school teacher or school district administrator reside within the employing city or town as a condition of appointment or continued employment is considered contrary to the laws of this state and is thus void as violative of state law.

SECTION 6. This article shall take effect July 1, 2000.



ARTICLE 21 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

SECTION 1. Sections 28-42-25 and 28-42-28 of the General Laws in Chapter 28-42 entitled "Employment Security - General Provisions" are hereby amended to read as follows:

28-42-25. Creation of administration account - Sources. - For the purpose of carrying out chapters 42 - 44 of this title and chapter 102 of title 42 and providing for the administration thereof, there is hereby created the within the general fund an employment security administration account, referred to as the "administration account", to consist of all moneys that may be appropriated from time to time by the general assembly, or received from the secretary of labor of the United States, the railroad retirement board, or other agency, or that may be transferred from the employment security tardy account fund, or the job development fund, for the administration of those chapters. Moneys received from the railroad retirement board as compensation either for services or for facilities supplied to that board shall be paid into this account. Notwithstanding any provision of this section, all money received in this account for the payment of expenses incurred pursuant to an appropriation duly made by the legislature in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 1103 shall remain part of the employment security fund and shall be used only in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 1103.

28-42-28. Federal funds for administration. - All federal moneys allotted or apportioned to the state by the secretary of labor of the United States, or other federal agency, for the administration of chapters 42 - 44 of this title shall be paid into the employment security administration account, which shall be within the general fund.

SECTION 2. Section 28-42-27 of the General Laws in Chapter 28-42 entitled "Employment Security -- General Provisions" is hereby repealed in its entirety:

28-42-27. Treasurer's bond. - The general treasurer shall give a separate and additional bond conditioned upon the faithful performance of his or her duties in connection with the employment security administration fund in an amount to be fixed by the director and in a form prescribed by law or approved by the attorney general. The premium for that bond and the premiums for the bond given by the treasurer of the employment security fund under 28-42-20 shall be paid from the moneys in the employment security administration fund.

SECTION 3. Section 28-42-75 of the General Laws in Chapter 28-42 entitled "Employment Security - General Provisions" is hereby amended to read as follows:

28-42-75. Establishment of employment security interest fund - Sources. - (a)(1) There is hereby created as a restricted receipt account within the general fund the employment security interest fund, to be administered by the director without liability on the part of the state beyond the amounts paid into and earned by the fund. This fund shall consist of:

(i) All interest received from employers subsequent to June 30, 1985 and paid pursuant to 28-43-15;

(ii) All other moneys paid into and received by the fund;

(iii) Property and securities acquired by and through the use of moneys belonging to the fund; and

(iv) Interest earned upon the moneys belonging to the fund.

(2) All moneys in the fund shall be mingled and undivided.

(b) All moneys received by the director for the employment security interest fund shall, upon receipt, be deposited by the director in a clearance account in a bank in this state and shall be exempt from the provisions of 35-4-27 of the General Laws in Chapter 35-4.

SECTION 4. Section 28-42-77 of the General Laws in Chapter 28-42 entitled "Employment Security - General Provisions" is hereby amended to read as follows:

28-42-77. Treasurer of interest fund - Bond - Investments. - (a) The general treasurer shall be custodian and treasurer of the interest fund. The general treasurer shall have custody of all moneys belonging to the fund and not otherwise held, deposited, or invested pursuant to chapters 42 - 44 of this title.

(b) The general treasurer shall give bond conditioned on the faithful performance of his or her duties as custodian and treasurer of the fund, in a form prescribed by statute and approved by the attorney general, and in an amount specified by the director and approved by the governor. All premiums upon bonds required pursuant to this section when furnished by an authorized surety company or by a duly constituted governmental bonding fund shall be paid from the moneys in the employment security administration account. The general treasurer shall deposit the moneys in his or her custody subject to the provisions of chapters 42 - 44 of this title.

(c) The general treasurer, as the custodian of the fund, shall hold, invest, transfer, sell, deposit, and release those moneys, properties, or securities in a manner approved by the director in accordance with chapters 42 - 44 of this title; provided, that those moneys shall be invested in the classes of securities legal for the investment of public moneys of this state and provided, further, that the investment shall at all times be so made that all the assets of the interest fund shall always be readily convertible into cash when needed for the expenditures specified in 28-42-76. All investment earnings derived from interest fund balances shall be deposited into a restricted receipt account within the general fund and shall be exempt from the provisions of 35-4-27 of the General Laws in Chapter 35-4. These funds are to be used solely to pay for administrative expenses of the department of labor and training.

SECTION 5. Section 28-42-78 of the General Laws in Chapter 28-42 entitled "Employment Security - General Provisions" is hereby amended to read as follows:

28-42-78. Establishment of employment security tardy account fund - Sources. - (a)(1) There is hereby created as a restricted receipt account within the general fund the employment security tardy account fund, to be administered by the director without liability on the part of the state beyond the amounts paid into and earned by the fund. This fund shall consist of:

All penalties received from employers subsequent to December 31, 1985 and paid pursuant to 28-42-62 -- 28-42-66;

All other moneys paid into and received by the fund;

Property and securities acquired by and through the use of moneys belonging to the fund; and

Interest earned upon the moneys belonging to the fund.

(2) All moneys in the fund shall be mingled and undivided.

(b) All moneys received by the director for account of the employment security tardy account fund shall, upon receipt, be deposited by the director in a clearance account in a bank in this state and shall be exempt from the provisions of 35-4-27 of the General Laws in Chapter 35-4.

SECTION 6. Section 28-42-80 of the General Laws in Chapter 28-42 entitled "Employment Security - General Provisions" is hereby amended to read as follows:

28-42-80. Treasurer of tardy account fund - Bond - Investments. - (a) The general treasurer shall be custodian and treasurer of the tardy account fund. The general treasurer shall have custody of all moneys belonging to the fund and not otherwise held, deposited, or invested pursuant to chapters 42 - 44 of this title.

(b) The general treasurer shall give bond conditioned on the faithful performance of his or her duties as custodian and treasurer of the fund, in a form prescribed by statute and approved by the attorney general, and in amount specified by the director and approved by the governor. All premiums upon bonds required pursuant to this section when furnished by an authorized surety company or by a duly constituted governmental bonding fund shall be paid from the moneys in the employment security administration account. The general treasurer shall deposit the moneys in his or her custody subject to the provisions of chapters 42 - 44 of this title.

(c) The general treasurer, as the custodian of the fund, shall hold, invest, transfer, sell, deposit, and release those moneys, properties, or securities in a manner approved by the director in accordance with chapters 42 - 44 of this title; provided that these moneys shall be invested in the classes of securities legal for the investment of public moneys of this state and provided, further, that this investment shall at all times be so made that all the assets of the fund shall always be readily convertible into cash when needed for the expenditures specified in 28-42-79. All investment earnings derived from Tardy Fund balances shall be deposited into a restricted receipt account within the general fund and shall be exempt from the provisions of 35-4-27 of the General Laws in Chapter 35-4. These funds are to be used solely to pay for administrative expenses of the department of labor and training.

SECTION 7. Section 28-42-83 of the General Laws in Chapter 28-42 entitled "Employment Security - General Provisions" is hereby amended to read as follows:

28-42-83. Job development fund - Establishment - Sources. - (a)(1) There is hereby created as a restricted receipt account within the general fund called the job development fund, to be administered by the human resource investment council, without liability on the part of the state beyond the amounts paid into and earned by the fund. This fund shall consist of:

(i) All payments received from employers and paid pursuant to 28-43-8.5;

(ii) All other moneys paid into and received by the fund;

(iii) Property and securities acquired by and through the use of moneys belonging to the fund; and

(iv) Interest earned upon moneys belonging to the fund.

(2) All moneys in the job development fund shall be mingled and undivided.

(b) All moneys received by the director for the job development fund shall, upon receipt, be deposited by the director in a clearance account in a bank in this state.

SECTION 8. Section 28-42-83 of the General Laws in Chapter 28-42 entitled "Employment Security - General Provisions" is hereby amended to read as follows:

28-42-85. Job development fund - Treasurer - Bond - Investments. - (a) The general treasurer shall be custodian and treasurer of the job development fund. The general treasurer shall have custody of all moneys belonging to the fund. The general treasurer shall have custody of all moneys belonging to the fund and not otherwise held, deposited, or invested pursuant to chapters 42 - 44 of this title, and chapter 102 of title 42.

(b) The general treasurer shall give bond conditioned on the faithful performance of his or her duties as custodian and treasurer of the fund, in a form prescribed by statute and approved by the attorney general, and in amount specified by the governor. All premiums upon the bond required pursuant to this section when furnished by an authorized surety company or by a duly constituted governmental bonding fund shall be paid from the moneys in the employment security administration account. The general treasurer shall deposit the moneys in his or her custody subject to chapters 42 - 44 of this title, and chapter 102 of title 42.

(c) The general treasurer, as custodian of the fund, shall hold, invest, transfer, sell, deposit, and release those moneys, properties, or securities in a manner approved by the governor in accordance with chapters 42 - 44 of this title, and chapter 102 of title 42; provided, however, that those moneys shall be invested in the classes of securities legal for investment of public moneys of this state and provided, further, that the investment shall at all times be so made that all assets of the fund shall always be readily convertible into cash when needed for the expenditures specified in 28-42-84. All investment earnings derived from job development fund balances shall be deposited into a restricted receipt account within the general fund and shall be exempt from the provisions of 35-4-27 of the General Laws in Chapter 35-4.

SECTION 9. This article shall take effect on July 1, 2000.


ARTICLE 22 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED

RELATING TO LOTTERY

SECTION 1. Sections 42-61-15 of the General Laws in Chapter 42-61 entitled "State Lottery" is hereby amended to read as follows:

42-61-15. State lottery fund -- (a) There is created the state lottery fund, into which shall be deposited all revenues received by the commission from the sales of lottery tickets and license fees. The fund shall be in the custody of the general treasurer, subject to the direction of the commission for the use of the commission, and money shall be disbursed from it on the order of the controller of the state, pursuant to vouchers or invoices signed by the director of the commission and certified by the chairperson of the commission. The moneys in the state lottery fund shall be allotted in the following order, and only for the following purposes:

(1) Establishing a prize fund from which payments of the prize awards shall be disbursed to holders of winning lottery tickets on checks signed by the director and countersigned by the chairperson or his or her designee. The amount of payments of prize awards to holders of winning lottery tickets shall be determined by the commission, but shall not be less than forty-five percent (45%) nor more than fifty-five percent (55%) sixty-five percent (65%) of the total revenue accruing from the sale of lottery tickets.

However, for the lottery game commonly known as "Keno", the amount of prize awards to holders of winning Keno tickets shall be determined by the commission, but shall not be less than forty-five percent (45%) nor more than sixty-five percent (65%) seventy-two percent (72%) of the total revenue accruing from the sale of Keno tickets.

(2) Payment of expenses incurred by the commission in the operation of the state lotteries including but not limited to costs arising from contracts entered into by the director for promotional, consulting, or operational services, salaries of professional, technical, and clerical assistants, and purchases or lease of facilities, lottery equipment, and materials;

(3) Repayment into the general revenue fund of the amount appropriated for the implementation of the state lottery; and

(4) Payment into the general revenue fund of all revenues remaining in the state lottery fund after the payments specified in subdivisions (a)(1) -- (a)(3); provided, that the amount to be transferred into the general revenue fund shall equal no less than thirty percent (30%) of the total revenue received and accrued from the sale of lottery tickets plus any other income earned from the lottery, provided further, that the revenue returned to the general fund from the game commonly known as Keno, shall not be calculated as part of the thirty percent (30%) mandate required by this section, but the amount transferred into the general revenue fund shall equal no less than twenty percent (20%) of the total Keno revenue received.

(b) In addition to any other audit, the auditor general shall conduct semi-annual audits of all accounts and any other audits he or she or the commission shall deem necessary. The auditor general may examine all records, files, and other documents of the commission, and any records of lottery sales agents that pertain to their activities as agents, for purposes of conducting authorized audits.

(c) Payments into the state's general fund specified in subsection (a)(4) of this section shall be made on an estimated quarterly basis. Payment shall be made on the tenth business day following the close of the quarter except for the fourth quarter when payment shall be on the last business day.

SECTION 2. Section 42-61.2-7 of the General Laws in Chapter 42-61.2 entitled "Video Lottery Terminal" is hereby amended to read as follows:

42-61.2-7. Division of revenue -- (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 42-61-15, the allocation of net terminal income derived from video lottery games shall be as follows:

(1) For deposit in the general fund and to the state lottery commission fund for administrative purposes: No less than forty-six percent (46%) fifty-one percent (51%);

(2) To the licensed video lottery retailer: thirty-one percent (31%);

(3) To the owners of dog kennels who are under contract with a licensee: six percent (6%) of net terminal income derived from video lottery games located at the facility. The six percent (6%) not allocated to the owner of dog kennels reverts back to the general revenue fund and to the state lottery commission for administrative purposes;

(4) To the technology provider: sixteen percent (16%) eleven percent (11%) of the net terminal income of the provider's terminals less all reasonable charges and fees to the communications provider associated with the supplying, maintenance, and operations of the communications system. The lottery commission shall determine the fees to the communications system provider which shall be no more than three percent (3%) two and one-half percent (2.5%) of the net terminal income;

(5) To the city or town in which the licensed video retailer is licensed: one percent (1%); and

(6) Unclaimed prizes and credits shall remit to the general fund of the state;

(7) Payments into the state's general fund specified in subdivisions (a)(1) and (a)(6) shall be made on an estimated monthly basis. Payment shall be made on the tenth day following the close of the month except for the last month when payment shall be on the last business day.

(b) Provided, however, that for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1993 and subsequent fiscal years, the sum of five million dollars ($5,000,000) to the extent possible shall be contributed to the distressed communities relief program, pursuant to section 45-13-12, to be distributed according to the formula and the contributions shall be as follows:

(1) One million one hundred fifty-two thousand six hundred eighty-three dollars ($1,152,683) of the net terminal income due retailers under subdivision (a)(2) deposited as general revenues as follows: Lincoln Greyhound Park seven hundred sixty-seven thousand, six hundred eighty-seven dollars ($767,687) and Newport Jai Alai Fronton three hundred eighty-four thousand nine hundred ninety-six dollars ($384,996).

(2) Two hundred eighteen thousand five hundred seventy-nine dollars ($218,579) of the net terminal income due kennel owners under subdivision (a)(3) deposited as general revenues.

(3) Six hundred and twenty-eight thousand seven hundred and thirty-seven dollars ($628,737) of the net terminal income due the technology providers under subsection (a)(4) deposited as general revenues.

(iv) Three million dollars ($3,000,000) from the state general revenue fund.

SECTION 3. Chapter 40.1-1 of the General Laws entitled 'Mental Health, Retardation, and Hospitals' is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:

40.1-1-19. Problem gambling - program. - The Department of Mental Health, Retardation, and Hospitals Division of Substance Abuse, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Council on Problem Gambling and the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Association of Rhode Island, shall develop a program to address problem gambling with the following components:

(a) Treatment services - The division of substance abuse shall designate, through a request for proposals process, comprehensive treatment services for problem gamblers and their family members, provided, however, the cost of the treatment services program shall not exceed one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000). The division shall present the recommended language for the request for proposals to the governor and the general assembly not later than December 31, 2000;

(b) Prevention education - The Rhode Island council on problem gambling shall develop a problem gaming prevention program, provided, however, the cost of the program shall not exceed seven thousand dollars ($7,000). The council shall present the recommended program to the governor and the general assembly not later than December 31, 2000;

(c) Training - The drug and alcohol treatment association of Rhode Island shall develop a training program to address problem gambling, provided, however, the cost of the program shall not exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000). The association shall present the recommended program to the governor and the general assembly not later than December 31, 2000;

(d) Prevalence study - The division of substance abuse shall designate, through a request for proposals process, a prevalence study, provided, however, the cost of the study shall not exceed eight thousand dollars ($8,000). The division shall present the recommended language for the request for proposals to the governor and the general assembly not later than December 31, 2000.

SECTION 4. This article shall take effect upon passage.


ARTICLE 23 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND PUBLIC ASSISTANCE CASELOAD ESTIMATING CONFERENCES

SECTION 1. Section 35-17-1 of the General Laws in Chapter 35-17 entitled "Medical Assistance and Public Assistance Caseload Estimating Conferences" is hereby amended to read as follows:

35-17-1. Purpose and membership -- (a) In order to provide for a more stable and accurate method of financial planning and budgeting, it is hereby declared the intention of the legislature that there be a procedure for the determination of official estimates of anticipated medical assistance expenditures and public assistance caseloads, upon which the executive budget shall be based and for which appropriations by the general assembly shall be made.

(b) The state budget officer, the house fiscal advisor, and the senate fiscal advisor shall meet in regularly scheduled caseload estimating conferences (C.E.C.). These conferences shall be open public meetings.

(c) The chairpersonship of each regularly scheduled C.E.C. will rotate among the state budget officer, the house fiscal advisor, and the senate fiscal advisor, hereinafter referred to as principals. The schedule shall be arranged so that no chairperson shall preside over two (2) successive regularly scheduled conferences on the same subject.

(d) Representatives of all state agencies are to participate in all conferences for which their input is germane.

(e) The department of human services shall provide monthly data to the members of the caseload estimating conference by the fifteenth day of the following month. Monthly data shall include, but is not limited to, actual caseloads and expenditures for the following case assistance programs: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, SSI federal program and SSI state program, General Public Assistance, Child Care, State Food Stamp Program, and Weatherization. The report shall include relevant caseload information and expenditures for the following medical assistance categories: Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Managed Care, Special Education, and all other.

SECTION 2. This article shall take effect upon passage.


ARTICLE 24 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO GAS TAX

SECTION 1. Section 31-36-20 of the General Laws in Chapter 31-36 entitled "Motor Fuel Tax" is hereby amended to read as follows:

31-36-20. Disposition of proceeds -- (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, all moneys paid into the general treasury under the provisions of this chapter or chapter 37 of this title shall be applied to and held in a separate fund and be deposited in such depositories as may be selected by the general treasurer to the credit of the fund, which fund shall be known as the Intermodal Surface Transportation Fund; provided, however, that for fiscal year beginning July 1, 1999 2000 and thereafter, five and one half three-fourth cents ($0.055 0575) per gallon of the tax imposed and accruing for the liability under the provisions of section 31-36-7, less refunds and credits, shall be transferred to the Rhode Island public transit authority as provided under section 39-18-21, and one cent ($.01) per gallon shall be transferred to the Elderly/Disabled Transportation Program of the department of elderly affairs, and the remaining cents per gallon shall be available for general revenue as determined by the following schedule:

(1) For the fiscal year 2000, three and one half fourth cents shall be available for general revenue.

(2) For the fiscal year 2001, two one and three-fourth cents shall be available for general revenue.

(3) For the fiscal year 2002, one three-fourth cent shall be available for general revenue.

(4) For the fiscal year 2003, no funding shall be available for general revenue.

All deposits and transfers of funds made by the tax administrator under this section including those to the Rhode Island public transit authority, the department of elderly affairs and the general fund, shall be made within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt or previous deposit of the funds in question.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, all other funds in the fund shall be dedicated to the Rhode Island department of transportation, subject to annual appropriation by the general assembly. The director of the department of transportation shall submit to the general assembly, budget office and office of the governor annually an accounting of all amounts deposited in and credited to such fund together with a planned budget for proposed expenditures for the succeeding fiscal year in compliance with sections 35-3-1 and 35-3-4. On order of the director of transportation, the state controller is hereby authorized and directed to draw his or her orders upon the general treasurer for the payment of such sum of such portion thereof as may be required from time to time upon receipt by him or her of properly authenticated vouchers.

(c) At any time the amount of the fund is insufficient to fund the expenditures of the department of transportation, not to exceed the amount authorized by the general assembly, the general treasurer is authorized from time to time, with the approval of the governor and the director of administration, in anticipation of the receipts of monies enumerated in section 31-36-20 to advance sums to the fund, for the purposes specified in section 31-36-20, any funds of the state not specifically held for any particular purpose, provided, however, that all such advances made to the fund shall be returned to the general fund forthwith upon the receipt by such fund of proceeds resulting from the receipt of monies to the extent of such advances.

SECTION 2. This article shall take effect upon passage.


ARTICLE 25 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE FOR THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED

SECTION 1. The department of human services is hereby authorized and directed to amend its Title XIX state plan to provide for categorically needy medical assistance coverage as permitted pursuant to Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as amended [42 USC 1396 et seq.] to individuals who are sixty five (65) years or older or are disabled (as determined under Section 1614(a)(3) of the Social Security Act, as amended [42 USC 1382c(a)(3)] whose income does not exceed 100% of the federal poverty level (as revised annually) applicable to the individual's family size, and whose resources do not exceed $4000 per individual, or $6000 per couple. The department shall provide medical assistance coverage to such elderly or disabled persons in the same amount, duration and scope as provided to other categorically needy persons under the state's Title XIX state plan.

SECTION 2. This article shall take effect on July 1, 2000.


ARTICLE 26 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

SECTION 1. Section 29-3.1-5 of the General Laws in Chapter 29-3.1 entitled "Department of State Library Services" is hereby amended to read as follows:

29-3.1-5. Chief information officer -- Appointment and qualifications -- There shall be a chief information officer to be appointed by the director of administration with approval of the governor. The chief information officer shall hold a graduate degree in library science from an accredited library school or an undergraduate degree in library science from an accredited library school of library science and have five (5) years of experience in library administration.

SECTION 2. This article shall take effect upon passage.


ARTICLE 27 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS INSPECTION PROGRAM

SECTION 1. Section 31-47.1-11 of the General Laws in Chapter 31-47.1 entitled "Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program" is hereby amended to read as follows:

31-47.1-11. Fees -- (a) A fee, established in accordance with the rules and regulations of the department as provided in section 31-47.1-7(b) hereof, of forty-seven dollars ($47.00) is to be charged for each motor vehicle inspected. The amount of fees collected shall provide for the cost of the inspection, the costs of administering the motor vehicle emissions inspection program and other costs provided by law. The fee must be paid for each motor vehicle inspected at an emissions inspection station at the time of the inspection and is payable whether a compliance certificate, waiver certificate, or no certificate is issued. There shall be no fee charged for one reinspection of a vehicle that failed an initial inspection when the reinspection is conducted at the AIRS that conducted the initial inspection.

(b) The motor vehicle emission inspection account is hereby established within the general fund as a restricted receipt account and will continue until June 30, 2003 at which time emission inspection fees shall be deposited as general revenues. The motor vehicle emission inspection account shall be used to pay all the costs of administering the motor vehicle emission inspection programs of the department and the department of environmental management according to the requirements of 40 CFR 51.354(a). It is the intent of this section that the motor vehicle emission inspection program be self supporting. Of the forty-seven dollars ($47.00) fee, eighteen dollars ($18.00) shall be retained by the inspection station owner to cover the costs of performing the inspection. The remaining twenty-nine dollars ($29.00) shall bed remitted to the program manager. The program manager shall retain thirteen dollars ($13.00) of the fee and remit the remaining sixteen dollars ($16.00) for deposit in the state general fund. The assembly shall annually appropriate such sums as may be required to cover the costs of administering the program by the registry of motor vehicles and the department of environmental management.

(b) The general assembly shall on or before June 30th of each calendar year review the costs and fees associated with the program with the goal of eliminating all fees being directed to the general fund and to eliminate all costs and fees not directly related and necessary to pay the costs of administering the motor vehicle emission inspection program as required under 40 CFR 51.354(a).

SECTION 2. This article shall take effect July 1, 1999.


ARTICLE 28 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO E-911 RESTRICTED ACCOUNT

SECTION 1. Section 39-21.1-14 of the General Laws in Chapter 39-21.1 entitled "911 Emergency Telephone Number Act" is hereby amended to read as follows:

39-21.1-14. Funding -- (a) A monthly surcharge of forty-seven cents ($.47) is hereby levied upon each residence and business telephone line or trunk in the state including PBX trunks and centrex equivalent trunks and each line or trunk serving, and upon each user interface number or extension number or similarly identifiable line, trunk, or path to or from a digital network (such as, but not exclusive of, integrated services digital network (ISDN), Flexpath or comparable digital private branch exchange, or connecting to or from a customer-based or dedicated telephone switch site (such as, but not exclusive of, a private branch exchange (PBX)), or connecting to or from a customer-based or dedicated central office (such as, but not exclusive of, a centrex system but exclusive of trunks and lines provided to wireless communication companies). The surcharge shall be billed by each telecommunication services provider and shall be payable to the telecommunication services provider by the subscriber of the telecommunication services. A monthly surcharge of forty-seven cents ($.47) is hereby levied effective September 1, 1997, on each wireless telecommunication instrument or device which has access to, connects with, or interfaces with the E 9-1-1 Uniform Emergency Telephone System. The surcharge shall be billed by each telecommunication services provider and shall be payable to the telecommunication services provider by the subscriber.

(b) The amount of the surcharge shall not be subject to the tax imposed under chapter 18 of title 44 nor be included within the telephone common carrier's gross earnings for the purpose of computing the tax under chapter 13 of title 44.

(c) Each telephone common carrier and each telecommunication services provider shall establish a special account to which it shall deposit on a monthly basis the amounts collected as a surcharge under this section. In determining the amount collected, the telephone common carrier or telecommunication services provider may include a factor for uncollectible billings computed in accordance with its customary business practice.

(d) The money collected by each telecommunication services provider of wireline communication services shall be transferred within sixty (60) days after its inception of communications services in this state and every month thereafter, to the general treasury, together with the accrued interest and shall be kept in the E 9-1-1 emergency services fund, a restricted account for the operation of the E 9-1-1 system shall be deposited in the general fund as general revenue; provided that in FY 1999, $871,025 of the fund's resources shall be provided to the judicial department to fund the state's Justice-Link project. The money collected by each telecommunication services provider of wireline communication services shall be transferred within ninety (90) days, after the initial imposition of the surcharge, and every calendar quarter thereafter, to the general treasury with accrued interest and shall be deposited in the general fund as general revenue.

(e) Every billed subscriber-user shall be liable for any surcharge imposed under this section until it has been paid to the telephone common carrier or telecommunication services provider. Any surcharge shall be added to and may be stated separately in the billing by the telephone common carrier or telecommunication services provider and shall be collected by the telephone common carrier or telecommunication services provider.

(f) Each telephone common carrier and telecommunication services provider shall annually provide the E 9-1-1 uniform emergency telephone system division or any other agency that may replace it, with a list of amounts uncollected together with the names and addresses of its subscriber-users who can be determined by the telephone common carrier or telecommunication services provider to have not paid the surcharge.

(g) Included within, but not limited to, the purposes for which the amounts accumulated in the E 9-1-1 emergency services fund money collected may be used are rent, lease, purchase, improve, construct, maintenance, repair, and utilities for the equipment and site or sites occupied by the E 9-1-1 uniform emergency telephone system; salaries, benefits, and other associated personnel costs; acquisition, upgrade or modification of PSAP equipment to be capable of receiving E 9-1-1 information, including necessary computer hardware, software, and data base provisioning, addressing, and non-recurring costs of establishing emergency services; network development, operation and maintenance; data-base development, operation, and maintenance; on- premise equipment maintenance and operation; training emergency service personnel regarding use of E 9-1-1; educating consumers regarding the operations, limitations, role and responsible use of E 9-1-1; reimbursement to telephone common carriers or telecommunication services providers of rates or recurring costs associated with any services, operation, administration or maintenance of E 9-1-1 services as approved by the division; reimbursement to telecommunication services providers or telephone common carriers of other costs associated with providing E 9-1-1 services, including the cost of the design, development, and implementation of equipment or software necessary to provide E 9-1-1 service information to PSAP's, as approved by the division; provided that in FY 1999, $871,025 of the fund's resources shall be provided to the judicial department to fund the state's Justice-Link project.

(h) Any unexpended funds in the E 9-1-1 emergency services fund account at the end of the fiscal year may not lapse but must be carried forward to be expended for the purposes described in this section.

(i) Nothing in this section shall be construed to constitute rate regulation of wireless communication services carriers, nor shall this act be construed to prohibit wireless communication services carriers from charging subscribers for any wireless service or feature.

SECTION 2. This article shall be effective July 1, 2000.


ARTICLE 29 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT

SECTION 1. Sections 42-63.1-3, 42-63.1-5 and 42-63.1-12 of the General Laws in Chapter 42-63.1 entitled "Tourism and Development" are hereby amended to read as follows:

42-63.1-3. Distribution of tax. Except as provided in section 42-63.1-12, the proceeds of the hotel tax shall be one percent (1%) of the six percent (6%) hotel tax shall be deposited as general revenues and the remaining five percent (5%) shall be distributed as follows by the division of taxation and the city of Newport:

(a) Forty-seven percent (47%) of the tax generated by the hotels in the district, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, shall be given to the regional tourism district wherein the hotel is located; provided, however, that from the tax generated by the hotels in the city of Warwick, thirty-one percent (31%) of the tax shall be given to the Warwick regional tourism district established in section 42-63.1-5(5) and sixteen percent (16%) of the tax shall be given to the Greater Providence-Warwick Convention and Visitors' Bureau established in section 42-63.1-11; and provided further, that from the tax generated by the hotels in the city of Providence, sixteen percent (16%) of that tax shall be given to the Greater Providence-Warwick Convention and Visitors' Bureau established by section 42-63.1-11, and thirty-one percent (31%) of that tax shall be given to the Convention Authority of the city of Providence established pursuant to the provisions of chapter 84 of the public laws of January, 1980; provided, however, that the receipts attributable to the district as defined in section 42-63.1-5(7) shall be deposited as general revenues;

(b) Twenty-five percent (25%) of the hotel tax shall be given to the city or town where the hotel, which generated the tax, is physically located, to be used for whatever purpose the city or town decides.

(c) Twenty-one (21%) of the hotel tax shall be deposited as general revenues and seven percent (7%) to the Greater Providence-Warwick Convention and Visitors' Bureau.

42-63.1-5. Regional tourism districts -- (a) The state of Rhode Island is divided into eight (8) regional tourism districts to be administered by the tourism council, convention and visitor's bureau or the Rhode Island economic development corporation as designated in this section:

(1) South County district which shall include Westerly, Charlestown, Narragansett, South Kingstown, North Kingstown, Hopkinton, Exeter, Richmond and West Greenwich, East Greenwich, and Coventry to be administered by the South County tourism council, inc.;

(2) Providence district consists of the city of Providence to be administered by the Convention Authority of the City of Providence.

(3) Northern Rhode Island district consists of Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Lincoln, Central Falls, Cumberland, North Smithfield, Smithfield, Glocester and Burrillville to be administered by the Blackstone Valley tourism council, inc.;

(4) Aquidneck Island district consists of Newport, Jamestown, Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Little Compton to be administered by the Newport County convention and visitors bureau;

(5) Warwick district consists of the city of Warwick to be administered by the city of Warwick department of economic development;

(6) Block Island district which shall consist of the town of New Shoreham to be administered by the New Shoreham tourism council, inc.;

(7) East Bay district which consists of Barrington, Bristol, Warren and East Providence to be administered by an entity that shall be acceptable to the economic development corporation;

(8) Statewide district consists of all cities and towns not delineated in subdivisions (1) through (7) to be administered by the economic development corporation.

(b) Before receiving any funds under this chapter, the organizations designated to receive the funds on behalf of the South County regional tourism district and East Bay regional tourism district and the Northern Rhode Island regional tourism district shall be required to apply to and receive approval from the Rhode Island economic development corporation pursuant to guidelines promulgated by the economic development corporation. The corporation shall review the eligibility of the regional tourism district organizations to receive the funds at least annually.

42-63.1-12. Distribution of tax to Rhode Island Convention Center Authority -- (a) The proceeds of the One percent (1%) of the six percent (6%) hotel tax generated by any and all hotels in which the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority maintains a majority ownership interest therein shall be deposited as general revenues and the remaining five percent (5%) shall be distributed as follows: twenty-seven percent (27%) shall be deposited as general revenues; thirty-one percent (31%) shall be given to the Convention Authority of the city of Providence; twelve percent (12%) shall be given to the greater Providence-Warwick Convention and Visitor's Bureau; thirty percent (30%) shall be given to the Rhode Island Convention Center Authority to be used in the furtherance of the purposes set forth in this chapter.

(b) The Rhode Island Convention Center Authority is authorized and empowered to enter into contracts with the Greater Providence-Warwick Convention and Visitors' Bureau in the furtherance of the purposes set forth in this chapter.

SECTION 2. Section 44-18-36.1 of the General Laws in Chapter 44-18 entitled "Sales and Use Taxes - Liability and Computation" is hereby amended to read as follows:

44-18-36.1. Hotel tax -- There is imposed a hotel tax of five percent (5%) six percent (6%) upon the total consideration charged for occupancy of any space furnished by any hotel in this state. The hotel tax is in addition to any sales tax imposed. This hotel tax is administered and collected by the division of taxation and unless provided to the contrary in this chapter, all the administration, collection, and other provisions of chapters 18 and 19 of this title apply. Provided, that the city of Newport collects the tax generated by hotels physically located within the city of Newport, and, within ten (10) days of the receipt of the tax, distributes the tax in accordance with section 42-63.1-3; provided, further, that the city of Newport submits to the division of taxation, by the first day of March and the first day of September of each year in which the city collects the tax, a report detailing the city's receipts and distributions of funds collected under this chapter for the prior six (6) month period ending thirty (30) days prior to the reporting date. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the powers of the convention authority of the city of Providence established pursuant to the provisions of chapter 84 of the Public Laws, January session, 1980, except that distribution of hotel tax receipts shall be made pursuant to chapter 63.1 of title 42 rather than chapter 84.

SECTION 3. This article shall take effect July 1, 2000.


ARTICLE 30 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED

RELATING TO THE PHARMACEUTICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE ELDERLY ACT

SECTION 1. Section 42-66.2-3 of the General Laws in Chapter 42-66.2 entitled "Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Elderly Act" is hereby amended to read as follows:

42-66.2-3. Definitions. -- As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:

(a) "Consumer" means any full-time resident of the state who fulfills the eligibility requirements set forth in section 42-66.2-5. Residence for purposes of this chapter shall be in accordance with the definitions and evidence standards set forth in section 17-1-3.1.

(b) "Contractor" means a third party or private vendor capable of administering a program of reimbursement for prescription drugs, and drug program eligibility administrative support as required by the director, the vendor to be determined through a competitive bid process in which the director awards a three (3) year contract for services.

(c) "Department" means the department of elderly affairs.

(d) "Director" means the director of the department of elderly affairs.

(e) "Drugs" and "eligible drugs" means insulin and shall mean noninjectable drugs which require a physician's prescription according to federal law and which are contained in the following American hospital formulary service pharmacologic-therapeutic classifications categories that have not been determined by the federal "drug efficacy and safety implementation (DESI) commission" to lack substantial evidence of effectiveness. Drugs and eligible drugs are limited to the following classification categories: cardiac drugs, hypotensive drugs, diuretics, anti-diabetic agents, insulin, disposable insulin syringes, vasodilators (cardiac indications only), anticoagulants, hemorreolgic agents, glaucoma drugs, drugs for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, antilipemic drugs and oral antineoplastic drugs and drugs for the treatment of asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases and prescription vitamin and mineral supplements for renal patients, and drugs approved for the treatment of alzheimer's disease, drugs used for the treatment of depression, and those drugs approved for the treatment of urinary incontinence, anti infectives, and drugs used for the treatment of arthritis.

(f) "Income" for the purposes of this chapter means the sum of federal adjusted gross income as defined in the Internal Revenue Code of the United States, and all nontaxable income including but not limited to, the amount of capital gains excluded from adjusted gross income, alimony, support money, nontaxable strike benefits, cash public assistance and relief (not including relief granted under this chapter), the gross amount of any pension or annuity (including Railroad Retirement Act benefits, all payments received under the federal Social Security Act, state unemployment insurance laws, and veterans' disability pensions), nontaxable interest received from the federal government or any of its instrumentalities, workers' compensation, and the gross amount of "loss of time" insurance. It does not include gifts from nongovernmental sources, or surplus foods or other relief in kind supplied by a public or private agency.

(g) "Pharmaceutical manufacturer" means any entity holding legal title to or possession of a national drug code number issued by the federal food and drug administration.

(h) "Pharmacy" means a pharmacy licensed by the state of Rhode Island and whose place of business is physically located within the state.

(i) "Pilot program contractor" means Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island.

SECTION 2. Sections 42-66.2-4 and 42-66.2-5 of the General Laws in Chapter 42-66.2 entitled "Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Elderly Act" are hereby amended to read as follows:

42-66.2-4. Amount of payment. -- The state shall pay sixty percent (60%) the percentage rate of the maximum allowable amount per prescription as formulated in the contract, as of the date of purchase of the drug, between the contractor and participating pharmacies in accordance with the income eligibility and co-payment shares set forth in section 42-66.2-5. The pharmacy shall collect from the consumer forty percent (40%) the percentage rate of the maximum allowable amount per prescription as formulated in the contract, as of the date of the purchase of the drug, between the contractor and participating pharmacies in accordance with the income eligibility and co-payment shares set forth in section 42-66.2-5. Payment for eligible drugs pursuant to this chapter shall only apply to purchases made on or after October 1, 1985.

42-66.2-5. Persons eligible. -- (a) Persons eligible for assistance under the provisions of this section include: (1) any unmarried resident or married resident living separate and apart, of the state who is at least sixty-five (65) years of age. whose income for the calendar year immediately preceding the year in which assistance is sought does not exceed twelve thousand dollars ($12,000); and (2) any married resident of the state who is at least sixty-five (65) years of age and whose income for the calendar year immediately preceding the year in which assistance is sought hereunder when combined with any income of the person's spouse in the same year does not exceed fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000). State and consumer co-payment shares shall be determined as follows:

(1) for unmarried persons or married persons living separate and apart whose income for the calendar year immediately preceding the year in which assistance is sought is:

(i) less than fifteen thousand nine hundred and thirty-two dollars ($15,932) the state shall pay sixty percent (60%) of the cost of the prescriptions and the consumer shall pay forty percent (40%) of the cost of the prescriptions;

(ii) more than fifteen thousand nine hundred and thirty-two dollars ($15,932) and less than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), the state shall pay thirty percent (30%) of the cost of prescription and the consumer shall pay seventy percent of the cost of prescriptions; and

(iii) more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) and less than thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000), the state shall pay fifteen percent (15%) of the cost of prescriptions and the consumer shall pay eighty-five percent (85%) of the cost of prescriptions.

(2) for married persons whose income for the calendar year immediately preceding the year in which assistance is sought hereunder when combined with any income of the person's spouse in the same year is:

(i) nineteen thousand nine hundred and sixteen dollars ($19,916) or less, the state shall pay sixty percent (60%) of the cost of the prescriptions and the consumer shall pay forty percent (40%) of the cost of the prescriptions;

(ii) more than nineteen thousand nine hundred and sixteen dollars ($19,916) and less than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), the state shall pay thirty percent (30%) of the cost of prescriptions and the consumer shall pay seventy percent of the cost of prescriptions; and

(iii) more than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) and less than forty thousand dollars ($40,000), the state shall pay fifteen percent (15%) of the cost of prescriptions and the consumer shall pay eighty-five percent (85%) of the cost of prescriptions.

Eligibility may also be determined by using income data for the ninety (90) days prior to application for benefits and projecting that income on an annual basis. The income levels shall not include those sums of money expended for medical and pharmaceutical that exceed three percent (3%) of the applicant's annual income or three percent (3%) of the applicant's preceding ninety (90) day income computed on an annual basis.

(b) On July 1 of each year commencing in 1991, the maximum amount of allowable income for both unmarried and married residents set forth in subsection (a) shall be increased by a percentage equal to the percentage of the cost of living adjustment provided for social security recipients.

(c) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, no person whose prescription drug expenses are paid or reimbursable, either in whole or in part, by any other plan of assistance or insurance is eligible for assistance under this section, until the person's prescription drug coverage is exhausted during a benefit year, and as provided in subsection (d).

(d) The fact that some of a person's prescription drug expenses are paid or reimbursable under the provisions of medicare, part B, shall not disqualify that person, if he or she is otherwise eligible, to receive assistance under this chapter. In those cases, the state shall pay sixty percent (60%) of the cost of those prescriptions for qualified drugs for which no payment or reimbursement is made by the federal government.

(e) Eligibility for receipt of any other benefit under any other provisions on the Rhode Island General Laws as a result of eligibility for the pharmaceutical assistance program authorized under this section shall be limited to those persons whose income qualify them for a sixty percent (60%) state co-payment share of the cost of prescriptions.

SECTION 3. This article shall take effect upon passage.


ARTICLE 31 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH, RETARDATION AND HOSPITALS

SECTION 1. Article 19 of chapter 31 of the Public Laws of 1999 is hereby repealed in its entirety.

SECTION 2. Chapter 40.1-22 of the General Laws entitled "Developmental Disabilities" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:

40.1-22-39. Quarterly reports to the general assembly. --

The Department of Mental Health, Retardation, and Hospitals shall report quarterly to the General Assembly with respect to eligible developmentally disabled adults. Such reports shall include summary information as well as profiles of the service demand request for eligible adults meeting the state statutory definition for services from the Division of Developmental Disabilities as determined by the Division, including age, Medicaid eligibility and agency selection placement with a listing of the services provided. The report shall be filed with the chairperson of the House and Senate Finance Committees with copies to the respective fiscal advisors. Reports shall be submitted within thirty days of the end of each calendar quarter.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon passage.


ARTICLE 32 SUBSTITUTE A

RELATING TO COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS

SECTION 1. Section 40-16-1 of the General Laws in Chapter 40-16 entitled "Community Health Centers" is hereby amended to read as follows:

40-16-1. Funding of community health centers -- (a) (1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1989, and for each year thereafter the state shall contribute a share of the costs associated with community health centers as provided in this chapter. Subject to the provisions of subsection (i), the state's share shall be calculated by multiplying the total number of medical patients treated at the health centers listed below by the sum of thirteen dollars and thirty-four cents ($13.34) for each patient; provided, that multiple visits or treatment shall be counted only once, by the state department of human services for grants to the following health centers:

(2) Providence Community Health Centers, Inc., Thundermist health associates, inc., Blackstone Valley community health care inc., Wood River health services, Family health services, East Bay Family Health Care, new visions for Newport County, tri-town health center, Dr. John A. Ferris health center, Chad Brown health center, health center of South County, Bayside family healthcare, Northwest health center and Block Island health services inc.; that sum shall be allocated by the department of human services as follows:

(i) One-half (1/2) of the state share in each fiscal year to be divided equally among the fourteen (14) health centers listed in subsection (a)(2); and

(ii) One-half (1/2) of the state share to be allocated among the health centers listed in subsection (a)(2) based on a per capita rate multiplied by the number of medical patients each center treated in the previous fiscal year; that per capita rate to be computed by dividing this half of the state share by the total number of medical patients treated by all aforesaid health centers in the previous fiscal year; each patient notwithstanding multiple visits or treatment, shall be counted once only.

(b) If the sum appropriated by the state for any fiscal year for making payments to the health centers listed in subsection (a)(2) under this program is not sufficient to pay in full the total amount which all the health centers listed in subsection (a)(2) are entitled to receive for that fiscal year, the maximum entitlement which all the health centers listed in subsection (a)(2) shall receive for such fiscal year shall be ratably reduced.

(c) The appropriation of six hundred seventy-three thousand five hundred dollars ($673,500) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1988, for the state department of human services for distribution to the health centers listed above shall be allocated as follows: three hundred thirty-six thousand seven hundred fifty dollars ($336,750) to be divided, equally, among the fourteen (14) health centers cited and three hundred thirty-six thousand seven hundred fifty dollars ($336,750) to be allocated among the health centers on a per capita rate of ten dollars ($10.00) for each patient.

(d) If the sum appropriated by the state for any fiscal year exceeds the amount to be distributed based upon the provisions of this section, the excess shall be distributed equally among the fourteen (14) designated health centers.

(e) In December of each year, the department of human services shall forward to the chairperson of the house finance committee and to the chairperson of the senate finance committee the proposed unduplicated per patient rate for the next fiscal year:

(f) In the event that a designated grantee shall cease to operate, then its share shall revert to the general fund.

(g) For purposes of this section, "reference year" shall mean the second fiscal year immediately proceeding the fiscal year of appropriation.

(h) For purposes of this section "unduplicated medical patient" shall mean an individual who receives service at a community health center. An individual can be counted only once and multiple visits by and/or multiple treatments of the individual shall not be counted.

(i) (1) For as long as the United States department of health and human services, health care financing administration project No. 11-W-00004/1-01 entitled "RIte Care" remains in effect and the state is paying health maintenance organizations to care for RIte Care enrollees, the state's annual share of costs associated with community health centers to be paid under this chapter shall be an amount no less than $718,015, which amount shall be appropriated to the Rhode Island department of human services. The department of human services shall obtain federal matching funds for the state's annual share to the fullest extent permitted under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. section 1396 et seq.

(2) In order to encourage federally qualified health centers and rural health centers to participate in RIte Care, for as long as RIte Care remains in effect, all funds appropriated under this chapter and all federal funds matched thereto, shall be paid by the department of human services, without deduction for administrative or other expenses, to Rhode Island health center association, inc., provided that a majority of the health centers referred to in subsection (a) constitute a majority of the members of Rhode Island health center association, inc., and continue to participate as primary care providers in the RIte Care program of the health centers referred to in subsection (a). Such amounts shall be paid monthly to Rhode Island health center association, inc. by the department of human services at the rate of fifteen dollars ($15.00) per member per month for each RIte Care member (regardless of health plan) selecting a federally qualified health center or rural health center, as those terms are defined in 42 U.S.C. section 1395x (or any successor statute), as the member's primary care provider.

(3) In no event shall the amounts payable under this subsection exceed four million five hundred thousand ($4,500,000) five million five hundred thousand dollars ($5,500,000) per fiscal year. In any fiscal year, if any portion of the state share appropriated in this subsection is not used to obtain federal matching funds and pay the amounts due under subsection (i)(2), the unused portion of the appropriation shall be distributed by the department of human services equally among the fourteen (14) health centers named in subsection (a). This subsection shall be inapplicable and the remaining provisions of this chapter shall apply if at any time a majority of the health centers referred to in subsection (a) do not constitute a majority of the members of Rhode Island health center association, inc. and do not participate as primary care providers in the RIte Care program.

(4) Rhode Island health center association, inc., shall be entitled to disburse the funds paid under this subsection to federally qualified health centers, rural health centers, other health centers or other entities in the manner it considers necessary or appropriate to encourage maximal participation of federally qualified health centers and rural health centers in RIte Care.

(5) The department of human services shall require each qualifying center or entity receiving funds under this chapter to: (a) file uniform cost and utilization reports with the department beginning January 1, 2000; and (b) to certify to the department that it will provide, beginning July 1, 2000, a proportional share of the operating expenses of the management service organization, CHC Enterprise, Inc., formed by qualifying centers or entities.

(j) To support the ability of federally qualified health centers and rural health centers to provide high quality medical care to patients, reimbursement under the medical assistance program for medically necessary services which are paid on a fee for service basis shall continue to be paid at one hundred percent (100%) of the reasonable cost.

SECTION 2. This article shall take effect upon passage.



ARTICLE 33 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED

RELATING TO PUBLIC FINANCE AND PUBLIC CORPORATION DEBT MANAGEMENT

SECTION 1. Sections 35-18-2, 35-18-3 and 35-18-4 of the General Laws in Chapter 35-18 entitled "Public Corporation Debt Management" are hereby amended to read as follows:

35-18-2. Definitions -- The words defined in this section shall have the meanings set forth below whenever they appear in this chapter, unless the context in which they are used clearly requires a different meaning:

(1) "Bond" and "obligation" mean an agreement by any person to repay borrowed money.

(2) "Concurrent resolution of disapproval" means a concurrent resolution disapproving any financing lease, guarantee, bond, or other obligation requiring approval by the general assembly pursuant to this chapter.

(2) "Economic development project" means any project which the Rhode Island industrial facilities corporation is authorized to undertake, including, without limitation, a project related to financing the acquisition of any land and any building or other improvement which shall be suitable for manufacturing, warehousing, or other industrial or commercial purposes, including research, production, processing, agricultural, and marine commerce; provided, however, that the project may include, in addition, the construction or improvement of access roads and utilities, but only access roads and utilities, and only those which are necessary for the operation of that project.

(3) "Essential public facilities" means roads, bridges, airports, prisons, reservoirs, waste and wastewater treatment facilities, educational facilities, and any other facilities used by any state agency, department, board, or commission, including the board of governors for higher education, to provide services to the public pursuant to the requirements of state or federal law, and all fixtures for any of those facilities. It does not include any personal property.

(4) "Financing lease" means an agreement in the form of a lease between the state and any person which provides that upon payment by the state as lessee of aggregate rent equal to no less than all of the principal and interest on bonds or other obligations issued by the lessor to finance the acquisition, construction, or improvement of all or any part of an essential public facility, the state shall have the right to possess, use and enjoy that facility pursuant to the lease for a specified period and the option to purchase that facility for a nominal sum at the end of the period.

(5) "Governor" means the governor of the state.

(6) "Guarantee" and "guarantee lease" mean an agreement on the part of the state to guarantee any liability of a public corporation except a liability of the Rhode Island industrial recreational building authority.

(7) "Moral obligation bonds" mean revenue bonds issued under section 42-64-18 (as that section was in effect on June 1, 1994) or any substantially similar provision in the general laws.

(8) "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, public corporation, trust, or association.

(9) "Public corporation" means any body corporate and politic created or to be created pursuant to statute, including, without limitation, the Rhode Island industrial recreational building authority, the Rhode Island economic development corporation and any subsidiaries thereof, the Rhode Island industrial facilities corporation, the Rhode Island refunding bond authority, the Rhode Island health and educational building authority, the board of governors for higher education, the Rhode Island housing and mortgage finance corporation, the Rhode Island resource recovery corporation, the Rhode Island public transit authority, the Rhode Island student loan authority, the water resources board corporate, the Rhode Island health and educational building corporation, the Rhode Island depositors economic protection corporation, the Rhode Island convention center authority, the Rhode Island turnpike and bridge authority, their successors and assigns. Cities, towns, and any corporation created by a city or town pursuant to statute, and fire and water districts, are not public corporations under this chapter.

(10) "State" means the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and any department, office, board, commission, or agency of the state.

35-18-3. Approval by the general assembly -- (a) No elected or appointed state official may enter into any financing lease or into any guarantee with any person without the prior approval of the general assembly unless:

(1) Total payments by the state under the financing lease or guarantee will not exceed the sum of four million dollars ($4,000,000);

(2) [Expired pursuant to P.L. 1994, ch. 148, section 2.]

(3) The governor certifies that federal funds will be available to make all of the payments which the state is or could be obligated to make under the financing lease or guarantee; or

(4) The general assembly has adjourned for the year with the expectation that it will not meet again until the following year and the governor certifies that action is necessary, because of events occurring after the general assembly has adjourned, to protect the physical integrity of an essential public facility, to ensure the continued delivery of essential public services, or to maintain the credit worthiness of the state in the financial markets.

(b) No bonds may be issued or other obligation incurred by any public corporation to finance, in whole or in part, the construction, acquisition, or improvement of any essential public facility without the prior approval of the general assembly, unless:

(1) The amount to be borrowed does not exceed the sum of four million dollars ($4,000,000);

Total payments under the bonds or other obligation will not exceed the sum of four million dollars ($4,000,000);

(2) [Expired pursuant to P.L. 1994, ch. 148, section 2.]

(3) The governor certifies that federal funds will be available to make all of the payments required to be made by the public corporation in connection with the bond or obligation; or

(4) The general assembly has adjourned for the year with the expectation that it will not meet again until the following year and the governor certifies that action is necessary, because of events occurring after the general assembly has adjourned, to protect the physical integrity of an essential public facility, to ensure the continued delivery of essential public services, or to maintain the credit worthiness of the state in the financial markets.

(c) In addition to, and not by way of limitation on, the exemptions provided in subsections (a) and (b), prior approval by the general assembly shall not be required under this chapter for bonds or other obligations issued by, or financing leases or guarantee agreements entered into by:

(1) Any public corporation in connection with the financing of any economic development project; provided, however, that the outstanding principal balance of moral obligation bonds issued by all public corporations in connection with economic development projects shall not exceed at any one time the sum of two hundred fifty million dollars ($250,000,000);

(2) The Rhode Island clean water finance agency;

(3) The Rhode Island housing and mortgage finance corporation;

(4) The Rhode Island student loan authority;

(5) Any public corporation to refund any bond or other obligation issued by the public corporation to finance the acquisition, construction, or improvement of an essential public facility provided that the governor certifies that the refunding shall provide a net benefit to the issuer; provided, however, obligations of the Rhode Island resource recovery corporation outstanding on July 31, 1999, may be refunded by the issuance of obligations on or before August 1, 1999, and the state through appropriate state and elected officials, including, but not limited to, the attorney general, the director of the department of administration and the chairman of the state properties committee, and the Rhode Island resource recovery corporation may enter into, approve, or extend, any financing lease, guarantee, or guarantee lease similar to the existing lease arrangements between the state and the Rhode Island resource recovery corporation in effect on August 1, 1997, and any financing lease, guarantee, or guarantee lease, or extension thereof, shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter;

(6) The Narragansett Bay water quality management district commission; and

(7) The Rhode Island health and educational building corporation, except bonds or other obligations issued in connection with the acquisition, construction, or improvement of any facility used by any state agency, department, board, or commission, including the board of governors for higher education, to provide services to the public pursuant to the requirements of state or federal law, and all fixtures for any of those facilities.

(d) Nothing contained in this section applies to any loan authorized to be borrowed under Article VI, Sec. 16 or 17 of the Rhode Island Constitution.

(e) Nothing in this section is intended to expand in any way the borrowing authority of any public corporation under its charter.

(f) Any certification made by the governor under subsection (a), (b) or (c) of this section may be relied upon by any person, including without limitation, bond counsel.

Such certifications shall be transmitted to the speaker of the house and the majority leader of the senate with copies to the chairs of the respective finance committees and fiscal advisors.

(g) Except as provided for in this chapter, the requirements of this chapter supersede any other special or general provision of law, including any provision which purports to exempt sales or leases between the state and a public corporation from the operation of any law.

35-18-4. Procedure -- (a) A financing lease, guarantee, bond, or other obligation shall be deemed to have been approved by the general assembly unless when the general assembly passes a concurrent resolution of disapproval approval regarding the financing lease, guarantee, bond, or other obligation no later than the sixtieth day immediately following the day on which the governor or a public corporation, as the case may be, requests that the financing lease, guarantee, bond, or other obligation be approved by the general assembly. Such requests shall be transmitted to the speaker of the house and the majority leader of the senate with copies to the chairs of the respective finance committees and fiscal advisors. The request for approval shall include:

(1) A full description of the essential public facility to which the financing lease, guarantee, bond, or other obligation is related;

(2) An explanation as to why the facility is needed and how it will be paid off; and

(3) The maximum possible obligation of the state or of any public corporation under the financing lease, guarantee, bond, or other obligation.

(b) The governor shall provide the general assembly with a timely explanation of any certification made by him or her pursuant to this chapter in connection with any financing lease, guarantee, bond, or other obligation. Such explanations shall be transmitted to the speaker of the house and the majority leader of the senate with copies to the chairs of the respective finance committees and fiscal advisors. The explanation shall also include:

(1) A full description of the essential public facility to which the financing lease, guarantee, bond, or other obligation is related;

(2) An explanation as to why the facility is needed and how it will be paid off; and

(3) The maximum possible obligation of the state or of any public corporation under the financing lease, guarantee, bond, or other obligation.

(c) The state shall not enter into any financing lease or guarantee relating to, nor shall any public corporation issue any bond or other obligation in connection with, any essential public facility unless the facility conforms to the description included in the request for approval or in the explanation for certification submitted by the governor in connection with the financing lease, guarantee, bond, or other obligation; nor shall the state's obligation in connection with the financing lease, guarantee, bond, or other obligation exceed the amount set forth in the request for approval or explanation of certification.

(d) Immediately following the first sale of each issue of moral obligation bonds in connection with the financing of an economic development project, the governor shall provide the general assembly with copies of any offering statement for those bonds and his or her analysis of the benefits and risks to the state of the project.

SECTION 2. This article shall take effect January 1, 2001.


ARTICLE 34 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED

RELATING TO EFFECTIVE DATE

SECTION 1. This act shall take effect July 1, 2000, except as otherwise provided herein.

In articles where it is provided that the effective date shall be either "July 1, 2000" or "upon passage", and no provision is made for retroactive or prospective application, the effective date shall be July 1, 2000, and if the act is enacted after July 1, 2000, then the article shall be retroactive to July 1, 2000.

In articles where it is provided that the effective date shall be either "July 1, 2000" or "upon passage" and provision is made with the article for retroactive or prospective application, the article shall take effect on July 1, 2000 and its application made retroactive or prospective as set fourth in the article.

SECTION 2. This article shall take effect upon passage.



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