BILL ANALYSIS

 

 

 

C.S.H.B. 2

By: Otto

Appropriations

Committee Report (Substituted)

 

 

 

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

 

Each legislative session, state agencies project the costs of fulfilling their functions and providing important services for the following two-year budget period. This information, combined with the biennial estimate of revenues submitted to the governor and the legislature before the convening of each regular session, is a key component in the construction of the General Appropriations Act.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 seeks to make supplemental appropriations and give direction and adjustment authority regarding certain appropriations. The bill makes adjustments to appropriations to various agencies over various periods to address revised revenue estimates and supplemental needs.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE IMPACT

 

It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly create a criminal offense, increase the punishment for an existing criminal offense or category of offenses, or change the eligibility of a person for community supervision, parole, or mandatory supervision.

 

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY

 

It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution.

 

ANALYSIS

 

C.S.H.B. 2 reduces the unencumbered appropriations from the general revenue fund to the Texas Public Finance Authority made by Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act), for use during the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, for bond debt service payments, including appropriations subject to Rider 2 to the bill pattern of the appropriations to the authority, by a total aggregate of $21,000,000. The bill requires the authority to identify the strategies and objectives to which the reduction is to be allocated and the amount of the reduction for each of those strategies and objectives.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 reduces the unencumbered appropriations from the general revenue fund to the Texas Education Agency made by the General Appropriations Act for use during the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, for Strategy A.1.1., FSP-Equalized Operations, by $710,000,000.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 reduces the unencumbered appropriations from the general revenue fund to the Texas Department of Transportation made by the General Appropriations Act for use during the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, for Strategy G.1.1., General Obligation Bonds, by $22,100,000.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 reduces the unencumbered appropriations from federal funds to the Health and Human Services Commission made by the General Appropriations Act for use during the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, for Strategy D.1.1., TANF (Cash Assistance) Grants, by $35,083,683.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 reduces the unencumbered appropriations from the general revenue fund to the Debt Service Payments - Non-Self Supporting G.O. Water Bonds made by the General Appropriations Act for use during the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, for Strategy A.1.1., EDAP Debt Service by $362,107. The bill reduces the unencumbered appropriations from the general revenue fund to the Debt Service Payments - Non-Self Supporting G.O. Water Bonds made by the General Appropriations Act for use during the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, for Strategy A.1.3., WIF Debt Service by $5,570,411.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 appropriates, in addition to amounts previously appropriated for the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, $17,729,316 out of the general revenue fund to the Department of Family and Protective Services for Strategy B.1.11., Foster Care Payments, as listed in the General Appropriations Act for the 2015 state fiscal year, for the purpose of providing foster care.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 appropriates, in addition to amounts previously appropriated for the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, $800,000 out of the general revenue fund and $800,000 out of federal funds to the Department of Family and Protective Services for Strategy B.1.11., Foster Care Payments, as listed in the General Appropriations Act for the 2015 state fiscal year, for the purpose of matching funds for information technology costs and pre-evaluation costs associated with the Title IV-E waiver.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 appropriates, in addition to amounts previously appropriated for the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, $85,543,166 out of the general revenue fund and $118,373,797 out of federal funds to the Health and Human Services Commission for Goal B, Medicaid, as listed in the General Appropriations Act for the state fiscal year ending August 31, 2015, for Medicaid acute care services.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 appropriates, in addition to amounts previously appropriated for the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, $79,685,024 out of the general revenue fund and $113,570,204 out of federal funds to the Health and Human Services Commission for Goal B, Medicaid, as listed in the General Appropriations Act for the 2015 state fiscal year, for the purpose of adjusting Medicaid capitation payments made to managed care organizations providing health care services through managed care plans under the Medicaid program to account for the health insurance providers fee imposed under a specified section of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the federal Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and the associated effects of that fee on federal income taxes.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 appropriates, in addition to amounts previously appropriated for the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, $4,516,607 out of the general revenue fund and $15,404,526 out of federal funds to the Health and Human Services Commission for Goal C, CHIP Services, as listed in the General Appropriations Act for the 2015 state fiscal year, for the purpose of adjusting child health plan program capitation payments made to managed care organizations providing health care services through managed care plans under the child health plan program to account for the health insurance providers fee imposed under a specified section of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the federal Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and the associated effects of that fee on federal income taxes.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 appropriates, in addition to amounts previously appropriated for the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, $768,100,754 out of the general revenue fund to the Teacher Retirement System for the 2015 state fiscal year, for Strategy A.2.1., Retiree Health-Statutory Funds, as listed in the General Appropriations Act for TRS Care.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 appropriates, in addition to amounts previously appropriated for the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, $50,500,000 out of the general revenue fund to the Department of Criminal Justice for the 2015 state fiscal year, for Strategy C.1.8., Hospital and Clinical Care, as listed in the General Appropriations Act for correctional managed health care.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 appropriates any money appropriated by Section 40, Chapter 836 (H.B. 1025), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, from the general revenue fund to the Department of Transportation for transfer to the Transportation Infrastructure Fund or State Highway Fund 6 and use during the two-year period beginning on the effective date of that act for road repairs in energy sectors as specified by that act that, immediately preceding the expiration of that two-year period, is unexpended and unencumbered, to the department for the same purpose for the two-year period beginning on the bill's effective date.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 transfers, in addition to amounts previously appropriated for the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, $708,000 from the general revenue fund to the general revenue account number 0036, Texas Department of Insurance Operating Fund Account, and appropriates from that account to the Texas Department of Insurance for the 2015 state fiscal year, for Strategy A.1.1., Consumer Education and Outreach, as listed in the General Appropriations Act for agency operations. The bill transfers, in addition to amounts previously appropriated for the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, $1,000,000 from the general revenue fund to general revenue account number 0036, Texas Department of Insurance Operating Fund Account, and appropriates from that account to the Texas Department of Insurance for the 2015 state fiscal year, for Strategy A.3.1., Process Rates, Forms & Licenses, as listed in the General Appropriations Act for agency operations. The bill transfers, in addition to amounts previously appropriated for the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, $3,592,000 from the general revenue fund to general revenue account number 0036, Texas Department of Insurance Operating Fund Account, and appropriates from that account to the Texas Department of Insurance for the 2015 state fiscal year, for Strategy A.4.3., Healthy Texas, as listed in the General Appropriations Act for agency operations.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 appropriates, in addition to amounts previously appropriated for the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, $10,952,024 out of the general revenue fund to the Facilities Commission for Strategy B.2.1., Facilities Operation, as listed in the General Appropriations Act for the period beginning on the bill's effective date and ending on August 31, 2016, for critical operations, deferred maintenance, and health and safety projects at the Texas School for the Deaf. The bill requires the Facilities Commission to report monthly to the Legislative Budget Board (LBB), in a manner prescribed by the LBB, regarding the use of the appropriated money and requires that each report provide information on project milestones, target completion dates, and money spent as of the date of the report.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 appropriates, in addition to amounts previously appropriated for the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, $9,633,658 out of the general revenue fund to the Facilities Commission for Strategy B.2.1., Facilities Operation, as listed in the General Appropriations Act for the two-year period beginning on the bill's effective date for critical operations, deferred maintenance, and health and safety maintenance at state-owned buildings. The bill requires the Facilities Commission to report monthly to the LBB, in a manner prescribed by the LBB, regarding the use of the appropriated money and requires that each report provide information on project milestones, target completion dates, and money spent as of the date of the report.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 appropriates, in addition to amounts previously appropriated for the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, $6,400,000 out of the general revenue fund to the Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council, for Strategy A.1.2., Information Technology, as listed in the General Appropriations Act for the 2015 state fiscal year for management of the statewide e-filing system.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 appropriates, in addition to amounts previously appropriated for the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, if money is recovered under an agreed final judgment in Harris County v. Waste Management of Texas, Inc., No. 2011-76724-A (295th Dist. Ct., Harris County, Tex. ____ 2014), and deposited to the credit of the general revenue fund, the amount of that recovered money that is deposited to the credit of the general revenue fund, but not to exceed $10 million, from that fund to the Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) for the two-year period beginning on the bill's effective date for the purpose of transferring the money to Harris County. The bill authorizes funds to be transferred to Harris County only in accordance with an agreement between TPWD and Harris County for use along the San Jacinto River and in its watershed to mitigate the effects of environmental contamination and the effects of that contamination on natural resources and the public use of natural resources. The bill limits the uses of such transferred funds to one or more of the following: dissemination of information pertaining to marine life, wild animal life, wildlife values, and wildlife management; scientific investigation and survey of marine life for the better protection and conservation of marine life; propagation and distribution of marine life, game animals, and wild birds;  protection of wild birds, fish, and game; research, management, and protection of the fish and wildlife resources of Texas; expansion and development of additional opportunities of hunting and fishing in state-owned land and water; purchase, construction, and maintenance of boat ramps on or near public waters; and resource protection activities.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 prohibits the use of the unexpended and unencumbered appropriations from the general revenue fund to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) made by the General Appropriations Act for use during the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium and any appropriated money transferred to DPS pursuant to Government Code provisions relating to state budget execution, during the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium for use by DPS during that biennium to pay for any cost or expense that may be directly or indirectly related to the operation of a training school or recruit school that provides a new trooper employed by DPS with less than 23 weeks of training or compensation to a trooper who completes the 23-week recruit school in an amount that exceeds the entry-level trooper compensation.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 prohibits the transfer of money appropriated to DPS by the General Appropriations Act or any appropriated money transferred to DPS pursuant to Government Code provisions relating to state budget execution during the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, apart from the transfer authority provided in Section 14.01, page IX-52, of the General Appropriations Act, for a purpose to another appropriation item or purpose without the prior written approval of the LBB.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 transfers the following amounts of general revenue funds appropriated for the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, to the Health and Human Services Commission for the 2015 state fiscal year, for Goal B, Medicaid, as listed in the General Appropriations Act for Medicaid acute care services:

         $98,762,408 from the appropriations made to the Department of Aging and Disability Services for Strategy A.2.4., Habilitation Services, as listed in the General Appropriations Act;

         $43,527,524 from the appropriations made to the Department of Aging and Disability Services for Goal A, Long-Term Services and Supports, as listed in the General Appropriations Act;

         $5,900,000 from the appropriations made to the Department of State Health Services for Strategy B.1.4., Community Primary Care Services, as listed in the General Appropriations Act;

         $101,900,000 from the appropriations made to the Health and Human Services Commission for Strategy A.1.2., Integrated Eligibility and Enrollment (IEE), as listed in the General Appropriations Act;

         $2,700,000 from the appropriations made to the Health and Human Services Commission for Strategy G.1.1., Office of Inspector General, as listed in the General Appropriations Act; and

         $43,303 from the appropriations made to the Health and Human Services Commission for Strategy D.1.1., TANF (Cash Assistance) Grants, as listed in the General Appropriations Act.

 

C.S.H.B. 2 requires unexpended and unencumbered amounts appropriated from the general revenue fund to Midland College for Strategy AB.1.1., American Airpower Heritage Museum, as listed in the General Appropriations Act for use during the 2014-2015 state fiscal biennium, to be distributed to the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum. The bill requires Midland College, before disbursing any state money, to enter into a grant agreement with the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum that specifies the use of the money and requires the money to be spent in accordance with state law and the General Appropriations Act.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

On passage.

 

COMPARISON OF ORIGINAL AND SUBSTITUTE

 

While C.S.H.B. 2 may differ from the original in minor or nonsubstantive ways, the following comparison is organized and formatted in a manner that indicates the substantial differences between the introduced and committee substitute versions of the bill.

 

INTRODUCED

HOUSE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

SECTION 1. APPROPRIATION REDUCTION: PUBLIC FINANCE AUTHORITY.

 

SECTION 1. Same as introduced version.

 

 

SECTION 2. APPROPRIATION REDUCTION: TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY.

 

SECTION 2. Same as introduced version.

 

 

SECTION 3. APPROPRIATION REDUCTION: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

SECTION 3. Same as introduced version.

 

 

SECTION 4. APPROPRIATION REDUCTION: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION.

 

SECTION 4. Same as introduced version.

 

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 5. APPROPRIATION REDUCTION: DEBT SERVICE PAYMENTS - NON-SELF SUPPORTING G.O. WATER BONDS. (a) The unencumbered appropriations from the general revenue fund to the Debt Service Payments - Non-Self Supporting G.O. Water Bonds made by Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act), for use during the state fiscal biennium ending August 31, 2015, for Strategy A.1.1., EDAP Debt Service, are reduced by $362,107.

(b) The unencumbered appropriations from the general revenue fund to the Debt Service Payments - Non-Self Supporting G.O. Water Bonds made by Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act), for use during the state fiscal biennium ending August 31, 2015, for Strategy A.1.3., WIF Debt Service, are reduced by $5,570,411.

 

SECTION 5. DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES: FOSTER CARE SHORTFALL.

SECTION 6. Same as introduced version.

 

 

SECTION 6. DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES: TITLE IV-E WAIVER.

 

SECTION 7. Same as introduced version.

 

 

SECTION 7. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION: MEDICAID SHORTFALL. In addition to amounts previously appropriated for the state fiscal biennium ending August 31, 2015, $60,138,677 is appropriated out of the general revenue fund, and $83,219,313 is appropriated out of federal funds, to the Health and Human Services Commission for Goal B, Medicaid, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act), for the state fiscal year ending August 31, 2015, for Medicaid acute care services.

 

SECTION 8. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION: MEDICAID SHORTFALL. In addition to amounts previously appropriated for the state fiscal biennium ending August 31, 2015, $85,543,166 is appropriated out of the general revenue fund, and $118,373,797 is appropriated out of federal funds, to the Health and Human Services Commission for Goal B, Medicaid, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act), for the state fiscal year ending August 31, 2015, for Medicaid acute care services.

SECTION 8. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION: MEDICAID HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDERS FEE AND ASSOCIATED FEDERAL INCOME TAX.

 

SECTION 9. Same as introduced version.

SECTION 9. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION: CHIP HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDERS FEE AND ASSOCIATED FEDERAL INCOME TAX.

SECTION 10. Same as introduced version.

 

 

SECTION 10. TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM: TRS CARE SHORTFALL.

 

SECTION 11. Same as introduced version.

 

 

SECTION 11. DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE: CORRECTIONAL MANAGED HEALTH CARE SHORTFALL.

 

SECTION 12. Same as introduced version.

 

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 13. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: UNEXPENDED BALANCE AUTHORITY FOR ENERGY SECTOR ROAD APPROPRIATIONS. Any money appropriated by Section 40, Chapter 836 (H.B. 1025), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, from the general revenue fund to the Department of Transportation for transfer to the Transportation Infrastructure Fund or State Highway Fund 6 and use during the two-year period beginning on the effective date of that Act for road repairs in energy sectors as specified by that Act that, immediately preceding the expiration of that two-year period, is unexpended and unencumbered, is appropriated to the department for the same purpose for the two-year period beginning on the effective date of this Act.

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 14. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE: HEALTHY TEXAS PROGRAM. (a) In addition to amounts previously appropriated for the state fiscal biennium ending August 31, 2015, $708,000 is transferred from the general revenue fund to general revenue account number 0036, Texas Department of Insurance Operating Fund Account, and is appropriated from that account to the Texas Department of Insurance for the state fiscal year ending August 31, 2015, for Strategy A.1.1., Consumer Education and Outreach, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act), for agency operations.

(b) In addition to amounts previously appropriated for the state fiscal biennium ending August 31, 2015, $1,000,000 is transferred from the general revenue fund to general revenue account number 0036, Texas Department of Insurance Operating Fund Account, and is appropriated from that account to the Texas Department of Insurance for the state fiscal year ending August 31, 2015, for Strategy A.3.1., Process Rates, Forms & Licenses, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act), for agency operations.

(c) In addition to amounts previously appropriated for the state fiscal biennium ending August 31, 2015, $3,592,000 is transferred from the general revenue fund to general revenue account number 0036, Texas Department of Insurance Operating Fund Account, and is appropriated from that account to the Texas Department of Insurance for the state fiscal year ending August 31, 2015, for Strategy A.4.3., Healthy Texas, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act), for agency operations.

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 15. FACILITIES COMMISSION: HEALTH AND SAFETY REPAIRS AT THE TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF. (a) In addition to amounts previously appropriated for the state fiscal biennium ending August 31, 2015, the amount of $10,952,024 is appropriated out of the general revenue fund to the Facilities Commission for Strategy B.2.1., Facilities Operation, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act), for the period beginning on the effective date of this Act and ending on August 31, 2016, for critical operations, deferred maintenance, and health and safety projects at the Texas School for the Deaf.

(b) The Facilities Commission shall report monthly to the Legislative Budget Board, in a manner prescribed by the board, regarding the use of the money appropriated in Subsection (a) of this section. Each report must provide information on project milestones, target completion dates, and money spent as of the date of the report.

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 16. FACILITIES COMMISSION: CRITICAL OPERATIONS, DEFERRED MAINTENANCE, AND HEALTH AND SAFETY MAINTENANCE AT STATE-OWNED BUILDINGS. (a) In addition to amounts previously appropriated for the state fiscal biennium ending August 31, 2015, the amount of $9,633,658 is appropriated out of the general revenue fund to the Facilities Commission for Strategy B.2.1., Facilities Operation, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act), for the two-year period beginning on the effective date of this Act for critical operations, deferred maintenance, and health and safety maintenance at state-owned buildings.

(b) The Facilities Commission shall report monthly to the Legislative Budget Board, in a manner prescribed by the board, regarding the use of the money appropriated in Subsection (a) of this section. Each report must provide information on project milestones, target completion dates, and money spent as of the date of the report.

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 17. OFFICE OF COURT ADMINISTRATION, TEXAS JUDICIAL COUNCIL: E-FILING SYSTEM. In addition to amounts previously appropriated for the state fiscal biennium ending August 31, 2015, $6,400,000 is appropriated out of the general revenue fund to the Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council, for Strategy A.1.2., Information Technology, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act), for the state fiscal year ending August 31, 2015, for management of the statewide e-filing system.

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 18. PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT: SAN JACINTO LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT. In addition to the amounts previously appropriated for the state fiscal biennium ending August 31, 2015, if money is recovered under an agreed final judgment in Harris County v. Waste Management of Texas, Inc., No. 2011-76724-A (295th Dist. Ct., Harris County, Tex. ____ 2014), and deposited to the credit of the general revenue fund, the amount of that recovered money that is deposited to the credit of the general revenue fund, but not to exceed $10 million, is appropriated from that fund to the Parks and Wildlife Department for the two-year period beginning on the effective date of this Act for the purpose of transferring the money to Harris County. Funds may be transferred to Harris County under this section only in accordance with an agreement between the Parks and Wildlife Department and Harris County for use along the San Jacinto River and in its watershed to mitigate the effects of environmental contamination and the effects of that contamination on natural resources and the public use of natural resources. Funds transferred under this section may be used only for one or more of the following:

(1) dissemination of information pertaining to marine life, wild animal life, wildlife values, and wildlife management;

(2) scientific investigation and survey of marine life for the better protection and conservation of marine life;

(3) propagation and distribution of marine life, game animals, and wild birds;

(4) protection of wild birds, fish, and game;

(5) research, management, and protection of the fish and wildlife resources of this state;

(6) expansion and development of additional opportunities of hunting and fishing in state-owned land and water;

(7) purchase, construction, and maintenance of boat ramps on or near public waters; and

(8) resource protection activities.

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 19. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY: LIMITATION ON APPROPRIATIONS FOR RECRUIT SCHOOLS. (a) In this section:

(1) "New trooper" means a trooper employed by the Department of Public Safety for less than 52 weeks.

(2) "Recruit school" and "training school" include any school or other training program operated by or for the benefit of the Department of Public Safety for a purpose that may include training a new trooper.

(b) This section applies only to:

(1) the unexpended and unencumbered appropriations from the general revenue fund to the Department of Public Safety made by Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act), for use during the state fiscal biennium ending August 31, 2015; and

(2) any appropriated money transferred to the Department of Public Safety pursuant to Chapter 317, Government Code, during the state fiscal biennium ending August 31, 2015, for use by the department during that biennium.

(c) Money to which this section applies may not be used to pay:

(1) any cost or expense that may be directly or indirectly related to the operation of a training school or recruit school that provides a new trooper with less than 23 weeks of training; or

(2) compensation to a trooper who completes the 23-week recruit school in an amount that exceeds the entry-level trooper compensation.

 

No equivalent provision.

SECTION 20. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY: CERTAIN TRANSFER AUTHORITY. Notwithstanding the transfer authority provided in Section 14.01, page IX-52, Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act), money appropriated to the Department of Public Safety by that Act or any appropriated money transferred to the Department of Public Safety pursuant to Chapter 317, Government Code, during the state fiscal biennium ending August 31, 2015, for a purpose may not be transferred to another appropriation item or purpose without the prior written approval of the Legislative Budget Board.

 

SECTION 12. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION: CERTAIN TRANSFERS. The following amounts of general revenue funds appropriated for the state fiscal biennium ending August 31, 2015, are transferred to the Health and Human Services Commission for the state fiscal year ending August 31, 2015, for Goal B, Medicaid, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act), for Medicaid acute care services:

(1) $98,762,408 from the appropriations made to the Department of Aging and Disability Services for Strategy A.2.4., Habilitation Services, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act);

(2) $43,527,524 from the appropriations made to the Department of Aging and Disability Services for Goal A, Long-Term Services and Supports, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act);

(3) $5,900,000 from the appropriations made to the Department of State Health Services for Strategy B.1.4., Community Primary Care Services, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act);

(4) $5,600,000 from the appropriations made to the Department of State Health Services for Strategy B.2.1., Mental Health Services-Adults, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act);

(5) $101,900,000 from the appropriations made to the Health and Human Services Commission for Strategy A.1.2., Integrated Eligibility and Enrollment (IEE), as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act);

(6) $4,500,000 from the appropriations made to the Health and Human Services Commission for Strategy D.2.3., Texas Women's Health Program, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act);

(7) $2,700,000 from the appropriations made to the Health and Human Services Commission for Strategy G.1.1., Office of Inspector General, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act);

(8) $15,304,489 from the appropriations made to the Health and Human Services Commission for Goal C, CHIP Services, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act); and

(9) $43,303 from the appropriations made to the Health and Human Services Commission for Strategy D.1.1., TANF (Cash Assistance) Grants, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act).

SECTION 21. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION: CERTAIN TRANSFERS. The following amounts of general revenue funds appropriated for the state fiscal biennium ending August 31, 2015, are transferred to the Health and Human Services Commission for the state fiscal year ending August 31, 2015, for Goal B, Medicaid, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act), for Medicaid acute care services:

(1) $98,762,408 from the appropriations made to the Department of Aging and Disability Services for Strategy A.2.4., Habilitation Services, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act);

(2) $43,527,524 from the appropriations made to the Department of Aging and Disability Services for Goal A, Long-Term Services and Supports, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act);

(3) $5,900,000 from the appropriations made to the Department of State Health Services for Strategy B.1.4., Community Primary Care Services, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act);

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4) $101,900,000 from the appropriations made to the Health and Human Services Commission for Strategy A.1.2., Integrated Eligibility and Enrollment (IEE), as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act);

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5) $2,700,000 from the appropriations made to the Health and Human Services Commission for Strategy G.1.1., Office of Inspector General, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act); and

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6) $43,303 from the appropriations made to the Health and Human Services Commission for Strategy D.1.1., TANF (Cash Assistance) Grants, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act).

 

No equivalent provision.

SECTION 22. MIDLAND COLLEGE: AMERICAN AIRPOWER HERITAGE MUSEUM. Unexpended and unencumbered amounts appropriated from the general revenue fund to Midland College for Strategy AB.1.1., American Airpower Heritage Museum, as listed in Chapter 1411 (S.B. 1), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013 (the General Appropriations Act), for use during the state fiscal biennium ending August 31, 2015, shall be distributed to the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum. Before disbursing any state money, Midland College must enter into a grant agreement with the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum that specifies the use of the money and requires that the money be spent in accordance with state law and the General Appropriations Act.

 

SECTION 13. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act takes effect immediately.

SECTION 23. Same as introduced version.