FY 2016 Appropriation

The Executive Offices and Criminal Justice (EOCJ) Subcommittee reviews and makes recommendations on specific budget information and issues relating to budgets of the Elected Offices and state criminal justice agencies to the Executive Appropriations Committee (EAC) and the Legislature. The EOCJ Subcommittee meets principally during each annual General Session for a series of meetings and also during the interim as needed.

There are ten agencies assigned to the Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Subcommittee budget review and recommendation:

  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Attorney General
  • State Auditor
  • State Treasurer
  • Department of Corrections (UDC)
  • Board of Pardons and Parole
  • Division of Juvenile Justice Services (DJJS)
  • Courts (Judicial Branch, including the Guardian Ad Litem [GAL])
  • Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Included in this Compendium of Budget Information (COBI) is the related budget information of each of these agencies assigned to the EOCJ Subcommittee.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $931,262,000 from all sources for Executive Offices and Criminal Justice. This is a 6.4 percent increase from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $655,051,600 from the General/Education Funds, an increase of 10.3 percent from revised Fiscal Year 2015 estimates.

Appropriation Adjustments

In addition to statewide compensation and internal service fund cost increases, the following appropriation adjustments were made during the 2015 General Session:

DescriptionOngoingOne-Time 02. Capital Development - Unified State Lab$366,900 ($366,900)
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$366,900$0General Fund
$0 ($366,900)General Fund, One-time
Prioritized #2 by the subcommittee. Estimated O&M is $747,100.
4th District Courthouse Expansion O&M$549,100 ($549,100)
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$549,100$0General Fund
$0 ($549,100)General Fund, One-time
This pays for future O&M on a non-state funded building authorized in S.B. 9.
Alcoholic Beverage Control Amendments$14,400$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$4,000$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
$10,400$0Pass-through
Enactment of this legislation could increase dedicated credit revenue by $4,000 annually and $6,000 one-time in FY 2016 from the Bureau of Criminal Identification fee identified in the legislation. Pass-through funding to the Federal Bureau of Investigations could also increase by $10,400 annually and $15,600 one-time from the fees in the legislation. The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control costs identified below could reduce the year-end transfer to the General Fund by $15,600 ongoing and by $15,600 one-time in FY 2016. Enactment of this legislation could cost Public Safety $4,000 ongoing from dedicated credits revenue for data storage, review and analysis. Potential costs to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for oversight, processing and background checks could be $15,600 annually from the Liquor Control Fund and $15,600 one-time in FY 2016. Spending from the Liquor Control Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund.
Amendments to Driver License Records$0$8,500
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$8,500Dept. of Public Safety Rest. Acct.
Enactment of this bill could increase state revenue to the Department of Public Safety Restricted Account by $18,200 annually beginning FY 2016. Enactment of the bill could cost the Department of Public Safety $8,500 one-time in FY 2016 from the Department of Public Safety Restricted Account for programming changes.
Asset Forfeiture Amendments$0$36,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$36,000GFR - Criminal Forfeiture Restricted Account
Enactment of this legislation likely will not materially impact state revenue. Enactment of this legislation could cost the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice $36,000 one-time in FY16 from the Criminal Forfeiture Restricted Account, for computer programming on the Utah Criminal Justice Information System. Costs associated with new reporting requirements for state law enforcement agencies and the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice could likely be absorbed in the normal course of duties.
Attorney General Dedicated Credit Adjustments$4,300$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$4,300$0General Fund
This item designates additional funding appropriated to an agency to pay higher costs for Attorney General services, due to statewide and AG-specific compensation increases.
Auditor Billings Technical Correction$57,500$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$57,500$0General Fund
With the shift of Auditor funding from General Fund to dedicated credits, $712,500 was shifted when only $655,000 should have been shifted. This technical correction returns the balance to the Auditor budget.
Auditor Staff$101,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$101,000$0General Fund
This is a reallocation from base budget reductions. The Auditor's Office will decide whether to hire a performance auditor or a waste, fraud, and abuse investigator.
Background Checks/HB 145 Vulnerable Adult Workers$244,600$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$28,800$0General Fund
$7,100$0Federal Funds
$50,000$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
$158,700$0Pass-through
Human Services - Background Checks & HB 145 - Vulnerable Adult Worker Amendments - "to enable background checks of employees working with vulnerable adults."
Body Cameras$0$1,000,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$1,000,000GFR - Criminal Forfeiture Restricted Account
This funding would provide body cameras to Utah Highway Patrol personnel through out the state. Funding would cover the purchase of equipment (approx. $500 per officer) and development of storage for recorded video. Funds would be drawn from the State Criminal Forfeiture Restricted Account.
Camera System Replacement$0$250,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$250,000Dept. of Public Safety Rest. Acct.
No Description
Capital Projects Fund$0$1,954,300
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$1,954,300Capital Projects Fund
No Description
Capitol Hill Security Staffing$300,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$300,000$0General Fund
Staffing for Capitol Hill Security
Child and Family Amendments$13,900$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$13,900$0General Fund
Enactment of this legislation likely will not materially impact state revenue. Assuming about 5 cases annually, enactment of this bill could create total ongoing costs of $25,000 from the General Fund for the following agencies beginning in FY 2016: 1. Courts - $5,300 - for processing hearings, 2. Attorney General - $4,900 - for attorney representation, and 3. Guardian ad Litem (GAL) - $3,700 - for attorney representation, and 4. Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) - $11,100 - for evaluations.
Child Care Amendments ($105,000) ($15,000)
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
($105,000) ($15,000)Dedicated Credits Revenue
About 1,000 child care workers in FY 2015 and 7,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 who previously paid $15 for a background check to the Department of Public Safety will now pay those fees to the Department of Health. This could result in a shift of revenue of $15,000 in FY 2015 and $105,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 from dedicated credits to the Department of Public Safety to a deposit in the General Fund. The Department of Health deposits its child care background check fees into the General Fund. Enactment of this legislation could cost the Department of Health from the General Fund $12,000 in FY 2015 and $88,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 for 1.6 FTEs to process 1,000 child care worker background checks in FY 2015 and 7,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2016. The Department of Public Safety will no longer be processing these child care background checks at a dedicated credits cost of $15,000 in FY 2015 and $105,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2016.
Child Welfare Mediation$86,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$86,000$0GFR - Dispute Resolution
Enactment of this bill will reduce ongoing General Fund revenue by about $86,000 per year and increase revenue to the Dispute Resolution Account by about $86,000 per year ongoing beginning in FY 2016. Enactment of this legislation likely will not materially impact state expenditures.
Children's Justice Centers Amendments$80,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$80,000$0General Fund
Enactment of this legislation likely will not materially impact state revenue. Enactment of this legislation could cost the Attorney General $80,000 from the General Fund beginning in FY16 to support two new Children's Justice Centers, one in Beaver County and one in Kane County.
Children's Justice Centers Forensic Interviewing$350,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$350,000$0General Fund
This RFA provides additional funding to Children's Justice Centers to support forensic interviewing at centers statewide. It is sponsored by Rep. Francis Gibson.
Citizens Communication Portal ($200,000)$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
($200,000)$0General Fund
The Citizens Communication Portal was designed and implemented as a public report of local instances of crime. An internet search returns more than 6 commercial sites on the first page of results that offer the same service. Many local law enforcement agencies, including the Salt Lake City Police Department, also provide this service. In the last fiscal year, $50,000 of the $200,000 appropriation was spent on the VINE program, which notifies victims when the person who committed a crime against them will be released from prison.
Consolidated Dispatch Contracts UHP$330,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$330,000$0General Fund
No Description
Constitutional Defense Attorney$200,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$200,000$0General Fund
This is a reallocation from base budget reductions. The Attorney General offered the Citizens Communication Portal as a budget reduction and requested replacing it with funding for a constitutional defense attorney, which was part of their budget request for 4 new attorneys and 1 paralegal. (That request was reduced by $200,000 in the prioritized ongoing list from EOCJ).
Correctional Staff Compensation$2,151,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$2,151,000$0General Fund
This increase reflects a 1.2% increase for correctional officers and staff. The Department of Corrections reports that this will aid in competetive compensation compared to county correctional officer compensation.
Corrections Salary Adjustment$145,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$145,000$0General Fund
No Description
Credit Card Readers$0$208,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$208,000Dept. of Public Safety Rest. Acct.
No Description
Crime Lab Robotics$0$500,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$500,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Data Storage$0$1,500,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$1,500,000General Fund, One-time
As the Department of Public Safety has requirements to store data relatively longer and in some case are not allowed to let some data to expire for legal/law enforcement purposes, funding would provide additional capacity to store data.
Decrease Court Trust Interest Accnt. ($581,000)$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
($581,000)$0GFR - Court Trust Interest
No Description
Dedicated Credits$353,000$353,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$353,000$353,000Dedicated Credits Revenue
No Description
DJJS Provider Rate Increase$298,500$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$298,500$0General Fund
No Description
DNA/Sexual Assault Collection Project - Existing Staff$300,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$300,000$0General Fund
No Description
DNA/Sexual Assault Collection Project - New Staff$500,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$500,000$0General Fund
No Description
DNA/Sexual Assault Collection Project - Supplies$0$250,200
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$250,200General Fund, One-time
No Description
Domestic Violence Amendments$9,100$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$9,100$0General Fund
Enactment of this legislation likely will not materially impact state revenue. Enactment of this bill may increase costs to Courts from the General Fund of $9,100 ongoing for additional hearings beginning in FY 2016.
Driver License Testing Amendments$0$36,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$36,000Dept. of Public Safety Rest. Acct.
Enactment of this legislation likely will not materially impact state revenue. This bill could cost the Department of Public Safety (DPS) $36,000 one time in FY 2015 from the Department of Public Safety Restricted Account for 360 hours of programming to facilitate online testing for about 60,000 individuals annually.
Driving Privilege Card Application Amendments$100,600$961,900
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$50,000$125,000Dedicated Credits Revenue
$50,600$836,900Pass-through
Enactment of this legislation would require individuals holding or applying for a driving privilege card (DPC) to submit to a background check. Enactment of this legislation could generate one-time revenue of $1,714,400 in FY 2016 for the Department of Public Safety for processing background checks for an estimated 32,500 existing DPC holders as follows: $877,500 dedicated credits and $836,900 pass-through to the FBI. Enactment of this legislation could generate ongoing revenue of $103,700 beginning in FY 2016 for the Department of Public Safety for processing background checks for an estimated 1,965 new DPC applicants as follows: $52,100 dedicated credits and $50,600 pass-through to the FBI. Enactment of this legislation could cost the Department of Public Safety $961,900 one-time in FY 2016 to process background checks for an estimated 32,500 existing DPC holders as follows: $125,000 dedicated credits and $836,900 pass-through to the FBI. Enactment of this legislation could cost the Department of Public Safety $100,600 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 to process background checks for an estimated 1,965 DPC applicants as follows: $50,000 dedicated credits and $50,600 pass-through to the FBI. The Department could hire three positions to assist with processing applications: two positions would be time-limited to help process applications for the 32,500 existing DPC holders, and one position would be ongoing on a part-time basis.
Driving Under the Influence Sentencing Revisions$37,200$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$37,200$0General Fund
The bill's provisions could generate about $42,500 in ongoing fee revenue to the Transportation Fund - Public Safety Restricted Account beginning in FY 2017. Enactment of this bill could cost the Courts about $37,200 ongoing from the General Fund beginning in FY 2016 for additional workload.
Education Background Check Amendments$5,200$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$5,200$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
Enactment of this bill amends background check requirements. The Department of Public Safety may see an ongoing increase of $5,200 in Dedicated Credits Revenue beginning in FY 2016. This revenue is a pass-through to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Enactment of this bill requires additional background checks. Individuals that are affected by the bill will pay an additional $13 for their background check to the Department of Public Safety. The Department of Public Safety will pass-through this money to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Electronic Tablet Testing - DTS Fees, Tablet Maint.$98,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$98,000$0Dept. of Public Safety Rest. Acct.
No Description
Enterprise Performance Fund$0$300,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$300,000General Fund, One-time
This funding would be provided to contracted consultants that support the Governor's operational excellence program.
Evans Case Settlements$0$165,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$165,000General Fund, One-time
The Evans case settlement was the result of the Amendment 3 marriage suit against the State of Utah. $115,000 is the settlement amount that has been paid to the five plaintiffs in the case. In addition, the Office requests $50,000 in appropriations for costs incurred by the Office in defending the case.
Executive Compensation$249,700 ($249,700)
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$184,900$0General Fund
$0 ($184,900)General Fund, One-time
$64,800 ($64,800)Dedicated Credits Revenue
H.B. 368 - Executive Office Compensation (Rep. Wilson) Increases Governor salary from $109,900 to $150,000 beginning Jan. 2017. Also adjusts salary for Lt. Governor, Attorney General, State Treasurer, and State Auditor (as a percentage of the Governor's salary). Fiscal note is $184,900 ongoing GF and $32,400 from dedicated credits, but due to the delayed implementation, 100% would be backed out one-time for FY 2016 and 50% would be backed out one-time for FY 2017.
Expand Attorney General Staff$728,100$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$728,100$0General Fund
The Attorney General's Office requests additional funding for new staff: four attorneys and one paralegal. The Office's original request was for $928,100 ongoing. The Governor's budget allotted $438,100 in ongoing funding. The request amount was reduced to $728,100, as $200,000 was reallocated from the Citizens Communication Portal to fund one of the requested staff persons, a constitutional defense attorney.
Factual Innocence Payments - FY15$0$118,200
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$118,200General Fund, One-time
As established in the Judicial Code, payments shall be made to petitioners who have been found to be factually innocent. The petitioner is entitled to receive for each year or portion of a year they were incarcerated, up to a maximum of 15 years, the monetary equivalent of the average annual nonagricultural payroll wage in Utah, as determined by the date most recently published by the Department of Workforce Services at the time of the petitioner's release from prison. These payments cover two factual innocence cases.
Factual Innocence Payments - FY16$0$60,200
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$60,200General Fund, One-time
As established in the Judicial Code, payments shall be made to petitioners who have been found to be factually innocent. The petitioner is entitled to receive for each year or portion of a year they were incarcerated, up to a maximum of 15 years, the monetary equivalent of the average annual nonagricultural payroll wage in Utah, as determined by the date most recently published by the Department of Workforce Services at the time of the petitioner's release from prison. These payments cover two factual innocence cases.
Family Law Center$150,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$150,000$0General Fund
No Description
Family Law Matters$0$100,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$100,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Federal Fund Carryover from FY14$0$111,300
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$111,300Federal Funds
Defense Human Resources Activity and Help America Vote Grants. Carried $161,200 over from FY14 that was unused. Lt Gov Help America Vote grant was only $50,000 instead of $80,500. Total amount of $211,300 with a difference from FY15 Appr of $111,300. The Defense Human Resources Activity grant money was and is being used for a pilot project through 2016 to test different types of electronic voting for military and overseas voters and to report the data collections.
Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP)$17,200$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$17,200$0General Fund
No Description
Firefighter Retirement Amendments ($68,300)$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
($68,300)$0GFR - Fire Academy Support
Enactment of this legislation likely will not materially impact state revenue. Enactment of this bill could reduce the Department of Public Safety's annual expenditure from the Fire Academy Support restricted fund by $68,300 beginning in FY 2016 by shifting the state fire marshal and deputy state fire marshals from the state employee or public safety retirement systems to the firefighter retirement system.
From DPS Restricted to UHP$0$500,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$500,000Dept. of Public Safety Rest. Acct.
No Description
Governor's Office Operations$210,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$210,000$0General Fund
This ongoing funding for Governor's Office Operations would support increasing constituent demands and internal needs related to communications and technology.
Gunnison Prison Operation Costs (minus $4.9 M 1x)$8,000,000 ($4,900,000)
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$8,000,000$0General Fund
$0 ($4,900,000)General Fund, One-time
This funding reflects the costs for additional staff to operate the new pod at Gunnison projected in FY 2016.
Halfway House Enforcement Support$0$700,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$250,000General Fund, One-time
$0$450,000GFR - Law Enforcement Services
Funds from the General Fund Restricted Account - Law Enforcement Services would be passed through to local law enforcement jurisdictions with halfway houses, to support operations.
HB0319 - Jail Contracting Treatment Rate$438,000$250,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$438,000$0General Fund
$0$250,000General Fund, One-time
Funding would increase the rate the curent amount of treatment beds are funded.
Information Security Auditor$150,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$150,000$0General Fund
This is a reallocation from base budget reductions. An information security auditor would assess security risks in local government infrastructure.
IT/Case Management System$300,000$800,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$300,000$0General Fund
$0$800,000General Fund, One-time
The Attorney General's Office requests funding to implement a new electronic case and document management system. The Office's request is for $800,000 one-time and $300,000 ongoing. The Governor's budget allotted $200,000 in one-time funding. Ongoing funds include software licensing and additional staff, namely an IT professional and a paralegal to serve as expert support.
Jail Contracting Growth$1,208,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$1,208,000$0General Fund
No Description
Jail Contracting Rate$0$1,000,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$1,000,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Jail Reimbursement Rate$0$2,000,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$2,000,000General Fund, One-time
Money would be used to increase the state's cost share percentage for housing state offenders in local jails.
Jail Reimbursement Shift$12,967,100$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$12,967,100$0General Fund
Move Jail Reimbursement from DAS - Finance Mandated to Governor's Office - Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice.
Judicial Compensation$500,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$500,000$0General Fund
No Description
Juror Witness Interpreter FY 2014 Shortfall$850,000$814,200
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$814,200General Fund, One-time
($1,664,200)$0Beginning Nonlapsing
$2,514,200$0Closing Nonlapsing
This would allow funding to cover the projected shortfall in the Juror Witness Interpreter program.
Jury Duty Amendments ($3,300)$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
($3,300)$0General Fund
Enactment of this legislation likely will not materially impact state revenue. Enacting this bill will save the Courts $3,300 per year from the General Fund beginning in FY 2016 for reduced postage costs.
Justice Reinvestment Initiative$8,625,000$380,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$8,625,000$0General Fund
$0$380,000General Fund, One-time
Over the past 18 months, leaders in state government collaborated with the Pew Charitable Trusts Public Safety Performance Project and the U.S. Department of Justice to examine and find solutions to Utah's recidivism rate and growing prison population. The Justice Reinvestment Initiative is the broad project to begin implementation of key recommendations from the study. Funding is provided for the Department of Corrections, Board of Pardons and Parole, Governor's Office (Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice); additional funding is provided for the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.
Juvenile Offender Amendments$57,600$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$57,600$0General Fund
Enactment of this legislation likely will not materially impact state revenue. Enactment of this bill could cost the Division of Juvenile Justice Services $853,200 ongoing from the General Fund for additional serious youth offender placements beginning in FY 2016 accompanied by an additional $3,700 in associated costs funded with federal funds. Enactment of the bill will also cost the Courts $57,600 ongoing General Fund for the appointment of counsel in all cases involving a class A misdemeanor or felony beginning in FY 2016. The Department of Human Services currently has sufficient capacity in its Juvenile Justice Services secure care facilities and associated staff to absorb $853,200 of the General Fund cost in FY 2016.
Juvenile Offender STI Testing and Treatment$0$80,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$80,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Legal Fees - Endangered Species$0$1,000,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$1,000,000General Fund, One-time
This RFA covers legal fees related to endangered species litigation. This RFA is sponsored by Sen. Kevin Van Tassell.
LeRay McCallister Fund - Sage Grouse Habitat$0$1,000,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$1,000,000General Fund, One-time
This RFA is for conservation easements through the LeRay McAllister Fund, specifically for the protection of sage grouse habitats. This RFA is sponsored by Rep. Jack Draxler.
Lobbyist Disclosure and Regulation Act Amendments$25,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$25,000$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
Enactment of this legislation will reduce ongoing revenue to the General Fund beginning in FY 2016 and will increase Dedicated Credits revenue by the same amount. The decrease to the General Fund and corresponding increase to Dedicated Credits will vary on a two-year cycle based on when lobbyist registrations occur, with approximately $15,000 in even-numbered years and $35,000 in odd-numbered years, or $25,000 on average. Enactment of this legislation likely will not materially impact state expenditures.
Mailing and Printing Cost Increase$250,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$250,000$0Dept. of Public Safety Rest. Acct.
No Description
Medical Line Item Shortfall$0$500,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$500,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Nonlapsing Balance Transfer$0$2,100,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0 ($1,766,500)General Fund, One-time
$0$3,866,500Closing Nonlapsing
No Description
Operational Excellence Conference Fees$26,000$26,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$26,000$26,000Dedicated Credits Revenue
The Governor's Office requests authority to collect dedicated credits from their Operational Excellence/SUCCESS conferences. Previously this line item was appropriated $0 from dedicated credits. This request is for both FY15 supplemental and FY16 ongoing.
Parent and Child Amendments$52,900$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$52,900$0General Fund
Enactment of this legislation likely will not materially impact state revenue. Assuming about 60 shelter and other removal hearings cases, enactment of this bill could create total ongoing costs of about $52,900 from the General Fund for the following agencies beginning in FY 2016: 1. Courts - $32,000 - for processing hearings and judge time; 2. Attorney General - $11,900 - for attorney representation and research; and 3. Guardian ad Litem (GAL) - $9,000 - for attorney representation. Also, assuming about 15 cases of investigating cases of mental abuse, the Department of Human Services may have additional costs of about $1,500 annually for a total General Fund impact of $54,400.
Pay for Success - Corrections$0$500,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$500,000General Fund, One-time
In 2014, leaders in State government collaborated with the Pew Charitable Trusts Public Safety Performance Project and the U.S. Department of Justice to examine and find solutions to Utah's growing prison population and high recidivism rate. The Justice Reinvestment Initiative is the broad project to begin implementation of key recommendations from the study. The Governor's Budget includes funding for a new pilot program that would fund investor contracts that deliver successful Corrections outcomes.
Police Use-of-Force Training/Simulator$0$300,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$300,000GFR - Criminal Forfeiture Restricted Account
No Description
Portable Radio and Computer Replacement$0$86,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$86,000GFR - Fire Academy Support
No Description
POST Shortfall$0$500,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$500,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Prescription Database Revisions$22,400$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$22,400$0General Fund
Enactment of this legislation could reduce year-end transfers to the General Fund by $17,200 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 and by $16,700 one-time in FY 2016. Enactment of this legislation could cost the Department of Commerce $17,200 ongoing from the Commerce Service Fund beginning in FY 2016 for staff time related to the execution of law enforcement warrants. Commerce could also experience one-time costs in FY 2016 of $16,700 from the Commerce Service Fund related to database enhancements and programming. Spending from the Commerce Service Fund impacts year-end transfers to the General Fund. Enactment of this legislation could also cost the courts $22,400 annually to process warrants.
Printing and Mailing ($18,500)$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
($18,500)$0General Fund
Through the development and enhancement of electronic processing, particularly through the conversion to paperless Public Treasurers' Investment Fund (PTIF) statements, the State Treasurer's Office has realized a savings of over $10,000 per year in printing and mailing expenses.
Privatization Board$0$150,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$150,000General Fund, One-time
This is the third year of one-time funding requested for the Privatization Board. The Governor would like to operate the Board for one additional year to determine if it is of value.
Prosecution Council Conference Fees$16,700$31,800
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$16,700$31,800Dedicated Credits Revenue
The Prosecution Council has requested an increase in the amount of dedicated credits they have authority to collect. These credits are from conference fees, for the training of prosecutors in the State of Utah. Their FY15 appropriated amount was $60,300; they request an increase to $92,100 (which exceeds the 125% rule). This request is for both FY15 supplemental and FY16 ongoing.
Public Lands Litigation Shift ($879,500)$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
($879,500)$0Beginning Nonlapsing
Shifting the line item and all funding from the Governor's Office to PLPCO.
Public Safety Retirement for Dispatchers$531,400$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$309,000$0General Fund
$222,400$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
Enactment of this legislation could require the Department of Public Safety to increase rates for emergency dispatch services enough to collect an additional $222,400 annually in dedicated credits. Enactment of this bill could cost the Department of Public Safety $309,000 ongoing from the General Fund and $222,400 ongoing in dedicated credits to transition all certified dispatchers from the public employee retirement system to the public safety retirement system.
Realize 14.5% from Audits ($627,900)$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
($627,900)$0General Fund
No Description
Receiving Centers$442,100$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$442,100$0General Fund
Vernal: $135,000 - Reopen closed facility to part time. Price: $135,000 - Reopen closed facility to part time. Richfield: $52,500 - 1 FTE will increase service to 24/7 Logan: $67,100 - 1 FTE will increase service to 24/7 Blanding: $52,500 - 1 FTE will increase service to 24/7 Total: $442,100
Replace Cut Funding w/ General Fund$482,900$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$482,900$0General Fund
No Description
Replace Existing Court Staff Funding w/ GF$581,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$581,000$0General Fund
Currently funding for approximately 5 existing staff positions at the Courts is funded through the Court Trust Interest Account. This fund has been depleted and is not collecting enough revenue to cover these personnel expenditures. This General Fund amount would reflect the amount needed to maintain these positions at the Courts.
Salary Equity Adjustments$1,247,700$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$750,000$0General Fund
$497,700$0Dedicated Credits Revenue
The Attorney General's Office requests additional funding to increase the salaries of current attorneys and staff. The Office's request is for $1,072,700 from the General Fund and $711,800 from dedicated credits, for a total of $1,784,500 ongoing. No funding was allotted for this item in the Governor's budget. Attorney General dedicated credits are usually obtained through billing other state agencies for services; thus an increase in funding may be requested by billed agencies.
SB0183 - Judge Salary Adjustment$1,500,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$1,500,000$0General Fund
No Description
Staffing for Lt. Governor's Office$0$250,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$250,000General Fund, One-time
These funds will be used to implement changes to election law from S.B. 54, 2014 General Session. Funds will be used to purchase necessary equipment, rent space for staff and equipment, hire temporary staff for signature verification, transport and store an estimated 300,000 - 1,000,000 signatures, and make IT system changes to support random sampling verification techniques.
Suicide Prevention Amendments$30,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$15,000$0General Fund
$15,000$0GFR - Firearm Safety Account
No Description
Swanson Tactical Facility$0$1,500,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$1,500,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Transfer Sale Proceeds from Helicopter to GFR - Aero Bureau Accnt.$0$766,500
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$766,500General Fund, One-time
No Description
Transportation Planning$0$140,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$140,000General Fund, One-time
This RFA is for coordinated statewide transportation planning by the Wasatch Front Regional Council and Mountainland Association of Governments, passed through the Governor's Office. This RFA is sponsored by Sen. Stuart Adams.
Treasurer Processing Automation$18,500$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$18,500$0General Fund
This is a reallocation from base budget reductions. The Treasurer's budget was reduced by the same amount, related to savings from printing and mailing following modernized and automated processing efforts. The cut amount was returned to the office to continue these efforts.
UHP Federal Equitable Sharing Grant$523,300$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$523,300$0Federal Funds
No Description
Uniform Driver License Act Amendments$0$4,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$4,000Dept. of Public Safety Rest. Acct.
Enactment of this legislation could reduce revenues to the Department of Public Safety Restricted Account by $136,000 ongoing beginning in FY 2016. Enactment of this bill could cost the Department of Public Safety $4,000 from the Department of Public Safety Restricted Account one time in FY 2015 for programming expenses.
Utah Emergency Medical Services System Act Amendments$22,000$27,200
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$22,000$27,200Dedicated Credits Revenue
The Department of Health will receive an ongoing increase in dedicated credits beginning in FY 2016 of $33,100 with additional one-time increases in FY 2016 and FY 2017 of $84,800. Enactment of this legislation may cost the Department of Public Safety $12,500 for 0.25 FTE from dedicated credits to process background check applications. The Department of Public Safety will have pass through costs from dedicated credits to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for fingerprint background checks of $9,500 ongoing beginning in FY 2016 and one-time costs in FY 2016 and FY 2017 of $27,200. The bill may cost the Department of Health $11,100 ongoing dedicated credits beginning in FY 2016 and one-time costs of $57,600 in FY 2016 and FY 2017 for FTE time to process background check applications and background computer system upgrades and maintenance.
Utah Navajo Royalties Amendments$42,300$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$42,300$0General Fund
Enactment of this legislation likely will not materially impact state revenue. Enactment of this bill creates the Navajo Trust Fund and transfers assets from the Utah Navajo Royalties Holding Fund. The bill could cost $800,000 ongoing beginning FY 2016 and $800,000 one-time in FY 2017 from the Navajo Trust Fund for chapter projects. The bill could cost $39,000 ongoing beginning FY 2016 and $25,000 one-time in FY 2017 from the Navajo Trust Fund for travel for the board of trustees and the Dineh Advisory Committee. Enactment of this bill could cost $42,300 ongoing beginning FY 2016 from the General Fund for Attorney General support for the board of trustees.
Vernal Driver License Building$0$400,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$0$400,000Dept. of Public Safety Rest. Acct.
Construction of the Vernal Driver License Building was authorized in HB9, 2014 GS. During the 2015 GS the Driver License Division requested additional funds to complete the building as infrastructure costs were higher than expected. Funding is from the DPS Restricted Account.
Victims of Crime Act Federal Grants$13,900,000$0
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$13,900,000$0Federal Funds
The federal Crime Victim Fund collects fines and penalties from those convicted of federal criminal offenses. Funds are then distributed to state agencies and subawarded to local agencies and nonprofits. Congress recently increased the appropriations from this fund from $745M to $2.36B, making an additional $13.9M available for Utah. These funds would support crime victim-centered services throughout the State.
Weber Valley Detention Center$500,000$1,140,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$500,000$0General Fund
$0$1,140,000General Fund, One-time
No Description
Weber Valley Multi-use Youth Center$106,400 ($106,400)
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$106,400$0General Fund
$0 ($106,400)General Fund, One-time
No Description
White Collar Crime Registry$25,500$64,000
OngoingOne-TimeFinancing Source
$19,000$0General Fund
$0$28,000General Fund, One-time
$5,000$25,000Federal Funds
$1,500$11,000Dedicated Credits Revenue
Enactment of this legislation could increase revenue to the General Fund by $20,000 and to various Courts restricted accounts by $16,000 one-time in FY 2016 from petition filing fees; revenue could increase to the General Fund by $4,000 and to various Courts restricted accounts by $3,200 beginning in FY 2017. This legislation could increase dedicated credits revenue to the Department of Public Safety by $12,000 one-time in FY 2016 and by $2,400 beginning in FY 2017 from application fees. Enactment of this legislation could cost the Department of Public Safety $5,000 from dedicated credits one-time in FY 2016 for computer programming; it could cost $7,500 one-time in FY 2016 and $1,500 beginning in FY 2017 from dedicated credits to issue eligibility certificates. This legislation could cost the Attorney General $25,000 one-time in FY 2016 and $5,000 beginning in FY 2016 from the Criminal Forfeiture Restricted Account for creation and maintenance of the White Collar Crime Offender Registry. This legislation could further cost the Attorney General $12,000 from the General Fund beginning in FY 2016 for staff support. This legislation could cost the Courts $35,000 one-time in FY 2016 and $7,000 beginning in FY 2017 from the General Fund.
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COBI contains unaudited data as presented to the Legislature by state agencies at the time of publication. For audited financial data see the State of Utah's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.