SF 130 – FY17 Deappropriations
SF 130 deappropriates a net of $113.3 million from the FY17 general fund budget. These cuts would leave estimated cash on hand of $700,000 on June 30, 2017. Below are highlights:
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|Transfers from Funds||$25,135,000|
|Estimated COH FY17||$700,000|
|Significant Funding Increases – Supplemental (in millions)|
|Significant Deappropriations/Cuts in Funding (in millions)|
|Board of Regents||$18.000|
|Department of Human Services (DHS)||$22.000|
|Department of Corrections||$5.500|
|DHS – Medical Asst.||$13.850|
|Department of Education||$4.527|
|Department of Public Safety||$1.000|
|Department of Public Health||$2.000|
|Department of Revenue||$1.200|
|Department of Ag & Land Stewardship||$0.400|
|State Public Defender||$0.457|
|Department of Economic Development||$0.700|
|Department of Natural Resources||$1.300|
|Department of Aging||$0.400|
|Inspections & Appeals||$0.300|
|College Aid Commission||$0.390|
|Iowa Public Television||$0.200|
|Iowa Veterans Home||$0.200|
|Department of Administrative Services||$0.262|
|Department of Public Defense||$0.241|
|Department of Cultural Affairs||$0.210|
|Department of Vets Affairs||$0.000|
|Department of Management||$0.000|
|Secretary of State||$0.000|
|Department of Human Rights||$0.087|
|Department of Commerce||$0.000|
|Department for the Blind||$0.000|
|Public Employment Relations Board||$0.000|
|Iowa Law Enforcement Academy||$0.000|
|Board of Parole||$0.000|
|Drug Control Policy||$0.000|
|Public Information Board||$0.075|
|National Guard Ed Assistance Program||$0.000|
|Dept. Operational Reductions||$11.500|
|Revenue Adjustments – FY17|
|FY17 IRC Update (no Sec. 179)||$0.000|
|Transfers – FY 17 (in millions)||Cash Balance|
|Taxpayers Trust Fund||$0.000||$8.20|
|Cultural Trust Fund||$6.135||$6.10|
|Strategic Investment Fund||$1.000||$10.20|
|Innovation & Commercialization Fund||$2.000||$9.80|
|Economic Development Energy Projects||$2.000||$12.60|
|Grow Iowa Values Fund||$12.000||$38.60|
|Federal Economic Stimulus Fund||$2.000||$2.10|
Other provisions include:
Open Spaces – Park Maintenance: Uses $1 million from REAP Open Spaces Account for state park maintenance in FY17.
Iowa Veterans Home carryover surplus transfer: Transfers $350,195 from FY16 surplus funds to the College Student Aid Commission for the National Guard Educational Assistance program.
Reallocations to Health & Human Services-related appropriations
- Provides a net reduction of $22 million from the General Fund to various non-Medicaid programs operated by DHS; $16 million of this reduction is backfilled by an increase in TANF funds.
- This also realizes savings in the Medicaid program by eliminating the state’s share of DSH payments, which totals $3 million and reduces the lodging allocation for the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics by $150,000 to meet the projected demand. These savings combined with $23.5 million in internal “savings” identified by the DHS result in a cut to Medicaid by $13.9 million and address the FY17 projected shortfall of $14.5 million.
Operational expenditures reductions – $11.5 million
- Reduces FY17 operational expenses from the Executive Branch by $11.5 million.
- Operational purposes include but are not limited to state agency office supplies, outside services purchases, equipment purchases, printing and binding, information technology, marketing and state employee travel.
- Operational expenses may also include a moratorium on filling vacant or newly created positions from March 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017.
- Department of Management, in consultation with each department, applies the reductions. DOM must submit a report to the Legislature and to the Legislative Services Agency within 30 days of the effective date of this section.
Legislators’ per diem – 2017 session: Reduces Legislative per diem from 110 days to 100 days. This is estimated to save $380,000.
Legislative staff travel: From the effective date of this section through June 30, 2017, costs for out-of-state travel and per diems for members of the Legislature and for legislative staff will not be paid from the General Fund (2.12).