View Amendment Current Amendment: 42A to Bill 5150

Senator GOLDFINCH proposes the following amendment (SA\5150C036.JN.SA22.DOCX):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 583, proviso 118.19(B)(74), after line 14, by inserting:

/ (c) Southern Segment Construction I-73..$326,093,667; /

Amend the bill further, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 582, after line 17, by inserting:

/ (d) County Projects..$326,093,667;

(64.1) Each county legislative delegation shall receive an equal amount for county projects. Each delegation must meet in a public session to determine the itemized appropriation of the funds by weighted voting of its members. An itemized accounting of each appropriation shall be provided to the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee within 15 days of the meeting. Counties must submit a written request for funds appropriated in the county to the Executive Budget Office. Funds in this item may be released to fund an eligible project at the direction of the Executive Budget Office, upon the Executive Budget Office's receipt of a written request from the receiving county. Prior to disbursal, the Executive Budget Office shall report each request for disbursement to the legislative delegation representing the county. Upon receipt of funds, the counties must expeditiously distribute the funds. /

Amend the bill further, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 583, by striking line 16 and inserting:

/ CTC Acceleration Fund..$326,093,667; /

Amend the bill further, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 579, by striking proviso 118.19(B)(50) and inserting:

/ (50) F300Employee Benefits

Employee Bonus..$45,000,000;

(50.1) From the funds appropriated to Statewide Employee Benefits for Bonus Pay, effective on the first pay date that occurs on or after October 17, 2022, the Department of Administration shall allocate to state agencies $45,000,000 to provide for a one-time lump sum bonus. Each permanent state employee, in a full-time equivalent position, who has been in continuous state service for at least six months prior to July 1, 2022, shall receive an $1,500 one-time lump sum payment. This payment is not a part of the state employee's base salary and is not earnable compensation for purposes of employer or employee contributions to respective retirement systems. This appropriation may be used for payments to employees only in the same ratio as the employee's base salary is paid from appropriated sources and the employing agency shall pay the bonus for federal and other funded full-time equivalent positions employees from federal or other funds available to the agency in the proportion that such funds are the source of the employee's salary. The earnings limitation on bonuses in Proviso 117.52 of this Act does not apply to this bonus. For institutions of higher education, the funds received for this bonus may be used without uniformity. Unexpended funds appropriated pursuant to this provision may be carried forward to succeeding fiscal years and expended for the same purposes. /

Amend the bill further, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 571, line 28, by deleting proviso 118.19(B)(1).

Amend sections, totals and title to conform.