FY 2016-17 CORRECTIONS BUDGET††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† S.B. 785:† GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Bill 785 (as introduced) ††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Vehicle for Governorís Recommendation line items is Senate Bill 823.

Committee:† Appropriations

 

 

 

 

CHANGES FROM

FY 2015-16 YEAR-TO-DATE

FULL-TIME EQUATED (FTE) CLASSIFIED POSITIONS/FUNDING SOURCE

FY 2015-16

YEAR-TO-DATE

FY 2016-17

GOV.'S REC.

AMOUNT

PERCENT

FTE Positions..............................................................

14,174.3

14,049.6

(124.7)

(0.9)

GROSS.........................................................................

1,962,226,000

2,029,386,100

67,160,100

3.4

Less:

 

 

 

 

†† Interdepartmental Grants Received.....................

225,000

0

(225,000)

(100.0)

ADJUSTED GROSS..................................................

1,962,001,000

2,029,386,100

67,385,100

3.4

Less:

 

 

 

 

†† Federal Funds..........................................................

5,568,700

5,523,700

(45,000)

(0.8)

†† Local and Private....................................................

8,533,200

8,692,800

159,600

1.9

TOTAL STATE SPENDING.......................................

1,947,899,100

2,015,169,600

67,270,500

3.5

Less:

 

 

 

 

†† Other State Restricted Funds................................

43,950,700

35,711,700

(8,239,000)

(18.7)

GENERAL FUND/GENERAL PURPOSE..............

1,903,948,400

1,979,457,900

75,509,500

4.0

PAYMENTS TO LOCALS..........................................

114,323,600

110,420,700

(3,902,900)

(3.4)


 

 

FY 2015-16 Year-to-Date Gross Appropriation.....................................................................

$1,962,226,000

 

Changes from FY 2015-16 Year-to-Date:

 

  1.  Hepatitis C Pharmaceuticals. Governor provided increased funding for Hepatitis C medication that the State is starting to cover in FY 2015-16.

17,335,000

  2.  Clinical and Mental Health Services and Support. Governor restored funding to account for unrealized savings from the new consolidated health care services contract.

11,200,000

  3.  Corrections Officer Academy. Governor proposed one-time funding for an officer academy with expected graduating class of 350.

8,506,100

  4.  Reentry Service Contracts Rebids. Governor provided funding for new reentry services, substance abuse, and sex offender contracts that will be rebid in FY 2016-17.

6,790,000

  5.  Information Technology Services. Governor provided funding to support the transition to a new billing model for DTMB's provision of services, expand broadband capabilities across 34 correctional facilities and 113 field offices, and recognized increased DTMB charges for mobile device access.

3,042,600

  6.  Mental Health Programming. Governor provided funding for 17.0 additional FTEs along with operating costs increase to address increased caseload and waiting list, as well as transition to a new sex offender treatment program.

1,954,500

  7.  Trinity Food Service Contract. Governor recognized increased costs due to higher per meal rates, menu changes, and a contractual annual Consumer Price Index adjustment.

1,535,000

  8.  Ballistic Vests. Governor proposed one-time funding for life cycle replacement of 1,570 vests for probation and parole agents.

981,300

  9.  Living In Recovery Treatment Program. Governor recommended a new program targeting probation violators with a history of relapse to help prevent recidivism.

750,000

10.  Facility Costs. Governor recognized increased water and sewage rates in Muskegon, St. Louis, and Kinross Charter Township.

287,800

11.  Managing Prison Populations. Governor recommended defunding currently offline housing units that are not planned to be used in FY 2016-17.

(4,991,000)

12.  Special Equipment Fund. Governor reduced funding for prisoner reentry MDOC programs and equipment and special maintenance because of reduced funding as a result of FCC mandated prison rate caps. Increased GF/GP funding to hold education programs harmless.

(4,800,000)

13.  Prison Relocation Savings. Governor recognized additional savings from the relocation of the Kinross facility.

(3,400,000)

14.  Goodwill Flip-the-Script and Parole Sanction Certainty Pilot. Governor eliminated funding for programs.

(2,500,000)

15.  Prison Store Operations. Governor recognized a reduced need for storekeeper positions.

(2,400,000)

16.  Leased Beds and Alternatives to Leased Beds. Governor recommended moving prisoners into MDOC facilities from beds currently leased from counties.

(1,609,000)

17.  Removal of Five-Year Early-Out Deferred Sick Leave Payments. Department obligations will be satisfied as of FY 2015-16 for employees who opted into the 2010 early retirement program, which deferred sick leave payments over five years.

(1,346,800)

18.  Federal Education Revenue. Governor recommended rolling up five Federal deductions that support the Education Program (DED, vocational education equipment; DED-OESE, title I; DED-OVAE, adult education; DED-OSERS; and DED, youthful offender/Specter grant) into a single line item called Federal Education Funding, which would have total funding of $1,722,100.

0

19.  Economic Adjustments. Governor included $7,819,200 Gross and $7,639,000 GF/GP for OPEB and $28,106,500 Gross and $27,459,700 GF/GP for other economic adjustments.

35,925,700

20.  Other Changes. Governor reflected net reduction in restricted revenue amounts.

(101,100)

 

Total Changes.....................................................................................................................

$67,160,100

FY 2016-17 Governor's Recommendation...........................................................................

$2,029,386,100

 

 

Boilerplate Changes from FY 2015-16 Year-to-Date:

  1.  Deletions. Governor proposed to eliminate the following sections from current-year boilerplate: 206, 212, 214, 239, 247, 402, 403, 409, 412, 413, 417, 421, 434, 437, 505, 508, 509, 511, 601, 611, 612, 802, 803, 805, 812, 814, 816, 904, 911, 912, 937, 940, 942, 945, 1009, 1011, 1012, and 1201. These deletions include a variety of reporting requirements, statements of legislative intent, and language pertaining to health services, Goodwill Flip-the-Script, the Parole Sanction Certainty pilot, and faith-based initiatives.

  2.  Definitions. Sixteen definitions were eliminated from the bill, ranging from simple acronyms such as IDG means "interdepartmental grant", to broader definitions for concepts such as recidivism and cost per prisoner. Eighteen definitions will remain in the bill with such terms as full-time equated, offender target populations, and serious mental illness.

  3.  Section numbering. Governor renumbered several sections to maintain consistency across all budget areas.

  4.  Reporting frequency. Governor reduced the frequency of reporting for prisoner populations (Sec. 4-419) and core programming (Sec. 4-913).


  5.  Program additions. Governor added sections to implement the Living in Recovery program (Sec. 4-805), IT bandwidth increases (Sec. 4-1000), expanded mental health and sex offender treatment (Sec. 4-806), and new custody staff training (Sec. 4-1100).

  6.  Section names. Governor removed "Miscellaneous" section and added "Information Technology" and "One-Time Appropriations". (Sec. 4-109 and 4-110)

  7.  Updated Amounts for Total Legacy Costs. Governor updated total legacy costs section. The pension-related costs are $187,327,100 and the retiree health care costs are $150,531,100. (Sec. 4-214)

 

 

Date Completed:† 2-26-16††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Fiscal Analyst:† Ryan M. Bergan

 

This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.