Governor's Supplemental Budget FY 2004-05 Governor's Supplemental Budget FY 2004-05
COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "A" to LD 1828 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT "B" to LD 1828
This amendment does the following. This amendment does the following.
PART SECTION DESCRIPTION PART SECTION DESCRIPTION
A A-1 Appropriations and allocations of funds. A A-1 Appropriations and allocations of funds.
B B-1 Transfers $28,885,017 in fiscal year 2003-04 from the Federal Fiscal Relief Funds Reserve account to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund no later than June 30, 2004. B B-1 Transfers $28,885,017 in fiscal year 2003-04 from the Federal Fiscal Relief Funds Reserve account to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund no later than June 30, 2004.
C C-1 Extends the Dairy Stabilization Subsidy Program. C C-1 Extends the Dairy Stabilization Subsidy Program.
C-2 Lapses $290,064 in the Pollution Control Structures - Carrying Account to the General Fund no later than June 30, 2004. C-2 Lapses $290,064 in the Pollution Control Structures - Carrying Account to the General Fund no later than June 30, 2004.
C-3 Transfers $103,566 from the Maine Milk Pool, Other Special Revenue Funds account to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund no later than June 30, 2004 C-3 Transfers $103,566 from the Maine Milk Pool, Other Special Revenue Funds account to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund no later than June 30, 2004
D D-1 Lapses $207,187 in the Division of Forest Protection, General Fund account in the Department of Conservation to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund no later than June 30, 2004. D D-1 Lapses $207,187 in the Division of Forest Protection, General Fund account in the Department of Conservation to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund no later than June 30, 2004.
E E-1 Establishes a limitation on reimbursement rates to medical service providers for services outside a Department of Corrections facility.  (Not in Committee Amendment B) E E-1 Delays certain aspects of the implementation of Dirigo Health to fiscal year 2005-06. (Not in Committee Amendment A)
F F-1 Lapses $1,365,855 in the General Purpose Aid for Local Schools, General Fund account to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund in fiscal year 2003-04. F F-1 Lapses $1,365,855 in the General Purpose Aid for Local Schools, General Fund account to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund in fiscal year 2003-04.
G G-1: G-2 Authorizes the Department of Human Services to adopt routine technical rules for the elderly low-cost drug program to maximize state savings from coordinating benefits with those provided under the federal Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003.  (Not in Committee Amendment B) G G-1: G-3 Establishes an order of payment for certain reimbursements in the Lost Cost Drugs for the Elderly program.  (Not in Committee Amendment A)
H H-1: H-2 Amends language regarding the principles of reimbursement established for intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded.  It also repeals provisions concerning rate setting requirements for fee-for-service or grant-in-aid programs that serve individuals with mental retardation.  (Not in Committee Amendment B) H H-1: H-2 Updates the state definition to be consistent with the new federal definition of critical access hospital as set forth in the “Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003”.  (Not in Committee Amendment A)
I I-1 Establishes a .74% tax on the net operating revenue of each hospital in the state.  (Not in Committee Amendment B) I I-1 Authorizes the transfers of appropriations and allocations to accomplish the merger of the Department of Human Services and the Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services.  (See Part N of Committee Amendment A)
I-2 Provides appropriation and allocation adjustments related to implementation of the hospital tax in fiscal year 2003-04 and restores funding for hospital rate reductions, pharmacy dispensing fees and revisions to the low-cost drugs for the elderly program that were to be reduced by rulemaking.  (Not in Committee Amendment B) I-2 Authorizes the transfer of savings that are realized by the merger of the Department of Human Services and the Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services.  (See Part N of Committee Amendment A)
J J-1 Increases the amount of intergovernmental transfer funds that must be transferred from the City of Portland to the General Fund as undedicated revenues for fiscal year 2003-04. J J-1 Increases the amount of intergovernmental transfer funds that must be transferred from the City of Portland to the General Fund as undedicated revenues for fiscal year 2003-04.
J-2 Authorizes the State Controller to accept fiscal year 2002-03 balances returned by health care providers as General Fund unappropriated surplus in fiscal year 2003-04. J-2 Authorizes the State Controller to accept fiscal year 2002-03 balances returned by providers as General Fund unappropriated surplus in fiscal year 2003-04.
J-3 Authorizes the State Controller to accept as General Fund unappropriated surplus balances representing the reimbursement of disproportionate share hospital payments in federal fiscal year 2001-02 from institutes for mental disease. J-3 Authorizes the State Controller to accept as General Fund unappropriated surplus balances representing the reimbursement of disproportionate share hospital payments in federal fiscal year 2001-02 from institutes for mental disease.
J-4 Transfers $3,691,639 from the Child Support Collections, Other Special Revenue Funds account in the Department of Human Services to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund no later than June 30, 2004. J-4 Transfers $3,691,639 from the Child Support Collections, Other Special Revenue Funds account in the Department of Human Services to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund no later than June 30, 2004.
J-5 Directs the Department of Human Services to implement a MaineCare rule change to limit the HIV waiver to 130 enrollees.
J-6 Provides appropriations and allocations to the Department of Human Services to increase reimbursement rates for municipally owned nursing facilities.  (See Part A of Committee Amendment A)
K K-1 Authorizes the State Controller to transfer up to $26,202,734 from the Profit and Loss Account of the General Fund to the General Fund TANF Reserve Account no later than June 30, 2004. K K-1 Authorizes the State Controller to transfer up to $26,202,734 from the Profit and Loss Account of the General Fund to the General Fund TANF Reserve Account no later than June 30, 2004.
K-2 Authorizes the State Controller to transfer $6,929,748 from the General Fund TANF Reserve Account to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund no later than June 30, 2004. K-2 Authorizes the State Controller to transfer $6,929,748 from the General Fund TANF Reserve Account to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund no later than June 30, 2004.
K-3 Authorizes the State Controller to transfer $19,272,986 from the General Fund TANF Reserve Account to the TANF Federal Block Grant Account no later than June 30, 2004. K-3 Authorizes the State Controller to transfer $19,272,986 from the General Fund TANF Reserve Account to the TANF Federal Block Grant Account no later than June 30, 2004.
K-4 Authorizes the State Controller to transfer $7,203,139 from the General Fund TANF Account to the General Fund TANF Reserve Account no later than June 30, 2004. K-4 Authorizes the State Controller to transfer $7,203,139 from the General Fund TANF Account to the General Fund TANF Reserve Account no later than June 30, 2004.
L L-1 Transfers $161,137 in fiscal year 2003-04 and $121,118 in fiscal year 2004-05 from the State Fire Marshal's Office, Other Special Revenue Funds account to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund no later than June 30, 2004 and June 30, 2005, respectively. L L-1 Transfers $161,137 in fiscal year 2003-04 and $121,118 in fiscal year 2004-05 from the State Fire Marshal's Office, Other Special Revenue Funds account to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund no later than June 30, 2004 and June 30, 2005, respectively.
M M-1 Lapses $11,053 in the Bureau of Public Transportation, General Fund account to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund in fiscal year 2003-04. M M-1 Lapses $11,053 in the Bureau of Public Transportation, General Fund account to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund in fiscal year 2003-04.
N N-1: N-2 Directs the State Budget Officer to identify the General Fund savings related to the Department of Human Services/Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services merger and transfer those amounts by Financial Order.  (See I-2 and I-2 of Committee Amendment B) N N-1 Deappropriates funds from the University of Maine System.  (In Committee Amendment A adjustments to higher education institutions are in Part A)
N-3 Authorizes available balances of appropriations in MaineCare General Fund accounts in fiscal years 2003-04 and 2004-05 be transferred between accounts by financial order upon the recommendation of the State Budget Officer and approval of the Governor.  (See I-3 of Committee Amendment B)
O O-1: O-2 Increases the filing fee for a special marine resources license from $50 to $100. (See LD 1701)  (See T-1 and T-2 of Committee Amendment B) O O-1 Requires the Department of Human Services to adopt rules if necessary to change the pharmacy reimbursement under the MaineCare program and the low-cost drugs for the elderly program during fiscal year 2003-04.  (See Part T in Committee Amendment A)
O-2 Increases the annual fee for a special license from $25 to $50, it eliminates the waiver of a particular application filing fee and it changes the way in which certain license holders are charged for having additional names listed on the license. (See LD 1701)   (See T-2 of Committee Amendment B) O-2 Requires the Department of Human Services to adopt rules if necessary which would change hospital reimbursements under the MaineCare program during fiscal year 2003-04.  (See Part T in Committee Amendment A)
O-3 Changes the way in which certain license holders are charged for having additional names listed on the license.  (See LD 1701)  (See T-2 of Committee Amendment B) O-3 Requires the Department of Human Services to adopt if necessary rules to change benefit levels in the low-cost drugs for the elderly program or to change the catastrophic cap during fiscal year 2003-04.  (See Part T in Committee Amendment A)
O-3 Authorizes the Commissioner of Marine Resources to waive certain annual licensing fees. (See LD 1701)  (See T-3 of Committee Amendment B) O-4 Requires the Department of Human Services to adopt rules if necessary to change acute care hospital outpatient reimbursement under the MaineCare program during fiscal year 2003-04.  (See Part T in Committee Amendment A)
O-4 Establishes a penalty provision creating a civil violation. (See LD 1701)  (See T-4 of Committee Amendment B) O-5 Makes appropriations from the General Fund for fiscal year 2003-04.
P P-1 Authorizes the State Controller to transfer up to $10,000,000 from the Retiree Health Insurance Fund to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund no later than June 30, 2004.  It also requires the State Controller to transfer $10,000,000 plus interest from the General Fund to the Retiree Health Insurance Fund on or after July 1, 2005 as repayment.  (Not in Committee Amendment B) P P-1 Decreases the amount of unappropriated surplus of the General Fund which is scheduled to be transferred to the Dirigo Health Fund from $53,000,000 to $35,000,000 and makes the decrease in the transferred amount retroactive to September 13, 2003.  (Not in Committee Amendment A)
Q Q-1; Q-3 Authorizes a prioritized series of transfers from the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund at the end of fiscal year 2003-04 to various programs within state government.  (Not in Committee Amendment B) Q Q-1 Lapses $100,000 unencumbered balance forward in Personal Services line category in the Legislature’s General Fund account to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund in fiscal year 2003-04.  (See U-1 of Committee Amendment A)
R R-1 Amends the transfer of funds from the Occupational Safety Loan program account in the Finance Authority of Maine, authorized in PL 2003, c. 451, Pt. O, section 4, by increasing the transfer from $401,209 to $559,079, an increase of $157,870 by June 30, 2004.  (Not in Committee Amendment B) R R-1 Authorizes the transfer of $3,100,000 from the Operating Capital of the General Fund to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund no later than June 30, 2004.  (Not in Committee Amendment A)
R-2 Authorizes the transfer of funds from the Occupational Safety Loan Fund, Other Special Revenue Funds account in the Department of Labor to the General Fund unappropriated surplus no later than June 30, 2004.  (Not in Committee Amendment B)
S S-1 Deappropriates funds from the Rehabilitation Services Program within the Department of Labor due to a decrease in services provided.  (Not in Committee Amendment B) S S-1 Institutes a 90 day statewide hiring freeze for any positions funded in whole or in part by the General Fund.  (Not in Committee Amendment A)
S-2 Authorizes the State Controller to calculate and transfer any of the savings that are realized through the statewide hiring freeze to offset the deappropriations in section 3.  (Not in Committee Amendment A)
S-3 Deappropriates funds from the General Fund.  (Not in Committee Amendment A)
T T-1 Appropriates and allocates funds to the Department of Human Services and the Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services to support the cost of not adopting certain rules to limit MaineCare expenditures during fiscal year 2003-04; including changes affecting private nonmedical institutions, primary care case management fees for Rural Health Clinics (RHC) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) hourly rates in the private duty nursing program, reimbursement reductions in the Mental Retardation Waiver program and other reimbursement reductions to certain MaineCare providers not affected by other rulemaking initiatives.  (See Part O in Committee Amendment B) T T-1 Increases the filing fee for a special marine resources license from $50 to $100. (See LD 1701)  (See O-1 of Committee Amendment A)
U U-1 Lapses $100,000 of the unencumbered balance forward in the Personal Services line category in the Legislative General Fund account to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund in fiscal year 2003-04.  (See Q-1 in Committee Amendment B) T-2 Increases the annual fee for a special license from $25 to $50, it eliminates the waiver of a particular application filing fee and it changes the way in which certain license holders are charged for having additional names listed on the license. (See LD 1701)  (See O-2 and O-3 of Committee Amendment A)
V V-1 Appropriates and allocates funds for the Department of Human Services to make payments of outstanding settlements owed to hospitals under the MaineCare program in the current state fiscal year, 2003-04.  (Not in Committee Amendment B) T-3 Authorizes the Commissioner of Marine Resources to waive certain annual licensing fees. (See LD 1701)  (See O-3 of Committee Amendment A)
W W-1 Authorizes the State Controller to transfer $1,000,000 from the Department of Conservation, Shore and Harbor Management Fund account to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund by June 30, 2004.  (Not in Committee Amendment B) T-4 Establishes a penalty provision creating a civil violation. (See LD 1701)  See O-4 of Committee Amendment A)
X X-1 Authorizes the Department of Human Services to adopt routine technical rules to implement incentive payments within existing resources to pharmacies.  (Not In Committee Amendment B) U U-1 Transfers $50,000 in fiscal year 2003-04 and $50,000 in fiscal year 2004-05 from the Department of Labor, Special Administrative Expense Fund to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund no later than June 30, 2004 and June 30, 2005, respectively.  (Not in Committee Amendment A)
Y Y-1 Authorizes the Treasurer of State to transfer funds from the Unclaimed Property Fund to General Fund undedicated revenue.  It also authorizes the Treasurer of State to sell MetLife stock and shares of mutual funds that were not planned for sale during this biennium.  (Not in Committee Amendment B)
Z Z-1 Requires that beginning July 1, 2004 MaineCare reimbursement and access to services are subject to the rules, policies, principles and guidelines that were in effect on January 15, 2004.  It requires that changes on or after July 1, 2004 be done in accordance with the major substantive rulemaking procedures. There is an exception for adjustments or increases in eligibility related to the nonfarm income official poverty line and United States Social Security Act of 1935.  (Not in Committee Amendment B)
AA AA-1 Establishes a mechanism to account for departmental indirect cost allocation plan amounts as an approved use of revenue from the Fund for a Healthy Maine.  (Not in Committee Amendment B)
AA-2 Authorizes certain revenue transfers from departmental program accounts back to the Fund for a Healthy Maine in fiscal year 2002-03 to reflect the actual transfers that occurred.  It also provides for the recognition of fiscal year 2001-02 expenditures that exceeded legislative authority.  (Not in Committee Amendment B)
AA-3 Recognizes $219,187 as an unallocated balance in the Fund for a Healthy Maine.   (Not in Committee Amendment B)
AA-4 Provides an allocation from the Fund for a Healthy Maine in fiscal year 2003-04 to support a portion of the cost of not adopting rules to create 2 benefit levels in the low-cost drugs for the elderly program and not increasing the catastrophic cap to $1,200 per benefit year.   (Not in Committee Amendment B)
BB BB-1 Deappropriates Personal Services savings from Maine Revenue Services and the Salary Plan program in fiscal year 2003-04.   (Not in Committee Amendment B)
CC CC-1 Deppropriates and deallocates funds from the Medical Care - Payments to Providers account within the Department of Human Services.   (Not in Committee Amendment B)

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