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Posted: January 21, 2012 12:32 p.m.

ACCG breaks down state budget

The Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) analyzed the amended fiscal year 2012 and fiscal year 2013 budget recommendations released by the governor's office, and has listed the changes that would affect local governments.

Items listed in black are increases to agency programs, while items listed in red are reductions to agency programs. ACCG is nonprofit advocate for county governments.

Department of Agriculture, FY 2013
• Transfers $3.5 million in funds and 63 positions from the Department of Labor to the Department of Agriculture for the Safety Inspections Program

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, FY 2013
• Increases state funding for community services -$44.5 million

Department of Community Affairs, FY 2012
• Reduces funds to Regional Commissions for Coordinated Planning - ($51,000)
• Provides funds for Express operation in the Transit Implementation Program due to loss of federal and local funds - $5.6 million
• Provides payments to the OneGeorgia Authority to provide for rural economic
development - $10 million

FY 2013
• Reduces funds to Regional Commissions for Coordinated Planning -($51,000)
• Provides payments to the OneGeorgia Authority to provide for rural economic development - $10 million
• Includes $22.3 million in bonds for GEFA to re-capitalize the Georgia Fund
• Includes $20.8 million in bonds for GEFA to continue funding the Georgia Water Supply Program

Department of Corrections, FY 2012
• Increases funding for the County Jail Subsidy Program - $5.5 million
• Provides funding for the Bostick facility (Baldwin County) renovation to provide 150 beds for medically fragile offenders - $6 million
• (Health) - Convertsthree Pre-Release Centers (PRCs) to Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Centers (RSATs) to provide 600 additional treatment beds for incarcerated offenders - $334,000
• (State Prisons) - Convertsthree Pre-Release Centers (PRCs) to Residential Substance
Abuse Treatment Centers (RSATs) to provide 600 additional treatment beds for
incarcerated offenders - $4.2 million

FY 2013
• Maintains $9.6 million for the County Jail Subsidy Program
• Annualizes the conversion of 3 Pre-Release Centers (PRCs) to Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Centers (RSATs) to provide 600 additional treatment beds for incarcerated offenders - $5.2 million
• Annualizes the cost of 2,650 beds in private prison expansion - $35.2 million

Department of Economic Development, FY 2013
• Consolidates the International Relations and Trade Program into the Global Commerce Program - $2.1 million
• Consolidates the Business Recruitment and Expansion Program into the Global Commerce Program - $7.6 million
• Closes the Plains (Sumter County) and Sylvania (Screven County) Visitor Information Centers and eliminates state funding ($242,000)
• Eliminates state funding for the Bainbridge Welcome Center (Decatur County)($98,000)
• Eliminates state funding for the Historic Chattahoochee Commission ($22,000)
• Eliminates state funding for the Georgia Historical Society and the Georgia Humanities Council ($77,000)
• Reduces funds for marketing ($531,000)

Georgia Bureau of Investigation, FY 2013
• Provides new funding for new and existing Accountability Courts to be administered through the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council - $10 million

Governor's Office, FY2012
• Transfers $68.1 million in grant funds from the Department of Labor to the Governor's Office of Workforce Development

FY 2013
• Transfers $68.1 million in grant funds from the Department of Labor to the Governor's Office of Workforce Development

Department of Human Services
• Reducesthe Family Connection county collaborative contracts -($140,000)

Judicial Council, FY 2012
• Adds funding to a pilot program for remote interpreters in two rural counties - $25,000

FY 2013
• Adds funding to provide for contract interpreters for the remote interpreter program in two rural counties - $45,000
• Increases funding to provide for a case management project to consolidate data from disparate county systems and provide case management systems to all Accountability Courts - $425,000

Department of Juvenile Justice, FY 2012
• Providesfunding for 60 new Evening Reporting Centers - $288,000
• Providesfunding for 50 non-secure residential beds - $1.9 million
• Providesfunding for operating expenses of the Atlanta Youth Detention Center - $3.3 million

FY 2013
• Provides funding for 60 new Evening Reporting Centers - $576,000
• Provides funding for 50 non-secure residential beds - $2.7 million
• Provides funding for operating expenses of the Atlanta Youth Detention Center - $7.8 million

Department of Natural Resources, FY 2013
• Provides funding for the Hazardous Waste Trust Fund to pay local government
reimbursements - $3 million(of the 16.5 million raised in fees)
• Provides funding from the Solid Waste Trust Fund for solid waste management - $1.9 million (of the 6.5 million raised in fees)

Public Defender Standards Council (GPDSC), FY 2012
• Provides additional funds for conflict cases - $339,000

FY 2013
• Provides additional funds for conflict cases - $565,000

Department of Public Health, FY 2012
• Reduces funds for the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission to reflect the revised revenue projection for super speeder and license reinstatement fees - ($1.7 million)

FY 2013
• Reduces funds for the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission to reflect the revised revenue projection for super speeder and license reinstatement fees - ($1.7 million)

Department of Public Safety, FY 2013
• Eliminates contract with North Central Cobb Police Academy at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center -($245,000)

Board of Regents, FY 2012
• Reduces personnel servicesfor the Cooperative Extension Service - ($362,000)
• Reduces personnel services and operating expenses for public libraries - ($645,000)

FY 2013
• Reduces personnel servicesfor the Cooperative Extension Service - ($362,000)
• Reduces personnel services and operating expenses for public libraries - ($645,000)

Department of Revenue, FY 2013
• Maintains Forestland Protection Grants at FY12 funding level - $14.5 million

Department of Transportation, FY 2013
• Maintains current funding in Local Maintenance and Improvement Grants (LMIG) - 100 million
• Transfers surplus personnel service funds in the Local Road Administration Program to
the Capital Construction Projects Program for capital outlay projects - $19.6 million
• Transfers surplus funds from Payments to the State Road and Tollway Authority Program to the Capital Construction Projects Program for capital outlay projects - $24.3 million
• Provides contract funds for capital maintenance projects - $34.4 million

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