SB 1280

84(R) - 2015
Senate Finance
Senate Finance

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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Joan Huffman

Bill Caption

Relating to directing payment, after approval, of certain miscellaneous claims and judgments against the state out of funds designated by this Act; making appropriations.

Fiscal Notes

A fiscal note dated April 14, 2015 anticipates an estimated two-year negative impact to General Revenue Related Funds for CSSB 1280 of $1,789,419 through the biennium ending August 31, 2017.

Bill Analysis

Senate Bill 1280 would make additional appropriations from General Revenue Fund 0001, State Highway Fund 0006, GR Account 0009-Game, Fish and Water Safety, GR Account 0064-State Parks, GR Account 0469-Compensation to Victims of Crime, and the Unemployment Compensation Clearance Account 0936 in order to pay outstanding claims and judgments against the state for varying amounts of money, such as warrants voided by the statute of limitations, outstanding invoices to private vendors, unpaid charges for Medicaid recipients, or court judgment settlements.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Every biennium, additional appropriations have to be made in order for the State to honor a number of outstanding obligations.

It is within the scope of a limited government to honor its debts, and as a consequence, we support Senate Bill 1280.