22 August 2012 0 Comments

Liberty Index 2012 Appropriations Acts Part 8 – Act 8A of 2012 Funding for Department of Labor and Department of Community & Economic Development

             

 

 

Appropriation of 2012  Act 8A June 29 SB 1478 Department of Labor and Industry and Department of Community and Economic Development – workers’ compensation, occupational diseases and Office of Small Business Advocate

The Liberty Index rates Act FOR LIBERTY because it is less than last year. It must be noted that Act 8A of 2012 is $6, 755,000 more than Governor Rendell’s last budget appropriation.

 HOUSE FISCAL NOTE This legislation appropriates funds from the Workmen’s Compensation Administration Fund to the Department of Labor and Industry and to the Office of Small Business Advocate. This legislation would take effect July 1, 2012, or immediately, whichever is later.

 ANALYSIS: This legislation appropriates funds from the Workmen’s Compensation Administration Fund to the Department of Labor and Industry for the administration of the Worker’s Compensation Act and the Occupational Disease Act. The bill also provides an appropriation from a restricted account within the fund for the Office of Small Business Advocate under the Department of Community and Economic Development.

 FISCAL IMPACT: For Fiscal Year 2012/13 there will be $81,896,000 appropriated to the Department of Labor and Industry from the Worker’s Compensation Administration Fund, a decrease of $94,000 from 11/12.

For Fiscal Year 2012/13, there will be $194,000 appropriated to the Office of Small Business Advocate in the Department of Community and Economic Development from the restricted revenue account within the Worker’s Compensation Administration Fund, the same as 11/12.

 1) Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Senate Bill 1478

Total Appropriation $81,896,000  a decrease of $94, 000 from last fiscal year

 Worker’s Compensation Administration Fund 2012-13       $75.8 million  decrease from last fiscal year

Office Small Business Advocate OECD   2012-13                                $194,000    – same as last fiscal year 

Last Fiscal Year 2011-2012     Appropriations Act 5A of 2011

2) FY 2011-2012 Total Appropriation   $82,164,000

FY 2011-12    $81,990,000 Worker’s Compensation Administration Fund

FY 2011-12    $194,000       Office Small Business Advocate

Fiscal Year 2010 – 2011       Appropriations Act 8A of 2010

3) Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Total Appropriation $75,141,000

FY 2010-11    $74, 951,000   Worker’s Compensation Administration Fund

FY 2010-11     $190,000         Office Small Business Advocate

 

 

 

 

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