CHAPTER NO. 1135

SENATE BILL NO. 3307

By Henry, McNally, Atchley, Burks

Substituted for: House Bill No. 3309

By McDaniel, Kisber, Davis

AN ACT To make appropriations for the purpose of defraying the expenses of the state government for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 1997 and July 1, 1998, in the administration, operation and maintenance of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the various departments, institutions, offices and agencies of the state; for certain state aid and obligations; for capital outlay, for the service of the public debt, for emergency and contingency; to repeal certain appropriations and any acts inconsistent herewith; to provide provisional continuing appropriations; and to establish certain provisions, limitations and restrictions under which appropriations may be obligated and expended. This act makes appropriations for the purposes described above for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 1997 and July 1, 1998.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. That appropriations hereinafter set out are hereby made for the purpose of defraying the expenses of state government for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998, in the administration, operation and maintenance of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the various departments, institutions, offices and agencies of the state, and for certain state aid and obligations and for capital outlay; for the service of the public debt, and for emergency and contingency, all according to the following schedule:

I. LEGISLATIVE

1998-99

 

 

1. General Assembly Support Services

$3,844,900.00

2. General Assembly Committees

397,900.00

3. House of Representatives

9,060,900.00

4. State Senate

4,892,600.00

5. Legislative Administration Services

3,968,200.00

6. Tennessee Code Commission

69,500.00

7. Fiscal Review Committee

689,000.00

 

 

Total Title I

$22,923,000.00

 

 

II. JUDICIAL

 

 

 

1. Appellate and Trial Courts

$36,491,000.00

2. Supreme Court Buildings

1,250,500.00

3. Child Support Referees

270,300.00

4. Indigent Defendants' Counsel

9,648,200.00

5. Civil Legal Representation

1,600,000.00

6. Verbatim Transcripts

3,029,900.00

7. Tennessee State Law Libraries

694,300.00

8. Judicial Council and Conference

202,700.00

9. Judicial Committees

129,300.00

10. State Court Clerks' Conference

155,100.00

11. Administrative Office of the Courts

7,756,400.00

12. Appellate Court Clerks

87,200.00

13. Board of Law Examiners

590,100.00

 

 

Total Title II

$61,905,000.00

 

 

III. EXECUTIVE

 

 

 

1. Constitutional and Quasi-Judicial Offices

 

 

 

1. Attorney General and Reporter

 

1.1 Attorney General and Reporter

$11,819,500.00

1.2 Publications

177,500.00

1.3 Special Litigation

187,600.00

Total Attorney General and Reporter

$ 12,184,600.00

 

 

2. District Attorneys General

 

2.1 District Attorneys General

$35,758,700.00

2.2 District Attorneys General Conference

206,800.00

2.3 Executive Director

859,600.00

2.4 IV-D Child Support

688,100.00

Total District Attorneys General

$37,513,200.00

 

 

3. Department of State

 

3.1 Secretary of State

$ 6,075,200.00

3.2 State Election Commission

1,799,700.00

3.3 Public Documents

892,300.00

3.4 Library and Archives

5,181,900.00

3.5 Regional Libraries

6,142,500.00

3.6 Registry of Election Finance

282,700.00

Total Department of State

$20,374,300.00

 

 

4. Public Defenders

 

4.1 District Public Defenders

$16,968,300.00

4.2 Executive Director

547,000.00

4.3 Shelby County Public Defender

2,573,700.00

4.4 Davidson County Public Defender

1,267,400.00

Total Public Defenders

$21,356,400.00

 

 

5. Comptroller of the Treasury

 

5.1 Division of Administration

$535,600.00

5.2 Office of Management Services

4,007,500.00

5.3 Division of State Audit

6,178,900.00

5.4 Division of County Audit

4,318,300.00

5.5 Division of Municipal Audit

976,800.00

5.6 Division of Bond Finance

246,700.00

5.7 Office of Local Government

243,700.00

5.8 Division of Property Assessments

6,340,200.00

5.9 Tax Relief

10,546,600.00

5.10 State Board of Equalization

2,473,600.00

5.11 Division of Local Finance

251,900.00

5.12 Offices of Research & Education Accountability

893,800.00

5.13 Office of State Assessed Properties

520,300.00

Total Comptroller of the Treasury

$ 37,533,900.00

 

 

6. Post-Conviction Defender Commission

 

6.1 Post-Conviction Defender Commission

$666,500.00

Total Post-Conviction Defender Commission.

$666,500.00

 

 

7. Department of Treasury

 

7.1 Treasurer's Office

$693,400.00

Total Department of Treasury

$ 693,400.00

 

 

8. Claims and Compensation

 

8.1 Criminal Injuries Compensation

$ 5,144,900.00

Total Claims and Compensation

$ 5,144,900.00

 

 

Total Title III-1

$135,467,200.00

 

 

The appropriation made under Title III-1, Item 8 may be increased or decreased as realized receipts of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund justify, subject to the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 3, Part 10 and Title 9, Chapter 6, Part 1.

 

 

 

2. Executive Offices

 

 

 

1. Governor's Office

 

1.1 Governor's Office

$ 3,234,900.00

1.2 Intergovernmental Conferences & Special Operations

354,100.00

Total Governor's Office

$ 3,589,000.00

 

 

2. Commissions

 

2.1 Commission on Children and Youth

$ 1,262,500.00

2.2 Commission on Aging

4,285,200.00

2.3 Alcoholic Beverage Commission

1,975,700.00

2.4 Tennessee Human Rights Commission

1,001,300.00

2.5 Health Facilities Commission

560,900.00

2.6 Tennessee Corrections Institute

551,000.00

2.7 Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

411,900.00

2.8 Tennessee Regulatory Authority

4,487,200.00

2.9 Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

459,500.00

2.10 Tennessee Housing Development Agency

10,000,000.00

2.11 Tennessee Arts Commission

2,678,400.00

2.12 Tennessee State Museum

2,362,800.00

2.13 Board of Paroles

16,945,400.00

Total Commissions

$46,981,800.00

 

 

3. Department of Finance and Administration

 

3.1 Administration

$1,364,600.00

3.2 Budget Division

1,813,400.00

3.3 Office of Information Resources

81,800.00

3.4 Division of Accounts

3,035,900.00

3.5 Criminal Justice Programs

191,400.00

3.6 Resource Development and Support

733,400.00

3.7 Capital Projects and Real Property Management

2,236,700.00

3.8 Tennessee Commission on National and Community Service.

168,400.00

Total Department of Finance and Administration

$9,625,600.00

 

 

4. Department of Personnel

 

4.1 Administration

$ 1,671,300.00

4.2 Human Resource Development

675,100.00

4.3 Technical Services

1,501,700.00

Total Department of Personnel

$ 3,848,100.00

 

 

5. Department of General Services

 

5.1 Administration

$ 519,600.00

5.2 Property Utilization

200,000.00

5.3 Motor Vehicle Management

3,000,000.00

5.4 Property Management

1,385,000.00

5.5 Purchasing

22,000.00

5.6 Central Stores

200,000.00

Total Department of General Services

$ 5,326,600.00

 

 

6. Department of Veterans Affairs

$ 2,260,100.00

 

 

Total Title III-2

$71,631,200.00

 

 

3. Department of Agriculture

 

 

 

1. Administration and Grants

$3,335,200.00

2. Regulatory Services

9,442,700.00

3. Market Development

1,816,000.00

4. Forestry

14,700,500.00

5. Forestry Maintenance

158,500.00

6. Agricultural Regulatory Fund

2,000,000.00

 

 

Total Title III-3

$31,452,900.00

 

 

4. Department of Tourist Development

 

 

 

1. Administration and Marketing

$ 8,995,700.00

2. Welcome Center Services

1,422,000.00

 

 

Total Title III-4

$10,417,700.00

 

 

5. Department of Environment and Conservation

 

 

 

1. Administrative Services

$3,600,500.00

2. Conservation Administration

1,005,000.00

3. Historical Commission

1,168,300.00

4. Archaeology

419,900.00

5. Geology

1,110,700.00

6. Tennessee State Parks

20,366,600.00

7. Natural Heritage

422,900.00

8. Tennessee State Parks Maintenance

15,354,700.00

9. Maintenance of Historic Sites

163,200.00

10. West Tennessee Rivers Authority

661,500.00

11. Environment Administration

1,148,900.00

12. Used Oil Collection Program

1,225,100.00

13. Tennessee Dry Cleaners Environmental Response Fund

2,325,300.00

14. Environmental Assistance

1,014,600.00

15. Air Pollution Control

1,805,500.00

16. Radiological Health

333,300.00

17. Construction Grants and Loans

4,989,800.00

18. Water Pollution Control

4,630,200.00

19. Solid Waste Management

1,795,700.00

20. Abandoned Lands

500,000.00

21. Hazardous Waste Remedial Action Fund

1,004,700.00

22. Water Supply

526,900.00

23. Groundwater Protection

2,833,700.00

24. Underground Storage Tank

16,680,600.00

25. Solid Waste Assistance Fund

8,991,100.00

26. Environmental Protection Fund

27,046,200.00

27. Safe Drinking Water Revolving Fund

2,500,000.00

 

 

Total Title III-5

$123,624,900.00

 

 

6. Wildlife Resources Agency

 

 

 

1. Wildlife

$24,105,100.00

2. Boating

3,163,400.00

 

 

Total Title III-6.

$27,268,500.00

 

 

The appropriation made under Title III-6 may be increased or decreased as realized receipts of the Wildlife Resources Fund justify, subject to the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 3, Part 10 and Title 9, Chapter 6, Part 1.

 

 

 

7. Department of Correction

 

 

 

1. Administration

$10,866,000.00

2. Field Services

21,542,900.00

3. State Prosecutions

56,085,900.00

4. Knoxville Community Service Center

175,700.00

5. Tennessee Correction Academy

3,476,700.00

6. Wayne County Boot Camp

6,845,400.00

7. Chattanooga Community Service Center

168,200.00

8. Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary Complex

25,027,900.00

9. Tennessee Prison for Women

10,781,000.00

10. Turney Center Industrial Prison and Farm

16,845,200.00

11. Mark Luttrell Reception Center

9,289,000.00

12. Middle Tennessee Reception Center Complex

17,263,000.00

13. Southeast Tennessee State Regional Correctional Facility

13,805,000.00

14. Major Maintenance

2,874,600.00

15. Local Correctional Programs

8,668,100.00

16. West Tennessee High Security Facility Complex

41,020,800.00

17. Riverbend Maximum Security Institution

15,645,400.00

18. Northeast Correctional Center Complex

21,990,700.00

19. South Central Correctional Center

19,148,700.00

20. Northwest Correctional Center Complex

28,903,900.00

21. Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility

33,516,900.00

22. Hardeman County Incarceration Agreement

23,109,200.00

23. TriCor

279,300.00

24. Sentencing Act of 1985

19,212,400.00

 

 

Total Title III-7

$406,541,900.00

 

 

8. Department of Economic and Community Development

 

 

 

1. Administrative Services

$4,561,000.00

2. Industrial Development

4,555,400.00

3. Business Services

764,200.00

4. TIIP - 95 County Jobs Program

14,500,000.00

5. Community Development

4,353,600.00

6. Energy

194,200.00

7. Industrial Training Service

3,611,300.00

8. Regional Grants Management

1,830,500.00

 

 

Total Title III-8

$34,370,200.00

 

 

9. Department of Education

 

 

 

1. Administrative Services

 

1.1 Administration

$6,350,600.00

1.2 State Board of Education

581,600.00

Total Administrative Services

$6,932,200.00

 

 

2. Kindergarten, Elementary and Secondary

 

2.1 State Programs

 

a. Curriculum and Instruction

$2,925,000.00

b. Career Ladder

104,536,500.00

c. BEP and Other LEA Support

2,232,201,500.00

d. Driver Education

1,700,000.00

e. Adult and Community Education

2,870,800.00

f. Training and Professional Development

2,308,500.00

g. Grants-In-Aid

4,073,600.00

h. Technology, Infrastructure, and Support Systems

3,123,300.00

i. Accountability

7,113,000.00

Subtotal State Programs

$2,360,852,200.00

 

 

2.2 Federally Funded and Supported Programs

 

a. Improving School Programs

$3,375,100.00

b. School Nutrition Programs

4,996,100.00

c. Special Education Services

2,110,700.00

d. Tennessee Infant Parent Services School

7,426,700.00

Subtotal Federally Funded and Supported Programs

$ 17,908,600.00

Total Kindergarten, Elementary and Secondary

$2,378,760,800.00

 

 

3. Vocational Education

 

3.1 Vocational Education Programs

$ 4,701,900.00

Total Vocational Education

$ 4,701,900.00

 

 

4. Special Schools

 

4.1 Alvin C. York Institute

$ 2,938,100.00

4.2 Tennessee School for the Blind

6,531,200.00

4.3 Tennessee School for the Deaf

9,435,100.00

4.4 West Tennessee School for the Deaf

1,376,600.00

4.5 Major Maintenance

239,000.00

Total Special Schools

$ 20,520,000.00

 

 

Total Title III-9

$2,410,914,900.00

 

 

10. Higher Education

 

 

 

1. Administration and Support Services

 

1.1 Tennessee Higher Education Commission

$1,632,300.00

1.2 Contract Education

2,500,200.00

1.3 Tennessee Student Assistance Awards

19,516,500.00

1.4 Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

864,100.00

1.5 Loan/Scholarship Programs

925,000.00

1.6 Tennessee Foreign Language Institute

240,200.00

1.7 THEC Grants

2,829,900.00

Total Administration and Support Services

$28,508,200.00

 

 

2. Excellence Initiatives

 

2.1 Academic Scholars Programs

$251,800.00

2.2 Centers of Excellence

17,527,000.00

2.3 Campus Centers of Emphasis

1,261,800.00

Total Excellence Initiatives

$19,040,600.00

 

 

3. University of Tennessee System

 

3.1 Administrative and Other Services

 

a. U.T. University-Wide Administration

$2,310,100.00

b. U.T. Institute for Public Service

4,303,200.00

c. U.T. Municipal Technical Advisory Service

1,243,100.00

d. U.T. County Technical Assistance Service

946,700.00

e. U.T. Space Institute

6,587,600.00

Subtotal Administrative and Other Services

$15,390,700.00

 

 

3.2 Agricultural Services

 

a. U.T. Agricultural Experiment Stations

$18,616,400.00

b. U.T. Agricultural Extension Service

21,645,200.00

c. U.T. Veterinary Medicine

11,525,200.00

Subtotal Agricultural Services

$51,786,800.00

 

 

3.3 Medical Education

 

a. U.T. Memphis

$48,217,000.00

b. U.T. Family Medicine

4,685,800.00

c. U.T. College of Medicine

34,628,800.00

Subtotal Medical Education

$87,531,600.00

 

 

3.4 University Campuses

 

a. U.T. Chattanooga

$34,734,900.00

b. U.T. Knoxville

147,514,100.00

c. U.T. Martin

25,008,000.00

Subtotal University Campuses

$207,257,000.00

 

 

Total University of Tennessee

$361,966,100.00

 

 

4. Tennessee Board of Regents

 

 

 

4.1 Administration

 

a. Tennessee Board of Regents

$3,132,400.00

Subtotal Administration

$3,132,400.00

 

 

4.2 Medical Education

 

a. East Tennessee State University - College of Medicine

$20,149,700.00

b. East Tennessee State University - Family Practice

3,159,600.00

Subtotal Medical Education

$ 23,309,300.00

 

 

4.3 Regional Universities

 

a. Austin Peay State University

$26,755,400.00

b. East Tennessee State University

45,493,000.00

c. University of Memphis

91,177,800.00

d. Middle Tennessee State University

68,712,900.00

e. Tennessee State University

34,261,500.00

f. Tennessee Technological University

37,681,000.00

Subtotal Regional Universities

$ 304,081,600.00

 

 

4.4 Community Colleges and Technical Institutes

 

a. State Technical Institute at Memphis

$18,110,300.00

b. Nashville State Technical Institute

10,774,700.00

c. Pellissippi State Technical Community College

16,154,900.00

d. Northeast State Technical Community College

8,431,600.00

e. Chattanooga State Technical Community College

19,150,700.00

f. Cleveland State Community College

8,297,900.00

g. Columbia State Community College

9,884,700.00

h. Dyersburg State Community College

5,312,800.00

i. Jackson State Community College

8,769,500.00

j. Motlow State Community College

7,576,100.00

k. Roane State Community College

13,921,800.00

l. Shelby State Community College

15,142,800.00

m. Volunteer State Community College

13,883,300.00

n. Walters State Community College

13,887,300.00

Subtotal Community Colleges and Technical Institutes

$169,298,400.00

 

 

4.5 Technology Centers

 

a. Tennessee Technology Centers

$32,099,300.00

Subtotal Technology Centers

$32,099,300.00

 

 

Total Tennessee Board of Regents

$531,921,000.00

 

 

5. Higher Education System-Wide Improvements

 

 

 

5.1 Higher Education System-Wide Improvements

$7,900,000.00

Total Higher Education System-Wide Improvements

$7,900,000.00

 

 

Total Title III-10

$949,335,900.00

 

 

11. Department of Commerce and Insurance

 

 

 

1. Insurance

$2,368,200.00

2. Consumer Affairs

660,800.00

3. Tennessee Racing Commission

60,400.00

4. Regulatory Boards

13,911,700.00

4.1 Real Estate Education and Recovery Fund

45,100.00

4.2 Auctioneer Education and Recovery Fund

69,700.00

5. Commission on Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education

2,495,300.00

Total Title III-11

$19,611,200.00

 

 

12. Department of Financial Institutions

$ 4,660,500.00

 

 

Total Title III-12

$ 4,660,500.00

 

 

The appropriation made under Title III-12 may be increased or decreased as realized receipts justify, subject to the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 3, Part 10 and Title 9, Chapter 6, Part 1.

 

 

 

13. Department of Labor

 

 

 

1. Administration

$1,005,300.00

2. Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA)

3,384,800.00

3. Workers' Compensation

7,369,900.00

4. Mines

411,600.00

5. Labor Standards

733,100.00

6. Second Injury Fund

5,195,900.00

 

 

Total Title III-13

$18,100,600.00

 

 

14. Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation

 

 

 

1. Administration

 

1.1 Administrative Services Division

$ 5,995,900.00

Total Administrative Services Division

$ 5,995,900.00

 

 

2. Mental Health Services

 

2.1 Mental Health Services Administration

$ 875,400.00

2.2 Non-TennCare Mental Health Services

26,081,000.00

2.3 Lakeshore Mental Health Institute

1,073,500.00

2.4 Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute

1,684,400.00

2.5 Western Mental Health Institute

1,227,400.00

2.6 Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute

1,810,700.00

2.7 Memphis Mental Health Institute

44,800.00

2.8 Community Mental Health Services

22,020,200.00

Total Mental Health Services

$54,817,400.00

 

 

3. Mental Retardation Services

 

3.1 Mental Retardation Administration

$4,115,800.00

3.2 Developmental Disabilities Council

79,700.00

3.3 Community Mental Retardation Services

31,497,800.00

3.4 Regional Offices of Community Services

8,301,300.00

3.5 Arlington Developmental Center

1,632,800.00

3.6 Clover Bottom Developmental Center

1,486,900.00

3.7 Greene Valley Developmental Center

443,900.00

Total Mental Retardation Services

$47,558,200.00

 

 

4. Major Maintenance and Equipment

$ 750,000.00

 

 

Total Title III-14

$ 109,121,500.00

 

 

15. Department of Military

 

 

 

1. Administration

$1,351,100.00

2. Army National Guard

734,700.00

3. Air National Guard

1,068,700.00

4. Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

2,249,200.00

5. Armories Major Maintenance

735,700.00

6. Armories Utilities

1,704,800.00

 

 

Total Title III-15

$ 7,844,200.00

 

 

16. Department of Health

 

 

 

1. Administration

 

1.1 Executive Administration

$4,100,900.00

1.2 Administrative Services

2,717,700.00

1.3 Information Resources

4,512,200.00

Total Administration

$11,330,800.00

 

 

2. Manpower Resources And Facilities

 

2.1 Manpower and Facilities

$3,095,700.00

2.2 Emergency Medical Services

696,300.00

2.3 Laboratory Services

6,885,200.00

2.4 Health Related Boards

5,779,900.00

Total Manpower Resources and Facilities

$ 16,457,100.00

 

 

3. Community Health Services

 

3.1 Health Services

$9,287,500.00

3.2 Division of General Environmental Health

 

5,154,100.00

 

3.3 Chronic Renal Services

474,100.00

3.4 Hemophilia

692,400.00

3.5 Maternal and Child Health

3,421,300.00

3.6 Division of Children's Special Services

139,100.00

3.7 Communicable Disease Control

5,027,700.00

3.8 HSA Medical Programs

2,658,300.00

3.9 Population Based Services

6,730,600.00

Total Community Health Services

$33,585,100.00

 

 

4. Local Health

 

4.1 Local Health Services

$6,618,600.00

Total Local Health

$6,618,600.00

 

 

5. Health Grant Assistance Programs

 

5.1 Nursing Home Grant Assistance Program

$ 15,000,000.00

Total Health Grant Assistance Programs

$ 15,000,000.00

 

 

6. Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services

 

6.1 Alcohol and Drug Services

$ 10,886,200.00

Total Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services

$10,886,200.00

 

 

7. TennCare

 

7.1 TennCare Administration

$56,393,100.00

7.2 TennCare Services

695,432,700.00

7.3 Waiver and Crossover Services

129,885,800.00

7.4 Long-Term Care Services

338,489,500.00

Total TennCare

$ 1,220,201,100.00

 

 

Total Title III-16

$1,314,078,900.00

 

 

17. Department of Human Services

 

 

 

1. Administration

 

1.1 Administration

$18,867,700.00

1.2 Field Operations

5,630,800.00

1.3 County Rentals

3,847,900.00

Total Administration

$ 28,346,400.00

 

 

2. Family Assistance Services

 

2.1 Child Support

$2,460,200.00

2.2 Temporary Cash Assistance

28,415,700.00

2.3 Family Assistance Services

39,365,700.00

Total Family Assistance Services

$ 70,241,600.00

 

 

3. Social Services

 

3.1 Community Services

$31,785,800.00

Total Social Services

$31,785,800.00

 

 

4. Rehabilitative Services

 

4.1 Vocational Rehabilitation

$8,169,500.00

Total Rehabilitative Services

$8,169,500.00

 

 

Total Title III-17

$138,543,300.00

 

 

18. Department of Revenue

 

 

 

1. Administration

$ 3,636,000.00

2. Tax Enforcement

3,344,000.00

3. Management Information Systems

9,506,600.00

4. Taxpayer Services

3,751,800.00

5. Processing

2,838,400.00

6. Audit

12,672,700.00

 

 

Total Title III-18

$35,749,500.00

 

 

19. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

$ 18,366,100.00

 

 

Total Title III-19

$18,366,100.00

 

 

20. Department of Safety

 

 

 

1. Administration

$ 4,314,900.00

2. Driver License Issuance

944,200.00

3. Highway Patrol

54,597,600.00

4. Motorcycle Rider Education

156,200.00

5. Motor Vehicle Operations

6,372,700.00

6. Driver Education

198,700.00

7. Law Enforcement Training Academy

1,831,900.00

8. POST Commission

5,655,100.00

9. Titling and Registration

19,772,100.00

10. Major Maintenance

250,000.00

11. Technical Services

401,200.00

12. CID Anti-Theft Unit

586,600.00

 

 

Total Title III-20

$95,081,200.00

 

 

21. Miscellaneous Appropriations

 

 

 

1. Consolidated Retirement System

 

1.1 County Officials and County Judges Retirement Contribution

$5,500,000.00

1.2 Former Governors and Widows of Former Governors - Pensions

170,000.00

1.3 Widow of Appellate Judge - Pension

1,800.00

1.4 General Sessions Judges Retirement

100,000.00

2. State Employees' Unemployment Compensation,

 

Sick Leave, Death Benefit Payments and Terminal Leave Payments

200,000.00

3. Retirees Health Insurance

5,300,000.00

4. State School Bond Authority - Debt Service

600,000.00

5. Attorney's Fee - Civil Rights

500,000.00

6. Special Election Reimbursement to Counties

130,000.00

7. Disaster Relief Grants

1,000,000.00

8. Criminal Justice Programs

1,354,000.00

9. Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads

78,300.00

10. YMCA Youth Legislature

25,000.00

11. Year 2000 Modifications

4,000,000.00

12. Facilities Revolving Fund Rate Increase

10,000,000.00

13. State Employees Salary Increase

4,300,000.00

14. State Employees Group Insurance

4,391,400.00

15. Board of Claims - Premiums

9,500,000.00

16. Finance and Administration - Special Projects

500,000.00

17. YMCA Community Action Program

730,600.00

18. Computer Replacement Fund

10,000,000.00

19. State Employee Salary Adjustments

10,000,000.00

 

 

Total Title III-21

$68,381,100.00

 

 

22. Children's Services

 

 

 

1. Administration

$12,128,400.00

2. Family Support Services

28,992,700.00

3. Custody Services

62,896,000.00

4. Adoption Services

9,022,000.00

5. Child and Family Management

18,527,400.00

6. John S. Wilder Development Center

6,931,900.00

7. Taft Development Center

8,787,100.00

8. Woodland Hills Development Center

7,586,800.00

9. Mountain View Development Center

7,858,900.00

10. Community Treatment Facilities

4,676,700.00

11. Tennessee Preparatory School

7,607,200.00

 

 

Total Title III-22

$ 175,015,100.00

 

 

23. Emergency and Contingency Fund

$ 819,300.00

 

 

Total Title III-23

$ 819,300.00

The Emergency and Contingency Fund may be used for any purpose authorized by law to be allowed on Executive Order of the Governor; provided, however, the Emergency and Contingency Fund shall not be used to fund any law requiring the expenditure of state funds unless an appropriation is made elsewhere for the estimated first year's funding.

24. Major Maintenance and Equipment

1. State Building Commission

$ 250,000.00

 

 

Total Title III-24

$ 250,000.00

25. Department of Transportation

There is hereby appropriated for the use of the Department of Transportation such receipts of highway revenues as are now provided by law, or may hereafter be so provided, to accrue to that department during the fiscal year, beginning July 1, 1998, to be expended by the Commissioner of Transportation, all according to the following schedule:

 

1998-99

 

 

1. Administration

 

1.1 Headquarters

$36,142,000.00

1.2 Bureau of Planning and Development

17,098,000.00

1.3 Bureau of Operations

8,642,000.00

1.4 Field Engineering

22,467,000.00

1.5 Insurance Premiums

5,200,000.00

Total Administration

$89,549,000.00

2. Equipment Purchases and Operations

$16,344,000.00

3. Highway Maintenance

$254,575,000.00

4. State Construction

 

4.1 Highway Betterments

$8,000,000.00

4.2 State Aid

26,700,000.00

4.3 State Industrial Access

11,000,000.00

4.4 Local Interstate Connectors

1,500,000.00

4.5 Capital Improvements

9,046,000.00

Total State Construction

$56,246,000.00

 

 

5. Federal Construction

 

5.1 Mass Transit

$16,291,000.00

5.2 Planning and Research

3,050,000.00

5.3 Interstate Construction

7,525,000.00

5.4 State Highway Construction

223,280,000.00

5.5 Bridge Replacement

1,500,000.00

5.6 Air, Water and Rail

20,700,000.00

Total Federal Construction

$ 272,346,000.00

 

 

Total Title III-25

$689,060,000.00

Said funds so appropriated shall be obligated and expended under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 3, Part 10 and Title 9, Chapter 6, Part 1. There is further appropriated to the Department of Transportation such departmental revenue, expressly including federal matching funds, as may accrue to the department.

The "Proposed Highway Program for Fiscal Year 1998-99", prepared by the Department of Transportation as a supplement to and as "Supporting Data for the Budget Request", is hereby incorporated into and made a part of the Appropriations Act.

Whenever a determination is made that one or more of the projects in the approved program cannot be proceeded with, the Commissioner of Transportation shall furnish, in written form as prescribed by the Chairmen of the Finance, Ways and Means Committees of the Senate and House and the Chairmen of the Transportation Committees of the Senate and House, the reasons for such proposed cancellation or rescheduling of said project, together with a recommendation for a substitute project. The notice of cancellation or rescheduling of said project shall be submitted to the Speaker of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Chairmen of the Finance, Ways and Means Committees of the Senate and House, the Chairmen of the Transportation Committees of the Senate and House and to the individual Senator and Representative in whose districts the canceled project or proposed substitution is located.

From the funds appropriated above in Item 4.2, State Aid, the sum of ($9,600,000.00) is allocated for the purpose of funding the state's seventy percent (70%) share of the project cost of the 1990 Bridge Grant Program. For the fiscal 1998-1999 budget, the state shall fund a seventy percent (70%) share of this program and local governments shall be responsible for funding the remaining thirty percent (30%).as set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 54, Chapter 4, Part 5.

For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998, the Commissioner of Transportation shall distribute this money among the ninety-five (95) county geographical areas of the State according to the following formula:

One-half of the funds shall be distributed equally, and one-half shall be distributed on the basis of structural needs. Structural needs shall be determined by calculating the ratio of linear feet of bridges with a load rating of less than ten tons, in each county geographical area, located on public roads other than those on a federal-aid system or the state system of highways, to the total linear feet of like bridges in the State.

26. State Funding Board

There is hereby appropriated to the State Funding Board for interest and reduction of the State debt, for debt service expense and interest on proposed bond authorization:

 

 

 

1998-99

 

 

1. Interest on State Debt

$45,372,000.00

2. Retirement of Bonds

64,636,000.00

3. Debt Service Expense

1,000,000.00

4. Amortization of Authorized and Unissued Construction Bonds

66,002,000.00

5. Amortization of Authorized and Unissued Highway Bonds

94,800,000.00

 

 

Total Title III-26

$ 271,810,000.00

The appropriation made under Section 1, Title III-27, Items 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 is made under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 9, Chapter 9, and may be increased to such amounts as will be necessary to carry out such provisions.

27. Capital Outlay

There is hereby appropriated to each of the departments and agencies enumerated herein, funds for major maintenance, equipment, construction and acquisition of land, and for expansion, improvement, betterments and repairs to existing structures. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is hereby authorized to transfer the amounts herein appropriated to the Capital Projects Fund for the use of the said departments and agencies.

 

1998-99

 

 

1. Department of Children's Services

$321,000.00

2. Department of Commerce and Insurance

10,000.00

3. Department of Environment and Conservation -

 

West Tennessee River Basin Authority

500,000.00

5. Department of Finance and Administration

6,393,000.00

6. Department of Safety

15,000.00

7. State Board of Regents

2,660,000.00

8. University of Tennessee System

3,001,000.00

Total Title III-27

$12,900,000.00

Said funds herein appropriated shall be used solely for improvements, betterments, and additions to state structures and for the acquisition of additional land and space, including the purchase of existing structures and grants, as described or referred to above and as approved by the State Building Commission; provided, further, that such funds as are appropriated herein shall be utilized to finance only those projects, improvements, betterments, or additions which are presented in the State of Tennessee's 1998-99 Budget Document, as amended by any changes or additional projects contained in the Appropriations Act as passed on third and final consideration; provided, further, that all funds appropriated in this act or other general acts of this session for capital outlay shall be subject to the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 15, Part 1.

28. Capital Outlay--Sinking Fund

There is hereby appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998, to the Sinking Fund from the receipts of the tax levied by Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 67, Chapter 4, Part 8, "The Excise Tax Law", an amount to be determined by the State Funding Board.

SECTION 2. Capital Outlay and Major Maintenance

Item 1. Any funds appropriated by this General Assembly for capital outlay, capital maintenance and major maintenance shall not revert to the general fund but shall remain available until expended. It is the intent of the General Assembly that funds of capital outlay nature shall remain available until expended for the purpose for which the appropriations were made.

Item 2. Any unexpended capital outlay or capital maintenance funds appropriated by previous General Assemblies for completed or discontinued projects shall be accumulated in a capital account to be administered by Finance and Administration. Expenditure of these funds is subject to approval by the State Building Commission upon recommendation by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration of each project to be provided for from said funds. From said funds there is hereby appropriated $275,000 to the Department of Environment and Conservation and $7,695,000 to the Department of Finance and Administration for the capital outlay program presented in the 1998-99 Budget Document.

Item 3. From the appropriations made to the State Funding Board in Section 1, Title III-26, the Funding Board is hereby authorized to allocate and provide to the Capital Projects Fund such funds not required for debt service during fiscal year 1998-99 for projects duly authorized and approved by the General Assembly; provided, however, that when the Funding Board allocates funds under this provision, any other appropriation or bond authorization for said purpose is hereby reduced accordingly.

Item 4. From the funds appropriated for capital outlay in this act and other acts of the legislature, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration, with the approval of the State Building Commission, is authorized to charge the administrative costs of the construction programs to the capital outlay appropriations or to transfer from the Capital Projects Fund to the general fund an amount sufficient to cover those costs. Such expenditures shall be from non-bond proceeds.

Item 5. From the funds appropriated for capital outlay in this act and other acts of the legislature, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to establish and charge the costs of design and engineering positions to the capital outlay appropriations or to transfer from the Capital Projects Fund to the general fund an amount sufficient to cover these costs. This item is subject to approval by the State Building Commission.

Item 6. From the funds appropriated for capital outlay in this act and other acts of the legislature, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration, with the approval of the State Building Commission, is authorized to transfer the appropriations for capital outlay to the Department of Finance and Administration to provide for the centralized administration of capital outlay. It is further the legislative intent to allow for centralized administration of any project recommended by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration and approved by the State Building Commission.

Item 7. To the extent that the accumulated yearly interest and earnings of the Natural Resources Trust Fund are available through June 30, 1998, said funds are hereby appropriated to the Department of Environment and Conservation to be available for projects which are reviewed and evaluated under procedures established by the authority of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 11-14-308.

Item 8. There is hereby appropriated to the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation the proceeds from the sale of any real property and facilities being used by the department. The appropriation shall be available to fund the department's master plan for facilities subject to approval by the State Building Commission.

This appropriation is made notwithstanding the provisions of Section 20 of this act and the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 54, Chapter 2, Part 2 to the contrary.

Item 9. There is hereby appropriated to the Department of Military the proceeds from the sale of any real property and facilities being used by the department. The appropriation shall be available to fund replacement facilities for the department subject to approval by the State Building Commission.

This appropriation is made notwithstanding the provisions of Section 20 of this act and the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 54, Chapter 2, Part 2 to the contrary.

Item 10. Other provisions of the law to the contrary notwithstanding, any proceeds from the sale of surplus land and real property in Davidson County are hereby reappropriated to the Department of Finance and Administration to provide for the state's office space and support facilities requirements in Davidson County.

This appropriation is made notwithstanding the provisions of Section 20 of this act and the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 54, Chapter 2, Part 2 to the contrary. Any reappropriation made pursuant to the provisions of this item is subject to the approval of the State Building Commission.

Item 11. The provisions of this item shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it. There is hereby appropriated to the Department of Veterans Affairs the proceeds from the sale of any real property being used by the department. The appropriation shall be available to fund improvements at the state veterans cemeteries subject to approval by the State Building Commission. This appropriation is made notwithstanding the provisions of Section 20 of this act and the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 54, Chapter 2, Part 2 to the contrary.

Item 12. From the appropriation made in Section 1, Title III-7 to the Department of Correction, Sentencing Act of 1985, there is hereby reappropriated to the department for capital outlay purposes the sum of $11,655,000. There is further reappropriated the balance of the appropriation for Sentencing Act of 1985 to the State Funding Board for debt service requirements on authorized and unissued construction bonds for the department and the board is directed to cancel bonds in said amount.

Other appropriations made under this act to the Department of Correction, Sentencing Act of 1985, are hereby reappropriated to the department for major maintenance and capital outlay purposes. The appropriation and transfer of funds authorized in this item are made under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 9-6-119.

SECTION 3.

Item 1. Appropriations made under Section 1, Titles III-11 and III-16 for the operation of the state regulatory boards, shall be subject to allotment by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration, and no expenditure shall be made by any said boards out of fees collected by them unless and until such allotments have been made by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration. Such allotments for the operation of said respective boards as are made by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration shall be disbursed under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 3, Part 10 and Title 9, Chapter 6, Part 1.

The allotment hereinabove provided shall be subject to the condition that no money shall be paid therefrom for the salary of any employee of said boards unless and until such salary has been approved by the Commissioner of Personnel. The appointment of all employees of said boards shall likewise be approved by the Commissioner of Personnel.

Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no member of any board or commission established by law or pursuant to law, which receives an appropriation under this act, regardless of the source of funding, shall receive any compensation, whether denominated per diem or by whatever name called, except for days in which such member actually works four (4) or more hours performing duties directly relating to that board's or commission's activities, or for time or days spent attending meetings of that board or commission. The chairman or head of each board or commission, the department head to which such board or commission is attached administratively, and the Commissioner of Finance and Administration, shall prescribe procedures to contain, as a minimum, a certification of time worked by each member claiming compensation.

Item 2. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the appropriations to the Wildlife Resources Agency under Section 1, Title III-6 shall be paid out of the special fund established under Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 70, Chapter 1, Part 4 and Section 69-10-203. Such appropriations shall be expended under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 3, Part 10 and Title 9, Chapter 6, Part 1, and shall be used only for the expenses of the Wildlife Resources Agency pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 70 and Title 69, Chapter 10, Part 2, and no part of the unexpended fund left at the end of the fiscal year shall be used for any other purpose but shall be carried over in said fund and may be expended during the next year, and all of said fees and revenues provided by Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 70 and Title 69, Chapter 10, Part 2, are herein specifically apportioned and appropriated to the use and for the benefit of the Wildlife Resources Agency to be expended under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 3, Part 10 and Title 9, Chapter 6, Part 1. Nothing in this item shall be construed as relieving the Wildlife Resources Agency of the duty of policing littering of lakes and streams.

Item 3. The appropriation to the State Board of Law Examiners in Section 1, Title II, Item 13, shall be from funds generated by fees collected by the board under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 23, Chapter 1.

In case the appropriation to the board shall prove inadequate to allow the board to function efficiently, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration may make an additional allotment thereto from the general fund, the total of all allotments to the board not to exceed the revenues paid into the treasury by the board.

Item 4. The appropriation to the Department of Financial Institutions in Section 1, Title III-12, shall be derived from banking fees assessed pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 45, Chapter 1, Part 1. No part of the unexpended fees left at the end of the fiscal year shall revert to the general fund.

DEPARTMENTAL REVENUES

SECTION 4. All departmental revenue of every kind, as hereinafter defined, collected by any department, institution, office, or agency, in the course of its operations, for its own use, are hereby appropriated to it in addition to the specific appropriations made by this act. Federal aid funds granted to the state for the use of or to be administered by any department, institution, or agency, are likewise appropriated. For the purpose of this section "departmental revenues" are defined as (1) earnings or charges for goods or services; (2) donations, contributions or participation by political subdivisions, foundations, corporations, firms or persons. State revenues, in contradistinction to departmental revenues, are the proceeds of taxes, licenses, fees, fines, forfeiture or other imposts laid specifically by law.

Notwithstanding any provision of the previous paragraph, the Department of Health shall deposit all funds generated by fees or taxes collected by such entity in the general fund of the state. Any appropriations for the operation of such entity shall be subject to allotment by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration, and no expenditure shall be made by any such entity out of fees or taxes collected by it, unless and until such allotments have been made by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration. Such allotments for the operation of such entity as are made by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration shall be disbursed under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 3, Part 10 and Title 9, Chapter 6, Part 1.

The departmental revenues and federal aid funds appropriated under this act shall include the amounts hereinafter set out:

I. LEGISLATIVE

1998-99

 

 

1. Legislative Administration Services

$21,600.00

2. House of Representatives

19,000.00

3. State Senate

22,000.00

4. General Assembly Committees

12,800.00

5. General Assembly Support Services

150,200.00

 

 

Total Title I

$ 225,600.00

 

 

II. JUDICIAL

 

 

 

1. Appellate and Trial Courts

$ 22,300.00

2. Supreme Court Buildings

522,300.00

3. Child Support Referees

560,900.00

4. Indigent Defendants' Counsel

5,000.00

5. Tennessee State Law Libraries

20,000.00

6. Appellate Court Clerks

1,328,500.00

7. Judicial Council and Conference

5,000.00

8. Judicial Committees

40,000.00

 

 

Total Title II

$2,504,000.00

 

 

III. EXECUTIVE

 

 

 

1. Constitutional and Quasi-Judicial Offices

 

 

 

1. Attorney General and Reporter

 

1.1 Attorney General and Reporter

$ 8,205,000.00

1.2 Publications

15,000.00

1.3 Special Litigation

65,000.00

Total Attorney General and Reporter

$ 8,285,000.00

 

 

2. District Attorneys General

 

2.1 District Attorneys General

$ 731,300.00

2.2 District Attorneys General Conference

10,000.00

2.3 Executive Director

210,000.00

2.4 IV-D Child Support

9,110,200.00

Total District Attorneys General

$10,061,500.00

 

 

3. Department of State

 

3.1 Secretary of State

$2,053,900.00

3.2 Library and Archives

1,447,600.00

3.3 Regional Libraries

987,500.00

3.4 Construction Grants

400,000.00

3.5 Registry of Election Finance

24,000.00

Total Department of State

$ 4,913,000.00

 

 

4. Public Defenders

 

4.1 District Public Defenders

$ 150,000.00

Total Public Defenders

$ 150,000.00

 

 

5. Comptroller of the Treasury

 

5.1 Management Services

$ 88,100.00

5.2 Capitol Print Shop

1,276,200.00

5.3 State Audit

3,655,700.00

5.4 County Audit

720,400.00

5.5 Municipal Audit

163,000.00

5.6 Bond Finance

227,300.00

5.7 Property Assessments

1,615,000.00

5.8 State Board of Equalization

12,500.00

5.9 Administration

20,000.00

Total Comptroller of the Treasury

$ 7,778,200.00

 

 

6. Post-Conviction Defender Commission

 

6.1 Post-Conviction Defender Commission

$153,300.00

Total Post-Conviction Defender Commission

$153,300.00

 

 

7. Department of Treasury

 

7.1 Treasurer's Office

$12,068,800.00

Total Department of Treasury

$ 12,068,800.00

 

 

8. Claims and Compensation

 

8.1 Criminal Injuries Compensation

$1,855,100.00

8.2 Claims Award Reserve Fund

31,882,300.00

8.3 Unclaimed Property

6,400,000.00

8.4 Risk Management

899,000.00

Total Claims and Compensation

$41,036,400.00

 

 

Total Title III-1

$84,446,200.00

 

 

2. Executive Offices

 

 

 

1. Commissions

 

1.1 Commission on Children and Youth

$ 4,338,700.00

1.2 Commission on Aging

19,784,900.00

1.3 Alcoholic Beverage Commission

1,171,500.00

1.4 Human Rights Commission

581,300.00

1.5 Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

1,113,800.00

1.6 Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

62,500.00

1.7 Tennessee Housing Development Agency

49,433,100.00

1.8 Tennessee Arts Commission

502,600.00

1.9 Tennessee Regulatory Authority

250,900.00

1.10 Health Facilities Commission

12,400.00

Total Commissions

$ 77,251,700.00

 

 

2. Department of Finance and Administration

 

2.1 Administration

$ 4,104,300.00

2.2 Office for Information Resources

112,676,300.00

2.3 Insurance Administration

3,196,300.00

2.4 Accounts

4,101,300.00

2.5 Criminal Justice Programs

15,639,000.00

2.6 Resource Development and Support

1,977,100.00

2.7 Capital Projects and Real Property Management

3,322,800.00

2.9 National and Community Service

4,631,800.00

Total Department of Finance and Administration

$ 149,648,900.00

 

 

3. Department of Personnel

 

3.1 Administration

$544,800.00

3.2 Human Resource Development

1,040,700.00

3.3 Technical Services

1,679,300.00

Total Department of Personnel

$ 3,264,800.00

 

 

4. Department of General Services

 

4.1 Administration

$3,301,100.00

4.2 Postal Services

13,571,900.00

4.3 Property Utilization

1,840,100.00

4.4 Motor Vehicle Management

31,268,100.00

4.5 Property Management

7,187,700.00

4.6 Printing

5,166,800.00

4.7 Purchasing

4,413,400.00

4.8 Systems Management

1,845,100.00

4.9 Central Stores

3,946,700.00

4.10 Records Management

1,137,200.00

4.11 Food Services Program

4,433,200.00

Total Department of General Services

$ 78,111,300.00

 

 

5. Veterans Affairs

$ 257,900.00

 

 

Total Title III-2

$ 308,534,600.00

 

 

3. Department of Agriculture

 

 

 

1. Administration and Grants

$4,564,800.00

2. Regulatory Services

3,718,900.00

3. Market Development

209,600.00

4. Forestry

3,555,000.00

 

 

Total Title III-3

$ 12,048,300.00

 

 

4. Department of Tourist Development

 

 

 

1. Administration and Marketing

$ 60,000.00

2. Welcome Centers

2,405,600.00

 

 

Total Title III-4

$2,465,600.00

 

 

5. Department of Environment and Conservation

 

 

 

1. Administrative Services

$ 4,441,900.00

2. Conservation Administration

306,600.00

3. Historical Commission

505,100.00

4. Land and Water Conservation Fund

750,000.00

5. Archaeology

205,200.00

6. Geology

155,600.00

7. Tennessee State Parks

27,191,700.00

8. Natural Heritage

380,000.00

9. Tennessee State Parks Maintenance

1,757,600.00

10. Tennessee Elk River Resources Management Agency

1,113,300.00

11. Tennessee Ocoee Development Agency

22,300.00

12. West Tennessee Rivers Authority

181,900.00

13. Safe Drinking Water Revolving Fund

12,500,000.00

14. Environmental Assistance

744,700.00

15. Environment Administration

472,200.00

16. Air Pollution Control

7,686,400.00

17. Radiological Health

4,041,200.00

18. Construction Grants and Loans

32,011,600.00

19. Water Pollution Control

6,363,600.00

20. Solid Waste Management

6,186,000.00

21. DOE Oversight

5,745,000.00

22. Hazardous Waste Remedial Action Fund

9,462,900.00

23. Water Supply

3,720,500.00

24. Groundwater Protection

4,853,400.00

25. Underground Storage Tank

2,413,100.00

26. Solid Waste Assistance Fund

25,300.00

 

 

Total Title III-5

$133,237,100.00

 

 

6. Wildlife Resources Agency

 

 

 

1. Wildlife

$14,558,900.00

2. Boating

1,682,900.00

 

 

Total Title III-6

$ 16,241,800.00

 

 

7. Department of Correction

 

 

 

1. Administration

$

6,511,600.00

 

2. Field Services

228,700.00

3. Tennessee Correction Academy

66,300.00

4. Wayne County Boot Camp

223,400.00

5. Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary Complex

973,800.00

6. Tennessee Prison for Women

635,800.00

7. Turney Center Industrial Prison and Farm

715,200.00

8. Mark Luttrell Reception Center

217,700.00

9. Middle Tennessee Reception Center Complex

695,400.00

10. Southeast Tennessee State Regional Correctional Facility

888,100.00

11. TriCor

28,125,500.00

12. West Tennessee High Security Facility Complex

1,497,200.00

13. Riverbend Maximum Security Institution

360,800.00

14. Northeast Correctional Center Complex

1,052,700.00

15. South Central Correctional Center

13,900.00

16. Northwest Correctional Center Complex

2,248,200.00

17. Lois M. DeBerry Special Needs Facility

439,200.00

 

 

Total Title III-7

$ 44,893,500.00

 

 

8. Department of Economic and Community Development

 

 

 

1. Administrative Services

$ 182,200.00

2. Industrial Development

90,000.00

3. Regional Grants Management

31,809,100.00

4. Business Services

445,400.00

5. Community Development

1,062,700.00

6. Energy

6,103,200.00

7. Small Business Energy Loan Program

2,500,000.00

8. Local Government Energy Loan Program

3,000,000.00

 

 

Total Title III-8

$ 45,192,600.00

 

 

9. Department of Education

 

 

 

1. Administration

$894,400.00

2. Improving America's School Act

152,401,000.00

3. Training and Professional Development

804,000.00

4. Curriculum and Instruction

369,000.00

5. Improving School Programs

24,350,600.00

6. Goals 2000 and Technology Literacy

16,012,000.00

7. School Nutrition Programs

126,522,500.00

8. Special Education Services

70,897,600.00

13. Vocational Education

26,234,500.00

14. Adult and Community Education

16,456,600.00

15. Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute

613,600.00

16. Tennessee School for the Blind

572,100.00

17. Tennessee School for the Deaf

418,000.00

18. West Tennessee School for the Deaf

122,400.00

19. Tennessee Infant Parent Services School

5,714,600.00

 

 

Total Title III-9

$442,382,900.00

 

 

10. Higher Education

 

 

 

1. Tennessee Higher Education Commission

$ 494,700.00

2. Tennessee Student Assistance Awards

400,000.00

3. Federal Family Education Loan Program

75,100,000.00

4. Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

11,220,300.00

5. Academic Scholars Program

354,500.00

6. Loan/Scholarship Programs

543,000.00

7. THEC Grants

837,500.00

 

 

Total Title III-10

$88,950,000.00

 

 

11. Department of Employment Security

$59,260,600.00

 

 

Total Title III-11

$59,260,600.00

 

 

12. Department of Commerce and Insurance

 

 

 

1. Administration

$ 3,421,000.00

2. Insurance

3,613,200.00

3. Fire Prevention

9,935,700.00

4. Securities

1,246,900.00

5. Regulatory Boards

130,000.00

6. TennCare Oversight

952,800.00

 

 

Total Title III-12

$19,299,600.00

 

 

13. Department of Financial Institutions

$ 3,037,400.00

 

 

Total Title III-13

$ 3,037,400.00

 

 

14. Department of Labor

 

 

 

1. Administration

$615,600.00

2. Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA)

2,395,300.00

3. Workers' Compensation

32,000.00

4. Mines

120,500.00

5. Boilers and Elevators

1,773,000.00

6. Labor Standards

137,000.00

7. Employment and Training

94,071,100.00

8. Second Injury Fund

200,000.00

 

 

Total Title III-14

$ 99,344,500.00

 

 

15. Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation

 

 

 

1. Administration

 

1.1 Administrative Services Division

$ 2,078,200.00

Total Administrative Services Division

$ 2,078,200.00

 

 

2. Mental Health Services

 

2.1 Mental Health Services Administration

$615,400.00

2.2 Community Mental Health Services

12,045,000.00

2.3 Lakeshore Mental Health Institute

22,814,400.00

2.4 Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute

28,922,800.00

2.5 Western Mental Health Institute

21,947,800.00

2.6 Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute

15,257,700.00

2.7 Memphis Mental Health Institute

12,338,500.00

Total Mental Health Services

$113,941,600.00

 

 

3. Mental Retardation Services

 

3.1 Community Mental Retardation Services

$142,856,800.00

3.2 Developmental Disabilities Council

2,291,500.00

3.3 Arlington Developmental Center

59,298,900.00

3.4 Clover Bottom Developmental Center

41,412,400.00

3.5 Greene Valley Developmental Center

49,763,900.00

3.6 Regional Offices of Community Services

258,700.00

Total Mental Retardation Services

$ 295,882,200.00

 

 

Total Title III-15

$411,902,000.00

 

 

16. Department of Military

 

 

 

1. Administration

$564,300.00

2. Army National Guard

3,399,200.00

3. Air National Guard

8,126,100.00

4. Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

4,663,000.00

5. Armories Major Maintenance

2,941,300.00

6. TEMA Disaster Relief Grants

5,000,000.00

7. Armories Utilities

1,260,900.00

 

 

Total Title III-16

$25,954,800.00

 

 

17. Department of Health

 

 

 

1. Administration

 

1.1 Executive Administration

$1,137,100.00

1.2 Administrative Services

1,064,500.00

1.3 Information Resources

1,807,300.00

Total Administration

$4,008,900.00

 

 

2. Manpower Resources and Facilities

 

2.1 Manpower and Facilities

$ 5,216,200.00

2.2 Emergency Medical Services

739,500.00

2.3 Laboratory Services

4,707,800.00

Total Manpower Resources and Facilities

$10,663,500.00

 

 

3. Community Health Services

 

3.1 Division of General Environmental Health

$ 28,600.00

3.2 Health Services

935,500.00

3.3 Maternal and Child Health

10,932,900.00

3.4 Division of Children's Special Services

8,121,900.00

3.5 Communicable Disease Control

17,588,200.00

3.6 Population Based Services

8,393,800.00

3.7 WIC Supplemental Foods

94,959,100.00

3.8 HSA Medical Programs

288,300.00

Total Community Health Services

$141,248,300.00

 

 

4. Local Health

 

4.1 Local Health Services

$70,308,700.00

Total Local Health

$ 70,308,700.00

 

 

5. Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services

 

5.1 Alcohol and Drug Services

$ 24,235,100.00

Total Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services

$ 24,235,100.00

 

 

6. TennCare

 

6.1 TennCare Administration

$67,224,300.00

6.2 TennCare Services

1,566,650,400.00

6.3 Waiver and Crossover Services

223,720,800.00

6.4 Long-Term Care Services

583,576,800.00

Total TennCare

$ 2,441,172,300.00

 

 

Total Title III-17

$2,691,636,800.00

 

 

18. Department of Human Services

 

 

 

1. Administration

 

1.1 Administration

$37,289,800.00

1.2 Field Operations

10,027,900.00

1.3 County Rentals

14,136,000.00

Total Administration

$61,453,700.00

 

 

2. Family Assistance Services

 

2.1 Child Support

 

$ 70,200,300.00

 

2.2 Temporary Cash Assistance

89,277,400.00

2.3 Family Assistance Services

95,682,700.00

2.4 Disaster Relief

1,500,000.00

2.5 Food Stamp Coupons

500,000,000.00

Total Family Assistance Services

$756,660,400.00

 

 

3. Social Services

 

3.1 Community Services

$225,250,000.00

Total Social Services

$225,250,000.00

 

 

4. Rehabilitative Services

 

4.1 Vocational Rehabilitation

$ 60,836,000.00

4.2 Disability Determination

32,814,700.00

Total Rehabilitative Services

$93,650,700.00

 

 

Total Title III-18

$1,137,014,800.00

 

 

19. Department of Revenue

 

 

 

1. Administration

$ 1,850,300.00

2. Tax Enforcement

1,840,300.00

3. Management Information Systems

2,456,400.00

4. Taxpayer Services

1,861,700.00

5. Audit

6,515,400.00

6. Processing

1,583,600.00

 

 

Total Title III-19

$16,107,700.00

 

 

20. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

$8,224,000.00

 

 

Total Title III-20

$ 8,224,000.00

 

 

21. Department of Safety

 

 

 

1. Administration

$260,000.00

2. Driver License Issuance

14,508,300.00

3. Highway Patrol

4,316,300.00

4. Auto Theft Investigations

350,000.00

5. Motor Vehicle Operations

250,000.00

6. Law Enforcement Training Academy

540,000.00

7. Titling and Registration

6,805,000.00

8. Technical Services

7,695,500.00

9. CID Anti-Theft Unit

15,000.00

 

 

Total Title III-21

$ 34,740,100.00

 

 

22. Children's Services

 

 

 

1. Administration

$12,306,300.00

2. Family Support Services

21,532,300.00

3. Custody Services

104,612,600.00

4. Adoption Services

6,124,200.00

5. Child and Family Management

67,830,700.00

6. John S. Wilder Development Center

297,600.00

7. Taft Development Center

461,800.00

8. Woodland Hills Development Center

302,800.00

9. Mountain View Development Center

277,100.00

10. Community Treatment Facilities

3,074,800.00

11. Tennessee Preparatory School

3,061,700.00

 

 

Total Title III-22

$219,881,900.00

 

 

23. Department of Transportation

 

 

 

1. Highway Maintenance

$1,100,000.00

2. Highway Betterments

100,000.00

3. State Aid

9,815,000.00

4. State Industrial Access

200,000.00

5. Local Interstate Connectors

1,500,000.00

6. Mass Transit

22,202,000.00

7. Planning and Research

9,000,000.00

8. Interstate Construction

69,300,000.00

9. Forest Highways

600,000.00

10. State Highway Construction

373,570,000.00

11. Bridge Replacement

49,500,000.00

12. Air, Water and Rail Transportation

6,600,000.00

 

 

Total Title III-23

$543,487,000.00

 

 

24. Facilities Revolving Fund

 

 

 

1. Operational Maintenance

$31,084,000.00

2. General Services Project Maintenance

850,000.00

3. Facilities Management

20,508,000.00

4. Capital Projects

2,620,000.00

5. Debt Service

19,714,000.00

 

 

Total Title III-24

$74,776,000.00

 

REFUND OF RECEIPTS

SECTION 5.

Item 1. There is hereby appropriated the necessary and sufficient sums to refund any collection or part thereof made erroneously or illegally for the use or benefit of the state or any of its departments, institutions, offices or agencies. Such refunds shall be made in accordance with existing law as applicable in any particular case. In case revenues are not adequate to meet in full all appropriations made, the appropriations made for Sinking Fund Debt Service and the amounts necessary to cover the salary and wage obligations of the State shall have preferential payment.

Item 2. With respect to any revenues or receipts collected by any department or agency with the exception of those collected by the Department of Revenue, notwithstanding any provisions of the law to the contrary, such amounts as are determined to have been erroneously paid may be refunded by such procedure as may be approved by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration and the Comptroller of the Treasury.

SECTION 6. In addition to the appropriations made to the State Funding Board in Section 1, Title III-26 of this act, there is appropriated the following items:

Item 1. There is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient from the internal service funds available to the Department of Finance and Administration, Office of Information Resources, to provide the debt service on general obligation bond and note issues authorized in the following amounts:

(1) Chapter 425, Public Acts of 1985

$10,840,000.00

(2) Chapter 875, Public Acts of 1986

$505,000.00

(3) Chapter 525, Public Acts of 1989

$8,516,000.00

(4) Chapter 493, Public Acts of 1991

$9,938,000.00

(5) Chapter 930, Public Acts of 1992

$8,742,000.00

(6) Chapter 850, Public Acts of 1994

$13,800,000.00

(7) Chapter 952, Public Acts of 1996

$20,000,000.00

Item 2. There is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient from the internal service funds available to the state's Equipment Revolving Fund to provide the debt service on general obligation bond and note issues authorized in the following amounts:

(1) Chapter 945, Public Acts of 1988

$101,000.00

(2) Chapter 947, Public Acts of 1990

$585,000.00

(3) Chapter 1010, Public Acts of 1994

$16,000,000.00

Item 3. From the funds appropriated in Section 1, Title III-26, Item 5, Amortization of Authorized and Unissued Highway Bonds, the sum of $40,000,000.00 is appropriated in lieu of issuing highway bonds authorized under the provisions of Chapter 930, Public Acts of 1992, and the sum of $54,800,000.00 is appropriated in lieu of issuing highway bonds authorized under the provisions of Chapter 533, Public Acts of 1993. The State Funding Board shall take the necessary action to cancel the unissued bonds.

Item 4. For the purpose of defraying the costs of issuance of debt and the administration of authorized programs of the Tennessee Local Development Authority, there is hereby appropriated to the Tennessee Local Development Authority an amount not to exceed $25,000.00 from the State Loan Program Fund. Such amounts shall be determined as necessary by the State Funding Board and the Tennessee Local Development Authority.

Item 5. From the appropriation made in Section 1, Title III-26 of this act to the State Funding Board, the sum of $2,500,000.00 is earmarked to pay interest on general obligation notes issued under the authority of Chapter 850, Public Acts of 1994; Chapter 945, Public Acts of 1996; and Chapter 990, Public Acts of 1996 for state parks. Any unexpended balance of the earmarked funds is hereby reappropriated to the Department of Environment and Conservation for state parks capital outlay purposes as provided by Chapter 1029, Public Acts of 1992 and said balance shall be transferred to the capital projects fund. To the extent that such unexpended balances are available in the capital projects fund, they may be transferred to the debt service fund to pay interest and principal on any obligations issued under the authority of Chapter 850, Public Acts of 1994; Chapter 945, Public Acts of 1996; and Chapter 990, Public Acts of 1996 for state parks.

In addition to the appropriation made in Section 1, Title III-26 there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to pay for debt service attributable to any obligations issued pursuant to Chapter 850, Public Acts of 1994; Chapter 945, Public Acts of 1996; and Chapter 990, Public Acts of 1996. Said appropriation shall be derived from excess revenues generated by Chapter 1029, Public Acts of 1992 and from revenues, fees or other funds resulting from the development and operations of facilities funded under the provisions of Chapter 850, Public Acts of 1994; Chapter 945, Public Acts of 1996; and Chapter 990, Public Acts of 1996 and any other amounts which may be appropriated therefore. Pursuant to procedures as may be determined by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration, such debt service payments shall be transferred to the debt service fund.

Subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Finance and Administration, there is hereby authorized to be expended from available funds of the state such amounts as may be necessary to pay debt service on any obligations issued pursuant to Chapter 850, Public Acts of 1994; Chapter 945, Public Acts of 1996; and Chapter 990, Public Acts of 1996 prior to commencement of operations of any such facilities; provided, however, any state funds utilized for this purpose, shall, together with interest thereon, be repaid from such facilities revenues pursuant to terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the State Funding Board.

Item 6. From the appropriation made in Section 1, Title III-26 of this act to the State Funding Board, the sum of $800,000 is earmarked to pay interest on general obligation notes issued under the authority of Chapter 528, Public Acts of 1993 for state golf courses.

In addition to the appropriation made in Section 1, Title III-26 there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient from revenues, fees or other funds derived from the development and operations of new state golf courses on state property to pay for the operations of such golf courses and debt service attributable to any obligations issued therefor pursuant to Chapter 528, Public Acts of 1993. Pursuant to procedures as may be determined by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration, such debt service payments shall be transferred to the debt service fund.

Subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Finance and Administration, there is hereby authorized to be expended from available funds of the state such amounts as may be necessary to pay debt service on any obligations issued pursuant to Chapter 528, Public Acts of 1993 prior to commencement of operations of any such golf course; provided, however, any state funds utilized for this purpose shall, together with interest thereon, be repaid from such golf course's revenues pursuant to terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the State Funding Board.

It is hereby declared to be the legislative intent that in determining the feasibility of any new golf course as contemplated by Chapter 528, Public Acts of 1993, the Department of Environment and Conservation and the State Building Commission shall take into consideration the repayment of any debt service payments made from state funds pursuant to the authority of this section.

Item 7. From the appropriation made in Section 1, Title III-26 of this act to the State Funding Board, the sum of $1,325,000.00 is earmarked to pay debt service on general obligation bonds and a sum sufficient is appropriated to pay interest on general obligation notes issued under the authority of Chapter 582, Public Acts of 1996 for the purpose of making a grant to the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County for the construction of a sports stadium. Said appropriations shall be funded from the sales tax revenues allocated under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 67-6-103(d)(1) and any revenues in excess of debt service requirements shall be reserved at June 30 and not revert to the fund balance.

In addition to the appropriation made in Section 1, Title III-26 there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to pay the debt service requirements on the general obligation bonds authorized by Chapter 582, Public Acts of 1996. Said appropriation shall come from revenues and reserves available to the debt service fund.

SECTION 7. The appropriations made by this act under Sections 1 and 4 shall be subject to the following provisions, limitations, or restrictions. From the funds appropriated to the:

Item 1. It is the legislative intent that annual dues assessed by the Council of State Governments (CSG) and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) be paid quarterly and timely from the funds appropriated in Section 1, Title III-2, Item 1.2 (Intergovernmental Conferences and Special Operations). CSG dues for 1998-99 shall be remitted in four (4) equal payments $26,013.75 ($104,055 annualized), and NCSL dues shall be remitted in four (4) equal payments $30,180.25 ($120,721 annualized).

Item 2. District Attorneys General in Section 1, Title III-1, Item 2.1, an amount of $1,150,000.00 is for the victim-witness coordinator program authorized by Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 8-7-206. The appropriations in this item are from the apportionment of the privilege tax to the Victims of Crime Assistance Fund, as provided in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 67-4-606. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to adjust these appropriations to reflect the funds available and to carry forward any unexpended balance in the Victims of Crime Assistance Fund pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 9-4-205.

Item 3. From the appropriation made for the State Election Commission under Section 1, Title III-1, Item 3.2, there is hereby appropriated funds for expenses of the State Election Commission, including the printing of election laws, the office of the Coordinator of Elections, and other expenses of administering election laws. The salary of each member of the State Election Commission shall be seven thousand two hundred dollars ($7,200.00) annually, except that the Chairman shall be paid an additional one thousand eight hundred dollars ($1,800.00) annually for additional duties required of him and the Secretary shall be paid an additional one thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200.00) annually for additional duties required of him. The Secretary of State is hereby authorized to make all necessary purchases of election supplies from funds appropriated for such purpose in accordance with state purchasing procedures.

Item 4. From the funds appropriated to the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury and the Department of Finance and Administration, there is hereby authorized to be allocated an amount not to exceed $45,000.00 for the purpose of meeting the State of Tennessee's participation in the cost of supporting the National Council on Governmental Accounting or a governmental accounting standards board in the establishment of governmental accounting standards and principles.

Item 5. Maintenance of the Governor's Mansion in the amount of forty-eight thousand dollars ($48,000.00) per year, and travel expenses as certified by the Governor, shall be paid monthly by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration from the appropriations made under Section 1, Title III-2, Item 1.1 for the Governor's Office, it being the legislative intent that the mansion should be maintained and operated as the official residence and office of the Chief Executive of Tennessee in a manner required of the Office of Governor.

Item 6. Tennessee Arts Commission in Section 1, Title III-2, Item 2.11, the sum of $80,000.00 is hereby appropriated for the purpose of making a grant to Fisk University for the necessary staff, services and other costs associated with maintaining and showing the Stieglitz Collection at Fisk University. It is the legislative intent that this appropriation is a direct appropriation grant and that it be processed accordingly by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration.

Item 7. Tennessee Arts Commission in Section 1, Title III-2, Item 2.11, the sum of $100,000.00 which is granted to the Knoxville Arts Council for ticket subsidies for students in east Tennessee shall provide for a sub-grant in the amount of $27,606 to the Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga. It is the legislative intent that the grant be shared on a per student basis.

Item 8. Department of Correction in Section 1, Title III-7, the department is authorized to make a grant of up to $200,000 to "Project Return".

Item 9. Commission on Fire Fighting Personnel Standards and Education in Section 1, Title III-11, Item 5, funds are earmarked for payment to eligible units of local government to pay bonus supplements to firemen who successfully complete during calendar year 1998 an in-service training program appropriate to such fireman's rank and responsibility and the size and location of his department of at least forty (40) hours' duration at a school established or certified by such commission. The funds appropriated by this item shall be disbursed in accordance with the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 24 and Section 56-4-205(c) and no supplement to any person shall exceed four hundred fifty dollars ($450.00).

Item 10. Department of Health in Section 1, Title III-16, the amount of one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($125,000.00) is to be paid to St. Jude Hospital in Memphis to defray, in whole or in part, the expenses of patients and their families who are citizens and residents of Tennessee in traveling to and from St. Jude Hospital. Such payments shall be administered by the hospital and shall be made on the basis of need. Such patients, or their families, requesting assistance from these funds shall supply such documents supporting need and travel expenses as the hospital may require.

Item 11. Department of Children's Services in Section 1, Title III-22, the sum of $400,000.00 is hereby appropriated to fund child abuse prevention services. It is the legislative intent to fund the program established under the provisions of Chapter 930, Public Acts of 1984.

Item 12. Department of Human Services in Section 1, Title III-17, there is hereby earmarked the sum of $800,000.00 from the proceeds of the $15.00 privilege tax on marriage licenses for purposes of funding family violence shelters and shelter services. This appropriation is made under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 67-4-411.

Item 13. POST Commission in Section 1, Title III-20, funds are earmarked for payment to eligible units of local government which have required all police officers to complete during calendar year 1998 an in-service training course appropriate to each officer's rank and responsibility commensurate with the size and location of his department of at least forty (40) hours' duration at a school certified or recognized by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission. The funds appropriated by this item shall be disbursed in accordance with the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 38, Chapter 8, Part 1, and no recipient shall be eligible to receive a supplement of more than six hundred dollars ($600.00) pursuant to such appropriation.

Item 14. From the appropriation in Section 1, Title III-23, for the Emergency and Contingency Fund, there is hereby appropriated an amount not to exceed three hundred nineteen thousand three hundred dollars ($319,300.00) for the following purposes: (1) forest fire control in the Division of Forestry, (2) payment of indemnities for destruction of livestock and extraordinary veterinary payrolls for cattle market fluctuations by the Department of Agriculture, (3) payment of extraordinary expenditures for insect and pest control efforts by the Department of Agriculture, and (4) the cost of personnel and equipment needed to restore law and order in instances arising out of civil disorders.

Item 15. Department of Employment Security in Section 4, Title III-11, the sum of $2,500,000.00 is specifically appropriated from the unemployment compensation special administrative fund under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 50-7-503.

Item 16. Expenditures from the appropriation made in Section 1 of this act in the amount of twelve million dollars ($12,000,000) for state parks maintenance shall be reported quarterly by the Commissioner of Environment and Conservation to the State Building Commission. Such report shall include the location, amount and description of each expenditure.

SECTION 8. In addition to the appropriations made in Section 1 of this act and subject to the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 3, Part 10 and Title 9, Chapter 6, Part 1, there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient:

Item 1. To pay all lawful claims due from the state to any of the several counties thereof on account of unpaid court costs, unpaid allotments of taxes distributable by the state to the counties and such other sums as may be due from the state to the counties, but none of such funds shall be distributed to the counties of the state until after the validity of the claims has been investigated and approved by the State Comptroller and the Governor. Provided, however, that such funds shall not include funds due to counties and cities for the state share of costs to cities and counties as required by Section 24, Article II, of the Constitution of Tennessee.

Item 2. To the Tennessee Code Commission for the following purposes: (1) to purchase pocket supplements for the state-owned sets of Tennessee Code Annotated; (2) to purchase replacement volumes for state-owned sets of Tennessee Code Annotated; (3) to purchase replacement sets of Tennessee Code Annotated; (4) to purchase sets of Tennessee Code Annotated for judges of new courts created during the 1998 Session of the General Assembly; (5) to purchase pocket supplements for the state-owned sets of the Index to the Private Acts of Tennessee; and (6) to pay for proofreading and other expenses involved in preparing supplements and replacement volumes for Tennessee Code Annotated.

Item 3. To pay the salaries and travel expenses of all persons appointed to sit as Special Judges, Special District Attorneys General and/or Special Prosecutors under statutes relating to the state judicial system.

Item 4. To provide for indigent defendants counsel in capital cases.

Item 5. To pay fees of special counsel who may be employed by the Governor, on recommendation of the Attorney General, and to pay other expenses in special cases of litigation involving the state. In matters involving the Tennessee Regulatory Authority, Housing Development Agency, Wildlife Resources Agency, financial institutions, regulatory boards and other programs and agencies funded by earmarked or dedicated revenues, the sum sufficient appropriation shall be provided from said earmarked or dedicated revenues. In matters involving departments, agencies and/or programs funded in whole or in part with federal aid and/or departmental revenues and reserves, the sum sufficient appropriation may be provided in whole or in part from said revenues and reserves.

Item 6. To the Registry of Election Finance from the lobbyist registration fees collected by the agency.

Item 7. To provide for payment of administrative law judge services. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to allocate the funds to the appropriate organizational units and to adjust departmental revenues accordingly.

Item 8. To the Health Facilities Commission a sum sufficient from revenues collected by the agency for the purpose of paying indirect costs allocated to the agency and to pay audit costs.

Item 9. To the Department of Finance and Administration to provide for payments to the State Office Buildings and Support Facilities Revolving Fund for spaces occupied by the Tennessee State Museum and for other areas within the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.

Item 10. To the Office of Information Resources from the general obligation bonds/notes authorized under Chapter 425, Public Acts of 1985; Chapter 875, Public Acts of 1986; Chapter 525, Public Acts of 1989; Chapter 493, Public Acts of 1991; Chapter 930, Public Acts of 1992; Chapter 850, Public Acts of 1994; and Chapter 952, Public Acts of 1996 for data processing services and telecommunications services.

Item 11. To the Department of Finance and Administration to reimburse the federal government for arbitrage on the state's general obligation debt.

Item 12. To the state's Equipment Revolving Fund from the general obligation bonds/notes authorized under Chapter 945, Public Acts of 1988; Chapter 947, Public Acts of 1990; and Chapter 1010, Public Acts of 1994 for the acquisition of equipment.

Item 13. To the Department of Veterans Affairs for operation of cemeteries to offset any undercollection of departmental revenues appropriated in Section 4, Title III-2 of this act. This appropriation shall be non-recurring.

Item 14. To the Department of Agriculture from revenues available to the Agricultural Nonpoint Water Pollution Control Fund.

Item 15. To the Department of Environment and Conservation from revenues available to the Local Park Land Acquisition Fund and to the State Lands Acquisition Fund.

Item 16. To the Department of Environment and Conservation from the Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Fund.

Item 17. To the Department of Environment and Conservation, Environmental Protection Fund, from revenues and reserves available to the fund and departmental revenues shall be adjusted accordingly.

Item 18. To the Department of Environment and Conservation from the Solid Waste Management Fund.

Item 19. To the Department of Environment and Conservation for the state parks program from any revenues derived under Chapter 40, Public Acts of 1993.

Item 20. To the Department of Environment and Conservation from fees generated by the sale of environmental motor vehicle license plates under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 55-4-311.

Item 21. To the Department of Environment and Conservation from the Hazardous Waste Remedial Action Fund.

Item 22. To the Wildlife Resources Agency from revenues available to the Wetlands Acquisition Fund and the Wetlands Compensation Fund.

Item 23. To the Wildlife Resources Agency from the general fund for any difference between the actual charges to the agency under the indirect cost allocation plan and the facilities revolving fund and the amounts the TWRA can justify.

Item 24. To the Wildlife Resources Agency from its own revenues to implement the programs, activities and projects approved by the Wildlife Resources Agency Commission. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to adjust departmental revenue accordingly and to establish positions as may be required.

Item 25. To the Department of Economic and Community Development for administration of the Child Care Facilities Loan Guarantee Program. Said appropriation shall come from interest earnings allocated to the program under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 4-37-110.

Item 26. To the Department of Commerce and Insurance to purchase examinations for regulatory boards. This appropriation is contingent upon the fees collected for giving examinations being in excess of the budgeted estimates.

Item 27. To the Department of Commerce and Insurance for the Tennessee State Racing Commission to pay the costs associated with racing applications.

Item 28. To the Department of Military to provide for the cost of personnel and equipment needed to maintain law and order in instances arising out of civil disorders.

Item 29. To the Department of Military, Disaster Relief Grants, and to the Department of Human Services, Disaster Relief, for the purpose of matching federal funds and to the Department of Military to pay the administrative costs of the Disaster Relief Program. Said appropriations shall be made first from the Reserve for Disaster Relief and they are in addition to the appropriation made in Section 1, Title III-21, of this act. Federal aid and other departmental revenue may be adjusted accordingly.

Item 30. To the Department of Health from the "Nursing Home Resident Protection Trust Fund" under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-11-827.

Item 31. To the Department of Health from funds available under the Health Access Act of 1989, Tennessee Code Annotated, Sections 66-29-121 and 66-29-151.

Item 32. To the Department of Health from the "Child Safety Fund" to administer and fund the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 55-9-602(f)(7).

Item 33. To the Department of Health, Health Related Boards, and to the Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Regulatory Boards, for data processing systems development and implementation. Said appropriations are subject to the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 4-3-1011.

Item 34. To the Department of Transportation for payments to the Claims Award Fund. Said appropriation shall be made from the highway fund balance.

SECTION 9. In addition to the appropriations made in Section 4 of this act and subject to the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 3, Part 10 and Title 9, Chapter 6, Part 1, there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient:

Item 1. To the Attorney General and Reporter, if the appropriation made in Section 4, Title III-1, Item 1.1, shall prove inadequate to allow the Attorney General and Reporter to represent the state agencies and officials before the Claims Commission, or state agencies and officials in other cases of litigation or other legal matters. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration, upon the request of the Attorney General and Reporter, is hereby authorized to increase the departmental revenue estimate by an amount sufficient to provide for such representation and to establish positions as may be required.

Item 2. To the Attorney General and Reporter from the attorneys' fees and expenses of litigation awarded under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 67-1-1803(d), or any other fees and expenses awarded to the Attorney General and Reporter. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to adjust the appropriation made under Section 1, Title III-1, Item 1.1, to recognize any reimbursement for expenses already provided. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to establish positions as may be required.

Item 3. To the Attorney General and Reporter a sum sufficient from the Claims Award Fund for the purposes of implementing the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8, Chapter 42 relative to legal representation for state employees as amended by Chapter 370, Public Acts of 1995. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration, upon the request of the Attorney General and Reporter, is authorized to establish positions as may be required to implement the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8, Chapter 42.

Item 4. To the State Treasurer, with the concurrence of the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, for the purpose of developing and implementing programs designed to enhance investment performance, including programs designed to recruit and retain qualified investment staff.

Item 5. To the State Treasurer for payment of Unclaimed Property - Claims.

Item 6. To the Baccalaureate Education System Trust Board of Directors from fees and other charges for participation in the prepayment tuition program operated by the board under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-7-810.

Item 7. From federal funds available to the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to meet obligations incurred by the agency, pursuant to the federal Section 8 program.

Item 8. To the Office for Information Resources from the revenues produced by the telecommunications network system. Further, it is the legislative intent that the net revenues received be allocated as follows: a) net revenues from higher education institutions and facilities shall be allocated to higher education as determined by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration; b) net revenues from the Department of Correction are hereby appropriated to the department; and c) all remaining net revenues are hereby appropriated for telecommunications purposes including office automation and electronic mail. From the appropriations made in b) and c) the sum of $25,000.00 is earmarked for a victim's liason telephone line.

Item 9. To the Department of General Services for equipment and supplies ordered but not delivered at June 30, 1998.

Item 10. To the Department of Environment and Conservation from monies received by the state in connection with oil overcharge judgments and earnings accruing thereon. This appropriation is for the purpose of supporting activities of the Solid Waste Management Fund, and it shall not revert at June 30, 1999, but shall remain available for expenditure.

Item 11. To the Department of Correction in an amount equal to the balance in the revolving fund of the Tennessee Rehabilitative Initiative in Correction Board (TRICOR) for benefit of the program.

Item 12. To the Department of Economic and Community Development to meet community development grant expenditure requirements in the 1998-99 fiscal year. This appropriation shall be from federal aid funds.

Item 13. To the Department of Employment Security from federal aid funds and other departmental revenues. Subject to this appropriation, authorized positions may be increased up to one hundred (100) positions.

Item 14. To the Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Fire Prevention, for payment of electrical inspections. This appropriation is contingent upon the fees collected for making electrical inspections being in excess of the budgeted estimate.

Item 15. To the Department of Human Services to recognize any non-TANF (previously non-AFDC) child support payments processed by the department.

Item 16. To the Department of Safety, the Department of Revenue, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee National Guard and the Alcoholic Beverage Commission from the proceeds of property seized and forfeited under federal procedures which are shared with the departments or the commission.

SECTION 10. The appropriations made by this act under Sections 1 and 4 shall be subject to the following provisions, limitations, or restrictions:

Item 1. Notwithstanding any provision of the law to the contrary, any institution which receives state funds appropriated by the provisions of this act shall be subject to audit by the Comptroller of the Treasury as to the expenditure and obligation of such funds.

Item 2. Any personal services, professional services or consultant services contracts concerning management services of all types, management studies, planning services, public relations, evaluations, systems designs, data processing, auditing or accounting services entered into by an executive department or agency of state government shall be executed by the head of such department or agency and shall be subject to approval by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration and the Comptroller of the Treasury. No funds appropriated under this act to a department or agency shall be used for such contracts unless such approval is received or is otherwise authorized by the approving officials. Any such contract entered into by agencies of the legislative or judicial branches shall be subject to the approval of the Comptroller of the Treasury.

Item 3. No funds appropriated by this act shall be obligated and/or expended for any newsletter, periodical, or other material which is to be distributed to all, or substantially all, state employees (excluding higher education) until the agency head proposing to make such distribution contacts the two Speakers and makes available equal space for legislative information in such newsletter, periodical, or other material. This item shall not apply to policy and/or procedural directives.

Item 4. From the funds appropriated to the TennCare program, the state shall comply with applicable federal law.

Item 5. During fiscal year 1998-99 it is the legislative intent to encourage that all conferences, workshops, meetings, seminars, programs, and similar endeavors conducted for officials and/or employees of the legislative, executive, or judicial branch of state government be conducted in state facilities whenever practicable.

Item 6. From the appropriation for travel expenses of Justices of the Supreme Court and for the members of the Court of Appeals and the Court of Criminal Appeals, each member of said Courts shall be reimbursed for necessary traveling expenses incurred by them during their absence from the counties of their residence on official business; provided, however, that such travel expenses shall be limited to board and lodging and mileage each way necessary to travel on official business. Any judge seeking reimbursement for official expense under this section shall file with the Executive Secretary to the Supreme Court, or other official upon whom this duty may be lodged by law, a statement of such amounts necessarily expended by him in the discharge of such official duties and upon receipt of this verified statement, warrant for reimbursement for such expenses shall be issued.

Item 7. The Supreme Court shall fix the salaries of the marshals for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Divisions, which salary shall be payable out of the appropriations for Appellate Court Clerks.

Item 8. The commission in charge of the Supreme Court Building in Nashville, established by Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 16-3-701, is authorized to employ an experienced Engineer-Superintendent to supervise the air-conditioning and heating of the Supreme Court Building at Nashville and to employ the necessary assistants to keep and maintain the building. Payment for said services shall be paid out of the appropriations made by this act.

Light, heat and water for the Supreme Court Building in Nashville and for the Supreme Court Building in Knoxville is to be provided by the Department of General Services out of the appropriation herein made for it.

Item 9. Employees of the office of the Executive Secretary to the District Public Defender's Conference, District Public Defenders and employees of a District Public Defender's Office, as created pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8, Chapter 14, shall only travel and shall be reimbursed for travel expenses in accordance with the provisions of the comprehensive travel regulations promulgated by the Department of Finance and Administration and approved by the Attorney General.

Item 10. The appropriation made in Section 1, Title III-1, Item 5.9 for the Tax Relief Program, is made for the purpose of providing tax relief for elderly low-income homeowners, disabled homeowners, and disabled veteran homeowners, as provided by law. The income eligibility limit for elderly low-income homeowners and for homeowners totally and permanently disabled shall be adjusted for the fiscal year 1998-99 under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Sections 67-5-702 and 67-5-703.

Item 11. Notwithstanding any provision of the law to the contrary, from the appropriations made for the Department of the Treasury, there is hereby appropriated funds sufficient to defray the cost of administering, on behalf of state employees compensated on the centralized state payroll system, Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8, Chapter 25, Part 1, the same being the "Government Employees' Deferred Compensation Plan Act", and Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8, Chapter 25, Part 3, the same being the "Profit Sharing or Salary Reduction Plans for State Employees", and Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 8-25-501, the same being a "Cafeteria Benefits Plan" for state employees.

Item 12. From the appropriation made in Section 4, Title III-1, Item 8.2, Claims Award Reserve Fund, funds may be expended to contract with a third party for claims management services.

Item 13. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to approve an adjustment in rates charged by the Office of Information Resources and to reserve any funds needed to rebate savings to the federal government and to reallocate state appropriations between departments and to adjust federal aid and other departmental revenue accordingly. Any adjustment of rates or reserve of funds pursuant to the provisions of this act shall be reported to the Information Systems Council.

Item 14. Subject to the concurrence of the Commissioner of Finance and Administration, the Commissioner of Personnel is authorized to develop and implement a system whereby the cost of the Civil Service Commission and of services rendered to the Department of Personnel by the Administrative Procedures Division of the Department of State is recovered from those departments, boards and commissions to whom services are rendered.

Item 15. The funds appropriated in Section 4, Title III-3, to the Division of Forestry, shall include the proceeds from timber sales conducted by the Department of Agriculture. It is the legislative intent that said proceeds shall be accounted for as departmental revenue.

Item 16. From the appropriation made for the Department of Tourist Development, there is hereby appropriated a sum not to exceed twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($12,500.00), sufficient to defray the cost of advertising and other expenses in connection with special events in which Tennessee is represented and/or events within the State for which Tennessee will act as official host. Any allotment of funds made under the authority of this section shall be made only on the approval of the Commissioner of Finance and Administration.

Item 17. From the appropriations made in this act, there shall be paid expenses incurred by the Department of Economic and Community Development and the Department of Tourist Development, representing the state in its official capacity; provided, however, that nothing herein shall authorize the expenditure by each agency for such purposes in excess of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) per annum. The amount and purposes of such expenses are subject to approval by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration.

Item 18. The revenues collected under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 67, Chapter 4, Part 16, are available to fund the appropriations made for the Solid Waste Assistance Fund in Section 1, Title III-5 of this act. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration shall allocate all of said revenues to the fund.

Item 19. From the appropriations made to State Prosecutions under this act in Section 1, Title III-7, Item 3, the Commissioner of Correction and the Commissioner of Finance and Administration are authorized to develop and implement a plan to prorate payments to stay within available funds.

Item 20. Notwithstanding any provision of the law to the contrary, where a judicial proceeding is transferred from one jurisdiction to another for trial on a defendant's motion for change of venue, the limitation of five hundred dollars ($500.00) for the board and lodging of the jury shall not apply, provided the Comptroller of the Treasury on the advice of the State Attorney General, determines that additional funds for boarding and lodging the jury are necessary.

Item 21. The appropriation of funds for the administration of the loan program authorized under the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Facilities Act of 1990, codified as Part 7, Chapter 31, of Title 4, is made to assist the authority in simplifying the loan process; it being the legislative intent that the authority, in determining what security to require for the loans, will look primarily to grant funds and will utilize its discretion in requiring additional security, such as deeds of trust.

Item 22. The Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation is authorized to expend up to one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) in available funds for the purpose of implementing the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 12-4-330, and such funds are specifically appropriated for that purpose.

Item 23. Within the amount appropriated in Section 1, Title III-17 and in Section 4, Title III-18 for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, the Commissioner of Human Services shall establish by rule or regulation, pursuant to the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 71-3-155, to be effective July 1, 1998, the standard of need for each family size; however, the maximum grant for each family size will remain at the Fiscal Year 1997-98 established level.

Item 24. The appropriations to the Department of Revenue under Section 1, Title III-18, provide for all the activities of the department and include amounts in lieu of percentages allowed by law on collection of certain taxes and revenues; such percentage shall be covered into and made a part of the general fund. Appropriations also include amounts for motor vehicle registration and any other activities which may be administered by the Department of Revenue and/or the Department of Safety.

Item 25. The appropriation to the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads in Section 1, Title III-21, is for the sole purpose of maintaining a state headquarters of the association and to pay the salary of an executive director of the association and other expenses appurtenant thereto.

Item 26. Notwithstanding any provision of the law to the contrary, the Department of Transportation shall not release or make available information which reveals the amount of funding available for any project.

Item 27. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated to the Tennessee Local Development Agency a sum sufficient from the Underground Storage Tank Fund for the purpose of paying debt service and expenses in connection with any debt issued pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 444, Public Acts of 1997, relative to underground storage tanks.

Item 28. From the funds appropriated to the Administrative Office of the Court, there is earmarked the sum of sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) to be allocated to statewide organizations engaged in offering assistance to organizations and individuals providing legal and other advocacy assistance to low income and/or elderly Tennesseans with civil legal problems for the sole purpose of development and provision of continuing legal education, development of manuals and other informational resources, and other similar technical support.

Item 29. From the funds appropriated to the University of Tennessee, there is earmarked a sum sufficient to be allocated to the University of Tennessee Center for Business and Economic Research for the sole purpose of developing computer models for the Fiscal Review Committee to utilize to estimate the fiscal impact of tax incentive programs.

Item 30. The appropriation made in Section 1, Title III-21, Item 18, is hereby reduced by seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($750,000) and that sum is hereby reallocated to Section 1, Title I, Item 1 for expansion and improvement of technological, information management, and computer systems, subject to the approval of the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Joint Legislative Services Committee.

Item 31. From the TennCare Reserve, there is earmarked a sum sufficient to be allocated to the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury for the sole purpose of funding a study of the financing and expenditures of the TennCare program in accordance with legislative direction.

Item 32. From the funds appropriated by the provisions of Section 1, Title III-21, Item 19 for state employees salary adjustment, there is earmarked the sum of six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000) to be allocated to the General Assembly for the sole purpose of salary adjustments.

Item 33. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) out of the Facilities Revolving Fund (FRF) for the sole purpose of providing for emergency lighting and other emergency equipment in the War Memorial Building and Legislative Plaza. This is an emergency one-time transfer to deal with existing safety deficiencies revealed by the April 16, 1998, tornadoes, and no adjustment in space, rent, or other charges shall be made on account of this appropriation.

Item 34. Each agency head is authorized to grant administrative leave with pay, including retroactively, to state employees whose personal residences were severely damaged or placed in such condition by the storms in the spring of 1998, especially the April 16, 1998, tornadoes, so as to require the presence of affected employees at their residences during regular state working hours.

Item 35. The Tennessee Housing Development Agency is requested to consider what actions it might take through existing loan or grant programs to provide assistance to persons whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed in the storms occurring in the spring of 1998, especially the April 16, 1998, tornadoes.

Item 36. From the 1986 Wetland Acquisition Fund, there is earmarked the sum of two hundred seventeen thousand dollars ($217,000) to be allocated to the Wildlife Resources Agency for the sole purpose of completing the study of the stabilization, maintenance, renovation and revitalization of Reelfoot Lake.


Item 37. From the Wetland Acquisition Fund there is appropriated to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to be allocated to Lauderdale County for the sole purpose of conducting a further feasibility study of Knob Creek Lake.

Item 38. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($125,000) including authorization for creation of two positions to the Office of the Comptroller, Office of Research, for the sole purpose of providing additional research services including the study of electrical deregulation.

SECTION 11. The appropriations made by this act under Sections 1 and 4 to the Department of Education shall be subject to the following provisions, limitations, or restrictions:

Item 1. The appropriation made in Section 1, Title III-9, Item 2.1c. for the Basic Education Program (BEP), shall be administered pursuant to the provisions of the Education Improvement Act (Public Chapter No. 535 of the Public Acts of 1992).

Item 2. From the appropriations made to the Department of Education under Section 1, Title III-9, of this act, the Department of Education is authorized to pay through disbursements to local education agencies (LEAs), for the benefit of eligible local education employees and their dependents, an amount not to exceed forty-five percent (45%) of the total statewide cost, based on the Basic Education Program (BEP) formula, of such persons' participation in the basic accident and medical expense insurance plan authorized by Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8, Chapter 27, Part 3.

Item 3. From the appropriation made to the Department of Education under Section 1, Title III-9, of this act, for technology programs, there is hereby earmarked a sum sufficient for the expenditures of the Web Project.

Item 4. From the amounts herein appropriated to the Department of Education in Section 1, Title III-9, Item 2.1c, the Basic Education Program, the sum of $12,254,200.00 is for the purpose of making distributions during fiscal year 1998-99 to local education agencies to address teacher salary equalization concerns identified by the Tennessee Supreme Court in Tennessee Small Schools, et al. v. Ned Ray McWherter, et al. These funds shall be distributed based upon the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-3-366.

Item 5. Under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Sections 49-3-357 and 49-3-358 pertaining to interest accruing on investments and deposits to the Education Trust Fund and the Basic Education Program, it is the legislative intent that only interest earnings be recognized and that no interest expense be charged to the fund and the program.

Item 6. The Department of Education shall submit to the Office of Legislative Budget Analysis the revised BEP funding formula for the ensuing fiscal year no later than January 1 of each year.

SECTION 12.

Item 1. The appropriation made in Section 1, Title III-1, to the State Board of Equalization Loan Fund is to be used in the property tax reappraisal and equalization programs and such related matters as are provided by law. In addition, there is herein appropriated the balance of any unexpended and unobligated funds from the fiscal year 1997-98 appropriation from the loan fund. The administration, control and expenditure of the funds herein appropriated shall be in accordance with the laws creating the revolving fund account. Such funds as may remain in the account at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund but shall remain available for the purposes provided by law.

Item 2. There is hereby appropriated the sum of three million dollars ($3,000,000.00) to the Department of Human Services, which sum shall be in addition to all other appropriations made to the Department of Human Services and which sum shall be used for the sole purpose of increasing the amount available to social service contractors, as provided for in Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 71, Chapter 1, Part 2.

Item 3. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Commissioner of Health shall have the authority to promulgate, as public necessity rules pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 4-5-209, those rules and regulations which concern the Medicaid/TennCare program and which require promulgation in order for the state to fiscally function (i) within the appropriations provided for the Medicaid/TennCare program or (ii) within the availability of revenues received for the Medicaid/TennCare program.

Item 4. After allocation of the first $514,000.00 as provided in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 55-4-307, all revenues arising from the surcharge for cultural motor vehicle registration plates provided for in Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 55, Chapter 4, Part 3, shall be allocated to and are hereby appropriated to the Tennessee Arts Commission for use in its programs.

Item 5. (a) There is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient from employer FICA tax savings from the 125 Cafeteria Plan (Flexible Benefits Plan) to provide for the employer match to the State's 401(k) Plan for State employees compensated on the centralized State payroll system pursuant to the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8, Chapter 25. Should this amount be insufficient to provide for the twenty dollar ($20) match, there is hereby appropriated a sum not to exceed two million two hundred forty-two thousand dollars ($2,242,000) to supplement funding for such match.

(b) There is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient from employer FICA tax savings from the 125 Cafeteria Plan (Flexible Benefits Plan) maintained by the University of Tennessee to provide for the employer match to the State's 401(k) Plan for employees of institutions under the University of Tennessee system pursuant to the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8, Chapter 25. Should this amount be insufficient to provide for the twenty dollar ($20) match, there is hereby appropriated a sum not to exceed five hundred forty thousand dollars ($540,000) to supplement funding for such match.

(c) There is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient from employer FICA tax savings from the 125 Cafeteria Plan (Flexible Benefits Plan) maintained by the Board of Regents System to provide for the employer match to the State's 401(k) Plan for employees of institutions under the Board of Regents System pursuant to the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8, Chapter 25. Should this amount be insufficient to provide for the twenty dollar ($20) match, there is hereby appropriated a sum not to exceed nine hundred eighteen thousand dollars ($918,000) to supplement funding for such match.

(d) The State Treasurer shall have the authority to contract with Optional Retirement Plan vendors to provide investment products to Optional Retirement Plan participants under the State's 401(k) program.

Item 6. In addition to any other funds appropriated to the Department of Health in Section 1, Title III-16 of this Act, there is appropriated a sum sufficient from the Traumatic Brain Injury Fund to the Department of Health to allow for the provision of enhanced and/or new services which benefit traumatic brain injury persons and their families as authorized in Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 68, Chapter 55. Any additional appropriations provided under this item would be on a non-recurring basis from carry-forward funds which exist in the Traumatic Brain Injury Fund and would be subject to approval of the Commissioner of Finance and Administration.

Item 7. There is appropriated the sum of $150,000 from funds available to the Department of Correction for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Dismas, Inc., to be used for assisting with their programs in the State of Tennessee, and for no other purpose.

Item 8. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hunter Community Youth Club in Carter County, to be used for the purchase of playground equipment.

Item 9. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to the City of Gatlinburg for the sole purpose of conducting research and studies, awarding grants, and installing bear-proof garbage containers in order to provide for the safety of citizens and tourists to premier cities and the Smoky Mountains.

Item 10. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to the City of Estill Springs for the sole purpose of constructing a new roof for Estill Springs City Hall.

Item 11. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-two thousand five hundred dollars ($32,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the East Tennessee State Foundation, to be used for the Rondal B. Cole Research Laboratory at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine.

Item 12. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eighty-five thousand dollars ($85,000) to the Tennessee State Museum for the sole purpose of making the following improvements:

1) Travel

$10,000

2) Artifacts

75,000

It is the legislative intent that these items be recurring.

Item 13. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Literacy Council in Hardeman County, to be used for operating and programming expenses.

Item 14. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, to be used for funding start-up and programs of the foundation. This appropriation will be matched by private contributions.

Item 15. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-four thousand dollars ($24,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to the Volunteer Fire Departments in Sevier County as follows:

Caton's Chapel - Richardson Cove Fire Department

$ 2,000

Gatlinburg Fire Department

2,000

Pittman Center Community Fire Department

2,000

Wears Valley Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

English Mountain Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Pigeon Forge Fire Department

2,000

Sevierville Fire Department

2,000

Seymour Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Dupont Fire Department

2,000

Northview Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

New Center Fire Department

2,000

Waldens Creek Fire Department

2,000

 

Item 16. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Boys' and Girls' Club of the Smoky Mountains, to be used for equipment and operational expenses.

Item 17. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated a sum sufficient not to exceed eighteen million dollars ($18,000,000) for the sole purpose of implementing Senate Bill No. 2460 / House Bill No. 2907, relative to the "Tennessee Job Skills Programs", if such bill becomes law.

Item 18. From funds appropriated in Section 1, Title III-1, Item 5.9, Tax Relief, there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to implement the provisions of Senate Bill No. 3129 / House Bill No. 2909, relative to property tax relief for seniors, if such bill becomes law.

Item 19. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cordova Community Center, to be used for renovation, construction and operating expenses.

Item 20. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the Department of Environment and Conservation for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Kingsport, to be used for improvements to Bays Mountain Park.

Item 21. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Bartlett, to be used for improvements to the Bartlett Station Area.

Item 22. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two hundred forty thousand dollars ($240,000) for the sole purpose of making grants of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to each of the following community action agencies:

AGENCY

COUNTIES SERVED

Anderson County Community Action Commission

Anderson

Blount County Community Action Agency

Blount

Bradley-Cleveland Community Services Agency

Bradley

Caney-Fork Development Corporation

Cannon, DeKalb, Van Buren, Warren

Chattanooga Human Services Department

Hamilton

Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Action Agency

Montgomery

Cordell Hull Economic Opportunity Corporation

Clay, Jackson, Macon, Smith

Delta Human Resources Agency

Fayette, Lauderdale

Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority

Cocke, Grainger, Sevier, Hamblen, Jefferson, Monroe

Highland Rim Economic Corporation

Dickson, Stewart, Houston, Humphreys

Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Agency

Knox

Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency

Cheatham, Sumner, Robertson, Trousdale, Williamson, Rutherford

Mid-East Community Action Agency

Loudon, Roane

Mountain Valley Economic Opportunity Authority

Campbell, Claiborne, Morgan, Scott, Union

Northwest Tennessee Economic Development Council

Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Lake, Obion, Henry, Weakley, Gibson, Fayette, Tipton, Lauderdale, Madison

Shelby County Community Services Agency

Shelby

South Central Human Resources Agency

Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Perry, Wayne

Southeast Human Resources Agency

Bledsoe, Grundy, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Sequatchie, Polk, Rhea

Southwest Human Resources Agency

Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, McNairy

Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency

Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington

Metro-Action Commission

Davidson

Caney Fork Development Co.

Cannon, DeKalb, Van Buren, Warren

Upper Cumberland HRA

Cannon, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Van Buren, Warren, White

Sequatchie Valley Planning and Development Agency

 

Item 23. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Germantown Community Library, to be used for operating expenses and the purchase of equipment and library materials.

Item 24. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the Department of Agriculture for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Middle Tennessee State University to be evenly split $25,000 each between the Tennessee Beef Agribition and the Tennessee Dairy Expo.

Item 25. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Germantown Performing Arts Center, to be used for operating expenses, floor covering and purchase of equipment.

Item 26. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Town of Hartsville for the sole purpose of allocating such sum for improvements to recreation facilities including, but not limited to, the VFW Hall.

Item 27. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to Trousdale County for the sole purpose of allocating such sum to community centers and emergency services (including, but not limited to, volunteer firefighters and civil defense).

Item 28. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) to the City of Hartsville for the sole purpose of acquiring books and equipment for the Fred A. Vaught Library.

Item 29. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Blount County Food Pantry, to be used for operations.

Item 30. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to Blount County for funding for the civic/community center study, construction and operating subsidy.

Item 31. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to Blount County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Friendsville Volunteer Fire Department, to be used for operations and equipment purchases.

Item 32. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to Blount County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Townsend Volunteer Fire Department, to be used for operations.

Item 33. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to Blount County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Blount County Parks and Recreation Department, to be used for completion of the "Everett Project".

Item 34. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to Blount County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Community Food Connection, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 35. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand ($50,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Bartlett, to be used for improvements to the Bartlett Station Area.

Item 36. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the revenue generated by the provisions of House Bill No. 2773 / Senate Bill No. 2804 for the sole purpose of implementing Senate Bill No. 2804 / House Bill No. 2773, relative to recordation of certain instruments filed with the Secretary of State's office, if such bill becomes law.

Item 37. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants for structural improvements as follows:

Blantons Chapel Community Center

$ 5,000

Fredonia Community Center

5,000.

Item 38. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-two thousand dollars ($22,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Cumberland County Rescue Squad

$ 5,000

Cumberland County Multipurpose Senior Citizens Center

5,000

Mayland Senior Citizens Center

7,000

Cumberland County Dare Program

5,000

Item 39. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-seven thousand two hundred fifty dollars ($27,250) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Warren County Senior Citizens Center, McMinnville

$ 15,000

McMinnville Warren County Rescue Squad

5,000

Warren County Dare Program

7,250

Item 40. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty-two thousand dollars ($42,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Spring Hill Volunteer Fire Department

$ 2,000

BonDeCroft Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

North End Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Cassville Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Central View Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Hickory Valley Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Eastland Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Mt. Gilead Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Doyle Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Quebeck Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Sparta Fire Department 1 & 2

4,000

White County DARE Program

5,000

White County Rescue Squad

2,000

White County Multipurpose Senior Citizens Center

5,000

Doyle Senior Citizens Center

2,000

Quebeck Senior Citizens Center

2,000

Item 41. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Secretary of State for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Shelby County Library, to be used for the purchase of circulation materials, including books, periodicals, children's books, and computer equipment for the Southeast Shelby County Branch Library.

Item 42. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Dyer County Rescue Squad, to be used for equipment and operating expenses.

Item 43. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to be allocated as follows:

Farmington/Rich Creek Volunteer Fire Department

$ 5,000

Belfast Volunteer Fire Department

5,000

Five Points Volunteer Fire Department

5,000

Cornersville Volunteer Fire Department

5,000

Mooresville Volunteer Fire Department

5,000

Chapel Hill Volunteer Fire Department

5,000

Berlin Volunteer Fire Department

5,000

Marshall County Emergency Management Agency

5,000

Item 44. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) to the Tennessee Holocaust Commission for the sole purpose of operational expenses. It is the legislative intent that this appropriation be recurring and be included in the Commission's base budget.

Item 45. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Town of Pegram for the sole purpose of acquiring playground equipment for the city park.

Item 46. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three million one hundred thousand dollars ($3,100,000) for the sole purpose of implementing Senate Bill No. 3292 / House Bill No. 3326, relative to insurance, if such bill becomes a law.

Item 47. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated a sum sufficient not to exceed five hundred forty thousand dollars ($540,000), for the sole purpose of implementing Senate Bill No. 2926 / House Bill No. 2598, relative to the creation of supplemental bridge benefit for public safety officers, if such bill becomes law.

Item 48. From the funds available to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, there is appropriated a sum sufficient not to exceed one hundred fifty-six thousand dollars ($156,000), for the sole purpose of implementing Senate Bill No. 2926 / House Bill No. 2598, relative to the creation of supplemental bridge benefit for public safety officers, if such bill becomes law.

Item 49. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Washburn High School, to be used for athletic field repair.

Item 50. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-four thousand dollars ($24,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants for the purchase of equipment and operating expenses as follows:

Dandridge Volunteer Fire Department (equipment)

$ 3,000

Lakeway Central Volunteer Fire Department (equipment)

3,000

Kansas-Talbott Volunteer Fire Department (equipment)

3,000

New Market Volunteer Fire Department (equipment)

3,000

White Pine Volunteer Fire Department (equipment)

3,000

Jefferson County Rescue Squad (equipment)

3,000

Dandridge Fire Department (operating expenses)

3,000

Jefferson City Fire Department (operating expenses)

3,000

Item 51. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Jefferson County Historical Society (operating expenses)

$3,000

Dandridge Historic Trust (operating expenses)

2,000

City of Talbott (recreational facilities)

2,000

Ruritan Park and Recreation Area (equipment)

3,000

Jefferson County High School (Environmental enhancement program)

6,000

City of Jefferson City (parks and recreation)

2,000

South Jefferson County Little League Ballfield

3,000

City of White Pine (parks and recreation)

2,000

City of New Market (parks and recreation)

2,000

City of Strawberry Plains (parks and recreation)

2,000

City of Dandridge (parks and recreation)

3,000

 

Item 52. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-seven thousand dollars ($27,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants for the purchase of equipment and operating expenses as follows:

 

Rutledge Rescue Squad (equipment)Bean Station Rescue Squad (equipment)

3,000

Washburn Rescue Squad (operating expenses)

3,000

Rutledge Volunteer Fire Department (equipment)

3,000

Bean Station Volunteer Fire Department (operating expenses)

3,000

Thorn Hill Volunteer Fire Department (operating expenses)

3,000

North Side Volunteer Fire Department (operating expenses)

3,000

Blaine Volunteer Fire Department (operating expenses)

3,000

Washburn Volunteer Fire Department (operating expenses)

3,000

Item 53. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirteen thousand dollars ($13,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to fund operating expenses as follows:

Grainger County Historical Society$ 1,000

 

Grainger County Soil Conservation District

3,000

Bean Station Public Library

2,000

Thorn Hill Recreational Park

1,000

Rutledge Public Library

1,000

Washburn Public Library

1,000

Rutledge High School

4,000

Item 54. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Powell Recreation Commission, to be used for development of additional sports fields.

Item 55. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Interfaith Health Clinic, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 56. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Heiskell volunteer fire department in Knox County, to be used for operations and equipment purchases.

Item 57. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Karns volunteer fire department in Knox County, to be used for operations.

Item 58. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one million dollars ($1,000,000) to the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation, to be used for raising the maximum Tennessee Student Assistance Award for students attending independent colleges and universities as stipulated in Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 4, Part 8. This appropriation amendment fulfills the mandate of Public Chapter 486 of 1993.

Item 59. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000) to the Department of State for the sole purpose of making grants of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) each to not-for-profit museums across the state which make application for such grants to be used for development and the continuation of operations. Such funds shall be administered as follows:

1) Applications for such grants shall be submitted to the Secretary of State prior to October 1, 1998;

2) Funds available for such grants shall be divided equally among the grant applicants to the maximum grant amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) each. If any funds remain after the initial grants, successive grant periods shall be opened for applications on a quarterly basis until the funds are expended and shall be granted under the same terms and conditions as the original grants;

3) Such funds shall not revert at the end of any fiscal year, but shall remain available until expended for such purpose;

4) Museums which receive other funds under the provisions of this act are eligible to apply for and receive grants pursuant to the provisions of this appropriation; however, no museum shall receive more than one grant from the funds appropriated by the provisions of this item in Fiscal Year 1998-99.

Item 60. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the West Star, to be used for development and implementation of programs to prepare people to assume leadership responsibilities.

Item 61. From the Wetland Acquisition Fund, there is earmarked the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the West Eight Association of Soil Conservation Districts, to be used for soil conservation projects and administrative costs.

Item 62. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred fifty-two thousand two hundred dollars ($152,200) to the Department of State for the sole purpose of funding archives programs as follows:

(1) Assistant state archivist and state archives program

$2,200

(2) Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board

20,000

(3) Preservation grants for local archives

50,000

Item 63. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twelve thousand dollars ($12,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to volunteer fire departments in Houston County as follows:

Erin Volunteer Fire Department

$6,000

Tennessee Ridge Volunteer Fire Department

6,000

Item 64. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the City of Eagleville in Rutherford County, to be used for construction expenses for the Police Department, Fire Department and City Hall.

Item 65. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of LaVergne Library, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 66. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Sequatchie County "Parents as First Teachers" program, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 67. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Marion County D.A.R.E. program, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 68. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Bledsoe County "Parents as First Teachers" Program, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 69. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Donelson Civitan Girls' Softball Park, to be used for expansion of the park's facilities through the addition of a softball field.

Item 70. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Donelson-Hermitage Rotary Park, to be used for expansion of restroom facilities.

Item 71. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Donelson-Hermitage Senior Center, the largest building for senior citizens in Tennessee, to be used for completion of construction of its building.

Item 72. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Donelson YMCA, to be used for the expansion of the Donelson YMCA's children's day program for low-income children.

Item 73. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Madison Station Senior Citizens, to be used for emergency transportation needs of senior citizens.

Item 74. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce, to be used for children's park and recreational facilities.

Item 75. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant as follows:

Madison Babe Ruth

$5,000

Goodlettsville Dixie Youth

2,500

Goodlettsville Girls Softball

2,500

Item 76. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) to Davidson County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Pitts Park South Hills Senior Baseball League, to be used for equipment and field improvements.

Item 77. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to Gibson County for the sole purpose of repair, maintenance, operation and renovation of Bruff Cemetery at Skullbone.

Item 78. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one million dollars ($1,000,000) to the Department of Health for the sole purpose of funding the Area Health Education Center program. These funds shall be allocated to Meharry Medical College, East Tennessee State University, and the University of Tennessee at Memphis as follows:

(A) One hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($125,000) to East Tennessee State University for the Northeast Tennessee Area Health Education Center program which shall serve the counties of: Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Morgan, Scott, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, and Washington;

(B) Three hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($375,000) to the University of Tennessee at Memphis which shall serve the western grand division of the state;

(C) Three hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($375,000) to the Meharry Medical College which shall serve the middle grand division of the state; and

(D) One hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($125,000) to the Meharry Medical College for the East Tennessee Area Health Education Center program which shall serve the counties of: Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Knox, Loudon, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Polk, Rhea, Roane, Sequatchie, and Sevier.

From the funds appropriated, the institutions shall distribute not less than seventy-five percent (75%) of the funds to the local (AHEC) programs.

Item 79. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Discovery House in Murfreesboro, to be used for capital projects, subject to local matching funds.

Item 80. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) to the Department of the Military for the Tennessee State Guard for the sole purpose of funding operations including one full-time administrative position. From such funds, there is earmarked the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to be allocated in equal amounts to the four (4) local brigades to be used for operational expenses. It is the legislative intent that the fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) appropriated to the Tennessee State Guard be recurring.

Item 81. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the South Memphis Alliance, to be used for programs and operating costs.

Item 82. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Covington Junior Auxiliary, to be used for programs and operating costs.

Item 83. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Tipton County, to be used for the Boys' and Girls' Club in such county.

Item 84. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two hundred thirty-five thousand six hundred dollars ($235,600) to the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury for the sole purpose of funding the personal property tax audit program, including the creation and filling of up to six (6) positions for that purpose.

Item 85. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) to the appropriate governmental entity, either East Ridge or Hamilton County for the sole purpose of purchasing residential properties lying in the Chickamauga Creek watershed flood plain.

Item 86. In addition to any other funds appropriated by this act, there is hereby appropriated the recurring sum of one hundred ten thousand dollars ($110,000) to fund positions in conjunction with improvements funded through the transfer in Section 10, Item ___ from Section 1, Title III-21, Item 18. The expenditure of these funds is subject to a staffing analysis and approval of the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Joint Legislative Services Committee.

Item 87. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Mount Pleasant Phosphate Museum, to be used for renovation of the museum building, and to assist in placement on the National Register.

Item 88. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Office of Legislative Administration for the sole purpose of funding the programs and activities of the statewide minority youth mock legislature annually hosted by the Black Caucus of State Legislators. It is the legislative intent that this be a recurring item.

Item 89. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five hundred sixty-five thousand dollars ($565,000) to the Department of Children's Services for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

The Child Advocacy Center in Shelby County$50,000

 

The Child Advocacy Center in Davidson County

50,000

The Child Advocacy Center in Knox County

50,000

The Child Advocacy Center in Hamilton County

50,000

The Child Advocacy Center in Sullivan County

50,000

The Child Advocacy Center in Robertson County

50,000

The Child Advocacy Center in Madison County

50,000

The Child Advocacy Center in Montgomery County

50,000

The Child Advocacy Center in Lawrence County

50,000

The Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse

 

(Henderson County)

50,000

The Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse

 

(Tipton County)

50,000

The Tennessee Chapter of Children's Advocacy Centers

15,000

It is the legislative intent that the appropriations made in this item be recurring.

Item 90. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to the Maury County Rural Fire/Rescue and civil defense operations to be used exclusively for acquisition of firefighting equipment and gear; communications equipment; or in conjunction with any funds appropriated by Maury County for the acquisition of rural firefighting vehicles, as follows:

Columbia Rural Fire Department

$10,000

Enterprize Rural Fire Department

5,000

Culleoka Rural Fire Department

5,000

Santa Fe Rural Fire Department

5,000

Hampshire Rural Fire Department

5,000

Mynders Rural Fire Department

5,000

Pottsville Rural Fire Department

5,000

Woodrow Rural Fire Department

5,000

Theta Rural Fire Department

5,000

Item 91. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Blount County, to be used for a teen outreach program.

Item 92. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to the Brentwood and Nolensville Senior Citizen Centers, to be used for equipment and operating expenses.

Item 93. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to the Nolensville, Trinity and Grassland recreation centers, to be used for lighting.

Item 94. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Fentress County, such grant to be allocated equally among the five (5) senior citizen centers located within such county.

Item 95. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Henderson County, to be used for improvements to the fairgounds exhibit building in such county.

Item 96. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Carl Perkins Center in Henderson County, to be used for construction costs.

Item 97. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Ardmore City Library, to be used for operating costs and acquisitions.

Item 98. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Perry County, to be allocated in equal amounts to the Senior Citizens Centers within such county, to be used for operating costs.

Item 99. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Minor Hill City Library, to be used for operating costs and acquisitions.

Item 100. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eighteen thousand five hundred dollars ($18,500) to the City of Lynnville for the sole purpose of constructing public restrooms and making any additional needed renovations to the Lynnville Railroad Visitors and Information Center.

Item 101. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Forrest School at Chapel Hill, to be used for construction of a field house.

Item 102. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Petersburg City Library, to be used for the acquisition of books.

Item 103. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated a sum sufficient for the sole purpose of implementing Senate Bill No. 3308 / House Bill No. 3190, relative to emergency communications, if such bill becomes law.

Item 104. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Environment and Conservation for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hampshire Community Park, to be used for renovation or expansion.

Item 105. From the funds appropriated in Section 1, Title III-16, there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to implement the provisions of Senate Bill No. 2411 / House Bill No. 2842 relative to the creation of a long-term care services plan which shall serve as a comprehensive plan to guide the future funding, coordination and delivery of long-term care services in the state. The Governor and the Commissioner of Finance and Administration are strongly urged to include sufficient funds in the fiscal year 1999-2000 budget recommendations to implement the provisions of such plan, with particular emphasis on home- and community-based services.

Item 106. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ninety-two thousand five hundred dollars ($92,500) for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission, to be used to combat the infiltration of untaxed alcohol coming into the State of Tennessee because of direct shipment.

Item 107. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eighty-five thousand dollars ($85,000) to the Shelby County Conservation Board for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Board, to be used for a matching grant for a park in the Woodstock Community.

Item 108. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Tennessee Arts Commission for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Shelbyville, to be used for development of a multi-use cultural arts center in the Fly Building in Shelbyville.

Item 109. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Agriculture for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Tennessee Quarter Horse Association for the 1998 Futurity to be held in Shelbyville, during the third week in September.

Item 110. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand ($25,000) to the Secretary of State for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Argie Cooper Regional Library, Bedford County, to be used for library programs.

Item 111. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Tennessee Pride teams, to be used for training and guidance in establishing a local Pride program in Fayetteville.

Item 112. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) to the Department of Health for the sole purpose of funding the Epilepsy Awareness and Education Programs of the Epilepsy Foundation of Tennessee.

Item 113. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the 4-H Club Foundation, to be used for matching endowment funds.

Item 114. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to the University of Tennessee Extension Service for the sole purpose of promoting junior livestock shows.

Item 115. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hancock County Rescue Squad, to be used for the purchase of rescue equipment (Jaws of Life).

Item 116. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hawkins County Board of Education, to be used for capital improvements at Volunteer High School and Cherokee High School.

Item 117. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) to the Town of Bulls Gap for the sole purpose of repairing the roof and resultant water damage to the Town Hall and Museum Building.

Item 118. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($12,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Mt. Carmel, to be used for the purchase of equipment and books for the Mount Carmel Library.

Item 119. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

1) The Blues Foundation in Memphis

$ 10,000

2) Orange Mound Senior Care Home

30,000

3) The Center for Southern Folklore

15,000

4) Aloysius House

10,000

5) Southeast Memphis Betterment Association

10,000

Item 120. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-one thousand dollars ($21,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in the amount of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to each of the seven (7) volunteer fire departments in Washington County, to be used for operations and equipment purchases.

Item 121. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twelve thousand dollars ($12,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to each of the six (6) Rescue Squads / Emergency Medical Services in Washington County, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 122. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twelve thousand dollars ($12,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Washington College Ruritan Recycling Center, to be used for operations.

Item 123. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Johnson County Senior Citizens Center, to be used for program expenses.

Item 124. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Indian Springs Optimist Club, to be used for youth services.

Item 125. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-four thousand dollars ($24,000) to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the sole purpose of making a grant in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to each of the twelve (12) volunteer fire departments in Sullivan County, to be used for operations.

Item 126. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to the Tennessee Historical Commission for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Bristol Historical Association, to be used for a feasibility study for the restoration and preservation of the E. W. King House.

Item 127. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Bluff City Senior Citizens, to be used for program expenses.

Item 128. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Bloomingdale Ladies Ruritan, to be used for youth services.

Item 129. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Tennessee Historical Commission for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Anderson Town House in Blountville, to be used for operations.

Item 130. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000) to the City of Bristol for the sole purpose of rebuilding a trestle on the greenway.

Item 131. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated a sum sufficient for the sole purpose of implementing Senate Bill No. 3278 / House Bill No. 3295, relative to municipal annexations and growth, if such bill becomes law.

Item 132. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Karns Recreation Commission, in Knox County, to be used for developing additional sports fields.

Item 133. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand six hundred dollars ($6,600) to the Office of Legislative Administration for the sole purpose of paying legislative dues to the National Black Caucus of State Legislators in Washington, D.C. It is the legislative intent that the appropriation made in this item be recurring.

Item 134. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Tennessee Adolescent Intensive Probation System (TAIPS) Program, to be used for programs and services.

Item 135. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) to the Tennessee Housing Development Agency from funds available to the Agency for the sole purpose of implementing Senate Bill No. 2796 / House Bill No. 3016, relative to the Tennessee Industrial Finance Corporation, if such bill becomes a law. The Agency is also authorized to add three (3) staff positions in order to carry out these purposes, subject to Senate Bill No. 2796 / House Bill No. 3016, becoming a law.

Item 136. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated a sum sufficient for the sole purpose of implementing Senate Bill No. 2404 / House Bill No. 2423, relative to long-term care benefits for state employees, if such bill becomes law.

Item 137. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cerebral Palsy Center in Knoxville, to be used for programs and services.

Item 138. The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations is directed to conduct a study on limits of liability in effect for local governments and make recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on whether or not such limits should be increased. If such commission recommends an increase in such limits, such commission shall propose the amount at which such limits should be established.

Item 139. There is appropriated to the State Treasurer the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund for the purpose of granting the same to the Tennessee Victims Coalition pursuant to 40-24-107(e); provided, the coalition submits to the State Treasurer a plan specifying the use of the moneys and such plan is approved by the State Treasurer. No funds appropriated in this item may be used for lobbying public officials.

Item 140. In addition to the appropriations made in Section 7, Item 2 of this act, there is hereby appropriated an amount not to exceed one hundred ten thousand dollars ($110,000) for the victim witness coordinator program. This appropriation is subject to passage of Senate Bill No. 2944 / House Bill No. 3166. In addition, the Department of Personnel is requested to conduct a classification compensation study of victim witness coordinators employed by district attorneys general and report the results of the study to the District Attorneys General Conference and the Chairman of the House and Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committees prior to December 1, 1998.

Item 141. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to "Home Safe" of Wilson County for program implementation. Notwithstanding the provisions of this or any other law to the contrary, "Home Safe" of Wilson County shall not be required to submit a plan of activity to the Commissioner of Finance and Administration as a prerequisite for disbursal of the sum/grant appropriated by this item.

Item 142. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the City of Watertown for improvements to recreational and historical facilities. Notwithstanding the provisions of this or any other law to the contrary, the City of Watertown shall not be required to submit a plan of activity to the Commissioner of Finance and Administration as a prerequisite for disbursal of the sum/grant appropriated by this item.

Item 143. In addition to all other funds, there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to fund increased operational expenses in Section 1, Titles I-3, and I-4.

Item 144. In addition to any other appropriations made under this act, there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to cover any increases in compensation provided for by law.

Item 145. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated a sum sufficient to the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury for the sole purpose of completing its study of the Judiciary, Judges, District Attorneys General, Public Defenders. The Comptroller is requested to include Criminal Investigators in such study.

Item 146. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated a sum sufficient for the sole purpose of increasing base pay for each of the members of the State Election Commission by one hundred fifty dollars ($150) per month.

Item 147. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to the Department of Transportation for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Millington Municipal Airport Authority, to be used for transitional and operational expenses.

Item 148. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eighty-five thousand dollars ($85,000) to the Department of Military for the sole purpose of funding health care services pursuant to the Mediguard Program.

Item 149. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to Hamblen County for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Youth Emergency Center

$ 5,000

Hamblen Adults Working for Kids

5,000

Hamblen Rescue Squad

5,000

Hamblen County Volunteer Fire Departments with $10,000

 

being allocated to each of the four volunteer fire departments

 

in the county

40,000

New Hope Recovery Center

20,000

Item 150. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eighty thousand dollars ($80,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Elizabethton/Carter County Boys' and Girls' Club, to be used for renovation and a building addition.

Item 151. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the City of Charlotte for the sole purpose of building tennis and basketball courts and purchasing playground equipment.

Item 152. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six hundred thirty thousand dollars ($630,000) to the Department of Human Services for the sole purpose of allocating such sum in equal grants to each of the nine (9) human resource agencies.

Item 153. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty-five thousand dollars ($55,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Seniors Citizens, Inc., in Davidson County, to be used for the implementation of a senior citizens program in cooperation with the Easter Seal Society of Tennessee to jointly use facilities.

Item 154. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-seven thousand dollars ($27,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Bethel Community Center

$ 6,000

Culleoka Community Park (at school)

6,000

Theta Community Center

3,000

Water Valley Community Center

3,000

Enterprise Community Center

3,000

Mynders Community Center

6,000

Item 155. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the rescue squad, in Hardeman County, to be used for the purchase of equipment.

Item 156. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the rescue squad, in Chester County, to be used for equipment and maintenance.

Item 157. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Sweet Lips Community, to be used for construction and equipment of the community center and fire station.

Item 158. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to the volunteer fire departments in Chester County, to be used for equipment and maintenance.

Item 159. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Enville, to be used for community building maintenance and improvement and the city park.

Item 160. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Chester County Senior Citizens Center, to be used for equipment and maintenance.

Item 161. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Hickory Corner, to be used for maintenance and improvements of the community center.

Item 162. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Dewitt Community Coalition (Rossville-Piperton area), in Fayette County, to be used for parks and recreation programs.

Item 163. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of nine thousand dollars ($9,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to the volunteer fire departments in Hardeman County, to be used to purchase Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) Units for the volunteer fire departments' Early Responder Units.

Item 164. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand five hundred dollars ($4,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Bolivar, to be used for crossover bridge materials and construction at the ballpark recreation complex.

Item 165. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Bolivar, to be used for radio-controlled (model planes) airfield construction.

Item 166. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Silerton Fire Department, in Hardeman County, to be used for equipment and maintenance.

Item 167. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Sevierville, to be used for the extension of River Walk Greenway Trails.

Item 168. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Pigeon Forge, to be used for the construction, and equipment and development of the new library.

Item 169. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the City of McMinnville for the sole purpose of renovation and improvements to the Historic Community House Building, West Main Street.

Item 170. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to Bledsoe County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Ross House, to be used for restoration and renovation.

Item 171. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the City of Dunlap to be used for restoration and renovation of the Chamber of Commerce Building.

Item 172. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the City of Spencer to be used for renovation of the fairgrounds.

Item 173. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) to the Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services, for the sole purpose of assistive technology services statewide for persons with severe disabilities whose goal is employment. The funds appropriated by this item shall be used to match federal dollars available for such purpose.

Item 174. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Norwood Boys' and Girls' Club, to be used for the construction of a gym.

Item 175. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Oak Ridge YMCA, to be used for program expenses for abused women and for children.

Item 176. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Art Center of Oak Ridge, to be used for building expenses.

Item 177. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Anderson County volunteer fire departments, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 178. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Oak Ridge Children's Museum, to be used for the continuation of programs.

Item 179. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Oak Ridge Recording for the Blind, to be used for the continuation of programs.

Item 180. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Oak Ridge Girls' Club, to be used for the continuation of programs.

Item 181. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Oak Ridge Boys' Club, to be used for the continuation of programs.

Item 182. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to Anderson County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Claxton Community, to be used for Bull Run Park equipment.

Item 183. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Anderson County Fair Association, to be used for the continuation of programs.

Item 184. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Town of White Bluff for the sole purpose of developing the White Bluff Veterans' Park.

Item 185. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty-one thousand dollars ($41,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Unicoi County Long-Term-Care, Generator

$ 10,000

Unicoi County YMCA

4,000

Unicoi County Senior Citizens Building, Improvement Construction

15,000

Unicoi Elementary School, PTA (extracurricular activities

12,000

and programs and environmental enhancements)

 

Item 186. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-three thousand dollars ($33,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Town of Baileyton, Fire Department Construction

$ 4,000

Town of Baileyton, Special Needs

4,000

Town of Unicoi, Special Needs

4,000

Town of Tusculum, Special Needs

4,000

Greene County Camp Creek Elementary School, PTA

 

(extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements)

12,000

Greene County, Nathaniel Greene Museum

5,000

Item 187. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Unicoi Volunteer Fire Department

$ 1,000

Unicoi Southside Volunteer Fire Department

1,000

Limestone Cove Volunteer Fire Department

1,000

Tusculum Volunteer Fire Department

1,000

Camp Creek Volunteer Fire Department

1,000

Newmansville Volunteer Fire Department

1,000

Item 188. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-two thousand dollars ($32,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

New Multi-Purpose Senior Center for Cumberland County

$ 25,000

Cumberland County Art Circle Public Library

5,000

Cumberland County Historical & Genealogical Society

2,000

Item 189. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seventeen thousand dollars ($17,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Riverview Baptist Church in Erwin, to be used for the repair of water damage to the church caused by nearby highway construction.

Item 190. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) to the Department of Human Services for the sole purpose of making grants to the six (6) Tennessee food banks - Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee, Second Harvest Food Bank of West Tennessee, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, Memphis Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank of Nashville. Such grants shall be allocated based upon an accepted formula using population and poverty population. The sole purpose of the allocation is acquiring, handling and transporting food to feed needy Tennesseans.

Item 191. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to the City of Kingsport for the sole purpose of continuing the construction of the Greenbelt Project which is a handicapped accessible greenbelt trail across the City of Kingsport.

Item 192. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-seven thousand five hundred dollars ($37,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Shelby County Conservation Board, to be used for partial funding for playground and walking/jogging trail construction at Bolton Park.

Item 193. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000) to Montgomery County for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Clarksville High School Baseball Facility

$ 10,000

St. Bethlehem Civitan Park

10,000

Montgomery Central Park

25,000

Item 194. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-one thousand dollars ($21,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to the volunteer fire departments and the rescue squad in Montgomery County, to be used for equipment and operating expenses.

Item 195. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty-two thousand dollars ($42,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Clarksville Area YMCA, to be used for construction of a new facility.

Item 196. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the City of South Pittsburg for the sole purpose of renovation of park department buildings.

Item 197. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Bransford Youth and Community Development Center, to be used for renovation and development of the center.

Item 198. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of nine thousand dollars ($9,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Life Long Learning Center, to be used for the purchase of equipment.

Item 199. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of nine thousand dollars ($9,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the New Hope Community Center in Cheatham County, to be used for building repairs and improvements.

Item 200. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-six thousand dollars ($36,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants for equipment and supplies as follows:

Adams Museum & Archives

$ 3,000

Cedar Hill Museum

3,000

Robertson County Archives

3,000

Robertson County Museum

3,000

Gorham McBaine Library

3,000

Greenbrier Museum & Archives

3,000

Ridgetop Museum

3,000

Coopertown Museum & Archives

3,000

Orlinda Museum & Archives

3,000

Cross Plains Heritage Commission

3,000

White House Library

3,000

Pleasant View Museum & Archives

3,000

Item 201. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty-two thousand dollars ($42,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Main Street Clarksville, to be used for renovation of historic buildings, a park area, lighting, historic markers, pedestrian entry ways and development and printing of marketing materials.

Item 202. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Weakley County Emergency Management, to be used for rural fire protection equipment.

Item 203. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Carroll County Emergency Management, to be used for rural fire protection equipment.

Item 204. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Yuma Volunteer Fire Department, to be used for Yuma School restoration.

Item 205. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Friends of Big Cypress Tree, to be used for Big Cypress Tree State Park improvements.

Item 206. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand five hundred dollars ($8,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Martin, to be used for park improvements.

Item 207. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Clarksburg, to be used for the Clarksburg Park.

Item 208. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Carroll County Rescue Squad, to be used for a new rescue truck.

Item 209. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, to be used for construction of a new building.

Item 210. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Lake County Rescue Squad, to be used for equipment.

Item 211. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Hornbeak, to be used for park improvements and purchase of equipment.

Item 212. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Troy, to be used for park improvements and purchase of equipment.

Item 213. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Samburg, to be used for park improvements and purchase of equipment.

Item 214. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of South Fulton, to be used for improvements to the community center.

Item 215. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Rives, to be used for park improvements and the purchase of equipment.

Item 216. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Ridgely, to be used for the renovation of the Chamber of Commerce building.

Item 217. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Tiptonville, to be used for park improvements and the purchase of equipment.

Item 218. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Obion, to be used for park improvements and the purchase of equipment.

Item 219. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Woodland Mills, to be used for park improvements and the purchase of equipment.

Item 220. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Kenton, to be used for park improvements and the purchase of equipment.

Item 221. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Milan, to be used for park improvements and the purchase of equipment.

Item 222. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Mason Hall, to be used for improvements to the community center.

Item 223. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Cloverdale Community Center for the sole purpose of funding operating expenses and improvements to the facility.

Item 224. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Obion County Humane Society, to be used for supplies and operational expenses.

Item 225. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Union City, to be used for improvements and the purchase of equipment for its parks.

Item 226. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Obion County Museum, to be used for improvements and operational expenses.

Item 227. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Obion County Rescue Squad, to be used for equipment.

Item 228. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Commission on Aging for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to the senior citizen centers in White House, Portland and Gallatin, to be used for operations and equipment.

Item 229. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-four thousand dollars ($24,000) to the Department of Environment and Conservation for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Millersville Civic Center - Town of Millersville

$ 6,000

City Park - Town of White House

4,000

City Park - Town of Portland

4,000

City Park - Town of Gallatin

4,000

City Park - Town of Mitchellville

2,000

City Park - Town of Westmoreland

4,000

Item 230. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-six thousand dollars ($36,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Sumner County Fire Dept., Inc.-District 1 (Portland)

$ 4,000

Sumner County Fire Dept., Inc.-District 3 (Bethpage)

4,000

Sumner County Fire Dept., Inc.-District 6 (Gallatin)

4,000

Sumner County Fire Dept., Inc.-District 7 (Cottontown/Capps Gap)

4,000

Sumner County Fire Dept., Inc.-District 8 (Oak Grove)

4,000

Westmoreland Civil Defense-District 4 (city)

4,000

White House Community Volunteer Fire Dept.-District 5

4,000

Shackle Island Volunteer Fire Dept.-District 11

4,000

Mitchellville Volunteer Fire Dept.-District 2 (city)

4,000

Item 231. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Agriculture for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the American Chianina Association, to be used for its 1999 Junior Heifer Show.

Item 232. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two hundred sixteen thousand dollars ($216,000) to the Commission on Aging for the sole purpose of appropriating one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) to each of the one hundred forty-four (144) senior citizens' centers, statewide.

Item 233. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Raleigh Community Center, to be used for the addition to the facility.

Item 234. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Woodbury, to be used for improvements to Dillon Park.

Item 235. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Macon County, to be used for the development of a community/senior citizens center.

Item 236. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to DeKalb County, to be used for the DeKalb Utility District.

Item 237. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to DeKalb County, to be used for the Dowelltown/Liberty Utility District.

Item 238. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the revenue generated by the provisions of Senate Bill No. 3049 / House Bill No. 2777 for the sole purpose of implementing Senate Bill No. 3049 / House Bill No. 2777, relative to financial assistance for local governments purchasing fingerprinting equipment, if such bill becomes law.

Item 239. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants for operating expenses as follows:

Manchester YMCA

$ 7,500

The Manchester Arts Center

7,500

South Jackson Civic Center in Tullahoma

15,000

Hands-On Science Center in Tullahoma

10,000

Literacy Council of Coffee County

5,000

Item 240. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants for park improvements in Grundy County as follows:

Pelham

$ 3,000

Gruetli-Laager

7,000

Tracy City

7,000

Palmer

3,000

Item 241. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to White County, to be used for the Jungle Gym Project.

Item 242. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Edgehill Center, Inc., to be used for tutoring, mentoring and day care materials.

Item 243. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Grace M. Eaton Child and Parent Resource Center, to be used for tutoring and mentoring and day care materials.

Item 244. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Bethlehem Centers of Nashville, to be used for mentoring programs and day care supplies for the north and south centers.

Item 245. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Sunnyside Community Organization, to be used for community tutoring and mentoring programs.

Item 246. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of sixty thousand four hundred fifty dollars ($60,450) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the South Central Neighborhood Development Corporation for rehabilitation and community initiative programs for improving the quality and safety of persons in the enterprise zone.

Item 247. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Organized Neighbors of Edgehill, to be used for community outreach programs.

Item 248. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Secretary of State for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Collierville Community Library, in Shelby County, to be used for the purchase of circulation materials, including periodicals, children's books and computer equipment.

Item 249. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to the volunteer fire departments in Crockett County as follows:

Alamo

$ 5,000

Bells

5,000

Crockett Mills

5,000

Friendship

5,000

Frog Jump

5,000

Gadson

5,000

Maury City

5,000

Item 250. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to the volunteer fire departments in Dyer County, to be used for equipment and operating expenses.

Item 251. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to the volunteer fire departments in Loudon County, to be used for operating expenses and the purchase of equipment.

Item 252. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Town of Sweetwater for the sole purpose of economic and community development.

Item 253. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Town of Philadelphia for the sole purpose of economic and community development.

Item 254. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Town of Greenback for the sole purpose of community and economic development.

Item 255. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Historic Lyric Theatre Association in Loudon.

Item 256. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Carmichael Inn Museum in Loudon.

Item 257. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred eighty thousand dollars ($180,000) to the Department of Human Services for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to the human resource agencies, to be used for the training and implementation of the "Character Counts" program in the public education system of the state.

Item 258. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the J. L. Clay Senior Citizens Center, in Williamson County, to be used for programs.

Item 259. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Williamson County Archives and Museum, to be used for the preservation of records.

Item 260. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Franklin, to be used for the construction of an amphitheater.

Item 261. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the College Grove Artsitorium Committee, to be used for renovation of the College Grove High School Auditorium.

Item 262. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cheatham County Emergency Management, to be used for equipment necessary to operate the countywide emergency radio system.

Item 263. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Cheatham County, to be divided equally among the volunteer fire departments within such county.

Item 264. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Fairview, to be used for improvements to Bowie Nature Park.

Item 265. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cheatham County Quarterback Club, to be used for press box construction at stadium.

Item 266. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the American Cancer Society in Johnson City, to be used for the purpose of assisting in establishing and operating an office.

Item 267. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Elks Clubs' Coy Triwette Shoe Fund, to be used to purchase school shoes for the deprived.

Item 268. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Science Hill High School Band, to be used to defray cost to attend the Rose Bowl Parade for needy band students.

Item 269. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($12,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Marshall County, to be used for purchasing goals, equipment and needed supplies for the Forrest High School soccer program.

Item 270. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Gladeville Community Center, to be used for a new gym floor, paving the parking lot and other improvements.

Item 271. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Gladeville Softball Association, to be used for repairs on field lights, playground equipment and repairs, and facility repairs.

Item 272. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Mt. Juliet Little League, to be used for equipment and operating expenses.

Item 273. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Memphis Board of Education, to be used for the Berclair Elementary Playground.

Item 274. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Emmanuel School Scholarship Fund, to be used for needy students at Emmanuel School.

Item 275. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to East Tennessee State University, to be used to fund a health education conference for the Department of Health Education.

Item 276. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Johnson City Senior Citizens Center, to be used for work with senior citizens.

Item 277. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the League of Women Voters, to be used for materials.

Item 278. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the East Tennessee State University College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, to be used for operational expenses.

Item 279. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Washington County/Jonesborough Library, to be used to assist in the planning of an addition for genealogy.

Item 280. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Access to Community Services, Inc., to be used for the purpose of working with older adults.

Item 281. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Jonesborough Senior Citizens Center, to be used for work with senior citizens.

Item 282. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the East Tennessee State University College of Nursing, to be used for the David Crockett High School-based clinic.

Item 283. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Tipton Haynes, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 284. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Jackson-Madison County School System for ball field lighting improvements

$ 15,000

City of Jackson Parks Department for scholarships to the T.R. White Center and equipment

10,000

100 Black Men of West Tennessee, Inc. Cultural Mentoring Program

2,500

Boys' and Girls' Club of Jackson

7,500

Jackson Area Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency

5,000

CARE Center

7,500

West Tennessee Legal Services (building renovation)

17,500

Jackson YMCA (Youth in Government Programs)

5,000

Jackson Chamber of Commerce

5,000

Item 285. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to the Department of Children's Services for the sole purpose of funding Youth Anti-Violence/Anti-Drug Programs in West Tennessee. Such funds shall be allocated as follows: 1) $50,000 - Shelby County; 2) $25,000 - Madison County; and 3) $25,000 - Tipton County.

Item 286. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Corryton Community Club, to be used for paving the walking tract.

Item 287. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Halls Community Club, to be used for a football field.

Item 288. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to Knox County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Skaggston Youth Athletic Association, to be used for baseball and football field maintenance and to purchase athletic equipment .

Item 289. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to Knox County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Year Round Santa, Inc., to be used for purchase of food, clothing, shoes and maintenance on the storage building.

Item 290. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to Knox County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Arminda Community Center, to be used for paving and parking lot construction.

Item 291. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Clay County, to be used for the Clay County Emergency Management Agency.

Item 292. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Clay County Rescue Squad, to be used for the purchase of equipment and operating expenses.

Item 293. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Free Hills Community Club, to be used for recreational facilities improvements.

Item 294. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eleven thousand dollars ($11,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to be allocated in equal amounts to the community centers in Jackson County, to be used for improvements and operating expenses.

Item 295. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Jackson County Rescue Squad, to be used for the purchase of equipment and operating expenses.

Item 296. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Pickett County Rescue Squad, to be used for equipment and operational expenses.

Item 297. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Pickett County Senior Citizens Center, to be used for improvements and operational expenses.

Item 298. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Scott County, to be used for USDA Enterprise Community Support.

Item 299. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Pickett County, to be used for the library in such county.

Item 300. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to the Volunteer Fire Departments in Greene County as follows:

Debusk Volunteer Fire Department

$ 3,000

Midway Volunteer Fire Department

3,000

Orebank Volunteer Fire Department

3,000

South Greene Volunteer Fire Department

3,000

Sunnyside Volunteer Fire Department

3,000

Caney Branch Volunteer Fire Department

1,000

Cedar Creek Volunteer Fire Department

1,000

McDonald Volunteer Fire Department

1,000

Mosheim Volunteer Fire Department

1,000

St. James Volunteer Fire Department

1,000

Item 301. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Centerview Volunteer Fire Department in Cocke County, to be used for the purchase of equipment and operating expenses.

Item 302. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to entities in Cocke County as follows:

Newport Grammar Kiwanis Park

$ 4,000

Cocke County Recreation Department

10,000

Cocke County Library Board

6,000

Friends of Animal Shelter

2,000

Newport Theatre Guild

3,000

Cocke County Tourism

5,000

Cocke County Vision 21 (beautification, heritage and preservation, infrastructure, education/community opportunities)

5,000

 

Item 303. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Newport Rescue Squad in Cocke County, to be used for the purchase of equipment and operating expenses.

Item 304. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Greene County Board of Education, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements at West Greene and South Greene High Schools.

Item 305. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cocke County Board of Education, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements at Cocke County and Cosby High Schools.

Item 306. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Thompson Station, to be used for restoration of the Historic Grainery Building.

Item 307. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Friends of Black Children, to be used for administrative expenses.

Item 308. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hooks Demick DayCare, to be used for administrative and capital expenses.

Item 309. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Foster Care and Adoptions Task Force, to be used for administrative expenses.

Item 310. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the One Church One Child, to be used for administrative and program expenses.

Item 311. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Central High School in Hamilton County, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 312. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Ooltewah High School in Hamilton County, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 313. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the O'Connor Utility District, to be used for the extension of water lines and fire hydrant.

Item 314. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Tennessee Historical Commission for the sole purpose of erecting two (2) historical markers recognizing General Clifton B. Cates, one (1) to be located in Tiptonville and one (1) to be located at the University of Tennessee.

Item 315. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants for the purpose of funding parks and recreation improvements as follows:

Grainger County (Overlook Area)

$ 1,000

City of Rutledge

2,000

City of Blaine

2,000

City of Bean Station

2,000

Item 316. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the General Assembly for the sole purpose of defraying the expenses of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators' Annual Conference. The appropriation made in this item is contingent on the National Black Caucus holding its State Legislators' Annual Conference in Tennessee.

Item 317. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the East Lake Senior House, in Chattanooga, to be used for operating expenses and programs.

Item 318. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Urban Ministries, in Chattanooga, to be used for operating expenses and programs.

Item 319. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Rape Crisis Center, in Chattanooga, to be used for operating expenses and programs.

Item 320. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Inskip Ballfield Commission, to be used for facility improvements.

Item 321. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Fountain City Recreation Committee, to be used for facility improvements.

Item 322. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Fountain City Lions Club, to be used for making improvements to Fountain City Park.

Item 323. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Memphis Inner-City Development Corporation, to be used for community and neighborhood development and job training and placement.

Item 324. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirteen thousand five hundred dollars ($13,500) to the Tennessee Commission on Aging for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Scotts Hill Senior Citizens Center, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 325. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Scotts Hill, to be used for park improvements and repairs.

Item 326. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($125,000) to the Department of Environment and Conservation for the sole purpose of making a grant to be used for the design and construction of a monument at Shiloh National Park.

Item 327. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the McNairy County High School Student Alumni Association, to be used for operating costs and special projects.

Item 328. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Tennessee Commission on Aging for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the McNairy County Senior Citizens Center, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 329. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Tennessee Commission on Aging for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Adamsville Senior Citizens Center, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 330. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Tennessee Commission on Aging for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hardin County Senior Citizens Center, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 331. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Tennessee Commission on Aging for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Decatur County Senior Citizens Center, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 332. There is hereby appropriated the sum of three hundred thirty thousand dollars ($330,000) to the TennCare Bureau in the Department of Health for the purpose of meeting the goals of the TennCare program through the provision of services by the federally qualified health centers and community health clinics in medically underserved areas. The Bureau will attempt to attain federal matching funds so that the total funds available, not to exceed one million dollars ($1,000,000), would be distributed to the twenty-three (23) centers or clinics for the purpose of meeting EPSDT standards for TennCare-enrolled children and for primary care services to TennCare enrollees and to compensate for the additional costs required to operate the centers and clinics.

Item 333. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seventeen thousand five hundred dollars ($17,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to volunteer fire departments in Henry County as follows:

Cottage Grove Volunteer Fire Department

$ 2,500

Mansfield Volunteer Fire Department

2,500

Oakland Volunteer Fire Department

2,500

Springville Volunteer Fire Department

2,500

Henry Volunteer Fire Department

2,500

Puryear Volunteer Fire Department

2,500

Paris Landing Community Volunteer Fire Department

2,500

Item 334. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) to The Town of Paris for the sole purpose of funding parks and recreational improvement programs.

Item 335. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) to the Town of Paris for the sole purpose of purchasing equipment for the Paris Little League.

Item 336. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) to Henry County for the sole purpose of making a grant for operational expenses and purchase of equipment for the Henry County Little League.

Item 337. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Stewart County Athletic Association, to be used for construction of a youth recreation center.

Item 338. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the LaVergne Rescue Unit, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 339. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to volunteer fire departments in Stewart County as follows:

North Stewart County Volunteer Fire Department

$ 2,500

Indian Mound Volunteer Fire Department

2,500

Dover Volunteer Fire Department

2,500

Bumpus Mills Volunteer Fire Department

2,500

Leatherwood/Brownfield Volunteer Fire Department

2,500

Cumberland City Volunteer Fire Department

2,500

Item 340. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to the volunteer fire departments in Dickson County as follows:

Vanleer Volunteer Fire Department

$ 2,000

Cumberland Furnace Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Item 341. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand two hundred seventy-five dollars ($1,275) to the Tennessee Historical Commission for the sole purpose of erecting a marker at East Middle School.

Item 342. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Antioch Ministerial Association, to be used for the establishment of day care centers.

Item 343. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cane Ridge Community Center, built in the late 1800s, to be used for the construction of a playground.

Item 344. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Nashville, to be used for the acquisition and purchase of books for the new library branch in Hermitage.

Item 345. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce, to be used for the completion of a Family Park on property donated to the community by Columbia-HCA. Such property will have on its premises a library, police precinct and a community center.

Item 346. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the McGavock High School baseball program, to be used for construction of a two-story baseball pavilion.

Item 347. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the McGavock High School band boosters, who are parents of students representing the number one high school marching band in the state, to be used as matching funds for the furnishing of instruments, uniforms and transportation costs.

Item 348. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce, to be used for the express purpose of funding a pilot project, Citizens on Patrol (COP), in the communities of Donelson-Hermitage, with such pilot project expanded to all of Davidson County.

Item 349. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Rhea County Crisis Care Center, to be used for equipment and operating costs.

Item 350. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Kiddie Kollege, to be used for summer enrichment programs including the Magnolia Barksdale Festival.

Item 351. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Youth Programs Collaborative, to be used for funding inner city non-traditional youth program operations.

Item 352. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Orange Mound Concerned Citizens Coalition, to be used for the high risk youth drug program, community clothes closet, homeless lunch program and the Orange Mound Community Choir.

Item 353. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Orange Mound Consolidated Civic Club, Inc., to be used for program operations.

Item 354. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Kwanza International, to be used for the continuation and expansion of cultural programs to include more "at risk" youth.

Item 355. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Glenview Community Youth Group, to be used for summer youth activities.

Item 356. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the New Beginnings Ministries, to be used for program operations.

Item 357. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to The Tennessee Society, Sons of the American Revolution, to be used for restoration and maintenance of the burial place of Captain William Lytle, located in the center of the City of Murfreesboro.

Item 358. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000) to the City of Murfreesboro for the sole purpose of making equal grants as follows:

Patterson Community Center

$ 6,000

Senior Citizens Center

6,000

Murfreesboro/Rutherford County Center for the Arts

6,000

Item 359. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-nine thousand dollars ($39,000) to Rutherford County for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to the Kittrell, Lascassas-Milton, Fosterville, Walter Hill, Christiana, and South East Rutherford County volunteer fire departments to be used for adding later-model fire engines or for upgrading facilities.

Item 360. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Milton Community Center to be used for equipment and operational expenses.

Item 361. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Soddy-Daisy, in Hamilton County, to be used for rehabilitation to restrooms, roads, parking areas, and pavilions for Holly Park.

Item 362. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department in District 31, to be used for the purchase of needed fire equipment.

Item 363. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department in District 31, to be used to purchase needed fire equipment.

Item 364. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department in District 31, to be used to purchase needed fire equipment.

Item 365. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Sale Creek Volunteer Fire Department in District 31, to be used to purchase needed fire equipment.

Item 366. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Flat Top Volunteer Fire Department in District 31, to be used to purchase needed fire equipment.

Item 367. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Mowbray Volunteer Fire Department in District 31, to be used to purchase needed fire equipment.

Item 368. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Soddy-Daisy Volunteer Fire Department in District 31, to be used for the purchase of needed fire equipment.

Item 369. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Soddy-Daisy Senior Citizens Center in District 31, to be used for equipment and facility repair.

Item 370. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Bakewell Community Center in District 31, to be used for the purchase of equipment.

Item 371. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Bakewell Recreation and Community Center, to be used for the purchase of equipment.

Item 372. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hixson Kiwanis Club in District 31, to be used for playground project equipment and repair.

Item 373. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Clay County Senior Citizens and Community Center, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 374. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand two hundred seventy-five dollars ($1,275) to the Tennessee Historical Commission for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cameron Middle School in Nashville, Tennessee, to be used for erecting an historical marker.

Item 375. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cole Elementary School PTO, Davidson County, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 376. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Tusculum Elementary School PTO, Davidson County, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 377. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Moss Elementary School PTO, Davidson County, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 378. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Apollo Middle School PTO, Davidson County, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 379. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Haywood Elementary School PTO, Davidson County, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 380. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to Davidson County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Flatrock Volunteers Football Team, to be used for equipment and field improvements.

Item 381. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the McMurray Middle School Music City Baseball Team in Davidson County, to be used for equipment and field improvements.

Item 382. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Tusculum Elementary School South Hills Baseball Team in Davidson County, to be used for equipment and field improvements.

Item 383. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cole Community Education Program in Davidson County, to be used for operational expenses.

Item 384. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cole Youth Baseball, Inc. in Davidson County, to be used for equipment and field improvements.

Item 385. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fourteen thousand dollars ($14,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Anderson County School Board, to be used for playground and field equipment/ improvements at Lake City Middle School.

Item 386. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-four thousand dollars ($24,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Campbell County Commission, to be distributed equally to each of the twelve (12) school PTOs for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 387. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Campbell County Commission, to be distributed equally to each of the two (2) Band Booster Clubs for the two (2) Campbell County High Schools.

Item 388. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of sixteen thousand dollars ($16,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Anderson County Commission, to be distributed equally to each of the eight (8) school PTOs in the 36th legislative district for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 389. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Reachs Bright Horizons Children, to be used for building and parking lot improvements.

Item 390. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Anderson County High School, to be used for the Band Boosters Club.

Item 391. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated from the Wetland Acquisition Fund a sum sufficient not to exceed five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) for the sole purpose of implementing Senate Bill No. 2517 / House Bill No. 2339, relative to purchase of property by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, if such bill becomes law.

Item 392. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Smyrna Primary, to be used for operating expenses and equipment.

Item 393. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Almaville Fire Hall, to be used for operating expenses and equipment.

Item 394. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Salem-Blackman Fire Hall, to be used for operating expenses and equipment.

Item 395. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Rutherford County Rescue Squad, to be used for operating expenses and equipment.

Item 396. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Smyrna Rescue Squad, to be used for operating expenses and equipment.

Item 397. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Almaville Community Center, to be used for operating expenses and equipment.

Item 398. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Knox County Sheriff's Department, to be used for the purchase of equipment and supplies for substance abuse treatment programs for inmates, batterers treatment programs and life skills programs designed to reduce recidivism.

Item 399. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Smyrna Boys' and Girls' Club, to be used for operating expenses and equipment.

Item 400. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Smyrna Senior Citizen Center, to be used for operating expenses and equipment.

Item 401. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Rutherford County Conservation Commission, to be used for improvements to existing ball fields.

Item 402. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Knoxville Police Department, to be used for the administration and operation of the Safety City program.

Item 403. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to Union City for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Anchor House, Inc, to be used for programs and refuge for battered women.

Item 404. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Golden Gloves program in Knoxville, to be used for administration and operation of such program.

Item 405. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Knoxville Fire Department, to be used for the purchase of a fire boat.

Item 406. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Sertoma Center of Knoxville, to be used for the purchase of a tour van or for other purposes the Sertoma Center deems necessary.

Item 407. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand five hundred dollars ($4,500) to Weakley County for the sole purpose of establishing a Teen Court.

Item 408. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Knoxville Challenger League, to be used for organizing and conducting baseball games for handicapped children.

Item 409. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of nineteen thousand dollars ($19,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to the PTO, PTA, PTSO, PTSA or PATHS at the designated schools solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements as follows:

Ball Camp Primary School

$1,000

Bearden High School

1,000

Cedar Bluff Primary School

1,000

Cedar Bluff Intermediate School

1,000

Cedar Bluff Middle School

1,000

Farragut Intermediate School

1,000

Farragut Middle School

1,000

Farragut High School

1,000

Farragut Primary School

1,000

Karns Middle School

1,000

Karns High School

1,000

Karns Intermediate School

1,000

Norwood Elementary School

1,000

Northwest Middle School

1,000

Pleasant Ridge Elementary School

1,000

Pond Gap Elementary School

1,000

West Haven Elementary School

1,000

West High School

1,000

West Hills Elementary School

1,000

Item 410. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Kidney Foundation of Knoxville, to be used for educational purposes.

Item 411. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Children's Hospital in Knoxville, to be used for the purchase of an ambulance stretcher for a pediatric intensive care unit transportation ambulance and bassinets for the neo-natal intensive care unit.

Item 412. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to the Town of Spencer for the sole purpose of renovating, operating, equipping and maintaining the old industrial facility.

Item 413. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to Cumberland County for the City of Crossville DARE Program.

Item 414. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cumberland County Drug Alliance, to be used for TAD (Teens Against Drugs) Center.

Item 415. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Johnson City Public Schools Foundation, to be used for innovative educational programs.

Item 416. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Town of Jonesborough for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Pliny Fisk Composting & Recycling Center, to be used for partial defrayal of operating expenses.

Item 417. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee, to be used for partial defrayal of operating costs.

Item 418. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Beck Cultural Center, Knoxville

$ 25,000

Sankofa African-American Museum, Nashville

25,000

Neither the Beck Cultural Center nor the Sankofa African-American Museum shall be eligible to apply for museum grants through the Secretary of State as otherwise provided in this act.

Item 419. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000) to the City of Knoxville for the sole purpose of making a grant to the Fulton High School PTO, in the City of Knoxville, with 60% of the grant amount to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements at Fulton High School.

Item 420. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand five hundred dollars ($5,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant to the City of Knoxville for the sole purpose of making grants to be expended solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements to PTA, PTO, PTSA, PTSO or PATHs organizations in the City of Knoxville as follows:

Bearden Middle School Parent Organization

$ 500

Inskip Elementary PTO

500

Christenberry Elementary Parent Organization

500

Lonsdale Elementary Parent Organization

500

Norwood Elementary PTA

500

Pond Gap Elementary PTO

500

Spring Hill School PTO

500

Westview Elementary PTO

500

Whittle Springs Middle School PTO

500

Belle Morris Elementary Parent Organization

500

Beaumont Elementary Parent Organization

500

Item 421. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant to the City of Knoxville for the sole purpose of making grants to Community Athletic Organizations in the City of Knoxville as follows:

Alice Belle Spring Hill Athletic Commission

$ 2,000

Knoxville Falcons Youth Athletics, Inc.

2,000

Inskip-Norwood Recreation Commission

2,000

Item 422. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirteen thousand dollars ($13,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant to the City of Knoxville for the sole purpose of making grants to community or neighborhood organizations in the City of Knoxville as follows:

4th & Gill Neighborhood Association

$ 1000

Alice Belle Spring Hill Neighborhood Association

1000

Arlington Neighborhood Crime Watch

1000

Whittle Springs-Belle Morris Community Association

1000

Emerald Avenue Urban Youth and Leadership Foundation

1000

Fountain City Town Hall

1000

Lonsdale Homecoming Committee

1000

Lonas Drive Homeowners Association

1000

Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater

1000

Old North Knoxville Neighborhood Association

1000

Oakwood Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association

1000

Norwood Homeowners Association

1000

Westview Community Action Group

1000

Item 423. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand five hundred dollars ($5,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Knoxville for the sole purpose of making a grant to the North Hills Garden Club, in the City of Knoxville, of which four thousand dollars ($4,000) shall be earmarked for making improvements to the North Hills Community Park.

Item 424. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Samaritan Ministries, Inc., for the project SEE (Support Education and Empowerment), to be used for the purchase of equipment and supplies.

Item 425. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Madison Little League, to be used for purchasing equipment, uniforms and supplies.

Item 426. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Parkwood Community Club, Inc., to be used for equipment and supplies.

Item 427. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the East Nashville YMCA, to be used for supplies and materials.

Item 428. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Nashville Girls Softball League, Inc., to be used for purchasing equipment, uniforms and supplies.

Item 429. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Life Care for Youth, Incorporated, to be used for the purchase of supplies.

Item 430. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the UAW Ford Rescue Squad, to be used for the purchase of equipment.

Item 431. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the STARS Program, sponsored by the East Middle School P.T.S.O., to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 432. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Police Athletic League-Baseball, to be used for baseball equipment and supplies.

Item 433. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Town of Brownsville for the sole purpose of renovating the home of blues artist Sleepy John Estes.

Item 434. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Town of Gates for the sole purpose of funding community center improvements.

Item 435. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Helen Tucker Adult Acting Center, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 436. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Town of Henning for the sole purpose of funding park development.

Item 437. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Lauderdale County Board of Education, to be used for an Academic Decathlon at Ripley High School.

Item 438. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, to be used for the Youth Leadership Program.

Item 439. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Lauderdale County Historical Society, to be used for the purchase of a court house sign.

Item 440. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000) to the Town of Ripley for the sole purpose of funding park development.

Item 441. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Scott Street Center in Brownsville, to be used to sponsor a teenage pregnancy course.

Item 442. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hickory Valley Womens' Club, to be used for the purchase of a historical marker.

Item 443. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Town of Hickory Valley for the fire department.

Item 444. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Town of Whiteville for the sole purpose of community development.

Item 445. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Town of Whiteville for the senior citizens center.

Item 446. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand seven hundred fifty dollars ($15,750) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to the Haywood County fire departments as follows:

District 1 Fire Department

$ 1,750

Union Woodland Fire Department

1,750

Stanton Fire Department

1,750

Macedonia Fire Department

1,750

Forked Deer Fire Department

1,750

Bell Eagle Fire Department

1,750

Holly Grove Fire Department

1,750

Tibbs Nutbush Fire Department

1,750

Douglas Fire Department

1,750

Item 447. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Brownsville, to be used for parks and recreation softball field improvements.

Item 448. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Haywood High School, to be used for improvements to the academic wing.

Item 449. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Jacksboro, to be used for recreation and playground equipment for the city park.

Item 450. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand five hundred ($1,500) to the Department of Economic and Community Development for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Southwest Family Organization to be used for community outreach services. Southwest Family Organization (SFO) will provide referral services to community members relative to school, health, housing, social and city and county services.

Item 451. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Memphis Downtown Association, to be used for programs to mobilize community residents regarding housing and community development issues.

Item 452. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Southwest Parkway Area Mentor Program, to be used for continuation of self-esteem, work-habit and gang prevention programs.

Item 453. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Youth Development for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Washington Chapel C.M.E. Church, to be used for the youth development and alcohol and drug prevention program.

Item 454. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Northhaven Civic Club At-Risk Program, to be used for assisting at-risk children in personal development by means of martial arts programs.

Item 455. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Creative Life Twenty-First Century Parenting Class Program, to be used for teaching parenting skills and preparing participants for employment.

Item 456. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Carver Family Life Project, to be used for a rape prevention program.

Item 457. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the St. Andrews Crime Prevention Program Through the Media and Job Placement, to be used for assisting the recruitment of youth into youth clubs.

Item 458. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Community Uniting Resources and Energy [CURE] program of the Box Town Association to be used for implementing neighborhood cleanup projects and for seminars on community improvements and services for senior citizens.

Item 459. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Clayborn Temple Downtown Homeless Center, to be used for meals, clothing and guidance services for the homeless.

Item 460. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Economic and Community Development for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Bickford Little League Organization, to be used for Community Education programs and baseball with Caldwell Community School and Bickford children.

Item 461. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Human Services for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the W.D. Callian Parenting Center, to be used for training and workshops for parents.

Item 462. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred five thousand dollars ($105,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Knoxville.

Item 463. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Economic and Community Development for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the South District Area Organization Summer Youth Mentor and Jobs Program, to be used for cemetery cleanup, vacant lots, and other littered areas.

Item 464. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Bloomfield Parkway Homeless Center, to be used for food, clothing, and related services for the homeless.

Item 465. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Economic and Community Development for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Mt. Pisgah Civic Club, to be used for the health fair.

Item 466. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the City of Gallaway for the sole purpose of funding improvements to the fire department, the police department, the ambulance service, and the base station radio and repeater for the communication tower.

Item 467. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Fayette-Ware High School in Fayette County, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 468. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Tipton County Fine Arts Council, to be used for programs and operating costs.

Item 469. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Tri-County Children/Family Services, to be used for programs and operating costs.

Item 470. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-one thousand dollars ($21,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to the volunteer fire departments in Tipton County, to be used for equipment and operating costs.

Item 471. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Mason, to be used for recreation programs.

Item 472. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Quito, to be used for funding programs and operating costs of the community center.

Item 473. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Tennessee Police Athletic League, of Davidson County, Tennessee, to be used for athletic facilities, athletic equipment, uniforms and tournament costs.

Item 474. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Habitat for Humanity Program, in Tipton County, to be used for housing construction and administrative costs.

Item 475. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Fallen Water Farm Festival, in Union County, to be used for purposes of conducting an annual community festival.

Item 476. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Liberty Community Center, in Claiborne County, to be used for maintenance of the community center and funding for the annual community event.

Item 477. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Union County, to be used as follows:

Sharps Chapel Park$ 1,000

 

Wilson Park

1,000

Item 478. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant to Claiborne County, to be divided equally among the volunteer fire departments for equipment, maintenance and acquiring equipment.

Item 479. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the T.C.B. Ministerial Association, to be used for programs and operating costs.

Item 480. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Atoka, to be used for providing parks and recreation services and equipment.

Item 481. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Harrogate Community Park, in Claiborne County, to be used for community events and park maintenance.

Item 482. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Covington, to be used for providing parks and recreation services and equipment.

Item 483. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Speedwell Academy, in Claiborne County, to be used for building maintenance, including the addition of shutters for the windows.

Item 484. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Burlison, to be used for funding programs and operating costs of the community center.

Item 485. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Bakers Forge Cemetery, in Campbell County, to be used for maintenance of the cemetery.

Item 486. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Clean Claiborne County Organization, to be used for purchasing supplies and promoting Clean Claiborne County activities.

Item 487. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Arthur Community Center, in Claiborne County, to be used for maintenance of the community center.

Item 488. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the San Crisp Adopt-A-Pet program, in Claiborne County, to be used to shelter and feed abandoned dogs and cats.

Item 489. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Claiborne County Hungry Ministry, to be used for buying food for the needy.

Item 490. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Speedwell Volunteer Fire Department, in Claiborne County, to be used for firefighting equipment.

Item 491. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Powell Valley High School, in Claiborne County, to be used for school activities involving the Future Farmers of America.

Item 492. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Campbell County Senior Citizens Center$ 2,000

 

Union County Senior Citizens Center

2,000

Claiborne County Senior Citizens Center

2,000

Item 493. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eleven thousand dollars ($11,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Union County Rescue Squad, to be used for payments on a new rescue squad truck.

Item 494. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Paulette Volunteer Fire Department (Union County)

$ 1,000

Maynardville Volunteer Fire Department (Union County)

1,000

Big Ridge Volunteer Fire Department (Union County)

1,000

Sharps Chapel Volunteer Fire Department (Union County)

1,000

Item 495. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the purpose of making grants to be expended solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements, as follows:

Big Ridge Elementary PTO (Union County)

$ 1,000

Luttrell Elementary PTO (Union County)

1,000

Maynardville Elementary PTO (Union County)

1,000

Maynardville Middle School PTO (Union County)

1,000

Item 496. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Roane County School System 4-H Club, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 497. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Oak Ridge School System, to be used for the Linden PTO, "School Year Objective for Student Body as a Whole" to be expended solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 498. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Oliver Springs Historical Society, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 499. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Harriman, to be used for Riverfront Park.

Item 500. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($12,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amount to the six Elementary PTOs in the Roane County School Systems, for the "School Year Objective for Student Body as a Whole" to be expended solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 501. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Midway High School, to be used for the Future Farmers of America.

Item 502. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to be divided in equal amounts to the Harriman City School System, to be used for the three Elementary School PTO's, "School Year Objective for Student Body as a Whole" to be expended solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 503. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Rockwood, to be used for "Rockwood 2000".

Item 504. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Kingston, to be used for Fourth of July fireworks.

Item 505. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Roane County Humane Society, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 506. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand five hundred dollars ($6,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Rockwood, to be used for beautification downtown.

Item 507. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand five hundred dollars ($6,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Oliver Springs, to be used for parks, recreation facilities and services.

Item 508. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Roane County DARE Program, to be used for educational school materials only.

Item 509. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Greenwood Community Center in Kingston, to be used for their outreach program.

Item 510. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants for operating expenses and the purchase of equipment as follows:

West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department

$ 2,000

Mid Town Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

East Roane County Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

South Roane County Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Blair Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Item 511. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Jamison Community Center, Harriman, to be used for outreach programs.

Item 512. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the City of Harriman for the Hooray for Harriman September Street Festival.

Item 513. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand five hundred dollars ($6,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Kingston, to be used for Fort Southwest Point Park.

Item 514. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration, for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Mid South Chapter Alzheimer Association, to be used for the Safe Return Program.

Item 515. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Pearly Gates Missionary Baptist Youth Program, to be used for the youth project.

Item 516. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Memphis and Shelby County Library - South Memphis Branch, to be used for implementation of the Komputer Kids Camp project.

Item 517. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Blues City Track Club, Memphis-Shelby County, to be used for implementation of the summer program.

Item 518. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Memphis Police Department, to be used for the boys' choir.

Item 519. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the We Care, Inc., Program, to be used for AIDS and HIV/AIDS education program.

Item 520. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant to the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis to be distributed as follows:

Mallory Heights Civic Club

$ 5,000

35th Ward Civic Club

5,000

Old Hickory Civic Club

5,000

Riverview Community Association

5,000

Raineshaven Community Association

5,000

Whitehaven Development Corporation

5,000

McCorkle Road Development Corporation

5,000

Valley Blvd. Neighborhood Association

5,000

Item 521. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000) to the Department of Human Services for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Whitehaven-Oak Haven Youth Development Corporation, to be used for making grants to neighborhood watch organizations, churches, civic organizations, crime prevention/awareness organizations which provide youth programs and crime prevention/awareness.

Item 522. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant to the West Tennessee Youth Clubs, to support the clubs' programs and activities.

Item 523. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Rosewood Community Betterment Association, to support the association's programs and activities.

Item 524. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Tennessee Academy for Youth Empowerment

$ 35,000

Committee of Cultural Activities

15,000

Item 525. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Columbia, to be used for facilities improvement at Fairview Park, and specifically for replacement/installation of a heating/air-conditioning system.

Item 526. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Spring Hill, to supplement city- and park-appropriated funds for the improvement and expansion of facilities for youth sports activities at Lions Club Park.

Item 527. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of financially supporting the programs and activities of the Growing in Grace Leadership Schools in Shelby, Davidson, Knox, Montgomery and Hamilton Counties.

Item 528. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Socially Yours for Youth Center, to be used for after-school programs and enrichment for disadvantaged urban youth ages six (6) to eighteen (18).

Item 529. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-one thousand dollars ($21,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Southeast Development District, to be used for developing tourism in Rhea County.

Item 530. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Englewood, to be used for parks and recreation facilities and services.

Item 531. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Monroe County Red Cross, to be used for programs and operating costs.

Item 532. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Calhoun, to be used for parks and recreation facilities and services.

Item 533. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Town of Signal Mountain for the sole purpose of construction of sidewalks and pedestrian walkways from the Town Center through greenways to Olde Town, Birnam Woods/Hidden Brook and Palisades.

Item 534. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Niota, to be used for parks and recreation facilities and services.

Item 535. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the City of Lookout Mountain for the sole purpose of upgrading baseball and softball fields and maintenance of other facilities at The Commons, which is a community recreation area.

Item 536. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Walden's Ridge Emergency Service, to be used for defraying the cost of a heavy rescue truck (emergency vehicle).

Item 537. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Town of Red Bank for the sole purpose of construction of restroom facilities for Kids' Corner Playground.

Item 538. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand five hundred dollars ($4,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Etowah Senior Center, to be used for operating costs and equipment.

Item 539. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Town of Walden for the sole purpose of construction of sidewalks and landscaping of area between U.S. Highway 127 and Parallel Road east of town hall in the Town of Walden.

Item 540. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-seven thousand five hundred dollars ($27,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to the eleven (11) McMinn County rural fire departments, to be used for equipment and operating expenses.

Item 541. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Monroe County Boys' and Girls' Club, to be used for equipment and programs.

Item 542. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to the twelve (12) Monroe County rural fire departments to be used for equipment and operating costs.

Item 543. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the McMinn County Senior Citizens Center, to be used for equipment and operating costs.

Item 544. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Lenior City Historical Society, to be used for the purpose of acquiring and renovating a permanent facility for the Lenoir Historical Museum.

Item 545. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred ten thousand dollars ($110,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to UT Knoxville, to be used for apiary research and disease prevention.

Item 546. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to the Commission on Aging for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Dickson Senior Citizens Center, to be used for programs and services.

Item 547. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to the volunteer fire departments in Dickson and Hickman Counties to be used for equipment and operating costs.

Item 548. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand two hundred thirty dollars ($4,230) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Harris Hillman Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 549. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand two hundred thirty dollars ($4,230) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Brookmeade Elementary School's Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 550. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Dickson, to be used by the Dickson City Park for operating and maintenance expenses.

Item 551. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the City of Burns to be used for equipment and operational expenses.

Item 552. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand two hundred thirty dollars ($4,230) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the John Early Middle School's Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 553. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Overton County, to be used for defrayal of expenses associated with Overton County Pioneer Day.

Item 554. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand two hundred thirty dollars ($4,230) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Eakin Parent Club, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 555. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand two hundred thirty dollars ($4,230) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Park Avenue Elementary PTA, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 556. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand two hundred thirty dollars ($4,230) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Sylvan Park PTA, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 557. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Overton County, to be used for maintenance of and/or improvements to the walking track at Livingston Academy.

Item 558. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand two hundred thirty dollars ($4,230) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hillwood High School's Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 559. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Overton County, to be used for defrayal of the expenses of the Overton County Emergency Management Agency.

Item 560. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand two hundred thirty dollars ($4,230) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hillsboro High School's Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 561. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand two hundred thirty dollars ($4,230) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the H.G. Hills Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 562. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Overton County, to be used for defrayal of expenses associated with the soccer program at Livingston Academy.

Item 563. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand two hundred thirty dollars ($4,230) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Charlotte Park Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 564. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Overton County, to be allocated for the Livingston Exchange Club for operating expenses and programs.

Item 565. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Overton County, to be used for defrayal of expenses of the Rickman Elementary Halloween Festival.

Item 566. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand two hundred thirty dollars ($4,230) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the W. A. Bass School, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 567. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Overton County, to be allocated for Independence Community Center to defray operating expenses and program costs.

Item 568. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand two hundred thirty dollars ($4,230) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cockrill Elementary School's Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 569. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Overton County, to be allocated for defrayal of expenses associated with the Livingston Girls Softball Team.

Item 570. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Metropolitan Parks and Recreation Department, to be used for improvements to West Park ballfields and facilities.

Item 571. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand two hundred thirty dollars ($4,230) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the West Meade School's Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 572. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Morgan County, to be allocated for Petros Community Club to defray operating expenses and program costs.

Item 573. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Williamson County Greenway, to be used for operating costs, construction costs and equipment.

Item 574. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Nolensville Greenway, to be used for operating costs, construction costs and equipment.

Item 575. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Williamson County Arts Council, to be used for equipment and operating expenses.

Item 576. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-two thousand five hundred dollars ($22,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to the Brentwood, Franklin and Nolensville libraries, to be used for book acquisitions.

Item 577. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Fentress County, to be used for defrayal of the operating expenses and program costs of the Family Mission Battered Women Shelter.

Item 578. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Fentress County, to be used for defrayal of the Jamestown Jamboree operating expenses and program costs.

Item 579. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Fentress County, to be allocated for Hats Off To Seniors.

Item 580. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Fentress County, to be used for defrayal of expenses associated with the Allardt Pumpkin Festival.

Item 581. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Metropolitan Nashville Historical Commission for the sole purpose of providing partial funding for the ongoing restoration of Fort Negley, the nation's only stone-built star fortification from the Civil War. These funds shall be used for repairs, restoration, and signage of the site to enable it to be re-opened for public visitation as a Civil War era interpretative site to include an overview of Civil War sites in Tennessee open to the public. This appropriation is subject to a dollar-for-dollar match by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville-Davidson County.

Item 582. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Fentress County, to be used for improvements and/or repairs to Sandy Road.

Item 583. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Town of Scotts Hill for the sole purpose of making improvements to the city park.

Item 584. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Fentress County, to be used for defrayal of expenses associated with the Masonic Lodge Bluegrass Festival.

Item 585. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of nine thousand dollars ($9,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to each of the nine (9) libraries located in Morgan, Fentress and Overton Counties.

Item 586. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the West Tennessee Cerebral Palsy Association, to be used for operating costs.

Item 587. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Overton County Fair Board

$ 1,000

Morgan County Fair Board

1,000

Fentress County Fair Board

1,000

Item 588. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the sole purpose of making grants totaling two thousand dollars ($2,000) to support veterans programs and services in each of the following three (3) counties: Morgan, Fentress and Overton.

Item 589. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twelve thousand dollars ($12,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to the rescue squads for Morgan, Fentress and Overton Counties.

Item 590. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Rock Springs Community Organization/JONAH, to be used for facility improvement.

Item 591. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Darden Community Center, to be used for equipment and maintenance.

Item 592. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Sardis Senior Citizens Center, to be used for equipment and maintenance.

Item 593. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Sardis, to be used for city park improvements.

Item 594. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Parker's Crossroads, to be used for city park improvements.

Item 595. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Association, to be used for battlefield preservation.

Item 596. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Fentress County, to be used for defrayal of expenses associated with the Fentress Fall Festival.

Item 597. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Montgomery School, to be used for community center improvements.

Item 598. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Lexington/Henderson County Senior Citizens Center, to be used for purchase of equipment and maintenance.

Item 599. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Lexington, to be used for city park improvements.

Item 600. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to York Institute, in Fentress County , to be used for defrayal of expenses associated with the soccer program.

Item 601. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Henderson County Rescue Squad, to be used for the purchase of equipment.

Item 602. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce, to be used for defrayal of program costs.

Item 603. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Morgan County, to be allocated for defrayal of the operating expenses and program costs of Morgan County Youth Sports .

Item 604. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Morgan County, to be allocated for the Pine Orchard Community Center to defray operating expenses and program costs.

Item 605. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Morgan County, to be allocated for ball park construction and/or maintenance.

Item 606. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Overton County, to be allocated for defrayal of Overton County Youth Basketball operating expenses and program costs.

Item 607. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Overton County, to be allocated for defrayal of Overton County Youth Sports operating expenses and program costs.

Item 608. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Overton County, to be allocated for the state education museum.

Item 609. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Overton County, to be allocated for Hardy's Chapel Community Center to defray costs associated with operating expenses and programs.

Item 610. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-two thousand five hundred dollars ($22,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Lucille McWherter Community Center, to be used for improvements to the center.

Item 611. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the YMCA on Walker Avenue in Memphis, to be used for area summer youth programs.

Item 612. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Girls Incorporated on Robinhood Lane in Memphis, to be used for summer youth programs.

Item 613. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Trenton, to be used for renovation of Freed House.

Item 614. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Gibson County, to be used for implementing the Gibson County Cultural Arts Council .

Item 615. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of McKenzie, to be used for purchasing equipment for the rescue squad.

Item 616. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Gibson County Fire Rescue, to be used for purchasing rescue equipment.

Item 617. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Humboldt Area Rescue Squad, to be used for purchasing rescue equipment.

Item 618. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Trezevant, to be used for renovation of the Senior Citizens Building.

Item 619. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Gibson County Lake Authority, to be used for purchasing land.

Item 620. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Humboldt, to be used for purchasing recreation equipment for Bailey Park.

Item 621. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Perry County, to be used for improvements to Veterans Park in Linden.

Item 622. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Humphreys County, to be used for the completion of the Waverly Senior Citizens Center.

Item 623. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Pulaski Betterway House, Inc., to be used for drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs.

Item 624. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Benton County, to be allocated in equal amounts to the volunteer fire departments in such county.

Item 625. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Benton County, to be used for relocation of the fairgrounds.

Item 626. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to be allocated in equal amounts to the Benton County Senior Citizens Centers in Big Sandy and Linden in Perry County, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 627. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) to the Tennessee Historical Commission for the sole purpose of erecting an historical marker at the former home of Governor John C. Brown on Madison Street in Pulaski.

Item 628. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Humphreys County, to be used for improvements to the McEwen Senior Citizens Center.

Item 629. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of nine thousand dollars ($9,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Lynnville Railroad Preservation Society, to be used for railroad museum at Lynnville.

Item 630. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Giles County Child Development Center, to be used for purchase or construction of a center.

Item 631. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Perry County, to be allocated to the volunteer fire departments in equal amounts, to be used for operating costs.

Item 632. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Wayne County, to be allocated in equal amounts to the volunteer fire departments within such county, to be used for maintenance and equipment.

Item 633. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Knox County, to be used for extension of water and sewer lines from near Bonny Kate Elementary School to the Knox County - Blount County line.

Item 634. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Howell Community Center, to be used for renovations.

Item 635. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) to the Tennessee Historical Commission for the sole purpose of erecting an historical marker at Mulberry acknowledging Lincoln County as the birthplace of Confederate Colonel William Lawson Moore.

Item 636. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hadley Park Senior Citizens Center of Nashville, to be used for programs and services.

Item 637. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Lee Chapel A.M.E. Church Tutorial Program of Nashville, to be used for acquisition of equipment.

Item 638. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Tennessee Commission on Aging for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Elizabeth Park Senior Citizens Program of Nashville, to be used for acquisition of equipment and supplies.

Item 639. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Bordeaux Vision Association, to be used for purchase of equipment.

Item 640. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hull-Jackson Montessori School, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 641. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the 18th Avenue Family Enrichment Center, to be used for operating costs.

Item 642. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Environment and Conservation for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the North Nashville Athletic Association, to be used for acquisition of athletic equipment.

Item 643. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000) to the Department of Correction for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Next Step, Inc., in Davidson County, to be used for operating expenses, residential services and counseling services to assist ex-offenders to transition into the community.

Item 644. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Lauderdale County Board of Education, to be used for public relations.

Item 645. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Woodbine Community Organization, Davidson County, to be used for outreach programs.

Item 646. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Environment and Conservation for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Woodrow Community Center in Maury County, to be used for construction or renovation.

Item 647. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making grants to be expended solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements as follows:

Whitsitt School PTO

$2,500

Berry School PTO

2,500

Norman Binkley School PTO

3,000

Glengarry School PTO

3,000

Glenview School PTO

3,000

Paragon Mills School PTO

3,000

Paragon Mills School Band

4,000

Overton High School Band

4,000

Lakeview School PTO

3,000

Glencliff Elementary School PTO

3,000

Crieve Hall School PTO

3,000

Wright Middle School PTO

3,000

Glencliff High School PTO

3,000

Item 648. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Nashville Boys and Girls Club, to be used for community outreach and/or transportation.

Item 649. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Commission on Aging for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Senior Citizens Center in Lewis County, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 650. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($12,500) to the Department of Environment and Conservation for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Hohenwald, to be used for construction or renovation of a city park.

Item 651. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Glencliff Neighborhood Association, Davidson County, to be used for crime prevention and/or safety education.

Item 652. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Environment and Conservation for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Lawrence County, for the purpose of construction or renovation to the Bobby Brewer Memorial Ball Park.

Item 653. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Environment and Conservation for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Ethridge Sports Complex, to be used for construction and renovation.

Item 654. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Commission on Aging for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Lawrence County Senior Citizens Center, to be used for operational expenses.

Item 655. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-six thousand dollars ($26,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant to the Lawrence County Fire and Rescue, Inc., for construction and renovation or purchase of equipment for fire departments to be divided equally as follows:

Center Point

$ 2,000

Crossroads

2,000

Gandy

2,000

New Prospect

2,000

S. E. Lawrence

2,000

Ethridge

2,000

Henryville

2,000

West End

2,000

West Point

2,000

Summertown

2,000

Leoma

2,000

Iron City

2,000

Lawrence County Rescue Squad

2,000

Item 656. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Station Unit 1 Emergency Rescue Squad in Wayne County, to be used for the purchase of equipment and operating expenses.

Item 657. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Agriculture for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Ovilla Volunteer Fire Department/Community in Wayne County, to be used for equipment cost and debt retirement.

Item 658. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Agriculture for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Buffalo River Volunteer Fire Department in Wayne County, to be used for renovation/expansion/ equipment.

Item 659. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Meigs County, to be divided equally between the Meigs County Volunteer Fire Departments.

Item 660. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to Bradley County for the Five Points Revitalization Study.

Item 661. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Tennessee Historical Commission for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Historic Mansker Station, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 662. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cleveland/Bradley County Library, to be used for books, equipment and operating expenses.

Item 663. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand five hundred dollars ($8,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Department of Parks and Recreation of the City of Nashville, to be used solely for improvements and repairs to the Reese Smith ballfield for the benefit of community children.

Item 664. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand five hundred dollars ($8,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Department of Parks and Recreation in the City of Nashville, to be used solely for improvements and repairs to the fields employed by the Harpeth Youth Soccer League in order that more children can participate in this worthy sport.

Item 665. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Boy Scout Troop 99, of Bellevue, to be used for scouting activities.

Item 666. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand five hundred dollars ($8,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Department of Parks and Recreation of the City of Nashville, to be used solely for repairs and improvements of the stands and fields used by the Bellevue Steelers.

Item 667. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cleveland/Bradley County Soccer League, to be used for the purchase of equipment and operating expenses.

Item 668. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of nine thousand dollars ($9,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Taylor Elementary School PTO

$ 1,000

Charleston Elementary School PTO

1,000

Waterville Elementary School PTO

1,000

Hopewell PTO

1,000

Black Fox Elementary School PTO

1,000

Valley View Elementary School PTO

1,000

Blue Springs Elementary School PTO

1,000

Oak Grove Elementary School PTO

1,000

Michigan Elementary School PTO

1,000

Item 669. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Taylor Ruritan Sports for Youth Program, to be used for ballfield improvements.

Item 670. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Turtletown Elementary School PTO, in Polk County, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 671. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Copper Basin High School, in Polk County, to be used for library improvements.

Item 672. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Polk County High School, to be used for library improvements.

Item 673. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Polk County, to be divided equally among the Polk County Volunteer Fire Departments.

Item 674. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Polk County, to be used for Ducktown Elementary School PTO, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 675. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Polk County Recreation Department, to be used for youth and athletic programs.

Item 676. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Polk County, to be used for the South Polk Elementary School PTO, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 677. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Polk County, to be used for the Benton Elementary School PTO, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 678. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Polk County Fair Association, to be used for building improvements.

Item 679. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Copper Basin Senior Center, in Polk County, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 680. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Department of Parks and Recreation of the City of Nashville, to be used solely for improvements to the Red Caboose Park in Bellevue.

Item 681. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand five hundred dollars ($6,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the South Harpeth Community Center, to be used for improvements to the center and community services.

Item 682. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand five hundred dollars ($8,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Parkwood Community Park, to be used for the purchase of equipment and operating expenses.

Item 683. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand five hundred dollars ($6,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Little Creek Community Center, to be used for improvements to the center and community services.

Item 684. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand five hundred dollars ($6,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Scottsboro Community Center, to be used for improvements to the center and community services.

Item 685. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand five hundred dollars ($6,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Luton's Community Center, to be used for improvements to the center and community services.

Item 686. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand five hundred dollars ($6,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Whites Creek Community Center, to be used for improvements to the center and community services.

Item 687. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Harpeth Valley Elementary school, to be used solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements.

Item 688. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements as follows:

Lester Elementary School

$ 2,500

Wells Station Elementary School

2,500

Snowden Elementary School

2,500

Kingsbury Jr. High School

2,500

Grahamwood Elementary School

2,500

Treadwell Jr. High School

2,500

Macon Elementary School PTO

2,500

Humes Middle School PTO

2,500

Carres Elementary School PTO

2,500

Jackson Elementary School PTO

2,500

Memphis Youth Symphony (Trip)

10,000

 

Item 689. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Binghampton Community Christian Life Center, to be used for tutorial programs, anger management classes, anti-violence programs, women's survival groups and day care for children.

Item 690. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Dixie Homes Boys and Girls Club, to be used for improvements and programming.

Item 691. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Vollintine-Evergreen Community Association (VECA), to be used for purchase of a utility tractor and related equipment necessary for maintenance of the V&E Greenline.

Item 692. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) to the University of Tennessee at Memphis for the sole purpose of start-up funding for the "Center for Women's Health Improvement" to serve women throughout the state to enhance women's health.

Item 693. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to the Comptroller of the Treasury for the sole purpose of conducting a study of the taxation of telecommunication companies. Such funds shall be appropriated from the balance of any expended and unobligated funds from the fiscal year 1997-98 appropriation for the Comptroller of the Treasury.

Item 694. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount for the community ball field in Unionville, Bedford County, to be used for the purchase of equipment.

Item 695. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association, in Shelbyville, to be used for enhancement and promotion of the breed.

Item 696. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-six thousand dollars ($36,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Lincoln County, to be used for six school zone flashing signals at six different schools.

Item 697. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hawkins County Rescue Squad, to be used for the purchase of rescue equipment.

Item 698. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Church Hill Rescue Squad, to be used for the purchase of equipment.

Item 699. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Hawkins County, to be used for renovations and repair to the community building for the Clinch Community.

Item 700. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($12,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Church Hill, to be used for the purpose of lighting city park ballfields and to upgrade and improve the local recreation program.

Item 701. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Literacy Council of Kingsport, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 702. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Daniel Boone Little League in Gray, Tennessee, to be used for lights in the ball parks.

Item 703. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Washington County, to be used for beginning construction of a new Fall Branch fire station.

Item 704. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Kingsport Symphony Orchestra, to be used for expansion of outreach programs into Johnson, Unicoi and Greene Counties.

Item 705. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the City of Bristol for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Avoca Playground, to be used for operational expenses.

Item 706. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Tennessee Historical Commission for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Rocky Mount Historical Association, to be used for land acquisition and other related costs.

Item 707. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to "Safe Haven" in Johnson County, to be used for the purchase of a van to transport families in need of safety from domestic violence.

Item 708. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Johnson County Vocational School, to be used toward the construction of a hydroponic greenhouse.

Item 709. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Watauga Academy Alumni Association, to be used toward the construction of a museum.

Item 710. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Family Wellness and Recreation Center in Mountain City, to be used for operations.

Item 711. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Bluff City Public Library, to be used for operational expenses.

Item 712. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated a sum sufficient for the sole purpose of implementing Senate Bill No. 3017 / House Bill No. 2899, authorizing the State Funding Board to issue bonds not to exceed twenty-seven million dollars ($27,000,000) for the purpose of providing funds to the Department of Mental Health and Retardation for the purpose of the Tennessee Local Development Authority related to the Community Provider Pooled Loan Program, if such bill becomes law.

Item 713. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to Scott County for the sole purpose of making improvements to the American Legion Building in Oneida.

Item 714. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, to be used for summer youth programs.

Item 715. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Shady Grove Baptist Church, to be used for summer youth programs.

Item 716. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Adamsville, to be used for park bleachers.

Item 717. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Mt. Juliet Library, to be used for acquisitions and operating expenses.

Item 718. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Charlie Daniels Park, to be used for equipment and operating costs.

Item 719. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirteen thousand five hundred dollars ($13,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Mt. Juliet Senior Center, to be used for an elevator.

Item 720. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant to the Tennessee Association Neighborhood Development Corporation to be allocated as follows:

West Tennessee Rural Development Corporation in Dyersburg

$ 10,000

East Tennessee Enterprise Partnership, Inc.

10,000

Item 721. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Memphis Inner-City Community Development Corporation, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 722. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated a sum sufficient for the sole purpose of implementing Senate Bill No. 2699 / House Bill No. 2583, relative to the Health Care Consumer Right to Know Act, if such bill becomes law.

Item 723. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Orchard Knobb Middle School, to be used for a participatory democracy project.

Item 724. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Urban Services Center, to fund programs and services.

Item 725. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Family Way Program, to be used to fund programs and services.

Item 726. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Friendship Haven Home for the Elderly, to be used for programs and services.

Item 727. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to "Parents Are First Teachers" in Chattanooga, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 728. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Chattanooga Regional History Museum, to be used for a pilot project allowing the museum to purchase computer hardware and software, lease storage space with an area Internet service provider and hire personnel to make information concerning the region's cultural significance available to students and Internet users by means of a home page on the World Wide Web.

Item 729. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the West Hills Homeowners Association, to be used for programs and services.

Item 730. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Norwood Homeowners Association, to be used for programs and services.

Item 731. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hancock County Library, to be used for repairs, renovations, acquisitions, equipment and operating expenses.

Item 732. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Samaritan Center, to be used for programs and services.

Item 733. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the South Memphis Concerned Citizens, to be used for community cleanup.

Item 734. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the City of Memphis for the sole purpose of making grants in the amount of seven hundred fifty dollars each ($750) to each of twenty (20) inner city youth programs, including programs operated by or through area churches, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 735. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Black Business Association, to be used for Inner City Economic Zone Project.

Item 736. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Memphis Area Community Development Corporation, to be used for inner city economic redevelopment.

Item 737. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the YWCA - Sarah Brown Branch, to be used for the transportation fund.

Item 738. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Annesdale Snowden Community Development Corporation, to be used for community revitalization.

Item 739. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Goodwill Boys Club Youth Development Center, to be used for summer programs.

Item 740. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the McClemore Community Development Corporation, to be used for inner city economic redevelopment.

Item 741. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the South Memphis Summer Arts Program, to be used for summer dance, arts, sports and academic programs.

Item 742. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the South Memphis Citizens United for Action, to be used for summer job programs.

Item 743. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of sixteen thousand dollars ($16,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to Monterey, Cookeville, Algood, and Baxter, to be used for police improvements.

Item 744. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($225,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

LeMoyne Owen College

$ 75,000

Fisk University

25,000

Lane College

50,000

Knoxville College

75,000

Item 745. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Cookeville, to be used for renovation, repair, maintenance, improvements and purchase of equipment for its parks.

Item 746. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Putnam County, for renovation, repair, maintenance, improvements and equipment for parks.

Item 747. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Cookeville, to be used for renovation, repair, maintenance, improvements and purchase of equipment for its ballfields.

Item 748. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Putnam County, for renovation, repair, maintenance, improvements and equipment for ballfields.

Item 749. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Putnam County Rescue Squad, to be used for equipment and operating expenses.

Item 750. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Putnam County Civil Defense Association, to be used for operating expenses and equipment.

Item 751. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Habitat for Humanity Program in Putnam County, to be used for supplies and operating expenses.

Item 752. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cookeville Fire Department, to be used for purchasing a Cairns Iris Thermal Imaging Device through the Alicia Stamps Memorial Fund.

Item 753. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Putnam County Library, to be used for library supplies and materials.

Item 754. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Putnam County school district, to be used for implementing a "Child Lures" pilot program.

Item 755. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Genesis House in Cookeville, to be used for necessities for the domestic violence shelter.

Item 756. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eleven thousand dollars ($11,000) to the African-American Museum in Chattanooga to be used for operating expenses.

Item 757. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, to be used for additional funding to implement programs and services.

Item 758. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Uffington House in Rugby, to be used for restoration and opening.

Item 759. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Camp E-Sun-A-Lee, to be used for after care.

Item 760. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) to Weakley County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount for distribution among the senior citizens centers in the county.

Item 761. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Youth with a Mission Club, to be used for the purchase of equipment and supplies for improvements.

Item 762. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Johnson City Board of Education for the sole purpose of funding the "Character Counts" program.

Item 763. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Washington County Board of Education for the sole purpose of providing funding for the "Character Counts" program.

Item 764. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hendersonville Senior Citizens Center, to be used for operating expenses and improvements.

Item 765. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-two thousand dollars ($22,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants solely for extracurricular activities and programs and environmental enhancements as follows:

Farragut Primary PTA

$ 2,000

Farragut Intermediate PTA

2,000

Farragut Middle PTSA

2,000

Farragut High PTSO

2,000

Bluegrass PTA

7,000

Lotts Elementary PTA

7,000

Item 766. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Number One Volunteer Fire Department in Gallatin, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 767. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hendersonville Soccer League, to be used for equipment and operating expenses.

Item 768. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Gallatin Soccer League, to be used for equipment and operating expenses.

Item 769. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Secretary of State for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hendersonville Public Library, to be used for operating expenses, equipment and improvements.

Item 770. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Greater Gallatin, Inc., to be used for operating expenses and equipment.

Item 771. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Jason Foundation, Inc., in Hendersonville, to be used for operating expenses and equipment.

Item 772. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to the Tennessee Historical Commission for the sole purpose of making grants to the following historic sites:

Trousdale Place

$ 10,000

Rosemont

10,000

Rock Castle

10,000

Item 773. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Home Safe, to be used for operating expenses and equipment.

Item 774. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Historic Halfway House, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 775. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Woodland Hills Development Center in Nashville, to be used for repair of vandalism to adjoining family cemetery.

Item 776. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Farragut, to fund park and recreational improvements to Environmental Park on Campbell Station Road.

Item 777. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated to the Department of Finance and Administration the sum of one million seven hundred thousand dollars ($1,700,000) to apply to the premium for the Medicare supplement for retired state employees and teachers.

Item 778. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Wilson County Community Help Center for capital outlay.

Notwithstanding the provisions of this or any other law to the contrary, the Wilson County Community Help Center shall not be required to submit a plan of activity to the Commissioner of Finance and Administration as a prerequisite for disbursal of the sum/grant appropriated by this item.

Item 779. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fourteen thousand dollars ($14,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to the Karnes Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of equipment as follows:

Solway Station Number 3

$ 7,000

Hardin Valley Station Number 2

7,000

Item 780. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Moses Teen Center, to be used for facility renovations.

Item 781. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Pellissippi State Technical Community College, to be used for lake renovation and pavilion access.

Item 782. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Farragut Folklife Museum, to fund renovation of the building.

Item 783. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Melton Hill Community Center, to pave the parking lot.

Item 784. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Frank R. Strang Senior Center, to be used for renovations, a computer router and Internet accessibility.

Item 785. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000) to Franklin County for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Adventure Mountain Playground Project

$ 11,000

City of Dechard for utility relocation on Highway 41A

25,000

Rural Volunteer Fire Departments (Equal amounts to Lexie Cross Roads, Broadview, Belvidere, 4th District/Liberty, North Franklin County, Alto/Oak Grove, Capitol Hill, Cross Creek/Sherwood and Keith Springs)

9,000

Item 786. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the General Assembly for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Black Health Care Commission, to be used for operating costs.

Item 787. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Norris, to be used for recreation and playground equipment for the city park.

Item 788. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Clinton, to be used for recreation and playground equipment for the city park.

Item 789. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Caryville, to be used for recreation and playground equipment for the city park.

Item 790. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Jellico, to be used for recreation and playground equipment for the city park.

Item 791. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of LaFollette, to be used for recreation and playground equipment for the city park.

Item 792. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Rogersville Heritage Association, to be used for historical building.

Item 793. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Lakewood Dixie Youth League

$ 10,000

Old Hickory Chamber of Commerce

20,000

Item 794. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Hamilton High School Girls Athletics

$ 2,500

Hamilton High School Music Performing Troupe

2,500

Wellington Street Neighborhood Association

5,000

Hillview Neighborhood Association

5,000

Item 795. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eleven thousand dollars ($11,000) to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute, to be used for programs. It is the legislative intent that these funds be recurring.

Item 796. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred forty-one thousand eight hundred dollars ($141,800) to the Tennessee Historical Commission for the sole purpose of making the following improvements:

1) Repair, replacement, and creation of historical markers

$ 25,000

2) Travel

10,000

3) Print Vol. XI of the Messages of the Governors

30,000

4) Design and print the "Personality of the Year" poster

5,000

5) 10% increase in operating grants to historic sites

29,700

6) Increase support to East, West, and Tennessee historical societies

5,300

7) Increase maintenance of historic sites

36,800

It is the legislative intent that items (2), (5), (6), and (7) be recurring.

Item 797. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three hundred eighty thousand dollars ($380,000) to the Secretary of State for the sole purpose of establishing an automated newspaper reading service for the blind by means of touchtone telephone access using six (6) service centers across the state. The funds shall consist of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) of state funds and two hundred eighty thousand dollars ($280,000) of federal funds.

Item 798. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) to the Department of Economic and Community Development for the sole purpose of making a grant of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to the Memphis Minority Business Development Corporation at Memphis to be used for minority business development and community outreach and a grant of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to the Nashville Minority Business Development Corporation to be used in Davidson County for minority business development and community outreach.

Item 799. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Health for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to New Canaan Ranch, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Giles County, to be used for maintenance and operating costs.

Item 800. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Pelham Valley Volunteer Fire Department, to be used for construction of a new firehall.

Item 801. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) to the City of McMinnville for the sole purpose of improvements of Pistole Park to enhance and develop soccer fields.

Item 802. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-eight thousand dollars ($28,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Viola Volunteer Fire Department, to be used for the Brookside Substation.

Item 803. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twelve thousand dollars ($12,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Carroll County Historical Society, to be used for improvements to the Gordon Browning Museum in McKenzie.

Item 804. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seventeen thousand five hundred dollars ($17,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Roxy Productions, Inc., in Clarksville, to be used for providing bathroom facilities.

Item 805. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the City of Cumberland City for the sole purpose of renovating the W. T. Thomas gymnasium for use as a community center.

Item 806. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twelve thousand dollars ($12,000) to Cheatham County for the sole purpose of making renovations and improvements to the Cheatham County library.

Item 807. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Woodlawn Park Parents Club in Montgomery County, to supplement four thousand three hundred dollars ($4,300) raised by that group for playground and ballfield improvements.

Item 808. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Tennessee Historical Society for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Denmark Historical Society, to be used for the preservation of the old Denmark Presbyterian Church Building as a museum.

Item 809. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to Perry County for the sole purpose of constructing an athletic field house.

Item 810. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Town of Centerville for the sole purpose of making improvements to the city park.

Item 811. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hickman County Child Care, Inc., to be used for debt reduction.

Item 812. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the First Step Ministries, to be used for expenses related to a drug and alcohol abuse center.

Item 813. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to Houston County for the sole purpose of constructing a restroom facility and a concession stand at the county park.

Item 814. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twelve thousand dollars ($12,000) to Cheatham County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the South Cheatham County Public Library, to be used for improvements.

Item 815. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to The Alpha Center, a recreation center for teenagers in Bumpus Mills, to be used for funding operating costs.

Item 816. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Fairley High School choir in Memphis, to be used for travel expenses for community engagements.

Item 817. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cocaine Alcohol Awareness Project (CAP) in Shelby County, to be used for alcohol and drug awareness projects.

Item 818. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Southgate Youth Corporation in Shelby County, to be used for conducting an employment program for youth ten (10) to fifteen (15) years of age.

Item 819. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Community Health Coalition of Memphis, to be used for conducting community health screenings.

Item 820. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the E. W. Reed Public Policy Health Institute, to be used for operational expenses.

Item 821. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hamilton Community Initiative in Memphis, to be used for human service programs.

Item 822. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) to the Southwest Cemetery Association of Shelby County for the sole purpose of making improvements to the Rose Hill Cemetery including installation of fencing, road improvements, and ground improvements.

Item 823. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency for the sole purpose of allocating such sum for the affirmative business and training center at the Lakeside Resort and Educational Complex in DeKalb County for severely disabled individuals under the direction of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Item 824. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eleven thousand dollars ($11,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Shelby County Conservation Board, to be used for partial funding for playground and walking/jogging trail construction at Bolton Park.

Item 825. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirteen thousand dollars ($13,000) to the City of Erin for the sole purpose of replacing a bridge across Town Creek.

Item 826. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the City of Tennessee Ridge for the sole purpose of erecting a fence around the fire hall and city hall.

Item 827. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Orange Mound Civic Organization, Inc., to be used for renovation, furnishing and design of Orange Mound Community office building.

Item 828. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Britton Lane Battlefield Association, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 829. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Medon City Park, to be used for maintenance.

Item 830. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Jackson Arts Council, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 831. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Carl Perkins Child Abuse Center, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 832. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Kiwanis Child Development Center, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 833. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the City of Jackson for the sole purpose of supporting programs of the recreation department.

Item 834. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the West Madison Senior Citizens Center, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 835. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Town of Ashland City for the sole purpose of erecting fencing around ball fields.

Item 836. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Habitat for Humanity, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 837. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Children's Museum in the City of Oak Ridge, to be used for renovation, the expansion of services for children and families in East Tennessee and acquisition of items for the museum.

Item 838. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Oak Ridge Arts Center, to be used for the completion of Phase II of its construction program.

Item 839. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Boys' Club of Norwood, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 840. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the City of Clinton for the sole purpose of making improvements to the park and acquiring recreation equipment.

Item 841. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to Campbell County for the sole purpose of making improvements to public parks.

Item 842. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seventeen thousand five hundred dollars ($17,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Girls' Club of Oak Ridge, to be used for funding programs, buildings and activities.

Item 843. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to Campbell County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the volunteer fire departments within the county, to be used for equipment purchases.

Item 844. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Friends of Norris Dam State Park, to be used for the Lenoir Museum in Norris.

Item 845. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Anderson County Home Health Care, to be used for providing home health care to indigents.

Item 846. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($12,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Recording for the Blind in Oak Ridge, to be used for recorded textbooks on tape and other educational materials provided to visually, perceptually or physically handicapped students.

Item 847. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-two thousand five hundred dollars ($22,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Boys' Club of Oak Ridge, to be used for programs, buildings and activities.

Item 848. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to Anderson County for the sole purpose of improvements and equipment for Bull Run Park in the Claxton Community.

Item 849. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the City of Lake City for the sole purpose of acquiring recreational equipment and renovating the ball park.

Item 850. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000) to Anderson County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the volunteer fire departments within the county, to be used for operations and equipment.

Item 851. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Friends of Norris Dam State Park, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 852. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Pinewood Volunteer Fire Department in Hickman County, to be used for operations and equipment.

Item 853. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to Decatur County for the sole purpose of purchasing playground equipment for Riverside Park and making improvements to Beech Bend Park.

Item 854. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to Henry County for the sole purpose of funding the Henry County Respite Program.

Item 855. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Weakley County Rescue Squad, to be used for new equipment.

Item 856. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Weldon Public Library, to be used for equipment upgrade.

Item 857. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to Stewart County for the sole purpose of purchasing playground equipment to be allocated by the Board of Education.

Item 858. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Town of Dover for the sole purpose of operating and making improvements to park and recreation facilities.

Item 859. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Raleigh Community Center, to be used for a structural addition to the facility.

Item 860. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Agriculture for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Agriculture Education Center in Shelbyville, to be used for the expansion of programs.

Item 861. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the New Sardis Youth Program, to be used for a summer youth camp.

Item 862. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the sole purpose of making a grant of such amount to Hickman County, to be used for rescue squad expenses.

Item 863. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to senior citizens centers located in Hickman County, to be used for operational expenses.

Item 864. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Salem Cemetery Battlefield Association, to be used for battlefield preservation.

Item 865. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Madison County Recreation Department, to be used for ballfield improvements.

Item 866. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Tourism Association of Southwest Tennessee, to be used for equipment, maintenance and operations.

Item 867. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two hundred eighty-three thousand six hundred thirteen dollars ($283,613) for the sole purpose of implementing Senate Bill No. 2934 / House Bill No. 3156, relative to drug offense punishment, if such bill becomes a law.

Item 868. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to the parent-teacher organizations of the following schools:

Lakewood Elementary

$ 2,000

Glengarry School

2,000

Dodson Elementary

2,000

Hickman Elementary

2,000

Hermitage Elementary

2,000

Tulip Grove Elementary

2,000

Dupont-Tyler Middle School

2,000

Margaret Allen Elementary

2,000

Antioch High School

2,000

Item 869. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Nashville Young Women's Christian Association, to be used exclusively for the new Domestic Violence Campus Shelter for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Item 870. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration, for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hermitage, the home of Andrew and Rachel Jackson, to be used for renovation and restoration required due to storm damage, restoration of the original house known as the Hermitage and for construction of an archaeology center on the grounds of the Hermitage.

Item 871. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to Wilson County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Wilson County Civic League, to be used for maintenance, educational, and recreational programs at the Market Street Community Center.

Item 872. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred twenty thousand dollars ($120,000) to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Atoka, to be used for the purchase of a fire truck.

Item 873. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to the Department of Economic and Community Development for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the North Shelby and Frayser Community Enrichment Partnership, to be used for maintaining a job placement / employment training program.

Item 874. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Rhea County D.A.R.E. program, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 875. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Tennessee Historical Commission for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Spring City Depot in Rhea County, to be used for its restoration.

Item 876. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to be divided equally among the rescue squads of Rhea County, to be used for operations.

Item 877. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Secretary of State for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to be divided equally among the Rhea County libraries of Graysville, Dayton and Spring City, and to be used for operations.

Item 878. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to be divided equally among the volunteer fire departments of Rhea County, and to be used for operations.

Item 879. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Tennessee Arts Commission for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Tennessee Valley Theatre of Rhea County, to be used for operations.

Item 880. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Southend Volunteer Fire Department of Dunlap, to be used for operations.

Item 881. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to Bledsoe County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Ross House, to be used for restoration and renovation.

Item 882. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the White County D.A.R.E. program, to be used for operations.

Item 883. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Secretary of State for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the White County Public Library, to be used for operations.

Item 884. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Everett Horn Library, to be used for equipment, books and supplies.

Item 885. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Lexington, to be used for the Henderson County Museum.

Item 886. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to Grainger County (Overlook area), City of Rutledge, City of Blaine, and City of Bean Station.

Item 887. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to the Hancock County Volunteer Fire Departments as follows:

Sneedville

$ 1,000

Black Water

1,000

Camps

1,000

Mullberry Gap

1,000

Flat Gap

1,000

Snake Hollow

1,000

Hancock County Firemen's Association

1,000

Item 888. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Sarcoidosis Research Foundation, to be used for research and administrative costs.

Item 889. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ninety thousand dollars ($90,000) to the Tennessee Historical Commission for the sole purpose of making grants to the following historic sites:

Cragfont

$ 15,000

Wynnewood

15,000

Manskers Station

15,000

Bowen-Campbell

15,000

Bledsoe's Lick

15,000

Cold Springs

15,000

Item 890. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty-five thousand dollars ($55,000) to the Secretary of State for the sole purpose of making grants of equal amount to the libraries in Portland, Westmoreland and Gallatin, to be used for operating expenses, equipment and improvements.

Item 891. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the City of Westmoreland for the sole purpose of making downtown improvements.

Item 892. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Sumner County Museum and Archives, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 893. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Tennessee Arts Commission for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Gallatin Arts Council, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 894. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to Kids Kreations in Gallatin for the purpose of construction expenses for "super playground".

Item 895. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Literacy Council of Sumner County, to be used for operational expenses and supplies.

Item 896. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Tennessee Arts Commission for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hendersonville Arts Council, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 897. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-two thousand dollars ($32,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) each to the cities of Springfield, Ridgetop, Greenbrier and Orlinda, to be used for operating expenses of, and improvements to city parks.

Item 898. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) each to the senior citizens centers in Springfield and Orlinda, to be used for operating expenses and improvements.

Item 899. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Northwest Tennessee Tourist Promotion Council, Inc., to be used for program expenses.

Item 900. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated a sum sufficient in available federal funds for the sole purpose of implementing Senate Bill No. 2891 / House Bill No. 2912, relative to childcare, if such bill becomes law.

Item 901. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-one thousand dollars ($21,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to the Hawkins County Volunteer Fire Departments as follows:

Rogersville

$ 1,500

Sugoinsville

1,500

Bulls Gap

1,500

Church Hill

1,500

Striggersville

1,500

Mount Carmel

1,500

Lake View

1,500

Persia

1,500

Carter's Valley

1,500

Goshen Valley

1,500

Stanley Valley

1,500

Clinch Valley

1,500

Hazmat

1,500

Hawkins County Firemen's Association

1,500

Item 902. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the City of Kingsport for the sole purpose of renovation and major maintenance of their fire department.

Item 903. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to East Tennessee State University for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Center for Appalachian Studies, to be used for a work-study program.

Item 904. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Orange Mound Collaborative, to be used for assisting with the Airways/Pendleton revitalization project and the renovation of Tyler's Place.

Item 905. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant to Madison Little League for operational expenses.

Item 906. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Madison Rams Youth Football League

$ 5,000

Jess Neely Dixie Youth League

5,000

Item 907. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to the City of Knoxville for the sole purpose of repairing the roof on the agricultural arena at Chilhowee Park.

Item 908. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to the City of Knoxville for the Bijou Theater.

Item 909. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads, to be used for a operating expenses and programs.

Item 910. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of funding the Tennessee Chronicles web site.

Item 911. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to the Department of Human Services for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Philadelphian's Inc., of Knoxville, to be used for supporting the services of HELP House and the H.E.L.P. program.

Item 912. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Humphreys County, to be used for capital improvements of the Dixie Youth ball field.

Item 913. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-eight thousand dollars ($38,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the East Hickman Recreation Center and Park, to be used for construction equipment.

Item 914. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Doyle Bowen Park, to be used for equipment.

Item 915. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-seven thousand dollars ($27,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to the fire departments in Lauderdale County as follows:

Lauderdale County Rescue Squad

$ 2,000

Ripley Fire Department

5,000

Henning Fire Department

4,000

Halls Fire Department

4,000

West Lauderdale Fire Department

3,000

North West Lauderdale Fire Department

3,000

East Lauderdale Fire Department

3,000

Gates Fire Department

3,000

Item 916. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

1) City of Brighton, purchase of equipment and park and recreation services $10,000

2) Town of Arlington, park and recreation services

10,000

3) City of Lakeland, park and recreation services

10,000

Item 917. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Heart to Heart Crisis Center, to be used for purchasing equipment and operating expenses.

Item 918. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Munford, to be used for providing parks and recreation services and equipment.

Item 919. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Soddy-Daisy, to be used for upkeep of recreational areas.

Item 920. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Chattanooga State Community College for the sole purpose of athletic programs.

Item 921. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand five hundred dollars ($20,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Tennessee River Gorge Trust, to be used for maintaining Williams Island.

Item 922. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Human Services for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Child Abuse Prevention of Tennessee, Inc., to be used for operating and advertising a 24-hour statewide toll free telephone line. It is the legislative intent that this be a recurring item.

Item 923. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Brannon-McCulloch Primary Health Care Center, Inc., to be used for operating expenses. Expenditure of these funds shall be subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Health.

Item 924. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty-seven thousand dollars ($57,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to BRIDGES, Inc., to be used for the Bridge Builders Junior Leadership Conference of 300 high school juniors to be held in Memphis in July 1998.

Item 925. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Memphis Botanic Garden, to be used for completing the Tennessee Bicentennial Iris Garden as a statewide project.

Item 926. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000) to the Tennessee Arts Commission for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Tennessee Black Heritage Celebration, Inc., to be used for supporting the planning and implementation of the Tennessee Black Heritage Celebration. It is the legislative intent that this be a recurring item.

Item 927. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Porter-Leath Children's Center, to be used for building repairs and renovation.

Item 928. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the Memphis City School System for the sole purpose of providing student access to the Wonders for Children Program.

Item 929. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Wonders series in Memphis to supplement continued operation.

Item 930. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Chattanooga Regional History Museum, to be used for maintaining and operating for public admittance the Chattanooga Regional History Museum and the Conner Toll House on Signal Mountain as an historic site.

Item 931. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Secretary of State for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Meigs County Public Library, to be used for operational purposes.

Item 932. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the City of Etowah for the Parks and Recreation Department to be used for a Little League ballfield.

Item 933. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ninety-eight thousand eight hundred dollars ($98,800) to the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations for the sole purpose of employing two (2) additional researchers.

Item 934. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two hundred eighty-nine thousand dollars ($289,000) for the sole purpose of implementing Senate Bill No. 3087 / House Bill No. 2852, relative to a pilot project for long-term care of the elderly, if such bill becomes a law.

Item 935. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) to the Department of Environment and Conservation for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Summertown Community Center, to be used for renovation or expansion.

Item 936. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Environment and Conservation for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Summertown Sports Complex, to be used for construction and renovation.

Item 937. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Environment and Conservation for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Loretto Sports Complex, to be used for operational expenses.

Item 938. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Lewis County Tomorrow Project, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 939. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twelve thousand dollars ($12,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to the Lawrence County Council of Community Clubs to be allocated as follows:

Henryville

$1,000

Fall River

1,000

New Prospect

1,000

West End

1,000

Center Point

1,000

Gandy

1,000

Crawfish Valley

1,000

Coppers Branch

1,000

Southeast Lawrence

1,000

Mars Hill

1,000

Leoma

1,000

West Point

1,000

Item 940. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) to the Department of Environment and Conservation for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Southeast Lawrence County Community Park, to be used for playground equipment.

Item 941. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the historical commission for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Lewis County Historical Society, to be used for operational expenses.

Item 942. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Tennessee Arts Commission for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Nite Lite Theatre in Trenton, to be used for operations.

Item 943. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to Jefferson County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Talbott Elementary, to be used for a guard rail for the walking track.

Item 944. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Hancock County Senior Citizens Center, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 945. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to Hawkins County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the "One Accord Ministry", to be used for purchasing items needed to assist poor families.

Item 946. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to The Jason Foundation, Inc., to be used to provide funding for an education program to help prevent teen suicide in Tennessee.

Item 947. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to Grainger County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Northside Men's Club of Grainger County, to be used for purchasing supplies for needy families.

Item 948. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-four thousand dollars ($34,000) to Claiborne County for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

North Tazewell Volunteer Fire Department

$ 3,000

Speedwell Volunteer Fire Department

3,000

South Claiborne County Volunteer Fire Department

3,000

Tazewell/New Tazewell Fire Department

3,000

North Claiborne County Volunteer Fire Department

3,000

Claiborne County Rescue Squad

3,000

Claiborne County Little League, Junior Pro, and Football League

3,000

Arthur Community Center

2,000

Claiborne County Historical Society

2,000

Harrogate City Park

2,000

Harrogate Little League

2,000

Claiborne County Senior Citizens Center

2,000

Speedwell Academy

2,000

Leadership Claiborne - Chamber of Commerce

1,000

Item 949. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-seven thousand dollars ($37,000) to Union County for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Union County Rescue Squad

$ 3,000

Luttrell Volunteer Fire Department

3,000

Maynardville Volunteer Fire Department

3,000

Paulette Volunteer Fire Department

3,000

Sharps Chapel Volunteer Fire Department

3,000

Union County Little League

2,000

Union County Junior Pro League

2,000

Union County Humane Society

1,000

Union County Historical Society

1,000

Maynardville Elementary

1,000

Luttrell Elementary

1,000

Sharps Chapel Elementary

1,000

Union County Senior Citizens Center

1,000

Big Ridge Elementary School

1,000

Union County Parks and Recreation Program

2,000

Union County High School

7,000

Sharps Chapel Community Park

2,000

Item 950. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Claiborne County, to be used for the construction and maintenance of a memorial for Claiborne County veterans.

Item 951. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to Haywood County for the sole purpose of reroofing the old South Hatchie School, now used as a fire station and community center for the Koke, Hillville, and Eurekaton communities.

Item 952. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Selmer, to be used for street lights at the intersection of Highways 45 and 64.

Item 953. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Hardeman County, to be used for improvements of Whiteville Lake.

Item 954. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to the volunteer fire departments in Fayette County, to be used for new equipment.

Item 955. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Bradbury Community Center to defray operating expenses and to develop new programs.

Item 956. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand five hundred dollars ($4,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cave Creek Community Center, to be used for the operation and maintenance of such facility.

Item 957. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Dyllis Orchard View, Fairview Community Center, to be used for the operation and maintenance of such facility.

Item 958. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Roane County Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons, to be used for the administration and operation of the Outreach program.

Item 959. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Roane County Fair Association, to be used for defraying the expenses associated with the All Scouts Jamboree in Roane County.

Item 960. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Rockwood Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, to be used for defraying the expenses incurred by such organization in providing honor guards at funerals.

Item 961. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Michael Dunn Center in Kingston, to be used for administration, operation and maintenance of such facility.

Item 962. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Roane County Heritage Community, to be used for the preservation and restoration of the old Roane County Courthouse.

Item 963. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Roane County Rescue Squad, to be used for defraying the expenses of purchasing and maintaining equipment.

Item 964. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eleven thousand dollars ($11,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Roane County Park, to be used for defraying the expenses of purchasing and maintaining playground equipment.

Item 965. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cumberland County Youth Center to defray the cost of administrative programs and drug education programs.

Item 966. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Harriman City School System to defray the costs of little league sports programs.

Item 967. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Rockwood for little league sports programs.

Item 968. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of nine thousand dollars ($9,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making equal grants to be used to fund physical education programs at the following schools:

Mid-Town Elementary

$ 3,000

Dyllis Elementary

3,000

Linden Elementary

3,000

Item 969. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making equal grants to the Roane County School System to fund Little League sports programs as follows:

Midway Greenwaves Little League

$ 3,000

Oliver Spring Little League

3,000

Item 970. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Oakdale, in Morgan County, to be used for improvements to and/or maintenance of the community park and walking track.

Item 971. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Overton County, such grant to be allocated equally among the eight (8) senior citizen centers located within such county.

Item 972. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Morgan County, to be used for acquisition of X-ray equipment for the Morgan County Health Council.

Item 973. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Morgan County Boys Club, to be used for defrayal of operating expenses and program costs.

Item 974. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Wartburg Boys Club, in Morgan County, to be used for defrayal of operating expenses and program costs.

Item 975. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Fentress County, to be allocated for South Fentress Community Center for construction and/or maintenance of outdoor recreational facilities.

Item 976. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Fentress County, such grant to be allocated equally among the eight (8) volunteer fire departments located within such county.

Item 977. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of nine thousand dollars ($9,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Morgan County, such grant to be allocated equally among the nine (9) fire departments located within such county.

Item 978. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the J.T. Davis VFW Post 5062, in Overton County, to be used for acquisition of a van.

Item 979. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eleven thousand dollars ($11,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Overton County, such grant to be allocated equally among the eleven (11) volunteer fire departments located within such county.

Item 980. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants to be allocated in equal amounts to the community clubs in Scott County, to be used for improvements and operational expenses.

Item 981. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Scott High Booster Club, to be used for little league football.

Item 982. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in equal amounts to the nine (9) volunteer fire departments in Scott County, to be used for the purchase of equipment and operating expenses.

Item 983. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cumberland County Playhouse, to be used for renovations, facility development and capital needs.

Item 984. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Jack Gean Shelter, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 985. The Board of Claims is directed to conduct a study to determine whether state government tort liability limits should be increased and to report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly.

Item 986. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to New Life Community Programs, Inc., of Nashville for the sole purpose of funding a "Project Reach" drug-free prevention / God-father program.

Item 987. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Police Athletic League for the Wilma Rudolph Track Club for the sole purpose of helping inner-city youth who come from one (1) parent homes to enable them to participate locally, nationally, and internationally.

Item 988. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Continental T-Belles Track Club, Inc., for the sole purpose of assisting with its programs.

Item 989. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Environment and Conservation for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Graymar Little League Baseball of Davidson County, to be used for a summer program.

Item 990. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the "I Have a Future" program in Nashville, to be used for program expenses.

Item 991. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Health for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Nashville Health Corps, to be used for program expenses.

Item 992. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Town of Kingston Springs, in Cheatham County, to be used for construction of a fire department substation.

Item 993. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Alternative Farming Center in Johnson County, to be used for the purchase of emergency generators.

Item 994. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Johnson County Rescue Squad / Emergency Medical Service, to be used for operations and equipment purchases.

Item 995. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Johnson County Public Library, to be used for expansion of the computer network.

Item 996. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Carter and Johnson Counties, to be used for a repeater tower for ham radios' disaster communications, sheriffs, and the emergency medical service.

Item 997. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of sixteen thousand dollars ($16,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to each of the eight (8) volunteer fire departments in Johnson County, to be used for operations and equipment purchases.

Item 998. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to Johnson County for the sole purpose of partially defraying the cost of constructing a memorial wall for World War II veterans.

Item 999. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to Johnson County for the sole purpose of acquiring a ten kilowatt generator for the radio station transmission tower.

Item 1000. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the East Tennessee State University for the sole purpose of providing funding for a distance learning class to encompass Kingsport, Greeneville and Bristol.

Item 1001. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Northeast Tennessee Center for Independent Living in Washington County, to be used for operations.

Item 1002. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Johnson City Area Arts Council, to be used for the cultural district.

Item 1003. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twelve thousand dollars ($12,000) to East Tennessee State University for the sole purpose of planning a forensic center.

Item 1004. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Tourism Development for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Jonesborough Veterans War Memorial Project, to be used for project expenses.

Item 1005. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Jonesborough Little League, to be used for ballfield lighting.

Item 1006. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Alzheimer's Association in Washington County, to be used for operating costs.

Item 1007. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to East Tennessee State University for the sole purpose of providing scholarship funds for the Washington Center Scholarship Program.

Item 1008. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Carter County Senior Citizens Center, to be used for program expenses.

Item 1009. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of sixteen thousand dollars ($16,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to each of the eight (8) volunteer fire departments in Carter County, to be used for operations and equipment purchases.

Item 1010. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Carter and Johnson Counties, to be used for upgrading the communications / repeater tower.

Item 1011. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to each of the three (3) rescue squads / emergency medical services in Carter County, to be used for operations and equipment purchases.

Item 1012. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Human Services for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cumberland Mountain School, to be used for providing training for the disabled.

Item 1013. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the College Grove Senior Citizens Center, in Williamson County, to be used for programs.

Item 1014. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Marshall Education & Communications Center, in Marshall County.

Item 1015. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Norene Community Club for improvements to the Norene Community Center. Notwithstanding the provisions of this or any other law to the contrary, the Norene Community Club shall not be required to submit a plan of activity to the Commissioner of Finance and Administration as a prerequisite for disbursal of the sum/grant appropriated by this item.

Item 1016. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to Smith County for the sole benefit of county parks, community centers and other recreational facilities.

Item 1017. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Wilson County for maintenance, furniture, and educational programs. Notwithstanding the provisions of this or any other law to the contrary, the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Wilson County shall not be required to submit a plan of activity to the Commissioner of Finance and Administration as a prerequisite for disbursal of the sum/grant appropriated by this item.

Item 1018. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Madison YMCA for assistance in funding programs.

Item 1019. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the YMCA for the Y-Cap program for youth.

Item 1020. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-one thousand dollars ($31,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to parent-teacher organizations at each of the following schools:

Margaret Allen Elementary

$ 1,000

Amqui Elementary

1,000

Bellshire Elementary

1,000

Chadwell Elementary

1,000

Dalewood Elementary

1,000

Old Dodson Elementary

1,000

New Dodson Elementary

1,000

Gateway Elementary

1,000

Glencliff Elementary

1,000

Glenview Elementary

1,000

Goodlettsville Elementary

1,000

Gra-Mar Elementary

1,000

Alex Green Elementary

1,000

Hermitage Elementary

1,000

Hickman Elementary

1,000

Hickman-Stanford Elementary

1,000

Inglewood Elementary

1,000

Andrew Jackson Elementary

1,000

Joelton Elementary

1,000

Lakeview Elementary

1,000

McGavock Elementary

1,000

Dan Mills Elementary

1,000

Neelys Bend Elementary

1,000

Old Center Elementary

1,000

Pennington Elementary

1,000

Rosebank Elementary

1,000

Schwab Elementary

1,000

Stratton Elementary

1,000

Tulip Grove Elementary

1,000

Una Elementary

1,000

Union Hill Elementary

1,000

Item 1021. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the City of Milan, to be used for park improvements and the purchase of equipment.

Item 1022. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Shelby State Community College, to be used for matching funds to continue the Americorp Program.

Item 1023. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Economic and Community Development for the sole purpose of providing funds to host the 1999 "Town Meeting on Africa" at the University of Memphis and to defray expenses for a 1999 trade and exchange mission to Africa.

Item 1024. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirteen thousand dollars ($13,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration to be divided equally among all volunteer fire departments within Bradley County, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 1025. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) to the City of Cleveland for the sole purpose of making a grant of one thousand dollars ($1,000) in such amount to each elementary and primary school parent-teachers organization within the Cleveland City School System, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 1026. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the Department of Agriculture for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cleveland / Bradley Agri Business Center, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 1027. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Economic and Community Development for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cleveland / Bradley County Chamber of Commerce, to be used for the development of the Business Incubator.

Item 1028. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Senior Citizens Center in Bradley County, to be used for improvements.

Item 1029. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the City of Cleveland for the sole purpose of acquiring playground equipment for Deer Park.

Item 1030. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the City of Cleveland for the sole purpose of developing greenways.

Item 1031. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cora Veal Senior Citizens Center in Madisonville, to be used for a new roof.

Item 1032. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Bradley / Cleveland Regional Museum, to be used for operating expenses.

Item 1033. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Perry County, to be used for construction and/or maintenance of the Lobelville bleachers.

Item 1034. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Decatur County, to be used for improvements to the fairgrounds.

Item 1035. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-one thousand dollars ($31,000) to Weakley County for the sole purpose of making equal grants to all the public libraries in the county except the Weldon Public Library.

Item 1036. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to Dyer County, to be used to for grants of equal amount to each public library in the county.

Item 1037. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to Henry County for the sole purpose of making a grant to the public libraries located in the county.

Item 1038. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Soddy-Daisy High School for the sole purpose of completing the Crutchfield Computer Science Annex.

Item 1039. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Hamilton County Board of Education for character education.

Item 1040. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to Howard High School in Chattanooga for its athletic and band programs.

Item 1041. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to Brainerd High School for its athletic and band programs.

Item 1042. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum for the sole purpose of making repairs to Locomotive 4501, completing restoration of Diesel Locomotive 6914, track and rail rehabilitation inside the Missionary Ridge tunnel, redecking the bridge over Tunnel Boulevard, and installing a set of lights pursuant to requirements of the Federal Railroad Administration. This museum shall not be eligible for any other grants provided in this section.

Item 1043. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to Tyner High School, for its athletic and band programs.

Item 1044. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Bill Wilkerson Hearing Center, to be used for planning of a retirement center for persons with speech and hearing impairments.

Item 1045. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the City of Gordonsville for the sole purpose of acquiring playground equipment for and making improvements to Ivy C. Agee Park.

Item 1046. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Statesville Grange for improvements to the old Statesville school building.

Notwithstanding the provisions of this or any other law to the contrary, the Statesville Grange shall not be required to submit a plan of activity to the Commissioner of Finance and Administration as a prerequisite for disbursal of the sum/grant appropriated by this item.

Item 1047. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Tuckers Crossroads Grange for improvements to the Tuckers Crossroads recreational fields.

Notwithstanding the provisions of this or any other act to the contrary, the Tuckers Crossroads Grange shall not be required to submit a plan of activity to the Commissioner of Finance and Administration as a prerequisite for disbursal of the sum/grant appropriated by this item.

Item 1048. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three hundred sixty thousand dollars ($360,000) to the Tennessee Board of Regents, two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) of which is for the Oak Ridge Campus of Roane State Community College for contingent expenses experienced in construction of the campus and one hundred sixty thousand dollars ($160,000) of which is for the Cumberland County facility of Roane State Community College.

Item 1049. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Greenvale Community Club to be used for improvements to their building.

Notwithstanding the provisions of this or any other law to the contrary, the Greenvale Community Club shall not be required to submit a plan of activity to the Commissioner of Finance and Administration as a prerequisite for disbursal of the sum/grant appropriated by this item.

Item 1050. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Martha-Leeville Community Club for improvements to their building.

Notwithstanding the provisions of this or any other law to the contrary, the Martha-Leeville Community Club shall not be required to submit a plan of activity to the Commissioner of Finance and Administration as a prerequisite for disbursal of the sum/grant by this item.

Item 1051. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Trade School in Johnson County, to be used for roof repairs.

Item 1052. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to Knox County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the East Tennessee Victims Rights Task Force, to be used for the implementation of a victims assistance and court monitoring program.

Item 1053. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Metropolitan Drug Commission in Knox County, to be used for its DUI court monitoring program and an alcohol and drug assessment program.

Item 1054. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to the City of Knoxville and Knox County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Police Department and Sheriff's Department, to be used for the purchase of mobile DUI breathalyzers that meet TBI certification requirements and related video documentation equipment.

Item 1055. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to Knox County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Knoxville Legal Aid Society, to be used for its building program involving the purchase and renovation of the Cherokee Building.

Item 1056. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Springdale Volunteer Fire Department, to be used for purchase of equipment, maintenance of vehicles and equipment, and/or purchase of new items.

Item 1057. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to the Tennessee Arts Commission for the sole purpose of commissioning and having fabricated a bas relief sculpture to honor Tennessee's role in passage of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The sculpture shall be similar in size and material to the 19th Amendment Memorial in the Great Hall of the Capitol and shall be displayed in such area. Placement of this sculpture is subject to the approval of the Capitol Commission.

Item 1058. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Metro Center Teachers' Apartments Inc. in Nashville, to be used for defraying the expense of purchasing, operating and maintaining a bus to provide transportation for senior citizens.

Item 1059. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Bordeaux Little League in Nashville, to be used for the operation of such league.

Item 1060. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in equal amounts to the Raleigh Community Council and to the Frayser Fall Festival, to be used for operational expenses.

Item 1061. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Camp Discovery in Jackson County, to be used for paving a road.

Item 1062. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the Tennessee Technological University Agricultural Foundation for the sole purpose of constructing a tractor museum at the Hyder Burkes Agricultural Pavilion.

Item 1063. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Tennessee Historical Commission for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Readyville Historical Association, to be used for property acquisition.

Item 1064. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of nine thousand dollars ($9,000) to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the sole purpose of making a grant in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to each of the nine (9) Cannon County volunteer fire departments, to be used for operations and equipment purchases.

Item 1065. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Cannon County Senior Citizens Center in Woodbury, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 1066. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Clay County Adult High School, to be used for equipment.

Item 1067. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Tennessee Historical Commission for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Clay County Museum, to be used for improvements.

Item 1068. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the sole purpose of making grants in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000) each to Clay County volunteer fire departments in Hermitage Springs, Mt. Vernon, Moss, East Clay, Pea Ridge, and Celina, to be used for operations and equipment.

Item 1069. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Clay County, to be used for recreational facilities improvements.

Item 1070. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000) each to the Pocahontas Senior Center, the Manchester Senior Center, and the Tullahoma Senior Center in Coffee County, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 1071. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the sole purpose of making grants of one thousand dollars ($1,000) each to the Coffee County volunteer fire departments at North Coffee, Hickerson Station, Summitville, Hillsboro, and New Union, to be used for operations and equipment.

Item 1072. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the sole purpose of making grants of one thousand dollars ($1,000) each to the DeKalb County volunteer fire departments located in Short Mountain, Liberty, Cookeville Highway, Johnson Chapel, Temperance Hall, Midway, Blue Springs, and Keltonburg, to be used for operations.

Item 1073. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants of two thousand dollars ($2,000) each to the DeKalb County Senior Citizens Centers located in Alexandria, Liberty, and Smithville, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 1074. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to DeKalb County for the sole purpose of walking trail at Temperance Hill.

Item 1075. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Granville Volunteer Fire Department, to be used for a restroom building for use by Granville Park, Jackson County.

Item 1076. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eleven thousand dollars ($11,000) to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the sole purpose of making grants of one thousand dollars ($1,000) each to the Jackson County volunteer fire departments located at Granville, Dodson's Branch, Flynn's Lick, Jennings Creek, 7th District, Central, Fairview, Southside, Nameless, Gladdice, and Jackson County Central, to be used for operations.

Item 1077. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants of three thousand dollars ($3,000) each to the Jackson County Senior Citizens Centers at Granville and Jackson County, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 1078. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Tennessee Historical Commission for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Gaylen School Museum in Macon County, to be used for improvements.

Item 1079. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the sole purpose of making grants of one thousand dollars ($1,000) each to the Macon County volunteer fire departments located at Red Boiling Springs and Allen County / Rocky Mound, to be used for operations.

Item 1080. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Macon County Senior Citizens Center in Lafayette, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 1081. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the sole purpose of making grants of one thousand dollars ($1,000) each to the Pickett County volunteer fire departments located in Byrdstown, Moodyville, Pickett County, and Bolestown, to be used for operations.

Item 1082. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Friends of Cordell Hull Museum, to be used for improvements and operational expenses.

Item 1083. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants of two thousand dollars ($2,000) each to the Putnam County Senior Citizens Centers located at Algood, Baxter, Cookeville, and Monterey, to be used for continuation of programs.

Item 1084. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency for the sole purpose of making grants of one thousand dollars each ($1,000) to the Putnam County volunteer fire departments located at Cookeville, Monterey, Algood, and Baxter, to be used for operations.

Item 1085. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to Putnam County, such amount to be divided equally among the community centers of the county, to be used by them for improvements.

Item 1086. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the City of Chattanooga for the sole purpose of parks development.

Item 1087. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to Chattanooga High School to be used for athletic and music programs.

Item 1088. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to Chattanooga School of Arts and Sciences to be used for educational programs.

Item 1089. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to Red Bank High School to be used for athletic and band programs.

Item 1090. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to Hixson High School to be used for band programs.

Item 1091. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-four thousand dollars ($24,000) to Lake County for the sole purpose of making grants to the volunteer fire departments in the county.

Item 1092. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to Obion County for the sole purpose of making grants to the volunteer fire departments in the county.

Item 1093. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to Henry County for the sole purpose of making grants to the rescue squads in the county.

Item 1094. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000) to Benton County for the sole purpose of making grants to the rescue squads in the county.

Item 1095. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to Benton County for the sole purpose of making grants to senior citizen centers in the county.

Item 1096. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) to Henry County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to be distributed among senior citizens centers in the county.

Item 1097. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to Lake County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to be distributed among senior citizens centers in the county.

Item 1098. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirteen thousand dollars ($13,000) to Obion County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount for distribution among the senior citizens centers in the county.

Item 1099. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirteen thousand dollars ($13,000) to Dyer County for the sole purpose of making grants to the volunteer fire departments in the county.

Item 1100. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to Wilson County Promotions, Inc., for the 1998 Boer Goat Show and breed promotion.

Notwithstanding the provisions of this or any other law to the contrary, Wilson County Promotions, Inc. shall not be required to submit a plan of activity to the Commissioner of Finance and Administration as a prerequisite for disbursal of the sum/grant appropriated by this item.

Item 1101. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Department of Economic and Community Development for the sole purpose of contracting with the Greater Nashville Regional Council for a study of land use alternatives and the supporting infrastructure improvements necessary to promote and encourage different modes of transportation that can be utilized in high traffic corridors leading into Nashville/Davidson County. The Greater Nashville Regional Council shall provide copies of the results of this study to other agencies across the state to assist in land use decision making.

Item 1102. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty thousand five hundred dollars ($30,500) for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Grassy Fork Volunteer Fire Department

$ 2,000

Del Rio Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Parrottsville Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Cosby Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

French Broad Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Cocke County Tourism

5,000

Habitat for Humanities (Cocke County)

5,000

Cocke County Senior Citizens Center

5,000

LOUD, Inc. (for impact study by University of Tennessee re. lake levels on Douglas and Cherokee Lakes)

5,500

Item 1103. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of seventy thousand dollars ($70,000) for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Alzheimer's Lakeway Program

$ 30,000

Hamblen Adult Center

30,000

LOUD, Inc. (for Impact Study by University of Tennessee regarding lake levels on Douglas and Cherokee Lakes)

10,000

Item 1104. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ninety thousand dollars ($90,000) for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Baileytown Volunteer Fire Department

$ 5,000

Newmansville Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Tusculum Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Camp Creek Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

DeBusk Volunteer Fire Department

3,000

Midway Volunteer Fire Department

3,000

Orebank Volunteer Fire Department

3,000

South Greene Volunteer Fire Department

3,000

Sunnyside Volunteer Fire Department

3,000

Caney Branch Volunteer Fire Department

1,000

Cedar Creek Volunteer Fire Department

1,000

McDonald Volunteer Fire Department

1,000

Mosheim Volunteer Fire Department

1,000

St. James Volunteer Fire Department

1,000

Little Theater of Greeneville

30,000

Dickson Williams Mansion (landscaping, etc.)

20,000

Greene County Shop with a Cop

3,000

Greene County Gifts for Kids

3,000

Greene County Heritage Trust

3,000

Item 1105. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-four thousand five hundred dollars ($34,500) for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

YMCA of Erwin

$ 5,000

Unicoi Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Southside Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Limestone Cove Volunteer Fire Department

2,000

Unicoi County Tourism Department (special water problem)

5,000

Unicoi County Senior Citizens Center

15,500

Unicoi County Fishery water flood problem

3,000

Item 1106. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for the sole purpose of providing funding for athletic programs.

Item 1107. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) to the City of Chattanooga for the purchase and placement of a scoreboard at Shepherd Recreation Center.

Item 1108. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the City of Chattanooga for the sole purpose of constructing a tennis court recreation facility in the Rivermont district.

Item 1109. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Public Library to provide additional services to persons of diverse national origins who are underserved by existing library resources.

Item 1110. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to the Department of Human Services for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Ed Lindsey Industries for the Blind, Inc., to be used for workshops for the blind operations. As a condition for receiving these funds, the workshops will enter into contract agreements with the Department of Human Services. These contracts shall include assurances that the funds appropriated will be used to reduce trade indebtedness, for general operating expenses, and for research and development of new products and markets to help accomplish self-sufficiency and freedom from further state subsidies within a period of five (5) years. The department is authorized to use up to three percent (3%) of the amount appropriated to fund a special independent task force to review the workshop operations, to evaluate the operations and to make recommendations on ways to achieve the goal of self-sufficiency, including the amount, if any, of state appropriations for each of the fiscal years commencing July 1, 1998.

Item 1111. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Lookout Valley Dugout Club for use in paving a drive and erecting a fence around the baseball field at Lookout Valley High School.

Item 1112. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to the Families in Crisis Center in Warren County for operating expenses.

Item 1113. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Memphis College of Art, to be used for a beautification program in Overton Park.

Item 1114. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to Friends for Life in Memphis, to be used for providing care for individuals who are HIV-positive or have AIDS.

Item 1115. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($125,000) to the Department of Economic and Community Development for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Tennessee Valley Center for Minority Economic Development, to be used for providing management and technical assistance to disadvantaged business throughout the state.

Item 1116. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Scott Street Center in Brownsville, to be used to sponsor a teenage pregnancy course.

Item 1117. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to Wayne County for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Collinwood Ball Park, to be used for lights.

Item 1118. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to the Fayette County Board of Education for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Fayette County Telecommunications and Business School, to be used for operations.

Item 1119. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to the Department of Environment and Conservation for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Waynesboro City Parks in Wayne County, to be used for renovation and construction.

Item 1120. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making grants as follows:

Historic Rugby, Inc.

$ 25,000

Tennessee Foreign Language Institute

15,000

Item 1121. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) to Historic Nashville, Inc., for the sole purpose of assisting in the preservation of endangered historic properties.

Item 1122. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) to the Tennessee State Museum for the acquisitions fund for the purpose of procuring additional items for the museum collection.

Item 1123. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated the sum of one million five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000) to the Department of Finance and Administration for the sole purpose of making a grant in such amount to the Meharry Medical College, to be used for general operating support. This appropriation is from non-recurring funds, but the Governor is urged to include this as a recurring level of support in the 1999-2000 Appropriations Bill.

SECTION 13. There is hereby appropriated from the Reserve for Casualty Losses, established under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 12, Chapter 3, Part 9, the necessary funds for payment of losses sustained under the limited self-insurance program authorized by said law. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to transfer any amounts herein appropriated to the capital projects fund, general fund, highway fund or other fund.

Further, to the extent that appropriations are made from the Reserve for Casualty Losses in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, it is the legislative intent that said Reserve be established in the amount of not less than five million dollars ($5,000,000.00), and sufficient funds are hereby appropriated to establish the Reserve in that amount.

SECTION 14. The appropriations made by this act and all other appropriations, including appropriations of departmental revenues as set forth in Section 4 of this act, except such as may be made for the expenses of the Legislative Branch, and the appropriations made for the Judiciary, including the Attorney General and Reporter, District Attorneys General, Public Defenders, and the Office of the Post-Conviction Defender, the Secretary of State, Comptroller of the Treasury and State Treasurer, shall be obligated and expended under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 3, Part 10 and Title 9, Chapter 6, Part 1, which shall remain in full force and effect; and in case of conflict with any other law, the provisions of such laws shall prevail, except as otherwise herein specifically provided. All appropriations except those made by acts authorizing bond issues and expenditures thereof and those excepted from obligations and expenditure hereinabove, though made by other statutes, shall likewise be obligated and expended under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 3, Part 10 and Title 9, Chapter 6, Part 1.

SECTION 15.

Item 1. No part of the fund appropriated to any department, office, instrumentality, or agency of the state government shall be expended in any other such entity, but if the head of any department, office, commission or instrumentality of the state government finds that there is a surplus in any classification, division, or unit under such entity, and a deficiency in any other division, unit or classification, then in that event the head of such department, office, commission or instrumentality of the state government may transfer such portion of such funds as may be necessary for the one division, unit or classification where the surplus exists to the other, except as otherwise provided herein, provided such transfer is approved by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration. Such transfer of funds pursuant to this item shall be subject to the approval of a majority of a committee composed of the Speaker of the Senate, the Speaker of the House and the Comptroller of the Treasury.

Item 2. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration may establish in any department, office, commission or instrumentality of the state government a clearing account through which all salaries and wages, including the state's portion of retirement, insurance, social security, etc., may be disbursed. In the event such accounts are established, department records shall be maintained showing the distribution of such amounts among the various appropriation codes, and any financial reports shall present expenditures as if such expenditures had been made through the individual appropriation accounts.

Item 3. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration shall have power and authority to refuse, with the approval of the Governor, to approve or honor any and all requisitions for purchases, except requisitions for purchases authorized by the Legislative Branch, including the Secretary of State, Comptroller of the Treasury and State Treasurer, and the Judiciary, including the Attorney General and Reporter. In case any division or function of government for which an appropriation is provided in this act or otherwise, shall be transferred from an existing department, to any other department, such transfer shall automatically result in the appropriation for such transferred division or function becoming available to the department to which such transfer is made for the purposes of such transferred division or function.

Item 4. From the appropriations made to the various state departments and agencies under this act, and other general acts appropriating money, there may be paid any expenses incurred by said departments and agencies for the purpose of conducting and serving as host for regional or national conferences of which such departments or agencies may be members. Before any funds shall be expended under this authorization, the amount and purpose of the proposed expenditure shall be approved by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration.

Item 5. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no state department or agency in the Executive Branch of state government is authorized to make organizational changes within such department or agency without the prior approval of the Commissioner of Finance and Administration. Where such organizational changes require a transfer of funds between organizational accounts and are contrary to the manner in which appropriations have been made herein, approval of said transfers is subject to approval by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration and by a majority of a committee composed of the Speaker of the Senate, the Speaker of the House and the Comptroller of the Treasury.

Item 6. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to draw-down disputed federal funds and to reserve the funds to prevent their expenditure until the dispute is settled; and the Commissioner of Finance and Administration in consultation with the State Treasurer is authorized to allocate interest earnings on the draw-down of disputed federal funds and to pay interest earnings to the federal government in those instances when expenditures are ultimately disallowed.

Item 7. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to impose a reasonable real estate transaction fee on all real estate transactions when the transaction is processed through the Department of Finance and Administration. Said fee structure shall be subject to approval by the State Building Commission.

Subject to the approval of the State Building Commission, there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to replace any real estate transaction fees that are waived.

Item 8. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration and the State Treasurer, with approval of the State Comptroller, shall develop and implement a policy to recover state funds and the state's costs associated with checks, warrants, drafts, and electronic funds transfers deposited to a state account that are subsequently returned unpaid by the drawer's bank.

Item 9. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to maintain an indirect cost recovery plan to recognize overhead costs associated with the operations of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority, Wildlife Resources Agency, Department of Financial Institutions, Housing Development Agency and the regulatory boards and commissions not under the administration of the Department of Commerce and Insurance or the Department of Health. The Commissioner is further authorized to charge the departments and agencies covered by the indirect cost recovery plan for their individual overhead costs. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration shall file his plan for implementing the provisions of this item with the chairmen of the Finance, Ways and Means Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives.

Item 10. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to establish a state regulatory fee not to exceed $5.00 for one year and $10.00 for two years. The fee shall be in lieu of any allocation of indirect costs which would otherwise be allocated to the regulatory boards covered by the provisions of Chapter 523, Public Acts of 1989.

Item 11. If any appropriation in this act fails to designate a department or agency of state government to be responsible for the administration of the appropriation, then the Commissioner of Finance and Administration is hereby directed to designate the state department or agency to administer the appropriation.

Unless otherwise directed by language in this act, appropriation grants to agencies outside of state government shall be administered in such manner as the Commissioner of Finance and Administration shall determine. Direct appropriation grants for the benefit of agencies outside of state government may be administered by the Department of Finance and Administration.

Item 12. For the purposes of this item, the term "chief fiscal officer" shall mean the position within a state agency that has overall daily responsibility for the oversight of the fiscal operation for that agency. The Commissioner of Personnel in consultation with the Commissioner of Finance and Administration shall designate and classify position(s) within each agency of the Executive Branch of state government as chief fiscal officer(s) for that agency. Qualifications and appointments to fill existing or future vacancies shall be in accordance with procedures established by the Commissioner of Personnel with the approval of the Commissioner of Finance and Administration.

Item 13. From the appropriations made in this act to pay the salaries of state employees who are hired on or after July 1, 1998, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to require that those salaries be paid through direct-deposit procedures.

Item 14. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is hereby authorized to adjust departmental revenue and reserve estimates and related expenditures: a) for internal service funds to record fees received for services provided to departments, agencies, boards, and commissions and b) to record payment for services provided to state agencies by another state agency.

Item 15. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is hereby authorized to adjust departmental revenue and related expenditures to recognize a) the carry-over of federal funds and other departmental revenues that were budgeted and allotted but unexpended or unobligated at June 30; b) an increase in the federal rate of reimbursement or match in federal programs so that there is less state expense or the additional federal funds are available to meet increasing costs without improving programs; and c) an unexpected increase in federal grant funds so that there is less state expense or the additional federal funds are available to meet increasing costs without improving programs.

Item 16. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is hereby authorized to adjust the estimates of federal block grant funds and other federal grant-in-aid funds estimated in Section 4 and Section 31 of this act to reflect the actual allocations of federal revenues made available to the State of Tennessee by the federal government.

SECTION 16.

Item 1. Each department, division or agency for the benefit of which an appropriation is made herein and which participates in the Consolidated Retirement System, shall pay from such appropriation monthly such sums as may be due such Consolidated Retirement System as the state's contribution from such department, division or agency.

Item 2. The appropriation in Section 1, Title III-21, to the Consolidated Retirement System of the State of Tennessee in the amount of five million five hundred thousand dollars ($5,500,000.00) is for retirement contribution for certain county officials and county judges. It is the legislative intent that the appropriation equal revenue collected and apportioned under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 67, Chapter 4, Part 6 and Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 8-37-604, for county judges and county officials, and the Commissioner of Finance and Administration shall increase or decrease the appropriation for those officials accordingly.

Item 3. The appropriation in Section 1, Title III-21, to the Consolidated Retirement System of the State of Tennessee in the amount of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) is for retirement contribution for certain General Sessions Judges. It is the legislative intent that the appropriation equal revenue collected and apportioned under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 67, Chapter 4, Part 6, for General Sessions Judges, and the Commissioner of Finance and Administration shall increase or decrease the appropriation for those judges accordingly.

Item 4. The State Treasurer, with the approval of the Commissioner of Finance and Administration, shall have authority to transfer any increase in the appropriation for county officials' and county judges' retirement contributions between the organizational units or programs benefiting from said appropriations. Such transfers shall be limited to the appropriations made for judicial and administrative officials of county governments, provided, however, that the State Treasurer, with the approval of the Commissioner of Finance and Administration, shall have authority to consolidate the assets of the retirement plans for elected and appointed officials for accounting and funding purposes. Such consolidations shall be limited to retirement plans with common employers.

Item 5. Whenever any law relating to retirement matters is passed by the General Assembly which does not affirmatively state that it has application to participating political subdivisions and it is subsequently determined by the retirement division that such act or provision thereof mandates increased liability to a participating political subdivision within the meaning of Article II, Section 24, of the Tennessee Constitution, compliance with the provisions of such act or acts shall be optional to the political subdivision. Upon discovery by the retirement division that an enactment increases liabilities to the local governments, notice of the effect of such enactment shall be given to the governing body by the retirement division within a reasonable time after discovery. The governing body of each political subdivision shall upon notification of the effect of the law, advise the retirement division of its desire to be covered by the provisions of the act within four (4) months of the date of notice. All participating political subdivisions which do not elect to be covered by the provisions of the enactment shall be excluded from the provisions thereof.

SECTION 17.

Item 1. From the appropriations made herein, the various departments, agencies, boards and commissions of state government shall pay on behalf of each participating employee within the respective departments, agencies, boards and commissions, not less than seventy percent (70%), nor more than eighty percent (80%) of the cost of each individual's participation in the basic group medical insurance program and one hundred percent (100%) of the cost of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) of basic term life insurance coverage and forty thousand dollars ($40,000.00) of basic special accident insurance coverage for each participating employee; such basic medical, life and accident insurance program to be established pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8, Chapter 27, Part 2.

Item 2. From the appropriations made herein the Department of Military is hereby authorized to pay, on behalf of each participating national guardsman called up to state active duty, the cost of each individual's participation in the state-approved Group Life Insurance Plan for national guardsmen called up to state active duty. The provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8, Chapter 27, Part 2, shall apply.

Item 3. The State Insurance Committee is to provide for the formation of optional advisory committees to be composed of members representing state employees, health care providers, and other involved parties for the purpose of providing suggestions and reactions to the State Insurance Committee. The State Insurance Committee is also to provide more advanced and detailed notices concerning both the meetings of the State Insurance Committee and any changes in the state insurance plan. Whenever possible, the State Insurance Committee shall provide sixty days notice of any changes in the state insurance plan.

Item 4. The State Insurance Committee shall establish and maintain, within the appropriations made in this act for supplemental medical insurance for retired state employees and retired teachers and in accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 8-27-702, the respective contribution levels to be made by the state on behalf of the eligible participating retirees. The annualized contribution rate established by the Committee for the eligible participating employees shall not exceed the amount appropriated in this act, and the rate established is subject to approval by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration.

Item 5. It is the legislative intent that the State Insurance Committee establish a schedule of premium payments for retirees participating in the group insurance plan under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 8-27-209.

SECTION 18. From the appropriations made by this act, claims for official travel expenses of state employees and members of boards and commissions, notwithstanding any provision of the law to the contrary, shall be subject to the provisions of comprehensive travel regulations as approved by the Attorney General and the Commissioner of Finance and Administration under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 4-3-1008.

SECTION 19. Whenever similar or duplicate appropriations are made in this act to those carried in any other act, such appropriation herein shall not be deemed as a supplemental appropriation, it being the legislative intent that there shall be no overlapping appropriations for equivalent amounts; but if this act simply supplements the appropriations made by the other act, then such supplemental appropriation shall be valid. The same shall apply to similar or duplicate appropriations made solely within this act.

SECTION 20. Notwithstanding the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 54, Chapter 2, Part 2, to the contrary, whenever the State of Tennessee has any surplus lands or other surplus real properties which are sold or conveyed during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998, the proceeds from the sale of such lands or other real property shall be subject to the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 12-2-112.

SECTION 21. The Board of Standards, may, if it considers such action in the interest of the state, authorize the Director of Purchasing to negotiate for the purchase of computer programs and associated software systems without following the procedures set out in Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 12, Chapter 3, relative to requisitioning and the receipt of bids. Such purchases shall be made at and for the best possible price, and each such purchase shall be confirmed by the Board of Standards before becoming effective. This exception shall not apply to the purchase of computer equipment machinery or associated hardware, but the same shall continue to be acquired in accordance with the procedures set out in Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 12, Chapter 3.

SECTION 22. Notwithstanding the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 66, Chapter 29, warrants, drafts, and checks drawn on the State Treasury that have not been redeemed within twelve months of issue date shall be cancelled and written off the state's books with the funds reverting to the fund of issue. Subsequent claims by the payee of said instruments, shall be honored upon receipt of documentation to substantiate the claim. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration and the State Treasurer shall develop a plan to ensure the state's compliance with the unclaimed property law.

SECTION 23. It is hereby declared to be the legislative intent that the Commissioner of Finance and Administration revise the funding recommendations and personnel summaries contained in the Budget Document to conform with this act, other general acts of this Session and any other actions which affect the level of departmental or other such revenue. Said revised summaries shall be provided to the Office of Legislative Budget Analysis, Finance, Ways and Means Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives and to the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury and Fiscal Review Committee. The Commissioner of Personnel shall submit a monthly report to the office of legislative budget analysis regarding positions that have been overlapped for ninety (90) days or more. In addition, the budget as introduced shall indicate the number of positions overlapped on the date of introduction.

In establishing allotments from the appropriations herein made, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration may establish total spending authorizations in the amount of the specific appropriation from state revenues herein made, plus the estimated federal and departmental revenues estimated to be available as presented in the revised funding summaries cited above. In the event federal and departmental revenues for any particular program, appropriation code, or other classification are less than the amount estimated to be available under the allotments then and to that extent the spending authorizations are hereby reduced; to the extent that federal or departmental revenues in excess of the amounts allotted are realized, such excess shall not constitute increased spending authorizations, except under the conditions herein specified.

In establishing the allotments herein authorized, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration shall divide the total spending authorizations by allotment code, into two subdivisions, as follows:

1. Personal Services and Benefits

2. Other Operating Expenses

No state agency shall establish new programs nor expand programs, including any programs involving federal or other funds, beyond the scope of those already established, recognized and approved by the legislature, as reflected in the revised summaries cited above, until the program and the availability of the money is submitted by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration to the Finance, Ways and Means Committee chairmen and until said committee chairmen have acknowledged in writing receipt thereof, to the Commissioner of Finance and Administration. Provided, however, that capital outlay program projects and the availability of funding shall be submitted to the State Building Commission to be acknowledged.

SECTION 24.

Item 1. Notwithstanding any provision of the law to the contrary, the heads of the respective departments for which appropriations are made in Section 1, Titles I, II, III-1, Items 1, 3, 5, and 7, are authorized to revise their respective budgets and personnel authorizations within the appropriations made in Sections 1 and 4 of this act and to submit those revised summaries to the Commissioner of Finance and Administration, who shall incorporate them into the revised funding recommendations and personnel summaries and allotments and spending authorizations required by Section 23 of this act.

Item 2. All funds appropriated in Section 1, Title III-1, Items 3, 5 and 7 and in Section 4, Title III-1, Items 3, 5 and 7 shall be administered in a ministerial capacity by the Department of Finance and Administration in accordance with budgets and any revisions thereto of the respective entities for which such appropriations are made. Such budgets and any revisions thereto shall be subject to the concurrence of the Speaker of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives.

SECTION 25. Except where sovereign immunity has been or shall hereafter be expressly waived by the General Assembly, all appropriations of state revenues and departmental revenues made in this act and in prior acts to the state, its departments, agencies, boards, educational institutions, instrumentalities, and incorporated entities performing the state's governmental functions shall be state funds and shall be protected by the state's sovereign immunity from every court's judgment, decree, attachment, or other legal process; provided, however, that any statutory or other provision authorizing an agency, board, or entity to sue and be sued shall not constitute a waiver of sovereign immunity.

SECTION 26. From the appropriation made for the General Assembly under Section 1, Title 1, payment shall be made for, but not limited to, the following items:

1. Any lawful expenses of the One-hundredth General Assembly, for which funds have not been obligated on June 30, 1998, such funds herein appropriated as are required may be made available during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998.

2. The lawful expenses of the One-hundredth General Assembly.

3. The cost of staffing, maintaining and operating the offices of the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, including necessary travel and other expenses incident to said offices, not covered by Title I, Items 3 and 4, of this act.

4. Such expenses as may be incurred for maintaining legislative facilities including the maintenance and staffing and such other expenses as may be necessary to provide offices and other services to members of the General Assembly and their staff in state facilities in Nashville.

5. Expenses and travel pay to legislators for each day when attending conferences, workshops, and other official meetings, both within and without the State of Tennessee, when said travel is approved by the Speaker of the Senate and/or the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Payments shall be at the same rate provided for members of the standing committees of the General Assembly when meeting between sessions. Provided, further, that reimbursement may be made to legislators for registration fees incurred while attending conferences and meetings as may be approved by the Speaker of the Senate and/or the House of Representatives.

6. Expenses and travel pay allowed to members of the Joint Legislative Services Committee as authorized under Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 3-1-106, and to members of the Fiscal Review Committee, as authorized under Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 3-7-102.

7. The Speakers may transfer to the Office of Legislative Services and the Office of Legal Services for the General Assembly and to the Fiscal Review Committee sufficient funds to enable them to complete all studies assigned to them by the One-hundredth General Assembly, and to furnish such help as may be required by standing, select and joint committees of the General Assembly.

8. Membership dues to the National Conference of State Legislatures, similar service organizations, and such other conferences as may be approved by the Speaker of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Such payments may be made quarterly or in accordance with other partial payment plans.

9. Any expenditures for legislative purposes called for by resolutions or joint resolutions properly adopted by either or both Houses of the General Assembly.

10. Payment of expenses to any member, as provided by law, for attendance at any meeting of any standing, special, or select committee of the General Assembly, whether such meeting occurs during or between sessions of the General Assembly. Such expenses for meetings held between sessions shall be paid at the same rate as provided in the general law for meetings held while the General Assembly is in session.

11. In addition to appropriations made under Section 1, Title I, there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to cover any increase automatically occurring under mandate of law in any compensation, benefits, or expenses funded under Section 1, Title I.

All items listed above, together with any other expenses for the General Assembly, upon the approval of the Speaker of the Senate and/or the Speaker of the House of Representatives, shall be paid through the Office of Legislative Administration, who shall also be authorized to make arrangements for, and incur obligations incident to, any convening of the One-hundredth General Assembly, including but not limited to such items as contracts for the reproduction of bills, the printing of a daily legislative service, and the Tennessee Legislative Record.

Provided, further, that during any period when the Offices of the Speaker of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives are vacant, or otherwise upon authority of the Speakers, the Director of the Office of Legislative Administration is hereby authorized to do any act which the Speaker might do under the provisions of this section.

The provisions of the section shall not be construed to countermand any general act passed by the One-hundredth General Assembly.

SECTION 27. The Speaker of each House of the General Assembly shall be paid from funds appropriated to the General Assembly the following sums:

Seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) for their ex officio services during any session of the General Assembly; plus the sum of five thousand seven hundred dollars ($5,700.00) annually for local office expenses in their county of residence which will be in addition to the cost of maintaining and operating offices in the State Capitol. In addition, each Speaker shall be allowed the same amount for expenses and travel pay as that provided for members of the standing committees of the General Assembly when meeting between sessions, for attending meetings of standing, select, or joint committees of the General Assembly or when absent from their county of residence on official duty as Speaker. When the Speaker, Majority Leader, Senate Floor Leader or House Majority Whip travel by conveyance owned by such person, travel pay may be allowed on the basis of actual cost.

The allowance for ex officio duties authorized by this section shall be paid at the request of each Speaker at any time after adjournment of a session. The amount authorized hereby for local office expenses shall be paid annually on or after November 1st of each year at the request of each Speaker. Requests for payments shall be addressed to the Director of the Office of Legislative Administration and need not be accompanied by a list of expenditures for which allowances the reimbursements are claimed. Payments for attending meetings between sessions or when absent from county of residence shall be paid from time to time on request of each Speaker.

SECTION 28. In order to prevent duplication of effort and to establish professional standards, audits to be performed by internal audit staffs or grantees of departmental activities funded from appropriations made in this act shall be coordinated with the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury, and such reports as may be issued shall be prepared in accordance with standards established as required by law by the Comptroller of the Treasury. No department, agency, institution, board, or commission shall cause internal auditing to be performed by persons who do not meet the job specifications for internal auditors established by the Commissioner of Personnel and approved by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration.

SECTION 29. The appropriations to public institutions of higher education set forth in Section 1 of this act shall be subject to the conditions and limitations set forth in this section, and shall not be subject to other provisions of this act except as otherwise expressly stated.

Item 1. Salaries to be paid from the appropriations made to educational institutions shall be fixed as follows:

The President and the staff of the University of Tennessee, by the Board of Trustees; the Presidents and staffs of the institutions within, and the Chancellor and staff of, the State University and Community College System of Tennessee, by the Board of Regents; and the Directors and staffs of the technical institutes and the area vocational-technical schools by the Board of Regents; all of which shall be within the appropriations provided and available for said purposes.

Item 2. It is the intent of the General Assembly that higher education institutions, including the Tennessee Technology Centers, expend for maintenance and operations of the physical plant, exclusive of utilities, at least the amount included in the formula recommendation for that purpose, prorated to reflect actual funding levels appropriated in this act. Each institution shall report to the Commissioner of Finance and Administration the actual amount of expenditures for maintenance and operation of the physical plant, exclusive of utilities, for the fiscal year.

Item 3. All institutional revenues of any kind collected by the institutions in the course of their operations for their own use are hereby appropriated to the institutions in addition to the specific appropriations made by this act.

Item 4. It is the intent of the General Assembly that there shall be consistent fee charges among the public institutions of higher education of the state, subject to the nature and scope of the institutions, and that the State Board of Regents and the Board of Trustees of the University of Tennessee shall consult with the Higher Education Commission before establishing the fee schedules for the universities, community colleges, technical institutes and area vocational schools.

Item 5. The appropriations herein for higher education, and appropriations of all higher education departmental and institutional revenue are subject to the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 9, Chapter 6, and subsections (4) and (5) of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 4-3-1006. Within the general requirements of these provisions, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration, in consultation with the Comptroller of the Treasury and the Higher Education Commission, shall specify the content and procedures for submitting operating budgets and revisions thereto. The operating budgets shall be submitted to the Higher Education Commission by the respective governing boards. The Higher Education Commission shall then submit such operating budgets with their comments to the Department of Finance and Administration for approval. In addition, the appropriations in this act to institutions of higher education shall be subject to the requirements, restrictions and controls of the State Board of Claims and the State Building Commission in the same manner as other agencies of the state. The governing boards shall submit to the Office of Legislative Budget Analysis both the original and revised operating budgets proposed. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission shall submit to the Office of Legislative Budget Analysis the revised higher education funding formula for the ensuing fiscal year no later than December 1 of each year.

Item 6. From the appropriations made herein, institutions of higher education are hereby authorized to pay, on behalf of each participating employee, a percentage amount equal to the amount paid by other agencies of the state of the cost of each employee's participation in the state-approved Group Insurance Plan for state employees.

Item 7. Except where sovereign immunity has been or shall hereafter be expressly waived by the General Assembly, all appropriations of state funds and institutional revenues made in this act and prior acts to institutions of higher education shall be state funds and shall be protected by the state's sovereign immunity from any court's judgment, decree, attachment, or other legal process, provided that any statutory or other provision authorizing any entity to sue and be sued shall not constitute a waiver of sovereign immunity.

Item 8. The appropriation in Section 1, Title III-21, Miscellaneous Appropriations, for State School Bond Authority - Debt Service, in the amount of six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000.00) is for benefit of education institutions with academic buildings funded through the State School Bond Authority which are listed in Chapter 858, Public Acts of 1972.

Item 9. From the appropriations made in this act and other appropriations acts, the budgetary units in higher education shall pay to the Division of Retirement, Department of the Treasury, the employer's share of retirement and social security costs including the additional benefit costs associated with pay raises funded from fees, revenues, payroll savings or any other funding source.

Item 10. From the appropriation to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission in Section 1, Title III-10, for desegregation activities and community service grants, any unexpended balance at June 30, 1999, shall not revert to the general fund balance and is hereby reappropriated in the 1999-00 fiscal year.

Item 11. There is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to pay insurance claims filed by lending institutions under the provisions of the Federal Family Education Loan Program and the costs associated with administering that program. Provided, however, such payments shall be made and such costs shall be paid from funds and reserves received and maintained by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation for the Federal Family Education Loan Program and the State of Tennessee shall in no way be liable for such claims.

Item 12. In addition to any other funds appropriated by the provisions of this act, there is appropriated to the Student Assistance Corporation all reserve balances now held by the Corporation for the Student Loan Program authorized by Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 4, Part 5. It being the legislative intent that these reserves may be used to cover any expenditures resulting from over-awards of assistance to students enrolled during the 1998-99 academic year under the Student Assistance Program and may use that portion of earnings from the Student Loan Program reserves to conduct the training, administration and default management for students, schools and lenders in the Federal Family Education Loan Program, Part 4 and the Student Loan Program, Part 5. The allotment of funds appropriated by this item shall be subject to the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 3, Part 10 and Title 9, Chapter 6, Part 1.

Item 13. From the appropriation to the Tennessee Student Assistance Awards in Section 1, Title III-10, any unexpended balance at June 30, 1999, shall not revert to the fund balance but shall be added to the reserve balances of the agency.

Item 14. Proceeds collected from prior recipients of the teacher loan/scholarship programs authorized by Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 4, Parts 2 and 7 shall not revert to the fund balance but shall be added to the funds appropriated in the succeeding year for expenditure as awards in the Teaching Scholars Program (Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-4-212). This item shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

Item 15. The appropriations in this act for Centers of Excellence and Campus Centers of Emphasis are subject to allocation by the Higher Education Commission and the Commissioner of Finance and Administration. In allocating the appropriation for Centers of Excellence, a consideration shall be planned reductions to existing expenditures to supplement funding for the centers. The obligation and expenditure of funds appropriated for Centers of Excellence shall be subject to oversight by the special joint committee of the General Assembly created pursuant to the provisions of the Comprehensive Education Reform Act of 1984.

Item 16. The capital outlay projects listed in the 1998-1999 Budget Document and which are identified with the heading "Proposed Capital Projects From School Bonds And Other Sources, Fiscal Year 1998-1999," are presented for informational purposes only. The projects are subject to recommendation and approval procedures involving the higher education institutions and their governing boards, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Finance and Administration, the Tennessee State School Bond Authority, the State Funding Board and the State Building Commission.

SECTION 30. Salaries provided under the appropriations made in Sections 1 and 4 of this act to the respective departments, institutions, offices and agencies shall be fixed as under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 8, Chapter 23.

Within the appropriations made for the Office of the Attorney General and Reporter under this act, the salaries of the attorneys, legal and clerical staff and other employees shall be fixed by the Attorney General. The expenditures provided for herein shall not exceed the amount of the appropriation to the Office of the Attorney General and Reporter.

The salaries of all employees of the Judicial Branch, except those whose salaries are set by law, shall be fixed by the Administrative Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts with the approval of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The compensation of the judges, chancellors, and justices of the state's trial and appellate courts shall be set in accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 8-23-103.

Within the appropriations herein made, the salaries of the subordinates and employees of the Treasurer, Comptroller, Secretary of State, and the Fiscal Review Committee shall be fixed by the heads thereof, respectively, and the salaries of the employees and subordinates of the Joint Legislative Services Committee shall be fixed by such committee in accordance with the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 3, Chapters 10 through 14, inclusive; all other salaries and wages in departments, institutions, offices and agencies shall be approved by the Commissioner of Personnel, provided, however, that the establishment of salary ranges within such departments, institutions, offices and agencies shall be subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Finance and Administration. To the extent that additional funds are appropriated or are generated within a department or agency by abolishing vacant and funded positions, subject to review and approval of the Commissioner of Finance and Administration and the Commissioner of Personnel, salary increases may be granted from such funds.

Employee promotions shall be reported to the General Assembly under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 8-30-211(b).

SECTION 31. The provisions of this section shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it. Under the provisions of Section 4 and Section 23 of this act, it is the legislative intent to appropriate the proceeds of federal block grant programs, as assumed by the State of Tennessee, in the following manner:

1. Social Services block grant in the amount of $17,030,000.00 to the Department of Human Services and in the amount of $28,450,900.00 to the Department of Children's Services.

2. Mental Health Services block grant in the amount of $4,809,500.00 to the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.

3. Child Care Development Funds Block Grant in the amount of $73,109,600.00 to the Department of Human Services.

4. Maternal and Child Health block grant in the amount of $13,325,100.00 to the Department of Health.

5. Preventive Health block grant in the amount of $3,938,400.00 to the Department of Health.

6. Community Services block grant in the amount of $9,314,700.00 to the Department of Human Services.

7. Low Income Energy Assistance block grant in the amount of $13,988,000.00 to the Department of Human Services.

8. Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment block grant in the amount of $23,980,200.00 to the Department of Health.

9. Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant in the amount of $174,821,600.00 to the Department of Human Services.

10. Small Cities Community Development block grant in the amount of $58,978,000.00 to the Department of Economic and Community Development. Said sum being the estimated allocation of funds for the federal fiscal years 1997-98 and 1998-99 combined.

Provided, however, that all expenditures of any community development block grant funds in addition to those appropriated and enumerated in this section shall be subject to the following limitations and restrictions:

The Housing and Community Development Act of 1981 made it possible for states to assume administration of small cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) previously administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In Tennessee, the CDBG Program shall be administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). The Assistant Commissioner of Community Development shall be responsible for managing the CDBG Program.

There shall be appropriated by the General Assembly to ECD such funds as may be allocated to Tennessee by the federal government for the CDBG Program. The state-administered CDBG Program shall be developed within the parameters of the CDBG legislation, applicable federal regulations, and consultation with citizens and elected officials in Tennessee.

The CDBG goals shall be three-fold: (1) target on areas of economic distress, (2) stimulate the growth of jobs and income in these areas, and (3) maximize the number of grantees. Additionally, all CDBG projects must meet one of the three national objectives of (1) principally benefiting persons of low and moderate income, (2) elimination or prevention of slums and blight, or (3) elimination of conditions detrimental to health, safety or public welfare. ECD shall be authorized to make grants and/or loans of CDBG monies to eligible city and county governments in Tennessee to achieve these goals. Loan payments and interest shall be reserved for reappropriation and shall not revert to the general fund balance at year end.

Eligible applicants shall be all city and county governments in Tennessee except those cities of over 50,000 population and principal cities of Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSAs). Cities excluded from the state-administered CDBG Program include Memphis and Shelby County, Nashville (Davidson County), Chattanooga, Knoxville and Knox County, Clarksville, Bristol, Johnson City, Oak Ridge, Murfreesboro, Kingsport and Jackson. These cities and counties will receive their CDBG funds directly from HUD.

Based upon an anticipated CDBG allocation in the federal fiscal years 1998 and 1999 of $29,489,000.00 each year, the following target funding levels shall be established:

  

FY '98

FY '99

Administrative Costs

$689,800

$689,800

Industrial Location/ Expansions/ Retentions

11,286,500

11,286,500

Community Livability

1,668,000

1,668,000

Water/Sewer/Solid Waste

12,704,200

12,704,200

Housing and Neighborhood

 

 

Revitalization

2,140,500

2,140,500

Set-Aside

1,000,000

1,000,000

A fifty percent (50%) reduction in any category will be permitted to facilitate proper program management and allow administrative flexibility. The funds so reduced shall be allocated to other categories with priority given to water/sewer/solid waste projects.

Selection criteria for project approvals shall be uniform within categories, objective and quantitative, and shall be based on project need, project feasibility, project impact, community need, and, for community livability projects, essentialness.

Project application materials will be supplemented, as appropriate, by site visits and by informed opinions of state agencies knowledgeable about particular projects.

The level of CDBG assistance for individual projects shall be determined by the following factors: (1) the percent of project beneficiaries that have family incomes below the low and moderate income (LMI) levels, (2) a maximum grant and/or loan of $750,000.00 for individual projects ($300,000.00 for community livability projects), (3) a maximum grant and/or loan to any applicant of $750,000.00 in two successive years, and (4) the grantee's ability-to-pay. Higher grant levels (up to $1,000,000.00) may be approved for regional projects.

If modifications in the expenditure plan for the CDBG Program are required, said modifications shall be accomplished in the following manner: (1) if the General Assembly is in session such modifications shall be approved by the General Assembly, or (2) if the General Assembly is not in session, the Governor may, (a) submit such modifications to the State Funding Board for approval or, (b) call a special session of the General Assembly for approval.

The small cities Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) funded under this act or other acts of the legislature shall lapse if substantial progress has not been made within one year after the grant is awarded. Provided, however, that individual awards may be granted an extension upon approval by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development and the Commissioner of Finance and Administration.

SECTION 32. The provisions of this section shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it. The unexpended appropriations made to the Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD) for the purpose of making grants and loans to local governments and businesses for job creation and/or retention are subject to reversion to the general fund balance at June 30, 1998. Subject to the availability of revenue, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to carry forward any unexpended balance or transfer any part of the unexpended balance to the Revenue Fluctuation Reserve at June 30, 1998. The Commissioner shall report to the Chairmen of the Finance, Ways and Means Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives the disposition of the unexpended appropriations.

In the 1998-99 fiscal year it is the legislative intent that new commitments made by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development for grants in the TIIP program and industrial training service program shall not exceed the appropriations made for those purposes in Section 1 of this act. The commissioner is authorized, subject to the concurrence of the State Funding Board, to determine that amount of new commitments unlikely to be accepted based on historical program trends and may over-commit to the extent of such determination. In no event may such over-commitments exceed thirty percent (30%) of the appropriations available for new grants. It is further the legislative intent that in the 1998-99 fiscal year the TIIP program and the industrial training service program be managed so that actual expenditures and obligations to be recognized at June 30, 1999 shall not exceed any available reserves and appropriations of the programs.

No less frequently than quarterly, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall report to the Commissioner of Finance and Administration the status of the TIIP and industrial training service appropriation, such report to include at least the following information: the amount of each commitment accepted since the previous report and the name of the company receiving the benefit of such commitment, the total outstanding commitments and the total unobligated appropriation. A copy of each such report shall be transmitted to the chairmen of the Finance, Ways and Means Committees upon receipt by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration.

No less frequently than monthly, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall report to the Speaker of the House and the Speaker of the Senate on grants which have been approved under this section.

No single grant shall be made for more than seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($750,000) nor shall any grant obligate funds for more than one year. This provision shall apply to applications received after June 15, 1995.

These funds shall be used for industrial training and industrial infrastructure under the following provisions:

1. A grant or loan will be made only where there is a commitment by a responsible official in an eligible business for the creation or retention of private sector jobs.

2. Eligible businesses shall be limited to a) manufacturing and other types of economic activities which export more than half of their products or services outside of Tennessee, b) businesses where more than half of their products or services enters into the production of exported products, c) uses which primarily result in import substitution on the replacement of imported products or services with those produced in Tennessee, d) other types of economic activity determined by the Commissioner of ECD to have a beneficial impact on the economy of Tennessee.

3. Grants or loans may be made to local governments, other political subdivisions of the state, or eligible businesses for industrial infrastructure (water service, wastewater service, rail service, etc.) and for industrial site preparation (grading, leveling, drainage improvements, etc.) where such expenditures are required to secure the location, expansion, or retention of an eligible business. The department may implement a pilot loan program for industrial building construction in certain economically depressed counties. In determining the form of the assistance the department shall consider whether the improvement will be of general community benefit (in which case the assistance shall be a grant) or benefit only a specific business (in which case the assistance shall be a loan).

4. Grants may be made to eligible businesses for industrial training under the following conditions: a) to support the training of new employees for locating or expanding industries, b) to support the retraining of existing employees where retraining is required by the installation of new machinery or production processes.

5. In determining the level of grant assistance for infrastructure and site preparation consideration shall be given to local ability-to-pay with areas of lesser ability being eligible for higher grant rates. In no case shall the maximum infrastructure grant exceed seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($750,000) nor shall any grant obligate funds for more than one (1) year. This provision shall apply to applications received after June 15, 1995.

The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to transfer a sum sufficient to the Division of Community Development and to the Industrial Training Service to provide for grants made under those programs.

SECTION 33. On or before January 31 of each calendar year, the Center for Business and Economic Research of the University of Tennessee shall cause to be published a comprehensive report on the state's economy. Said report shall be based on projections from the Tennessee Econometric Model and such other information as the Center may deem appropriate. The report shall contain projections for ten years (beginning with the calendar year preceding the year in which the report is due) of the annual economic activity (level and percent change over prior year) for each of the state's major economic sectors; shall include ten-year projections of selected economic indicators, as specified by the State Funding Board; and shall also include a narrative description of the short-term and long-term prospects for economic and business activity in the state based on these indicators. Quarterly projections shall also be published if available.

Said report shall be distributed to the Governor and the other members of the State Funding Board. The State Funding Board shall report to the General Assembly as provided in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 9-6-202.

SECTION 34. The provisions of this section shall take effect upon becoming law, the public welfare requiring it. From the appropriations made in Chapter 552, Public Acts of 1997, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to make transfers from the appropriations made:

Item 1. To the Department of Finance and Administration in Section 1, Title III-2, and to adjust federal aid and other departmental revenue accordingly.

Item 2. To the Department of Environment and Conservation in Section 1, Title III-5, and to adjust federal aid and other departmental revenue accordingly.

Item 3. To the Department of Economic and Community Development in Section 1, Title III-8.

Item 4. To the Department of Education in Section 1, Title III-9, and to adjust federal aid and other departmental revenue accordingly.

Item 5. To the Department of Labor in Section 1, Title III-13.

Item 6. To the Department of Health in Section 1, Title III-16, and to adjust federal aid and other departmental revenue accordingly.

Item 7. To the Department of Revenue in Section 1, Title III-18.

Item 8. To the Department of Safety in Section 1, Title III-20, and to adjust federal aid and other departmental revenue accordingly.

Item 9. To the Department of Personnel in Section 1, Title III-2, and to adjust federal aid and other departmental revenue accordingly.

Item 10. To the Department of Agriculture in Section 1, Title III-3, and to adjust federal aid and other departmental revenue accordingly.

SECTION 35. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to make the following transfers from the appropriations made in this act:

Item 1. In Sections 1 and 4 for the IV-D Child Support Program, a reallocation of positions and funds between the District Attorneys General and the Department of Human Services is authorized.

Item 2. From the appropriations made to the Department of Human Services and the TennCare Program in Section 1, for eligibility determination for the Medicaid Program and various federal family assistance programs, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to reallocate appropriations between the department and program, and to adjust federal and departmental revenue estimates accordingly, in order to reflect actual costs of eligibility determination services and Medicaid case management services.

Item 3. The appropriations made to the Department of Health in Section 1, Title III-16, and to adjust federal aid and other departmental revenue accordingly.

Item 4. The appropriations made in Section 1, Title III-21, Miscellaneous Appropriations, are authorized to be allocated and transferred to the appropriate organizational units and programs of state government by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration. For each appropriation so allocated and transferred, there is further appropriated sum sufficients from dedicated and earmarked revenues to provide for the comparable allocation of appropriations to those agencies and programs funded by dedicated and earmarked revenues.

In addition to the appropriations made in Section 4 of this act, there is hereby appropriated to the organizational units and programs of state government all federal aid funds and departmental revenue earnings associated with the allocation and transfer of Miscellaneous Appropriations authorized under the preceding paragraph in this item.

Item 5. To the Judicial Branch in Section 1, Title II, but excluding appropriations for Indigent Defendants Counsel, Verbatim Transcripts and Board of Law Examiners.

Item 6. To the Department of Correction in Section 1, Title III-7, and to adjust the number of authorized positions within the department's authorized level.

Item 7. To the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation in Section 1, Title III-14, and to adjust federal aid and other departmental revenue accordingly.

Item 8. To the Department of Military in Section 1, Title III-15, and to adjust federal aid and other departmental revenue accordingly.

Item 9. To the Department of Human Services in Section 1, Title III-17, and to adjust federal aid and other departmental revenue accordingly.

Item 10. To the Department of Revenue in Section 1, Title III-18, to allocate development costs of the Revenue Integrated Tax System (RITS) and to adjust departmental revenue accordingly.

Item 11. To the Department of Children's Services in Section 1, Title III-22, and to adjust federal aid and other departmental revenue accordingly.

SECTION 36. The provisions of this section shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it. Subject to the availability of funding at June 30, 1998, any unexpended balances of appropriations made under Chapter 552, Public Acts of 1997, other acts of this General Assembly or acts by previous General Assemblies, listed in this section are hereby reappropriated to be expended in the 1998-99 fiscal year and such appropriations shall be carried forward in a reserve into the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998. The reappropriation and carry forward of these funds is subject to approval by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration. Unless otherwise noted, the unexpended balances reappropriated are authorized under Chapter 552, Public Acts of 1997, and they are the appropriations made:

Item 1. For data processing services, systems development and data processing equipment purchases and leases.

Item 2. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, all funds appropriated to the Legislative Branch which remain unobligated and unexpended at the end of any fiscal year, shall not revert to the general fund but shall be carried forward in a reserve to be expended in accordance with the approval of the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Speaker of the Senate. This item shall not be subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Finance and Administration.

Item 3. To the Judicial Branch in Section 1, Title II, but excluding the appropriations for Indigent Defendants' Counsel and Verbatim Transcripts. The reappropriated funds shall be expended for the study and implementation of an integrated computer system for the Tennessee court system under the provisions of Chapter 1005, Public Acts of 1994. This item shall not be subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Finance and Administration.

Item 4. To the Secretary of State for publication of the Blue Book under Section 1, Title III-1, Item 3.3.

Item 5. The funds earmarked from the State Board of Equalization Loan Fund in Item 49 of Section 11 of Chapter 916 of the Public Acts of 1982, shall remain available during fiscal year 1998-99 for expenditure pursuant to the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 67-5-1601.

Item 6. To the Department of Environment and Conservation, Land Reclamation, in Section 1, Title III-5, Item 18.

Item 7. To the Tennessee Higher Education Commission in Section 1, Title III-10 for desegregation activities and community service grant funds.

Item 8. To the Department of Transportation in Section 1, Title III-26, Item 2, for equipment purchases.

Item 9. To the Department of Transportation for any appropriations which are reserved at June 30, 1998.

Item 10. For services to children for whose education the state is directly responsible and the funds were paid to the Department of Children's Services under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 49-3-363.

Item 11. To the Tennessee Higher Education Commission a) in Section 59 for the Governor's Council for Excellence in Higher Education and b) in Section 42, Item 2 and Chapter 334 of the Public Acts of 1997 for the McMinnville Study.

Item 12. All funds appropriated to the Department of Education for the purposes of the state testing programs which remain unobligated and unexpended at the end of any fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund but shall be carried forward in a reserve to be expended for the purposes of such programs.

Item 13. All funds transferred to the Department of Education from the University of Tennessee in support of the State Testing Program which remain unobligated and unexpended on June 30, 1998, shall not revert to the general fund but shall be carried forward in a reserve into the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998, to be expended for the purposes of such program.

Item 14. To the Department of Children's Services in Section 1, Title III-22. Subject to the availability of revenue, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to carry forward funds to provide for office relocation costs and the loss of federal SSBG funds in the fiscal year 1998-99.

SECTION 37. The provisions of this section shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it. Subject to the availability of revenue at June 30, 1998, any unexpended balances of appropriations made under Chapter 552, Public Acts of 1997, other acts of this General Assembly or acts by previous General Assemblies for benefit of an agency of local government or a third-party nonprofit organization for which there is a grant agreement/contract approved by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration are hereby reappropriated to be expended in the 1998-99 fiscal year and such appropriations shall be carried forward in a reserve into the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration shall provide a list of any unexpended balances carried forward to the Director of Accounts and to the Division of State Audit. The reappropriation and carry forward of these funds is subject to approval by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration.

SECTION 38. The provisions of this section shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it. There is hereby appropriated the following amounts which shall be in addition to the appropriations provided under Chapter 552, Public Acts of 1997.

Judicial

 

1. Juvenile Justice Reform Commission

$100,000.00

 

 

Department of General Services

 

1.Motor Vehicle Management

$2,500,000.00

2.Property Utilization

200,000.00

3.Central Stores

200,000.00

Total General Services

$2,900,000.00

 

 

Department of Environment and Conservation

 

1.State Parks

$2,000,000.00

 

 

Department of Economic and CommunityDevelopment

 

1.95 County Jobs Program

$2,500,000.00

 

 

Higher Education

 

1.Tennessee Student Assistance Awards

$1,000,000.00

 

 

Department of Safety

 

1.Motor Vehicle Operations

$1,000,000.00

 

 

TOTAL

$9,500,000.00

Any unexpended balance of the appropriation made to the Juvenile Justice Reform Commission shall not revert to the general fund balance at June 30, 1998 and is hereby reappropriated to be expended in the 1998-99 fiscal year.

The appropriation for Tennessee Student Assistance Awards shall not exceed $1,000,000.00. It is the legislative intent to provide for awards made and the appropriation shall be reduced to the required amount.

The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to allot and transfer these appropriations to the appropriate expenditure account within each department, agency or branch of government and to adjust authorized positions accordingly. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is further authorized to adjust federal aid and departmental revenues accordingly.

SECTION 39. The provisions of this section shall take effect upon becoming law, the public welfare requiring it. There is hereby appropriated from departmental revenues and federal aid funds the amounts hereinafter set out:

 

1997-98

1998-99

 

 

 

Court System

 

 

1.Judicial Committees

$ 100,000

$ 100,000

2.Administrative Office of the Courts

200,000

200,000

Total Court System

$ 300,000

$ 300,000

 

 

 

District Attorneys General

 

 

1.District Attorneys General

$ 55,200

$ 95,700

 

 

 

Commissions

 

 

1.Commission on Children and Youth

$ 15,800

$ 424,400

2.Tennessee Corrections Institute

16,600

15,000

3.Tennessee State Museum

-0-

285,800

Total Commissions

$ 32,400

$ 725,200

 

 

 

Finance and Administration

 

 

1.Criminal Justice Programs

$1,787,900

$ 1,911,600

 

 

 

Agriculture

 

 

1.Forestry

$ 149,000

$ 172,600

 

 

 

Environment and Conservation

 

 

1.Environmental Assistance

$ 160,100

$ 160,100

 

 

 

Education

 

 

1.Improving America's School Act

$-0-

$ 2,532,500

2.Improving School Programs

1,170,000

920,000

3.BEP and Other LEA Support

-0-

7,500,000

4.Special Education Services

-0-

15,225,000

5.Vocational Education

746,500

872,500

6.Tennessee School for the Blind

136,000

110,000

7.Tennessee School for the Deaf

95,000

95,000

8.West Tennessee School for the Deaf

40,000

40,000

9.Tennessee Infant Parent Services School

150,000

-0-

Total Education

$2,337,500

$27,295,000

 

 

 

Mental Health and Mental Retardation

 

 

1.Administrative Services Division

$ 160,300

$ 150,800

 

 

 

Military

 

 

1.Army National Guard

$ 401,000

$ -0-

2.Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

300,000

125,000

3.TEMA Disaster Relief Grants

-0-

14,700,500

4.Armories Utilities

55,000

-0-

Total Military

$ 756,000

$14,825,500

 

 

 

Health

 

 

1.Maternal and Child Health

$-0-

$ 1,067,600

2.Population Based Services

173,500

911,600

3.WIC Supplemental Foods

2,000,000

2,000,000

Total Health

$2,173,500

$ 3,979,200

 

 

 

Human Services

 

 

1.Community Services

$-0-

$ 3,263,100

2.Vocational Rehabilitation

753,700

-0-

Total Human Services

$ 753,700

$ 3,263,100

 

 

 

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

 

 

1.Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

$-0-

$110,300

 

 

 

Safety

 

 

1.Administration

$ 130,000

$141,000

2.Titling and Registration

253,700

-0-

Total Safety

$ 383,700

$141,000

 

 

 

Children's Services

 

 

1.Administration

$ 716,600

$ -0-

2.Family Support Services

-0-

4,947,500

Total Children's Services

$ 716,600

$ 4,947,500

 

 

 

TOTAL

$9,765,900

$58,077,600

The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to establish 23 full-time positions and to allocate them to the appropriate organizational units. At June 30, 1998, any unexpended balances of departmental revenues and federal aid funds appropriated in this section are hereby reappropriated in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998.

SECTION 40. The provisions of this section shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it. There is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to recognize any accrued liability of the state and any obligations between state agencies at June 30, 1999 and federal aid and departmental revenues may be adjusted accordingly. This appropriation is subject to certification of the accrued liability and obligations between state agencies by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration to the State Comptroller.

SECTION 41. The provisions of this section shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

Item 1. All savings of appropriations made in this act for employer FICA taxes as a result of employee participation in any cafeteria plan established for state employees, including employees of institutions of higher education, are hereby appropriated as follows:

(a) An amount sufficient to implement and pay the cost of administering the cafeteria plan established for such employees is hereby appropriated for that purpose. From the appropriation made in this item, the State Treasurer, with the approval of the Commissioner of Finance and Administration, is authorized to fund recurring and non-recurring costs of administering the cafeteria plan established for such employees; and

(b) All other savings shall be allocated for the purpose of assisting such employees in obtaining day care services; for the purpose of enhancing group insurance programs; and for the purpose of providing other programs and services designed to benefit such employees. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration, with the advice and consent of the State Treasurer and the Commissioner of Personnel, is authorized to allocate funds as he determines to the agencies involved with the administration of such programs.

Item 2. The State Library and Archives Management Board in its discretion is hereby authorized to reallocate any remaining funds from the $906,600.00 appropriated in Chapter 1037, Section 12, Item 124 of the Public Acts of 1988, for library construction at specific locations across the state, where projects have not developed, to other unspecified locations where future library construction projects may develop.

Item 3. There is hereby appropriated from the State Office Buildings and Support Facilities Revolving Fund (FRF) reserves, a sum sufficient amount equal to the difference between the cost for operation of FRF facilities as defined under the Office of Management and Budget's Circular A-87 and the amount that would have been billed and paid by the federal government at the FRF market lease rates. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to distribute said appropriation to departments, agencies, boards, and commissions to fund any difference between reimbursements received from the federal government utilizing A-87 allowable costs and the FRF market lease rates. In the event that A-87 allowable costs exceed the FRF rates, any difference collected from the federal government shall be paid into the fund.

Item 4. There is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient from earmarked and/or dedicated agency revenues and reserves to provide for the costs of implementing the state's underground storage tanks program. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration shall allocate the costs to the individual agencies and establish the appropriations required from revenues and reserves available to the individual agencies.

Item 5. There is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient from general fund interest earnings for the purpose of funding the State of Tennessee's liability under IRS regulations for arbitrage interest earnings on proceeds from general obligation debt.

Item 6. There is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient from general fund interest earnings for the purpose of funding the state's liability for the exchange of interest with the federal government as provided for in the Cash Management Act of 1990.

Item 7. There is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to provide for a consultant's services in review of accounts receivable management for the State of Tennessee and for the implementation of those recommendations to the extent the recommendations are approved by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration. It is the intent of the legislature that said appropriation shall be funded from revenues collected from accounts receivable. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration may establish such positions as may be required to cost-effectively implement such recommendation.

Item 8. Any unexpended real estate fees collected by the real property management division in the Department of Finance and Administration shall not revert to the general fund at June 30, 1999 but shall be carried forward in a reserve.

Item 9. From the unexpended balances of the appropriations made under Section 1, Title III-21 of this act, there is hereby appropriated a sum not to exceed $95,000.00 to reimburse the U.T. Center for Business and Economic Research for research assistance to the Department of Finance and Administration.

Item 10. The Commission on Human Rights is authorized to expend interdepartmental revenues received from federal funds available to departments and agencies, as appropriated herein, for carrying out its statutory responsibilities as the state agency responsible for administration of Title VI of the U.S. Civil Rights Act as provided by Chapter 381, Public Acts of 1995.

Item 11. For the purpose of assuring that penalty and interest obligations associated with late payment of taxes do not impair the ability of hospitals to serve low-income patients, there is appropriated a sum sufficient from said penalty and interest revenue to the Department of Health to make grants to hospitals for the purposes of defraying excess costs as a result of penalty and interest payments incurred on state service taxes, provider taxes and fees. A hospital grant shall be subject to approval by the Commissioners of Health and Finance and Administration and shall be subject to a plan, satisfactory to the state, for payment of taxes due.

Item 12. Subject to the financial reporting requirement that the value of federal food stamps be recognized in the state's accounting system, there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient from federal funds to recognize the value of food stamps.

Item 13. There is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to the Department of Human Services from the earmarked funds allocated to the Domestic Violence Community Education Fund under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 36-3-616.

Item 14. There is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to the Department of Revenue to pay interest, attorney fees and other costs which are due with certain taxpayer refund payments.

Item 15. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999 there is appropriated a sum sufficient to the Department of Revenue from the additional revenues generated and earmarked under the provisions of the "Motor Carrier Funding and Tax Administration Act of 1993", Chapter 142, Public Acts of 1993, for the cost of development, implementation, maintenance, and operation of the Tennessee International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and Motor Carrier System Project.

Item 16. In addition to the appropriations made in Section 4 of this act to the Department of Transportation, there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient from local government funds, federal aid and other departmental revenues in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999.

Item 17. In addition to the appropriation made in Section 1, Title III-26, Item 3 for Highway Maintenance, and Item 5.4 for State Highway Construction in Chapter 552, Public Acts of 1997, there is further appropriated such amount as the Commissioner of Finance and Administration shall determine is available from tax revenues allocated to the highway fund and from the highway fund balance.

Item 18. In addition to the appropriation made in Section 1, Title III-25, Item 5.6 Air, Water and Rail, there is appropriated a sum sufficient from earmarked revenues subject to the availability of those revenues as determined by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration.

Item 19. To provide state matching funds for an increase in the federal grant to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to transfer state appropriation from TennCare Administration to the TBI in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999.

Item 20. From the revenues collected by the Department of Environment and Conservation at state park facilities, a sum equal to six percent of said revenues shall be allocated at the end of each quarter of the fiscal year to be used for maintenance of state parks facilities, including furniture, fixtures and equipment. Any such funds that are unencumbered or unexpended at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert to the state's general fund, but shall be carried forward until expended for maintenance of state park facilities.

Item 21. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998 the carry forward and reappropriation of unexpended appropriations for major maintenance, authorized in Section 2, Item 1 of Chapter 552, Public Acts of 1997, shall be subject to approval by the Commissioner of Finance and Administration based upon the availability of revenues and reserves in the general fund at June 30, 1998.

Item 22. From the funds appropriated by this act, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to transfer a sum sufficient to the Department of General Services, Division of Motor Vehicle Management internal service fund for the acquisition of motor vehicles.

Item 23. There is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to the Department of Environment and Conservation, West Tennessee River Basin Authority, from funds provided by the counties within the authority area.

Item 24. There is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient from the Transportation Equity Fund to the Department of Transportation, Division of Air, Water and Rail. This appropriation is subject to the availability of revenue in the fund.

Item 25. From the handgun carry permit fees paid under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-17-1351 and the provisions of Chapter 476, Public Acts of 1997, any unexpended permit fees at June 30, 1998, are hereby reappropriated to be expended in the 1998-99 fiscal year and shall be carried forward in a reserve into the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998.

Item 26. In the fiscal years ending June 30, 1998 and June 30, 1999, there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to the Department of Economic and Community Development for the Tennessee Growth Fund from any interest and payments received by the Tennessee Growth Fund. Said appropriation shall be expended under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 4, Chapter 17, Part 2.

Item 27. In the fiscal years ending June 30, 1998 and June 30, 1999, there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to the Department of Economic and Community Development, Small and Minority-Owned Telecommunications Business Assistance Program, from funds allocated to the program under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 65-5-213.

Item 28. In the fiscal years ending June 30, 1998 and June 30, 1999, there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient not to exceed $60,000.00 to the Tennessee Regulatory Authority from revenues allocated to the Authority.

Item 29. In the fiscal years ending June 30, 1998 and June 30, 1999, there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient from the Sex Offender Treatment Fund pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 39-13-709. Said appropriations shall be allocated under a plan developed by the Sex Offender Treatment Board.

Item 30. There is hereby appropriated from dedicated revenues the sum of $30,000.00 to the Department of Commerce and Insurance, Division of Regulatory Boards, Real Estate Education and Recovery Fund, to provide for court-ordered payments and to print and distribute to all licensees a manual of laws and rules and regulations.

Item 31. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998, there is hereby appropriated from dedicated revenues a sum not to exceed $3,000,000 to the Tennessee Housing Development Agency for the HOUSE grant program. This appropriation is subject to the passage of Senate Bill No. 3094 / House Bill No. 2880.

Item 32. In the fiscal years ending June 30, 1998 and June 30, 1999, there are hereby appropriated sum sufficients to the Department of Safety a) from the Motorcycle Rider Safety reserve fund under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 55-51-104; b) from the Driver Education reserve fund under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 67-4-606; and c) from the C.I.D. Anti-Theft reserve fund under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 55-3-208.

Item 33. The unexpended balance, ($6,200.00) of the appropriation made in Section 12, Item 14 of the 1994 Appropriations Act to the Tennessee Historical Commission to assist in the publication of manuscripts that are concerned with the history of the state is hereby reappropriated to the Tennessee Historical Commission. The appropriation shall not revert to the general fund balance at June 30, 1998 and shall be expended for the purpose of the original appropriation.

Item 34. The appropriation of $40,000.00 made in Section 12, Item 716 of the 1996 Appropriations Act to the Tennessee Historical Commission for publications is hereby reappropriated to the Tennessee Historical Commission. The appropriation shall not revert to the general fund balance at June 30, 1998 and shall be expended for the purpose of the original appropriation.

Item 35. In the fiscal years ending June 30, 1998 and June 30, 1999, there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to the Department of Agriculture, Market Development, from the Agricultural Development Fund under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 55-4-267.

Item 36. In addition to all other funds, there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to fund increased operational expenses in Section 1, Titles I-3, and I-4.

Item 37. The State Library and Archives Management Board in its discretion is hereby authorized to reallocate any remaining funds from the $1,000,000 appropriated in Chapter 1011, Section 12, Item 13 of the Public Acts of 1994 for library construction in specific locations and counties across the state, where projects have not developed to other unspecified locations and counties where future library construction projects may develop.

Item 38. The appropriation made to the City of Knoxville for land acquisition for Northwest Park in Section 12, Item 708 of Chapter 1083, Public Acts of 1996, is hereby reappropriated to the City of Knoxville for the purpose of making a grant of eighty thousand dollars ($80,000) to the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission for use in connection with the development of a regional transportation alternatives study for the Metropolitan Knoxville area.

Item 39. From the appropriation made in Section 1, Title III-21, Item 16 of this act, an amount not to exceed $100,000 is hereby appropriated to the Department of Finance and Administration - Special Projects in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998.

Item 40. In the fiscal years ending June 30, 1998 and June 30, 1999, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to carry forward any unexpended balances of the appropriations made to the Department of Correction, State Prosecutions. Any balances carried forward are hereby reappropriated to State Prosecutions. This appropriation is subject to the availability of revenue.

Item 41. There is hereby appropriated to the Department of Correction, State Prosecutions, a sum sufficient in an amount equal to the unexpended accrued liability established at June 30, 1997.

Item 42. In the fiscal years ending June 30, 1998 and June 30, 1999, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to carry forward any unexpended balances of the appropriations made to Judicial, Indigent Defendants' Counsel. Any balances carried forward are hereby reappropriated to Indigents Defendants' Counsel. This appropriation is subject to the availability of revenue.

Item 43. It is the legislative intent that the YMCA Community Action Program receiving a grant under the provisions of Section 1, Title III-21, Item 17 of this act shall submit a financial and operations report to the Governor and to the Chairmen of the Finance, Ways and Means Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives prior to January 1, 2000.

Item 44. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to transfer to the Department of Finance and Administration, Office of Criminal Justice Administration, the funds appropriated in Sections 1 and 4 of this act to the Department of Human Services for the Victims of Crime Assistance Act (VOCA) and for the Family Violence Shelter and Shelter Services programs.

Item 45. There is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient for the purpose of implementing an employee maintenance policy by the Department of Finance and Administration effective July 1, 1997 and July 1, 1998. It is the legislative intent to hold harmless employees affected by the maintenance policy who were employed as of June 30, 1997 and June 30, 1998. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to allocate the appropriation to the appropriate organizational units and programs of state government and to adjust federal aid and departmental revenue allotments accordingly.

Item 46. From the appropriations made in Section 1, Title III-8 of this act, a sum of one million five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000) is hereby designated for the purpose of demonstrating the beneficial impact of capital enhancement on minority business enterprises. Such funds shall be granted to a qualifying organization and shall be combined with a minimum of 1 to 1 matching funds, to be loaned to small and minority businesses. The Department of Economic and Community Development shall promulgate rules for loans to be granted from such funds. Such rules shall include a requirement that loans made from such funds be subject to annual audits or reviews by the Department of Economic and Community Development of all loans made to insure that prudent business standards have been followed.

Item 47. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998, it is the legislative intent that the appropriation made to the Department of Health, Health Access Incentive Account, be funded from the reserve balance of the account and that the sum of one million one hundred thousand dollars ($1,100,000) be credited to the account under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 66-29-121.

In the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999, it is the legislative intent that the sum of one million nine hundred thousand dollars ($1,900,000) be credited to the Health Access Incentive Account under the provisions of Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 66-29-121.

SECTION 42.

Item 1. Notwithstanding any provision of the law to the contrary, no law of general application which imposes increased expenditure requirements on cities and counties in excess of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) shall take effect unless the state share of the cost of such law is specifically appropriated by the provisions of this act.

Item 2. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no law of general application which requires expenditures in excess of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) shall take effect unless the funds required to be expended by such law are specifically appropriated by the provisions of this act, but the required first year's funding for any law of general application which requires expenditures of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) or less shall be deemed to have been appropriated through the provisions of this act.

SECTION 43. The provisions of this section shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

Item 1. Unexpended appropriations in the amount of $36,000,000.00 shall be transferred from the debt service fund to the general fund in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998.

Item 2. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998, there shall be reserved or designated a sum in the general fund balance to provide for non-recurring appropriations and other appropriations intended to be funded in the 1998-99 fiscal year from the general fund balance at June 30, 1998. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration shall determine the amount to be reserved or designated.

Item 3. It is the legislative intent to recognize a base over-appropriation in the general fund of $70,000,000 in 1997-98 and in 1998-99.

SECTION 44. There is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient from the State Office Buildings and Support Facilities Revolving Fund to provide for expenditures authorized under Title 9, Chapter 4, Part 9 of the Tennessee Code Annotated. There is appropriated a sum sufficient to the revolving fund in recognition of the lease cost of space for which recovery is not in the state's best interest.

SECTION 45. The provisions of this section shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

1. There is hereby created a Capital Projects Account in the Division of Office of Information Resources for the administration of the Information Systems Capital Projects Budget.

This account is established to provide for:

(a) Implementation of the statewide Management Information Systems Plan;

(b) Ability to separate the operational budget of the Office of Information Resources and the system development projects contained in the MIS Plan; and

(c) Financial control of the system development projects, including equipment replacement for the various agencies of state government.

2. There is hereby authorized the transfer of those sums appropriated for information systems capital projects in Sections 1 and 4 and in Section 36, Item 1 of this act. Federal aid funds and other departmental revenues shall be adjusted accordingly to reflect the transfer of state appropriations.

3. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to transfer to the Capital Projects Account any appropriations made in Sections 1 and 4 of this act resulting from operating savings derived from implementation of information systems funded through this section.

4. From the appropriations made for systems development and other data processing activities in this act and other acts of the legislature, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to establish and charge the costs of information systems analyst positions and other data processing positions to said appropriations. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is further authorized to transfer between departments and agencies existing information systems analysts positions, other data processing positions and the funding provided in this act for transferred positions. This appropriation is subject to approval by the Information Systems Council.

5. Expenditure of any funds, subject to the jurisdiction of the Information Systems Council, appropriated for systems development, the purchase of computer software or the purchase of computer hardware shall be subject to the policies of such Council.

SECTION 46. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to develop and implement procedures for establishing an "Equipment Revolving Fund" to provide a stable recurring revenue source to meet the requirements for replacement equipment and additional equipment needs of state agencies and departments.

SECTION 47. The provisions of this section shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

Item 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter 552, Public Acts of 1997, to the contrary, to the extent state revenues and/or other funds made available to the general fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998, exceed the requirements of such fund for the year ending June 30, 1998, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to establish the Revenue Fluctuation Reserve in the amount of $101,400,000; provided, however, that if additional revenues and/or other funds made available to the general fund exceed such amount, the commissioner is authorized to increase such reserve.

SECTION 48. The provisions of this section shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

Item 1. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to transfer all federal and state health care funds, except those funds appropriated to support the State Group Insurance Program, the Local Education Insurance Program and the Local Government Health Insurance Program, to the TennCare Program for the purpose of implementing any program approved by waiver, state plan amendment and/or state and federal legislation pursuant to the provisions of health care services to Tennesseans designated as eligible by TennCare. In addition, the TennCare Program is authorized to use as a funding source 5% of gross patient revenues in a community, as designated by the community health agency districts, as charity care, as well as local government appropriations and any co-payments collected under the program even if such funds are not collected by the state so long as they are applied as a discount or other reduction in determining rates under the TennCare Program. In addition, any premiums collected by the TennCare Program are explicitly authorized to be appropriated to the program for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of TennCare.

The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is further authorized to transfer state funds and positions, as required, between TennCare and Mental Health services, Mental Retardation services, other Health services, and Children's Services.

Item 2. For fiscal year 1998-99, in addition to all other appropriations to the TennCare Program, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to use certified public expenditures and/or intergovernmental transfers from all government- related TennCare service providers for the purpose of matching funds under federal law for the TennCare Program. The use of the certified public expenditures and/or intergovernmental transfers shall be in accordance with federal law and regulations.

Item 3. Subject to the availability of funding at June 30, 1998, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to carry forward into the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998 any unexpended balances of appropriations made under Chapter 552, Public Acts of 1997, for TennCare and such funds as are carried forward are hereby reappropriated to be expended in the 1998-99 fiscal year.

SECTION 49. The provisions of this section shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

1. Notwithstanding any provisions of the law to the contrary, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to establish an Electronic Benefits Transfer system in cooperation with the member states of the Southern Alliance of States.

2. Notwithstanding any provisions of the law to the contrary, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to contract with a provider of service selected by the Southern Alliance of States or by Tennessee request for proposal (RFP).

3. Notwithstanding any provisions of the law to the contrary, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration and the Commissioner of Human Services are authorized to establish the necessary rules and policies to implement an Electronic Benefits Transfer system.

SECTION 50.

Item 1. The appropriation made in Section 1, Title III-10, for higher education research and instructional equipment is subject to allocation among institutions as determined by the Higher Education Commission. It is intended that these allocations be in addition to those monies provided through the base appropriations as determined by the Higher Education Commission. The Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to transfer the appropriation to the institutions of higher education.

Item 2. The appropriation made in Section 1, Title III-27, Item 4 to the Department of Finance and Administration for capital outlay purposes expressly provides for the making of grants to governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations located in Knoxville and Knox County, if such grants are identified in the Governor's budget, including the budget overview, for the fiscal year 1998-99 and approved by the State Building Commission. Such grants so identified and approved are determined to be for a public purpose.

Item 3. The appropriations made in Section 1 of this act in the amounts of a) $12,000,000 for state parks maintenance, b) $10,000,000 for a computer equipment replacement fund for state agencies, and c) $3,000,000 for higher education instructional and research equipment, are non-recurring appropriations and they are subject to the establishment of a "Reserve for Appropriations 1998-99" in the amount of $125,500,000 at June 30, 1998. To the extent the reserve is less than that amount, the Commissioner of Finance and Administration is authorized to reduce the appropriations proportionally.

SECTION 51. The provisions of this section shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it. It is the legislative intent that at a time to be determined, the Governor is encouraged to provide the Joint Institute for Heavy Ion Research in Oak Ridge with a commitment letter from the state to fund $900,000.00 for an expansion of the Institute's building in Oak Ridge. The building expansion will be required if the U.S. Department of Energy selects Oak Ridge as the site for a new Radioactive Ion Beam (RIB) Facility.

SECTION 52.

Item 1. There is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient, not to exceed $100,000, to provide for the statutorily authorized salary increases contained in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 4-7-201 and Section 4-7-205, for certain commissioned members and employees of the Department of Safety.

Item 2. In addition to the appropriations made in Section 1 and Section 4, there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to provide, when combined with the above referenced appropriations, a two percent (2%) cost of living salary adjustment for teachers, state employees, and employees of higher education institutions. This adjustment shall be effective on January 1, 1999, and shall be based on each employee's January 1, 1999, salary.

Item 3. In addition to any other appropriations made within this act, there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient for the purpose of funding a one time service bonus to state employees and employees of higher education institutions to be distributed as provided herein. To be qualified for a service bonus, an employee must be eligible to receive benefits under Section 8-23-206 as of July 1, 1998. The service bonus shall be paid in lump sum on October 1, 1998, and shall equal fifty dollars ($50) multiplied by the employee's number of full years of service, completed as of July 1, 1998. No employee shall receive a bonus in excess of one thousand two hundred fifty dollars ($1,250). Amounts paid under this item shall be included as earnable compensation for retirement purposes.

Item 4. The appropriation of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) made in Section 1, Title III-21, for State Employees Salary Adjustments is intended to address employee compensation issues. Prior to alloting this appropriation under the provisions of Section 35, Item 4 of this act, the Commissioner of Personnel and the Commissioner of Finance and Administration shall submit to the Chairmen of the Finance, Ways and Means Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives a plan for the allocation of this appropriation to state agencies.

SECTION 53.

Item 1. The appropriation made to the Board of Claims Premiums in Section 1, Title III - 21, Item 15 for purposes of paying premiums for FY 1998-99 shall revert to the general fund on July 1, 1998.

Item 2. There is hereby recognized a reduction in expenditures of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) resulting from passage of Senate Bill No. 2237 / House Bill No. 2222. This item shall be contingent on passage of Senate Bill No. 2237 / House Bill No. 2222.

Item 3. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998, there shall be reserved the sum of forty-seven million five hundred eighty-one thousand four hundred dollars ($47,581,400) in the general fund balance to provide for non-recurring appropriations and other appropriations intended to be funded in the 1998-99 fiscal year from the general fund balance at June 30, 1998.

SECTION 54. In addition to the appropriations made in Sections 1 and 38 of this act, there is hereby appropriated to the:

Item 1. Supreme Court the sum of $275,000 to establish five (5) clerk positions.

Item 2. Tennessee State University the non-recurring sum of $250,000 for research on the control of the Japanese beetle infestation.

Item 3. Tennessee Technological University the non-recurring sum of $367,000 for the Joe L. Evins Center.

Item 4. Department of Finance and Administration the sum of $434,000 for the Division of Accounts.

Item 5. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation the sum of $500,000 for drug enforcement agents.

Item 6. Tennessee State Museum the non-recurring sum of $102,000 for the exhibition "Impressionist Paintings from Upper Normandy, France".

Item 7. Department of Children's Services, the sum of $245,000 for the services of forensic interviewers.

Item 8. Department of Environment and Conservation the non-recurring sum of $100,000 for an environmental study.

Item 9. Department of Correction, Sentencing Act of 1985, the sum of $2,363,000. This appropriation is subject to the passage of Senate Bill No. 3270 / House Bill No. 3242.

Item 10. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation the sum of $439,000 for DNA testing. This appropriation is subject to the passage of Senate Bill No. 3098 / House Bill No. 2884.

Item 11. Department of Human Services the sum of $235,000 for child support services. This appropriation is subject to the passage of Senate Bill No. 3303 / House Bill No. 3305.

Item 12. Department of Safety the non-recurring sum of $145,000 and the sum of $320,000 to enforce the vehicle forfeiture laws. The non-recurring appropriation shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it. Any unexpended funds shall not revert to the general fund balance at June 30, 1998.

Item 13. Department of Safety the non-recurring sum of $2,003,700 for the title and registration backlog. The appropriation of $1,311,500 shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it. Any unexpended funds shall not revert to the general fund balance at June 30, 1998.

Item 14. Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation the non-recurring sum of $360,000 for the Mental Health Code Commission.

Item 15. Department of Agriculture the non-recurring sum of $362,000 for boll weevil eradication work.

Item 16. Department of Military the non-recurring sum of $2,741,800 for disaster relief grants matching funds. A sum sufficient amount of the appropriation shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

Item 17. Department of Health the non-recurring sum of $500,000 to make a grant to The Crumley House, a brain injury rehabilitation program in Johnson City.

Item 18. Department of Finance and Administration the sum of $100,000 to make a $100,000 grant to Senior Services, Memphis, to provide funds for the Homemaker program.

Item 19. Department of Finance and Administration the sum of $75,000 for a grant to Africa In April, Inc. programs.

Item 20. Department of Finance and Administration the sum of $700,000 for a grant to the City of Jackson for a livestock pavilion at fairgrounds park.

Item 21. Department of Finance and Administration the sum of $50,000 for the purpose of conducting and serving as host for the national meeting of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

Item 22. Department of Finance and Administration the sum of $7,500,000 to fund law enforcement assistance grants to local government agencies under the provisions of Senate Bill No. 3128 / House Bill No. 2906, the Safe Neighborhoods Act of 1998. This appropriation is subject to the passage of Senate Bill No. 3128 / House Bill No. 2906.

Item 23. Department of Education the sum of $10,000,000 to fund grants to local education agencies under the provisions of Senate Bill No. 3131 / House Bill No. 2904, the Safe Schools Act of 1998. This appropriation is subject to the passage of Senate Bill No. 3131 / House Bill No. 2904.

Item 24. Department of Education the sum of $2,500,000 to fund the two percent (2%) BEP enrollment factor.

SECTION 55. In addition to the capital outlay appropriations made in Section 1, Title III-27 of this act, there is hereby appropriated to the:

Item 1. Department of Finance and Administration the sum of $3,000,000 to make grants of $1,000,000 each to the Memphis Zoological Society, the Knoxville Zoo and the Nashville Zoo, Inc. This appropriation is in-lieu of the allocation of grant funds under the provisions of Senate Bill No. 3306 / House Bill No. 3308. The State Funding Board is directed to cancel the bond authorization in the amount of $3,000,000. Further, the appropriation in Section 1, Title III-26, Item 4, of this act for debt service is hereby reduced in the amount of $330,000.

Item 2. Department of Finance and Administration the sum of $1,000,000 for the National Civil Rights Museum.

Item 3. Department of Education the sum of $116,000 for the Sequatchie-Bledsoe County Vocational School Facility.

SECTION 56.

Item 1. In addition to the appropriations made in Section 4, Title III-18 of this act to the Department of Human Services, there is hereby appropriated the sum of $6,200,000 from the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Block Grant. The sum of $3,000,000 shall be used to increase payments made on behalf of Families First clients in the areas of Child Care registration fees and/or transportation services and the sum of $3,200,000 shall be used to raise from 55 percent to 60 percent of the state median income for eligibility determination for transitional child care.

Item 2. The appropriations made in Section 1, Title III-14, Items 3.1 through 3.7 and in Section 4, Title III-15, Items 3.1 through 3.6 for mental retardation services are hereby transferred to the Department of Finance and Administration.

SECTION 57. The Tennessee General Assembly, recognizing the special needs of victims of natural disasters and the need for efficient coordination with other federal, state and local agencies providing disaster relief, encourages the Tennessee Housing Development Agency to review its role and policies in providing housing-related assistance to the state's victims of natural disasters and to report to the Speakers of the Senate and the House of Representatives no later than December of 1998 regarding any legislation required to effectively respond to such needs.

SECTION 58. Notwithstanding any other provision of this act, to the extent the Department of Transportation receives federal funds, in addition to those appropriated by Section 4 of this act, which are not specifically required to be used for particular purposes as a result of any federal reauthorization of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA), expenditure of such funds shall be recommended through the expansion process in Section 23.

SECTION 59. (a) It is legislative intent that the appropriation made in Public Chapter 552, Section 12, Item 41, of the Public Acts of 1997 be in addition to any other funds included in Public Chapter 552 of the Four Lake Regional Industrial Development Authority. The appropriation shall be twenty-five thousand five hundred dollars ($25,500) to the Department of Economic and Community Development, considered a 1997-98 supplemental appropriation and available for payment upon passage of this act to the Four Lake Regional Industrial Development Authority. This appropriation shall not decrease any funds included in this act for the Four Lake Regional Industrial Development Authority for fiscal year 1998-99.

(b) In addition to any other funds allocated to the Four Lake Regional Industrial Development Authority for fiscal year 1998-99, an appropriation in the amount of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to replace the state's reduction and to partially offset TVA's support.

SECTION 60. The Tennessee Code Commission is requested to place an appropriate, permanent note following the codification of any public act which is codified and which has not received constitutionally required first year's funding through the provisions of this act.

SECTION 61. If any provisions of this act or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of this act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to that end the provisions of this act are declared to be severable.

SECTION 62. This act shall take effect July 1, 1998, the public welfare requiring it; provided, however, that any provision of this act which authorizes prior or immediate expenditures and any section which specifies an immediate effective date shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.




Passed: April 29, 1998

Approved: June 1, 1998