Last Friday, House Finance passed out the Supplemental Bill. It will be heard on the Floor of the House this morning. This monumental piece of legislation includes forwarding funding for education and completes the final payback of monies borrowed from the Constitution Budget Reserve. In the future, excess funds not appropriated by the Legislature will remain in the General Fund.
The Operating and Mental Health budgets will be on the Senate Floor this morning. The Supplemental Bill is noticed for Senate Finance on April 1 pending passage on the House floor. The long awaited Capital budget is also scheduled on April 1 in Senate Finance. It is anticipated that the Deferred Maintenance will be combined with the Capital in Senate Finance.
It is also anticipated the Supplemental will pass and move on to the Governor. The Operating and Mental Health budgets will be going to Conference while action on the Capital budget remains unknown.