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1 State of Arkansas
2 93rd General Assembly A Bill
3 Regular Session, 2021 SENATE BILL 157
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5 By: Joint Budget Committee
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7 For An Act To Be Entitled
8 AN ACT TO MAKE AN APPROPRIATION FOR PERSONAL SERVICES
9 AND OPERATING EXPENSES FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE GAME
10 AND FISH COMMISSION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE
11 30, 2022; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
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14 Subtitle
15 AN ACT FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE GAME AND
16 FISH COMMISSION APPROPRIATION FOR THE
17 2021-2022 FISCAL YEAR.
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20 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS:
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22 SECTION 1. REGULAR SALARIES. There is hereby established for the
23 Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, the
24 following maximum number of regular employees.
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26 Maximum Annual
27 Maximum Salary Rate
28 Item Class No. of Fiscal Year
29 No. Code Title Employees 2021-2022
30 (1) Q249U AGFC DIRECTOR 1 $152,638
31 (2) Q250U AGFC CHIEF OF STAFF 1 $124,275
32 (3) Q251U AGFC DEPUTY DIRECTOR 3 $122,957
33 (4) Q255U AGFC CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER 1 $120,265
34 (5) Q252U AGFC VETERINARIAN 1 $118,228
35 (6) Q266U AGFC IT ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR 1 $116,351
36 (7) Q254U AGFC GENERAL COUNSEL 1 $113,681
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1 (8) Q253U AGFC BIOSTATISTICIAN 1 $113,681
2 (9) Q257U AGFC DIVISION CHIEF 9 $106,902
3 (10) Q256U AGFC COLONEL 1 $106,902
4 (11) Q265U AGFC SOFTWARE ENGINEER LEAD 1 $103,265
5 (12) Q258U AGFC GIS LEAD 1 $103,265
6 (13) Q355U AGFC MARKETING MANAGER 1 $96,303
7 (14) Q263U AGFC ATTORNEY SPECIALIST 1 $96,303
8 (15) Q261U AGFC MAJOR 3 $96,303
9 (16) Q260U AGFC DIVISION ASST CHIEF 16 $96,303
10 (17) Q271U AGFC SENIOR GIS ANALYST 1 $89,744
11 (18) Q270U AGFC CONSERVATION PROGRAM MANAGER 1 $89,744
12 (19) Q269U AGFC ATTORNEY 2 $89,744
13 (20) Q268U AGFC ASSISTANT CONTROLLER 1 $89,744
14 (21) Q267U AGFC CAPTAIN 14 $89,744
15 (22) Q283U AGFC SENIOR SOFTWARE SUPPORT ANALYST 2 $86,609
16 (23) Q281U AGFC NETWORK SUPPORT SPECIALIST 2 $86,609
17 (24) Q280U AGFC HATCHERY MANAGER 5 $86,609
18 (25) Q279U AGFC GIS ANALYST 3 $86,609
19 (26) Q278U AGFC OPERATIONS & FACILITY MANAGER 3 $86,609
20 (27) Q277U AGFC NATURE CENTER MANAGER 5 $86,609
21 (28) Q276U AGFC LIEUTENANT 16 $86,609
22 (29) Q275U AGFC BIOLOGIST SUPERVISOR 22 $86,609
23 (30) Q274U AGFC BIOLOGIST PROGRAM SPECIALIST 9 $86,609
24 (31) Q284U AGFC SERGEANT 25 $83,571
25 (32) Q354U AGFC ACCOUNTING COORDINATOR 1 $80,624
26 (33) Q292U AGFC PERSONNEL MANAGER 1 $80,624
27 (34) Q291U AGFC GRANTS MANAGER 1 $80,624
28 (35) Q290U AGFC ASSISTANT HATCHERY MANAGER 5 $80,624
29 (36) Q289U AGFC LICENSING MANAGER 1 $80,624
30 (37) Q288U AGFC CORPORAL 125 $80,624
31 (38) Q287U AGFC BIOLOGIST SPECIALIST 53 $80,624
32 (39) Q286U AGFC BIOLOGIST - ASST REGIONAL MANAGER 10 $80,624
33 (40) Q285U AGFC CONSTRUCTION MANAGER 1 $80,624
34 (41) Q299U AGFC WILDLIFE OFFICER 1ST CLASS 1 $75,004
35 (42) Q298U AGFC PROCUREMENT COORDINATOR 1 $75,004
36 (43) Q297U AGFC GRANTS COORDINATOR 2 $75,004
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1 (44) Q296U AGFC EDUCATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR 7 $75,004
2 (45) Q294U AGFC BIOLOGIST 27 $75,004
3 (46) Q353U AGFC EDUCATION FACILITY MANAGER 5 $71,432
4 (47) Q309U AGFC WILDLIFE OFFICER 1 $71,432
5 (48) Q308U AGFC WEBSITE DEVELOPER 2 $71,432
6 (49) Q307U AGFC SURVEYOR 2 $71,432
7 (50) Q306U AGFC REAL ESTATE OFFICER 1 $71,432
8 (51) Q305U AGFC FISCAL SUPPORT SUPERVISOR 2 $71,432
9 (52) Q304U AGFC CENTRAL WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS MGR 1 $71,432
10 (53) Q303U AGFC EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR 2 $71,432
11 (54) Q302U AGFC EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST 26 $71,432
12 (55) Q301U AGFC ASSISTANT PERSONNEL MANAGER 2 $71,432
13 (56) Q300U AGFC LICENSING SUPERVISOR 2 $71,432
14 (57) Q357U AGFC ACCOUNTANT II 2 $68,031
15 (58) Q316U AGFC PRODUCTION ARTIST 1 $68,031
16 (59) Q315U AGFC MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR 2 $68,031
17 (60) Q314U AGFC LEGAL SERVICES SPECIALIST 1 $68,031
18 (61) Q313U AGFC HUMAN RESOURCES ANALYST 1 $68,031
19 (62) Q312U AGFC EDITOR 3 $68,031
20 (63) Q311U AGFC COMPUTER SUPPORT ANALYST 3 $68,031
21 (64) Q310U AGFC SENIOR TECHNICIAN 15 $68,031
22 (65) Q365U AGFC SOFTWARE SUPPORT ANALYST 1 $67,289
23 (66) Q322U AGFC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SUPERVISOR 1 $64,791
24 (67) Q321U AGFC SKILLED TRADES SUPERVISOR 1 $64,791
25 (68) Q320U AGFC CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR 8 $64,791
26 (69) Q319U AGFC COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS SUPERVISOR 1 $64,791
27 (70) Q318U AGFC REGIONAL OFFICE MANAGER 1 $64,791
28 (71) Q356U AGFC GIS TECHNICIAN 1 $62,140
29 (72) Q337U AGFC CONSERVATION PROGRAM TECHNICIAN 47 $61,706
30 (73) Q327U AGFC AUTO/DIESEL MECHANIC SUPERVISOR 1 $61,706
31 (74) Q326U AGFC SKILLED TRADESMAN 3 $61,706
32 (75) Q325U AGFC MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR 2 $61,706
33 (76) Q324U AGFC FISCAL SUPPORT ANALYST 6 $61,706
34 (77) Q323U AGFC ADMINISTRATIVE ANALYST 3 $61,706
35 (78) Q364U AGFC SOFTWARE SUPPORT SPECIALIST 1 $60,288
36 (79) Q333U AGFC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST 10 $58,767
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1 (80) Q332U AGFC FOOD PREPARATION MANAGER 1 $58,767
2 (81) Q331U AGFC FIRING RANGE SPECIALIST 1 $58,767
3 (82) Q330U AGFC COMMERCIAL GRAPHIC ARTIST 2 $58,767
4 (83) Q329U AGFC CALIBRATION TECHNICIAN 2 $58,767
5 (84) Q328U AGFC ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE COORDINATOR 17 $58,767
6 (85) Q336U AGFC MULTI-MEDIA SPECIALIST 1 $55,969
7 (86) Q335U AGFC MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN 6 $55,969
8 (87) Q334U AGFC INVENTORY CONTROL MANAGER 2 $55,969
9 (88) Q340U AGFC FISCAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST 6 $53,304
10 (89) Q339U AGFC ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST III 29 $53,304
11 (90) Q342U AGFC PRINTER 1 $50,131
12 (91) Q341U AGFC FOOD PREPARATION SUPERVISOR 1 $50,131
13 (92) Q343U AGFC LICENSING SPECIALIST 8 $47,140
14 (93) Q344U AGFC ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST II 1 $44,319
15 (94) Q345U AGFC MAIL SERVICES SPECIALIST 1 $39,155
16 MAX. NO. OF EMPLOYEES 630
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18 SECTION 2. EXTRA HELP. There is hereby authorized, for the Arkansas
19 State Game and Fish Commission for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, the following
20 maximum number of part-time or temporary employees, to be known as "Extra
21 Help", payable from funds appropriated herein for such purposes: one hundred
22 eighty-five (185) temporary or part-time employees, when needed, at rates of
23 pay not to exceed those provided in the Uniform Classification and
24 Compensation Act, or its successor, or this act for the appropriate
25 classification.
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27 SECTION 3. APPROPRIATION - OPERATIONS. There is hereby appropriated,
28 to the Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission, to be payable from the Game
29 Protection Fund, for personal services and operating expenses of the Arkansas
30 State Game and Fish Commission for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, the
31 following:
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33 ITEM FISCAL YEAR
34 NO. 2021-2022
35 (01) REGULAR SALARIES $39,586,383
36 (02) EXTRA HELP 1,312,500
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1 (03) PERSONAL SERVICES MATCHING 12,957,482
2 (04) OVERTIME 250,000
3 (05) UNIFORM ALLOWANCE 1,000,000
4 (06) MAINT. & GEN. OPERATION
5 (A) OPER. EXPENSE 34,471,984
6 (B) CONF. & TRAVEL 450,535
7 (C) PROF. FEES 4,309,003
8 (D) CAP. OUTLAY 8,885,000
9 (E) DATA PROC. 0
10 (07) GAME AND FISH GRANTS 8,000,000
11 (08) CONSTRUCTION 13,000,000
12 TOTAL AMOUNT APPROPRIATED $124,222,887
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14 SECTION 4. APPROPRIATION - GAS LEASE REVENUES. There is hereby
15 appropriated, to the Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission, to be payable
16 from the Game Protection Fund, for maintenance and general operations,
17 capital projects, acquisition of land and conservation easements, grants, and
18 expenses associated with Natural Disaster Response of the Arkansas State Game
19 and Fish Commission for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, the following:
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21 ITEM FISCAL YEAR
22 NO. 2021-2022
23 (01) MAINT. & GEN. OPERATION
24 (A) OPER. EXPENSE $350,000
25 (B) CONF. & TRAVEL 0
26 (C) PROF. FEES 350,000
27 (D) CAP. OUTLAY 250,000
28 (E) DATA PROC. 0
29 (02) GAS LEASE GRANTS 50,000
30 (03) NATURAL DISASTER RESPONSE 3,000,000
31 TOTAL AMOUNT APPROPRIATED $4,000,000
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33 SECTION 5. APPROPRIATION - CONSERVATION PARTNERS PROGRAM GRANTS. There
34 is hereby appropriated, to the Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission, to be
35 payable from the Game Protection Fund, for grants to conservation partners,
36 or other eligible entities for operating, equipment, and maintenance expenses
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1 associated with addressing statewide hunger needs of the Arkansas State Game
2 and Fish Commission for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, the following:
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4 ITEM FISCAL YEAR
5 NO. 2021-2022
6 (01) CONSERVATION PARTNERS PROGRAM GRANTS $150,000
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8 SECTION 6. APPROPRIATION - BLACK RIVER SETTLEMENT FUNDS. There is
9 hereby appropriated, to the Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission, to be
10 payable from the Game Protection Fund, for all expenses associated with the
11 mitigation to the hardwood timber destruction in the Wildlife Management
12 Area, inclusive of Regular Salaries and Personal Services Matching of the
13 Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission for the fiscal year ending June 30,
14 2022, the following:
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16 ITEM FISCAL YEAR
17 NO. 2021-2022
18 (01) RESTORATION OF BLACK RIVER WMA
19 EXPENSES $13,250,000
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21 SECTION 7. SPECIAL LANGUAGE. NOT TO BE INCORPORATED INTO THE ARKANSAS
22 CODE NOR PUBLISHED SEPARATELY AS SPECIAL, LOCAL AND TEMPORARY LAW. PAYMENT
23 OF REWARDS. Payment of rewards shall be from the Game Protection Fund from
24 the Commission's Maintenance and General Operation appropriation as herein
25 appropriated in the Operating Expenses line item of the Operations
26 appropriation.
27 The provisions of this section shall be in effect only from July 1, 2020
28 2021 through June 30, 2021 2022.
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30 SECTION 8. SPECIAL LANGUAGE. NOT TO BE INCORPORATED INTO THE ARKANSAS
31 CODE NOR PUBLISHED SEPARATELY AS SPECIAL, LOCAL AND TEMPORARY LAW. TRANSFER
32 PROVISION. After receiving approval from the Chief Fiscal Officer of the
33 State, and prior review by the Arkansas Legislative Council or Joint Budget
34 Committee, the Agency is authorized to transfer appropriation from any line
35 item authorized in the Operations appropriation to any other line item
36 authorized in the Operations appropriation and the Agency is authorized to
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1 transfer appropriation from any line item authorized in the Gas Lease
2 Revenues appropriation to any other line item authorized in the same section.
3 The provisions of this section shall be in effect only from July 1, 2020
4 2021 through June 30, 2021 2022.
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6 SECTION 9. SPECIAL LANGUAGE. NOT TO BE INCORPORATED INTO THE ARKANSAS
7 CODE NOR PUBLISHED SEPARATELY AS SPECIAL, LOCAL AND TEMPORARY LAW.
8 PROMOTIONAL ITEMS. The Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission is hereby
9 authorized to purchase from the Maintenance & General Operation
10 Classifications in the Operations Appropriation provided by this Act for
11 promotional items in an amount not to exceed fifty thousand dollars
12 ($50,000), as authorized by the Director of the Commission to meet fish and
13 wildlife conservations and education needs.
14 The provisions of this section shall be in effect only from July 1, 2020
15 2021 through June 30, 2021 2022.
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17 SECTION 10. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. It is the intent of the General
18 Assembly that any funds disbursed under the authority of the appropriations
19 contained in this act shall be in compliance with the stated reasons for
20 which this act was adopted, as evidenced by the Agency Requests, Executive
21 Recommendations and Legislative Recommendations contained in the budget
22 manuals prepared by the Department of Finance and Administration, letters, or
23 summarized oral testimony in the official minutes of the Arkansas Legislative
24 Council or Joint Budget Committee which relate to its p