Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Legislative Appropriations Request FY2014-2015,
as of August 16, 2012
The 83rd Texas Legislature will convene in January 2013. At that time, they will begin considering the Texas State Library and Archives Commission budget for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. Before they convene, each state agency prepared a Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR).
Below is a file of the State Library's FY2014-2015 LAR.
The LAR consists of our agency's Base Budget and Exceptional Item Requests. The "base budget" refers to a budget request that is at the lowest level. The state leadership instructed agencies to prepare a base budget at 100 percent of the average amounts in fiscal years 2014-2015. The base budget for the agency totals about $30.0 million for the biennium; of this, $14.3 million is state general revenue. This budget assumes that in 2015 federal Library Services and Technology Act funds are reduced from $9.9 million to $1.9 million. This is to approximate the potential reduction due to the failure to meet maintenance of effort requirements; this assumes that a request for a waiver is not granted.
In addition, the state’s elected leaders directed each agency to prepare a report on how it would reduce its general revenue by 10 percent; this is Schedule 6.I in the file. This shows how the agency will cut its budget by $1.4 million over the biennium.
In this budget request, the agency asked for six exceptional items. These totaled $15.1 million of state general revenue funds for the biennium. These are shown in Schedule 4.A in the file.
E-mail questions regarding the LAR to: firstname.lastname@example.org
FY2014-2015 Legislative Appropriations Request
TSLAC LAR 2014-2015 (PDF)
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