Sunday, March 6, 2016

If PFML already gets $1.5 million, including $900,000 from Suffolk Co., why did they need an extra $25,000?

Good question. It isn't like PFML needed an extra 25 Grand, but they got it anyways. It was even taken from the crime victim's fund at that?

It had been reported elsewhere that PFML was only to get $900,000 a year. Is this money in addition to the $900,000 they already get? Or is the county so broke it needs to dip into the crime victim's fund?

This is pure speculation, but I think PFML is using the money to "lobby" for keeping Tier 1s on the registry.

http://legis.suffolkcountyny.gov/resos2015/i1280-15.pdf

Intro. Res. No. 1280-2015 Laid on Table 4/28/2015
Introduced by Legislator Hahn

RESOLUTION NO. 369 -2015, AMENDING THE 2015 OPERATING BUDGET TO TRANSFER $25,000 FROM PARENTS FOR MEGAN'S LAW CRIME VICTIMS CENTER TO PARENTS FOR MEGAN'S LAW

WHEREAS, the 2015 Operating Budget, when adopted, included an additional $25,000 for Parents for Megan's Law Crime Victims Center; and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Suffolk County Legislature to transfer this funding to the contract for Parents for Megan's Law; and

WHEREAS, Section 4-31 (G) of the Suffolk County Charter now allows amendment of the County Operating Budget by County Legislators four times during the fiscal year as long as the amendment reduces, lowers, terminates or cancels appropriations; abolishes positions of employment; terminates contract agencies; terminates or reduces the size of County programs or departments, or makes transfers of appropriations that are offset by reductions in other programs; now, therefore be it 1st RESOLVED, that the 2015 County Operating Budget is hereby amended as
follows and that the County Comptroller and the County Treasurer be and hereby are authorized to transfer the following funds and authorizations.

APPROPRIATIONS:

FROM:

FD AGY UNIT ACT OBJ ACTIVITY NAME AMOUNT 001 POL 3120 JJB1 4980 PARENTS FOR MEGAN'S LAWCRIME VICTIMS CENTER ($25,000)

TO:

FD AGY UNIT ACT OBJ ACTIVITY NAME AMOUNT 001 POL 3120 GHD1 4980 PARENTS FOR MEGAN'S LAW +$25,000

and be it further 2nd RESOLVED, that the moneys appropriated pursuant to this resolution shall be
used for the sole and exclusive purpose of funding Parents for Megan's Law.

DATED: May 12, 2015

 APPROVED BY:
/s/ Steven Bellone,
County Executive of Suffolk County
Date: May 28, 2015

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