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What the State Controller Can and Cannot Pay Without an Enacted Budget (July 2010)

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As the State of California's chief fiscal officer, I have created this new Web page to outline what bills my office can and cannot pay during the month of July 2010 until a State budget is enacted for the 2010-11 fiscal year beginning July 1. Please be assured that I will continue to do everything within my authority to continue to provide payments for essential services. I also invite you to read the letter on this subject that I have written to the Governor and Legislators.

For example, my office will continue to make the following payments:

  • Federally-mandated services such as Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP), and In-Home Support Services.
  • Debt service and other payments required by the State Constitution.
  • Expenses with ongoing appropriations from the Legislature, including income tax refunds and payments on claims for unclaimed property.
  • Payroll for state employees covered by the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

However, a number of constitutional and legal restrictions prevent me from making certain other types of payments without an enacted budget. For example, my office cannot pay:

  • School districts for categorical programs such as special education and remedial summer school, community colleges, local governments and other entities not included in the above parameters.
  • Salaries and per diem of state elected officials and their appointed staff.

I invite you to view more details of these major categories, and the range of funds involved, as shown in the tables below. We can avoid or reduce additional financial pressure on our schools, community colleges and private businesses that provide state services if a budget is enacted in a timely manner.

Please note the estimated figures on this page will be updated as new information becomes available, or if it becomes necessary to include data for August or later months. Estimates are based upon figures in the Governor’s May Budget Revision, Pooled Money Investment Board payment schedules, prior year expenditures, the Governor’s budget and proposed budget legislation.



Education
Month of July 2010 Estimates with No Budget
(Amounts in Thousands)
Category Can Be Paid Cannot Be Paid Scheduled Payment Date 
University of California (Payroll) $41,250 -- July 31
UC (non-Payroll Expenses) $11,000 $2,750 Various
Community College Payments $523,300 $255,409 July 29
K-12 Monthly Apportionment $3,489,621 -- July 29
K-12 Monthly Apportionment (Categoricals) -- $130,000 July 29
Nutrition -- $16,131 Various
Child Development (Other) $82,843 -- Various
Child Development
(CalWORKS Stage II)
$36,635 -- Various
Child Development (CalWORKS Stage III)
-- $32,781 Various



Payments to Individuals
Month of July 2010 Estimates with No Budget
(Amounts in Thousands)
Category Can Be Paid Cannot Be Paid Scheduled Payment Date
Unemployment, Disability and Worker's Compensation $1,855,000 -- Daily
Lottery Winners $189,663 -- Daily
Income Tax Refunds $254,884 -- Daily
Cal-Grants -- $229,456 Various
Unclaimed Property Claims $22,867 -- Various
Worker's Compensation $350,000 -- Various



Trial Courts
Month of July 2010 Estimates with No Budget
(Amounts in Thousands)
Category Can Be Paid Cannot Be Paid Scheduled Payment Date
Pay and Benefits (Including Judges) $279,279 -- July 14
Non-Payroll Expenses -- $9,199 Daily



Debt Service
Month of July 2010 Estimates with No Budget
(Amounts in Thousands)
Category Can Be Paid Cannot Be Paid Scheduled Payment Date
Debt Service $19,000 -- July 1



Payments to Vendors
Month of July 2010 Estimates with No Budget
(Amounts in Thousands)
Category Can Be Paid Cannot Be Paid Scheduled Payment Date
Transportation Revolving Fund (Transportation Expenditures) $311,100 $54,900 Daily
Transportation Revolving Fund (Monthly Contract Payments) $267,000 -- July 1
Electric Power Fund $245,479 -- Daily
Other Miscellaneous $407,899 $421,392 Daily



Medi-Cal
Month of July 2010 Estimates with No Budget
(Amounts in Thousands)
Category Can Be Paid Cannot Be Paid Scheduled Payment Date
Non-Institutional Providers (Including AIDS Drug Assistance Program) $1,034,785 -- Various
Institutional Providers* $2,008,700 -- Various

*Without a budget, up to $2 billion in State and Federal funds may be paid to Institutional Providers of Medi-Cal Services and Regional Centers for services provided between July 1 and September 1. However, due to the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009, hospitals and nursing homes also will be paid without a Budget in 2010.




Social Services
Month of July 2010 Estimates with No Budget
(Amounts in Thousands)
Category Can Be Paid Cannot Be Paid Scheduled Payment Date
Cal-WORKS
(Stage I)
$2,305,667 -- Various
County Administration -- $21,063 July 15
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) $282,484 -- July 15
Other Social Services Programs $221,622 -- July 15
Developmental Services - Regional Centers** $272,922 -- Various
State Payment for SSI / SSP $493,000 -- July 31

**Without a budget, up to $2 billion in State and Federal funds may be paid to Institutional Providers of Medi-Cal Services and Regional Centers for services provided between July 1 and September 1. However, due to the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009, hospitals and nursing homes also will be paid without a Budget in 2010.




Local Government
Month of July 2010 Estimates with No Budget
(Amounts in Thousands)
Category Can Be Paid Cannot Be Paid Scheduled Payment Date
Vehicle License Fee $33,400 -- July 9
Public Safety Sales Tax $216,764 -- July 25
Sales Tax $535,200 -- July 15
Health and Welfare Realignment $288,900 -- July 23
Highway User Tax $0 -- --



State Employees' Pay and Benefits (including CSU)
Month of July 2010 Estimates with No Budget
(Amounts in Thousands)
Category Can Be Paid Cannot Be Paid Scheduled Payment Date
Civil Service Staff (employees and manager) $2,106,090 -- Daily / Aug. 1
Appointees and Other Exempt Employees -- $4,494 Daily / Aug. 1
Legislative Employees -- $16,000 Every two weeks
Legislators -- $936 Daily / Aug. 1
Statewide Elected Officials -- $70 Daily / Aug. 1



Retirees (PERS and STRS)
Month of July 2010 Estimates with No Budget
(Amounts in Thousands)
Category Can Be Paid Cannot Be Paid Scheduled Payment Date
Employer Retirement Benefits (Quarterly) $709,427 -- July 1
Benefits $1,144,000 -- July 1



ESTIMATED TOTALS FOR JULY 2010
Month of July 2010 Estimates with No Budget
(Amounts in Thousands)
Category CAN BE PAID CANNOT BE PAID Scheduled Payment Date
TOTALS $20,072,562 $1,161,800 VARIOUS