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Title 32 : Taxation and Finance

Chapter 005 : BUDGET

(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 305a)
  • § 305a. Official State revenue estimate

    (a) On or about January 15 and again by July 31 of each year, and at such other times as the Emergency Board or the Governor deems proper, the Joint Fiscal Office and the Secretary of Administration shall provide to the Emergency Board their respective estimates of State revenues in the General, Transportation, Transportation Infrastructure Bond, Education, and State Health Care Resources Funds. The January revenue estimate shall be for the current and next two succeeding fiscal years, and the July revenue estimate shall be for the current and immediately succeeding fiscal years. Federal fund estimates shall be provided at the same times for the current fiscal year. Global Commitment Fund estimates shall be provided in January for the current and immediately succeeding fiscal year and in July for the current fiscal year.

    (b) Within 10 days of receipt of such estimates, the Board shall determine an official State revenue estimate for deposit in the respective funds for the years covered by the estimates. For the purpose of revising an official revenue estimate only, a majority of the legislative members of the Emergency Board may convene a meeting of the Board.

    (c)(1)(A) The January estimates shall include estimated caseloads and estimated per-member per-month expenditures for the current and next succeeding fiscal years for each Medicaid enrollment group as defined by the Agency and the Joint Fiscal Office for State Health Care Assistance Programs or premium assistance programs supported by the State Health Care Resources and Global Commitment Funds, and for the programs under any Medicaid Section 1115 waiver.

    (B) For Board consideration, there shall be provided three versions of the next succeeding fiscal year's estimated per-member per-month expenditures:

    (i) one version shall include inflation trends as set forth in subdivision 307(d)(5) of this title;

    (ii) one version shall be without the inflationary adjustment; and

    (iii) one version shall reflect any additional increase or decrease to Medicaid provider reimbursements that would be necessary to attain Medicare levels as set forth in subdivision 307(d)(6) of this title.

    (C) For VPharm, the January estimates shall include estimated caseloads and estimated per-member per-month expenditures for the current and next succeeding fiscal years by income category.

    (D) The January estimates shall include the expenditures for the current and next succeeding fiscal years for the Medicare Part D phased-down State contribution payment and for the disproportionate share hospital payments.

    (2) In July, the Administration and the Joint Fiscal Office shall make a report to the Emergency Board on the most recently ended fiscal year for all Medicaid and Medicaid-related programs, including caseload and expenditure information for each Medicaid eligibility group. Based on this report, the Emergency Board may adopt revised estimates for the current fiscal year and estimates for the next succeeding fiscal year. The provisions of 2 V.S.A. § 20(d) (expiration of required reports) shall not apply to the report to be made under this subsection. (Added 1995, No. 178 (Adj. Sess.), § 282; amended 1997, No. 60, § 19, eff. July 1, 1998; 2001, No. 142 (Adj. Sess.), § 148c; 2005, No. 6, § 87, eff. March 26, 2005; 2005, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), § 46; 2005, No. 215 (Adj. Sess.), § 315; 2007, No. 65, § 268; 2007, No. 192 (Adj. Sess.), § 6.010; 2009, No. 4, § 93, eff. April 29, 2009; 2009, No. 67 (Adj. Sess.), § 106, eff. February 25, 2010; 2011, No. 3, § 88, eff. Feb. 17, 2011; 2011, No. 75 (Adj. Sess.), § 108; 2013, No. 50, §§ E.106, E.306; 2017, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 31, eff. May 21, 2018; 2017, No. 167 (Adj. Sess.), § 15, eff. May 22, 2018.)