Legislative Spotlight: Bill to add revenue to the General Fund & Internal Service Fund(PG Council)
This week the Prince George’s County Council had the first reading of CB-110-2021, which would provide additional revenue to the County’s General Fund and Internal Service Fund that were not included in the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget.
As background, the General Fund is used to support County services such as the PGPD and PGFD as well as planning, community development, and administrative support services. In Prince George’s County, these funds come from several sources, including taxes, permits, State aid, etc. In the latest operating budget report, it was stated that the largest source of property funding from real property taxes, which in 2020 was said to be $883 million. Alternatively, Internal service funds finance the goods or services shifted between Prince George County government departments. The Fleet Management Internal Service Fund and the Information Technology Internal Service Fund fall under programs funded through Internal service funds.
Through CB-35-2021, the FY 2022 General Fund budget would be increased from $3,794,635,800 to $3,803,750,800 and would provide: supplementary appropriations
$6.1 million for the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association (HNLEA) settlement payment in the Police Department
$2 million for promotional testing in the Police Department
$946,800 to support maintenance costs at the Public Safety Campus/Gun Range site under the Office of Homeland Security
$43,200 for critical accounts payable document review software in the Office of Finance.
The Fiscal Year 2022 Internal Service Fund Budget would be increased from $64,344,400 to $65,544,400.For the Internal Service Fund CB-110-2021 would provide:
$1.2 million in additional appropriated fund balance from within the Information Technology Internal Service Fund complete the COVID Scheduling Software project.
As stated before, this bill has just had its first reading; if you want more information on this legislation, you can contact Chair Calvin Hawkins or The Prince George's County Office of Management and Budget at (301) 952-3300.