The Administration & Regulation budget is typically one of the first budgets to pass the General Assembly.  The Fiscal Services Division has assembled a list of contact information for the committee that handles this budget that is available on the official legislative website.  For example, you can find information about the departmental request for the budget in PDF format here.  The Administration & Regulation Budget is primarily responsible for the appropriations related to operiting the Department of Administrative Services.

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ADMINISTRATION AND REGULATION
Staff Contact: Paulee Lipsman
paulee.lipsman@legis.state.ia.us

This budget covers many of the administrative and regulatory departments and agencies in the execu-tive branch. The total Administration and Regulation Budget for FY 2009 was $338 million. After two rounds of budget cuts made by the Governor, the FY 2009 budget is estimated at $329 million. The FY 2010 budget proposed by the Governor stands at $295 million.

    Department of Administration


The General Assembly created the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) in 2003. The De-partment of Personnel, the Information Technology Department, the Department of General Services and the accounting functions from the Department of Revenue were combined to form this depart-ment. DAS is now primarily a fee-based organization and other state agencies are billed for the ser-vices they receive.

FY 2009 budget = $13.9 million
After Governor’s budget cuts = $13.6 million
6.5% cut = $885,630
FY 2010 = $13.1 million*

*The department will receive an additional $400,000 for increased utility costs.

Auditor of State
The office of the Auditor of State has three divisions: Administration Division; the Financial Audit Division, which is responsible for conducting annual audits of all state departments and agencies, as well as audits of counties, cities, school districts, and other governmental subdivisions as requested; and the Performance Investigation Division, which is responsible for conducting performance audits of state agencies and the programs they administer. The division also conducts special studies as-signed by the Auditor of State or requested by the Legislature.

FY 2009 budget = $1.27 million
After budget cuts = $1.23 million
6.5% cut = $81,000
FY 2010 = $1.15 million

Ethics and Campaign Finance
The Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board administers the campaign finance laws in Iowa Code Chapter 68A. The Board also administers the ethics laws in Iowa code chapter 68B.

FY 2009 Budget = $557,000
After budget cuts = $537,000
6.5% cut =$35,000
FY 2010 =$502,000

Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce is made up of five divisions: Alcoholic Beverages, Banking, Credit Union, Insurance and Utilities. Each division is responsible for the regulation of an industry or group of industries and is funded by fees and assessments levied on the regulated industries.

FY 2009 Budget = $26.5 million
After budget cuts = $25.6 million
6.5% cut = $1.7 million
FY 2010 = $23.9 million

Executive Council
The executive council is made up of the Governor, Secretary of State, Secretary of Agriculture, Audi-tor and Treasurer. They are responsible for “performance of duty” funding such as was needed to get recovery efforts under way after the tornadoes and floods of 2008.

FY 2009 Budget = $2.2 million
After budget cuts = $2.2 million
6.5% cut = $145,000
FY 2010 = $41 million*

*The $39 million increase in this budget is to cover the 10% match the State of Iowa will be required to provide to continue the FEMA disaster relief programs in FY 2010.

Governor’s Office
This budget not only covers the Governor and Lt. Governor’s staff at the Statehouse but also funds the Terrace Hills living quarters for the Governor and his family.

FY 2009 Budget = $3.6 million
After budget cuts = $3.45 million
6.5% cut = $224,000
FY 2010 = $3.2 million

Governor’s Office of Drug Policy Control
The office coordinates multi-jurisdictional drug task forces across Iowa. This office creates drug control policy and strategy for the State and identifies and administers federal grants.

FY 2009 Budget = $2.1 million
After budget cuts = $2 million
6.5% cut = $136,000
FY 2010 = $1.95 million

Department of Human Rights
The Department of Human Rights works to ensure that every Iowan is equally protected and respected. These divisions include the Human Rights Administration, Deaf Services, Asian and Pa-cific Islanders, Native Americans, Persons with Disabilities, Latino Affairs, Status of Women, Status of African Americans and Criminal and Juvenile Justice.

FY 2009 Budget = $3.7 million
After budget cuts = $3.5 million
6.5% cut = $228,000
FY 2010 = $3.7 million

Department of Inspections and Appeals
The Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) is a regulatory agency charged with protecting the health, safety and well-being of Iowans including regulating health care providers and facilities. The division also investigates alleged fraud in the state’s public assistance programs, investigates Medi-caid fraud by health care providers, and conducts professional practice investigations on behalf of state licensing boards.

FY 2009 Budget = $70.3 million
After budget cuts = $68.4 million
6.5% cut = $4.4 million
FY 2010 = $63.9 million

Department of Management
The Iowa Department of Management is the planning and budgeting agency within the executive branch of Iowa state government. The director of the department serves as the Governor’s chief fi-nancial advisor.

FY 2009 Budget = $52.2 million
After budget cuts = $52 million
6.5% cut = $497,000
FY 2010 = $113 million*

*This includes an increase of $61.7 million to the property tax credit fund, which reimburses local governments for revenue reductions caused by property owners claim their property tax credits. This $61.7 million had previously come from the previous year’s ending balance, which are one-time dol-lars. This practice, begun by Republicans, has been criticized by the Auditor. However, it should be noted, that even with this increase to the property tax credit fund, property tax credits will not be fully funded.

Department of Revenue
The Department of Revenue is responsible for revenue collection and tax law compliance.

FY 2009 Budget = $29.5 million
After budget cuts = $26.5 million
6.5% cut = $1.7 million
FY 2010 = $24.8 million

Secretary of State
The Secretary of State is responsible for filing documents such as Uniform Commercial Code financ-ing statements, trademarks, business entity documents and other statutorily required special filings. The office supervises and coordinates elections, maintains the voter registration program, and li-censes notaries public.

FY 2009 Budget = $3.6 million
After budget cuts = $3.5 million
6.5% cut = $228,000
FY 2010 = $3.3 million

Treasurer of State
The treasurer receives all revenues from state agencies and the federal government and is responsible for all bank relations.

FY 2009 Budget = $1.1 million
After budget cuts = $1.06 million
6.5% cut = $69,000
FY 2010 = $995,000

Staff Contact: Paulee Lipsman
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