'96-97 Budget Contains Changes for DIR


Governor Wilson's proposed 1996-97 state budget provides $217.9 million in funding for DIR, with $138 million from the state's General Fund and the remainder from special funds.

In particular, $94 million would go to administration of the workers' compensation program, $60 million to the occupational safety and health program, $27 million to the labor standards enforcement program, and $12 million to other programs, boards and commissions in DIR. The budget also provides $23.6 million for Uninsured Employers Fund claims.

The Governor's proposed budget contains changes in DIR programs that reflect the administration's policy objectives of prevailing wage reform, daily overtime reform, and increased labor law enforcement in the garment manufacturing and agriculture industries. Main changes encompass: