I'm reading HB 1060, the FY2013 Appropriations amendment bill. I notice that Section 45 contains the following minor typographical error that could result in improper revision of the statute. The current text (page 15, line 17 of the PDF version) reads thus:
Personal services, General Funds, delete "$6,865,063: and insert $7,091,625"
It should read thus to conform with the other lines in HB 1060:
Personal services, General Funds, delete "$6,865,063" and insert "$7,091,625"
Not only does this error foul up my spreadsheet when I try to parse out the dollar figures to calculate just how much the Governor is trying to tack onto the FY2013 budget ($40,967,651 gross, $26,560,547 net, if my formulas and the rest of the Governor's punctuation are correct), but it also means that the Division of Economic Assistance of the Department of Social Services would not get the $226,562 that the Governor says it needs to help low-income families.
The superfluous colon and the missing quotation marks are miniscule errors... but we have other bills (HB 1009, SB 71) dedicated to correcting similar typos. Amending HB 1060 now in House Appropriations will prevent us from having to clutter the legislative pipeline later with a whole nother White-Out bill.