Requires the UNC School of Government (SOG) to coordinate a working group to develop standards for state agencies to use in designing and implementing pilot projects required by the General Assembly. Requires the SOG to research existing evaluation standards and identify approaches for designing projects that collect appropriate and adequate data for sound evaluation of pilot projects. Requires the SOG to make a preliminary report on the research findings to the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee, the Director of the Program Evaluation Division, and the Office of State Budget and Management by December 1, 2016. Requires the working group to include representatives from state agencies and the UNC constituent institutions. Requires a report on the proposed standards to the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee, the Director of the Program Evaluation Division, and the Office of State Budget and Management by December 1, 2017.
Appropriates $150,000 for fiscal year 2016-17 from the General Fund to the SOG to implement the act. Provides that the funds do not revert at the end of 2016-17, but remain available during 2017-18 for expenditure in accordance with the act. Effective July 1, 2016.
Enacts new GS 143-162.3, directing the Office of State Budget and Management to adopt rules to implement the standards proposed by the SOG and to report to the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee after adoption of the rules. Provides that, at a minimum, proposed standards must offer a range of options for designing evaluations of pilot projects, taking into account an agency’s available resources and time.
Requires, unless specifically exempted by law, all departments, agencies, bureaus, divisions, and institutions of the state to conduct and complete pilot projects requested by the General Assembly in accordance with the rules adopted by the Office of State Budget and Management. This requirement applies to pilot projects initially enacted by the General Assembly on or after June 1, 2018. Allows the SOG to prepare proposed updates to the standards as necessary. Requires proposed updates to be submitted to the Office of State Budget and Management for review and adoption, and requires the Office to report rule changes to the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee. Requires the SOG to publish proposed updates on its website at least 90 days before submitting the proposed standards.
Repeals Section 1 of SL 2015-52, which established reporting requirements for the Overnight Respite Pilot Program. Directs the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Service Regulation, to report on the overnight respite licensure process, with an interim report due to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services no later than September 1, 2016, with a final report due by September 1, 2017. Sets out what the report should include.
Bill H 1028 (2015-2016)Summary date: May 3 2016 - View summary