Bill Summaries: H627 (2011-2012 Session)

  • Summary date: Jun 2 2011 - View summary

    House amendment makes the following changes to 1st edition. Removes provision that the Director of the Program Evaluation Division advise the Fiscal Research Division staff. Removes provision that the Commission start the review process with the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and instead directs the Commission to determine which agency or agencies to review at its first meeting.

  • Summary date: Apr 5 2011 - View summary

    Establishing a Commission composed of 5 members of the Senate appointed by the President Pro Tempore, and 5 members of the House appointed by the Speaker, to use a zero-based budgeting review process to study whether there are obsolete programs, cost-reduction opportunities, and cases where funds can be redirected to meet new and changing demands for public services. Requires any agency under review to identify decision units and divide each unit into specified minimum, reduced, current, and enhanced decision packages. Requires an interim report to the 2012 Regular Session of the 2011 General Assembly and a final report to the 2013 General Assembly.