AN ACT TO STUDY THE FINANCIAL COSTS TO THE STATE AND LOCAL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS OF COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL MANDATES RELATED TO THE RECEIPT OF FEDERAL EDUCATION FUNDING AND TO ESTABLISH THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE STUDY COMMISSION ON EFFICIENCY AND COST-SAVINGS IN STATE GOVERNMENT. Enacted July 20, 2017. Effective July 20, 2017.
Summary date: Jul 25 2017 - View summary
House amendment #1 makes the following change to the 2nd edition.
Amends the provision directing the Joint Legislative Study Commission on Efficiency and Cost-Savings in State Government (Commission) to conduct a study as follows. Directs the Commission to use a zero-based budgeting review process to study whether there are obsolete programs, cost-reduction opportunities, or any cases where existing funds can be redirected to meet new and changing demands for public services in the Department of the Secretary of State (was, applicable in State government, starting with the Department of the Secretary of State). Authorizes the Commission to require the Department of the Secretary of State to submit written information, as currently specified.
Makes conforming changes.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends the long title.
Establishes a 10-member Joint Legislative Study Commission on Efficiency and Cost-Savings in State Government, with five members each appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Provides for the meeting time and location, administration, support staff, and powers of the Commission. Directs the Commission to use a zero-based budgeting review process to study whether there are obsolete programs, cost-reduction opportunities in State government, and cases where existing funds can be redirected to meet new and changing demands for public services. Authorizes the Commission to require any agency to submit written information, and lists five types of information the Commission may require. Directs the Commission to make an interim report to the 2018 Regular Session of the 2017 General Assembly, and a final report to the 2019 General Assembly, including proposed legislation. The Commission terminates upon the filing of its final report, or upon the convening of the 2019 General Assembly, whichever is earlier.
Summary date: Feb 14 2017 - View summary
Requires the Department of Public Instruction, by January 15, 2018, to study, report, and provide any supporting data to the Fiscal Research Division and the Program Evaluation Division of the General Assembly on the cost of compliance with federal education funding mandates to local school administrative units. Requires the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee to consider including in the 2017‑18 Program Evaluation Division's Work Plan an evaluation of the cost of compliance with federal education funding mandates for K‑12 education and, if included in the Work Plan, requires a report to the General Assembly at a date to be determined by the Committee.