Bill Summary for H 646 (2017-2018)
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AN ACT TO AMEND THE PROGRAM EVALUATION STATUTES TO MAKE IT EXPLICIT THAT THE DIVISION MAY EVALUATE NON-STATE ENTITIES THAT RECEIVE OR EXPEND ANY STATE FUNDS, ADD ADMINISTRATION OF MEASURABILITY ASSESSMENTS AS A FUNCTION OF THE DIVISION, CREATE STANDARDIZED EVALUATION REPORTS, AND REVISE THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.Intro. by S. Martin, Horn, Conrad, Brody.
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Senate committee substitute deletes all provisions of 3rd edition and replaces it with AN ACT TO AMEND THE PROGRAM EVALUATION STATUTES TO MAKE IT EXPLICIT THAT THE DIVISION MAY EVALUATE NON-STATE ENTITIES THAT RECEIVE OR EXPEND ANY STATE FUNDS, ADD ADMINISTRATION OF MEASURABILITY ASSESSMENTS AS A FUNCTION OF THE DIVISION, REMOVE THE REQUIREMENT THAT REQUESTS FOR EVALUATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, CREATE STANDARDIZED EVALUATION REPORTS, AND REVISE THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. Amends short title to "Amend PED Statutes."
Amends GS Chapter 120, Article 7C, amending GS 120-36.11 to make the Program Evaluation Division (Division) of the Legislative Services Commission a staff agency of the General Assembly. Specifies that the purpose of the Division is to assist the General Assembly in fulfilling its responsibility to oversee government functions by providing an independent, objective source of information to be used in evaluating whether programs or activities of a State agency, or programs or activities of a non-State entity conducted or provided using State funds, are operated and delivered in an the most effective and efficient manner and in accordance with law. Makes other clarifying and technical changes. Amends GS 120-36.12 with various clarifying changes. Deletes subsection requiring State agencies to submit a written response to a proposed or final recommendation of the Division. Adds requirement to administer measurability assessments. Makes conforming changes. Amends GS 120-36.13 to make the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee's (Committee) work plan biennial. Requires the Committee to consider which programs of the State or programs using State funds should be evaluated by the Division. Requires consideration of which proposed or existing State programs should be subject to measurability assessments. Removes provision that legislation directing a study or evaluation without an impact statement will be included in the next work plan. No longer requires a request to the Division for an evaluation of a program or an activity be submitted by a member of the General Assembly. Instead, requires the Director to assist the Committee in developing the work plan based on suggestions for evaluations and measurability assessments submitted by members of the Committee to the cochairs.
Amends GS 120-36.14, requiring the Division to complete an evaluation report for each evaluation required in the work plan and submit the report to the Committee for review. Adds to what must be included in the report. Amends GS 120-36.15 with technical changes. Amends GS 120-36.16 with clarifying and conforming changes. Deletes GS 120-36.17.