2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Saxman
DPB - Taxpayer Budget Bill of Rights Funding

Item 283 #1h

Item 283 #1h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Planning and Budget, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $2,000,000 GF

Page 250, line 30, strike "$7,376,983" and insert "$9,376,983".
Page 252, after line 31, insert:
"F.  Out of the amounts appropriated for Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation Services, $2,000,000 in the second year from the general fund is provided to ensure that the provisions of Chapter 190, 2003 Acts of Assembly, are implemented.  These provisions, commonly referred to as the "Taxpayer's Budget Bill of Rights," require that the Budget Document contain information regarding the outcomes obtained from the expenditure of funds on state agency programs, the achievement of performance standards, and the development of appropriate state agency evaluation cycles.  Any portion of this appropriation unnecessary to the implementation of these requirements shall be reverted to the general fund."

(This amendment provides $2.0 million from the general fund in the second year to the Department of Planning and Budget to ensure the implementation of the Taxpayer's Budget Bill of Rights, which was adopted by the 2003 Session of the General Assembly.)