2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Committee Approved)

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Study Group on Zero-Based Budgeting (language only)

Item 257 #1s

Item 257 #1s

Secretary of Finance


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"C. The Secretary of Finance shall convene a working group comprised of the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, the directors of the Senate Finance Committee staff and the House Appropriations Committee staff, and a representative group of agency heads to discuss the feasibility of incorporating zero-based budgeting principles into the development of the biennial budget.  The objective will be to provide new  guidelines for use in the development of the 2020-2022 biennial budget. The group shall consider the costs of staff training and system changes that may be required to implement zero-based budgeting.  The Secretary of Finance shall report his recommendations to the Governor and to the chairs of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Appropriations Committee by November 1, 2017".


(This amendment directs the Secretary of Finance to convene a working group to determine how to incorporate the principles of zero-based budgeting into the biennial budget development process.)