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2005 Session

Budget Bill - HB1500 (Chapter 951)

Department of Planning and Budget

Item 283

Item 283

First Year - FY2005Second Year - FY2006
Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation Services (71500)$5,801,734$5,836,983
$7,252,532
Budget Development and Execution Services (71502)FY2005 $4,395,633FY2006 $4,422,645
$5,838,194
Administrative Services (71598)FY2005 $1,406,101FY2006 $1,414,338
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2005 $5,551,734FY2006 $5,586,983
$7,002,532
SpecialFY2005 $250,000FY2006 $250,000

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapter 15 and Chapter 16 26, Article 8, Code of Virginia.


A. The Department of Planning and Budget shall be responsible for continued development and coordination of an integrated, systematic policy analysis, planning, budgeting, performance measurement and evaluation process within state government. The Department shall collaborate with the Governor's Secretaries and all other agencies of state government and other entities as necessary to ensure that information generated from these processes is useful for managing and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of state government operations.


B. The Department of Planning and Budget shall be responsible for the continued development and coordination of a review process for strategic plans and performance measures of the state agencies. The review process shall assess on a periodic basis the structure and content of the plans and performance measures, the processes used to develop and implement the plans and measures, the degree to which agencies achieve intended goals and results, and the relation between intended and actual results and budget requirements.


C. The Department of Planning and Budget shall include in the Budget Document the amount of projected spending and projected net tax-supported state debt for each year of the biennium on a per capita basis. The Budget Document shall also include the amount of projected spending, less funding for personal property tax relief, for the same fiscal years, on a per capita basis. For this purpose, "spending” is defined as total appropriations from all funds for the cited fiscal years as shown in the Budget Bill. The most current population estimates from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Services shall be used to make the calculations.


D.1. The Department of Planning and Budget shall provide staffing and operational support to the Commonwealth Competition Council. Other state agencies and institutions of the Commonwealth shall also assist the Commonwealth Competition Council in its work upon the request of the chairman of the Council.


2. There is hereby created upon the books of the Comptroller a special, nonreverting fund known as the "Commonwealth Competition Council Savings Recovery Fund." This Fund shall provide a nongeneral fund appropriation of $250,000 each year for use by the Department of Planning and Budget in defraying the costs of providing staff and operational support to the council.


3. Prior to April 1 each year, the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget shall notify the Auditor of Public Accounts of any savings recommendations put forth by the Commonwealth Competition Council for which savings are likely to be realized in the current fiscal year or in the fiscal year beginning on the next July 1 after such notification. The Auditor of Public Accounts shall audit the implementation of these savings recommendations and shall certify to the State Comptroller by June 1 each year the total savings realized by state agencies or institutions as a result of the savings recommendations put forth by the Commonwealth Competition Council. By July 1 each year, the State Comptroller shall transfer 10 percent of these certified savings to the Commonwealth Competition Council Savings Recovery Fund for support of the council's operations. However, if these savings have since accrued to the benefit of the general fund, either by subsequent budgetary action or by reversion, then following the certification of the savings by the Auditor of Public Accounts, the State Comptroller shall transfer the equivalent of 10 percent of the affected certified savings from the general fund to the Commonwealth Competition Council Savings Recovery Fund. The total amount transferred to the Commonwealth Competition Council Savings Recovery Fund pursuant to these provisions shall not exceed $500,000 in any one fiscal year.


E. 1. Out of this appropriation, $1,182,500 the second year from the general fund is provided to support the continuation of the school efficiency reviews program.  Any school division undergoing an efficiency review shall provide a report to the Department of Planning and Budget indicating what action has been taken on each recommendation identified in the efficiency review.  The first report shall be made within six months following the receipt of the final efficiency review; with a follow-up report within one year of the final review, and again at twenty-four months.  The Department of Planning and Budget shall provide the format for such report.


2.  Commencing with reviews completed in FY 2006, partial recovery of the cost of individual reviews may be made in the fiscal year beginning not less than 24 months and not more than 36 months following the release of a final efficiency review report for an individual school division.  Such recovery may occur if the affected school division superintendent or superintendent's designee has not certified that at least half the recommendations have been implemented or at least half of the equivalent savings of such efficiency review have been realized.  Lacking such certification the school division shall reimburse the state for 25 percent of the cost of the school efficiency review.  Such reimbursement shall be paid into the general fund of the state treasury.  The Department of Planning and Budget shall provide the format for such certification.