Joint Budget Committee. The bill requires all presentations made to joint committees of reference under the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" to be conducted in the first 2 weeks of the regular legislative session rather than during the interim between legislative sessions, and as a result:
- Repeals the requirement that appointees to committees of reference be designated no later than December 1 prior to the convening of the general assembly; and
- Repeals the authorization that members and members-elect are entitled to per diem and reimbursement of expenses.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)