The Long Bill Narrative, which is the annual appropriations act, is prepared by staff to explain funding decisions recommended by the JBC to the rest of the General Assembly. This document is a companion document to the actual Long Bill. The narrative outlines budget changes based on the introduced version of the Long Bill. The narrative does not reflect any subsequent changes to the Long Bill as it is amended by the Senate or House of Representatives. To find information for the final Long Bill and all other bills for a given session please see the Appropriations Report produced by staff annually by July 1.