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SB21-284

Evidence-based Evaluations For Budget

Concerning evidence-based evaluations to assist the general assembly in determining the appropriate level of funding for a program or practice, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subjects:
State Government
State Revenue & Budget
Bill Summary



The act establishes a set of evidence-based definitions to be used when analyzing a program or practice. If a state agency or the office of state planning and budgeting includes an evidence-based evaluation of a program or practice in a budget request or budget amendment, then the state agency or office is required to describe the program or practice using the definitions. In such case, the state agency or office is also required to provide any research that supports the program or practice or a decrease in funding for a program or practice, along with information concerning how the evidence referenced was used in the development of the budget request or budget amendment request.

Joint budget committee staff is required to independently analyze and describe the program or practice using the definitions and to include any evidence-based information as part of any recommendation it makes regarding a budget request or budget amendment request. The staff director is required to appoint additional staff as necessary to provide the evidence-based analysis, and upon request, joint budget committee staff shall also assist legislators in incorporating evidence-based assessments in legislation for bills that create a new program or practice.

The joint budget committee is required to consider, as one of many factors, any available evidence-based information when determining the appropriate level of funding of a program or practice.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status

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  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    07/06/2021 Signed Act PDF
    06/22/2021 Final Act PDF
    06/03/2021 Rerevised PDF
    06/01/2021 Revised PDF
    05/25/2021 Reengrossed PDF
    05/24/2021 Engrossed PDF
    05/20/2021 Introduced PDF
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