HB 5

84(R) - 2015
House Appropriations
House Appropriations

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


John Otto


Cindy Burkett

Bill Caption

Relating to strategic fiscal reviews of state agencies.

Fiscal Notes

A fiscal note dated March 17, 2015 anticipates no significant fiscal implication to the State or units of local government.

Bill Analysis

House Bill 5 would codify the information that a state agency must provide to the Legislative Budget Board when the Board decides to conduct a strategic fiscal review of this agency. It would also detail the information to be found in a strategic fiscal review. The information would include descriptions and justifications for an agency's activities, itemized accounts of expenditures needed to maintain the activities at the current level and at a minimum level of service, or consequences of discontinuing activities. The review would evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the agency and would make recommendations on whether to continue funding each activity. The review could also be used in the appropriations process.

The Director of the Board would recommend no later than September 1 of each odd-numbered year which agency to review. A report of the findings of the review would have to be submitted to the Legislature no later than the 7th day after the beginning of the following regular legislative session.

Vote Recommendation Notes

House Bill 5 has the potential to create more transparency on the activities of state agencies and to encourage efficiency by considering which activities are still worth funding. As a consequence, it would encourage a limited government. We support House Bill 5.