HB 450: "An Act relating to optional performance-based budgeting for agencies in the executive branch of state government."

00 HOUSE BILL NO. 450 01 "An Act relating to optional performance-based budgeting for agencies in the executive 02 branch of state government." 03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 04 * Section 1. AS 37.07 is amended by adding a new section to read: 05 Sec. 37.07.018. Optional performance-based budgeting. (a) A department 06 may request to participate in performance-based budgeting under this section for the 07 following fiscal year for some or all of the programs within the department. A 08 department that wishes to have some or all of its programs funded through 09 performance-based budget plans shall notify the governor, no later than September 1, 10 of the department's request. The notification must include a performance-based 11 program budget request and a list of programs and performance measures proposed for 12 participation in the budget plans. If legislation is needed to implement the proposed 13 budget plans, the department shall include a request for the necessary changes. 14 (b) The governor shall review the department's budget plans and performance

01 measures and may request the department to make changes to them. The governor 02 shall include those proposals that are approved in the appropriation bill authorizing the 03 operating expenditures for state government submitted to the legislature under 04 AS 37.07.020(a). 05 (c) A plan submitted to the legislature under this section must include 06 explanations and justification, expressed in terms of program-effectiveness measures, 07 program-efficiency measures, workload, productivity adjustments, staffing standards, 08 and other criteria needed to evaluate the delivery of governmental services. 09 (d) If the legislature adopts a performance-based budget plan for a department 10 or departmental program, the legislature shall also adopt explanations and justification 11 to be used to measure the performance of the program or department at the end of the 12 fiscal year. 13 (e) No later than August 15 of the fiscal year following participation in a 14 performance-based budget plan, the department shall evaluate its performance for the 15 previous fiscal year, based on the program measures adopted by the legislature under 16 this section for that fiscal year and submit the evaluation to the governor for review. 17 The governor may approve or disapprove the evaluation. No later than September 15, 18 the governor shall notify the legislature of the programs that met or exceeded their 19 performance measures and of those that did not do so. A program or department that 20 participated in performance-based budgeting but that is not included in the governor's 21 notification to the legislature is considered to have failed to meet its measures for that 22 fiscal year. 23 (f) Appropriations in the operating budget for the operating expenses of a 24 program that met or exceeded its performance measures are subject to lapsing under 25 AS 37.25.010(f). The department may use the unexpended balance that it retains 26 under AS 37.25.010(f) for employee training, employee productivity enhancements, 27 acquisition of improved technology, and other employee-performance-related goods 28 and services. 29 (g) A performance-based budget plan and performance measures adopted 30 under this section are considered to be a mission statement and desired results issued 31 by the legislature for purposes of this chapter.

01 * Sec. 2. AS 37.25.010 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 02 (f) For a departmental program that participated in performance-based 03 budgeting under AS 37.07.018 for a fiscal year and that was determined to have met or 04 exceeded its performance measures under AS 37.07.018(e), notwithstanding (a) of this 05 section, one-half of the unexpended balance of the one-year appropriations authorized 06 for the program in the operating budget lapses on June 30 of the fiscal year following 07 the fiscal year for which it was initially appropriated and, during that following fiscal 08 year, may be expended for departmental purposes as the commissioner considers 09 appropriate unless otherwise provided in the original appropriation.