SB 9: "An Act relating to state budget planning and priorities."
00 SENATE BILL NO. 9 01 "An Act relating to state budget planning and priorities." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 37.07.050(a) is amended to read: 04 (a) The agencies shall assure the development of a statewide system of results- 05 based government designed to increase efficiency and effectiveness of state programs 06 and services. Toward that end, each state agency shall, on a semi-annual basis, identify 07 results-based measures that have been used to work toward achievement of the 08 mission statement and desired results issued by the legislature and of other goals of the 09 agency, and set out the results as measured. Each state agency shall also prepare 10 information that shall be compiled and submitted on December 15 each year to the 11 office, the legislature, and the legislative finance division; this information must 12 (1) identify the agency mission and desired results established by the 13 legislature; 14 (2) identify the goals and objectives the agency will use to achieve the 15 legislature's mission and desired results;
01 (3) set out the results of any user group surveys and, if the results do 02 not agree with the mission and desired results, goals, and objectives, explain why; 03 (4) include written, defined methods of measuring results that apply to 04 the responsibilities, products, and services of the agency; 05 (5) identify results-based measures that have been used to work toward 06 achievement of the mission statement and desired results issued by the legislature and 07 other goals of the agency and set out the results as measured; 08 (6) identify surveys or other methods of gathering user group opinions 09 that have been used by the agency to identify ways to improve its programs; 10 (7) identify methods of measuring performance when the mission 11 statement and desired results issued by the legislature involve more than one agency 12 and make recommendations to eliminate duplication of government functions and 13 waste; 14 (8) identify ways in which the agency has involved its employees in 15 the development of methods of measuring results, including opportunities for 16 employee representatives to participate in committees established to develop methods 17 of measuring results; 18 (9) include the budget requested to carry out the agency's proposed 19 plans in the succeeding fiscal year, including information reflecting the expenditures 20 during the last fiscal year, the expenditures authorized for the current fiscal year, the 21 expenditures proposed for the succeeding fiscal year, an explanation of the services to 22 be provided, the number of total positions for all persons employed or under contract 23 by the agency for personal services including those rendered for capital improvement 24 projects, the need for the services, the cost of the services, and other information 25 requested by the office; 26 (10) include a report of agency receipts during the last fiscal year, an 27 estimate of receipts during the current fiscal year, and an estimate of receipts for the 28 succeeding fiscal year; 29 (11) identify legislation required to implement the proposed programs 30 and financial plans; 31 (12) include an evaluation of the advantages and disadvantages of
01 specific alternatives to existing or proposed agency activities or administrative 02 methods; 03 (13) prioritize the programs, functions, and level of activities of each 04 division, section, or other unit of the agency from the most important and cost- 05 effective to the least important and cost-effective so that the legislature, when 06 reviewing the annual budget request for that agency, can readily determine the 07 (A) activities that are most and least valuable to the people 08 of the state; and 09 (B) specific effect of proportional increases or decreases in 10 the discrete budget elements; 11 (14) at a minimum, for each division, section, or other unit of the 12 agency, 13 (A) detail the actions the division, section, or other unit of 14 the agency would take if the approved appropriations were three percent, 15 five percent, and 10 percent less than the budget amount and staffing 16 requested; 17 (B) indicate the degree to which increases or decreases 18 would affect the mission and performance of the division, section, or other 19 unit; 20 (C) detail changes in staffing that would result from budget 21 decreases of three percent, five percent, and 10 percent; and 22 (D) recommend legislation that might become necessary as 23 a result of budget decreases of three percent, five percent, and 10 percent.