Legislature(2001 - 2002)

03/22/2002 09:38 AM FIN

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     HOUSE BILL NO. 349                                                                                                         
     "An Act relating to agency programs and financial plans."                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
This was  the second  hearing for  this bill in  the Senate  Finance                                                            
Committee.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
REPRESENTATIVE  FRED DYSON commented that nothing  has changed since                                                            
the previous  meeting except  that he has  become more convinced  of                                                            
the "wisdom" of the Administration prioritizing budget requests.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Dyson  reminded of  Senator Wilken's  suggestion  to                                                            
rate  priorities  in categories  rather  than a  "strict"  numerical                                                            
ranking of all department activities, which he supported.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Representative  Dyson  also supported  the  proposed constitutional                                                             
amendment  that   would  allow  the  Legislature  to   enforce  this                                                            
legislation.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Donley offered a  motion to report  HB 349 from  Committee                                                            
with a  zero fiscal note  from the Office  of Management and  Budget                                                            
for all state agencies.                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
Without objection the bill MOVED from Committee.                                                                                
                                                                                                                                

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