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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: March 25, 2019 12:31 PM
From: Representative Sheryl M. Delozier
To: All House members
Subject: Budget Procedures Reform: Improving the flow of budgetary information
Please join me as a cosponsor of legislation that would reform the statute governing the Commonwealth’s budget procedures.

One of the challenges to completing a thorough review of the state budget is the lack of information relating to mandated costs and the Governor’s budget proposals. To improve this flow of information, this legislation would require annual reports to be provided by the administration on federal and state mandates that apply to appropriations, information about appropriations that are used as federal matching funds, and which are entitlements.

Further, this legislation would require the Governor to present legislative language in the annual budget proposal process. This is intended to address the fact that in recent years substantial portions of the Governor’s proposals are never actually presented to the legislature in legislative form.

I look forward to working with you on this important legislation.

Introduced as HB922