7 Travis M. Seegmiller
9 LONG TITLE
10 General Description:
11 This bill modifies provisions related to government performance reporting and
12 efficiency requirements.
13 Highlighted Provisions:
14 This bill:
15 ▸ defines terms;
16 ▸ modifies the duties of the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst and the Office of
17 the Legislative Auditor General related to government processes targeted for
18 efficiency improvements;
19 ▸ modifies the process by which an agency develops and reports performance
21 ▸ requires the Governor's Office of Management and Budget and the Office of the
22 Legislative Fiscal Analyst to:
23 • establish a process to target certain government processes for efficiency
24 improvements; and
25 • report annually regarding the status of the efficiency improvement process and
26 any recommended changes;
27 ▸ clarifies that the judicial department and the legislative department are not subject
28 to certain performance reporting requirements; and
29 ▸ makes technical and conforming changes.
30 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
32 Other Special Clauses:
34 Utah Code Sections Affected:
36 36-12-13, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2018, Chapter 248
37 36-12-15, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2020, Chapter 356
38 63I-1-263, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2020, Chapters 82, 152, 154, 199, 230,
39 303, 322, 336, 354, 360, 375, 405 and last amended by Coordination Clause, Laws
40 of Utah 2020, Chapter 360
41 63J-1-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2020, Chapter 152
42 63J-1-602.2, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2020, Fifth Special Session, Chapter 20
44 63J-1-901, Utah Code Annotated 1953
45 63J-1-902, Utah Code Annotated 1953
46 63J-1-903, Utah Code Annotated 1953
47 63J-1-904, Utah Code Annotated 1953
49 36-24-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 342
51 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
52 Section 1. Section 36-12-13 is amended to read:
53 36-12-13. Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst established -- Powers, functions,
54 and duties -- Qualifications.
55 (1) There is established an Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst as a permanent staff
56 office for the Legislature.
57 (2) The powers, functions, and duties of the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst
58 under the supervision of the fiscal analyst are:
59 (a) (i) to estimate general revenue collections, including comparisons of:
60 (A) current estimates for each major tax type to long-term trends for that tax type;
61 (B) current estimates for federal fund receipts to long-term federal fund trends; and
62 (C) current estimates for tax collections and federal fund receipts to long-term trends
63 deflated for the inflationary effects of debt monetization; and
64 (ii) to report the analysis required under Subsection (2)(a)(i) to the Legislature's
65 Executive Appropriations Committee before each annual general session of the Legislature;
66 (b) to analyze in detail the state budget before the convening of each legislative session
67 and make recommendations to the Legislature on each item or program appearing in the
68 budget, including:
69 (i) funding for and performance of programs, acquisitions, and services currently
70 undertaken by state government to determine whether each department, agency, institution, or
71 program should:
72 (A) continue at its current level of expenditure;
73 (B) continue at a different level of expenditure; or
74 (C) be terminated; and
75 (ii) increases or decreases to spending authority and other resource allocations for the
76 current and future fiscal years;
77 (c) to prepare on all proposed bills fiscal estimates that reflect:
78 (i) potential state government revenue impacts;
79 (ii) anticipated state government expenditure changes;
80 (iii) anticipated expenditure changes for county, municipal, local district, or special
81 service district governments; and
82 (iv) anticipated direct expenditure by Utah residents and businesses, including the unit
83 cost, number of units, and total cost to all impacted residents and businesses;
84 (d) to indicate whether each proposed bill will impact the regulatory burden for Utah
85 residents or businesses, and if so:
86 (i) whether the impact increases or decreases the regulatory burden; and
87 (ii) whether the change in burden is high, medium, or low;
88 (e) beginning in 2017 and repeating every three years after 2017, to prepare the
89 following cycle of analyses of long-term fiscal sustainability:
90 (i) in year one, the joint revenue volatility report required under Section 63J-1-205;
91 (ii) in year two, a long-term budget for programs appropriated from major funds and
92 tax types; and
93 (iii) in year three, a budget stress test comparing estimated future revenue to and
94 expenditure from major funds and tax types under various potential economic conditions;
95 (f) to report instances in which the administration may be failing to carry out the
96 expressed intent of the Legislature;
97 (g) to propose and analyze statutory changes for more effective operational economies
98 or more effective administration;
99 (h) to prepare, before each annual general session of the Legislature, a summary
100 showing the current status of the following as compared to the past nine fiscal years:
101 (i) debt;
102 (ii) long-term liabilities;
103 (iii) contingent liabilities;
104 (iv) General Fund borrowing;
105 (v) reserves;
106 (vi) fund and nonlapsing balances; and
107 (vii) cash funded capital investments;
108 (i) to make recommendations for addressing the items described in Subsection (2)(h) in
109 the upcoming annual general session of the Legislature;
110 (j) to prepare, after each session of the Legislature, a summary showing the effect of
111 the final legislative program on the financial condition of the state;
112 (k) to conduct organizational and management improvement studies in accordance
113 with Title 63J, Chapter 1, Part 9, Government Performance Reporting and Efficiency Process,
114 and legislative rule;
115 (l) to prepare and deliver upon request of any interim committee or the Legislative
116 Management Committee, reports on the finances of the state and on anticipated or proposed
117 requests for appropriations;
118 (m) to recommend areas for research studies by the executive department or the interim
120 (n) to appoint and develop a professional staff within budget limitations;
121 (o) to prepare and submit the annual budget request for the office;
122 (p) to develop a taxpayer receipt:
123 (i) available to taxpayers through a website; and
124 (ii) that allows a taxpayer to view on the website an estimate of how the taxpayer's tax
125 dollars are expended for government purposes; and
126 (q) to publish or provide other information on taxation and government expenditures
127 that may be accessed by the public.
128 (3) The legislative fiscal analyst shall have a master's degree in public administration,
129 political science, economics, accounting, or the equivalent in academic or practical experience.
130 (4) In carrying out the duties provided for in this section, the legislative fiscal analyst
131 may obtain access to all records, documents, and reports necessary to the scope of the
132 legislative fiscal analyst's duties according to the procedures contained in Title 36, Chapter 14,
133 Legislative Subpoena Powers.
134 Section 2. Section 36-12-15 is amended to read:
135 36-12-15. Office of the Legislative Auditor General established -- Qualifications --
136 Powers, functions, and duties.
137 (1) There is created an Office of the Legislative Auditor General as a permanent staff
138 office for the Legislature.
139 (2) The legislative auditor general shall be a licensed certified public accountant or
140 certified internal auditor with at least five years of experience in the auditing or public
141 accounting profession, or the equivalent, prior to appointment.
142 (3) The legislative auditor general shall appoint and develop a professional staff within
143 budget limitations.
144 (4) (a) The Office of the Legislative Auditor General shall exercise the constitutional
145 authority provided in Article VI, Sec. 33, Utah Constitution.
146 (b) Under the direction of the legislative auditor general, the office shall:
147 (i) conduct comprehensive and special purpose audits, examinations, and reviews of
148 any entity that receives public funds;
149 (ii) prepare and submit a written report on each audit, examination, or review to the
150 Legislative Management Committee, the audit subcommittee, and to all members of the
151 Legislature within 75 days after the audit or examination is completed; and
174 (iii) monitor and conduct a risk assessment of any efficiency evaluations in accordance
175 with Title 63J, Chapter 1, Part 9, Government Performance Reporting and Efficiency Process,
176 and legislative rule.
177 (5) The audit, examination, or review of any entity that receives public funds may
178 include a determination of any or all of the following:
179 (a) the honesty and integrity of all [
180 (b) the accuracy and reliability of [
181 (c) whether or not [
182 properly record and safeguard its acquisition, custody, use, and accounting of public funds;
183 (d) whether or not [
185 (e) whether or not [
186 effective, and cost efficient manner;
187 (f) whether or not [
188 intended objectives; and
189 (g) whether or not [
190 adequate and effective.
191 (6) The Office of the Legislative Auditor General:
192 (a) (i) shall, notwithstanding any other provision of law, have access to all records,
193 documents, and reports of any entity that receives public funds that are necessary to the scope
194 of the duties of the legislative auditor general or the office; and
195 (ii) may issue a subpoena to obtain access as provided in Subsection (6)(a)(i) using the
196 procedures contained in Title 36, Chapter 14, Legislative Subpoena Powers;
197 (b) establish policies, procedures, methods, and standards of audit work for the office
198 and staff;
199 (c) prepare and submit each audit report without interference from any source relative
200 to the content of the report, the conclusions reached in the report, or the manner of disclosing
201 the results of the legislative auditor general's findings; and
202 (d) prepare and submit the annual budget request for the office.
203 (7) To preserve the professional integrity and independence of the office:
204 (a) no legislator or public official may urge the appointment of any person to the office;
206 (b) the legislative auditor general may not be appointed to serve on any board,
207 authority, commission, or other agency of the state during the legislative auditor general's term
208 as legislative auditor general.
209 (8) The following records in the custody or control of the legislative auditor general
210 shall be protected records under Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and
211 Management Act:
212 (a) Records that would disclose information relating to allegations of personal
213 misconduct, gross mismanagement, or illegal activity of a past or present governmental
214 employee if the information or allegation cannot be corroborated by the legislative auditor
215 general through other documents or evidence, and the records relating to the allegation are not
216 relied upon by the legislative auditor general in preparing a final audit report.
217 (b) Records and audit workpapers to the extent they would disclose the identity of a
218 person who during the course of a legislative audit, communicated the existence of any waste
219 of public funds, property, or manpower, or a violation or suspected violation of a law, rule, or
220 regulation adopted under the laws of this state, a political subdivision of the state, or any
221 recognized entity of the United States, if the information was disclosed on the condition that
222 the identity of the person be protected.
223 (c) Prior to the time that an audit is completed and the final audit report is released,
224 records or drafts circulated to a person who is not an employee or head of a governmental
225 entity for their response or information.
226 (d) Records that would disclose an outline or part of any audit survey plans or audit
228 (e) Requests for audits, if disclosure would risk circumvention of an audit.
229 (f) The provisions of Subsections (8)(a), (b), and (c) do not prohibit the disclosure of
230 records or information that relate to a violation of the law by a governmental entity or
231 employee to a government prosecutor or peace officer.
232 (g) The provisions of this section do not limit the authority otherwise given to the
233 legislative auditor general to classify a document as public, private, controlled, or protected
234 under Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records Access and Management Act.
235 (9) The legislative auditor general shall:
236 (a) be available to the Legislature and to [
237 consultation on matters relevant to areas of the legislative auditor general's professional
239 (b) conduct special audits as requested by the Legislative Management Committee;
240 (c) report immediately in writing to the Legislative Management Committee through its
241 audit subcommittee any apparent violation of penal statutes disclosed by the audit of a state
242 agency and furnish to the Legislative Management Committee all information relative to the
243 apparent violation;
244 (d) report immediately in writing to the Legislative Management Committee through
245 its audit subcommittee any apparent instances of malfeasance or nonfeasance by a state officer
246 or employee disclosed by the audit of a state agency; and
247 (e) make any recommendations to the Legislative Management Committee through its
248 audit subcommittee with respect to the alteration or improvement of the accounting system
249 used by any entity that receives public funds.
250 (10) If the legislative auditor general conducts an audit of a state agency that has
251 previously been audited and finds that the state agency has not implemented a recommendation
252 made by the legislative auditor general in a previous audit, the legislative auditor general shall,
253 upon release of the audit:
254 (a) report immediately in writing to the Legislative Management Committee through its
255 audit subcommittee that the state agency has not implemented that recommendation; and
256 (b) shall report, as soon as possible, that the state agency has not implemented that
257 recommendation to a meeting of an appropriate legislative committee designated by the audit
258 subcommittee of the Legislative Management Committee.
259 (11) (a) Prior to each annual general session, the legislative auditor general shall
260 prepare a summary of the audits conducted and of actions taken based upon them during the
261 preceding year.
262 (b) This report shall also set forth any items and recommendations that are important
263 for consideration in the forthcoming session, together with a brief statement or rationale for
264 each item or recommendation.
265 (c) The legislative auditor general shall deliver the report to the Legislature and to the
266 appropriate committees of the Legislature.
267 (12) (a) No person or entity may:
268 (i) interfere with a legislative audit, examination, or review of any entity conducted by
269 the office; or
270 (ii) interfere with the office relative to the content of the report, the conclusions
271 reached in the report, or the manner of disclosing the results and findings of the office.
272 (b) Any person or entity that violates the provisions of this Subsection (12) is guilty of
273 a class B misdemeanor.
274 (13) (a) Beginning July 1, 2020, the Office of the Legislative Auditor General may
275 require any current employee, or any applicant for employment, to submit to a
276 fingerprint-based local, regional, and criminal history background check as an ongoing
277 condition of employment.
278 (b) An employee or applicant for employment shall provide a completed fingerprint
279 card to the office upon request. The office shall require that an individual required to submit to
280 a background check under this subsection also provide a signed waiver on a form provided by
281 the office that meets the requirements of Subsection 53-10-108(4).
282 (c) For a noncriminal justice background search and registration in accordance with
283 Subsection 53-10-108(13), the office shall submit to the Bureau of Criminal Identification:
284 (i) the employee's or applicant's personal identifying information and fingerprints for a
285 criminal history search of applicable local, regional, and national databases; and
286 (ii) a request for all information received as a result of the local, regional, and
287 nationwide background check.
288 Section 3. Section 63I-1-263 is amended to read:
289 63I-1-263. Repeal dates, Titles 63A to 63N.
290 (1) In relation to the Utah Transparency Advisory Board, on January 1, 2025:
291 (a) Subsection 63A-1-201(1) is repealed;
292 (b) Subsection 63A-1-202(2)(c), the language "using criteria established by the board"
293 is repealed;
294 (c) Section 63A-1-203 is repealed;
295 (d) Subsections 63A-1-204(1) and (2), the language "After consultation with the board,
296 and" is repealed; and
297 (e) Subsection 63A-1-204(1)(b), the language "using the standards provided in
298 Subsection 63A-1-203(3)(c)" is repealed.
299 (2) Subsection 63A-5b-405(5), relating to prioritizing and allocating capital
300 improvement funding, is repealed July 1, 2024.
301 (3) Section 63A-5b-1003, State Facility Energy Efficiency Fund, is repealed July 1,
303 (4) Sections 63A-9-301 and 63A-9-302, related to the Motor Vehicle Review
304 Committee, are repealed July 1, 2023.
305 (5) Title 63C, Chapter 4a, Constitutional and Federalism Defense Act, is repealed July
306 1, 2028.
307 (6) Title 63C, Chapter 6, Utah Seismic Safety Commission, is repealed January 1,
309 (7) Title 63C, Chapter 12, Snake Valley Aquifer Advisory Council, is repealed July 1,
311 (8) Title 63C, Chapter 17, Point of the Mountain Development Commission Act, is
312 repealed July 1, 2021.
313 (9) Title 63C, Chapter 18, Behavioral Health Crisis Response Commission, is repealed
314 July 1, 2023.
315 (10) Title 63C, Chapter 21, Outdoor Adventure Commission, is repealed July 1, 2025.
316 (11) Title 63F, Chapter 2, Data Security Management Council, is repealed July 1,
318 (12) Section 63G-6a-805, which creates the Purchasing from Persons with Disabilities
319 Advisory Board, is repealed July 1, 2026.
320 (13) Title 63G, Chapter 21, Agreements to Provide State Services, is repealed July 1,
322 (14) Title 63H, Chapter 4, Heber Valley Historic Railroad Authority, is repealed July 1,
324 (15) Title 63H, Chapter 8, Utah Housing Corporation Act, is repealed July 1, 2026.
325 (16) Subsection 63J-1-602.1(14), Nurse Home Visiting Restricted Account is repealed
326 July 1, 2026.
327 (17) (a) Subsection 63J-1-602.1(58), relating to the Utah Statewide Radio System
328 Restricted Account, is repealed July 1, 2022.
329 (b) When repealing Subsection 63J-1-602.1(58), the Office of Legislative Research and
330 General Counsel shall, in addition to the office's authority under Subsection 36-12-12(3), make
331 necessary changes to subsection numbering and cross references.
332 (18) Subsection 63J-1-602.2[
333 Commission, is repealed July 1, 2023.
334 (19) Subsection 63J-1-602.2[
335 repealed July 1, 2022.
336 (20) Subsection 63J-1-602.2[
337 Commission, is repealed January 1, 2025.
338 (21) Title 63J, Chapter 4, Part 5, Resource Development Coordinating Committee, is
339 repealed July 1, 2027.
340 (22) Subsection 63J-4-608(3), which creates the Federal Land Application Advisory
341 Committee, is repealed on July 1, 2021.
342 (23) In relation to the Utah Substance Use and Mental Health Advisory Council, on
343 January 1, 2023:
344 (a) Sections 63M-7-301, 63M-7-302, 63M-7-303, 63M-7-304, and 63M-7-306 are
346 (b) Section 63M-7-305, the language that states "council" is replaced with
348 (c) Subsection 63M-7-305(1) is repealed and replaced with:
349 "(1) "Commission" means the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice."; and
350 (d) Subsection 63M-7-305(2) is repealed and replaced with:
351 "(2) The commission shall:
352 (a) provide ongoing oversight of the implementation, functions, and evaluation of the
353 Drug-Related Offenses Reform Act; and
354 (b) coordinate the implementation of Section 77-18-1.1 and related provisions in
355 Subsections 77-18-1(5)(b)(iii) and (iv).".
356 (24) The Crime Victim Reparations and Assistance Board, created in Section
357 63M-7-504, is repealed July 1, 2027.
358 (25) Title 63M, Chapter 7, Part 6, Utah Council on Victims of Crime, is repealed July
359 1, 2022.
360 (26) Title 63M, Chapter 11, Utah Commission on Aging, is repealed July 1, 2021.
361 (27) Subsection 63N-1-301(4)(c), related to the Talent Ready Utah Board, is repealed
362 January 1, 2023.
363 (28) Title 63N, Chapter 1, Part 5, Governor's Economic Development Coordinating
364 Council, is repealed July 1, 2024.
365 (29) Title 63N, Chapter 2, Part 2, Enterprise Zone Act, is repealed July 1, 2028.
366 (30) Section 63N-2-512 is repealed July 1, 2021.
367 (31) (a) Title 63N, Chapter 2, Part 6, Utah Small Business Jobs Act, is repealed
368 January 1, 2021.
369 (b) Section 59-9-107 regarding tax credits against premium taxes is repealed for
370 calendar years beginning on or after January 1, 2021.
371 (c) Notwithstanding Subsection (31)(b), an entity may carry forward a tax credit in
372 accordance with Section 59-9-107 if:
373 (i) the person is entitled to a tax credit under Section 59-9-107 on or before December
374 31, 2020; and
375 (ii) the qualified equity investment that is the basis of the tax credit is certified under
376 Section 63N-2-603 on or before December 31, 2023.
377 (32) Subsections 63N-3-109(2)(e) and 63N-3-109(2)(f)(i) are repealed July 1, 2023.
378 (33) Title 63N, Chapter 4, Part 4, Rural Employment Expansion Program, is repealed
379 July 1, 2023.
380 (34) Title 63N, Chapter 7, Part 1, Board of Tourism Development, is repealed July 1,
382 (35) Title 63N, Chapter 9, Part 2, Outdoor Recreational Infrastructure Grant Program,
383 is repealed January 1, 2023.
384 (36) Title 63N, Chapter 12, Part 5, Talent Ready Utah Center, is repealed January 1,
386 Section 4. Section 63J-1-201 is amended to read:
387 63J-1-201. Governor's proposed budget to Legislature -- Contents -- Preparation
388 -- Appropriations based on current tax laws and not to exceed estimated revenues.
389 (1) The governor shall deliver, not later than 30 days before the date the Legislature
390 convenes in the annual general session, a confidential draft copy of the governor's proposed
391 budget recommendations to the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst according to the
392 requirements of this section.
393 (2) (a) When submitting a proposed budget, the governor shall, within the first three
394 days of the annual general session of the Legislature, submit to the presiding officer of each
395 house of the Legislature:
396 (i) a proposed budget for the ensuing fiscal year;
397 (ii) a schedule for all of the proposed changes to appropriations in the proposed budget,
398 with each change clearly itemized and classified; and
399 (iii) as applicable, a document showing proposed changes in estimated revenues that
400 are based on changes in state tax laws or rates.
401 (b) The proposed budget shall include:
402 (i) a projection of:
403 (A) estimated revenues by major tax type;
404 (B) 15-year trends for each major tax type;
405 (C) estimated receipts of federal funds;
406 (D) 15-year trends for federal fund receipts; and
407 (E) appropriations for the next fiscal year;
408 (ii) the source of changes to all direct, indirect, and in-kind matching funds for all
409 federal grants or assistance programs included in the budget;
410 (iii) changes to debt service;
411 (iv) a plan of proposed changes to appropriations and estimated revenues for the next
412 fiscal year that is based upon the current fiscal year state tax laws and rates and considers
413 projected changes in federal grants or assistance programs included in the budget;
414 (v) an itemized estimate of the proposed changes to appropriations for:
415 (A) the [
416 the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House;
417 (B) the [
418 (C) the [
419 state court administrator;
420 (D) changes to salaries payable by the state under the Utah Constitution or under law
421 for lease agreements planned for the next fiscal year; and
422 (E) all other changes to ongoing or one-time appropriations, including dedicated
423 credits, restricted funds, nonlapsing balances, grants, and federal funds;
424 (vi) for each line item, the average annual dollar amount of staff funding associated
425 with all positions that were vacant during the last fiscal year;
426 (vii) deficits or anticipated deficits;
427 (viii) the recommendations for each state agency for new full-time employees for the
428 next fiscal year, which shall also be provided to the director of the Division of Facilities
429 Construction and Management as required by Subsection 63A-5b-501(3);
430 (ix) a written description and itemized report submitted by a state agency to the
431 Governor's Office of Management and Budget under Section 63J-1-220, including:
432 (A) a written description and an itemized report provided at least annually detailing the
433 expenditure of the state money, or the intended expenditure of any state money that has not
434 been spent; and
435 (B) a final written itemized report when all the state money is spent;
436 (x) any explanation that the governor may desire to make as to the important features
437 of the budget and any suggestion as to methods for the reduction of expenditures or increase of
438 the state's revenue; and
439 (xi) information detailing certain fee increases as required by Section 63J-1-504.
440 (3) (a) [
441 reporting the proposed budget, the governor:
443 (i) shall require the proper state officials, including all public and higher education
444 officials, all heads of executive and administrative departments and state institutions, bureaus,
445 boards, commissions, and agencies expending or supervising the expenditure of the state
446 money, and all institutions applying for state money and appropriations, to provide itemized
447 estimates of changes in revenues and appropriations[
449 (ii) may require the persons and entities subject to Subsection (3)(a)(i) to provide other
450 information under these guidelines and at times as the governor may direct, which may include
451 a requirement for program productivity and performance measures, where appropriate, with
452 emphasis on outcome indicators[
454 (iii) may require representatives of public and higher education, state departments and
455 institutions, and other institutions or individuals applying for state appropriations to attend
456 budget meetings.
457 (b) Subsections (3)(a)(ii) and (iii) do not apply to the judicial department or the
458 legislative department.
459 (4) (a) The Governor's Office of Management and Budget shall provide to the Office of
460 the Legislative Fiscal Analyst, as soon as practicable, but no later than 30 days before the [
461 day on which the Legislature convenes in the annual general session, data, analysis, or requests
462 used in preparing the governor's budget recommendations, notwithstanding the restrictions
463 imposed on such recommendations by available revenue.
464 (b) The information under Subsection (4)(a) shall include:
465 (i) actual revenues and expenditures for the fiscal year ending the previous June 30;
466 (ii) estimated or authorized revenues and expenditures for the current fiscal year;
467 (iii) requested revenues and expenditures for the next fiscal year;
468 (iv) detailed explanations of any differences between the amounts appropriated by the
469 Legislature in the current fiscal year and the amounts reported under Subsections (4)(b)(ii) and
470 (iii); and
480 (c) The budget information under Subsection (4)(a) shall cover:
481 (i) all items of appropriation, funds, and accounts included in appropriations acts for
482 the current and previous fiscal years; and
483 (ii) any new appropriation, fund, or account items requested for the next fiscal year.
484 (d) The information provided under Subsection (4)(a) may be provided as a shared
485 record under Section 63G-2-206 as considered necessary by the Governor's Office of
486 Management and Budget.
487 (5) (a) In submitting the budget for the Department of Public Safety, the governor shall
488 include a separate recommendation in the governor's budget for maintaining a sufficient
489 number of alcohol-related law enforcement officers to maintain the enforcement ratio equal to
490 or below the number specified in Subsection 32B-1-201(2).
491 (b) If the governor does not include in the governor's budget an amount sufficient to
492 maintain the number of alcohol-related law enforcement officers described in Subsection
493 (5)(a), the governor shall include a message to the Legislature regarding the governor's reason
494 for not including that amount.
495 (6) (a) The governor may revise all estimates, except those relating to the [
497 providing for the payment of principal and interest to the state debt and for the salaries and
498 expenditures specified by the Utah Constitution or under the laws of the state.
499 (b) The estimate for the [
500 state court administrator, shall also be included in the budget without revision, but the governor
501 may make separate recommendations on the estimate.
502 (7) The total appropriations requested for expenditures authorized by the budget may
503 not exceed the estimated revenues from taxes, fees, and all other sources for the next ensuing
504 fiscal year.
505 (8) If any item of the budget as enacted is held invalid upon any ground, the invalidity
506 does not affect the budget itself or any other item in [
507 Section 5. Section 63J-1-602.2 is amended to read:
508 63J-1-602.2. List of nonlapsing appropriations to programs.
509 Appropriations made to the following programs are nonlapsing:
510 (1) The Legislature and the Legislature's committees.
511 (2) The State Board of Education, including all appropriations to agencies, line items,
512 and programs under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Education, in accordance with
513 Section 53F-9-103.
514 (3) The Percent-for-Art Program created in Section 9-6-404.
515 (4) The LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation Program created in Section
517 (5) Dedicated credits accrued to the Utah Marriage Commission as provided under
518 Subsection 17-16-21(2)(d)(ii).
519 (6) The Trip Reduction Program created in Section 19-2a-104.
520 (7) The Division of Wildlife Resources for the appraisal and purchase of lands under
521 the Pelican Management Act, as provided in Section 23-21a-6.
522 (8) The emergency medical services grant program in Section 26-8a-207.
523 (9) The primary care grant program created in Section 26-10b-102.
524 (10) Sanctions collected as dedicated credits from Medicaid provider under Subsection
526 (11) The Utah Health Care Workforce Financial Assistance Program created in Section
528 (12) The Rural Physician Loan Repayment Program created in Section 26-46a-103.
529 (13) The Opiate Overdose Outreach Pilot Program created in Section 26-55-107.
530 (14) Funds that the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control retains in accordance
531 with Subsection 32B-2-301(8)(a) or (b).
532 (15) The General Assistance program administered by the Department of Workforce
533 Services, as provided in Section 35A-3-401.
538 (a) purchase and distribution of license plates and decals; and
539 (b) administration and enforcement of motor vehicle registration requirements.
541 Section 53-2a-1102.
544 provided in Section 53B-6-104.
546 Council, as provided in Section 53B-24-202.
548 Section 62A-5-102.
550 storage tanks under Section 63A-9-401.
553 innovation as provided under Section 63F-4-202.
557 Zone Act, as provided in Title 63N, Chapter 2, Part 2, Enterprise Zone Act.
559 Rural Employment Expansion Program, as described in Title 63N, Chapter 4, Part 4, Rural
560 Employment Expansion Program.
562 described in Section 65A-2-8.
564 provided in Section 67-19-6.
566 fund, as provided in Section 69-2-301.
569 in Section 77-10a-19.
575 and 78B-6-144.5.
577 Defense Commission.
579 Management under Section 63A-5b-703 under which state agencies receive an appropriation
580 and pay lease payments for the use and occupancy of buildings owned by the Division of
581 Facilities Construction and Management.
582 Section 6. Section 63J-1-901 is enacted to read:
584 63J-1-901. Title.
585 This part is known as "Government Performance Reporting and Efficiency Process."
586 Section 7. Section 63J-1-902 is enacted to read:
587 63J-1-902. Definitions.
588 As used in this part:
589 (1) "Appropriated entity" means any entity that receives state funds.
590 (2) "Funding item" means an increase to an agency's state funding that:
591 (a) is $10,000 or more; and
592 (b) results from action during a legislative session.
593 (3) "Performance measure" means a program objective, effectiveness measure,
594 program size indicator, or other related measure.
595 (4) "Product or service" means an appropriated entity's final output or outcome.
596 (5) "Government process" means a set of functions and procedures by which an
597 appropriated entity creates a product or service.
598 Section 8. Section 63J-1-903 is enacted to read:
599 63J-1-903. Performance measure and funding item reporting.
600 (1) The Governor's Office of Management and Budget and the Office of the Legislative
601 Fiscal Analyst may develop an information system to collect, track, and publish agency
602 performance measures.
603 (2) Each executive department agency shall:
604 (a) in consultation with the Governor's Office of Management and Budget and the
605 Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst, develop performance measures to include in an
606 appropriations act for each fiscal year; and
607 (b) on or before October 1 of each calendar year, provide to the Governor's Office of
608 Management and Budget and the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst:
609 (i) any recommendations for legislative changes for the next fiscal year to the agency's
610 previously adopted performance measures; and
611 (ii) a report of the final status of the agency's performance measures included in the
612 appropriations act for the fiscal year ending the previous June 30.
613 (3) Each judicial department agency shall:
614 (a) develop performance measures to include in an appropriations act for each fiscal
615 year; and
616 (b) annually submit to the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst a report that
618 (i) any recommendations for legislative changes for the next fiscal year to the agency's
619 previously adopted performance measures; and
620 (ii) the final status of the agency's performance measures included in the appropriations
621 act for the fiscal year ending the previous June 30.
622 (4) For each funding item, the executive department agency shall provide to the
623 Governor's Office of Management and Budget and the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst:
624 (a) within 60 days after the day on which the Legislature adjourns a legislative session
625 sine die:
626 (i) one or more proposed performance measures developed in consultation with the
627 Governor's Office of Management and Budget and the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst;
629 (ii) a target for each performance measure described in Subsection (4)(a)(i); and
630 (b) on or before August 15 of each year after the close of the fiscal year in which the
631 funding item was first funded, a report that includes:
632 (i) the status of each performance measure relative to the measure's target as described
633 in Subsection (4)(a);
634 (ii) the actual amount the agency spent, if any, on the funding item; and
635 (iii) (A) the month and year in which the agency implemented the program or project
636 associated with the funding item; or
637 (B) if the program or project associated with the funding item is not fully implemented,
638 the month and year in which the agency anticipates fully implementing the program or project
639 associated with the funding item.
640 (5) The Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall report the relevant performance
641 measure information described in this section to the Executive Appropriations Committee and
642 the appropriations subcommittees, as appropriate.
643 Section 9. Section 63J-1-904 is enacted to read:
644 63J-1-904. Efficiency improvement process.
645 (1) By May 1, 2022, the Governor's Office of Management and Budget and the Office
646 of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall jointly establish a process that identifies and prioritizes
647 government processes to target for efficiency improvements.
648 (2) The Governor's Office of Management and Budget and the Office of the Legislative
649 Fiscal Analyst shall ensure that the efficiency improvement process described in Subsection (1)
650 addresses the following:
651 (a) the roles of the Governor's Office of Management and Budget and the Office of the
652 Legislative Fiscal Analyst throughout the efficiency improvement process;
653 (b) how to collaborate with an appropriated entity in the development of the
654 appropriated entity's performance measures under Section 63J-1-903;
655 (c) how to evaluate the results of an appropriated entity's performance measures,
656 including identifying which performance measures that an appropriated entity may want to
657 retain, modify, or discontinue;
658 (d) the process by which an appropriated entity's government process is selected for an
659 efficiency evaluation;
660 (e) the criteria and methodology used for an efficiency evaluation;
661 (f) whether to provide any rewards or incentives for an appropriated entity to
662 implement recommendations from an efficiency evaluation;
663 (g) whether to create a formal or informal committee that advises the efficiency
664 improvement process; and
665 (h) the process by which the Governor's Office of Management and Budget and the
666 Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst notify the Office of the Legislative Auditor General
667 when an efficiency evaluation is completed.
668 (3) (a) The Office of the Legislative Auditor General shall independently review the
669 results of each efficiency evaluation conducted under this section.
670 (b) If, based on the review described in Subsection (3)(a), the Office of the Legislative
671 Auditor General determines further review is necessary, the Office of the Legislative Auditor
672 General shall:
673 (i) conduct a risk assessment; and
674 (ii) provide the results of the risk assessment to the Audit Subcommittee created in
675 Section 36-12-8.
676 (4) Beginning in 2021 and each calendar year thereafter, the Governor's Office of
677 Management and Budget and the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst shall, before
678 December 31, report to the governor and the Legislative Management Committee, respectively,
679 regarding the status of the efficiency improvement process and recommended changes, if any.
680 (5) The efficiency improvement process described in this section does not apply to a
681 legislative department government process.
682 Section 10. Repealer.
683 This bill repeals:
684 Section 36-24-101, Review of new programs and agencies.