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41-1275. Strategic program area reviews; procedures; definition

A. In consultation with the governor's office of strategic planning and budgeting, the staff of the joint legislative budget committee shall recommend to the joint legislative budget committee by January 1 of each odd-numbered year a list of program areas suggested for strategic program area review. Each budget unit may submit suggestions for which of its programs should be subject to strategic program area reviews. The joint legislative budget committee may designate subprograms or portions of particular programs to be subject to a strategic program area review. Budget units may be required to develop joint self-assessments if their programs are of a similar nature.

B. The joint legislative budget committee shall determine those program areas that are subject to strategic program area review from the list of program areas submitted. The staff of the joint legislative budget committee and the governor's office of strategic planning and budgeting shall review the program areas. To aid in the review, the budget unit responsible for the program that is subject to strategic program area review shall prepare a self-assessment of its program by June 1 of the odd-numbered year in which the program is being reviewed. The self-assessment shall address the efficiency and effectiveness of each program operation and whether its current operation is consistent with the original legislative intent. The self-assessment shall be consistent with instructions issued by the governor's office of strategic planning and budgeting and joint legislative budget committee staff and shall be submitted to the two offices. The two offices shall evaluate the program areas according to agreed upon factors and shall jointly produce a report of their findings and recommendations for whether to retain, eliminate or modify funding and related statutory references for the programs that are subject to strategic program area review to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives and the governor no later than January 1 of each even-numbered year. The findings and recommendations shall include a description of personnel, facilities, equipment and funding of the strategic program area by all budget units or entities and shall address the views of the two offices on the program's efficiency, effectiveness and necessity and whether the program area should be consolidated into one budget unit if the program area is being administered by more than one budget unit.

C. The speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate shall assign all strategic program areas recommended by the joint legislative budget committee, pursuant to subsection B of this section, to the appropriations committees. The speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate may additionally assign the strategic program areas to an appropriate standing committee. The assigned standing committee shall hold at least one public hearing for the purpose of receiving public input and developing recommendations to the appropriations committees whether to retain, eliminate or modify funding and related statutory references for the strategic program area subject to review. If the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate choose not to assign the strategic program areas to an additional standing committee the appropriations committee shall hold at least one public hearing for the purpose of receiving public input in developing recommendations whether to retain, eliminate or modify funding and related statutory references for the strategic program area subject to review.

D. For purposes of this section, "strategic program area" means a program, function or activity of state government conducted by one or more budget units or entities, or subdivisions of budget units or entities, and includes all personnel, facilities, equipment and funding of the program, function or activity, including federal, state, local and other funding. A strategic program area may include a subprogram area as determined by the governor's office of strategic planning and budgeting or the joint legislative budget committee staff.

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Statutes > Arizona > Title41 > 41-1275

41-1275. Strategic program area reviews; procedures; definition

A. In consultation with the governor's office of strategic planning and budgeting, the staff of the joint legislative budget committee shall recommend to the joint legislative budget committee by January 1 of each odd-numbered year a list of program areas suggested for strategic program area review. Each budget unit may submit suggestions for which of its programs should be subject to strategic program area reviews. The joint legislative budget committee may designate subprograms or portions of particular programs to be subject to a strategic program area review. Budget units may be required to develop joint self-assessments if their programs are of a similar nature.

B. The joint legislative budget committee shall determine those program areas that are subject to strategic program area review from the list of program areas submitted. The staff of the joint legislative budget committee and the governor's office of strategic planning and budgeting shall review the program areas. To aid in the review, the budget unit responsible for the program that is subject to strategic program area review shall prepare a self-assessment of its program by June 1 of the odd-numbered year in which the program is being reviewed. The self-assessment shall address the efficiency and effectiveness of each program operation and whether its current operation is consistent with the original legislative intent. The self-assessment shall be consistent with instructions issued by the governor's office of strategic planning and budgeting and joint legislative budget committee staff and shall be submitted to the two offices. The two offices shall evaluate the program areas according to agreed upon factors and shall jointly produce a report of their findings and recommendations for whether to retain, eliminate or modify funding and related statutory references for the programs that are subject to strategic program area review to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives and the governor no later than January 1 of each even-numbered year. The findings and recommendations shall include a description of personnel, facilities, equipment and funding of the strategic program area by all budget units or entities and shall address the views of the two offices on the program's efficiency, effectiveness and necessity and whether the program area should be consolidated into one budget unit if the program area is being administered by more than one budget unit.

C. The speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate shall assign all strategic program areas recommended by the joint legislative budget committee, pursuant to subsection B of this section, to the appropriations committees. The speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate may additionally assign the strategic program areas to an appropriate standing committee. The assigned standing committee shall hold at least one public hearing for the purpose of receiving public input and developing recommendations to the appropriations committees whether to retain, eliminate or modify funding and related statutory references for the strategic program area subject to review. If the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate choose not to assign the strategic program areas to an additional standing committee the appropriations committee shall hold at least one public hearing for the purpose of receiving public input in developing recommendations whether to retain, eliminate or modify funding and related statutory references for the strategic program area subject to review.

D. For purposes of this section, "strategic program area" means a program, function or activity of state government conducted by one or more budget units or entities, or subdivisions of budget units or entities, and includes all personnel, facilities, equipment and funding of the program, function or activity, including federal, state, local and other funding. A strategic program area may include a subprogram area as determined by the governor's office of strategic planning and budgeting or the joint legislative budget committee staff.


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Statutes > Arizona > Title41 > 41-1275

41-1275. Strategic program area reviews; procedures; definition

A. In consultation with the governor's office of strategic planning and budgeting, the staff of the joint legislative budget committee shall recommend to the joint legislative budget committee by January 1 of each odd-numbered year a list of program areas suggested for strategic program area review. Each budget unit may submit suggestions for which of its programs should be subject to strategic program area reviews. The joint legislative budget committee may designate subprograms or portions of particular programs to be subject to a strategic program area review. Budget units may be required to develop joint self-assessments if their programs are of a similar nature.

B. The joint legislative budget committee shall determine those program areas that are subject to strategic program area review from the list of program areas submitted. The staff of the joint legislative budget committee and the governor's office of strategic planning and budgeting shall review the program areas. To aid in the review, the budget unit responsible for the program that is subject to strategic program area review shall prepare a self-assessment of its program by June 1 of the odd-numbered year in which the program is being reviewed. The self-assessment shall address the efficiency and effectiveness of each program operation and whether its current operation is consistent with the original legislative intent. The self-assessment shall be consistent with instructions issued by the governor's office of strategic planning and budgeting and joint legislative budget committee staff and shall be submitted to the two offices. The two offices shall evaluate the program areas according to agreed upon factors and shall jointly produce a report of their findings and recommendations for whether to retain, eliminate or modify funding and related statutory references for the programs that are subject to strategic program area review to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives and the governor no later than January 1 of each even-numbered year. The findings and recommendations shall include a description of personnel, facilities, equipment and funding of the strategic program area by all budget units or entities and shall address the views of the two offices on the program's efficiency, effectiveness and necessity and whether the program area should be consolidated into one budget unit if the program area is being administered by more than one budget unit.

C. The speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate shall assign all strategic program areas recommended by the joint legislative budget committee, pursuant to subsection B of this section, to the appropriations committees. The speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate may additionally assign the strategic program areas to an appropriate standing committee. The assigned standing committee shall hold at least one public hearing for the purpose of receiving public input and developing recommendations to the appropriations committees whether to retain, eliminate or modify funding and related statutory references for the strategic program area subject to review. If the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate choose not to assign the strategic program areas to an additional standing committee the appropriations committee shall hold at least one public hearing for the purpose of receiving public input in developing recommendations whether to retain, eliminate or modify funding and related statutory references for the strategic program area subject to review.

D. For purposes of this section, "strategic program area" means a program, function or activity of state government conducted by one or more budget units or entities, or subdivisions of budget units or entities, and includes all personnel, facilities, equipment and funding of the program, function or activity, including federal, state, local and other funding. A strategic program area may include a subprogram area as determined by the governor's office of strategic planning and budgeting or the joint legislative budget committee staff.

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