2.46  Powers of legislative fiscal committee.

The legislative fiscal committee may, subject to the approval of the legislative council:

1.  Budget.  Gather information relative to budget matters for the purpose of aiding the legislature to properly appropriate money for the functions of government, and to report their findings to the legislature.

2.  Examination.  Examine the reports and official acts of the executive council and of each officer, board, commission, and department of the state, in respect to the conduct and expenditures thereof and the receipts and disbursements of public funds thereby. All state departments and agencies are required to immediately notify the legislative fiscal committee of the legislative council and the director of the legislative fiscal bureau if any state facilities within their jurisdiction have been cited for violations of any federal, state, or local laws or regulations or have been decertified or notified of the threat of decertification from compliance with any state, federal, or other nationally recognized certification or accreditation agency or organization.

3.  Reorganization.  Make a continuous study of all offices, departments, agencies, boards, bureaus and commissions of the state government and shall determine and recommend to each session of the legislature what changes therein are necessary to accomplish the following purposes:

a.  To reduce expenditures and promote economy to the fullest extent consistent with the efficient operation of state government.

b.  To increase the efficiency of the operations of the state government to the fullest extent practicable within the available revenues.

c.  To group, co-ordinate, and consolidate judicial districts, agencies and functions of the government, as nearly as may be according to major purposes.

d.  To reduce the number of offices, agencies, boards, commissions, and departments by consolidating those having similar functions, and to abolish such offices, agencies, boards, commissions and departments, or functions thereof, as may not be necessary for the efficient and economical conduct of state government.

e.  To eliminate overlapping and duplication of effort on the part of such offices, agencies, boards, commissions and departments of the state government.

4.  Administration of legislative data base.  Determine the policy for the content and administration of a legislative data base.

5.  Information needs determination.  Determine the information needs of the general assembly and report them to the director of the department of general services who shall consider such needs in establishing the operating policies for a data base management system.

Section History: Early form

  [C97, § 181, 182; S13, § 181; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 42, 45; C46, 50, § 2.44, 2.47; C54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, § 2.43; C75, 77, § 2.46; C79, § 2.46, 2.54; C81, § 2.46]

Section History: Recent form

  86 Acts, ch 1245, § 302; 89 Acts, ch 298, § 2

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