2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 39 — Public finance
RS 39:51 — General appropriation bill; other appropriation bills


LA Rev Stat § 39:51 What's This?

SUBPART B. OPERATING BUDGET ENACTMENT

§51. General Appropriation Bill; other appropriation bills

A. The governor shall cause a General Appropriation Bill for the ordinary operating expenses of government to be introduced which shall be in conformity with the recommendations for appropriations contained in the budget estimate as provided by Article VII, Section 11(B) of the Constitution of Louisiana. The General Appropriation Bill and the bill appropriating funds for ancillary expenses of state government shall each be submitted for introduction at the same time required for submission of the executive budget as required by R.S. 39:37.

B. The General Appropriation Bill and the bill appropriating funds for ancillary expenses of state government shall include for each program, department and budget unit, comparative statements of the number of authorized positions and of the existing operating budget for a date certain to be established by the budget office for the current fiscal year and the appropriations for the ensuing fiscal year.

C. The General Appropriation Bill shall reflect a performance-based budget, with specific appropriations for each agency and its programs to include key objectives and key performance indicators therefor. The General Appropriation Bill may also contain provisions for specific rewards or penalties for certain agencies as provided in R.S. 39:87.4.

D. The bill appropriating funds for the expenses of the legislature and the bill appropriating funds for the expenses of the judiciary shall be submitted by the legislature and the judiciary, respectively, for introduction no later than forty-five days prior to each regular session of the legislature, except that during the first year of each term they shall be submitted no later than thirty days prior to the regular session of the legislature. The bill appropriating funds for the expenses of the legislature and the bill appropriating funds for the expenses of the judiciary shall include a comparative statement of the existing operating budget for the current fiscal year and the appropriations for the ensuing fiscal year.

E. The Five Year Estimated Revenue Loss Chart from the most recent Tax Exemption Budget prepared by the Department of Revenue shall be an appendix to the General Appropriation Bill. The Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget shall annually review and evaluate the Five Year Estimated Revenue Loss Chart.

F. Any appropriation bill in which a reduction in an appropriation is authorized shall designate the reduction by placing parenthesis around the amount.

Acts 1989, No. 836, §1, eff. July 1, 1989; Acts 1997, No. 1403, §2, eff. July 1, 1997; Acts 1997, No. 1465, §2, eff. July 15, 1997; Acts 2003, No. 1029, §1; Acts 2008, No. 735, §1; Acts 2010, No. 966, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2011; Acts 2010, No. 969, §1.

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