2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 24 - Legislature and Laws
RS 24:604.2 - General Appropriation Bill; reports of enhancements, reductions, and means of finance substitutions; availability of such reports

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 24:604.2 (2018)

§604.2. General Appropriation Bill; reports of enhancements, reductions, and means of finance substitutions; availability of such reports

A. The Legislative Fiscal Office shall analyze the General Appropriation Bill and shall issue a report as soon as possible upon each step of the progress of the bill through the legislative process regarding major enhancements and increases compared to the previous year's budget, major reductions compared to the previous year's budget, and means of finance substitutions compared to the previous year's budget. For purposes of this Section, the phrase "each step of the progress of the bill through the legislative process" shall mean the original General Appropriation Bill as introduced, the engrossed General Appropriation Bill after report by the House Committee on Appropriations, the General Appropriation Bill as finally passed by the House of Representatives, the General Appropriation Bill with adopted Senate Committee Amendments, the General Appropriation Bill with adopted Senate Floor Amendments as finally passed by the Senate, the proposed conference committee report on the General Appropriation Bill, and the General Appropriation Act, as the case may be.

B. Immediately upon completion of each report required by this Section, the legislative fiscal officer shall transmit a copy to each member of the legislature via electronic mail and shall make each report available on the website of the Legislative Fiscal Office. In addition, the legislative fiscal officer shall make each report required by this Section available to the appropriate legislative officers who shall ensure that the reports are easily accessible by the public through the joint legislative website as information linked to the General Appropriation Bill.

Acts 2013, No. 307, §1.

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