2014 Mississippi Code
Title 27 - TAXATION AND FINANCE
Chapter 103 - STATE BUDGET
MISSISSIPPI PERFORMANCE BUDGET AND STRATEGIC PLANNING ACT OF 1994
§ 27-103-159 - Certain state departments required to provide inventory of programs and activities; components of inventory

MS Code § 27-103-159 (2014) What's This?

(1) For purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings ascribed to them:

(a) "Evidence-based program" shall mean a program or practice that has had multiple site random controlled trials across heterogeneous populations demonstrating that the program or practice is effective for the population.

(b) "Research-based program" shall mean a program or practice that has some research demonstrating effectiveness, but that does not yet meet the standard of evidence-based practices.

(c) "Promising practices" shall mean a practice that presents, based upon preliminary information, potential for becoming a research-based or evidence-based program or practice.

(d) "Other programs and activities" shall mean all programs and activities that do not fit the definition of evidence-based, research-based or promising practices programs.

(e) "Program inventory" shall mean the complete list of all agency programs and activities that meet any definition set out in this section.

(f) "Program catalogue" means a compendium of programs compiled by a reputable source that publishes information for use by the government.

(2) Beginning with the fiscal year 2016 budget cycle, the Legislative Budget Office shall require the Department of Corrections, the Department of Health, the Department of Education, and the Department of Transportation to comply with the requirements of this section respecting the inventorying of agency programs and activities for use in the budgeting process. The aforementioned agencies shall submit all program information to the Legislative Budget Office in accordance with any policies established by that office setting out requirements for any filings required under this section.

(3) The Legislative Budget Office, the PEER Committee staff, and personnel of each of the agencies set out in this section shall review the programs of each agency and shall:

(a) Establish an inventory of agency programs and activities;

(b) Categorize all agency programs and activities as evidence-based, research-based, promising practices, or other programs and activities with no evidence of effectiveness, and compile them into an agency program inventory. In categorizing programs, the staffs may consult the Washington State Institute for Public Policy's Evidence Based Practices Institute's program catalogue or any other comparable catalogue of evidence-based, research-based, promising practices, or other programs and activities;

(c) Identify agency and program premises, goals, objectives, outcomes and outputs, as well as any other indicator or component the staffs consider to be appropriate;

(d) Establish a procedure for base-lining programs which are built around promising practices or other programs that do not meet the definition of evidence-based or research-based programs, so that further research can be conducted to gauge the program's effectiveness;

(e) Describe any methodologies used to develop any program which is neither evidence-based or research-based; and

(f) Establish a procedure for determining cost-benefit ratios for all programs of each agency.

(4) The Legislative Budget Office shall report to the Legislative Budget Committee the results of all activities required by this section with recommendations as to how this information can be incorporated into budget recommendations and the appropriations process. The Legislative Budget Committee may incorporate such recommendations into the fiscal year 2017 budget and appropriations bills, or delay such incorporation until the committee is satisfied that the information collected and inventoried under the requirements of this bill will enhance accountability and performance measurement for the programs and activities of state agencies.

(5) Beginning in the fiscal year 2017 budget cycle, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and the Department of Transportation may be exempted from the requirement to prepare any information required by Section 27-103-153 and Section 27-103-155, Mississippi Code of 1972, except for the strategic planning requirements of Section 27-103-155.

(6) The Legislative Budget Committee shall, no later than the 2019 Regular Session of the Legislature, make a recommendation to the Legislature regarding the application of the processes and requirements of this section to all agencies of state government.

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