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16A.11 Budget to legislature.

Subdivision 1. When. The governor shall submit a four-part budget to the legislature. Parts one and two, the budget message and detailed operating budget, must be submitted by the fourth Tuesday in January in each odd-numbered year. Part three, the detailed recommendations as to capital expenditure, must be submitted as follows: agency capital budget requests by July 1 of each odd-numbered year, and governor's recommendations by January 15 of each even-numbered year. Part four, the detailed recommendations as to information technology expenditure, must be submitted at the same time the governor submits the budget message to the legislature.

Subd. 2. Part one: message. Part one of the budget, the governor's message, shall include the governor's recommendations on the financial policy of the state for the coming biennium, describing the important features of the budget plan, embracing a general budget summary setting forth the aggregate figures of the budget so as to show the balanced relation between the total proposed expenditures and the total anticipated income, with the basis and factors on which the estimates are made, the amount to be borrowed, and other means of financing the budget for the coming biennium, compared with the corresponding figures for at least the last two completed fiscal years and the current year. The budget plan shall be supported by explanatory schedules or statements, classifying its expenditures by agencies and funds, and the income by agencies, sources, funds, and the proposed amount of new borrowing, as well as proposed new tax or revenue sources. The budget plan shall be submitted for all special and dedicated funds, as well as the general fund, and shall include the estimated amounts of federal aids, for whatever purpose provided, together with estimated expenditures from them.

Subd. 3. Part two: detailed budget. Part two of the budget, the detailed budget estimates both of expenditures and revenues, shall contain any statements on the financial plan which the governor believes desirable or which may be required by the legislature. Part of the budget must be prepared using performance-based budgeting concepts. In this subdivision, "performance-based budgeting" means a budget system that identifies agency outcomes and results and provides comprehensive information regarding actual and proposed changes in funding and outcomes. The detailed estimates shall include the budget plan of each agency arranged in tabular form so it may readily be compared with the governor's budget for each agency. They shall also include, as part of each agency's organization chart, a summary of the personnel employed by the agency, showing the full-time equivalent positions for the current biennium, and the number of full-time equivalent employees of all kinds employed by the agency on June 30 of the last complete fiscal year.

Subd. 3a. Part three: detailed capital budget. The detailed capital budget must include recommendations for capital projects to be funded during the next six fiscal years. It must be submitted with projects rank ordered in two ways: in order of importance among all budget projects as determined by the governor, and in order of importance among that agency's requests as determined by the agency originating the request.

Subd. 3b. Contracts. The detailed budget estimate must also include the following information on professional or technical services contracts:

(1) the number and amount of contracts over $40,000 for each agency for the past biennium;

(2) the anticipated number and amount of contracts over $40,000 for each agency for the upcoming biennium; and

(3) the total number and value of all contracts from the previous biennium, and the anticipated total number and value of all contracts for the upcoming biennium.

Subd. 3c. Part four; detailed information technology budget. The detailed information technology budget must include recommendations for information technology projects to be funded during the next biennium and planning estimates for an additional two biennia.

Subd. 4. Information; hearings. The commissioner shall, on request, give the governor or the legislature information on the budget and attend legislative budget hearings.

Subd. 5. Capital facilities note. The commissioner shall prepare a facilities note on each capital project, estimating program cost impacts and efficiencies stemming from the approval of that project.

HIST: (53-18n) 1939 c 431 art 2 s 15; 1969 c 399 s 1; 1973 c 35 s 5; 1974 c 355 s 43; 1977 c 455 s 74,75; 1978 c 791 s 17; 1984 c 628 art 2 s 1; 1989 c 81 s 1; 1990 c 594 art 1 s 43; 1991 c 342 s 2-5; 1993 c 192 s 53,54; 1995 c 254 art 1 s 45; 1996 c 390 s 12,13; 1997 c 202 art 2 s 14-16