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16A.11 Budget to legislature.

Subdivision 1. When. The governor shall submit a three-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. However, in a year following the election of a governor who had not been governor the previous year, parts one and two must be submitted by the third Tuesday in February. 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. Detailed recommendations as to information technology expenditure must be submitted as part of the detailed operating budget. Information technology recommendations must include projects to be funded during the next biennium and planning estimates for an additional two bienniums. Information technology recommendations must specify purposes of the funding such as infrastructure, hardware, software, or training.

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. (a) Part two of the budget, the detailed budget estimates both of expenditures and revenues, must contain any statements on the financial plan which the governor believes desirable or which may be required by the legislature. The detailed estimates shall include the governor's budget arranged in tabular form.

(b) The detailed estimates must include a separate line listing the total number of professional or technical service contracts and the total cost of those contracts for the prior biennium and the projected number of professional or technical service contracts and the projected costs of those contracts for the current and upcoming biennium. They must also include a summary of the personnel employed by the agency, reflected as full-time equivalent positions, and the number of professional or technical service consultants for the current biennium.

(c) The detailed estimates for internal service funds must include the number of full-time equivalents by program; detail on any loans from the general fund, including dollar amounts by program; proposed investments in technology or equipment of $100,000 or more; an explanation of any operating losses or increases in retained earnings; and a history of the rates that have been charged, with an explanation of any rate changes and the impact of the rate changes on affected agencies.

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 recommended by the governor and in order of importance among that agency's requests as determined by the agency originating the request.

Subd. 3b. Repealed, 1998 c 366 s 90

Subd. 3c. Repealed, 1998 c 366 s 90

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.

Subd. 6. Building maintenance. The detailed operating budget must include amounts necessary to maintain state buildings. The commissioner of finance, in consultation with the commissioner of administration, the board of trustees of the Minnesota state colleges and universities, and the regents of the University of Minnesota, shall establish budget guidelines for building maintenance appropriations. Unless otherwise provided by the commissioner of finance, the amount to be budgeted each year for building maintenance is two percent of the cost of the building, adjusted up or down depending on the age and condition of the building.

Subd. 7. Fees. The detailed operating budget for each executive branch agency must include proposals for any new fees or any increases in existing fees. For purposes of this section, "fees" has the meaning given in section 16A.1283, but excludes charges listed in paragraph (b) of that section.

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; 1998 c 366 s 23,24; 1998 c 404 s 29,30; 1999 c 250 art 1 s 47; 2000 c 488 art 12 s 10

* NOTE: Subdivision 7, as added by Laws 1999, chapter 250, *article 1, section 47, is effective July 1, 2001. Laws 1999, *chapter 250, article 1, section 116.