The commissioner shall make rules and instructions for budget preparation. They must deal with classifying expenditures and with the content and submission of budget requests and performance measures for each budget activity.
The commissioner may choose executive agencies to test improvements in the budget system. The commissioner shall recommend required legislation to install improvements in the budget system for all agencies that submit budget information in the system. The budget system must classify expenditures by programs and budget activities and, to the greatest extent practicable, emphasize alternative approaches in program development and criteria to evaluate and measure performance.
Executive agencies must cooperate with the commissioner in preparing the budget. The budget must meet the commissioner's requirements while giving due regard to the executive agencies' requirements.