Read 1st time January 9, 2002, and 1,000 copies ordered printed.

TERRY L. SPIELER, Secretary.



To repeal sections 33.220 and 33.240, RSMo, relating to state financial administration, and to enact in lieu thereof three new sections relating to the same subject.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as follows:

Section A. Sections 33.220 and 33.240, RSMo, are repealed and three new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 33.220, 33.225 and 33.240, to read as follows:

33.220. On or before October first in each year preceding the [annual session of the] beginning of a new general assembly, each department shall submit to the budget director estimates of its requirements for appropriations for the [year] two years commencing on the first day of July next. Such estimates shall be on forms prescribed by the budget director. Such forms shall provide, as nearly as practicable, for a uniform presentation and classification of estimates. Blank copies of forms on which estimates shall be submitted shall be sent by the budget director to each department on or before September first of each such year. Estimates shall be submitted for each subdepartment, division or bureau of each department down to the smallest organization unit and for the department as a whole. Separate estimates shall be submitted for each fiscal year. Separate estimates shall also be submitted for each fund from which requested appropriations are to be made, and on another form such estimates shall be consolidated to show total estimates from all funds. All such estimates shall be so subdivided and classified as to show all estimated expenditures for all purposes in such detail as may be required by the budget director. All estimates for federal funds shall include the amount of federal funds required, the federal program number of each federally funded program the department plans to administer, the amount, if any, of state funds required for each program, a description adequate to give the members of the legislature knowledge of the objectives of each program and such other information as may be required by the budget director. Estimates shall show separately the requirements for ordinary expenditures for operation and maintenance, extraordinary expenditures for operation and maintenance, and capital expenditures. Each estimate for extraordinary expenditure and for capital expenditure shall be explained in detail. The estimates shall be accompanied by such reports, data or other explanatory matter as the department may care to submit.

33.225. In the second session of each general assembly, the general assembly may consider any emergency appropriation recommended by the governor and any general appropriation requested by the governor. The general assembly shall also hold hearings and perform investigations, examinations and in-depth reviews of the divisions and programs of the various departments as are necessary to ensure that public funds are properly and efficiently expended. In any such review, the general assembly shall assess the ability of the divisions and programs of the departments to meet their performance objectives and the usefulness of the measures designed to assess how well the objectives have been met.

33.240. [The budget director] 1. There is hereby established an advisory committee composed of the budget director, the chair of the senate appropriations committee and the chair of the house budget committee. The committee shall prepare and revise no less frequently than biannually estimates of revenue for each fund for each fiscal year of the biennium to which the budget applies, so classified as to show in detail the amounts expected to be received from each source. [He] The committee may obtain economic analysis from institutions of higher learning and state departments, and may contract for services related to developing budget estimates. The committee shall provide a quarterly and an annual report comparing revenues received to revenues expected in categories as deemed useful and providing such other indices of state economic activity as deemed appropriate.

2. The budget director may require each department collecting or receiving any revenues or earnings from any source to submit to him its estimates of expected revenue or earnings from each source as an aid to him in preparing revenue estimates. In parallel columns with such estimates, he shall show the actual revenues for each fund and source in the first fiscal year of the current biennium and the estimated revenues for the second fiscal year of the current biennium.

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