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Bill Detail: HB24-1428

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Title Evidence-Based Designations for Budget
Status Sent to the Governor (04/12/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
  • State Revenue & Budget
House Sponsors S. Bird (D)
R. Taggart (R)
Senate Sponsors J. Bridges (D)
B. Kirkmeyer (R)
House Committee Appropriations
Senate Committee Appropriations
Date Introduced 03/25/2024

Joint Budget Committee. The bill modifies the established set of
definitions to be used when analyzing available evidence regarding a
program or practice in relation to a budget request, request for a
supplemental appropriation, or budget request amendment (collectively,
budget request). The bill also modifies accordingly the process for
incorporating evidence-based decision-making into budgetary decisions.
If a state agency or the office of state planning and budgeting
(office) includes information regarding the best available evidence on the
effectiveness of a program or practice in a budget request, the state
agency or office is required to give the program or practice an evidence
designation based on the statutory definitions. In such case, the state
agency or office is also required to provide a summary of the best
available evidence about the program or practice, information concerning
how the best available evidence is connected to the budget request, and
any plans to evaluate the program or practice to build evidence regarding
its effectiveness (collectively, the evidence designation justification).
Joint budget committee staff is required to review the evidence
designation justification and to include an evidence designation or state
that an evidence designation is not applicable as part of any
recommendation it makes regarding a budget request. The staff director
is required to appoint additional staff as necessary to review and evaluate
the evidence designation and its justification. The joint budget committee
is required to consider, as one of many factors, the evidence designation
when determining the appropriate level of funding for a program or
The bill also makes conforming amendments.

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