2017 Session Laws

CHAPTER 13

(SB 120)

Legislative Planning Committee, repealed.


        ENTITLED, An Act to repeal the Legislative Planning Committee and revise certain provisions regarding agency performance reviews.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

    Section 1. That § 2-6-26 be repealed.

    Section 2. That § 2-6-27 be repealed.

    Section 3. That § 2-6-28 be repealed.

    Section 4. That § 2-6-29 be repealed.

    Section 5. That § 2-6-30 be repealed.

    Section 6. That § 2-6-35 be amended to read:

    2-6-35. The Legislative Planning Government Operations and Audit Committee shall develop and implement a performance management review process that provides the Legislature with a consistent system to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of state agencies and to provide additional government transparency and accountability to the public.

    Section 7. That § 2-6-37 be amended to read:

    2-6-37. The Legislative Planning Government Operations and Audit Committee shall establish a schedule whereby the committee reviews the performance management of each state agency at least once every three years. The performance management review shall include the following:

            (1)    The strategic goals of each agency with specific, quantifiable outcomes and measurements to track progress toward those goals;

            (2)    A description of how the resources allocated to the agency's programs and strategies will result in the agency's defined outcomes; and

            (3)    Identification of the performance measurements that will be used to determine if the agency is achieving desired outcomes.

    Section 8. That § 2-6-38 be amended to read:

    2-6-38. Once the Legislative Planning After the Government Operations and Audit Committee has completed a performance management review of a state agency, and the

committee has approved the agency's desired outcomes and accompanying performance measures, the agency shall provide the committee with a report highlighting up to six of the performance measures that show the progress being made toward the desired outcomes. Thereafter, the The report shall be updated by the agency annually and submitted to the committee no later than November fifteenth. Each agency report shall include the source of the information and references to where legislators can obtain further information.

    Section 9. That § 2-6-39 be amended to read:

    2-6-39. The Legislative Research Council shall compile the reports provided pursuant to § 2-6-38, and distribute a compiled report to each member of the Legislative Planning Committee, the chair and vice chair of the Joint Committee on Appropriations, and the chair and vice chair of the Government Operations and Audit Committee. During the first week of the legislative session each year, members of the Legislative Planning Government Operations and Audit Committee shall present and review the compiled report with legislators in each legislative body. Individual reports may also be distributed to the chair of any standing committee of the Legislature as determined by the chair of the Legislative Planning Government Operations and Audit Committee.

    To ensure public accountability, the Legislative Research Council shall develop a website that contains the compiled report and the references where further information can be located.

    Section 10. That § 13-48A-7 be amended to read:

    13-48A-7. The Board of Regents and the Board of Education shall each provide to the Legislative Planning Government Operations and Audit Committee an annual accountability report as determined by the committee.

     Signed March 13, 2017
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