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The 2000 Florida Statutes

Title XIV
Chapter 216
Planning And Budgeting
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Section 216.013, Florida Statutes 2000

216.013  Long-range program plan.--

(1)  State agencies shall develop long-range program plans to achieve state goals using an interagency planning process that includes the development of integrated agency program service outcomes. The plan shall cover a period of 5 fiscal years and shall become effective July 1 each year. Long-range program plans shall provide the framework for the development of agency budget requests and shall:

(a)  Identify agency programs and address how agency programs will be used to implement state policy and achieve state goals and program component objectives;

(b)  Identify and describe agency functions and how they will be used to achieve designated outcomes;

(c)  Identify demand, output, total costs, and unit costs for each function;

(d)  Provide information regarding performance measurement, which includes, but is not limited to, how data is collected, the methodology used to measure a performance indicator, the validity and reliability of a measure, the appropriateness of a measure, and whether the agency inspector general has assessed the reliability and validity of agency performance measures, pursuant to s. 20.055(2);

(e)  Identify and justify facility and fixed capital outlay projects and their associated costs; and

(f)  Identify and justify information technology infrastructure and applications and their associated costs for information technology projects or initiatives.

(2)  All agency functions and their costs shall be carefully evaluated and justified by the agency. The justification must clearly demonstrate the needs of agency customers and clients and why the agency is proposing functions and their associated costs to address the needs based on state priorities, the agency mission, and legislative authorization. Further, the justification must show how agency functions are integrated and contribute to the overall achievement of state goals. Facilities, fixed capital outlay and information technology infrastructure, and applications shall be evaluated pursuant to ss. 216.0158, 216.043, and 216.0446, respectively.

(3)  Long-range program plans shall be submitted to the Executive Office of the Governor by August 1 of each year in a form and manner prescribed by the Executive Office of the Governor and the chairs of the legislative appropriations committees. Such long-range program plans for the Judicial Branch shall be submitted by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and a copy shall be provided to the Executive Office of the Governor.

(4)  The Executive Office of the Governor shall review the long-range program plans for executive agencies to ensure that they are consistent with the state's goals and objectives and other requirements as specified in the written instructions and that they provide the framework and context for the agency's budget request. In its review, the Executive Office of the Governor shall consider the findings of the Technology Review Workgroup as to the consistency of the information technology portion of long-range program plans with the State Annual Report on Information Resources Management and statewide policies recommended by the State Technology Council and the state's plan for facility needs pursuant to s. 216.0158. Based on the results of the review, the Executive Office of the Governor may require an agency to revise the plan.

(5)  Executive agencies shall incorporate all revisions required by the Governor within 14 working days.

(6)  Any differences between executive agencies regarding the programs, policies, or long-range program plans of such agencies shall be mediated by the Executive Office of the Governor.

(7)  Each executive agency shall transmit copies of its long-range program plan and all written comments on its plan to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives not later than 60 days prior to the next regular session of the Legislature.

(8)  Long-range program plans developed pursuant to this chapter are not rules and therefore are not subject to the provisions of chapter 120.

(9)  Agencies and the judicial branch shall make appropriate adjustments to their long-range program plans to be consistent with the appropriations and performance measures in the General Appropriations Act. Agencies and the judicial branch have until June 15 to make adjustments to their plans and submit the adjusted plans to the Executive Office of the Governor for review.

History.--s. 2, ch. 2000-371.