Executive budget; zero-based budgeting principles. (SB497)

Introduced By

Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Submission of executive budget; zero-based budgeting. Requires, beginning in the 2018-2020 biennium, that "The Executive Budget" and all "Executive Budgets" shall be prepared and formulated using zero-based budgeting principles. The bill requires that such zero-based budgets reflect the amount of funding deemed necessary to achieve the most cost-effective performance of each agency or department pursuant to an accompanying narrative delineating the tasks to be performed by each agency or department, together with the goals and objectives for each agency or department. Each such budget shall have a zero dollar amount as its initial basis and shall not reflect any prior appropriation amount, adjusted or otherwise. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100932D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Finance
01/19/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB497)
01/27/2016Passed by indefinitely in Finance (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)