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      RS 39:32.1     


§32.1.  Budget request forms, content, and submission; postsecondary education formula funded agencies

A.  The provisions of this Section shall apply to each postsecondary education agency, which may include systems, institutions, or budget units, which is funded or proposed by the Board of Regents to be funded through the funding formula in the ensuing fiscal year.

B.  The format and content of the annual operating budget, the operational plan, and the budget request to be used by postsecondary education agencies shall be prescribed by the Board of Regents, subject to the provisions of this Section and the approval of the division of administration and the House Committee on Appropriations and Senate Committee on Finance.  The Board of Regents shall transmit to each such agency a complete set of forms to be used and provide instructions and consultation on the proper method of completing the forms.

C.  Each postsecondary education agency shall prepare an annual operating budget, which shall be subject to approval by both the appropriate management board and the Board of Regents.  The operating budget shall contain, at a minimum, budgetary information on prior year actual revenues and expenditures and current year budgeted revenues and expenditures, and the budgetary information as provided in R.S. 39:32(C) through (H) for the prior and current fiscal years.

D.  Each postsecondary education agency shall prepare an annual operational plan for the purposes of the budget request. The operational plan for any such agency, to the maximum extent practicable, shall be consistent with the agency's strategic plan required by R.S. 39:31 and the master plan for postsecondary education required by Article VIII, Section 5(D)(4) of the Constitution of Louisiana.  The plan shall include information relative to the specific performance evaluation and functional accountability provisions of the funding formula.  The plan shall include a current statement of the agency's mission and its goals, objectives, performance indicators, and activities, as well as a detailed plan of its operations. The plan shall be used by the division of administration in the development of the executive budget and supporting document in order to ensure that performance standards are consistent with the financial plan for the fiscal year.

E.  The Board of Regents shall submit to the governor the budget request for each postsecondary education agency which is proposed to be funded through the funding formula for the ensuing year.

F.  The budget request submitted by the Board of Regents shall consist of the current approved annual operating budget and the operational plan for each postsecondary education agency, and a funding request for the agency under the funding formula most recently adopted by the Board of Regents and reported to the legislature.

Acts 1998, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 49, §1, eff. July 1, 1998; Acts 2010, No. 899, §2.

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