216.163 Governor’s recommended budget; form and content; declaration of collective bargaining impasses.—
(1) The Governor’s recommended budget shall be referenced to the legislative budget requests prescribed in ss. 216.023 and 216.043 and shall be consistent with the format of the current fiscal year General Appropriations Act.
(2) The Governor’s recommended budget shall also include:
(a) The Governor’s recommendations for operating each state agency, and those of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for operating the judicial branch, for the next fiscal year. These recommendations shall be displayed by appropriation category within each budget entity and shall also include the legislative budget request of the corresponding agency. In order to present a balanced budget as required by s. 216.162, the Governor’s recommendations for operating appropriations may include an alternative recommendation to that of the Chief Justice.
(b)1. The Governor’s recommendations and those of the Chief Justice for fixed capital outlay appropriations for the next fiscal year. These recommendations shall be displayed by budget entity and shall also include the legislative budget request of the corresponding agency. In order to present a balanced budget as required by s. 216.162, the Governor’s recommendations for fixed capital outlay appropriations may include an alternative recommendation to that of the Chief Justice.
2. For each specific fixed capital outlay project or group of projects or operating capital outlay requests recommended to be funded from a proposed state debt or obligation, he or she shall make available pursuant to s. 216.164(1)(a) the documents set forth in s. 216.0442(2).
(c) The evaluation of the fixed capital outlay request of each agency and the judicial branch and alternatives to the proposed projects as made by the Department of Management Services pursuant to s. 216.044.
(d) A summary statement of the amount of appropriations requested by each state agency and as recommended by the Governor and by the judicial branch.
(e) A distinct listing of all nonrecurring appropriations recommended by the Governor or the Chief Justice.
(f) The Governor’s recommendations for high-risk information technology projects which should be subject to monitoring under s. 282.322. These recommendations shall include proviso language which specifies whether funds are specifically provided to contract for project monitoring, or whether the Auditor General will conduct such project monitoring. When funds are recommended for contracting with a project monitor, such funds may equal 1 percent to 5 percent of the project’s estimated total costs. These funds shall be specifically appropriated and nonrecurring.
(g) Any additional information which the Governor or Chief Justice feels is needed to justify his or her recommendations.
(3) The Governor shall provide to the Legislature a performance-based program budget. Information submitted to the Legislature shall be provided in a fashion that will allow comparison of the requested information with the agency request and legislative appropriation by the automated legislative appropriation planning and budgeting system.
(4) The Executive Office of the Governor shall review the findings of the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, to the extent they are available, request any reports or additional analyses as necessary, and submit a recommendation for executive agencies, which may include a recommendation regarding incentives or disincentives for agency performance. Incentives or disincentives may apply to all or part of a state agency. The Chief Justice shall review the findings of the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability regarding judicial branch performance and make appropriate recommendations for the judicial branch.
(a) Incentives may include, but are not limited to:
1. Additional flexibility in budget management, such as, but not limited to, the use of lump sums or special categories; consolidation of budget entities or program components; consolidation of appropriation categories; and increased agency transfer authority between appropriation categories or budget entities.
2. Additional flexibility in salary rate and position management.
3. Retention of up to 50 percent of all unencumbered balances of appropriations as of June 30, or undisbursed balances as of December 31, excluding special categories and grants and aids, which may be used for nonrecurring purposes including, but not limited to, lump-sum bonuses, employee training, or productivity enhancements, including technology and other improvements.
4. Additional funds to be used for, but not limited to, lump-sum bonuses, employee training, or productivity enhancements, including technology and other improvements.
5. Additional funds provided pursuant to law to be released to an agency quarterly or incrementally contingent upon the accomplishment of units of output or outcome specified in the General Appropriations Act.
(b) Disincentives may include, but are not limited to:
1. Mandatory quarterly reports to the Executive Office of the Governor and the Legislature on the agency’s progress in meeting performance standards.
2. Mandatory quarterly appearances before the Legislature, the Governor, or the Governor and Cabinet to report on the agency’s progress in meeting performance standards.
3. Elimination or restructuring of the program, which may include, but not be limited to, transfer of the program or outsourcing all or a portion of the program.
4. Reduction of total positions for a program.
5. Restriction on or reduction of the spending authority provided in s. 216.292(2)(b).
6. Reduction of managerial salaries.
(5) At the same time that the Governor furnishes each senator and representative with a copy of his or her recommended balanced budget under s. 216.162(1), the Executive Office of the Governor shall electronically transmit to the legislative appropriations committees the Governor’s recommended budget, the Exhibit B, Major Issues, and D-3a’s.
(6) At the time the Governor is required to furnish copies of his or her recommended budget to each senator and representative under s. 216.162(1), the Governor shall declare an impasse in all collective bargaining negotiations for which he or she is deemed to be the public employer and for which a collective bargaining agreement has not been executed.
History.—s. 12, ch. 80-45; s. 10, ch. 83-49; s. 6, ch. 89-51; s. 3, ch. 89-301; s. 13, ch. 91-109; s. 54, ch. 92-142; s. 159, ch. 92-279; s. 55, ch. 92-326; s. 11, ch. 94-249; s. 8, ch. 94-340; s. 1513, ch. 95-147; s. 6, ch. 98-73; s. 19, ch. 2000-371; s. 45, ch. 2001-43; s. 28, ch. 2001-261; s. 25, ch. 2005-152.