2010 Legislature CS for SB 1178
2 An act relating to cost-benefit, return-on-investment,
3 and dynamic scoring techniques; creating s. 216.138,
4 F.S.; authorizing the President of the Senate or the
5 Speaker of the House of Representatives to request
6 special impact sessions of consensus estimating
7 conferences to evaluate proposed legislation based on
8 specified techniques; providing for the information
9 used in the evaluations to be available to the public
10 unless otherwise exempt from disclosure; requiring the
11 Office of Economic and Demographic Research to develop
12 protocols and procedures to be used by the consensus
13 estimating conferences when evaluating proposed
14 legislation; establishing minimum requirements;
15 requiring submission of a report; requiring the use of
16 the protocols and procedures until the approval is
17 affirmatively revoked; amending s. 216.133, F.S.;
18 conforming a cross-reference to changes made by the
19 act; providing an effective date.
21 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
23 Section 1. Section 216.138, Florida Statutes, is created to
25 216.138 Authority to request additional analysis of
26 legislation.—The President of the Senate or the Speaker of the
27 House of Representatives may request special impact sessions of
28 consensus estimating conferences to evaluate proposed
29 legislation based on tools and models not generally employed by
30 the conferences, including cost-benefit, return-on-investment,
31 or dynamic scoring techniques, when suitable and appropriate for
32 the legislation being evaluated. Unless exempt from s.
33 119.07(1), information used to develop the analyses shall be
34 available to the public.
35 Section 2. The Office of Economic and Demographic Research,
36 acting in consultation with the principals of the consensus
37 estimating conferences and after receiving public input, shall
38 develop protocols and procedures necessary to implement the
39 provisions of s. 216.138, Florida Statutes. At a minimum, the
40 protocols and procedures to be used for evaluating specific
41 proposed legislation shall include cost-benefit, return-on
42 investment, and dynamic scoring techniques, and may include
43 additional, appropriate economic techniques. Additionally, the
44 protocols and procedures must address the format for reporting
45 results and provide proposed linkages to the appropriations and
46 revenue forecasting processes, including any statutory changes
47 that may be needed. The linkages must be consistent with the
48 constitutional requirement for a balanced budget. The office
49 shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the
50 President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
51 Representatives by December 1, 2010. Subject to approval by the
52 President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
53 Representatives following the submission of the report, the
54 protocols and procedures shall be used to the extent feasible
55 for the analysis of specific proposed legislation by consensus
56 estimating conferences as provided in s. 216.138, Florida
57 Statutes, unless and until such approval is subsequently
58 affirmatively revoked.
59 Section 3. Section 216.133, Florida Statutes, is amended to
61 216.133 Definitions; ss. 216.133-216.138
216.133 - 216.137.
62 As used in ss. 216.133-216.138 216.133 - 216.137:
63 (1) “Consensus estimating conference” includes the Economic
64 Estimating Conference, the Demographic Estimating Conference,
65 the Revenue Estimating Conference, the Education Estimating
66 Conference, the Criminal Justice Estimating Conference, the
67 Occupational Forecasting Conference, the Early Learning Programs
68 Estimating Conference, the Self-Insurance Estimating Conference,
69 the Florida Retirement System Actuarial Assumption Conference,
70 and the Social Services Estimating Conference.
71 (2) “Official information” means the data, forecasts,
72 estimates, analyses, studies, and other information which the
73 principals of a consensus estimating conference unanimously
74 adopt for purposes of the state planning and budgeting system.
75 (3) “Consensus” means the unanimous consent of all of the
76 principals of a consensus estimating conference.
77 Section 4. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.