SECOND REGULAR SESSION

House Concurrent Resolution No. 57

96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES McNARY (Sponsor), McCAHERTY, WHITE, ELMER, KELLY (24), CURTMAN, HAEFNER, ATKINS, ELLINGTON AND MARSHALL (Co-sponsors).

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            WHEREAS, the fiscal stability of the State of Missouri and its political subdivisions is dependent upon an efficient and productive use of available resources; and

 

            WHEREAS, periodic review of the function, duties, and use of appropriations for state agencies and political subdivisions is necessary to ensure the best use of state and local revenues; and

 

            WHEREAS, it is the duty and function of the General Assembly to evaluate the distribution of fiscal, capital, and personnel resources across state agencies and political subdivisions to determine if a realignment of functions of state agencies and political subdivisions would result in a fiscal benefit and a more efficient and productive use of personnel and resources:

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-sixth General Assembly, Second Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, hereby establish the "Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Realignment of Political Subdivisions" to evaluate the distribution of fiscal, capital, and personnel resources across state agencies and political subdivisions to determine if any fiscal benefit would result from realignment of functions of state agencies and political subdivisions; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall consist of eight voting members, including four members appointed from the house of representatives, with two members selected from each political party, and four members appointed from the senate, with two members selected from each political party; and five nonvoting members, including the commissioner of the office of administration, and two former representatives and two former senators, all whom have experience serving on appropriation committees while members of the general assembly. Both voting and nonvoting members shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Each member of the committee shall be a citizen of the United States and a resident of this state; and


            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall:

 

            (1) Determine relevant data and create a method of evaluation;

 

            (2) Evaluate potential benefits and detriments of realignment of resources of state agencies and political subdivisions identified; suggest methods to achieve benefits through policy changes and state law; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall report its findings each year in the month of December to the general assembly and the governor; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that each member of the committee shall be reimbursed for necessary and actual expenses incurred in the performance of his or her official duties. All staff for the committee shall be provided by the research offices of both chambers of the general assembly and the joint committee on legislative research.