Gov't Code Section 2054.102
Evaluation and Approval of Operating Plans
(a)The Legislative Budget Board may specify procedures for submission, review, approval, and disapproval of biennial operating plans and amendments, including procedures for review or reconsideration of the Legislative Budget Board’s disapproval of a biennial operating plan or biennial operating plan amendment. The Legislative Budget Board shall review and approve or disapprove the biennial operating plan for a state fiscal biennium on or before the 60th day after the last day of the regular legislative session held during the calendar year during which that state fiscal biennium begins.
(a-1)If an amendment to a biennial operating plan is submitted to the Legislative Budget Board on a date that falls during the period beginning September 1 of an even-numbered year and ending the last day of the following regular legislative session, the Legislative Budget Board shall review and approve or disapprove the amendment on or before the 60th day after the last day of that regular legislative session.
(a-2)If an amendment to a biennial operating plan is submitted to the Legislative Budget Board on a date that falls outside of the period described by Subsection (a-1), the Legislative Budget Board shall review and approve or disapprove the amendment on or before the 60th day after the date the amendment is submitted.
(a-3)The Legislative Budget Board may extend the deadline for the Legislative Budget Board’s action on an amendment to a biennial operating plan by the number of days the review of the amendment is delayed while board staff waits for the submission of additional information regarding the amendment requested by the staff as necessary for the completion of the review.
(a-4)An amendment to a biennial operating plan is considered to be approved if the Legislative Budget Board does not disapprove the amendment before the later of:
(1)the day following the last day of the period for approval or disapproval of the amendment as provided by Subsection (a-1) or (a-2), as applicable; or
(2)the day following the last day of the period for approval or disapproval of the amendment as extended under Subsection (a-3).
(b)The governing board of the department shall adopt rules as necessary to establish department standards.
(b-1)The Legislative Budget Board, in consultation with the department and the Information Technology Council for Higher Education, shall establish criteria to evaluate state agency biennial operating plans. In developing the criteria, the board shall include criteria on:
(1)the feasibility of proposed information resources projects for the biennium;
(2)the consistency of the plan with the state strategic plan;
(3)the appropriate provision of public electronic access to information;
(4)evidence of business process streamlining and gathering of business and technical requirements; and
(5)services, costs, and benefits.
(c)The department shall provide the Legislative Budget Board with a list of agencies that have not complied with department standards, provisions of the state strategic plan, or corrective action plans. An agency identified on a list under this subsection shall develop a corrective action plan approved by the department that specifies the manner in which deficiencies will be corrected before components of or amendments to the agency’s biennial operating plan may be approved by the Legislative Budget Board.
Section 2054.102 — Evaluation and Approval of Operating Plans,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.2054.htm#2054.102 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).