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(a) Every year, the legislative audit division shall ensure that the review team conducts a performance review of the appropriate programs of the agencies listed in this subsection. Programs that are administered by more than one agency shall be reviewed with the agency that the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee designates. Reviews may be conducted before the dates set out in this subsection at the discretion of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee. The first review shall occur in the calendar year set out after each agency's name, as follows, and subsequent reviews of each agency, or part of an agency, shall occur every 10 years:
(1) Department of Corrections, 2014;
(2) Department of Health and Social Services, 2015;
(3) Department of Education and Early Development, including the foundation formula, 2016;
(4) Office of the Governor, 2017;
(5) agencies of the legislative branch, 2017;
(6) Alaska Court System, 2017;
(7) University of Alaska, 2018;
(8) Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, 2019;
(9) Department of Administration, 2020;
(10) Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, 2020;
(11) Department of Fish and Game, 2021;
(12) Department of Environmental Conservation, 2021;
(13) Department of Natural Resources, 2021;
(14) Department of Revenue, 2022;
(15) Department of Law, 2022;
(16) Department of Public Safety, 2022;
(17) Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs, 2023;
(18) Department of Labor and Workforce Development, 2023.
(b) Subject to appropriation, the legislative audit division shall hire individuals and contract with individuals or firms to form a review team or teams to complete the reviews under this section.
(c) In the year before the year designated as the year for review in (a) of this section, the agency shall provide to the review team, before November 1,
(1) citations to the agency's authority under the Constitution of the State of Alaska or the Alaska Statutes to administer its programs;
(2) a list of programs or elements of programs that compose at least 10 percent of the general funds in the agency's budget appropriated from the general fund that could be reduced or eliminated; the agency shall consider first those programs or elements of programs that
(A) do not serve a current need;
(B) are not authorized by the Constitution of the State of Alaska or the Alaska Statutes; or
(C) are not essential to the agency mission or delivery of the agency's core services;
(3) a list of active encumbrances and an explanation of the continuing need for any encumbrance unsatisfied more than one year after it was incurred;
(4) all information submitted to the legislature in the agency's most recent submission under AS 37.07.050, including agency mission, results-based measures, prioritization of core services, and all programs within the core services from the most important to the least important.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alaska Statutes Title 44. State Government § 44.66.020. Agency programs - last updated April 21, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ak/title-44-state-government/ak-st-sect-44-66-020.html
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