(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
shall regularly provide to the Legislature information on the outcomes of department
operations and activities to allow the Legislature to better assess the performance
of the department, including both to evaluate the effectiveness of department programs
and activities, as well as to assess how efficiently the department is using state
(b) No later than January 10 each year, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
shall provide to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee an annual report on the outcomes
of department operations and activities specified in the supplemental report of the
annual Budget Act for the current fiscal year. At a minimum, for each performance measurement included in the supplemental report
of the annual Budget Act for the current fiscal year, the department's report shall
include data for the three most recently ended fiscal years, as well as establish
target performance goals for each performance measurement for the current fiscal year
identified in the supplemental report of the annual Budget Act and in the department's
long-term strategic plan, if included in the strategic plan. If target performance goals stated in the prior department report have not been
achieved, the annual department report for the current fiscal year shall include an
explanation of why the target performance goals were not achieved. The supplemental report of the annual Budget Act may identify changes in the department's
reporting requirements; however, if no changes are identified in the supplemental
report of the annual Budget Act, the reporting requirements shall be the same as those
for the prior fiscal year.
(c) The department shall also post the full annual report required by this section
on its Internet Web site.
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