103.23 Legislative budget and program oversight commission.

The legislative service commission shall serve as a legislative budget and program oversight commission and may delegate to any committee it creates the responsibility to:

(A) Conduct program reviews of state agencies and departments or programs and activities within such agencies and departments, of the state's local assistance programs, and of state laws. As used in this section "program review" means an examination and review of any state agency, department, bureau, commission, or institution, or any activity, program, or law of the state to determine whether or to what extent the intent and goals of the organization, activity, program, or law are being achieved and whether funds appropriated have been efficiently and effectively expended;

(B) Continually review and evaluate federal and state government relationships and the fiscal, economic, and social implications thereof;

(C) Annually prepare and update long-range fiscal plans for the state;

(D) Provide staff to assist the controlling board in performing its duties and exercising its powers.

If in a program review the commission cites the failure of a program to meet intended goals, inadequate operating or administrative procedures or controls, fiscal or program reporting inaccuracies, waste, extravagance, unauthorized or unintended activities or programs, or other deficiencies, the head of the state department, agency, bureau, commission, or institution or the official responsible for the program shall respond to the report and inform the commission, at such times and in such manner and form as the commission determines, of any corrective actions that have been taken. The commission shall report the results of all program reviews to the general assembly.

No official of a state agency, department, bureau, commission, or institution shall refuse to provide or make available to the legislative service commission any information or records under its control or in its possession when requested to provide such information as part of the exercise of the commission's powers in this section and section 103.13 of the Revised Code unless the law dealing with the information or records specifically states that the commission is not authorized to review such information or records. No member or employee of the commission shall use any confidential information or record for any purpose except those authorized in this section and section 103.13 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 103.23

History. Effective Date: 07-30-1979