Warner Announces Performance-Based Budgeting Bill Becomes Law
10/31/2017
    
HARRISBURG – On Monday, the governor signed into law Senate Bill 181, which would change the state budgeting process by requiring performance-based budgeting. The House version, House Bill 410, was authored by Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland).

“I’m pleased the governor signed this legislation to bring more accountability to the state budget,” Warner said. “The drawn-out budgeting process that has occurred during the past several years shows we must make a change. Continuing down the same path year after year is insane. I was happy to work with Sen. Bob Mensch to bring this important legislation to the finish line. For two legislative sessions, I have pushed to make this change so that we can more clearly see where our tax dollars are spent and make better budgeting decisions.”

Performance-based budgeting uses performance matrixes to determine whether each state department has met its goals and objectives. It is a retrospective look back at what was accomplished with the dollars given. Once this review is done, the department then would receive consideration for future funding. Budget requests would include itemized expenditures for all activities required by state and federal statutes at minimum and current levels.

Act 48 of 2017 goes into effect in 60 days.

The 52nd Legislative District includes the city of Connellsville; Dawson, Dunbar, Everson, Perryopolis, Seven Springs, South Connellsville and Vanderbilt boroughs; Bullskin, Connellsville, Dunbar, Lower Tyrone, Menallen, North Union, Perry, Saltlick and Upper Tyrone townships in Fayette County, along with Scottdale Borough, and part of East Huntingdon Township in Westmoreland County.

Representative Ryan Warner
52nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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