This service area coordinates legislative review processes and handles document management systems used for legislative review in the Executive Branch.
The legislative review process provides information on proposed legislation to the Governor and members of the General Assembly to assist them in making informed decisions regarding budget, regulatory, and policy issues. This process also helps the Governor and General Assembly provide adequate resources to implement those statutory changes that have a fiscal impact. This service area coordinates this process in concert with the budget development and execution services under 71502.
The legislative processes DPB administers and manages are based around three confidential web based systems.
The ePAL system is used by agencies to submit legislative proposals to their Cabinet Secretary and the Governor’s office for consideration. The ePAL system serves as a document management system, Legislative proposals are reviewed in advance of the General Assembly session. This time period is often referred to as “pre-session.”
The eLAS system coordinates and tracks documents associated with the review of all introduced legislation. Executive branch agencies, the Cabinet, and the Governor’s office use eLAS to provide confidential advice to the Governor on legislation. These documents help the Governor formulate a position on the bill. As is the case with ePAL, the system services as a document management system.
DPB is responsible for issuing a fiscal impact statement (FIS) for all legislation introduced during a General Assembly session that could impact state services. DPB uses the eFIS system to interface with the Department of Legislative Automated Services to issue FIS in a timely manner.
The service area also manages the statewide process for developing and updating strategic plans, program/service area plans, performance measures and Executive Progress Reports (EPRs) that make up Virginia’s performance management structure. Agencies update their strategic plans, program/service area plans, EPR’s on a biannual basis using the Strategic Planning module in the Performance Budgeting System. Agencies are also responsible for reporting and publishing all measures results using this module.
Approximately eight percent of the agency's staffing support this service area.