Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the State Facilities Closure Act. Provides that, after the General Assembly receives an advisory opinion filed by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability concerning the recommendation of a State executive branch officer for the closure of a State facility, the General Assembly shall vote by joint resolution to uphold or overturn the opinion. Provides that no action may be taken to implement the recommendation for closure of a State facility until the General Assembly has taken final action of the advisory opinion filed by the Commission by adopting a joint resolution affirming the recommendation for closure (rather than, until 50 days after the filing of any required recommendation).
Fiscal Note (Office of Management and Budget)
Passage of SB 3564 (S-AM 1) would delay the scheduled process of closure and transitions until such a time as the General Assembly, by Joint Resolution, affirms a recommendation for closure. Such a delay could severely minimize or even eliminate the cost reductions thus leaving the affected agencies underfunded. In addition, not achieving these cost reductions would have a significant impact on the Fiscal Year 2013 budget as additional funding or reductions would have to be identified.