(15 ILCS 20/50-25)
Statewide prioritized goals.
For fiscal year 2012 and each fiscal year thereafter, prior to the submission of the State budget, the Governor, in consultation with the appropriation committees of the General Assembly and, beginning with budgets prepared for fiscal year 2013, the commission established under this Section, shall: (i) prioritize outcomes that are most important for each State agency of the executive branch under the jurisdiction of the Governor to achieve for the next fiscal year and (ii) set goals to accomplish those outcomes according to the priority of the outcome. There must be a reasonable number of annually defined statewide goals defining State priorities for the budget. Each goal shall be further defined to facilitate success in achieving that goal. No later than July 31 of each fiscal year beginning in fiscal year 2012, the Governor shall establish a commission for the purpose of advising the Governor in setting those outcomes and goals, including the timeline for achieving those outcomes and goals. The commission shall be a well-balanced group and shall be a manageable size. The commission shall hold at least 2 public meetings during each fiscal year. One meeting shall be held in the City of Chicago and one meeting shall be held in the City of Springfield. By November 1 of each year, the commission shall submit a report to the Governor and the General Assembly setting forth recommendations with respect to the Governor's proposed outcomes and goals. The report shall be published on the Governor's Office of Management and Budget's website. In its report, the commission shall propose a percentage of the total budget to be assigned to each proposed outcome and goal. The commission shall also review existing mandated expenditures and include in its report recommendations for the termination of mandated expenditures. The General Assembly may object to the commission's report by passing a joint resolution detailing the General Assembly's objections.
In addition, each other constitutional officer of the executive branch, in consultation with the appropriation committees of the General Assembly, shall: (i) prioritize outcomes that are most important for his or her office to achieve for the next fiscal year and (ii) set goals to accomplish those outcomes according to the priority of the outcome. The Governor and each constitutional officer shall separately conduct performance analyses to determine which programs, strategies, and activities will best achieve those desired outcomes. The Governor shall recommend that appropriations be made to State agencies and officers for the next fiscal year based on the agreed upon goals and priorities. Each agency and officer may develop its own strategies for meeting those goals and shall review and analyze those strategies on a regular basis. The Governor shall also implement procedures to measure annual progress toward the State's highest priority outcomes and shall develop a statewide reporting system that compares the actual results with budgeted results. Those performance measures and results shall be posted on the State Comptroller's website, and compiled for distribution in the Comptroller's Public Accountability Report, as is currently the practice on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 96-958, eff. 7-1-10; 96-1529, eff. 2-16-11.)