COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT


STATE OF MISSOURI
ROOM 132, STATE CAPITOL
JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI 65101
TELEPHONE (573) 751-4143
FAX (573) 751-7681

The Division has two primary duties: the preparation of fiscal notes on all bills pending before the General Assembly and performance of management and program evaluations.

FISCAL NOTES

Chapter 23 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri requires the Oversight Division to prepare a fiscal note on each bill before action may be taken on it. The fiscal note must state:

  • 1) the cost of the proposed legislation to the state for the next two fiscal years;
  • 2) whether the proposal would establish a program or agency which would duplicate an existing program or agency;
  • 3) whether the provisions of the proposal were federally mandated;
  • 4) whether the proposal would have significant direct fiscal impact upon any political subdivision of the state;
  • 5) whether any new physical facilities would be required;
  • 6) whether the proposal would fiscally impact small businesses.

Oversight prepares new fiscal notes on bills and joint resolutions at the following points in the course of the legislative process:

  • 1) before the initial committee hearing on the proposal in its chamber of origin,
  • 2) before a proposal reaches the top of the Bills for Perfection Calendar if the bill or joint resolution was amended or substituted by the committee to which it was assigned,
  • 3) before a proposal reaches the top of the Bills for Third Reading Calendar (even if the bill or joint resolution is not amended on the floor, Oversight prepares a new fiscal note on the "Perfected" bill or joint resolution),
  • 4) before a proposal reaches the top of the Bills for Third Reading Calendar in the opposite chamber of the chamber of origin, if the committee to which the proposal was assigned in the "opposite" chamber amends or substitutes the proposal,
  • 5) any time leadership refers a proposal to either the House Budget Committee or the Senate Committee on Budget Control for a hearing due to questions about the proposal's fiscal effects, and
  • 6) upon amendment on the floor of the "opposite" chamber and sent back to the "original" chamber for concurrence or on Conference Committee Reports (as time allows).
  • 7) after a proposal is Truly Agreed to and Finally Passed.

Oversight does, when requested, prepare fiscal notes on drafts of proposals which have not been introduced as bills or have not been formally presented as either committee or floor substitutes. These drafts are considered confidential until the proposal is publicly introduced.

The process in preparing a fiscal note begins when the drafter in either Senate Research or Legislative Research forwards a copy of the bill draft to Oversight with a request for fiscal note. Oversight reviews the draft and forwards a copy to all affected state agencies and local political subdivisions as required by statute.

Once the agencies have reviewed the legislative draft and have determined what fiscal impact, if any, it will have upon their agency they respond to Oversight. Oversight compiles all agency responses and together with their own independent research, prepares a fiscal note stating the estimated fiscal impact to state government, local governments and small businesses.

The Oversight Division prepares approximately 3,000 fiscal notes during a regular legislative session.

PROGRAM EVALUATIONS

To meet the demands for more responsive and cost effective state government, legislators often desire to obtain information regarding the status of state programs they have created and the expenditure of funds they have authorized. The Committee on Legislative Research, through the Oversight Division, can investigate and assess state agency performance in the implementation of laws and report the findings to the legislature.

The Oversight Division conducts its work in an independent manner utilizing trained professional staff. An evaluation generally includes examination of state agency records, interviews of agency staff, surveys of affected citizens, on-site observation of program operations and review of similar programs in other states. The objectives of the evaluation usually include determining efficiency, effectiveness and quality of the program. Questions regarding sufficient funding levels, appropriate spending practices and the need for extension of sunset dates can often be answered in the course of the evaluation.

In addition, recommendations are made to the legislature for changes that could be made to enhance the program or facilitate more efficient management of the program. The Division is assigned evaluations pursuant to a concurrent resolution of the General Assembly or a resolution adopted by the Committee on Legislative Research. Staff devote time to completing the work during the interim, between June and December. Reports are typically presented to the Committee on Legislative Research for review and release to the public upon completion.

The Committee is comprised of the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and nine other members of the Senate and the Chairman of the House Budget Committee and nine other members of the House of Representatives.

The Senate members are appointed by the President Pro Tem of the Senate and House members are appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

No more than six members from the House and six members from the Senate may be of the same political party.

The Chairman of the Committee on Legislative Research appoints an Oversight Subcommittee to more closely supervise the work of the Oversight Division. Three Representatives and three Senators from the full committee are appointed to the subcommittee

Fiscal Note Template Download
Legislative Oversight
November 2015

Fiscal Note Template (Complete)

Fiscal Note Template (Spreadsheet Only)

Comment Memo

Technical Memo

Download instructions:

  • Right-click the "Fiscal Note Template" link above. Select "Save Target As..."
  • Make sure in the "Save In:" box towards the top, "Desktop" is chosen. In the "File Name:" box towards the bottom, change the file name to FNWork.exe. Then click the "Save" button. Close when complete
  • Double-click that newly created file that is now on your desktop and click "unzip" (in some cases you might have to click "Run" before you get the option to "unzip") to extract the files to your hard drive
  • A "FNWork" folder will be created for you on your hard drive (c:)
  • Open "My Computer" and go to your "C:" drive and find the "FNWork" folder
  • From that "FNWork" folder, right click on "FNWorksheet.xls" and drag it to the desktop selecting "Create Shortcut here." (the window must be resized in order to see some of the desktop so that you can drag the icon)
  • Now right click on the shortcut that you've just created and go down to properties.
  • Go to the "General" tab and check the "Read-Only" box and click "Apply" and "OK."

***Ensure macros are enabled

If you have questions about the template, please email Jared.Kesel@lr.mo.gov

 

Agency Sendout Codes

To request a printed copy of our reports free of charge, please call 573-751-4143 or e-mail our office at Valerie.Mueller@lr.mo.gov.  Please include your name and address.

11:25 AM
Date Program Evaluation
Updated: February 18, 2015
12/15 Program Evaluation: Review of County Reimbursements for Assessment Maintenance Plans
12/15 Program Evaluation: Review Department of Corrections County Offender Per Diem Payments
12/15 Program Evaluation: Review of DHSS Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Licensing and Complaint Resolution Procedures for Ambulance Districts
12/15 Program Evaluation: Review of DHSS Certificate of Need Program
1/14 Program Evaluation: Review of the Department of Corrections and OA FooD Service Contract
1/14 Program Evaluation: Review of the Department of Public Safety Hazardous Materials Training
1/14 Program Evaluation: Review of the Department of Social Services Welfare Investigations Unit
12/11 Program Evaluation: Review of the Department of Economic Development Policy for Economic Growth
12/11 Program Evaluation: Review of the Department of Revenue Tax Compliance Procedures
06/10 Program Evaluation: Review of the State of Missouri Tax Credit Programs Addendum
06/10 Program Evaluation: Review of the Department of Natural Resources State Revolving Funds
06/09 Program Evaluation: Review of the State of Missouri Tax Credit Programs
06/09 Program Evaluation: Review of the Missouri Department of Revenue State Sales Tax Exemptions
06/09 Program Evaluation: Review of the Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan State Employee Health Benefits
02/09 Review of the Department of Conservation Enforcement Policies and Real Estate Transactions 
01/09 Review of the Department of Agriculture Ethanol Incentives and Tax Credits
09/08 Program Evaluation: Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Second Injury Fund Addendum
05/07 Program Evaluation: State Supplemental Tax Increment Financing Program
05/07 Program Evaluation: Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Second Injury Fund
05/07 Program Evaluation: Department of Higher Education University of Missouri Campus Funding Allocation
09/06 Program Evaluation: Insurance Mandates 
05/06 Program Evaluation: Small Business Incubator Program
04/05 Program Evaluation: Office of Administration Division of Facilities Management State Leasing Practices
04/05 Program Evaluation: Evaluation Medicaid Fraud Follow-Up
04/05 Program Evaluation: Application Process and Eligibility Verification of Medicaid
08/04 Program Evaluation: State Tax Commission
08/04 Program Evaluation: Office of Administrations Division of Purchasing and Materials Management
08/04 Program Evaluation: Department of Transportation Contracts with Employees and Commission Members
05/02 Program Evaluation: Department of Mental Health Review of Contract and Bid Procedures and Accountability
02/02 Program Evaluation: Missouri Housing Development Commission
02/02 Program Evaluation: Unexpended Fund Balances
01/02 Program Evaluation: Professional Athletes and Entertainers Tax
01/02 Program Evaluation: Department of Mental Health Central Office
01/02 Program Evaluation: Community Initiatives
09/01 Program Evaluation: State Children's Health Insurance Program
05/01 Program Evaluation: Allocation and Expenditure of Funds for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs
03/01 Program Evaluation: Area Agencies on Aging Congregate and Home-Delivered Meal Program
03/01 Program Evaluation: Statewide Court Automation Project
02/01 Program Evaluation: Evaluation of Certified Capital Companies Tax Credit
02/01 Program Evaluation: Adoption Services
04/00 Program Evaluation: Purchasing of Mental Health Treatment Services the Department of Mental Health
02/00 Program Evaluation: Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund
02/00 Program Evaluation: Regional Justice Center Concept
02/00 Program Evaluation: Animal Care Facilities Act Department Agriculture
02/00 Program Evaluation: Medicaid Fraud Program
02/00 Program Evaluation: Child Support Enforcement
02/99 Program Evaluation: Federal Drug Seizure Fund
12/98 Program Evaluation: Solid Waste Management Grants
12/98 Missouri State Highway Patrol Motor Vehicle Inspection Division
12/98 Program Evaluation Caring Communities
12/98 Program Evaluation: Department of Economic Development Evaluation of Tax Credit Programs
02/98 Social Services Block Grant, Child Care and Development Block Grant, and Relief Program Reports
02/98 Program Review: HIV/AIDS Care and Prevention Services
02/98 Program Review: Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Professional Development
10/97 Program Review: Department of Natural Resources Soil & Water Conservation Program
10/97 Program Review: Department of Insurance and Insurance Examiners Fund
09/97 Program Audit: MoDOT Construction
05/97 Management Audit Follow-Up: Division of Design and Construction
05/97 Program Audit Follow-Up: Mental Health Earnings Fund
05/97 Program Audit: Department of Mental Health Administrative Agents
05/97 Program Audit Follow-Up: Community Action Agencies/CSBG
05/97 Program Audit Follow-Up: Area Agencies on Aging
02/97 Management Audit: Department of Transportation Right-of-Way and Land Acquisition
01/97 Management Audit: Department of Conservation Fleet/Flight Operations
01/97 Program Audit: Waste Tire Program
01/97 Program Audit: Department of Health Child Care Facilities Licensing Program
01/97 Program Audit: Manufacturing Milk Program
09/96 Program Audit: University of MO Commercial Ag Program
06/96 Program Audit Follow-Up: Schools Becoming Medicaid Providers
06/96 Program Audit: Motor Fuel Tax (HB 1247)
12/95 Management Audit: Division of Design & Construction
12/95 Program Audit: Community Action Agencies/CSBG
12/95 Program Audit: Monitoring of the Area Agencies on Aging
12/95 Program Audit: Mental Health Earnings Fund
12/94 Performance Audit Follow-Up: Pregnant Inmates and Their Dependent Children
12/94 Performance Audit: Motor Fuel Tax (HB1247)
12/94 Performance Audit: Schools Becoming Medicaid Providers (HB 564)
10/93 Pregnant Inmates and Their Dependent Children
07/22/92 Federal Mandate for the Use of State Funds for Local School Desegregation Purposes in Missouri
11/01/91 Department of Health
11/01/91 Distribution of State Funds to Local Governments and Political Subdivisions
07/12/89 Office of Administration, Division of Design and Construction
04/24/89 Department of Mental Health, Division of Comprehensive Psychiatric Services and the Division of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
04/24/89 Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Division of Employment Security
04/24/89 Federal Funds Report II
01/20/88 Extension Division of the Missouri and of Lincoln University
01/20/88 Limited Scope Performance Audit Department of Missouri of Economic Development, Division of Credit Unions
10/06/87 Assessment of Equalization Maintenance - Tax Commission
09/23/87 Performance Audit Division of Liquor Control, Department of Public Safety
09/23/87 Performance Audit State Highway Department Fund and Other Funds Related to Highway Maintenance and Construction: Motor Fuel Tax Fund, State Road Fund, Third Building Fund
03/19/87 Program Audit Report Prison Industries Program, Division of Administration, Department of Corrections and Human Resources
12/03/86 Program Audit Report Board of Registration for Healing Arts, Department of Economic Development
09/04/86 Program Audit Report Petroleum Inspection Program, Department of Agriculture
01/15/86 Program Audit Report Waste Management Program, Department of Natural Resources

To request a printed copy of our reports free of charge, please call 573-751-4143 or e-mail our office at Valerie.Mueller@lr.mo.gov.  Please include your name and address.

Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri
Updated: June 9, 2015
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 2015
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 2014
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 2013
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 2012
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 2011
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 2010
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 2009
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 2008
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 2007
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 2006
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 2005
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 2004
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 2003
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 2002
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 2001
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 2000
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 1999
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 1998
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 1997
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 1996
Report of Certain Debt of the State of Missouri and Certain Non-State Debt 1995
Staff
Name Title Telephone Email
Updated: October 30, 2015
Mickey Wilson, CPAOversight Director(573)526-8120 Mickey.Wilson@lr.mo.gov
Ross StropeAssistant Director(573)751-4143 Ross.Strope@lr.mo.gov
Kendra CrumFiscal Analyst(573)751-4143 Kendra.Crum@lr.mo.gov
Helen Webster-Cox, CPAProgram Evaluator(573)751-4143 Helen.Cox@lr.mo.gov
Jeani HancockFiscal Analyst(573)751-4143 Jeani.Hancock@lr.mo.gov
Nina MedlockProgram Evaluator(573)751-4143 Nina.Medlock@lr.mo.gov
Valerie MuellerAdministrative Secretary(573)526-8120 Valerie.Mueller@lr.mo.gov
Shanna StarkAdministrative Assistant(573)751-4143 Shanna.Stark@lr.mo.gov
Sarah JuergensmeyerFiscal Analyst(573)751-4143 Sarah.Juergensmeyer@lr.mo.gov
Harry Otto, CPATax Fiscal Analyst(573)751-4143 Harry.Otto@lr.mo.gov
Cathy LuciaFiscal Analyst(573)751-4143 Cathy.Lucia@lr.mo.gov
Kin BaxFiscal Analyst(573)751-4143 Kim.Bax@lr.mo.gov

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