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Progress Report: The Legislature Has Taken Steps to Promote the Self-Sufficiency of Regulatory Programs, Report No. 07-39, September 2007
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  • Consistent with our recommendations, the 2006 Legislature required agencies to begin reporting fiscal and self-sufficiency data for their regulatory programs.  In addition, the Legislature created a workgroup to study the feasibility of developing a uniform cost allocation methodology for calculating and reporting direct and indirect unit costs.
  • Our review of legislative budget requests for a sample of regulatory programs revealed that most agencies generally provided complete documentation.  However, some agencies inconsistently reported fiscal data and information related to self-sufficiency.  To avoid these inconsistencies, the legislative budget requests could be modified in several ways.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 05-57 Legislature Should Consider Uniform Process to Determine Appropriate Regulatory Program Funding Levels, published in December 2005.

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 05-35 OPPAGA Report: More Uniform Methodology Is Needed for State Agencies’ Unit Cost Information, published in May 2005.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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