Responsibilities & Functions

State Appropriations Process and
Production of Appropriations Bills
The Controller General's Office provides fiscal analytical staff to the Joint Finance Committee and the Joint Committee on the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). In this role, the staff of the Controller General's Office drafts and produces the Budget Bill, the Bond Bill and the Grant In Aid Bill as well as participates in all Administration and Legislative (JFC) Budget Hearings.

Fiscal Impact of Legislation All bills are reviewed by the Controller General’s Office for fiscal impact after they have been introduced. If a Fiscal Note is required there will be an indication in the LIS system and the fiscal note will be attached to the bill upon completion.

Federal Clearinghouse ReviewAll federal grant applications are reviewed by the Controller General's Office prior to being voted on by the Clearinghouse Committee.

Legislative and Fiscal Analysis for All State AgenciesThe staff of the Controller General's Office performs year round fiscal and policy duties with state agencies on behalf of the Legislature. The analysts also have responsibility for legislative policy areas and initiatives.

Other Approval and OversightGeneral Fund transfers, changes in spending authority (AAs), personnel critical reclassification requests and a variety of individually applied for funding sources all pass through an analyst and the Controller General for approval.

Other Legislative Support The Office of the Controller General provides continuing staff support to legislators, standing committees and ad hoc committees of the Legislature. The office also participates as staff and/or members of several statewide committees.

The Legislative Information SystemThe LIS system is supported and maintained by Controller General's Office. The LIS group within the Controller General's Office also provides all technical and help line support for Legislative Hall.