2-3-209. Long-range financial plan - definitions. (1) As used in this section, "state agency" means a state agency that submits a budget request to the joint budget committee in accordance with section 2-3-208, whether the request is submitted directly by the state agency or by the office of state planning and budgeting on behalf of the state agency.
(2) Each state agency shall develop a long-range financial plan on or before November 1, 2019, and update the plan on or before November 1 of each of the next four years thereafter. The purpose of the long-range financial plan is to:
(a) Require the state agency to anticipate and strategically plan for future contingencies that may impact the state agency's ability to meet its performance goals;
(b) Assist the state agency as it prepares its annual budget request;
(c) Provide additional information to the general assembly so that it can appropriate money in light of possible future changes; and
(d) Provide notice to the public about the potential growth or decline of state government in the future.
(3) A long-range financial plan submitted pursuant to this subsection (3) may include the following components:
(a) A statement of the state agency's mission;
(b) A description of the major functions of the state agency;
(c) A description of the state agency's performance goals;
(d) A performance evaluation of the state agency's major programs, including an identification of programs that may not be meeting the program objectives or performance goals, and a recommendation on strategies to improve performance;
(e) A description of anticipated trends, conditions, or events that could impact the ability of the state agency to meet its goals and objectives; and
(f) A description of any programs currently funded in whole or in part with federal funds or gifts, grants, or donations that the department anticipates will decrease in the future and, therefore, may require state money as a backfill.
(4) Each state agency shall submit a copy of its long-range financial plan to the joint budget committee along with its budget request that is submitted in accordance with section 2-3-208; except that, if the office of state planning and budgeting submits a budget request on behalf of a state agency, the office may also submit the state agency's long-range financial plan.
(5) Notwithstanding section 24-1-136 (11)(a)(I), the requirement to update and submit the long-range financial plan continues as set forth in subsection (2) of this section. A long-range financial plan remains in effect until it is updated for the next state fiscal year. To the extent possible, the state agency shall utilize information that is included in the state agency's annual performance report prepared in accordance with section 2-7-205.