PART I-A JUDICIAL BUDGET AND PERFORMANCE ACCOUNTABILITY
§81. Short title; legislative intent
A. This Part may be cited as the "Judicial Budget and Performance Accountability Act".
B.(1) It is the intent of this Part to encourage the judiciary to develop, implement, and maintain a budget and performance accountability system for those entities under the authority of the Judicial Budgetary Control Board. This system is intended to be based on ongoing strategic planning, the development of a management information system containing standard data elements and indicators, performance budgeting, performance reporting, and performance auditing.
(2) The legislature acknowledges that the development and implementation of the budget and performance accountability system is the responsibility of the judicial system acting under the supervisory and administrative authority of the supreme court. The legislature recognizes that the development of such a system will require the cooperation of elected judges, most of whose operating funding is provided by local governments. The legislature also recognizes that the development of such a system will require the cooperation of other elected officials, such as clerks of court and other judicial branch officers, who are not under the direct supervisory and administrative control of the supreme court and judicial system. Because of these complexities affecting the judicial branch, the legislature acknowledges that the development of the system will require time and good faith on the part of all parties. The legislature pledges its cooperation in assisting the supreme court to develop, implement, and maintain the budget and performance accountability system.
Acts 1999, No. 1176, §1, eff. July 9, 1999.