Evaluation of Requests

Capital outlay requests (except projects and programs for the expenditure of funds from the Transportation Trust Fund) are analyzed and evaluated by the Facility Planning and Control (FPC) Section of the Division of Administration for compliance with the provisions, definitions, and standards established by statute and constitution as well as long-range policies and goals established by the legislature and governor.

During the Division of Administration's review, priorities generally fall into three categories. The highest priority is given to emergencies, implementation of court orders, repairs and renovations to preserve life and property, and highway overlay, repairs, and construction. Second priority is given to the continuation of projects previously funded and intitiated for which funding is needed to complete planning, construction, or equipping. The third priority is new state agency requests for projects that have not been previously funded.

Capital outlay requests are reviewed by staff of both the FPC Section and the Office of Planning and Budget (OPB). FPC Section architects and engineers evaluate overall feasibility of the projects; the justification of need and relationship to strategic plans; OPB analysts evaluate the project's impact on the operating budget.

The FPC section prepares and submits a report to the Joint Legislative Capital Outlay committee, the House Committee on Appropriations, the House Committee on Ways and Means, the Senate Committee on Finance, and the Senate Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs, detailing its findings and evaluation of any capital outlay project deemed not feasible.