Program Authorization: La. Constitution Article IV, Sections 7 and 14, and Article XIII, Section 1; R.S. 6:55(b)4; R.S. 17:932; R.S. 18:23-26; R.S. 23:1371-1372; R.S. 37:741-744(C), 801.5, 1401(A), 3490-3493; R.S. 49:151, 206 et seq., 968; R.S. 51:1251; R.S. 9: 2446-2447; R.S. 32:1253; R.S. 35:15.2, 71 et seq., 192, 201, 325, 391; R.S. 40:1299. 52.2; R.S. 42:162, 1162; RS. 24:173-174, 207-208, 254; R.S. 25:126; R.S. 43:19, 23-24, 81, 87, 150, 174, 231-232
The mission of the Administrative Program is to assist the Secretary of State in carrying out his duties; to provide a system for proper maintenance and control over all activities within the department; to provide for general management and supervision of department finances and financial operations; and to provide legal expertise on functions prescribed by law. The program is responsible for maintaining accurate records of governmental officials, commissions issued, wills registered, and all penal records. It prepares such official publications as acts of the legislature, constitutional amendments, rosters of officials (every two years), reports of the secretary of state, election returns (every four years), and other important publications. The goal of the Administrative Program is to provide leadership and support services to the Department of State and to assist each section supervisor in reaching their established program goals as prescribed by law. This program has one activity, Administrative.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
The Administrative Program provides leadership and support services to the Department of State. The success of this program is reflected in the success of the other programs in the department. Performance information consistent with this program's strategic plan and with the statewide model for administration and support service programs will be reported next year.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded with fees and self-generated revenues. The fees and self-generated revenues are derived from the following: (1) a $60 filing fee relative to domestic corporations; (2) a $100 filing fee relative to foreign corporations; (3) a $25 filing fee for annual reports relative to domestic and foreign corporations; and (4) charges for other services such as registering trademarks and partnerships, providing certificates of good standing, and providing copies and certified copies of any requested documents.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 82.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 83.2% of the total request ($3,259,558) for this program. The decreased funding is primarily due to the realignment of funding to other programs and the removal of funding for non-recurring printing and acquisitions. The increase in the T.O. is due to a technical correction transferring a position from another program.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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