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Title 32 : Taxation and Finance


Subchapter 004 : Finance and Management Department

(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 202)
  • § 202. Duties of Commissioner

    In addition to the duties expressly set forth elsewhere by law, the Commissioner of Finance and Management through his or her Department shall:

    (1) Perform the following duties with respect to the budget:

    (A) Prepare an operating budget for the Governor-elect or Governor as provided by sections 301-307 of this title;

    (B) Prepare and install forms upon which departmental and capital budget requests are made;

    (C) Schedule and assist in hearings on departmental and agency requests;

    (D) Assist the Governor and, on request, the Legislature on budget matters;

    (E) Exercise continuing supervision and study of budget procedures;

    (F) Carry out expenditure control and budget-balancing policies and procedures as directed by the Secretary of Administration.

    (2) Perform the following duties with respect to fiscal management and management analysis:

    (A) Carry out continuing studies of the operation of existing or new State agencies and make recommendations to obtain most economic and effective management;

    (B) Assist departments on procedures and other problems of management;

    (C) Carry on a research program in the field of governmental and financial administration and analysis of State tax structure and yield;

    (D) Study simplification and standardization of forms and methods in use in various departments for purposes of management and budget control.

    (3) Prepare estimates of State revenue and income when requested by the Governor.

    (4) Provide the legislative Joint Fiscal Office on or before November 1 of the first fiscal year of each biennium and December 1 of the second fiscal year of each biennium, copies of the most recent budget forms submitted by all governmental units in connection with annual or supplemental budget requests. (Added 1959, No. 328 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1969, No. 75, § 1; 1973, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1979, No. 205 (Adj. Sess.), § 127, eff. May 9, 1980; 1985, No. 74, § 306, eff. May 28, 1985; 1987, No. 243 (Adj. Sess.), § 56, eff. June 13, 1988.)