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David Schumacher
OFM Director (Chair)

Noah Purcell
Attorney General Designee

Sen. John Braun
Senate Ways & Means

Rep. Bruce Chandler
House Appropriations

Sen. Kevin Ranker
Senate Ways & Means

Rep. Timm Ormsby
House Appropriations

Changes to Spending Limit Provisions Adopted by the 2005 Legislature (SSB 6078)

The 2005 Legislature adopted important changes to the expenditure limit that will affect the development of the General Fund-State (GF-S) budget for the 2007-09 Biennium. These changes, all of which were included in SSB 6078, also affect non-general fund budgets.

The principal changes to the spending limit specified in Initiative 601 include:

Funds included in the expenditure limit

Fiscal growth factor

Votes required to increase revenues

Deposits to the Emergency Reserve Account

"Two Way Street" provision

State Expenditure Limit Committee

The change to majority vote for increasing revenues took effect April 18, 2005. Changing to the new growth factor, adding related Funds to expenditure limit, and the expenditure limit committee changes start July 1, 2007.

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