GENERAL BUDGET TIMETABLE

January, early Departments submit approved (updated) BCPs and final Supplementary Schedules (Operating Expenses and Equipment, Equipment, Federal Funds and Reimbursements) to the Department of Finance (DOF).
January 10 Governor (and DOF) submits Governor’s Budget and Budget Bill to the Legislature by this date.
January 10 to mid-January DOF submits updated BCPs and Supplementary Schedules to Legislative budget staff.
January - May DOF initiates Deficiency Bill based on most updated deficiency drill.
February 1 DOF provides to the Legislature all proposed statutory changes (Budget Trailer Bills), as prepared by the Legislative Counsel, that are necessary to implement the Governor’s Budget.
February, mid Departments submit non-May Revision Finance Letter requests to the Department of Finance (DOF).
February, later, to mid-March DOF releases Salaries and Wages Supplement (Sch. 7A).
February, third week Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) releases the Analysis of the Budget Bill and Perspectives and Issues.
February, late, to mid-March DOF and departments prepare responses (rebuttals) to LAO’s Analysis.
February, late, to mid-March DOF budget staff discuss Finance Letter requests and meet with departments.
February to late-May Legislative budget subcommittee staff hold budget pre-hearings with LAO, DOF and departments.
February to late-May Legislative Budget Subcommittees hold budget hearings.
March DOF Program Budget Managers and Director of Finance hold Finance Letter Hearings with departments, as needed.
May, early DOF submits non-May Revision and non-Capital Outlay Finance Letters to the Legislature.
April, early DOF and departments update Supplementary Schedule of Revenue and Transfers (Sch. 10R) for May Revision.
April DOF and SCO issue Finance Conversion Code instructions and report for the Salaries and Wages Supplement (Sch. 7A).
April DOF budget staff analyze May Revision requests and meet with departments.
April, mid-month DOF issues technical budget instructions for the fiscal year following the upcoming one.
April, late, to early May DOF Program Budget Managers, Director of Finance and Governor, hold May Revision hearings/meetings with departments, as needed.
May 1 DOF submits Capital Outlay Finance Letters to the Legislature.
May 14 DOF issues May Revision update of General Fund revenues and expenditures, including Finance Letters, and Deficiency Bill update to the Legislature.
May, late, to 1st week of June Budget Subcommittees report to Full Budget Committees; Budget Bills sent to the Floors
June, early to mid Budget Conference Committee meets; Budget Bills sent to Floors.
June 15 Constitutional deadline for Legislature to pass Budget Bill.
June, mid to late DOF updates Deficiency Bill; Fiscal Committees hear and Legislature passes Deficiency Bill; Governor signs Deficiency Bill; and DOF issues Executive Orders to SCO for deficiency allocations.
June, mid to late (assuming the Budget is passed on time) Governor decides Budget Bill vetoes.
June, late (assuming the Budget is enacted on time) Budget Act and Budget Trailer Bills are printed.
July 1 State’s fiscal year begins.
July, mid to late (assuming the Budget is enacted on time) LAO issues the Supplemental Report (Language) for the Budget Act.
July, mid to late (assuming the Budget is enacted on time) DOF releases Final Budget Summary and Final Change Book.
July, late DOF issues initial past year Supplementary Schedule of Appropriations (Sch. 10) to departments.
July, end of Departments submit to the State Controller’s Office (SCO) and State Treasurer’s Office (STO) year-end financial statements for the General Fund, feeder funds and a few other funds.
July, mid DOF issues budget policy letter
August, early to mid DOF issues annual price letter for the budget (next fiscal) year; and the Department of General Services (DGS) issues the Price Book.
August, mid (assuming the Budget is passed on time) DOF issues initial planning estimates to departments.
Sept, early DOF tranmits initial budget spreadsheet to departments.
August, mid to late SCO issues Schedule 8 Tabulation, supplemental tabulations for Schedule 8 and Schedule 7A, Abolished Vacant Position Report and the Blanket Position Expenditure Report to departments.
August, early DOF transmits Sch. 7A spreadsheet to departments.
August, 3rd week Departments submit year-end financial statements for all other funds (those not due by the end of July).
August, late Departments submit initial past year Sch. 10s to DOF.
August, late, to early September Departments submit Budget Bill Section 3.60 worksheets to DOF.
September to early October DOF issues updated past year Sch. 10s and initial current and budget year Sch. 10s to departments.
September to mid-October Departments submit completed 7As and Sch. 8s to DOF.
September, 2nd week Departments submit Budget Change Proposals (BCP), including Budget Bill Language changes, to DOF.
August, late DOF issues Sch. 10Rs to departments.
September, mid-October DOF budget staff hold budget discussions and meetings with departments.
September, early Departments submit Sch. 10Rs to DOF.
October DOF Program Budget Managers hold budget hearings with departments, as needed.
October Departments submit, for budgets without any open issues, updated budget galley and supporting documents to reflect decisions.
October, mid DOF issues assessments for General Administrative Charges (Pro Rata) to Special Fund departments, and the State Wide Cost Allocation Plan (SWCAP) to departments with federal funds.
November, early Departments submit Enrollment, Caseload and Population (ECP) data.
November, early to mid Director of Finance holds budget decision meetings/appeals with departments, Agency and Governor's Office staff, as needed.
November, early to mid DOF and departments update Sch. 10Rs.
November, early to 3rd week Departments submit, for budgets without any open issues, updated spreadsheet and supporting documents to reflect decisions.
December, 2nd week DOF briefs Governor on updated General Fund revenues and expenditures, and preliminary status of budget for current and budget years.
December, mid Governor holds budget meetings and makes decisions.
December, mid to 3rd week Departments submit updated budget spreadhseet and supporting documents to reflect Governor’s decisions.
December, mid to late DOF finalizes Governor’s Budget, Governor’s Budget Summary, and Budget Bill.

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