Legislative Budget and Finance Committee Receives Prestigious Impact Award for Sixth Year Straight

HARRISBURG – Senator Bob Mensch (R-24), Chairman of the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC), announced that for the sixth year in a row, the Committee has had its work recognized with a Certificate of Impact from the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES). The Certificate of Impact is presented to legislative offices that produce evaluations or audit reports that resulted in documented public policy changes, program improvements, dollar savings or other public impacts.

Senate Resolution 2017-226 directed the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a performance evaluation of two environmental permitting programs within the Department of Environmental Protection: The Chapter 102 Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Program and the Chapter 105 Water Obstruction and Encroachment Program. The LBFC report, A Performance Evaluation of the Department of Environmental Protection Chapter 102 and Chapter 105 Permitting Programs, was released on June 19, 2019, and resulted in documented public policy changes, program improvements, dollar savings or other public impacts.

A copy of the full report can be found here.

“I’m pleased that the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee has been recognized for the sixth straight year as a recipient of this prestigious award,” Mensch said. “With this report, we were able to demonstrate to the Department of Environmental Protection the numerous ways to improve their programs while saving money and making policy changes. These changes have made a positive impact on the department, and LBFC was happy to assist in the process.”

The LBFC is a legislative service agency consisting of 12 members of the General Assembly. The Committee conducts studies and makes recommendations aimed at eliminating unnecessary expenditures; promoting economy in the Pennsylvania state government; and assuring that state funds are being expended in accordance with legislative intent and law. Learn more about LBFC here.

For more information on Senator Mensch’s legislation, visit www.senatormensch.com.  State updates can also be found on Senator Mensch’s Facebook at facebook.com/PASenatorBobMensch/ or Twitter @SenatorMensch.

CONTACT: Madison Scarfaro mscarfaro@pasen.gov  (215) 541-2388