§ 35-1.1-10 Organizational reviews and special initiatives.
(a) The director of the office of management and budget is hereby directed to conduct research and analysis to study the programs of the department of transportation and other quasi-transportation related agencies not limited to bridge, vehicle and winter maintenance efficiencies and effectiveness. The director of the office of management and budget is authorized to consult with the appropriate federal agencies and departments that provide funds to, or delegate authority to, the state department of transportation and other quasi-transportation related agencies.
(b) This plan shall address the goal of improving efficiency of transportation programs; identifying similar programs that are being performed.
(c) The office of management and budget is directed to report findings, recommendations, and alternative designs to the governor and general assembly no later than November 1, 2012 with copies to the governor, speaker of the house, senate president, chairs of the house and senate finance committees and their respective fiscal advisors.
(d) The report shall include a strategic plan that outlines the mission, goals, the estimated cost and timelines to implement said recommendations, and the federal and state mandates associated with the current programs. The report shall provide a clear definition of roles and responsibilities, including those responsible for implementing the proposed recommendations. The analysis shall develop outcome measures and an appropriate timeline to measure implementation progress. It shall also include:
(1) An examination of the various organizational structures in other states, evaluating their strengths and weaknesses, and how they may or may not be applicable in Rhode Island. This should include an evaluation of the best practices regarding efficiencies.
(2) An analysis of what programs and responsibilities could be more efficiently implemented and managed. This should include, but not be limited to, strategies to reorganize and or centralize transportation programs.
(3) An evaluation of the federal, state and other revenues that support these programs, and the impacts on revenues and expenses associated with the alternatives and recommendations.
(e) The department of transportation and other quasi-transportation related agencies shall furnish such advice and information, documentary or otherwise, to the director of the office of management and budget as is deemed necessary or desirable to facilitate the purposes of the study.
(P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 4, § 5.)