Each year Colorado state agencies submit their budget request to the Joint Budget Committee. House Bill 10-1119, the SMART (State Management for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent) Government Act made some significant changes to the process, requiring strategic planning by all state agencies. For an explanation of the SMART Act and how it works, see the Colorado Legislative Council’s Issue Brief. Today the Senate will be hearing on second reading HB15-1308, concerning the Legislative Branch’s responsibilities regarding the SMART Act. Search our library’s web catalog for more information, including access to the strategic and performance plans presented by each state agency. The plans can also be found on the Office of State Planning & Budgeting website.