The Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget (JLCB) is composed of the members of the
House Committee on Appropriations
Senate Committee on Finance
, and the Chairman of the
House Committee on Ways and Means
and Chairman of the
Committee on Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs
provides for the primary statutory authority of the committee. The committee is created and established as the budgetary and fiscal representative of the legislature to assist the body in its responsibilities under the Constitution of Louisiana and to provide the legislature with information. During the interim, the committee is authorized to approve or disapprove transfers of funds and to approve requests for use of interest earnings and for change orders for capital constructions projects. The committee is often extended broad authority to interpret and oversee implementation of legislative intent in regard to fiscal and budgetary matters.
The committee staff rotates every two years between the
House Fiscal Division
Senate Fiscal Services
From January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019 the House Fiscal Division will staff the committee. Additionally, the
Legislative Fiscal Office
and the Legislative Auditor assists the committee in the performance of its functions and duties.