The Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget (JLCB) is created by statute (R.S. 24:651 et seq.) as the budgetary and fiscal representative of the Louisiana Legislature.  The committee is tasked with assisting the legislature in the discharge of its fiscal and budgetary responsibilities under the Constitution of Louisiana and to provide the legislature with information relative to such responsibilities.  It is composed of the members of the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance and the Chairmen of the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs.

The committee staff alternates every two years between the House Fiscal Division and Senate Fiscal Services. From January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023 the House Fiscal Division will staff the committee. Additionally, the Legislative Fiscal Office and the Legislative Auditor assist the committee in the execution of its functions and duties.


All documents shall be submitted to Linda Hopkins    hopkinsl@legis.la.gov  


All information for a requested agenda item, including any necessary supporting documents, must be submitted to JLCB staff no later than 14 calendar days prior to the scheduled meeting for consideration at that month's meeting, unless an exception is granted by the chairman.  Submission deadlines do not apply to the Executive Budget, Fiscal Status Statements, or agency BA-7 submissions to the Division of Administration and Legislative Fiscal Office as required in the House Bill 1 preamble.


Each document submitted to JLCB that contains confidential information exempted from disclosure pursuant to the Public Records Law must have a cover sheet that states in bold type "DOCUMENT CONTAINS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION" and provides the legal citation for each claim of confidentiality.  Each instance of confidential information must also clearly be marked in the document.


Linda Hopkins
Committee Executive Assistant
House Fiscal Division
(225) 342-8568  
Stephanie Little
House Fiscal Division
(225) 342-6292  
  P.O. Box 44294 Baton Rouge, LA 70804
  (225) 342-1964
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