Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Legislative Appropriations Request FY2016-2017,
as of August 4, 2014

The 84th Texas Legislature will convene in January 2015. At that time, they will begin considering the Texas State Library and Archives Commission budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. Before they convene, each state agency prepared a Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR).

Below is a file of the State Library's FY2016-2017 LAR.

The LAR consists of our agency's Base Budget and Exceptional Item Requests. The "base budget" refers to a budget request that is at the lowest level. The state leadership instructed agencies to prepare a base budget at 100 percent of the average general revenue amounts appropriated in fiscal years 2014-2015. The base budget for the agency totals about $66.2 million for the biennium; of this, $33.5 million is state general revenue.

In addition, the state’s elected leaders directed each agency to prepare a report on how it would reduce its general revenue by 10 percent; this is Schedule 6.I in the file. This shows how the agency will cut its budget by $2.3 million over the biennium.

In this budget request, the agency asked for six exceptional items. These totaled $9.65 million of state general revenue funds for the biennium. These are shown in Schedule 4.A in the file.

E-mail questions regarding the LAR to: commission@tsl.texas.gov

FY2016-2017 Legislative Appropriations Request

TSLAC LAR 2016-2017 (PDF)

Additional resources you may find helpful:

  1. Policy letter from Legislative Budget Board and the Governor's Office of Budget, Planning, and Policy (PDF)
  2. Information Technology Detail (ITD)
  3. Legislative Budget Board

For PDF documents - obtain free Adobe PDF reader here.

Page last modified: August 6, 2014