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  23.160.  Definition of program evaluation. — 1.  As used in this chapter, the term "program evaluation" means a study which determines and evaluates program performance according to program objectives, responsibilities, and duties as set forth by statute or regulation.  Program evaluations, in accordance with generally accepted program evaluation standards, shall determine:

  (1)  Whether the program is being performed and administered as authorized or required by law, and whether this action conforms with statutory intent;

  (2)  Whether the objectives and intended benefits are being achieved, and whether the absence of such achievements suggest the need for correction or additional legislation;

  (3)  Benefits derived from any program in relation to the expenditures made therefor; and

  (4)  Whether the program duplicates, overlaps, or conflicts with any other state program.

  2.  As used in this chapter, the term "resources" includes appropriated funds, federal funds, grants, and personnel, and also includes equipment and space, whether assigned, owned or leased.

  3.  As used in this chapter, the term "agency" includes each department and office within the executive branch of government and each identifiable unit thereof, including institutions of higher learning, and each identifiable unit of the legislative and judicial branches of government.

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(L. 1984 H.B. 1087, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1029)

(1997) Section declared unconstitutional pursuant to article II, section 1 and article IV, section 13 of the Missouri Constitution.  State Auditor v. Joint Committee on Legislative Research, 956 S.W.2d 228 (Mo.banc).


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