Publishing Instructions for DLS Testimony

Publishing Instructions for DLS Testimony

2017 General Assembly Session - FY 2018 Budget
Document Submission

Posting of legislative budget testimony is the responsibility of DBM. If your testimony is posted to your agency's web site, please send the Web URL, and DBM will link to it on the DLS testimony page. However, all budget testimony documents submitted for posting on DBM's web site must be compliant with Non-Visual Access Regulatory Standards.

  • The same testimony will be used for both the House and the Senate hearings. Please do not submit testimony twice.

Accepted submissions:

  • Accessible Adobe Acrobat PDF documents (8.0 or later)
  • MS Word documents (Office 2003 or later)
  • MS Power Point documents (Office 2003 or later)
  • MS Excel documents (Office 2003 or later)

Authoring Tips:

  • Add alternate text to graphics (including letterhead) before using Acrobat PDFMaker to convert the file to PDF.
  • Create tables by using the Table feature (Table>Insert>Table) of MS Word, rather than by using the Tab key or spacebar to position text on a page. Tables should have a summary tag and table header tags in the code as well.
  • Pie charts and graphs should be limited and should have a narrative explanation in the text.
  • Name of file should be the six-digit budget code (or nine-digit if applicable) of the Department or Agency, ie Department of Budget and Management would be "F10A01.pdf".
  • Word documents should not include any Track Changes. Be aware that Microsoft Word 2003 does allow you to change the default setting to hide tracked changes and comments when opening or saving a document. However, not displaying tracked changes or comments does not make them go away. It simply hides them from view. The only way to remove the tracked changes and comments from a document is to accept or reject them. Since the meaning can be altered very easily by track changes wording, any document received with track changes on will be returned to the agency.
  • Whenever possible, multiple documents from an agency should be combined into one document prior to submission.

All testimony (whether documents or website URLs) should be submitted PUNCTUALLY so this information is readily available for scheduled hearings. DBM will publish testimony requests promptly.

Please send all information and direct all questions to:

For Operating Budget and PAYGO Testimony:

Kimberly Grandy
Maryland Dept. of Budget & Management
Office of Budget Analysis
kim.grandy@maryland.gov
45 Calvert Street Room 222
Annapolis MD 21401

(Phone) 410.260.7277
(Fax) 410.974.5634

Please copy your DBM budget analyst
when testimony is sent.

For Capital Budget Testimony:

Neil Bergsman
neil.bergsman@maryland.gov
Shakia Word
shakia.word@maryland.gov
Maryland Dept. of Budget & Management
Office of Capital Budgeting
301 W. Preston Street Suite 1209
Baltimore MD 21201-2365

(Phone) 410.767.4550
(Fax) 410.767.4169

Please also copy your assigned
capital budget analyst
.