DBM Instructions for Posting Agency DLS Testimony

2021 General Assembly Session - FY 2022 Budget Document Submission

Testimony is due to DBM by: In order to accommodate the recent change in when and how testimony is uploaded to the Maryland General Assembly site, agency budget testimony will be due to DBM two (2) hours prior to posting on the Maryland General Assembly website, which is due two (2) business days in advance of the hearing date. 1/30/21 Update: There is no weekend MGA portal access for Monday and Tuesday hearings; therefore hearing testimony will be due to DBM and MGA the Friday prior to a Monday or Tuesday hearing.​

Please format Subject Line as follows: Six-digit (or nine if applicable) Agency Code - Posting of Testimony – Operating OR Capital – e.g. D55P00 – Veterans Affairs – Posting of Testimony - Operating.

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

Agency testimony is the official response to the DLS Budget Analysis.

Per the DLS Memo regarding Virtual Budget Hearings, budget hearings will be a combined House/Senate budget committee hearing for this session.

  • The same testimony will be used for both the House and the Senate hearings.
  • Testimony should be on Agency letterhead and include the sample header shown below: 

Agency Name
Fiscal Year 20## Operating (or Capital) Budget
Response to Department of Legislative Services Analysis

**House Committee Name
House Subcommittee Name
Delegate (chair name)
Hearing Date

*Senate Committee Name
Senate Subcommittee Name
Senator (chair name)
Hearing Date

Accepted Formats:

  • 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, i.e. 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.

Below please find contact information for testimony submission.

For Operating Budget and PAYGO Testimony

Oxana Olyashevsky

Veronica Moulis
Maryland Dept. of Budget & Management
Office of Budget Analysis 
45 Calvert Street Room 222 
Annapolis MD 21401 

(Phone) 410-260-7977 (Olyashevsky)
410-260-6184 (Moulis)
(Fax)  410-974-5634

Please include the agency assigned operating budget analyst when emailing testimony.

For Capital Budget Testimony:

Tiffany Cole-Stitt

Christina Perrotti
Maryland Dept. of Budget & Management
Office of Capital Budgeting 
301 W. Preston Street Suite 1209
Baltimore MD 21201-2365 

(Phone) 410-767-4531 (Cole​-Stitt)
410-767-4539 (Perrotti)
(Fax)  410-767-4169

Please include both the agency assigned DBM capital AND operating budget analysts when emailing testimony.