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Texas Government Code, Sec. 401.042. UNIFORM BUDGET ESTIMATE FORMS. (a) The governor may collaborate with the Legislative Budget Board in designing and preparing uniform budget estimate forms on which all requests for legislative appropriations must be prepared.
(b) The governor shall require that all appropriation requests be submitted to the governor on the forms.
(c) In consultation with public institutions of higher education, the offices of the governor and the Legislative Budget Board shall review the forms for higher education legislative appropriations requests to identify opportunities to improve efficiency, provide better transparency of funding sources, eliminate unnecessary or duplicative requirements, and otherwise reduce the cost or difficulty of providing information related to appropriations requests.