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Comparison Document (Compare Doc)

A document prepared by the Legislative Service Commission staff, commonly known as the "compare doc," that compares the current version of an operating budget bill, provision by provision, with one or more versions of the bill that were produced at preceding steps in the legislative process. Arranged alphabetically by agency, the Comparison Document includes estimates of each provision's fiscal effects but does not include the line-item appropriations, which are available in the appropriation spreadsheet. Specialized compare docs are available for conference committee deliberations.