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CS/SB 354: Government Accountability

GENERAL BILL by Community Affairs ; Stargel

Government Accountability; Specifying that the Governor, the Commissioner of Education, or the designee of the Governor or of the commissioner, may notify the Legislative Auditing Committee of an entity’s failure to comply with certain auditing and financial reporting requirements; revising the responsibilities of the Justice Administrative Commission, each state attorney, each public defender, the criminal conflict and civil regional counsel, the capital collateral regional counsel, and the Guardian Ad Litem Program, to include the establishment and maintenance of certain internal controls; prohibiting a board or commission from requiring an advance copy of testimony or comments from a member of the public as a precondition to being given the opportunity to be heard at a public meeting, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 1/9/2018 Senate - CS by Community Affairs read 1st time -SJ 95
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Appropriations (AP)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/27/2017 Senate • Filed
10/16/2017 Senate • Referred to Community Affairs; Appropriations; Rules -SJ 31
10/30/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 11/07/17, 10:00 am, 301 Senate Office Building
11/7/2017 Senate • CS by Community Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 102
11/8/2017 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
11/9/2017 Senate • Now in Appropriations -SJ 102
1/9/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 30
• CS by Community Affairs read 1st time -SJ 95