Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1636
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/17/2016           .                                

       The Committee on Ethics and Elections (Smith) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Paragraph (j) of subsection (7) of section
    6  11.45, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         11.45 Definitions; duties; authorities; reports; rules.—
    9         (j) The Auditor General shall notify the Legislative
   10  Auditing Committee of any financial or operational audit report
   11  prepared pursuant to this section which indicates that a
   12  district school board, state university, or Florida College
   13  System institution has failed to take full corrective action in
   14  response to a recommendation that was included in the two
   15  preceding financial or operational audit reports.
   16         1. The committee may direct the district school board or
   17  the governing body of the state university or Florida College
   18  System institution to provide a written statement to the
   19  committee explaining why full corrective action has not been
   20  taken or, if the district school board governing body intends to
   21  take full corrective action, describing the corrective action to
   22  be taken and when it will occur.
   23         2. If the committee determines that the written statement
   24  is not sufficient, the committee may require the chair of the
   25  district school board or the chair of the governing body of the
   26  state university or Florida College System institution, or the
   27  chair’s designee, to appear before the committee.
   28         3. If the committee determines that the district school
   29  board, state university, or Florida College System institution
   30  has failed to take full corrective action for which there is no
   31  justifiable reason or has failed to comply with committee
   32  requests made pursuant to this section, the committee shall
   33  refer the matter to the State Board of Education or the Board of
   34  Governors, as appropriate, to proceed in accordance with s.
   35  1008.32 or s. 1008.322, respectively.
   36         Section 2. Subsections (2), (7), (8), (9), and (13) of
   37  section 215.985, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   38         215.985 Transparency in government spending.—
   39         (2) As used in this section, the term:
   40         (a)“Committee” means the Legislative Auditing Committee
   41  created in s. 11.40.
   42         (a)(b) “Contract” means a written agreement or purchase
   43  order issued for the purchase of goods or services or a written
   44  agreement for the receipt of state or federal financial
   45  assistance.
   46         (b)(c) “Governmental entity” means a state, regional,
   47  county, municipal, special district, or other political
   48  subdivision whether executive, judicial, or legislative,
   49  including, but not limited to, a department, division, bureau,
   50  commission, authority, district, or agency thereof, or public
   51  school, Florida College System institution, state university, or
   52  associated board.
   53         (c)(d) “Website” means a site on the Internet which is
   54  easily accessible to the public at no cost and does not require
   55  the user to provide information.
   56         (7)By November 1, 2013, and annually thereafter, the
   57  committee shall recommend to the President of the Senate and the
   58  Speaker of the House of Representatives:
   59         (a)Additional information to be added to a website, such
   60  as whether to expand the scope of the information provided to
   61  include state universities, Florida College System institutions,
   62  school districts, charter schools, charter technical career
   63  centers, local government units, and other governmental
   64  entities.
   65         (b)A schedule for adding information to the website by
   66  type of information and governmental entity, including
   67  timeframes and development entity.
   68         (c)A format for collecting and displaying the additional
   69  information.
   70         (8)The manager of each website described in subsections
   71  (4), (5), and (6) shall submit to the committee information
   72  relating to the cost of creating and maintaining such website,
   73  and the number of times the website has been accessed.
   74         (9)The committee shall coordinate with the Financial
   75  Management Information Board in developing recommendations for
   76  including information on the website which is necessary to meet
   77  the requirements of s. 215.91(8).
   78         (13)The committee shall prepare an annual report detailing
   79  progress in establishing the single website and providing
   80  recommendations for enhancement of the content and format of the
   81  website and related policies and procedures. The report shall be
   82  submitted to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the
   83  Speaker of the House of Representatives by November 1.
   84         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.
   86  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   87  And the title is amended as follows:
   88         Delete everything before the enacting clause
   89  and insert:
   90                        A bill to be entitled                      
   91         An act relating to duties of the Legislative Auditing
   92         Committee; amending s. 11.45, F.S.; removing a
   93         requirement that the Auditor General notify the
   94         committee regarding certain financial or operational
   95         audit reports of state universities or Florida College
   96         System institutions; removing duties of the committee
   97         relating to state universities or Florida College
   98         System institutions that have failed to take
   99         corrective action based on such reports; amending s.
  100         215.985, F.S.; repealing provisions requiring the
  101         committee’s input related to the website of the
  102         Executive Office of the Governor; providing an
  103         effective date.