Florida Senate - 2016 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. SB 1636
Senate . House
Comm: RCS .
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.—
8 (7) AUDITOR GENERAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.—
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
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
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
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.