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CS/CS/HB 7073: Government Integrity

GENERAL BILL by Government Accountability Committee ; Appropriations Committee ; Public Integrity and Ethics Committee ; Metz

Government Integrity; Creates Florida Accountability Office; provides duties & responsibilities of Florida Accountability Officer; provides investigative duties to Chief Inspector General & agency inspectors general; requires report to the CFO within specified timeframe; provides liability; authorizes CFO to commence investigation on complaint from state employee; requires certain records be sent to Florida Accountability Officer; requires agency inspectors general to make certain reports; authorizes & provides requirements for whistle-blower awards; requires specific documentation for certain legal claims; provides requirements for certain contracts; prohibits certain employees from negotiating & awarding state contracts; revises list of contractual services & commodities not subject to competitive-solicitation requirements; prohibits certain funds be paid to state contractor or subcontractor; provides school board member shall receive certain documents upon request; requires certain school districts employ internal auditor; provides duties of such auditor; authorizes Office of the Auditor General to use carryforward funds to fund Florida Accountability Office.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 Senate - Died in Messages, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 1279 (Ch. 2018-5)
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/5/2018 House • Filed
• Introduced -HJ 489
2/6/2018 House • Referred to Appropriations Committee; Government Accountability Committee
2/12/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 02/14/18, 9:00 am, Webster Hall
2/14/2018 House • CS by Appropriations Committee; YEAS 24 NAYS 0 -HJ 596
• Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Appropriations Committee read 1st time -HJ 593
2/19/2018 House • Now in Government Accountability Committee -HJ 614
2/20/2018 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 02/22/18, 9:00 am, Morris Hall
2/22/2018 House • CS/CS by- Government Accountability Committee; YEAS 21 NAYS 0 -HJ 672
• Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 670
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/28/18
• CS/CS by Government Accountability Committee read 1st time -HJ 668
2/28/2018 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 707, 708
• Amendment(s) adopted (019497, 286273, 652005) -HJ 708
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/1/2018 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 735
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 114 NAYS 0 -HJ 735
3/1/2018 Senate • In Messages
3/10/2018 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Messages, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 1279 (Ch. 2018-5)