96-H 6443A

Passed in House

Jul. 18, 1996.


RESOLVED, That a special legislative commission be and the same is hereby created consisting of seven (7) members: three (3) of whom shall be from the house of representatives, not more than two (2) from the same political party, to be appointed by the speaker; one (1) of whom shall be the state auditor genereal, or his designee; one (1) of whom shall be the chief of the state bureau of audits in the department of administration, or his designee; and two (2) of whom shall be members of the general public familiar with public accounting, who shall be appointed by the speaker.

In lieu of any appointment of a member of the legislature to a permanent advisory commission, a legislative study commission, or any commission created by a general assembly resolution, the appointing authority may appoint a member of the general public to serve in lieu of a legislator, provided that the majority leader or the minority leader of the political party which is entitled to the appointment consents to the appointment of the member of the general public.

The purpose of said commission shall be to study state auditing, including, but not limited to the functions and duties of the auditor general and of the bureau of audits, and the auditing and accounting procedures used in state government; and to make recommendations for the improvement of auditing services.

Forthwith upon passage of this resolution, the members of the commission shall meet at the call of the speaker of the house and organize and shall select from among the legislators a chairperson. Vacancies in said commission shall be filled in like manner as the original appointment.

The membership of said commission shall receive no compensation for their services.

All departments and agencies of the state shall furnish such advice and information, documentary and otherwise, to said commission and its agents as is deemed necessary or desirable by the commission to facilitate the purposes of this resolution.

The speaker of the house is hereby authorized and directed to provide suitable quarters for said commission; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the commission shall report its findings and recommendations to the general assembly on or before February 8, 1997 and said commission shall expire on April 8, 1997.

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