Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1313

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 2-5-1.3.

Synopsis: Comptroller general. Establishes the general accountability office (office) as an agency of the general assembly. Provides that the administrative head of the office is the comptroller general appointed jointly by the speaker of the house of representatives and the president pro tempore of the senate. Requires the office to: (1) review and audit entities established by law or that receive money derived from appropriations made by the general assembly at the request of a member of the general assembly; (2) evaluate programs established by Indiana law; and (3) review all privatization contracts entered into after December 31, 2004.

Effective: July 1, 2007.





Crawford, Kuzman




    January 26, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Government and Regulatory Reform.







Introduced

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1313



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning the general assembly.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 2-5-1.3; (07)IN1313.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 2-5-1.3 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]:
     Chapter 1.3. General Accountability Office
    Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "appointing authority" refers to the speaker of the house of representatives and the president pro tempore of the senate acting jointly.
    Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "comptroller general" refers to the head of the office appointed under section 7 of this chapter.
    Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "office" refers to the general accountability office established by section 6 of this chapter.
    Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "privatization" refers to the transfer to a private sector person of a program currently provided or performed directly by the employees of a state agency.
    Sec. 5. As used in this chapter, "privatization contract" refers to a contract entered into by a state agency with a private sector person for the privatization of a program. The term does not

include contracting with a private sector person to provide services on a temporary or an emergency basis.
    Sec. 6. The general accountability office is established as an agency of the general assembly.
    Sec. 7. (a) The appointing authority shall appoint an individual to be the comptroller general.
    (b) The individual appointed as comptroller general serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.
    (c) The comptroller general is the administrative head of the general accountability office.
    Sec. 8. The office shall do the following:
        (1) At the request of a member of the general assembly, review and audit entities:
            (A) established by law; or
            (B) that receive money derived from appropriations made by the general assembly.
        (2) Evaluate programs established by Indiana law as directed by the appointing authority.
        (3) Review all privatization contracts entered into after December 31, 2004, as directed by the appointing authority.
    Sec. 9. The office shall publish reports of its audits and evaluations as directed by the appointing authority.