FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 657
96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES ALLEN (Sponsor), McNARY, FLANIGAN, HAEFNER, DIEHL, WYATT, LEARA, FAITH, SOLON, McCAHERTY, GUERNSEY, LAUER, HOSKINS, GRISAMORE, LICHTENEGGER AND ZERR (Co-sponsors).
1721L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 29, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to audits.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 29, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 29.375, to read as follows:
29.375. 1. The state auditor shall, on a one-time basis, perform a comparative audit of at least five, but no more than ten, of the largest state agencies, as determined by total appropriation for fiscal year 2011.
2. The state auditor shall develop criteria for fiscal responsibility that are applicable to all agencies regardless of their statutory, legal, or programmatic mandates. While creating criteria for the audit, the auditor shall conform with the provisions of applicable law and the standards for auditing of governmental organizations, programs, activities, and functions established by the comptroller general of the United States.
3. Upon completion of the audit, which shall occur no later than August 28, 2013, the auditor shall submit a report of the findings and recommendations to the general assembly, all statewide elected officials, the office of administration, and all state departments. The report issued shall contain recommendations including, but not limited to, the optimal fiscal practices to be promoted across all state agencies and efficiency or cost saving measures, including recommended changes to agency policy or state law, that could reduce the amount of government spending.