AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT THE OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR DOES NOT HAVE OVERSIGHT AUTHORITY OVER LICENSING BOARDS, TO CLARIFY THAT THE OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR IS NOT REQUIRED TO ADOPT UNNECESSARY RULES, TO REQUIRE A NON-STATE ENTITY THAT RECEIVES STATE FUNDS TO POST THE OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR'S HOTLINE, TO CLARIFY THAT THE PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS TO THE OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR DOES NOT WAIVE THE ATTORNEY CLIENT OR ATTORNEY WORK PRODUCT PRIVILEGES, AND TO ALLOW THE OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR TO DETERMINE THE LENGTH OF TIME THAT A STATE AGENCY MAY RESPOND TO AN AUDIT OF ECONOMY AND EFFICIENCY OR AN AUDIT OF PROGRAM RESULTS.
Amends GS 93B4 to subject the books, records, and operations of each occupational licensing board to audit (was, oversight) by the State Auditor.
Amends GS 14764.9 to require rules (was, rules and regulations) made and enforced by the Auditor to be reasonably necessary, as determined by the Auditor for the operation of the Auditor's office. Makes technical changes.
Amends GS 143C623(g) to require nonstate entities who are grantees or subgrantees of grant funds to conspicuously post in their offices the State Auditor's hotline telephone number, effective July 1, 2017.
Enacts new GS 14764.7(d) to clarify that production of documents or information required under this statute for the State Auditor does not waive or impair attorneyclient or attorney work product privileges.
Amends GS 14764.6(c) to clarify that the window for an auditee's written response to an audit is a 15 to 30day window. Directs the Auditor to determine the length of time, commensurate with the number and complexity of the audit findings.
Except as otherwise indicated, the act is effective when it becomes law.
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