Bill Summary for H 233 (2019-2020)

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Feb 27 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 233 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 27, 2019
AN ACT TO REQUIRE A NON-STATE ENTITY THAT RECEIVES STATE FUNDS TO POST THE OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR'S HOTLINE, 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, TO EXPAND THE TYPE OF RECORDS THE OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR MAY SHARE WITH STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES, 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, TO CLARIFY THAT THE OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR IS NOT REQUIRED TO ADOPT UNNECESSARY RULES, AND TO AMEND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICER LAWS.
Intro. by Riddell, Cleveland, Floyd, Barnes.

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Amends GS 143C-6-23 to require a non-state entity that receives state funds to post the number of the state auditor's hotline. Makes clarifying changes.

Amends GS 147-64.6 to allow the State Auditor to determine the length of time, ranging from 15 to 30 days, that a state agency may have to respond to an audit of economy and efficiency or an audit of program results.

Amends GS 147-64.6 to expand the type of records the office of the state auditor may share with state and federal agencies, to include materials related an to investigation.

Amends GS 147-64.7 by adding that the production of documents to the office of the state auditor does not waive the attorney-client or attorney work-product privileges.

Amends GS 14-64.9 to clarify that the office of the state auditor is required to adopt only rules that are reasonably necessary. Makes language gender-neutral.

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