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CS/CS/CS/HB 479: Government Accountability

GENERAL BILL by Government Accountability Committee ; Appropriations Committee ; Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee ; Metz

Government Accountability; Requires Governor & Commissioner of Education, or their designees, to notify Legislative Auditing Committee of entity's failure to comply with certain auditing & financial reporting requirements; excludes water management districts from certain audit requirements; revises reporting requirements applicable to Florida Clerks of Court Operations Corporation; revises certain lodging rates for purpose of reimbursement to specified employees; provides requirements for statewide travel management system; revises responsibilities of specified entities to include establishment & maintenance of certain internal controls; revises auditing requirements for certain agencies, councils, & state schools; requires the Legislative Auditing Committee to determine whether governmental entity should be subject to state action under certain circumstances; requires counties & municipalities to maintain certain budget documents on entities' websites for specified period; provides annual financial audit requirements for Florida Virtual School.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 4/5/2017 Senate - Received -SJ 309
Location: In committee/council (CA)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Appropriations (AP)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/24/2017 House • Filed
2/6/2017 House • Referred to Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Government Accountability Committee -HJ 666
2/16/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee, 02/23/17, 9:30 am, Morris Hall
2/23/2017 House • CS by Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0 -HJ 277
2/27/2017 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
2/28/2017 House • Now in Appropriations Committee -HJ 269
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 66
• CS by Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 263
3/13/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Committee, 03/15/17, 2:30 pm, Webster Hall
3/15/2017 House • CS/CS by Appropriations Committee; YEAS 23 NAYS 2 -HJ 391
3/17/2017 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS/CS by Appropriations Committee read 1st time -HJ 387
3/20/2017 House • Now in Government Accountability Committee -HJ 394
• On Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 03/22/17, 9:15 am, Morris Hall
3/22/2017 House • CS/CS/CS by- Government Accountability Committee; YEAS 14 NAYS 7 -HJ 454
3/23/2017 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 450
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/29/17
• CS/CS/CS by Government Accountability Committee read 1st time -HJ 446
3/29/2017 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 475
• Amendment(s) adopted (360915, 727365) -HJ 475
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/30/2017 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 501
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 91 NAYS 23 -HJ 502
4/4/2017 Senate • In Messages
4/5/2017 Senate • Referred to Community Affairs; Appropriations; Rules -SJ 309
• Received -SJ 309