The transparency online project is a free, searchable, web-based system that provides public access to information about state and county revenue and expenditures. Currently, the web-based system does not always include the name of the vendor paid in connection with an expenditure. The bill requires the web-based system to include the name of the vendor paid in connection with each expenditure included in the system; except that the web-based system is not required to include the legal name of the vendor if the state agency has determined that the public interest is best served by excluding the legal name of the vendor or that including the legal name of the vendor is otherwise prohibited by law. In addition, the bill changes the responsibility for managing the web-based system from the chief information officer in the office of information technology to the department of personnel.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)