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Third-Party Audit Department of Corrections

Concerning a third-party evaluation of the department of corrections' budget practices, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2024 Regular Session
State Government
Bill Summary

The act requires the state auditor to engage, by October 1, 2024, a third party to conduct an evaluation of the department of corrections' (department) budget practices. The third party is required to provide an update to the joint budget committee and the legislative audit committee by March 1, 2025 and to release a final report to the department, joint budget committee, and legislative audit committee by June 30, 2025. The evaluation must review the department's personnel-related costs, contract staff spending, operational costs driven by caseload, user fees levied, and the cash funds associated with the department.

For state fiscal year 2024-25, the act appropriates $400,000 from the general fund to the legislative department for use by the office of the state auditor to implement the act.

APPROVED by Governor June 3, 2024

EFFECTIVE June 3, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    06/03/2024 Signed Act PDF
    05/23/2024 Final Act PDF
    05/07/2024 Rerevised PDF
    05/06/2024 Revised PDF
    05/03/2024 Reengrossed PDF
    05/02/2024 Engrossed PDF
    04/19/2024 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details