Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

j_src_2016a_2016-10-13t09:02:15z8 Hearing Summary

Date: 10/13/2016



Final

5a. Update various laws relating to the Office of the State Auditor



COMMITTEE ON STATUTORY REVISION COMMITTEE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Senator Holbert moved to request a bill draft to a PASS







10:12 AM -- 5a. Update various laws relating to the Office of the State Auditor
A_Edited_Draft OSA modernization.pdfA_Edited_Draft OSA modernization.pdf

Ms. Meyer explained that the bill was proposed by the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) and Dianne Ray, the state auditor. She first approached the Revisor of Statutes, Jennifer Gilroy, with a number of issues the OSA was looking to address. Ms. Gilroy believed that some of the proposed changes exceeded her authority and suggested that they be taken under consideration by the SRC. Ms. Meyer then discussed the four issues presented in the memo, including obsolete bond registration requirements (from 1881), audit requirements that had expired or were impossible to complete, and a provision of law requiring the Department of Revenue to send copies of a report to the OSA, which the OSA has never received nor needs to receive.

Senator Holbert questioned whether these issues could be contained in one bill and Ms. Meyer confirmed it would be possible.



10:19 AM --
Auditor Ray testified briefly before the committee and explained that no bond had been registered with the OSA and that, even if it had, the office had no cash fund in which to put the ten cents per registered bond.

Chairperson Moreno then asked if repealing the emissions audit requirement would have any effect on the cap on the fees of emissions testing. Ms. Meyer explained that the staff would be surgical in its drafting to ensure that did not happen. Auditor Ray noted that there was another audit requirement in statute, of the air program, every five years--and that that requirement will continue.


BILL: 5a. Update various laws relating to the Office of the State Auditor
TIME: 10:20:42 AM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Senator Holbert moved to request a bill draft to address the obsolete provisions pertaining to the OSA. The motion passed on a vote of 6-0.
SECONDED: Steadman
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Kerr
Excused
Steadman
Yes
Tate
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Brad Ramming, Esq.
Patrice Bernadette Collins, Esq.
Dore
Excused
Moreno
Yes
YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS










Email addresses for the Colorado legislature have changed from the @state.co.us domain to the @coleg.gov domain on December 1, 2022. Details