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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 31, 2017 08:58 AM
From: Representative Francis X. Ryan
To: All House members
Subject: LEGISLATION - AMEND ACT OF APRIL 9, 1929, AUDITOR GENERAL = ENFORCING AUDIT RESPONSES
 

The Act of April 9, 1929 empowers the Auditor General to audit the agencies receiving state funding yet the same act provides no recourse for the failure by the agencies receiving funds from responding to and potentially implementing the recommendations.

In my examination of the Auditor General’s audit reports, I have been stunned to find the amount of times that audit recommendations are ignored and/or not responded to. The lack of response, which exposes the Commonwealth to millions and potentially billions in wasted funds annually, occurs because the Act of 1929 does not provide for any penalties for failing to correct these deficiencies.

I will be amending the ACT of April 9, 1929(P.L.343, No.176), known as The Fiscal Code, by implementing legislation language that will require any agency receiving funds to respond within 120 days of an audit with their response or funding will be suspended by Appropriations.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation to help make all Pennsylvania agencies be responsible for the public trust.



Introduced as HB453