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HF 3034

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/26/2016 07:38am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; directing the legislative auditor to conduct financial
audits of spending related to refugee resettlement costs; transferring money.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginDIRECTION TO LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR; REFUGEE
RESETTLEMENT COSTS.
new text end

new text begin (a) The legislative auditor shall conduct or contract with vendors to conduct
independent third-party financial audits of federal, state, local, and nonprofit spending
related to refugee resettlement costs and other services provided to refugees in Minnesota.
The audits by the vendors shall be conducted as vendor resources permit and in accordance
with generally accepted government auditing standards issued by the United States
Government Accountability Office.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this section, "independent third-party" means a vendor that is
independent in accordance with government auditing standards issued by the United
States Government Accountability Office.
new text end

new text begin (c) The legislative auditor shall report the results of the financial audits required
under paragraph (a) to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction over health and human services finance and
policy by February 1, 2017.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner of human services shall, in fiscal year 2017, transfer to the
Office of the Legislative Auditor the amount necessary to conduct the financial audits
under paragraph (a). The central office appropriation under Laws 2015, chapter 71, article
14, section 2, subdivision 3, is reduced accordingly.
new text end