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SB 1477 Inspector General, Office of State; established.
SUMMARY AS PASSED: (all summaries)
Office of the State Inspector General. Establishes the Office of the State Inspector General to be headed by a State Inspector General to investigate complaints alleging fraud, waste, abuse, or corruption by a state agency or nonstate agency or the officers and employees thereof. The bill also authorizes the State Inspector General to examine the management and operation of state agencies. The bill defines "nonstate agency" and provides a record exemption under the Freedom of Information Act for certain investigative/audit documents of the Office. The bill consolidates the offices of inspector general of the Departments of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Corrections, Juvenile Justice, and Transportation and the Department of the State Internal Auditor into this new office, and adds responsibility for tobacco indemnification and revitalization. The bill contains technical amendments and has a delayed effective date. The bill is identical to HB 2076.