BILL NUMBER: SB 9	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  MAY 12, 2009

INTRODUCED BY   Senator Wyland
    (   Coauthor:   Senator  
Strickland   ) 

                        DECEMBER 1, 2008

   An act to add Section 8543.9 to the Government Code, relating to
the State Auditor.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 9, as amended, Wyland. State Auditor: duties.
   Under existing law, the Bureau of State Audits has statutory audit
and evaluation duties.
   This bill would require the State Auditor, on or before January 1,
2010, and every 2 years thereafter, to conduct a performance
evaluation of every state government program and expenditure, and
submit a report of the results of that evaluation to the Legislature.
This bill would also require the State Auditor to make the report
easily available to the public, and the Legislature to appropriate
funds to the State Auditor sufficient to fulfill these duties.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 8543.9 is added to the Government Code, to
read:
   8543.9.  (a) On or before January 1, 2010, and every two years
thereafter, the State Auditor shall conduct a performance evaluation
of every state government program and expenditure, and submit a
report of the results of that performance evaluation to the
Legislature.
   (b) A performance evaluation, for purposes of this section, shall
include, but is not limited to, all of the following:
   (1) A description of the funding, including all sources, used to
fund the program or expenditure.
   (2) A statement of the purpose of the program or expenditure,
including the goals of the program or expenditure and the Legislature'
s intent at the time the program or expenditure was created.
   (3) A discussion of the history of the program or expenditure,
including significant changes to the program or expenditure.
   (4) An evaluation of the success of the program or expenditure,
including an explanation of the methodology used to evaluate success.

   (5) Recommendations on how the program or expenditure  can
  could  be more efficient and effective, or if
the program or expenditure should be eliminated.
   (6) Any other information or evaluation the State Auditor deems
appropriate.
   (c) The State Auditor shall make the report prepared pursuant to
subdivision (a) easily available to the public.
   (d) The Legislature shall appropriate funds to the State Auditor
sufficient to fulfill the duties of this section.