Current Amendment: 4137SD12.DOCX to Bill 4813
Senator ELLIOTT proposes the following amendment (DKA\4137SD12):
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 89, GENERAL PROVISIONS, page 522, after line 17, by adding an appropriately numbered new proviso to read:
/ 89. (GP: Expenditure Reports Required) (A) By no later than October 1, 2012, a nongovernmental entity, agency, or organization, whether for or not-for-profit, that received more than one hundred dollars in county or municipal grants in the previous calendar year, must submit an expenditure report to the jurisdiction awarding the funds. For purposes of this paragraph, 'grants' are those monies derived either from county or municipal tax revenue or appropriated to the jurisdiction by the General Assembly that are awarded, gifted, designated, or contributed by a jurisdiction to an entity, agency, or organization, whether by formula or at the jurisdiction's discretion for any purpose, including revenues distributed from local option tourism development fees. 'Grants' do not include payments for direct services or goods.
(B) The expenditure report must include:
(1) the amount of funds received,
(2) the amount of funds expended,
(3) the purposes for which the funds were expended, and
(4) any other information required by the jurisdiction so as to promote transparency and public confidence in how the grantee entities, agencies, and organizations expend the funds.
(C) Unless all or portions of the report may be redacted or exempted pursuant to subsection (D), a county and municipality receiving expenditure reports required by this paragraph shall prominently display the reports on the jurisdiction's Internet website. The reports must be downloadable and maintained for one year. If a jurisdiction does not maintain an Internet website, the register must be maintained on the Internet website of the Comptroller General. Also, a jurisdiction shall display the name and amount of funds awarded to any entity, agency, or organization that has failed to timely submit an expenditure report.
(D) Any information that is expressly prohibited from public disclosure by federal or state law or regulation must be redacted from any posting required by this paragraph. A county or municipality may also exempt disclosure of any expenditure or reimbursement that the jurisdiction determines is reasonable and necessary to exclude. If a jurisdiction excludes an expenditure or reimbursement, the jurisdiction must, in general terms, state the reasons for the exclusion. The statement shall be displayed in the same manner and location as the expenditure report.
(E) To avoid additional expense for county and municipal governments in the implementation of this paragraph, the expenditure reporting must be effected using existing resources with no additional expense to the jurisdiction. The Office of the Comptroller General must be available to county and municipal governments, upon their formal request, to provide technical assistance in meeting the requirements of this paragraph. The Office of the Comptroller General shall not intercede on behalf of jurisdictions unless a formal request is made.
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend sections, totals and title to conform.