Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 118, STATEWIDE REVENUE, page 579, proviso 118.16, after line 19, by inserting an appropriately numbered subitem to read:
/ ( ) E28 - Election Commission
Audit Consultant or Contractor $150,000;
( ) The funds appropriated above for an Audit Consultant or Contractor shall be utilized by the Election Commission to hire an external consultant or contractor to perform an audit of election processes and practices at the State Election Commission as well as processes and practices for elections at the statewide, county, municipal, and other local levels. The audit shall include, but not be limited to, transparency; independence; paper records; chain of custody and ballot accounting; risk limiting audits; addressing discrepancies and binding on official results. When selecting the consultant or contractor, the commission must follow the competitive bidding process as set forth in the State's Consolidated Procurement Code. These funds may not be transferred or used for any other purpose. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend sections, totals and title to conform.