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A230, R268, S1007
Sponsors: Senator Rose
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Introduced in the Senate on January 10, 2012
Introduced in the House on February 28, 2012
Last Amended on February 21, 2012
Passed by the General Assembly on June 6, 2012
Governor's Action: June 18, 2012, Signed
Summary: DOT must maintain a detailed transaction register of all funds expended each month
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11/28/2011 Senate Prefiled 11/28/2011 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation 1/10/2012 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 10) 1/10/2012 Senate Referred to Committee on Transportation (Senate Journal-page 10) 2/16/2012 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Transportation (Senate Journal-page 6) 2/21/2012 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 21) 2/21/2012 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 21) 2/21/2012 Senate Roll call Ayes-43 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 21) 2/22/2012 Scrivener's error corrected 2/23/2012 Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 13) 2/28/2012 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 13) 2/28/2012 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 13) 5/23/2012 House Committee report: Favorable Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 9) 5/24/2012 Scrivener's error corrected 5/30/2012 House Debate adjourned until Tues., 06-05-12 (House Journal-page 29) 6/5/2012 House Read second time (House Journal-page 48) 6/5/2012 House Roll call Yeas-97 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 48) 6/6/2012 House Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 34) 6/12/2012 Ratified R 268 6/18/2012 Signed By Governor 6/20/2012 Effective date See Act for Effective Date 6/26/2012 Act No. 230
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(A230, R268, S1007)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 57-3-755 SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHALL MAINTAIN AN ONLINE TRANSACTION REGISTER OF ALL EXPENDED FUNDS IN A SPECIFIC MANNER, TO SPECIFY RELATED INFORMATION THAT MUST BE INCLUDED, TO PROVIDE THE REGISTER BE PROMINENTLY POSTED ON THE INTERNET WEBSITE OF THE DEPARTMENT, AND TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT MAY CONSULT WITH THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL FOR CERTAIN QUESTIONS OR ISSUES CONCERNING THE REGISTER.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Department of Transportation online transaction register of all funds expended, exemption, role of Comptroller General
SECTION 1. Article 7, Chapter 3, Title 57 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 57-3-755. (A) The Department of Transportation shall maintain a transaction register that includes a complete record of all funds expended, from whatever source for whatever purpose. The register must be prominently posted on the department's Internet website and made available for public viewing and downloading.
(1)(a) The register must include for each expenditure:
(i) the transaction amount;
(ii) the name of the payee;
(iii) the identification number of the transaction; and
(iv) a description of the expenditure, including the source of funds, a category title, and an object title for the expenditure.
(b) The register must include all reimbursements for expenses, but must not include an entry for salary, wages, or other compensation paid to individual employees.
(c) The register must not include a social security number.
(d) The register must be accompanied by a complete explanation of any codes or acronyms used to identify a payee or an expenditure.
(e) At the option of the department, the register may exclude any information that can be used to identify an individual employee.
(f) This section does not require the posting of any information that is not required to be disclosed under Chapter 4, Title 30.
(2) The register must be searchable and updated at least once a month. Each monthly register must be maintained on the Internet website for at least three years.
(B) The department shall be responsible for providing on its Internet website a link to the Internet website of any agency, other than the department, that posts on its Internet website the institution's monthly state procurement card statements or monthly reports containing all or substantially all of the same information contained in the monthly state procurement card statements. The link must be to the specific webpage or section on the website of the agency where the state procurement card information for the institution can be found. The information posted may not contain the state procurement card number.
(C) 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 section.
(D) In the event the department has a question or issue relating to technical aspects of complying with the requirements of this section or the disclosure of public information under this section, it shall consult with the Office of Comptroller General, which may provide guidance.
(E) The Department of Transportation may fulfill the requirements of this section by providing, on its Internet website, a link to the Internet website of another state agency, to the extent that the link provides the information required by this section."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor, and the Department of Transportation shall have one year from the effective date of this act to comply with its requirements.
Ratified the 12th day of June, 2012.
Approved the 18th day of June, 2012.
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