The Legislative Audit Committee (LAC) meets Monday, December 10 and Tuesday, December 11, 2018, in room 152 of the state Capitol. The Legislative Audit Committee ensures accountability for the disposition and use of public funds, and the efficient and effective management of state government programs. The committee meets regularly to review Independent Audit Reports, interact with audited agencies, and advise and consult with the Legislative Auditor and the staff of the Legislative Audit Division.
Financial-Compliance reports scheduled for review in December include: The Department of Revenue, the Department of Administration, the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, the Department of Environmental Quality, and the Office of the State Public Defender.
Scheduled for review is the Montana Chiropractic Legal Panel audit that was prepared under contract between the Legislative Branch and Amatics CPA Group.
There is one performance audit scheduled for a hearing, which addresses the Administration of State Procurement and Contract Management, and includes findings from a statewide review of procurement and contracting practices for multiple agencies.
There will also be focus on an information systems follow-up audit titled Integrated Justice Information Sharing (IJIS) Broker as well as a performance follow-up titled the Montana Heritage Commission.
Senate members of the LAC are Dee Brown, R-Hungry Horse; Terry Gauthier, R-Helena; Bob Keenan, R-Bigfork; Margaret MacDonald, D-Billings; Mary McNally (Chair), D-Billings; and Gene Vuckovich, D-Anaconda. House members are Kim Abbott, D-Helena; Dan Bartel, R-Lewistown; Randy Brodehl, R-Kalispell; Tom Burnett, R-Bozeman; Virginia Court (Secretary), D-Billings; and Denise Hayman, D-Bozeman.
The LAC meeting is set to convene at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 10, and 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11. An agenda and other committee information can be found on the LAC's website.
The meeting will be live streamed at http://leg.mt.gov and will be broadcast on Montana Public Affairs Network (MPAN). Check your local channel listings to find MPAN in your area.