The Legislative Audit Committee (LAC) will meet Wednesday, December 9, 2020, in room 172 of the State Capitol building and via zoom. 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 Department of Corrections, Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Department of Administration, Department of Revenue and Office of State Public Defender.
Scheduled for review are two follow-up audits tiled Governance Practices for Information Technology Investments and Oversight of State Agency Procurement Card Use.
The committee will be discussing potential information systems audits for calendar year 2021 and providing input to their staff on prioritization of these projects for the upcoming year.
Senate Members of the LAC are Dee Brown (Chair), R-Hungry Horse; Jason Ellsworth, R-Hamilton; John Esp, R-Big Timber; Pat Flowers, D-Belgrade; Mary McNally, D-Billings; and Tom Jacobson, D-Great Falls. House members are Kim Abbott, D-Helena; Dan Bartel, R-Lewistown; Matt Regier, R-Columbia Falls; Tom Burnett, R-Bozeman; Emma Kerr-Carpenter, D-Billings; and Denise Hayman (Vice Chair), D-Bozeman.
The LAC meeting is set to convene at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 9. 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.
This meeting is open to the public. The meeting will be streamed live on www.leg.mt.gov and broadcast on the Montana Public Affairs Network (MPAN) if you wish to view only. An archived recording of the meeting will also be made immediately available on leg.mt.gov.
Members of the public who wish to participate may join the meeting. If you want to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com with your name and a request and you will be sent a calendar invite with instructions for joining and participating in the call by 5 p.m. the day before the call.
A time will be provided for oral public comment on the agenda, at that time, members of the public who have joined may "raise their hand" and participate after being recognized by the presiding officer or Zoom manager. Comments will be taken in order. Written public comment may be sent via email in advance of the meeting to firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com and will be provided to committee members.
Any oral or written public comment provided to the committee is a public record that is recorded, archived, and available on the web.
The Montana Legislative Audit Division will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this public meeting. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Angus Maciver (firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-444-3122) as soon as possible before the meeting date.