The Legislative Audit Committee (LAC) will meet Wednesday, October 30, 2019, in room 172 of the State Capitol building. The LAC 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 and financial-compliance reports scheduled for review in October include: Montana Water Pollution Control and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Programs, Montana Facility Finance Authority, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, Office of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Montana State Fund, and Department of Military Affairs.
Scheduled for review is a contract audit of the Montana Medical Legal Panel. Additionally, there will be a hotline report scheduled for a hearing which addresses Accountability, Compliance, and Transparency – Reporting and Resolving Allegations of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in Montana State Government.
There will also be focus on a performance audit of the Department of Commerce titled, Tourism Marketing and Promotion.
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 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30. 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.