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Bill Detail: HB20-1426

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Title Limit Emergency Spending And Authorize Additional Appropriation
Status Governor Signed (07/14/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
House Sponsors D. Esgar (D)
J. McCluskie (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Moreno (D)
B. Rankin (R)
House Committee Appropriations
Senate Committee Appropriations
Date Introduced 06/11/2020

Section 1 of the bill establishes a standing meeting on the first
Monday in March, July, and November whereby members of the
executive committee of the legislative council and the joint budget
committee (committees) are able to receive information from the
executive branch related to a disaster if the governor has declared a
disaster emergency in the last 120 days. During the meeting, the governor

or his or her designee is to appear before the committees to provide
information of a comprehensive nature and respond to questions from the
committees with respect to the disaster emergency. There is no meeting
if there was no disaster emergency declaration since the last meeting date
or if a majority of the members of the committees waive the meeting in
The bill requires the governor and any state agency to promptly
give notice to the general assembly of the promulgation of any executive
order or other order by the governor or the agency, as applicable, issued
in connection with the disaster emergency.
Section 2 requires the office of state planning and budgeting to
provide quarterly reports to the joint budget committee about the
expenditures from the disaster emergency fund (fund) and to post the
reports on the office's website. The state auditor is required to conduct or
cause to be conducted a performance audit of the fund that is completed
on December 1, 2022. Thereafter, the state auditor is required to conduct
a biennial financial audit of the fund for the 2 most recently completed
fiscal years.
Sections 3 and 11 require the office of state planning and
budgeting to prepare quarterly reports of federal funds that the state
receives and spends. Section 3 relates to money the state receives related
to a disaster emergency and section 11 relates to all other federal funds.
Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10 extend the repeal date for the
authority to transfer spending authority between line items in specified
circumstances from September 1, 2020, to September 1, 2025. Section 9
similarly extends the repeal date for the provision permitting
overexpenditures in excess of the amount authorized by an item of
appropriation in limited circumstances, including for medicaid programs.

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