Senate Bill 1744 (Hart-1990)
Chapter 461, Statutes of 1990
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The Department of Finance summarized Senate Bill 1744 as last amended, July 27, 1990, as follows:
This bill would remove the requirement for a Governor's consent prior to the Director of Finance authorizing the creation of a deficiency in excess of $25,000.
This bill would also codify the recommendation's [sic] of the Governor's appointed task force that reviewed the accounting practices of the State of California.
(See Exhibit #10, document PE-3)
The Third Reading analysis of Senate Bill 1744 prepared by the Assembly Committee on Governmental Efficiency and Consumer Protection contains the following background:
1) Assembly Member Baker, the author of the amended version of this bill, has an identical measure, AB 4276, pending in the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. According to the Assembly policy committee analysis of that bill, the purpose is to remove the pro forma Governor's consent for the Director of Finance to authorize large budget deficiencies.
2) Budget control language currently required the director to notify the chair of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the fiscal committee chairs of any deficiency being created at least 30 days prior to the effective date of the deficiency. Thus, approval of deficiencies would continue to be subject to legislative oversight as long as similar budget control language is included annually in the budget act.
(See Exhibit #7b, page 2)
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