SS/SB 757 - This act establishes the Joint Committee on Recovery Accountability and Transparency to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse of the funds received by the state or any political subdivision from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The committee will consist of four members of the senate and four members of the house. This committee will have the power to oversee the reporting of contracts and grants using covered funds, review whether competition requirements applicable to contracts and grants have been satisfied, review covered funds, refer matters for investigation to the attorney general or the agency dispersing the funds, receive regular reports from the commissioner of the office of administration, receive regular testimony from the state auditor, review audits from the state auditor, and review the number of jobs created in the state using these funds. The committee is required to report annually to the governor and general assembly. The committee also has the power to subpoena witnesses. The committee will end March 1, 2013.
This act requires the governor to submit a daily report of all amounts withheld from the state's operating budget. This report will be posted on the Missouri Accountability Portal. The Missouri Accountability Portal shall also display the expenses incurred or reimbursed to any state employee or elected or appointed official for travel out of the state.
This act requires the auditor of any county with a charter form of government to annually take an inventory of county property with an original value of $1,000 or more, rather than $250.
This act is similar to HB 939 (2009), a provision of SS/SCS/HB 376 (2009) and HCS/SB 386 (2009), SB 354 (2009), SCS/HB 544 (2009), and SB 568 (2009).