SB 571-FN - AS INTRODUCED
SENATE BILL 571-FN
SPONSORS: Sen. Daniels, Dist 11
COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration
This bill requires the department of health and human services to perform an efficiency audit.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
1 Department of Health and Human Services; Efficiency Audit. The commissioner of the department of health and human services shall initiate and complete an efficiency audit of the department. The commissioner is authorized to use up to $2,000,000 of funds budgeted to the department for the biennium ending June 30, 2019, with the approval of the fiscal committee of the general court, for the purposes of the efficiency audit.
SB 571-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
This bill appropriates $2 million for the biennium ending June 30, 2019 to the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of conducting a Department-wide efficiency audit. While the bill does not define the scope of an efficiency audit, the Department assumes it would include a review of management processes, information technology systems, administrative practices, and operational systems. The Department assumes it will contract with an external entity to perform the audit. Although the Department has never before contracted for an efficiency audit and so is unable to estimate the cost, for informational purposes it has provided the following summary of recently approved contracts:
The appropriation contained in the bill is for the FY 2018/2019 biennium only. The Department assumes that after issuing a request for proposals, selecting a vendor, and having a vendor complete the audit, the audit report and recommendations would not themselves be provided until FY 2020, and that any costs or savings associated with implementing the report's findings would therefore extend beyond FY 2019.
Department of Health and Human Services
|Jan. 24, 2018||Senate||Hearing|
|March 8, 2018||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 3, 2018||Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 2|
|Jan. 24, 2018||Hearing: 01/24/2018, Room 101, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 4|
|March 8, 2018||Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 03/08/2018; SC 10A|
|March 8, 2018||Inexpedient to Legislate, MA, VV === BILL KILLED ===; 03/08/2018; SJ 6|