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AB-1052 The Financial Information System for California (FISCal).(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/19/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 19, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1052


Introduced by Assembly Member Travis Allen
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Mathis, Steinorth, and Voepel)

February 16, 2017


An act to amend Section 11862 of the Government Code, relating to state funds.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1052, as amended, Travis Allen. The Financial Information System for California (FISCal).
Existing law, the Financial Information System for California (FISCal) Act, establishes the FISCal system, a single integrated financial management system for the state. The act requires the system to include a state transparency component that allows the public to have information regarding General Fund and federal fund expenditure data, using an Internet Web site.
This bill would modify the FISCal system’s transparency component to require the system to have information regarding all state expenditures, including the amount, the type, and a description of each state expenditure. provide that the public have access to information regarding expenditures to the extent that information was provided by all state onboarded departments and agencies utilizing the system. The bill would require the Internet Web site to be interactive, searchable, and regularly updated, and include specified features.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 11862 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11862.
 (a) In addition to the requirements set forth in the approved FISCal Project documents, the system shall include a state transparency component that allows the public to have information regarding state expenditures, using an Internet Web site, including all of the following information for each state expenditure: General Fund and federal fund expenditures data to the extent that information was provided by all state onboarded departments and agencies utilizing the system, using an Internet Web site.

(1)The name and principal location of each entity or other recipient of the funds.

(2)The amount of the expenditure.

(3)The type of transaction.

(4)The identity of the state department or agency making the expenditure.

(5)The budget program source for the expenditure.

(6)A brief description of the purpose for the expenditure.

(7)A brief description of any item purchased pursuant to the expenditure.

(b) The Internet Web site described in subdivision (a) shall be interactive, searchable, and regularly updated, and shall include all of the following features:
(1) The ability to search and filter expenditures by each of the categories listed in subdivision (a). expenditures.
(2) The ability to aggregate data.
(3) The ability to create graphs and charts of data.
(4) The ability to download information obtained through the Internet Web site.
(c) This section does shall not require the disclosure of information deemed confidential or otherwise exempt from disclosure under state or federal law.