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AB-62 State government: FI$Cal: transparency.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 03/28/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 28, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 62


Introduced by Assembly Member Fong

December 03, 2018


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


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 62, as amended, Fong. State government: FI$Cal: transparency.
The Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal) Act establishes the FI$Cal system, a single integrated financial management system for the state. Existing law requires that the system include a state transparency component that allows the public to have access to expenditure data using an Internet Web site. internet website. Existing law limits that public access to information regarding General Fund, special fund, and federal fund expenditure data.
This bill would enact the Budget Transparency Act of 2019. The bill would modify the transparency component of the system described above to require it to have information regarding all state expenditures, including the amount, the type, and a description of each state expenditure. The bill would require the Internet Web site internet website to be interactive, searchable, regularly updated, and include specified features, including information on each state expenditure.. expenditure.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

  This act shall be known as the Budget Transparency Act of 2019.

SEC. 2.

 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 access to information regarding state expenditures, including, General Fund, special fund, and federal fund expenditure data, using an Internet Web internet website including all of the following information for each state expenditure:
(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 internet website 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).
(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. internet website.
(c) This section does not require the disclosure of information deemed confidential or otherwise exempt from disclosure under state or federal law.