1851 – Protecting taxpayers by providing for accountability and transparency

March 29, 2017
HB 1851 was heard in the Senate State Government Committee. You can watch the testimony below:

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March 8, 2017
HB 1851 passed off the House floor by a vote of 69-28. You can watch the floor debate below:

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February 23, 2017

HB 1851 was approved by the House Transportation Committee. It now goes to the House floor for consideration.

 


February 22, 2017

HB 1851 was heard in the House Transportation Committee. You can watch my testimony below.

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February 17, 2017

HB 1851 was approved by the House State Government, Elections & Information Technology Committee. The bill will now go to the House Transportation Committee for consideration.

 


February 14, 2017
HB 1851 was heard in the House State Government, Elections & Information Technology Committee.  You can watch the committee testimony below:

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February 1, 2017
HB 1851 – The state must be good stewards of taxpayer dollars. That’s true whether we are providing services directly or we’re contracting out those services to the private sector.
Gaps in current law prohibit the state from ensuring taxpayer dollars are used in the most efficient manner possible for outsourced projects.

Sometimes outsourced projects are done wrong, which then most be fixed by state employees. These mistakes can lead to budget overruns and delays, which means taxpayers essentially pay for the project twice.

This bill will give the state more accountability and transparency tools to ensure projects outsourced to the private sector are completed on budget, on time, and achieve the original goals of the project.
In this time of limited state resources, we must ensure those resources are used wisely. As managers of tax dollars, the state should make sure the work is done as promised and on time.