HB 2439

83(R) - 2013
Government Efficiency & Reform

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
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Tan Parker

Bill Caption

Relating to the review of certain contracts by the state auditor.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB2439: A negative impact of ($2,410,376) through the biennium ending August 31, 2015. The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill. No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 2439 requires the State Auditor's Office to annually audit at least three state agency contracts that are a minimum of $1 million and involve the provision of services to residents of Texans. The audits would specifically focus on analyzing the contracts' efficiency and effectiveness.

Analysis: HB 2439 seeks to improve government efficiency and effectiveness by ensuring that citizens are receiving the best value for the money they pay in taxes to support these contracts. We support provisions of this bill that create an opportunity for additional oversight of public expenditures and provide a basis for improving the way public funds are spent. However, we are not supportive of the extra cost associated implementing these provisions. This creates a conflict in our limited government principle; therefore we will be neutral on this legislation.