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Relating to efficiency audits of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program and the state temporary assistance and support services program.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 1516 would require the Health and Human Services Commission to pay the costs associated with an efficiency audit by an external independent auditor to investigate the implementation and administration of the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF), and the state temporary assistance and support services program. This audit would also examine the fiscal management, efficiency of use of resources, and the effectiveness of state efforts in achieving the goals of the TANF program. Such an audit would be conducted in 2022, and every sixth year after.
HB 1516 would require not later than November 1 of the year an efficiency audit is conducted, the external auditor would submit the report to the legislature, budget board, the state auditor, and the health and human services executive commissioner.
HB 1516 supports our limited government principle by striving to ensure that government is accountable, effective, and efficient in the implementation and administration of public subsidy programs.