Local government records; clarifies authority of Auditor of Public Accounts, annual audit. (SB1124)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Auditing of local government records. Clarifies the authority of the Auditor of Public Accounts (APA) and the type of audit that shall satisfy the annual audit requirement for localities and constitutional officers. The bill provides that the completion of an audit by the APA per 30-134 shall satisfy the requirement stipulated by 15.2-2511 that each locality have its accounts and records audited by an independent certified public accountant. The bill also clarifies that the authority of the APA to audit accounts only when special circumstances require or fraud is suspected is not exclusive but rather exists in addition to the other auditing authority of the APA. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103227D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1124)
01/22/2013Reported from Local Government with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2013Committee substitute printed 13104002D-S1
01/23/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1124S1)
01/24/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Read second time
01/25/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/25/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104002D-S1
01/25/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1124S1
01/28/2013Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Placed on Calendar
02/02/2013Read first time
02/02/2013Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/11/2013Assigned CC & T sub: #2
02/15/2013Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read second time
02/19/2013Read third time
02/19/2013Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1124ER)
02/22/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1124ER)
02/23/2013Signed by President
03/14/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 392 (effective 7/1/13)
03/14/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0392)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 35 seconds.