State Inspector General; powers and duties. (HB1100)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

State Inspector General; powers and duties. Provides that in order for the State Inspector General to refer a complaint alleging fraud, waste, abuse, or corruption by a public institution of higher education to the internal audit department of that institution, such institution must be (i) a covered institution as defined by the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act and (ii) classified as a Level 3 institution by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. A public institution of higher education that receives a complaint from the State Inspector General shall provide periodic updates on the status of investigations, whether they originated internally or were referred by the State Inspector General, and report annually to the State Inspector General on the results of all such investigations. The bill requires the State Inspector General to establish procedures governing the intake and investigation of complaints alleging fraud, waste, abuse, or corruption by a state agency or nonstate agency or by any officer or employee of a state agency or nonstate agency. At a minimum, the procedures must (a) provide for the State Inspector General, or his designee, to review each decision to dismiss an allegation reported to the State Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline at the initial intake stage without further investigation; (b) require investigators designated by the State Inspector General to directly investigate allegations of serious administrative violations and provide for other agency internal audit divisions to investigate allegations meeting certain specified criteria, only if the internal audit division has demonstrated the ability to conduct investigations in an independent, effective, and timely manner; (c) require oversight by the Office of the State Inspector General of all investigations referred to other agencies to ensure quality, timeliness, and independence; and (d) develop a process for the regular review of the status of recommendations made by the Office of the State Inspector General. The bill also clarifies the duty of the State Inspector General to provide oversight of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and community-based providers to identify system-level issues and conditions affecting quality of care and safety and provide recommendations to alleviate such issues and conditions. As introduced, this bill was a recommendation of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Committee
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104668D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Adminstrative Process
01/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1100)
01/16/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/21/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/23/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Committee substitute printed 20106233D-H1
01/27/2020Read first time
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1100H1)
01/28/2020Read second time
01/28/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106233D-H1
01/28/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1100H1
01/29/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020VOTE: (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/31/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1100H1)
02/12/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/19/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Enrolled
02/26/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1100ER)
02/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1100ER)
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
02/27/2020Signed by President
03/05/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/05/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 5, 2020
03/05/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 354 (effective 7/1/20)
03/12/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0354)

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