Lawmakers discuss bill to abolish state auditor’s officeMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Feb 12 2020 8:00 AM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - State lawmakers talked about a bill Tuesday that would abolish the state auditor’s office.
The state auditor is in charge of making sure state property is accounted for, making sure any state property costing more than $500, like laptops and vehicles, is not lost or stolen. The bill would move all of the auditor’s responsibilities into the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts. That department performs the primary audit of expenditures.
The bill sponsor says consolidating the responsibilities into one department will save the state money, though he did not know how much.
“We think by consolidating those responsibilities with the Department of Examiners, we can save money and do more with taxpayer dollars,” Sen. Andrew Jones, R-Etowah County.