|Representative Sondra Erickson||Senator Ann Rest|
|Representative Rick Hansen||Senator Claire Robling|
|Representative Tim Wilkin|
|Senator Sheila Kiscaden|
The Topic Selection Subcommittee of the Legislative Audit Commission meeting was called to order by Senator Claire Robling, Chair, at 3:10 p.m. in Room 112 of the State Capitol. Senator Robling pointed out that Senator Kiscaden was ill, so five of the six members were present; therefore, a quorum was present.
Senator Robling indicated the purpose of the meeting was to review the list of topics suggested by members of the Legislature. She recognized James Nobles, Legislative Auditor. Mr. Nobles explained the information in the members’ packets. He introduced Deb Junod, who helped organize the list of topics and would help Mr. Nobles explain each one.
Mr. Nobles indicated that there were 56 topics on the list and the purpose of the meeting was for the subcommittee to select 10 to 12 for further consideration. He reminded the subcommittee members that legislative staff would do a background paper on all topics chosen and an interest survey would be sent to all legislators. Mr. Nobles and Ms. Junod mentioned each topic in broad terms one by one. Representative Hansen suggested Mr. Nobles point out if any have been done more recently, as to not duplicate the topics.
Senator Robling went through the categories and asked if there were topics that any member wanted to call out as ones to add to the main list. After going through the entire list, the topics with the most interest were chosen.
The topics selected by the subcommittee for further consideration included:
Representative Wilkin moved to have the 14 topics mentioned to be the list for further consideration. Motion prevailed.
Mr. Nobles again reminded the subcommittee that the OLA will do a background paper on all 14 topics and send out an interest survey to the Legislature. The results should come back over the next several weeks from members, and the OLA will tally the results. The background papers will then be brought to the subcommittee, and they will cut the list down to six or eight.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:20 p.m.
Senator Claire Robling, Chair
Shelly Watterud, Recording Secretary