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Topic Selection Subcommittee


May 3, 2011

Members Present:

Senator Roger Reinert, Chair
Senator Mike Parry
Representative Michael Beard
Representative Rick Hansen

The meeting of the Topic Selection Subcommittee of the Legislative Audit Commission was called to order by Senator Roger Reinert, Chair, at 2:39 p.m. He noted for the record that a quorum was present.

Senator Reinert asked Jim Nobles from the Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) to review the four topics from the legislative survey that had received the most votes. Mr. Nobles gave a brief synopsis of what each of the top four topics would cover. The topics were 1) Accountability for Legacy Funds, 2) Fiscal Note Process, 3) Child Protection Screening, and 4) Consolidation of Local Governments. When asked by Senator Reinert how many topics the subcommittee could choose in addition to the top four topics, Mr. Nobles said OLA would have time for a total of seven topics. Senator Reinert then opened the meeting to hear the additional topic choices from each subcommittee member.

After a brief discussion, Representative Hansen moved to recommend the list of topics as follows to the full commission:

Accountability for Legacy Funds
Fiscal Note Process
Child Protection Screening
Consolidation of Local Governments
Helping Communities Recover from Disasters
University of Minnesota Facilities Management
Enforcement of Vehicle Size and Weight Restrictions (as the final evaluation only if time permits)

The motion prevailed. With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 3:20 p.m.


Senator Roger Reinert, Chair

Shelly Watterud, Recording Secretary



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