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SENATE THIRD READING
SB 1395 (Rubio)
As Amended May 15, 2012
Majority vote

SENATE VOTE :33-0

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONS 9-0 APPROPRIATIONS 17-0

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|Ayes:|Hayashi, Bill Berryhill, |Ayes:|Fuentes, Harkey,|
| |Allen, Butler, | |Blumenfield, |
| |Eng, Hagman, Hill, Ma, | |Bradford, Charles |
| |Smyth | |Calderon, Campos, |
| | | |Davis, Donnelly, Gatto, |
| | | |Hall, Hill, |
| | | |Lara, Mitchell, Nielsen, |
| | | |Norby,|
| | | |Solorio, Wagner |
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| | | | |
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SUMMARY : Renames the "Bureau of State Audits" (BSA) to the
"California State Auditor's Office," and the "State Auditor"
(SA) to "California State Auditor."

EXISTING LAW sets forth the duties and powers of the BSA, and
requires the SA to examine and report annually upon the
financial statements prepared by the executive branch of the
state and to perform other related assignments, including
mandated performance audits.

FISCAL EFFECT : According to the Assembly Appropriations
Committee, costs associated with this legislation would be minor
and absorbable within existing BSA resources.

COMMENTS : According to the author's office, "This bill simply
changes the name of the 'BSA' to the 'California State Auditor's
Office.' Current statutes refer to both the 'SA' and the 'BSA.'
The SA believes that this is confusing and makes it appear as
if there are two separate state entities with auditor
responsibilities. The proposed change would clarify that there
is one single state entity responsible for audits."









SB 1395
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Analysis Prepared by : Joanna Gin / B.,P. & C.P. / (916)
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