TO:                         IASBO Members
FROM:                  Denny Costerison

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTIVITIES
Yesterday was the last day that a bill could pass third reading in the second house.  IASBO began the second half of the session watching 71 bills.  49 of those bills are still alive.  If a bill was amended in the second house, the author of the bill will have to decide to agree to the amendments (concur) or disagree with the amendments (dissent).  If there is a dissent filed on a bill, it goes to conference committee.  In conference committee a compromise will be worked out or if there cannot be a compromise the bill would die.  There are now nine session days left for the General Assembly to finish their work.  These next two weeks will determine many major issues such as the next state biennial budget and road funding.

The following bills passed yesterday:

HB 1001, state budget (39-9)

HB 1043, referendum process & remonstrance (47-1)

SB 567, distressed political subdivisions (77-19)

UPCOMING IASBO SEMINARS

IASBO will be holding two seminars on April 18 at The Palms in Plainfield.  The seminars are: Purchasing Issues and Extracurricular Accounting.  The full agendas and registration forms for the seminars can be found on the IASBO website.  The topics for both seminars are as follows:

Purchasing Issues

Public Purchasing and Public Works Procedures
Purchasing Ethics
Assets Management
Credit Card Fraud Prevention
Bid Specification Development
Considerations for Purchasing Financial, Student and Nutrition Software Systems

 

Extracurricular Accounting

Legal Responsibilities, Fund, Revenue & Investments
Expenditures, Bank Reconcilements & Balancing
ECA Risk Report, Internal Controls, & Audits

 

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