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2007 House Bill 5137: Place state’s “check register” on-line
Introduced by Rep. Jacob Hoogendyk, Jr. (R) on August 23, 2007
To require the state to post on an internet website a free searchable database containing the details of every expenditure by each state department and agency, including the name of the entity receiving the funds, the amount, the type of transaction, the budget source of the funds, and a description of the purpose expenditure. The bill defines "expenditure of state funds" as the expenditure of all appropriated or nonappropriated funds including purchases, contracts and subcontracts, and grants. Essentially, the bill requires the state make public its “check register” in an accessible form.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight And Investigations Committee on August 23, 2007
Motion by Rep. Jacob Hoogendyk, Jr. (R) on April 9, 2008
That the Committee on Oversight and Investigations be discharged from further consideration of the bill.
The motion passed 98 to 7 in the House on April 9, 2008.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on April 9, 2008

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