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Legislative Audit Commission

Active dates:1973-
Function: The Commission shall provide for the continuous legislative review of the spending of public funds and financing at all levels of government.
The Commission shall periodically select topics for the legislative auditor to evaluate.
History: The Legislative Audit Commission (LAC) is a bi-partisan commission with 6 members from the House of Representatives and 6 from the Senate, equally divided between the majority and minority parties. Membership is governed by Minnesota Statutes 2006, Section 3.97, subd. 2. The commission appoints the Legislative Auditor and selects topics for the Program Evaluation Division to review. It also periodically holds hearings to review audit and evaluation reports. The commission chair rotates every two years between the House and the Senate.

The Legislative Audit Commission also has three subcommittees.
Membership: The Legislative Audit Commission consists of:
(1) three members of the senate appointed by the Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the senate;
(2) three members of the senate appointed by the senate minority leader;
(3) three members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house; and
(4) three members of the house of representatives appointed by the house of representatives minority leader
Agency heads: As of 2015, Representative Sondra Erickson - Chair; Senator Roger J. Reinert - Vice Chair.
Previously in 2013, Senator Roger J. Reinert - Chair; Representative Michael Beard - Vice-Chair.
Record last updated: 10/23/2015
 

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